Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce
What's Happening

Monday, March 20 - Sunday, April 2, 2017  
 This week's 
 Pierre Area Chamber member:


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303 E. Sioux Ave B


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.


Below you will find the events and activities for the Pierre/Ft. Pierre area for the weeks of March 20 - April 2, 2017.    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...
Youth Slow-pitch Softball Coming to Pierre!
Monday, March 20
  • Monday, March 20, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Legion Cabin
  • Contact:

Sheri Lappe: 224-4642

Becky Hockett: 280-1744

Ronda Sweetman: 280-7165

Renee Bear Stops: 280-2199

Brady Bear Stops: 280-7440


Youth Slow-pitch Softball is coming to Pierre! Get your teams together for this summer! Organizational meeting will be held March 20th at the Legion Cabin. Open to all girls and boys ages 9-18. Parents must attend this meeting.
Health & Wellness Fair at Edgewood Senior Living
Tuesday, March 21
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Edgewood Senior Living - 1950 E. Fourth St.
  • Contact: Kim Brakke - 494-3400
  • Email
  • Admission: Free!
Open to the public! Please come and visit us at Edgewood Senior Living for our 2nd Annual Health & Wellness Fair. The goal of the fair is to educate people about how to make their mind, body & soul healthier. Hope you can make it!
Retirement Open House for Rick Murray, GM at Pierre Ramkota
Tuesday, March 21
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Pierre Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center Courtyard
  • Contact: Lana Blair
  • Email
Retirement Open House for Rick Murray, General Manager with the Pierre Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center since 1986!
City Men's Softball Meeting
Wednesday, March 22
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Legion Cabin - 520 S. Pierre St.
Organizational meeting for City Men's Softball
Business After Hours - Lamb Auto Sales
Thursday, March 23
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Lamb Auto Sales - 801 N. Garfield, Pierre
Join Lamb Auto Sales as they host Business After Hours!
Don't miss your chance to win the $600 progressive drawing!
Piano Conversations with Julian Gargiulo
Friday, March 24
  • Friday, March 24, 2017
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Riggs High Theatre
  • Contact: 224-7909
  • Admission: by season membership only. Membership may be purchased at the door
Julian Gargiulo is a dynamic classical pianist who performs the compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision. Gargiulo fills concert halls with his personal brand of charm, humor and charisma, and also provides a keyboard video so members of his audience can see his hands do their work. Born in Italy, he now holds dual American/Italian citizenship, and has studied internationally in Russia and Italy as well as the US.
Legion Baseball Pancake Feed Fundraiser
Saturday, March 25
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Legion Cabin - 520 S. Pierre St.
American Legion Baseball Pancake Feed Fundraiser. Come in for sausage, pancakes, coffee, orange juice and good company!
"I'm Eggcited About Easter" Kids Canvas Class
Saturday, March 25
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Pottery 2 Paint - 420 W. Sioux Ave
  • Website
  • Email
  • Admission: $25
I'm Eggcited About Easter!
This canvas class is for the kiddos, but adults can be kids too!
Drop your little artist off for a fun painting experience! They will be taught step-by-step how to recreate this cute painting on a 12x12 canvas! Must be 7 years old or above! Adults are welcome to join!
Spots are limited! Register at www.pottery2paint.com or call 605-494-0777 to sign up!
Next Week...
Paws Animal Rescue Potato Bar
Monday, March 27
  • Monday, March 27, 2017
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • American Legion Cabin
  • Contact: Brenda Maning - 223-CATS
  • Website
  • Email
  • Admission: Free Will Offering
Please join us for a Potato Bar where you get to choose your fixings! There will also be desserts. Money raised will go towards taking care of homeless cats and dogs. Hope to see you there!
Open House and Ribbon Cutting at Summit Contracting
Thursday, March 30
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Summit Contracting - 1709 N. Lincoln Ave
  • Contact: 494-1001
  • Website
Join Summit Contracting for their Open House and Ribbon Cutting! Open house starts at 4, with the ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m.
Softball Umpires Meeting
Thursday, March 30
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Legion Cabin - 520 S. Pierre St
 Organizational meeting for softball umpires.
Breastfeeding Class
Thursday, March 30
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Avera St. Mary's Hospital
  • Contact: Dawn Tassler - 224-3189
  • Website 
  • Email 
  • Admission: $10 and scholarships are available
All moms and their supporters are welcome to attend this class to learn the basics of breastfeeding that will assist mom and baby to become successful at breastfeeding. Topics include: benefits of breastfeeding, common problems, collect and storing milk and return to work or school. Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available. To register call 224-3189 or on the web at www.growinguptogether.org. Growing Up Together is a United Way Partner Agency.
Countryside Gumbo Fest
Friday, March 31
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • American Legion
  • Contact: Laurie Allison - Countryside Hospice Support & Memory Center - 945-0827
  • Email
  • Admission: Children 12 & under $3; Adults $6

Fundraiser for Countryside Hospice Support & Memory Center to support the Pennies for Robert Bed & Breakfast Program, Memory Center, and funding for Avera @ Home Hospice

Zonta Spring Vendor & Craft Show
Saturday, April 1 - 2
  • Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 2, 2017
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Northridge Plaza
  • Contact: Alison Jares
  • Email
  • Admission: Free

Over 60 vendor booths offering gifts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, food, children's items and much more. All proceeds of vendor booths go to support improving the economic status, health and education of women and girls. Zonta International is leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

2017 OHBA Home & Construction Show
Saturday, April 1 - 2
  • Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 2, 2017
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Fort Pierre Expo Center
  • Contact:

Heath Schnee - 280-9688

Gerad Johnson - 222-0388

Rachel Olson - 280-8893

  • Website
  • Email
  • Admission: $1 adults; kids FREE Funds go toward the Lion's Club and OHBA Community Project Fund

the 2017 OHBA Home Show is a great place to check out all the new trends in the home building industry. If you are considering building a new home, remodeling your current home or maybe just looking for ideas you will want to stop over to see what the vendors have to offer.

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