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March 2024

The New WP Irish for Just One Day

Volume 23 • Issue 3

April 5–6

Superstars come and go –Cher is forever! THE CHER SHOW is the Tony Award®winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star and the icon.


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Programs, dates, times and prices subject to change.
Photos by Meredith Mashburn Photography

From St. Patrick’s Day to office meeting treats, we bake scrumptious cookies that are sure to make every day sweeter!

Our bakery case is filled with over 20 flavors of cookies baked fresh every day including seasonal flavors! We make our cookies by hand using quality ingredients and lots of love! Whether you need to satisfy your own sweet cravings or need catering for an event, we bake it easy for you! We also serve gluten-friendly cookies, brownies, ice cream treats and decorated celebration cookies!

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Publisher Angela Efting Ellerbroek (605) 351-5515 email: etc.mag@sio.midco.net www.etcsiouxfalls.com www.facebook.com/etcforher etc. for her is published monthly and distributed free in Sioux Falls. The content used in this magazine is copyright 2024 etc. for her and may not be reprinted in part or in whole without written consent by the publisher. All articles and editorial material represent the opinions of the respective authors. Sioux Falls’ Favorite Women’s Magazine nest RECIPES Cinnamon Breakfast Cake 23 THE A LIST 24 AT HOME Office Redesign Pairs Love of Cars, Love of History 26 MAN IN THE KITCHEN Irish for Just One Day 30 THRIFTING HOME Thrifting Flora and Fauna 34 VINO And the Oscar Goes to… Wine! 36 BEST FRIENDS Submit Your Pet’s Photo 38 FOR KIDS Fun Fitness Games at Home 40 iStockphoto® used on pages: 8,22 Graphic Design Jen (Sandvig) Pfeiffer Design Loft, LLC out & about CONCIERGE Looking for a New Lunch Spot? Try the WP. 10 CALENDAR March 2024 12 HISTORY Charles K. Howard: “If it were not for him—” 18 26 17 24 MARCH 2024 2024 42

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Charles K. Howard: “If it were not for him—”

out & about

Join us as we celebrate trailblazing women who have made it possible to say definitively that the future is female! “WOMEN: A Century of Change” boasts more than 100 images drawn from the National Geographic archives and reveals the lives of women from more than 30 countries from the turn of the 20th century until now.
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Community Foundation Sponsored by: 301 S. Main Ave., Sioux Falls WashingtonPavilion.org/NatGeo Credit: Matthieu Paley Credit: Erika Larson Credit: David Bowman
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Looking for a New Lunch Spot?

Try The WP

Visitors to the Washington Pavilion in downtown Sioux Falls have long been able to stop for lunch or a treat while taking in the museums and attractions. Now, there’s even more to keep you going at their cafe, The WP, and Parlour House.

The café has been completely renovated into a colorful, welcoming space that features a new serving counter, updated flooring and lighting, retail shelving and a new menu. Each day, the menu features a rotating hot entrée, as well as market-fresh sandwiches, soups, salads and meals crafted just for kids. In addition, pastries by Oh My Cupcakes! exclusively available at The WP and coffee by The Source are offered all day.

The WP Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Monday: Closed (open Monday, April 1)

Parlour House Hours

Monday: Closed (open Monday, April 1)

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday: 12–5 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

301 S. Main Avenue (605) 367-6000


For added convenience, you can place your order online in advance, and your meal will be ready to pick up at the café in about 15 minutes. All you have to do is go to WashingtonPavilion.org/Dining or, if you are already in the building enjoying the science or visual arts exhibits, you can scan one of the QR codes in the Kirby Science Discovery Center or other areas of the building.

When the Pavilion has evening performance events, The WP transitions to a pre-show lounge with specialty cocktails and food to make your evening even more special.

If sweet treats are more your thing, you will want to head up to the second floor of the Kirby Science Discovery Center, where the former

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concessions area has now transformed into Parlour House.

Last November, the Washington Pavilion acquired business operations of Parlour Ice Cream House, which was previously located across the street in Washington Square. Now, the same delicious ice cream is available in-house, along with other snacks – perfect for your visit to the museums or Wells Fargo CineDome & Sweetman Planetarium. Staff will keep you coming back for more, with rotating flavors each month, including options that are gluten- and dairy-free.

With the Washington Pavilion gearing up for its 25th Anniversary celebration this summer, now is the perfect time to plan a visit to their outstanding attractions – or simply stop by for lunch.

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March 2024

In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast

Thursday, March 7

7:30–9:30 a.m.

7:30 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

8-9:30 a.m. – Program

Sioux Falls Convention Center

Join us for the morning to enjoy breakfast and listen to inspiring women as a fundraiser for EmBe Women’s Programming! Featuring Keynote Speaker Achut Deng. At this table, everyone is welcome. Everyone is seen. Everyone matters. INFO 605681-8341 or purchase tickets at embe.org

Sounds of Silence Tribute

Saturday, March 9 • 7 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

The Sounds of Silence Tribute journeys back in time to the 1970s Greenwich Folk Village Scene, to a timeless era of music when lyrics and melodies meant something more. This concert features the music of Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Cat Stevens, Don McLean and more. INFO washingtonpavilion.org

Farmhouse Market

Girls Day Out

Saturday, March 9 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

121 S. Franklin Avenue

In-store specials, classes, a visit from the Easter Bunny and more! Join us for a fun day out with your friends. INFO farmhousemarketmn.com

Fiber Fun at the Old Courthouse Museum

Sunday, March 10 • 1-4 p.m.

Old Courthouse Museum

200 West Sixth Street

Do you like to knit, crochet, needlework, or dabble in any other fiber arts? Come join members from the Crossthreads Fiber Guild for an afternoon of Fiber Fun! Attendees can work on projects, ask for suggestions,

and just enjoy the company of fellow fiber friends.

INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com

The Good Night Theatre

Collective Presents: Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility March 14 - 16 • 7:30 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

This March, Good Night will be diving into the library of literary classics once again, this time for a delightful adaptation from one of the most treasured novelists of all time. Follow the Dashwood sisters as they take on the highs and lows of society life in Jane Austen’s

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Sense & Sensibility! INFO washingtonpavilion.org

Sioux Empire Arts & Crafts Show

Friday, March 15 • 12-8 p.m.

Sat., March 16 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds

The Sioux Empire Arts & Crafts Show features over 199+ Exhibitors with 100% handcrafted items by the most talented artists and crafters from across the Midwest. A wide variety of vendors exhibit products such as pottery, jewelry, housewares, candles, rugs, holiday decor, furniture, toys, knick knacks and more!

The Glass Menagerie presented by The Premiere Playhouse

Friday, March 15

6–10 p.m.

Start Up Sioux Falls

100 E. 6th St.

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play, and its action is

drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis, in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura’s father, ran off years ago and, except for one postcard, has not been heard from since. INFO (605) 360-4800.

Monroe Crossing

Friday, March 15 7:30 p.m.

Washington Pavilion

Monroe Crossing performs an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, original bluegrass and some surprising selections outside the bluegrass genre. INFO washingtonpavilion.org

44th Annual

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 16 • 2-3 p.m.

Downtown Sioux Falls

Enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Downtown Sioux Falls for great family fun!

St. Patrick’s Celebration of Traditional Irish Music at the Old Courthouse Museum

Saturday, March 16

3:30–6:30 p.m.

200 West Sixth Street

Stop in for live Irish Music by Maggie in the Meantime, the Dakota District Pipes & Drums and live Celtic Steps Dancers, food and drinks for sale, all ages. Admission is free. INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com

Rosemaling Demonstration at the Old Courthouse Museum

Tuesday, March 19 • 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. Stop in any time for a demonstration or to ask questions!

INFO (605) 367-4210 or siouxlandmuseums.com

Kid’s Activity Day at the Old Courthouse Museum

Thursday, March 21

9-11:30 a.m.

200 West Sixth Street

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

Live & Local Presents: Jefferson Steel and Xavier Pastrano March 21 • 7:30 p.m.

Washington Pavilion Music ensemble, Jefferson Steel, is one of the only steel pan ensembles in the area! This performance will feature 6 performers on 5 different

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Friday 4-7 PM Saturday 9-4 PM

Habitat for Humanity Presents delicious meal and Jest Murder Mystery Co. will give us a show

radiant memorial, paired with Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn. INFO washingtonpavilion.org

Researching Your Family History: Utilizing Local Sources

Wednesday, March 27 • 1 p.m.

Irene Hall Museum

Resource Center

4300 N. Westport Avenue

Historian with the Pipestone County Museum, Trava Olivier, will demonstrate how to use local resources within a community such as historical societies, genealogical societies, newspapers, churches, and courthouse records to fill in missing information. $5 Admission. Space is limited, call (605) 367-4210 to register, $5. siouxlandmuseums.com

Ceili Dance at the Old Courthouse Museum

Thursday, March 28 • 6:30 p.m.

You best get ready to don your boots and put on your thinking

wonderful opportunity to learn about agriculture’s significance

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

Jesus Christ Superstar

March 29 • 7:30 p.m.

March 30 • 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Washington Pavilion

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. INFO washingtonpavilion.org

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Raised on a farm northwest of Luverne MN, Jim Brandenburg developed an early love for nature. While in junior high, an amateur photographer and local businessman gave Jim his first camera. With that camera, he took his first picture of an animal…a fox on the prairie of Blue Mounds State Park, only a few miles from his home. That photograph and his one-on-one experience with animals led to his professional career in photography.

Brandenburg’s professional career began while majoring in studio art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. During summers and breaks, he worked as a photographer for local newspapers. Following graduation, he went on to become picture editor of the acclaimed Daily Globe in Worthington MN. While at the Globe, he began freelancing for National Geographic and became a contract photographer in 1978. It was an unheard of accomplishment for someone with so little nature photography experience.

For the next three decades, Jim traveled the globe as a photographer with National Geographic magazine.

His career at NG resulted in 23 magazine stories, several television features and many NG books. Prestigious national and international magazines and papers such as The New York Times, Life, Time, Audubon, Smithsonian, Natural History, Airone, Modern Maturity, BBC Wildlife, National Wildlife and many others have featured his photographs and stories.

Jim was twice named “Magazine Photographer of the Year” by the National Press Photographer’s Association, “Kodak Wildlife Photographer of the Year” by the Natural History Museum – London and BBC Wildlife Magazine, and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the North American Nature Photographers Association. In March 2023, Jim was awarded the National Geographic Lifetime Achievement Award by The Photo Society, which was comprised of 200 of the magazine’s photographers spanning three generations. Jim’s was the fifth lifetime achievement award presented in National Geographic’s 136 year history.

His photographs have won a multitude of national and international awards with inclusion in Life Magazine’s Collector’s Edition – The World’s Best Photographs 1980-1990; “Photo District News – 20 Years of Great Images” and in April, 2010, four of Jim Brandenburg’s images were chosen for inclusion in a unique collection that represents the 40 most important nature photographs of all time by the International League of Conservation Photographers, a fellowship of the world’s top professional conservation photographers of the world.

William Allen was quoted as saying this story is: “the most photographs the magazine has every published in one feature in its entire history...and by the way, using the least amount of film.” A book and documentary based on the story became national and international best sellers. Jim continued this challenge in 2001 by shooting 90 days of summer with his first digital camera. The summer season was published in the June 2003 NG issue titled “Boundary Waters.” The book Looking for Summer followed.

In the spring of 2014, Jim shot “Awakening” using his latest digital cameras. Once again, NG published all 93 photographs in April 2016 in “93 Spring Days”. He broke his own 90 photo feature record with NGM. On March 21, 2018, Jim finished a milestone of making a photo of every day of Minnesota’s four seasons. After shooting winter, the entire year is now complete.

In 1999, Jim and Judy Brandenburg established the Brandenburg Prairie

In 1994, Jim stepped back from his work with NG to his home in Ely. He wanted to reconnect with nature. From the first day of autumn to the first day of winter, he challenged himself to take only one photograph each day. These photographs were featured in the November 1997 National Geographic magazine, “North Woods Journal.” NG Editor

Foundation. The work of this non-profit is dedicated to promote, preserve, and expand native Northern Tallgrass Prairie in Southwest Minnesota. Proceeds from the Brandenburg Gallery, opened that year, along with charitable donations are dedicated to support Touch the Sky Prairie. Today the Foundation has acquired over 1,000 acres of native prairie and is operated in partnership with US Fish & Wildlife Service for the public’s enjoyment. Touch the Sky is located 10 miles northwest of Luverne, only steps from Jim’s family home.

Over the last six years, Jim has focused his energy on video production. In 2019, Jim began working with the Bell Museum to produce a live action dome planetarium production called “Secrets from a Forest” which was released in late Fall 2023. With the cinematography team – led by Neil Lucas, award-winning director of many of Sir David Attenborough’s films – Jim wrote and produced this interwoven story of the relationship between nature and art through the exquisite and rare Stradivarius Violin. The story begins deeps in the Paneveggio Forest in the Dolomite Mountains of Northern Italy, where spruce trees grow over 200 feet tall in the crisp alpine air and are as “singing” spruce, the source of wood for this famous violin. It continues in the violin maker’s

studio, for an intimate and firsthand look at the creation of this exquisite instrument. The final minutes take place in a concert hall, to hear the violin – the thrilling and powerful result of this delicate dance between human beings and nature. The production brings Jim’s love for nature and music full circle. Jim continues to work with French film-makers on a film about his life, no release date has been announced.

In January 2015, Jim began a project with Laurent Joffrion called NATURE 365. The project features one-minute, daily web-based videos from January 1 to December 31. The project continues today with Jim and other videographers creating a natural and poetic vision of nature through wild biotopes. Visit https://www.nature365.tv/ to receive daily reminders.

Visit Luverne for the opportunity to see Jim’s work first-hand with a visit to the Brandenburg Gallery at 213 East Luverne Street (Rock County Courthouse Square). The Gallery features Jim’s awardwinning prints, posters, cards and postcards. Four videos run in the Gallery including: “Chased by the Light”, NG “Arctic Wolves”, “Courage and Light” and “Images of Home”. Open M-F: 8am to 5pm and Sat: 10am to 5pm.




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Although there are dozens of historical markers in Minnehaha County, all of which tell a story about an event or a person, we have yet to post a marker to commemorate the life of Charles Kent Howard, a man who made remarkable contributions to local and state history. Often referred to as “Charlie” or “C. K.” Howard, he carved out a life that established him as the quintessential Dakota frontiersman. He loved the frontier and believed in its promise and he did his best to instill that belief in others.

Howard was born in Delaware County New York, on May 7, 1839. Little is known about his early years, but by the mid-1850s, he was a resident of the struggling, promising town of Sioux City, Iowa. He earned some money in the real estate business, but he was wiped out by the national financial crisis known as the Panic of 1857, when investments in the west collapsed. The irrepressible Howard was undaunted, however, for he seemed to be destined to be a man of many talents. Among them was that of a steam-powered riverboat captain employed by the American Fur Company based at Fort Pierre on the Missouri River.

One of the steamships he piloted was the Lewis Burnes, and in November of 1861, the sturdy little steamer hauled a load of corn from Sioux City to Fort Randall in Dakota Territory. It was rough going for captain and crew but Howard was considered a “first rate fellow” and an experienced boatman. Risking high winds and low water the boat

arrived at the fort in time for Howard to spend the winter there.

When spring finally arrived, the ice began to melt and the Lewis Burnes broke away from its moorings and drifted downstream several miles until it got stuck on a sandbar. After a herculean effort by a team of men, the boat broke away from the mud and with Howard at the helm the steamer rode the wild, spring current all the way to St. Helena, Nebraska.

Charley Howard parted company with the Lewis Burnes, but was not done with piloting steamboats. He owned and operated a ferry boat named Jane Ritchey. The gallant Howard was apparently not content with simply ferrying people and goods from one shore to the other, for in 1862, he bid farewell to the Jane Ritchey and set out for the wilds of the upper Missouri River to engage in trade with the Indians at Fort Pierre.

At some point in time, Howard owned and operated the “Sutlers” store located in the “Old Barracks” at Fort Dakota, a military installation built near the falls of the Big Sioux River. A “Sutlers” store was more or less a general store, and although settlers were not permitted to claim land within the bounds of the military reservation of Fort Dakota, they often visited the fort to buy supplies and food. He didn’t know it, but Howard had just begun his long sojourn in Dakota Territory.

When Fort Dakota was vacated in 1869, Howard was among the many squatters who were ready to engage in town building — once the federal government ordered the land within the military reservation

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sold to the public. Others who joined Howard with enthusiasm included R. F. Pettigrew, Nyrum Phillips and Dr. Josiah L. Phillips.

Howard continued to do business buying pelts from Native Americans, while maintaining trading posts at both Sioux Falls and Flandreau, the latter located on the Big Sioux River about 40 miles north of Sioux Falls. During one particularly good season, he bought over 75,000 muskrat pelts in addition to many other furbearing animals. Throughout the 1870s, Howard maintained a mercantile business from a wooden frame building until he constructed a two-story brick building at the northwest corner of 10th Street and Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls. The building that once housed a Newberry dime store still stands. It is the second brick structure to be constructed in Sioux Falls.

Howard’s business interests grew along with the increase in the population in and around Sioux Falls. One could buy almost anything at his store, but often at exorbitant prices. As time went on, he owned and operated a stage and freight line, a furniture store and a brewery. But Charley wasn’t all business, and could be counted on to be a royal entertainer and give speeches at social and political gatherings.

Times were tough and made even worse by the calamitous grasshopper invasion in the mid-1870s. Clouds of the swarming insects attacked fields, eating the crops down to the dirt before flying off to devour more greenery. The hardship experienced by sodbusters and their families was heart breaking and was the cause of many families to pack up and leave Dakota.

With desolation and defeat in nearly all parts of the territory, ordinary prayers seemed insufficient; Dakota needed a savior. Answering the call, Charley Howard stepped up and took charge, lending a hand here and there, extending credit to families who were broke and in desperate

need of money to feed their children. He encouraged people to stay on their farms because as he said: “Someday your farm will make you rich.”

At one time during the grasshopper crisis, a man stopped at his store with two cows tied to his wagon. He told Charley that he was pulling up stakes and was leaving Dakota; he offered to leave the cows to pay his bill to the pioneer merchant. Howard angrily told the man: “you take those blankety-blank animals and go back to your claim! Go back and stay there and as long as I have anything left you can have credit for what you need.” The farmer stayed as ordered and went on to become a wealthy and prosperous landowner.

The gruff and salty Charley Howard also stayed. He became the first president of the village of Sioux Falls and later served eleven years as the Minnehaha County treasurer. Although he was a Democrat during a time when Republicans ruled politics, Howard was well-respected because of his unselfish character. In 1877, Howard’s bravery was on display when he stopped a mob from lynching a murder suspect.

After many years in and around Sioux Falls, Howard moved to the far western part of Dakota and was convinced to by a large herd of Texas cattle from a con-man. The cattle were unable to withstand the cold and snow of a Dakota winter, and most of them perished during a blizzard. Howard was crushed and broke and he returned to Sioux Falls to live with his sister.

On November 4, 1918, Howard died penniless, but owing to his popularity among his contemporaries, he was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery beneath a stately 30 foot monument, the cost of which was borne by his many friends. Charley Howard was truly one of a kind and his exceptional life kept old-timers talking about him until there were no old-timers left to talk.

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The Old Barracks

Sioux Falls Women Business Owners

If you would like to feature your business in this section, please email etc.mag@sio.midco.net

In 2016, I opened up my first Profile Plan business in Sioux City. During the past 7 years lots has changed. Today, I’m bringing back the Profile Plan concept but with a different name and way more options. The first Fit To Be Well location will be at the old Profile Plan store at 1900 S. Minnesota Ave. You will see familiar colors and familiar faces. Our members are looking to lose weight or just get healthier! We have health coaches available to help you wherever you are at in your journey! We have several plans and different foods to meet you where you are too!

I purchased The Spa On Phillips in 2020 to bring life to the vision I had for that business. We specialize in massage, facials, and nails. We also have Floats and body wraps! Our team is ready to help you rest and relax at our location on Phillips Ave. We really focus on the idea of women loving themselves enough to devote time and energy to their mental and physical health. I love our all woman team at The Spa On Phillips. If you have never experienced a massage or facial, Girl, you need too! Call The Spa On Phillips, we can help you find the perfect service to meet your needs. 605-361-2600

Michelle Lounsbery Celebrating Local
Women Business Owners!
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Women Supporting Women in Business

Hey Kristy From Farmhouse Market. I have always loved taking “junk” and turning it into something beautiful. I grew up with not having much. So I think just seeing what people were throwing out I thought wow, I can do something with that. I started to redo things for my home after work. It was a great outlet to be creative. I spent my days working full time side by side with my dad as a small engine mechanic. Yes! I can tear down a small engine and put it all back together! It was something i didn’t want to do forever though, so became Farmhouse Market.

I started Farmhouse Market in 2015 doing shows/ flea markets in Mn, Iowa, Sd, and Nebraska. In 2016 I started doing monthly shows at my house in my shed, I also had a booth at I-29 Antiques. In 2017 I was able to hire my husband, Phil, full time. We had started to redo a lot more furniture for shows and for customs so I needed someone to help keep up. We then added a few more booths, did monthly shows at our home and traveled doing shows around. In 2018 we opened a brick and mortar in Edgerton, Mn. We cut down to one booth and only did a couple of shows a year. In August of 2023 we moved our store to Sioux Falls, Sd. You can now find us every Wednesday-Sunday at 121 S. Franklin Ave. We have loved every minute of our new Sioux Falls store and are actually expanding another 2500sq ft. The new part should be open the beginning of March.



121 South Franklin Ave | Sioux Falls, SD | 605-366-9789

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Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

the a list 24

at home 26

Office Redesign Pairs

Love of Cars, Love of History man in the kitchen 30

Irish for Just One Day

thrifting home 34

Thrifting Flora and Fauna

vino 36

And the Oscar Goes to… Wine!

best friends 38

Submit Your Pet’s Photo for kids 40

Fun Fitness Games at Home


Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

1 stick butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

Mix butter and brown sugar in a bowl and set aside. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together and then sift this over the butter and brown sugar mixture and stir until crumbly. Remove 1/2 cup of this mixture and set aside to use as the topping of the cake. Now add a beaten egg and 1/2 cup milk to the crumbly batter and mix well. Pour the batter into a well greased 8x8 inch pan and smooth evenly, then sprinkle the 1/2 cup crumbly mixture you have set aside. Bake at 375˚ for 30 minutes.

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Timeless Beauty

The timeless beauty of yellow gold and diamonds. Visit Faini’s to see this gorgeous 14k yellow gold double pear diamond ring. Available in any diamond sizes you choose. Faini Designs Jewelry Studio. 69th Street and Western Avenue. (605) 339-6956.

Perfect Patio Retreat

As spring approaches, start planning your perfect patio retreat! We are thrilled to now carry outdoor furniture, including outdoor seating, tables, and accessories. Furniture is customizable. You can choose your chair style, wood finish, and fabric to fit your style. Create an idyllic outdoor oasis to enjoy all spring and summer long. Stop in and see us today to explore your outdoor options! Houndstooth House. 101 W. 37th St. Sioux Falls. (605) 271-2278.

Stunning Colors

We’ve got the most stunning color palette! And these two new grays are perfect examples. Castlerock and Cityscape serve equally well as the dominant color of your project or as beautiful accents to almost any color. Visit our showroom today and ask one of our friendly designers about these choices from StarMark Cabinetry.

Today’s StarMark Custom Cabinetry 600 E. 48th Street North. (605) 977-3660.

Celebrate March

Celebrate your Irish-ness with a box of our lucky frosted sugar cookie shamrocks or bounce into the Sweet 16 with bright orange basketballs! We have frosted sugar cookies to meet all your festive dessert needs. With over 20 flavors of cookies in our case, we are sure to make your day extra sweet. Stop down to Mary’s Mountain Cookies for our seasonal and traditional cookie flavors, brownies, icecream treats and gluten-friendly options. Our daily special includes a Buy 6 Get 2 Free! Mary’s Mountain Cookies. 701 N. Phillips Avenue. (605) 275-0060.

Celebrate March With Us!

Open mic night, live music, special menu items, Dakota District Pipes and Drums, Shrine Oriental Band, and so much more. Check McNallysip.com for full schedule of events. McNally’s Irish Pub • Drink, Food & Friendship. 69th Street & Western Avenue. (605) 271-7170.

The Little Things

It’s the little things that count. The Dance Line is your one-stop shop for dance apparel and shoes — and so much more! Stop in to discover all the little things. Terrific for your little dancer’s Easter basket! The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Avenue. (605) 335-8242.

Looking for Something a Little Different?

Try adding a few lift-up doors. Access to the same space while creating a unique design in your cabinetry layout. They can be used in frameless cabinet for a sleek modern look or Face-frame cabinets for a clever way to store small appliances out of sight. Dakota Kitchen and Bath. 4101 N. Hainje Ave. (605) 334-9727. dakotakitchen.com

Capturing Special Moments

Thank you for voting us a Local Best Photographer. We are so grateful that we’ve been able to capture so many special moments for so many. We would love to work with you on your next High School Senior, Family or Commercial Photography project. Visit julieprairie.com for more information.

Hop On In

Shop Country ‘n More for the best selection of Easter gifts and holiday décor for all of your seasonal and holiday celebrations. Country ‘n More. 69th Street and Western Avenue. (605) 361-9797.

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.

Think Spring!

Shop Junk in the Trunk for a full selection of spring decor, floral, and accents. Bring new life and joy to your home for every season. Junk in the Trunk. 1918 W. 41st St. (605) 338-5510.

Kanaranzi Creek Spring Sale!

March 22: 10am - 6pm

March 23: 10am - 4pm 302 S. Broadway, Ellsworth, MN Occasional store, unique repurposed home décor. Follow us on Facebook for more images and future dates.


Junkin’ Market: Spring Market

April 19-20

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April 19: 4-7pm

April 20: 9am - 4pm

Boutique clothing, home décor, jewelry, gourmet foods, one-of-a-kind finds and so much more!

Meet the Bumpas!

Their weight creates deep pressure stimulation which is proven to help promote a sense of security, reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep quality and create a calming effect. Plus, they are cute and cuddly. Several Bumpas designs to choose from at Kidtopia. East side at Dawley Farm Village. 901 S. Highline Place. (605) 275-4825.

Elevate Your Space

Elevate your space with exquisite spring and Easter décor. Beautiful designs to refresh your home for the season. Farmhouse Market. From vintage finds to new on trend decor, you are sure to find the perfect pieces for your home. Farmhouse Market. 121 S. Franklin Avenue. (605) 366-9789.

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Whena vintage car collector was looking to create a unique office space, the designers at Houndstooth House were more than happy to collaborate.

First, designers Denise Cotter and Michelle Marino went to the large garage space where the client housed a variety of classic cars. There, they heard about his vision, which was to go back in time and create an office within the garage that replicated a 1930s storefront.

Taking a corner of the space, they created a little building within a building, complete with brick walls, large windows, decorative crown molding and period-appropriate exterior lights. A rare green and yellow Polly Gas pump stands outside the door next to a 1930s-era bicycle.

The client already had the old steamer trunk desk, which gave the designers a cool,

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vintage aesthetic to design around. True to the client’s love for classic cars, a framed print of vintage Porsche cars hangs behind the desk. It was a print he purchased during the pandemic that took a year to finally arrive.

The Houndstooth House designers added a dark luxury vinyl tile floor that looks great but is also durable since the office is located within a garage. The hair-on-hide rug has a subway tile pattern look to it, giving more visual interest to the space.

Wanting to create a contrast to the stark white walls of the garage, Marino and Cotter

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“...having an office that keeps a part of history alive that means so much to him, makes going to work a joy.”

chose textured wallpaper and wood beams to add more warmth to the office.

In addition to the two leather side chairs, they also added a high-top table and two stools for additional seating.

The lesson learned for both the client and the designers is that you can take any available space and, with a little imagination and elements that speak to your passions, create something that is as functional as it is attractive. For the client, having an office that keeps a part of history alive that means so much to him, makes going to work a joy.

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Irish for Just One Day

Letme start by saying I am not Irish. Mostly Welsh and German, and like most American mutts, I’m sure there are several other nationalities sprinkled in my family tree. But to the best of my knowledge, there’s no Irish. However, like many Americans, for one day in March, I put on a green sweater and celebrate my faux-Irish heritage. On Saint Patrick’s Day we can all be Irish, regardless of our DNA.

In my younger and wilder days, I would gather with a group of friends in the morning for eggs and corned beef hash, before heading downtown for the parade. There we would crowd into bars, drink too much unnaturallygreen beer and regret our actions on the

morning of March 18. Now I’m more likely to raise a glass of Guinness in the comfort of my own home. For some reason, the idea of drinking a gallon of beer laced with food coloring no longer holds any appeal to me. Perhaps it’s the memory of those pain-filled mornings after.

Forgive me for focusing on beverages, but St. Patrick’s Day is often cited as one of the top drinking days of the year, so it seems natural. And since we’re talking about drinking, let’s look at whiskey. The whiskeys from the Emerald Isle are not nearly as celebrated as those from Scotland, but they should not be overlooked. After all, it is believed the word whiskey has its origins in Ireland. The Gaelic

phrase “uisge beatha” literally means “water of life.” Then the Scots borrowed the phrase and changed it to “usquebaugh,” before the English shortened that to “whiskey.”

A discussion of Irish whiskey generally leads to the two big names; Jameson and Bushmills. Now if you’re a good Irish lad or lass, this is an easy choice determined not by taste, but by religion. You see Jameson is from Dublin, and if the roots of your family tree are in Dublin, chances are you are Catholic. But Bushmills, while it is a fine whiskey, is distilled in Northern Ireland and that means Protestant. Put another way, Irish Catholics often say that whiskeys from the North “are filtered through the wrong bible.” Order the wrong brand in a stubbornly patriotic Irish bar and you might end up in fight. Who knew ordering a drink could cause such a ruckus?

I don’t want to start any battles, so I’ll just call it Irish whiskey and let you decide which brand (and church) will make yours. Thanks to my Dear Old Dad, I developed a taste for whiskey on the rocks. I will occasionally drink it neat (that is to say straight up) but I find an ice cube or two will tame the even the harshest whiskey. However, I have learned from my beloved to enjoy Irish whiskey with ginger ale. I’ve seen it called a Big Ginger, a Phlump, a Classy Irishman, or simply a Jameson and Ginger. Call it what you like, it’s a simple cocktail to make and a great alternative to a boring rum and Coke. As a nice upgrade from Canada Dry, give Q Brand ginger ale a try, it’s got a nice bright ginger taste without being too sweet. I like to add a dash of Angostura Bitters for an extra dimension.

But I digress, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t all about drinking, it is also the time when everyone makes corned beef and cabbage, just exactly the way their Irish forbearers didn’t. That’s right; the corned beef we all associate with this distinctly Irish holiday isn’t a big deal in Ireland. Back in the motherland, they probably would have eaten bacon and cabbage and their pork in the dish would have been more like what we call Canadian bacon. Confused? When the Irish immigrants got


to this side of the pond, they simple couldn’t afford the more expensive pork, so they substituted cheaper salted and cured cuts of beef. And the tradition was born, not out of heritage, but necessity. So where would Irish Americans get their corned beef? From a good Jewish delicatessen, of course, because

that culture has been kosher curing beef brisket for centuries.

While corned beef and cabbage get all the glory this time of year, it’s not the only meal with Gaelic roots. A rich shepherd’s pie is just about the perfect comfort food and if you want to make it special for the holiday, throw

Pork Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms


1 lbs ground pork

1 c chopped onion

2 cloves minced garlic

1 tsp Italian seasoning


Preheat over to 375°F.

2 c breadcrumbs

1 large egg

4 large portobello mushrooms

2 oz parmesan cheese

4 oz mozzerella cheese

Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Brown pork, onion, & garlic. Remove excess fat.

2. Remove from pan and place in large bowl. Add breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, a quarter of cheese, and salt and pepper.


3. Scrape gills a stems from mushroom caps, rinse under water and set aside to dry.


Spread mixture over mushrooms and place on lined baking sheet top with remaining cheese and bake 25-30 minutes.

a little Guinness in the gravy. Add a couple of slices of soda bread with caraway seeds and currants and you have a bona fide Irish feast.

This year, we may head down to watch the parade, but if the weather is iffy, we’ll skip it. And regardless of weather, when the young (and young and heart) move inside for a green-tinted Miller Lite, we’ll be at home and away from the fray. We may pick up a few pints of dark, rich extra stout beer to go with a savory lamb stew. After dinner, we’ll tip back a wee bit of Irish whiskey, (mine on the rocks, hers with ginger ale) and remember that underneath our green sweaters, we’re just a Welsh boy married to a Scandinavian girl. And we’ll pretend we’re Irish for just one day.

Do yourself a favor, eat something good today.

When he’s not eating and drinking, Jim runs ADwërks, an advertising agency in Sioux Falls.

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69TH STREET & WESTERN AVENUE Life is filled with special moments Your All Seasons and All Occasions Boutique 69th & Western • (605) 361-9797 Find us on Facebook www.countrynmoresiouxfalls.com and we are here to help you celebrate each one. For Easter, we have Jim Shore’s new M&M’s as well as bunnies and other figurines. We also have received our #1 requested item: luncheon and cocktail napkins! Stop in soon and see all of our new home decor Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 9pm Friday & Saturday: 4pm – 10pm Sunday: 4pm – 9pm NEW HOURS 69th & Western • Sioux Falls (605) 275-2212 • Charliespizzahouse.com

Celebrate March at

With rich warm wooden details lit by reflective copper ceilings, lively music and laughter, our restaurant/bar serves up a place to connect that’s open to the public, yet personal. Always full of old stories, McNally’s Irish Pub is that special

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Drink, Food, & Friendship

Tuesday, March 5

Celtic Steps Performance

Wednesday, March 6th

Open Mic Night with Denham • 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, March 8-9th

Live Music by Too Drunk To Fish • 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12

Celtic Steps Performance

Friday, March 15th

Live Music by the Shamrockers 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 16th


Opening at 8 a.m. (breakfast 8-11 a.m.)

Shrine Oriental Band • 10 a.m.

Dakota District Pipes and Drums • 12:30 p.m.

Jameson Bus Tour - DTSF for the parade departs at 1:30 p.m. (tickets go on sale March 1st)

Dakota District Pipes and Drums • 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 17th


Opening at 8 a.m. (breakfast 8-11 a.m.)

Dakota District Pipes & Drums • 1 p.m.

Dakota District Pipes & Drums • 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29th

Geoff Gunderson • 7 p.m.






Midwesterners, it looks like we made it. By March, pretty much all of us are living with an ailment known as spring in our brains. We thrifters are no different, I suppose. Pretty much every week I go out looking for signs of spring when I thrift. Recently I found this cute little mug that encapsulates everything about my current mood! Because the coming season means I’m looking everywhere for signs of things I love most: plants and animals. To be honest, my house is already quite populated with both, but you can never get enough of the things you love, right?

So, I’ve got the mug to remind me that spring is on the way. But if I start to look around, I can see a LOT of other spring-like signs. And 99% of them are thrifted! Because I live in an older home, it feels like a cottage core vibe is perfect for my décor. And thankfully I’ve always also been a plant lady. Some of my earliest memories are in the garden with my grandma (and my mom) tending to all the gardens we kept. As an adult, I spent many years in rented apartments, and mostly tended to my work life instead of plants. But as a freelancer who works from her own home, the number of houseplants I try to keep alive today is roughly equivalent to the number of years I am in age (don’t even try to guess)!

Here’s an example. In my office, I have a standing desk that I never stand at for work. I do stand and look at my collection of plant babies, however. Everything in this picture is thrifted, from all the planters and decorative doodads to the Scrabble title that I proudly gave myself awhile back. If you’re into gardening and plants, there are generally quite a few goodies you can thrift easily. Smaller plants look good in coffee mugs or really any kind of unique vessel. Last year, I even thrifted a bag full of live bulbs that grew into gorgeous flowers for my patio.

Pro tip: If you happen to travel to one of our local antique malls, you can often find huge displays of outdoor gardening décor before you even hit the front door. It’s my go to option for spring shopping first, way before the big box stores or Amazon get my attention.

And what goes better with plants than…animals? NOTHING, I tell you! I have a quirky collection of thrifted vintage critters that I’ve obsessed over for the past several years. Deer, dogs, birds, cats, whatever your pleasure, you can often find these cuties for a very low cost when thrifting. Most of the collectible figurines I’ve found come from Japan, and you can also find almost any specific animal you’re looking for online. A lot of people ask what I do with all these trinkets that sometimes can make your décor look cluttered? Truthfully, sometimes tiny décor can be tricky. I’m not one to put my figurines in a curio cabinet to collect dust, so often I scatter them in amongst books and art for a whimsical feel and a nod to the natural world. But if you think outside the box, you can use little items like this as small gifts to animal-loving friends, or seasonal décor that add a cute accent to larger statement pieces.

One note of caution to everyone interested in thrifting in 2024:


vintage and thrift shopping is BIG this year, especially with younger populations. When I’m out thrifting, I often see people in their 20s or even younger looking for quirky vintage pieces, either clothing or décor. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a younger person buying things from the past. Not only are we keeping these treasures from a lifetime in the landfill, but we’re also enjoying the artistry and personality of these older pieces for very little budget. Spring is the perfect time to examine your consumer habits, and curate a pre-loved collection of things that reflect your own style and interests. Maybe I’ll see you out and about this spring!

Bobbi Lynn Gaukel is a full -time graphic designer and part-time thrifter and collector of vintage goodness in Sioux Falls.

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And the Oscar Goes to… Wine!

Although this year’s Oscar-nominated movies have many merits, oenophiles 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.

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 make wine seem masculine and sexy. In Die Another Day, 007 is freed after fourteen months in a North Korean prison. The first thing he wants? A shave and a bottle of 1961 Bollinger. In GoldenEye (1995), a

female psychiatrist asks him what he does to relax. Bond presses a button on the dashboard of his Aston Martin, revealing a refrigerated compartment with a bottle of 1988 Bollinger Grande Année and two flute glasses.

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

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(1964), in bed with his latest lover, 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 freshestand 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 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, are watching the Oscars this 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 Marybeth are the owners of R Wine Bar & Kitchen, Brix Wine Bar, Maribella Ristorante, and Vespa Catering, all located in Downtown Sioux Falls. They enjoy sharing their passion for hospitality with guests at their restaurants with their three sons, Dante, Berent (fiancée Molli,) and Jaxon. To contact Riccardo, e-mail him at riccardo@rwinebar.com.

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Animals Looking for

APHRODITE Domestic Shorthair/Mix, 2 Years

SNUGGLES: Domestic Shorthair/Mix, 3 Years

HAYES Rabit/Mix

We are all available for adoption at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society.

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Bubba, best friend of the Pottratz family Steven, best friend of Renee & Rita Walter, best friend of the Schoeneck family
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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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Josie, best friend of Julie Zeke, best friend of Bobbi
If You Are Looking to Adopt A New Best Friend, Please Visit sfhumansociety.com SUE Mixed Breed, 1 Year 6 Months VEAH Terrier/Mix, 4 Years 8 Months TIGGER Retriever, Labrador/Mix 4 Years 7 Months
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Fun Fitness Games

Spell Your Name Game

Write each letter of the alphabet on a sheet of paper, then assign a movement challenge to each one. Find the letters in each player’s name and the corresponding activity, then get moving! Use the chart to spell out other words as well to keep from getting bored at home. For an extra challenge, spell out your full first, middle, and last name.

Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course

Draw with chalk in various colors on your driveway and in your garage with different challenges to create an obstacle course with a start and a finish. Include things like Hopscotch, arrows, spinning around

in a circle, skipping, and other prompts to get the players to quickly switch from one activity to the other as they move through the course. Use your imagination to create any design or pattern you would like, such as zig-zags, lines to jump over, a maze, or shapes to name as they are jumped into. Write something easy to read along the route, such as “start”, “hop”, or “go find items that are brown and place here”, and think up fun little tasks for the course. If you run out of room, you can always ask permission to create a longer course outside of your local playground, library, or school!

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Roll the Dice Exercise Game

Get moving with dice by assigning an action to each result that is rolled. Whether you use one or two dies, write down each combination possible and assign something to it on a piece of paper. Get creative with what you include. Some ideas could be to run in place, have a dance party, sing a song, etc.

Musical Balloon Pop

Each player has a balloon tied to their ankle with a piece of string. When the music starts, they walk around until it stops. Once the music stops, the goal is to pop another player’s balloon and protect your own. The last one left with a balloon that remains unpopped is the winner of the game!

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YMCA Camp Leif Ericson


Campers ages 4-15 are welcome to join our day camps, where kids of all backgrounds discover who they are and imagine who they can be, with activities that foster lifelong skills, build self-confidence, and create lasting friendships. 2024 programs are offered MondayFriday in two week sessions, June 3-August 9.

Big Splash Dunk Tank

Everyone loves a dunk tank! Dunk tanks are great for birthday parties, fundraisers, church and school events and so much more! Call (605) 929-1150 to reserve your dunk tank today.

Destiny Youth Ranch

We are non-denominational, non-profit organization that runs day camps, overnight camps and friendly retreats where you can learn more about faith and horses in a quiet, small-town atmosphere. We always have great speakers, worship, crafts, games, campfires and, of course, time with the horses. We teach very basic

Destinyyouthranch.com for more information.

Inspiration Hills

Children entering 1st - 12th grade Inwood, IA • 712-986-5193

Our mission for campers is to come to know and grow in Christ and to build long lasting relationships. Just 30 minutes from Sioux Falls, Inspiration Hills has a variety of different camps for all ages to enjoy. Day Explorers, Discovery, Lodge, Wilderness, Guys & Girls Only, Horse Saddle Up, Take Me Fishing, Grand/Family. Campers will experience Christ through daily chapels, bible studies/devotions, and worship. Fun activities are planned during the week with outdoor adventures, bonfires, swimming, horseback riding, archery, low and high ropes challenge course, canoeing, crafts, recreational games and so much more! Visit inspirationhills.org for more information or to register.

Save money bey registering before April 15, 2024. Also visit our website to see other retreat opportunities or check out our facilities to rent our cabins, lodge or campsite.

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4-15 Big Splash Dunk Tank Everyone loves a dunk tank! Call (605) 929-1150 to Reserve Your Dunk Tank Today! birthday parties fundraisers church and school events and so much more! Alvord, IA (30 minutes from Sioux Falls) HORSE destinyyouthranch.com Registration

Huether Family Match Pointe

Don’t miss summer at the Pointe!

Tennis lessons for all ages and ability levels! Morning and evening classes available. Summer session runs May 28 through August 9. For more information, please visit www.playthepointe.com

Swan Lake Christian Camp myslcc.com • 605-326-5690

Camps are 1 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.

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 quiet and beautiful Swan Lake. Just 45 minutes from Sioux Falls, you experience Christ through daily chapel, outdoor quiet activities, life giving campfires, and nightly cabin devotions. Fun activities throughout the day include archery, crafts, swimming, canoeing and recreational games.

Sylvan Learning Center

Sylvan Learning’s Summer Tutoring program can help our child with their learning needs and prevents summer learning loss. Your family can pick your own schedule from our available tutoring times. We offer tutoring sessions in the mornings MorningSaturday and in the afternoon/evenings Monday - Thursday. Call (605) 362-4885 for more information.

SafeSplash Swim School

Our flexible, new Swim Camp format (SWIMJAMS) speeds up skill advancement through daily repetition with 4 lessons per week. We offer SwimJams for beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimmers. Designed to fit busy schedules, SWIMJAMS can be booked for multiple weeks from the end of May thru mid-August. Sign up now for your preferred location & week(s) www.safesplash. com/locations/sioux-falls-sd or call (605) 271-1042.

First Tee – South Dakota

The golf course is our classroom! First Tee – South Dakota creates active learning experiences that build character to empower kids through a lifetime of new challenges and continuous personal growth all through the game of golf! These character education programs are offered at 12 golf courses, 79 schools and 2 youth centers in South Dakota. We have programs for kids ages 5-18! Our programs are in Sioux Falls, Dell Rapids, Madison, Brookings, Aberdeen, and Milbank. Visit firstteesouthdakota.org for more information and registration details! Sioux Falls registration opens March 4th!

EmBe - photo in folder EmBe Summer Camps for Youth

As we look ahead to the summer break, EmBe is delighted to

44 out and about | CONCIERGE nest | CAMPS Register at: https://www.dancegallerysd.com/childrens-camps 218 South Main Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104 (605) 338-3740 We offer summer dance camp opportunities for children in the community to help broaden their understanding of dance with the hopes of instilling a passion for it in their hearts. 2024 CAMPS: JUNE 10-13, 2024 - 3-6 YEAR OLDS JULY 9-11, 2024 - 7-10 YEAR OLDS AUGUST 6-8, 2024 - 7-10 YEAR OLDS

present a diverse range of camps designed to foster learning, growth, and exploration for children aged 6 through 14 years (Kindergarten – 8th Grade). Our camp offerings include:

1. FIRST® LEGO® League Camp: A hands-on experience that combines STEM education with the excitement of building

and programming LEGO® robots. Participants will engage in problem-solving challenges while having a blast with robotics.

2. Babysitting Camp: An excellent opportunity for young individuals to learn essential childcare skills, including safety, communication, and emergency response. Our Babysitting Camp empowers youth to become responsible and confident babysitters.

3. Camp Girls on the Run® + FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Bootcamp: A unique camp experience that combines Girls on the Run® and FIRST® LEGO® League. Girls will learn about the power they possess to recognize emotions in themselves and others, and how to express their feelings through fun interactive activities. They will also use LEGO® robots to learn about programming and engineering skills.

Summer session runs May 28 thru August 9th

For more information, log on to www.playthepointe.com

EXPERIENCE OUTDOOR OR INDOOR CAMPS FOR ALL AGE GROUPS ctivities Slip n Slide Ropes Course Axe Throwing Team Builers Archery Follow Us! Register Online 1242 280th St | Inwood, IA 51240 | 712.986.5193 2024 SUMMER CAMP Encounter. Learn. Grow.
Contact: Mark Vellek, Executive Director mark@playthepointe.com Don’t Miss Summer at the Pointe! Lessons for all ages and ability levels! Morning and evening classes available.

4. Art Camps: Unleash creativity through our Art Camps, where young artists can explore various mediums, techniques, and styles. These camps provide a nurturing environment for self-expression and artistic development.

Each summer, EmBe is dedicated to providing a dynamic and inclusive environment for children to learn, grow, and explore. We believe in the power of these experiences to shape the future leaders, innovators, and contributors of our community. To register visit embe.org/camps or call 605-336-3660.

Premiere Playhouse

A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS

All aspiring actors ages 6 – 10

Join us at The Premiere Playhouse Education Summer Camp, A Year With Frog & Toad KIDS! This is a two week performance camp telling Arnold Lobel’s classic story of Frog and Toad and their enduring friendship. We can’t wait to spend these two weeks with all of you!

July 15 – 27, Monday through Friday

Camp will take place on Monday through Friday 9am – 12pm

* Performances are on Friday, July 26th: 7pm & Saturday, July 27th: 2pm and 7pm

TPP Offices • 315 N. Phillips Ave. (Orpheum Theater Center)

Scholarships: Applications available soon.

James and The Giant Peach Jr.

All aspiring actors ages 11 – 14

Join us at The Premiere Playhouse Education Summer Camp, James & The Giant Peach Jr.! This is a two week performance camp telling Roald Dahl’s classic story of a young boy and an overgrown

46 out and about | CONCIERGE nest | CAMPS
(overnight camps only ) www.myslcc.com REGISTER TODAY! campoffice@myslcc.com (605) 326-5690 Grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ through devotions, Bible studies, and nightly campfires. ecting w fu fts make s ' mores swimming& canoeing sailing & fishing Summer Camp Day Camp 1 (Pre-K-2nd Grade): June 13 ($25) Day Camp 2 (Pre-K-2nd Grade): June 14 ($25) Day Camp 3 (Pre-K-2nd Grade): June 17 ($25) 3rd & 4th Grade 1: June 5-7 ($130) 3rd & 4th Grade 2: June 9-12 ($170) 5th & 6th Grade 1: July 14-19 ($260) 5th & 6th Grade 2: July 21-26 ($260) 7th & 8th Grade 1: June 30- July 5 ($260) 7th & 8th Grade 2: July 7-12 ($260) Senior High Camp: June 23-28 ($260) 2024 Dates ne ag g i n g activitiesand outdoo r games

TPP Offices • 315 N. Phillips Ave. (Orpheum Theater Center)

peach that changes his life. We can’t wait to spend these two weeks with all of you!

July 22 – August 3rd, Camp will take place on Monday through Friday 1pm – 5pm Performances are on Friday, August 2nd: 7pm & Saturday, August 3rd: 2pm & 7pm

Scholarships: Applications available soon.

The Penguin Project - The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition All aspiring actors with all abilities welcomed ages 10-25 Join us for an informational meeting March 12 & 21, 2024 to learn more about The Penguin Project and find out how you fit into this program!

Project runs from May to August 2024 (exact dates and times available at informational meeting)

Performances are

August 15 - 17: 7pm and Sunday, August 18: 2pm

TPP Offices • 315 N. Phillips Ave. (Orpheum Theater Center)

Questions: Please email education@thepremiereplayhouse.com

Kids learn to swim at their own pace while gaining water safety skills and having fun

• 3:1 Ratio | Toddler Transition for ages 24-36 months

• 4:1 Ratio | Beginner for ages 3+, based on ability

• Lessons starting at $30.75 / week

• Children learn fundamental swimming skills and correct swim strokes

etc. for her | March 2024 47 Come join us at our locations in: Aberdeen • Brookings • Dell Rapids • Madison • Milbank • Sioux Falls The golf course is our classroom! First Tee – South Dakota creates active learning experiences that build character to empower kids through a lifetime of new challenges and continuous personal growth all through the game of golf! These character education programs are offered at 12 golf courses, 79 schools and 2 youth centers in South Dakota. We have programs for kids ages 5-18! firstteesouthdakota.org info@firstteesouthdakota.org 605.367.7092 Register now!

A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS

This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun filled seasons. Throughout the year, two best friends

A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS

Friday, July 26 @ 7:00pm

Saturday, July 26 @ 2:00pm

This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun filled seasons. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

The Premiere Playhouse Education Presents:

Washington Pavilion

Friday, July 26 @ 7:00pm

Performed by our Education program students, ages 5-10

Saturday, July 26 @ 2:00pm

Our camps are hands-on experiences that create memorable moments in an amazing, one-of-a-kind environment. The Washington Pavilion provides wonderful opportunities for students of all ages to venture into the worlds of art, science and theatre. Visit washingtonpavilion.org to see the entire camp calendar.

Performed by our Education program students, ages 5-10

Season 22 Education Productions


James and the Giant Peach JR.



Wizard of Oz: Youth

A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS

James and the Giant Peach JR.

This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun filled seasons. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

Friday, August 2 @ 7:00pm

Saturday, August 3 @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Friday, July 26 @ 7:00pm

Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum 5-10 year olds

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

1900 S. Perry Pl., Sioux Falls 605-367-4414


Friday, August 2 @ 7:00pm

Performed by our Education program students, ages 11-14

Saturday, July 26 @ 2:00pm

Saturday, August 3 @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Performed by our Education program students, ages 5-10

Performed by our Education program students, ages 11-14

Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition




through the Land of Oz, determined to reach the Emerald City in order to get home. Along the way Dorothy befriends a few unique characters and their journey to happiness – and self-awareness – is a glowing testament to friendship, understanding and hope in a world filled with both beauty and ugliness.

James and the Giant Peach JR.

Thursday, August 15 @ 7:00pm

Friday, August 16 @ 7:00pm

Saturday, August 17 @ 7:00pm

Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Join Dorothy & Toto “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” through the Land of Oz, determined to reach the Emerald City in order to get home. Along the way Dorothy befriends a few unique characters and their journey to happiness – and self-awareness – is a glowing testament to friendship, understanding and hope in a world filled with both beauty and ugliness.

Sunday, August 18 @ 2:00pm

Thursday, August 15 @ 7:00pm

Friday, August 16 @ 7:00pm

Friday, August 2 @ 7:00pm

Saturday, August 3 @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Performed by the artists and mentors of our Education program’s Penguin Project program, ages 10-25

Saturday, August 17 @ 7:00pm

Sunday, August 18 @ 2:00pm

Performed by our Education program students, ages 11-14

“Align with nature... Magic Happens” —John Friend Nature is magic in real life. Tucked away on the edge of the Empire lies a forest filled with mysteries and delights. Young explorers will discover woods and waterways of the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum through earthy fun and scientific play—as they wander, stomp, and splash through 155-acres of NATURE-PLAYGROUND. You’re still a kid, you remember! Expect an experience loaded with healthy hikes, camp songs, nature crafts, mystery, wonder, dirty knees and puddles! (Wellies recommended.) Plant a connection to nature that will grow for a lifetime.

Performed by the artists and mentors of our Education program’s Penguin Project program, ages 10-25

The Premiere Premieres


Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition

June 24-27 The WILDest Week

July 8-11 The WILDer Week

July 15-18 The WILDest Week

The Premiere Premieres


Featuring two one-act plays written by local playwrights and selected by a panel of adjudicators during a one day festival of staged readings. The Premiere Premieres is a professionally produced one of a kind production with completely local talent, both on stage and off-stage.

Join Dorothy & Toto “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” through the Land of Oz, determined to reach the Emerald City in order to get home. Along the way Dorothy befriends a few unique characters and their journey to happiness – and self-awareness – is a glowing testament to friendship, understanding and hope in a world filled with both beauty and ugliness.

Thursday, February 13 @ 7:00pm

Friday, February 14 @ 7:00pm

Thursday, August 15 @ 7:00pm

Saturday, February 15 @ 7:00pm

July 22-25 The WILDer Week

Featuring two one-act plays written by local playwrights and selected by a panel of adjudicators during a one day festival of staged readings. The Premiere Premieres is a professionally produced one of a kind production with completely local talent, both on stage and off-stage.

Friday, August 16 @ 7:00pm

Dance Gallery

JUNE 10-13, 2024 - 3-6 YEAR OLDS

Thursday, February 13 @ 7:00pm

Friday, February 14 @ 7:00pm

Saturday, February 15 @ 7:00pm

Sunday, February 16 @ 2:00pm

Performed by the artists and mentors of our Education

Performed by local actors in a variety of ages

Movie Themes: Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Encanto Dress up to the theme for each day. Have fun! Make a special craft and prepare a special performance for your parent/guardian each day.

JULY 9-11, 2024 - 7-10 YEAR OLDS

AUGUST 6-8, 2024 - 7-10 YEAR OLDS

Swiftie Themed: Red, Fearless, Lover

Featuring two one-act plays written by local playwrights and selected by a panel of adjudicators during a one day is a professionally produced one of a kind production with completely local talent, both on stage and off-stage.


Are you a Swiftie? Come and have fun dancing to Taylor Swift each day. Each day will conclude with a small performance for the parents/guardians.

Register at: https://www.dancegallerysd.com/childrens-camps 218 South Main Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA (605) 338-3740

Grab a seat for ALL FOUR productions at the low cost of $60 + taxes/fees

Pioneer Day Camp

Kids experience life as a frontier child in Dakota Territory. It’s outdoor, educational, and an all around good time!

Beaver Creek Nature Area (East of Brandon)

Grab a seat for ALL FOUR productions at

Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18, 25 (one-day camp)

8am - 5pm

Ages 7 - 12 • $35 (605) 367-4210 • siouxlandmuseums.com

out and about | CONCIERGE | CAMPS
Season 22 Education Productions
celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them
James is sent by
conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Join
the Yellow Brick Road”
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When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Join Dorothy & Toto “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” through the Land of Oz, determined to reach the Emerald City in order to get home. Along the way Dorothy befriends a few unique characters and their journey to happiness – and self-awareness – is a glowing testament to friendship, understanding and hope in a world filled with both beauty and ugliness. Featuring two one-act plays written by local playwrights and selected by a panel of adjudicators during a one day festival of staged readings. The Premiere Premieres is a professionally produced one of a kind production with completely local talent, both on stage and off-stage.
August 2 @ 7:00pm Saturday, August 3 @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm
August 15 @ 7:00pm Friday, August 16 @ 7:00pm Saturday, August 17 @ 7:00pm Sunday,
18 @ 2:00pm
13 @ 7:00pm
7:00pm Saturday,
2:00pm Performed by our Education program students, ages 11-14 Performed by the artists and mentors of our Education program’s Penguin Project program, ages 10-25 Performed by local actors in a variety of ages BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS SUBSCRIBE TODAY Grab a seat for ALL FOUR productions at the low cost of $60 + taxes/fees STUDENT AT HEART AGES 5–10 MaryJoWegnerArboretum.com 605-367-4414
Premiere Premieres
Thursday, February
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Victorian Girl Day Camp

Learn about Victorian tea parties, play games, make fun crafts, and learn what it was like to be a Victorian Girl.

Pettigrew Home & Museum

Monday, July 22 • 9am - 4pm

For girls 8-14 • $30 (605) 367-7097 • siouxlandmuseums.com

Tea Time Mini Camp

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!

Pettigrew Home & Museum

Tuesday, July 23 • 9am - 12pm

Ages 5-7 • $20 (605) 367-7097 • siouxlandmuseums.com

Wild Water West Birthday Parties

Make a splash and celebrate your birthday at Wild Water West! Party Package includes admission, one hour in birthday cabana, party invites, meal (pizza and pop) and ice cream treats! Visit wildwaterwest.com or call (605) 361-9313 for more information.

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2024 Summer Camps

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



During The Longest Day fundraising campaign, stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s. Pick your favorite activity and raise funds and awareness for care, support and research.

Sign up today at alz.org/thelongestday or call our office at 605-339-4543. Together, the strength of our light will outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s.


March 29–30 Experience the timeless story of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR as it returns to the stage for its 50th anniversary. This mesmerizing musical will take you on a journey through the final weeks of Jesus Christ’s life, told through the eyes of Judas! Buy Your Tickets Today! WashingtonPavilion.org/Superstar Photos by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade
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