Dakota County Connections Updates, September 2018

Dakota County Connections Updates

September 2018

What: Her Health Women’s Center Diaper Dash

Who: Everyone, walkers and runners

Where: Crystal Cove, South Sioux City

When: Sat. Sept. 22nd9:00 am

Why: Annual Fundraiser

Register@herhealthwomenscenter.org or at Crystal Cove on the day of the walk


What: Welcoming week

When: September 15 – 25 –a nationwide opportunity for us to come together as neighbors and celebrate each other.

Siouxland events include:

  • September 17 – Citizenship Day Celebration at Mary Treglia (900 Jennings Street) – Tours at 7:45am and 4pm; open house all day; Citizenship Trivia (see if you can pass the test!).
  • September 21 – Citizenship Clinicat Mary Treglia (immigration attorneys will prepare naturalization applications for prequalified clients)
  • September 21 – 9am, 12pm, and 3pm – Naturalization Informational Sessions for potential candidates for naturalization.  Hosted by Unity in Action at Mary Treglia, 900 Jennings Street
  • September 25 – 4:30pm – Immigration Simulation at Mary Treglia. Great opportunity to get a glimpse of the challenges faced by those wishing to make the US their home. PRE-REGISTRATION STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Child care and food available


What: Local Resource Grant
Who: WellCare Health Plan
Where: Online Application
When: Sept.1st-30th
Why: Small Grants of up to 1500 to local Community-Based Organizations-request must focus on 1/3 issues. Housing/Homelessness, Heathy/food Access, Mental Health. No reporting requirements at this grant level.


What: Volunteer Management-Training Series (Volunteer Centers of Iowa)

Who: Volunteer Coordinators and Managers

Where: online

When: Sept. 20th – Nov. 29th, 2018- 9:00- 10:30 am

Why: Your involvement in this training series will connect you with other volunteer coordinators and managers in Iowa to provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of planning, recruitment, placement, orientation, supervision, and evaluation.


What: Who You A.R.E Matters! – (Beyond the Bell)

Who: Staff who want to learn, discuss, and practice intervention positive strategies in managing and changing inappropriate behavior.

Where: Howard Johnson Hotel Conference Room 707 4th St., Sioux City, IA

When: Friday, Sept. 28th 8:30 am -3:30 pm (Lunch provided)

Why: An activity-based training that encourages staff to develop skills in initiating and maintaining positive relationships. $30 per person, 6 approved DHS DHHD credit hours for ECE and school-age professionals. Call 712-635-0267 or email kkoser@beyondthebell.us.com


What: Free Dental Clinic

Who: Iowa Mission of Mercy/ Questions-call 800-828-2181 or email iowamom.org

Where: Tyson Events Center Sioux City IA

When: October 5th – 6th 2018/ Doors open at 6:30 am and close once capacity has been reached

Why: Patients will be seen on a first come basis, no income restrictions, all ages welcome, childcare provided, services include: filings, extractions, cleanings and flippers (partials)


What: Barn Fest (STARS INC)

Who: Family Fall Festival

Where: STARS, Inc. 33148K-22, Sioux City IA 51104

When: Oct 6th, 2018, 5 pm – 8 pm

Why: A great night for families to come and enjoy a carnival, hayrack rides, food trucks, etc.…

Website: wwwscstar.org


What: Circle of Security Parenting Class offered in Spanish by Crittenton Center

Who: Crittenton’s Resource Center 712-255-4321 ext 151

Where: South Sioux City Public Library

When: Oct. 10th – Nov. 28th


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: Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair / Dakota City Fire Dept.

Who: All Welcome

Where: TBA


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 Awareness 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: 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


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