Events 02-07-19


Friday, Feb. 8

The SDSU Wellness Center will host an American Red Cross Lifeguard Course Feb. 8-10 at the Wellness Center conference room and pool. Hours for the course are 5-9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $250 plus tax, and course materials and meals will be provided. For more information, contact Zoe Arnold at 688-5294 or [email protected]

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The Brookings Public Library’s next Game Night will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Wooden Legs Brewing Co., 309 Fifth St. Games will be available to choose from, or feel free to bring your own to play with a group.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 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 South Dakota In-Service Music Conference continues at South Dakota State University. Friday evening’s concert features the SDSU Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. The Boston Brass, this year’s Patricia Noethe Pierce Artists-in-Residence at SDSU, will join them onstage as will guest conductors Bolstad and SDSU Professor Emeritus James McKinney. For more information, visit www.sdstate.edu/music or call 688-5188.

Saturday, Feb. 9

The George Magistad Lake Campbell Ice Fishing Derby starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Weigh-in of live fish is any time before 3 p.m. at the Sportsmen’s Club, 46776 220th St., on the shoreline of Lake Campbell a half-mile west of Danceland Road. Entry fee is $15 per person age 13 and older. Also available at the club will be lunch, raffle, door prizes, silent auction, and educational and historical displays. For more information, call Chuck Berry, 693-7750; Julie Bortnem, 661-4797; or Rad Bortnem, 690-2029.

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Brookings American Legion Post No. 74 will hold a pancake, sausage and eggs breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 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 Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Committee will host its next legislative forum with Districts 4 and 7 lawmakers from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the third-floor chambers of the Brookings City & County Government Center.

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The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band will present a free concert at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Larson Memorial Concert Hall in the SDSU Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at the Hy-Vee Customer Service counter and at the front office of The Brookings Register, 312 Fifth St.

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The South Dakota Art Museum’s fourth annual Family Fun Day will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1036 Medary Ave., Brookings. Come enjoy free fun for the whole family, including shrinky dinks, felted pins, seed paper Valentine’s cards, and many more hands-on crafts for kids led by SDAM Guild members. Activities appropriate for kids of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 688-5423.

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The 2019 Deubrook Booster Club Prom Dress Resale continues from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at McKnight Community Center in White. For more information, call Dawn Byers at 695-9733 or Jody Olson at 695-2358.

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The inaugural public concerts in the Performing Arts Center’s new Recital Hall will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10. The concerts feature the Boston Brass with organist Gregory Hand. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling South Dakota State University’s School of Performing Arts at 688-5187 or 688-5188. Seating is reserved and limited.

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Do you make the best chili? Prove it! Join the Books4Kids program at its second annual chili cook-off starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at American Legion Post 74, 1229 Western Ave., Brookings. To pre-register to compete, call 605-783-7715 or email [email protected]; cost is $20. Participants, who need to bring a Crockpot of chili, can also register at the door no later than 4 p.m. for $25. The public is also welcome to buy chili samples for 25 cents apiece and submit their votes. The event also includes a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds go to the Books4Kids program.

Sunday, Feb. 10

The next Moments to Cherish Bridal Show is set for noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Swiftel Center. Admission is free.

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A public concert featuring the Boston Brass with organist Gregory Hand will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the SDSU Performing Arts Center’s new Recital Hall. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling South Dakota State University’s School of Performing Arts at 688-5187 or 688-5188. Seating is reserved and limited.

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Bangladesh Night, the annual cultural event of SDSU’s Bangladeshi Students Association, starts at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom. The event showcases Bangladesh’s history, native dress, dance, music and a buffet with Bangladeshi cuisine. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Children can attend for free. Tickets can be purchased at the Office of International Affairs in Briggs Library.

Monday, Feb. 11

Feeding South Dakota will provide free food for families in need its next mobile food distribution from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the parking lot on the west side of First United Methodist Church, 625 Fifth St. Food distributions provide an assortment of food that may include frozen and fresh produce, frozen meats, assorted breads and/or canned and boxed items. Please bring something to carry your food in, such as coolers, bags or totes.

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The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. will host Frost Fest Cookie Make & Take cookie decorating sessions from 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, with Staci of Fig Tale. Each child will receive three snowy cookies, icings and a palette of sprinkles to create their own frosty cookies. Cost is $15 per child and $1 per additional cookie, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; spots can be reserved by purchasing tickets online at mkt.com/carrot-seed-kitchen or in store. Pre-pay required. For more information, call 605-692-9277 or email [email protected]

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The Winter 2018 Live Music Series at the Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge continues from about 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, with fresh, classic jams from Jazzed with Bobby Gripp. 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, Feb. 11. 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, Feb. 11, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

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A junior voice recital featuring SDSU students Gunnar Miller and Hannah Bowers starts at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the SDSU Performing Arts Center recital hall. For more information, call 688-5187.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Need help with your taxes? Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program certified volunteers can help you prepare and file your tax return for free. You qualify for this service if your income does not exceed $55,000 and do not require a Schedule C. VITA will be available from Jan. 29 until Feb. 28, in Harding Hall Room 206, SDSU. The service is available every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon, every Thursday from noon-3 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, contact the site coordinator at [email protected]

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Brookings AARP Foundation TaxAide provides free tax return preparation and electronic filing for taxpayers with low to middle incomes, with special attention to those aged 60 or older. Trained volunteers are available from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  through April 11 at the lower level of First Bank and Trust, 520 Sixth St., Brookings. Bring social security cards, photo ID, last year’s tax return and tax records for 2018. No appointment is necessary. Brookings residents unable to come to the site may call LaVonne Tufty at 692-4766 to make arrangements for tax assistance at their place of residence.

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The Brookings Friends of NRA banquet is set for Tuesday, February 12, at the Days Inn Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow. Tickets are $35 for a single or $60 per couple and are available at The Exchange, at the door or online at www.friendsofnra.org.

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The SDSU Police Department will host Fight Like a Girl: Rape Aggression Defense System for Women classes this month. The free self-defense classes will be held in two sessions: on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 19 and 26; and on Wednesdays, Feb. 13, 20 and 27; in the SDSU Wellness Center conference room. Sign up online at https://www.sdstate.edu/safety-security/university-police/rad-class-sign-form. For more information, email [email protected]

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Head to Spoke-n-Sport at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, to enjoy the cool breeze of winter while cruising on fat bikes at the Tuesday Night Bike Ride. All skill levels and ages are encouraged to give winter bicycling a try. Feel free to bring your own bike and wear appropriate winter riding gear. Fat bikes will be available for a test run at no charge. Free admission.


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