Events 03-21-19


Thursday, March 21

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 next Third Thursday at McCrory Gardens is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center. This month’s topic is Insect Migration: More than Monarchs, presented by Dr. Jennifer Krauel of the University of Tennessee. The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is requested at https://www.sdstate.edu/mccrory-gardens/third-thursday-registration-form.

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The Medary Elementary PTA will host a Family Fun Night Fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the school. Come enjoy Bingo and a gift basket raffle. All proceeds will stay in the school to support its students.

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The Brookings Interfaith Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Brookings Public Library, Cooper Room. The topic for discussion will be “Religion Renewed for a Changing World: An Introduction to the Baha’i Faith.” Come celebrate the Baha’i New Year and learn about this most recent world religion. Baha’is believe it’s time for humanity to come together as one family, to create a world where everyone can thrive. The meeting will begin with a potluck. Please bring a passing dish, if able, and remember that many in the interfaith community do not eat pork or may be vegetarian.

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The induction of a new class of student and professional nurses into the Phi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau will be Thursday on the campus of South Dakota State University. The keynote speaker for the event, which is at 7 p.m. in Volstorff Ballroom at the University Student Union, is Heidi Mennenga, an associate professor of nursing at South Dakota State. Her topic is “The Impact of IMPACT RNS: Models of Practice and Clinical Training in Rural Settings.” Mennenga replaces Janet Carpenter of Indiana University, who had to cancel due to medical reasons. There is no admission charge.

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SDSU student Kaitlyn Yager will present a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Founders Recital Hall in SDSU’s Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 688-5187.

Friday, March 22

Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, March 22. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Saturday, March 23

Brookings American Legion Post No. 74 will hold a pancake, sausage and eggs breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the post home, 1229 Western Ave. Proceeds will be used to support the Boys State, Youth Trooper Academy, and American Legion Baseball programs.

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A candidate forum – with the three candidates vying for two seats on the Brookings City Council, Leah Brink, Holly Tilton Byrne and Mary Kidwiler – will be held from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in the third-floor chambers of the Brookings City & County Government Center. Questions for the candidates may be submitted in advance to [email protected]

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American Legion Post 114 invites all veterans to come enjoy Coffee, Cookies and Conversation from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 23, at the Volga Community Center, 109 Samara Ave. A short program will be presented by Philip Egeberg regarding cybersecurity.

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South Dakota State University’s 28th annual Wacipi starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Volstorff Ballroom at the Student Union.

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Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity’s Nail the Runway fundraiser starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Wilbert Event Center grand ballroom in Brookings. Tickets are $50 apiece and must be purchased in advance; call 697-2540. The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner, a runway show and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Sunday, March 24

A Boy Scout Troop 4 biscuits and gravy fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the First Lutheran Church Activity Center in Brookings. Guests are invited to come eat for a freewill donation, and a silent auction will also be held. Proceeds will be used to help pay for camps.

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South Dakota State University senior Jonathan Neswick, a tenor and a music education major from Sioux City, Iowa, will hold a recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the 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 Performing Arts at 688-5187.

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South Dakota State University juniors Bailey Cords and Megan Hudecek will hold a joint recital at 7 p.m. Sunday in the 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 Performing Arts at 688-5187.

Monday, March 25

Feeding South Dakota will provide free food for families in need at its next mobile food distribution from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the Volga Community Center, 109 Samara Ave. 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 Spring 2019 Live Music Series at the Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge continues from about 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, with SDSU Jazz Ensembles. 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 25. 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 25, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

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The South Dakota World Affairs Council will host a program at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Wooden Legs Brewing Co. The presenter will be Li Hong, associate professor of early childhood education at Yunnan Normal University, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China. She will discuss “Education Reform in the PRC: Continuity and Change.” The public is invited.

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The Brookings High School spring choir concert starts at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the SDSU Performing Arts Center.


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