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shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com July 10, 2018 • Page 9 Art Forms Summer Enters Its Busy Second Half For YAA BY JULIE J. AMSBERRY Yankton Area Arts On Tuesday night, the Yankton Area Summer Band wrapped up another fantastic season! Thank you to Gwen Wenisch for an outstanding lineup of conductors in your first summer as Program Manager for the band! The fun doesn’t stop here, however. During the month of July, the Summer Concert series continues with four Pops Concerts on Tuesday nights at Riverside Park Amphitheater. The Dixie Daddys will bring some Dixieland music on July 10, the Radio Rangers will be playing music from the 60s and 70s on July 17, The Bridge City Big Band, a local favorite, will play jazz music on July 24, and rounding out the 2018 concert season will be the Tabor 1890 Band on July 31st. All concerts are free to the public and brought to you by Yankton Area Arts and the City of Yankton Parks Department! Currently on display at G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery is the annual photo competition known as the Mighty Mo Photo Show. In its 14th year, the competitive display features both amateur and seasoned photographers who have taken photos within the theme Art in Architecture. This year we have 12 photographers participating and Julie vying for one of three prizes: Best in Show, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice. Throughout the month, the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite photo. This exhibit opens today, July 6, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., Audrea Hecht from Pied Piper Flower will be demonstrating floral design by taking inspiration from the photos on display. Vote tonight and throughout the month for your favorite photo and then on Aug. 3, come back for the Mighty Mo Awards Ceremony. All exhibits are FREE and open to the public! Yankton Area Arts has established a scholarship for all Yankton educators AMSBERRY Pre-K through grade 12 to attend the Arts Education Institute held July 16-19 at Northern State University in Aberdeen. The AEI offers professional development in an educational, fun-filled week of learning to infuse the arts into classrooms and curriculum development. YAA is pleased to announce the first educational scholarship winner, Charlene Arens, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Yankton High School! Congratulations, Charlene and ultimately, congrats to students of Mrs. Arens! Looking for more art opportunities in July? The City of Yankton is hosting Music at the Meridian on Thursdays in the green space by the Meridian Bridge again this year. Families can enjoy music, food and drink, and be a part of a community art mural that will be on display on the bridge throughout the year. You can find more information on the Arts Calendar at YanktonAreaArts.org. Mark your calendar for the Summer Arts Festival held in conjunction with Riverboat Days. Aug. 17-19 is sure to be another fantastic festival weekend. More than 150 artists applied for the festival again this year including 30 brand new artists. The quality of artistry and craftsmanship has improved so much we have decided to add 10 new art spaces this year south of the capitol building. Look for more information about the festival on our website YanktonAreaArts.org. Want to get involved? We are always looking for volunteers in a variety of capacities. Let us know if you can help and we’ll find the right place for you! Be sure to follow YAA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all the latest area arts happenings! And check out the event calendar on our website to mark our 2018 exhibits and events in your own calendars. Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit arts organization located at 508 Douglas Avenue in Yankton. The G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery is open to the public free of charge from 1-5 p.m. weekdays and from 1-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call the YAA office at 605-665-9754 or email info@ yanktonareaarts.org. Fort to Field 50 Paddle Battle July 14 The Bookworm ‘Squeezed’ Looks At The Cost Of Living In America “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America” by Alissa Quart; © 2018, Ecco; 320 pages ——— BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Just about a foot. That’s how close you are to making ends meet every month: close, but not quite there. A few dollars short, and nowhere near solvency. You feel awful about it, of course, but as author Alissa Quart says, the situation might not be your fault. In her book “Squeezed,” she explains how other forces may be pinching you. In her job as director-editor of a nonprofit organization reporting on equality, Quart sees a lot of things that outrage her, starting with a situation she’s familiar with: a medical emergency and a tanking economy caused hardship for her family once; they had to rearrange their lives and they scrambled to pay their bills for awhile. That kind of thing, she noted, was happening everywhere and it was no surprise that many of the people “squeezed” by such issues are women. Pregnancy-related discrimination is on the rise, for example, and women sometimes feel as though they can’t ask for pregnancy-related concessions without repercussions while on-the-job. Then, once her baby is born, a new mother may not be able to afford to take time off; when she does finally return to work, day care costs will squeeze her further. That first fact can also include new fathers; the last fact doesn’t touch upon the issues of low pay for day care workers. But they’re not alone. Everyone in what used to be the Middle Class is feeling the squeeze, says Quart. Non-tenure professors and teachers find themselves needing part-time jobs to make ends meet. People who sought higher education are finding that a degree doesn’t guarantee an income. Immigrants who strove to become part of the Middle Class are finding that they’ve been shut out of the dream. Tech workers, nearretirees, and professionals alike are PICKSTOWN — The fifth-annual Fort to Field 50 Paddle Battle, a canoe and kayak race on the Missouri River, is set for July 14. More than two dozen paddlers already have signed up for the 2018 event. Named for the Fort Randall Dam where it begins, as well as Springfield, the site of its finish line, the Fort to Field 50 began in 2014 and hosts paddlers from across North America. The 50-mile event winds through the western district of the Missouri National Recreational River national park, and includes three checkpoints, as well as plenty of navigation challenges, for those who take part. Paddlers who wish to sign up can do so online at sdbestriverraces.com. The website also has complete details on the course, the event’s rules and other instructions. More than 80 participants took part in 2017. Registration continues until the day of the event, and paddlers who wish to can take part in it without support. Event organizers offer a shuttle service that allows racers to come to the start, drop off their boats and then drive to the finish line, where they can leave their cars. The National Park Service as well as several other state and local agencies are supporting the racers. There is a fee to enter, which is until July 8. You can learn more on the event’s website, or by calling 605-941-4940. caught up in the problem. There are solutions, Quart says, but they’re hard: some people have set up co-parent homes, in which children are raised by multiple adults. Others try to go it alone. Some watch a lot of TV and live tenuously, vicariously. And some are hoping for Universal Basic Incomes, and a future… More so than your average current events book, “Squeezed” will elicit a whole host of emotions for most readers, and some controversy. Outrage may righteously be the Kayak Clinics Offered on Lake Yankton first thing you’ll feel; it’s hard to The National Park Service and South Dakota Game, Fish, and argue against statistics and author Parks are offering free kayak clinics July 11, 18, 25, and Aug. 1 on Lake Yankton, with each session running from 9-11 a.m. Alyssa Quart has plenty of those to The clinics, held east of the fishing pier, are open to persons support what she says about how age 12 to adult, and no prior paddling experience is required. living in the U.S. is becoming unaf“Kayaks can be frightening at first, but once you know the fordable for the Middle Class. Some skills and how to handle the boat they are easier to control than a canoe,” says park ranger Teresa Mentzer with the Missouri readers may feel a little left out, National Recreational River. Participants will learn kayak skills, since location (city-vs.-rural) isn’t safety equipment requirements, and the different paddle strokes explored quite enough here. Other necessary to maneuver a kayak safely. “This is a great opportunity readers may bristle at occasional for people to get acquainted with a growing outdoor activity. “Kayaking is increasing in popularity and the National Park flippant language. Still others might Service and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks want people to note that, while most stories are experience the river safely.” crushing, choice plays a big part in a Ranger Mentzer is certified in kayaking by the American Canoe Save $30 on a Summer AC Tune-Up! few outcomes. Association. Kayaks, equipment and personal floatation devices (PFDs) are Even so, you’ll likely come back provided. Enrollment for the clinic is limited and reservations are to that outrage part, for a multitude required. of reasons that a call andconverTo reserve your spot, call in advance to the South Dakota State Just give us will spark we’ll sations aplenty. You’ll also think Parks office at Lewis and Clark Recreation Area at 605-668-2985. send out a qualified harder before you use automated check-outsTechnician like Service or search for a caregiver. At the very least, “Squeezed” will Tyler, to make American life open your eyes to sure your and Ilika Ward To Perform At AME Chapel what’s afoot. ready for those AC unit is hot summer South Dakota days and save $30!* The Little White Church Sessions at the AME Allen Chapel, 508 Cedar Street, Yankton, will present “An Afternoon with Ilika Ward” at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Tyler Reiser Ilika Ward, featuring Jake Ilika and Joel Ward, is an acoustic-based Service Technician out of Minnesota, hailing from both Minneapolis Americana group 13 and Rochester. Armed with acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies that years experience grab your attention and don’t let go, Ilika Ward’s songwriting is one part modern folk, one part throwback to the sounds of the 1960s folk revival. Come hear their unique melodies in the fabulous listening room of the AME Allen Chapel. A free-will donation is requested to offset costs ($12 suggested). All those who attend are welcome to mingle with the artist following the show. MV Shopper 665-5884 NEW HOME FOR MV Shopper SALE When You Want Comfort...You Want Kalins M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y In Print and Online! M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y When You Want Comfort… You Want Kalins! Reuse. Repurpose. Really Save! 1353 sq.ft. 2-bedroom, Vermillion: 605-624-5618 2-bath. 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