Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce
What's Happening

Monday, September 11 - Sunday, September 24, 2017  
 This week's 
featured
 Pierre Area Chamber member:
  
Snappy Delivery, Inc.
1823 E. Dakota Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
605-224-4612
 

                                  
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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REGULAR/MONTHLY MEETINGS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE  
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Volunteer at Fort Pierre's Bicentennial Celebration Weekend! 
The Fort Pierre Bicentennial Weekend Celebration on September 15, 16 & 17 is going to be a exciting and busy weekend in Fort Pierre. In order to make the festivities run smoothly and efficiently, it is going to take a number of volunteers to help with the parade, set ups and take downs, information booths, etc...
 

RCPT NEEDS YOUR INPUT 
River Cities Public Transit is looking for YOUR opinions on what kinds of transportation we should have in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area. Please take the 5 minute survey and tell us about prices, service area, times needed, wait times, new services you would like to see, etc.

Hard copies of the survey can be found at Rawlins Library and the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

 Information or questions can be directed to Chuck Quinn at (605) 945-2360
 
                     
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 September 11 - September 24, 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...
  
Vote for Pierre's Fireball Run Team - #4 Pierre Rockers
Now - Saturday, September 30
Vote daily to help the Pierre Rockers in their quest to win the Fireball Run most popular team. Go to the link above and click on the VOTE button. If you are able, please share on Facebook and encourage your contacts to help them get ahead. You are welcome and encouraged to vote more than once! Be sure to follow Bryan and Trace Beck as they take part in the event September 22-30th. The Fireballrun.com website will post daily scores and you can follow the teams via GPS.
Fort Pierre Homecoming Parade 2017
Monday, September 11
  • Monday, September 11, 2017
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • line-up starts at 12:45 p.m. on 5th Ave.
  • Website
  • Fees: Free!
Come help Stanley County High School celebrate Homecoming Week!
 
Floats are to line up by entering on 7th Ave from the highway, turn right on Missouri, and then proceeding to 5th Ave. Get in line where ever you can find a spot after the elementary.
 
Route: Line up on 5th Ave, go past Post Office toward Main St., turn right at the Silver Spur, and make your way to Parkview Gym. Students will turn in to take floats down; business floats will proceed to the stop light on Hwy 83 where the parade ends.
 
Line-up: 12:45 p.m.
Parade Starts: 1:30 p.m.
Paws Animal Rescue Turkey Supper
Monday, September 11
  • Monday, September 11, 2017
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • American Legion Cabin - Pierre
  • Contact: Brenda Manning - 223-CATS
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: Free Will Offering
Paws Animal Rescue will be having their Annual Turkey Supper. The menu will consist of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, dinner rolls, and desserts! The money raised will go toward the care of our homeless cats and dogs. Hope to see you there!
Stately Stitchers Guild Meeting
Monday, September 11
  • Monday, September 11, 2017
  • 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Lutheran Memorial Church Basement - 320 E. Prospect Ave.
  • Contact: Myrna Buckles - 222-6847
  • Admission: No fee to attend as a guest. When you join the guild, dues are $12 per year.
Where quilters of all ages, and levels of experience come together for friendship and just the sheer enjoyment this long standing art provides everyone.
Fort Pierre Bicentennial Farmers Market - 'Turkey Races' Night
Tuesday, September 12
  • Tuesday, September 12, 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 
Come out and enjoy the last Bicentennial Farmers Market of 2017 with Turkey Races and more!
 
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.

History and Heritage Book Club
Tuesday, September 12
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Cultural Heritage Center - 900 Governors Dr.
  • Contact: Dorinda Daniel
  • Email 
  • Website 
Brad Tennant will discuss his new book, "On This Day in South Dakota History" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Cultural Heritage Center. The book includes more than 400 entries related to events from South Dakota's history. The book is available at the Heritage Stores at the Cultural Heritage Center and the Capitol. Tennant is a professor of history and the American Studies program director at Presentation College in Aberdeen. He is also an active researcher, writer and presenter on a variety of state and regional topics. He is president of the board of trustees of the South Dakota State Historical Society. Everyone is welcome to attend the free program.

"Floating Horses - The Life of Casey Tibbs" Film Debut
Thursday, September 14
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Showings at 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Riggs High School Theater - 1010 E. Broadway
  • Contact: Cindy Bahe - Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: We cannot charge for tickets - Free will offering will assist in the 3 years of producer's costs and theater rental.
This is the new 2017 documentary about Casey Tibbs personal and professional life. "Floating Horses - The Life of Casey Tibbs" Film Debut. Showings at 4pm and 7pm (central time) at the Riggs High School Theater, 1010 E. Broadway, Pierre. This is the week of Fort Pierre's Bicentennial. Event is open to the public. We cannot charge for tickets. Free will offering will assist in the three years of producer's costs and theater rental. Seats limited to 1,000 for each showing.
**Due to high anticipation of this film debut it's recommended to get in line early. Doors open at 3:30 for first showing and at 6:30 for second showing. Produced by South Dakota Native Justin Koehler.

Central SD Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Thursday, September 14
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
  • Monthly locations TBA
  • Contact: Julie Moore
  • Email 
  • Website 
  • Admission: No charge
The 14th of every month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. there will be a Central SD Survivors of Suicide Support Group Meeting. Keep updated via the Facebook group   Here. For more information, contact Julie Moore via email.
Dakota Western Heritage Festival
Friday, September 15 - 17
  • Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • Expo Center - Fort Pierre
  • Email
  • Facebook Page
  • Admission: FREE
A festival celebrating the culture of the West with vendors, cowboy poets, and musicians.
 
Sept. 15th
8:30 a.m. - Wagon Train
3:30 p.m. - Historic Parade
5:00 p.m. - Steak Feed & Entertainment - $15, proceeds go to Hayes Fire Dept.
9:30 p.m. - Danny Hall and the Joe Creek Band - $10 admission at the Silver Spur
 
Sept. 16th
7:30 a.m. - Registration for 5k walk/run at Fischer-Lilly Park
9:00 a.m. - Vendor Booths Open (Expo Building)
9:30 a.m. - Entertainment and Demonstrations Begin (Expo Building)
7:30 p.m. - Suzy Bogguss Concert - $25 advanced tickets, $35 at door (Expo Building)
 
Sept. 17th
9:00 a.m. - Cowboy Church (Expo Building)
10:00 a.m. - Cowboy Brunch hosted by Stirling Family (Stanley County Fairgrounds - Free Will Admission)
11:00 a.m. - Performances & Vendors (Expo Building)
11:00 a.m. - Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo (Stanley County Fairgrounds - Free Will Admission)

Stanley County Homecoming 2017
Friday, September 15
  • Friday, September 15, 2017
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
  • Ole Williamson Field - Fort Pierre
Come cheer on the Stanley County Buffaloes as they go up against Mobridge-Pollock at the 2017 Homecoming game!
Fort Pierre Bicentennial Celebration
Friday, September 15 - 17
Three Fun Packed Days of Wagon Train, Historic Parade, Steak Feed, Entertainment, Vendors, Suzy Bogguss Concert, Dakota Western Heritage Festival & Stirling Ranch Rodeo
 
Sept. 15th
8:30 a.m. - Wagon Train
3:30 p.m. - Historic Parade
5:00 p.m. - Steak Feed & Entertainment by 'Plains Folk' - $15, proceeds go to Hayes Fire Dept.
6:30 p.m. - Official Bicentennial Program - Followed by auction of Bicentennial Commemorative Rifle, more music, poetry, and auction of Western Collectibles (Expo Building)
9:30 p.m. - Danny Hall and the Joe Creek Band - $10 admission at the Silver Spur
 
Sept. 16th
7:30 a.m. - Registration for 5k walk/run (Fischer-Lilly Park)
10:00 a.m. - Arts, Food & Beverages, Family Fun (Fischer-Lilly Park)
7:30 p.m. - Suzy Bogguss Concert - $25 advanced tickets, $35 at door (Expo Building)
 
Sept. 17th
9:00 a.m. - Cowboy Church (Expo Building)
10:00 a.m. - Cowboy Brunch (Stanley County Fairgrounds - Free Will Admission)
11:00 a.m. - Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo (Stanley County Fairgrounds - Free Will Admission w/ proceeds going to individuals & families fighting cancer)

Bicentennial Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, September 16
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. **sign-up starts at 2pm CDT, First bags fly at 3pm CDT**
  • Boards to be set up in Fischer-Lilly Park
  • Contact: Ashley Schlichenmayer-Okroi - 605-380-6934, call or text
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: Registration fees due at sign up. $25 registration per team.
Throw some bags in Historic Fort Pierre to celebrate the Bicentennial! Two person teams. Prizes sponsored by First Dakota National Bank.
1st place - Anheuser-Busch Cornhole Boards & bags, plus $50
2nd place - $50 cash
3rd place - $25 cash
Bracket will be developed based on number of teams registering. Double Elimination. Easy access to beer tent as well.
Tournament held by Pierre Young Professionals, but not limited to any age range! Ran by the Pierre Area Cornhole League.
Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo
Sunday, September 17
  • Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Stanley County Fairgrounds
  • Contact: Sandy Sivertsen - 605-870-2472 or Brett Stirling - 406-794-8503
  • Email
  • Website
  • Admission: Free Will Offering
The 20th anniversary of this rodeo. All proceeds got to assist families and individuals fighting cancer. The rodeo features the type of ranch activities that would be part of the daily life on a ranch from bronc riding to calf branding, wild cow milking and range doctoring. 
*All proceeds go to assist families & individuals fighting cancer*
 
All teams & riders must pre-register by Sept. 7th - limited to 15 teams.
Ranch Rodeo - $240/team
Open Ranch Bronc Riding - $125/team
Wild Pony Race - $60/team
Next Week...
  
Expedition League Announces Pierre Franchise
Monday, September 18
  • Monday, September 18, 2017
  • 5:30 p.m. 
  • Hyde Stadium - Pierre
  • Contact: Steve Wagner - 612-840-1895
  • Email
The Expedition League will formally announce the launch of its Pierre franchise. The Expedition League is a 10-team summer collegiate wood bat baseball league beginning play in May 2018. Announcements include formal Hyde Stadium lease agreement, introduction o team owners, details of player commitments, name the team contest and more. All are welcome to attend!
Pre-Region 3A Boys Golf
Tuesday, September 19
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Hillsview Golf Course - Pierre
Pre-Region 3A Boys High School Golf.
Pierre Homecoming Parade 2017
Tuesday, September 19
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Line-up at Riggs Parking lot
  • Contact: Kate Olson - 773-7350
  • Website
  • Fees: Community Float: $20, Student Float: $15
Help the Governor's celebrate Homecoming Week at the 2017 parade!
Route: Riggs parking lot, Broadway, Highland, Pleasant, to Pierre Street.
Govmobiles are NOT allowed in the parade.
Line-up: 6:30 p.m. in theater parking lot
Parade starts at 7:00 p.m.
**Payments for floats goes to Student Senate Fundraiser**
Entry forms & fee can be dropped off at Riggs High School, or sent by mail to:
Student Senate, TF Riggs High School
c/o Kate Olson
1010 E. Broadway Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Unity the Band - A Reggae Summer Sendoff
Friday, September 22
  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Drifters Bar & Grille - 325 E. Hustan Ave. - Ft. Pierre
  • Website
  • Fees: FREE

Come sendoff summer with some reggae music by Unity the Band at Drifters Bar & Grille on Friday, September 22nd!

Pierre Homecoming Game 2017
Friday, September 22
  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Hollister Field - Pierre
  • Website

Come cheer on the Pierre Governors as they go up against Brookings at the 2017 Homecoming game!

Pierre Players Presents: Catch Me If You Can
Friday, September 22 - 23
  • Friday, September 22 - Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Grand Opera House - 109 S. Pierre St.
  • Contact: Grand Opera House - 224-7826
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: $13 Students/Seniors, $15 General tickets

Overflowing with mirth, this Broadway whodunit is exciting from beginning to end. An advertising man who has brought his bride to the boss' mountain lodge for a honeymoon calls in the local police to investigate her sudden disappearance. Enter a pretty young girl who insists over his protests that she is the missing wife. A priest backs up her story. A funny little man who owns a delicatessen enters, and before you know it there are two murders at the isolated lodge.

25th Annual Central South Dakota Heart Walk
Saturday, September 23
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Hyde Stadium - Pierre
  • Contact: Meshanna Heckenlaible - 222-1405 or check out our FaceBook page: Central SD Heartwalk
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: No admission but bring $100 in donations and get a shirt

25th anniversary of the Central SD Heart Walk to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle. Come walk (or run) the 5k route as part of a team or solo. Refreshments and lunch provided for all participants.

Pierre Players Presents: Catch Me If You Can Matinee
Sunday, September 24
  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Grand Opera House - 109 S. Pierre St.
  • Contact: Grand Opera House - 224-7826
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: $13 Students/Seniors, $15 General tickets

Overflowing with mirth, this Broadway whodunit is exciting from beginning to end. An advertising man who has brought his bride to the boss' mountain lodge for a honeymoon calls in the local police to investigate her sudden disappearance. Enter a pretty young girl who insists over his protests that she is the missing wife. A priest backs up her story. A funny little man who owns a delicatessen enters, and before you know it there are two murders at the isolated lodge.

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