Please send all events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
July Monday Evenings: Wild Water West. Bring your friends 4-8pm, up to 10 people for $40.
July Tuesday Evenings: Wild Water West. Terrific Tuesday 4-8pm. $5 admission with a school supply donation.
July Wednesday Evenings: Wild Water West. Family Fun Night 4-8pm. Half off evening admission: Over 48" $7.48 + tax, Under 48" $3.98 + tax.
July Thursday Evenings: Wild Water West. BOGO Night 4-8pm. Buy 1 evening admission, get 1
evening admission free.
July 1 - September 1: Wild Water West. Any evening 4-8pm. Discounted admission starts at 4pm daily. Day Tickets - Discounted advance tickets sold at all Get-N-Go gas stations for $19.July 2 – August 6: Art Exploration Classes, 10:00am – 12:00 noon, A Piece of Work, Inc
., located in the historic Walker Motor Company building at 1619 Hill Avenue in Olde Town Spirit Lake. Are you looking for something creative and fun to do this summer? Each 2-hour session is stand-alone, and will be held on Wednesday mornings. Each session will walk participants through a small art project, and will be led by either staff at A Piece of Work, Inc. or by a local artist. The schedule is as follows:
: Rachael Sitzman (local artist) Join Rachael in her "Whimsical Ceramic Tile" painting class. Participants will first sketch out a “fantastical” scene on the tile, then painting the scene in oils on a ceramic tile. Rachael has even promised an interesting mix of music to help the creativity flow!
: Irene McCoy (Staff Artist) Flowers, butterflies and poetry! Make your garden a showplace with your own hand-painted garden rock art and your own personal message! (Please bring your own rocks to paint on – roughly 6-9 inches in diameter, and with a smooth side for painting.)
: Diane Lockard (Gallery Owner) will be leading participants through a simple still life using acrylic paint and water, followed by painting to jazz music. Add your own artistic touch from the music!
: Sharon Sadusky (Staff Artist) will show participants how to use an embossing machine and using scrapbooking paper, punches, etc. learn how to create your own personal brand of greeting cards!
: Haley Rothstein (Gallery Director) will be demonstrating how to create Kusudama (a type of origami) paper flowers! Made from folded paper, wire stems, and buttons, these adorable flowers make a great gift or can be used to decorate your home!
: Sharon Sadusky (Staff Artist) will demonstrate wet-on-wet watercolor techniques (wet paint on wet paper) to create an ethereal landscape by taking advantage of the flow of the water and using just a few simple tools.
The cost of each session will be $15 per participant, and all supplies needed but not listed will be provided. Families are encouraged to join in on the creative fun, but we must ask that children under 8 be accompanied by a paid and registered adult. Sorry, but the Kusudama and Oil Painting classes are limited to age 13 and up. Don’t hesitate to register for these Wednesday Morning Art Exploration sessions, as each class will be limited to 8 seats and will be filled first-come, first-serve! For more information or to register, call 712-336-1077
, or stop by A Piece of Work, Inc. July 3 - September 4: Summer Porch Series - Thursday Nights from 5:00PM- 8:00PM, Strawbale Winery
, 47215 257 St, Renner, SD. Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information http://www.strawbalewinery.com
. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.July 7, 14, 21, 28: Murder Mystery, 5pm, Good Earth State Park
, 48072 270th St, Sioux Falls, SD. A murder at Good Earth State Park? Nature has a dark side and it’s full of mysterious murders. Come join in this detective adventure to discover the grisly side of nature. Please contact the park headquarters directly for more details. Newton Hills 605-987-2263 or email@example.com
. Registration is advised but not required. Please contact the Outdoor Campus at 605-362-2777 or online at www.outdoorcampus.com
July 11-30: Summer Fun. Live Music throughout July on the patio at Bracco
in Sioux Falls. 7/11-Geoff Gunderson, 4:30-7:00pm; 7/11-Aubrey Boyl, 8:00-10:30pm. 7/12-Elizabeth Hunstad, 7:30-10:00pm. 7/16-Rich Rislov, 8:00-10:30pm. 7/18-Austin Hahn, 4:30-7:00pm; 7/18-Paige Blue, 8:00-10:30pm. 7/19-Elsa Va, 7:30-10:00pm. 7/23-Austin Hahn, 8:00-10:30pm. 7/25-Rich Rislov, 4:30-7:00pm. 7/26-Paige Blue, 7:30-10:00pm. 7/30-Chris Reynolds, 8:00-10:30pm.July 11 & 25: Leave it to Beavers, 6pm, Good Earth State Park
, 48072 270th St, Sioux Falls, SD. Once valued for their fur or considered pests, these rodents can transform and revive landscapes. Please contact the park headquarters directly for more details. Newton Hills 605-987-2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Registration is advised but not required. Please contact the Outdoor Campus at 605-362-2777 or online at www.outdoorcampus.com
July 19, August 16 & September 20: Forces of Good Earth, 9am - 4pm, Good Earth State Park, 48072 270th St, Sioux Falls, SD. Earth, wind, fire, and water are the forces that have sculpted Good Earth State Park. In celebration of these forces Good Earth State Park is hosting a monthly event.
Come enjoy the various events throughout the day including a guided hike, scavenger hunt, and crafts! Please contact the park headquarters directly for more details. Newton Hills 605-987-2263 or email@example.com. Registration is advised but not required. Please contact the Outdoor Campus at 605-362-2777 or online at www.outdoorcampus.com for registration.
July 21 & 28: Puppets with a Purpose, 10am-10.45am, Museum of Visual Materials, 500 N Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD. Join Ms. Rhonda as we sing songs, group discussion, storytime and enjoy a puppet show! Admission is free and all ages are welcome!
July 25, 26, 27*, 31, August 1, 2 & 3*, Doors open at 7pm, performance at 7:30pm, *Sunday matinee doors open at 1:30pm, performance at 2:00pm, Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD. Tickets - $10 Military, $13 Seniors over 62 and students grade 12 & under, $15 AdultsJuly 24: Christmas in July, Wild Water West. $10 Day / $5 Evening. Donation of toiletry or pantry food to benefit Children's Inn of Sioux Falls.
July 28: Help us help animals by becoming a Volunteer Foster Home, 6pm-7pm, Heartland Humane Society. Heartland Humane Society is in search of more Foster Care Volunteers and is hosting a one-hour session for all individuals interested in fostering dogs or cats through the shelter program.
“While renovations continue, HHS cannot currently house all animals available for adoption. Because of this, our Foster Care Program is undoubtedly our most important program,” said Christa Kranig, HHS Volunteer and Shelter Coordinator. “We are in search of volunteer foster homes to provide animals with shelter until we have an available spot in our shelter or they get adopted.” The shelter turns away about 15 dogs a month because of lack of space. The meeting Monday night will include a short training seminar on handling dogs while providing interested parties facts on fostering. Anyone wanting to learn more is encouraged to register. After the training, those interested in fostering will be able to apply for a spot in the volunteer program. “Foster is fun, flexible, and rewarding,” Kranig said. “It’s a cost-free way to help an animal receive a second chance.” To register, RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shelter at 605.664.4244.
July 29: Barenaked Ladies, 7pm, the District, 4521 W Empire Pl, Sioux Falls. Tickets are available at the District or online at www.thedistrictsf.com.
July 29: Food drive to support Feeding South Dakota of Sioux Falls, 9am until 2pm, Mount Marty Nurse Anesthesia Campus in Sioux Falls, located at 5001 W 41st St. The Mount Marty College, Nurse Anesthesia Class of 2016 is hosting this event. Local businesses helping include: Dairy Queen (26th & Marion), Scooters Coffee Drive-Through, Rowdy Hog BBQ, and Sioux Falls Family Wellness. The 1st 100 donations will receive a small token of appreciation from the Class of 2016 and the businesses listed above. July 30: Allergy Screening Event, 8:00am - 4:00pm, at Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat, 2315 W 57th St, Sioux Falls, SD. This screening event will include a Blood draw, Allergy Testing, and Evaluation & Interpretation of results. The allergy screenings will be held at the clinic. The screening will cost $15 for the lab portion. All ages are welcome to participate in this event. Dr. Daniel Todd, allergy specialist with Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat, and his team will be visiting with patients and testing them to diagnose and treat possible allergic reactions in children and adults. Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat offers comprehensive allergy testing and treatment, utilizing all the latest technology and techniques. Please call Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat (275-1228) for further information and to schedule your appointment. Appointments are limited, so call today to reserve your spot. Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat is pleased to participate in this important screening event.
July 29: Jason Isbell, with Communist Daughter, 7:00pm, Orpheum Theater. Tickets: $30 (first six rows), $25. Available in person at the Arena box office, www.ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.
July 30 - August 1: Lutheran High School 4th Annual Used Book Sale, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, held in the "Backyard" of Memorial Lutheran Church, 5000 S Western Ave. Our sale includes books for all ages and all types, CD's, DVD's, electronic game CD's, music books, devotional material, puzzles, game boards, and a personal collection of hundreds of cookbooks! Our special for this year is "Buy Two and Get One Free". The last day of our sale is $5.00 for all you can get in the bag that we provide. All funds raised at this event will go to the Lutheran High School Tuition Assistance Fund. Next year, we will have 37 students and some of those students may need assistance in funding. This is a truly personal way to touch the lives dozens of young adults in Sioux Falls.
August Monday Evenings: Wild Water West. Bring your friends 4-8pm, up to 10 people for $40.
August Tuesday Evenings: Wild Water West. Terrific Tuesday 4-8pm. $5 admission with a school supply donation.
August Wednesday Evenings: Wild Water West. Family Fun Night 4-8pm. Half off evening admission: Over 48" $7.48 + tax, Under 48" $3.98 + tax.
August Thursday Evenings: Wild Water West. BOGO Night 4-8pm. Buy 1 evening admission, get 1
evening admission free. August 1: Annual McCrory Garden Party, free guided tours will be offered from noon until 5 p.m, Brookings, SD
. "It will still be the same wonderful summer event as it has been in the past, just a bit earlier, said Martin Maca, Associate Director of McCrory Gardens. "During the first part of August the Gardens should be in full bloom for guests to enjoy." The event features tours, a local jazz band "Murph and Friends," and fun activities for the kids including; face painting, sidewalk chalk art and temporary tattoos. New this year, is The Garden Party Flower Show. Entries will be accepted from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by closed judging from 5 to 7 p.m. with a short program at 7 p.m. announcing the winners and open viewing until 8:30 p.m. The Flower Show categories: Zinnia (small, medium, & large) - 3 stems; Petunias (single & double) - 3 stems; rose - 1 stem; garden phlox - 1 stem. Please bring each entry in a clear glass canning jar. Ribbons will be awarded for each category. There is no entry fee. We will spray for mosquitoes but it would still be a good idea to bring your own repellant and a long sleeved shirt. Contact us at 605-688-6707 or go to our website www.mccrorygardens.com
for more information. Schedule of events: All day: Kid's activities; Noon - 5 p.m: Free guided tours, beginning every hour; 3 - 5 p.m: Entries accepted for Garden Party Flower Show; 5 - 7 p.m: Closed judging for Garden Party Flower Show; 6 p.m: Free SDSU ice cream served; 6 p.m: "Murph and Friends" jazz group begin playing; 7 - 8:30 p.m: Short award ceremony for Flower Show and public viewing. August 3: Paint the Park Red, Wild Water West.
$20 Day / $10 Evening. Purchase T-Shirt at Wild Water West to benefit American Heart Association. August 4: Lutheran Social Services annual Golf Tournament, registration begins at noon with a 1 pm shotgun start, Cattail Crossing Golf Course in Watertown. All money raised will support client services, strengthening individuals and families in Watertown area communities. Services include adoption scholarships, mental health counseling and consumer credit counseling. Last year, LSS touched the lives of Watertown area resident more than 1,300 times through these services. The competition format will be a variation on a regular scramble. During the tournament each player will have the opportunity to win up to $10,000 at the Hole-In-One Contests! The $280 fee per team, which includes four golfers, or $70 fee per individual player includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, a steak dinner following the tournament. Register online at www.LssSD.org, or contact Lisa Adler at the Lutheran Social Services, 605-228-3134 or Lisa.Adler@LssSD.orgAugust 5: South Dakota Farmers Union will host Raising the Best: Livestock Husbandry and Handling for Today's Market with Dr. Temple Grandin in Watertown
during the 2014 Codington County 4-H Achievement Days. The program will begin with Dr. Grandin at 10:30 a.m. CDT at the Codington County Extension Complex. Following Dr. Grandin's presentation, SDSU Extension livestock Specialists will lead a panel discussion on specific livestock husbandry practices and livestock handling equipment. The workshop will conclude at 12:30 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public.
This will be the second of two workshops Farmers Union co-hosts with SDSU Extension. The first workshop was held in Rapid City this July. "The livelihood of South Dakota's producers is determined by the livestock they raise. South Dakota Farmers Union is hosting these workshops to provide a valuable educational opportunity for our producers to learn from one of the world's renowned experts on livestock handling," said Doug Sombke, President of South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU). The session is intended to educate livestock producers about modern, science-based handling procedures and assist them with managing risk to improve their economic viability. The workshops will each feature Dr. Grandin and include a presentation from SDSU Extension livestock specialists. Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College and her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University. Dr. Grandin received her Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989.August 6: Ladies Craft Night - Book Picture Frame, 5:30pm, Museum of Visual Materials
, 500 N Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD. 605-271-9500. First Wednesday of every month. Admission is $5 at door; 18yrs +. Wine will be available to purchase for $4. *Please pre-register by August 1st by calling Anna @ 605-271-9500 or email@example.comAugust 10: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish Annual Harvest Festival fundraiser, Dante, SD
. Serving will begin at 4 pm in the air-conditioned hall with 2 serving lines. The menu includes a broasted chicken meal with homemade rollicky, kolaches, and desserts. Bingo, a raffle, and games for all ages will also be available.
August 14: Back to School Bash, Wild Water West. $10 Day / $5 Evening. Donation of school supplies to benefit The Banquet of Sioux Falls.
September 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 12: Warrant, The District, 4521 W Empire Pl, Sioux Falls. Tickets are available at the District or online at www.thedistrictsf.com.
October 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.
October 18: The ALS Association SuperHero 5k/10k Dash, Check-in begins at 8:30am, Kids’ Dash at 9:40am and the run/walk will begin at 10:00am, Sertoma Park, 4300 S. Oxbow Ave Sioux Falls, SD. Channel your inner superhero desires and join us at Sertoma Park in Sioux Falls for our 5k/10k Dash. For those wishing to participate, register online at http://webmn.alsa.org/site/TR/Runs/Minnesota?pg=entry&fr_id=10091. Participants are invited to dress up and run in the attire of their favorite superhero! Early birds will be rewarded with a discounted registration fee. Early registration will cost $25 for the 5k race, and $30 for the 10k through August 1st, and then will increase to $30 for the 5k and $35 for the 10k. Walk-up registration the day of the event is $35 for the 5k and $40 for the 10k. In addition to the entry fee, we are encouraging runners to fund raise to support the programs and services provided by the Chapter. Further details about fundraising are provided on our website. We will be offering a Kids’ Race, too. Registration will be $10 per child (age 11 and under). Two of our programs in need of your superhero fundraising efforts are our Durable Medical Equipment Loan Pool and the Hrbek-Sing Communication and Assistive Device Program. We currently have individuals on waiting lists for equipment from both programs, so the money raised from this event will assist us in fulfilling these outstanding equipment needs. Awards will be given to the 1st place winners in each age category for both men and women in each race. Event Contact: Chelsea Cronin, Event Email: Chelsea@alsmn.org, Event Phone: 605-274-0230, Event Website: www.alssuperherodash.com.
November 29-30 - 13th annual COWBOY CHRISTMAS at the WJ Ranch located just south of Yankton, SD. Arts & Crafts from over 55 sources displayed in a unique country setting, buggy & pony rides, trick roping shows, family activities, Santa Claus, refreshments and much more. No admission charge. Fun for the whole family! See www.schiferlswjranch.com for details.
December 6: ERIC CHURCH with Special Guest Dwight Yoakam And Halestorm, DENNY SANFORD PREMIER CENTER – SIOUX FALLS. TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY APRIL 18 AT 10AM - WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM - $59.50/ $39.50 plus applicable fees.