Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce
What's Happening

Monday, February 12, 2018 - Sunday, February 25, 2018  
 This week's 
featured
 Pierre Area Chamber member:
27645 Pike Haven Place
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 264-5465
 

www.PikeHaven.com

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T he Pierre Area
 Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote the interests of local and regional individuals, businesses, and organizations. Our commitment is to provide quality services and representation in the areas of government, health, agriculture, education, recreation and culture to enhance our presence in the state of South Dakota.


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South Dakota Capitol Tour Guides Needed 

 

 

This is a great opportunity for you to help provide tours and share the knowledge of South Dakota's rich history and our State Capitol to various schools & groups.

 

For those who wish to help provide guided tours of the Capitol, there will be a short training by one of our experienced Tour Guide staff, along with easy-to-follow material to aide you.

 

If you are interested in helping with tours, please call Tammi Florentz at
605-773-3688 or email Tammi.Florentz@state.sd.us

 

Below you will find the events and activities for the Pierre/Ft. Pierre area for the weeks of February 12 - February 25, 2018.  Remember, you can enter your events on our calendar by visiting our website, clicking under the Calendar Highlights where it says "click here to view all events". Then, click on "submit new event" and it will walk you through the process. If you enter the information, you know it's correct.
This Week...
  
CUC Business Partner Survey
Monday, February 12 - 15
  • SURVEY 
  • Contact: Chris Maxwell - 605-280-2895
  • Email 
As the intended plan for the Capital University Center in Pierre transitions due to a number of changes in the educational environment both nationally and in the State, there is an opportunity to not only rethink how the Capital University Center should be used, but to rethink what the educational needs are for preparing a workforce for our economic future.  The question to ask is "Are we educating our central South Dakota students with the right skills that will produce both the best qualified workforce for our industries, and provide the students with the skills needed to succeed in a 21st Century world?"  In other words, are we connecting the educational outcomes with current workforce demands?

As we relook at how we intend to use the tremendous asset we have in central South Dakota in the Capital University Center, we need to first examine the needs of our regional economy as it relates to our workforce and try to build educational programming that supports these needs.  In order to better understand these regional workforce needs, we are asking regional industry leaders to fill out the following survey.  From this survey and one that is been provided to regional high school students, we intend to gather the data needed to help us rethink and reimagine how we need to educate our students both at the secondary and postsecondary level.

We would ask that you complete the following survey by February 15th.
Oahe Chapel Preservation Society Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch
Tuesday, February 13
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Email 
  • Website 
Enjoy a piece of pizza and help preserve a piece of local history! The Oahe Chapel Preservation Society's mission is to maintain and preserve the Oahe Chapel for the public's enjoyment. Built in 1877, the Chapel is available to rent for weddings, baptisms, memorial services, etc. Ecumenical church services are held every Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 13
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Trinity Episcopal Church - 408 N. Jefferson Ave.
  • Fees: Adults $7, kids ages 6-12 $5
All you can eat pancake supper with sausage. Long-time running event at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Pierre.
History and Heritage Book Club
Tuesday, February 13
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Cultural Heritage Center - 900 Governors Dr.
  • Contact: Dorinda Daniel
  • Email 
  • Website 
Caroline Fraser joins the History and Heritage Book Club via Skype to discuss the professional relationship between author Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane. Fraser is the author of "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder." "Prairie Fires" was selected as one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2017. That book and others about Wilder are available at the Heritage Stores at the Cultural Heritage Center and the Capitol. Everyone is welcome to attend the free program.
Aging in our Community
Thursday, February 15
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Countryside Hospice Support & Memory Center - 200 E. Dakota Suite 1
  • Contact: Laurie - 945-0827
  • Email 
  • Admission: $No fee to attend as a guest. When you join the guild, dues are $12 per year.
Join us for an evening of discussion about aging in our community. We will have a panel presentation that will explore topics including the dementia journey, safety issues, health issues, financial & legal issues. Panel will include Dr. Ellen Pinholt, Countryside Memory Center; Cindy Erwin PA-C; Kara Semmler, May Adam Law Office; and community resource and law enforcement representatives.
Soup Luncheon and Bingo Fundraiser
Saturday, February 17
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Fort Pierre Moose Lodge - 910 Deadwood St.
  • Contact: Short Grass Arts Council, Barb Wood
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Admission: Prices for soup and bingo will be posted at event.
Help us as we gear up to welcome international musicians from across the globe, right here in Pierre and Fort Pierre! Warm up with some soup and support upcoming musicians from Japan, China, and Norway. Soup sales start at 11:00 a.m. and run through the afternoon. Bingo begins at 1:00 and concludes at 3:00 p.m..
 
The SGAC will host the world's premier Taiko drumming ensemble, Ondekoza, for a week long intensive residency, as part of Arts Midwest World Fest, in February. Ondekoza is widely recognized as one of the groups to have set the groundwork for taiko as a performance art.

Join us for a public reception on Monday, February 26th from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Northridge Plaza and a public concert on Sunday, March 4th at 2:00 at T.F. Riggs Auditorium.
For videos of the group's past performances visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yV1SO58AxU
Presented with support from the Women of the Moose. Along with bingo thee will be a silent auction and humor added by Don Boyd. The Women of the Moose are also hosting a membership drive.
King of Hearts Dance
Sunday, February 18
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • T.F. Riggs High School Gym
  • Contact: Sarah Vanneman-Maskovich - 222-1909
  • Email 
  • Admission: $15 tickets or $20 at the door
The 71st Annual King of Hearts Dance is set for Sunday, February 18, at the Riggs High School Gym with dancing from 8 a.m. to Midnight. The Coronation of the King will be at 11:00 p.m. by the Honored Queen of Jobs Daughters Bethel #10 of Pierre, South Dakota. The event is formal attire for students in grades 9-12. Tickets are $15 and currently available at Capital City Florist, The Hollywood Shop, Pink Petal, and Affections Floral & Wine or $20 at the door. Candidates for this year's King of Hearts are Dusty McCauley of Highmore High School, Ryan Habeck, Cale Meiners, Logan Kennedy and Logan Rosenberger of Stanley County High School and Carson Tschetter, Peyton Zabel, Matthew Maxfield, Kade McTighe, Davis Anderson and Caleb Lusk of T.F. Riggs High School. Please feel free to contact Sarah Vannenman-Maskovich with any questions.
Next Week...
  
Pierre Players Preview Performance "The Three Musketeers"
Wednesday, February 21
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Grand Opera House - 109 S. Pierre St.
  • Contact: 224-7826
  • Email 
  • Admission: $5 at the door
This adaptation is based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with d'Artagnan who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with d'Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with d'Artagnan to attend a convent school in Paris, she poses as a young man - d'Artagnan's servant - and quickly becomes entangled in her brother's adventures. Soon after reaching Paris, d'Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the famous musketeers, and he joins forces with his heroes to defend the honor of the Queen of France. In so doing, he finds himself in opposition to the most dangerous man in Europe, Cardinal Richelieu. Even more deadly is the infamous Countess de Winter, known as Milady, who will stop at nothing to revenge herself on d'Artagnan - and Sabine - for their meddlesome behavior. Little does Milady know that the young girl she scorns, Sabine, will ultimately save the day. "The Three Musketeers" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Business After Hours, Winter 2018
Thursday, February 22
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Bill of Rights Brewery - 1601 N. Harrison #5
  • Admission: Free & open to the public!
Join us for the first of four Business After Hours for 2018. Six Chamber members co-host the first event. There will be food, beverages, and live music! Come check out the new and improved Business After Hours, and register for your chance to win a door prize! Everyone is welcome!
 
Winter Business After Hours is hosted at Bill of Rights Brewery. Co-hosted by BankWest Insurance, Capital Journal, Civil Air Patrol, The Hero Gym, ad Pierre Music Store!
Chili Feed Fundraiser and Silent Auction
Friday, February 23
  • Friday, February 23, 2018
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Bill of Rights Brewery - 1601 N. Harrison #5
  • Contact: Hopeless to Homes Animal Rescue
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: Free will donaton
Chili Feed Fundraiser and Silent Auction benefitting hopeless to Homes Animal Rescue
Pierre Players Presents "The Three Musketeers"
Friday, February 23-25
  • Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Grand Opera House - 109 S. Pierre St.
  • Contact: 224-7826
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: General Admission Adult $15, General Admission Student ad Senior Citizens $13
This adaptation is based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with d'Artagnan who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with d'Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with d'Artagnan to attend a convent school in Paris, she poses as a young man - d'Artagnan's servant - and quickly becomes entangled in her brother's adventures. Soon after reaching Paris, d'Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the famous musketeers, and he joins forces with his heroes to defend the honor of the Queen of France. In so doing, he finds himself in opposition to the most dangerous man in Europe, Cardinal Richelieu. Even more deadly is the infamous Countess de Winter, known as Milady, who will stop at nothing to revenge herself on d'Artagnan - and Sabine - for their meddlesome behavior. Little does Milady know that the young girl she scorns, Sabine, will ultimately save the day. "The Three Musketeers" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Dates and times are subject to change without notice. All times noted are CST. Please call the c ontact person listed with the event for more information . What's Happening is posted every Monday unless a holiday falls on that day. Then, it's posted on Tuesday.  If you have any comments or would like to have something added to What's Happenin g , please add events to our calendar at Website or email me at  Email the Thursday before What's Happening is posted.
 
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Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce
800 W. Dakota Avenue
(605) 224-7361
Pierre, SD 57501