Ends 4/14 – You’re invited to the Louise “Ternes” Rogstad Benefit this Thursday from 4p-8p at the Bismarck Elks Club on S. Washington. Louise was born with a congenital heart condition that does not allow the blood to be oxygenated properly. Her husband Mike, is a Bismarck Fireman and the benefit being held will help Mike and Louise with medical costs and traveling expenses as they travel back and forth to Mayo Hospital. There will be a spaghetti dinner with garlic toast and salad, a silent auction and bake sale plus free will donation.
Ends 4/18 - Overlook Ridge Apartments is hosting Barbara Handy-Marchello, noted North Dakota historian, on Monday, April 18th at 2pm in the Overlook Ridge Apartments Dakota Community Room on Kock Dr. Public is welcome, come and discover North Dakota stories from the past.
Ends 4/30 - Currently, over 270 people die every day in the United States waiting for an organ transplant, those that live wait 7 to 12 years to receive a kidney transplant through the government’s deceased organ donor waiting list! April is National Donate Life Month, you are reminded that you don’t have to donate a kidney to save a life…donate your car(running or not), boat, RV or real estate which is all 100% tax deductible! Go to, matchingdonors.com, for more details!
Ends 4/24 – The 5th annual ‘Our Drive To Survive’ 5K & 10K walk/run is coming up on Sunday, April 24th at the NDAREC/NISC Campus in Mandan. Registration starts at noon with the walk/run kicking off at 1:30pm. This is to raise awareness on the dangers of drinking and driving, drug abuse, teen violence, suicide and other destructive decisions. Preregister at, active.com. Proceeds of the event will be donated to local SADD Chapters.
Ends 4/27 – You’re invited to the 1st Annual Boxers and Beer on Wednesday, April 27th at Sixteen 03 Main Events! The event kicks off at 5:30 & will include a silent auction, sampling, appetizers and custom designed boxers that will be modeled on the runway. Bid on the boxers and help raise money for the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation, and raise awareness for men-specific cancers. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Tickets are available at the Bismarck Cancer Center, Caffe Aroma, or Sixteen03 Main Events.
Ends 5/1 - The Mandan Rodeo Committee is seeking contestants for the Miss Rodeo Mandan queen and princess pageants. The queen and princess serve as ambassadors for the Mandan Rodeo Days, the community and the sport of rodeo. Miss Rodeo Mandan contestants must be residents of the state and between the ages of 17 to 23, to assure eligibility for the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant in 2017. Princess contestants must be between the ages of 8 and 12 and be from Mandan or within an approximate 125-mile-radius. Complete rules and entry forms will be downloadable at www.mandanrodeo.com.
Ends 5/1 - The Grant County After-Prom Committee is hosting a substance free, supervised, all-night After-Prom Party for their students. It is scheduled immediately after the Prom and takes place at Our Place Café and Lanes in Elgin until 3:30 a.m. on May 1st. There are plans for games, complimentary food and drinks and door prizes. Students will not be charged however, to keep it free, they are asking for your support to help co-sponsor the after-prom party. Cash donations or prizes are being accepted. Call Linda for more information at 701-391-5298.
Ends 5/7 – You’re invited to the Mason Bethke Leukemia Benefit on Saturday, May 7th from 4p-7p at the Tumbleweed Bar & Grill in Lincoln! 4yr old Mason has been fighting A.L.L. Leukemia for a year & is currently undergoing aggressive chemotherapy & testing along with daily medications. Proceeds from this event will help with travel, medication and medical expenses. At the benefit there will be a bake sale, silent auction, raffle and supper from 5 – 6:30p with free will donation. Donations can also be made to the Mason Bethke Benefit Account at Kirkwood Bank& Trust.
Ends 5/22 – Bismarck-Mandan Band Night Parade is coming up on May 13th at 6:30pm. There will be 24 elementary, junior high and senior high bands from all over the region. Route will start at Capital Grounds, go down 6th St to Ave. A, west on Ave. A to 4th street and then 4th St. north to the State Capitol West parking lot! To get a float involved contact Tamara at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 alz.org/mnnd 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 www.nw-services.com.
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 www.ndcf.net.
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 MSAUnitedWay.org 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 www.uhccf.org.
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, email@example.com.