Events 05-25-19


Saturday, May 25

Brookings American Legion Post No. 74 will hold a pancake, sausage and eggs breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the post home, 1229 Western Ave. Proceeds will be used to support the Boys State, Youth Trooper Academy and American Legion Baseball programs. This will be the last pancake breakfast until this fall.

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The Brookings Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 25, in the 300 block of Sixth Avenue, between the Brookings Public Library and the Brookings County Courthouse.

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After weather canceled the event in April, The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. is hosting a Downtown Clean-up on Saturday, May 25, in downtown Brookings. Stop at The Carrot Seed (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) or its booth at the Brookings Farmers Market (9 a.m.-noon) for plastic shopping bags and gloves. Then, venture out into the downtown area (or beyond) and pick up litter. Return to The Carrot Seed/Farmers Market to toss your collected trash and redeem your reward of a $5 gift card (while they last) or a sustainable prize (reusable straw, reusable produce bag, or dishware made from recycled milk jugs).

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Local children’s book author Barb Bolton Walder will make a guest appearance to sign copies of her new book, “Let Your Dreams Take You Anywhere You Want To Explore,” from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Trendz, 225 Main Ave., Brookings.

Sunday, May 26

Commencement ceremonies for the Brookings High School Class of 2019 start at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Swiftel Center.

Monday, May 27

Volga’s annual Memorial Day program starts at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Sioux Valley Performing Arts Center.

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Brookings’ annual Memorial Day program, honoring all those who have died while serving in the United State Armed Forces, starts at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Swiftel Center.

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Elkton’s annual Memorial Day program starts at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Elkton Community Center.

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Aurora’s annual Memorial Day program starts at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the community hall and Little Hall. The event is sponsored by Pike-Huska Amercian Legion Post 230 and Auxiliary.

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Sinai’s annual Memorial Day program starts at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Sinai Lutheran Church.

Tuesday, May 28

The Brookings Public Library’s next Adult Craft Class is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. Participants will make paper embroidery. Registration is required; stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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Kas Williams, the new diversity officer at South Dakota State University, will speak at the next PFLAG meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Brookings Public Library. Come hear SDSU’s plans for diversity, enhancement and inclusion. PFLAG will also discuss plans for the upcoming Brookings Pride event. Brookings PFLAG provides education and support for Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders in the Brookings Area. For more info, contact president Teri Johnson at  [email protected]

Wednesday, May 29

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 29, 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, May 29. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Thursday, May 30

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 Arts Council will host a sculpture exhibit by Greg Blair, an associate professor of art at Northern State University, called “Geographies of Memories,” from May 29-June 21 at 524 Fourth St. Blair’s reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, with an artist talk about 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the reception, which will include light refreshments.

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The Brookings Public Library will host a free screening of the movie “Mary Queen of Scots” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30. Rated R, 124 minutes. Free popcorn is included.

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Sixteen young women from across the state will compete in Brookings May 30-June 1 for thousands of dollars in scholarships and the role of Miss South Dakota. The new Miss South Dakota will take home at least $9,500 in scholarship money and will represent South Dakota at the Miss America Competition. After four days of rehearsals and appearances, preliminary competitions will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and finals will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. The Miss South Dakota’s Outstanding Teen competition will be held Thursday and Friday in conjunction with the Miss South Dakota competition. Tickets are available at misssd.tix.com.

Friday, May 31

Feeding South Dakota will provide free food for families in need at its next mobile food distribution from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Friday, May 31, 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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Friday, May 31, is the last day of school for students in the Brookings School District with a noon dismissal.

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Claire Warden, a senior lecturer at Loughborough University in England, will share her insights on “Weak (Theatrical) Modernisms” at 5 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Volstorff Ballroom in University Student Union on the South Dakota State University campus. Her keynote address is free to attend and open to the public. Her address is part of the annual conference, The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914 to 1945, which is held May 30-June 1.

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Brookings Critical Mass will hold its monthly bike ride on at 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, with a theme of "secret passges" through Brookings. Meet at the corner of Fifth Street and Main Avenue and the group will head out together for a casual, all-ages bike ride (about one hour). Participants usually eat downtown afterward. For more information, visit brookingscriticalmass.weebly.com or its Facebook group.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, May 31. 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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