Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce
What's Happening

Monday, March 12, 2018 - Sunday, March 25, 2018  
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 This week's 
 Pierre Area Chamber member:
112 South Pierre Street
Pierre, SD 57501
(281) 728-2123

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Volunteers Needed For:
Bassmaster Elite Series
on Lake Oahe
The Bassmaster Elite Series is the #1 tournament series in fresh water fishing. Over 100 of the world's best anglers compete at the highest level of bass fishing. They will be fishing on Lake Oahe. Weigh-in will be at Steamboat Park in Pierre.

As a host city, Pierre is obliged to do a festival in connection with the weigh-in at Steamboat Park. The Great Outdoors Festival will be held in Steamboat Park from 11:00am-6:00pm on Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1, 2018. There will be food, beverages, music & fun for all ages!

Times may vary.
Must be 18 or older to volunteer.
For more information, call the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce at (605) 224-7361.

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.

Free Rides to Seniors
River Cities Public Transit will provide FREE rides to seniors, age 60+, on Thursdays to the pot-luck luncheon at the Pierre Senior Citizen Center for a three months trial basis. The intent is to gauge interest from the community and demonstrate the ease of using transit. Riders must pre-register with RCPT and call in at least the day before to arrange their pick-up time. Return trips should be scheduled at the same time, if possible.
This trial basis will run for 3 months, March - May, 2018.

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 March 12 - March 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...
The Longest Day Kickoff - Pierre/Ft. Pierre
Monday, March 12
  • Monday, March 12, 2018
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Drifters Bar & Grille
  • Contact: Edie Renner - 605-339-4543
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: Free!
Join us to kick off The Longest Day, an event that asks people around the word to do what they love to show their love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Together, we'll raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Enjoy a drink and appetizers at Drifters while you learn about how you can join The Longest Day in Pierre/Ft. Pierre. Call 605-339-4543 to RSVP!
Boy Scout Chili Feed Fundraiser
Tuesday, March 13
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • First United Methodist Church - 117 N. Central Ave.
  • Contact: Joan Schueller - 224-0252
  • Email
  • Admission: $5 per ticket
Chili supper fundraiser for Boy Scouts.
History and Heritage Book Club
Tuesday, March 13
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Cultural Heritage Center - 900 Governors Dr.
  • Contact: Dorinda Daniel
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Admission: Free
The national spotlight shown on South Dakota during the summer of 1927. President Calvin Coolidge spent nearly three months in the Black Hills. Seth Tupper of Rapid City tells of the visit in his book "Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills." His PowerPoint presentation will focus mainly on the president's time in the Black Hills, but will include a few humorous stories about the stopover Coolidge made in Pierre during the train trip to Rapid City. Everyone is welcome to attend the free program. "Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills" is available at the Heritage Stores at the Cultural Heritage Center and the Capitol.
Edgewood Pi Day
Wednesday, March 14
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • 3:14 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Edgewood Senior Living - 1950 E. Fourth St.
  • Contact: Kim Brakke - 494-3400
  • Email
  • Website
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter "p") is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant - the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter - which is approximately 2.14159. Celebrate Pi Day with pie at Edgewood! You are invited for pie and coffee starting at 3:14 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14th. Stop by for a tour, or simply to visit with friends!
Oahe Child Development Center Fundraiser
Wednesday, March 14
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Pizza Ranch
Come support Oahe Child Development Center and take the night off from cooking!
Dementia Care Partner Support Group
Thursday, March 15
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Countryside Hospice Support & Memory Center - 200 E. Dakota Ave., Suite 1
  • Contact: 945-0827
  • Email
Support group for anyone who cares for a loved one with dementia including the primary caregiver, family members and friends.
Accidental Friends
Friday, March 16 - 18
  • Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Friday & Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
  • Pierre Players Grand Opera House
  • Contact: Michele Beeler - 605-999-8503 or Hannah Carda - 605-222-7723
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: $5
Little Players, in cooperation with Pierre Players, is putting on the children's production of "Accidental Friends". Johnathan is in he hospital after an accident has left him temporarily blinded. He is surprised when Hilda, the class nerd, is the only person who comes to visit him. This ply explores friendships and bullying.
Beer Yoga at Drifters!
Saturday, March 17
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Drifters Bar & Grille
  • Fees: $15 for class, plus cost of beverage(s)
Come get your St. Patrick's Day celebration off to a great start with an hour of Beer Yoga! The Andrea Royer Studio will be bringing a beer-centered yoga class to the beautiful Drifters Bar & Grille. Class is $15, beer is available at the bar. No advance registration or purchase necessary!
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Stew Feed
Saturday, March 17
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • American Legion Log Cabin
  • Contact: Mark Gageby - 224-4172 or Kevin Merscheim - 223-2970
  • Email
22nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade will start at 5:15 p.m. in the Georgia Morris School parking lot and proceed down Pierre Street, turn right on Dakota Avenue, continue to Central Ave and turn left towards the river, ending at the Legion parking lot (Island View Drive). No preregistration or charge, just be at the Georgia Morris parking lot before 5:15 p.m. to lineup for the parade.
The stew feed starts at 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion and run until the Pierre/Ft. Pierre Lions Club runs out of food. Prices for adults $8, children are $4 (ages 10 and under).
Next Week...
Alias Brass - The Pierre Concert Series
Tuesday, March 20
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Riggs High Theater
  • Contact: 224-7909
  • Website
  • Fees: Admittance is by season membership only. Memberships may be purchased at the door at each performance.
The Alias Brass Company is a collaboration of five uniquely talented artists from across the nation. Their fully memorized and choreographed show is comprised of standards and original compositions, along with concepts that blend virtuosic musicianship with a high level of entertainment. From Baroque and Classical, to Jazz and Pop, the Alias Brass Company's show has music for every taste.
Lost Cabin Tap Takeover at Drifters!
Thursday, March 22
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Drifters Bar & Grille - 325 Hustan Ave.
  • Contact: Emily Steber - 605-220-5014
  • Email
  • Website
Lost Cabin Beer Co. is taking over the taps at Drifters on Thursday, March 22nd! Stop by for a chance to meet the brewers, grab some sweet gear and taste South Dakota brewed ales and lagers. 8 Lost Cabin taps will be rocking all night and we will be there to party it up with you on the river! #drinklocal #findlostcabin
Pierre Ducks Unlimited Annual Membership Banquet
Thursday, March 22
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Pierre Ike's Clubhouse
  • Contact: Kyle Potter - 280-3280
  • Facebook: Pierre SD Ducks Unlimited Chapter
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Admission: $45 single, $6 couple, $15 youth 
Come support the works of Ducks Unlimited, the world's leader in wetland conservation. Many games, raffles and guns to be given away. Great collectible items on live and silent auction. Buy your ticket early for a chance to win a gun!
Intermediate Spanish Class
Thursdays, March 22 - April 26
  • Thursdays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2018
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Capital University Center
  • Contact: CUC - 773-2160
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Admission: $130
Intermediate Spanish class is for people that have basic Spanish knowledge. Students will practice and brush up their basic Spanish knowledge and learn more common useful words and phrases and past and future tense of Spanish. This is a six week class that meets on Thursday nights from March 22 to April 26.
Cooking Eggs with Mark Mancuso
Saturday, March 24
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • South Dakota Discovery Center
  • Contact: Steve Wegman - 295-1221
  • Email 
  • Website 
Saturday, March 24 10AM - 12PM Sponsored by La Minestra and Pierre Elk's Elk's National Foundation Gratitude Grant for Pierre, SD, Lodge No. 1953
30th Annual AAUW Used Book Sale
Saturday, March 24 - 25
  • Saturday, March 24 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Northridge Plaza - in former Glik's store
  • Contact: Barb Hillestad - 224-2552
  • Email 
The American Association of University Women is seeking donations from the public of used books, CDs, and DVDs through March 20, 2018. These items can be dropped off at collection boxes located at Dakotamart in both Pierre and Ft. Pierre, the YMCA lobby, and Northridge Plaza near the former Glik's store. Anyone who has a large number of books to donate may call 280-3289 or 413-8481 to arrange pick up.

The 30th annual AAUW used book sale will be held from 10 am. to 6 pm. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, and from noon to 3 pm. Sunday, March 25, 2018. at the Northridge Plaza in the former Glik's store location. Proceeds from this annual used book sale help fund local scholarships and community projects.
American Cancer Society 38th Annual Spring Salad Luncheon
Saturday, March 24
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Pat Duffy CYI Center
  • Contact: Tanya Krietlow - 280-6956
  • Email 
  • Admission: $20 per ticket, or $160 to reserve and decorate a table
The salad luncheon is a unique way to gather your friends and family, use your creativity to set a whimsical table to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
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.
Life is good on the river,
Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce
800 W. Dakota Avenue
(605) 224-7361
Pierre, SD 57501