Brookings-area calendar for Dec. 2-8, 2023

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Saturday, Dec. 2

• Brookings AA has meetings at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 135 First Ave. S. For more information, call 605-692-6070.

Sunday, Dec. 3

• Brookings AA has meetings at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 135 First Ave. S. For more information, call 605-692-6070.

• The Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter women’s support group holds a Zoom meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Sunday. For more information, call 692-SAFE (7233).

Monday, Dec. 4

• The Brookings Toastmasters Club 3712 meets every Monday from 12:05 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the classroom at McCrory Gardens at 631 22nd Ave. Visitors are welcome. The club provides an opportunity to learn public speaking skills, as well as meeting business men and women from the Brookings area. For more information, call 605-957-5144.

n “Ask a Doula” will be held Monday at Brookings Health System. Talk one-on-one with Brookings Health System’s doulas and get to know them on a personal level. Learn more about the services doulas can provide and select the doula you want to attend your birth. The event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the New Beginnings Birth Center at Brookings hospital.

• Brookings AA has meetings at 12:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 135 First Ave. S. For more information, call 605-692-6070.

• Brookings Health System is sponsoring a hybrid postpartum support group.

The adjustment of baby is an exciting time and is also a normal time to experience difficulties or chemical imbalances..

Find support for: Life after baby, bonding with your baby, coping with this major life change, mindfulness and relaxation, relationships, communication and self-care. To register, call 605-692-5447.

The group meets every Monday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. both on Zoom and in person at Brookings Health System, Conference Room C. You will receive an email with Zoom details upon registration if you are joining virtually. Facilitated by licensed clinicians Elizabeth Milton, LPC-MH and Curstie Konold, MSW.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

• The Optimist Club of Brookings meets every Tuesday at noon at Pizza Ranch.

• The Brookings Rotary Club meets at noon each Tuesday in the Activity Center. For more information, contact Don Norton, club president, 309-259-0047, donnorton75@gmail.com.

• Brookings Masonic Lodge No. 24 meets on the first Tuesday of the month 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge building. For more information, contact Doug McFarland at 605-690-3991,

• The Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter hosts a weekly women’s support group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 692-SAFE (7233).

• New Beginnings Baby Café supports breastfeeding mothers in every aspect of nursing, from starting to weaning and every variation in between. It is facilitated by two registered nurses who are also IBCLC lactation consultants.

All pregnant and breastfeeding moms are welcome to attend.

New Beginnings Baby Café occurs every Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Prairie Perk-Up coffee shop on the first floor of Brookings Hospital. Enter through the emergency entrance.

• The Brookings United Church of Christ hosts an ecumenical interfaith coffee and conversation on Tuesdays at Cottonwood Coffee on Main Avenue from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekly.

• New Day Al-Anon meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church. Follow the signs inside the church for the exact location.

• An AA Foxhall workshop speaker meeting is held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Peace Lutheran Church at 1104 22nd Ave. S. in Brookings.

• Brookings AA has meetings at 12:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 135 First Ave. S. For more information, call 605-692-6070.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

• Brookings AA has meetings at 12:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 135 First Ave. S. There is also a women’s group meeting in the basement of the Newman Center at 1321 Eighth St. For more information, call 605-692-6070.

• A men’s big-book study session Alcoholic Anonymous meeting is held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at Peace Lutheran Church at 1104 22nd Ave. S. in Brookings.

Thursday, Dec. 7

• The Kiwanis Club of Brookings meets every Thursday at noon at the Mission Coffeehouse in First Lutheran Church at 337 Eighth St.

• The Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter women’s support group holds a walk-in “in person” meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Thursday. For more information, call 692-SAFE (7233).

• Big Sioux Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at 413 W. Second St. S., Brookings.

For more information, contact Tyler.Gross@sdwg.cap.gov or 605-868-8434.

• Al Anon meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays at 135 First Ave. S.

• Brookings AA has meetings at 12:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 135 First Ave. S. For more information, call 605-692-6070.

Friday, Dec. 8

• Brookings AA has meetings at 12:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 135 First Ave. S. For more information call 605-692-6070.

To have your organization’s weekly or monthly meeting placed on the Meetings Calendar, email the location, time and contact information for the organization to dkott@brookingsregister.com.