Dakota County Connections Updates, May 2018

Mom’s (Women’s) Night Out-Free for everyone!! Call Women Aware to register by May 10th -712-258-4174

May 16th(Wed.) from 5pm-8pm at Girls Inc.

Dinner and Childcare provided.

This year’s theme is “Safety First” Breakout Sessions include: HIV/STDs- Your Sexual Health 2. Women’s Self-Defense 3. Home Safety- Radon Gas!

STARS, Riding Center-May 15th – 6pm

*Volunteer Orientation* – 33148 K22, Sioux City IA

Fishing Derby-sponsored the SSC Optimists

May 19thin the morning at Crystal Cove – more details to come!

Iowa School of Beauty-FreeHaircuts for Men and Women in uniform

Friday -May 18thand Saturday – May 19that Iowa School of Beauty-3320 Line Drive Sioux City IA 51106

Call to make an appointment: 712-274-9733

Attention Gardeners!!

Over 1,700 people in our community are considered food insecure; about 500 of those are children.

You can help feed a family and a community simply by growing an extra row of produce and donating to families in need.

It’s Easy!

“Grow an Extra Row”

Locate a produce collection site at www.Dakota.unl.edu

or call Nebraska Extension at 402-987-2140

Drop off your produce.

Volunteers Needed:

Unity in Action is looking for volunteers to help with their “Get out to Vote Campaign” for the 2018 elections.

For more information contact Cristina at 402-412-3333 or cristina.topete@unitedinactionne.org

Dakota County Health

Colorpalooza-5K Fun Run/Walk & Community Event

June 2nd, 2018 9am – 2pm R. O. C. Wall-Riverview Outdoor Center 1280 Riverview Dr. So. Sioux City

They are still looking for Sponsors, runners, walkers, and vendors. The non-profit vendor/reps. Receive a space no charge.

If you have questions, please contact the Dakota County Health Dept. at 402-987-2164.

GiGi’s Playhouse-Sioux City-Creating Inclusive Spaces for Individuals with Special Needs in Siouxland

July 13th 9am-1pm (835 B Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51101) 712-226-7529

Drone Camp:

July 9-13, 2018 at Northeast Community College-Cost $150

Ages 9-11- Morning Sessions M-F, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Ages 12-14-Afternoon Session M-F 1:00pm-5:00pm

Drone Camp is about hands-on learning, innovation and adventure. You’ll take to the skies and become an honorary junior drone pilot.

One Siouxland Press Conference– Thursday June 7th– And Community Meeting– 9:30am-11am. The Location is still TBD Erica will let us know!

Pride Picnic 2018

June 9thAll Day- 10am-6pm

Chris Larson Park on the waterfront

Free Organizational Fair- Organizations can have free space at our Community Fair noon-4:00

Bring your own tables & chairs. Call 223-0931.

Pride Prom

June 1st, 2018 8-11 pm

First Unitarian Church, 2508 Jackson

Biking for School Supplies

July 31st, 2018 At the Cardinal Complex Park by the Jr. High School – Great opportunity for our youth to ride their bikes through a course and learn about bike safety, get fun school supplies, and many fun groups will be there with fun give-a-ways and activities.

Tri State Early Childhood Conference

Oct. 13th, 2018 (Marina Inn) Delta Marriott on the River, Conference Center

Flyers will come from Carol Larvick, at the Dakota County UNL Extension Office and Erika Fink, ESU #1 ELC.

Voices for Food

Our focus group, Voices for Food, recently placed two new raised gardens around the community to increase the number of fresh foods we have for families. These raised gardens were placed at Siouxland Community Health of Nebraska and Heartland Counseling where wonderful individuals will help us with growing fresh produce.