Dakota County Connections Updates, August 2018


Now thru August 13th, 2018. What is a Makerspace?  It is a work space for making learning, exploring and sharing tools and equipment.  It is open to adults, kids, entrepreneurs and inventors. Equipment available can provide you the opportunity to try tools such as 3D printer, embroidery machine, laser cutter, vinyl heat press and more. The Equipment is free you just need to purchase the supplies.

South Sioux City Public Library  (402) 494-7545

Nebraska Extension in Dakota County (402) 987-2140

Haskell Agriculture Laboratory Climate and Crops Family Field Day

August 14th at the Haskell Ag Lab, 57905 866 Road, Concord, Ne 68728 – 402-584-2261

Backyard Farmer -Live Q&A

Free Lunch

Northeast Community College-Adult classes for those interested education services

Adult Education Registration-ESL Classes, GED classes and ABEL

At Northeast Community College Extended Campus, room 135

August 20th-24th-9:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00,- 5:00-8:00

Blood Drive

8/10/18-2-7 pm – First Lutheran Church, 3601 Dakota Ave., SSC

You can pre-register online at: http://www.FLCSSC.ORG

Flea Market/Farmers /Vendor/Bake Sale

8/10-8/12 on the 10th-10 am to 8 pm, on the 11th-9am to 4 pm, on the 12th-11 am to 4 pm

First Lutheran Church, 3601 Dakota Ave., SSC

2018-19 United Way of Siouxland Campaign Kickoff 

Mark your calendars for the 2018-19 Campaign Kickoff on Wednesday, August 15th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at Long Lines Rec Center – 401 Gordon Drive

Transportation Training Day

August 17th-10am – 1:30

At MLK, Jr. Ground Transportation Center, 505 Nebraska Street

Will include a tour of Sioux City Transit and Siouxland Regional transit buses. Private providers will be invited.

Nonprofit Resource Sharing Conversations:

This is an ongoing conversation- talking about how nonprofits can share everything from ideas, office space, or staff. If you would like more information email Heather at hhennings@unitedwaysiouxland.com.

Iowa School of Beauty is still collecting school supplies to support the Siouxland Community through August 15th:

Crayons, Pencils/Pens, Rulers, Glue, Notebooks, Markers, Backpacks, Water Colors, Scissors, Calculators, Folders, etc. Call Iowa School of Beauty for more information- when you donate you get 25% off a product or $2.00 a service.

Business Diploma-Northeast Community College

This convenient hybrid course format allows you to meet face-to face once a week on Monday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m., while the rest of the coursework is completed online-the best of both worlds.

Classes begin August 20th –402-241-6400

Business Childcare Meeting-Northeast Community College

A community meeting to work towards solving the childcare crisis in Siouxland.

Child care is a family issue, a workforce issue, and a community issue!

It is very important that you call (712) 255-3551 to register for this meeting as they do need a head count.

Free Teen Health Event: At Girls INC. Sat. Aug. 25th 11 am-3 pm

Open to all students in grades 6-12 -Parents welcome to attend. It covers: Prevention, Sexual health, Emotional health, Human Trafficking, Cyber Safety, Health, Drugs and Alcohol, Self Defense

10 County Scrap Tire collection, Fri. Aug 24th8 am-12 pm, Cuming Co. Fairgrounds West Point, NE

Limit 100 tires per vehicle

For more information call PMRNRD (402) 374-1920 ext. ext. 3

Siouxland CARES is hosting its family-friendly Wiffle Ball Classic

Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Miracle League Field of Sioux City! This event will bring together some of our community partners and organizations. Proceeds will benefit Siouxland CARES’ positive youth development programs.

Jackson Recovery Centers-Intervention: Beginning the Recovery Journey

Friday, August 31st-8:45-12:00

3500 W. 4th Street Sioux City, IA

Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 29th

This training will help participants better understand the time frames of intervention (pre-intervention, intervention day, and post-intervention) with the focus of long-term recovery.

Artsplash-Sept.1st and 2nd

Fun in the sun and art in the park – a perfect combination.  Traditionally held on Labor Day weekend this festival includes artists, entertainment, popular adult and children’s hands-on activities, a wide variety of food, and so much more.

Zumba Classes at Northeast Community College

Classes are offered in August, Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. from 5:45-6:30, $30.00 a class /call 402-241-6400

The SSC Chamber of Commerce and CVB would like to spot light different groups from our DCC Collaboration in their Newsletter. If you would send 2-4 Facts associated with your group and your link to Jgieselman@siouxlandship.org. I will get it to them and they can put the link on the bottom of the facts.

For Example:

South Sioux City is in great need of Foster Homes. Presently we have 45 children and only 5 beds.

For more information click here Building Blocks.

The University of Lincoln is offering a Crop and Climate Field Day at Haskell Agricultural Laboratory

Tuesday, Aug. 14th, 2018, 9 am- 3:30 pm –Venders, children Activities, Beef Lab, Free lunch, Shooting Sports, Drone Demo, Speaker Al Dutcher and Tours

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

Building Blocks Foster Care

“Inspired to Improve” 1st Annual Conference Featuring: Brian Mendler

September 8th, 2018 8 am-4 pm-Registration Deadline August 31st.

Northeast Community College

Lifelong Learning Center

701 E Benjamin Ave

Norfolk, Ne 68701

Watch our website for conference details www.buildingblocksforkids.org.

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


Where Communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming EVERYONE. September 14th– 23rd, www.welcomingamerica.org

Food Bank at 1st Lutheran Church, 3601 Dakota Ave., SSC

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 2-4pm, First Lutheran 3601 Dakota Ave, SSC ID is required

Food Pantry First Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave. SSC

Tue-Fri, 9am – 11:30 am

No ID Required-can receive food once a month

Do you need a place for your community organization to meet?

Give First Lutheran Church a call! It is a free will offering, with many rooms available.

Check out our website Calendar and see all the Activities Going on. www.FLCSSC.ORG

Our next Dakota County Connections meeting will be Sept. 13th 9:00 am at the Cardinal conference Center!
See you there!!