Events 05-10-19


Friday, May 10

Sioux Valley High School will host a community blood drive from 8-11 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. Friday, May 10. All blood donations will stay local for local use at Brookings Health System. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health. For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org, call Community Blood Bank at 1-877-877-3070. Walk-ins are welcome. 

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A retirement party honoring Rae Brecht, community services coordinator at the Brookings Public Library, will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Cooper Room A at the library. All are invited to come wish Brecht well.

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The GracePoint Preschool rummage and bake sale fundraiser will be held Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at GracePoint Wesleyan Church, 1420 Orchard Drive, Brookings. Friday hours are 4-7 p.m.

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The Scotty Roberts 5K starts at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, in front of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Registration is from 5-5:30 p.m. at the museum, and the race finishes on the west side of the Brookings County Courthouse. For more information, log onto http://www.brookingsmarathon.com/5k.html.

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The Brookings Public Library’s next game night is set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Wooden Legs Brewing Co., 309 Fifth St., Brookings. There will be games 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, May 10. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Saturday, May 11

The 50th annual Brookings Marathon, half-marathon and relay start at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Pioneer Park in Brookings. The awards presentation is at 11 a.m. in Pioneer Park, and then a 50-year celebration will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the 9 Bar in downtown Brookings, with live jazz, prizes, cake, SDSU ice cream and more. For more race information, log onto http://www.brookingsmarathon.com.

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The National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is set for Saturday, May 11. South Dakota residents are asked to look for a postcard delivered to mailboxes this week and leave a bag of non-perishable food next to where mail is delivered by 8 a.m. Saturday morning for letter carriers or volunteers to pick up. Most common requested items are canned vegetables and fruit, soup, canned chicken and tuna, peanut butter and boxed meals.

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The GracePoint Preschool rummage and bake sale fundraiser continues from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at GracePoint Wesleyan Church, 1420 Orchard Drive, Brookings.

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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, May 11, 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 Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 11, on the 300 block of Sixth Avenue, between the Brookings Public Library and the Brookings County Courthouse.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host an Alcohol Ink on Black Tile Class from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at 524 Fourth St. with instructor Melanie Gabbert-Gatchell. Cost is $45 per person. For more information, call 692-4177 or log onto www.brookingsartscouncil.org.

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The Brookings Dance Club invites area residents to its Starry Night Dance, held from 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, May 11, at McKnight Community Hall in White. Hickory Wind will provide live music. Admission is $10 per person. All dancers 21 and older are welcome.

Sunday, May 12

White United Methodist Church will host a Mother’s Day Turkey Dinner from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at 404 E. Main St., White. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn or green beans, dressing and homemade desserts for a free-will donation. All are invited to attend, and proceeds will be used for mission related projects.

Monday, May 13

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, May 13, in the parking lot on the west side of First United Methodist Church, 625 Fifth St., Brookings. 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 Brookings Public Library’s next Adult Craft Class is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13. Participants will make handmade yarn feathers. Registration is required; stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Monday, May 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 next Brookings Activity Center dance will be held from 7-10:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

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The Brookings High School choir’s Pops Concert starts at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Performing Arts Center.

Tuesday, May 14

St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Brookings will host a community blood drive from 7-10:30 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. For more information, log onto www.cbblifeblood.org or call Community Blood Bank at 1-877-877-3070. Walk-ins are welcome. 

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Brookings High School art students will show off their artwork at the annual Koffee Klatch Art Show, set for 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in Jostad Gym. Artwork from all students, including state championship artwork, will be showcased. Notecards with your selection of student artwork on them can be ordered, with proceeds going toward college scholarships. The BHS orchestra will also perform throughout the show.

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The Brookings Public Library and Brookings Area Master Gardeners will host “Growing Herbs in Containers” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in Cooper Room B at the library. Master Gardener Craig Pahl will present some of the history of gardening in America and share why container gardening has become the new family garden in the U.S. He will also share his favorite herbs to grow and what gardening secrets he has for growing them.  

Wednesday, May 15

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, May 15, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free coffee will be served.

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The Brookings Education Association will host its annual Teacher/Staff Recognition Event Wednesday, May 15, at Brookings High School. The social is from 5:30-7 p.m. in the BHS Commons, and the program follows from 7-8 p.m. in V.A. Bell Auditorium.

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

Thursday, May 16

The Helpline Center’s Brown Bag Lunch Series continues from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Research Park at SDSU. Hear from Brookings Area United Way Executive Director Heidi Gullickson as she shares her tips and tricks for an impactful and successful fundraising event. The session is free and open to all.

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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 Camelot Intermediate School’s fifth-grade band/vocal concert starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in Jostad Gym at Brookings High School.


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