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BUZZ 8 BHParent Turns Five! Black Hills Parent magazine is turning five years old this September. Join us as we celebrate! 10 Birthday Party Etiquette There are so many do’s and don’ts when it comes to throwing a party for your child. Here are a few tips. 11 The Best Birthday Bash You’ll need these eight items for the ultimate birthday bash. 15 Taking a Swing Eight-year-old Vincent Van Liere heads to North Carolina to compete in the US Kids Golf World Championships. 16 Ride on Track At 13 years old, Caitlin Parks is tearing up the BMX track in Box Elder and making strides in her athletic career.

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18 Fall Favorites Changing colors and smells of pumpkin in the air – what better time to start a new family tradition! Here are a few easy ideas. 20 More to S’mores Chocolate, marshmallows, and so much more! Put a twist on your traditional s’more. SPOTLIGHT: BACK TO SCHOOL 22 Reading’s New Age The Rapid City school system is improving how students learn to read on an individualized level. 26 Beyond the Books Tutors are commonly used for those struggling in school, but they can help your academic superstar, too! 28 All About Balance Chelsey Christensen and Joe Carlin III share their tips and tricks for student athletes.


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THE FITNESS ISSUE 32 Coaches of Excellence Meet these three coaches who have gone above and beyond while leading their teams with dedication. 40 Baby on Board Female athletes have changed our perceptions of what it means to have a fit pregnancy. 45 Five Trails Not to Miss Soak up what’s left of the sunshine this fall in the Black Hills and get outside on one of these family-friendly trails.

COLUMNS 48 Friendship Matters How nurturing your child’s friendships early can pay off in the long run. 50 Legal: Up to Date? Your estate planning documents are a big deal; are they up to date? MAKING AN IMPACT 52 Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation At only five years old, Kenadi Jean Weis made – and is still making an impact on her community. LOCAL LIFE 54 Black Hills Cuties 56 Calendar

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Five years ago, Black Hills Parent made its first appearance in the Black Hills as a small publication printing two times each year. Today, we have grown in size, in content, and in readers; and because of you, we are here today to say thank you. Thank you for picking up our magazine and sharing our stories with friends and family. Five years has gone by fast, and we are excited to share the future with you! Help us celebrate our 5th birthday on Thursday, Sept. 14. Follow our Facebook page for more details.

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By Lyndsey Akley

DO YOU NEED TO INVITE THE ENTIRE CLASS? Put simply, no – you’re not obligated to invite your child’s entire class. If your child does want a party, ask whom they would like to invite. If they want to celebrate with a smaller group of their closest friends, not only is this easier on the budget, but it also provides an answer for parents who may inquire about upcoming festivities their child may not be invited to. On the flip side, if your child wants a larger party, it is best to be allinclusive so no one gets left out.

CELEBRATE HOW THEY WANT It is easy to get wrapped up in the idea of making everything perfect for your child’s special day, but it is important to remember that the celebration should reflect your child’s preferences. Worrying about their party is easy, but it is important to step back and remember why you are celebrating in the first place. Their birthday is to celebrate them and the year of memories you have made together.

DO YOU BRING TREATS TO THEIR CLASSROOM? Taking treats to your child’s class can give them another chance to celebrate with friends who may not be invited to the party. However, many schools have rules regarding outside snacks. If you choose to bring treats, be sure to bring enough for everyone, be aware of any allergies, and take the teacher’s time into consideration. Snacks should be easy to distribute, eat, and clean up. IS GIFT OPENING A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE EVENT? Pros and cons can be said for both sides, but remember – guests have put their time, energy and finances into selecting the perfect gift. If gifts are opened on site, have a rule that they all can be looked at, but will be put away for use or play after the party. Where you choose to open these gifts is up to you, but be sure to let your guests know that you appreciate their efforts. A verbal ‘thank you’ and a written card are always appreciated.

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From a child’s first birthday “cake smash” to their final sleepover with friends, how they celebrate their birthday is as unique as they are. Here are a few tips to help you navigate birthday party do’s and don’ts.


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The Best Birthday Bash

Birthdays can be one of the best days of the year. Children get to be the life of the party, eat their favorite foods, play games, and get new toys. Make your little one’s day special by planning the perfect party!

BIRTHDAY CAKE Theme the cake around something your child enjoys, like a TV show, animal, sport, or hobby – with the colors matching the decor and party theme. Choose your child’s favorite flavor and make sure to order enough for everyone!

BALLOONS Use an array of brightly colored latex balloons or themed foil helium balloons and get creative with balloon placement! Try taping several balloons to a wall to display the child’s age or to create a festive entryway.

Give the guests a way to remember the day with a party favors bag! These bags can include glow sticks, small toys, stuffed animals, crayons, notepads, party sunglasses, candy, jewelry, and other fun small items.

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BOUNCE CASTLE To really impress guests, rent a bounce castle for the children to play on. They are available in a variety of colors and models, such as the traditional bounce castle, inflatable slides, and inflatable obstacle courses.

MAGICIAN A birthday party magician will amaze your guests. They will perform simple magic effects, illusions, and comedy. The magician will wear a unique outfit with a cape, top hat, and the magic wand to enthrall viewers with their abilities.

FOOD When choosing food to serve, pick fun and easy-to-eat food like pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, and kebabs. Have multiple options so picky-eaters won’t have an empty stomach. TIP: Avoid serving unfamiliar or complex food.

DECORATIONS Decorations create a fun atmosphere! After figuring out a theme or color scheme, pick out balloons, streamers, banners, and tablecloths. Choose high-quality decorations that complement other aspects of the party.

INVITATIONS Use invitations that fit the theme or color scheme of the party. Include the date, time, what to bring (like a swimsuit for a pool party), address, driving directions if it is hard to find, and your name and number for RSVPs. Black Hills Parent

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ASK THE DOCTOR What can I do to help prepare my child for a healthy start to the school year? Getting your kids ready to start the school year involves more than just buying school supplies and shopping for new clothes. It means strengthening their health so that they’ll be physically and emotionally ready for the challenges of heading back to school or starting school for the very first time. Consider the following tips to help prepare your child for a healthy start to the new school year. First of all, it is important to power up their nutrition with a variety of fresh organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, and lean meats. Secondly, be sure to keep your children physically active with things like swimming, baseball, hiking, and family camping trips. Third, mentally prepare your children by having them read

books about a month before school starts and work them back into a normal school sleep routine. Fourth, visit with your local chiropractor to make sure their backpack fits appropriately so that it will not cause back pain and headaches in the future. Lastly, make sure your children continue to wash their hands to stop the spreading of germs. Following these simple tips will ensure your child is on track for a healthy start to the new school year. Dr. Robert Kuyper Alternative Health Care Center

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AMAZING KID BUZZ From day one, Vincent Van Liere has loved the game of golf. Now, at eight years old, he is taking the lead, tournament after tournament, across the country.

taking a swing Vincent Van Liere is eight years old and is advancing in golf quickly. “He had just turned three,” his dad Tim said, “and I showed him about 10 shots, gave him a little driver, and teed up his first ball.” Vincent took his first swing and the ball was airborne; second ball – airborne, and again with a third ball. “It was unreal,” says Tim. Now, five years later, Vincent has played in multiple tournaments, both locally and regionally. In April 2017, he entered the US Kids Tour in Denver, Colo. Winning the series of six different tournaments Vincent has qualified to compete at the US Kids Golf World Championships – a competition between 1,600 athletes represented by 50 different countries.

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BUZZ AMAZING KID

Not many 13-year-old girls are accomplished BMX athletes and cultured world travelers. But, Box Elder’s Caitlin (CJ) Parks isn’t your normal girl. By Kelsey Sinclair

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Like many military kids, CJ has moved around the world. She was born in New Jersey, lived in the small German town Spangdahlem for six years, then headed to Rapid City where she has lived for the past four years. Her dad, Timothy Parks, is in the 28th Civil Engineer squadron in the Air Force; her mom, Tina Parks, works at the Childhood Development Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Moving around has affected her friendships, as she modestly describes herself as “awkward”; but BMX has allowed CJ to maintain connections worldwide. “I am a shy kid, so I don’t get out there much to talk to people,” said CJ about her school friendships, but she has been able to get out of her shell through BMX. The sport has made her

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more confident and is a shared interest with her racing friends. “I have made quite a few friends from races: a lot in Rapid City and Aberdeen, a couple in Wyoming, and in Nebraska, too.” She is close with the other racers at Box Elder BMX Raceway, as well, and her team – Elite Racing Products. At nine years old, CJ became interested in BMX after driving past the raceway with her parents. After some convincing, they watched some races and eventually her parents let her give it a shot. Today, her love of the sport is still alive. “I enjoy it so much that I beg my parents to go every night. I like the thrill you get from racing,” said CJ; and her dedication is clear to anyone who meets her.

Initially, CJ’s mom tried to steer her to a safer sport, but fully supported her daughter when she realized how passionate she was about riding. “I get nervous watching her all the time,” said Tina, “especially now that she is racing boys. Boys are a little bit more aggressive than the girls, but she holds her own.” BMX is, like many sports, heavily male dominated. It can be intimidating to be getting ready to go at the starting line and see only men. CJ hopes other girls will want to try BMX, especially for what it has given her — the confidence, athleticism, travel, and – most of all – it is fun! In August, she will be starting high school at Douglas High School, and despite having just graduated middle school,


The boys are agressive, but she holds her own.

she has already held the State Championship and is currently leading her district. Her accomplishments have not been without hard work and dedication, though. She practices three nights a week, with each practice going for several hours, and races every other night except Saturday. CJ doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let her lofty practice regime affect her grades, but she does have to prioritize her time. She chooses to go to practice rather than the movies on a Friday night like other kids her age. Recently, CJ has changed her competition age group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; now riding against older racers of any gender. But, for fiercelycompetitive CJ, she welcomes the new challenge and hopes the increased competition level will help make her a better biker.

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fall favorites Fall means cooler temperatures, changing and falling leaves, and many fun activities to enjoy â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Â together. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a perfect time to start some new traditions your family will look forward to each year. Here are some ideas to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Pumpkins are a symbol of fall, and you can easily incorporate them into your family’s seasonal traditions. Take the kids to a pumpkin patch and pick the perfect one as a family. While you carve it, try different pumpkin recipes like pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread, or roasted pumpkin seeds. Have each family member choose a small pumpkin or gourd and paint silly faces on them for another fun idea.

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As the nights get cooler, find time to sit around the campfire as a family, either in the backyard or at a local park. Start a fun tradition as you roast hot dogs, make s’mores, and tell ghost stories. As fall approaches, the apples are everywhere! Stop by the Farmer’s Market, pick up some apple cider, and try some cider donuts. Back at home, try making homemade applesauce, apple pies, or apple pancakes. Don’t forget to add some fresh picked apples to the lunch boxes.   For the older kids, try braving a haunted house together. Nothing says family bonding more than exploring a haunted house and experiencing thrills around every corner. Not ready for something so scary? Let the kids test their navigation skills as you work your way through a corn maze.   Many families enjoy sports and football is a favorite fall pastime. Attend a high school, college, or professional game as a family. Try tailgating before the game and have fun cheering on your team together. Can’t make it to the game? It’s just as fun to root for your team from the comfort of your own living room! Prepare some delicious snacks and watch the game together.

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Fall is the perfect time to plant bulbs and trees. Use the opportunity to teach your kids about gardening. Let them help pick out items and plant them in your yard. If you plant a tree, start a tradition of taking a family photo in front of it each year. Over time it will be fun to compare the tree’s growth, as well as your family. As the leaves begin to change, take a scenic drive. Stop and get ice cream along the way or take a pit stop at a local playground to break up the windshield time. You may also have a lot of leaves in your yard to clean up. Have the kids help rake them into a big pile and jump in. Don’t forget to snap some photos that are certain to be in the running for the family Christmas card. Everyone enjoys comfort food. Get the kids involved in cooking so they can learn to make your family’s favorite foods. It’s also a good time to come up with some new recipes to enjoy in the years to come. While you are cooking, talk to them about the importance of family traditions. Family traditions are easy to start and worthwhile to continue. As your children grow, they may not remember everything you hope they will, but the traditions that you return to, year after year, will create lasting memories that they will treasure for a lifetime.

Sarah Lyons is a wife and mother of six children, including triplets. She enjoys taking the kids to the pumpkin patch and the apple orchard each year.

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Fall is the perfect time to cozy up around the fire. Grab your ingredients and marshmallow sticks, then try something new with these creative s’more recipes! BANANA & NUTELLA S’MORES • Substitute the chocolate for Nutella spread on both graham crackers and add some sliced bananas. • Need: Graham crackers, Nutella, bananas, marshmallows, knife GUILTY PLEASURE S’MORES • Use your favorite kind of cookie instead of graham crackers. • Need: 2 cookies, chocolate, marshmallows CHEEKY CHOCOLATE S’MORES • Chocoholics only! Use a marshmallow, dark chocolate squares, chocolate graham crackers, and spread Nutella on both graham crackers. •N  eed: chocolate marshmallows, dark chocolate, chocolate graham crackers, Nutella, knife 20

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VERY VANILLA S’MORES • Milk chocolate not your thing? Try Very Vanilla S’mores instead! Use vanilla graham crackers and white chocolate. •N  eed: marshmallows, vanilla graham crackers, and white chocolate BACON BRUNCH S’MORES • Combine savory and sweet with the Bacon Brunch S’more. Spread caramel on both graham crackers, and add bacon between the bottom graham cracker and marshmallow. •N  eed: Marshmallow, graham crackers, cooked half pieces of bacon, caramel spread, and knife S’MORE SUNDAE • Add a small layer of vanilla ice cream between the marshmallow and chocolate for a cool treat! •N  eed: marshmallow, chocolate, graham crackers, vanilla ice cream, and knife

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READING’S NEW AGE According to reading guru Dr. Robert Arnio, “Nothing improves self-esteem better than success.” With his help, the Rapid City school system has improved how students at any level can receive individualized learning support.

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Think of any task—a carnival ring-toss, speaking Greek, barrel racing—and imagine your reaction when asked to do it. If you’re a 25-year-old local bronc rider, then you’re probably not interested in the ring-toss, you’re confident about trying the barrels—and pretty sure that you can’t speak Greek. On the other hand, a visiting five-year-old Greek child might be excited about the ring toss, afraid of horses, and talking up a storm in his native language. In these examples, our interests, perceived abilities, and the context of the situation blend

together to create a feeling— Excited? Bored? Determined? Afraid? Then we react. “People turn off if a task is too easy or too hard,” says Dr. Robert Arnio, founder of Learning Solutions in Rapid City. “When something is beyond a person’s ability, and seemingly unattainable, eventually he’ll say, ‘I’m not good at that.’ If we are truly not good at something and not going to get better, then it’s healthy to veer away. But when children believe they can’t learn something that they really are able to learn, that’s called

learned helplessness. Learned helplessness is not our friend.” One of Dr. Arnio’s specialty areas is reading. “Reading is often associated with intelligence,” he says, “and many people think they’re ‘not good at it.’ This causes all kinds of insecurities.” There are many reasons unrelated to a child’s innate abilities that might cause her to “veer away” from reading. Maybe her eyes aren’t tracking together, or her vocabulary or comprehension isn’t as strong as her classmates’. Now, just imagine having 25 students in one room, all with their particular reading interests, levels, abilities, weaknesses, and assumptions. Imagine trying to create lesson plans that work for all 25—especially considering that reading is key to how we


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A DESTRUCTIVE STRUGGLE

A PRODUCTIVE STRUGGLE

• Leads to frustration. •M  akes learning goals feel hazy and out of reach. • Feels fruitless. •L  eaves students feeling abandoned and on their own. • Creates a sense of inadequacy.

• Leads to understanding. •M  akes learning goals feel attainable and effort seem worthwhile. • Yields results. •L  eads students to feelings of empowerment and efficacy. • Creates a sense of hope.

“Everyone knows that Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, but nobody cares how long it took him,” Dr. Arnio says. “We’ve been measuring processing speeds for a long time, and they’re important when it comes to success in general learning and in a school setting. Students with lower processing speeds have trouble keeping up with group instruction. However, the origin of speed lags is more related to physiology than learning—and it has no relationship to IQ. That means that slow processing speeds do not show up on achievement tests if you’re given enough time to take a test. And in my experience, processing speeds can be improved with the correct interventions.”

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learn most content in most subjects. Teachers are given an impossible task. “It’s literally impossible—when working in groups, even small groups—to reach all students at their learning levels, to help them reach their maximum potential,” Dr. Arnio says. “For example, any fifth-grade teacher can have students reading at the first-grade level through the tenth-grade level. That teacher will work desperately to provide instruction at each level, but the range is just too diverse to teach thoroughly.” This scenario is one of many reasons that Dr. Arnio has spent the last 25 years in researching tools to assist families to address deficits or challenges in several subjects. It’s also why he recommended

Reading Plus to the Rapid City school system. After testing in a pilot program, Reading Plus was implemented beginning with the 2016–2017 school year. How it Works Reading Plus is a guided, web-based, silent-reading supplement to traditional education. After being assessed for reading rate, comprehension, and vocabulary, kids read text through a Guided Window. The window continually adjusts the flow of words based on the child’s progress, at the same time providing content at a suitable level. As the child progresses, the content difficulty increases accordingly in more than 20 different sub-skills of reading. In fiction and nonfiction,

Dr. Arnio says that in any given public-school classroom, about 40% of the children are functioning “in the norm,” or at a level that would test in accordance with their grade level; about 20% usually tend to be accelerated students, who require additional support to continue their engagement. That means that as many as 40% of the class might lag behind the “norm” in some areas. In approaching students at all levels, teachers work with several key learning concepts that help them reach more kids more of the time. For example, the “Zone of Proximal Development” is the scope of learning that a person can achieve with assistance from someone with more experience or knowledge. Teachers, tutors, books, and learning tools push students past what they can learn on their own. And from each individual’s standpoint, engaging in “productive struggle” is effective. Productive struggle is effortful practice — where the student must become engaged and work to understand something. Assuming a task is achievable, then the “struggle” part results in success, and an awareness of how skill building works. How students “feel” about learning is also influenced by the world they live in, and sometimes cultural or gender biases influence what children think they can learn. “We can help every kid to learn to learn,” Dr. Arnio says. “For example, regardless of what cultural influences might tell girls, they can make great mathematicians. And regardless of what students might think about their ability to read, they can excel—sometimes much past their expectations.” Programs like Reading Plus can help teachers to focus in on what students might need to advance their skills, thus maximizing their potential to “productively struggle” within the Zone, and maximizing their future successes.

and in a variety of subject areas, kids begin wherever they naturally are, and then catch up to their class level, progress with their class level, or, for kids who read above their class level, learn advanced concepts. Students can focus on main ideas in writing, how language is used, structures of sentences, authors’ points of view, reasoning, and other comprehensive reading skills— all at their individual paces. Black Hills Parent

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By Jenna Carda As the school year approaches, students’ responsibilities begin to add up. As Joe Carlin III and Chelsey Christensen know all too well, balance during the school year takes a fair amount of dedication, a way to prioritize, and a lot of flexibility. Both Joe and Chelsey started their athletic careers at a young age – their parents enrolling them into Mom and Tot classes through program centers for coordination and activity purposes. And, as time went on, their love for gymnastics…stuck. In the fall, Joe will be heading to University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Chelsey will be going to the University of Missouri – both competing in the sport they adore. Gymnastics provides more variation than a lot of sports, according to Joe. “Every single day you’re doing something different. There are six events, and each day I can still do something new.” Of course with new skills come trials. “Learning something new can be pretty frustrating, just because you have to do it over again,” explains Chelsey. “Once you finally get a challenging skill, the feeling of success is so worth it.” On top of the challenges athletes face in their sport, add the title of student in front of athlete and more hurdles appear. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), over 55 percent of all high school students play a sport. Between friends, family, classes, and homework – then practices and competitions – the middle ground can be a difficult balance to find. For Joe and Chelsey, time management and support is what they accredit their success to. During the school year a typical day was filled with extra curricular activities, classes, running home to grab something to eat then on their way to the gym, then wrapping up their evening with homework. “It’s difficult to fit it all in,” says Chelsey. Joe agrees – it all comes down to the choices and priorities students make along the way. “Everything’s a priority, but you have to choose which is greater in that moment,” explains Joe. “Do I have a lot of homework? If so, I may need to leave practice a little earlier.” Priorities shift and parents begin to realize the importance of support and flexibility, too. Both Chelsey’s mom, Rochelle Christensen, and Joe’s mom, Michele Carlin, believe parents should guide and lay the groundwork for their student athlete if they have the drive to do something. “Although it can be hard,” says Rochelle, “you just have to make sure they are living a healthy lifestyle while helping them succeed.” “Don’t dread anything; enjoy, support, and find a love of the sport like they do,” says Michele. Although the responsibilities may add up and tower over your student athlete, the skills they learn and the support they receive along the way makes finding their individual balance a little easier.

Joe and Chelsey know what it takes to be a successful student and an accomplished athlete. Now, their journey is taking them from Rapid City to compete at a college level in Nebraska and Missouri.

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You may recognize Brian Mueller as the Chief Deputy for Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, but he is also an outstanding volunteer baseball coach, on and off, for the past 21 years.

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rian Mueller is the definition of a coach of excellence — from his passion of the sport and eagerness to see athletes learn, to his dedication to his team and the positive example he sets. “Brian is an exceptional coach who takes a genuine interest in each player,” explains Shon Anderson, a parent to one of Brian’s athletes. “He coaches them in a manner that best suits their personality while ensuring they have fun and learn the game.” Danie Koskan – another team parent – agrees. “Whether it’s an easy win, a disappointing loss, or an awesome comeback, Coach Mueller finds a way to use what just happened to speak into his players’ lives.” Brian grew up in a small Iowa town playing a variety of sports, but his love of baseball stayed with him throughout the years. He helped a friend coach a team, and now 21 years later, Brian is still mentoring and teaching kids important skills that go beyond little league. Youth sports are a small, but important, chapter in kids’ lives, and Brian sees it as his window of opportunity to make a difference. “I realize that our kids are only young and involved in these types of activities for a short time in their life,” explains Brian, “so it is extremely important to be there and be supportive and volunteer in areas where you may have the time, skills, and ability to make a positive difference for them and others on their teams.” The Blaze team in the Canyon Lake Little League division has seen some huge successes in their past season. They worked hard as a team and came together to see wins, but Brian is more impressed by their attitude along the way. “I am proud of their skill level, but I am most proud of their effort and how they supported their teammates at the end of the season in our victories and our defeats.” Brian enjoys being a volunteer coach – being available to help his kids, and other peoples’ children – when they may not have the time or skills to do it themselves — making him a true coach of excellence.

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For the first time in the Rapid City Flame’s history, a powerlifting team led by Colter has been added. The three athletes pictured to the right, Ruben, Robert, and Zackery, broke their personal records and were each awarded medals at the 2017 State Games.

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olter Dunagan wears a lot of hats throughout his day. To his two young children, he is Dad; to SD School of Mines & Technology he is a research assistant and an engineering graduate student; and at Rushmore CrossFit and to four athletes on the Special Olympics’s Rapid City Flame – Colter is Coach. About a year and a half ago, Colter began to brainstorm ways he could bring positivity into his life and how he could use his knowledge to help others. When someone tagged him in a Facebook video – the idea clicked. Rapid City had never had a powerlifting team with the Special Olympics before, but Colter was eager to get connected. After reaching out, he got the program set up and three athletes were added to his team – eventually adding a fourth this year. The ultimate goal of training is to do well at the South Dakota Special Olympics every year in May. This year, all four athletes received medals in their divisions with the hard work they’ve put in and an outstanding coach leading the way.

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“Colter has developed incredible coaching ability to tailor to each athlete in the same session,” explains Traie Roberson, owner at Rushmore CrossFit. “He spends countless hours researching and learning the best practices for special needs athletes.” And he does it for the love of his team. “The biggest success as a coach is watching the progress the athletes make,” says Colter. The guys are lifting three times more than what they began at and their health is getting better. According to countless journals and researchers, weightlifting benefits both cognitive function and overall health – a big win in Colter’s book. “Knowing I’m helping them be healthier in the long term is all I could ask for as a coach.” Usually, when the state competition ends for Special Olympics – so does the coaching explains Anne Marie Wilson, a parent to one of Colter’s athletes. However, the powerlifting team has continued year-round to maintain stamina and enforce what they have learned through repetition thanks to Colter’s selflessness. The team practices once each week and it’s something everyone looks forward to. Coming in to the gym hyped up and enthusiastic, the energy is magnetic. “I’m pretty sure it’s one of the best parts of their week, and I know it’s one of the best parts of mine,” says Colter.


Colter Dunagan began coaching powerlifting for the Rapid City Flame about two years ago. With four athletes in training – the success and skills they are learning come second to the fun they have together.

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he love of sports started at a young age for Dan Buehler of Hill City, following in his grandfather’s footsteps. Now, with three sons of his own, Dan has been the coach for four different teams including: soccer, basketball, and three football teams – currently coaching the Custer Ravens Peewees. In 2014, Dan’s oldest son reached the age to play football in the Black Hills Youth Football League, Dan watched practices and games from the sidelines. After watching coaches come and go throughout the season, Dan decided to step up to bring consistency to the team. Little did he know he would be the head coach the following year for the Custer Ravens Mighty Mite. “It feels great having an influence to set positive examples and help the kids become better individuals,” Dan reminisces looking back on the years of coaching. “I enjoy teaching fundamentals and instilling a good work ethic, especially at an early age.” Dan is phenomenal in all aspects of coaching. He instills confidence, discipline, sportsmanship, and drive into football — an inspirational person to all he’s involved with. In a parent’s email titled “overheard in the locker room,” Dan read the story of his team waiting for each other in the locker room to walk out to football practice together. When one child was upset about his missing practice pants, the other teammates lifted him up and ensured him they wouldn’t leave him behind. The kids helped the boy gather his things and they walked out together. “Coaching is one of the few jobs where you can look back and see your personal contribution and relish all the memories through the journey,” explains Dan. “We can make a lasting impact as coaches and more is learned than just the sport.” In 2015 – the Mighty Mite team was the first Raven team to make it to the playoffs. The following year, the Junior Peewee team scored a winning season with impressive statistics taking the title of Superbowl champions. Although the numbers are impressive, Dan has three simple goals he leaves his athletes to remember: have fun, build relationships, and learn the fundamentals. “Good things will happen if you stay focused and work hard in all aspects of life. We’ve had some amazing times together and will have many more.”

Dan Buehler, the Resource Manager at Neiman Enterprises Inc. in Hill City, is the volunteer coach for the Black Hills Youth Football Custer Ravens Peewee team.

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IF SERENA CAN DO IT, CAN YOU? TODAY'S VIEWS ON FITNESS AND PREGNANCY By Kristin Donnan

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BABY ON BOARD

Recently, elite female athletes have changed our perceptions of what it means to be pregnant. Of course, they’re not the only women who run, swim, and play while carrying babies, but the whole world has seen inspiring images of these Olympians doing things we would not imagine possible. Okay, maybe we can imagine athletic goddess Serena Williams as able to play some tennis while eight weeks’ pregnant—but for heaven’s sake, she won the Australian Open, without dropping a set. Dana Vollmer, at 26 weeks, swam a 50-meter freestyle preliminary race, less than a year after earning the first Olympic Gold Medal to be won by an American

swimmer who is also a mother. Finally, Alysia Montaño has run two 800-meter USA Track and Field Championship races while pregnant. The first was in 2014 at eight months’ pregnant; this year she did it again at five months. But you don’t have to be a superstar to prove that physical fitness translates to pregnancy fitness. Locally, fitness coach and Koko FitClub owner Diane Knutson conducted her own pregnancy-fitness routine, setting a healthy example for Black Hills area moms-to-be. “Both labor and recovery would have been harder if I were not in shape,” Diane says. “I can’t imagine what I would have done—because my


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“Think of labor and delivery as the ultimate endurance test,” Dr. Angela Anderson says. “You would not want to walk into a marathon without training, so don’t do the same thing with labor and delivery.”

training came in very handy.” So handy, in fact, that Diane believes her fitness saved the day. When Diane went into the hospital after about four hours of labor, she was dilated seven centimeters and everyone predicted a quick delivery. However, little Bridgette took a detour, getting caught behind Diane’s pelvic bone, and the two of them did the labor dance for 12 more hours. “Thankfully, I was able to do squats throughout my pregnancy, and so I used the squatting bar in the hospital room. I stayed in that position for about an hour, moving around, helping to reposition the baby. It worked!”

Above, Diane Knutson (left) works with Corttnee Schmidt— who hikes, runs, rock climbs, snowboards, lifts weights, and does water sports in her non-pregnant life. Diane is used to assisting pregnant women at Koko FitClub through implementing customized routines, some formulated for pregnancy. Like Diane, Corttnee found that staying active, “whether walking, swimming, or doing squats and lunges,” kept her spirits up through pregnancy and got her ready to “hold six to ten pounds, all day, every day.” Doctors say that exercise is great for most pregnant women, “athletes” or not. Everyone agrees that it’s best to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime— especially when pregnant—but doctors generally say that if a woman is exercising in her day-to-day life, then she can safely continue “doing her thing” during her pregnancy. “Regular physical activity during pregnancy improves and maintains physical fitness, which helps with weight management, reduces the

risk of gestational diabetes in obese women, and enhances psychological well-being,” says Angela Anderson, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Rapid City Medical Center. Although scientific trials are limited on the subject, Anderson reports observational studies from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that also correlate fitness with fewer cesarean and other operative deliveries, as well Black Hills Parent

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As busy as Diane is, she also makes time for another passion— reducing light pollution. “I want to prove that we can operate successful businesses without sacrificing harmony with Nature.” Look for her at Dark Sky events in Rapid City.

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as better postpartum recovery time. “For those who do not already have an exercise regime, I encourage them to start one,” Dr. Anderson adds. “Even something as simple as walking every day can help lower glucose levels in women with gestational diabetes, help prevent preeclampsia, and even lower overall weight gain during pregnancy.” For Diane, seeing is believing. An avid hiker and outdoorswoman, she’s seen first-hand the positive impact of regular exercise in her body. However, she’s not alone, since she also trains women at Koko FitClub. “We’ve had pregnant moms at the club, both first- and second42

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time moms. We help them train until they feel comfortable; sometimes they take some time off and then come back,” she says. She’s seen them through their entire terms— including postpartum recovery. “In my experience, a woman should not come back too fast or hard. I couldn’t even do a treadmill workout for several weeks. You’re sleep deprived, and your body needs time to rest and recover.” Routines & Cautions Dr. Anderson notes that pregnancy is a time when women are especially conscious about their bodies and their overall physical fitness.

“Women tend to be highly motivated to improve their health during pregnancy, and exercise is a great way to do that,” she says. Her go-to routine: try to fit in at least 150 minutes per week of exercise. “Yoga is generally safe for pregnant women, and can increase maternal strength and fitness while reducing stress,” she says. “I do recommend avoiding hot yoga sessions, and modifying positions if they are uncomfortable.” She also recommends walking, and says that whatever exercise you choose, creating a regimen can help—including a five-minute warm up, a 30-minute exercise


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program, and a five- to ten-minute cool down. “However, at any stage of pregnancy, if you begin feeling ill or have difficulty talking, you may be pushing too hard,” she says. Of course, some women must be especially cautious about overdoing, and exercise might be limited or even contraindicated for patients with certain conditions. “Bleeding, preeclampsia, and preterm labor are a few reasons to take it easy during pregnancy,” Dr. Anderson says, “and women with heart or lung disease should avoid strenuous exercise.” She also notes that times have changed. “Bed rest is hardly ever prescribed anymore”—a fact that

Diane Knutson, shown above with her husband Andrew and baby Bridgette, grew up playing sports “in every season.” She then worked for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes’ athletics department and earned degrees in Community Health and Recreation Administration. After opening her own fitness club, she soon realized that her lifelong exercise regimen was a lifesaver when it came to pregnancy, including delivery “As a business owner, you don’t get maternity leave,” she says.

illustrates how our understandings of pregnancy have changed over recent generations. Still, “most people feel that women are too delicate during pregnancy to exercise,” Dr. Anderson adds. “In most cases, that isn’t true. We encourage women to engage in exercise during all stages of life, including pregnancy. Just remember to consult your physician before beginning a new regimen.”

Pregnancy affords a special moment to pay attention to your baby—and to you. So go for it! If you’re a newly pregnant mom who always wished she’d been more fit, then Dr. Anderson says now’s the time. Our local moms agree—and all of our experts rely on walking as their foundational, daily exercise. Plus, if you’re already an elite athlete, keep going. You might not win the Open, but you’ll feel great. Black Hills Parent

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FAMILY ADVENTURE FITNESS

FIVE TRAILS NOT TO MISS The Black Hills has over a hundred miles of scenic hiking trails with a wide range of ages and skill-levels â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the perfect place to introduce younger children to hiking in the great outdoors! Here are a few of our favorites to try this fall. By Kelsey Sinclair

CATHEDRAL SPIRE This short and enjoyable trail offers a look at the unique rock formations of Custer State Park and views of Black Elk Peak, Cathedral Spires, and the Black Hills Forest. To go to the trailhead, drive one mile east of Sylvan Lake on Needles Highway (Highway 87). This trail climbs to a high elevation, so it will take about one hour. If you still have energy after hiking the Cathedral Spires, continue the increasingly strenuous trail to Little Devils Tower. Admission to Custer State Park is $20 per car. This pass is valid for seven days after purchase. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. DIFFICULTY (1-5): 3

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Hikers will get to explore the Friendship Tower built in 1919 by Deadwood’s Seth Bullock as a memorial to his friend Theodore Roosevelt – a short but rewarding trail. The path is not strenuous, goes through a beautiful forested area, and is especially scenic when the leaves begin to change colors. To get to the trailhead, take US Highway 85 north from Deadwood for two miles. Turn onto Forest Service road 133 and drive two more miles. (The trailhead is near the picnic area.) It is about a half mile, so plan on an hour or less. DIFFICULTY (1-5): 1

BUZZARD’S ROOST Buzzard’s Roost offers trails for every skill level. The highlight of this area is the view from the Lookout, which has 360-degree views of the surrounding Black Hills Forest wilderness. The trailhead is located five miles west of Rapid City when traveling on Highway 44. Parking is on the left near the Black Hills National Forest sign.

Hiking at Buzzard’s Roost is free and dogs are allowed. The elevation and distance will depend on the trail you decide to take, but be prepared to spend at least one hour here. DIFFICULTY (1-5): VARIES

FOSSIL EXHIBIT TRAIL The Fossil Exhibit Trail will transport your family back to a time when dinosaurs, alligators, and rhinos roamed the arid Badlands. This kid-friendly trail follows a boardwalk path with replicas of fossils that have been found here and informative displays that showcase the Badland’s paleontological past. Admission to the Badlands costs $20 per car, and leashed pets are allowed in developed areas, such as campsites and parking lots, but not on trails. The round-trip hike is a quarter of a mile with no elevation change, so it will take about 30 minutes. To get to the Fossil Exhibit Trail, go west from the Ben Reifel Visitor Center on Badlands Loop Road for about five miles. Difficulty (1-5): 1

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Rapid City mom Jenna Gitzke loves getting out in the hills and enjoying time with her family. “Hiking together provides a special time to enjoy the simple things in life. It makes it possible for the kids to go on adventures and use their imaginations.”

RANKIN RIDGE TRAIL Although the fire tower is not open to the public, this nature trail goes right by it, with fantastic panoramic views of the Black Hills and nearby prairies. The trail curves through a Ponderosa Pine forest, gradually becoming rockier. Stone steps lead to the top near the tower before the trail starts descending. It is free to hike in Wind Cave National Park, but pets are not allowed. This trail is a mile long and climbs about 250 feet in elevation. It will take approximately 30 minutes. DIFFICULTY (1-5): 3

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COLUMN COUNSELING

Friendship Matters How Nurturing Your Child’s Friendships Early Can Pay Dividends By Wendy & Craig Mullins Psychotherapists at LMB, Live. Move. Be.

We are social beings; friendships are important at every stage of life. Research has pinpointed the role of friendships as an influential and minimized factor in mental wellbeing, physical health, job satisfaction, and overall functioning. Simply put, life is just better with friends. But sometimes the world of friendship can make for tricky waters to navigate. As child psychiatrist, Stanley Greenspan, explained: “a new world of complex relationships and feelings opens up when the peer group takes its place alongside the family as the emotional focus of the child’s life. Early peer relationships contribute significantly to the child’s ability to participate in a group (and in that sense, society) deal with competition and disappointment, enjoy the intimacy of friendships, and intuitively understand social relationships as they play out at school, in the neighborhood, and later in the workplace and adult family.” The playground makes for formative learning in a child’s life, and parents can impact social development at multiple different stages: Early Childhood Does your child naturally show interest in others through observation or joining? If you see limited interest or difficulty with the give-and-take in play, facilitate play dates or engage in “people watching” with your child, using simple language to narrate playful interactions that you observe between kids on the playground. At this age, relationships with family members are the major ingredients of social-emotional development, but a pinch of peer play adds a good measure of sweetness. 48

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Preschool-Early School Age Testing the waves of cooperative play in preschool/kindergarten can introduce kid drama. We see the egocentricity of childhood more than ever here, but there are tricks to coaching our kids’ social knowhows. Social stories/videos may be helpful in walking a child through responding to situations like classmates taking a desired crayon or friends claiming dibs on the scooter. Daily efforts to teach children sharing, turn-taking, waiting, self-advocacy, gratitude, temper-control, and helpfulness pay dividends. Elementary Age Industry vs. inferiority is the developmental conflict that psychologist Erik Erikson pinned to this stage. School-aged kids start realizing the products of their abilities, which builds confidence. Parents can support their social competencies by weighing in on playground politics that become trickier over time, helping them to navigate dynamics while welcoming their problemsolving. If we seize this window, and if we’re observant, we can handpick friends who connect on more meaningful levels. Tweens-Teens In today’s system, everything starts earlier – the awkward conversations, bodyimage issues, unfairness, insecurities, responsibilities, and now the begging-foriPhones and social media conflicts. With technology’s influence, many kids are growing up before they’re ready. Parents are challenged with setting appropriate boundaries for the media that kids have the propensity to ingest. Guiding them to expand their interests outside of electronics

Long before Zuckerberg thought of Facebook, before Laverne found her Shirley, even before Charlie Brown and Linus, Winnie the Poo understood that, “good friends will stick with you until you’re unstuck.”

is fruitful. A healthy measure of participation in extracurricular activities not only fosters passions and purpose, but yields possibilities for friendships built around common interests. Parents are in the unique position of spurring along emotional growth, selfcontrol, ingenuity, and empathy in our kids, but coaches and teachers are also vital to social-emotional development. Coaches foster personal responsibility, accountability to a team, and a genuine championing of others’ talents. Teachers facilitate friendships through paired learning opportunities, lunchtime conversations, and playground games. As the school year starts, recognize the significance that friendships inevitably play in your child’s learning, and make a point to encourage healthy social development… the year 2027 thanks you.


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COLUMN LEGAL

Up To Date? First, a little vocab: Decedent – person who has died, whose estate needs to be administered Estate Planning Documents – Will, Power of Attorney, Healthcare Directive, Trust, etc. By Jennifer Tomac Attorney at Law, Tomac & Tomac

In 1986 Steven Jones wrote a Will. He named his brother, Ted, as the Executor of his Estate and the Trustee of a Trust he set up for his children.

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In 1994, Steven learned of some horrible things Ted has done and said about Steven and his children. Steven confronted Ted and they had a huge fight. On August 2, 2001, Steven died unexpectedly of a heart attack; he hadn’t spoken to Ted in over seven years. Unfortunately, Steven had not thought to update his Will and Trust. Steven’s family asked Ted to step aside and allow someone else to serve as the Executor and Trustee, but Ted refused. Steven’s family ended up spending four years fighting with Ted for access to the money Steven had left for his children. By the time the fighting was over, almost half of the money had gone to pay legal fees. All of that could have been avoided if Steven had executed a one-page amendment removing Ted as Executor and Trustee and appointing someone else. Some of the saddest cases I have handled when I worked for the probate system were not cases where the decedent didn’t have a Will, but where they had a Will that was

outdated. In some circumstances, like the story above, the outdated Will puts into action scenarios that the decedent would never have wanted. All too often we think of estate planning as a “one and done” event, and that simply isn’t the case. As our lives change, we have to review our important documents to make sure that they accurately reflect our current wishes and meet the needs of our family. The good news is that, in most cases, updating your estate planning documents can be relatively easy. Events like birthdays and anniversaries are good times to stop and think about the happenings of the past year. When looking over the events of the past year, you should consider updating your estate planning documents if any of the following events took place: • Marriage • Divorce • Birth of a child (or grandchildren) • Move to a different state • Purchase of a home • Purchase of real estate in a state other than the state where you live • Death of a family member • Significant disagreement/argument with a family member


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By Jenna Carda During her short time before passing, Kenadi taught her family more lessons of love, of life, and of compassion than could be imagined. Now, three years later, the foundation made in her name is spreading that kindness and graciousness to others. “As we grieve our loss, we take comfort in creating this foundation to carry on with her amazing spirit,” Kenadi’s mom Kelly Weis-Schultz shares. The Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation was established in 2014 and holds the vision of creating a world of acceptance, love, and success for children of all abilities and their families.

“We are changing the way people think about someone who has special needs through the small things that we are doing – educating and bringing people together,” Tessa Braddy, Kenadi’s Auntie Tess, expresses. The vision starts with a playground destination that will promote inclusive play in multisensory environments, allowing children of all abilities to learn, explore, imagine, and laugh side by side. “The playground is one of the first places that kids start learning about friendships, love and interacting together,” Lori Deibert, Kenadi’s Grandma Jean says. “It’s a place to come together and have fun.” In addition to a massive playground destination that will make an impact on the community of Spearfish, the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation is giving back now. Each year, fans, friends and family enjoy a BHSU Yellow Jackets basketball game in addition to entertainment, raffles, and more. With the money raised, the foundation awards the proceeds to one graduating senior in the Special Education program as part of their Memorial Scholarship. “Part of our vision is to assist families with special needs, but it’s grown to ‘how can we help these kids when they aren’t with their families’,” Tessa says. “Having a rockin’ teacher is a part of that.” The list of assistance the foundation provides keeps growing through pairing families with special needs children to respite care and Kenadi’s Closet – an opportunity for families to test equipment before making the costly investment on their own. “When we bring people together for a common goal of embracing our differences, it brings us closer together; it connects us,” Tessa explains. “We’re all in this together,” Lori expresses as she looks back on the work the foundation is doing. “It takes a village,” she says. “And we love our village!” Tessa exclaims. Kenadi Jean Weis is making an impact in the Black Hills further than she could have ever imagined. The forever-five-year-old angel has left a legacy and philosophy that is being carried out by her family far beyond what any would believe possible.

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CALENDAR AUGUST

Tuesday 1

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Black Hills Farmers Market

The largest farmers market in South Dakota promotes nutritious local food choices. Tues. & Thurs.: 2-6:30 p.m., Sat: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 145 E. Omaha St., Rapid City FREE - Every Tuesday

Book Buddies

Join in the fun and listen to favorite stories and songs with a library storyteller. 9:30-10 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171 FREE - Every Tuesday

Storytime & Crafts with Jane

4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft. 10:30-11 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171 FREE - Every Wednesday

Tiny Tales Storytime Library story time will entertain children with storytelling, flannel boards, puppetry and engaging music! 9:30-10 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171 FREE - Every Thursday

Baby Bookworms Storytime

Bring your little ones for a fun-filled story time. 9:30-10 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171

Toddler Tuesday: Camels

Join us for books, puppets, finger plays, songs and crafts to get your preschooler grooving in the Museum! Adult must be in attendance. Age: 2-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, 605.394.6923 FREE - Tuesday 1

Fishing Basics

Learn the basic skills to become a successful angler. Adult must be in attendance. Age: 8+, 6-7 p.m. & 7-8 p.m., Outdoor Campus West, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, 605.394.2310 FREE - Wednesday 2

Camping Skills

Learn the skills necessary to have a successful camping trip. Age: 8-12, 10-11:30 a.m.; 1-2:30 p.m.; 6:30-8 p.m. (family), Outdoor Campus West, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, 605.394.2310 FREE - Thursday 3

Baby Carrie’s Birthday!

Celebrate Caroline Ingalls’s birthday with the Keystone Historical Museum and Keystone Area Historical Society! Enjoy cake and lemonade, gunny sack races and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Keystone Historical Museum, 410 3rd St., Keystone, 605.666.4494 FREE - Thursday 3

Fishing Basics

Learn the basic skills to become a successful angler. Adult must be in attendance. Age: 8+, 10-11 a.m.; 1-2 p.m.; 2-3 p.m., Outdoor Campus West, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, 605.394.2310 FREE - Thursday 3

Youth Rock Climbing

Learn basic rock climbing techniques on a rock wall. Age: 8-12, 1-2 p.m. & 2-3 p.m., Outdoor Campus West, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, 605.394.2310

FREE - Thursday 3

Main Street Concert Series feat. Gary West

Rock out at the Main Street Square Concert series in Downtown Rapid City, featuring live bands, kids activities, and more. 6-9 p.m., Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979 FREE - Saturday 5

Family Dutch Oven Cooking

Learn the cooking techniques and maintenance of a Dutch oven. Adult must be in attendance. Age: 8+, 10 a.m.-noon, Outdoor Campus West, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, 605.394.2310 FREE - Monday 7

Movies Under the Stars: “Storks”

Movies shown every Monday evening at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. 7-10 p.m., Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979 FREE - Tuesday 8

Youth Archery

Learn how to shoot a compound bow and archery hunting techniques. Age: 8-12, 10-11 a.m.; 1-2 p.m. (family); 2-3 p.m. (family), Outdoor Campus West, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, 605.394.2310 Tuesday 8

Toddler Tuesday: Motorcycles

Join us for books, puppets, finger plays, songs and crafts to get your preschooler grooving in the Museum! Adult must be in attendance. Age: 2-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, 605.394.6923

Wednesday 9-11

Tiny Dancing Tumblers

Students will experience tumbling and tricks that they will enjoy as they incorporate these moves with dance. They will also learn a little routine to perform for family members on the last day! Age: 3 1/2-4, 10-10:40 a.m., $45, Age: 5-6, 10:45-11:30 a.m., $49 Prima School of Dancing, 3401 Sturgis Rd., Rapid City, 605.348.8125, primadancing.com FREE - Wednesday 9

Youth Archery

Learn how to shoot a compound bow and archery hunting techniques. Age: 8-12, 10-11 a.m.; 1-2 p.m.; 2-3 p.m. Outdoor Campus West, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, 605.394.2310 FREE - Thursday 10

Fishing Basics

Learn the basic skills to become a successful angler. Adult must be in attendance. Age: 8+, 10-11 a.m.; 11 a.m.noon; 1-2 p.m.; 2-3 p.m., Outdoor Campus West, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, 605.394.2310 FREE - Thursday 10

Main Street Concert Series feat. Little Texas

Rock out at the Main Street Square Concert series in Downtown Rapid City, featuring live bands, kids activities, and more. 6-9 p.m., Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979 FREE - Friday 11

Youth Paddling

Learn paddling techniques and small water craft safety. Adult must be in attendance Age: 8+, times vary, Outdoor Campus West, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, 605.394.2310 FREE - Saturday 12

Youth Shooting Skills

Improve your marksmanship to become a more successful hunter. Age: 8-12, 1-2 p.m. & 2-3 p.m., Outdoor Campus West, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, 605.394.2310

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FREE - Monday 14

Movies Under the Stars: “Finding Dory”

Movies shown every Monday evening at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. 7-10 p.m., Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979 Monday 14

Tatanka Barn Dance

Tatanka Barn Dance! Come learn Line, Square, and Circle dancing with Katie Lautenschlager! Fun for all ages! 7 p.m., Game Lodge Campground, Custer, 605.255.4515 Wednesday 16

Nature Day Camp: All About Buffalo

Come learn fun buffalo facts, how the buffalo helped the Plains Indians survive, and participate in the Custer State Park Buffalo Olympics! Wear water shoes; bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a snack. Reservations are required. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Game Lodge Campground Playground Area, Custer, 605.255.4515 FREE - Thursday 17

Youth Survival Basics

Learn basic survival skills that could save your life if you get lost. Age: 8-12, 1:30-3 p.m. & 6-7:30 p.m., Outdoor Campus West, 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, 605.394.2310 FREE - Thursday 17

Main Street Concert Series feat. Randy McAllister Rock out at the Main Street Square Concert series in Downtown Rapid City, featuring

live bands, kids activities, and more. 6-9 p.m., Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979 Friday 18-27

Central States Fair

The Central States Fair features nine nights of exciting Grandstand Entertainment, including: Motocross, Demolition Derby, three nights of concerts, Ranch Rodeo and three nights of PRCA Range Days Rodeo. All day, Central States Fairgrounds, 800 San Francisco St., Rapid City, 605.355.3861 FREE - Friday 18

1880 Train’s 60th Anniversary Celebration & Local, Military Appreciation

Join us to celebrate our 60th Anniversary of operation! Treats will be served and FREE rides will be given on all departures to locals (SD and WY) and active military. Advanced reservations required. Times vary; 1880 Train, 222 Railroad Ave., Hill City, 605.574.2222

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Head to Echappe Dance Studio and register for classes in ballet, tap, jazz, and more! 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Echappe Dance Stuido, 325 Omaha Ste.2, Rapid City, 605.716.2020

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FREE - Saturday 19

Find Your Park Festival

Activities, ranger talks, park educational information, park products, discounts, environmental games, the Mount Rushmore mascots, Smokey Bear and entertainment will be provided. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979 FREE - Monday 21

Movies Under the Stars: “Open Season”

Movies shown every Monday evening at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. 7-10 p.m., Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979

Friday 18-19

Grand Opening at Academy of Dance

Check out Academy of Dance’s third location in downtown Rapid City! Enjoy mini trial classes, sign up with fall registration and win prizes! See you there! (Fri.)10 a.m.-4 p.m., (Sat.) 9 a.m.-noon, Academy of Dance Arts, 230 Main St., Rapid City, 605.342.4426 Saturday 19

Mount Rushmore Rodeo

Join us for a night of rodeo at Palmer Gulch. Tickets are available for purchase at the rodeo. The event is free for resort guests & children under 5. Events include barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, team roping, and kids mutton bustin’. Palmer Gulch, 12620 SD-244, Hill City, 800.562.8503

Tuesday 22

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party

Visit the Land of the Sweets for a tea party! Students will learn about the Sugar Plum Fairy, one of the most beloved characters from “The Nutcracker.” Enjoy delightful dancing, delicious snacks and a tea party! Students are welcome to bring a tea party dress to wear over their leo and tights. Age: 3 1/2-4, 9:30-10:45 a.m., $30, Age: 5-7, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $35 Prima School of Dancing, 3401 Sturgis Rd., Rapid City, 605.348.8125, primadancing.com

Tuesday 22

Toddler Tuesday: Birds of Prey

Join us for books, puppets, finger plays, songs and crafts to get your preschooler grooving in the Museum! Adult must be in attendance. Age: 2-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, 605.394.6923

Kool Deadwood Nites

FREE - Thursday 24

Main Street Concert Series Featuring Pumpin’ Ethyl

Rock out at the Main Street Square Concert series in Downtown Rapid City, featuring live bands, kids activities, delicious food vendors, and an assortment of refreshments in the Beverage Garden. 6-9 p.m., Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979 FREE - Friday 25

National Parks Fee Free for National Park Service Day Tuesday 29

Toddler Tuesday: Lakota Colors

Join us for books, puppets, finger plays, songs and crafts to get your preschooler grooving in the Museum! Adult must be in attendance. Age 2-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, 605.394.6923 FREE - Thursday 31

Main Street Concert Series feat. GrooveDaddy

Rock out at the Main Street Square Concert series in Downtown Rapid City, featuring live bands, kids activities, and more. 6-9 p.m., Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979

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Wind Chimes: Come join us and make your own wind chime from tin cans and old silverware. Wait ‘til you hear the amazing sound.  Saturday, September 24, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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CALENDAR SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER! FREE - Every Tues., Thurs., & Sat.

Black Hills Farmers Market The largest farmers market in South Dakota promotes nutritious local food choices. Tues. & Thurs.: 2-6:30 p.m., Sat: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 145 E. Omaha St., Rapid City FREE - Every Tuesday

Book Buddies

Join in the fun and listen to favorite stories and songs with a library storyteller. 9:30-10 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171 FREE - Every Tuesday

Storytime & Crafts with Jane

4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature. 10:30-11 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171 FREE - Every Tuesday

Toddler Storytime

Age: 1-3, 9:30-10 a.m., Grace Balloch Memorial Library, 625 N. 5th St., Spearfish, 605.642.1330 FREE - Tues. & Wed.

Pre-K Storytime

Enjoy a craft after storytime. Age: 3-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Grace Balloch Memorial Library, 625 N. 5th St., Spearfish, 605.642.1330 FREE - Every Wednesday

Tiny Tales Storytime Library story time will entertain children with storytelling, flannel boards, puppetry and engaging music! 9:30-10 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171

FREE - Every Thursday

FREE - Wednesday 6

Bring your little ones for a fun-filled story time led by one of our library storytellers. 9:30-10 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171

Attend the second traditional night blast of the year honoring the dual anniversaries of Crazy Horse and sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski. 5 p.m., Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Keystone, 605.673.4681

Baby Bookworms Storytime

FREE - Saturday 2

Great American Book Festival

Authors from around the globe will be in attendance at this years festival. Author Readings, Book Signings, Dance Performances, Face Painting, Jumping Castle, Storytellers, and more. 9-5 p.m., Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979 Sunday 3

Mount Rushmore Rodeo: 2017 Series Final & Awards Ceremony Join us for a night of rodeo at Palmer Gulch. Events include barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, team roping, and kids mutton bustin’. Palmer Gulch, Hill City, 800.562.8503

Tuesday 5

Fall Dance and Music Classes Start

First day of classes for Prima School of Dancing’s 2017-2018 season. Prima is still accepting enrollment where there are spaces available. Contact Prima today to see how our variety of classes fit into your family’s schedule. Prima School of Dancing, 3401 Sturgis Rd., Rapid City, 605.348.8125, primadancing.com

Tuesday 5

Toddler Tuesday: Cool Cars

Join us for books, puppets, finger plays, songs and crafts to get your preschooler grooving in the Museum! Adult must be in attendance. Age: 2-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, 605.394.6923

Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast

FREE - Saturday 9-10

Once Upon a Festival

Family fun games, face painting, cupcake walk, vendor booths and so much more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Storybook Island, 1301 Sheridan Lake Rd., Rapid City, 605.342.6357 FREE - Saturday 9-10

Annual Holy Terror Days Celebration Keystone relives the past with historic activities to involve the town residents and tourists who travel to the Black Hills. All Day, Keystone FREE - Saturday 16

Up-Cycle Saturday: Hula Hoops

Come join us and make your own personalized Hula Hoop and participate in the latest craze! Registration required. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Rapid City Recycle Center, 605.939.8286

Saturday 23-30

Caffeine Cruise

Support Safe Families for Children and participate in the Caffeine Cruise! Grab a friend and enjoy time touring Rapid City’s hot spots. Bethany Christian Services, 508 Columbus St., Rapid City, 605.343.7196 Tuesday 26

Toddler Tuesday: Buffalo

Join us for books, puppets, finger plays, songs and crafts to get your preschooler grooving in the Museum! Adult must be in attendance. Age: 2-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, 605.394.6923 Friday 29

Custer State Park Annual Buffalo Roundup

Feel the thunder and join the herd at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo (number of animals vary depending on rangeland conditions). 6:15 a.m.-4 p.m.; roundup begins at 9:30 a.m., Custer State Park, 605.255.4515 FREE - Saturday 30

Tuesday 19

Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival

Join us for books, puppets, finger plays, songs and crafts to get your preschooler grooving in the Museum! Adult must be in attendance. Age: 2-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, 605.394.6923

FREE - Saturday 30

Toddler Tuesday: Reading is Fun!

Friday 22-Oct. 1

Annie: The Musical

The story of a plucky young orphan girl adopted by a wealthy businessman features a chorus line of precocious orphan waifs, a too-cute dog, and the wretched Miss Hannigan. 7:30 p.m., Black HIlls Community Theatre, 601 Columbus St., Rapid City, 605.394.1786

Visit Main Street Square, venture down Sixth St., and into Memorial Park for a pumpkin catapult, giant pumpkin weigh-off, Downtown chef competition, Kidz Zone, vendors and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979

National Parks Fee Free for National Public Lands Day

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CALENDAR OCTOBER

FREE - Every Saturday

OCTOBER

Black Hills Farmers Market

The largest farmers market in South Dakota promotes nutritious local food choices. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 145 E. Omaha St., Rapid City Every Saturday

FREE - Every Tuesday

Book Buddies

Join in the fun and listen to favorite stories and songs with a library storyteller. 9:30-10 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171 FREE - Every Tuesday

Storytime & Crafts with Jane

4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.] 10:30-11 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171 FREE - Every Tuesday

Toddler Storytime

Age: 1-3, 9:30-10 a.m., Grace Balloch Memorial Library, 625 N. 5th St., Spearfish, 605.642.1330 FREE - Every Tues. & Wed.

Pre-K Storytime

Enjoy a craft after storytime. Age: 3-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Grace Balloch Memorial Library, 625 N. 5th St., Spearfish, 605.642.1330 FREE - Every Wednesday

Tiny Tales Storytime Library story time will entertain children with storytelling, flannel boards, puppetry and engaging music! 9:30-10 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171 FREE - Every Thursday

Baby Bookworms Storytime

Bring your little ones for a fun-filled story time led by one of our library storytellers. 9:30-10 a.m., Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City, 605.394.4171

Fall Festival

Complete with baby chicks, special events, pony rides, pumpkin picking and more – take your family to the farm this fall! 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old MacDonald’s Petting Farm, 23691 Busted five Ct., Rapid City, 605.737.4815 Sunday 1

Crazy Horse Autumn Volksmarch The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States (15,000 walkers in a record year). This family event is sponsored by the Black Hills Chapter of the American Volksmarch Association (AVA) and hosted by Crazy Horse Memorial. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Keystone, 605.673.4681 Friday 6-8

2017 Black Hills PowWow

Watch hundreds of dancers, singers, artisans and several thousand spectators from across many U.S. states and Canadian provinces. In addition to the pow wow, spectators have the opportunity to enjoy a fine arts show, He Sapa Win pageant, wellness symposium for youth, and tournaments for hand games, softball, golf, and archery. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City, 800.468.6463

a free public program featuring Native American singers and dancers and displays featuring artists, storytellers and hands-on activities for children are offered in the visitor complex. A blast on the mountain carving is detonated, weather permitting, and a free buffalo stew lunch is available for all visitors. 8 a.m.-noon, Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Keystone, 605.673.4681 Tuesday 10

Benham Brothers

Listen to former television hosts, baseball players, authors, and motivational speakers at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center for the Family Heritage Alliance’s anuual fundraising banquet. Family Heritage Alliance, Rapid City, 605.718.5433 Friday 13

Rapid City Rush vs. Allen Americans

Cheer on your local ECHL hockey team! 7:05 p.m., Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 N. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City, 800.468.6463 FREE - Saturday 14

Up-Cycle Saturday: Spookable Chimes

Create wind chimes that are a little spooky for Halloween! 9:30-11:30 a.m., Rapid City Recycle Center, 605.939.8286 Saturday 14

Rapid City Rush vs. Allen Americans

Cheer on your local ECHL hockey team! 7:05 p.m., Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 N. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City, 800.468.6463

Monday 9

Thursday 26

The Native Americans’ Day celebration at Crazy Horse each year includes naming the Crazy Horse Memorial Educator of the Year, honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to Native American education. The holiday’s program also includes

Visit South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s new Black Hills Bureau. Tour the new multimedia facility, talk with SDPB staff, and meet Paula Kerger – President & CEO of PBS. 5 p.m., South Dakota Public Broadcasting, 415 Main St., Rapid City, 1.800.456.0766, sdpb.org

Native Americans’ Day

SDPB Open House

Friday 27-28

Halloween Night Hike

Take a 1.5-mile guided hike along a paved trail and meet costumed characters that portray natural history about various plants, animals or people living in the Black Hills. The event is suitable for families with young children and is educational without the spookiness of Halloween. With the trail lit only by jack-o-lanterns and tiki torches, hikers will enjoy the sights, sounds and night life of Custer State Park. Reservations are required. 5:30-9 p.m., Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center, Custer State Park, 605.255.4464 Saturday 28

Safe N’Sweet Trick N’Treat

Costumed characters will greet the kids as they trick or treat through the park. Admission is $3. 3:30-8:30 p.m., Storybook Island, 1301 Sheridan Lake Rd., Rapid City, 605.342.6357 FREE - Saturday 28

Scare in the Square

Scare in the Square will offer tons of ghostly family fun at Main Street Square, then visit participating Downtown businesses for Downtown Trick-or-Treat. Children and parents are encouraged to wear costumes, bring their own trick-or-treat bags and meet at Main Street Square, where they may pick up a map of participating Downtown businesses. 1-3 p.m. , Main Street Square, 512 Main St., Rapid City, 605.716.7979 Saturday 28

Rapid City Rush vs. Colorado Eagles

Cheer on your local ECHL hockey team! 7:05 p.m., Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 N. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City, 800.468.6463

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Offering a personalized baby registry experience and extraordinary gift basket service, Kicks and Giggles is a luxurious local shop for all things baby.

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Healthy Skin is What We Do The Skin Institute at Rapid City Medical Center is the largest board certified group of dermatologists in the region specializing in complete skin care for your entire family.

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