What's Happening Newsletter
October 18 - 31, 2021
NEXT WEEK
Oct 25-27
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 25, 2021
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Contact:
Mindy Cheap, Recreation Superintendent
605 773 7445
Email:
mindy.cheap@ci.pierre.sd.us
Date/Time Details:
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
Fees/Admission:
Free with Senior Center Membership $10 non-members


Oct 25-27
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 25-27, 2021
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
Email:
teri.royer@avera.org


Oct 25
Pizza Ranch and Senior Center
The Pierre Senior Center will be hosting a fundraising event at the Pizza Ranch Monday October 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Senior Center will receive a portion of the proceeds from dine-in, carry out and delivery during the hours of the fundraiser. Join us for a delicious buffet style meal and help us keep the senior center a vibrant and fun place for senior to meet.
Date:
October 25, 2021
Time:
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website:
http://www.facebook.com/pierreseniorcente
Location:
Pizza Ranch 321 E. Hustan Ave., Fort Pierre
Contact:
Sandra, phone 605-224-7730
Email:
pirascc@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:
Monday October 25, 2021 from 5 PM to 8 PM


Oct 26
Wallace Halverson Day
This is an open house and all are welcome! We will read the State Proclamation of "Wallace Halverson Day” and provide campus tours. There will be a drawing for a chance to win a fantastic prize and no event is complete without a fun selfie station and balloon arch. Hope to see you there!
Date:
October 26, 2021
Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Website:
https://www.capitalcitycampus.org/
Location:
Capital City Campus 925 E Sioux Ave Pierre, SD 57501
Contact:
Capital City Campus
(605) 773-2160
Email:
info@capitalcitycampus.org
Date/Time Details:
Tuesday, October 26 4-6pm
Fees/Admission:
Open House is Free to the Public.


Oct 26
The Farr House Ribbon Cutting & Open House
Join us at The Farr House for an Open House and Ribbon Cutting celebration! 
Built in 1904 by Dr. Mary Noyes-Farr and her husband, Civil War Colonel Edward P. Farr, this elegant Georgian Revival style home offers a unique and inspiring experience for those visiting the Capitol City.
Date:
October 26, 2021
Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:
The Farr House, 106 E Wynoka
Contact:
Pierre Area Chamber, 605-224-7361
Date/Time Details:
Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 4-6 PM


Oct 26
BankWest Presents: Finance FUNdamentals - The Ins and Outs of Individual Retirement Accounts
Join us as we host Mike Nelson, a nationwide seminar instructor and consultant. Mike not only instructs, he listens and responds to special needs and involves his audience in an effective group learning experience. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions or share concerns throughout the program. DISCUSSION TOPICS: • Beneficiaries • Converting retirement accounts to IRAs • New laws regarding earning money at any age and still contributing to a Roth IRA • RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) and how they work • How to make charitable contributions with RMDs Member FDIC
Date:
October 26, 2021
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Website:
https://www.bankwest-sd.bank/
Location:
Missouri Avenue Event Center 217 W. Missouri Ave. Pierre, SD 57501
Contact:
Daniel Park, BankWest Learning and Development Facilitator
420 S. Pierre St.
Pierre, SD 57501
605-945-3751
Email:
Daniel.Park@bankwest-sd.bank
Date/Time Details:
October 26 • 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Fees/Admission:
Free


Oct 26
History Trivia Night
The State Archives is hosting its first virtual edition of History Trivia Night. Gather your friends and join us for some fun South Dakota and U.S. history trivia. Spaces are limited; visit the State Archives' website to reserve your spot.
Date:
October 26, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Website:
https://history.sd.gov/
Location:
Virtual event
Contact:
State Archives (605)773-3804
Email:
StateArchives@state.sd.us
Date/Time Details:
Tuesday October 26th, 7:00 pm
Fees/Admission:
Free


Oct 27
BankWest Presents: Finance FUNdamentals - Health Savings Accounts 101
Join us as we host Mike Nelson, a nationwide seminar instructor and consultant. Mike not only instructs, he listens and responds to special needs and involves his audience in an effective group learning experience. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions or share concerns throughout the program. DISCUSSION TOPICS: • Eligibility requirements • Contribution limits • Distribution provisions for qualified medical expenses • Beneficiary options • Distribution options after age 65 Member FDIC
Date:
October 27, 2021
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Website:
https://www.bankwest-sd.bank/
Location:
Missouri Avenue Event Center 217 W. Missouri Ave. Pierre, SD 57501
Contact:
Daniel Park, BankWest Learning and Development Facilitator
420 S. Pierre St.
Pierre, SD 57501
605-945-3751
Email:
Daniel.Park@bankwest-sd.bank
Date/Time Details:
October 27 • 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Fees/Admission:
Free


Oct 28
Karl's Ribbon Cutting & Open House
Join us for an Open House and Ribbon Cutting celebration at Karl's new location at Northridge Plaza in Pierre! 
Join us for live vendor demonstrations, exclusive in-store specials and sign up to win door prizes at our new location! 
Karl observes all CDC recommendations.
Date:
October 28, 2021
Time:
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Website:
https://fb.me/e/3Ze4zwyil
Location:
Karl's in Northridge Plaza
Date/Time Details:
Thursday, Oct. 28 from 11 AM - 2 PM


Oct 28-30
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 28-30, 2021
Time:
7:30 p.m. CT
Website:
https://pierreplayers.com
Location:
Grand Opera House, 109 S. Pierre St., Pierre
Contact:
Pierre Players Box Office: 605.224.7825
Email:
info@pierreplayers.com
Fees/Admission:
Adult tickets are $15. Student (high school and under) and senior citizen tickets are $13.


Oct 28
Trick or Treating on Pierre Street
Trick or treat on Pierre Street! Thursday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM
If you would like to participate and have a booth or table on Pierre Street, contact The Longbranch.
Date:
October 28, 2021
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Downtown Pierre Street
Contact:
The Longbranch, 605.224.6166


Oct 28
You Gotta Have Friends
Learn the importance of developing friendships, behaviors that lead to friendship, and strategies to develop friendships.
Date:
October 28, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Online with The Right Turn
Contact:
Please call or email The Right Turn to register
kbly@midconetwork.com
605-773-4755
Email:
kbly@midconetwork.com
Date/Time Details:
October 28 6PM-7:30PM
Fees/Admission:
$5 per person


Oct 28
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:
October 28, 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:
October 28th from 6 pm to 8 pm
Fees/Admission:
$10.00 and scholarships are available. Pre-Registration is Required


Oct 28 - Oct 31
Grey Goose Halloween Display 2021
Weather permitting, the display will be four days starting on Thursday, Oct. 28th and going through Sunday, Oct. 31
Evening display times will be from 6 PM to 9:30 PM. The best time to visit is in the evening around sunset. You and your families are welcome to walk around and enjoy the lit jack-o-lanterns, spooks and goblins! Watch for other vehicles, wildlife and especially pedestrians! Please be mindful of the property owners and respect social distancing. 
Landowners are not responsible for accidents or lost items.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Date:
October 28, 2021- October 31, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/4500154706718148/2ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
Location:
19988 Grey Goose Road.
Turn onto Gray Goose Road off Highway 1804 and drive just a little over an additional four miles north. Look for the orange flowing lights.
Date/Time Details:
Thursday, Oct. 28-Sunday, Oct. 31; 6-9:30 PM


Oct 29
Shop Where I Live E-Commerce Best Practices Webinar
Join us on the final Friday of each month to learn best practices related to selling online. Each webinar will have a 15 minute lesson on specific aspects of selling online, then 15 minutes for questions and answers, as needed.
This webinar will cover how to communicate with customers through the platform, and how to add tracking numbers and mark orders complete so customers know packages are on their way.
Date:
October 29, 2021
Time:
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Website:
https://www.shopwhereilive.com/webinars/
Location:
Online: https://www.shopwhereilive.com/webinars/
Fees/Admission:
FREE


Oct 29 - Oct 31
Free Halloween Photo Fun
Step back in time and start a Halloween tradition by documenting this year's costume with a free picture in our specially decorated foyer! All ages are welcome. Stop by on your way to a party or as you head out to gather some treats around town. Please note parking is limited.
Date:
October 29, 2021- October 31, 2021
Time:
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website:
https://fb.me/e/15qOBVg2q
Location:
The Historic Farr House, 106 E Wynoka St.
Email:
ashley@thefarrhouse.com
Date/Time Details:
Friday-Sunday, 5-8 PM
Fees/Admission:
Free


Oct 29
Halloween Karaoke PARTY!
Come to the St. Charles Lounge dressed in your Halloween BEST! Prizes for Best Costumes, Karaoke Contest, etc.
Lanetrain Express is BACK! (Scary)
Nobody will know it's you! Come sing like the star that you are!
Date:
October 29, 2021
Time:
8:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:
https://fb.me/e/KqEVHkYq
Location:
St. Charles Lounge, 207 E Capitol Ave., Suite 109
Date/Time Details:
Friday, Oct. 29 starting at 8 PM


Oct 30
Haunted Doggie Hustle
Come join us for the first Haunted Doggie Hustle, a 1 mile kids & 5k costume run/walk! All proceeds will be used to create a fence for the Pierre Community Dog Park! Dogs on leashes and in costume are welcome to participate. Don't forget supplies to clean up after your pet!!
Enjoy some ticks & treats after the race!
Registration opens at 8:00 AM, adult race begins at 9:00 AM, and kids race begins at 10:00 AM at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce.
We are looking for volunteers to help out with this event. If interested text or call Paige at 480.677.9262
Date:
October 30, 2021
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/PierreDogPark
Location:
Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce, 800 W Dakota Ave
Contact:
Paige, 480.677.9262
Date/Time Details:
Saturday, October 30
Registration - 8:00 AM
Adult Race - 9:00 AM
Kids Race - 10:00 AM
Fees/Admission:
$5/child, $10/adult or $25/family


Oct 30
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 30, 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
Email:
bandgproduce@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:
Saturdays, May 15 - October 31, 2021 from 9 am - noon


Oct 30
Trick or Treat at Northridge Plaza
Bring the Little Ghosts & Goblins to Northridge Plaza for Trick or Treating. The Alley Exchange will host a Costume Contest with prizes for the winners. Watch for details to come
Date:
October 30, 2021
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/259217052758133/tif_type%22%3Anull%7D
Location:
Northridge Plaza
Date/Time Details:
Saturday, Oct. 30 from 3-5 PM


Oct 30
Trunk or Treat
Join us Saturday, Oct 30 at 6 PM for a Trunk or Treat at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. All are welcome!
Date:
October 30, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
506 N Jefferson Ave
Date/Time Details:
Saturday, Oct 30 at 6:00 PM
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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Life is good on the river,
Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce
800 W Dakota Ave, Pierre | (605) 224-7361 | www.pierre.org