- Member for
- 4 years 1 month
When Hurricane Harvey swept through Rockport, Texas, it left behind piles of debris and despair. How were the homeowners, particularly the elderly and widowed ever going to recover? Images of the damage to Houston and the Gulf Coast communities were etched into the heart of Wayne Craig, a master electrician from Dickinson. He’d made missions trips to New Hope, Uganda with teams from the Evangelical Bible Church, but never one in the United States.
It’s time to pack shoeboxes for children overseas through Operation Christmas Child. Any sturdy shoebox will do, but the project provides colorful, free boxes. This year, the Lighthouse Church of God at Dickinson has stepped forward as the Dickinson-area relay station.
What’s it like to be really hungry -- not just waiting for dinner to be served? An awareness of hunger is the premise of the upcoming Empty Bowls Project luncheon set Saturday, Nov. 11, at Dickinson. A simple meal of bread and soup will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge, 532 15th St. W. It’s being held in conjunction with the Badlands Art Association’s art show.
Seamstress Anita Kirschman, of Dickinson, spends up to 12 hours a day in her sewing room that she calls the “Woman Cave.” As owner of “All Sewn Up,” she’s either mending, doing alterations, teaching sewing lessons or sewing another quilt. Storage is filling up with her quilts, table runners, purses and wall hangings, hence the necessity to host a quilting show and sale. It will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Sunset Center Senior Center.
Veteran comedians Jan McInnis and Kent Rader will join forces to bring the 90-minute Baby Boomer Comedy Show to Dickinson on Saturday, Nov. 18. The performance starts at 7 p.m. in the Dickinson State University Beck Auditorium. “We emphasize that it’s clean comedy, but it’s also funny,” said McInnis, who was recently touring the East Coast. “We will appeal to anyone who isn’t a baby boomer too -- we just focus on baby boomers, but others will get it.”
The Badlands Art Association has selected Dr. Andrea Donovan from Minot to judge the art entries in the 2017 Art Show at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge. The art show hours are 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, and 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12. Donovan is an associate professor of art and humanities at Minot State University.
Surviving a brain injury is the first step to recovery. But what’s next? That’s one of the questions discussed by the Dickinson-area Brain Injury Survivor Support Group. Group leader Shannon Binstock, of South Heart, shares her life lessons during monthly meetings in Dickinson.
The Elder Care Program will continue to serve meals, the Prairie Rose Center will stay open and Dickinson’s Backpack program will provide weekend lunches for schoolchildren in need. All of these programs requested funding from United Way of Dickinson to operate their services for another year.
Dickinson State University Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present “Silence,” a play loosely based on the history of the Dark Ages of England. The production centers on Lord Silence of Cumbia and his arranged marriage to Princess Ymma of Normandy. The King of England essentially decreed they were to be married. What could possibly go wrong?
It’s time to think about prom and party dresses. The 10th annual prom and party dress sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge, with all proceeds going to the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.