Brookings area events calendar 7-27


Friday, July 27

A rummage sale benefitting foster care children will be held Friday and Saturday, July 27-28, at United Church of Christ, 828 Eighth St. S., Brookings. Friday hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Bruce Honey Days are set for Friday through Sunday, July 27-29 in Bruce, with a theme of Jamaican Bee Crazy Mon! Friday events include a KCountry Cookout from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Museum Park, a bean bag tournament starting at 6 p.m. at the ball diamond, and knockerballs from 7-10 p.m. in the kids’ park.

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Arlington Days kick off Friday, July 27. Events include alumni basketball games, 4 p.m in the AHS lower gym; bean bag tournaments, 6 p.m., uptown Main Street; welcome, announcement of parade marshal, and Little Mr. and Miss Arlington Pageant, 7 p.m. in the AHS lower gym; entertainment, 9 p.m. at the Cardinal Tap and Schmidty’s Bar.

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The next Brookings Critical Mass bike ride is set for 6 p.m. Friday, July 27, starting at the corner of Fifth Street and Main Avenue. All ages are welcome to come for a casual ride around town with a fun group of Brookings bicycling enthusiasts. The group eats someplace downtown afterward.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, July 27. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

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Brookings Community Theatre presents the musical “Annie” July 27-29 in V.A. Bell Auditorium at the Brookings High School. Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $12 for seniors, students and children, $15 for adults and $5 for kids under 8 and can be purchased at Brookings Book Company and The Optical Shop in advance, at the door starting one hour before the show, and online at www.BrookingsCommunityTheatre.org.

Saturday, July 28

Bruce Honey Days continue Saturday, July 28. Activities include a 5K run, walk or pedal, 7:30 a.m. at the community center; craft show and bake sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in museum park and at the Legion hall; parade at 10 a.m.; music from “Them Guys” and a burger feed, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Museum Park; car show, setup from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and judging at 1 p.m. on Main Street; co-ed volleyball, noon at the ball diamond; horseshoe tournament, 1 p.m. at the ball diamond; pork barbecue feed and music by Plum Crazy, 5-7 p.m. at Museum Park; and a street dance featuring music by Undercover, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. on Main Street.

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A rummage sale benefitting foster care children continues from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at United Church of Christ, 828 Eighth St. S., Brookings. Friday hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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The second annual Kid-preneur Pop-up Market is set for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 28, at the downtown armory, 221 Main Ave. More than a dozen kids, ages 5-17, will sell and promote their businesses, homemade products and services. Admission is free.

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Arlington Days continue Saturday, July 28. Events include flea market and home-based business fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Birch Street; softball tournament, 9 a.m. at the ball field; Miss Louisa and the Outlaws play, 9:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Schoolhouse; kids’ fishing registration, 9:30 a.m. at Lake Arlington; kids’ hay scramble, 1 p.m. at Citizens State Bank; parade, 1:30 p.m.; free swimming, 3-6 p.m. at the Arlington Pool; dog contest, 3 p.m. at the uptown stage; bingo, 3:30-6 p.m. on the Main Street stage; ATV Mud Bog Racing, 4 p.m. northwest of town hall; lip sync battle, 6:30 p.m. at the Main Street stage; and street dance with Black Water Band, 9 p.m. on uptown Main Street.

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The Brookings Area Master Gardeners’ Summer Garden Tour will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, starting at the McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center, 631 22nd Ave. The tour features five Brookings area gardens. Tickets are $12 apiece and are available in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brookings-area-master-gardeners-garden-tour-tickets-47167059946?aff=ebdssbdestsearch or at McCrory Gardens the day of the tour. For more information, call 690-6048.

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Crazy Days is planned from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, in downtown Brookings. Come downtown for a crazy day full of shopping, dining and fun.

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Brookings Community Theatre presents the musical “Annie” at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, in V.A. Bell Auditorium at the Brookings High School.

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Brookings Area Singles will host a dance from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at McKnight Hall in White. The theme is “Out Surfin’” with music from the Norgaard Duo. Admission is $7 for members and $8 for non-members.

Sunday, July 29

Bruce Honey Days continue Sunday, July 29. Events for the day include a Legion pancake breakfast, 8-11 a.m. at the Legion Hall; a community church service, 11 a.m. in Museum Park; co-ed volleyball, 11 a.m. at the ball diamond; horseshoe tournament, 1 p.m. at the ball diamond; cow pie bingo, 2 p.m. at the ball diamond; and Town & Country softball, 6:15 p.m. at the ball diamond.

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Arlington Days continue Sunday, July 29. Events include a community church service, 9:30 a.m. at the city park; a community picnic for a free-will donation with free ice cream floats, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at city park; and free swimming, 1-6 p.m. at the Arlington pool.

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Brookings Community Theatre presents the musical “Annie” at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, in V.A. Bell Auditorium at the Brookings High School.

Monday, July 30

Brookings County 4-H Achievement Days start Monday, July 30, at the Swiftel Center and Larson Ice Arena in Brookings. On Monday, 4-H’ers enter all display exhibits from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and interview judging is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The 4-H Farmers Market is from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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The Brookings County Museum complex and its new Trygve A. Trooien Horse-Drawn Museum in Volga’s City Park are free and open seven days a week, 1-4 p.m.

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The Brookings Public Library’s Summer Movie Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, with the screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Rated PG-13, 152 minutes. The movie is free and open to the public.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Monday, July 30. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

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The next Brookings Activity Center dance will be held from 7-10:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

Tuesday, July 31

Brookings County 4-H Achievement Days continue at the Swiftel Center and Larson Ice Arena in Brookings. Tuesday, July 31, events include the Companion Animal Show (including cats) at 10 a.m.

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The Brookings Optimist Club will host a new Optimist welcome event from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the event space next door to Wooden Legs Brewing Co. in downtown Brookings. Come learn about the club and how it supports youth and community activities in Brookings. Free pizza and beverages will be served, and families are welcome. For more information, call Mary at 697-5099.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Brookings County 4-H Achievement Days continue at the Swiftel Center and Larson Ice Arena in Brookings. Wednesday events include: 4-H exhibits open and Meat Goat Show, 8 a.m.; Dairy Goat Show with all Goat Showmanship to follow, 9 a.m.; Dairy Cattle Show, 10 a.m.; Beef Fitting Contest/parade, 1 p.m.; Beef Show, 2 p.m.; Poultry Show, 3 p.m.; Rabbit Show, 5 p.m.; dance, 8:30-10 p.m.; exhibits close, 9 p.m.

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1 Million Cups, a way for creators, artists, entrepreneurs and business owners to gather and share ideas on upcoming projects or new products, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free coffee will be served.

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Staff from the office of U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds will visit Brookings from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, to assist residents with any issues they may have dealing with federal agencies. The staff will be at the Brookings City & County Government Center in the County Commission Room, 520 Third St., Suite 210, Brookings. 

Questions or concerns regarding this visit can be directed to Rounds’ Sioux Falls office at 605-336-0486, or by visiting www.rounds.senate.gov.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Thursday, Aug. 2

Brookings County 4-H Achievement Days continue at the Swiftel Center and Larson Ice Arena in Brookings. Thursday events include the Swine Show, 7:30 a.m.; exhibits open, 8 a.m.; Sheep Show, 10 a.m.; 4-H Barbecue, 5-7 p.m.; Fashion Revue style show and Good Neighbor Award, 6 p.m.; Round Robin Showmanship contest and 4-H graduation, 7 p.m.; buildings close, 8 p.m.

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If you love to paint, join the painting group that meets from noon-5 p.m. every Thursday at the Brookings Arts Council, 524 Fourth St. Come work on individual projects and collaborate on art talk and ideas. No pre-registration is needed.

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The Fine Art Exhibit and Competition, the Brookings Arts Council’s annual juried multi-media art exhibition, opens Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Brookings Arts Council. 

A reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Winners, along with monetary awards, will be announced during a ceremony at 5 p.m. Regular gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The exhibit continues through Aug. 24. Admission is free.

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The summer concert series Downtown at Sundown continues its 2018 season from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in the 300 block of Fifth Street. 

The headliner this week is Whosah. Hailing from across the border in Minnesota, Whosah is a personal indie pop band featuring an eclectic mix of techno beats and meaningful lyrics. These five young men are pursuing the music they love and put on a great show while doing so. The family-friendly event also includes food and retail vendors and free kids’ activities. Admission is free.

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The current state of affairs in Turkey will be highlighted in a lecture by Dr. Sinan Ciddi, “Democracies in Decline: The Case of Turkey,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the South Dakota State Research Park, 2301 Research Park Way, room 153.

The lecture, sponsored by the South Dakota World Affairs Council, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the talk and questions. Ciddi, president of the Institute of Turkish Studies, is a visiting lecturer at Georgetown University. For additional information, call 695-2687. 


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