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Top camps across the area.

child 14 Washington Pavilion Summer Camps

baby 8 Torticollis Warning

Signs and Treatment Suggestions to try before you seek treatment.

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Making summer fun possible.

child 13 Get up and MOVE!

Adding physical activity into your child’s routine.

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Maintaining school skills over the summer.

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parent 56 F ull STEAM Ahead

Summer programs and camps at the Boys and Girls Clubs.

18 Martial Arts Training Helping to build better athletes.

family 50 Family Gets Fit 2017 An update on our mother, son team!

54 Summer Activities Can Lead to Summer Injuries

Warning signs and when to seek help.

58 P  rotecting Your Child’s Eyes

While they enjoy summer activities.

parent 52 B  udgeting for

Summer Camps Keeping kids active without breaking the bank.

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home 65 Must Sleep! Mattress Giveaway

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68 Time to “Spring Forward”

Keeping your home in check and your family safe.

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Convenient Why to consider a touch-free faucet.

in every issue 12 Craft Corner

45 Calendar of Events 61 Menu Planning

Functional Shoes Trends for busy moms.

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Summer Camp Season President & Publisher Steffanie Liston-Holtrop Hoodlum Productions, LLC 605-366-1479 steff@thehoodmagazine.com Editor Jessica Brovold jessica@thehoodmagazine.com Art & Design Director Ally Vogel ally@allysart.com Digital Media Director Jillian Lemons jillian@thehoodmagazine.com Creative/Events Director Jaclyn Small Marketing Director Erika Tufton Contributing Photographers studiofotografie Jackie Toft Photography Contributing Writers Megan Anderson, Melissa Beckstrom, Dr. Christine Duncan, Shelly Gaddis, Dr. Angela Gulbranson, Shaina Herrmann, Kristi Miller, Charlotte Rommereim, Jessica Schaap

Our Summer Camps issue is always one of my favorite issues to put together. It’s amazing to see all we have to offer in the Sioux Empire when it comes to summer activities to keep your children learning and growing. As my kids get older, I’m excited to get them involved in these wonderful educational opportunities. If you’re looking for summer camps for your kids, you’ve come to the right place. As you read ahead, you’ll find there is something for every interest. And for parents, there are articles to help you prepare your kids for camp. Get ready! Summer will be here before we know it!

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Ou‘HtOO&D HAAPbPEoNINuGtS Ms. Gottsleben of Freedom Elementary School in Harrisburg was named our 2017 Teacher of the Year! Ms. Gottsleben joined us on the KSFY morning show for the announcement and on KDLT News!

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baby by Melissa Beckstrom, LifeScape

Torticollis Warning Signs and Treatment Infant torticollis diagnoses are on the rise and early detection is critical for effective treatment. Torticollis is any abnormal posture of the head and/or neck caused by neck tightness and weakness that often can develop during pregnancy. The first sign of torticollis that parents usually notice is that their baby prefers to look to one side. In addition, a head tilt (ear to shoulder) may also be observed. These may be very subtle and usually require the skills of a pediatric physical therapy to determine if your baby has torticollis.

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Celebrating 25 Years! The earlier the treatment for torticollis is initiated, the quicker it may be resolved. If the physical therapist determines that your baby has torticollis, he/she may recommend treatment and will educate you on various exercises, stretches, and repositioning techniques. A family’s active involvement in consistently completing the homes exercise program prescribed by the physical therapy is a key component to the resolution of torticollis. In the meantime, there are things you can do before you schedule your appointment:

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a baby is required to remain upright after eating or during sleep due to such things as reflux, all positioning devices should be limited because of their tendency to promote poor posturing of the head and neck and decreasing the child’s ability move their head in all directions. This can result in worsening of any neck muscle tightness that may be present, as well as significant head shape changes. Time spent playing on the floor is the best position for your baby to move through his or her full motion and promote developmental strengthening, as well as explore and interact with their environment. If you feel your child may have torticollis, seek out a physical therapist that specializes in pediatrics, and in particular, torticollis evaluation and treatment. It is important that they are assessed, as every child presents differently and will have a unique treatment plan that includes stretching, but also strengthening exercises to the opposite side. Again, early identification is essential to resolving neck tightness and weakness, allowing your baby to move, discover, and explore his or her environment for optimal development! n

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baby by Shelly Gaddis, Elegant Mommy

Baby Wearing

Makes Summer Fun Possible! Most families plan activities through the summer months. Whether those activities take your family far away or keep you close to home, here are just a few reasons why wearing a child will make your activities more enjoyable for the entire family! 1. Keep those hands handy! We all know crowds will gather at many places your family travels to this summer. Having an extra set of

hands to hold on to your toddler, carry a diaper bag or push a child on a swing can mean extra happiness for all family members!

2. Take a walk through nature! Having young children doesn’t have to mean you’re homebound for the next five years. Baby carriers are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes. Make sure you get a comfortable fit for all of the fun this summer will hold!

3. Traveling made easy! Whether traveling by plane, train or bus, using a baby carrier will get you through the crowded spaces of public transportation. Public transportation can be stressful for families traveling with young children. Keeping your little ones close to their caregivers will put both of you at ease!

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has proven babies who are in a carrier cry less and are more content. Summer memories will be much more enjoyable when the young children in your family are happy.

6. Make naptime easier! When babies are worn they are more in tune with their caregiver’s rhythms and movements. Nap times are a breeze when babies are able to feel close to those they love and trust.

7. Don’t get too over stimulated! Worn babies will quickly realize they are safe in the comforts of their caregiver’s baby carrier. Toddlers can quickly become over stimulated and a ride in a baby carrier can help to calm everyone’s nerves after a melt down. n

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craft by Jaclyn Small, Creative/Events Director

Robin’s Nest Think spring with this month’s textured robin’s nest!

All you need is some paper, glue and scissors. To take it one-step further, look around your house and yard for more textures to include in your nest.

SOME GOOD IDEAS ARE: Grass clippings Broken branches Yarn String Basket fillers such as raffia Any other textures All you have to do is cut out a bird shape. Glue it on to a paper or paper plate along with your nest. The cheery robin is sure to help you think spring! n

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Winter is nearing an end, a time when we all have been cooped up indoors for months. But warmer days are ahead, and with them, simpler ways to stay physically active. Physical activity is an important part of a child’s daily routine. It helps keep a child healthy, physically and emotionally. Often, parents believe children get plenty of physical activity through their daily play, but unfortunately this is inaccurate. In fact, a lack of daily physical activity is contributing to childhood obesity, which can lead to childhood health risks and even adult obesity.

Children see. Children do. Parents are a child’s biggest role models, and this can have great benefits or significant consequences, depending on the parents’ choices. The best way to ensure a child is getting enough physical activity is for parents to model these behaviors. When parents eat healthy and stay physically active and instill these behaviors in their children, life-long habits are developed for their betterment.

Get physical. Have fun. Everyone could benefit from more physical activity,

especially during the end of winter and early spring months. Adding physical activity into our already busy routine can be overwhelming. A good place to start is with short bursts of five to 10 minutes of activity. Get your children involved and pick an activity. This could be dancing to a favorite song for a few minutes, doing a few stretches before bed or limiting screen time by setting a timer after 15 minutes and requiring everyone to take a movement break. Other quick ways to add movement into the day include: • Reaching high five times after brushing teeth • Running in place during commercials • Exchanging morning cartoons for a walk As parents join in on the activity, the fun only multiplies — children will have a more positive experience, increasing their desire to participate in physical activity daily. n

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Maintaining School Skills Over the Summer


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activity will increase peer interaction and opportunities for socialization. increased time to tackle those complex skills known to take more time and attention. Skill development Increased structure, routines and roles: can occur in a less restrictive environment without Summer therapy keeps the brain and body the added demands and time constraints of active and decreases risk of sedentary school. Less time constraints allows habits forming. A therapist can help for increased therapy appointcreate a home schedule that proments and one-on one attention vides children opportunities to from therapist and parent. Summer therapy be accountable and engage in Children often spend more keeps the brain and valuable activities. Establishtime at home during the ing roles and forming positive body active and decreases summer, providing more habits allows children to feel opportunities to work on risk of sedentary like a productive member of self-care skills such as habits forming. the family. dressing, brushing teeth and shoe tying.

Increased opportunities for physical activities: Summer provides opportunities to use the outdoors to practice physicals skill such as bike riding, swimming and jumping rope. Therapy provides opportunities to work on coordinating movement and increasing comfort with the task to increase performance. Children who are able to keep up with peers during physical

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With summer around the corner, now is a great time to think about how you can improve or maintain your child’s skill level during summer vacation. Research shows that one month of overall learning is lost after summer vacation and it can take up to two months to relearn the same information. Participating in summer therapy can decrease learning loss and increase skill development.

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Increased school readiness: Summer learning is a great

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Physical development and training is important for kids of all ages, especially those who participate in sports. Unfortunately, many of today’s sports programs do not include the type of training to truly maximize their safety and potential. In fact, research shows that many sports programs tend to lack key amounts of variety, balance and cognitive development. With the inclusion of martial arts training, all of that is beginning to change. Many experts are identifying martial arts as an ideal training program to build better athletes. Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, author of the book ‘Frame Work,’ which identifies the seven steps for optimal health, says “Martial Arts is closest to being the perfect activity.” He goes on to explain that participation in martial arts can help athletes of all ages experience greater success in all sports, while minimizing injury, psychological stress and burnout. This is because training programs use a variety of drills, techniques and experiences to help develop

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“Martial Arts is closest to being the perfect activity.” - Dr. Nicholas DiNubil

bilateral strength and coordination throughout the entire body. Additionally, martial arts training programs also provide exercises to help students develop focus, confidence and resilience. Incorporating variety, balance and cognitive development into physical training for kids is a great way to promote athletic development and prevent future injuries. n


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Summer Camp DIRECTORY

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The cooler weather outside means summer camp is probably the last thing on your mind, but believe it, or not, summer will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start talking to your kids about their summer plans and what their interests are. You’re in the right place because we have everything you need to know when it comes to helping your child choose their summer activities!

Inspiration Hills Camp & Retreat Center inspirationhills.org

Registration for many camps opens in March and space is limited. We’re here to help you get a head start on your search for the perfect summer camp!

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2017 camps Apple Tree Children’s Center appletreechildren.org

Name of Camp: Apple Tree Date(s) & Time(s): May-August, 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Ages: 5-12 Price: $164/week (discount for multiple children) Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: East - 605-339-9571 West - 605-361-9875 North - 605-332-5581 Valhalla - 605-361-7746 Description of Camp: Our focus is making before/after school time fun and enriching for your child. We offer a summer full of outdoor activities, field trips and hands-on projects to stimulate your child’s imagination, while maintaining their educational focus. Some of our camp themes last year included; Pirates of the Caribbean, Down the Rabbit Hole, Fear is Not a Factor and Walk Like an Egyptian. All of these themes included; math, science and problem solving.

Augustana University augie.edu/summer-musiccamp

Name of Camp: Augustana Summer Music Camp Date(s) & Time(s): June 5th 10th Ages: 7th – 12th grade Price: $470 (resident) $370 (commuters) - Before April 15 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-274-5457 (Dr. Lisa Grevlos) Description of Camp: Our camp is designed to keep you in movement all day long, meeting new friends, rehearsing with one another, spending time with our amazing faculty, and having some fun that has nothing to do with music! Choices include band, choir, orchestra, keyboard, guitar, small ensembles, enrichment electives and private lessons in voice and instrument.

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Name of Camp: Full STEAM Ahead Summer Date(s) & Time(s): May – August, Track 1 Summer Program 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Track 2 Summer Camps 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 Ages: K-5th grade
 Price: Varies
 Location: Sioux Falls, Brandon or Harrisburg, SD
 Phone Number: 605-338-8061
 Description of Camp: Full STEAM Ahead Summer is a blend of traditional summer fun and engaging themes focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. We’re combating summer learning loss with interesting activities and outings to keep kids engaged and learning. All this while relaxing and enjoying their summer vacation to the fullest with plenty of trips to the pool, adventures at area parks and attractions, and new weekly themes to keep them begging to come back!

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire bgcsiouxempire.org

Name of Camp: The Club Date(s) & Time(s): 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Ages: 6-18 Price: $25 annually Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-275-1009 Description of Camp: Programming is based on five core areas: Character and Leadership, Career and Education, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness and Education. Summer lunch program available.

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Butterfly House & Aquarium butterflyhouseaquarium.org Name of Camp: Summer Explorer Camps Date(s) & Time(s): June-August Ages: 5-15 Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-334-9466 Ext. 12 Description of Camp: The Butterfly House & Aquarium’s Summer Explorer Camps & Junior Biologist/Aquarist Camp are a great way to keep your child active and engaged with nature! With half or full day camps, unique activities will keep your camper submerged in hands-on learning about the ocean and rainforest. Explorers enjoy upclose animal encounters, games, crafts, snacks and more!


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Name of Camp: Camp High Hopes Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: 5+ Price: $598 Location: Sioux City, IA Phone Number: 712-224-2267 Description of Camp: Camp High Hopes provides fun, safe and adaptive recreational experiences for children, teens and adults with disabilities. From canoeing to archery to arts and crafts to climbing, Camp High Hopes focuses on the needs of each camper to provide universal access to all activities in an environment that is safe and camper focused. Camp High Hopes is truly a place where smiles happen and challenges are overcome.

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Summer Camp DIRECTORY Catfish Bay Water Ski Park catfishbay.com

Name of Camp: Camp OnAqua Date(s) & Time(s): June 19th – 23rd, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ages: 8-13 Price: $335 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-339-0911 Description of Camp: The camp gives kids the opportunity to experience water recreation in a fun and safe learning environment. Includes water skiing, fishing, canoeing, tubing, swimming and more.

Central Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten cbcschool.org

Name of Camp: Summer Fun Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
 Ages: 3-6 Price: $101/session, Registration:

$35/session
 Location: Sioux Falls, SD
 Phone Number: 605-336-2303
 Description of Camp: Our summer fun sessions are filled exploring and learning about all sorts of summer-related subjects, such as the beach, fishing, bugs, camping and water fun! Children will also enjoy the exciting learning centers, sing-along time and Bible lessons. Each session offers a different variety. Children must be potty trained.

Children’s Museum of South Dakota prairieplay.org

Name of Camp: Varies Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: 2-12 Price: Varies Location: Brookings, SD Phone Number: 605-692-6700 Ext. 0 Description of Camp: The Children’s Museum of South Dakota empowers children by nurturing critical thinking, fostering creativity, cultivating curiosity and instilling a love of learning. We have something for everyone including hands-on: STEM, art and cultural experiences.

Soccer Sprouts sdsoccersprouts.com

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Dance Gallery of SD dancegallerysd.net

Name of Camp: Music Theatre camp – Back to the 80’s Date(s) & Time(s): Auditions June 19th, Camp June 25th-30th Ages: 10-18 Price: $289 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-338-3740 Description of Camp: While participating in the camp, students will learn the disciplines of musical theatre: auditioning, singing, acting, blocking, choreography, theatre terminology, performance skills and working in groups and building relationships with other individuals. The camp will conclude with two performances on Friday, June 30th at the Dance Gallery Theater one at 5:30 p.m. and another at 7:00 p.m.

EmBe embe.org

Name of Camp: EmBe Awesome this Summer! Dates & Times: May 22nd Sept. 1st, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ages: 3 ½-8th grade/ School Age Camp K-5th Price: Varies, scholarships available Location: Sioux Falls, Harrisburg and Crooks, SD Phone Number: 605-336-3660 or 605-362-9438 Description of Camp: 13 weeks of school age summer care camp – pick one week or all 13 weeks; or a variety of shorter camps to choose from. EmBe summer care offers weekly themes, swimming, field trips and many other fun stops. Camp CEO is for middle-school aged girls to learn leadership and goal setting. The Babysitting Boot Camp offers classroom learning as well as on-site practice in the EmBe Childcare Center. FIRST LEGO League robotics camps introduce boys and girls to programming and robotics!


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For more information: Coach Becky Janssen 605-929-4683 Becky@sdsoccersprouts.com

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SDSYO 2017-18 Season Auditions

June 12 –16 | Ages 6 –18

May 19 – 22 | Register now!

Explore a variety of musical genres and participate in diverse art forms. Students will develop technical ability, creativity, confidence, and performance skills.

The SDSYO is designed to enhance talents in an inspired and educational setting. Build leadership skills, develop musical talents & lasting friendships.

Registration deadline is May 5, 2017 www.washingtonpavilion.org

Register to audition at www.sdsymphony.org/sdsyo

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Summer Camp DIRECTORY Fellowship of Christian Athletes southdakotafca.org

Name of Camp: All Sport All Summer Camp Date(s) & Time(s): June 5th-August 31st, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Ages: 2nd-8th grade Price: Full-time (4-5 days/week) $125/week, or part-time (1-3 days/week) $100/week, six-week commitment required Location: Primary location- Central Church Secondary location- First Evangelical Free Church Phone Number: 605-335-7555 Description of Camp: All-Sport All-Summer Camp is a series of weekly camps for boys and girls staffed by FCA College Athletes. The daily schedule includes worship and devotional time, sport-specific skills training, group games and activities, and mentorship by small group Christian leaders. This is an introductory sports camp, so the focus will not solely be on skill development. Sports include basketball, cross-country, soccer, baseball/softball, golf/tennis, football, volleyball, lacrosse and hockey.


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Catfish Bay Water Ski Park catfishbay.com

Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History greatzoo.org

Name of Camp: ZooCamp Date(s) & Time(s): June-August Ages: 4-11
 Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-367-7003 Ext. 233 Description of Camp: Get ready for a summer camp experience your child will never forget. With half-day and full-day themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for everyone! Each camp is customized, but all include games, songs, crafts, snacks, train or carrousel rides, tours of the zoo and animal encounters.

Ages: 1st grade-grandparent Price: $180- $450 Location: Inwood, IA Phone Number: 712-986-5193 Description of Camp: Experience the best week of your summer with Christian camping in a variety of settings: Air Conditioned Lodge Camps, Roughing

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Name of Camp: Project: Design Boot Camp
 Date(s) & Time(s): June - August Ages: 9-17 Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls, SD 
 Phone Number: 605-275-9728
 Description of Camp: Project: Design Boot Camp was developed by Institute of Design & Technology of SD to explore creative career options in interior and fashion design careers. IDTSD was an early pioneer in the development of projectbased learning for creating thinking students preparing for design careers. Our boot camps are mentored by design professionals, inspire and invoke imagination for students wishing to explore design career options.

Inspiration Hills Camp & Retreat Center inspirationhills.org

Name of Camp: Inspiration Hills Summer Camps Date(s) & Time(s): June 12th – August 14th

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For more information: Sioux Falls YMCA 220 South Minnesota Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57104 P: (605) 336-3190 siouxfallsymca.org

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Apple Tree Children’s Centers appletreechildren.org

LifeScape LifeScapeSD.org

Name of Camp: Social Skills, Power Reading & Spelling, Handwriting, Power Mobility, Helping Hands. Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: Varies Price: Varies. Some covered by insurance, scholarships available Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-444-9700 Description of Camp: Social Skills: 10-week groups to build social awareness/interaction skills. Power Reading & Spelling: Licensed teacher provides five sessions of 1:1 tutoring in problem areas for kids in grades K-4. Handwriting: Occupational therapists teach skills for a lifetime of better/easier handwriting. Power Mobility: Our seating & assistive tech experts assess and develop a custom, power wheelchair system. Helping Hands: Increased hand/arm function for children with hemiplegia.

Summer Camp DIRECTORY LifeScape & Black Hills Playhouse, Jr. LifeScapeSD.org Name of Camp: Camp Bravo: All-Ability Performing Arts Date(s) & Time(s): June 25th30th Ages: 9-21 Price: Before April 15: $425; after April 15: $450 Location: Joy Ranch near Watertown, SD Phone Number: 605-444-9631 Description of Camp: Campers of all abilities will explore movement, music and performance--–all adapted to meet participants’ individual needs. The week ends with a performance for family and friends. Horseback riding, covered wagon rides, pontoon rides, fishing and

camp fires will also be offered, all in a completely accessible environment. Staffing is available at up to a 1:2 ratio, with nurses on site to accommodate special medical needs. Family accommodations and programming is available upon request.

Visions Eye Care & Vision Therapy Center sdvisions.com

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Summer Camp DIRECTORY Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota losd.org

Name of Camp: NeSoDak, Joy Ranch, Klein Ranch and Outlaw Ranch Date(s) & Time(s): Weekly, June 11th-August 11th Ages: All Price: $300-$700 Location: Various towns around SD. Phone Number: 800-888-1464 Description of Camp: Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota provides opportunities for all ages and all abilities to explore and experience Christ’s love in community and creation. Our summer camps provide individuals and families the chance to spend a week, as faith becomes life.

Lutheran Social Services Childcare & Education Services Childcare.LssSD.org

Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum & East Sioux Falls Historic Site maryjowegnerarboretum. com

Name of Camp: Summer Fun! Happy Kids! Name of Camp: ANT Class: Critter Day, Creek Creature and Date(s) & Time(s): MondayFly Into Learning Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Date(s) & Time(s): June 13th, Ages: 5-12 20th and 27th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 Price: Varies, scholarships p.m. available Ages: 7-11 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Price: $5-$15 Phone Number: 605-371-8770 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Description of Camp: Our unique and exciting summer program offers school age students fun and enriching experiretum & ences. Children keep Mary Jo Wegner Arbo Site ric sto Hi lls Fa learning and preparing East Sioux um.com for the next school year maryjowegnerarboret in a hands-on, childfriendly environment. Weekly themes, exciting field trips and trips to the pool make learning fun. Come tour one of our six convenient locations.

Beginner Skate Class LEARN TO ROLL WITH CONFIDENCE! Five week — instructor Lead cLass

StartS Saturday, June 3rd • 9:15-10am ! WELCOME ALL AGEciaSl Pixie Group Spe ars. ages 2-6 ye

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Phone Number: 605-367-4414 Description of Camp: Try all 3 camps or just one! Where do animals live and what do they eat? We will search the Arboretum grounds for clues of animals. What lives in a creek? Be sure to wear old shoes or water shoes as

we will explore the creek area for creatures and other fun. Where do birds live? We will find out about birds that live in our area.

Mathnasium of Sioux Falls mathnasium.com/siouxfalls Name of Camp: Mathnasium Summer Sessions Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: 2nd-12th grade Price: $23/session

Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-334-6284 Description of Camp: Most children lose about two months of knowledge in mathematical computation skills during the summer months. Mathnasium of Sioux Falls summer math programs can prevent learning loss and help students catch up or get ahead. Flexible packages available with no scheduling required within instruction hours.

NEW! Super Saturdays at AAGA! • Open Gym • 6-8pm • $10 per child Ages 6-12

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Children’s Museum of South Dakota prairieplay.org

Museum of Visual Materials sfmvm.com

Name of Camp: Museum of Visual Materials Summer Camp Date(s) & Time(s): June-August, Monday- Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Ages: Varies Price: $10 - $45 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-271-9500 Description of Camp: Join the fun at the Museum of Visual Materials this summer! Scheduling includes weeklong and one day classes. We will have creative writing, pottery, painting, building, drawing and DIY classes this summer. Our goal is to have an educational and creative experience for your child!

Presentation Sisters presentationsisters.org

Name of Camp: Presentation Sisters Leadership Camp

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Date(s) & Time(s): July 17th-21st Ages: Girls entering 7th, 8th, 9th grade in Fall 2017 Price: $200 Location: Black Hills, SD Phone Number: 605-770-3671 Description of Camp: This Camp provides a safe place

where junior high girls share their feelings and strengthen their faith and relationship with Christ. Group sessions and guest speaker topics focus on leadership, building self-esteem and community. Group activities include hiking, crafts, waterpark, challenge course, talent show

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Sanford Children’s sanfordhealth.org, keyword: camps

ties like boating, swimming and games to indoor activities such as art and music.

Name of Camp: Sanford Children’s 2017 Camps Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: Varies Price: Varies, scholarships available Location: Varies Phone Number: 605-328-7157 Description of Camp: Sanford Children’s hosts many camps for children with a specific challenge or illness including asthma, cancer, healthy eating habits and Spina Bifida. The camps feature a wide variety of FCA activities ranging southdakotafca.org from outdoor activi-

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Name of Camp: Sanford Pentagon Basketball and Volleyball Camps Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: Varies Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls, SD
 Phone Number: 605-312-7900 
 Description of camp: The Sanford Pentagon Basketball and Volleyball Academies offer a variety of camps and clinics throughout the entire summer. Whether you’re just a beginner or you’re trying to perfect your skills, the Sanford Pentagon is the place for you. Visit our website for a complete listing of camps and instruction available.

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Field trips and special speakers are also used to enhance the educational experience. Our teachers help each child become an individual who is aware of their abilities and who can focus on their own strengths. Stop in and check out our programs and teachers anytime! No appointment necessary.

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Apple Tree North 700 N. Sycamore 605-332-5581

Apple Tree Valhalla 4101 Valhalla Blvd. 605-361-7746

Apple Tree West 6400 W. 43rd Street 605-361-9875

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and the Mt. Rushmore Lighting Ceremony. Girls meet and interact with role models and peers where they learn and practice leadership skills and valuable life lessons based on Christian values.

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Summer Camp DIRECTORY Singing Boys of Sioux Falls singingboysofsiouxfalls.org

Name of Camp: Boys Sing Camp 2017! Date(s) & Time(s): June 13th16th, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Ages: 8-13 Price: $90, scholarships available Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-789-1524 Description of Camp: Boys Sing Camp 2017 is an exciting four days of singing and activities for boys ages 8-13. Participants prepare music for the Boys Sing

Tour and their final performance on Friday, tailgate and sing the National Anthem at a Canaries Baseball game and participate in swimming and other fun activities.

Sioux Falls Catholic Schools sfcss.org

Sioux Falls Catholic Schools sfcss.org

Name of Camp: Robotics Camp Date(s) & Time(s): June - July Ages: 1st-6th grade Price: $150 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-271-0133 Description of Camp: This camp lets kids work together to plan and build a new robot using LEGO bricks, and let their creativity and imaginations run wild. Along the way, they learn science and engineering concepts to get their “bots” moving!

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The LSS summer program combines academic, cultural and recreational activities. • Children choose daily from a variety of fun and educational enrichment activities • Hands-on learning • Fun weekly themes, pool visits, field trips & more We also offer infant, toddler and pre-school services.

• Six convenient locations with affordable rates • For children K–5th • Specialized programs for youth of all abilities ages 3–21 at Here4Youth location

Enroll today! Space is limited. Learning@LssSD.org 605-371-8770 • Childcare.LssSD.org

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Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire bgcsiouxempire.org

Name of Camp: Summer Beginner Skate Class Date(s) & Time(s): Saturdays starting June 3rd for 5 weeks (excluding July 1st) Ages: All, special pixie group for ages 2-6 Price: $30 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-332-7915 Description of Camp: Register for our five-week, instructor lead class to help your beginner skater learn to roll with confidence! The first week, we will teach the basics of skate composition, balance, and posture. Each class after will build on what is learned the week before. We encourage our class skaters to stay and practice during our 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. session, immediately following skate class, for FREE!

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Skate City skatecitysd.com

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JUNE 5-10, 2017 • SIOUX FALLS, SD FOR students entering grades 7-12 musical instruction & performance Experiences augustana faculty instructors MAKE GREAT MUSIC, FRIENDS & MEMORIES camp choices Band, Choir, Orchestra, Keyboard, Guitar Small Ensembles, Enrichment Electives Private Voice & Instrumental Lessons

REGISTER TODAY! www.augie.edu/musiccamp Dr. Lisa Grevlos, 605.274.5457 or lisa.grevlos@augie.edu

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M A K E. . R E M M U S . E M O S E AW EmBe Summer Care camps for children in grades K-5 offer weekly themes, swimming, field trips and many other fun stops. Camp is every week day all summer long. Choose one week or all thirteen! CALL 362-9438 OR VISIT EMBE.ORG FOR MORE INFO

EmBe South, Sioux Falls I Endeavor Elementary, Harrisburg I Freedom Elementary, Harrisburg I West Nidaros Church, Crooks

F I N D. YOUR. SPARK. EmBe’s specialty summer camps are either 2 or 4 days and geared towards boys and girls ages 9 to 14 (varies by camp). Camp CEO, FIRST LEGO League Robotics, and Babysitting Bootcamp all help tweens & teens engaged and excited about deepening their summer camp experiences. CALL 336-3660 OR VISIT EMBE.ORG FOR MORE INFO

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Presentation Sisters presentationsisters.org

Soccer Sprouts sdsoccersprouts.com

Name of Camp: Spring and Summer Soccer Seasons Date(s) & Time(s): Spring: May 1st - June 23rd Summer: July 10th- Sept 1st Ages: 3-8 Price: $70/session Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-929-4683 Description of camp: Soccer Sprouts is an education-based youth soccer program that helps

children learn the basic fundamentals of soccer through fun games and activities, while also developing their gross and fine motor skills for any kind of physical activity or play. We encourage our Sprouts to be creative, get healthy exercise and build their confidence, while learning new skills with and without a soccer ball. We believe children learn by playing, and we strive to provide them with a solid foundation to enjoy soccer for many years to come.

Name of Camp: DAPA/SDSYO Summer Music Camp Date(s) & Time(s): June 12th16th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ages: 8-15 Price: $110-$190, scholarships available Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-335-7933 Ext.14 Description of Camp: Everyone is welcome to participate in this fun and educational week! Summer Music Camp features orchestral and chamber music experiences for beginning string players and intermediate orchestral musicians. Students participate in music activities/ seminars with special guest artists. Activities will include exploring musical genres and instruments, participating in diverse art forms and taking fun group outings. The week culminates in free performances for family and friends.

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South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra & Dakota Academy of Performing Arts washingtonpavilion.org

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Express your creativity at our summer camps: POTTERY PAINTING DRAWING BUILDING BEGINNERS CREATIVE WRITING

For more information, call 605-271-9500 or email anna@sfmvm.com or visit sfmvm.com

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Summer Camp DIRECTORY Sylvan Learning of Sioux Falls sylvanlearning.com/ siouxfallssd

Name of Camp: Lego Robotics & Engineering Mini camps Date(s) & Time(s): May 30thJune 2nd, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Price: $165 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-362-4885 Description of Camp: In our summer camp, kids learn critical skills for the future. In robotics, students will create and animate

Institute of Design idtsd.org


robots using LEGO® and compete in friendly competitions. In engineering, your child will bring creations to life and specialize in forces and motion. They will then innovate their creations to do even more! Older students

explore the areas of force, energy and motion by building machines using K’NEX pieces, all while learning engineering and design principles. (Limited enrollment for both classes)

Let the adventures begin! Registration opens on Monday, March 6th for ALL 2017 Summer Fun sessions.

Summer Fun at CCPK will be full of adventure as we explore summer topics such as camping, sandcastles, watermelon, and even bubbles! Exciting learning centers, sing-along time, Bible lessons, and tasty snacks will round out a great morning. CCPK Summer Fun is for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. All children must be potty-trained and have preschool/large group experience.

2017 SUMMER FUN DATES Session 1: June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 Session 2: July *5, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 Session 3: July 25, 27, August 1, 3, 8, 10 *Wednesday, July 5 – due to 4th of July on Tuesday

Each Summer Fun session meets for three consecutive weeks on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 11:30am. MORE INFORMATION AT:

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while making new friends. (Class sizes of 12)

Name of Camp: Engineering, Robotics or Coding camps Date(s) & Time(s): June 19th23rd, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or June 26-30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Price: $195 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-362-4885 Description of Camp: Three different camps offer your child the opportunity to explore STEM concepts, while building their own creations using LEGO®, K’NEX®, or computer code. Once their models are built, your kids will be able to push their imagination by modifying their creations. In Sylvan summer camps, kids learn critical skills, which lead to future success. Your child will build skills in problem solving, logic and physics all

Swan Lake Christian Camp myslcc.com

Name of Camp: Swan Lake Christian Camp Date(s) & Time(s): Varies Ages: Pre-K - High school Price: $25-$240 Location: Viborg, SD Phone Number: 605-326-5690 Description of Camp: 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, youth experience Christ through daily chapel, outdoor quiet times, life giving campfires and nightly cabin devotions. Fun activities throughout the day include archery, crafts, swimming, canoeing and recreational games.

Tiger Rock Martial Arts trma336. tigerrockmartialarts.com

Name of Camp: XP Summer Camp Date(s) & Time(s): June 5-9th; July 10-14th; and August 14-18th Ages: 8+ Price: $150 plus bring their own lunch Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-271-4646 Description of Camp: We learn martial arts along with some tumbling. We will be learning cartwheels, handstands, aerials, kip ups, 360 jump kicks and 540’s. We also have a couple of games a day. Fridays are our celebration day and we try to go to Wild Water West.

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Sylvan Learning of Sioux Falls sylvanlearning.com/ siouxfallssd

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Join us for Summer Camps! Experience the Community Learning Center at Your Washington Pavilion Our summer camps are hands-on learning experiences that incorporate all the opportunities that the Washington Pavilion has to offer in visual arts, science and performing arts. We utilize the unique talents of our teaching staff to create memorable moments in a safe, fun environment, resulting in wonderful opportunities for students of all ages. Our summer camps fill up fast so be sure to sign up early!

ON SALE NOW! Sign up for 3 camps and get the 4th FREE* Experience Your Washington Pavilion *All four offerings must be scheduled at the time of purchase. Offer not available for internet sales.

301 S. Main Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 605.367.6000 | washingtonpavilion.org

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Summer Camp DIRECTORY The First Tee of South Dakota thefirstteesouthdakota.org

Name of Camp: Golf with The First Tee of South Dakota Date(s) & Time(s): June 5th – August 15th Ages: 4-17 Prices: $65 to $125, scholarships available Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone: 605-367-7092 Ext. 109 Description of Camp: The First Tee believes all young people should have access to safe places and caring adult mentors who help them grow socially, emotionally and academically.

While learning the fundamentals of a golf swing, our character education programs provide a fun, active environment to teach young people how to manage emotions, resolve conflicts, communicate, set goals and more. Clubs are provided and no need for special golf attire.

and train like the pros! Success on the playing field hinges on an athlete’s visual skills. This fourweek camp is a fun way to SEE how important your athlete’s visual skills are. The camp will include drills to help with tracking, peripheral vision awareness and eye-hand coordination.

Visions Eye Care & Vision Therapy Center sdvisions.com

Name of Camp: Sports Vision Camp Date(s) & Time(s): Session 1: June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, Session 2: July 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st Ages: 3rd – 6th grade Price: $85 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-271-7100 Description of Camp: Join us for a beginner Sports Vision Camp

Providing fun, safe & adaptive recreational experiences for children, teens, and adults with disabilities.

Call 712-224-CAMP (2267) or register online at www.camphighhopes.com

EmBe embe.org

About Camp High Hopes Camp High Hopes offers a fun, safe, and adaptive recreational environment to waiver and non-waiver campers with disabilities. Each day is designed to offer a fun, safe, and adaptive recreational environment for people with disabilities, Sleep Away Camp - $598 their friends, and families. Our high quality programs include experiences in Day Camp - $208 archery, canoeing, and outdoor education, amongst others, for individuals and groups with disabilities. Coming from Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, campers arrive with anticipation and excitement, leaving with smiles, new friends, and fond memories for years to come. Visit our Camp Sessions section online at www.camphighhopes.com for further details, session dates and more information.

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Washington Pavilion washingtonpavilion.org

Name of Camp: Washington Pavilion Summer Camps Date(s) & Time(s): June 5th- August 17th, AM and PM sessions available Ages: 3-18 Price: Varies Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-367-6000 Description of Camp: Experience hands-on learning that incorporates all the fantastic opportunities the Washington Pavilion has to offer in visual arts, theatre, music and science! Your kids will continue learning, creating and exploring through the summer in our fun, safe environment. Utilizing the unique talents of our teaching staff we create special summer memories for students of all ages. All Pavilion camps offer a low student to teacher ratio to maintain quality instruction.

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YMCA Camp Leif Ericson siouxfallsymca.org

Name of Camps: Little Vikes, Traditional, Teens, Travel, Ranch, Gymnastics, Sports, Dance Date(s) & Time(s): Weekly, June - August Ages: 4-15 Price: $149 - $519 Location: Sioux Falls, SD Phone Number: 605-336-2267 Description of Camp: Since 1920, our Sioux Falls Family YMCA camps have provided

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generations of campers with a safe, meaningful and life-changing outdoor camping experience. Children return year after year to enjoy our beautiful camp property, nestled along the forested shoreline of the Big Sioux River. While camp is close to home in the heart of Sioux Falls, it feels like a world away. Although our facilities and location are terrific, we know that it’s our counselors that ultimately make the camp.

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Singing Boys of Sioux Falls singingboysofsiouxfalls.org

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STEM CAMPS CODING, ENGINEERING OR ROBOTICS SIGN YOUR KID UP TODAY! 605-362-4885 www.sylvanlearning.com/siouxfallssd

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Want to improve your child's sports performance? Give your child the chance to enhance their visual skills just like the pros do! We are offering beginner sports vision camps to help enhance your young athlete’s fundamental visual skills like: EYE-HAND & EYE-BODY COORDINATION PERIPHERAL AWARENESS DEPTH PERCEPTION EYE TRACKING EYE FOCUSING

Experience an INTRO TO SPORTS VISION by attending one of our summer camps for young athletes: Camp 1: June 5, 12, 19, 26

$85

               Mondays 9:00am -10:00am (grades 3-4)                 Mondays 10:15am - 11:15pm (grades 5-6)

Camp 2: July 10, 7, 24, 31                 Mondays 9:00am -10:00am (grades 3-4)                 Mondays 10:15am - 11:15pm (grades 5-6)

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, VISIT WWW.SDVISIONS.COM OR CALL 605.271.7100

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1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Discount Skate Skate City $3, plus skate rental 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Babywearing Basics Educated Mommy

Thursday, March 2 9:00 AM-9:45 AM Animal Textiles Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History $7/Member, $12/Non-Member 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Toddler Time Sky Zone $5/Toddler, parent jumps free 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:15 AM-11:00 AM Toddler Art Out of this World! Washington Pavilion $36/Member, $40/Non-Member 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health 5:30 PM-8:00 PM Strengthening Families Program St Lambert School $35

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Saturday, March 4 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Birthing with Confidence: All Day Session Sanford Health Pre-Register, $100 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Babywearing 101 Educated Mommy 10:00 AM-10:45 AM Messy March MariCar Community Center 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: “Dog Loves Drawing” Washington Pavilion $12.60/Member, $14/Non-Member 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Morning Skate Skate City $5, plus skate rental 10:30 AM-11:15 AM Toddler Gym Kuehn Community Center Pre-Register, $5

Sunday, March 5 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Happily Every Afternoon Washington Pavilion 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Science Sunday Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free/Paid admission 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Storm Dance Clinic Morningside Community Center Pre-Register, $5 6:00 PM-7:00PM Introduction to Jujitsu Youth Community Education $59 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sioux Falls Newcomers Group (After the Boxes are Unpacked) Morningside Community Center

Tuesday, March 7 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Story & Craft Museum of Visual Materials 10:30 AM-11:05 AM Lapsit Prairie West Library

8:00 AM-5:00 PM Brain Play Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Varies

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Mommies Matter: A PostPartum Support Group Educated Mommy

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Saturday in the Studio Children’s Museum of South Dakota $1/Paid admission

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Fun and Fit Day Oyate Community Center

6:00 PM-7:00 PM Strider Bike Series Kenny Anderson Community Center Pre-Register

2:00 PM-4:30 PM Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register, $15

6:15 PM-7:15 PM Young Scientists Kuehn Community Center Pre-Register, $5

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center

6:00 PM-8:00 PM Super Saturdays All American Gymnastics Academy $10/Child

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9:00 AM-3:00 PM Super Sitter Babysitting Class Prairie Center, $45

4:30 PM-5:30 PM Middle School Art Club JAM Art & Supplies Pre-Register

10:00 AM-11:30 AM St. Patrick’s Day Party Morningside Community Center

6:00 PM-8:00 PM Bunco Morningside Community Center

Thursday, March 9 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health 5:00 PM-9:00 PM 2017 Sportsmen’s Show Sioux Falls Convention Center Varies

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9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

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Friday, March 10 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Brain Play Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Varies

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Morning Skate Skate City $5, plus skate rental

Sunday, March 12 10:00 AM-5:00 PM 2017 Sportsmen’s Show Sioux Falls Convention Center Varies 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Science Sunday Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free/Paid admission

Monday, March 13

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Super Second Saturdays Washington Pavilion Free/Paid admission

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center

10:00 AM-9:00 PM 2017 Sportsmen’s Show Sioux Falls Convention Center Varies

6:30 PM-8:00 PM Latches Fresh Love Photography & Birth Services

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Spaghetti & Meatball Cupcake Decorating Class Sugar’s Baked Goods and Sweet Treats, $6

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sioux Falls Newcomers Group (After the Boxes are Unpacked) Morningside Community Center

10:30 AM-12:00 PM Saturday Science Club Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Free/Paid admission 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Dance Storytime Barnes & Noble 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Infant CPR Educated Mommy 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Young Scientists Kuehn Community Center Pre-Register, $5

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Saturday in the Studio Children’s Museum of South Dakota $1/Paid admission

12:00 PM-9:00 PM 2017 Sportsmen’s Show Sioux Falls Convention Center Varies

2:00 PM-4:30 PM Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register, $15

5:00 PM-8:00 PM Sensory Friendly Play Children’s Museum of South Dakota $7.50

4:30 PM-7:00 PM 16th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and LIVE Auction Active Generations $5, 5 and under free

6:30 PM-7:20 PM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

6:30 PM-11:30 PM 5th Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser Ramkota Conference Center Varies

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6:00 PM-8:00 PM Super Saturdays All American Gymnastics Academy $10/Child

Tuesday, March 14 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys 10:30 AM-11:05 AM Lapsit Prairie West Library 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Babywearing for Do-It-Yourself-ers Educated Mommy

Wednesday, March 15 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy 4:30 PM-8:30 PM 11th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event Pizza Ranch 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Discount Skate Skate City $3, plus skate rental

Thursday, March 16 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Kids’ St. Patrick’s Day Party Museum of Visual Materials 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health 6:30 PM-9:15 PM Crazy Daisy Painting Sioux Falls Instructional Planning Center $25


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Saturday, March 18 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Birthing with Confidence: All Day Session Sanford Health Pre-Register, $100 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: “How to Train a Train” Washington Pavilion $12.60/Member, $14/Non-Member 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: Painter’s Portfolio Washington Pavilion $10.60/Member, $12/Non-Member 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Morning Skate Skate City $5, plus skate rental 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Ag Day Washington Pavilion Stop by ‘Hood’s Booth 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Egg Storytime Barnes & Noble

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2:00 PM-4:00 PM Saturday in the Studio Children’s Museum of South Dakota $1/Paid admission 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Pre-Register, $15 2:00 PM-4:30 PM St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown Sioux Falls 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Mommies Matter: A PostPartum Support Group Educated Mommy 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Super Saturdays All American Gymnastics Academy $10/Child

Sunday, March 19 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Science Sunday Children’s Museum of South Dakota Free/Paid admission

Monday, March 20 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Introduction to Jujitsu Youth Community Education $59 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sioux Falls Newcomers Group (After the Boxes are Unpacked) Morningside Community Center

Tuesday, March 21 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys 10:30 AM-11:05 AM Lapsit Prairie West Library 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Visual Arts Center Stroller Tour Washington Pavilion Free/Paid admission 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Mommies Matter: A PostPartum Support Group Educated Mommy 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Afterschool Art Museum of Visual Materials

4:00 PM-7:00 PM Kindergarten Screening Humboldt Elementary 6:30 PM-7:20 PM Social Graces Table Etiquette Community Education $15

Wednesday, March 22 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

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Thursday, March 23 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health 7:00 PM-9:00 PM The Fantastic Mr. Fox Sioux Empire Community Theatre $10 7:30 PM-10:00 PM MATILDA Washington Pavilion Varies

Friday, March 24 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Brain Play Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Varies 8:00 AM-7:00 PM Kindergarten Screening West Central Elementary 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Passion for Refashion Community Education $29 6:30 PM-7:20 PM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

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10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: Robot Zot Washington Pavilion Non-Member $14/ Member $12.60 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Spectacular Saturday: Roller Coaster Physics Washington Pavilion Non-Member $12/ Member $10.80 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Morning Skate Skate City $5, plus skate rental 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Create Your Own Little Golden Book Storytime Barnes & Noble 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Saturday in the Studio Children’s Museum of South Dakota $1/Paid admission

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2:00 PM-4:30 PM MATILDA Washington Pavilion Varies

Monday, March 27 8:00 AM-3:00 PM SuperSitters Babysitting Smarts Robert Frost $55 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Activity Day Museum of Visual Materials 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Latches Fresh Love Photography & Birth Services 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Help Me Manage My Feelings Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment Pre-Register 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sioux Falls Newcomers Group (After the Boxes are Unpacked) Morningside Community Center

Tuesday, March 28 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys 10:30 AM-11:05 AM Lapsit Prairie West Library 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Ukele From Tiny Tim! Robert Frost $49 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Babywearing 102 Educated Mommy

Wednesday, March 29 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy

Thursday, March 30 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Toddler Time Sky Zone $5 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health 3:30 PM-6:00 PM Kindergarten Registration Sioux Falls School District 5:30 PM-8:00 PM McCrossan Banquet Auction Ramkota Hotel $75 7:00 PM-9:00 PM The Fantastic Mr. Fox Sioux Empire Community Theatre $10

Friday, March 31 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Brain Play Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History Varies 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Playgroup for Toddlers and Preschoolers Morningside Community Center 6:30 PM-7:20 PM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 7:00 PM-9:00 PM The Fantastic Mr. Fox Sioux Empire Community Theatre $10 7:45 PM-10:00 PM PBR - Professional Bull Riders for LifeScape Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Varies

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family by Jessica Schaap, Koko FitClub Sioux Falls

2017 Family Gets Fit UPDATE

Last month we introduced you to our Family Gets Fit winners, Heather and Landon Benson.They’re a mother-son team and they’re having great success with their lifestyle change provided by ‘Hood Magazine and Koko FitClub Sioux Falls! Landon is doing great with his workouts. He’s lost 12 pounds and his coworkers and friends are really noticing how lean and muscular he’s looking. Heather loves every day at Koko. She’s lost 16 pounds, which puts her just over halfway to her 30-pound weightloss goal. She’s feeling way more energy and more confidence, too. They both got their orange medallion for completing their workout goals for last month. They love the meal plan and are finding lots of new healthy favorites!

How are you feeling about your progress so far? Heather: I’m feeling good about my progress so far. I’m realizing that this is a marathon, not a sprint. I want to make changes that are sustainable, that I can incorporate long term for myself and for my family.

Landon: So far, I’m feeling pretty darn good! Seeing the changes in how far I can push myself is beyond exciting and I know it’s just going to keep getting better!

What has been the biggest challenge? Heather: The biggest challenge for me has been learning how to get back on track after hitting a bump. Anytime you’re trying to make positive changes, life tends to throw you a curve ball. Questions come up such as, “How can I get through cravings?” or “How do I return to training after an illness?” Luckily, Koko has been there to support me and answer my questions along the way.

Landon: The biggest challenge is really just getting myself out the door. Once I get to the gym, the moti-

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vation kicks in and the workouts are great!

results. At Koko, they have a machine called the FitCheck that calculates an “eBMI”. It’s a more complete picture than the traditional BMI chart. When I first started, I was losing a lot of weight, but my eBMI wasn’t budging. (I’ve learned that women tend to lose some muscle mass before they start losing fat. It’s just the way our bodies are programmed.) As I kept at it, my weight loss plateaued a bit, but my muscle mass increased and my eBMI started to drop. That’s when people really started saying they could see a positive change!

discovered that my suit was suddenly too big! That was a good problem to have!

What have you thought about your experience so far? Heather: So far, this has been an amazing experience! Koko really is such a supportive, encouraging environment. I’ve ran into old friends who I had no idea were training there, and I’ve made new friends there, too. It’s really inspiring when other Koko members tell me their success stories!

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Budgeting for Summer Camp

Summer camp season is just around the corner! Camp can be a highly enriching experience for a child, providing many priceless memories and lifelong friendships. As with most summer activities, the effect these camps have on your wallet can easily throw you for a loop if you’re not prepared. Whether you’re shopping for supplies or paying camp fees, preparing yourself with a camp budget is going to be essential. •W  hen it comes to supplies, begin with a list of what your child will need and want during their time at camp. You’ll want to first search your home for anything on that list you already have. I can’t tell you how many times I have gone out to purchase batteries for a flashlight only to find a full pack in a closet later on. My second go-to for supplies is borrowing from friends! Many people have camp gear sitting unused throughout much of the year, and they would be happy to loan it to you.

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•W  hen it comes to finding special clothing for camp, buying used just may be your best option. Check local consignment stores and thrift shops for items such as swimsuits, rain gear, or hiking boots. You could also check local garage sale sites for these items.

• If you have multiple children who will be attending camps this year, buy toiletries in bulk. Better yet, if you have friends who will also


have their children attending camp this year, go in with them on purchasing these things in bulk.

•A  lways be on the lookout for available discounts. You might be able to save by booking early, by signing up siblings, or if you or your spouse are a teacher, military personnel, or a public safety officer you may qualify for additional discounts. There might also be discounts available to parents willing to volunteer. There are also camps that offer scholarships and grants. Another thing to consider is the cost of summer camp may qualify you for a tax credit. Contact a tax professional to see if you can qualify for this. • I f you’re worried about overspending,

you could look into day camps, half-day camps, or look into booking a shorter summer session. It also doesn’t hurt to ask if one camp will “price match” another similar camp for you.

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Summer Activities

can Lead to Summer Injuries During the busy summer months, we try to squeeze in as much fun as possible. Especially outside fun, such as hiking, biking and camping to soak up the sun! This can be a lot more activity than we are used to, after hibernating during the South Dakota winters. While it’s great to get out and be active, remembering to pace yourself, stretch and stay hydrated is very important too.


Here are some “red flags” for when you may have over done it and need to take a water break, stretch more or call your chiropractor and make an appointment.

• G  etting light headed, a headache or dizzy when out in the hot sun • S kin staying flushed and bright red even while drinking water • Not urinating for more than 2-3 hours

When you need to stretch more: • If you’re planning on exercising significantly more than you normally do • If you have recently worked out and have sore muscles • If you get muscle cramps easily, try a banana before you start!

Time to call your chiropractor: • If you have over-done it and the pain is more than a normal ache

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When exercising, a good way to determine how much time you should spend stretching, is to calculate 10% of your total activity time, and warm up and cool down for the same amount of time. For example, if you’re planning on hiking for 1 hour (60 minutes) you should stretch and warm up for six minutes and cool down and stretch for an additional six minutes. This will really help you stay loose and help prevent injuries. If an injury does occur, don’t wait too long before seeking help from an expert. n

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Protecting Your Child’s Eyes While They Enjoy Summer Activities When your children spend more time outdoors it’s time to ensure they are getting proper UV protection, not just for their skin – but also for their eyes. Children are even more vulnerable to UV-related harm than adults because the lenses in their eyes cannot filter out UV rays as easily. It’s vital that children have proper sunglasses for all their outdoor activities. It’s important for parents to understand that proper UV protection for your child’s eyes is actually year-round! Be sure to look for UVA and UVB protection in your child’s sun wear. In addition, when your child is by the water, swim goggles can provide UV protection and can also be made in your child’s prescription. Did you know, as your child is busy enjoying summer activities, clues are provided to identify hidden vision problems? For example, problems catching or hitting balls, difficulty shooting baskets, clumsiness with physical activities, avoiding reading and having trouble seeing 3D movies are all clues your child may have a vision problem. Look for some of the following signs related to visual problems and sports: • Difficulty seeing, hitting or catching the ball • D  ifficulty knowing where the ball or other players are at all times

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• Over or under-estimating the distance of the ball, players or boundaries • Difficulty with ball sports • Not much improvement with practice When the doctor says your child’s eyes are fine or she can see “20/20”, this means she is able to see a certain size letter at a distance of 20 feet - but that’s all it means! Vision is a complex process that involves over 20 visual skills and more than 65 percent of all the pathways to the brain. Any of the above symptoms are a sign a vision problem may be at the root of your child’s difficulties. The good news is, once the vision problem is detected, it’s usually 100% correctable. If the vision problem can be treated over the summer, your child could start the new school year ready to succeed – schedule a developmental vision evaluation today! n


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Sandals – They come in a variety of bold colors with embellishments to make you stand out in a crowd. They’re easy to slip on and go in the warmer weather for whatever activities you may have planned. Boots/booties - These are good with leggings and skinny jeans. You can get them flat, heeled, or even a wedge boot! They’re good for the colder weather and are even nice paired with dresses! Flats - The classic ballet flat is the go-to mom shoe! You can wear these with any sort of pant style as well as dresses. They come in so many different colors and patterns along with cutouts to make them a little more fashionable. They’re good for your busy days when you do a lot of walking and ‘running’ around. Sneakers - These have become very popular this year. They can be worn with a casual dress or dressed up with jeans and a blazer! You can get fashionable sneakers in many different colors and they can be very stylish! They’re easy to slip on while you are rushing off to get the kids to school in the morning, or back to school for activities and practices!

Dress shoes - With little ones, it’s easier if you go with a smaller wedge or a block heel rather than a thin heel. Then you don’t have to worry about falling over or breaking a heel while chasing your little ones around! We want to enjoy all the years we get to be moms, and all the stages of life our kids go through. Moms don’t have to sacrifice fashion for comfort! Be creative! Find great shoes that are fashionable and functional! n March 2017 | thehoodmagazine.com |

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IS ORGANIC WORTH MY MONEY? It’s the moment of truth in the grocery store. You’re trying to decide between organic or non-organic. The organic strawberries and chicken cost a couple dollars more, but you’ve heard that organic foods are better for you. Is it worth the extra money? It’s important to understand what the term organic really means. Organic refers to how a product is grown, not its nutritional value. While farming techniques might vary, there’s no nutritional difference between organic and non-organic foods. Another thing to keep in mind is organic doesn’t necessarily equal local. If you want to buy local products, it’s important to know that “local” is not a regulated term and has no clear definition or guidelines. Organic foods don’t always come from places closer to home. You might be surprised at how little many foods in the grocery store travel to get to you, organic or not. Milk is a great example of that. The USDA regulates the use of the organic label and outlines specific requirements farmers must meet in order to be certified as organic. Many conventional farmers also use these practices, but the big difference with organic comes from what you can’t do. Here’s the rundown on the main points of certified organic farming: 1. Preserving natural resources and biodiversity Organic farmers add compost, animal

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manure and green manure to give the soil nutrients from natural sources in place of synthetic fertilizers. Soil conservation is also part of organic farming standards. 2. Supporting animal health and welfare Organic farmers try to prevent disease with a healthy diet, a low-stress environment and plenty of exercise to build up strong immune systems in their animals. They may also use certain approved vaccinations and other preventative measures to try to prevent illness. 3. Providing animals access to the outdoors Livestock on organic farms must have access to the outdoors, including shade shelter, clean drinking water and direct sunlight. Grazing animals, like cattle, sheep and goats, need to have access to pasture during the grazing season. 4. Using only approved materials To be certified organic, farmers may not use most synthetic fertilizers for soil nutrition, or pesticides for controlling insects, weeds or diseases. Some approved products may be used, but many rely on the PAMS method: prevention, avoidance, monitoring and suppression. 5. No genetically modified ingredients Organic farms may not plant GMO crops, and livestock may not have any feed that includes GM ingredients.

Are GMO’s something you should be worried about? You can get all the facts here. 6. Receiving annual on-site inspections The application process for becoming certified organic is extensive. In fact, land must be in organic production for three years before it can be certified. USDA inspectors visit the farm each year for recertification. 7. Separating organic food from non-organic food Organic crops can’t come in contact with unapproved substances, and the seeds and foods of organic and nonorganic must not mix. All equipment used for non-organic products must be thoroughly washed each time before it’s used for organic products. Continued on page 63

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Ingredients

• 8 slices bacon, diced • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped • 2 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature • 1-1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated • 1 - 1 ounce package ranch dressing mix • 1/4 cup jalapeños, finely chopped • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Once cool, chop into small pieces. In a small bowl, mix half of the bacon with the chopped almonds and

parsley. Set aside.

refrigerate overnight.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and ranch seasoning mix, jalapeños, green onions, cayenne pepper and the remaining bacon.

Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and shape into a ball using wax paper to prevent the mixture from sticking. Roll the ball in the mixture of bacon, almonds and parsley. Place on a platter and serve with crackers and fresh grapes.

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• 12 ounces boneless pork loin chops, 3/4-inch thick, lean • 1 tablespoon olive oil • salt and pepper to taste • 4 8-inch tortillas, 98% fat free • 1/4 avocado, pitted, peeled, thinly sliced • 1/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced • 1 - 4 ounce can diced green chilies • 4 cups mixed greens, (about 2 ounces)

Directions In medium skillet over medium-high heat, warm oil. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper and cook about

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3-4 minutes per side until browned and internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Place chops on a plate and let rest 5 minutes. Cut chops into 1/4-inch slices. Microwave tortillas on high until slightly warm and softened, about 30 seconds. Place tortillas on workspace and top with pork, avocado, onion, chilies and salad greens stopping 2 inches short of one edge. Working one tortilla at a time, fold one side of tortilla up and over fillings. Tuck fillings in tightly, then fold in the 2-inch edge. Continue rolling tortilla toward the other side, securing with toothpick if necessary. Repeat with remaining tortillas and serve.


Anytime HAM AND CHEESE FRITTATA eats

Ingredients • 2 cups ham, chopped • 2 cups hash brown potatoes with peppers and onion, refrigerated or frozen • 6 eggs • 2 cups bread, torn into 1-inch pieces • 1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed • 1/2 cup milk • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, dry mustard, red pepper flakes and salt. Add bread pieces, stirring to combine; set aside. Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a large 10-inch ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil over medium high

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heat. Add potatoes and cook until golden and they begin to crisp. Add ham and cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes more. Push ham and potatoes to the side of the skillet; pour egg mixture into skillet, stir over heat and when the eggs begin to set up, stir together, combining the ham, potatoes and eggs. Stir in cheese and place

skillet in a 400-degree oven for 1015 minutes until cheese is melted and eggs are set. Cut into wedges to serve.

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IS ORGANIC WORTH MY MONEY?(CONT.) If organic farming practices are something you feel strongly about, then you’re probably comfortable paying more for organic foods. But if your decision is based on nutritional value and safety, there’s no need to pay extra. According to dietitian and local farmer Charlotte Rommereim, RDN LN LD, “Both organic and conventionally raised foods adhere to standards from the USDA to ensure their safety. Studies show little to no difference in the nutritional content between organic and conventionally raised foods.” When it comes to making healthier

choices, “The goal for a healthy diet pattern is to increase the fruits and vegetables you consume,” said Charlotte. “The health benefits from adding fruits and vegetables to your diet outweigh any difference in the methods by which they were raised, and studies show it is negligible at best. So, increase fruit and vegetable consumption with what you can afford and know that the foods are safe and nutritious whether you buy organic or non-organic.”

you can feel confident it’s safe for you and your family. Visit hungryfortruthsd.com for more information and to ask a farmer a question. Charlotte Rommereim is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and farmer. Her family has been farming the same land since 1874 To learn more about CommonGround, visit findourcommonground.com.

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We recently had the opportunity to partner with Juna Sleep Systems for a mattress giveaway! We had an overwhelming response from the community and we’re excited for you to meet the families who were chosen by our ‘Hood panel and Juna Sleep Systems. Jeremy and Melissa Churchill live in Sioux Falls with their four children. The Churchill family has had their share of challenges over the past few years. Losing their almost twoyear-old son in 2013 took an emotional toll on their family. “We lost another son in July of 2015 and had an ectopic pregnancy in February of 2016,” said Melissa Churchill.

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Mattress Giveaway Zach and Kelli Else have been married for 10 years and have two children. Kelli is thankful for her husband who works hard to provide for her family. “He works long hours out in the cold as an electrician and has always provided for our family,” said Kelli. “He worked multiple jobs to put me through college so I could be an accountant. We have been paying on my student loans for eight years and still have two more years to go. With our student loan payments, having two boys and all of our other monthly bills, we have no extra money for a good quality Juna mattress.” The Else family is thankful for a new mattress that will help bring them some quality sleep.

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Angie and Aaron have four children under the age of five. Rosie is three-years-old and was diagnosed with cancer at the end of September 2016. Since then, Rosie has had weekly chemo in Sioux Falls, surgeries, radiation and several long hospital stays at Sanford.

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“Aaron and I didn’t sleep for about a month after the diagnosis and we are emotionally and physically exhausted from this nightmarish journey,” said Angie. “We are truly, truly grateful to have been selected to receive a mattress from Juna. It will certainly be an upgrade from our 20-yr-old hand-me-down mattress.” Since September, the Evenson family has spent more time in Sioux Falls than in their hometown of Blue Earth, MN. Since Angie is originally from Mitchell, SD, Sioux Falls has easily become a second home to their family. Rosie is scheduled to complete treatment in June. n

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Time to “Spring Forward”

“Spring forward,” March 12, 2017. We make the bi-annual trip to the clocks in our homes and businesses to change the time, moving life one hour ahead, and adjusting our sleep by one hour less.The effects on the family can be many. It’s also a good time to look at basic home safety measures to keep your family safe. Here is an easy to-do list you can follow to save time, money and energy.

Change the batteries in the clock. While you already have to change the time setting, it’s the perfect time to change the battery on the clock.

Change the batteries in the smoke detector and carbon monoxide detectors. Life safety concerns should never be compromised. Replacing batteries on all your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors will ensure the safety of your family.

Take care of the discarded batteries. Make sure old batteries are not just tossed in the garbage, as it can make contact with other items in your trash. Incidentally, this can create an electrical charge, which is known to start fires. Protect the positive end by covering with cardboard and a piece of tape, so it cannot make contact with other metals.

Check your dryer vent. Unhook and look at your dryer vent and clean any lint particles out of it. Lint travels through the dryer, collects in the line and reduces airflow, which reduces the efficiency of your dryer. This can cost you more in

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life and keep your mattress in the best condition, by flipping or rotating it. If you own a mattress that does not need flipping, we recommend you rotate it half way to lessen the daily body impressions, which will help extend the life of the mattress. Saving the lifespan of the mattress saves you by not having to replace your mattress quite as often.

Check the grease catch on your BBQ grill. People grill year round. Depending on how much you use your grill, it’s always good to check your grease catch. Check it often and be sure to replace it during the bi-annual check.

Change the filter on your high efficient furnace. Dust particles are known to build up on your furnace filter. It’s a good idea to change the filter at least twice a year. Preventive maintenance is always a good way to save money in the long run. n

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We are all busy, running from one place to another. We’re also trying to think of ways to simplify our lives. One of the most hectic places in the home is the kitchen.You know the hustle and bustle as everyone tries to get out the door in the morning. Imagine having a touch-free faucet in your kitchen! Here are some reasons why you might consider adding a touch-free faucet to your home:

1. Consistency: The handle on the side offers familiar manual operation, allowing you to adjust the water temperature and flow just like your current faucet.

2. Availability: Touch-free faucets are always ready. A ready-sensor makes it easy to wash your messy hands, or fill a cup.

3. E  asy cleaning: Because the faucet is touchfree, it means less cleaning and will also help prevent the spread of germs in your home.

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4. It’s responsive: Simply wave your hand over or under the faucet for it to turn on for a continuous flow of water or a shorter burst.

5. A pull-out sprayer: The faucet has a pull-out sprayer, making cleaning up tasks easy in your sink! Touch-free faucets come in variety of stylish designs and color schemes. Be sure to do your research to find out which one will fit your needs and your space the best. n


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