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(Directed by Kristy Tremayne)
Shot in the Dark Productions at Evelyn Larson Theatre 
413 Nebraska St.
Please be prepared to read from the script and have a prepared song.
Be prepared to sight read various music selections.

For more information email pr@shotinthedarkproductions.org


Dinner and Dance
South Sioux City Senior Center
Music from Sharon Allen and Cool Water Band
Serving Pork with dressing
August 11


Opportunities Unlimited would like to invite YOU to the Pizza Ranch on Floyd Boulevard Tuesday, August 12th for pizza and conversation!

OU members have partnered up with the Pizza Ranch "Community Impact" Fundraiser to help serve pizza and interact with customers from 4-8 p.m., so swing on by, have a slice and help the OU Mission grow!The Opportunites Unlimited mission "Maximize Personal Potential through Dignified and Purposeful Living" is driven and made possible through community members like you and your continued support.A portion of the nights proceeds will be donated to Opportunities Unlimited along with any tips donated by the customers.


August 13: Hunter Safety Class-

            This is a chance for people all ages to get there hunter safety certificate. This is necessary to buy a hunting license. The class is from 9am- 5:30pm at Oak Grove Park Lodge. The class will be taught by some of our skilled and experienced hunter safety instructors. Pre-register at www.iowadnr.gov. 

Pre-register online at www.mycountyparks.com or by calling Sunday Ford at 712-552-3057.


Join us on Friday, August 15 at 4:00 pm in Koser Spring Lake Park, 808 Spring Lake Park, Cherokee, Iowa, to explore the fascinating diversity of life that dwells beneath the surface of the water. Participants will use dip nets to collect and investigate the aquatic invertebrates that call water their home. Learn about their adaptations for life in the water, interesting life cycles, and how they are used as bio-indicators for water quality.

This event will be led by Jackie Gautsch, a Biologist with the Watershed Monitoring and Assessment Section of the Iowa DNR.  She holds a BS degree in biology and earth science from the University of Wisconsin, and has participated in projects as varied as herpetological studies, caddisfly research, and fish monitoring on the upper Mississippi. This event is free, but preregistration is requested. This event is cosponsored by Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.To register go to:



Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16

Peirce Mansion Antique and Used Book Sale

5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday
Peirce Mansion, 2901 Jackson Street

Nineteenth and twentieth century books including rare first editions and books by famous authors and more are featured a book sale to benefit the historic Peirce Mansion. Free will offering suggested on Friday.


3rd Annual Cottonwood Days

August 15th – 17th, 2014

Fireworks, Karaoke Contest, Parade, Kids Activities, BBQ Cook-Off, Horseshoe Tournament, Merchandise/Flea Market Booths, Siouxland Community Activities Showcased, Old Fashion Games, Sand Volleyball Tournament, Car Show, Corn/Cupcake Eating Contests, 4-H Pulled Pork Feed, Street Dance, & so much more…  Don’t miss out on this amazing event!!!

Events happening at

Cottonwood Cove Park

South 14th & Hickory Street

Dakota City, NE 


Saturday, August 16
Sgt. Floyd Burial Ceremony
6:00 p.m. at the Sgt. Floyd Monument, Business Hwy 75
Re-enactors in full dress uniform re-create the 1804 burial of Sgt. Charles Floyd, the only member of the Lewis and Clark expedition to die during the journey. The ceremony includes a description of Charles Floyd and his death, as written in the journals by Capt. William Clark. For more information, contact the Sgt. Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center at 712-279-0198.


Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17
Sergeant Floyd Memorial Encampment
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday
Grounds of the Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center
Explore in an 1804 living history encampment featuring re-enactors, tents, camp equipment, and firearms like those used by the Lewis and Clark expedition during their stay along the banks of the Missouri River. For more information, contact the Sgt. Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center at 712-279-0198.



Sunday, August 24,  Noon to 7 p.m.

Polka music by Barefoot Becky and Adam Sandhurst and the Jolly Jammers for listening and dancing pleasure.

Visit restored buildings in the village with displays ofyesteryear’s memorabilia.

Working demnstrations and Children’s Activities.   Food served.

$10 with 14 and under FREE

Located at corner of M 24 and C 65 SW of Alta


WHAT- Siouxland Kids’ Triathlon, sponsored by Scheels
WHO- All kids, ages 6 – 15 years old
WHEN- Saturday August 16, beginning at 8:00 AM
WHY- Kids can
TRI out a new sport at this fun-filled and active summer event! The Siouxland Kids’ Triathlon is perfect for introducing first time tri-athletes to the sport and for experienced racers alike as they swim, bike & run around the Y.
-Only $10 per register.
-Hosted by the Sux Tri Club and the Y.

WEB- http://nwsymca.org/for-youth-development/siouxland-kids-triathlon/


August 16: Guided River Tour-               

            Meet at Oak Grove Park boat ramp at 9am to go on a tour of the wildlife along the river. Dr. Jim Pease will tell you about everything from mammals to shrubs as we paddle down the Big Sioux River. Canoes and life jackets will be provided but you may bring your own if you would prefer. Children must be accompanied by an adult but everyone is welcome. ***

Pre-register online at www.mycountyparks.com or by calling Sunday Ford at 712-552-3057.


August 17, 2014
BUY-SELL-TRADE. . .Mark your calendars and plan now to attend the 31st annual Swap Meet at the Monona County Fairgrounds in Onawa, Iowa Sunday, August 17, 2014. Just 38 miles south of Sioux City and 68 miles north of Omaha at I-29 Exit 112. Free public parking, free public admission, free overnight camping for vendors. Early vendor set-up available, please call. Huge 20' x 20' spaces just $10 each. Auto parts & accessories, vehicles for sale, literature, tools & equipment PLUS petroleum memorabilia, tractors, toys, die cast, dolls, sports cards, antiques & collectibles, crafts, concessions on the grounds & MORE!! Hundreds of outside and 5 buildings of indoor spaces. Like us on Facebook. 


. John’s United Methodist Church, Mapleton, will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 17, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited to come and enjoy HOMEMADE ice cream, and make your own summer treat from many delicious toppings.  Freewill donation.


Basic Nurse Aide Class:

Held at the College Center, 1001 College Way, South Sioux City, NE

This class will meet August 19, 2014 through October 9,2014, Tuesdays & Thursday evenings 5:00-9:00pm

  and Saturday's 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4, 8am - 12pm

This course combines classroom lecture & laboratory application for the development of basic skills needed to provide safe,effective & caring services to the elderly or chronically ill patient of any age, in a long-term care facility.  For more information contact us at the College Center @ 402-241-6400

Pre-registration is required.

Tuition and fees for this 3 credit class are: $303/NE Residend, $306/IA & SD Resident, $403.50/Non-Resident,

Textbook: $50.82, Certification (Testing Fee) $40


Christian Women's Club
August 19 at 9am
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor
Special Speaker - Patty Blackstad from St. James, MN
Reservations call Janice at 712-546-4683 or Donna at 712-548-4496


Thursday, August 21
History at High Noon: The Whole Story behind the Local Wholesale Industry
12:05 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum
Learn more about how Sioux City became the largest wholesale center in the state of Iowa for more than fifty years. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.


15th Anniversary of the Iowa SIDS Foundation : Walk for the Future/ Run to Remember

Saturday,, August 23, 2014

Bacon Creek Park   Shelter House #1

5015 Correctionville Rd., Sioux City

Registration:  8:30-9:30 am.

Walk and 5K Fun Run to begin at 9:30 am.

Raffle/ Silent Auction

Door Prizes

Memorial Balloon Release


pre-register at:www.iowasids.org

Like us on facebook:  Iowa SIDS Foundation-Siouxland


Siouxland Community Health Foundation is looking to the hit the ground running when it will host its 5th Annual 5K Run/Fun Walk Saturday, August 23rd at Adams Homestead Nature Preserve in McCook Lake, SD. Race day check-in will begin at 7 a.m. with the race and walk scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.


Now in its fifth year, the event is designed to promote a healthy and active community and encourages participation among all ages. In cooperation with Mercy Medical Center, the event will once again feature a Siouxland High School Challenge in which the area high school with the most student participants (Grades 9-12) will receive $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place. The cash awards will go to the school’s athletic department to support their programs. High school students who are interested in being a part of their school’s team should contact their athletic director for registration information. 


Registration fees for the event are $25 for adults and $10 for youth and students. All registered participants will receive an event t-shirt. Pre-registration is encouraged and will be accepted through August 14th to guarantee a shirt. Registrations will also be accepted the day of the event beginning at 7:00 a.m.  Proceeds from the 5th annual run and fun walk will be used to support the needs of patients who receive their care from the Siouxland Community Health Center.


Participants can visit Siouxland Community Health Center on Facebook or visit www.slandchc.com to find complete event information and links to register or become a sponsor. For more information about the event, please call Jessica Demke, Marketing Assistant at 712-224-1803 or jdemke@slandchc.com


2nd Annual Foster the CURE Golf Classic!
Please join us for the 2nd Annual Foster the CURE Golf Classic benefitting the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research!  Last year was a success and we are looking forward to an even bigger & better event this year!  The event will be held on August 23, 2014 at Sun Valley Golf Course located at 2101 Military Road in Sioux CityRegistration begins at 8am with a shotgun start at 9am.  The cost is $240 per team of 4 golfers or $60 per person.  An awesome lunch will be provided by Right on Que and we'll have pin prizes, door prizes, a raffle and more!  To register please contact 712-574-7222 or email fosterthecure@yahoo.com.


Independent Riders for Children and Charities
23rd Annual Toy Run
August 23
Sign-up from 11am-1pm
Emma Raes in Merrill
$10 and a toy
All vehicles welcome...great door prizes and a meal


Hubbard, Nebraska's Hoot Owl Days

Sat. & Sun., Aug. 23rd & 24th, 2014

Saturday - Aug. 23, 2014

5K Run 8:30am at Ball Diamond

           $10 Entry Fee - Check in 7:30am Vendor Stands/Farmers Market 9am-4pm Heffernan Park Kiddie Parade  10:30am - Main Street Kids Crafts 11am-4pm in Heffernan Park Pet Show 11am in Heffernan Park:

                Ugliest, Cutest & Best Costume                 (leash required)

Isom’s Mini Carnival & Petting Zoo

                11am – 4pm

Farm Tractor Display 11am – 4pm

Live Music 12pm – 4pm on Stage

                Gene Linafelter & Co.

Hooting Contest  2:30 Stage

Food Stands  8am-4pm

Co-Ed Softball Tournament   9am to dusk

Concession Stand  during Tournament

Dance 9pm to midnight  - Community Center

                Featuring “The Embers”


Sunday - Aug. 24, 2013

Breakfast at Community Center


                Featuring pancakes by John Sanders

                Freewill Donation

8am Mass  St. Mary’s Church

Noon Church Service  Heffernan Park

Show & Shine  10am – 2pm

                In front of Community Center

Lawnmower Poker Run 2pm

                Starting point at Community Center

Co-Ed Softball Tournament   if necessary

                9am to Championship Game

Concession Stand  during Tournament

For more information contact:

Jessica at 402-632-4915

Trudy at 402-632-4835




Cherish the Children "A Walk to Remember and Honor Children who have Died"
August 24 at 1pm Rain or Shine
1819 Morningside Ave in Sioux City, Iowa
Balloons and name tags handed out at 12:30pm
Come early!
Remembrance Program to follow at Latham Park
For more information and to pre-register call 712-276-7319


South Sioux City Senior Center Dinner and Dance
August 25 - band starts 8:30pm after dinner
Music from 3-River Band
Serving BBQ Ribs


39th ANnual National Old-time County, Bluegrass and Folk Music Festival and Contest
August 25-31
Plymouth County Fairgrounds in LeMars, Iowa
A celebration of America's Rural Musical Heritage
For more information www.ntcma.net


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City announced it will bring in the History Channel’s American Restoration star, Rick Dale, for its Rock ‘N Rev event on Friday, August 29 in The Backyard.

Hosted in the outdoor venue, The Backyard, Rock ‘N Rev attendees will have the opportunity to check out a classic car show and listen to live music from classic rock tribute bands. Performances will include Free Fallin (“Tom Petty”), Captain Fantastic (“Elton John” and “Billy Joel”), and China Grove (“Doobie Brothers”). 

Rick Dale and wife, Kelly, will attend and discuss the classic cars on display with guests. The History Channel stars will also have the opportunity to explore Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City’s unique restoration of the historical Battery Building in downtown Sioux City.

“We are thrilled to bring American Restoration’s Rick and Kelly Dale to Sioux City for Rock ‘N Rev this Labor Day weekend,” said Todd Moyer, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City general manager.  “There’s nothing better than checking out iconic classic cars while enjoying a classic outdoor rock concert.”

The History Channel’s program, American Restoration, follows Rick Dale and his team at their shop in Las Vegas, Nevada as they take on the difficult task of bringing historic, one-of-a-kind artifacts back to life. Rick Dale has been in the business for nearly 30 years, and has earned his reputation as an exceptional craftsman and expert restorer of classic objects.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City welcomes guests of all ages to Rock ‘N Rev. Rick and Kelly will be available to sign autographs starting at 6:00pm with the concerts to follow at 7:00pm on Friday, August 29. Tickets start at just $10 and can be purchased online at www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com starting July 12.


August 30: Monarch Watch-

            This is a great event for the whole family. Learn about monarchs, their migration pattern and tag monarchs to see if they reach their Mexican destination. We will meet at the firewood box in Deer Run Campground. Please bring your own butterfly net if you have one. The event will be canceled if it rains. ***

Pre-register online at www.mycountyparks.com or by calling Sunday Ford at 712-552-3057.



Siouxland golfers will have the opportunity to support area cancer patients while enjoying a round of golf at the 16th Annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic Friday, Sept. 5 at Two Rivers Golf Course, North Sioux City, SD.

Proceeds from the annual event will goto the June E. Nylen Cancer Center’s Patient Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to persons from throughout the tri-state region undergoing cancer treatment at the Cancer Center, helping to ease the financial stress that often results from long-term care.

“The Cancer Center’s Patient Assistance Fund is a very worthwhile project, and a way for us to keep the money raised from this event local,” says Cindy Fleckenstein, one of the volunteer organizers of the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, which has raised $360,000 in its 15-year history in the community.

Spots are limited for the “Sweet 16”-themed tourney, which will include 18 holes of golf with a four-person scramble format followed by dinner at the clubhouse, a live auction, raffle and door prizes. The shotgun start is set for 11 a.m. with dinner planned for approximately 4:30 p.m.

Registrationof $90 per person or $360 per four-person team includes 18 holes, mulligans,pick-a-putts, cart and dinner. Space is limited. To register for the golf classic or learn about opportunities to sponsor or volunteer for the event, please contact Cindy Fleckenstein at 712-251-2309 or Eric Carlson at 712-251-2466.


The Boys Club of Sioux City will host their 37th Annual Western Steak Dinner and Steer Auction on Saturday, Sept. 6th. at Jerry and Kathy Weiner’s, Sue Ann Farms just a mile north of Sioux City. You will feel like you’ve left town and stepped back in time as you are welcomed by greeters on horseback to a staged old western party.

The secluded Western event will begin with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. featuring a kickin’ Great Steak cook-off where the guests are the judges, fun western games, funny money casino tent and all inclusive cocktails. Dinner at sunset includes a delicious steak and chicken dinner with delicious home-made sides and pie for dessert. The event will continue into the evening with a live steer auction with Stabe Auctioneers, live music and dancing. This event is one of the best kept secrets of Sioux City and an experience you’ll never forget.

Saturday, Sept. 6th 2014,
Sue Ann Farms, 4800 Buckwalter Dr.
(1 mile north of Sioux City just off Outerbelt Dr.)

6:30 p.m.  - All-inclusive cocktails, funny money old western casino tent and Great Steak Cook-off Competition with people’s choice tasting & voting

7:30 p.m.  - Western steak and chicken dinner with all the home-made fixins’ and dessert with live music

9:00 p.m.  - Boys Club Steer Auction with Stabe Auctioneers, live band and dancing!


SD CEO Presents: Women’s Business Conference

A unique business event offering educational and skill building sessions to increase professional development, enhance business communication technique and strengthen business relationships.

Friday, September 12, 8 am-1 pm

Kelly Inn, Yankton SD

$75 before Sept. 2

$90 after Sept. 2

For more information or to register: www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO or call 605-688-5700 or 605-642-6435


September 13: Women in the Outdoors-

            This is a great opportunity for women to meet others with the same passion for nature. This is open for any women 14 and up (14-17 year olds with an adult). This event will be from 8am-4:30pm at Oak Grove Park. There will be lots of fun opportunities like Dutch oven cooking, water sports, bicycling, wilderness survival, crafts, and more. The cost is $45 for lunch and activities. *** Pre-registeronline at www.mycountyparks.com or by calling Sunday Ford at 712-552-3057.


September 20: Dutch Oven Gathering-

            Calling all Dutch Oven Cookers! This competition will be held at Oak Grove Park in Turkey Ridge Campground. Dishes to include: bread, appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. Dishes will be judged and prizes will be awarded. There will be a potluck meal at 6pm. The public is welcome to come, observe, and bring a dish along to the potluck (does not have to be Dutch oven dish). The first 10 cookers that register will receive a free campsite at Turkey Ridge for Saturday night September 20. ***Pre-registeronline at www.mycountyparks.com or by calling Sunday Ford at 712-552-3057.

Joing Commission Gold Seal

Tailgating for Our Kids

           Date:  Friday, September 19, 2014

              Time:  Doors open at 6:00 pm with amazing appetizers, Dinner at 7:30 pm

              Where:  Marina Center at Marina Inn Conference Center – 4th & B Streets, SSC, NE

              Cost:  Individual Tickets - $150/person / Corporate tables starting at $1,750

              Menu:  Marina Inn Corporate Executive Chef will tantalize the taste buds with an array of “Tailgating” fare served up with gourmet flair.

              Attire:  Casual – Wear your favorite team apparel.

              Honorary Chairpersons:  Linda and Steve Stouffer

              Reservations:  Contact Development:  712-293-4700 or e-mail:  development@bghome.net


June E. Nylen Cancer Center's Race for Hope
September 20
15K or 5K Run or walk, and kids' fun run
Set on the beautiful trails of the Adams Homestead, McCook Lake, SD


Get to the Point Half Marathon

  Saturday, Sept. 27th- Elk Point, SD

    Registration is open for the half marathon in Elk Point, SD, sponsored by the Clay-Union Foundation.

   The race will start at Casey's- exit 18 off I-29 , and is a flat course on quiet blacktop roads. Food and beverages, snacks, dri fits, and finisher medals are all included for registered entries. The runners leave at 8:30 am. Walkers are also welcome, and they will leave at 8 am.   Registration and more details are at Get to the Point Half Marathon    All proceeds support the local mentoring and scholarship fund.


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City to Host Southern Rock/Country Group

Blackberry Smoke to Perform at Anthem in September



Sioux City, IOWA (July 22, 2014)Members of the Southern Rock quintet, Blackberry Smoke, will play Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City on September 27th.


With an intoxicating blend of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and outlaw country, Blackberry Smoke has won fans across the nation over with their blue-collar style. Formed more than a decade ago, the band plays up to 250 dates each year and has befriended idols such has The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top, Lynard Skynyard and George Jones.  


"Blackberry Smoke is a wonderful addition to our entertainment line up at Anthem," said Todd Moyer, General Manager. "We are working hard to bring a fresh and diverse mix of musical acts to Sioux City, and we can't wait for local fans to experience the unique sound of this impressive group."


Blackberry Smoke has released three full-length albums, two EPs and a live DVD featuring their raucous performance at the Georgia Theatre. Their 2012 album The Whipperwill is the band’s first for Southern Ground, country star Zac Brown’s recording label.  


Tickets for Blackberry Smoke will go on sale July 26th with prices starting at $29. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com.

Additional information about Blackberry Smoke can be found on their official website at http://www.blackberrysmoke.com.


Her Health Women's Center Walk/5K Run and Diaper Dash

Saturday, September 27, 2014

8:30-11:30 p.m.

Crystal Cove Park, South Sioux City, NE

Register to participate or donate at herhealthwalkforlife.com

Runners – Sponsorship. Minumum $25. After September 18 - $35. Includes tshirt.

Medals will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers

Walkers – FREE tshirt to those who raise at least $200 in sponsorship.


Lace up those tennis shoes, grab the kids and your friends and join us for a

Family Friendly Fun Walk/5K Run and Diaper Dash.

To celebrate our youngest “clients” you are welcome to run in a diaper, dress up your baby’s diaper and/or bring a package of diapers to the event to give to new parents at our center.

The Chick-fil-A cow will be there to cheer on our participants and pass out breakfast biscuits.

Special prizes to the first 50 registrants and top 3 fundraisers.

Runners Check-in 8:30

Walkers Check-in 8:45


Cars-N-Carroll Show Shine Car Show Sunday September -Sept. 28th – 4th Sunday in September - Main Street Carroll, NE -  No Entry Fee - Open to any type vehicle cars, pickups, tractor, jeep, motorcycle.  Registration from 11am to noon.  Show from 12pm to 4pm. People's Choice awards and door prizes.  T-Shirts on sale now.  Free to public, vendors on site and food by Carroll United Methodist Church.  Find us on Facebook Cars N Carroll.  Come to Carroll, NE for an afternoon of great family fun and "Get the BEST parking spot in town"!



Fall Medication Aide Class:

Held at the College Center, 1001 College Way, South Sioux City, NE

This course is designed to prepare the student to assume the role and responsibilities of a Medication Aide working in a nursing facility.  This course includes information regarding medication administration, pharmacology rules and regulations, classification of drugs, orders, storage, abbreviations and an overview of commonly used drugs and documentation. 

Pre-registration is required. 

This 3 Credit Course meets from: October 16, 2014 - December 11, 2014, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00pm-9:00pm


Cost is $303.00/NE Resident, $306/IA & SD Residents $403.50/Non-Resident, plus $38.79 for textbook

Contact us at 402-241-6400.


Broadway at the Orpheum
Blue Man Group
October 27 and 28 at 7:30pm
Visit www.orpheumlive.com or call the box office at 712-279-4850





Broadway at the Orpheum
February 3 at 7:30pm
Visit www.orpheumlive.com or call the box office at 712-279-4850


Broadway at the Orpheum
Flashdance - The Musical
February 22 at 7:30pm
Visit www.orpheumlive.com or call the box office at 712-279-4850

MARCH 2015

Broadway at the Orpheum
March 2 at 7:30pm
Visit www.orpheumlive.com or call the box office at 712-279-4850


Broadway at the Orpheum
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
March 25 at 7:30pm
Visit www.orpheumlive.com or call the box office at 712-279-4850

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