Events 09-10-19


Tuesday, Sept. 10

Disabled American Veterans will bring its Mobile Service Office program to the Brookings Hy-Vee from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 790 22nd Ave. S. These “offices-on-wheels” travel to communities across the country to help veterans and their families obtain the services and benefits they have earned and provide professional support throughout the claims and appeals process. Bring your identification, Social Security number, and any other pertinent documentation regarding your military service. DAV membership is not required to utilize these free services.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

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, Sept. 11, at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Free coffee will be served.

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Feeding South Dakota will provide free food for families in need at its next mobile food distribution from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 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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The Brookings Arts Council will host Dine and Discuss at noon Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 524 Fourth St. Bring your lunch and come hear Dr. Kevin Kessler give a lecture titled “With Loyal Hearts so True: 129 Years of Marching Band at South Dakota State.” Water and soda will be provided at no cost.

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WOW Kids (Worship on Wednesday for Kids) starts Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Impact Church in Aurora. Every Wednesday enjoy food, games and fellowship from 5:30-7 p.m. The event is open to all kids in kindergarten to fifth grade.   

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. 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’s next Adult Craft Class is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Participants will learn how to make felt flowers. Registration is required; stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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The second annual Campanile Memorial Climb will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at SDSU’s Coughlin Campanile. All are invited to join in remembering the sacrifice and loss that occurred in 2001 and interact with local first responders. A total of 1,980 steps will be climbed in the Campanile to match the number of steps taken by first responders on the fateful day. Drinks and snacks will be provided by SDSU’s Lambda Chi Alpha Men’s Fraternity. For more information, log onto the 9/11 Memorial Campanile Climb Facebook page or contact Jerrod Fedorchik at [email protected]

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The Brookings Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Larson Nature Center. Jon Kieckhefer will give a presentation titled “Dragonflies of South Dakota. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Sept. 12

On Thursday, Sept. 12, the SDSU Foundation will host the third annual One Day for STATE, a 24-hour challenge for all Jackrabbits to join together to celebrate SDSU and the impact that can be made through private gifts. Events planned throughout the day include Coffee Power Hour, 9-10 a.m. at Union Coffee; a student-focused Patio Party, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Student Union Patio; Giving Makes Me Happy, 3-5 p.m. at Starbucks Café; and the Yellow and Blue Block Party, 5-8 p.m. on the Alumni Green.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host the first in a series of six Stretch + Meditation for All classes, presented by Prairie Soul Studio starting at noon Thursday, Sept 12, at 524 Fourth St. This 60-minute class is available to those seeking to find some balance and let go of the daily stresses of life, and it’s open to all levels. Cost is $10 to drop in per session, or $48 for all six sessions paid in advance. Learn more at https://prairiesoulstudio.com/.

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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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The Brookings Public Library’s next Adult Craft Class is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Participants will learn how to make felt flowers. Registration is required; stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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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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South Dakota Art Museum will host a free public reception to celebrate two exhibitions: “S.D. Nelson: Sharing My Vision” and “A Life’s Work: Paul Goble Illustrations of American Indian Stories,” on Thursday, Sept. 12. Author and illustrator S.D. Nelson and biographer and co-curator Gregory Bryan will be available from 4-5 p.m. to sign their books. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5-7 p.m., and the guests will speak beginning at 5:45 p.m. These two exhibitions close Sept. 15.

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The Brookings County Democrats will host a Debate Watch Party with 10 Democratic candidates for president from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill in the back room. The debate begins at 7 p.m. The Brookings Dems will hold a straw poll afterward. Petitions to put gerrymandering on the ballot and to repeal the law that places restrictions on petition circulators will be available to sign. Literature for Democratic candidates in the 2020 election will be distributed. The event is free and open to the public.  

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The Brookings Library Puppeteers’ next puppet show is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the library. All are invited to come enjoy the family friendly fun.

Friday, Sept. 13

The Brookings County National Preparedness Day Event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Brookings City/County Government Center, 520 Third St. The event will include examples of disaster survival kits, including winter weather kit examples, and the City of Brookings Severe Weather Storm Shelter will be open for tours. Refreshments will also be available. For more information, call the Brookings County Development Department at 696-8350.

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The Brookings Public Library will host its next Game Night from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Wooden Legs Brewing Co., 309 Fifth St. There will be games available to choose from, or feel free to bring your own to play with a group.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Saturday, Sept. 14

The Brookings Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 14, in the 300 block of Sixth Avenue, between the Brookings Public Library and the Brookings County Courthouse.

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The Holistic Healing and Psychic Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. Admission is $5. A variety of vendors and exhibitors will offer aromatherapy, healing touch and reiki sessions, along with psychic, tarot and angel card readings, aura photos, body tuning, nutrition, natural skin care and wellness products. Two gallery sessions are also available for $25 admission apiece. For more information, log onto www.swiftelcenter.com.

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The Midwest Maidens will face Skunk River Riot in their next roller derby bout, Queen of the Rink, set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Swiftel Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., and admission is $12 for adults, $10 for veterans, public servants, students and seniors, and free for kids 10 and younger.

Sunday, Sept. 15

The VFW Auxiliary invites the community to a brunch from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 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 Daughters of the American Revolution, Medary Chapter, for Medary Monument landscaping. For more information on the brunch, call 692-8771.

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McCrory Gardens will host a Party on the Porch on Sundays in September, continuing Sept. 15 Bring a blanket or grab a lawn chair and come indulge your senses. Food from Fergie’s Midwest Dineout trailer, and beverages, will be for sale from noon-3 p.m., and live music will be presented from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 688-6707 or log onto www.mccrorygardens.com.

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Come to the Brookings Public Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, in the Cooper Room and meet author C.M. Wendelboe. He is a retired lawman who worked in South Dakota towns bordering three Indian reservations, including Pine Ridge, and now he writes mystery and western novels that are influenced by his experiences. Find his books in the library’s Adult Mystery section.

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Bienvenidos a Brookings will host a Soccer Sunday Community Potluck from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Pioneer Park in Brookings. All are invited to come meet their Spanish-speaking neighbors, enjoy a delicious meal and play soccer. Please bring a dish to share. In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the Brookings Multicultural Center, 506 Third Ave.

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Sylvia Larson, a South Dakota State University senior from Harrisburg, will perform her senior recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The recital will be held in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the SDSU campus. Larson, a music education major and clarinetist, will feature various works to resemble a vocal recital as an homage to her South Dakota State University singing career. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 688-5187.

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Hannah Kremer, a South Dakota State University student from Custer, will perform her senior voice recital at 7 p.m. Sept. 15. The recital will be held in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the SDSU campus. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 688-5187.

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