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VERMILLION — In May, the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) invites you to join in a week-long celebration of Shakespeare and the arts, including live performances of Shakespeare’s work; early modern music; a Shakespeare film screening; workshops for youth; and a wide array of communit…

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TABOR — The Tabor American Legion will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Tabor American Legion Post. The event runs from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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MENNO — Exercise and fun is a good mix so why not try dancing? Menno School is once again offering social dance classes to high school students and adults in which there will be separate classes for each.  

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BROOKINGS — Christine Stewart, a professor in the South Dakota State University Department of English, was named the South Dakota Poet Laureate by Gov. Kristi Noem in May.

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Mount Marty College, the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls and the Classics Institute at Dakota State University (DSU) have once again teamed up to host the second Annual Aquinas Lecture, which will be held on March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish Hall in Sioux Falls.

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Everyone is welcome to Sacred Heart School Bingo Night on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Sacred Heart Church Community Center. Pizza and refreshments are available for purchase starting at 5:30 p.m., with bingo starting promptly at 6:30 p.m.

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VERMILLION — The men of Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church will hold their annual pancake supper on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 5-7 p.m. in the church basement. Pancakes, sausage, drinks and ice cream will be served for a free-will donation.

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Stuffing mix is often a welcome side dish, especially during cooler weather. This homemade stuffing mix recipe is as easy as adding herbs to your favorite white bread recipe (or using the Bread Machine Herbed Bread recipe found at www.bakeyourbestever.com) and cubing or shredding it with a g…

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VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre presents a larger-than-life retelling of John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Grand Canyon expedition with Jaclyn Backhaus’ “Men on Boats.” Inspired by the famous accounts of the journey, this play recasts the historical male character…

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Join the staff for Storytime at the Yankton Community Library. Storytimes are designed for preschool age and under and are offered on Mondays at 6 p.m. and Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Storytime is followed by an art activity geared toward preschool-aged children.

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The Yankton Library’s new Teens Create program is continuing through the spring. Middle schoolers and high schoolers are invited to join the staff each Monday after school in trying their hand at a fun new art or craft each week (or two, depending on the difficulty of the project).

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Everyone has heard the jokes that start out with “two men walk into a bar.”

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The potential of 1,250 more hours of horticulture-related public service may result from the Yankton regional training site at Walnut Village last summer. South Dakota State University Extension specialists and interns helped make it happen.

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Yankton Area Arts hosted a fun and full class called Creative Lettering on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The class was led by Parker artist and owner of Wild Goat Designs, Terra Cypher. A special thank you to the class participants who donated to help purchase supplies for our Summer Kids Art Camp! Ther…

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VERMILLION — Fall in love with the Mahr String Quartet this Valentine’s Day.  Their Friday, Feb. 14, concert “Classical Valentine” will serenade you and your guests with music that makes your heart happy. Beginning at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall (Old Main building, University of South Dakota campu…

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The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, will be hosting “Weekend at the Oscars” on Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9. The annual event, held the weekend of the Academy Awards, features four nominated movies in a variety of categories.

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Join the staff of the Yankton Community Library on Monday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. for a special Valentine’s Day craft. Everyone will make a floral wreath to take home for some holiday décor.  

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The Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home is planning a special tea at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Not only is it the day after Valentine’s Day, but it is 100 years since the 19th amendment (women’s vote) was passed. Curator Veronica Trezona will talk about how Victorian Tea Parties played a role in the…

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VERMILLION — The Vermillion Community Theatre Board of Directors has announced the 2020 season. The summer mainstage production will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical smash hit, “The Sound of Music.” Performance dates are July 10-13, 2020.

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MENNO — Exercise and fun is a good mix so why not try dancing? Menno School is once again offering social dance classes to high school students and adults in which there will be separate classes for each.  

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NORFOLK, Neb. — The music department at Northeast Community College will host its annual winter concert in February. The Northeast Community College Winter Concert will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m., in the Cox Activities Center Theatre on the Norfolk campus. The event is free and …

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“Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble,” Yankton High School (YHS) presents this year’s one-act play: the Shakespearean tragedy, “Macbeth” with local performances double.

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Have you ever wanted to know what women sit around and talk about? Come and find out at Mount Marty College’s run of the off-Broadway comedy “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking,” written by John Ford Noonan and featuring music by Loudon Wainwright III.

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TYNDALL — Pike-Wagner Post #2 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6895 of Tyndall will be hosting a bingo fundraiser on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tyndall Auditorium.

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TABOR — The Tabor Chamber of Commerce will host a Pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Tabor American Legion Hall. Serving is from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, will be hosting “Weekend at the Oscars” on Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9. The annual event, held the weekend of the Academy Awards, features four nominated movies in a variety of categories.

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A return to Golden Pond is coming up for characters and director alike as the Lewis & Clark Theatre Company (LCTC) presents “On Golden Pond” next month.

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In celebration of Elvis Presley’s birthday month, the Dakota Theatre will be hosting “An Evening with an Elvis Movie” at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday).

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Yankton Area Arts’ current exhibit on display at G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery is “Phases,” a collaboration between artists Cheryl Peterson-Halsey (Springfield) and Phyllis W. Packard (Vermillion).

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There is a benefit chili feed for Terry and Ruth Jensen on Saturday, Jan. 25, from noon-4 p.m. at the Great Life Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton.

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Mount Marty College will be traveling to Ireland in March 2021 on a trip with “Irish Heritage” as the theme. A pair of meetings about the trip will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Roncalli South Dining Room, located on the Mount Marty College Yankton campus.

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Yankton Area Arts invites area arts organizations and artists interested or planning on submitting a grant application to the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) to attend a workshop on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 9 a.m.