April 2 Downtown News

Dakota Digital Film Festival
Tickets for the Dakota Digital Film Festival set for Friday April 10 are now on sale.  This relatively new festival in Bismarck has made a big splash in the community, growing the event and adding another layer of art appreciation.  The DDFF event format includes student submissions during the day, an evening schedule of submitted short works, and included this year are tickets for Saturday’s Internet Cat Video Festival (it’s exactly what it sounds like).  All DDFF events will be at the Belle Mehus Auditorium.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.dakotadigitalfilmfestival.org.

Association News

Bombshell Salon is running an 8 week campaign called,“Every Woman Deserves to Look and Feel Beautiful”. They will be collecting any unwanted or gently used hair/make-up products or used hair tools that still work, donating them to the Abused Women’s Clinic. Bombshell Salon will give a percentage of their sales to the Clinic along with the customer’s donation, they will also offer 20% off any purchase of new products or tools. Visit http://bombshellsalonnd.com/ for contact information.

The 2nd Annual Keep Bismarck Beautiful Clean-Up Day will be happening Saturday, May 2, 9am-Noon at Seratoma Park, Shelter 6. They will have specific locations to clean up, or you may pick up litter in a neighborhood of your choice. Bring garden gloves, wear long pants and comfortable shoes. They will provide garbage bags and safety vests. Donuts, coffee and water will be served.
Contact Information: Deb seminarydeb@gmailcom or Amy sschmidt92@bis.midco.net

Downtown News

Quiet Rail Zones have moved one step forward with BNSF contacting the City of Bismarck on possible construction timelines, including 2015 or 2016.  Additional safety features are schedule to be added to the crossings at 3rd, 5th and 12th Streets.  This removes the requirement of train horn noise at each crossing as a matter of routine.  Horns can still be sounded if there is low visibility, construction, or other temporary safety issues.  Quiet Rail Zones can be found in cities like Fargo, Jamestown and Medora among numerous other communities in ND.

An open house for the proposed Five South Development is scheduled for Thursday April 2 at the Bismarck Event (Civic) Center from 5-7pm.  Community members are welcome to attend.  http://fivesouthbismarck.com/


Upcoming Events
April 10
Belle Mehus Auditorium
April 12
Belle Mehus Auditorium