Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce
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Monday, April 16, 2018 - Sunday, April 29, 2018  
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Lead Yourself
Leadercast 2018
Based off the hit TV show The Amazing Race, teams of two follow clues in a race around the Pierre area to various attractions and businesses. Along the way the teams will pickup playing cards. First-in & best poker hand are the winners!
  • Pre-registration is required                       
  • This event is FREE                                   
  • Competition open to all ages                    
  • Check-in at 5:45 at the Pierre Chamber   
  • Start time is 6:00pm                                 
For more information, call the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce at (605) 224-7361.

Volunteers Needed For:
Bassmaster Elite Series
at 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.

GET INVOLVED
Community events would't be possible without community involvement. Help Oahe Days Music and Arts Festival continue to thrive and grow by volunteering some of your time!
Monthly meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month over the noon hour in the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Boardroom.
                                  
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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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.
 
605-945-2360

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 April 16 - April 29, 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...
  
Riggs' Spring Musical
April 16, 17 & 19
  • Monday, April 16, Tuesday, April 17 & Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Monday & Tuesday: 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • T.F. Riggs Theatre
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: $3 students, $5 adults
T.F. Riggs High School Theatre Department will present the musical Bye Bye Birdie. Showings are at 7 PM on both Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17 and at 5:30 PM on Thursday, April 19th. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students, and activity passes will be accepted. First produced in 1960, Bye Bye Birdie is the energetic story of music star Conrad Birdie and his managers as they take on the country with a publicity stunt before Conrad is drafted into the army. The musical is directed by Jenny Hodges, vocal direction y Rodd Bauck, pit orchestra by Mackenzie McKeithan Jenson an choreography by Courtney Hoff.
History Trivia Night
Tuesday, April 17
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • St. Charles Lounge - 207 E. Capitol Ave.
  • Email
  • Website
Are you a trivia fan? Are you interested in learning more about South Dakota, United State and popular culture? Come to the St. Charles Lounge on Tuesday, April 17th and join the fun! Participants will create teams of four and the winning team gets a prize.
FREE Fair Housing Training
Thursday, April 19
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • South Dakota Housing Development Authority - 3060 E. Elizabeth St.
  • Contact: Fair Housing SD - (877) 832-0161
  • Email
  • Website
South Dakota Housing Development Authority will be hosting a FREE Fair Housing Training provided by the SD Fair Housing Ombudsman on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the SDHDA Conference Room (3060 E. Elizabeth Street). The class will take place at 1:00 pm and continue until 4:00 pm. For more information, please contact Fair Housing SD at (877) 832-0161. Register today!
White Bunny Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, April 19
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • 207 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 108
Please join the White Bunny for their ribbon cutting! 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. with the ribbon cutting taking place at 4:30 p.m.
Relay for Life - Survivor Ceremony
Friday, April 20
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Northridge Plaza - Old Classy's store
  • Contact: Katie Larson or Seth Hipple
  • Email 
  • Website 
The Relay for Life survivor Ceremony is a time for all cancer survivors in the Hughes and Stanley County communities to get together and show their support for one another, to talk about the struggles they have had and to share in community with one another.
Rummage Sale, Coffee, Rolls and Lunch
Friday, April 20
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
  • 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Pierre Senior Center - 401 W. Pleasant Dr.
  • Contact: Jeannie Davis - 224-7730
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: Coffee, rolls, and lunch prices ala carte
Pierre Senior Center is holding a hue rummage sale. Coffee and rolls available Saturday morning, sandwiches, pie, and refreshments available at 11AM Saturday. If you wish donate items for our rummage sale, bring them to the Pierre Senior Center between 1PM and 3PM on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
Hughes and Stanley County Relay for Life
Friday, April 20
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Northridge Plaza
  • Contact: Katie Larson or Seth Hipple
  • Email 
  • Website 
Relay for Life is the largest fundraiser for the American cancer Society. The theme for the 2018 Relay for Life is Rings of Hope. Please come out to the Northridge Plaza and support the American Cancer Society, play some games, and honor/remember those people that you know and love that have been effected by cancer.
Childbirth Class
Saturday, April 21
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Avera St. Mary's cafeteria room
  • Contact: Dawn Tassler - 224-3189
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Fees: $40. Scholarships are available  
This class provides important childbirth information. All expectant moms are welcome to attend this class with their family support person. Topics covered include: Warning signs and progression of Labor, relaxation techniques, comfort and pain management, newborn care Practices of Avera St. Mary's Women's Center Childbirth Class is a 1-session class held on one Saturday each quarter at Avera St. Mary's Hospital Cafeteria Conference Room from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The cost is $40.00 Pre-registration is required and scholarships are available to assist with the registration fee. To register call 224-3189 or on the web at www.growinguptogether.org. Growing Up Together is a United Way Partner Agency
Kids Venture Day
Saturday, April 21
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Oahe YMCA
  • Contact: Dawn Tassler
  • Email
  • Website
Join us at the Oahe YMCA for a FREE event! There are 17 booths with activities and information for your family. Bicycle helmets will be given away while supplies last. The Pierre/Ft. Pierre Lions Club along with the Masons will be on-site, parental permission is needed to participate in their activities.
2nd Annual Hoppy Earth Day
Saturday, April 21
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Drifter's Bar & Grille
  • Website
Spring is in the air and we are ready to get out on the patio and drink some great local beer! Join us for the 2nd Annual Hoppy Earth Day with our very own South Dakota brewers. The first 100 people will receive a custom event glass to be used as your sampling vessel for over 40 different South Dakota brews! Enjoy live bluegrass music by Black River Revue! Check back for the brewery line up. Must be 21+
Hog Roast at the Brickhouse
Saturday, April 21
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Richie Z's Brickhouse BBQ & Grill
  • Email
  • Website
We will be roasting a whole hog, with live music performance by KC Hughes.
Post Prom Party for TF Riggs Juniors and Seniors
Sunday, April 22
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
  • Lariat Lanes Bowling Ally
  • Contact: Linette Simpson, member of Post Prom Party Parent Committee
  • Email
  • Admission: Free to attend (the party is made possible by donations from Junior and Senior parents and local businesses)
Post Prom Party for TF Riggs Juniors and Seniors and their prom dates April 22 at Lariat Lanes. Doors open at midnight and party ends at 4AM (No entry allowed after 1AM, and no re-entry after leaving). Games, bowling, darts, food, and fun! Comedy hypnotist Kellen Marson is the special guest entertainer - performance starts at 1AM. Lots of prizes will be given away - including electronics, apparel, and gift cards!
Next Week...
  
Proposed Water Treatment Plant: Informational Meeting
Monday, April 23
  • Monday, April 23, 2018
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Northridge Plaza (former Glik's space)
  • Contact: Brad Palmer
  • Email
  • Website
To build or not to build. The decision is yours. This summer, you have the chance to decide whether or not a water treatment plant should be built in Pierre. The issue is on the June 5 Primary ballot. To get information on the proposed water treatment plant, come to the April 23 public meeting. There you can get your questions answered about how much the project will cost, how the project came about, and what it will mean for your water quality. The meting starts a 5:3 at Northridge Plaza.
Pierre Fire Department Auxiliary Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 24
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Perkins in Fort Pierre
  • Contact: Glenda Marks
PFD Auxiliary Fundraiser
Dinner and Musial Show
Tuesday, April 24
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Pierre Senior Center - 401 W. Pleasant Dr.
  • Contact: Jeannie - 224-7730
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: Free will offering
Aces and Eights, a nostalgia of old time music. This group is from the Black Hills. Cowboy suppers, BBQ, beans, chips and refreshments. Everybody is welcome to this fun event.
Make-A-Wish Training Session Become a Wish Granter
Tuesday, April 24
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Online
  • Contact: Kerry Pollema - 605-335-8000
  • Email
  • Website
Make-A-Wish South Dakota is in need of wish granter volunteers in the Pierre area. As a member of a wish team, wish granters meet with the family, help the wish child determine the wish, provide wish enhancements and act as a liaison between Make-A-Wish South Dakota staff and the wish family during the wish process. Wish granters must be a minimum of 18 years old. Attendance at an in-depth Wish Granter training session is required.
Pierre Players Preview Performance "Cookin' With Gus"
Wednesday, April 25
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Grand Opera House - 109 S. Pierre St.
  • Contact: 224-7826
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Admission: $5 at the door.
"Cookin' With Gus" brings together four unlikely characters in a stew of hijinks and hilarity. Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent comes to tell her she's been offered her own daily network television show. She wants to do it, but her boyfriend, Walter, is dead set against it, and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and can't open her mouth in front of a camera. Everybody tries to help her get over it... Walter through hypnotism, Bernie her agent by threats; and even wacky Gypsy Carmen from next door casts spells. Just when she thinks she's cured, the taping turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all out food fight that almost ends the show and her relationship. "Cookin' With Gus" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Edgewood Health & Wellness Fair
Thursday, April 26
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Edgewood Senior Living Center
  • Contact: Kim Brakke - 494-3400
  • Email 
  • Website
Open to the public! Please join us on Thursday, April 26th from 2-4 pm for the 3rd Annual Health & Wellness Fair at Edgewood. The goal of the fair is to educate people about how to make their mind, boy & soul healthier. We hope you can make it!
Fashion Rx Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, April 26
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • In the Alley Exchange on Pierre Street
Please help welcome Fashion Rx to the Alley Exchange with a ribbon cutting and enjoy a sample of wine from Wine 339 while you shop! Ribbon cutting will take place at 4:30 pm.
Short Grass Arts Council Annual Art Gallery Show
Friday, April 27-29
  • Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Fri.: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sat.: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun.: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce, Community Room
  • Contact: Carol Schneiderhan
  • Email 
The Short Grass Arts Council is hosting its 19th Annual Gallery Art Show in Pirre at the Chamber of Commerce Community Room, April 27th 5-8pm, April 28th 10am-4pm, April 29th 1-4pm. Talented South Dakota adult and student artists are featured over a weekend of free viewing by art lovers. Mark your calendars for an opportunity to discover and maybe take home an awesome piece of art.
Pierre Players Presents "Cookin' With Gus"
Friday, April 27-29
  • Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Fri. & Sat.: 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sun.: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Grand Opera House - 109 S. Pierre St.
  • Contact: 224-7826
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Admission: $15 General Admission, $13 General Admission Student (high school & under) and Senior Citizen tickets
"Cookin' With Gus" brings together four unlikely characters in a stew of hijinks and hilarity. Gussie Richardson is famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent comes to tell her she's been offered her own daily network television show. She wants to do it, but her boyfriend, Walter, is dead set against it, and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and can't open her mouth in front of a camera. Everybody tries to help her get over it... Walter through hypnotism, Bernie her agent by threats; and even wacky Gypsy Carmen from next door casts spells. Just when she thinks she's cured, the taping turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all out food fight that almost ends the show and her relationship. "Cookin' With Gus" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Stand Up to Child Abuse 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, April 28
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • South Dakota Discovery Center - 805 W. Sioux Ave.
  • Contact: Lindy Bare - 224-3365
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Fees: Pre-registration: $20, day-of registration: $25, 12 and under free* *Includes t-shirt (size only guaranteed for pre-registrations) **T-shirts available for $10
Join the community force against child abuse by participating in the 6th Annual Stand Up to Child Abuse 5K Run/Walk, organized by the Avera St. Mary's Hospital Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center. Families, children and individuals are welcome to participate. All proceeds benefit child abuse prevention efforts.
Door prize drawings and prizes for top male and female finishers in both divisions (age 13+ and age 12 and under).  A special thank you to the following businesses for their donations:
  • Two free night stays at the Clubhouse Hotel & Suites
  • $50 gift certificate for RedRossa
  • $50 gift certificate for La Minestra
  • $50 gift certificate for Pottery Plus
  • Three $10 gift certificates for The Coffee Exchange
  • $25 gift certificate for Chops
  • $20 gift certificate for Lariat Lanes
  • Other prizes TBD
To register, go to: www.Avera.org/StandUp
Horse Races
Saturday, April 28-29
  • Saturday, April 28 - Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Post Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Stanley County Fairgrounds
Horse Races at the Stanley County Fairgrounds. Post time is 1:00 p.m.
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