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Revised: 04/23/18                                                   Kill Date                                                  



Cornerstone Men’s & Veteran’s Mission                                                    April 2018

At the Cornerstone Mission House for the month of April they are in need of clothes, food and personal hygiene items. Some of the items are fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk, coffee, sugar, oatmeal, towels, twin-sized blankets and sheets, cold weather outerwear and much more. To donate any or all these items please drop off your donations at 30 Main Street, Rapid City. FMI: 605.341.2844/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Cornerstone Women & Children’s Home                                                  April 2018

At Cornerstone Women & Children’s Home for the month of April they are in need of coffee, eggs, milk, cereal, sandwich bread, laundry/dish soap, baby wash/ baby lotion, Clorox wipes, Kleenex, personal hygiene items and more. To donate any or all these items please drop off your donations at 301 Fox Run Drive, Rapid City. FMI: 605.341.2844/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


United Blood Services                                                                              April 2018

Did you know that only 5% of the population donates blood to fulfill all patient blood needs? United Blood Services is needing blood donations. If you would like to help others in need of blood please call them at 800.917.4929 / www.unitedbloodservices.org to schedule an appointment.


Rapid City Public Library                                                                         April 2018

Nothing fun to do after school? Conquer boredom at Rapid City Public Library downtown location (610 Quincy Street Rapid City, upstairs) for the CHAOS Makerspace during the month of April. This will be Monday-Friday from 3:30-5pm, where math skills will be used, creativity and problem solving to build something amazing. Tools are provided. FMI: www.rapidcitylibrary.org


Rapid City Arts Council & the Department of Social Services              April 2018

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. During the month of April there will be an art exhibit at the Dahl Art Center. The artists are very special youth who are currently in foster care. Please join Rapid City Arts Council along with Department of Social Services to find out how you can play a part to help strengthen the community and prevent child abuse. FMI: 605.394.4101


Meals on Wheels                                                                                        April-May 2018

If you have 60 minutes, once a week (from 11:00-12:00), to deliver hot nutritious meals while providing a warm smile and a friendly contact to homebound seniors in our community, please call Meals on Wheels Rapid City at 605-394-6002. They are urgently looking for volunteer’s weekdays that can deliver meals to seniors that might otherwise go hungry in Rapid City. Several options available for delivering, once a month once a week or twice a week.


Box Elder/ Douglas School District Community Library                 April-May 2018

Now through May 24th 2018 enjoy book reading and activities at the Douglas High School Library (420 Patriot Dr., Box Elder, SD). Hours are: Monday through Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm and Thursday 3:30-7:30pm. Days that school is not in session this event will be closed. FMI: 605.923.0030


Spearfish Farmer’s Market                                                                      April-May 2018

The Spearfish Farmer’s Market will be in downtown Spearfish starting now through the last Saturday in May 2018. The Market will be from 9-12pm every Saturday and every Wednesday through Friday from 11-5pm. Enjoy fresh produce and much more at 111 East Illinois Street, Spearfish SD. FMI: 605.642.4932


Grace Lutheran Church                                                                           04/26

Grace Lutheran Church, 1061 Sherman St. in Sturgis invites all men and boys to their annual Father-Son Banquet on Thurs., April 26th at 6pm. The delicious salad bar/roast beef/dessert meal will be followed by a fun program and music. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for boys 12 and under and are available at the Grace Lutheran Church office 605.347.2713 or 605.720.2293.


Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center                                            04/26

Please join Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center for this FREE community training from 6-8pm at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 744 Harney Street Custer SD. They will be discussing how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact behaviors, choices, and brain development. Learn about how common ACEs are, and how the next generation can be protected! FMI: 605.716.1628


Hope Christian Academy                                                                         04/27

Hope Christian Academy’s 2018 Spring Banquet and Auction will be held Friday, April 27th at 6pm. This will be held at Hope Christian Academy (HCA), 2891 5th Avenue West Dickinson ND 58601. For further information or tickets call HCA at 701.225.3919.


Christian Homeschool Conference of South Dakota                       04/27

Attend the 2018 Christian Homeschool Conference, May 11th and 12th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center (1201 Northwest Avenue Sioux Falls SD 57104) which will challenge, inspire and encourage you and your family in your homeschooling journey. Early-bird registration ends April 27th for $35 admission. Check out our website for more info at seche.org or call 605.251.3368.


First Baptist Church                                                                                  04/28

The Priscilla Shirer Simulcast is on Saturday, April 28th at 9am to 4:30pm. Registration will start at 8:30am. Tickets are $21.50 until March 15th then will go up to $26.50. This price will be covering one full day of music and worship; sessions led by Priscilla Shirer; lunch catered by Angel's Catering, free drawings, and opportunities for fellowship with other women from the Rapid City community. Women can purchase tickets online at rcfbc.org or call 605-431-3681.


Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)                                              04/28

Every 49 minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver so it’s time to walk like MADD/MADD DASH 5k on Saturday, April 28th at the Old Story Brook Island Shelter on Canyon Lake Drive in Rapid City to help make a future with no more victims. The race starts at 9am. Please register or donate today at walklikemadd.org/rapidcity. This will be sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). FMI: 605.343.5066


Third Annual Foothills Area Chamber of Commerce                       04/28

On Saturday, April 28th Foothills Area Chamber of Commerce is having their Business Expo at Elk Creek Steakhouse from 10-2pm. Booth space for chamber members is free and non-members cost is $25. Please contact to register for your booth space by calling 605.737.0463.


YMCA                                                                                                            05/01

Youth Institute: A free youth summer program designed for kids going into 7-10th grades at YMCA Rapid City (815 Kansas City Street Rapid City SD 57701). This year's session will be June 4th-July 27th. Monday through Friday 9-4pm. Many media skills learned. Learn valuable multi-media/computer skills plus have lots of fun with other youth and YMCA staff. Applications online at http://www.rcyi.org/flyer-and-application.html Also, more info at https://www.facebook.com/rapidcitysdyi/ . Apply now through May. FMI: 605.718.9622


Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center                                            05/03

Please join Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center for this FREE community training from 6-8 pm. They will be discussing how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact behaviors, choices, and brain development. Learn about how common ACEs are, and how the next generation can be protected! This will be held at Christ Church located at 1900 Evergreen Drive Rapid City SD. FMI: 605.716.1628


National Day of Prayer                                                                              05/03

A Judao Christian observance of the National Day of prayer will be held in the South Dakota State Capitol in the Capitol Rotunda (500 East Capitol Avenue Pierre SD 57501) at 12pm on May 3rd. Everyone is welcome for this one hour gathering to pray for our Nation and our state. Prayer has always been an important part of our Nation’s history and continues to be part of our foundation. FMI: 605.415.0753


Second Chance Ministries                                                                      05/03

Come join Second Chance Ministries for their Annual Dinner/Auction fundraiser on May 3rd at the Gillette Tech Center (3251 S 4-J Road Gillette WY) from 5-7pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Please call 307.680.8317 to purchase tickets. FMI: 307.682.3148


Aging Gracefully Expo                                                                              05/04

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension is currently accepting applications for speakers for the 2018 Aging Gracefully Expo who can help attendees make aging the journey of a lifetime. Speakers who can provide engaging educational content to inspire attendees think about growing older in new and exciting ways. If you have questions, please call 605.394.1722. The event is September 15, 2018. Deadline to apply is May 4, 2018. The website to apply is: https://2018agespeakerapplication.questionpro.com


Hill City Senior Center                                                                              05/05

The Hill City Senior Center is having their annual spring rummage sale, Saturday May 5th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The center is located at 227 Walnut Avenue Hill City SD. FMI: 605.574.2988


First Church of God                                                                                   05/05

First Church of God (706 E Monroe Street Rapid City SD) is having their annual rummage sale on May 5th from 8-3 pm. Grab a chili cheese dog and buy something from the bake sale while looking around for great buys. FMI: 605.390.1376


1st Methodist Church & National Pastoral Musicians                       05/06

A Celebration of Hymns is a free concert presented by First United Methodist Church and the Rapid City Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. This concert, May 6th starting at 3pm, will celebrate hymns through audience singing, choirs, brass and string ensembles as well as talented area organists. Location is at First Methodist Church, 629 Kansas City Street Rapid City. A free will offering will be donated to the Cornerstone Rescue Mission. FMI: 605.391.4053


South Canyon Lutheran Church                                                           05/06

Come enjoy Bells of the Hills in concert on Sunday, May 6th at 2pm. This will be held at South Canyon Lutheran Church, 700 44th Street Rapid City SD. Free concert! There will be a freewill donation to support ongoing concerts. FMI: www.bellsofthehills.org 


Foster One Community Night                                                                 05/07

South Dakota communities are in dire need of foster parents to provide meaningful connections and a supportive, nurturing presence in the lives of children in foster care. Please join the Foster One Community Night at 6:30pm on May 7th to learn more about how you can help. This will be held at Sturgis United Methodist Church at 1755 Ballpark Road in Sturgis SD. Licensed foster parents as well as workers from the Department of Social Services will be available to answer questions. FMI: 605.578.2402


Passages Women’s Transitional Living                                              05/07

You are invited to the Five-Year Celebration of Passages scheduled for 7pm on Monday, May 7th, at the Journey Museum (222 New York Street Rapid City). Slated as a reception and fundraiser, the event recognizes Passages' contribution to the community as a residential re-entry program guiding and supporting women as they transition from incarceration or homelessness into positive, sustainable life patterns. Testimonies from the women and remarks by States Attorney Mark Vargo are features of the event. Go to Passages Living.com for more information.


Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center                                            05/08

Please join the Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center for a FREE Lunch n Learn from 12-1pm at Rapid City Public Library in the Hoyt Room (610 Quincy Street Rapid City). They will have a screening of the Ted Talk by renowned pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris. She has helped to propel the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) into reality and practiced it using it with her patients. They will screen the Ted Talk and have a conversation about building self-healing communities and understanding ACEs in the community! FMI: 605.716.1628


Black Hills Multiple Sclerosis Group                                                     05/12

The outlook for people living with Multiple Sclerosis continues to improve because of extensive ongoing research. Please join Black Hills Multiple Sclerosis Group on Saturday, May 12th at the Walk for Multiple Sclerosis in Rapid City. It will be held at the Club for Boys (320 N 4th Street Rapid City). The walk is an easy loop on the Bike Path. Register at 9am, walk at 10am and eat at 11am. FMI: 605.490.1656


Minneluzahan Senior Center                                                                  05/12

Minneluzahan Senior Center will be holding their HUGE Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 12th, from 8-2pm at 315 North 5th Street in Rapid City. They will also have a jewelry booth, bake sale, and a cake walk. Breakfast/lunch will be available. Public is welcome. FMI: 605.394.1887


Black Hills Playhouse                                                                               05/19

The Black Hills Playhouse (BHP) is asking for volunteers to help with the cleanup of the BHP campus. The cleanup days are scheduled on Saturdays, May 12th & May 19th. The BHP is located at 24834 S. Playhouse Rd in Custer State Park. Volunteers will be scheduled from 9am until 4pm, with a potluck lunch at 12pm. Volunteers who cannot stay the entire day are still needed. Volunteers should be over 16 year of age and are encouraged to bring rakes and brooms. Please call if you’re interested, 605.255.4190


Northern Hills Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)                     05/30

Registration is now open for the 2018 Northern Hills Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Camp! All 7th-12th grade athletes are welcome to register. The camp is June 26th-30th 2018 and will be held at Black Hills State University in Spearfish SD. Register soon by going to https://fca.regfox.com/2018blackhillscamp Scholarships are available by going to their website and downloading the form: http://westriverfca.org FMI: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.