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The Auxiliary to CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson will honor one of its members for volunteering above and beyond. Mary Kolling will be recognized for 10,000 service hours over her lifetime when the auxiliary holds its annual meeting. The meeting is 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the hospital. Kolling remembers volunteering for at least 30 years.
Storytellers paints images in your mind, fill the heart with emotion, and most importantly, entertain. Hettinger storyteller Ceil Anne Clement will tell folktales when she is the guest speaker at the upcoming annual meeting of the Auxiliary to CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson on Thursday, Aug. 24.
Rows of carrots, corn, onions and lettuce line the small plots of Dickinson’s newest venture -- a community garden. The garden is the brainchild of Rev. Ellery Dykeman and his wife, Diaconal Minister Anna Dykeman, who serve the parishes of Peace Lutheran and St. John’s Episcopal at Dickinson and St. John’s Lutheran at Richardton.
Junior Volunteers at CHI St. Alexius Hospital Dickinson are recognized by their colorful T-shirts, photo badges and smiles when visitors come to the hospital. The first Junior Volunteer they meet is usually at the information desk. Arley Price, an incoming freshman at Dickinson High School, is ready to give directions or take someone to their destination. She sits next to information desk employee Mary Jo Privratsky, who appreciates her help.
Artists, both amateur and professional, will showcase their talents during the second annual Chalk Walk from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at the Bandshell in Memorial Park. “It’s a chance for the community to come together and engage in creative activities,” Dickinson Parks and Recreation program supervisor Alissa Karsky said. “We’ll provide the chalk and you provide the inspiration.”
Christian bands in the area are coming together for a day-long jam session when the second annual Alive is held at the Bandshell in Memorial Park. The music runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, with games for the kids and free refreshments. The gathering is the brainchild of Carlos Baca, the worship leader at Calvary Baptist Church.
Linda Patrick, who recently moved here from Buffalo, N.Y., was excited to buy a house again because it meant she’d have space for her woodworking hobby. “My husband, Bill, says I’m crazy -- I’m the only woman who asks for tools for Christmas … table saw, lathe, drill press, sanders, hammers… It’s like I have my own little shop, but it’s our garage.”
The Filipino community has joined the ethnic groups that will celebrate their culture during the annual Northern Plains Ethnic Festival. The celebration begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug.19, at Prairie Outpost Park on Museum Drive. Rose McMurtry, her partner Emmalyn Vance and a helper will be preparing Filipino foods that will be served individually or as a complete meal.
Marisa Schmidt has been cleaning, painting and decorating in preparation for the opening of her Wonder Years Learning Academy. The academy is a preschool to be held in the lower level of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Dickinson. It will open on the first day of the public schools -- Aug. 24. She’s accepted help from volunteers with the Badlands Ministries who did painting and cleaning for two days as part of their community service.
Georgia Chrome is all about playing chart-topping country music, but the musicians are best known as the house band for Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row at Scottsdale, Ariz. They are bringing their style of music to North Dakota when they appear for the First on First Dickinson Summer Nights concert series. Their performance is Thursday, Aug. 17, with Outlaw Sippin’ as opening act.