Brookings area events calendar 9-11


Tuesday, Sept. 11

The next Medary Elementary PTA meeting starts at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the school library.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host a dot journaling class from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 524 Fourth St. Come get organized with dot (bullet) journaling. Cost is $25. For more information or to register, log onto www.brookingsartscouncil.org or call 692-4177.

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The Brookings Public Library is hosting another escape room, Aunt Frieda’s Millions, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 11-13. Stop in or call 692-9407 to register for a spot. Participants will work in groups of six.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

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, Sept. 12, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free coffee will be served.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host an Art in the Afternoon class from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 524 Fourth St. Middle school and older students are invited to come enjoy a variety of 2D and 3D activities. Cost is $15. For more information or to register, log onto www.brookingsartscouncil.org or call 692-4177.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Thursday, Sept. 13

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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South Dakota Art Museum is hosting a free public reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, to celebrate the My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action exhibition on display through Oct. 2. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. At 5:45, Ricky Ganzi, M.A., English instructor at Brookings High School, will present a talk, “Therapy, Not Fatigue: The Multifariously Wonderful Divine Existence of Modern Hero Myth.”

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The Brookings Maker Festival will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, on Kidoodle Way, in front of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. The family friendly community event will celebrate making of all types: high tech, arts and crafts, electronics, food, woodworking and more. It’s free to participate and free to attend.

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The Sultanate of Oman and its role as a peaceful nation in the Middle East will be the topic of discussion when Linda Pappas Funsch, a professor at Frederick Community College in Maryland, visits South Dakota on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Funsch’s talk, held at the Lohr Building’s Woster Celebration Hall at 815 Medary Ave., starts at 7 p.m. as part of the South Dakota World Affairs Council’s programming.

Friday, Sept. 14

Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. 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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Every second Friday of the month, the Brookings Public Library hosts Game Night at 6:30 p.m. Patrons 14 years and older are invited to come play board and card games. Join the group this month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Games will be available to play, or you can bring your own to get a group playing.

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Contae Loch will perform traditional Irish and Celtic music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Sully’s Irish Pub, 421 Main Ave., Brookings.

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Eclipse will perform a live rock-and-roll show from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Skinner’s Pub, 300 Main Ave., Brookings.

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Rock band IV Play will play from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at The Wild Hare, 303 Third St., Brookings.

Saturday, Sept. 15

A benefit fundraiser for Michelle Myers-Kelsch, Shayne Stephens and family will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, in Elkton. Events throughout the day include a pancake feed from 8 a.m.-noon at the Elkton Community Center for a free-will donation; a bean bag tournament starting at 1 p.m. (register by 11 a.m., $10 team entry) at the Elkton Bar; a fish fry/brisket supper starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Elkton Bar for a free-will donation; entertainment by a DJ at the Elkton Bar from 8 p.m.-midnight for a $3 cover charge; and raffles.

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The Sons of Norway Fjordland Lodge will host an all-you-can-eat Belgian waffle feed from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Brookings Activity Center, 320 Fifth Ave. Tickets for waffles, sausages, strawberries, flavored syrups and drink are $8 in advance at Brookings Barbers and the Town & Country Shopper, and $9 at the door. Kids ages 6-12 years old eat for $5, and kids 5 and younger eat for free.

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LEAD Brookings will host a free volunteer and advocacy training from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Brookings Public Library. Interested in volunteering on a campaign? Come in the morning to learn how to tell your advocacy story. Stay for the afternoon session to learn how to turn that story into action.

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The first-ever Bushnell Garage Fall Poker Run starts with registration from noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, with the run stopping at the Lucky Dog in Volga, Cardinal Tap in Arlington, Wagon Wheel at Lake Oakwood, and Lefty’s in White. Participants will be back in Bushnell by 5 p.m. for music, a hog roast and karaoke. Cost is $10 per hand, and all wheels are welcome.

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Black Water Band will perform live from 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Skinner’s Pub, 300 Main Ave., Brookings.

Sunday, Sept. 16

World record adventurer Mikah Meyer is visiting Brookings as part of his journey becoming the youngest person to visit all 417 National Park Service sites. Meyer’s journey is honoring his father – former SDSU Lutheran campus minister (1983-1989) Larry Meyer’s passing from cancer – and will reach South Dakota having completed 357 NPS sites. Guest preacher and singer Meyer will share his journey and support for fellow LGBT Americans and LGBT Christians at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday, Sept. 16, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 2030 Third St., Brookings. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/169696153733628/.

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A breakfast fundraiser for the Kelly McGeough Foundation will be held form 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave. Get your choice of pancakes or biscuits and gravy, plus scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages for $7, or get both entrees for $9. Kids ages 3-7 years old eat for $4, and kids 2 and younger eat for free. For more information, call 692-6771.

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SDSU senior Katie Schlenker, a music education major from Sioux Falls, will hold a recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Peterson Recital Hall in the Lincoln Music Hall on campus. Schlenker plays the alto and baritone saxophones. Her recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 688-5187.

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Come enjoy live music and pizza with the Nesters, Jami Lynn and Eliza Blue, from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Good Roots Farm & Gardens, 3712 Medary Ave., Brookings. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy folk, pop and easy listening music for a free-will offering. Wood-fired pizza and desserts will be available for sale.


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