What's Happening Newsletter
April 6-18, 2021
NEXT WEEK
Apr 06
Oahe Home Builders Association Membership Meeting
Light appetizers will be provided.
Meeting sponsored by: South Dakota Home Builder's Association, GAF Certified and Builders First Source
Date:
April 06, 2021
Time:
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Drifter's Bar & Grille Convention Center
Contact:
Oahe Home Builders Association
Date/Time Details:
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:15pm
Apr 06
Volunteers needed at food bank
The first Tuesday of every month we pack senior boxes. These are food commodities distributed to our low income seniors throughout central SD. We are in need of 20-30 volunteers for this project.
Date:
April 06, 2021
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Website:
http://feedingsouthdakota.org/
Location:
Assembly takes place at Feeding South Dakota at 20562 Grace Avenue
Contact: Andrew at 494-3663 or email andrew@feedingsouthdakota.org
Follow this link to access our online volunteer portal to sign up for volunteer projects or for more information. http://feedingsouthdakota.org/how-to-help/donate-time/
Email:
andrew@feedingsouthdakota.org
Date/Time Details:
First Tuesday of every month
5:30-7:30pm
Apr 07
River City Toastmasters
A fun and encouraging club that focuses on developing public speaking and leadership skills.
Date:
April 07, 2021
Time:
12:10 PM - 12:50 PM
Location:
Meeting Via Teams
Contact:
Brian Underdahl at 605-220-1003
Date/Time Details:
Wednesdays
Fees/Admission:
None
Apr 08
High School Tennis
MS/JV Boys Tennis
Date:
April 08, 2021
Time:
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Griffin Park
Date/Time Details:
April 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Apr 08
Pierre Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet
Come join us to help raise money for wildlife and wetland conservation with the help of Ducks Unlimited. Many raffles, games, live and silent auction with a dinner provided by the Ike's. Great time for all ages. CDC guidelines will be in place.
Date:
April 08, 2021
Time:
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:
https://ducksunlimited.myeventscenter.com/event/Pierre-Dinner-41659
Location:
Pierre Izaak Walton Clubhouse
Contact:
Kyle 280-3280
Email:
potter_kk@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:
April 8th, 2021 - Doors open at 5:30 PM
Fees/Admission:
$45 for single $60 for couple $15 for youth Tickets purchased at www.Ducks.org/Events
Apr 09
Women's Cancer Support
Avera St. Mary's Women's Cancer Support
Open to all women who are dealing with any type of cancer.
Date:
April 09, 2021
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Avera St. Mary's Helmsley Center Cafeteria conference room
Contact:
Gloria 224-3131
Email:
gloria.rowen@avera.org
Date/Time Details:
Second Friday of each month at noon.
Fees/Admission:
Free
Apr 10
Family Fun Take-to-Make Saturday: Spring Flower
Spring in South Dakota brings pasqueflowers blooming on sunny hillsides, tulips flowering in gardens and dandelions springing up in lawns. Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre can pick up a take-to-make activity bag with the materials to create their own colorful flower. Visitors pick up a bag with materials and instructions and take the project home to complete. Video instructions for the project are posted on the Museum's website at https://history.sd.gov/museum/education.aspx. The museum gallery is open for visitors during this event and all regular museum hours.
Date:
April 10, 2021
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Cultural Heritage Center 900 Governors Drive Pierre SD 57501
Contact:
Ronette Rumpca
605-773-6011
Email:
ronette.rumpca@state.sd.us
Date/Time Details:
April 10 / 10-11:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:
Free event
Apr 10
Mardi Gras Fundraiser Meal
Jambalaya!
Maque Choux!
Beignets!
Drive-through pickup only.
Proceeds benefit the SD Discovery Center's Treehouse project.   
Event Sponsored by the Pierre-Fort Pierre Rotary Club
Date:
April 10, 2021
Time:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
First Unites Methodist Church Parking Lot
Date/Time Details:
Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 5-7pm
Fees/Admission:
$10 per meal.
Apr 12
New Web Expo at drgnews.com
New Web Expo at drgnews.com!
See the latest from area businesses.
Register for thousands of dollars in prizes!!
Thanks so much!!!
Date:
April 12, 2021
Time:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location:
DRG Media
Contact:
Dakota Radio Group
Date/Time Details:
Now through April 15
Apr 12
DWU Learn & Earn Information Session for Students and Parents
Dakota Wesleyan University is partnering with the Pierre Economic Development Corporation and other regional employers to bring an innovative new program, Learn & Earn, to the Pierre community. The Learn & Earn program is an affordable 16-month program for students interested in earning a degree while making an income. DWU is hosting a meet and greet event for students and parents interested in the new Learn & Earn program on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5 – 7 p.m., at the Capital University Center.
Date:
April 12, 2021
Time:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website:
http://www.dwu.edu/learnandearn
Location:
Capital University Center
Contact:
To reserve your spot, RSVP to Jan Larson at jan.larson@dwu.edu.
Email:
jan.larson@dwu.edu
Date/Time Details:
Feb. 25 5 - 7 p.m. Presentations will be offered at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
Fees/Admission:
Free and open to the public.
Apr 12
Stately Stitchers Guild Meeting
Where quilters of all ages, and levels of experience come together for friendship and just the sheer enjoyment this long standing art provides everyone.
Date:
April 12, 2021
Time:
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:
Lutheran Memorial Church Basement, 320 E Prospect Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota
Contact:
Pat Wheeldreyer, 605-224-4773
Date/Time Details:
2nd Monday of each month. Social time 6:45, meeting starts at 7pm
Fees/Admission:
No fee to attend as a guest. When you join the guild, dues are $12.00 a year.
Apr 14
Shop Where I Live Platform Tips & Tricks Webinar
Join us the 2nd Wednesday of every month to explore a new feature of the Vendor Dashboard and how to use it for your business! Each webinar will have a 15 minute tutorial on a specific feature of the platform, then 15 minutes for questions and answers and other tutorials, as needed.
This week we'll cover how to easily add a gift card to your shop using the variable product template.
Date:
April 14, 2021
Time:
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:
https://www.shopwhereilive.com/webinars/
Location:
Online: https://www.shopwhereilive.com/webinars/
Fees/Admission:
FREE
Apr 15
Last Day to Register for Prairie Paradise Farm's Family Day
Register by today, April 15, to bring your family out to explore our Farm on Saturday, May 1 from 10am-2pm! Discover the importance of soil with hands-on learning. Interact with fam animals and learn where food comes from.
Date:
April 15, 2021
Time:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Website:
https://www.prairieparadisefarms.com/contact.html
Location:
Prairie Paradise Farms, 26220 212 St., Fort Pierre (please ask for directions when registering - google maps is incorrect :))
Date/Time Details:
Last Day to register is April 15! Family Day is Saturday, May 1 from 10 am - 2 pm.
Apr 15
Breast Cancer Support Group
If you are newly diagnosed, currently undergoing treatment or many years post diagnosis you are invited to attend the Breast Cancer Support meeting. For more information please call 605-945-0827
Date:
April 15, 2021
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Website:
http://countrysidehospicesupport.com
Location:
415 S Crow St, Pierre
Contact:
605-945-0827
Date/Time Details:
First and Third Thursdays of the Month
Apr 15
Dementia Caregivers Support Group
3nd Thursday of each month
Whether you are a seasoned or new caregiver, this group is especially for you.
Date:
April 15, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website:
http://countrysidehospicesupport.com
Location:
415 S Crow St, Pierre
Contact:
605-224-0827
Date/Time Details:
Third Thursday of each month, 6-7 pm
Fees/Admission:
Free
Apr 15
Early Childhood Education: Keep It Clean
Look at the environments and ways to ensure it is safe and clean for the children in the program.
Date:
April 15, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
Online with The Right Turn
Contact:
Kendra Bly
Please call or email to register
605-773-4755
kbly@midconetwork.com
Email:
kbly@midconetwork.com
Date/Time Details:
April 15th 6PM-7PM
Fees/Admission:
$5 per person
Apr 15
CPR Training
Adult and pediatric CPR, AED use and how to relieve choking. This course teaches skills with Red Cross training cirriculum.
Date:
April 15, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
The Right Turn
Contact:
Kendra Bly
Please call or email to register
605-773-4755
kbly@modconetwork.com
Email:
kbly@midconetwork.com
Date/Time Details:
April 15th 6PM-9PM
Fees/Admission:
$30 per person if a state registered childcare provider and $60 for all other individuals.
Apr 15
Country Schools: Past and Present
Former Pierre resident Betsey DeLoache, the author of the three volume series "Country Schools: Past and Present," will tell stories of people who taught or attended country schools. Those attending are welcome to share their own country school stories. The program is part of the History and Heritage Book Club sponsored by the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation. It is made possible by a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. DeLoache will be speaking virtually via Zoom. People may participate via Zoom or at the Cultural Heritage Center. Seating is limited to 25 at the Cultural Heritage Center. Call 605-773-6006 or email dorinda.daniel@state.sd.us to make a reservation to attend at the Cultural Heritage Center or to receive the Zoom link.
Date:
April 15, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website:
http://www.sdhsf.org
Location:
Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre and via Zoom
Contact:
Dorinda Daniel
Email:
dorinda.daniel@state.sd.us
Date/Time Details:
Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m. CDT
Fees/Admission:
Free
Apr 17 - Apr 18
Spring Fling Vendor Event
Spring Fling Vendor Event at Northridge Plaza!
To register as a vendor or for more information, call 605-280-8336.
Follow Northridge Plaza on Facebook for more event information!
Date:
April 17, 2021- April 18, 2021
Time:
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/130719158980253/
Location:
Northridge Plaza, 1615 N Garfield
Date/Time Details:
Saturday, April 17 from 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, April 18 from 12 - 5 PM
Apr 17
Customer Appreciation & Open House for The Paint Store Too
Join us for a Customer Appreciation Celebration and Open House with Ami Davids, new owner of The Paint Store Too. Stay for a piece of cake for Ami's 50th birthday!
Date:
April 17, 2021
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/246142760491177/
Location:
The Paint Store Too, 1006 E Sioux Ave
Date/Time Details:
Saturday, April 17 
12 - 1:30 PM
Apr 18
South Dakota Migratory and Game Bird Association Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting and Banquet $10 membership get you in the drawing for 2 $500 cash Drawing, a Gun Raffle, and a Meal There is also a Silent Auction and Raffle
Date:
April 18, 2021
Time:
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Pierre Isaac Walton Clubhouse
Contact:
Curt Underhill 605.350.3845
Email:
curt@thefishingcrew.com
Date/Time Details:
April 18 5:30 - 6:30 pm Social Hour 6:30 General Membership Meeting 7pm Free Supper 8pm Gun and Raffle Drawing
Fees/Admission:
$10.00
Apr 20
Stroke Support Group
Stroke Support Group for stroke survivors and/or caregivers. The format will be group discussion, guest speakers and more. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Date:
April 20, 2021
Time:
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Conference Room @ 415 South Crow Street in Pierre or via ZOOM
Contact:
Countryside Support and Memory Center. Cindy M or Maxine at (605) 945-0827
Email:
countryside@midconetwork.com
Date/Time Details:
Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm.
Fees/Admission:
Free of Charge-bring a sack lunch if you'd like.
Apr 20
Shop Where I Live Monthly Marketing Webinar
Join us every third Tuesday of the month to learn marketing tips and tricks to get more shares, likes, and clicks to your online shop. Each webinar will have a 15 minute tutorial on a specific marketing aspect, then 15 minutes for questions and answers or other tutorials, as needed.
This week we'll cover how to share the content you have listed in your shop, including your products, shop link, and site media.
Date:
April 20, 2021
Time:
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Website:
https://www.shopwhereilive.com/webinars/
Location:
Online: https://www.shopwhereilive.com/webinars/
Fees/Admission:
FREE
Apr 20
“Understanding and Responding to the Sexual Behaviors of Children”
An in-person presentation of “Understanding and Responding to the Sexual Behaviors of Children” will be held at The Right Turn on Tuesday, April 20th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. The goal is to educate parents, teachers, daycare providers, and other members of the community about these issues and prevent further abuse from happening. Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center and The Right Turn are partnering to bring awareness to child abuse and child sexual abuse during Child Abuse Prevention month in April.
Date:
April 20, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:35 PM
Location:
The Right Turn is located at 115 East Sioux Avenue in Pierre.
Contact:
Please contact Shannon Yockey by emailing office@missourishores.com or calling 224-0256.
Email:
office@missourishores.com
Date/Time Details:
Tuesday, April 20th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:
No charge
Apr 21
Keep It Confidential
Discuss the importance of keeping information of families confidential.
Date:
April 21, 2021
Time:
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Location:
Online with The Right Turn
Contact:
Kendra Bly
Please call or email to register
605-773-4755
Kbly@midconetwork.com
Email:
kbly@midconetwork.com
Date/Time Details:
April 21st 6AM-7AM
Fees/Admission:
$5 per person
Apr 22
Breastfeeding Class
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 605-280-1968 or on the web at www.growinguptogether.org. Growing Up Together is a United Way Partner Agency.
Date:
April 22, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website:
http://www.growinguptogether.org
Location:
Virtual -Zoom
Contact:
Dawn Tassler 605-280-1968
Email:
gut1@dakota2k.net
Date/Time Details:
April 22nd from 6 pm to 8 pm
Fees/Admission:
$10.00 and scholarships are available. Pre-Registration is Required
Apr 23
Rising Hope's Women's Conference
Our 1st Women’s Conference will be amazing with our team inspiring women! Training will include but not limited to stress management, anxiety reduction, motherhood, enjoying retirement, relationship skills, how our childhood’s impacted our brains, calming our inner critic, fighting for faith, and the stories we tell ourselves! Keynote Speakers are community members: Darlene Braun, Lindsay Heiss & Jae Csongradi! We also want to celebrate the amazing woman you are! Therefore, we will have giveaways from Kate Spade, Coach, Beauty Products, Zyia, Sauna Packages, Vrbo gift card and more! Must be present to win.
Date:
April 23, 2021
Time:
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Website:
http://www.risinghope605.com
Location:
Ramkota Convention Center
Email:
admin@risinghope605.com
Fees/Admission:
Tickets $80/Early Registration by March 1st - $65
Apr 24
Hoppy Earth Day
4th Annual HOPPY EARTH DAY We will continue to monitor COVID-19 in our area and make decisions as we get closer on precautions needed to keep everyone safe. In the event that we need to cancel entirely, all tickets will be fully refunded. Hoppy Earth Day 2021 will be held on Drifters Bar & Grille lawn, under a tent with vented side walls! Tastings will be out of disposable cups to reduce Covid risk for our brewers and guests. A commemorative glass will be available for purchase. Enjoy live bluegrass music by Black River Revue!
Date:
April 24, 2021
Time:
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/843304496523954/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%2
Location:
Drifters Bar & Grille 325 E Hustan Ave, Fort Pierre
Email:
driftersbarandgrille@gmail.com
Apr 25
T.F. Riggs Post Prom Party
The Post Prom Party will be held on April 25 from 12AM to 4AM for T.F. Riggs Juniors and Seniors at Lariat Lanes. There will be food, bowling, darts, pool, games, prizes, and special entertainment provided by comedy hypnotist Alan Sands. Doors close at 12:45AM and there is no re-entry. For more information, follow us on Instagram: @2021pierrepostprom
Date:
April 25, 2021
Time:
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/2021-Pierre-Post-Prom-Party-108138571251548
Location:
Lariat Lanes
Contact:
Parent Committee Member, Linette Simpson
Phone: 605-376-8450
Email:
linette@pie.midco.net
Date/Time Details:
April 25, 2021 - 12AM to 4AM
Fees/Admission:
The Post Prom Party is made possible by contributions from T.F. Riggs Junior and Senior parents and donations from local businesses.
Dates and times are subject to change without notice. All times noted are CST. Please call the contact person(s) listed with the event for more information. 

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