Events 07-11-19


Thursday, July 11

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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Feeding Brookings grocery distribution is held from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 2030 Third St. To donate, volunteer or for more information, log onto www.feeding¬brookings.org.

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Downtown at Sundown is a free music series held from 5-9 p.m. every Thursday from July 11 to Aug. 22 in the 300 block of Fifth Street. It features free admission, free kids’ activities, cold drinks and local food. The action kicks off July 11 with headliner Surfin’ Safari. This golden oldies band will have you dancing all the way to the hop! Get ready to sing along to songs from The Beatles, the Beach Boys, Sam Cooke and more. This five-member band brings a dynamic vocal arrangement and even does a few a cappella songs.

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Brookings Community Theatre will host a Mamma Mia! movie and wine fundraiser Thursday, July 11, at Brookings Cinema 8 Theatre. The social starts at 6:30 p.m. with the movie to follow at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per person and $20 per couple. Get tickets and more information at www.brookingscommunitytheatre.org.

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The Brookings Library Puppeteers’ next puppet show is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the library. All are invited to come enjoy the family friendly fun.

Friday, July 12

The Brookings Public Library’s next Adult Craft Class is set for 2 p.m. Friday, July 12. Participants will  learn about tissue paper painting. Registration is required; stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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Highway Call Band will perform live at Skinner’s Pub starting at 6 p.m. Friday, July 12.

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The Brookings Public Library’s next Game Night is set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, in the library’s Cooper Room. There will be games available to choose from, or feel free to bring your own to play with a group. Snacks will be provided.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, July 12. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Saturday, July 13

The Beef and Eggs 5K starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13, near the Brookings County Courthouse. The entry fee for the race is $30. Race day registrations will be accepted from 7-7:30 a.m. in front of the courthouse. Awards will be presented to overall top finishers and age group categories. All participants will receive a T-shirt and they can enjoy a beef and eggs breakfast after the race. To register online and get additional information, go to www.prairiestriders.net/beefandeggs5k.html.

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Come support the Flying Jacks Club at the SDSU Fly-in Breakfast, held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 13, at the Brookings Regional Airport. Breakfast will be provided for free-will donation at this family-friendly event. All ages can enjoy the variety of aircraft on display, and the Flying Jacks will sell T-shirts and apparel raffle tickets during the event. There will also be an opportunity to dunk their chief flight instructor and chief aircraft mechanic in a water tank. Proceeds help members attend professional development activities in aviation.

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The Brookings Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 13, in the 300 block of Sixth Avenue, between the Brookings Public Library and the Brookings County Courthouse.

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The 48th annual Brookings Summer Arts Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, at Pioneer Park. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visitors are invited to come enjoy the work of 200 artists, 38 food booths, 26 edibles and naturals artisans, antique and living history booths, a children’s area and entertainment on three stages. Learn more at www.bsaf.com.

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Midwest Maidens will host its roller derby home opener against the Minnesota Southbound Rollers on Saturday, July 13, at the Swiftel Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the teams roll at 6 p.m. General admission is $12, and $10 for seniors, students and military. Kids 10 and younger get in free.

Sunday, July 14

The 48th annual Brookings Summer Arts Festival continues from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 14, in Pioneer Park. Visitors are invited to come enjoy the work of 200 artists, 38 food booths, 26 edibles and naturals artisans, antique and living history booths, a children’s area and entertainment on three stages. Learn more at www.bsaf.com.

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

Monday, July 15

Feeding South Dakota will provide free food for families in need at its next mobile food distribution from 12:15-1:15 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the Elkton Community Center, 109 Elk St. 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 will host a free screening of the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 15. Rated PG-13, 121 minutes. Free popcorn will be provided.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Monday, July 15. 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, July 15, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

Tuesday, July 16

The South Dakota Art Museum will host its next Lunch and Learn event from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, featuring its exhibit “Flourish: Marjolein Dallinga and Jantje Visscher.” SDAM Director Lynn Verschoor and exhibits curator Jodi Lundgren will host an interactive gallery discussion from 12:15-12:45 p.m. with time on either end to eat or explore. Bring your own lunch and a friend and the museum will supply plates, cutlery and beverages.

Wednesday, July 17

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, July 17, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free coffee will be served.

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The Zoo Man, accompanied by his exotic creatures, will visit the Brookings Public Library to give three performances, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in the library’s upstairs Cooper Room. With up-close and personal visits from scaly snakes to relaxed reptiles, the program is sure to inform and entertain. Traveling throughout Canada and the United States, performing at schools and libraries the Zoo Man, Brent Mielke, brings a myriad of live animals for kids to see.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. 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 Brookings Public Library welcomes acclaimed Celtic guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. Barlow brings traditional Celtic tunes alive by sharing the history, humor and legends behind the music. His current repertoire features many pieces that will be familiar to the audience. There will be ample opportunity for some singing-along, toe tapping and even step dancing if audience members are so inclined. For more information about this program, visit www.jerrybarlow.com or email Beverly Stephens at [email protected]

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