Events 06-08-19


Saturday, June 8

Old Timers Day 2019 activities continue Saturday, June 8, in Volga. Events include: American Legion pancake feed, 7:30-10 a.m. at the community center, $7 for all you can eat; Race at Your Own Pace 5K, 7:30 a.m. registration at Valley Fitness, 8 a.m. start; parade at 11 a.m.; #Rickstrong Poker Run, 9:30-11 a.m. registration at Valley Motorsports, leaves immediately following the parade; food vendors, craft booths and entertainment from noon-3 p.m. in the city park; VCS carnival at the park from noon-2 p.m.; sand volleyball tournament, 12:45 p.m. registration and 1 p.m. start; kiddie tractor pull, 1:30 p.m. north of the pool; free swimming at the pool; Brookings County Museum open; and a street dance from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. on Main Street featuring HickTown Mafia.

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The Brookings Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 8, in the 300 block of Sixth Avenue, between the Brookings Public Library and the Brookings County Courthouse.

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Brookings Car Show festivities kick off Saturday, June 8, in downtown Brookings near Nick’s Hamburger Shop. From about 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the “Show-N-Shine,” onlookers can look enviously at some of the best-kept cars from near and far. At about 3 p.m., a cruise takes off from near Nick’s. Everybody who wants to participate is welcome, but drivers are asked to register at the Show-N-Shine prior to departure. The cruise ends where it began, and anyone who wants to can get a bite to eat at Nick’s and enjoy some time and car talk with friends and fellow auto enthusiasts.

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Prairie Repertory Theatre presents “Father of the Bride” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices range from $12-19, and they can be purchased online at www.sdstate.tix.com.

Sunday, June 9

Old Timers Day 2019 activities continue Sunday, June 9, in Volga. Events include a free-will donation breakfast, 10-11 a.m. in the Sioux Valley School Commons; community worship, 11 a.m. at the Sioux Valley Performing Arts Center; free swimming at the pool; and the Brookings County Museum open all weekend.

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Brookings Car Show festivities continue Sunday, June 9, in Pioneer Park. Registration for vehicles in 27 different classes is from 9-11:30 a.m., with the car show going from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and awards handed out at 3:30 p.m.

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The Brookings County Museum in Volga’s City Park is open 1-4 p.m. daily, seven days a week.

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Prairie Repertory Theatre presents “Father of the Bride” at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices range from $12-19, and they can be purchased online at www.sdstate.tix.com.

Monday, June 10

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, June 10, at the Brookings First United Methodist Church, 625 Fifth St., in the west parking lot. 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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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Monday, June 10. 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, June 10, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

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Three-time Iditarod participant, writer, speaker and wilderness advocate Karen Land and her dog Noggin will be at the Brookings Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, to give a presentation on their experiences. Land will guide attendees through this amazing annual 1,049-mile race across Alaska. Everyone is invited to come hear her, meet Noggin, and ask questions.

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The annual Harvest Festival is set for Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11, in Elkton. Monday events include the Miss Elkton pageant, starting at 7 p.m. at the community center, and a street carnival with rides, games and food booths start at 5 p.m. both nights.

Tuesday, June 11

The South Dakota Art Museum’s next lunch-and-learn event will focus on “Harvey Dunn: Fences, Cows, Plows & Oxen” with curators Jodi Lundgren and Taylor McKeown from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. Bring your own lunch (they’ll supply plates, cutlery and beverages) and eat while learning about this engaging exhibition. The pair will lead an interactive gallery discussion from 12:15-12:45 p.m., with time on either end to eat or explore other exhibits. For more information, call 688-5423, stop by 1036 Medary Ave., or log onto www.southdakotaartmuseum.com.

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Holy Life Tabernacle is inviting all area children to its annual Kids’ Night Out at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. This will be an enjoyable evening of fun, games, clowns, a treasure hunt, singing and Bible stories. The church hopes that 25 new bicycles will be given away this year. A Sea-World bouncer system will also be available for all of the children to enjoy. Ages pre-school to 12 are welcome. Parents are also welcomed to attend with their children. Holy Life Tabernacle is located at 241 Mustang Pass in Brookings. For more information on Kids’ Night Out, call the church at 692-4616.

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The annual Harvest Festival continues Tuesday, June 11, in Elkton. The parade starts at 7 p.m., and a street carnival continues with rides, games and food booths starting at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12

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, June 12, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free coffee will be served.

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The Brookings Public Library will host its annual bike rodeo at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, on Kidoodle Way, outside the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Kids are invited to bring their bikes to test their skills on the obstacle course, learn bike safety from the Brookings Police Department, and then decorate their bikes for the bike parade. The event is free and open to all.

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The Brookings Public Library’s next Adult Craft Class is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. Participants will make wire bird nest pendants. Registration is required; stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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The Boys & Girls Club will host its ninth annual truck raffle Wednesday, June 12, at the Teen Center. Come from 6-8 p.m. and enjoy a night of food and fun. Learn more at www.greatfuturesd.org/brookings-raffle. 

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. 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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