Brookings area events calendar 8-7


Tuesday, Aug. 7

The SDSU and Brookings police departments, Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Highway Patrol and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks will team up from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, to host National Night Out at Pioneer Park. The agencies want to promote police-community partnerships, and all are invited to come enjoy raffles, snacks and beverages.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

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. 8, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free coffee will be served.

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The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum’s Centennial Music Series continues from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 977 11th St., Brookings. Come enjoy live music, and purchase lunch from Backyard BBQ. No cover charge.

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The next Great American Read Books vs. Movies event at the Brookings Public Library is set for Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 8 and 9. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, come to the screening of the movie “The Giver,” based on the book by Lois Lowry.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. 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 Life Drawing Group will meet from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Brookings Arts Council, 524 Fourth St.

Thursday, Aug. 9

A Mall Outlet Clothing Sale will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Swiftel Center. The event has free admission and is open to the public.

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The Brookings Family Back2School Project is set for 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Faith Reformed Church, 1330 Main Ave. S., Brookings.

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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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Brookings Health System Foundation’s ninth annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser will be held from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Medary Creek Hunt Club, Aurora. Register as a team for $250 or as an individual for $65; cost includes ammunition and a meal. Proceeds go toward the new BHS Ambulance Station and Education Center.

Email [email protected] or call 696-8855 for more information or to register.

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The summer concert series Downtown at Sundown continues its 2018 season from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, in the 300 block of Fifth Street. The headliner this week is Avenger Joe. Bringing it back home is Aurora’s very own Kaila Dakota combining her band “On the Run” to form Avenger Joe. This five-member band specializes in country pop and rock music.

The family-friendly event also includes food and retail vendors and free kids’ activities. Admission is free.

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The next Great American Read Books vs. Movies event at the Brookings Public Library continues Thursday, Aug. 9. At 7 p.m. come to the movie and book discussion of “The Giver” by Lois Lowry.

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Bandytown Productions and the Volga Area Community Arts Council present “Greater Tuna” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 9-11, at the Sioux Valley Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. each night, and tickets are $6 at the door. The show is intended for mature audiences.

Friday, Aug. 10

The Brookings County Republican Summer Picnic starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Hillcrest Park in Brookings. Pizza will be served, and $5 donations are appreciated. 

This is area residents’ opportunity to meet with state and local Republican elected officials and candidates.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. 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 Game On card and board game night is set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, in the Brookings Public Library’s Cooper Room. Play one of the library’s games, or bring your own.

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Bandytown Productions and the Volga Area Community Arts Council present “Greater Tuna” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Sioux Valley Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $6 at the door. The show is intended for mature audiences.

Saturday, Aug. 11

The 16th annual Back to School Clothing Giveaway will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at Brookings First Assembly of God Church, at the corner of 17th Avenue South and Orchard Drive. Items available at the free event will include clothing in all sizes, shoes, book bags, purses, bedding, small appliances and home décor. For more information, call Frankie at 692-0407.

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Women in the Outdoors Field Day is set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Beacon Hill Rifle and Pistol Club. Cost is $5 per person for those 10 and older. Activities include shooting rifles, archery, pistols, shotguns, muzzleloaders, three-gun demos, knife throw and cowboy auction. A hot dog lunch will be served at noon.

The club is located 4 miles west and 2.5 miles north of Volga on 460th Avenue. For more information, call Spencer Vaa, 695-6867; Jim Doolittle, 691-1483; or log onto www.BeaconHillRifleandPistolClub.org. 

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Wireless World’s Backpack to School backpack giveaway will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at Wireless World, 1726 Sixth St., Brookings. Backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away while supplies last. A child must be present to claim a free backpack.

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The annual Wing & Brew Fest is set for noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. Come enjoy wings and craft beer from a variety of vendors with the purchase of sampling tickets, live music, sand volleyball, kickball and bean bag tournaments, inflatables and more. General admission is $8 and free for kids 12 and younger.

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Blue Dasher Farm presents “Soil Health: The Solution to Dicamba?,” a field day in regenerative agriculture, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the northeast corner of exit 157 on Interstate 29 (the Brandt exit, wood house with a purple roof).

The field day incudes speakers and a roundtable discussion, with a theme of how ecological approaches can reduce the need for herbicides while improving farmland diversity and making farmers more profitable. A free supper will follow for 200 attendees.

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Bandytown Productions and the Volga Area Community Arts Council present “Greater Tuna” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Sioux Valley Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $6 at the door. The show is intended for mature audiences.


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