After school activities are incredibly important to communities all over the country.

UPDATE 2:39PM 10/25: Due to inclement weather expected in Bismarck, this event has been canceled.

After school programs allow children to socialize, learn, and it gives them a place to go if they have parents who work late or for other reasons cannot be around when the regular school day comes to an end.

On Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Capitol Mall in Bismarck, the Lights On AfterSchool Celebration will take place from 5pm to 7pm.

Pizza will be available for the first 100 people to show up. Additionally, many fun activities will take place as well as a touch-a-truck event.

Students will also be able to learn about after school programs that are available in the Bismarck-Mandan area and get details on how to get involved.

Cool 98.7 will provide music for the event.

Bundle up when you arrive. It will be windy with high temperatures barely scraping 40. Keep checking back for updates as the location may be changed due to the weather.