Area Events


Bismarck-Mandan Area Events






Ends 4/17 - A Century High School student has teamed up with the United Way Backpack Program, businesses and individuals to address child hunger in the Bismarck-Mandan community with The Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive going on through Friday, April 17. Supporting the drive is as easy as stopping by your local Starion Financial to drop off peanut butter and jelly or visiting to make a monetary contribution. To ensure that items can be delivered to children, please donate 16 to 18 ounce store-bought plastic jars. Youth across the community will also be supporting the effort by hosting drives at their schools.


Ends 4/18 – Hay Creek Kids 4-H will be holding a 3D Archery Fun Shoot, Silent Auction and Bake Sale to benefit Tonya Link on Saturday, April 18th from 8:30a.m. – 4pm at the NISHU Archery Complex on Riverwood Dr. in Bismarck. Tonya is a mother of 7 and was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, stage 4, last fall. There will be 3D Archery fun shoot, bake sale and silent auction. 100% of the proceeds will be used to help defray extensive medical costs for the Link family.


Ends 4/19 – Carpio Lutheran Church invites you their Annual Spring Meatball Dinner on Sunday, April 19th from 11am to 2pm in Carpio, ND. Menu includes meatballs & gravy, mashed potatoes, homemade lefse, homemade buns, green beans, coleslaw, homemade assorted fresh pies including sugar free.  Adults pay $10, youth $8 and preschoolers are free. Event includes church women and Sunday school raffles.  Takeout meals are available.


Ends 4/23 – McCabe United Methodist Church, located at 1030 N 6th St., invites you to the 8th annual Earth Day Festival on April 23rd from 3:30 – 7:30p. Adult activities include door prizes, educational booths, free reusable tote bags, free trees, family scavenger hunt, & more! Youth activities include enviroscape, tattoos, balloon critters, art contest, face painting, smokey bear, soil bracelets & tote painting.  Concessions will be available.  For more info log on to earth day festival Bismarck dot org.


Ends 4/25 -  Does your child have a bone, muscle, or joint problem or need a second opinion? You are invited to a complimentary screeningwhere your child will be evaluated by a Shriners Hospitals for Children medical provider on Saturday, April 25th from 8am – 1pm. To set up an appointment call 1-888-293-2832 (toll free).  Shriners Hospitals for Children provides comprehensive medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care for children with orthopedic conditions regardless of their ability to pay. If a child requires follow-up care at the hospital, complimentary transportation may be available through the local Shrine Center upon request.


 Ends 4/25 - Members of the North Dakota Association of the Blind (NDAB) will be holding their annual Walk for Vision Saturday, April 25 at the Gateway Mall, 2700 State Street, in Bismarck.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM in the food court area.  The walk will start shortly thereafter. For more information, contact Genie Lang at 751-1101.


Ends 4/26- The Mandan High School S.A.D.D. chapter invites the community to the 4th Annual Drive to Survive 5K/10K walk and run on Sunday, April 26th at the NISC headquarters located at 3201 Nygren Drive NW in Mandan.  The event is designed to educate people on the dangers of drug abuse, teen violence, underage drinking, and drunk driving.  Registration starts at 12:30 and the walk and run starts at 1:30.  Fun activities and refreshments will be available.  For more information call 667-6416 or visit

Ends 4/26 - Knights of Columbus #2760 in Mandan is hosting a breakfast on April 26th at St. Joseph church from 8 am to noon. French toast, sausage, hash browns, fruit and drinks will be served.  It is a free will offering benefitting advancement in faith for vocations. 


Ends 7/30 - Parents! Are you looking for a high quality preschool program designed to help your child prepare for Kindergarten?  BECEP/Head Start is taking applications for income eligible children ages 3 & 4.  For more information call: 323-4400.


Ends xx/xx- Alzheimer’s disease is the most under-recognized public health crisis of the 21st century. No one should face Alzheimer’s or another dementia alone. There are people who understand and the Alzheimer’s Association has help available.  As the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association has FREE caregiver resources through the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program. Call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit to learn more.

Ends xx/xx- NWS PEACE Program is currently seeking caring families in our area to host high school age international exchange students.  Students are ages 15-18 and are available for “adoption” for 5-12 months.  Students come with medical insurance and spending money; you provide a loving home, 3 meals a day, a bed, (continue next page)   (from previous page)  and a lifetime experience for the student as well as your family.  For more information call 866-846-3977 or go online to

Ends xx/xx- You can make the world a better place where it matters most -- right in your own hometown.  The North Dakota Community Foundation has been improving the lives of North Dakota citizens and their communities since 1976.  They administer over 500 chatitable funds, including 56 community foundations and over 200 scholarships for North Dakota youth.  Find out how you can make a difference in your hometown and leave a legacy for the next generations of North Dakotans.  Call the North Dakota Community Foundations at 222-8349 for more information or go online to  

 Ends xx/xx- United Way Backpack Program sponsors are needed for 2015.  You or your business can provide weekend meals to nearly 500 children in the Bismarck-Mandan community for only two thousand dollars.  A gift of just five dollars ensures that a child has healthy meals when school is out of session.  Visit and click "give" to ensure students succeed in school.

 Ends xx/xx- Did you know that there are medical grants available for families struggling with child health-related expenses?  The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 grant program.  Grants, up to $5,000, are available to help families who need financial assistance.  Go online to apply at

Ends xx/xx- Tracy’s Sanctuary House is in need of volunteers and/or donations.  Tracy’s House is open day and night to those individuals that are facing traumatic emergency situations while awaiting word on their loved ones who need medical care.  If you would like to donate please consider these items: Office supplies, Bottled Water, Bath Tissue, Pillows, Sheets, Gift Certificates and Monetary donations.  Please call 258-5889 for more info.

Ends xx/xx- If you’re a non-profit organization that would like to make an announcement here or on one of our 6 radio stations, please submit your Public Service Announcement at least 2 weeks prior to your event. Mail to: PSA Director PO Box 2156 Bismarck, ND 58502 or email,