Oct 12 Downtown Bismarck News

Exploring Incremental Development

Incremental Development Clinic — Bismarck Oct 16
The Downtowners, along with partners Lewis & Clark Development Group and Civitecture Studios, are hosting Jim Kumon of the Incremental Development Alliance for a Bismarck Clinic.  Staff and partners have been working throughout August and September to bring Jim here before his scheduled keynote at the ND Downtown Conference in Fargo ND.
A stakeholders luncheon with afternoon sessions– as well as a free public lecture will take place Monday, October 16.  Jim will work with local stakeholders who are interested in pursuing an incremental, neighborhood-oriented approach to infill and redevelopment and aim to build local momentum and institutional infrastructure around this approach.

What is incremental development?
Incremental development is a bottom-up, grassroots approach to development. It is a process that helps unlock the potential of locally sourced ideas, driven by locally sourced capital, to transform neighborhoods for the better.
Visit www.incrementalnd.com for more information or to register!

Association News

Member Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse, the American Cancer Society and the Bismarck Cancer Foundation announce the seventh annual, “Bucks for Bras” Benefit Event on Wednesday, October 18 at Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse. The “Bucks for Bras” Benefit Auction highlights the talents of area artists through the glamorization of the brassiere. The bras are donated, while attendees have the opportunity to bid on these on-of-kind wearable pieces, as well as other non-wearable works of art at the event. Get your tickets at Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse, the Bismarck Cancer Center or the American Cancer Society.http://www.bismarckcancercenter.com/

Shred for United Way will be on October 17 & 18 from 12:30pm to 4pm and October 19 from 8am to 12pm at Record Keepers in Bismarck. Bring your outdated financial records such as bank statements, credit card statements, old checks, tax returns, medical explanation of benefits and other items that contain personal or sensitive information. Record Keepers will securely shred the items and the shredded material will be recycled. All Proceeds will go thttp://www.msaunitedway.org/o United Way. Minimum suggested donation of $5.  For more information contact Todd Henderson at 701.223.8199.

Pop Up Pathway
The Bismarck Central Pathway Quick Build option called the Pop Up Pathway, is a low cost demonstration project intended to test and provide feedback about a potential new central Bismarck route that would connect existing trails and sidewalks into contiguous paths from the core of Bismarck to the Missouri River multi-use trail system.  We want your feedback on this project!  Visit our site to learn more and give feedback.

Marauders on Main- Saturday!
Join UMary alumni and friends plus Jerome Distributing Inc. for a pub crawl through five downtown bars, after the UMary Homecoming football game! Receive a FREE t-shirt and mug, plus drink specials at each bar location. Complete the crawl for a chance to win some great prizes (including a YETI cooler)! Registration and food begins at 4 p.m. at the Depot parking lot, Pub Crawl kicks off at 5 p.m., and prize drawings at 9 p.m. at Borrowed Bucks (must be present to win). #MaraudersonMain

REGISTER HERE to be guaranteed a t-shirt and mug:www.umary.edu/PubCrawl

Downtown News
State of the Downtown Nov. 14- Update
Our 2nd Annual State of the Downtown has been moved one week to Nov. 14, so as not to conflict with other community events.
Join the Downtowners at Dakota Stage with a networking breakfast at 7:30am, followed by State of the Downtown 2017 kicking off at 8am-9:15am.
Learn about Downtown projects and initiatives, successes of the past year, upcoming news, and a first look at our 2018 Downtown Partnership program.  State of the Downtown 2017 is free to our Downtown Business Association of Bismarck members, $15 for non-members.
Click here to register!

Event Calendar

Oct 12
Raise a Pint to Cure Breast Cancer
The Blarney Stone Pub

Oct 12-15
Clue: The Musical 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

Oct 13
Opening Reception: “Cosmic” 
ART Gallerie on Main

Oct 14
Marauders on Main Pub Crawl
Bismarck Historic Depot

Oct 14
Edith Sanford Run/Walk for Breast Cancer
Family Wellness Center

Oct 14
5 Keg Krawl for Cancer
Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse

Oct 18
Biennial BSC Alumni Art Exhibit Reception
Bismarck State College Art Galleries

Oct 18
Fall Pinterest Night
Sixteen03 Main Events

Oct 20
Comedy Night
Sixteen03 Main Events

Oct 21 &22
Stand up Comedy with Rio Hillman
Dakota Stage Ltd.