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March 2020 Volume 19 • Issue 4

Clover Crafts for Kids Dog-gone Fun at Splash Park

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March 6 & 7: Chris Champion • March 13 & 14: Rhythm Section • March 20 & 21: Apostles • March 27 & 28: Dan Mahar


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friends & family




St. Patrick’s Day Clover Crafts for Kids 72

PARENTING & PREGNANCY What Is Vaping and Why Is It Risky? 74




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A Homeowner Creates Her Happy Place 26

Have Some Dog-gone Fun at Splash Bark by SDK 8

Just in Time for St. Patrick’s Day 34

CALENDAR March 2020 12

Risotto: How Rice Gets 36



Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire

A History of Exceptional Care and Educational Experiences 20


Submit Your Pet’s Photo 80

RECIPES MAN IN THE KITCHEN HEALTH & WELL-BEING Family History and Role Models Prompt Healthy Changes 40


And the Oscar Goes to…Wine! 42

Women’s Day of Service 23

I Believe in Open Doors, Not Luck 46

The Need for More Mentors: How TeamMates is Changing Lives 22

CUTE KIDS Submit Your Child’s Photo 78


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nce upon a time, humans got the better end of the deal when it came to vacations, recreation and pampering – with hotels, parks, beauty salons and swimming pools available to help us get away and relax. But over the years, our canine companions have quickly been catching up. Our furry friends now stay at pet resorts, play outdoors at dog parks, have a spa day with grooming services‌and, thanks to a new local business, they also get to go to a water park. Shane and Teri Jo Olean are the owners of Smoken Dakota Kennels and The Resort by SDK.

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When the couple purchased the facility that is now The SDK Resort, they started with what was already a great facility and began planning for enhancements and new services. The most recent addition doubled the size of the building to provide space for what is now Splash Bark by SDK. The idea for an indoor water park for dogs came about when the Oleans were on a family trip to a (human) water park. Seeing everyone playing on slides and in the pools got Teri Jo thinking about how fun it would be for dogs to have a place that like to run around and play together.

Hours: Monday – closed for private events Tuesday-Friday – 4-7 p.m. Saturday 2-7 p.m. Sunday 12-4 p.m. 27247 SD Hwy 115 Harrisburg, South Dakota 605-743-5824 @splashbarksdk

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Splash Bark brings a little Caribbean to the countryside, with its colorful interior complete with palm trees, deck chairs for human spectators and a tiki bar to serve both two-legged and four-legged customers. The center play area has several splash features, such as the beach ball fountain, which are set to go off on a rotating schedule. The water sequencing also allows for “puddle play” while the splash features are off. Dogs can run through hoops, play with the collection of balls and other toys (the pineapple-shaped toys are a huge hit), and have fun in the climbing area in the corner.

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The water is chemical-free and recirculates every nine minutes to ensure a clean environment. Humans coming to the park cannot wear street shoes in the play area, so plan on bringing a clean pair of shoes (flip-flops encouraged!) or purchase a pair of park sandals on-site. Other guidelines to keep the facility clean and safe include the need for all canine guests to bring current vaccination records, they must be free of known or recognizable contagious diseases within at least 10 days, no females in season and they must not be aggressive. Splash Bark welcomes all breeds, but if there are problems or concerns, they could be asked to leave. So what do the humans do while the dogs are playing? You can certainly dress for the occasion and play in the water with your dog. Or, you can relax in a chair with a beverage from the tiki bar, as Splash Bark has a beer and wine license. Customers must show an ID to purchase beer or wine, and the bar also has non-alcoholic beverages for sale. When the pups are tired and thirsty, they can belly

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up to the bar as well for the featured tasty mocktail – a healthy Puppy Colada. A day pass at Splash Bark by SDK is $29, plus $5 for each additional dog. Monthly memberships are available for $89, providing unlimited access to the park during regular park hours for up to two dogs. Members also receive discounts on park merchandise, private rentals and invitations to memberonly events. If the dog is staying at Resort by SDK or Smoken Dakota Kennels, you can add on a “splash pass” ($10 for members, $15 for non-members). Mondays are reserved for private events, at a cost of $150 per hour. The event booking comes with one staff person and 10 Puppy Coladas. After the first hour, the fee is $125 for each additional hour, with a $20 discount for members. If this sounds like a great way to have fun and relax but you don’t have a dog, that’s okay! Splash Bark offers a human-only day pass for just $5 so you can come enjoy the lounge area and watch all the furry friends at play.

Join us at our biggest event of the year!

Saturday, March 28th

6 � 10 p.m. • Hilton Garden Inn Downtown A night of friends, food, exciting auction items, live music and more - all benefiting the dogs we love!

Tickets on sale now! $40 through March 27th $50 at the door

Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. Festivities start promptly at 6 p.m. Silent auction 6 � 7:30 p.m.


Proceeds to benefit Sioux Empire Pit Rescue

Sponsored by:

Dan & Suzanna Stluka The Julie Hanson Family Lacey & Jade Gillott

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March Clay Studio! Beginner Hand - Building & Wheel Pottery Tuesday, March 3 • 6-8pm Roosevelt High School 6600 W. 41st St. Explore your creative side while operating a pottery wheel and learning basic clay techniques - wedging, centering, pulling cylinders and handles, and trimming in both thrown and hand-built clay! Create unique, functional high-fire glazed pottery to proudly display or gift! A different project each week cups, pitcher, plate, bowls, and

lidded jars. Materials included. Ages 14 and up. Registration for one or two (two will share a pottery wheel.) 6 Sessions. $249/ Couple - $195/ person. Organized by Community Education. INFO (605) 367-7999. Confidently Crochet! Beginner 1 Scarf or Hat Tuesday, March 3 6:30 - 8:30pm Instructional Planning Center 201 E. 38th St. Hats and scarves are essential

2020 cold weather gear in South Dakota! Learn the stitches, tools, and techniques to become a bona fide crocheter. Learn and practice basic stitches, how to select yarn, the proper hold of the hook, and how to track and troubleshoot your rows. Materials provided for first class. Instructor assists in determining materials needed for your project - student responsible for project materials. Bring a size J crochet hook. (Instructor Cherri Palmer will have service dog River at class.) Organized by

Community Education. INFO (605) 367-7999. Four Pillars of a Successful Retirement Tuesday, March 3 6:30pm - 9pm Instructional Planning Center 201 E. 38th St. Are you prepared for one of the biggest transitions in your life? Invest time with William Perry to explore the issues facing you in retirement. Shift your investment focus from accumulating assets to

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generating retirement income, maximize Social Security benefits, evaluate withdrawal strategies from your investment portfolio, consider the tax landscape, and develop a plan to preserve your assets and providing a legacy for your heirs. Includes one 80 page planning guide. Registration fee is for two people includes one workbook. Additional workbook available for purchase at class. $59/ Couple - $44/ Person2 Sessions. Organized by Community Education. INFO (605) 367-7999. Making Memories Tuesday, March 3 6:30pm - 8:30pm Instructional Planning Center 201 E. 38th St. What’s in the cards? You’ll start with 12 kits and either create the cards from the instructions that are included or get artsy and create your own version. You will go home with 12 new

custom created cards and all the extras from the kit to create other cards as you like. $45 per person. Organized by Community Education. INFO (605) 367-7999. Sioux Falls Skyforce vs. Santa Cruz Warriors Friday, March 6 • 7pm Sanford Pentagon. Tickets (605) 332-0605. Catapult Friday, March 6 • 7:30pm Orpheum Theater Center 315 N. Phillips Ave Catapult is all about the human body and its ability to transform. The talented dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. You won’t believe your eyes as you watch these incredible dancers become a mountain, a full size elephant, a helicopter, a house with a window and people

inside the window. INFO (605) 367-6000. Sioux Falls Skyforce vs. Memphis Hustle Saturday, March 7 • 7pm Sanford Pentagon. Tickets (605) 332-0605.

Waitress: A New Musical tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. INFO (605) 367-6000.

Summit League Basketball Championships March 7 - 10 Denny Sanford Premier Center Sessions: Women at 12:00 p.m. Saturday-Monday; Men at 6:00 p.m. Saturday-Monday. Championships: TBA Tuesday. Tickets: All-Session Passes: $130 - $190. Tickets available at the KELOLAND Box Office and Ticketmaster.com.

Sioux Empire Sportsmen’s Show March 12 -15 Denny Sanford Premier Center. Hours: THURSDAY 5 pm – 9 pm ; FRIDAY 12 pm – 9 pm; SATURDAY 10 am – 9 pm; SUNDAY 10 am – 5 pm. Tickets: Adults: $10.00, Child 6 – 12: $2.50, Child 5 & Under: Free available at the door.

Waitress: A New Musical Monday, March 9 • 7:30pm Tuesday, March 10 • 7:30pm Wednesday, March 11 • 7:30pm Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main Avenue Inspired by the beloved film,

Winter Magic for Kids! Saturday, March 14 1:30 - 3:30 pm Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum Are your kids tired of winter? Then it is time for some winter magic! Come and

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every ticket purchase helps vaccinate 5 dogs & 9 cats

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create crystal snowflakes and magic snow with the Arboretum staff. All supplies are furnished. Cost is $15.00 per person. Please register online at maryjowegnerarboretum.com Sioux Falls Storm vs. Bismark Bucks Sunday, March 15 3:05pm Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Tickets: TBA Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, March 15 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab is a program for adults and children over the age of 5. Not recommended for those not comfortable in the dark. Tickets only $2, program begins promptly on the hour with no late entry. Groups of 8 or more, please call ahead. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com Baby Shark Live! Monday, March 16 • 6pm Denny Sanford Premier Center. Tickets: $59.50, $49.50, $39.50, $29.50 available at the KELOLAND Box Office and www.ticketmaster.com Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Sioux City Tuesday, March 17 • 7:05pm Denny Sanford Premier Center Tickets: Season tickets available by contacting the Stampede at 605.336.6060. Single game tickets range from $12-$48 and are available at the KELOLAND Box Office and www.ticketmaster.com. Rosemaling Demonstration at the Old Courthouse Museum Tuesday, March 17 1pm - 4pm Old Courthouse Museum

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200 West Sixth Street Eileen Halverson will be demonstrating the Norwegian folk art of Rosemaling (decorative painting) in the second floor hallway of the Old Courthouse Museum. Stop in any time for a demonstration or to ask questions! INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com St. Patrick’s Celebration of Traditional Irish Music at the Old Courthouse Museum Tuesday, March 17 5-7:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Stop in for live Irish Music by the Dakota District Pipes & Drums and the Sioux Falls Ceili Band, live Celtic Steps Dancers, food and drinks foe sale, all ages. Admission is free. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com Sioux Falls Skyforce vs. Salt Lake City Stars Wednesday, March 18 6:30pm Sanford Pentagon (605) 332-0605. DAPA Presents: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr. Thursday, March 19 • 7pm Friday, March 20 • 7pm Saturday, March 21 • 2 & 7pm Sunday, March 22 • 2pm Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main Ave. Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday ten-year-old, until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. The next morning, Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley, the ultimate exchange student, scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He’s stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-

Enjoy a night of beautiful music with Gina Chavez and her five-piece band as they take audiences on a highenergy journey through Latin America and beyond. The concert will include her passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing Cumbia, rumba and soul. For tickets, please call 605-367-6000 or visit siouxfallsorpheum.com

dimensional boy once more. INFO (605) 367-6000. Kid’s Activity Day at the Old Courthouse Museum Thursday, March 19 9-11am and 1-2pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Learn about history and make your own crafts to take home. 15 minute sessions run throughout morning and afternoon times. Call to reserve times. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: Neighbor Day Friday, March 20 6:30pm Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main Ave. “Won’t you ride along with me?” Following the hugely successful “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day” tour that traveled to more than 50 neighborhoods in 2019, Daniel Tiger and all his friends from the

beloved Emmy® Award-winning PBS KIDS television series are hopping back aboard Trolley for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: Neighbor Day. INFO (605) 367-6000. Green Earth Players Presents The Game’s Afoot Holmes for the Holidays March 20-22 & 26-28 Thurs, Fri & Sat: 7:30pm Sun: 2:00pm Historic Palace Theatre, Luverne, MN TICKETS by calling (507) 283-4339 or online at www.palacetheatre.us Sioux Falls Skyforce vs. Austin Spurs Saturday, March 21 6:30pm Sanford Pentagon (605) 332-0605. Color Me Mine Date Night Saturday, March 21 5pm - 8pm 3709 W. 41st St. (605) 362-6055 All couples painting together


Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. Orpheum Theater Center


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receive 20% off their items. Join the FUN! QiGong & T’ai Chi Saturday, March 21 10:30 - 11:30 am Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum Come explore the relaxing practice QiGong & T’ai Chi. This practice is gentle on the joints and considered non-impact, helps improve balance and relieves stress. Beginners are welcome! Cost is $20.00 per person. Please register online at maryjowegnerarboretum.com Greater Sioux Falls Model Train Show Saturday, March 21 10am - 5pm Sunday, March 22 10am - 4pm Multi-Cultural Center Downtown Sioux Falls 515 North Main Avenue Admission: $5 per adult, children 12 and under free

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A fun filled time with model trains. Vendors will be selling new and used model trains and accessories. Consignment sales also available, contact the DSED in advance of the show or more information. There will be model trains of various scales, Z, N, HO, S and O, scheduled to be operating with lots of great scenery. There will also be switching layouts for kids to operate and earn an engineer’s certificate. Fun for all ages. INFO (605) 595-2634. Singing Bowls Sunday, March 22 2 - 3pm Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum Experience the healing properties of the Tibetan Singing Bowls. This holistic practice brings relaxation to the mind, body and spirit. Enjoy a time of stillness and leave feeling refreshed. Bring a yoga mat or blanket. Cost is $20.00


per person. Please register at maryjowegnerarboretum.com Dougie’s Tales: Bad Choices-Good Endings Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, March 22 • 2pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Join us at the Old Courthouse to hear the true stories of author Doug Bird, a young Sioux Falls boy through his teenage years to adulthood that will surprise and entertain people of all ages. Books will be available. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com The Texas Tenors Sunday, March 22 7:30pm Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main Ave. You will not want to miss out on this one night performance. The Texas Tenors are the most

successful music group and third highest selling artist in the history of “America’s Got Talent”! INFO (605) 367-6000. Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Tri-City Thursday, March 26 7:05pm Denny Sanford Premier Center Tickets: Season tickets available by contacting the Stampede at 605.336.6060. Single game tickets range from $12-$48 and are available at the KELOLAND Box Office and www.ticketmaster.com. Ceili Dance Program Thursday, March 26 6:30pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee) is an Irish social dance. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, Ceili dancing is a fun and energetic way to spend an evening. Get

ready to dance to live music with the Sioux Falls Ceili Band at the Old Courthouse Museum! Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com Sioux Falls Skyforce vs Iowa Wolves Saturday, March 28 7pm Sanford Pentagon. Tickets (605) 332-0605. Kokedama Class Saturday, March 28 1pm - 3pm Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum 1900 S. Perry Pl. Kokedama is a hanging garden wrapped in moss,of Japanese origin. Very easy maintenance to be displayed indoors or outdoors. Materials will be provided. INFO (605) 367-4414. Mercy Me, with Jeremy Camp & David Leonard

Saturday, March 28 7pm Denny Sanford Premier Center Tickets: $103, $78, $48, $38, $28 available at the KELOLAND Box Office and www.ticketmaster.com. Corks & Collars Saturday, March 28 6pm - 10pm Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Empire Pit Rescue’s biggest event of the year returns! This will be a night full of friends, food, exciting auction items, live music, and more - all benefiting the dogs we love. Please join us for an evening to remember. Tickets are on sale now for $40 through March 27, $50 at the door the night of the event. www.pitrescue.org Fused Glass Art Flowers in Vase Saturday, March 28 2pm - 5pm Stained Glass Craftsman

3211 S. Prairie Ave. Grab your friends or schedule a date night to learn the intricate, yet simple art of glass fusing. Create a stunning fused glass still life of flower arrays in a vase. Give as a gift, use for framing, or on an easel to catch the sun. Perfect grandmother’s or mother’s day gifts! Materials included. $45 per person. Organized by Community Education. INFO (605) 367-7999. Gina Chavez in Concert Saturday, March 28 7:30pm Orpheum Theater Center 315 N. Phillips Ave. Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A 12-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2019 Female Vocalist and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year, Gina explores the true meaning of “Americana” as she and her five-piece band take

audiences on a high-energy journey through Latin America and beyond. INFO (605) 367-6000. Sioux Falls Storm vs. Frisco Fighters Sunday, March 29 3:05pm Denny Sanford Premier Center. Tickets: TBA Royal Winnipeg Ballet: The Wizard of Oz Tuesday, March 31 7:30pm Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main Ave. L. Frank Baum’s tale of family, friendship and courage is vividly brought to life by choreographer Septime Webre in The Wizard of Oz. This collaboration between the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Kansas City Ballet and Colorado Ballet offers an inventive new take on this timeless tale. INFO (605) 367-6000.

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A History of Exceptional Care and Educational Experiences BY REBECCA WIMMER, CEO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE SIOUX EMPIRE


here is this great big attic at our main location and in that attic live all of the archives of our history as an organization. I love digging through those boxes of pictures and documents and catching a mere glimpse of our legacy. The images tell the story of more than 60 years of serving children and youth and continually evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our community. Looking through those boxes, I think about the vision of the men and women who founded our organization and the courage it took to blaze a new trail in our community. I think about the staff members who have come and gone over the years, the passion they had to serve our children and youth and the legacy they left behind. It is truly humbling to think one day there will be a box in an attic somewhere documenting what Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire is doing right now to impact our community. Even now, our legacy continues as we transition into new spaces with programming designed to further our

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impact. Over the next several months, we will be transitioning two of our current campuses, located in the eastern and downtown areas, to the new Empower Campus, formerly the South Dakota School for the Deaf. Owned by the Ministry Center, the Empower Campus will join several nonprofit agencies in one location to better meet the needs of our community. Boys & Girls Clubs will concentrate programs on Early Childhood, After-School, and Summer Enrichment ensuring that all children, regardless of life circumstances, have access to exceptional care and educational experiences. We also recently joined forces with the YMCA in transforming the downtown campus into a Community Youth Center for middle and high school youth. Our vision was a collective approach combining the recreational opportunities provided by the YMCA, with the impact programming of the Boys & Girls Club to create a comprehensive program which will impact youth for a lifetime. The support of United

Way and community donors made this vision a reality. In January 2020, the program transformed to offer engagement in academic success, healthy lifestyles, workforce development, sports & fitness, and life-skill development. The access to a healthy snack and evening meal also provides youth with food security and the nutrition needed to thrive. Our collaborative approach has also led to an innovative partnership inside lowincome housing units. The ClubHouse model, located in the community room

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” –Helen Keller

of an apartment complex, allows children to come home after school, join us for a healthy snack and evening meal and engage in impact programming all while a few feet from their door. This efficient model operates at a fraction of the cost of traditional care by removing costly barriers such as transportation, building fees and maintenance; allowing us to expand our reach and extend our resources. We are excited to see this model grow as we open our second site this fall thanks to the generous support of United Way and intend to continue to expand as resources

become available. Our innovation has also resulted in the development of our Outreach Program. We are taking the incredible, life-changing programming we provide at our Club sites and extending it to other community youth programs increasing our efficiency and effectiveness. This fall we began Future Chefs cooking classes afterschool at McGovern Middle School. We also partnered with Great Life, YMCA and McGovern Middle School to offer a bowling league. These two programs are reaching children who otherwise may not have been

involved in extracurricular activities. As I think about the history of Boys & Girls Clubs, I am excited to say that our legacy continues. Our focus on collaborative partnerships is not only strengthening our organization, but improving how we as a community serve. It is my belief that when someone else opens a dusty box in an attic years from now, and they look at who Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire is today, they will see the same vision and passion that has been present in this organization for the past 68 years.

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The Need for More Mentors: How TeamMates is Changing Lives


hen Nebraska legend Tom Osborne pulled into Sioux Falls this January in his SUV, it wasn’t for some football prep camp or glitzy fundraiser. It was to help launch Sioux Falls TeamMates, a mentoring program he founded and believes very deeply in. The launch of TeamMates was in conjunction with National Mentoring Month and the City of Sioux Falls’ call to encourage more citizens to mentor. The program began in 1991. As the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football program, Osborne was mentoring young men year round. He saw first hand the power of what mentoring could accomplish. Coach Osborne felt the athletes in his program could make an impact on the students. He and his wife, Nancy Osborne, started the TeamMates Mentoring Program with 22 University of NebraskaLincoln football players and 22 Lincoln middle school students. Of the original mentees, 21 went on to graduate from high school while one left school early to pursue a successful Motocross career. Eighteen of those original mentees also went on to pursue a post-secondary education. Coaches always want to see results. So, it’s no surprise that TeamMates is very focused on outcomes. Statistically, 75 percent of TeamMates mentees had fewer unexcused absences. 84 percent of TeamMates mentees experienced fewer disciplinary referrals. 55 percent of TeamMates mentees improved their academic performance Today, the program serves thousands of boys and girls across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Wyoming and South Dakota with mentors and mentees from all walks of life. Last year, TeamMates served more than 10,000 youth in more than 170 communities. TeamMates is a school-based, one-to-one mentoring program. The focus of the mentoring relationship is for an adult volunteer

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to help build a positive relationship with a student to help them reach their full potential. Lora Hayes, Sioux Falls TeamMates Executive Director says, “We are proud to bring this partnership to Sioux Falls. The value of mentoring and the outcomes it produces are indisputable. Youth really excel when mentored.” “We find time to put the most important things into our busy schedules,” added Nick Ovenden, President of GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club. “Mentoring is that important. As a leader and mentor, I feel that it’s vital I lead by example and show my team that there’s no better investment than giving my time to help others. That’s why as a company, we are committed to giving our team members the flexibility to mentor weekly during the day.” GreatLIFE Cares Foundation, the philanthropic arm of GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club joins the partnership with TeamMates to serve local elementary, middle and high school students in the Sioux Falls School District. Together with the district, they are working to address the several hundred students who are currently on a waiting list for mentors. “Every young person deserves to have someone to turn to,” says GreatLIFE CEO/HCL Tom Walsh Sr. “The mission of the TeamMates mentoring program is to impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential.” Mentors meet with their mentees one-on-one in school, once a week, during the academic year. They help students identify their gifts and talents, play games and spend time just talking. Mentors are matched with mentees based on interests and life experiences. The program aims to match all kids who desire a mentor. If you’re ready to make a difference by mentoring, go to https://teammates. org/become-a-mentor. To learn more about TeamMates you can check out the website at SiouxFallsTeamMates.org.

Women’s Day of Service March 7 • 9:30am - 12pm EmBe Gym in Downtown Sioux Falls

We believe that celebrating the in WHATincredible IS WOMEN’Swomen DAY OF SERVICE? the Sioux Falls community W with showing up starts to support them. omen’s Day of Service is an annual event for women to join together in service to other women. We believe celebrating the incredible women in the Sioux Falls community starts with showing up to support them.

For women without access to basic hygiene products, we are building hygiene kits to help them stay fresh and feel their best. For women The Need in those first postpartum To support women without access to basic hygiene months and beyond, we products, we are building hygiene kits to help them stay building kits that For women without access to basic hygiene products, are we are building hygiene kits fresh and feel their best. To support women in those first provide moms with helpful to help them stay fresh and feel best.kits Forthat women in those first postpartum postpartum months and beyond, we their are building essentials for themselves provide moms with helpful essentials for themselves and months and beyond, we are building kits that provide and moms with helpful their little ones. essentials You their little ones. can join us by donating for themselves and their little ones. You can join us by donating the followingthe items: After kits are assembled at Women’s Day of Service, following items: we will distribute them amongst six sponsored non-profit organizations throughout the Sioux Falls community.


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Saturday, April 18th, 2020 10:30am • Sioux Falls Convention Center

Moms & Dads: Gather your aspiring Superheroes and join us for an morning of Superhero-themed fun for the whole family! We will have all all kinds of events for you and your kids like Lasertag, Virtual Reality Games, Obstacle Course, Dancing & More!

Tickets are only $25 for one person and child. Additional kids $15. There’s also a $40 Family Pass good for a family of 5.

$15 Advance Tickets available at www.tiesandtiarassf.com & Sioux Falls CELLULAR ONLY stores

Presents the 4th Annual

At the Sioux Falls Convention Center

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 4:00 Session: Geared for 3-6 year old girls, but any age may attend. 6:00 Session: Geared for 7-12 year old girls, but any age may attend. Ties & Tiaras will again be an evening of Royal Entertainment for young ladies and their father or special mentor in their life. From the moment guests arrive at our splendid venue to their time enjoying princess-themed activities to even dancing with their favorite prince or princess character, they will feel like a member of the royal court. Tickets are $50.00 for a Father and daughter. Additional daughters only $15

NEW FOR 2020!

Tickets includes a corsage AND a professional photo emailed to you.

Advance tickets available now at Sioux Falls CELLULAR ONLY Stores or at www.tiesandtiarassf.com

at home 26 A Homeowner Creates Her Happy Place

recipes 34 Just in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

man in the kitchen 36 Risotto: How Rice Gets Dressed Up for Dinner

health & well-being 40 Family History and Role Models Prompt Healthy Changes

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hen you think of all the choices that are out there in the world for consumers from cars to clothing, it is quite overwhelming. Buying a house takes that feeling up a notch because it is a significant investment, and there are so many sizes and styles to choose from. It is important to find that “just right” place for your lifestyle and your budget. A 1980s, single-story ranch was that “just right” place for one homeowner who prefers older homes to a new construction. When she found this home a decade ago, she first fell in love with the yard and the neighborhood. “The bones and the flow of the home were great,” she says, “and I knew with the vision that I had that this could become my ‘forever’ home.” As a professional interior designer and landscape architect, she loves the challenge of taking something older and transforming it into something beautiful and functional that fits her lifestyle. Every surface of the 2100 square foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home has been remodeled and updated from floor to ceiling. When it comes to classifying her decorating style, the homeowner quickly says “eclectic.” Looking at today’s design trends, she adds that she would add the label “Farmhemian,” a mix of farmhouse and bohemian. “As a designer, I love keeping up with the newest and latest trends,” she explains, “but it’s important to not get too trendy. For my own home, I incorporated new design trends that are versatile and

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mixed them with traditional elements that withstand the test of time.” One example of using current design trends is paint, which is an affordable way to update and change the aesthetic of a room. Then, to help keep the home grounded in a style that won’t fade over time, she added more traditional architectural elements and furniture. Going thrifting and browsing through swap meets provides a fun opportunity to find one-of-a-kind items that adds to the eclectic feel of the home. In addition to the overall flow of the floor plan, the homeowner was immediately drawn to all of the windows and the natural light it brought to the interior. She used

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that bright and airy feel and paired it with design textures and a wide variety of plants to merge the indoors and outdoors. This harmonious relationship with light and nature, she says, gives her all the “happy feels” and makes her home her sanctuary. After taking down the Christmas decorations this year, the homeowner decided it was a great time to revamp the living room. “I think everyone can identify with a room feeling bare after all the holiday decorations have been put away,” she says. “I decided to use this to my advantage and create a minimalist aesthetic.” With a “less is more” approach, she adds, she can add different décor and

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color over time as the seasons – and her moods – change. The traditional white sofa allows her to easily change the look of the room just by changing out the throw pillows. Right now, her favorite color is emerald green because of its rich, vibrant hue and the way it correlates with the outdoors. So, she says, it was a “no brainer” that her accent color in the room would be emerald green. The weathered white brick of the fireplace also provides a neutral backdrop for the room’s décor. A tall orchid plant sits on the dark wood mantel, along with a stack of books – one of which is titled Orchids. Small wire-framed accent tables match wire baskets on the fireplace ledge, and adding wood and other textures with planters and rugs evokes a “nature feel” that she believes is so important during the winter months. This is a favorite spot for relaxing with a cup of coffee as the morning light filters in. She converted the former dining room, which was an underutilized space, into a TV room with a black, white and brown color scheme. It became a causal, functional room her small family could use on a daily basis. Using shiplap on a focal wall brought in the farmhouse feel, and then she added plenty of pillows and blankets for the comfy boho vibe – creating a space where everyone could relax and put their feet up. In the kitchen and dining nook, she added board and batten as a traditional element and then painted the top a deep charcoal – almost black – color, which is trending in today’s design aesthetic.

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Sauté the onions in butter in a small skillet until onion is tender. Combine the hash browns, cheese, salt, pepper and the sautéed onions. Place the potato mixture in a 9x13 inch greased baking dish. Whisk the eggs and milk and pour over the baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350˚ for 35-40 minutes. Serves 10-12.

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How Rice Gets Dressed Up for Dinner BY JIM MATHIS


n early January, I spent a few days hunting ducks in southern Louisiana. It’s rice growing country down there. The rice fields stretch as far as the eye can see, and in the low, flat country, you can see for miles. The duck camp I go to is owned by a family that also owns several large rice farms and the third largest rice mill in the United States, so it’s no wonder that Peanut (the chef at the duck camp) serves rice with every lunch and dinner. In fact, at one meal this year we were served duck and sausage gumbo (with rice) as a first course and fried pork chops with rice and

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gravy for the second course. They stopped short of serving rice pudding for dessert. I didn’t mind a bit. But when Peanut’s assistant Boogie offered me a forty-pound bag of long grain white rice to bring home, I said thanks, but no thanks. Even though I love rice, I’m not sure how long it would take me to go through all of that. Rice is my starch of choice. Most of the time, I’ll choose rice over potatoes or pasta. I like rice with Chinese or Japanese cuisine, love a good Mexican arroz con pollo, Spanish paella, Cajun gumbo or jambalaya and any number of Greek,

Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes built around the grain. I simply like rice. Risotto is my favorite rice dish. It comes from Italy and I believe it to be this simple grain elevated to its highest state. While most rice is boiled or steamed in a tightly covered pan, risotto is allowed to breath, constantly being stirred, allowing each grain to soak up flavor and release a little starch to create a creamy texture. If you’ve never made risotto there are many recipes and tutorials online, but they share a simple technique, constantly stirring the rice while slowing adding warm

Risotto may sound intimidating, but it really is fun to cook and tastes amazing.

liquid one ladle at a time. Just keep stirring and stirring and stirring. I think the key is learning when to add a little more broth so the kernels of rice are neither swimming in a pool or getting parched while waiting for the next drink. The most important thing to remember is the variety of rice really does matter. The Minute Rice or Uncle Ben’s in the cupboard is not what you want for risotto; you need short-grain rice like bomba, carnaroli, or Arborio. I usually use Arborio and keep it on hand all the time. You can get it at Hy-Vee or in the bulk section of

the Natural Foods Co-op. Arborio cooks a little quicker than carnaroli, but the carnaroli makes a creamier risotto. If you’re just starting out with risotto, try a classic Risotto Milanese, with saffron, chicken stock, butter and ParmigianoReggiano. It’s a simple, elegant, yet decadent, dish and while it seems like spending a halfhour to 45 minutes in the kitchen just to make rice is a lot of work, pour yourself a glass of wine and crank up some music and the time will fly by as you stir. Once you’ve mastered the Risotto Milanese, you can move on to one of my

favorites; risotto ai funghi (mushroom risotto). When the Italians make it, they use porcini mushrooms, but I like to use a variety of fresh mushrooms like shitake, porcini and morels, when I can get them. When I’m limited by what I can get for fresh mushrooms, I’ll use dried. Paired with a grilled red meat, this is my all-time favorite side dish. Another favorite, Risotto al Barbera, adds red wine to the cooking liquid, staining the rice a beautiful burgundy color, and frankly, I would be happy with a bowl of this rich rice dish, a few slices of crusty bread and a bottle of Italian red wine for dinner. It’s rich enough to stand on its own. And add a grilled steak or roasted chicken and I’m in heaven. Risotto may sound intimidating, but it really is fun to cook and tastes amazing. And while I’m often busy making other dishes while the risotto is cooking, I invite my beloved into the kitchen to stir and give the rice all of the loving attention it deserves. So a simple rice dish brings both of us into the kitchen to talk and drink and stir and occasionally dance our way to another great meal together. There’s a lot of magic in those tiny little grains, you’ve just got to coax it out. Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. Jim is a hopeless romantic who works side-by-side with his bride every day at ADwërks, an ad agency in downtown Sioux Falls.

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t took two nudges for Becky Deelstra to make real changes in her life. The first was in 2017, when her father, who was in his early 60s, had a heart attack. Then he had another one a few months later. It was on par with his family history –- his mother and sister had both had heart attacks. Before then, Deelstra wasn’t too worried about her own heart. “I just thought I was too young. You don’t hear about people having heart attacks in their 30s,” says Deelstra, now in her 40s. The second nudge was from her husband, Scott Kennedy. Kennedy is a long-distance runner who began running about four years ago to lose weight and reduce anxiety.

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Incorporating Exercise into Life The family history combined with the role model of Kennedy pushed Deelstra to look hard at her health and fitness routines. In April 2018, she began to run after a friend mentioned she was doing a race. “I really didn’t know what to do,” Deelstra says. She did research online, assured herself she belonged in the race as much as the next person and slowly built up her endurance with the help of Kennedy. According to Dr. Naveen Rajpurohit, a cardiologist with Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, what Deelstra did was exactly right: Take a look at her family history and the risks it creates, and then find a way to incorporate regular exercise into her life. “You can’t outrun the genetics,” Rajpurohit says. “But you can do a lot of things to optimize things. Good diet and exercise to control our blood pressure, manage our diabetes, lower our stress levels.”

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lthough this year’s Oscar-nominated movies have many merits, enophiles are bitter that there were few good wine scenes among them. That’s because like some of Hollywood’s most versatile actors, wine has long been cast in both good guy and bad guy roles: either it is a mark of sophistication or of evil. Perhaps that’s because we view wine as a drink loaded with our own insecurities.

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Remember Michael Caine, who plays an aristocratic snob hired to teach the tomboy undercover cop Sandra Bullock how to act like a lady in Miss Congeniality (2000) In a restaurant, he sips on his red wine while she chugs her beer. Caine says to the sommelier, “Garcon, I’ll have another cabernet sauvignon.” He looks at Bullock and asks, “And another keg for you?” Of course, James Bond was one of the first action heroes to

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Even in combat, Bond can’t resist showing off his connoisseurship: Using a bottle as a weapon in Dr. No (1962), 007 pauses when the villain points out: “It’s a Dom Perignon ‘55. It would be a pity to break it.” Bond snaps back, “I prefer the ‘53 myself,” and gives him a good thump on the head. In Goldfinger (1964), in bed with his latest amour, Bond reaches over to feel a bottle of 1953 Dom Perignon, and observes, “Oh, it’s lost its chill.” He explains, “My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ‘53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs.” Bending over to put the champagne in the fridge to chill, he doesn’t see the killer. Many films use the sophistication and pretension of wine as humor. In Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Meg Ryan’s boyfriend tries to impress her in a restaurant by ordering a bottle of Dom DeLuise. In Batman Forever (1995), the beautiful Dr. Chase Meridian says to Batman, “I’ll bring the wine, you bring your scarred psyche.” And in The Jerk (1979), the nouveau riche Steve Martin takes his fiancée to a fancy French restaurant. In his opinion, it’s a disaster: First there are snails on the plates, and then they’re served old wine. Martin insists on a bottle of their freshest- and reminds the waiter not to forget to put umbrellas in the glasses this time. Wine has also made hundreds of appearances in Hollywood thrillers. In Disclosure (1994) Demi Moore uses wine to instigate some nefarious action of her own. In her executive penthouse office late one night, Moore tries to seduce her new manager, a married man, played by Michael Douglas. She tells him to pour each of them a glass of wine. Picking up the bottle, a rare Californian cult cabernet, Douglas asks, “Pahlmeyer ‘91—how did you know I’ve been looking for that?” “Well,” she says, “I want all

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the boys under me to be happy.” Of course, those were the days of innocence, before wineries and other consumer products began paying tens of thousands of dollars for such a mention. Word has it that Disclosure’s production manager phoned Jayson Pahlmeyer and asked for a free case of his wine to use in the movie. Pahlmeyer told him that it cost $25 a bottle and hung up. But then Pahlmeyer recalled that the bottle of champagne that Tom Cruise drank in Top Gun had garnered Taittinger $150,000 in free publicity. So, he called the production manager back. When Disclosure was finally released, Pahlmeyer’s phone rang constantly, for weeks; and it rang some more after the European release and the television rerun. Had he made four times the amount of wine actually produced, he could have sold it all. I hope you, my fellow wine lovers, were watching the Oscars last month with a good glass of wine in hand, reminding yourself of the irritating way that many actors’ hold their wine glass—by the bowl rather than the stem, warming the wine and leaving unsightly fingerprints. Directors consult all sorts of experts, from set designers to makeup artists; isn’t it time that they include a sommelier on the team? If nothing else, he/she could choose the wine when the cast dines out at those ritzy Hollywood restaurants. Martin Scorcese are you listening? Carpe Vino! Riccardo and his wife Marybeth are the owners of R Wine Bar located in the historic Frank Building on the East Bank of Downtown Sioux Falls. They enjoy sharing their passion for hospitality with guests at the wine bar, and their three sons, Dante, Berent, and Jaxon, can often be found helping at the restaurant. To contact Riccardo, e-mail him at riccardo@rwinebar.com.

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“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. – Joseph Campbell

Where is it?!? I recently spent an entire day hunting for my cell phone. That Saturday I had gotten up before anyone else and made coffee. I recalled checking one text message, confirming my phone was indeed, somewhere in my home…then nothing. It was nowhere to be found. And it was on silent! Although I have no emotional attachment to my phone, it is a tool I use every day throughout my day. And replacing it would be expensive. Focusing on anything else that day required quite a bit of energy. Losing something precious – or not so precious but essential - is so frustrating. Late in the day, I shared my frustration with Shon, my husband. He offered to help. He asked me where I’d looked. He stepped into my office, looked under my desk, and there it was. Jubilation! Relief. Luck? Strong emotions that surface when what was lost is found are memorable, especially if there is an emotional connection to the item. As you’re reading this, are you reminded of your own lost and found story?

Our daughter Parker’s favorite lost and found story is one that happened to me a few months back. She frequently asks me to retell it. I think because she’s involved. I lost my favorite piece of jewelry. It’s a large gold pendant my Grandma Lura gave me when I was a teen to accessorize an outfit I had made for a 4-H sewing contest. I realized it was gone right after I returned to my home office from dropping Parker off for school. I unzipped my coat and there was no pendant at the end of my gold chain. I got right back into my car. As I made the short 10-minute commute, my mind retraced my steps throughout the morning, working to recall where I needed to look if I didn’t find the pendant near the school’s drop-off lane. This particular morning, I’d done more than usual. The first few hours were pretty quiet. I get up around 4:45 so I can get an early start on my workday, and I did get quite a bit accomplished. But once 7 o’clock rolled around, things got hectic. Parker lost one of her gloves, so I dug through a storage bin to retrieve another pair. Then, she needed help finding a clean pair of leggings.

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I could just imagine the pendant getting snagged and tangled up in the bin of extra winter gear or caught on a sock in one of four full laundry baskets. Fortunately, as I turned the corner near Parker’s school, there it was, lying on the asphalt in the middle of the street – undamaged. Whew! I nearly cried. Quickly, I breathed a prayer of thanks. I haven’t worn the pendant since. I’m going to visit with a jeweler about some options to ensure it won’t fall off the chain again. For now, it sits on my dresser reminding me of my Grandma Lura. Memories of Grandma Lura have resurfaced quite a bit lately. She passed away this January at the age of 92. Although I look nothing like my fair, blue-eyed, beautiful grandma, we do share the same name, and a knack for sewing. There are a few items my grandma gave me over the years that I treasure, like this pendant and an antique silver thimble engraved with “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine.” But more than things, I attribute my love for writing to her. As an elementary student, my road to learning how to read was not an easy one. So, writing was not something I enjoyed. To

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encourage me, my grandparents would mail me $1 each time I sent them a letter...in time I came to love writing letters. I am eternally grateful to my Grandma Lura for this. At 40, I honestly love my career as a journalist. I begin each workday writing an article and most days I enjoy the sense of accomplishment having completed one or more. I consider myself fortunate. I own my own business. I get to work with and for amazing individuals. Some tell me I’m lucky. Because I know how hard I worked, I don’t use the word to refer to where I am today. And I am careful not to use it to reference others’ accomplishments. I do have Irish heritage. My favorite color is plaid. But I do not believe in luck. What I do believe in is open doors. The fact is, they most often open before you’re ready for them. And if you wait too long, they will probably close. Sometimes, you need a special someone to give you the confidence to walk through one. Or maybe a $1 bill to encourage you to take your first step.

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We’re All in This Together The vibrant town of Luverne is a great place to start and grow your business. Just 30 minutes from Sioux Falls, this gem of a community is a place of limitless possibility and home to many thriving businesses. Be a part of something bigger by taking root in Luverne. You’ll love the life! For more information, call (507) 449-5033 or visit cityofluverne.org.


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Enjoy Your Daily Getaway in Style! Versatile, Stylish. Practical. The Chrysler Pacifica is the most awarded minivan three years in a row. Awards include “Top Safety Pick”, “A Best Buy”, “Family Car of the Year”, and the “Consumer Guide Best Buy”. Stop by for a test drive with friendly and helpful sales staff today! Papik Motors. Luverne and Rock Rapids.



The Game’s Afoot Green Earth Players proudly presents The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays. March 20 -22 & 26 - 29 Historic Palace Theatre, Luverne, MN. INFO (507) 283-4339.

FREE Small Popcorn Enjoy a movie at the Historic Palace Theatre in downtown Luverne. Present this text for a FREE small popcorn. Expires 3/30/20. Movies, live events and more... there’s always something happening at the Palace Theatre! www.palacetheatre.us.

Best Selection in the Area Fine wines, craft beer and specialty bourbon. Blue Mound Liquor. Luverne, MN. (507) 449-5052.

Think Spring Shop the Christmas Haus for a wide variety of gift items sure to impress anyone on your gift list. Or treat yourself to this gorgeous cardinal home décor. A reminder that spring is around the corner. The Christmas Haus. 312 E. Main St., Luverne, MN. (507) 283-2122.

March Madness Share the fun of March Madness with the little ones in your house. They can shoot hoops by tossing the colorful plastic balls into the hanging basket the balls will return automatically. Or play Roll-A-Score by trying to get the balls into the bins with the highest point values. The entire game stores easily in the sturdy zippered travel pouch. Get yours at Kidtopia. Two convenient locations - Dawley Farms or The Bridges at 57th & Western. (605) 334-4825.

Trends in Your Threads Spring has arrived at Apricot Lane Boutique! Let our Stylists show you florals, dots & new spring colors & trends! Start new or bring in your favorite piece and we can style you around it! 2524 S. Lorraine Place. (605) 271-0254.

Spring Inventory It’s all about spring transitional items at Beautique! Come check out our brand new spring inventory - lightweight sweaters, booties, denim and more! 513 N. Splitrock Blvd., Brandon, SD. (605) 582-2882.

*NEW to YBF! Pieces of Me - Wear Who You Are Jewelry! This jewelry brand is designed to remind you of your worth! Necklaces, earrings, cuffs, and accent charms available! Pieces available in silver and gold with multiple trait charms available! Prices from $20-50. Lifetime guarantee! You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. (605) 361-9229.

Step Into Style Step into style this spring with new clothing and accessories from Stacey’s. Many one-of-a-kind accessories handmade locally and different clothing styles for any size. Stop at Stacey’s today. 27102 Albers Avenue, Sioux Falls. (605) 213-0045.

Join us every Thursday for Ladies Night! Great atmosphere, delicious food, drink specials and more! You deserve a night out! Carnaval Brazilian Grill. 2401 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-6328.

Class of 2021! It’s YOUR turn! We can’t wait to tell you all about Sioux Falls’ best Senior Portrait Experience. We only schedule a limited number of sessions each year so don’t hesitate to book your session today. Your session includes complimentary hair and makeup, a free family session, free cap and gown session and incredible senior portraits. Stop by our website and check out our Senior Video Highlights at julieprairie.com.

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JUNE 22-27, 2020 SIOUX FALLS, SD

FOR students entering grades 7-12 & 2020 high school grads Washington Pavilion Join us for fun, creativity and learning this summer! Our summer camps and classes are on sale -- experience hands-on learning that incorporates all the fantastic opportunities the Washington Pavilion has to offer in visual arts, theatre, music and science! Your kids will continue learning, creating and exploring through the summer in our fun, safe environment. Utilizing the unique talents of our teaching staff we create special summer memories for students ages 3-18. Call 605-367-6000 or visit washingtonpavilion. org to register today! Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire Let’s Get Real: Ignite Summer Program M-F 6:30am - 6:00pm (Brandon and Harrisburg) 5:45am - 6:30pm (Sioux Falls) K- Age 12 Full time (4-5 days) $140/week Part time (1-3 days) $103/week www.bgcsiouxempire.org

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Band, Choir, Orchestra, Keyboard, Guitar, Small Ensembles, Enrichment Electives, Private Voice & Instrumental Lessons, Academy Brass, Opera & String Trio


augie.edu/musiccamp Dr. Lisa Grevlos, 605.274.5457 or lisa.grevlos@augie.edu

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Safety Village of SD www.safetyvillage.org C.R.A.S.H. - Clinic Car Repair And Safety Help for Teens

See our full program at www.ogknights.org To register, go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and sign in or create a new account. 2020 Summer Activities for Youth at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools are open to the community.

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Session 1: April 25, 2020 10am to 2:30pm Session 2: November 14, 2020 10am to 2:30pm 13-18 years old • $25.00 Limited enrollment Safety Village - 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Empire Fair Grounds 605-334-7233 C.R.A.S.H program provides teens with safety skills and training to prepare them for the roadways and vehicle ownership. Participants learn to identify various parts under the hood, check the tire treads, and change a tire on actual cars. Teens will also get tips on driving on rural roads and a reminder on South Dakota laws regarding seat belt usage and texting while driving. Learners Permit not required. Lunch included.

Children’s Safety Camp Session 1: June 9, 2020 9am to 12pm Session 2: June 11, 2020 9am to 12pm 7-11 years old • $10.00 Safety Village - 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Empire Fair Grounds 605-334-7233 The Children’s Safety Camps are held each year in June for children ages 7-11. These three-hour camps provide children with information and skills needed to keep them safe in a variety of situations. Safety presentations include passenger, traffic, bicycle, electrical, poison, fire and home. Demonstrations by Sioux Falls Police Department, Avera, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Paramedics Plus, 911 Call Center, SD EMS for Children, Sanford AirMed, Xcel Energy, Sanford and more. The Safety Village of South Dakota www.safetyvillage.org Heroes Summer Camp Session 1: June 16-17, 2020 8am to 3pm Session 2: June 23-24, 2020 8am to 3pm 11-13 years old $25.00 Lunch included/Limited Enrollment Safety Village - 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Empire Fair Grounds 605-334-7233 The Safety Village of South Dakota HEROES Summer Camp

The Safety Village of South Dakota www.safetyvillage.org

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Our camps are hands-on learning experiences that create memorable moments in a safe, fun environment, resulting in wonderful opportunities for students of all ages. They fill up fast so be sure to sign up early!


605.367.6000 | washingtonpavilion.org

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is an annual, 2-day (Tuesday and Wednesday) educational experience for children ages 11-13. Participants take part in funfilled activities and demonstrations with our community’s heroes the area’s “First Responders“. Activities include: teambuilding and obstacle courses, SWAT team demonstration, K9 unit demonstrations, Bomb Squad demonstrations, Firefighter demonstrations, Paramedic Plus, 911 Call Center, CPR/Stop-theBleed training, mock-crime scene with the CSI unit. The Safety Village of South Dakota www.safetyvillage.org Children’s Safety Fair

August 3-7, 2020 11am to 2pm All Ages Free with paid admission to the Sioux Empire Fair. Safety Village - 100 N Lyon Blvd, Sioux Empire Fair Grounds 605-334-7233 The Children’s Safety Fair takes place each year during the Sioux Empire Fair in August. Children are provided with information and skills to help keep them safe in a variety of situations. Hands on activities and demonstrations at booths from various community organizations cover such topics as fire, passenger, home and weather safety.

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C.R.A.S.H. Clinic Car Repair And Safety Help for Teens AGES 13-18 • DATES APRIL OR NOVEMBER

Prepares Teens for the Roadways with Vehicle Safety and Education

Children’s Safety Camp AGES 7-11 • DATES JUNE 9 OR 11

Children Will Learn Information and Skills to Keep Them Safe at Home or Away

HEROES Summer Camp AGES 11-13 • DATES JUNE 16-17 OR JUNE 23-24

Children Spend Two Days with a Variety of Our Community’s First Responders

Visit Our Website to See All the Great Safety Camp Opportunities and to Register Online! 605.334.7233 safetyvillage.org

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Warwick Workouts warwickworkouts.com Next Level Skills Camp July 6-8, 2020 • 2nd-8th Grade Price TBD Avera Sports Center 605-391-6653 The Warwick Workouts Next Level Skills Camp is for athletes that want to improve as a player on BOTH sides of the basketball. This camp will focus on the game of basketball as a whole, both offensively and defensively. This camp will look to get athletes out of their comfort zone with ball handling, finishing and shooting drills. The Warwick staff will work on full court transition drills, competitive 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 situations and rebounding drills. Next Level Skills Camp is designed for athletes who want to improve their all-around game. Warwick Workouts warwickworkouts.com Point Guard Camps June 1-3, 2020 • 5th-12th Grade Price TBD Avera Sports Center 605-391-6653 Warwick Workout Point Guard/Guard – Academy is for players who want to become a dominant guard and floor general. The camp will concentrate on all aspects of high level guard play through classroom video instruction and application to the court through advanced game-simulated drills. This camp is designed for athletes that want to become a student of the game and be able to apply it on the court. Warwick Workouts warwickworkouts.com Positionless Player Camp May 27-29 and July 27-29 • 8th – 12th grade Price TBD Avera Sports Center

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6 current ESCAPE ROOMS with 6 New Escape Rooms coming soon! 3 SMASH ROOMS now booking! Party Room available for rent!

EPIC Kids Birthday Parties 605-391-6653 Positionless Player Camp will teach athletes to play anywhere on the floor. This camp will simulate game action while focusing on shooting, perimeter footwork, mid-range and low post scoring, and elite finishing drills. Learn to score and play from anywhere on the court with Positionless Player Camp. Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball Kairoselitevolleyball.com High School Prep Camp August 3-4, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball Kairoselitevolleyball.com $119 9th – 12th grade Avera Human Performance Center – 6800 S. Louise Ave., Sioux Falls 605-322-FAST These camps provide high level/intense training to get ready for your upcoming school season. These camps include TWO required sessions per day (2 days). Players will get a high # of reps, fundamental training, positional training and competitive drills. They are a great way to get in shape and sharpen your skills for the upcoming school season/tryouts! Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball Kairoselitevolleyball.com Junior High Prep Camp (2 days) July 27-28, 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m./1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. OR August 10-11, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 7th- 8th grade $119 Avera Human Performance Center – 6800 S. Louise Ave., Sioux Falls 605-322-FAST

BOOK ONLINE EscapadesEscape.com OR CALL 605.777.9401

The First Tee of South Dakota uses golf to build character, instill values, and creates healthy habits in youth.

For more details about our programs, please call 605-367-7092 ext 109 or e-mail thefirstteesouthdakota@yahoo.com or visit www.thefirstteesouthdakota.org

June 1st - August 3rd

Financial Aid Available - Scholarships Available - Equipment Not Needed ABERDEEN • BROOKINGS • DELL RAPIDS • SIOUX FALLS • YANKTON • RAPID CITY

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These camps provide high level/intense training to get ready for your upcoming school season. These camps include TWO required sessions per day (2 days). Players will get a high # of reps, fundamental training, positional training and competitive drills. They are a great way to get in shape and sharpen your skills for the upcoming school season/tryouts! Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball Kairoselitevolleyball.com Setter Bootcamp August 6, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 9th – 12th $59 Avera Human Performance Center – 6800 S. Louise Ave., Sioux Falls 605-322-FAST Our Bootcamps focus on a high number of repetitions and movement drills to get players physically and mentally ready for their school seasons. Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball Kairoselitevolleyball.com First Contact Bootcamp August 7, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 9th – 12th grade $59 Avera Human Performance Center –

6800 S. Louise Ave., Sioux Falls 605-322-FAST Our Bootcamps focus on a high number of repetitions and movement drills to get players physically and mentally ready for their school seasons.

Swan Lake Christian Camp myslcc.com • 605-326-5690 Camps are 1 day to 6 days throughout the summer based on grade level There are camps for Preschool through High School Cost is $25- $260 depending on camp attending Located near Viborg, SD on the shores of Swan Lake All are welcome to come and make great friends while experiencing a memorable week of camp on the shores of the

AVERA SPORTS KAIROS ELITE VOLLEYBALL Avera Sports Kairos Elite Volleyball offers training opportunities for athletes from 2 years old through 12th grade. These camps, academies and lessons use proven skill-building techniques to boost volleyball athletes to their best performance level.






Younger participants learn basic movement skills while older participants work on volleyballspecific skills.

Camps build athleticism and develop volleyball skills using drills and exercises.

Players are divided into teams, which compete against other teams; fosters cooperation and enhances skills.

Staff give the same amount of attention toward each player, and teams are small enough so players aren’t sitting on the sideline the whole time.

One-on-one and small group training give players special attention in areas they would like to improve.


Visit Avera.org/sports or KairosEliteVolleyball.com, or call 605-322-FAST (3278) to learn more.

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quiet and beautiful Swan Lake. Just 45 minutes from Sioux Falls, youth experience Christ through daily chapel, outdoor quiet times, life giving campfires and nightly cabin devotions. Fun activities throughout the day include archery, crafts, swimming, canoeing, and recreational games. Great Plains Zoo Zoo Camp June – August Ages 4 – 11 • Price Varies Sioux Falls 605-367-7003 x233 Get ready for a summer camp experience your child will never forget! With half-day and full-day themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for everyone! Each camp is customized, but all include games, songs, crafts, snacks, train or carousel rides, tours of the zoo, and animal encounters. Sanford POWER SanfordPOWER.com Sanford POWER Camp June 1 – July 31; times scheduled individually 5th – 12th grade Price Varies Sioux Falls 605-312-7800

The POWER sports performance program offers athlete development training for all ages and skill levels at the Sanford Fieldhouse. We provide individualized and small-group training programs for athletes in all sports to improve strength, speed, and ability along with reducing the incidence of injury. Sports nutritionist on staff for answering questions and individual consults. Sanford POWER Basketball Academy SanfordPentagon.com/basketball Basketball Academy Date(s) & Time(s) Vary K – 12th Grade Price Varies Sioux Falls

ADVANCED OFFENSIVE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CAMPS AND CLINICS Warwick Workouts, Powered by Avera Sports, provides basketball players with high-intensity offensive skill camps, clinics and workouts that incorporate a progression of skill sets designed to challenge athletes at every level.

Individual/Small Group Workouts

Offensive Skills Camp (Grades K – 8)

Players work in small groups or 1-on-1 with a trainer.

An overall skill camp focusing on ball-handling, finishing drills, shooting and competition.

This is the most intense skill-development camp in the Midwest. Invitation only.

Summer Development League (Grades 4 – 10) A program focused on fundamental skill development, teaching team concepts, and a 5-on-5 league through multiple summer sessions (Sioux Falls only).

Specialty Summer Camps (Grades 5 – 8) 18-ASPI-10049-REV0220

Elite Offensive Skills Camp (High School – College)

Multiple summer camps are available that focus on improving skills through dribbling, shooting, finishing and competitive drills.

School Clinic (Grades K – 12) Warwick Workouts trainers travel to schools to conduct customized camps and clinics.

WHERE CHAMPIONS TRAIN Visit Avera.org/sports or WarwickWorkouts.com, or call 605-391-6653 to learn more.

Advanced Offensive Player Development Camps and Clinics Powered by Warwick Workouts

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605-312-7920 Comprehensive basketball program for players of all abilities at the Sanford Pentagon. We offer single-day camps and workouts, weekly workouts and week-long camps. Sanford POWER Riggs Premier Football Academy sanfordsports.com Football Academy Date(s) & Time(s) Vary Grades K – 12th Grade Price Varies 605-312-7800 Comprehensive football programs for players of all abilities at the Sanford Fieldhouse. We offer individual and group workouts plus flag leagues. Two of the most popular options: The South Dakota Junior Football Camp for Grades 2 – 8 and the Flag Football Camp for Grades K – 6. Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy SanfordPentagon.com/volleyball1 Volleyball Academy Date(s) & Time(s) Vary K – 12th Grade Price Varies Sioux Falls 605-312-7920 Comprehensive volleyball program for players of all abilities at the Sanford Pentagon. We offer single-day camps and workouts, weekly workouts and week-long camps. Sanford POWER Baseball and Softball Academy SanfordSports.com Baseball and Softball Academy Date(s) & Time(s) Vary K – 12th Grade Price Varies Sioux Falls 605-312-7800 Comprehensive baseball and softball program for players of all

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abilities at the Sanford Fieldhouse. We offer single-day camps and workouts, weekly workouts and week-long camps. Sanford POWER Golf Academy SanfordPentagon.com/golf Golf skill camps Date(s) & Time(s) Vary Ages: 6th Grade – Adults Price Varies Sioux Falls 605-312-7800 The Sanford POWER Golf Academy, offers a state-ofthe-art player development program and a wide variety of programs for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner looking for basic instruction or looking to compete at the collegiate or professional level, we can help you achieve your goals. Offerings include: • Private, semi-private and small group coaching options led by a PGA Teaching Professional • Youth programs • Golf Movement and Performance Analysis • Strength, Speed, and Power Training • Golf Nutrition and Hydration Services sanfordpower.com/golf-academy/

YMCA Summer Camp w Making Ne d Friends an – Having Fun ess Our Busin Since 1920 YMCA Camp Leif Ericson 2301 East 26th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57103 (605) 336-2267 www.ymcacampleifericson.org

Camp OnAqua Day Camp June 22 to June 26 At Catfish Bay in Sioux Falls Space is Limited go to www.CatfishBay.com to register Sioux Falls most exciting day camp experience. Camp OnAqua is a week long day camp for children ages 8 to 13. Camp OnAqua gives kids the opportunity to experience water recreation in a fun and safe learning environment. Kids will experience water skiing, tubing, fishing, paintball, swimming and more. Our program is designed to help build skills of children with no experience in water sports or reinforce skills in children who are veterans to the water. There will be lifeguards, water skiing instructors and quality staff to ensure the safety of everyone.

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Color Me Mine Summer Workshops Session 1: June 15-18 “Mystical Creatures/Out of this World” 10am1pm Session 2: July 20-23 “Animals/Under the Sea” 10am-1pm Session 3: August 10-13 “Summer Fun/Emojis” 10am-1pm Price: $150+tax/session $50 deposit/session to be added towards bill on day of workshop Sioux Falls, 605-362-6055 Join us for some creative fun at Color Me Mine Sioux Falls this summer! We will have workshops where the children will paint pottery by learning fun techniques, build with clay, paint canvas and more! The workshops are for children ages 7-12.

Fun and learning collide at

ZOOCAMP Learn about AMAZING animals!

Zoo Members Receive 15% Off

Register Today! Visit GreatZoo.org or call 605-367-7003. Connect with us!

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Siouxland Heritage Museums Pioneer Day Camp Who knew homesteading could be this fun? The Siouxland Heritage Museums and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks are hosting their annual Pioneer Day Camp at the Beaver Creek Nature Area, east of Sioux Falls, Tuesdays in June. Kids can experience life as a frontier child in the Dakota Territory at Pioneer Day Camp. It’s outdoor, educational, and an all around great time! Pioneer Day Camp is a full day of fun at Beaver Creek Nature Area with activities that include learning about the fur trade, fishing, candle dipping, making ice cream, and much more! The camp is for kids 7 to 12 years old, $35 includes registration, meal, and a snack. Registration is limited so call 605-367-4210 to register! Siouxland Heritage Museums Victorian Girl Day Camp There are many activities happening at the Pettigrew Home & Museum this summer. On Tuesday, July 28th, girls 8-14 can attend the Victorian Girl Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Girls will learn about Victorian tea parties, play indoor and outdoor period games, take a tour of the historic Pettigrew home, and



At Sanford POWER Academies we start you on the path to maximum performance. Our sport-specific coaches observe and adjust while paying attention to fundamentals, elevating you to the next level.


You can take the skills you learned here wherever you go, no matter your personal goals. You will finish strong on the court or field, and perform at your maximum ability.



The professional coaching staffs of Sanford POWER Academies will work with players of all ages and abilities on specific skills to help them maximize their talents.


In a one-on-one or small group setting, the coaches will work with each player, developing a tailored plan through fundamentals and drill work.





Steve Phillips POWER Baseball Academy

Mark McCloskey POWER Volleyball Academy

Kurtiss Riggs POWER-Riggs Premier Football Academy

Shane Hennen POWER Basketball Academy

COACH Todd Kolb POWER Golf Academy

Learn more at SanfordPOWER.com


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learn what it was like to be a Victorian girl! Registration is $30 and includes snacks and crafts. Girls should bring a sack lunch. Space is limited; please call 367-7097 to register. Siouxland Heritage Museums Tea Time Mini Camp Kids ages 5-8 can learn about what it meant to be an American child growing up over a century ago. Make a craft, tour the historic home, and enjoy tea and treats at the Pettigrew Home & Museum! Registration is $20, call (605)367-7097. Camp Leif Ericson Sioux Falls Family YMCA Little Vikes: Ages 4-5 Leif Ericson: Ages 6-9 Tepeetonka: Ages 10-13 Tepeetonka Leadership: Ages 14-15 Session 1: June 1-12 Session 2: June 15-26

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Session 3: July 6-17 Session 4: July 20-31 Session 5: Aug 3-14 Since 1920, our Sioux Falls Family YMCA camps have provided generations of campers with a safe, meaningful and life-changing outdoor camping experience. Children return year after year to enjoy our beautiful camp property, nestled along the forested shoreline of the Big Sioux River. While camp is close to home in the heart of Sioux Falls, it feels like a world away. Although our facilities and location are terrific, we know that it’s our counselors that ultimately make the camp experience so special. camp@siouxfallsymca.org (605) 336-3190 www.ymcacampleifericson.org

Inspiration Hills Camp & Retreat Center Entering Grades: 1st-12th Cost: Varies per camp (Located 35 miles south of 202 Sioux Falls) ABIDE Contact: ihills@inspirationhills.org; 712-986-5193; inspirationhills.org Inspiration Hills Camp & Retreat Center is a Christian camp that serves over 1,100 campers each summer! We host summer camps, family reunions, colleges, youth groups, high schools, retreats, birthday parties, graduations, and more! A full service campground, and year-round lodges, cabins Free Online Registrat ion at inspirationhill and private rooms create an array s.org of accommodations for many different occasions. Our summer campers and guests enjoy our outdoor swimming pool, hiking, ropes course, canoes, outdoor game room, amphitheatre, and so much more! We offer camps for all grade levels entering 1st-12th grade. Camps Available: Wilderness Camp, Fishing Camp, Horse Camp, High School Camp, Journey Camp (At-Risk Youth), Grand Camps, Family Camps, Lodge Camp, Day Camp with bussing available, a 2 week camp for campers 10th-12th to build leadership. John 15:4

Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Summer Activities We provide a wide range of camps and activities to keep your child busy this summer. We have a variety of options including athletics camps for all ages, performing arts camps and academic summer classes to avoid the “summer slump.” All of our activities are taught and supervised by Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools teachers and staff. We’ll make sure your child has the best summer ever! To register: go to www.ogknights.org and look for the ‘Summer Activities’ icon on the front page. All activities are open to the community May 26th - August 6th Grades: Pre K - 12th (605) 575-3300 www.ogknights.org/parents/camps


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Tuesdays: Ages 3-4-5; Wednesdays: Grades 1,2 &3; Thursday: Grades 4,5 & 6 (as of Fall 2020) Bring your children to the Arboretum for adventure, learning, crafts and lots of FUN!! Cost: $90 for the 9 weeks. 1900 S. Perry Place, 605-367-4414 www.maryjowegnerarboretum.com Augustana University Summer Music Camp augie.edu/summer-music-camp June 22-27 Ages: 7th-12th grade & 2020 High School Grads Resident Campers: $500 (after April 15: $550) Commuter Campers: $400 (after April 15: $450) 605-274-5457 (Dr. Lisa Grevlos) Our camp is designed to keep you engaged all day long, meeting new friends, rehearsing with one another, spending time with our amazing faculty, and yes, having some fun that has nothing to do with music! Choices include band, choir, orchestra, keyboard, guitar, small ensembles, enrichment electives, private voice & instrument lessons. Academy ensembles, including Brass Quintet, Opera and String Trio are available for the more advanced music student. Please see our website for scholarship opportunities. The Institute of Design & Technology Career Prep in Design – Boot Camp It is never too early to explore or to follow your passions for a career in design at The Institute of Design & Technology of SD.

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Creative Spirits Creative Spirits offers a variety of summer camps for children of all ages - what a terrific way to get the creative juices flowing! 1508 W. 41st St. (605) 553-9493. Creativespiritssiouxfalls.com

Register early for PROJECT: DESIGN BOOT CAMP Career exploration in design for ages 9 - 17. Follow your passion and prepare for a career in design. Choose from our Interior Décor and Design Entrepreneur programs. 2701 South Minnesota Avenue. For more info call: 275-9728, check our website: www. idtsd.org or “Like us” on FACEBOOK.

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Heather Craig, Owner/President Creative Spirits Sioux Falls, Okoboji, Sioux City, Forest City, and Midwest Mobile Team 1508 W. 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (605) 351-4872 • www.creativespirits.com

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SUMMER GREEN ENVIRONMENTAL CAMP Bring your children to the Arboretum for adventure, learning, crafts and lots of FUN!! 9 Weeks Beginning

June 8 – August 7 10am to Noon

Tuesdays: Ages 3-4-5; Wednesdays: Grades 1,2 &3; (as of Fall 2020) Thursdays: Grades 4,5 & 6 (as of Fall 2020) Cost: $90 for the 9 weeks.

1900 S. Perry Place East on Hwy 42, just past Willow Run Golf Course

(605) 367-4414 www.maryjowegnerarboretum.com

Jasper Educational Center Hours: Winter: Sat/Sun 10am-4:30pm Begining April 15: 7 days a week 10am-4:30pm

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Materials: Green and white paper, scissors, and glue stick. Fold a piece of green construction paper in half, and cut out 8 evenly-sized hearts from the folded edge. Keeping the hearts folded, glue one side of a folded heart to the left side of a horizontal piece of white paper, then glue on another folded heart to complete the 3D heart shape. Continue this until you make a four leaf clover. Cut a stem from green paper, and finish your clover by gluing it in place. Write a special message on the right side of the paper, and add a personalized cover for a loved one!

Rainbow Clover

Materials: Construction paper in each color of the rainbow, scissors, ruler, stapler, pen, and pipe cleaner. Start by measuring across the long side of a piece of construction paper, marking each inch across (should be 9 inches). Draw a straight line along each mark, then cut strips from all of the paper at one time, by holding them in an even stack as you cut. Order the strips so they are in the color order of green, blue, purple, red, orange, and yellow. Next, slide each colored strip down about an inch, ending up with yellow being the highest, and green being the shortest strip. Cut all of the strips along where the green strip begins, so you end up with green being the longest strip, and yellow being the shortest strip. Bring the ends together, and staple in place, creating a loop of paper strips in various lengths. Do this once again to another stack of strips, then staple the two loops together at the bottom to form a heart. Repeat these steps until you have created four hearts, then place them all together at the bottom. Add a stem, created from the last stack of strips, and staple each heart together to lock in place. Twist a pipe cleaner around where the stem and hearts meet, to secure in place.

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Shamrock Finger Painting

Materials: Green paint, paper plate, white paper, scissors, and tape. Pour some green paint onto a paper plate. Cut out a shamrock shape from some white paper, then add tape to the back of the shamrock. Tape the shamrock to the middle of a piece of white paper, then place green fingerprints all around the edge of the shamrock, creating a clear outline. Next, have our children use their fingers to generously paint green dots all around the shamrock. When you feel it’s finished, remove the shamrock cutout by carefully peeling the tape away. You now have a shamrock imprint work of art!

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Rainbow Sun Catcher

Materials: Coffee filter, washable markers, glue stick, scissors, paper towels, spray bottle, and green paper. Have your children color a coffee filter in rainbow colors with washable markers. Next, put the coffee filter art on top of some paper towels, then spray with water and watch the colors blend together. Let this completely dry. Fold a piece of green paper in half, then in half again, and cut a heart about a quarter of the size of the coffee filter out from the folded corner of the paper. Set the heart shape aside, then cut around the cutout heart about an inch above, creating a clover frame for your sun catcher. Glue the frame around your rainbow art, once it has dried, then cut any excess coffee filter away from the outside of the frame. Hang along with the shapes you cut out earlier, in a window with sun shining through.

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What Is Vaping and Why Is It Risky? AVERA HEALTH


ou’ve probably heard about vaping, however you may be unclear about what it actually is. Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling aerosol or vapor produced by a vape device. Vape devices, known as e-cigs, e-hookahs, mods, vape pens, vapes, tank systems and Juuls (pronounced jewel), contain four basic components: a cartridge or a tank to hold e-liquid (or e-juice/ vape sauce), a heating element known as an atomizer, a battery and a mouthpiece to inhale. “We understand the dangers that go along with vaping and we want to do everything we can to help better inform both our patients and providers about the risks that are associated the e-cigarettes,” says Kevin Post, DO, Chief Medical Officer, Avera Medical Group.

Is Vaping Safe? Vaping is especially dangerous for teens and young adults

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as their brains are still developing. As vaping is a relatively new phenomenon, long-term studies that examine its impact on teen and young adult health and behavior have yet to be concluded. Thousands of e-cigarette and vaping cases have already been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States with dozens of deaths confirmed as well. E-cigarettes have also been linked to severe lung disease. The exact cause is not clear yet. But all of the people who developed these lung conditions had vaping in common. Some people have died from these illnesses. “Although vaping is relatively new, more and more studies are linking vaping to serious conditions like chronic lung disease and asthma,” says Anthony Hericks, DO, Avera Medical Group pulmonologist. “When you vape you are exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals that can have long-term effects on your body.”

“When you vape you are exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals that can have long-term effects on your body.”

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What Do Vape Devices Look Like?

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Some vape devices look like regular cigarettes, cigars or pipes while others resemble USB thumb drives and other everyday objects. Some devices can be thrown away, while others can be reused by charging the device and replacing the e-liquid, either by filling the chamber or using a self-contained pod.

What is Being Vaped? Although many substances can be vaped, three are most common: flavored e-liquids, flavored e-liquids with nicotine, and marijuana. The e-liquids come in small bottles or in pre-filled pods or cartridges. Pods are the component that contain the e-liquid. • Flavored e-liquids come in thousands of flavors, including bubble gum, cotton candy and grape, but also hot dog, banana bread and king crab legs. • Flavored e-liquids may also contain different levels of nicotine, ranging from 2 milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml) to 59 milligrams per milliliter. One of the more popular vape devices, Juul (pronounced jewel), contains 59 mg/ml of nicotine in each pod. A Juul pod is equal to one pack of cigarettes in terms of nicotine. • Marijuana can be vaped in either the leaf form or using THC and/or CBD oil. THC is the psychoactive compound in marijuana that creates a sense of being high.



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If you have questions about vaping, please ask your doctor.

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Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke Market is very crowded. Mama is very busy. Baby is very curious. When Baby and Mama go to the market, Baby is so adorable that the banana seller gives him six bananas. Baby eats one and puts five in the basket, but Mama doesn’t notice. As Mama and Baby wend their way through the stalls, cheeky Baby collects five oranges, four biscuits, three ears of sweet corn, two pieces of coconut . . . until Mama notices that her basket is getting very heavy! Poor Baby, she thinks, he must be very hungry by now! Rhythmic language, visual humor, and a bounty of delectable food make this a tale that is sure to whet little appetites for story time. Ages 3 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewickpress.com

Dandelion's Dream By Yoko Tanaka In a meadow filled with dandelion buds just about to flower, one dandelion blooms into a real lion. Roots and leaves unfurl into four tiny paws and a long tail with a fluffy yellow tuft. What a great, wide world there is to explore when you have paws instead of roots: there are fast trains to ride, regal ships to sail, and cities with lights as bright as Dandelion’s field in full bloom. But will a real lion ever be content to go back to being a rooted dandelion? Yoko Tanaka’s exquisite illustrations take us on an adventure where even the smallest seeds contain cosmic dreams. Ages 5-8 Candlewickpress.com

Dot Unplugged The Jim Henson Company It’s pouring rain, and the power’s gone out at Dot’s house. Should they take it as a challenge to honor the National Day of Unplugging? Playing outside is out of the question, and so is using the many devices Dot is accustomed to. But what might the basement hold? Dot, her friend Hal, Mom, Dad, and Scratch find lots of exciting stuff, including an old spinner game. It turns out it’s super fun to watch Dad do charades, Mom speed-sculpt from clay, Hal tweet-sing a song, and Dot hunt for something surprising. Their improvised game keeps them so entertained, they just might decide to stay unplugged a bit longer! Ages 4 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewickpress.com

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A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it does, when someone unpredictable finds her way to their front door. In a delightful origin story for the star of the Mercy Watson series, a tiny piglet brings love (and chaos) to Deckawoo Drive — and the Watsons’ lives will never be the same. The instant New York Times bestseller! Ages 3 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewickpress.com

Bear’s Book by Claire Freedman When Bear’s favorite book of stories falls apart, he is determined to write one of his own. He ventures into the forest for inspiration, but writing is harder than he thinks, and he soon discovers that he needs help from his friends. See how Bear transforms their day into a wonderful adventure in this story about creativity and friendship. Ages 3 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewickpress.com

Maya and the Lost Cat by Caroline Magerl On a roof, as wet as a seal, as gray as a puddle, Cat was rumbling, a rumbly purr. What will lure Cat down? Feather boas? Pretty pink shoelaces? A boatful of fish under a tiny tin sail? Maya finally succeeds, only to watch Cat jump on the roof again, above a thousand lit windows, one of which must be Cat’s own. As the rain keeps coming down, how can Maya help Cat find its home? With whimsical watercolors both fluid and full of expression, Caroline Magerl portrays a child on a mission and an adventurous cat who keeps its mysteries as quiet as its paws in a story that follows a kindly impulse to an unexpected conclusion. Ages 3 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewickpress.com

One Mean Ant by Arthur Yorinks Was there ever an ant as mean as this mean ant? Not likely. This ant is so mean that leaves fall off trees when he walks by. This ant is so mean that grapes shrivel when he looks at them. But when this mean ant finds himself lost in the desert and meets a fly that defies explanation . . . well, nothing is the same again. With this first in a planned trilogy, celebrated picture book creators Arthur Yorinks and Sergio Ruzzier team up for a hilariously slapstick tale that will make a raucous read-aloud for any storytime. Ages 3 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewickpress.com

Grandpa’s Top Threes by Wendy Meddour Henry loves talking with Grandpa, but Grandpa has stopped listening. Mom says to just give him time. But Henry wants to talk to Grandpa now. So Henry tries his favorite game: Top Threes. And something amazing happens: Grandpa starts talking again. Out of a tale of favorite sandwiches and zoo animals, outings and trains, emerges a moving story about love, loss, and the wonder of grannies and grandpas. Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewickpress.com

Hummingbird by Nicola Davies Tz’unun! Tz’unun! A buzz of wings, a flash of color . . . There’s a very special visitor in Granny’s garden. It’s a hummingbird! And it’s just about to begin its long migration, heading north to its nesting ground. Watch as it spreads joy to all who encounter it along its two-thousand-mile trek. In an engaging text sprinkled with facts, zoologist Nicola Davies introduces readers to this valiant bird, lighter than a nickel, while Jane Ray’s lush, intricate illustrations, accented in gold Pantone, highlight its jewel-like beauty. More details about hummingbirds, along with a bibliography and an index, are available at the end to budding ornithologists. Ages 5 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewickpress.com

The Blunders: A Counting Catastrophe! by Christina Soontornvat It’s not even lunchtime, and already the ten Blunder children have messed up the laundry, the bathtub, and taking care of the animals. They are driving their mother up the wall. So she sends them out to play with just two rules: keep track of one another and make sure everyone is home by sunset. As the day draws to an end, each Blunder tries counting the others — forward and backward, in English and Spanish, and even by twos and three — but comes up with only nine. Uh-oh! Will their mother forgive the biggest blunder of all? Inspired by a common folktale, Christina Soontornvat shares a humorous story about ten kids who just can’t get things right, while Colin Jack’s adorable artwork lets readers in on the joke that each child is forgetting to count him- or herself. Ages 3 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewickpress.com

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Ava & Dylan

Ayden :: 2 WEEKS

:: 7 & 2 YEARS

Gemma :: 2 MONTHS


S :: 20 MONTH

Jersey, L aiklyn & Ja da :: 9, 5 & 2 YE A R S

EACH MONTH WE WILL CHOOSE & FEATURE NEW CUTE KIDS. YOUR CHILD COULD BE NEXT, SO SEND YOUR PHOTO TODAY. Email your photo to etc.mag@sio.midco.net – just one per child. Please include the following information in your email: child’s first name, age, birth date, parents or guardians names, address, email address and phone number. Please make sure they are high-resolution photos (the highest setting on your camera). Parents must own the rights to all submitted photos.

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Marie J ean :: 1 1/2 YE

Reid :: 5 YEA


Taliyah & Taziah :: 2 & 11 YEARS


:: 10 YEARS


:: 2 YEARS


Coco, best friend to the Mike Plucker and Kelly Spomer family

Katula, best friend of Lily, Summer & Peter

Bindi, best friend of the Bryan family

Mama and her daughter Holiday, best friends of Leslie Tufte

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Molly Mae, best friend Darlene Kuntson

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IS ANESTHESIA SAFE FOR YOUR PET? WHAT WE DO TO KEEP YOUR PET SAFE DURING ANESTHESIA: • Pre surgery bloodwork Bloodwork prior to anesthesia will screen for problems with the liver and kidneys. • IV Catheter & IV Fluids IV catheters provide quick IV access along with the IV Fluids provided during surgery to aid in hydration and maintaining blood pressure. • Maintaining an open airway Your pet is intubated with an endotracheal tube. This allows us to give gas anesthesia, control of respirations, if necessary, and prevention of accidental inhalation of stomach contents if your pet vomits under anesthesia. • Monitoring your pet closely Your pet’s vitals are monitored

closely by a Certified Technician. They are constantly checking your pet’s heart rate & rhythm, respiratory rate, temperature, oxygen content of their blood, blood pressure, and anesthetic depth. • Keep them warm Low body temperatures can affect how quickly your pet will wake up after surgery. • Managing their pain level Pets do feel pain just like we do! Pain medication is given before and after surgery and local anesthetic blocks are used when possible. • Not every pet is the same Anesthetic drugs will vary depending upon the breed, health and age of your pet.

Chase, best friend of the Blomberg family

Mia, best friend of Mat Maurer family

Sisters, Punkin (left) and Moose (right) are best friends of Mary Ernesti and Jason Crichton

ler Rothenbueh re the family, you a prize winner of a Pet from All City all Care – just c to claimcl!aimed Bailey, best friend of the Rothenbuehler family

Tom and Jerry, best friends of Amy & Mike

Each month we will choose and feature cute pets. Your pet could be next, so send in a picture today. Email your photo – just one per pet – to etc.mag@sio.midco.net. Please make sure they are high-resolution photos (the highest setting on your camera). Include in email: pet’s name and owner’s name. Pet owners must own the rights to all submitted photos.

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THE WIZARD OF OZ March 31, 2020 • 7:30 p.m. You’re invited to a trip down the yellow brick road! THE WIZARD OF OZ is vividly brought to life in this collaboration between the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Kansas City Ballet and Colorado Ballet.

Tickets Start at $32 605.367.6000 | washingtonpavilion.org Prices may not include taxes or fees. Programs, dates, times and prices subject to change.


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