Events 05-13-19


Monday, May 13

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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The next Third Thursday at McCrory Gardens will be “The Benefits of Bugs,” presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, by entomologist Jonathan Lundgren of Blue Dascher Farm. The class is free and open to the public, but online registration is requested at https://www.sdstate.edu/mccrory-gardens/third-thursday-registration-form.

Friday, May 17

The Fire & Ice Auction Gala, benefitting Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, is set for Friday, May 17, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. The VIP reception starts at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Advance tickets only. For more information, log onto eastcentralcasa.com or call 697-6106.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, May 17. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Saturday, May 18

The Brookings Empowerment Project will host the Brookings Area Mental Health Fair: Community Connections on Saturday, May 18, at GracePoint Wesleyan Church, 1420 Orchard Drive. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the event continues through 3:15 p.m. with speakers, breakout sessions and information booths. The event is free and open to all, and lunch will be provided to attendees who register in advance at https://gracepointwesleyan.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/202/responses/new.  For more information, email [email protected]

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The annual Trout Extravaganza will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, at the Indian Hills Pond at Main Avenue South and Trail Ridge Road in Brookings. Saturday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The free event is for children ages 14 and younger, with everything provided, including rods, bait, help from volunteers, concessions and restrooms. Registration is at the entrance gate.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host a Beginning Leathercraft Class from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at 524 Fourth St., with instructor Gwen McCausland. Cost is $20 per person. For more information or to register, call 692-4177 or log onto www.brookingsartscouncil.org.

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Democratic Socialists of America-Brookings will host Nicholas Weiland, speaking to the rise of Progressive Independents and the chilling effects of neoliberalism on state and national Democrat politics, at a potluck lunch-and-learn event held from 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Cooper Room at the Brookings Public Library. Attendees are asked to bring one lunch item for themselves and a second portion of the same to share. Bring your own drinking containers, plates and utensils. Cutting boards, knives and serving spoons will be provided. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/BrookingsDSA/.

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McCrory Gardens will host a Garden Discovery Festival from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at 631 22nd Ave., Brookings. Admission is a free-will donation. The family friendly event will feature games, crafts, activities and information related to the gardening world, a bounce house, face paint, photo contest, garden hunt, spring blossoms and more. For more information, email [email protected]

Sunday, May 19

The annual Trout Extravaganza continues from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Indian Hills Pond at Main Avenue South and Trail Ridge Road in Brookings. The free event is for children ages 14 and younger, with everything provided, including rods, bait, help from volunteers, concessions and restrooms. Registration is at the entrance gate.

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Brookings Area Master Gardeners will host their annual plant sale from noon-3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at McCrory Gardens. This is the signature fundraising event for the gardeners, with hundreds of annuals, perennials, herbs, grasses, trees and more donated from local gardens. Bring your own box.


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