Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce
What's Happening

Monday, July 10 - Sunday, July 23, 2017  
 This week's 
featured
 Pierre Area Chamber member:
 
Black Hills Pediatric Dentistry
1211 E. Wells Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
605-494-3068
 

                                  
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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 2017 Ag Tour
                   
The Pierre Area Chamber's Agri-Interest Committee invites you to join us as we travel to the Korkow Ranch for the annual Ag Tour on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. The purpose of this tour is to continue to recognize the importance of agriculture in our local economy and regional heritage.  The tour will take local residents and business people by bus from the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce to the Korkow Ranch in the historic Medicine Creek Valley area.

The 'Anchor K Ranch', located 20 miles east of Pierre, is not a commercial hunting operation, but a working ranch which raises rodeo livestock and has quality farm ground. With approximately 4.5 miles of springs from Medicine Creek winding through the terrain, livestock and wildlife are provided with quality water and land where they can thrive. The Korkow family have been stewards of the land for five generations and over 80 years.
 
Participants will get to see the areas they have developed for pheasant hunting and wildlife habitat, the mares pasture and breeding program for rodeo horses, as well as visit the areas they keep and breed Brahma cows for bucking bulls. Historical sites located on the grounds will also be visited: teepee rings, rock formations and ancient bones.

Attendees will dine on-location with dinner provided by Richie Z's Catering.

This trip promises to be both informative and fun. We hope you can join us!

Volunteers Needed!
United Blood Services is in need of volunteers for the blood drives at United Methodist Church in Pierre! 

Making calls, setting up appointment times, helping donors sign in/register, and baking snacks are all integral aspects of creating a successful blood drive that United Blood Services needs your help with! 

Monday, August 7th, 9:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 8th, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, contact:
Abbie Keyes: 605-996-3688 or 605-999-8504

 
  Parents Matter Coalition is asking for help with their character education project, "Character is Contagious".  Your input is very important to us! Please complete the short survey by clicking on the following link and mark 4 "traits" which you would like us to consider for inclusion in our programming.  Thank you.  We appreciate your participation!

 
                     
Suicide is a public health cisis.
Farmers and ranchers die by suicide 6 times more often than other adults.
Suicides can be and are stopped everyday.
Above all else, the number one responsibility of Capital Area Counseling Services (CACS) is suicide prevention.

CACS has highly trained and experienced staff ready to help people in the nine counties of Central South Dakoa.

Learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide; learn what you can do to save a life; an who to call when you or someone you love needs professional help.

Be part of the solution. Call Dennis Pfrimmer of CACS at 605-224-5811 or email dpfrimmer@cacsnet.org to schedule a presentation for your group, class, club or business.
Cardboard Boat Builders for Fireball Run
The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for 15 businesses, groups or individuals who would like to help students build cardboard boats for the upcoming Fireball Run. Each group will be teamed up with a couple students from the Georgia Morse Middle School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Club to design, build and store the boats. They will be used during the September 29th Fireball Run Amazon TV series.
 
Each team will need enough cardboard, tape and sealant to build the boats. Construction will begin ASAP in the Georgia Morse Middle School wrestling room. Teams will be assigned a designated "building week" to construct the boats. It's a great way to connect students with the workforce and have a lot of fun along the way.
 
We will use the same rules as the Oahe Days Cardboard Boat Regatta which can be found above. Each boat should be made strong enough to fit one large adult. Participants from the Cardboard Boat Regatta are encouraged to use it as a trial run before Fireball Run. Have fun with the design, add lots of color and imagination.
 
Call Laura at the chamber if you would like to be involved or to ask questions - 224-7361

 

Below you will find the events and activities for the Pierre/Ft. Pierre area for the weeks of July 10 - July 23, 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...
  
Paws Animal Rescue Pancake Feed
Monday, July 10
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • American Legion Cabin
  • Contact: Brenda Manning - 223-CATS
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: Free Will Offering
Paws Animal Rescue will be flipping some hotcakes! We will also have sausage, butter, syrup, coffee, juice, etc. We hope you can make it. A traditional breakfast for a supper is always a nice change. The best thing is the money raised goes to the care of our homeless cats and dogs. We hope to see you there!
Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up
Wednesday, July 12
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
  • 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Downs Marina in Griffin Park
  • Contact: Paul Lepisto - 224-1770 (W) 220-1219 (C)
  • Email 
  • Adult and Youth waiver-forms available at the Chamber
We will start with registration and instructions to the crews at 4:30 and then dispatch both water and land-based crews by 5 PM. The teams will work the river from the face of Oahe Dam to Farm Island. The volunteers will collect trash and debris along the river and bring it back to Downs Marina by 7:45 where it will be sorted and then properly disposed.
You're invited to stay for a picnic supper for the volunteers and workers following the clean up. The supper, prepared by the Pierre Izaak Walton League, will be held in Griffin Park starting around 8 PM.

What to bring:
We have commitments for some boats already but we always can use more. If you have a boat or pontoon that you are willing to provide for use in this year's clean up please let me know. The more boats or pontoons we have the more areas we can get to next Wednesday.
 
We also need people willing to bring a pickup or a vehicle and a trailer to help the land-based crews. A truck or trailer makes it easier to load and unload items collected. Bring a tarp and ropes or tie down straps to secure the items or trash you collect for the trip back to Downs.
 
The extended weather forecast is calling for these very hot conditions to continue into next week. We will have water bottles available. We urge you to bring a re-usable water bottle as we will also have water jugs to refill your bottle onsite.
 
We also encourage you to bring your personal floatation devices (pfds) if you have them and you want to be part of a boat crew. If you do not have pfds we will have some available for the people that want to be on a boat crew.
 
You can also bring any river clean-up tools you think will be helpful. Long handled nets to get floating items or other tools can make the task easier.
 
Other suggested items to bring or wear - Despite the expected hot temps you may want to wear long pants as weeds and insects can cause problems, that decision is up to you. We do however highly recommend you wear sturdy closed-toed shoes or work boots. Flip-flops or sandals are not to be worn as we want you to protect your feet and toes. You can bring a pair of work gloves, we will also have pairs available for the volunteers. Garbage bags will be provided. We also encourage you to bring personal sunscreen and bug spray and advise that you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
 
This will be the 8th clean up in the last 9 years. Collectively we have removed nearly 16.5 tons of trash and debris from the river over the years.
This is making the Missouri healthier for fish and wildlife and a much more pleasant place to recreate.
Please send me the attached waiver form or bring them to Downs Marina next Wednesday.
 
Let me know if you have any questions or other ideas for this year's Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up.
 
If you are bringing a group of people from your business or organization please let me know how many so we can better prepare for the food and supplies needed this year.
City Band Concert "Mad About Movies"
Wednesday, July 12
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
  • 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Steamboat Park Amphitheater
  • Contact: Larry Johnson
  • Email
  • Website 
  • Admission: FREE!
City Band concert in Steamboat Park Amphitheater
Theme: "Mad About Movies"

New musicians are always welcome! Just bring your instrument and join us at 6:30 p.m. the night of each concert for a brief rehearsal. (uniform: dark green shirt, khaki pants/shorts)
Business After Hours - Hosted by Reinke Gray Wealth Management
Thursday, July 13
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Reinke Gray - 1714 Lincoln Ave #1
Business After Hours Hosted by Reinke Gray Wealth Management
Tales on The River
Thursday, July 13
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Fort Pierre Moose Club
  • Contact: Don Boyd
  • Email
Caleb Gilkerson speaking about moving Steamboats and scuba diving. Lots of on the water experience makes for interesting stories.
Post 8 Legion Baseball Double Header
Friday, July 14
  • Friday, July 14, 2017
  • 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Hyde Stadium - Pierre
  • Website
Post 8 vs Sturgis in Double Header at Hyde Stadium
Burgers & Brew Cruise
Friday, July 14
  • Friday, July 14, 2017
  • 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • The Sunset Paddleboat
  • Contact: 773-6346
  • Fees: $35 per person. Payment by credit card is appreciated when making the reservation.
An evening of entertainment on the river will take place on Friday, July 14.
 
The three-hour cruise on Pierre's new paddleboat, the Sunset, will feature music, a Chautauqua-style portrayal of famed riverboat pilot Grant Marsh and a dinner buffet with a choice of burgers, pulled pork or chicken sandwiches. There will be a cash bar. Plus, the cruise offers ample opportunity to relax and enjoy viewing Pierre and Fort Pierre from the Missouri River.
 
The Burgers and Brew Cruise is sponsored by the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation and the Encounters on the Prairie, South Dakota Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.
 
The tentative time to start boarding is 5:30 p.m., with a 6 p.m. launch. More information will be available later.
Randy McAllister
Friday, July 14
  • Friday, July 14, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Drifters Bar & Grille
  • Email
Live music on the patio at Drifters Bar & Grille!
Wellness Day
Saturday, July 15
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Steamboat Park Band Shelter
  • Contact: Mike - 605-773-3449
Test your skills to see how you match up against America's finest Soldiers! Come show your support of the South Dakota Army National Guard.
 
Who: Supporters of American Soldiers
What: 2 min. pushups, 2 min. sit-ups, 2 mile run
Where: Steamboat Park Band Shelter
When: July 15th at 8:30 a.m.
Why: To support our troops and to test your individual physical fitness level
 
SDARNG Band SGT Rock will be playing following the pit test
Little Wings on the Prairie - 3rd Annual Butterfly Festival
Saturday, July 15
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Oahe Downstream Recreation Area - Fort Pierre (next to the butterfly garden & park entrance cabin)
  • Email
  • Fees: a state park sticker is required on each vehicle. The event is free. Please remember to bring water and sunscreen.
Have fun learning about the important rolls of pollinators! Young children and their families will get hands-on learning in a fun outdoor setting. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies and parts of a flower. Make a butterfly feeder, seed balls, and treats you can eat. Color a t-shirt, honey tasting, DIY butterfly garden and bee house. Also join in a pollinator parade, run the migration maze, a garden tour plus much more. Kids can bring a butterfly costume. Adults, bring a camera!
Car Wash Fundraiser
Saturday, July 15
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Fort Pierre Fire Hall
  • Contact: Britany Willis - 222-1394
  • Website 
  • Fees: $10 per car
$10 per car!
Our local chapter of Job's Daughters are raising funds to attend their international convention in 2018 to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Job's Daughters is a community service organization for young women that teaches leadership skills and public speaking. This international sisterhood supports friendship, fun and service to others.
Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service
Sunday, July 16
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church
  • Oahe Chapel - Adjacent t the Visitor Center on the east end of the Oahe Dam, approximately 4 miles north of Pierre on SD Hwy 1804
This week: St. Peter's Episcopal Church

The public is encouraged to attend. Services are hosted by the Pierre/Fort Pierre Ministerial Association and the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society.
Next Week...
  
Ag Tour 2017 - Korkow Ranch
Tuesday, July 18
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017
  • 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Bus boards at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce - 800 W. Dakota Ave.
  • Contact: Mallory - 224-7361
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: $20 per ticket. Includes: transportation, meal, beverages, and tour
Seats are limited - Get your tickets early!
 
The Pierre Area Chamber's Agri-Interest Committee invites you to join us as we travel to the Korkow Ranch for the annual Ag Tour. The purpose of this tour is to continue to recognize the importance of agriculture in our local economy and regional heritage. The tour will take local residents and business people by bus from the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce to the Korkow Ranch in the historic Medicine Creek Valley area.

The 'Anchor K Ranch', located 20 miles east of Pierre, is not a commercial hunting operation, but a working ranch which raises rodeo livestock and has quality farm ground. With approximately 4.5 miles of springs from Medicine Creek winding through the terrain, livestock and wildlife are provided with quality water and land where they can thrive. The Korkow family have been stewards of the land for five generations and over 80 years.

Participants will get to see the areas they have developed for pheasant hunting and wildlife habitat, the mares pasture and breeding program for rodeo horses, as well as visit the areas they keep and breed Brahma cows for bucking bulls. Historical sites located on the grounds will also be visited: teepee rings, rock formations and ancient bones.

Attendees will dine on-location with dinner provided by Richie Z's Catering.

This trip promises to be both informative and fun. We hope you can join us!
Pierre Players Preview Performance: "The 39 Steps"
Wednesday, July 19
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  • 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Grand Opera House - 109 S. Pierre St.
  • Contact: 224-7826
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Fees: $5 at the door
In "The 39 Steps," a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, "The 39 Steps" amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! "The 39 Steps" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
City Band Concert "Swing the Night Away"
Wednesday, July 19
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  • 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Steamboat Park Amphitheater
  • Contact: Larry Johnson
  • Email 
  • Website 
City Band concert in Steamboat Park Amphitheater
Theme: "Swing the Night Away" - Featuring Pierre's own Over Forté Orchestra.
 
New musicians are always welcome! Just bring your instrument and join us at 6:30 p.m. the night of each concert for a brief rehearsal. (uniform: dark green shirt, khaki pants/shorts)
Ribbon Cutting - Gentlemen's Barbershop
Thursday, July 20
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • The Gentlemen's Barbershop - 417 S. Pierre St. 
9-10 a.m. open house with ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m.
Tales on The River
Thursday, July 20
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Fort Pierre Moose Club
  • Contact: Don Boyd
  • Email
Don Boyd and Gary Heintz speak about an up coming fundraiser for the Western Heritage Festival. Plains Folk will perform prior to the speakers.
State U13/14 Baseball Tournament
Friday, July 21 - 23
  • Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23, 2017
  • Hyde Stadium - Pierre
  • Website
  • Specific Times - TBA
U13/14 State Tournament at Hyde Stadium
Quiltin' On The River 2017
Friday, July 21 - 23
  • Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23, 2017
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Association of General Contractor's classroom (AGC) - 300 E. Capitol Ave .
  • Contact: Holly Zuber - 220-2666 or Ann Juette - 222-8372
  • Email
  • Fees: $25 reserves a 6' table. Pay at the door. Come and go during the weekend. Work around your schedule. Reservations are required by July 19, 2017. To reserve your spot call/email the contacts.
Oahe Modern Guild invites you to Quiltin' On The River 2017. Bring your machines and sewing supplies. Join other creatives and create the weekend away. Come join in the fun as we celebrate Ft. Pierre's 200th anniversary. We welcome quilters, stitchers, paper crafters, and any other creatives. Bring you supplies and join the fun.
Pierre Players presents: "The 39 Steps"
Friday, July 21 - 23
  • Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23, 2017
  • Friday & Saturday: 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Matinee: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Grand Opera House - 109 S. Pierre St.
  • Contact: 224-7826
  • Email
  • Fees: $15 - General Admission Adult tickets, $13 - General Admission Student (high school and under) & Senior Citizen tickets
In "The 39 Steps," a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances an wildly inventive stagecraft, "The 39 Steps" amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! "The 39 Steps" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Best In The West I Horseshoe Tournament
Saturday, July 22
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Griffin Park - Pierre
  • Contact: Carl Chambers - 280-9337
  • Email
  • Fees: $15
Check in: 9:30 a.m.
Start time: 10:00 a.m.
Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service
Sunday, July 23
  • Sunday, July 23, 2017
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • The Blood Washed Band
  • Oahe Chapel - Adjacent t the Visitor Center on the east end of the Oahe Dam, approximately 4 miles north of Pierre on SD Hwy 1804
This week: The Blood Washed Band

The public is encouraged to attend. Services are hosted by the Pierre/Fort Pierre Ministerial Association and the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society.
Best In The West II Horseshoe Tournament
Sunday, July 23
  • Sunday, July 23, 2017
  • 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Griffin Park - Pierre
  • Contact: Carl Chambers - 280-9337
  • Email
  • Fees: $15
Check in: 8:30 a.m.
Start time: 9:00 a.m.
Harley Raffle Tickets Available
Now Through July 27
  • Tickets available now at the Chamber, Boys & Girls Club and Petersen Motors
  • $50 per ticket. Only 450 sold
  • Drawing on Thursday, July 27 in Steamboat Park
  • Contact: Laura Schoen Carbonneau - 224-7361
  • Email 
  • Website 
It's the annual Harley Raffle benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area and Shop Pierre First campaign. This year's bike is a blue and black 2016 Harley Davidson 750 Street. Get your ticket before July 1 to be entered into the Early Bird Drawing. We can take cash, checks or credit cards at the chamber.
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