Events 11-08-19


Friday, Nov. 8

The SDSU Veterans Affairs Office invites the public to join them for a Marine Corps Birthday Celebration from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. There will be a cake-cutting and refreshments. For more information, call 688-4700.

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A Brookings Bobcat Football pre-game social will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Brookings. The Bobcats will take on the Huron Tigers in the Class 11AA semifinals at 7 p.m. at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

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A Les Tuma Hall of Fame Party will be held from 4-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at 9 Bar and Nightclub in Brookings. Come help “ring the bell” to celebrate the SDSU Hall of Fame inductee and raise money for the MS Foundation. There will be silent auctions, raffle prizes and a few other surprises during the night.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host a two-part Linoleum Block Printing Class from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at 524 Fourth St. Students will create a unique piece of art using printmaking methods. They’ll use linoleum to carve and create a design that can be printed on a variety of surfaces. For more information or to sign up, log onto www.brookingsartscouncil.org or call 692-4177.

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The Brookings Public Library will host its next Game Night from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 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. Check out the event on Facebook to RSVP. Snacks are provided.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Cards are handed out at 6:30, and bingo starts at 7. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 692-6771.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Brookings American Legion Post No. 74 will hold a pancake, sausage and eggs breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the post home, 1229 Western Ave. Proceeds will be used to support the Boys State, Youth Trooper Academy and American Legion Baseball programs.

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The Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center will host a Pumpkin Chuckin’ contest Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2810 22nd Ave. S. Setup starts at noon followed by the contest at 1 p.m. Bring your own pumpkin launcher, and prizes will be available.

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Lake Campbell Lutheran Church will host its annual Lutefisk Supper on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 46610 219th St., Volga. Serving times are at 4:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. The menu includes lutefisk, Swedish meatballs, lefse, flatbread, sweetsoup, holiday cookies and more. Cost is $18 for adults and $9 for kids ages 6-12 years old. Reservations are required; call Charolette Syrstad, 693-4325, or Judy Jensen, 692-8781.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Trinity Lutheran Church in Estelline will host a Veterans Day pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Estelline American Legion, 222 N. Main St. Free-will donations will be accepted.

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The opening ceremony for SDSU’s Arnold Air Society 30th annual vigil at the Brookings County Veterans Memorial starts at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Air Force and Army cadets will take shifts guarding the memorial from 11 a.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday, marching the whole 24 hours rain or shine to honor those who have served and died for the protection of the freedoms we experience every day. People are welcome to come in between the opening and closing ceremonies and visit with the cadets in their warming tent, which is located at the memorial, or come and pay their respects at any time.

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Come watch some of South Dakota’s most talented young women compete for the titles of Miss SDSU/Miss Brookings and Miss Jack’s/Miss Brookings Outstanding Teen. The pageant starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the SDSU campus. The winners of this competition will receive various scholarships and advance on to compete in the Miss South Dakota and Miss South Dakota’s Outstanding Teen Competition.

Monday, Nov. 11

On Monday, Nov. 11, Hy-Vee will host its annual Veterans Day breakfasts with a complimentary meal for veterans and active-duty military members in recognition and thanks for their service. In addition to the free breakfast, veterans will receive 10% off their grocery total when they shop at Hy-Vee on Monday, Nov. 11.

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The Valley Restaurant in Volga is offering a free meal and beverage for all veterans from 6:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at 103 Caspian Ave.

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Veterans Day ceremonies in Volga start at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, the Cossack Center at Sioux Valley School.

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The annual Veterans Day program at the Swiftel Center in Brookings starts at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11.

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On the morning of Nov. 11, a rare astronomical event will be visible from Brookings – the passage of Mercury in front of the Sun, astronomically referred to as a transit. This event will only be visible through a telescope or binoculars with adequate solar filters. The Brookings Regional Astronomy Club and the SDSU Society of Physics Students will have telescopes set up at the southwest entrance to Wal-Mart from 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday, Nov. 11, for public viewing, weather permitting. A Mercury transit will not be visible in North America again until 2049. In case of cloudy weather, no viewing will take place and the public is encouraged to view the event by finding an online livestream.

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The closing ceremony for SDSU’s Arnold Air Society 30th annual vigil at the Brookings County Veterans Memorial starts at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, with guest speaker Colonel Rachelle Hartze, a former SDSU Army ROTC graduate. Air Force and Army cadets will take shifts guarding the memorial from 11 a.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday, marching the whole 24 hours rain or shine to honor those who have served and died for the protection of the freedoms we experience every day. People are welcome to come in between the opening and closing ceremonies and visit with the cadets in their warming tent, which is located at the memorial, or come and pay their respects at any time.

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The annual Veterans Day dinner hosted by the White American Legion Auxiliary No. 88 will be served to area veterans and their families at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the McKnight Community Center in White. Included in the program will be recognition of the 100th birthday of the Auxiliary.

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Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from 6:30-10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 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 next Brookings Activity Center dance will be held from 7-10:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at 320 Fifth Ave. For more information, call 692-4492.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

South Dakota State University seniors Autumn Marker-Berseth, Michael Rogers, Kelsey Schmitz and Alaina Stoutland will display their senior exhibit Nov. 12-Dec. 6 at Grove Hall’s Ritz Gallery on campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Ritz Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit, titled “Roots: We Grow From Here,” includes ceramics, photography, drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture and mixed media.

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The South Dakota Art Museum’s next Lunch & Learn, Harvey Dunn: Imagining Others, is set for noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. The event features a discussion and gallery exploration with Exhibits Curator Jodi Lundgren. Discover new things in familiar Dunn paintings, see new Dunn paintings recently added to the museum’s collection and learn more about Dunn’s perspective on painting through his instructions to students featured throughout the exhibit. The free, interactive gallery discussion is from 12:15-12:45 p.m. with time on either end to eat or explore. Bring your own lunch and the museum will supply plates, cutlery and beverages.

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The Brookings Fiber Guild will host a two-part Beginners Knitting Class from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, and Nov. 19, at the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum. Cost is $25, and it covers both nights and supplies. For ages 16 and older, no experience necessary. Register online at www.agmuseumstore.com.

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The Brookings Arts Council will host a Christmas Décor Class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 524 Fourth St. Come make one or many Christmas signs for your home, with four designs to choose from. Each design is $35. For more information or to register, go to www.brookingsartscouncil.org or call 692-4177.

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The Brookings High School Band presents its Indoor Marching Band Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Bob Jostad Gymnasium at Brookings High School.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Sanford Cardiovascular Institute is coming to Brookings Health System to hold heart screenings from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. The screening is recommended for those 40 and older, and cost is $25. Register for the screening by calling 605-312-2150 or 888-996-4673. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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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, Nov. 13, 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 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the First United Methodist Church parking lot, 625 Fifth St., Brookings. Food distributions on a first-come, first-served basis 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. A photo ID is required.

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Staff from the office of Sen. Mike Rounds will visit Brookings from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, to assist residents with any issues they may have dealing with federal agencies. They’ll be in Suite 210 of the Brookings City & County Government Center, 520 Third St. Questions or concerns regarding this visit can be directed to Rounds’ Sioux Falls office at 605-336-0486, or by visiting www.rounds.senate.gov.

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The next Adult Craft Class at the Brookings Public Library is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. Participants will make yarn-wrapped bottle vases. Registration is required for the class, open to anyone 18 years and older. Stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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The Brookings Public Library continues its Native American Speaker Series with Dr. Mark Freeland presenting “Teaching the Whole Child: Indigenous Teaching Methods and Flourishing in Education” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. This presentation will demonstrate how the cutting-edge teaching methodologies currently being used are a return to indigenous methods of education which were present long before European colonization of the Americas. It will also look at the longer trajectory of indigenous involvement with American education and current efforts at SDSU to revitalize support for indigenous students with the Wokini Initiative.

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

Thursday, Nov. 14

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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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 State University and SDSU Extension in partnership with the Brookings Sustainability Committee invites interested Brookings residents and business owners to a free Stormwater Community Forum. An open house discussion will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Brookings Activity Center, and formal presentations will start at 5:30. This forum will provide opportunities for community members to learn more about green stormwater infrastructure practices and provide input on how these practices can be integrated into residential and commercial landscapes. Feedback will be used to develop recommendations for future water management strategies in the City of Brookings. For more information and to register for this event, visit  https://www.sdstate.edu/events/2019/11/stormwater-community-forum-500-pm-thursday-nov-14th-brookings-activity-center. 

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The next Adult Craft Class at the Brookings Public Library is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Participants will make yarn-wrapped bottle vases. Registration is required for the class, open to anyone 18 years and older. Stop by the library or call 692-9407 to sign up.

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