Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce
What's Happening

Monday, August 7 - Sunday, August 20, 2017  
 This week's 
featured
 Pierre Area Chamber member:
  
Codger's Cove RV Park
28170 Spring Creek Place
Pierre, SD 57501
605-431-3756
 

                                  
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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Western collectibles that are no longer of value to their current owner are of value to the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation.
 
The foundation is organizing a Western collectibles auction that will take place Friday, Sept. 15, at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre.
 
"We're encouraging people to check barns, sheds, basements and attics for items that are no longer of value to them and donate the items to the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation. The foundation will auction the items at the fundraiser that helps support the work of the South Dakota State Historical Society," said foundation President Michael Lewis. The foundation is the nonprofit fundraising partner of the State Historical Society.
 
Examples of Western collectibles are fine art, antiques, historic firearms, books, Red Wing crocks, spurs, saddles and other items.
 
The auction will take place at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre the evening of Friday, Sept. 15, as part of the Fort Pierre Bicentennial Celebration. The deadline to donate items is Friday, Aug. 18.
 
For more information or to donate items, please call foundation Development Director Catherine Forsch at 605-773-6003.
             
 GET YOUR TICKETS WHILE YOU CAN!
The Oahe Home Builders Association is selling tickets for a chance to win a 2017 Artic Cat HDX700 XT! Tickets are $100 with only 225 tickets to be sold. Drawing will be held on September 9, 2017.

Don't miss this opportunity to become the new owner of this awesome machine built to take on any job!

Please contact one of the following members to purchase a ticket:
Ryan Krueger ~ Krueger Contracting 222-2523
Nick Osterkamp ~ G&N Construction 280-3012
Cindy Fredrich ~ BankWest 280-2617
Mandy Kuipers ~ American Bank & Trust    222-5910

For more information or details about the 2017 Artic Cat go to:
 
                     
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 August 7 - August 20, 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...
  
Canvasback Art Club
Monday, August 7
  • Monday, August 7, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Rawlins Library - 1000 E. Church
  • Contact: Ralph Stephens - 224-1841
  • Email
The Canvasback Art Club will meet on the first Monday of every month unless a holiday falls on that date.
Monday Musical Fundraiser
Tuesday, August 8
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Pizza Ranch - Ft. Pierre
  • Contact: Mabel Kusler - 220-9526
  • Email
Monday Musical will hold their fundraiser at Pizza Ranch in Ft. Pierre on Tuesday, August 8th. Proceeds go towards music scholarships.
Fort Pierre Bicentennial Farmers Market
Tuesday, August 8
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (market vendors until at least 7p.m.)
  • Deadwood Street - Downtown Fort Pierre
  • Contact: Julie Bolding - 224-4348
  • Email 
  • Website 
As a market, we accept credit cards and EBT. Shop all the vendors and pay once before you leave! Stop at the Market Manager booth to start the process and have fun shopping.
 
Be sure to Like us on Facebook @capcityfarmersmarket. You can also follow our blog (https://capcitymarket.wordpress.com/) for weekly updates on which vendors and products will be present at the market.

If you know anyone interested in selling produce, baked goods, meat/poultry, eggs, or craft items, please have them visit our blog (https://capcitymarket.wordpress.com/), call or email Julie Bolding at 224.4348 or juliebolding@yahoo.com.

The Basics of Alzheimer's - Lunch & Learn Presentation
Wednesday, August 9
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Edgewood Senior Living - 1950 E. Fourth St.
  • Contact: Kim Brakke - 605-494-3400
  • Email 
  • Website
  • Admission: Free! Complimentary Lunch will be provided, and preregistration is preferred. Please call Edgewood at 494-3400 to sign up!
Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Join us at a Lunch and Learn event on Wednesday, August 9th from 12-1 pm to listen to a presentation by Kathi Herreid, State Program Director of the Alzheimer's Association South Dakota Chapter. Complimentary lunch will be provided, but pre-registration is encouraged. Please RSVP by Monday, August 7th. For more information or to RSVP, contact Edgewood Senior Living at 494-3400.

Ribbon Cutting - Advance Auto Parts
Wednesday, August 9
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Advance Auto Parts - 410 E. Sioux Ave
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Advance Auto Parts
Tales on the River
Thursday, August 10
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Fort Pierre Moose Lodge
  • Contact: Don Boyd
  • Email
  • Fees: Free speaker, meal priced weekly 
Michael McDonald explores SD poetry ad history through music. Mr. McDonald is especially fond of the old music sung on cattle drives.
Mr. McDonald is Co-sponsored by the SD Humanities Council
Movies in the Park
Thursday, August 10
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Steamboat Park Amphitheater
  • Contact: Mindy Cheap - 773-7445
  • Email
  • Admission: Free
Join us for the third Movie in the Park "Brave"! Bring a lawn chair, refreshments, bug spray and yourself and enjoy the movie under the stars.
'Brave' is sponsored by the Pierre Recreation Department & by Black Hills Federal Credit Union.
Ballroom Swisher's Dance Club
Friday, August 11
  • Friday, August 11, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • American Legion Cabin
  • Contact: Secretary for Ballroom Swisher's Dance Club - 222-1401
  • Email
  • Admission: $10
The Ballroom Swisher's Dance Club will have a dance 8-midnight. Howard and Sonja Hansen will be playing. Free lesson 7-8 p.m.
Scotty Philip Cemetery Tour
Saturday, August 12
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Scotty Philip Cemetery - Ft. Pierre
  • Contact: S.D. State Historical Society - State Archives
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: Free
Ken Stewart with the South Dakota State Archives ill lead a walking tour of Scotty Philip Cemetery. Join us nd lean about the area's early residents.
Family Fun Day - Terrific Transportation
Saturday, August 12
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cultural Heritage Center - 900 Governors Dr.
  • Contact: Cultural Heritage Center - 773-3458
  • Admission: Free
Put together a paper covered wagon and learn about transportation. Supplies will be provided. All ages at welcome and young children should be accompanied by an adult.
Kids Carnival
Saturday, August 12
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Ft. Pierre Moose Lodge
Fun games and food and many prizes! Open to the public, all are welcome.
Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service
Sunday, August 13
  • Sunday, August 13, 2017
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • First Baptist 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: First Baptist 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...
  
Capitals of the World
Monday, August 14
  • Monday, August 14, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Rawlins Library - 1000 E. Church
  • Contact: Dorinda Daniel
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: Free, but copies of "A Celebration of State Capitols" will be sold at a special price of $45 each, including tax.
Richard Gibson, author of "A Celebration of State Capitols," will take people on a tour of world capitals. These are towns that want to be known or recognized for something, such as "frog capital of the world." He will tell why the town makes this claim to be a word capita and show photos of how this is celebrated.
Book Signing
Tuesday, August 15
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • The Heritage Store on the first floor of the Capitol, opposite the First Ladies' gown display
  • Contact: Dorinda Daniel
  • Email
  • Website
Author Richard R. Gibson will sign copies of his book "A Celebration of State Capitols" at the Heritage Store at the Capitol. The capitol for each state is featured on four pages packed with information and things to look for when visiting that building. The book also contains information about former capitols, governor's mansions, trivia and a list of capitols to check off after visiting. The book will be available for sale at $45 per copy, which includes tax.
Fort Pierre Bicentennial Farmers Market
Tuesday, August 15
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (market vendors until at least 7p.m.)
  • Deadwood Street - Downtown Fort Pierre
  • Contact: Julie Bolding - 224-4348
  • Email 
  • Website 
As a market, we accept credit cards and EBT. Shop all the vendors and pay once before you leave! Stop at the Market Manager booth to start the process and have fun shopping.
 
Be sure to Like us on Facebook @capcityfarmersmarket. You can also follow our blog (https://capcitymarket.wordpress.com/) for weekly updates on which vendors and products will be present at the market.

If you know anyone interested in selling produce, baked goods, meat/poultry, eggs, or craft items, please have them visit our blog (https://capcitymarket.wordpress.com/), call or email Julie Bolding at 224.4348 or juliebolding@yahoo.com.

United Way Campaign Kickoff
Tuesday, August 15
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • CUC - 925 E. Sioux Ave
  • Contact: Ashlee Rathbun
  • Email
  • Website
The Capital Area United Way invites the community to our 2017 - 2018 Campaign Kickoff on Tuesday, August 15th, 5:30 p.m. at CUC. We will have appetizers, beverages, and debut our campaign video! Please join us!
A Celebration of State Capitols
Tuesday, August 15
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Cultural Heritage Center - 900 Governors Dr.
  • Contact: Dorinda Daniel
  • Email 
  • Website 
Richard R. Gibson, the author of "A Celebration of State Capitols," will give a PowerPoint presentation about the nation's 50 state capitols. The presentation includes historical photos and vintage photos of the capitols and interesting stories about the state houses. The book will be available for purchase at a special price of $45.00, which includes tax.
Parents Matter Coalition Meeting
Thursday, August 17
  • Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • MacKay Building - 800 Governors Dr.
  • Email 
The monthly meeting will be concerning the upcoming community dinner event in September. We will be working towards getting the word out, organization, recruiting volunteers, etc.
Pierre Players Community Theater Membership Kickoff
Thursday, August 17
  • Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Grand Opera House - 109 S. Pierre Street
  • Contact: 224-7826
  • Email
  • Website
Join us for tours of the Grand Opera House, an update on our 50th season, refreshments, a photo booth, door prizes and a chance to learn about volunteer opportunities!
Tales on the River
Thursday, August 17
  • Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Fort Pierre Moose Lodge
  • Contact: Don Boyd
  • Email
  • Fees: Free speaker, meal priced weekly 
Gary Heintz and Carmen Cowan Woodward explain and promote the Western Heritage Festival. Plains folk perform at 6:30.
SD 4H Finals Rodeo
Friday, August 18 - 20
  • Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • Stanley County Fairgrounds
  • Email 

     -Schedule of Events-     

Friday, August 18th

7:30 am        Ambassador Horsemanship

12:00 pm      Ambassador Luncheon

1:00 pm        Contestant Registration

4:00 pm        Mandatory Contestant Meeting

5:00 pm        First Rodeo Performance
 

Saturday, August 19th

8:00 am        Contestant Registration

9:00 am        Second Rodeo Performance

2:00 pm        Special Needs Rodeo

5:00 pm        Third Rodeo Performance

9:30 pm        Dance


 

Sunday, August 20th

8:00 am        Cowboy Church

10:00 am      Crowning of Ambassador

                    Scholarship Awards

                    Fourth Rodeo Performance


 

Contestant & Family BBQ following the Final Performance

             2017 4H Finals Rodeo Award Ceremony

"Born to Buck" Documentary 50th Year Reunion
Saturday, August 19
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center
  • Contact: Cindy Bahe - 605-494-1094
  • Email
  • Fees: Free will offering
"Born to Buck" documentary 50th Year reunion at the Rodeo Center. Casey Tibbs started shooting this 19 day venture to bring more than 300 wild horses from White River to Fort Pierre. The film's actors and extras are invited as well as the general public with a free will donation. We'll have a viewing of the movie with an informal presentation from those that played a role in the production of the film.
Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service
Sunday, August 20
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • First Congregational Church - UCC
  • 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: First Congregational Church - UCC

The public is encouraged to attend. Services are hosted by the Pierre/Fort Pierre Ministerial Association and the Oahe Chapel Preservation 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