Dec 08 Friday
Join us for the Winter Wonderland Dance, Friday, December 8. We will be dancing to a variety of danceable DJ-selected music representing an array of eras and styles, on the spacious hardwood-floored ballroom of the El Riad Shrine in downtown Sioux Falls. All are welcome to celebrate the season with us. The evening begins at 6:45 with a beginner dance lesson, free with admission to the dance, taught by instructor Lisa Myhre. The dance begins at 7:30. Our favorite DJ will play music suited to swing, ballroom, two step, and Latin dancing styles. And there will be opportunities for instruction in other partnered dances throughout the evening, along with popular line dances such as the Electric Slide, Shivers, and Fireball. Come wearing your favorite dressy, casual, or holiday attire. There is ample free parking on the street and in the large lot on the east side of the El Riad. Facebook.com/ElRiadShrineDanceClub Facebook.com/BallroomDanceClubSiouxFalls
Dec 09 Saturday
The Emmanuel Episcopal Church Women(ECW) are hosting our annual Christmas Cookies & Goodies Walk. All of the goodies are homemade and will be sold for $8 per pound. Goodies will be packaged in a to-go-box for you! This event is held in the Parish Hall. The proceeds will fund a Parish Hall remodel/update.
Dec 10 Sunday
The Sturgis area will once again enjoy the beautiful music of Christmas as the Sturgis Area Arts Council presents the 44th Community Christmas Concert. Church musicians from the area will gather at the Sturgis Community Center Theater on Sunday, December 10th, at 2:00pm. for this popular community event.
Premiering in 1979, the concert is a beloved part of the Christmas holiday season. Church choirs from our local churches will share their love of choral and handbell music with our local music patrons. The concert is free to the public with an opportunity to give a free-will donation at the door.
Carol Skalsky, director of the Chapel Bells of First Presbyterian Church, is the combined choir director this year. She has chosen “Christmastime,” written by Michael W. Smith and Joanna Carlson, for the final mass choir anthem. The choir will be accompanied by a bell choir and piano. This piece is full of energy and joy and will be an audience favorite.
Please put this date on your calendar as you won’t want to miss this joyful event. Admission to this concert is free, but donations are always appreciated to help defray expenses.
Following the concert, the Meade Music Boosters will host a fundraiser at the Sturgis Brown High School. High School and Middle School bands and choirs will perform Christmas favorites from 4:00-7:00 p.m. while the audience enjoys a fantastic dessert buffet. Come support these school performers.
Join us on December 10 at Addie Camp General Store for a day of festive fun.
For just $5, you can decorate your very own ornament (while supplies last). Plus, capture the magical moment by getting a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 2 - 4 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or day of.
Mark your calendar for Craft Beer & Bingo at Miner Brewing Company on Sunday, December 10 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.Come early to get your seat and a brew (or two). Prairie Berry Winery’s kitchen next door will be open as well!Proceeds from this event will benefit Hill City’s Ranger Square.
Ranger Square will be an iconic landmark for downtown Hill City: a gathering place and event venue for the community used year-round to enjoy music and local art featuring a beautiful outdoor environment!
Bring your friends and family – we hope to see you there!
Dec 12 Tuesday
The K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library currently offers three adult book clubs. Everyone is welcome to participate at no cost or registration. Titles to be discussed are selected by the club members 4-6 months in advance. This gives participants time to read the books before discussion dates. All titles are available for checkout at the library. Most titles are available in a variety of formats (regular and large print, audio and ebooks, etc) but this is not a guarantee. Book club participants must be at a least 18 years old, 21 years old for Books on Tap.o Coffee Klatch: A book club for adults, 18+ years. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Public Library at 10:00 AM.o Cover to Cover: A book club for adults, 18+ years. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Public Library at 6:30 PM.o Books on Tap: A book club for adults, 21+ years. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month at the One-Legged Pheasant Brewery, 723, S. Main St, Aberdeen, SD, at 7:00 PM.
Connect with the inspirational women in your community to motivate you on your business, career, or personal journey. Wherever you are in your journey, the women of WIN are here to help you succeed. Together, we can accomplish anything!
We are hosting our 2-HOUR Holiday WIN Networking Luncheon at the Joy center which will be decked out in holiday decor. Enjoy a delicious meal, fun games, and of course all the glitter. Put on your sparkle and join us!
Seating is limited. Sorry, no walk-ins!
Dress for the season!: Sparkly sweater or jacket? Wear your most festive and glamorous holiday attire.
Bring a Santa Swap Present!: Bring a small, functional gift with a value under $15.
Want to promote an event or service?: Bring a flyer or informative pamphlet for 75 people.
Dec 13 Wednesday
A book club for adults, 18+ years. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Public Library at 6:30 PM. Check the library website aberdeen.sd.us/library for current title.
Dec 14 Thursday
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. among men and women combined. Yet, with proper screening, it can be prevented or detected at an early stage. Regular screening and early detection can save lives. During this free event, you will learn about colorectal cancer prevention and screening options.
Participants who are eligible can receive a free at-home colorectal cancer screening kit
The 27th annual Christmas at The Cathedral will be performed with six concerts, December 14-17, 2023 at the Cathedral of St Joseph. This year’s theme, “The Heavens Declare,” is a first-hand account of the monumental events surrounding Jesus’ birth and His miraculous mission and impact through the experience of one of the magi. The magi laid it all on the line in their pursuit of truth. They were courageous, convicted and committed to a journey that required sacrifice, patience and trust. In spite of many dangers, when they saw the star, they followed it, not counting the cost of going on a journey in which they didn’t know where it would end.
And even though they were not affiliated with Jesus or His Jewish faith, their life’s work of studying the stars, science, and scripture led them to the son of Joseph and Mary. They knew that they had arrived. They knew that they could stop looking for something else. They had discovered the Messiah!This inspiring production features actor, Mark Christopher Lawrence, best known for his role as Big Mike on the NBC series Chuck. He has also made guest appearances on many television programs and movies. The script will come alive through the inspiring musical compositions and arrangements of Christmas at The Cathedral Music Director and Conductor, Dan Goeller; and our featured soloists, Nashville recording artists, Shelley Jennings and Carlos Santiago; along with the Christmas at The Cathedral Orchestra and Choir.
In addition to being an inspiring Christmas experience, Christmas at The Cathedral supports the poor and vulnerable in our midst through endowments for the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, as well as the ongoing care of the Cathedral of St Joseph, one of the region’s most significant civic and sacred landmarks. Christmas is not just an historical event or celebration, it is something that happens within each of us every moment of every day. We look forward to sharing with you the hope and joy of God’s Incarnation during the 27th annual Christmas at The Cathedral, The Heavens Declare!