This weekend Siouxland has a lot going on and there are plenty of ways you can contribute to worthy causes in our community.
Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness– Buddies for Life will host this walk on Saturday, September 19th to promote acceptance and awareness for individuals with down syndrome.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at North Middle School, 2101 Outer Drive North and the walk will begin at 10:15 a.m.
The walk organizers encourage everyone to invite their friends to come out and join them on the walk. This involvement will promote the importance of understanding that we are all more alike than different.
The funds raised will go to Gigi’s Playhouse in Sioux City and will go to research projects for Down Syndrome Awareness and administration costs for Buddies for Life.
7th Annual Art in the Park Exhibition– The exhibits can be seen in Latham Park on Saturday, September 19. Rain or shine, come on out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and witness some magnificent art by some of the areas top artists.
The address is 1915 So. Lemon Street Sioux City, Iowa and if you would like to participate please contact Latham Park at 276-6016.
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Nature Calls Fundraiser– Also, on Saturday September 19, at the Stoney Creek Inn’s River Bend Conference Center in Sioux City the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center will hold a Nature Calls Fundraiser.
Dawn Snyder, the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center Programs Director had this to say about the event:
“This event is casual and tons of fun. We have people looking forward to it every year because of the relaxed atmosphere and unique combination of artists, beers and auction items.”
Sounds like a great time and advanced tickets can be purchased for $35 and are on sale now by contacting the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center at 712.258.0838 and tickets after September 17th are $45 each.
The proceeds from the event go to special educational programs and new exhibit enhancements at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.
Chili & Salsa Cook Off– Downtown celebrates its 16th annual Chili and Salsa Cook Off this Saturday September 19th.
This Sioux City favorite is back again and ready to heat up your Saturday. Just come on down to 3rd and Pierce and the Central Bank parking lot at noon and witness area cooks competing against one another in a taste battle.
Big Brother Big Sisters will be organizing this year’s event. For registration information, please call Camilla Shimonek at 712-239-9890 Ext. 15 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race for Hope– This Saturday will also feature the annual June E. Nylen Cancer Center’s Race for Hope. The event features 15k or 5k run or walk to be held on the beautiful trails of the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve.
All participants will be encouraged to bring friends and loved one’s out to support this great cause. Participants will receive a race t-shirt, post race food and chance to win door prizes.
The registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the kids fun run and 15k will begin at 8:30 a.m. The 5k will follow at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place in McCook Lake, South Dakota at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve. Entry fee is just $35 and is going to to a great cause and we all hope to see you there.
To view complete information of this event follow the link provdided.
Well, there is definitely a lot of things that you can get out there and enjoy this Saturday. Hopefully, you’re as excited as I am to enjoy these great events.
-Ian, Social Media Intern