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Seeing Stars at the Washington Pavilion

Washington Pavilion

301 S. Main Avenue

Box Office: (605) 367-6000



TheWashington Pavilion of Arts and Science in downtown Sioux Falls is wellknown for top-notch entertainment, from local symphony stars to those who are part of traveling Broadway shows.

Now, however, you can see actual stars in the newly-opened Sweetman Planetarium. You might say the stars aligned to make the planetarium come to life.

“We had been talking for a long time about how to maximize the Wells Fargo Cinedome space,” says Chief Operating Officer Kerri

DeGraff. “It just seemed to us that not enough museum-goers were taking advantage of it. They might be there for the Discovery Center or the art gallery, but not take in a film. Student groups were the primary audience, coming to see educational films.”

A planetarium had been on the list of “what if” possibilities as the leadership team planned for the Pavilion’s future growth and programming.

“We began talking with the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation about our vision, and

they said they had a donor in mind,” DeGraff explains. “We were so grateful when Dick and Kathy Sweetman came forward with a generous donation to make this planetarium dream a reality. What was even more exciting is that they were as committed as we were to make this one of the best facilities in the nation.”

The Washington Pavilion worked with Evans and Sutherland, a company that pioneered the planetarium and immersive computer graphics fields. Over the past year, the Cinedome and planetarium space was updated with

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the Digistar 7 system – the top-of-the-line technology – along with a new seamless dome for a better visual experience and new audio and lighting to engage all the senses.

“With this new system for the planetarium, we have access to an entire content library,” DeGraff says. “We are still learning about everything that is available to us, but what it essentially means is that we will have the ability to create custom content for groups. For example, if you have a sixth grade class that is studying the planets, we could go to that content library and find the topic they want that is appropriate for their age group.”

Another opportunity on the horizon, adds DeGraff, is the ability to livestream programs from other locations.

“We can work with other sites using the

same Digistar system to show events like a live space launch. Aerostar is our program sponsor, and they are as excited as we are to plan for other possibilities like having a viewing of next April’s solar eclipse.”

As the Pavilion team continues to expand the programming, the planetarium could host other special events like company teambuilding or other types of client outings and corporate events, stargazing dates and, perhaps, one day even gaming experiences inside the planetarium.

Daily programming consists of a variety of film showings starting every hour at 11 a.m.

Tuesday-Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sundays. You can find a calendar of events on the Pavilion’s website and catch program and event updates on social media.

The Washington Pavilion is the perfect

destination for all ages to come and spend the day.

With the variety of Cinedome and Planetarium films, each running about 30 minutes, you could start with a film in the morning, spend time exploring the Kirby Science Discovery Center and new exhibits like the H2O Workshop, enjoy the collections displayed in the beautiful Visual Arts Center, and then end your day with a planetarium show. And, don’t forget you can also grab breakfast and lunch right there at the WP, the refreshed and rebranded café.

Just like the universe holds infinite possibilities the same is true at the Sweetman Planetarium, says DeGraff.

“It’s only going to get better the more we learn.”

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Each bag will contain a Crawford’s Bar & Grill $20 gift card! TAKE

Grab your purse,

Friday, October 20th


Saturday, October 21st 9am–3pm

Sioux Falls Convention Center


One bag each day will contain (1) $500 gift card for a ROOM MAKEOVER from:

The seventeenth annual expo for her is two days of shopping, entertainment, pampering and fun — designed especially for women.

Sample foods & drinks, participate in FREE fabulous seminars, and SHOP! Treat yourself or start your holiday shopping — or both.

First 200 adult attendees each day will receive a gift bag full of free items! YOUR PURCHASE
www.etcsiouxfalls.com it’s time to shop! Join the fun! Attend Fabulous Seminars! Help Fill the Food Pantry for Winter! Children ages 10 and under are FREE $7 admission $6 with your donation of a canned good.

Friday, October 20th

1-1:45 p.m.

World of Tea: Basics & What You Probably Didn’t Know

Presented by Shall We Tea

Join Tea Sommelier

Pauliina Parris and learn how to start drinking better tea! Attendees receive a free Essential Tea Terminology handout, a tasting of single origin whole-leaf tea and a chance to win a tea giveaway.

2-2:45 p.m.

Secrets of Quality Sleep

Presented by Beds by Design

Discover the secrets of quality sleep at our Beducation seminar! Dive into the world of foams, springs, and quilts, and learn how they shape your sleep experience. Unveil the hidden elements that make a difference. All seminar attendees will receive a FREE Beds by Design travel pillow.

3-3:45 p.m.

Beef Wellington



Presented by Chef Daniel Myers of Crawford’s Bar and Grill

Watch as Chef Daniel prepares beef tenderloin wrapped with mushroom duxelles, prosciutto de parma, and flaky puff pastry finished with rich wine Demi glaze. Delicious samples will be served. One lucky seminar winner will win an exclusive dinner for two at Crawford’s Chef experience — a five course wine and dine meal.

4-4:45 p.m.

How to Thrift

Like a Pro

Presented by Bobbi from Bobilu Vintage

Thrifting is all the rage right now, but how do you find the best goods? Bobbi from Bobilu Vintage will share her secrets from years of thrifting - from where to go to what to look for that fits your unique personal style!

5-5:45 p.m.

Introductory Self Defense

Presented by Joe Herreman of Dynamic Martial Arts of Sioux Falls

Dynamic Martial Arts of Sioux Falls presents a 45-minute introductory self-defense course focused on empowering individuals with essential skills for personal safety. This engaging session prioritizes the five fundamental rules of self-defense, offering practical insights and techniques to enhance everyday security. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge on situational awareness, de-escalation, and preventative measures, equipping them to navigate daily life with increased confidence and vigilance. Each seminar attendee will also receive a FREE week of classes for themselves and their families.

6-6:45 p.m.

Hungry for Truth

Presented by Maggie Vander Laan of South Dakota Soybean Association

Hungry For Truth is an initiative from the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council and the Soybean Checkoff Organization, designed to open conversation about food between South Dakotans and the farmers who grow it.

7-7:45 p.m.

Do a Little Dance!

Presented by Lisa Myhre of DANCE

Instructor Lisa Myhre of DANCE in Sioux Falls teaches the popular group dance to “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran. Give them a try at the seminar or take these fun moves to a dance floor or dance around your living room. Also try out Salsa dance steps to dance solo or share with a friend or partner. Contact Lisa about ballroom, Latin, swing, country, wedding and Thriller dance classes, events or private lessons at lisaofdance@gmail. com or 605-759-7864.

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Friday, October 20th • 12pm–8pm | Saturday, October 21st • 9am–3pm | Sioux Falls Convention Center

Saturday, October 21st

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Enrichment for Dogs

Presented by Missy John, Owner at Nerdy K9 Academy

We all love our dogs, but do you ever find yourself frustrated with their behavior? Do you want to improve your relationship with your dog, build their skillset, or are looking for fun activities to do with your dogs? Dogs of all levels, ages, shapes, and sizes will enjoy these activities.

10:30-11:00 a.m.

What’s a Girl to Do? Smart Tips that Barbie Can Teach us About Estate Planning, Asset Protection & More!

Presented by Jayna Voss & Bobbi Thury, Co-Founders and Attorneys at Legacy Law Firm, P.C.

We aren’t plastic, and this is the real world, but there are a few things we can learn from Barbie! Join us for an interactive session on how to protect assets, pay less in taxes, and be in the driver’s seat – even if you don’t drive a pink Corvette! For attending our Seminar today, get entered in to win a Radiance Day Spa gift card for $100.

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Felt & Wool Hat Customizing

Presented by The Finery on Main

Please join us in creating your very own wool or felt hat with branding, rope, feathers, cards, chiffon, pins, bling and more! This creative trend has become very popular with prices from $250-$700 in Nashville & Dallas — and we are bringing it to the expo for her. We will have talented artists on hand to add some branding, flowers or a unique design to your creation. Special Seminar Pricing is just $100! You will not find this pricing elsewhere. It is just for the ladies that attend our seminar at the expo for her. your group of ladies ready to attend this interactive seminar — you will NOT want to miss out!

12:30-1:15 p.m.

Cast Iron Cooking 101 by Cooks and Bakers Kitchen

Join Cooks & Bakers Kitchen as we showcase our Smithey Cast Iron

Traditional Skillet with homemade fall dishes. Made in Charleston, South Carolina, Smithey is of heirloom quality and hand crafted with a polished interior adding to its non-stick capabilities. For those who attend our demo, we will raffle a 12” Traditional Skillet which retails at $230.00. Must be present to win at the time of the drawing.

2-2:45 p.m.

Chicken Raising & Tending

Presented by Stephanie Peterson of Fruit of the Coop

Love fresh eggs and want to become more self-reliant and resilient? The Sioux Falls City Council passed an ordinance allowing you to raise six chickens in your backyard. Learn some quick tips on backyard flock management from raising chicks to coop and run requirements, feed and nutrition, common health issues and more.

First 200 adult attendees each day will receive a gift bag full of free items! Attend These Fabulous Seminars! Each bag will contain a Crawford’s Bar & Grill $20 gift card! YOUR PURCHASE TAKE EXCLUSIVE EXPO OFFER One bag each day will contain (1) $500 gift card for a ROOM MAKEOVER from

October 2023

SiouxperCon 2023: To Sioux Falls & Beyond!

October 1

Sioux Falls Convention Center

3 Fun-Filled Days of the Best in Pop-Culture, Fandom and All Things STEAM.

SiouxperCon’s goal is to celebrate all fandoms in a safe, educational, inclusive and family-friendly environment. INFO siouxpercon.com

Grace Lutheran Church

Soups & Sweets Supper

Sunday, October 1

4-7 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church

3300 E. 18th St.

Soups & sweets, silent auction and more. Free will offering.

Pumpkin Festival

October 1, 7-8, 14-15

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Riverview Christmas Tree Farm 48392 278th Street

Canton, SD 57013

Pumpkin Festival

Join the fun! Bring out your family and friends to enjoy a fall day at Riverview Christmas Tree Farm’s Pumpkin Festival. Pumpkins will be available in multiple varieties from large to small. And as always, we offer free admission. Haunted Trail: October 8 • 7pm-9:30pm (last

ticket sold at 9pm). INFO (605) 987-5171.


October 1 • 1 & 6:30 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE

is “SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love and making the most of every Day-O! INFO washingtonpavilion.org

Haunted Sioux Falls Tour

Tuesday, October 3 • 6:30 p.m. Departs from the Old Courthouse Museum

200 West Sixth Street Climb aboard for stories of ghosts, mysterious lights and footprints, elevators that run by themselves and other unexplained phenomenon on

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the Haunted Sioux Falls Tour. Space is limited, advanced tickets are on sale now at the Old Courthouse Museum for $15. Enjoy Sioux Falls haunted past…believe it or not! INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com.

Taste of Sioux Falls

Thursday, October 5 • 5:30 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

Taste of Sioux Falls is the region’s premier tasting event and exclusive fundraiser for SculptureWalk. The event brings together more than 250 local foodies for a night to support our guiding principle— to be the highest quality, most professional, financially strong, artist-friendly, year-round outdoor sculpture program in the United States. INFO washingtonpavilion.org

October Art & Wine

Walk 2023

Friday, October 6 • 5-8 p.m.

Downtown Sioux Falls

Walk from one shop to the next, enjoying wine samples and discovering new art at every location. Locations host a local artist, from musicians to painters to potters. Each location is also stocked with both a red and white wine for you to choose from. Viewing the art and meeting the artists is free! Wine punch cards available for purchase. INFO dtsf.com

Falls Park Farmers Market

Every Saturday through October • 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Falls ParkFalls Park Farmers Market is the place to get your weekly supply of fresh flowers, vegetables, meat, and baked goods. Sip a cup of coffee, enjoy a burger, share a pizza. Plant your garden with lovely geraniums and heirloom tomatoes. No pets allowed due to public health concerns.

Wilde Prairie Winery Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 7 • 12 - 5 p.m. 48052 259th St. Brandon, SD Wilde Prairie Winery’s annual Harvest Festival will feature food trucks, vendors, games for kids, and of course, wine for the adults. Music: Retro Rock. Food trucks, bounce houses, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, and more! INFO wildprairiewinery.com


Saturday, October 7 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Washington Pavilion

Winston Churchill has just been awarded honorary U.S. citizenship by President John F. Kennedy. In recognition of this unprecedented occasion, the American-Oxford Society has asked the former prime minister to address them and discuss what this honor means to him. In this often funny, sometimes touching

and always engaging oneman show, actor Gregory Williams Welsch brings Churchill to life onstage. INFO washingtonpavilion.org

Dancing with the Sioux Falls Stars

Saturday, October 7 • 6pm The District

Dancing with the Sioux Falls Stars is a unique event featuring local celebrities and seasoned dance professionals who partner for a memorable fundraiser. Social hour with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a fun signature cocktail, and delightful desserts. Proceeds donated to Empire Mental Health Support. INFO (605) 359-0995.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s 5th Saturday, October 7 • 7:30 p.m. Washington Pavilion

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Symphony is the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated

If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab FourThe Ultimate Tribute. The 2023 tour brings their all-new show to the stage, with a performance of The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” in its entirety, as well as the Beatles’ greatest hits. INFO siouxfallsorpheum.com

A Honky-Tonk Cabaret

Friday, October 13 • 7:30 p.m. Washington Pavilion

This fall, our boots are made for walkin’! We’ll trot out some of the most down-home and folksy favorites from a beloved genre with decades of back-catalog. From the storytelling classics to the modern pop crossovers—it’s A Honky-Tonk Cabaret! INFO washingtonpavilion.org

Sioux Falls Quilters’ Guild

Presents Dakota Stars

Tuesday, October 10 • 6:30 p.m. Departs from the Old

Dakota Pieces XVII 2023 Quilt Show

October 14 • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

October 15 • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sioux Falls Convention Center Vendors, demonstrations, “Chances for Charity”, country store and more!

Disney’s Encanto - Sing Along

Saturday, October 14 • 2 p.m. Washington Pavilion

Orpheum Theater

The family Madrigal is coming to Sioux Falls! See Walt Disney’s Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning film come to life in a one-of-akind concert event, featuring the entire feature-length film and an on-stage band celebrating all the recordbreaking hit songs from the beloved soundtrack like “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure.”Fans are encouraged to dress up as Mirabel, Luisa, Isabela or any of their favorite characters from the film and to use their voices to transform each venue into one big celebration of the Madrigal family. INFO

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Folsom Prison Experience

Saturday, October 14 • 8 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

This first of its kind tribute drama recreates the performance and recording on January 13, 1968, of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison with an ALL STAR cast! INFO washingtonpavilion.org

Fortune Feimster: Live Laugh Love!

Sunday, October 15 • 7 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

Affable, charismatic and oneof-a-kind, Fortune Feimster is a standup comedian, writer and actor who uses her confessional comedy to bring people together. Through laughter and storytelling, Fortune shows audiences of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations that common ground is only a joke or two away. INFO washingtonpavilion.org

World Ballet Series:


Tuesday, October 17 • 7 p.m

Washington Pavilion

Welcome to the magical world of Cinderella, coming to Sioux Falls this fall! An enchanting story for all ages with a wonderful dose of humor, majesty of classical ballet and the promise of “happily ever after.” A part of the World Ballet Series, Cinderella is performed live by a multinational cast of 40 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring the most celebrated fairy tale to life. INFO washingtonpavilion.org

Rosemaling Demonstration at the Old Courthouse Museum

Tuesday, October 17 • 1-4 p.m.

Old Courthouse Museum

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 from 1-4 p.m. Stop in any time for a demonstration or to ask questions! INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com

Haunted Sioux Falls Tour

Tuesday, October 17 • 6:30 p.m. Departs from the Old Courthouse Museum

200 West Sixth Street Climb aboard for stories of ghosts, mysterious lights and footprints, elevators that run by themselves and other unexplained phenomenon on the Haunted Sioux Falls Tour. Space is limited, advanced tickets are on sale now at the Old Courthouse Museum for $15. Enjoy Sioux Falls haunted past…believe it or not! INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com.

Survival & Triumph with Joseph Alexander: Holocaust Survivor Speech

Wednesday, October 18 • 7 p.m. Denny Sanford Premier Center

The lone survivor of his entire family, Joseph Alexander, will be sharing the unbelievable story of his survival and triumph through six years in 12 Nazi concentration camps including the infamous Dachau and Auschwitz Birkenau death camps. Hear his astonishing personal account of survival, strength and determination. INFO visit our Facebook Event or email info@jewishsd.org.

Voices from the Past Lantern Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery

Thursday, October 19 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery

Learn about some of the most interesting characters of Sioux Falls’ history, as local actors bring their colorful stories to life on a lantern light walk. Tours begin every 20 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night, advanced

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tickets are on sale now at the Old Courthouse Museum for $12. INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com.

EmBe’s 50th Annual Tribute to Women

Thursday, October 19 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

Join us for a remarkable evening of recognition and appreciation as we host the longest-standing award ceremony in the Sioux Empire, honoring individuals who exemplify EmBe’s mission and have made outstanding contributions to our community. For tickets and full details, see www.embe.org/ tribute or call 605-681-8341.

Live & Local presents:

Midtown Coffee Radio Hour & Nathan Barrow and Carey Hofer

Thursday, October 19 • 7:30 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

Starting off the evening is Midtown Coffee Radio Hour, a nostalgic, folksy radio hour show with live music and original made-for-radio skits centered around a theme and narrated by a host. Think of the NPR classic shows, “A Prairie Home Companion” and “Live from Here” and give it a South Dakota twist! INFO washingtonpavilion.org

Kid’s Activity Day

Big Green Tractor!

Thursday, October 20 9-11:30 a.m.

Old Courthouse Museum

200 West Sixth Street

Kids can learn about history and make their own crafts to take home. 15 minute sessions run throughout morning. Call to reserve times. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com

17th Annual expo for her October 20 • 12-8 p.m.

October 21 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sioux Falls Convention Center

Join the fun! The expo for her is two days of shopping, interactive seminars, and fun — designed specifically for women. Sample food and drinks, try new activities in the seminars and shop! Tickets $7 at the door or $6 with canned food donation. INFO etcsiouxfalls.com

Voices from the Past Lantern Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery

Friday, October 20 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 8:10 p.m.

Woodlawn Cemetery

Learn about some of the most interesting characters of Sioux Falls’ history, as local actors bring their colorful stories to life on a lantern light walk. Tours begin every 20 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night, advanced tickets are on sale now at the

Old Courthouse Museum for $12. INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com.

Voices from the Past Lantern Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery

Saturday, October 21

6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 8:10 p.m.

Woodlawn Cemetery

Learn about some of the most interesting characters of Sioux Falls’ history, as local actors bring their colorful stories to life on a lantern light walk. Tours begin every 20 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night, advanced tickets are on sale now at the Old Courthouse Museum for $12. INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com.

Spooky Science

Saturday, October 21 10-5 p.m.

Kirby Science Discovery Center at the Washington Pavilion

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October 21 • 10am - 5pm

All-day event filled with activities for all ages! You will get to explore art and science while experimenting with boo bubbles, squishy slime and more! All children will take home a bag of Halloween treats. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Admission: Public: $15 plus tax for adults, $12 plus tax for youth ages 3-17. Children ages 2 and under: Free. INFO washingtonpavilion.org

Trick or Treat on the Lake Walk Saturday, October 21 1-3 p.m.

Lake Lorraine Free, fun family-friendly event! Join Lake Lorraine businesses and characters on the west side of the the Lake Walk and trick or treat! Traffic will move north to south, (from The SandBar and Grill entrance to Westlake Office Building).

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October 22 • 12-3 p.m.

Sioux Falls Convention Center

Plan your dream wedding one detail at a time. Meet with the most reputable local wedding professionals, enjoy catering samples, $200 off a men’s wedding band from The Diamond Room for each couple, honeymoon to Belize drawing, FREE wedding dance lessons — and more! Tickets available on eventbrite.

Bored Teachers

Sunday, October 22 • 7:30 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

The biggest entertainment platform for teachers in the world, Bored Teachers presents the funniest teachercomedians all on one stage. Their hilarious skits have amassed hundreds of millions of views on the internet, and they’re all joining comic forces on the stage for a night of

laughter you do not want to miss. Put that red pen down, pause that Netflix series you’ve been binging, throw on your comfiest teacher tee, call your teacher besties and come burn off some of that stress this school year has been dumping on you! INFO washingtonpavilion.org

“I Am, He Said” — A Celebration of Neil Diamond

Thursday, October 26 • 7:30 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

Join us for the tribute show “I Am, He Said” — A Celebration of Neil Diamond starring Matt Vee, nephew of 1960s pop star Bobby Vee. Enjoy songs like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue” and “Sweet Caroline,” performed by Vee and a 12-piece rock ensemble! INFO washingtonpavilion.org

Haunted Sioux Falls Tour

Thursday, October 26 • 6:30 p.m. Departs from the Old

Courthouse Museum

200 West Sixth Street

Climb aboard for stories of ghosts, mysterious lights and footprints, elevators that run by themselves and other unexplained phenomenon on the Haunted Sioux Falls Tour. Space is limited, advanced tickets are on sale now at the Old Courthouse Museum for $15. Enjoy Sioux Falls haunted past…believe it or not! INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com.

Ceili Dance

Thursday, October 26 • 6:30 p.m. 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 at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginners welcome. Free

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admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com.


Friday, Oct. 27 • 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sensory Saturday • 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 29 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Great Plains Zoo

Every year, the Great Plains Zoo thrills kids and adults alike with ZooBoo, a Halloween extravaganza! With plenty of spooktacular fun to be had, there’s something for everyone. INFO greatzoo.org

Ireland’s Greatest Showman - Starring David Shannon

Friday, October 27 • 7 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

David Shannon has been singing professionally for more than 25 years and is renowned for his engaging performance style and charming personality. Along with David’s powerful vocals, he also incorporates the violin, Irish bodhran and multimedia into his concert. His repertoire is an exciting mix of classic Irish songs and selections from his starring roles on Broadway and London’s West End. INFO washingtonpavilion.org

4th Annual Miller Team

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Saturday, October 28 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus

Saturday, October 28

2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

The Off-Broadway hit comedy

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus LIVE! is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up and is a lighthearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. INFO washingtonpavilion.org

An Evening with David Sedaris

Monday, October 30 • 8 p.m. Orpheum Theater

David Sedaris is one of America’s preeminent humor writers. He is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers. Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Calypso, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. INFO siouxfallsorpheum.com

Mall - O - Ween

Tuesday, October 31 • 4-6 p.m. Empire Mall Trick-or-treaters are invited to sport their festive, Halloween costumes and kick off the night in Center Court where they’ll receive candy and a map of participating retailers and restaurants. There will also be a Spooktacular Halloween Selfie Station where families can capture a fun, Mall-O-Ween memory!

Old Courthouse Museum

Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 31

3:30-6:30 p.m.

Old Courthouse Museum

200 West Sixth Street

Join us at the annual Old Courthouse Museum

Halloween Party from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Kids can go trick or treating throughout the museum, make a craft, listen to spooky stories, and more! Admission is free!

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Luverne Trunk or Treat

Tuesday, October 31 • 4-5:30 p.m.

Elementary Bus Lot

Luverne, MN • Hosted by the Luverne Area Chamber

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Alexander was born 1922, in Kowal, a small town in Central Poland. Growing up, his family had a good life, and he attended both public and Jewish schools, each half a day. After school, he played soccer with his teammates or spent time with friends. He didn’t notice any antiSemitism until after Kristallnacht, in November 1938.

Then, in early September 1939, German soldiers entered Kowal. “We weren’t frightened. At the time, we didn’t know what’s going to happen,” Joe said.

But just two weeks later, the soldiers gave all the residents living around the square — most of them Jewish and owners of family businesses — 10 minutes to report to the square. They were then marched to the train station. Joe’s family and two others were somehow spared. “I’ll never know the reason till the day I die,” Joe said.

Alexander was sent to the Warsaw ghetto, and eventually by cattle cart to Auschwitz.

Half the people in the cattle car were already dead when the train pulled in after midnight to the station in the Polish city of Oswiecim (Auschwitz). It was February or March of 1943, and 20-year-old Joseph Alexander stepped over the bodies as best he could, joining the lineup outside as ordered. A German officer, whom he later learned was Dr. Josef Mengele, walked down the line, dispatching each prisoner to one side or the other. Joe was sent to the left, where guards announced the group would be trucked 6 kilometers to the camp. But as he looked around, he saw only elderly and sick people. He had already spent two years in forced labor camps, learning to align himself with the biggest and strongest prisoners. He waited until Mengele moved farther away and then, taking advantage of the darkness, dashed to the other side, squeezing into the line. “The next morning I found out those other people were going straight to the ovens,” Joe recalled.

Following the Warsaw uprising, he was sent back to clean up. Next he was sent to Dachau.

In late April 1945, the prisoners were returned to Dachau and dispatched on a death march. At one point, a bridge was blown up just as Joe had crossed it. “We knew American troops were right behind us,” he said.

That night, the German guards disappeared. German police then moved the prisoners into the village of Königsdorf, where, the next day at 1 p.m., Joe saw his first American tank. “We were free,” he recalled.

By the time he was liberated, Alexander had survived 12 concentration camps. Even after the horrors inflicted by the Nazis, Alexander lived in Germany for the next four years before emigrating to California in 1949.

Out of his family — his parents, three sisters and two brothers — Alexander was the only one to survive the Holocaust.

Looking back, Joe says “I never thought of giving up. I never left faith. And I never stopped believing in God. And I tell Him, ‘when I had a bad day today, I hope tomorrow is a better day.’ Never give up.’”

Alexander said that he has been told that 70% of high schoolers in the United States have never heard about the Holocaust. That fact motivates him to keep going. “I talk about myself, what I went through and how I survived,” he said. “When I talk, I first tell them that there were six million Jews that were murdered. That they were not criminals, nor did they do anything wrong — it was because they were Jews.”

Joe says “I don’t carry grudges. Don’t carry a grudge. You carry a grudge, you make yourself sick and it doesn’t help anything.”

On October 18, 2023, Joseph Alexander will be sharing his story in Sioux Falls at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear his story of survival and triumph first hand. For more info visit www.jewishsd.org/holocaust.

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Alexander said that he has been told that 70% of high schoolers in the United States have never heard about the Holocaust. That fact motivates him to keep going. “I talk about myself, what I went through and how I survived,” he said. “When I talk, I first tell them that there were six million Jews that were murdered. That they were not criminals, nor did they do anything wrong — it was because they were Jews.”
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THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: An Institution of Kindness

In the territorial days, the Dakota towns that landed an important business had something to brag about. The same could be said for claiming an institution. In the days following the creation of Dakota Territory, in 1861, a group of ambitious men met in Yankton and decided that Vermillion would get the university and Bon Homme would be the site of the territorial prison. The juiciest plum of all—the territorial capital—would reside in Yankton. Sioux Falls got nothing. Bon Homme was destined to die and disappear, meaning the prison had to be built somewhere else. In 1879, Sioux Falls, with its abundance of building stone, was chosen as the site where convicts were to be incarcerated.

In 1880, Sioux Falls landed another desirable asset: the School for the Deaf. As the general population increased, so did the number of people who were deaf or hard of hearing. How to make these folks an integral part of society was a perplexing dilemma. To solve the problem, steps were taken to create a learning center for these people, especially the children. From the outset, it was believed that deaf and hard of hearing children had the right to full participation in social and educational experiences in their homes, schools and communities.

Although deaf people were in the minority, they were never singled out for ridicule, nor were they marginalized. They did not face widespread discrimination. Those who could not talk were often referred to as “deaf and dumb,” but knowledgeable people understood that many such people were very intelligent and capable of living normal, productive lives. All they needed was the right education.

Leading the way forward was Reverend Thomas Berry, the rector at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Sioux Falls. Berry had experience in teaching and preaching to the deaf in Maryland and New York. His wife was deaf, a factor that no doubt worked toward convincing Reverend Berry to pursue a school for the deaf.

On August 17, 1880, Berry met with the territorial governor Nehemiah Ordway, who came to Sioux Falls in connection with creating a school for the deaf and hard of hearing. Ordway turned out to be the most corrupt and reviled politician in Dakota history, always looking to line his pockets or find allies to carry out his schemes, so he must have seen something in the venture that he liked, for the project was given the green light.

At the outset, Rev. Berry was assisted in the matter by Miss Jenny

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Wright, who moved to Sioux Falls from Nebraska. They disseminated circulars that explained the coming of the institution. Responses were not long in coming forth. The first student was a boy named William H. Hawley who on November 8th, sought out Rev. Berry. The very next day, William was given his first lesson.

On November 29, 1880, three students from Minnehaha County enrolled in classes. The next day, two more people from Hanson County joined the small group of students. The first sessions were held in a place known as the “Thomas Lodging House,” on Main Avenue across from the present day Washington Pavilion. Since there was just then no source of revenue, thoughtful citizens stepped up and gave money, as did Miss Wright who contributed $500.00 of her own funds. Such was the level of dedication of her and Rev. Berry to the mission.

Although off to a good start, the new school still had to acquire official status. And when the territorial legislature met in January of 1881, a resolution was passed by both houses establishing “The Territorial School for Deaf Mutes” at Sioux Falls. A law was passed to fund the school at the rate of $5.00 a week per pupil and another $2000.00 was appropriated to build a facility for classes. Solid Sioux Falls citizen E. A. Sherman stepped up and donated five acres of prairie land on the eastern edge of Sioux Falls for the school buildings.

Rev. Berry’s wife died, causing him to leave Sioux Falls for Buffalo, New York. That left Jenny Wright in charge of operating the school. But she got married and stepped away from the project. With that, the Board of Trustees selected James Simpson to be the head of the school. He went on to serve for twenty years, during which time the institution grew from a school of one building and seven students to an enrollment of fifty-four.

Over the course of time, several structures were built on the campus. In 1883, the edifice referred to as Old Main was the first to be built. Other buildings, namely a dormitory, a workshop and a barn, were designed by the renowned architect, W. L. Dow. The New Hampshire transplant, who designed many of the homes and public buildings in Sioux Falls and other Dakota cities, put his unique, artistic stamp on the School for the Deaf. All this was made possible when the territorial legislature appropriated $12,000.00 for the work.

In a mixture of dark and light stone, three of the Dow buildings were made of Sioux Falls quartzite in the Victorian Romanesque style. Those that survived are among the oldest stone structures in Sioux Falls.

In this elegant setting, students not only learned sign language, but also painting, carpentry and farming on the fifteen acre campus. In fact, the most distinctive feature of the institution was its farm-like appearance, on the east edge of the campus. While riding along East Tenth Street as a boy, this writer recalls seeing the big barn and dairy cattle, a distinctive rural setting that has long since disappeared.

An important milestone in the history of the School for the Deaf

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was reached on August 25, 1939, when Arthur S. Myklebust was named superintendent of the school. He was from Jasper, Minnesota, and a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls. He was considered to be one of the best to hold that position. One writer states that his appointment “speaks volumes for the importance and growth of the school...”

Due to the growth of the city and technological advances, it was decided to move the school to the west side of Sioux Falls. There the learning continues with on-line lessons as an option. Anther important feature is the Outreach Department where staff located in other South Dakota cities can provide services to youngsters through the 12th grade.

Parents, guardians and local educational agencies, along with other service and medical providers can request services that are provided with no cost.

The old east side campus is now under private ownership. The dormitory has been converted into apartments and newly built units and scores of new businesses are part of the new “Empower” campus. Still much of the original structures remain as a reminder of the frontier days when fair-minded people reached out to care for their fellow citizens who simply needed help to make their way through life and its challenges.

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Becky Amdahl

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Amdahl Construction has been part of the Sioux Falls community for more than 40 years. Clark Amdahl and his sister Alana Reinfeld grew up as “building kids,” so they learned about the construction industry early, and, as Alana says, “We moved a lot.”

Back in 2012, Clark bought a ranch-style house in the southern part of Sioux Falls, drawn to it especially because it sat on an acre of land. Ironically, their dad had completed an addition to the house for the original owner. Then, in 2014, Clark married his wife Becky, and it became their home. While the couple updated the main bath five years ago, they still had a long list of ideas for renovating the home.

About a year ago, they decided to jump in with both feet and start a project that involved a partial demolition so they could build both out and up. And, this was while they had a one-year-old daughter, Eleanor, and they were expecting their second child.

“They essentially had to take a small part of the main floor and create a little apartment for themselves,” explains Alana, who has been helpful to Becky both as a sister-in-law and as a construction and design expert.

“It was an experience living here through the remodel,” Becky says. “We had our little apartment through most of the process and then lived downstairs toward the end of the project while the main living space was finished. We always wanted to go up if we could, so that we could be on the main floor and then give the kids their own space upstairs.”

Becky will always remember when the project finished in January, because she went into labor at home.

“Some of the subs like the electricians were

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still here working, and I was like, ‘you need to finish up because I’m in labor,” she laughs. “Everything turned out great, though, and we welcomed our son Oliver.”

Being able to build the second story enabled the Amdahls to add pitched ceilings in the living room, along with new windows throughout the home, creating a bright and airy feel. While they chose white millwork and cream-colored walls, there is still a warmth and coziness to the neutral décor.

The kitchen is right off the entry and used to be a straight, galley kitchen. Now, it is open and spacious with dark cabinetry and an oversized island with a stained wood

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base. Behind the island, a double oven is built into the wall, with the cooktop next two it. The sink is built into counters along a row of windows facing the front yard.

“We talked about whether to keep the kitchen at the front of the house or move it to the back,” Becky says. “I’m glad we kept it here because now when I’m inside with Oliver or working in the kitchen, I can watch Clark playing with Eleanor out front.”

Previously, a mud room sat behind the kitchen and led to a screened-in porch. Now, the Amdahls have a space that can serve as a beverage center and pantry, with arched doorways at either end.

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“Many people building or remodeling homes are looking for a larger pantry space, but oftentimes it is closed off like a big closet,” Alana explains. “What Clark and Becky have is more what we call a ‘back kitchen’ with its pass-through style that just fits with the flow of the house.”

The lower cabinets in this space match the cabinetry in the kitchen, and the spacious wall unit coordinates with the stain on the island. It has adjustable shelves and roll-outs as well as large drawers for additional storage.

Since the only other bathroom on the main level is in the primary bedroom, the Amdahls added a half-bath near the kitchen.

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It was originally going to be closer to the front entry, but one of the other features Becky was hoping for was a feature “art wall” in that foyer space. So, they built the wall to feature a beautiful painting that you see when you come in the door, and then there is a small pass-through hall leading from the half-bath to the laundry room.

“I love having the art wall, and then it actually hides the laundry room a little.”

A small bathroom is the perfect place to experiment with color, Alana adds. “You can kind of go a little crazy with colors or wallpaper because it is just a small space, and it’s a fun pop of character.”


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couch in the living room was another “find” they added to the home.

“You don’t always have to buy new furniture,” Becky says. “So many people have nice things that they just aren’t using anymore, so it’s great to be able to repurpose those pieces and keep them from being thrown out.”

At the top of the L-shaped staircase is a wide hallway and a little seating area with a half-wall that overlooks the main foyer. Both Oliver and Eleanor have their own bedrooms upstairs, as well as a shared play space. They did a take on a jack-and-jill bathroom, but instead of two doors in and out, they created separate

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little rooms with doors - one for the toilet and one for the shower and tub. With the addition of the second story, the Amdahls also have “bonus space” above the garage. While it isn’t quite finished yet, the room is already home to a pool table, and the front window offers a stunning view of the neighborhoods across the southern part of the city.

The summer has been busy as the Amdahls have been getting the house ready for the October Showcase of Remodeled Homes, but they are looking forward to settling into Fall and making memories in their new space as a family.

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Time for a FALL HAUL

How can it be October already? One of my favorite times of the year for thrifting is when the seasons are changing. Sure, I could run to a favorite retail store and pick up a few trendy things to decorate with or wear, but what fun would that be? Nope, I find it way more satisfying to thrift your way into the next season, which in this case is FALL, arguably one of the best seasons of all, am I right?


A ‘New’ Fall Wardrobe

This month I thought I’d share a typical ‘haul’ found in one day of thrifting (this happened in late summer when my mind started to shift toward cooler weather). When I say typical, I’m talking about stalking my usual haunts - which in Sioux Falls is generally two or three local thrift shops, plus a quick scout for garage sales in the warmer months. Garage sales are the sleeper of the season, and even though I don’t shop them regularly, on this day it worked out well because several of these items came from one garage sale. PS – does anyone call them tag sales? I love that language, and think it elevates the experience a bit when I get to visit a tag sale!

To be clear, not all days are like this one. In fact, many thrift trips don’t yield anything that particularly catches my eye – and that’s okay, too. But occasionally, I discover things that work together to create a ‘story’ – in this case, the story seems to be centered around seasonal vibes. Let’s take a closer look.

Honestly, I rarely shop for clothing when I’m out thrifting during a regular week. But when a new season is upcoming, it’s one of my favorite things to do. Like a lot of people, I love fall fashion because of the layering and coziness. I personally have a ‘uniform’ that I wear in the fall – a cozy sweater, boots, jacket or probably a new flannel something or other. This day yielded a particular jackpot find – a pair of lovely leather cowboy boots, which is something that’s been on my wish list and that I can hardly wait to style. This pair was not only pretty, but also a good fit, which is a bonus. But even if they hadn’t fit, I could get creative and make a dried flower bouquet to insert into the shaft of the


boots and use them for décor instead. I added in a couple of chunky bangle bracelets, and wha-la! I feel like a country music concert should be on my list of things to do this fall.

Décor for the Season

As I look back over my finds, one thing to note is that there is a lot of texture going on. There also seems to be an eclectic ‘world market’ feel to these items. Sometimes, once I find one thing I’m really drawn to –the wheat color linen curtains for instance - a theme starts to emerge. Collectively, these items evoke my style of ‘fall vibes’ just based on the materials: brass, wood, leather, wool, linen, and pottery, all in similar color tones. For me, this isn’t really by accident, but rather as if my eye starts to be trained to gather the kinds of things that are cohesive in nature. If it seems like a lot of those things fall into an earthy brown tones category, you’re right. As a nature girl, I tend to be drawn to nature palettes in every season, but it’s especially warm and welcoming to me in autumn to use shades of brown.

All in all, I came home as a happy girl with lots of items that I’ll use to bring fall into my home and life this season. Fall is short around here, so for a minimal investment I can change up my style for a few weeks to come. The only thing I haven’t found a use for yet are the vintage corbels, but I expect that one of these days they’ll find the perfect spot to live in my 1950s cottage.

What’s your fall vibe this year? No matter what it is, chances are that thrifting can help you pull things together that feel like collections. Get out there and see what surprises await on any given day!

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Lost Shaker of Salt

Withthe recent passing of Jimmy Buffett, his hit Margaritaville has been in steady rotation. And since I’m an old Parrothead from way back in the day, every time I hear him sing “Searching for my lost shaker of salt…” I refrain “Salt, salt, where’s the gosh darn* salt?”

*Not the actual words I sing.

And thinking about salt makes me think of my dad. As I was growing up, my dad referred to salt as “white death.” He battled high blood pressure for as long as I can remember, and salt is often blamed for blood pressure problems. Consequently, the salt shaker was used quite sparingly in my mother’s kitchen. The simple chemical arrangement of sodium chloride (NaCl) was the villain.

Now the world’s most popular seasoning is under attack again, this time on a much larger scale than my parent’s house. According to the Centers for Disease Control, we should all cut our salt intake by a third, and those with high blood pressure should be eating about half of the one and a half teaspoons we enjoy today.

Sounds easy right? Just put a little less salt on your sweet corn, leave it out of your soup and keep the shaker off the dinner table. But the real problem comes in all the processed foods we eat. We expect to get too much salt in a bag of potato chips. And those low-fat pretzels? You can see the salt on them. No surprise there. But what about that can of soup for lunch? Chock full of sodium, as is the canned corn and pasta sauce in the cupboard. Worse yet, it’s in the places you’d least expect to find it, like your breakfast cereal and vegetable

juice. You expect the French fries to be loaded with salt, but so is the ketchup you dip them in. Let’s look at a simple ham sandwich; just bread, ham, cheese and mustard, right? Yes and salt, salt, salt and salt.

There are times when salt is more than just a seasoning. For thousands of years, salt has been used to preserve meat and fish and salty brines help to pickle vegetables. The salt helps to keep all those nasty bacteria and fungi at bay; keeping food safe to eat. The beef jerky at the c-store may be a convenient snack today, but without preserved meats, I don’t think our ancestors would have been able to settle out here on the harsh northern prairies.

Here’s the kicker; your body needs salt. Salt (specifically the sodium part of the sodium chloride equation) is important to maintain the body’s proper fluid balance and keep


muscles and nerves functioning. Remember the old song from the seventies “Love is like oxygen, you get too much, you get too high, not enough and you’re gonna die?” The same could be said for salt.

So if salt is evil, why does the food industry put it in everything? Because it makes food taste better.

Here’s a little experiment, feel free to follow along at home. As I’m writing this, I have a couple of heirloom tomatoes from a neighbor’s garden on the kitchen counter. Now the test: slice a tomato and taste one piece, just as it is; juicy, sweet, and acidic; just about perfect. Now I lightly season another slice with flaky sea salt. I’m not talking about a crusty coating, but just a little. What you taste is not so much a salty tomato; it’s a more tomatoey tomato. The salt makes something that is nearly perfect on its own, even better.

My secret is out — I love salt. A quick survey of my kitchen cabinets reveals a smorgasbord of salt.

Of course, there is the iconic old blue canister with the little girl in the raincoat on the front, but that one is stuck way in the back

and rarely gets used. Then there’s kosher salt, an inexpensive, solid standard for seasoning meats and anywhere I need a dash or a pinch. This is what is in my salt cellar on the counter — the one I grab all the time. Next is coarse grey salt, a minerally large grain that is great for finishing dishes, reserved for something fancy. My favorite is Maldon sea salt; flaky pyramid shaped crystals that add a great texture and flavor. I like to set a small dish of this on the table. If you’re going to add one fancy salt to your pantry, it should be Maldon. I also have jars of smoked black salt, chunky Himalayan pink salt and a wonderful truffle salt that a friend gave me. I also have a slab of

Himalayan pink that I heat on the grill and use to cook shrimp and scallops—seasoning the seafood while it cooks.

Before you start yelling about sea and kosher salt not having iodine added; almost all the salt used in commercially produced food has iodine. Unless you are an absolute freak about never eating processed food, the dinner at your mother-in-law’s and the French fries you sneak from Junior’s Happy Meal® will keep your goiter in check.

Flash-forward three or four decades from the “white death” days of my youth: I was talking to my mother who had seasoned a steak with some of my homemade steak rub. It’s a nice blend of sugar, garlic, three chilies… and a whole bunch of kosher salt. Now, where did I lose that shaker of salt?

Do yourself a favor, eat something good today.

Jim Mathis earns his salt running ADwërks, an ad agency in Sioux Falls, and asks that you please not show this article to his doctor or pharmacist.

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Just BeeCause

Asidefrom an unfortunate sting or two, I love bees. Bumble bees, honeybees, wild bees – they are beautiful. They pollinate our food supply. They are remarkable.

In college, a friend shared that a bumblebee should not be able to fly. Their wings are technically too small. However, they are able to fly quite effectively. After sharing, she gave me a charm bracelet with a bumblebee on it to remind me to always believe in myself. This may have been the beginning of my respect for these busy creatures.

Over time, I started to consider them when I purchase new perennials for our flower gardens. I love watching them fly in and out of my hosta blossoms.

Hostas are among the last, fall blooming flowers in my garden – and their large white blossoms are just the right size to fully house even the biggest bumblebee.

However, in our garden the flower pollinator insects seem most attracted to are the asters.

Standing 4-feet tall, the asters are truly the last flowers to bloom. Once they are in full bloom these purple beauties are covered with bees of all shapes, colors and sizes. Some days after work, my husband, Shon and I will sit in our yard chairs with a beverage and just watch the aster activity. It is fascinating.

Given my adoration for bees, you can imagine how excited I was to have the

opportunity to produce a radio story about Augustana University’s Apiary.

During my conversation with student and head beekeeper, Janae Becher and David O’Hara, the professor who is also the Director of Environmental Studies & Sustainability at Augustana, I asked them what I can do in my own yard to help bees thrive.

They said leave perennial foliage in place as I do fall yard cleanup. Even though their foliage is dead, they explained that perennial plant matter provides winter habitat for many wild bees and other insect species.


It’s nice to know I can do something to help these wonderous creatures out.


Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

2 cups butter, softened

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

15 ounce can of pureed pumpkin

4 cups flour


1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup milk

3-4 cups powdered sugar for desired consistency

In a large bowl, beat the two cups of butter for 30 seconds and add the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until combined. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and pumpkin. Stir in the flour.

Drop by teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350˚ for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are set.

Make the frosting by heating 1/2 cup butter and sugar in a small saucepan until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium sized bowl and stir in milk and vanilla. Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth.

Frost the cookies and enjoy! May sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

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Onenight in the small town of Garfield, N.J., a fire started inside the local sausage factory. In a blink, the building was engulfed in flames. The alarm went out to all the fire departments for miles around. When the first volunteer fire fighters appeared on the scene, the sausage company president rushed to the fire chief and said, “All of our secret sausage recipes are in the vault in the center of the plant. They have to be saved, so I will donate $50,000 to the fire company that brings them out and delivers them to me.”

But the roaring flames held the firefighters off. Soon more fire departments had to be called in because the situation became desperate. As the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that the offer to extricate the secret recipes was now $100,000 to the fire department that could save them.

Suddenly from up the road, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came into sight. It was the fire engine of the nearby Lodi, N.J., volunteer fire department composed mainly of Italian firefighters over the age of 65.

To everyone’s amazement, the little run-down fire engine, operated by these Italian firefighters, passed fire engines parked outside the plant, and drove straight into the middle of the inferno. Outside, the other

firemen watched in amazement as the Italian old timers jumped off and began to fight the fire as if they were fighting to save their own lives. Within a short time, the Lodi old timers had extinguished the fire and saved the secret recipes.

The grateful sausage company president joyfully announced that for such a super human accomplishment he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over to personally thank each of the brave elderly Italian firefighters. A TV news crew rushed in after capturing the event on film. The reporter asked the Italian fire chief, “What are you going to do with all that money?”

“Wella,” said Chief Pasquale De Luccinellavanti, the 70-year-old fire chief, “De fursta tinga we gonnna do isza fixa de brakes on dat truck!!”

I love stories that make me smile. Although a fictitious fable, accidental heroes are sometimes the most memorable ones. In the wine world, one of the most well-known wines in the world was created one day over 50 years ago… by accident.

The first zinfandel vineyards were planted in California in the mid1800s, during the time of the gold rush. Brought by eastern European

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immigrants wanting to make sure they would have wine to drink, it is one of the oldest wine grape varieties in the U.S. Zinfandel (or zin) had the advantage of not needing a trellis system to thrive. Gnarled head pruned vines can still be found in the Sierra Foothills and a few other regions. Some of the vines date back over 100 years.

Prior to the mid ‘70s, zinfandel was produced primarily as a red wine. Ironically, it was the introduction of “white zinfandel” that saved the old vineyards from being ripped out, as sales of red zinfandel fell when other varieties gained popularity. White zinfandel was discovered quite by accident. A California winemaker, in the process of making a dry zinfandel rosé experienced a “stuck fermentation” where the yeast died before the sugar was fully converted to alcohol. The winemaker liked the resulting sweet wine and the rest is history.

White Zinfandel gets its blush of color from the deep red skin of the Zinfandel grape. When the grapes are harvested, the skins are left on for only a short time, a few hours to a day, perhaps. The weight of the grapes, pressing against each other, extracts a pretty pink-tinged

juice. In contrast, a winemaker making red Zinfandel wine will leave the juice and the red skins in contact for days or weeks, producing a deep red juice. Not all blush wines are equal, and here is where White Zin shines. It is made from a quality grape. The Zinfandel grape is known for its luscious deep, berry-fruit flavors and a characteristic spiciness (think “blackberries”) - which transfers to White Zinfandel in a delectable, but less intense manner, than in the red version.

If you are new to wine drinking, try starting with a White Zin, it’s sweet and easy to drink. If you already are a White Zin drinker, I urge you to expand your palate! Try a Moscato d’Asti or a Late Harvest Riesling. Try a new wine today! You never know what you will find accidentally on purpose. Carpe Vino!

Riccardo and Marybeth Tarabelsi own R Wine Bar & Kitchen, Brix Wine Bar, Maribella Ristorante, and Vespa Catering in Downtown Sioux Falls. They have three sons, Dante, Berent (fiancée Molli,) and Jaxon, and a loving extended family at the restaurants with their staff and guests. Contact Riccardo at riccardo@rwinebar.com.

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2 HUGE EVENTS IN ONE PLACE LARGEST HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT SEAC & FESTIVAL OF TREES! BUY ONE ADMISSION, GET ONE FREE ADULTS $8 KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE valid 11.10.23 & 11.11.23 *Present this coupon at the door to receive this BOGO offer WH LYON FAIRGROUNDS Expo Building 100 N Lyon Blvd Sioux Falls, SD NOVEMBER 10 & 11, 2023 Friday 12noon–8PM Saturday 9AM–5PM 1 admission for 2 events Artisans & Crafters from Across the Country! WIDE Shopping Aisles GOURMET COFFEE

FESTIVAL OF TREES: Walk through a Wintry Wonderland and enjoy fully decorated Christmas Trees provided by area businesses! Vote on and bid on These trees through an Online auction! 100% of the proceeds go to charity! Visit www.Handup-Foundation.com for more details.


275 Something for everyone on your Holiday Shopping List! Candles • Clothing • Jewelry • Furniture • Ornaments • Bath & Body • Wall Signs • Pottery Pet Items • Toys • Dips & Mixes • Holiday Decor • Gloves, Mittens & Hats • Blankets • Fudge Metal Art • Purses & Bags • Local Authors • Personalized & Engraved Gifts • Jams & Jellies Handmade Cards • Potpourri • Metal Art • Live Greenery & Wreaths • & WAY MORE!!! 100% HANDMADE Please contact us for more information. • 605.332.6004 • info@BlackIncEvents.com WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING EXHIBITORS!

Something They’ll Love

Give them something they’ll love & cherish forever! View our creative photo gift collection at haroldsphoto. com or at 912 W. 41st Street in Sioux Falls. Harold’s Photo, (605) 336-2833.

Wilde Prairie Winery Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 7 • 12pm - 5pm

48052 259th St. Brandon, SD Wilde Prairie Winery’s annual Harvest Festival will feature food trucks, vendors, games for kids, and of course, wine for the adults. Music: Retro Rock. Food trucks, bounce houses, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, and more! INFO wildprairiewinery.com

Artists of the Plains Show & Sale

November 3, 4 & 5 Event

Collaborations of Brad Kringen Art and Anita Kealey Interior Bespoke’ are to be seen at the 42nd annual Artists of the Plains event sponsored by the Center for Western Studies at the Hilton Garden Inn, downtown Sioux Falls. Friday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 5th.

For more information: info@ designsolutions-us.com or “Like us” on DesignSolutionsGroup/ BradKringenArt FACEBOOK.

The Drop Zone

A frequently-used area in the home, the Drop Zone! Have you always dreamed of an organized & beautiful entry into your home? Let our design team help you get the most function out of your drop zone space. Stop by Dakota Kitchen and Bath at 4101 N Hainje Avenue between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday.

Charming & Playful

What a fantastically-whimsical addition to your Halloween décor! Cliff Avenue Greenhouse has a wonderful array of seasonal décor for your home. Cliff Avenue Greenhouse. 2101 E. 26th St., (605) 332-6641 and 7310 W. 41st Street, (605) 362-9727.

100% Soy Wax Candles

These beautiful candles are come in handmade concrete vessels/jars, with clean certified fragrance oils and wooden wicks. Local (SF) WomenOwned Small Business. Visit our booth October 20 - 21 at the expo for her at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. @shopwinniefred or www.shopwinniefred.com

Calling All


Make a memory and a keepsake at the same time. Darling Fall and Halloween items are available to paint now at Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st St. (605) 362-6055.

New Dance Bags Are In!

These beautiful new bags are a must-have for all your shoes and dance accessories! It is one of the largest bags like it on the market, and is full of bells and whistles! Shop The Dance Line for all of your dance needs. 2115 S. Minnesota Avenue. (605) 335-8242

From Sagging to Bragging

Go from sagging to bragging just by changing your bra. Visit Sonya the Bra Lady at the expo for her — October 20 & 21 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. sonya.the.bra.lady@gmail.com

Dapper Dog

Your dog doesn’t have to be an Irish Setter to be Irish at McNally’s Irish Pub! Purchase a $10 McNally’s pup bandana and deck out your Dapper Dog. A portion of each bandana sold will be donated to the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. McNally’s Irish Pub. 69th Street & Western Avenue. (605) 271-7170.

100% Top Grain Leather

The Cheyenne Hoss Sofa features a beautifully tufted back, a large rolled arm, antique bronze nail head accents, and an intricate turned wooden leg. All of this is upholstered in a soft, 100% top grain leather. Furniture Mart. 140 E. Hinks Lane or 2101 W. 41st Street. (605) 336-1600.

New Hours!

Open Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 9pm

Friday: 4pm - 10pm

Saturday: 4pm - 10pm

Sunday: 4pm - 9pm

Charlie’s Pizza. 69th Street and Western Avenue. (605) 275-2212.

Custom HandCrafted Pend

Let DW Pens customize a hand-crafted pen for you. Made from a variety of exotic woods and acrylics. DW Custom Pens. (605) 521-9712 or DWCustomPens.com

Grief Gift

Our most popular gift for anyone who is mourning the loss of someone they love. Country ‘N More. 69th Street & Western Avenue. (605) 361-9797


Best Bridal Experience

Ellie Stone Bride is located at 69th & Western and will bring you the best bridal experience in the Sioux Falls area. When you purchase here, you are not just a customer — you become part of the family. Ellie Stone Bride. 69th & Western. (605) 332-8841.

20% OFF

Houndstooth House dishes and stemware are 20% for the whole month of October. Our dish line has a large variety of colors and products. They are absolutely beautiful and have amazing features. They are dishwasher safe, freezer safe, microwave safe and chip resistant. Let us help make your table beautiful before the holiday season begins!

Houndstooth House, 101 W. 37th St. (605) 271-2278.

Spirit of the Season

Bring some of the spirit of the season to your home with Junk in the Trunk’s selection of fall decorations. New arrivals coming in daily. 1918 W. 41st St. (605) 338-5510.

Adorable Little Piggies

Shop Kidtopia’s delightful selection of hand-painted piggy banks for girls and boys. They are the perfect keepsake gift for babies, children and adults, too! 901 S. Highline Pl. East side at Dawley Farms. (605) 275-4825

We’re Here to Help

Located on the edge of Sioux Falls, Landscape Garden Center offers the finest quality of green goods and garden products in the area. Their expert team recognizes that beauty comes from a blend of design, color, light and harmony. Whatever the season, they are here to help elevate your indoor garden, landscape oasis, and flower containers to the next level. Landscape Garden Centers. 47238 271st St. Sioux Falls. (605) 338-0706.

Dakota Made

Dakota made using 100% natural and plant-based ingredients only. Light-weight whipped texture makes this moisturizer unique and a must have. The perfect gift for everyone including pets! All Natural Shea Butter LLC. 123sheabutter.com or Facebook. com/123sheabutter

Fall Dates are Filling Quickly!

Now scheduling Class of 2024 and Family Fall Portrait Sessions. A multi year Local Best Winner Photography Studio based in Downtown Sioux Falls, SD. Call (605) 359-6640 or email jp@julieprairie.com for more information.

Junkin’ Market Days

Winter Market

December 8-9

Ramkota Exhibit Hall

Boutique clothing, home décor, jewelry, gourmet foods, one-of-a-kind finds and more! junkinmarketdays.com

Shop, Sip, and Stay

In Luverne, there’s always something to do! Fall in love with our downtown. Shop, Sip, and Stay for the day. Savor the memories. You’ll love the life!

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Bridal experience everyone should deserve right in the small town of Luverne MN. Custom design work, full alteration on site, and most importantly we want you to know you are fearfully and wonderfully made and all are welcome! First Comes Love. 219 E. Main St., Luverne, MN. (507) 220-1193.


Born on the Bayou: A Tribute to the Music of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival

October 28, 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults - $25 Students - $20 Historic Palace Theatre, Luverne, MN. www.palacetheatre.us

Fall is in the Air

Fall is in the air and we’ve baked up some tasty treats. Our new fall flavors include Oatmeal Scotchie, Espresso, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip and German Chocolate! For a spooktacular Halloween treat we have Frosted Sugar cookies in fun pumpkin shapes and our Graveyard cookie topped with a gummy worm! Your little ghosts will gobble them up! Stop in our shop to try our fall flavors or call our store at (605) 275-0060 to place an order!

Hand Picked for Blue Mound Liquor

Single barrel 1792 Select hand picked specially for Blue Mound Liquor. Limited edition. Available at Blue Mound Liquor in Luverne, MN. 319 W. Main St., Luverne, MN. (507) 449-5052.

Warm Colors of Autumn

Bring the warm colors of autumn into your home for the entire year! The autumn toned stains, such as Brittany on Cherry wood and Paprika on Maple wood shown here, will bring a look of warmth and comfort to your home. Visit our showroom today and ask one of our friendly designers about how to add these beautiful reds to your project, as well as many other colors and styles, from StarMark Cabinetry. Today’s StarMark Custom Cabinetry 600 E. 48th Street N. (605) 977-3660.

Charge It!

Do you have an electric vehicle? At Papik Motors, our DC Fast charger is now up and running and available for public use. Stop by for a convenient and hassle-free charge location, just off Interstate 90 in Luverne. www.papik.com

Luverne Trunk or Treat

Tuesday, October 31 • 4pm - 5:30pm

Elementary Bus Lot • Luverne, MN All are welcome! Hosted by the Luverne Area Chamber

Something More

Looking to add a little something to your home décor? Looking for something different than what you see in every store? Shop the Nauti Nice booth at I-29 Antiques and you will definitely find that hidden treasure you have been looking for. I-29 south to Tea exit 73. Open 7 days a week. (605) 368-5810.

Sioux Falls Quilters’ Guild

Dakota Stars Pieces XVII

2023 Quilt Show

October 14 (9am - 6pm) and October 15 (11am - 4pm)

Sioux Falls Convention Center. Vendors, demonstrations, “Chances for Charity”, country store and so much more!

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Crafts for Kids

Handprint Spiders

Materials: Paint, paint brush, googly eyes, glue, white paper, and a black marker.

Instructions: Using a small paint brush, carefully paint your child’s palm and four fingers, leaving the thumb unpainted. Press down onto your canvas, then repeat these steps on the other hand, but press down facing the opposite direction. This will create your spider! Once dry, add some googly eyes with glue, and draw a smile and some spider webs to finish.

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Lollipop Ghost

Materials: Lollipop, tissue, scissors, string or ribbon, and a black marker.

Instructions: Lay a piece of tissue out flat on the surface. Cut a small square from another piece of tissue, then place that on top of the full piece. Next, place the lollipop on top of the smaller piece of tissue, which will create some padding and prevent it from being see-through. Grab the lollipop by the stick and wrap the tissue around the base, then tie a piece of ribbon or string around in a bow. Draw on some eyes and you have a Lollipop Ghost! Make several of these as the perfect party favors or Halloween gifts for your friends and family!

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Pinecone Spider

Materials: Pinecone, 4 brown pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and glue.

Instructions: Wrap 4 pipe cleaners around the pine cone, bending the sides into a total of 8 spider legs that will stand the pine cone up when it is set down. Using glue, add googly eyes and let dry. You now have a scary pinecone spider for the kids to play with and to use as a cute Halloween decoration.

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3D Egg Carton Witch

Materials: Green, white, red, and black paint, paint brush, scissors, empty cardboard egg carton, string or yarn, black construction paper, tape, and scissors.

Instructions: Cut out a square from the egg carton, including 4 spots for eggs. Make sure the bottom has a point in the middle, for the witch’s chin. Paint the entire inside with green paint and let dry completely. Next, use white, red, and black paint to create a face for the witch. Once all the paint is dry, use tape to add some hair, then cut a witch’s hat from black paper. Tape or glue will hold the hat in place, finishing off your witch!

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Boots, best friend of Lori Mejia Ranger, best friend of the Lund family
Animals Looking for We are all available for adoption at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. Dover: Terrier/Mix, 1 year 7 months Jericho: Alaskan
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Spooky Science 2023

An Annual Fun, Family-Friendly Event

Saturday, Oct. 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Explore the wonders of science as we experiment, discover and create through hands-on activities for all ages.

Public: $15 Adults (plus tax) | $12 Youth (plus tax) Members: Free


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