Events 03-08-19


Friday, March 8

The Mickelson Middle School talent show starts at 6 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the school.

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The Brookings Public Library’s next game night is set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Wooden Legs Brewing Co., 309 Fifth St. Games will be available, but participants are also invited to bring their 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, March 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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Brookings Community Theatre will present “The Odd Couple, Female Version” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, in Fishback Studio Theatre at the SDSU Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students and are available in advance at Brookings Book Company and The Optical Shop, at the door starting one hour before the show, and online at www.BrookingsCommunityTheatre.org.

Saturday, March 9

Brookings American Legion Post No. 74 will hold a pancake, sausage and eggs breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, March 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 Arts Council will host a Hypertufa Pot-Making class from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at 524 Fourth St. Cost is $40. For more information or to register, call 692-4177 or log onto www.brookingsartscouncil.org.

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Find out what’s new and trending in the world of homebuilding at the Brookings Regional Builders Association 29th annual Home Show, set for Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, at the Swiftel Center. Saturday hours at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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The Fiddlers of South Dakota will host a Fiddle Jam from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Brookings Activity Center, 320 Fifth Ave. Leave the amplifiers at home, grab your flat top guitar, harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, hammered dulcimer, banjo or come ready to sing an old-timey song. Visitors are also welcome to come and listen, dance or just socialize.

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Brookings Community Theatre will present “The Odd Couple, Female Version” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in Fishback Studio Theatre at the SDSU Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students and are available in advance at Brookings Book Company and The Optical Shop, at the door starting one hour before the show, and online at www.BrookingsCommunityTheatre.org.

Sunday, March 10

Find out what’s new and trending in the world of homebuilding at the Brookings Regional Builders Association 29th annual Home Show, continuing from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Swiftel Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Brookings Community Theatre will present “The Odd Couple, Female Version” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in Fishback Studio Theatre at the SDSU Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students and are available in advance at Brookings Book Company and The Optical Shop, at the door starting one hour before the show, and online at www.BrookingsCommunityTheatre.org.

Monday, March 11

Feeding South Dakota will provide free food for families in need at its next mobile food distribution from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Monday, March 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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Brookings Health System’s free six-week educational series, Understanding Grief, will begin on Monday, March 11. The class series is led by social worker Denise Larson. Classes will be held on Mondays at Brookings Health System in Conference Room D. There will be two class sessions and participants may attend either one. Session one will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. and session two will be held from 6:30 -8 p.m. The content will be the same for both the afternoon and evening sessions. The free class series is open to everyone. To register, visit www.brookingshealth.org/grief or call 696-8090.

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The Spring 2019 Live Music Series at the Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge continues from about 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, with a fresh take on old favorites from Friends of Jazz. 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, March 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, March 11, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

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South Dakota State University professor John Walker will perform a faculty recital of solo and chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 688-5187.

Tuesday, March 12

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 from Jan. 31-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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SDSU Extension will offer Fit & Strong, an evidence-based physical activity program developed by researchers at the University of Illinois. The first Fit & Strong class will begin in Brookings on Tuesday, March 12. Fit & Strong will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until May 30 at First Lutheran Church, 337 Eighth St. Register by March 14 to ensure your spot in the 12-week strength training program, at https://extension.sdstate.edu/event/fit-strong-program.

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The next Medary Elementary PTA meeting starts at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the school library.

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The Dakota Prairie third-grade music concert is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the school.

Wednesday, March 13

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, March 13, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free coffee will be served.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. 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 second annual Parent & Guardian Symposium will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at Brookings High School. The event is free and open to all parents and guardians in the community. It will feature James Conway of The SEARCH Institute. Learn how to build relationships that help young people thrive.

Thursday, March 14

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 Brookings Public Library’s next Adult Craft Class is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Participants will make foil-wrapped eggs. Registration is required; stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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The Brookings Library Puppeteers present their next puppet show, March Mayhem, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Everyone is invited to come enjoy the family-friendly fun.

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South Dakota State University professor John Brawand will perform a faculty violin recital 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 688-5187.


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