Events 02-08-20


Saturday, Feb. 8

The Lake Campbell Sportsmen’s Club will host its annual George Magistad Ice Fishing Derby starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, on Lake Campbell. Weigh-in is any time before 3 p.m., and fish must be caught and alive between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cost is $15 per person 13 and older, and those 12 and younger can participate for free. All fishermen must register. Cash prizes will be awarded. Rolls, coffee and lunch will be available at the clubhouse. A raffle, door prizes and a silent auction are also planned.

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Brookings American Legion Post No. 74 will host a pancake, sausage and eggs breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the post home, 1229 Western Ave. Proceeds will be used to sup-port 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 South Dakota Art Museum will host Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1036 Medary Ave. The free event includes art activities for all ages, cookie decorating and shrinky dinks. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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The 10th annual Deubrook Booster Club Prom Dress Resale continues from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the McKnight Community Center in White. Visit the Deubrook Prom Dress Resale Facebook Page for more information. 

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Find out what’s new and trending in the world of home building at the 30th annual Brookings Regional Home Builders Association Home Show, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8-9, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and admission is free. The event will showcase numerous local and national vendors displaying products from financing, insurance, maintenance, new construction and much more.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host a Basic Crochet class from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at 524 Fourth St. Create your own dishcloth while learning basic crochet. No crochet experience is required, and yarn and hooks will be provided. Cost is $30. Call 692-4177 or log onto www.brookingsartscouncil.org to register.

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Head to the Welcome Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, for an Owl Moon Hike at Oakwood Lakes State Park. All ages are invited on the 1-mile hike. Snowshoes will be available for those who want to snowshoe. The event is free, but a park entrance license is required.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Brookings community members who like to sew are invited to come to First Lutheran Church any time from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, to participate in an old-fashioned sewing bee. The “Face of Grace” action team at FLC is hosting this event to assist its sister congregation (St. John Lutheran in Madison), whose building was severely damaged in last fall’s flood. The youth group at St. John lost all of their liturgical costumes with which they retell the story of Christ’s Passion during Lent. FLC’s action team is gathering fabric and sewing notions and getting community sewers together to build some costumes for the youth in time for Lent. The Face of Grace team is also serving a soup and sandwich luncheon at noon for any volunteers who come to help sew costumes. 

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Find out what’s new and trending in the world of home building at the 30th annual Brookings Regional Home Builders Association Home Show, continuing from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. The event will showcase numerous local and national vendors displaying products from financing, insurance, maintenance, new construction and much more.

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Brookings Radio’s Spring Moments to Cherish Bridal Show will he held from noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Wilbert Square Event Center. Visit with bridal professionals for ideas and the latest trends in weddings. Admission is free.

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South Dakota State University students Madisen Hansen, Kelci Kooistra and Maggie Steinkamp will perform a joint voice recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the SDSU campus. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the SDSU School of Per-forming Arts at 688-5187.

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Tonic Sol-fa will perform live in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Sioux Valley Performing Arts Center in Volga. Tickets are $10-$15 and are available at BankStar Financial in Volga, by contacting Belinda Miller at 627-5657 ext. 407, or at the door the night of the performance.

Monday, Feb. 10

Feeding South Dakota will provide free food for families in need at its next mobile food distribution from 9:15-10:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Brookings First United Methodist Church parking lot, 625 Fifth St. Food distributions on a first-come, first-served basis 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. A photo ID is required.

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The City of Brookings is currently working on updating its historic preservation plan. As part of the update, the city is hosting a Brookings Historic Preservation Plan workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, to gather public input on historic resources and ways to improve the historic preservation program. The historic preservation plan serves as the long-term vision that guides the community’s preservation efforts. Future individual focus group sessions will also be held for each historic district within the City. Individuals who are interested in attending a focus group session should contact Staci Bungard, city planner for additional information at 692-6629 or [email protected] Reservations should be made in advance as seating is limited.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host a Visual Image Transfer class from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10-11, at 524 Fourth St. Come learn a mixed media technique using ink-jet images of your choice transferred to a watercolor background. The second session uses another transfer method on a canvas panel. Both sessions are necessary to complete your projects. Cost is $30. Call 692-4177 or log onto www.brookingsartscouncil.org to register.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 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 Brookings Activity Center dance will be held from 7-10:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

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The Brookings County American Legion will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Elkton American Legion Post. A short program and lunch will follow the meeting. All Brookings County Legionnaires are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Brookings AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is open to help people prepare their 2019 tax returns from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until April 15, in the lower level of First Bank and Trust, 520 Sixth St. in downtown Brookings. No appointment is necessary. This free service is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those age 60 and older. Brookings residents unable to come to the site may call LaVonne Tufty at 692-4766 to make arrangements for tax assistance. Individuals should have all of the documents they need to file before coming to the site, including Social Security cards, photo IDs, a copy of last year’s tax return, and tax records for 2019.

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All veterans are welcome to Warriors Rock at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 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, Feb. 12, 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 to assist residents with any issues they may have dealing with federal agencies. The staff will be at the Brookings City & County Government Center, 520 Third St., Suite 210, from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the County Commission Room. Questions or concerns regarding this visit can be directed to Senator 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, Feb. 12. 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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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. every Wednesday in the Brookings Public Library’s Technology Services office, located near the newspapers. Patrons will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, Feb. 13

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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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 Brookings Public Library will host a Black History night from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, with activities and presentations for all ages. Come sample soul food, discover books on black history, and learn more about various figures by taking part in an informative, collaborative craft. Later in the evening, SDSU students will talk about their black history heroes, SDSU actress Morea Nichols will give a living history performance, and SDSU professor Molly Enz will give a talk about Senegal’s first president and his influence in the Négritude, literary movement. Finally, the SDSU Black Student Alliance and Multicultural Center will discuss their role on campus and within the community of Brookings.

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South Dakota State University Choral Day activities are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Concerts open to the public include the Elementary Festival Honor Choir directed by Drake University professor Barb Sletto, at 4:45 p.m., and the Festival of Women’s Voices, directed by Canadian conductor Morna Edmundson at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the SDSU School of Performing Arts website for music at www.sdstate.edu/music, or by calling 688-5187.

Friday, Feb. 14

The Brookings Police will serve up Coffee with a Cop from 8-10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the Prairie Café Lounge & Lanes at 722 Western Ave. Officers will be available to answer questions from the public about law enforcement and for the public to share concerns they have about law enforcement, safety or security issues. For more information, call the BPD at 692-2113.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 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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