Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce
What's Happening
Monday, August 12 - August 25, 2019  
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Featured Pierre Area 
Chamber Member :

1415 East Wells Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 224-7600



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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Below you will find the events and activities for the Pierre/Ft. Pierre area for the weeks of August 12 - August 25, 2019 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.
Stately Stitchers Guild Meeting
Monday, August 12
  • Monday, August 12, 2019
  • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Lutheran Memorial Church Basement, 320 E. Prospect Ave.
  • Contact: Myrna Buckles, 605-222-6847
  • Fees: Free to attend as guest, membership dues - $12
Where quilters of all ages, and levels of experience come together for friendship and just the sheer enjoyment this long standing art provides everyone.  
Runnings Great Gift Card Extravaganza
Tuesday, August 13 - Thursday, August 15
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • At all 45 Runnings locations
  • Contact: Dennis Jensen, 507-337-5150
  • Email
  • Website
Runnings 1st Annual Great Gift Card Extravaganza August 13-15th. The more you purchase, the more you earn back in Runnings Gift Cards.
Get a $10 Gift Card when you spend $100
Get a $25 Gift Card when you spend $200
Get a $75 Gift Card when you spend $500

Fort Pierre Farmers Market
Tuesday, August 13
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Deadwood Street
  • Contact: Lindy Geraets, 605-222-1290
  • Email
  • Website
Fort Pierre Farmers Market is open Tuesdays from 5:00 - 7:30pm downtown Fort Pierre, Deadwood Street. Find local vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, hummus & pesto, baked goods, coffee, honey, canned goods, grain & flower, crafts & home decor, bath & body, dog treats, jewelry, and flowers. Enjoy live music, kids activities, local non-profit groups, fundraising meals and more!
Tuesday Night Farmers Market Cruise
Tuesday, August 13
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Lilly Park
  • Contact: 605-224-6572
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: Adults - $25, Kids 13 & Under - Free
Join us after the Farmers Market and enjoy a beautiful night out on the water. Boarding starts at 6:30pm, departing at 7:00pm. Reserve your spot now! Purchase your tickets at the link below: https://fareharbor.com/sdriverboats/item
River Cities Public Transit Forum
Tuesday, August 13
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Dakota Room at River Cities Public Transit, 1600 E. Dakota Ave.
  • Contact: Chuck Quinn, 945-2360
  • Email
  • Website
Attend the River Cities Public Transit comment forum to help us develop a regional Transportation Coordination Plan. Tell us what we are doing right, what needs to improve, what transportation areas we may be missing, areas for expansion, etc. Tell us your thoughts and opinions.
Author Talk
Tuesday, August 13
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr.
  • Contact: Dorinda Daniel
  • Email
  • Website
Verne Sankey was a friendly man who lived on a ranch near Gann Valley. He was also a bootlegger, bank robber and kidnapper. Tim Bjorkman is the author of "Verne Sankey: America's First Public Enemy." He will talk about Sankey and the book, answer questions about it and sign copies. Copies of the book are sold at the Cultural Heritage Center. Everyone is welcome to attend the free program.
River City Toastmasters
Wednesday, August 14
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
  • Lutheran Memorial Church, Basement conference Room
  • Contact: Brian Underdahl, 605-220-1003
  • Fees: Free
A fun and encouraging club that focuses on developing public speaking and leadership skills.
Central SD Survivors of Suicide Support Group 
Wednesday, August 14
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monthly locations TBA
  • Contact: Julie Moore
  • Email
  • Fees: Free
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  http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/390506904367814/ . For more information, contact Julie Moore at  julie.mo ore@avera.org .
Friends of Rawlins Library Story Walk
Wednesday, August 14
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Hilger Gulch west side by the flower circle
  • Contact: Brenda Hemmelman
  • Email
  • Fees: Free will donation to support community programming and other events for Rawlins Library and PAWS
Come support Rawlins Library by 'reading' a book along the trail in Hilger's Gulch. Children should be accompanied by parents/caregivers. Story Walks promote reading and exercise. Children will have activities at each story stop. PAWS Animal Rescue will have dogs at story stops for children to pet.
Dementia Caregivers Support Group
Thursday, August 15
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 415 S. Crow St.
  • Contact: 605-945-0827
  • Website
CPR - The Right Turn
Thursday, August 15
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Right Turn
  • Contact: Kriss, 605-773-4755
  • Email
  • Fees: Register childcare providers - $30, non-state registered childcare professional - $55
Read Cross CPR class at The Right Turn
Tales on the River
Thursday, August 15
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fort Pierre Moose Club
  • Contact: Barb Wood, 605-567-3597
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: Free program. Small supper from 6:15 - 7:00 PM for $5
Anne Lewis is the Special Projects Director at the Discovery Center. She is also a National Geographic Explorer. An interesting and timely Tale.
Sizzlin' Summer Night
Thursday, August 15
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • St. Charles Hotel and Businesses 
  • Contact: Tami Hogie-Lorenzen
  • Email
Come out for a night of fun, laughter, and great buys before summer is over. Venter fair in the lobby include: Mary Kay, Plexus, Right Turn, Matilda Jane, Pampered Chef, Color street nails, Crafts, Baked goods, LuLaRoe, Heath, Wellness and Weight loss, and more! Wilde Prairie Rose and The White Bunny are offering specials. The newly remodeled St. Charles Bar is also offering drink specials. Check out Massages by Michelle and Strubel Home Brew Shop as well! Brewbirds will be parked in front of the St. Charles lobby entrance form 5-7 pm.
Fort Pierre Trader Days & Backyard BBQ Competition
Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18
  • Friday, August 16, 2019 - Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Expo Center & Lilly Park
  • Contact: Callie Iversen for venders 295-4831 and Steve for BBQ 2880-2737
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: Free
2nd Annual Vendor Art & Craft Show in the Expo Center, Children's activities; music; carnival etc. in Lilly Park all weekend. Contact Callie Iversen 295-4831 High School 4H Finals Rodeo @ Stanley County Fairgrounds all weekend Backyard BBQ Competion in Lilly Park on Saturday, August 17th. Contact Steve 280-2737
Men's State Open and D Softball Tournament
Saturday, August 17 - Sunday, August 18
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019 - Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Pierre Softball Complex
  • Website
Men's Sate Open and D Softball Tournament
Phil Baker Children's Concert
Saturday, August 17
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Lilly Park during Trader Days
  • Contact: 773-4755
  • Email
  • Fees: Free
The Right Turn has invited Phil Baker to come perform for children and families during Trader Days August 17
Cub Scout Pack 127 Family Fun Day
Saturday, August 17
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Steamboat Park Amphitheater
  • Contact: Rebecca Pope, 605-280-8195
  • Email
  • Fees: Free will donation
5k Registration starts at 7am; free will donation. Flag Ceremony at 7:45am with the Race starting at 8am sharp. COME SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SCOUTS! After parent(s) sign your kid(s) up for some fun activities 9-11am, no fee. Then at 11am Cheer on our Scouts in their first Rain Gutter Regatta Race.
Children's Activities
Saturday, August 17
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Lilly Park during Trader Days
  • Contact: 773-4755
  • Email
  • Fees: Free
The Right Turn is sponsoring an event for children with various activities including obstacle courses, book walk and large bubbles. The Cultural Heritage Festival will be bringing their fur trade kit.
Oahe Chapel Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service
Sunday, August 18
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Located adjacent to the Visitor Center on the east end of the Oahe Dam, SD Hwy 1804
  • Website
Hosted by Pastor Roger Easland. The public is encouraged to attend.
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Bariatric and Weight Loss Support Group
Monday, August 19
  • Monday, August 19, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sanford Clinic Pierre, 521 E. Sioux Ave.
  • Contact: Angie Bollweg, 605-945-5560
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: Free
This monthly meeting is Free for:
  • Anyone who's had weight loss surgery
  • Anyone who is scheduled for suregery
  • Anyone who is thinking about weight loss surgery
No registration necessary!

Breast Cancer Survivors
Tuesday, August 20
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • 415 S. Crow St.
  • Contact: 945-0827

River City Toastmasters
Wednesday, August 21
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  • 12:10 PM - 12:50 PM
  • Lutheran Memorial Church, Basement Conference Room
  • Contact: Brian Underdahl, 605-220-1003
  • Fees: Free
A fun and encouraging club that focuses on developing public speaking and leadership skills.
Capital Area United Way Campaign Kickoff
Thursday, August 22
  • Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Steamboat Park Amphitheater
  • Contact: United Way, 605-224-9229
  • Email
  • Website
Join the fun at Steamboat Park! Music, Food Trucks, Family Fun, Partner Agency Activities and United Way's Campaign Video Premier
Tales on the River
Thursday, August 22
  • Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fort Pierre Moose Club
  • Contact: Barb Wood, 605-567-3597
  • Email
  • Website
  • Fees: Free, small supper from 6:15 to 7:00 PM for $5
Songwriters tell stories with both words and the music that fits their message. Local group Houdek has released an album of original songs and is working on the follow-up album, "Return to Houdek". They have graciously offered to play selections plus explain the song writing process.
State Skeet Tournament
Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25
  • Friday, August 23, 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • 20629 Willow Creek Road, 12 miles west of Ft. Pierre
  • Contact: Steve 222-3154 or Bob 222-0309
  • Website
State Skeet Tournament at Willow Creek Wildlife, Inc.
High School Trap Fundraiser
Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25
  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • 20629 Willow Creek Road, 12 miles west of Ft. Pierre
  • Contact: Steve 222-3154 or Bob 222-0309
  • Website
High School Trap Fundraiser at Willow Creek Wildlife, Inc.
Oahe Chapel Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service
Sunday, August 25
  • Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Located adjacent to the Visitor Center on the east end of the Oahe Dam, SD Hwy 1804
  • Website
Hosted by Pastor Roger Easland. The public is encouraged to attend.
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 i s 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