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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

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

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

The Best Man

July 31, 2014  - August 17, 2014   

A drama by Gore Vidal; "Power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness, and the race to presidency as two candidates vie for their party's nomination during the primary season. Adult; 32$ Seniors/Military/Students 19-21; 29.50$ Kids 4-18; 15$ SHOW DATES - runs for 2 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

Summer Concert Series ft. Main Avenue Warehouse

July 31, 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 31, Main Avenue Warehouse will take the stage from 6 to 9 p.m. Main Avenue Warehouse, a Motown Horn band, plays “all that is funky and soulful,” with influences of Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears and more. 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 TBA. This week’s community spotlight is TBA. - See more at: http://mainstreetsquarerc.com/calendar.html#sthash.DKX1IJ1I.dpuf

Location: Main Street Square

Rapid City Summer Nights!

July 31, 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 31, 2014 will feature "Outer Vibe" sponsored by Budweiser.

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

Quarterly Arts Gathering ~ Brown Bag Lunch

August 2, 2014   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about free and low cost, online resources for artists and non-profits. We’ll share the resources that we use in the Rapid City Arts Council offices on a daily and weekly basis that help us with email, calendaring, web design, photo editing and more! We’ll also discuss what makes a great poster dos and don’ts and we’ll recap on press releases too. Hope you can join us! This event is FREE for all artists, arts organizations and non-profits. Please invite friends!

Location: Dahl Arts Center

Kids Klub at SCHEELS - Archery

August 5, 2014   6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Time: 6:00PM Cost: Free Ages: 4-12 years old A Kids Klub Favorite! Learn about the archery tactics that our SCHEELS Experts use and teach every day! Spot animals with binoculars from a camoflauged blind. Plus, learn about duck calls! Each kid will get to play a FREE game of Rollerball!

Location: Scheels, 1225 Eglin St, Rapid City, SD 57701

Custer County Fair

August 7, 2014  - August 10, 2014   

COME TO THE FAIR! THE CUSTER COUNTY FAIR AUGUST 7-10, 2014 PRESS RELEASE For more information, contact: Tif Taylor Robertson, Custer County Fair PR/Mkt Rep tiffanit42@yahoo.com (605) 545-7865 2014 CUSTER COUNTY FAIR & ACHIEVEMENT DAYS Where Everything Comes Together! (Hermosa, SD) July 8, 2014 — Custer County Fair: The County Fair is full of educational and interactive events for the entire family. COME TO THE FAIR! HERMOSA, SD- AUGUST 7-10, 2014 Thursday, August 7, 2014- 5pm- Kick off Supper- starts at 5pm followed by Barn Yard Olympics! Friday, August 8, 2014- 4pm Kinda’ Korkie Wine and Beer Garden Opens 5-6:30pm FREE Buffalo BBQ Appreciation Dinner 7pm Ranch Rodeo kicked off by the Calcutta at 6:30pm. Teams of 4 will compete in fun filled "Cowboy Events." Events will include the Wild Horse Catch, Team Doctoring, Team Penning and Obstacle Race and more. Come down for a fun filled evening of great food and cheer on your Ranch Rodeo Team!!! Saturday, August 9, 2014- 9am Ranch Sort- Categories are Rancher, Youth Open, Rancher/Open. A fun event for the entire family. Ranch Sorting is the fastest growing equine sport in the country. It's fun for young and old alike. 11am Good Old Driving Day’s – Sponsored by Sunday Driver’s Club: Event includes Pleasure Class, Team and Single Wagon Basketball, Obstacle, 4 Wheel Wagos and 2 Wheel Carts and more. A great way to see how horse drawn wagons and carts are still used today! 1pm Kinda’ Korkie Wine and Beer Garden Opens 7pm 1st Annual Custer County Classic Bull Riding- NEW EVENT!!! Thirty Bull Riders riding competing for a large cash pot and 10 riders coming back to the Short Round for the winning monies. It’s Exciting and it’s a fun and great Family Event! 9pm Family Dance- bring the kids to finish off this family filled evening for a boot-scootin' time. Sunday, August 10, 2014- 8am-10am- Pancake Breakfast 9am- Cowboy Church Service at the Fairgrounds 11am- Parade followed by the Ice Cream Crank Off and Horse Shoe Tournament 1:30pm- Black Hills In Motion Cloggers For more information please log on and view www.custercountyfair.com or Like Custer County Fair on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ Custer County Fair About The Custer County Fair The first fair was October 3 – 5, 1887 in Hermosa. The second fair was held September 19-21, 1888. In addition to the crop exhibits it included shooting contests, horse races and a ball game.The fair was held in Buffalo Gap 1889-1908 in the downtown area and the races were held on the streets.From 1909-1945 the fair was held in Fairburn and Pringle. In 1945 a group organized in Custer headed by County Agent, Mr. Simonson, planned and held the fair on August 27 & 28. The County Commissioners allowed $300 for prizes. The fair was at the old football field. No buildings were erected and the livestock were tied to the trees. In 1945 through the efforts of the Hermosa Roping Club the County Fair was returned to Hermosa where it has remained. Harold Hasselstrom was the first president elected after this move. This years fairbook is dedicated to Dallas & Joanne Shorb. The Custer County Fair appreciates and thanks all of the volunteers who help make the annual event a success each and every year. 

Location: Custer Custer County Fairgrounds, Hermosa, SD
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