Events 03-11-19


Monday, March 11

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.

Friday, March 15

Art & Arthropods will be held from 1-4 p.m. Friday, March 5, at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center. Join McCrory Gardens and Blue Dasher Research Farm to learn about insects and other arthropods like spiders and centipedes, then use the materials the gardens have on hand to build one yourself. Registration to the free event is requested at http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-2189105/education-program-registration-form.

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A junior voice recital with students Jay Knutson and Braden Paulsen will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Founders Recital Hall in the SDSU Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 688-5187.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, March 15. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Saturday, March 16

A discussion on creating a Brookings Area Natural Foods Co-op grocery store will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 16, at the Brookings Public Library. All are welcome, and snacks prepared with local foods will be provided.

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McCrory Gardens will host a free Maple Syrup Workshop from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Come see a close-up of the process and equipment used at the gardens, as well as a home-made evaporator built by Brookings Area Master Gardener Perry Johnson. Get inspired and discover the tools needed to try it out yourself, or just enjoy learning about the process to make this tasty treat. If weather allows, the group can venture out to the maple trees and see the collection process. Registration is requested at http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4656283/education-program-registration-form-2.

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A Lions Club benefit spaghetti supper will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the First United Methodist Church Community Life Center, Sixth Avenue and Sixth Street, Brookings. A pie sale also starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance from Lions Club members and $8 at the door for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12 years old. Proceeds will go toward Lions projects and the Lions KidSight Program.

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The Spring Dance Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at SDSU’s Doner Auditorium. For more information, call 688-5187.

Sunday, March 17

The Spring Dance Concert starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at SDSU’s Doner Auditorium. For more information, call 688-5187.

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The Brookings Chamber Music Society presents organist Gregory Hand in concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the SDSU Performing Arts Center’s recital hall. For more information, call 688-5187.

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A junior voice recital with students Kayla Holtquist and Emily Kallem will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Founders Recital Hall in the SDSU Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 688-5187.


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