Events 05-15-19


Wednesday, May 15

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 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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