September 5: A reception will be held for fabric artist Timothy Arand-McIlrath as September's Exhibition Cove Artist during the September First Friday Art Walk from 5:30 – 7:00pm at A Piece of Work, Inc. Tim's artwork will be on display throughout the calendar month of September at A Piece of Work, Inc. He will be giving an Artist's Talk during the reception at the gallery on Friday, September 5th from 5:30 – 7:00pm. Don't forget to stop at Art on 16th on Friday night too, where you can view more of Tim's work, as well as artwork from a number of local artists. A Piece of Work, Inc. is located in the historic Walker Motor Company building at 1619 Hill Avenue in Olde Town Spirit Lake. Featuring the work of nearly 40 Member Artists with a different artist in the Exhibition Cove every month, A Piece of Work, Inc. is the Emporium of Original Art created by local and regional artists. For more information, check out the gallery website at www.apieceofworkinc.com, where you can find a schedule of upcoming events, information on art classes, as well as check out online galleries of Member Artists' artwork.
September 5 & 6: Auditions for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held in the Music Building on the campus of Dordt College. Anyone wishing to play in the orchestra for the first time must audition and all student members need to re-audition each year. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra office, at 712-722-6230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 5, 2pm to 6pm & September 6, 9am to 5pm: Fall Festival At Random Harvest, 335 N Main St (6th & Main), Sioux Falls. We will have several local vendors showcasing their handmade items. We will be right down the street from the Sidewalk Arts Festival. We also have unique home décor. Refurbished and reusable products. A small variety of antiques. 605-261-1799.
September 6: Cheap Trick with special guest Here Come The Mummies, 7:30 p.m., The Clay County Fair, Spencer, IA. Ticket information for this fun and funky U.S. Cellular Grandstand concert at the 2014 Clay County Fair will be available later this spring. For more information, visit www.claycountyfair.com.
September 6: TY HERNDON in concert, 8:00 p.m. at the WJ Ranch located just south of Yankton, SD. Opening act by Jackson Lawrence. Seewww.schiferlswjranch.com for more information.
September 6: Celebrate National Grandparents Day, 10:00-2:00pm, Prairie West Branch Library, 7630 W 26th St, Sioux Falls, SD. Grandchildren and grandparents can spend time together by attending a special storytime, creating a keepsake book, or by signing up for a Skype session. Call 978-6899 for details. Free and open to the public! Phone: 605-978-6899. Website: www.siouxlandlib.org
September 6: Softball tourney to benefit homeless shelter, Yankton, SD. Dust off your glove and join the Yankton “Texas League” Coed Softball Tournament to benefit Yankton Homeless Shelter. The tournament is the first of its kind in Yankton and organizer John Pooler hopes to make it an annual event. “It's really an opportunity to get outside, have some fun, and raise a little cash for our local shelter,” Pooler said. The bracket is open to the first 20 registered teams. All players must be 14 years old or older. To register a team, call or text Pooler at 605.661.3881.
Texas League style will make for very fast, fun games. Each batter starts with a full count – which means they get one pitch per at bat. Batters will either hit, walk, or strikeout. Most ASA rules will apply. Teams must be even with both female and male players. Each team can play 8, 10, or 12 players at a time. Cost per team is $125.00 with awards going to the first, second, and third place finishers. All other proceeds collected from registration will be donated to the Yankton Homeless Shelter. The one-day tournament will begin Saturday morning and finish up in the evening. As of Monday, eight teams had registered for the event. “Whether you play softball now, never have, or retired from the sport years ago, we want you to come support our community,” Pooler said.
September 6: Sidewalk Arts Festival, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Washington Pavilion & Downtown Sioux Falls, SD. The Sidewalk Arts Festival is a FREE outdoor event with over 225 vendor booths featuring the region's best fine art, folk art and craft artisans. Enjoy activities for kids, live entertainment, food vendors and more! This festival is a fundraiser for the Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion and is the region's largest one-day arts festival. www.sidewalkartsfestival.com
September 7: Bazaar & auction, roast beef dinner, 11-1pm with activities to follow, St. Anthony Catholic Church, Lismore, MN. Games, baked goods and country store. Auction begins at 1:30pm. Contact Sara Bartosh, email@example.com or 800-568-6670 for more information.
September 9: Trivia Night, 6pm – 8pm, Monks House of Ale Repute, 420 E 8th St, Sioux Falls. Join the library for trivia night at Monks House of Ale Repute! Test your trivia knowledge and compete for prizes. Come by yourself or with a team. Must be 21 or older to attend. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. 605-367-8720
September 12: Warrant, The District, 4521 W Empire Pl, Sioux Falls. Tickets are available at the District or online at www.thedistrictsf.com.
September 13: Dahl Day: Celebrating 50 Years of Willy Wonka, 10:00am to 3:00pm, Prairie West Branch Library, 7630 W. 26th St, Sioux Falls, SD. Stop by our inventing room at the Prairie West Branch Library for some Dahl-inspired discovery and enjoy a reading of Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes (all ages). Play a game of live Wee Read and Play Land (recommended ages 2-5 years). After lunch, watch the new or classic version of the movie (all ages). Free and open to the public! Phone: 605-978-6899. Website: www.siouxlandlib.org/kids
October 11: Harvest Festival, 11:00am - 5:00pm, Strawbale Winery, 47215 257 St, Renner, SD. We are done with harvest!! Super day of super fun to show you how grateful we are that you are our customer! Wine, food, wine, games, wine, fun, wine, games, discounts on wines and much more. Great food vendors will be here also. Relax, sit back and listen to live music. All outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Paint a pumpkin, launch a pumpkin or play a game of bean bag toss. Please no pets. No outside foods or beverages. All will be provided.