Events 08-12-19


Monday, Aug. 12

Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 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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The next Brookings Activity Center dance will be held from 7-10:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Committee will host Lunch with a Legislator with U.S. Sen. John Thune starting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Wilbert Square Event Center. There will be a moderated question-and-answer session followed by Thune answering questions from the audience. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members and $50 for non-Chamber members. Register online at https://www.brookingschamber.org/events/details/lunch-with-a-legislator-featuring-john-thune-14523.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre will present three free theatre workshops Aug. 13-15 for anyone in the Brookings area to attend. Tuesday’s session is on acting; Wednesday’s session is on improv; Thursday’s session is on stage make-up. All three workshops run 45 minutes from 2:30-3:15 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

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Nashville band Outer Vibe will perform live starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Skinner’s Pub Courtyard, 300 Main Ave. The trio’s mission is to make rock ‘n’ roll fun again by incorporating the best elements of ’90s pop, swagger rock, reggae, feel-good anthems and hip-hop.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

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, Aug. 14, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free coffee will be served.

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The Jacks’ Farmers Market will be outside the SDSU Student Union from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. The event is open to the public, and free parking is available in the hourly pay lot south of the Wellness Center. The market will include Brookings Farmers Market favorites, includ¬ing local food, baked goods, coffee and handmade products. SDSU is hosting exercise classes every 30 minutes alongside other health and wellness activities.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Thursday, Aug. 15

The 2019 FCA Breakfast of Champions starts at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, in Club 71 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The speaker is author, speaker and coach Randy Gravitt. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and they must be reserved in advance. Call 690-4828 or email [email protected] or [email protected] 

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If you love to paint, join the painting group that meets from 12:30-4 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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Come learn more about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at its fall open house, set for 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Mission Coffeehouse, 337 Eighth St., Brookings. Pick up a new catalog while enjoying some light snacks and a welcome message from Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett.

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Brookings Health System Foundation’s Aiming to Inspire Health Sporting Clays Fundraiser will be held from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Medary Creek Hunt Club. Proceeds will support Ear, Nose and Throat surgical equipment at Brookings hospital, which will be used for pediatric purposes. For more information and to register, log onto https://www.brookingshealth.org/AIH.

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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.feedingbrookings.org.

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Downtown at Sundown is a free music series held from 5-9 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 22 in the 300 block of Fifth Street. It features free admission, free kids’ activities, cold drinks and local food. The action continues Aug. 15 with headliner The People. Hailing from Iowa, The People are a band of adventurous souls who simply love music. Fans describe their music as “rough and raw Americana,” “western gypsy folk-rock” and “country-soul” – any way you describe it, it’s a fusion of genres you’ll want to hear more of!

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The next Third Thursday at McCrory Gardens starts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Education and Visitor Center. Come learn about “Permaculture and Forest Gardening” with Robin Buterbaugh and the important role it can play in our future. This class is free and open to the public, but online registration is requested at https://www.sdstate.edu/mccrory-gardens/third-thursday-registration-form.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host an Acrylic Pour class from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at 524 Fourth St. Linda Hoffelt will teach pouring, puddling and dripping to create the defining characteristics of this medium. All materials will be provided, and the cost is $20 per student. For more information and to register, log onto www.brookingsartscouncil.org.

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Hi Neighbor Days start Thursday, Aug. 15, in Toronto with Trivia Night at 7 p.m. in the Toronto Café & Lounge banquet room.

Friday, Aug. 16

A First United Methodist Church rummage sale is set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Community Life Center, at the corner of Sixth Street and Seventh Avenue in Brookings. All proceeds go to mission projects.

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Hi Neighbor Days continue Friday, Aug. 16, in Toronto with area rummage sales. At 6:30 p.m. is the Little Mr. & Little Miss Contest at the tennis courts (preregistration 5:45-6:15), followed by SDSU ice cream, with proceeds going to Dolphin After School Hours, and free kids’ minnow races. At 8 p.m., head to the fire hall for Dueling Duo Pianos. Tickets are $20 apiece and sold at First Bank & Trust, DCFU, Toronto One Stop and Toronoto Café & Lounge.

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Brookings County Republicans will host a summer picnic starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Hillcrest Park in Brookings. Pizza will be served, with a $5 donation appreciated. This is your opportunity to meet with state and local Republican elected officials and candidates.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. 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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GracePoint Wesleyan Church will host Drive-In Movie Night starting at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, with a free screening of Disney’s “Christopher Robin” at 1420 Orchard Dr. Attendees can sit in their vehicles or bring blankets or chairs and enjoy the general seating area right up front. There will be popcorn and cotton candy for everyone, outdoor activities for the kids, and photo opps with some special movie characters throughout the evening.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Hi Neighbor Days continue Saturday, Aug. 17, in Toronto with area rummage sales. A 5K Family Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m. at Arlo Olson Memorial Park with registration at 8 a.m. That’s followed by a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 9:30 a.m., kids’ tractor pull at 10:30 a.m., cow pie bingo at 11 a.m. and watermelon feed at 1 p.m., all at the tennis courts; bean bag tournament and adult minnow races, both at 3 p.m. at the café, and bingo at Blom Prairie Church social hall at 3 p.m. A pork feed sponsored by FBT with donations going to Toronto Fire Department is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the fire hall, and music by Rollie and Marie Trooien and guests at the music shop start at 6:30 p.m. Karaoke begins at 9 p.m. at the Toronto Café, and the Disney movie “Sandlot” will be shown at dusk at the Arlo Olson Memorial Park. The Ladies Softball League Tournament will also be held Saturday and Sunday at the Dennis Aaberg Memorial Field.

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The Brookings Empowerment Project’s second annual rummage and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Brookings Activity Center, 320 Fifth Ave. Proceeds help the organization offer temporary housing in the Brookings area, community education and other advocacy projects focused on mental health.

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The Brookings Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 17, in the 300 block of Sixth Avenue, between the Brookings Public Library and the Brookings County Courthouse.

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“Peter & Wendy” will be presented on Saturday, Aug. 17, at both 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Brookings is being hosted by Spotlight Theatre Studio with financial support provided by the Fishback Financial Corporation. For more information, call Julie Bergan Abraham at 690-6292.

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The annual Wing & Brew Fest will be held from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. All activities will take place inside the Swiftel Center arena, so rain or shine, it’s going to be a finger lickin’ fun time. All general admission tickets are $5 for adults. Tickets to sample wings and brews are $1 apiece. Vendors and the Kids Zone with free inflatable games open at 4 p.m. Live music from Too Drunk To Fish starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by Battle of the Brews at 6 p.m., Battle of the Wings at 7 p.m., and the wing-eating contest at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Hi Neighbor Days activities on Sunday, Aug. 18, in Toronto begin with a pancake feed fundraiser by the Deuel County Sparks 4-H Club from 8-11 a.m. at the fire hall. A community church service will be at the Arlo Olson Memorial Park at 10:30 a.m. followed by an ice cream social at Leganger Church. The menu includes sandwiches, beans, chips, pie and ice cream. A car show starts at noon on the street east of Toronto Café and Lounge. Parade lineup will begin at 1 p.m. at Ag First with a 2 p.m. start. Pickleball will be played at the tennis court following the parade.

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The VFW Auxiliary invites the community to a brunch from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Brookings VFW post home, 520 Main Ave. The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, toast, coffee and juice for $7. The Works includes the above breakfast with a separate plate of biscuits and gravy for $9. Children ages 3 to 7 eat for $4, and 2 and younger eat for free. Proceeds from the breakfast this month will go to the Brookings County Food Pantry. For more information on the brunch, call 692-8771.

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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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