Find Out What’s Going on in the Sioux Empire?
WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE SIOUX EMPIRE?
September 21 (Friday)…HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL…
Sioux Falls Washington Warriors vs. Watertown at Howard Wood Field at 5pm. (Homecoming game)
Sioux Falls Roosevelt Rough Riders vs. Rapid City Stevens at Howard Wood Field at 8pm.
Sioux Falls Lincoln Patriots vs. Brandon Valley at Brandon Valley at 7pm.
Sioux Falls O’Gorman Knights vs Sturgis at McEneaney Field at 5pm. (Homecoming game)
September 21 (Friday)…STAND DOWN FOR VETERANS…9am-3pm at the Sioux Falls VFW, 3601 S. Minnesota Ave. An event for veterans, homeless veterans, veterans in need and their families. Services offered are free hair cuts, bicycle repairs, flu shots, emergency dental services and many others. Addiction and mental health providers will be on site.
September 21-24 (Friday-Monday)…FEED SENIORS NOW FOOD DRIVE…Millions of older Americans face the realities of hunger and malnutrition every day. One in nine seniors is at risk of hunger in America. Please donate non-perishable food items to the Food Drive. Items can be purchased or dropped off at any Walgreens in Sioux Falls. You can also contact Comfort Keepers in Sioux Falls or www.NourishSeniorLife.com (605-977-5513)
September 22 (Saturday)…DAKOTA MARKETPLACE…9am-3pm at First United Methodist Church, 401 S. Spring Avenue. Craft bazaar, farmer’s market, bake sale, silent auction and more. Lunch will be available for purchase. Funds raised will support the United Methodist Committee of Relief World Hunger and Poverty Initiative, Heifer Project International and Dakotas Hunger Projects. (Alan 332-7790)
September 22 (Saturday)…MARCH INTO THE LIGHT…6:30am at the Downtown Riverfront Amphitheater at Cherapa Place. Walk to celebrate recovery from alcohol and drug problems. All proceeds will be used to fund free recovery support, awareness and education programs in the Sioux Falls Area. (www.wefaceittogether.org)
September 22 (Saturday)…OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK…Check in at 1pm at Terrace Park. The walk starts at 2pm. Proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (www.afsp.donordrive.com)
September 22, 23, 24 (Sat, Sun, Mon)…FALL PARADE OF HOMES…1-5pm Saturday and Sunday and 5:30-8:30pm Monday. Over 65 new homes built by many different builders. See what’s new in construction and design. The event is free excluding the $6 donation to tour the 2 featured homes. Proceeds will benefit the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation. Also runs September 29th-October 1st (www.hbasiouxempire.com)
September 23-28 (Sun-Fri)…ACTIVE AGING WEEK…Promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through exercise and activities. Events to be held at Touchmark at All Saints, 111 W. 17th Street, include Senior Fitness Testing from 9am-3pm on Wednesday; Benefits of Physical Therapy at 10am on Wednesday; Tai Chi Demonstration at 9:30am on Thursday; On Friday at the Center for Active Generations on West 46th Street take part in the Get Active Fitness Walk at 9:30am. (www.touchmark.com)
September 23 (Sunday)…BAKED POTATO BENEFIT AND AUCTION…11am at the Huron Elks. A free will donation will be accepted with proceeds benefiting Kim Hiligoss to help cover medical expenses from her husband Dave. Dave lost his battle with cancer on August 11.
September 24 (Monday)…AUTUMN CRUSH…4:30-9pm at the Washington Pavilion. An evening of gourmet food and wine to benefit the Washington Pavilion. Special guest…Curtis Stone! Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Tickets available at HyVee or the Pavilion.
September 28, 29 (Fri, Sat)…FESTIVAL OF BOOKS…at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls. Meet authors, participate in workshops, enjoy film screenings, luncheons, tea parties and a symphonic performance. (www.sdbookfestival.com)
September 29 (Saturday)…NORTHER BULL RIDING TOUR FINALS…7pm at the Sioux Falls Arena. The event features Make-A-Wish children as the special guests of the NBRT. (tickets available through Ticketmaster)
September 29 (Saturday)…RUMMAGE SALE FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK…8am-1pm at Service First Federal Credit Union, the Main Branch, next to Denny’s on East 10th Street. If you’d like to donate items, you can drop them off at any Service First Branch. (www.servicefirstfcu.org)
September 29, 30 (Sat-Sun)…NORTHERN PLAINS INDIAN ART MARKET…At the Ramkota Exhibit Hall. 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday. Enjoy paintings, sculptures, pottery, beadwork, fabric items and more created by the indigenous people of the Northern Plains. (www.sintegleska.edu)
September 29, 30 October 1…(Sat, Sun, Mon)…FALL PARADE OF HOMES…1-5pm Saturday and Sunday and 5:30-8:30pm Monday. Over 65 new homes built by many different builders. See what’s new in construction and design. The event is free excluding the $6 donation to tour the 2 featured homes. Proceeds will benefit the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation. (www.hbasiouxempire.com)
September 30 (Sunday)…SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE… At Falls Park in Downtown Sioux Falls. Registration starts at 7am and the race starts at 9am. Raise awareness and funds to help in the fight to end breast cancer forever!
October 6 (Saturday)…RODNEY CARRINGTON…8pm at the Sioux Falls Arena. (www.ticketmaster.com)
October 12, 13 (Fri and Sat)…HELP PACK 109,000 MEALS FOR STARVING CHILDREN IN 70 COUNTRIES…Volunteers are needed Friday afternoon and all day Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, 601 North Cliff. (www.fundraising.fmsc.org/siouxempiremobilepackevent)
October 13 (Saturday)…KIDS’ COSTUME SWAP…Looking for an easy and affordable way to get Halloween costumes for the kids? Siouxland Libraries, Main Branch, will be holding a costume swap. Drop off gently used costumes at any Siouxland Library before Friday, October 12th and you’ll get a ticket for every costume you donate. Use the tickets Saturday. Customers with donation tickets can shop from 9-10am and all others can shop from 10-11am. (200 North Dakota Ave. 367-8700)
October 14 (Sunday)…SPRINGDALE LUTHERAN CHURCH SOUP AND PIE SUPPER AND BAKE SALE…4-6:30pm at the church. Located 2 ½ miles north of Lake Alvin.
October 19, 20 (Fri, Sat)…EXPO FOR HER…2-9pm Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Two days of fun, shopping, entertainment and pampering for women. Sample food and drinks, participate in seminars and shop! First 200 adult attendees each day will receive a gift bag full of free items. (Admission is $5 or $4 with a canned food item for the Food Pantry. www.etcsiouxfalls.com)
October 19, 20 (Fri, Sat)…CAMP JESS…an overnight camp experience for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, grandparent or close friend. The camp offers music, arts and crafts, recreational activities, small group discussions and education on the grief process. The event takes place from 5pm Friday to 5pm Saturday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church on West 33rd Street. (605-312-5500)
October 19, 20 (Fri, Sat)…SCOTLAND, SD HAUNTED HOUSE…7-11pm at 340 Walnut Street in Scotland. Proceeds will benefit the Scotland Youth Center. Admission is $4 for students and $7 for adults.
October 26, 27 (Fri, Sat)…SCOTLAND, SD HAUNTED HOUSE…7-11pm at 340 Walnut Street in Scotland. Proceeds will benefit the Scotland Youth Center. Admission is $4 for students and $7 for adults.
October 27 (Saturday)…2ND ANNUAL TASTE FOR THE TEAM…2-5pm at Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery in Inwood, IA. A wine tasting and fundraiser for United Special Olympics. Tickets are $20 at the door. Live music by Billy Lurken. (www.calicoskieswine.com)
October 28 (Sunday)…SCOTLAND, SD HAUNTED HOUSE…7-10pm at 340 Walnut Street in Scotland. Proceeds will benefit the Scotland Youth Center. Admission is $4 for students and $7 for adults.
October 31 (Wednesday)…SCOTLAND, SD HAUNTED HOUSE…7-10pm at 340 Walnut Street in Scotland. Proceeds will benefit the Scotland Youth Center. Admission is $4 for students and $7 for adults.
OTHER INFO and EVENTS
RAKE THE TOWN…The event will take place on October 26 and 27. Registration has begun for individuals over the age of 60 who are not financially or physically able to do the work themselves. To register to have your lawn raked, call 336-6722. Registration deadline is October 10. Volunteers are also needed and may register through October 17.
HEARTLAND COUNTRY CORN MAZE…Open now through October 21st. Located 2 ½ miles east of Harrisburg then 1 ½ miles south on SD Highway 11. This year’s maze is an owl. Hours are 5-9pm Friday, Noon-9pm Saturday and Noon-5pm Sunday. Open Labor Day Noon-5pm. Don’t forget the Haunted Maze on October 26th and 27th from 6-9:30pm. (www.heartlandcountrycornmaze.com)
CITY-MASTERS TOASTMASTERS GROUP MEETINGS…Improve your speaking skills. The group meets the first and third Saturday of each month between 8:30am-9:30am at Calvary Episcopal Cathedral on 500 S. Main. (Call 212-6839 for more info)
DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THE VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA THRIFT STORE…The next time you have items to donate, donate them to the VOA Thrift Store at 7th and Nesmith. They take all gently used items from knick-knacks to clothing, furniture, purses, sporting equipment, pictures, books and more! Pick-up and delivery is available. (10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm Sat 275-9197)
CASA NEEDS VOLUNTEERS…CASA (Sioux Falls Area Court Appointed Special Advocate) is seeking volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children involved in court. You must be at least 21 years of age and capable of committing 8-12 hours per month to serving abused and neglected children. Apply online at www.siouxfallscasa.com)
FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT…Tuesday through Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday from 8am-Noon at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at Cliff and Chambers, just north of Rice Street. Limit of 5 electronic items per drop-off. (www.siouxfalls.org/green or 367-8695)
RESTOCK THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE…Donate building materials, hardware, tools, appliances, lighting, countertops etc. Items donated are sold to the public or used in construction of Habitat for Humanity homes. All revenue from sales goes to Habitat for Humanity to help build homes. The Restore hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm and is located at 721 East Amidon Street. (330-1950 or www.siouxfallshabitat.org)
PROJECT LINUS…Volunteer to become a blanketeer! Project Linus provides blankets to ill or traumatized children in the Sioux Empire area. They accept blankets of all sizes and styles. Quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted blankets in child friendly colors. If you can donate a blanket, you’d be helping some very special children in the Sioux Empire (361-1821 Dianne)
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY…A year-round free drop-off site for household chemicals for residents in Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Turner and Minnehaha counties. Hours are Wed-Fri 9am-7pm and Saturday 9am-3pm…Located at 1015 East Chambers Street. Drop off home and garden pesticides, chlorinated solvents, pool chemicals, aerosol cans, oil-based or latex paint, wood preservatives, used motor oil and oil filters, mercury. (www.siouxfalls.org or call 367-8695)