Dakota County Connections Updates, October 2018

Dakota County Connections Updates

October 2018


What: 29th Annual Tri-State Early Childhood Conference

Who: Child Care Providers, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten and 1st grade Teachers, Child Care Administrators and Directors, Parents of young children

Where: Delta Hotel, Fourth and B Street South Sioux City Ne

When: Oct.13th 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Why: Positive ways to guide the next generation.  For more information call 402 987 2140 at the Ne Extension office in Dakota City.   Dakota.unl.edu 


What: Nebraska FWD> Future Workforce Development: All are invited!

Who: Wayne State College and others request the honor of your presence for a business and industry community roundtable event. (explore the potential areas of workforce needs)

Where: The College Center 1001 College Way SSC

When: Oct. 22nd noon to 1:30 a light lunch will be provided Please call Joni Backer at 402 375 7200 by Oct. 15th to register as a light lunch will be provided. 


What: Human Trafficking 101 and Trauma Informed Care Training: training by Tonya Bauman Building Blocks Foster Care (Free)

Who: All

Where: Wayne Ne at Our Savior Lutheran Church Social Room

When: Oct. 18th, 2018 – call NNPHD at 402 375 2200 to RSVP


What: Siouxland Sleepout for the Homeless

Who: All

Where: Explorers Ball Park

When: 7 pm Oct 18th Free movie at Sioux City Community Theater 7 pm.  Sleep out Gates open at 4 pm Nov. 2nd


What: Suicide TALK session (Free)-90-minute info session on saving lives from suicide builds awareness and encourages open discussion.

Who: All

Where: Northeast Community College 1001 College Way-SSC

When: 10/22/2018 – to register call 402 841-3834 or email donna68701@yahoo.com


What: Education Exhibit on Human Trafficking on Display at the College Center

Who: Public is welcome

Where: South Sioux City College Center, 1001 College Way

When:  Now through 9am Friday Oct. 19th.  7:30-7:30 Mon.-Thur.


What: Working with Multiple Cultures-Jackson Recovery Centers (Through this training and discussion, we aim to prepare participants to leverage our diversity into opportunities that will help our community grow. Registration due by Oct. 17th-call Jackson at 712 234 2300.

Who: All

Where: 3500 W. 4th St. Sioux City 51103

When: Friday Oct. 19th 8:45 -12 noon 


What: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Wear Jeans in OCT and donate in support of CSADV services)

Who: Everyone

Where: CSADV would like to invite everyone to join their efforts by promoting a “Jeans Day” at your place of employment during the month of Oct. 

When: Pick a day or several where employees can wear blue jeans to work for a $5.00 donation to CSADV

Why: Can’t do Jeans day?  Consider going purple, the traditional color for Domestic Violence Awaarness Month!  And or let us put together a display for you or provide a speaker.  To participate contact Shelli by phone at 712 277 0131 or email rachelle@csadv.org 


What: Congregational Health Ministry Workshop-Looking at Health through a holistic lens Mind-body-Spirit (presenter Rev. Dr. P. Morgan Gordy)

Who: All

Where: Salem Lutheran Church- 1753 G Ave. Dakota City Ne 

When: Friday Oct. 19th 6-9 pm includes dinner Saturday Oct. 20th 9 am- 5 pm includes lunch.  RSVP office@salemdakotacity.org or 402 987 3582 


What: Trunk or Treat

Who: Heartland Counseling

Where: 917 W 21st St. SSC Ne 68776

When: Thursday Oct 25th 5:30-7:00 pm

Why: Free trick or treating for all.  Also, if anyone would like to have a car to give out info and candy contact Haley- haley@heartlandcounselingservices.com 


What: Designer Trick or Treat Bags!

Who: Anyone- 15.00 per adult>bring as many children as you can supervise at no additional charge.

Where: Northeast Community College South Sioux City 1001 College Way

When: Oct 26th 1-2:30 pm There is no school so let’s have some fun!


What: Craft Fair/Bake Sale

Who: First Lutheran Church 

Where: 3601 Dakota Ave South Sioux City

When: Saturday Nov. 3rd 9 am to 3 pm 

Why: If you would like a table/booth the cost of each space is 30.00 each and each vendor needs to provide a $10 gift card or an item of that price for a raffle.  The doors will open on Friday from 5-7 pm to set up.  Please Contact Rita Todd 712 574 1769 if you are interested or toddsix@aol.com 


What: Blood Drive

Who: First Lutheran Church Bloodmobile

Where: First Lutheran Church

When: Saturday Nov. 3rd 9-noon 

Schedule your appt. www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800 287 4903


What: Siouxland’s Coffee Extravaganza

Who: Everyone

Where: Sioux City Convention Center

When: Nov. 3rd 2018 11:00 am -4:00 pm

Why: Celebrating the region’s coffee culture with all thing’s coffee, coffee sampling, tasting, latte art, live entertainment and so much more- all for a good cause.

Venue phone: 712 279 4800

Website- http://siouxcityconventioncenter.com


What: Optimist’s Soup & Dessert Luncheon, bake sale and raffle

Who: South Sioux City Optimists (Soups: Cheeseburger, Chili, Chicken Noodle)

Where: American Legion/VFW 109 19th Street

When: Thursday, Nov 15th 11:00-1:30

Why: Proceeds go to support the youth of the South Sioux City community (Cost $7.00)


What: 2nd Annual Trivia Night

Who: Heartland Counseling Services, Inc.

Where: Covington Links Golf Course-497 Golf Road

When: Saturday Nov. 17th 6-10 pm 

Why: Teams of six, chili feed, fun, 5 rounds of 15 questions, raffle and more.  Suggested donation $10.00 Sign up on Facebook Event


What: Community Thanksgiving Worship

Who: Dakota County Ministerial Alliance 

Where: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1977 A St. SSC 

When: 11/18/ 2018

Why: Free will donation to support Dakota City Residents that need , gas, food, or a hotel stay.

The money is distributed by the South Sioux City Police


What: Fundraiser for the Food Bank of Siouxland

Where: Buffalo Alice 1022 4th Street 

When: Sunday November 18th from 4:30-7:00 pm

$11 for Adults, $4 for kids 4-12, kids 3 and under are free ($27 household maximum)

100% of your tips go to the Food Bank of Siouxland


What: Show us Siouxland! Talent Show

Who: anyone with a talent- young or old or not so young who wants to share their talent with Siouxland.

Where: Heelan Performing Art Hall

When: Dec 15th, 2018 6-10 pm

$30 entry fee- 1st place wins $1,000 cash! 

Call Kristine at Women Aware at 712 258 4174 for more information


What: Delivery of Cardinal Christmas Baskets

Who: Call Bill Garvey at 712 301 7835 

Where: SSC Fire Hall 16th & First Ave

When: Saturday, Dec. 22nd 7:45 am

Why: We will have approximately 365 baskets to deliver. Many hands make for light work. Please consider donating 1-2 hours to our project


What: Tyson is announcing the Nonprofit Summer Job Program

Who: All non-profits

Where: More information about the Program and a link to the application can be found at – https://iacampuscompact.org/resource-posts/nonprofits-eligible-tyson-community-internship-funding/.

Key Points:

  1. The Program provides 22 nonprofit organizations with a grant of $3,000 to hire a qualified college student to work eight weeks during the summer.
  2. This is a competitive program – nonprofits must apply in the next several weeks to participate.
  3. Tyson Foods has awarded a grant to Campus Compact to administer the program on our behalf.  All questions about the application should be directed to Justin Ellis at 515-235-4681.
  4. The nonprofits have sole discretion for choosing which college student they hire.  Tyson Foods does not get involved with employment choices.


What: Dakota County Health -Living Well – Take control of your health

Interested in Hosting a class get your family and friend together!

Call today 402 987 2164

October 11 Meeting

Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 11 at our monthly meeting. We heard from Sarah Deck with Juvenile Diversion about our DCC community goal, Jennifer Jackson presenting on the AWARE grant, Matt Ohman presenting on 0>3 Prime Age to Engage literacy distribution, Julie Boyle presenting on the Think Make Create Trailer, and Kim Neesen who spoke about Nebraska Dept of Labor Services.

View our October meeting notes here.