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Summer Performance and Lecture Series

June 5, 2014  - August 31, 2014  6:00 pm

Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday Please call for complete schedule FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Location: Crazy Horse Memorial

Rapid Fire Improv: Friday Nights This Summer

June 20, 2014  - August 29, 2014  7:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rapid Fire Improv - Friday Nights This Summer! Your Mood - Our Stage Rapid City's first ever LIVE improv troupe! Every Friday night: June 20 to August 29, 2014 Join us for a performance that never was, and never will be again. A night of fun, funny, and quick witted humor live on stage. Rapid Fire Improv troupe is a group of local talent directed by David Patton. Patton trained and taught at Second City in Chicago that specializes in sketch comedy and improv. Two shows nightly: 7pm - Family Friendly 9pm - Adult Only (21 and over) Doors open ½ hour before each show Seating is limited to 60 seats per show! Reserve your tickets early. Location: The Museum of the American Bison 607 St Joseph Street Rapid City, SD 57701 (Across from Alex Johnson) Purchase your tickets: DAHL BOX OFFICE 605-394-4101 or www.thedahl.org Or reserve tickets: CATHY TATMON - 605-391-6534 For More Info: www.rapidfireimprov.com

Location: The Museum of the American Bison, 607 St Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701

Spamalot - A Musical Comedy

July 10, 2014  - July 27, 2014   

** Lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it's the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table featuring a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, a killer rabbit, and French people Adult; 32$ Seniors/Military/Students 19-21; 29.50$ Kids 4-18; 15$ SHOW DATES - runs for 3 weeks Tuesday - 7:30 Wednesday - 2:00 and 7:30 Thursday - 7:30 Friday - 7:30 Saturday - 2:00 and 7:30 Sunday - 2:00 Please call 605.255.4141 or visit blackhillsplayhouse.com for any other information

Location: Black Hills Playhouse

LifeScape offers Summer Yoga Classes for Kids

July 14, 2014  - August 11, 2014   

LifeScape offers Summer Yoga Classes for Kids. LifeScape (formerly Children’s Care) is offering summer yoga classes for kids of all abilities, ages 4-12. Children will increase strength, flexibility, and coordination, while learning fun ways to center and calm the mind and body. Two four-week sessions will be offered, with two age groups for each session. Session 1 is Mondays, June 9-30, and Session 2 is Mondays, July 14 – August 11. (Skipping Aug. 4th) Classes for children ages four to seven begin at 8:30 a.m., and classes for children ages eight to twelve begin at 10:00 a.m. Classes are one hour, and parents or guardians are encouraged to participate with their child. Cost for each four-week session is just $40 and includes a yoga mat. Classes will be held at LifeScape, 7110 Jordan Drive in Rapid City, led by Carly Messner, MOT, OTR/L, LifeScape occupational therapist and yoga instructor. To learn more or register call (605) 791 – 7400. ###

Location: 7110 Jordan Drive in Rapid City

Summer Social Skills Camps offered at LifeScape, Rapid City

July 14, 2014  - July 30, 2014  10:00 am - 11:00

LifeScape is offering two new six-session Social Skills Groups, this June and July. The groups meet either Monday or Wednesday for one hour a day, offering intensive practice in socialization, manners, self-awareness, anger-management, and more. These groups are helpful for children with autism spectrum disorders, but are also beneficial to children, ages 4-16, that has trouble with socialization, is very shy, or has trouble fitting in. Group 1 meets Monday/Wednesday, June 9-25. Group 2 meets Monday/Wednesday, July 14-30. All sessions are held from 10 - 11 a.m. at LifeScape, 7110 Jordan Drive in Rapid City. (Formerly Children's Care.) The groups are led by Kaylee Trottier, Ph. D., psychology resident. A social skills group may be for your child if he or she has these difficulties: • Interacting and playing with peers •Making new friends •Being rejected by other kids •Plays alone •Becomes angry easily •Is unable to engage in or initiate a conversation •Doesn't notice how other perceive him/her Cost is $210 per child for six-sessions. Insurance coverage does not apply, but some scholarship funds are available. For details or to register for the summer groups, call (605) 791-7400.

Location: 7110 Jordan Drive in Rapid City

Handwriting Camps offered through LifeScape

July 21, 2014  - July 31, 2014  8:30 am - 10:00 am

Handwriting is an important skill that impacts not only a child’s education, but also a child’s development. Handwriting plays an important role in brain development and enhances neural activity in the brain. It sets the foundation for other abilities like reading, language use, writing, and critical thinking. Handwriting helps develop a child’s fine motor skills, visual motor skills, and coordination, which are required to become independent with daily living skills, including dressing, eating, using the bathroom, grooming, and play. Children can develop adequate handwriting skills by spending just 15 minutes daily working on handwriting. Some children show little interest in handwriting, which can make participation in handwriting activities difficult at home.That’s where handwriting camps at LifeScape, (Formerly Children's Care.), can be very helpful. Experienced occupational therapists use a multisensory approach that makes handwriting fun for your child, giving him or her skills that will last a lifetime. In Rapid City, the camp will be aimed at improving handwriting skills by focusing on lower case letter formation, plus skills for learning to print sentences and write stories in preparation for the upcoming school year. Occupational therapist, Amy Thompson OTR/L, will guide the group, as well as lead activities for improving upper extremity strength and visual perceptual skills. The camp is Mondays to Thursdays, July 21 – 31 from 8:30 - 10 a.m.. There are four sessions per week for two weeks, and each session lasts 1.5 hours. The cost for the Rapid City camp is $150. In Sioux Falls, there are three handwriting camps, taught by South Dakota’s only practitioners certified in Handwriting Without Tears®: Preschoolers/Kindergarten Handwriting Camp is August 11 – 13 from 8:30 – 10 a.m., and focuses on identifying letters of the alphabet and making letter shapes. Printing Camp is August 4 – 6 & 11 – 13 from 1 – 3 p.m., and teaches uppercase and lower case printing. Cursive class is August 11 -13 from 4 – 6 p.m., and helps 3rd-5th graders master the brain-enhancing art of cursive writing. The cost for the Sioux Falls camps are: $150, $250, and $150 respectively. The Rapid City camp will be held at LifeScape, 7110 Jordan Drive in Rapid City. To learn more or register call (605) 791 – 7400. The Sioux Falls camp will be held at LifeScape, 1020 W 18th Street in Sioux Falls. To learn more or register call (605) 444 – 9700. ###

Location: 7110 Jordan Drive in Rapid City

Summer Concert Series ft. Dustin Evans and the Goodtimes Band

July 24, 2014   5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square will be bigger and better in 2014, with a wide variety of musical acts hitting the stage on Thursday nights from June 5 to Aug. 28. On Thursday, July 24, Dustin Evans and the Goodtimes Band will take the stage from 6 to 9 p.m. Dustin Evans and the Goodtimes Band is originally from South Dakota and has recorded four country albums. They will also perform country cover songs. The KidZone is bigger and better this year with inflatables, magic shows, games and more. PLUS, Main Street Square will have teen activities including a video game trailer, and Outdoor Campus – West’s rock climbing wall. Enjoy two different genres of music every week, one on the Summer Nights stage and one on the Main Street Square stage, at Sixth and Main streets. Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, activities, food, and an assortment of refreshments at beverage garden. The Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square is sponsored by Family Thrift Center and Prairie Market. Visit their booth each week for food and ice cold Coca-Cola. All proceeds go to local non-profit organizations. Last year, Family Thrift Center and Prairie Market raised approximately $8,000. Entertainment sponsors for this week’s Summer Concert Series are Liberty Superstores and First Interstate Bank. This week’s community spotlight is TBA. See more at: mainstreetsquarerc.com

Location: Main Street Square

Making the Most of Social Security

July 24, 2014   6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Brian Bickett for a free educational workshop where we will focus on Social Security and the various claiming strategies that could enhance your retirement income. Whether you are single, married, divorced or widowed, there may be ways to maximize the lifetime Social Security benefits you receive. Seating is free, but limited. RSVP: (605) 791-1254 or www.ironmountainfs.com/events

Location: Freedom Financial, 3618 Canyon Lake Dr., Suite 107, Rapid City

Rapid City Summer Nights!

July 24, 2014   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Summer Nights is a FREE event for all ages, every Thursday night in downtown Rapid City from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Come join the fun! There's no better way to experience the vibrant nightlife of Rapid City!


July 24, 2014 will feature "The Synthetics" sponsored by US Bank.

Location: Downtown Summer Nights - Main & 7th Street - Rapid City

Start Right: Build Your Own Business

July 24, 2014   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A financial literacy class about starting a business

Location: 2310 N. Maple Ave
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