Category Archives: Current Affairs

Lambert to “Fire Up” the Civic Center

By PI Staff

Recently crowned ACM Fe­male Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert, will be “On Fire” when she hits the stage on Friday, August 10 plus a spe­cial appearance by the Pistol Annies at the Bismarck Civic Center.

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Free Farm Food Safety Audit Field Trip

By Sue Balcom

Farmers, school food service directors, health department officials and the general public are invited to be a part of a farm food safety audit 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Eden McLeod’s Farm,, 84 11th St NW McClusky ND. This field tour is FREE and open to the public.

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Ramping-up Curbside Recycling Efforts

Kids get crafty with recycled items
at Urban Harvest.

The Bismarck-Mandan chapter of Dakota Resource Council is ramping up local efforts to get curbside recycling in the region.

The local group, Missouri Valley Resource Council, held two recycled art contests for children at Urban Harvest to raise awareness about recycling, as well as to show the demand for curbside recycling in Bismarck. Missouri Valley Resource Council plans to host another recycled art contest at Capitol A’Fair on August 5.

For more information please contact Dakota Resource Council at 224-8587 or scott@drcinfo.com. Also, like Dakota Resource Council’s facebook page.

Shade Tree Players Wrap-up Season with Three Great Shows

By PI Staff

Dakota Stage Theater and Shade Tree Players are proud to present their final three plays that will run during August 2012. They are as follows

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Church to include Summer Services

Summer time no longer means missing the inspiration and connectedness from Sunday mornings at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Church.

Summer programs will be a little more informal and will include time for sharing, readings, music, the opportunity to come together for reflection and connection, and of course coffee and tea. Activities for children will be provided.

Many Sunday mornings will include time to reflect on a short piece out of From Zip Lines to Hosaphones: Dispatches from the Search for Truth and Meaning by Jane Ranney Rzepka. This delightful book has short essays “reminding us of the depth and breadth of seeing life through UU eyes.” The author has an amazing ability to make every day events illustrate how life is full of possibilities.

Join them each Sunday morning at 10:30 at the Bismarck Mandan UU Fellowship & Church at 818 E. Divide Ave. in Bismarck. Call the church if you would like more information or have questions, 701-223-6788.

2012 Injury Prevention and Control Conference

From the NDCAWS

Save the date for the North Dakota Department of Health’s “Preventing and Responding to Injuries” Conference coming to the Bismarck-Mandan area October 3-4. The purpose of the conference is to encourage professionals to develop a multi-faceted approach to promoting awareness, prevention and intervention of both intentional and unintentional injuries in North Dakota.

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Recycling Rules!!

Change in Action

By PI Staff

People in Bismarck have started their own curb-side recycling since the city of Bismarck has failed to act on recommendations made by many citizens. People organize their garbage into the regular pick-up and then the recyclable garbage which is put into a separate container and placed outside on garbage day. It is hard to know what the city does with it, but they are removing it each week.”

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A Night of Entertainment Under the Stars

By PI Staff

Full skirt cheer by Grease cast members.

Sleepy Hollow Schedule:
“Grease”
July 9- 13

“The Sound of Music”
July 14-20

“Grease”
July 21-27

“The Sound of Music”
July 28-August 1

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Capitol Shakespeare performs A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Vicki Voskuil

The magic of capricious sprites confuses Athenian lovers in the enchanted comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set for July 18-22 on the North Dakota Capitol grounds.

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Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Meeting

The next meeting of the Key Ingredients: America by Food Committee will be at 8 p.m., Monday, July 16, at ICS/FARRMS, 301 5th Ave. SE, Medina. Please note the time change from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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