Community Calendar


    The James Valley Community Center Farmer’s & Flea Market

    Friday, September 19th 2014 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at Parking Lot
    5th & Main St.

    The James Valley Community Center Farmer’s & Flea Market will operate each Saturday through September 27 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the 5th & Main Parking lot.. The market will feature fresh produce, farm fresh eggs, home baked items, home canned items, crafts, rummage items and more. For vendor space information call 770-2604. All vendors are welcome. Like our Facebook page to stay in touch also,


    Fishing Tournament Craft Fair Swap Meet

    Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 12:00 am

    Fishing Tournament Craft Fair Swap Meet Saturday, September 20th & 21st, 2014 at Milltown Island Park.

    For more information call Brian Stirling at 605-770-3861 or like Milltown Island Park on Facebook

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    Benefit Fund for Fire Victims

    Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    There will be a Benefit for those affected by the West 3rd St. Fireon Saturday, Sept 20th 2014 from 9am-4pm at 200 N. Main St in Mitchell. Available items will be crafts and vendors, bake sale, and perishable food drive.

    Donations can be made the day of the event by contacting Megan Hildebrand at 605-630-9606 or Kim Buum at 605-770-8344 or to Wells Fargo Bank under the name of “West 3rd Benefit.

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    Longfellow Elementary Carnival

    Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    At 6 pm the gates open for the Longfellow Carnival.  There will be bounce houses, face painting, balloon twisting, the Ford Drive for UR School, and the movie Fern Gully; all inside the playground.  Cost is $10 per family.  If you test drive a vehicle, you will earn $25 for Longfellow with no pressure to purchase.  All those who drive will be put into a drawing for some prizes.   There will be hot dogs, chips, and drinks for $1 each and free popcorn for the movie.  Movie starts at 8:30 pm.  Everyone is invited so come out and have some fun.



    Sunday, September 21st 2014 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Holy Spirit Church
    1401 West Cedar

    There will be bingo on Sunday, Sept 21, 2014 fro m3-5pm at the Holy Spirit Church Parish Hall. Cards are two fro a quarter. a Free Will lunch will follow.


    “Scrooge, the Musical” Auditions at DWU

    Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Pepsi Cola Theater
    700 N. Main St.

    The DWU Department of Theatre, the Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Music at DWU, and the Mitchell Area Community Theatre will combine forces this holiday season to bring “Scrooge, the Musical” to stage.

    Auditions for the musical will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, and Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre for the Performing Arts.

    All those interested in auditioning should come prepared to sing at least 16 bars of a Broadway show tune; bring sheet music for the accompanist.

    Production dates for “Scrooge,” will be 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4-6, and Dec. 11-13; and 2 p.m. on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre.

    The cast calls for one lead actor and many supporting characters, singers and dancers. Rehearsals are created and based on cast availability.

    For more information please contact Daniel L. Miller, director of theatre at Dakota Wesleyan, at

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    United Blood Services Blood Drive in Mt. Vernon

    Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    There will be a blood drive on Wed, Sept 24 from 2-6:30pm Mt. Vernon, SD at
    St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Contact Deb Zens at 996-0573 or go to and enter code: mtvernon


    United Blood Services Blood Drive in Mitchell

    Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    There will be a blood drive on Thurs, Sept 25 from 4-6pm Mitchell, SD at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Contact Diane Vanderheiden at 996-7361 or go to
    and enter code: resurrectionlutheran


    The Mitchell Area Safehouse “Stomp Out Domestic Violence & Child Abuse” Fashion Show

    Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Highland Conference Center
    2000 Highland Way

    The Mitchell Area Safehouse is holding the Stomp Out Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Fashion Show at the Highland Conference Center on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6pm. Tickets are available for purchase for $20 each or 10 for $150 at the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce and County Fair Food Stores. Proceeds from the event will go to support The Mitchell Area Safehouse and Visitation Center. The event will provide women in the Mitchell area a chance to see the latest fashions from local retailers while learning about the programs and services the Safehouse provides to women and children affected by domestic violence.


    Holiday Arts Fall Craft Show

    Friday, September 26th 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Masonic Temple
    112 E 5th

    There will be a Holiday Arts Fall Craft Show on September 26 & 27, 2014 at the Masonic Temple in Mitchell. The show hours on Friday the 26th are 9am-7pm. The show hours on Saturday the 27th are 9 am-5pm. If you have any questions, contact Nancy VanOverschelde at 605-248-2526.

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    Speaker, Linda Bartlett

    Friday, September 26th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The general public is invited to attend presentation of speaker and author, Linda Bartlett, in Mitchell on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7PM at Mitchell Christian School. She is speaking on “Mistaken Identity, Compromised Purity”. For more information about this event, contact Lutherans for Life of SD President, Jill Johnsen, 605-354-0147 or


    Sioux Falls Walk to Defeat ALS

    Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm at Sertoma Park
    4300 Oxbow Ave

    Sioux Falls Walk to Defeat ALS will be Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Sertoma Park, Sioux Falls.
    8:30am Registration Begins
    10:00am Walk Begins

    For more information or to register for the Walk, please visit or contact Chelsea Cronin ( or 605-274-0230).

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    2nd Annual Heart & Sole Color Splash 5K Walk/Run

    Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Cabela’s
    601 Cabela Drive

    Heart & Sole Color Splash 5K Walk/Run will be Saturday, Sept 27, 2014 at 10am at Cabelas. Check in dfoe all participants is 9am-9:45am at the Cabela’s East parking lot. For more information go to

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    Fire Preparedness Project

    Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    The American Red Cross is partnering with the Mitchell Fire Dept, Davison County Emergency Management & Davison County Search & Rescue to put on the Mitchell Home Fire Preparedness Project that will take place on Saturday, September 27th.

    The purpose of this project to distribute fire safety information and to install 10-year lithium battery-powered smoke alarms in homes without adequate alarms. The goal is to knock on approximately 400 doors in the neighborhood south of Dry Run Creek Park.

    If you are at home and answer your door on the 27th, volunteers will install your alarms.


    JVCC “Got Money?” Ways to Live Life with a Plan

    Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:15 pm at James Valley Communiy Center
    300 West First Ave

    The JVCC is working with Brenda Schulte at Lutheran Social Services on a financial seminar day. We are looking for door prizes for the people. We are expecting hopefully 100 people maybe more so items will be given in drawing form.

    This will be Saturday, September 27 from 9:00 am to 3:15 pm. The event will be called Got Money? Ways to enjoy life with a plan.

    We are also hoping to get donations for the food, water and pop. If your company can help with this please let me know. We are planning on having donuts in the morning and then lunch we were thinking sandwiches, chips and a dessert bar and then cookies for the afternoon snack.

    This event will be free and open to the public. We are planning on requesting a head count for lunch so we can have a bit of an idea how many people to plan for.


    9th Annual Spaghetti Supper

    Sunday, September 28th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at John Paul II School Gym
    1510 West Elm

    9Th Annual All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper will be Sunday, September 28, 2014 from
    5:00 -7:00pm at John Paul II School Gym
    Free Will Offering at the Door with matching grant event sponsored by Catholic United Financial.
    Serving: Spaghetti, Breadsticks, Desserts, Drinks
    50/50 cash raffle at the event
    Proceeds benefiting John Paul II School and the joint  Faith Formation programs of Holy Family & Holy Spirit church.
    Call Nicole Fuhrer for information at 999-9127 or


    United Blood Services Blood Drive in Alexandria

    Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 6:15 pm

    There will be a blood drive on Tues, Sept 30 from 2-6:15pm Alexandria, SD at United Methodist Church. Go to and enter code: alexandria

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    LifeServe Blood Drive in Mitchell

    Monday, October 6th 2014 - 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital
    525 North Foster

    Mitchell Community Blood Drive, Monday, October 6, 2014 from 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Avera Queen of Peace, 525 North Foster.

    Sign up to save a life today! Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 800.287.4903.

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    Autumn Classic

    Friday, October 10th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Highland Conference Center
    2000 Highland Way

    The John Paul II School PTO invites you to their annual fundraiser, The Autumn Classic.
    Tickets are $25 each in advance only.  Call 996-2365 or stop by John Paul II School at 1510 West Elm for tickets.
    Entertainment by Billy Lurken, plated meal, silent & live auctions, and other fun games!
    Live auction conducted by Ralph Kiner of Mitchell Realty.

    Beef Bucks Raffle to be held in conjunction with the event.  Tickets are $5 each for the chance to win $500 in Beef Bucks donated in memory of Steve Koester.  Drawing to be held at the Autumn Classic.

    Tuition Raffle Board:  For $25 a chance you could win 1 year free tuition to John Paul II School. Up to a $2125 value. Only 100 chances available.  Drawing to be held at the Autumn Classic.

    For more information contact Nicole at 999-9127 or

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    12 Anual Pheasant Opener Pancake Breakfast

    Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 7:30 am - 10:30 am

    Come to our 12th annual pheasant opener breakfast pancakes, corncakes, scrambled eggs, whole hog sausage, coffee, juice and milk are on the menu the breakfast is a free will offering. We are also raffling off a savage 223 rifle that will be given away that morning $10 per ticket or 3 for $25

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