What's Happening Newsletter
October 12 - 24, 2021
NEXT WEEK
Oct 18-20
City of Pierre Seasoned Citizen Programs
Classes will begin Monday October 18. Zumba Gold will be at 9:00 AM, Mondays and Wednesdays. Zumba Gold is a modified Zumba class for active older adults that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. Tai Chi is at 10:00 Mondays and Wednesdays. Tai chi can boost upper- and lower-body flexibility as well as strength. Balance. Tai chi improves balance and, according to some studies, reduces falls. Proprioception - the ability to sense the position of one's body in space - declines with age. On Tuesdays, 10:00 Am at the Senior Center we are offering Chair exercise classes alternating between Yoga and Tai Chi (seated or standing). The classes will go through December 22. Classes are free with a Senior Center membership, cost to non-members is $10.00
Date:
October 18-20, 2021
Date/Time:
Monday's & Wednesday's 9:00 AM Zumba Gold, 10:00 Tai Chi at YMCA
Tuesday's 10:00 AM Chair Exercise at Senior Center
Contact:
Mindy Cheap, Recreation Superintendent
605 773 7445
Email:
Fees/Admission:
Free with Senior Center Membership $10 non-members


Oct 18-20
Reading Buddies
Reading Buddies, a signature Retired Senior Volunteer Program, began in 1995. Elementary teachers partner with RSVP to offer this volunteer opportunity. Volunteers and students read together weekly for 30 minutes. Students choose their favorite books to share with their reading buddy. If you are interested in reading with students weekly for 30 minutes, please email or call to indicate which school. We do know that COVID has many unknowns and may affect our Reading Buddies program. Please plan to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer. Invite your friends to participate so we may pair students one on one with volunteers.
·        We understand there may be times when you cannot participate. Just email if you have a conflict.
·        RSVP provides a book for all volunteers to give to their buddy twice a year.
·        We want all children to be treated equally so ask our volunteers to respect this by not bringing gifts or treats for your buddy. If you'd like to bring a treat for the class, check with the teacher.
·        Confidentiality is a core value of Reading Buddies. If the child mentions an issue that concerns you, please share it with the teacher at a private moment.
·        Reading Buddies is not held on school holidays or during inclement weather. If cancelled, an email or phone call will be made to all volunteers ASAP
·        Email or call Teri Royer with any questions
Date:
October 18-20, 2021
Time/Location:
Buchanan School - Mondays, 12:45 - 1:15 PM
Kennedy School - Tuesdays, 1:45 - 2:15 PM
Stanley County - Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:00 PM
Contact:
Terri Royer, 605.224.3337


Oct 18
Vista Care Blood Drive
Join Vista Care at the American Legion for a blood drive from 3:00 - 5:30 PM on Monday, October 18.
Date:
October 18, 2021
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
American Legion
Email:
Dianne Weyer, 605-224-4501 ext 113


Oct 18
DWU Learn & Earn Informational Session
Dakota Wesleyan University is hosting a series of informational sessions for STUDENTS and PARENTS interested in the new Learn & Earn program. On Monday, October 18, stop by Capital City Campus anytime between 5-6:30 PM for more detailed information on the program. Refreshments will be served. Register at www.dwu.edu/pierre_events
Date:
October 18, 2021
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Website:
Location:
Capital City Campus, 925 E Sioux Ave.
Date/Time Details:
Monday, October 18 from 5-6:30 PM


Oct 19
Avera St. Mary's Hospital Blood Drive
Join Avera St. Mary's for a blood drive from 9 AM - 3:30 PM.
Date:
October 19, 2021
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Avera St. Mary's Hospital
Contact:
Jerri Gosch, 605-224-3139


Oct 19
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:
October 19, 2021
Time:
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Website:
Fees/Admission:
FREE


Oct 20 - Oct 21
The Big Week for Small Business virtual conference
Through their own resilience, drive, and creativity, small businesses fuel the American Economy. They build careers, power innovations, and serve communities across the country. In the face of adversity, they adapt. In the face of opportunity, they grow. CO-- by U.S. Chamber of Commerce is ready to give small business owners the tools they need to achieve their dreams.
Join CO-- on Oct. 20-21, 2021 as they host The Big Week for Small Business, a virtual conference offering interactive workshops, high-powered discussions, and cutting-edge advice on today's issues most important to businesses at all levels. Participants will gain practical strategies on topics like hiring, marketing, scaling, and modernizing operations. Small business owners and experts alike will share their perspectives, and participants will build the skills they need to overcome obstacles, chart a path to success, and emerge stronger than ever before.
Date:
October 20, 2021- October 21, 2021
Time:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Website:
Location:
Virtual conference


Oct 20
Early Birds: Separation Anxiety
Discuss ways to help children deal with anxiety when they don't want to leave parents or caregivers when being dropped off at daycare.
Date:
October 20, 2021
Time:
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Location:
Online with The Right Turn
Contact:
Please call or email The Right Turn to register.
605-773-4755
Date/Time Details:
October 20 6AM-7AM
Fees/Admission:
$5 per person

Oct 21
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:
October 21, 2021
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Website:
Location:
415 S Crow St, Pierre
Contact:
605-945-0827
Date/Time Details:
First and Third Thursdays of the Month


Oct 21
Dementia Caregivers Support Group
3rd Thursday of each month
Whether you are a seasoned or new caregiver, this group is especially for you.
Date:
October 21, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website:
Location:
415 S Crow St, Pierre
Contact:
605-224-0827
Date/Time Details:
Third Thursday of each month, 6-7 pm
Fees/Admission:
Free


Oct 21
CPR
Adult and pediatric CPR, AED use, and how to relieve choking. This course teaches skills with American Red Cross training curriculum.
Date:
October 21, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
At The Right Turn
Contact:
Please call or email The Right Turn to register
605-773-4755
Date/Time Details:
October 21 6PM-9PM
Fees/Admission:
Free to licensed/registered daycares $60 for all others


Oct 22-24
Pierre Players Presents "A Little Piece of Heaven"
An unlikely relationship is forged in the quirky tourist shop called “A Little Piece of Heaven” Restless biker Mike, who works in the shop, finds a friend in the sassy elderly Lily, although their relationship certainly doesn't start out that way. But there's something odd about this little shop owned by the equally odd Elizabeth and Henry. Suspicion and disagreement turn to respect and trust in this place where long lost things are finally found.
Date:
October 22, 2021
Time:
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Website:
Location:
Grand Opera House, 109 S. Pierre St., Pierre
Contact:
Pierre Players Box Office: 605.224.7825
Date/Time Details:
Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 28-30 at 7:30 p.m. CT and Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. CT
Fees/Admission:
Adult tickets are $15. Student (high school and under) and senior citizen tickets are $13.


Oct 23
Capital City Farmer's Market
Stop down every Saturday to the Capital City Farmer's Market, located at the corner of Sioux Ave and Coteau St. 
For more information, please contact Lindy Geraets at bandgproduce@gmail.com or call 222.1290. Visit our website at www.capcitymarket.com and on social media (Facebook and Instagram).
Date:
October 23, 2021
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:
http://www.capcitymarket.com
Location:
Corner of Sioux Ave and Coteau St.
Contact:
605.222.1290
Date/Time Details:
Saturdays, May 15 - October 31, 2021 from 9 am - noon


Oct 23
Deuces Wild Dueling Piano's
We are having Deuces Wild Dueling Piano's from Minnesota here to help us celebrate Oahe Federal Credit Union's 66th Anniversary!
Date:
October 23, 2021
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Website:
http://www.oahefcu.coop
Location:
Ramkota - Pierre
Contact:
Jaymason Bramblee
Date/Time Details:
Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8:30pm
Fees/Admission:
Single tickets: $25 Tables of 8 can be reserved for $200. $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Pierre Outdoor Pool Project. Stop in at 221 E. Pleasant Drive to get your tickets today!!


Oct 24
Underwater Pumpkin Patch
Come get a pumpkin from the Aquatic Center Pool and pick a kit to decorate it. Stay and swim afterwards. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Sponsored by City of Pierre Recreation Department and Oahe Family YMCA.
Date:
October 24, 2021
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Pierre Aquatic Center
Contact:
Mindy Cheap, Recreation Superintendent
605 773 7445
Date/Time Details:
Sunday October 24, 12:30 PM
Fees/Admission:
Free to Y members Child $2.00 Family $10.00
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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