NDCA Announces North Dakota State Tree Lighting Ceremony
The North Dakota Council on the Arts, along with the Governor’s Office, the First Lady’s Office, and Facility Management, invites the general public to the Lighting Ceremony for the 2016 North Dakota State Christmas Tree. The ceremony will be conducted by Governor Jack Dalrymple, First Lady Betsy Dalrymple, and David “White Thunder” Trottier on Thursday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall of the Capitol Building in Bismarck.
Live entertainment will be provided by Joel Gilbertson, pianist; Beth Gigante Klingenstein, pianist; University of Mary Brass Ensemble, directed by Dennis Gowen; and Angelica, Central Dakota Children’s Choir, under the direction of Dawn Hagerott. Readings will be presented by Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley and Kathleen Wrigley. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
The tree will be decorated with ornaments handmade by children, students, artists and craftspeople from all over North Dakota, as has been the tradition since 1981. This year 424 ornaments were donated to the State Tree. A descriptive listing of the ornaments will be available at the ceremony.
Dress to Impress: 25th Annual Dream Maker’s Ball
On Friday, October 21, 2016, at 6pm, The GOD’S CHILD Project will hold its annual Dream Maker’s Ball at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck, ND. Celebrating 25 years of helping children dream for their futures, the ball is the Project’s premier fundraising event of the year.
The event will include a social hour, elegant dinner, silent auction, legendary “horse race”, live auction, dancing with the Joe Friday Band, and a most elaborate hat competition. Important speakers will present during dinner to provide an inspirational look inside the work of The GOD’S CHILD Project.
Individual tickets are $60 and a table of 8 costs $400. Company sponsorships are available with packages starting at $500. All proceeds will benefit the children and families in Antigua, Guatemala, who receive education and medical care from GOD’S CHILD.
Call NOW to purchase your tickets! (701) 255-7956 or email Heather at Heather.McFall@GodsChild.org to purchase tickets or to learn more about sponsorship possibilities.
The 2nd Annual Meet the Bobcats Golf Shootout for Youth is September 8!
The second annual Meet the Bobcats Golf Shootout for Youth is coming up on September 8! This is your chance to golf with the 2016-17 Bismarck Bobcats players and have a great day of golfing and fun at the Tom O’Leary Golf Course!
Proceeds will go toward the Schaumburg Arena Expansion Project, to which the Bobcats have pledged $100,000.
Sign up today at: http://bismarckbobcats.golfreg.com/
The cost is $400 per foursome–with each foursome accompanied by a Bobcat player. Hole sponsorships are $250, and a sponsorship + foursome combo package is $550!
Missouri River Expedition Tour
The North Dakota Water Education Foundation is hosting the Missouri River Expedition tour on Wednesday August 3. Participants of this tour will visit Lake Sakakawea State Park, Garrison Dam, Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn. This tour begins and ends in Bismarck. The public is invited to attend the tour, which costs $20 per person, and includes transportation, informational materials, meals, refreshments and a one-year subscription to the North Dakota Water magazine. In addition to the Missouri River Expedition tour on August 3, the Foundation is also hosting the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Facilities tour on September 21 (departing from Fargo). The 2016 tour sponsors include: Ackerman-Estvold Engineering, AE2S, Bartlett & West, Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, Houston Engineering, Image Printing, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, North Dakota Irrigation Association, North Dakota State Water Commission, North Dakota Water Resource Districts Association, North Dakota Water Users Association, Southwest Water Authority and Western Area Water Supply. Other contributors are Barr Engineering, Basin Electric, Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board and North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association.
For more information or to register, contact the North Dakota Water Education Foundation at 701-223-8332