Events 01-11-19


Friday, Jan. 11

A farewell open house for David Merhib, outgoing president and CEO of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the Chamber office, 415 Eighth St. S.

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The Brookings Public Library’s next Game Night is set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Wooden Legs Brewing Company, 309 Fifth St., Brookings. Games will be available to choose from, or feel free to bring your own to play with a group. Check out the event on Facebook to RSVP.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Brookings American Legion Post No. 74 will hold a pancake, sausage and eggs breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the post home, 1229 Western Ave.

Proceeds will be used to support the Boys State, Youth Trooper Academy, and American Legion Baseball programs. The American Legion Auxiliary will also hold a bake sale during the breakfast.

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The Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Brookings Gun Show is set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12-13, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. Saturday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and admission is $5.

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Brookings Park and Recreation will host a Winter Survival Class from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Larson Nature Center in Dakota Nature Park. Cost is $10 for participants ages 8-12 years old. The class is limited to 14 participants.

Come learn the basics of survival if you get lost outside during the winter: building a shelter, starting a fire, first aid and more. Come dressed for the weather as the group will put its new skills to the test outside.

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The Fiddlers of South Dakota will host an acoustic music jam form 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Brookings Activity Center, 320 Fifth Ave. Visitors are welcome to come sing and play music, listen, dance or just socialize.

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The 27th annual Lamb Bonanza will be held Saturday, Jan.12, in Frost Arena on the SDSU campus. Before tipoff, from 1-2 p.m., members of the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association will serve leg of lamb sandwiches and lamb meatballs on the north side of the track.

This year the Jackrabbit women and men host a double header with Oral Roberts. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. for the women and 4:15 p.m. for the men. During the men’s halftime, six lamb pelts will be auctioned.

Sunday, Jan. 13

The Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Brookings Gun Show continues from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. Admission is $5.

Monday, Jan. 14

The Winter 2018 Live Music Series at the Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge continues from about 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, with sizzling horn-led jazz from Dakota Jazz Collective. Check www.pheasantrestaurant.com/events for up-to-date information on added performances and changes. No cover.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 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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The Brookings Empowerment Project will present its annual report to the community at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Wooden Legs Brewing Co. All are invited to come get involved with mental health advocacy.

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The next Brookings Activity Center dance will be held from 7-10:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

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A Brookings County American Legion meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in Volga.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease workshop will be held Tuesdays, through Feb. 12, at the SDSU Wellness Center, 1401 N. Campus Dr. The sessions will take place from 9:30 a.m.-noon.

Workshop topics include: managing pain, fatigue and stress; tips for healthy eating, personal exer-cise plans; relaxation techniques; medication how-tos; dealing with emotions; and working better with your doctor and care team. For more information or to register for the workshop, call SDSU Extension at 1-888-484-3800. Online registration is available at www.betterchoicesbetterhealthsd.org. Deadline to register is Jan. 15, with no new attendees allowed after the second session of the six-week workshop.

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First United Methodist Church will offer Financial Peace University starting on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Area residents are invited to the first class from 6-7:30 p.m. in the church’s youth room at 625 Fifth St. Participants can decide from there if they would like to continue with the class. For more information, contact Gretchen Knutson at 692-4345 or at [email protected]

Wednesday, Jan. 16

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, Jan. 16, 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 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to assist residents with any issues they may have dealing with federal agencies. The staff will be in the County Commission Room of the Brookings City & County Government Center, 520 Third St., Suite 210.

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, Jan. 16. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Thursday, Jan. 17

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 next Adult Craft Class at the Brookings Public Library is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the upstairs Cooper Room. This week, participants will make wire and nail polish flowers. The class is free and open to all, but registration is required to make sure enough supplies are available. Stop by the library or call 692-9407 to register.

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The Elkton Community Club’s annual banquet is set for Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Elkton Community Center. The event starts with happy hour at 5:30 p.m., the meal at 6:30 p.m., and entertainment from stand-up comedian Scott Novotny at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend, and tickets ($12.50 apiece) are available at Elkton BankStar and CHS. For more information, call 605-542-2681.

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The Brookings Interfaith Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 726 Sixth St. The topic for discussion will be Peace:  According to your faith tradition (world religion), what is peace and how is it to be achieved? What personal and social dimensions of peace are recognized? How do you find peace? 

The meeting will begin with a potluck. Please bring a passing dish, if able, and remember that many in our interfaith community do not eat pork or may be vegetarian.

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The next Third Thursday at the Gardens starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center. Bill Ross and Louise Snodgrass of Good Roots Farm & Gardens will present “Planning Before You Plant: Seed Starting 101.”

The class is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at https://www.mccrorygardens.com/registration-form. 

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The Brookings Library Puppeteers’ next puppet show is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the library. All are invited to come enjoy the family friendly fun.

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