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By popular request, the Yankton Community Library will be offering a free encore showing of “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. Witness a stunning, landmark performance from Lakota Elder, Dave Bald Eagle, who passed on after filming at the age of 97. Many would consider it t…

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VERMILLION — In 1846, a group which has come to be referred to as the Donner Party left their Midwest homes to head west to what is now the state of California. The journey took many unexpected turns, and only about half of the group survived for the duration of the trip.

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The Vermillion Public Library is hosting a Halloween Trivia Night on Thursday, Oct. 24. This free event is for the adults, but families with older children are welcome to join in. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Kozak Room and is open to the public.

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PIERRE — A secret bombing mission, a crash-landing in China, and a bold escape open the newest biography from the South Dakota State Historical Society. “The First Strike: Doolittle Raider Don Smith” by Paul Higbee takes readers far from the South Dakota plains as he details the role of Sout…

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In a new take on a classic mystery, Lewis & Clark Theatre Company brings Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” to the stage at Yankton’s Dakota Theatre.

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Yankton Area Arts hosted a great concert a couple of weeks ago when Tonic Sol-Fa was in town! Thank you to James Hovland, Lisa Willcockson and Mary Abbott for helping us host the concert at Mount Marty College! What a great team to work with! The band was very entertaining and I’m so glad so…

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The Market at the Meridian in downtown Yankton features a unique blend of hand-crafted merchandise, produce, homemade baked goods, crafts for children and information on a whole lot of things to do in the area. This Saturday in the parking lot in the northeast corner of Second and Douglas fr…

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SCOTLAND — The South Dakota Old Time Fiddlers will be presenting a concert of gospel music on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6, at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Scotland at 2 p.m.

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The Lewis & Clark Theatre Company will be holding auditions for its production of the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” on Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8, at the AME Allen Chapel, 508 Cedar St.

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Mysterious starter milkweed plants appeared on the door prize table for several fall and spring fling presentations in Yankton. Master gardeners who sponsored the events didn’t purchase the plants or put them there. The robust milkweeds materialized among the other gifts when no one was look…

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“I think about the origin of things,” said Yankton gardener Wayne Nelson-Stastny. The article “Wayne’s Hobby Garden” article from Sept. 6 appears in the Press & Dakotan website archives.

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Ariana Terry lives in Yankton and is a South Dakota Master Gardener intern, and president of Yankton Town & Country Flower Club. She germinates a variety of plants from seed that grow to be starter plants. She likes to grow young plants at a reliable range of temperatures and humidity wh…

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Thanks to Joann Fensel Ries of Fensel’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop, 500 N. US Highway 81, Freeman (605) 925-4204, for tips when bringing plants indoors, for adding indoor plants and fall decorating with plants.

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• Plastic plant tags take time to label with codes or information desired to keep with the plant as it grows. If the tags can be re-used the next season, that’s a time-saver. Ariana Terry, Master Gardener intern of Yankton, orders slightly rough surface plant tags on Amazon and uses Artline …

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Did you know when you get several librarians together in one place they are called a “shush”? I don’t know how official that is, but I heard that at a conference once and it sounds good to me!

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Just Cuz’ and Dixie will be back at the AME Allen Chapel in Yankton singing your favorite old-timey westerns at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

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VERMILLION — The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library’s  Lunch & Learn program on Friday, Oct. 4, at noon will examine the new PBS series by Ken Burns, “Country Music.”

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Mount Marty College (MMC) in Yankton is hosting The Great Plains Writers’ Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Marian Auditorium on the college’s Yankton campus.

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SPRINGFIELD — Learn more about a time when ferry boats connected neighbors separated by the Mighty Mo during a special presentation 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Springfield by award-winning videographer Craig Ernster of Yankton.

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“Surprising Stories Behind Everyday Stuff” by Stephanie Warren Drimmer; © 2019, National Geographic Kids. 255 pages.

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A concert entitled “Beautiful Music for Beautiful Spaces” by Darin Wadley will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, at  2 p.m. in Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel, Yankton.

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VERMILLION — Join the staff at the Vermillion Public Library to discuss the New York Times Bestseller, “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens. The book discussion will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Vermillion Public Library Small Conference Room.

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VERMILLION — The Vermillion Area Arts Council is finalizing preparation for their upcoming Steampunk Pirate festival, scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 14. First Gear will be the inaugural year for the fair, which is expected to draw visitors from all over the region to engage in th…

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The annual Airport Breakfast will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Crop Duster’s hangar at the Chan Gurney Airport in Yankton.

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WAYNE, Neb. — Dr. Todd Young has announced the Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College has begun its fall season of public shows.

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VERMILLION — The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is bringing “The Public” to the Coyote Twin Theater. Scripted and directed by Emilio Estevez and featuring an ensemble cast of stars, this movie will be shown for free for one afternoon only on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m.