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11TH ANNUAL BIG BOY TOY SHOW:
On February 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and February 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Codington County Extension Complex in Watertown, S.D. Free admission, concessions, Wild Dakota Calendar Girls, a Dog Seminar, Try the Fishing Simulator, Pro-Fisherman Seminar and many vendors. More information at power106rocks.com.
BIG STONE CITY SCHOOL SUPPER & CARNIVAL:
As a fundraiser for 4th grade class South Dakota Field Trip and Big Stone School Student Council on Saturday, February 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Big Stone City School. Menu includes pork loin, baked potato, corn, coleslaw, bread and dessert. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-10. Supper tickets may be purchased at the door. Annual raffle drawing will be at 6:45 p.m. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the door and from Big Stone City School 4th graders and Student Council Members.
BIG STONE CITY LIBRARY ADULT READING PROGRAM:
The 2017 Adult Winter Reading Program goes through February 25. When adult patrons read any library fiction, non-fiction, paperback, large print and audio books, their names are put in the weekly drawings. Register at the library during normal library hours and pick up your free pocked-sized notebook. Book review sheets are also filled out to help other patrons decide whether to read those same library books.
GRANT COUNTY LIBRARY EXHIBIT:
The Bill of Rights and You pop-up exhibit is on display at the Grant County Public Library. The exhibit from the National Archives commemorates the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights and runs through February 28.
COMMUNITY MARDI GRAS PARTY:
A Community Mardi Gras Party will be at 5:30 p.m. February 28 at the Bellingham Community Center. Bring a salad or dessert for the potluck supper of provided pulled pork sandwiches. This is for all ages, families and faith communities. There will be games, crafts and music; bring your kids' crayons for the coloring of the stations of the cross. With questions, call Jan Eifealdt at 320-839-3479.
BIG STONE CITY LIBRARY PUZZLE SWAP:
Bring in any gently-used adult puzzle and swap for another one to enjoy in your own home through March 1. Limit of one puzzle per adult. An ongoing adult puzzle will be available for patrons to enjoy while in the library. The person to insert the last piece before March 1 will receive a puzzle prize.
ORTONVILLE & GRACEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARIES FOOD FOR FINES:
Patrons will get $1 off their fines for each food shelf item they bring in up to $5 per person March 1 through 31.
POLLOCK FISH FRY:
From 5 to 7 p.m. March 3 at the Bellingham Legion; all you can eat.
A BACKSTAGE TIDBITS AND TASTES THEATER:
OHS Theater Department and the Dramatic Literature Class present two one-act comedies and a selection of sweets and savories. The free will donation performances are at 2 and 4 p.m. March 5 at the Ortonville High School Auditorium - Backstage.
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICARE:
March 7 at 3 p.m. at the Ortonville Public Library; open to everyone
CHAUTAUQUA CONCERT - PIANO CONVERSATIONS WITH JULIAN GARGIULO:
Julian Gargiulo is a classical pianist who performs compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision, and fills the cocnert hall with his personal brand of charm, humor and charisma. He will bring his charm and humor to Ortonville March 9 to perform for the Chautauqua Concert Association. The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. at the Ortonville High School Auditorium.
MILLTONES BARBERSHOP SHOW:
The annual spring barbershop show will be at 7 p.m. March 11 in the Milbank High School Theater. The afterglow will be in the lunchroom of the school with coffee, juice and bars served.
TASTY BOOK CLUB:
New Book Club - "Tasty Book Club" will meet at Big Rock Grill at 8:30 a.m., starting March 24. The first book will be "Cinnamon Roll Murder" by Joanne Fluke. Stop by the Ortonville Public Library for a book.
CHAUTAUQUA CONCERT - A BAND CALLED HONALEE:
Three young artists take you on a stroll down memory lane. A Band Called Honalee is a modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary. This exciting trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at the Milbank High School Theater as part of the current series of concerts of the Chautauqua Concert Association.
WINTER READING PROGRAM:
"Book Your Winter Getaway" , the annual winter reading program sponsored by the Pioneerland Library System and its member libraries, runs through March 31 and is open to ages 18 and older. Sign up at your local library and pledge to read books during the three-month long program. The Ortonville Public Library will offer weekly prizes to those who completed a book the prior week. Larger prizes will be given at the end to the top three people who read the most books during the three-month period. If you have questions, stop in to the library or call at 320-839-2494.
5TH ANNUAL DREAM FOR KIDS RADIOTHON:
From 1 to 4 p.m. April 17 on 1350 AM KDIO Radio and online at bigstoneradio.com
Funds raised will go to programs and projects in the Big Stone County area specific to children and families. Call in your pledge to 320-839-2581 or drop it in donation boxes located in each community.
ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT WALK & VIGIL:
From 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. April 24 at the Clinton School. Speaker will be Naomi Hupton from the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. The meal will be served at the Clinton Memorial Building.
LORIE LINE CONCERT:
At 3 p.m. April 20 at Abbey of the Hills in Marvin, S.D. Tickets are $39 per ticket; no preferred seating. Purchase tickets online at abbeyofthehills.com/upcoming-events.
BIG STONE COUNTY MUSEUM WINTER HOURS:
The Big Stone County Museum will be open by chance or by appointment December through March. If you would like a tour of the Museum or to do research, set up an appointment by calling the Museum at 320-839-3359, email the Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Larry Helgeson at 320-273-2331. Larry will be at the Museum at least two days a week to check messages.
VOLUNTEERS FOR MOBILE MEALS:
Meals are ready to be picked up at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at Northridge. It takes 30 minutes to deliver meals and return the insulated carriers to Northridge.
Volunteers receive a free hot meal for volunteering each day. Volunteers take one week at a time but with enough volunteers, weeks could be split.
Volunteers require a valid driver's license.
For more information or to volunteer, call Pam at 320-839-4185.
BIG STONE CITY LIBRARY HOURS:
Wednesdays from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
BIG STONE COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM:
Big Stone County residents can sign up for the free county-wide emergency notification system, Everbridge, with the following link: https://member.everbridge.net/index/1332612387831836#/login. If you have questions, contact the Big Stone County Emergency Management office at 320-839-5982.
LET'S GO FISHING:
To arrange rides for fishing on the Let's Go Fishing pontoon, contact Maureen at 320-839-6151. If there is no answer, please leave a call-back number, and she will return your call.
BIG STONE LAKE AREA EMERGENCY FOOD SHELF:
Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to closing time. If you have questions, the number for the food shelf is 320-839-2111.
MEAT RAFFLE & BINGO:
The Moose Lodge #407 in Ortonville has a meat raffle Fridays at 6 p.m. with bar baskets served from 6 to 8 p.m.
Bingo is Saturdays starting at 2 p.m. with a $1,000 jackpot. Bar baskets will be served from 12 to 2 p.m.
AL-ANON & AA:
Graceville Al-Anon family group for family and friends of alcoholics meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Essentia Health Graceville. Enter via the north door by the conference room. With questions, call 320-305-3644.
Graceville AA meetings are held Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Graceville Community Building.
Every first and third Tuesday of the month from 2 to 5 p.m. in the lower level Dialysis of OAHS. Cost is $20. Walk-ins welcome. With questions or for more information, call Tabitha at 320-839-4307.
HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING:
Health Insurance Counseling will be starting again with Bridget Schwebach with the Area Agency on Health and Aging. These sessions will be held the first Wednesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in the Media Center at the Library. If you have questions or concerns about your health insurance, please stop in to see Bridget.
NAPS food distribution date and pick-up time is the third Tuesday of the month from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The pick-up is at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Call Second Harvest Heartland at 651-484-8241 or 800-365-0270 with any questions.
TAI CHI FOR BALANCE & MOBILITY:
Enjoy the improved balance, strength, flexibiltiy and mobility and prevent falls using the gentle Tai Chi-inspired exercises from fitness expert Scott Cole. The DVD offers both seated and standing exercises perfect for beginners, older adults and the physically challenged.
The program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 0:05 a.m. at the Ortonville Community Center. Please wear comfortable clothing. This easy-to-follow workout will be fun and effective and is free to all interested people.
Call Paula at 320-839-3555 with questions about the program.
COMMUNITY SHREDDING EVENT: