Events 01-14-20


Tuesday, Jan. 14

Connect 2140’s next Lunch & Learn, about city and county government, is set for noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Research Park at SDSU. Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett and Brookings County Commissioner Angela Boersma will be there to talk about some of the exciting things happening as well as answer any questions.

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All veterans are welcome to Warriors Rock at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Brookings Arts Council, 524 Fourth St. The free program will provide individualized guitar instruction and music experiences to support veterans. No experience is needed, and participants move at their own pace. To sign up, call or text your name to Connie Johnson at 605-651-3649.

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Join the Brookings Fiberworks Guild for at two-part Advanced Knitting Techniques Class, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 and Jan. 21, at the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, 977 11th St. The project made in these classes will be a winter hat knitted in the round on circular and double pointed needles. Participants will also learn about cables, increasing, and decreasing. To take this class, you must know how to knit and purl well (not a beginner class). The cost is $25 and covers all supplies. Space is limited. Register at agmuseumstore.com.

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The next Hillcrest PTA meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the school lunchroom.

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The Brookings County Democrats will host a Debate Watch Party for Democratic presidential candidates from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill. Food and drink will be available for purchase. The event is open to the public.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Brookings/SDSU Day at the Capitol is Wednesday, Jan. 15. The bus to Pierre will load at 5:45 a.m. at the Swiftel Center and will leave at 6 a.m. To reserve a seat, call 692-6125. Registration is free. Learn more at www.brookingschamber.org.

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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, Jan. 15, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free coffee will be served.

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The quarterly meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Perkins Restaurant, Brookings. The featured speaker will be Charles Stuart of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. For more information, contact Richard Waldner, 692-4615.

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The South Dakota Art Museum’s next Lunch & Learn is from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, and is on “Billie Grace Lynn: White Elephants,” featuring a live video conference discussion with the artist. Bring your own lunch and a friend and the museum will supply plates, cutlery and beverages. Start with a quick visit to the “White Elephants” exhibit and then head downstairs for lunch. The group will connect with Billie Grace Lynn from 12:15-12:50 p.m. (you can eat while we talk).

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Brookings OLLI winter open house is Wednesday, Jan. 15, beginning with an OLLI presentation and door prizes at 1:15 p.m. at the Cinema 8 movie theatre. Thea Ryan Miller, OLLI’s new executive director, will give a short welcome and talk about the OLLI program in Brookings. A special showing of “Little Women” will follow. Five dollars will cover the cost of the movie, soda and popcorn. Need not be a current member of OLLI. Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes offer noncredit courses with no assignments or grades to “seasoned” adults over age 50.

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Bring the kids down to the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum to create Make & Take Suncatchers, from 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. They’ll have different farm animal suncatchers and plenty of washable paint colors to choose from to make a customized suncatcher for your window. The event costs $1 and is open to kids of all ages.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. 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 Public Library will host a free screening of the movie “The Peanut Butter Falcon” starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. Rated PG-13, 97 minutes. Free popcorn will be served.

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Do you have questions about using the internet, social networks, your phone or tablet, e-books or other technology? Bring your device and stop in for Drop-in Tech Help from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Brookings Public Library’s Technology Services office, located near the newspapers. Patrons will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The annual meeting of the Brookings Regional Humane Society starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Old Market Eatery in downtown Brookings.

Thursday, Jan. 16

If you love to paint, join the painting group that meets from 12:30-4 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 starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. Participants will make sock snowmen. Registration is required for the free event; stop at the library or call 692-9407.

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Feeding Brookings grocery distribution is held from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 2030 Third St. To donate, volunteer or for more information, log onto www.feedingbrookings.org.

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The Elkton Community Club annual banquet is set for Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Elkton Community Center and is open to the public. Happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m., with a meal catered by the Elkton Locker at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment from stand-up comedian John Bush at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $13 per person, and tickets are available at Elkton BankStar and CHS. For more information, call 605-542-2681.

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The next Third Thursday at McCrory Gardens, held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, will be on Succulent Propagation. Succulents make wonderful and low-maintenance house plants. They are also great for small spaces. If you own one already, they are one of the easiest plants to propagate and make more. Join in to learn a few basics of succulent propagation, and you may get to take a starter succulent home with you. Register for this free class at : https://www.sdstate.edu/mccrory-gardens/third-thursday-registration-form.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host a Watercolor Tips class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at 524 Fourth St. Students will learn various techniques in watercolor. This class is free to members and $15 for non-members and is open to ages fifth grade through adult. Call 692-4177 or register online at www.brookingsartscouncil.org.

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The Brookings Library Puppeteers will host their next puppet show, “Winter Wonderland,” starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. All are invited to come enjoy the family friendly fun.

Friday, Jan. 17

The Tri-Company Dart Tournament is set for Friday through Sunday, Jan. 17-19, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. The event, starting at 9 a.m. Friday, features single, double and team dart tournaments, and advance registration is required. It’s a full weekend of darts, music and friendly competition with large cash prices. Feel free to drop in and watch the action unfold. Learn more at www.swiftelcenter.com.

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The Altrusa Literacy Luncheon Fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church social hall. Speakers are Dr. Rick Holm and the Rev. Teri Johnson, presenting “Fearing Death is Dangerous for Your Health.” Tickets are $20 apiece. Email [email protected] for more information, and put “Altrusa Literacy Lunch” in the subject line.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host a Colored Pencil on Fabric class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at 524 Fourth St. Learn an exciting method of fabric design using colored pencils. Bring your own canvas or muslin fabric, or a canvas tote will be provided. Choose your own photos to work from, or design your own images. Cost is $37. Call 692-4177 or register online at www.brookingsartscouncil.org.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Saturday, Jan. 18

The Brookings Arts Council will host both youth and adult ukulele and guitar lessons on Saturdays starting Jan. 18, for 12 weeks. Cost is $210 per series for each instrument, per person. Adult ukulele is from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and adult guitar is from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Youth ukulele is from 2:30-3:30 p.m., with youth guitar from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Come learn how to play in a relaxed group environment. Call 692-4177 or register online at www.brookingsartscouncil.org.

Sunday, Jan. 19

The VFW Auxiliary invites the community to a brunch from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the post home, 520 Main Ave. The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, toast, cof¬fee and juice for $7. The Works includes the above breakfast with a separate plate of biscuits and gravy for $9. Children, ages 3 to 7 eat for $4, and 2 and younger are free. Proceeds from the breakfast this month will go to Midwest Maidens Roller Derby. For more information, call 692-8771.

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