Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce
What's Happening
Monday, November 25 - December 8, 2019  
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Featured Pierre Area 
Chamber Member :

The Heritage Store
900 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 
(605) 773-6014




T he Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce

Promoting prosperity, growth and our way of life in the lower Oahe region.
 
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Below you will find the events and activities for the Pierre/Ft. Pierre area for the coming two weeks 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.
Nov 25
Parade of Lights 2019
Help us ring in the holiday season by joining us for the 19th Annual Parade of Lights. The parade will be Monday evening to kick off the holiday season. Registration forms are available at the Chamber. Pre-registration requested but not mandatory.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries, in addition to the Mayor's Choice, Griswold and People's Choice awards.
Date:
November 25, 2019
Time:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website:
Location:
The parade will lineup at the Riggs High School parking lot and begin on Broadway Avenue. It will travel on Broadway to Highland Avenue, turn onto Highland, continue on Highland until turning onto Pleasant and then on to Pierre Street, finishing at the American Legion cabin. This is the same route as the Riggs High School homecoming parade.
Contact:
Jamie Seiner - 224-7361
Email:
jseiner@pierre.org
Date/Time Details:
Monday, November 25, 2019
5:00 lineup and judging
6:00 parade begins
Fees/Admission:
Donations welcome to offset costs of parade.
No charge to attend or be in the parade.
Nov 25
Pizza Ranch Fundraiser for The Right Turn
Join us for a delicious and easy dinner! A portion of all sales from dine in, carry out, delivery, and gift certificates will be donated to The Right Turn to help with education programs.
Date:
November 25, 2019
Time:
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Pizza Ranch
Contact:
Call 773-4755 for more information
Email:
kbly@midconetwork.com
Date/Time Details:
11-25-19 5-8 PM
Nov 26
Christmas at the Capitol Grand Lighting Ceremony
The Grand Lighting Ceremony takes place Tuesday, November 26 at 7pm. Governor Kristi Noem and special guests will entertain and delight while kicking off the 2019 Christmas at the Capitol's 'Hometown Christmas'. As always, a special guest from 'up North' will make his presence known at the end of the evening. Come be a part of this special event. Arrive early! Prelude music begins at 6:30pm. 
Date:
November 26, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Nov 26
Pierre Area Right to Life Meeting
We are here to educate people about the value of all life from conception to natural death
Date:
November 26, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Birth Right Facility, 318 South Henry, Pierre
Contact:
Irma LeFaive
Email:
irl60@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:
The fourth Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:00
Nov 27 - Dec 26
Christmas at the Capitol 2019
Christmas at the Capitol is in full swing for the holidays! Enjoy a 'Hometown Christmas!'
Date:
November 27, 2019- December 26, 2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Website:
Location:
South Dakota State Capitol building
Date/Time Details:
Wednesday, November 27 - Thursday, December 26, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 pm every day.
Nov 27
Lunch & Learn
Lunch & Learn for Early Childhood Providers. Come learn about The Right Turn's resources for Early Childhood Providers.
Date:
November 27, 2019
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Location:
The Right Turn
Contact:
Call 773-4755
Email:
kbly@midconetwork.com
Date/Time Details:
11-27-19 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Fees/Admission:
Free!
Nov 27
KC Hughes Band
The perfect start to the holidays... live, local music with the KC Hughes Band! Grab your family & friends, put on your drinkin' boots and head on down to Drifters!
Date:
November 27, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:
Drifters Bar & Grille
Email:
Events@driftersbarandgrille.com
Fees/Admission:
FREE
Nov 28
Turkey Trot 5K/10K
Before you stuff your face come downtown and run a race!

17th annual TURKEY TROT 5k/10k.  Hosted by the Pierre Area Running Club and Oahe Family YMCA.

Post race refreshments for all participants. Drawings for special holiday treats at 11 AM. 
Date:
November 28, 2019
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Race begins and ends at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce, 800 W Dakota Avenue, Pierre
Contact:
Kate Vandel
Email:
kathrynvandel@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Registration 9-9:45 AM
Race Begins at 10 AM
Fees/Admission:
$5 entry fee
Nov 29
Annual Holiday Open House of the South Dakota State Historical Society
Free admission to the museum, featuring the new exhibit about women's suffrage. Free holiday entertainment and treats. Photos with Santa Claus. Donate canned goods to the local food pantry.
Date:
November 29, 2019
Time:
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Website:
Location:
Cultural Heritage Center 900 Governors Drive
Contact:
Jeff Mammenga
605-773-6000
Email:
Jeff.Mammenga@state.sd.us
Date/Time Details:
11/29/2019 12:00-4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:
Free
Nov 30
Shop Small Saturday 2019
Kick off the holiday shopping season by shopping small & local!
Check back for more information!
#Loyal2Local #Loyal2Pierre #Loyal2FtPierre
Date:
November 30, 2019
Time:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Nov 30
The Greatest Gift of All
The Greatest Gift of All is a delightful adaptation of the Nutcracker that tells the story of Christ in dance, pantomime, powerpointe and lighting. A cast of 50 dancers and actors of all ages perform to the traditional Tchaikovsky music.
Date:
November 30, 2019
Time:
2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Website:
Location:
Riggs Theater
Contact:
Sunny Hannum
Artistic Director
Hosanna Dance LLC
Email:
sunnyholloway@msn.com
Date/Time Details:
November 30, 2019
2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:
FREE WILL OFFERING
Nov 30
Spruce Top Porch Pot Workshop II
A popular class, these fill up quickly, so register early! Great fun with friends, family, and co-workers. Get ready for the Holidays with our Spruce Pot Planter classes. We will provide the greenery, branches, twigs, pine cones, bows, berries, pottery, & embellishments for you to choose from. Finished pots usually cost between $40-80. Staff will be on hand to give you ideas and to help you out.
Date:
November 30, 2019
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Website:
Location:
East Pierre Landscape & Garden Center, 5400 SD Hwy 34, Pierre
Contact:
224.8832
Email:
info@eastpierregarden.com
Date/Time Details:
November 30, 3-5pm
Fees/Admission:
$10 PLUS the cost of materials.
Dec 01
In Concert for Christmas
Christmas Concert with Jeff Speaect, Vocal; Lori Hall, Solo Bells; Ron Smith, Organ/Piano. Just a great way to get in the Christmas spirit! There will be a Reception in the Narthex of the church after the Concert
Date:
December 01, 2019
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
First United Methodist Church 117 N. Central Avenue Pierre SD 57501
Contact:
Pierre1umc@mncomm.com
Elaine Scott
605-224-5939
Email:
pierre1umc@mncomm.com
Date/Time Details:
Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:
Free Will Offering to support the Church of Hope in the SD Women's Prison.
Dec 01
Spruce Top Porch Pot Workshop III
A popular class, these fill up quickly, so register early! Great fun with friends, family, and co-workers. Get ready for the Holidays with our Spruce Pot Planter classes. We will provide the greenery, branches, twigs, pine cones, bows, berries, pottery, & embellishments for you to choose from. Finished pots usually cost between $40-80. Staff will be on hand to give you ideas and to help you out.
Date:
December 01, 2019
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Website:
Location:
East Pierre Landscape & Garden Center, 5400 SD Hwy 34, Pierre
Contact:
224.8832
Email:
info@eastpierregarden.com
Date/Time Details:
December 1st,3-5pm
Fees/Admission:
$10 PLUS cost of materials
Next Week...
  
Dec 02 - Dec 04
15th Annual Tyler Wilcox Memorial Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive
Monday, Dec. 2 - 11:30-6:00 @ Fort Pierre Fire Station
Tuesday, Dec. 3 - 11:30-6:00 @ Pierre Faith Lutheran Church
Wednesday, Dec. 4 - 8:00-2:30 @ Pierre Faith Lutheran Church

Call Vitalant at 605-225-7732 or go to www.vitalant.org and enter code: pierregunsandhoses

This is the 15th year for the drive, which began with Fort Pierre Fire donating blood to help Tyler Wilcox, a Stanley County High School student who was battling cancer and needed blood. His dad, Bob, was a member of the department then, and asked members to help out... and we did. Through the 14 yrs, it has taken in 2,459 units of blood for those in need!! A few years ago, we added the Guns vs Hoses (law vs fire) to run the drive, and it has grown exponentially larger. We want this 15th year to be even bigger than the last. Last years' goal was 365 units, with 420 brought in! This years goal is 400, and we are hoping to surpass that!! 
Walk-ins are welcome too!
Date:
December 02, 2019- December 04, 2019
Time:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Website:
Location:
Dec. 2 - Fort Pierre Fire Department, 305 N. Deadwood St. from 11:30am - 6pm
Dec. 3 - Pierre Faith Lutheran, 714 N. Grand Ave. from 11:30am - 6pm
Dec. 4 - Pierre Faith Lutheran Church from 8:00am - 2:30pm
Contact:
Vitalant, 605-225-7732 or 877-258-4825
Date/Time Details:
Dec. 2 - Fort Pierre Fire Department, 305 N. Deadwood St. from 11:30am - 6pm
Dec. 3 - Pierre Faith Lutheran, 714 N. Grand Ave. from 11:30am - 6pm
Dec. 4 - Pierre Faith Lutheran Church from 8:00am - 2:30pm
Fees/Admission:
FREE
Dec 02
Canvasback Art Club
The Canvasback Art Club will meet on the first Monday of every month unless a holiday falls on the first Monday. The meeting will then be postponed to a later date.
Date:
December 02, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Rawlins Library
1000 E. Church
Contact:
Bev Letellier 605-224-7993
Email:
ranchvet66@yahoo.com
Dec 03
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:
December 03, 2019
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Website:
http://feedingsouthdakota.org/
Location:
Assembly takes place at  Feeding South Dakota at 20562 Grace Avenue
Contact: Russ or 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
Dec 04
Stanley American Legion Post 20 Monthly Meeting
Stanley Post 20 American Legion will meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Moose Lodge in Fort Pierre, SD. There will be a potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. and a membership meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. All veterans are invited to attend and enjoy a meal on  Post 20 and have fun.
Date:
December 04, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Moose Lodge, 910 N Deadwood St, Fort Pierre
Contact:
Royce Loesch, Post 20 Commander
Email:
royceloesch@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:
first Wednesday of every month
Dec 04
Early Childhood Training Fit Care
Think Your Food
Date:
December 04, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
The Right Turn, 115 E. Sioux
Contact:
605-773-4755
Email:
kbly@midconetwork.com
Date/Time Details:
12-4-19 6 -8 PM
Fees/Admission:
FREE!
Dec 05
Breast Cancer Survivors
 
Date:
December 05, 2019
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
415 S. Crow St.
Contact:
945-0827
Date/Time Details:
12-1 p.m.
Dec 05
Spruce Top Porch Pot Workshop IV
A popular class, these fill up quickly, so register early! Great fun with friends, family, and co-workers. Get ready for the Holidays with our Spruce Pot Planter classes. We will provide the greenery, branches, twigs, pine cones, bows, berries, pottery, & embellishments for you to choose from. Finished pots usually cost between $40-80. Staff will be on hand to give you ideas and to help you out.
Date:
December 05, 2019
Time:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website:
http://www.eastpierregarden.com
Location:
East Pierre Landscape & Garden Center, 5400 SD Hwy 34, Pierre
Contact:
224.8832
Email:
info@eastpierregarden.com
Date/Time Details:
December 5th, 5-7pm
Fees/Admission:
$10 PLUS cost of materials

Dec 06 - Dec 14
Pierre Players Presents "Arsenic and Old Lace"
Mortimer Brewster always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene (his brother thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt), but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his sweet spinster aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years. When Mortimer's other brother (recently escaped from prison for the criminally insane) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to protect his aunts while trying to keep his own sanity. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite among regional theaters throughout America.
Date:
December 06, 2019- December 14, 2019
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Website:
Location:
Grand Opera House 109 S. Pierre St
Contact:
BOX OFFICE: Opens Nov. 25, 2019
M-F: 5-7 p.m. and 2 hours before doors open
Phone: 605-224-7826
Email: info@pierreplayers.com
Date/Time Details:
December 6-7 and Dec. 12-14 at 7:30 p.m.; December 8 at 2 p.m.
Fees/Admission:
General Members: $15 Senior/Students: $13 Preview: Dec. 4, 2019, 7:30 pm, $5
Dec 07
Holiday Hoopla
Edgewood Senior Living is holiday a "Holiday Hoopla" complete with craft fair, bake sale, children's craft and a visit from Santa. All proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the SD Alzheimer's Association.
Date:
December 07, 2019
Time:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
1950 E 4th St Pierre, SD 57501
Contact:
Steve Bass or Elizabeth Heath
605-494-3400
Email:
elizabeth.heath@edgewoodvista.com
Date/Time Details:
Sat, Dec 7 9a-1p
Fees/Admission:
Free
Dec 07
Pie Day at the Capitol
One of the best things about going home for Christmas is enjoying warm pecan pie straight from the oven with a big ol' dollop of melty vanilla ice cream while sitting around the table full of family at Grandma's house. The annual tradition of Pie Day at the Capitol provides a wonderful opportunity to host a fun event and show off our beautifully decorated State Capitol. Join us for a Hometown Christmas Pie Day on Saturday, December 7th from 11am to 3pm.
Date:
December 07, 2019
Time:
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Website:
Location:
South Dakota State Capitol building
Date/Time Details:
Saturday, December 7
11am - 3pm
Fees/Admission:
FREE
Dec 07
Santa at The Alley Exchange!
Join us downtown for Santa at The Alley Exchange! Mrs. Claus will be here at 1:30pm to read "Twas The Night Before Christmas" to children. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served and all children will receive a treat from santa!
Date:
December 07, 2019
Time:
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Website:
Location:
The Alley Exchange on Historic Pierre Street
Date/Time Details:
Saturday, December 7
Mrs. Claus will be reading at 1:30pm, with Santa from 2-4pm
Dec 07
Pat Duffy Community Center's Holiday "Tour of Homes"
Ft. Pierre's Pat Duffy Community Center will be having their 34rd annual Holiday "Tour of Homes" on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Tickets are $10.00 and are available in Pierre at American Bank & Trust, all BankWest locations, & Capital City Florist & the PDCC Center in Ft. Pierre. The homes that will be featured this year are the Pierre homes of Dianna & FranWelch, Ellen & Tom Lee, Dawn & Milt Morris & Mary & Randy Turner and the home of Aundrea & Jeff Wilson in Ft. Pierre. A lunch will be available from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Sutley Senior Center in Ft. Pierre for $5.00. Complimentary coffees and cookies will also be served at the Center in Ft. Pierre from 12:30pm to 4:30 pm for all ticket holders. For further information, call Pat Duffy at 223-2701.
Date:
December 07, 2019
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
PDCC & Host Homes
Email:
mkwranch@aol.com
Date/Time Details:
Dec. 7, 2019
Fees/Admission:
$10.00 for Tour $5.00 for lunch
Dec 07
A New Christmas Tradition Concert with a Cowboy Twist
Christmas Concert with Boyd Bristow, Chet Murray, Kenny Putnam and Paul Larson with special guests Sarah Carlson, Jami Lynn and Yvonne Hollenbeck. Some of the best musicians, entertainers and Cowboy Poet in South Dakota joined together for this very special Christmas concert. Proceeds benefit the Dakota Western Heritage Festival. Tickets $20 at the door.
Date:
December 07, 2019
Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:
TF Riggs Theater, Pierre SD
Contact:
Carmen Cowan Magee
605 280 8938
Gary Heintz
605 222 0079
Email:
carmenwoodward@outlook.com
Date/Time Details:
12/7/19 4 pm CST
Fees/Admission:
$20 Tickets sold at the door
Dates and times are subject to change without notice. All times noted are CST. Please call the c ontact person(s) listed with the event for more information
What's Happening i s posted every Monday unless a holiday falls on that day. Then, it is posted on Tuesday.  If you have any comments or would like to have something   added to  What's Happenin g , please add events to the calendar located on our  Website ,  or  Email  us by  the Thursday before  What's Happening  is posted.

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Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce
800 W. Dakota Avenue
(605) 224-7361
Pierre, SD 57501