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contents May/June 2019 cover story 19 Family Fun in the Sioux Empire

A complete guide to keep your family busy!

baby 8 Capturing Your Life on Video

From the beginning to end and everything in between.

child 10 Beating the Rainy-Day Blues

Ways to find fun for all ages.

11 Making Memories

Without Technology Keeping kids busy without electronics.

13 Art Rocks!

Designing and painting rocks into works of art.

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14 A Checklist for

Checking Out College Things to consider before you plan your visits.

16 Inspiring Kids

Meet one area teenager going above and beyond.

16 in every issue 12 Craft Corner

parent 30 Lifejackets: What you Need to Know

From sizes to weight, make sure your kids are safe.

31 Custody Agreements

How to set summer schedules.

Creative games to get everyone involved.

45 Good Eats

Picnicking simplified.

35 Calendar of Events Area events for all ages.

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health/wellness 41 Summer of Swim

Staying active no matter your age.

42 What to Look for in a Travel Pillow

How to find support and comfort.

44 Play + Therapy

How children learn through play.

home 48 Setting Your Lawn up for Success

What to do and how to keep your grass growing green.

49 Spring has Sprung

Preparing your wheels for spring after a long winter.

50 Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer?

Help your AC do a better job of keeping you cool.

52 Preparing Your

Outdoor Space Is your patio ready for summer fun?


welcome

My oldest learned last year when he went on his first summer break that most moms and dads don’t get summer breaks too. He thought I should have the summer off just like him. I told him I wish I did too! Having our oldest one in elementary school, we are learning how precious the summertime can be. Everyone in my neighborhood knows they’re going to find me playing outside with my kids all summer long. If we aren’t home, it means we are off playing somewhere. We have created the ultimate summer bucket list for you this year. We have so many local things to do as a family! You could do something fun every day during summer break. If you are looking to leave the area, we also have some ideas within a few hours of Sioux Falls. Once you get through our bucket list, check out our calendar on our website. We have thousands of events to attend this summer. Did you know you can even add the events right to your personal calendar now with just a click of a button? You will never forget an event again. Make sure to mark your calendar for July 27th for our FamilyFest event. We may be biased, but we think it’s the best summer event for families! You don’t want to miss the pictures in this issue. We had so many fun ones from Facebook, it was hard to pick which ones to use. We have lots of fun photoshoots coming up, so make sure to join our email list at thehoodmagazine.com for all of the details. You are also going to meet our first Inspiring Kid in this issue! She is outstanding and has accomplished so much for her age. From volunteering in the community, to even setting up a fundraiser for a classmate who was injured in an ATV accident, she is going above and beyond to make a difference. You can learn more about her on page 16. If you know an outstanding kid in your community, be sure to nominate them at thehoodmagazine.com.

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Steffanie Liston-Holtrop 605-366-1479 steff@thehoodmagazine.com

Editor

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Art & Design Director Ally Vogel

Digital Media Director Jaclyn Small

Copy Editor Rose Bickett

We had a great time with our friends at KSFY, gearing up for Easter! We shared kid-friendly ways of dying Easter eggs!

Intern Alexa DeVos

Contributing Photographers Julie Prairie Photography Journey Defined Photography

Contributing Writers

Dr. Christine Duncan, Derek Haffner, Lynne Jones, Hannah Parker, Audra Staebell, Celeste Uthe-Burrow

Distribution courtesy of LifeScape: Andy Claflin, Brian Puetz, Brenton Newman, Ben Graff, Mitch Riley

We also spent some time at KDLT with the crew making fluffy bunnies we featured in our April issue.

‘Hood Panel Members

Abir Aware, Natalie Barber, Claire Feterl, Brandy Fiala, Breanna Garbers, Kathy Horstman, Jennifer Jung, Laura Kattenberg, Holly Liston, Brandi Martyna, Megan Maxon, Bobbi Nelson, Ashley Rigge, Jen Rothenbuehler, Lyndsay Seivert, Jessica Schulte, Meghan Sireci, Nejla Smith Reproduction or use of the contents of this magazine is prohibited. ‘Hood Magazine is published 9 times a year by Hoodlum Productions, LLC and strives to publish only accurate information; however, Hoodlum Productions, LLC cannot be held responsible for consequences resulting from errors or omissions. All material in this magazine is the property of Hoodlum Productions, LLC and cannot be reproduced without permission of the publisher. We welcome article proposals, story suggestions and unsolicited articles and will consider all submissions for publication. Please send your thoughts, ideas and submissions to Hoodlums@thehoodmagazine.com.

A big thank you to the women who are part of our team! We couldn’t do this without our amazing ‘Hood Panel members who we recently gathered with to talk all things ‘Hood. This is where we generate new ideas and inspiration. Please reach out if you’d like to join our panel!

Magazine feedback and advertising and marketing inquiries to steff@thehoodmagazine.com. ©2019 Hoodlum Productions, LLC All Rights Reserved.


online

‘Hood Online We are so much more than a magazine. We are here to meet you where you’re at in life. You’ll find us in the community, online and in our printed issues, which are FREE! If you haven’t visited our website yet, you’ll want to check it out. There, you’ll find exclusive content not available in print! Here is what you’ll find this month:

Local author Deb Watley

combined her interests in children’s literature, history, and archeology by writing a children’s novel set on a fictional South Dakota archeology dig. Learn more about Watley and her book titled, Summer Ruins (the first book in The Field Notes of Gwen Bell series), in which fashionista and dirt-averse elevenyear-old Gwen must sacrifice her summer to save her parents’ archeology dig.

Do you follow us on social media? Here are some of the photos families submitted of family fun:

Hearing loss

is the third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease, affecting people of all ages. A whopping 466 million people in the world have disabling hearing loss. Of which, 34 million are children alone. Find out more on the warning signs and treatment options before it’s too late.

If you’re struggling to get in a workout

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because you don’t have a gym membership, you don’t need to worry. Find out how you can get in the exercise you need with little to no exercise equipment.

in the know

Keep up with us daily on social media! We always have something fun to share!

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Take a stroll with me back in time when your parents used to get out the old VHS recorder on their shoulder and follow you around the house documenting all the cute and everyday things that made your family YOU! Those films (if you can still access them!) are priceless. You see the smiling faces and antics of family you have loved and, in some cases, lost. You can hear the laughter, see the connection and enjoy the joy of being together. Now, what do we have with today’s technology that allows these same types of keepsakes? Cell phone clips are poor quality and often only seconds long. If you’re anything like me, upon watching those clips years later, you wish you would have just kept recording longer, so you could relive the moments of baby’s laughter, children small and real-life connection. What’s more, YOU aren’t in these clips! THIS is why Keepsake Family Films are growing in popularity, and you should consider getting your own family in front of the lens.

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Keepsake Family Films document everyday life in your home, yard, neighborhood walk, or playing at the park with your family. They capture the special connections, laughter, and love that makes your crazy family so incredibly special. Usually filming takes between 90 minutes and two hours. There is no posing or stress of performing a certain way, just the videographer joining your day and filming you all connecting and enjoying the activities you like to do together. Usually the videographer will ask for a technology- free day, meaning you keep the TV, tablets, and phones off and use this time to reconnect with your family and really drink in each other’s company. Many people have commented that they leave the session feeling stress-free and even renewed as a family, just by being together. So, what are you waiting for? Keepsake Films are growing in popularity around the world, and no matter what life season you are in, these are beautiful and special moments you will love re-living with your family for YEARS to come! l

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by Lynne Jones, Washington Pavilion

Beating the Rainy-Day Blues

After a long winter and very wet spring, everyone is ready for the sun and fun of SUMMER! Playing at the park, swimming, bike riding, camping, going to the park … all great ways to stay active outside in the summer sun. But not every day is sunny. What can you do on those rainy day or days when it is too hot to be outside? Are TV and video games the only thing to keep your mind and body active when you’re stuck inside? Absolutely not! Here are some great rainy-day boredom busters: 1. C  heck out area museums like the Museum of Visual Materials, Old Courthouse Museum or the Washington Pavilion that offer hands-on exhibits and activities to keep your mind – and your hands – busy. The exhibits are continually changing so there is always something new to experience. 2. V  isit your local branch of Siouxland Libraries and see what new books are in. The library also has regular activities to keep young minds reading and learning during the summer months.

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3. I f you’re stuck at home, chase away the rainy-day blues with some colorful coffee filters. With just a little food coloring and some folded coffee filters, you can create some beautiful designs to hang in your windows. Have leftover cups from the family picnic? Use them with some cardboard or cookie sheets and see if you can build a tower that supports your weight. 4. G  o on an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt! Look around and see if you can find something that starts with each letter of the alphabet. A, apple. B, bed. C, clock, etc. You might have to get creative with X and Z, unless you just happen to see a zebra playing a xylophone! Your days spent inside don’t have to be dull and boring. With a little imagination and creativity, you can learn AND have fun. l


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by Alexa DeVos, ‘Hood Intern

Making Memories Without Technology How roller-skating became a timeless tradition for one family – enough to put down the phone and make lasting memories. When Allana was little, she and her twin sister had the chance to go roller-skating for birthday parties and a couple of school events. After these few experiences out in the rink, though, Allana admittedly says she “fell out of it.”

is a regular event for her and her family. Allana says she went ahead and even bought a pair of roller-skates for herself because of this. In fact, everyone in the family has a pair, including their two-year-old!

Several years later, Allana’s daughter was invited by her friends to go to Skate City, the local skating rink, to celebrate her birthday. Allana and the rest of her family ended up tagging along as well. Allana and her husband didn’t give this much thought, thinking they wouldn’t be the ones skating, anyway. However, they and all of the other adults soon found themselves out there in the rink, having just as much fun as the kids. The joy Allana had felt while skating as a child ran through her once more and she remembered how wonderful the experience had been so long ago. Allana recalled how, before, it was “really hard to find something that’s fun for everyone, especially when I have kids that are four years apart, but this is it.” Now, going to the rink to roller-skate

Roller-skating allows for “getting active together instead of just sitting,” Allana says. When you’re being active through roller-skating, it’s easier to put the phone away and simply enjoy the time together with your family. Sometimes, finding something to do that’s exciting and entertaining for the whole family can be incredibly difficult. Roller-skating proves to be at least one activity that helps to solve that problem, providing a rink for families to come and make memories that last in the years to follow. l


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rTdZEE! a Y YAH The beautiful weather during the summer months might not seem like the obvious time to plan family DIY projects, but Summer can be the perfect time to work together on making fun and memories.

Outdoor yard games are always a blast. Yard Yahtzee is an easy one to create, even for the beginner DIY’er. Here’s what we used and how we created it:


by Museum of Visual Materials

Supplies: • 5 Wooden blocks. You can find wooden blocks at craft stores, or you could cut pieces of a 4x4. •W  hite paint. You could use either regular paint and a small brush, or a can of spray paint works well too. • Black paint.

Instructions: To make your dice, start by painting each block white. When your white paint is dry, you can add the dots of the dice with black paint. Do this by either painting the dots with a small craft paint brush, or you can find circular shaped foam stamp brushes that make the job really easy!

ARTROCKS

An inexpensive boredom buster for this summer is painting rocks! Use up the paint at your house by gathering rocks and designing them! Turn it into a scavenger hunt finding rocks. Maybe the rock shape reminds you of a shark, create an ocean theme rock pile with rock-sharks and rock-fish. Get creative using your imagination! When finished, place them in your backyard for decoration or an art rock hunt later. Just don’t mow them over! Other great ideas for your new fabulously decorated art rocks:

Keep your dice in a cute bucket and enjoy some summer fun right in your back yard.

• Decorative handmade paperweights.

Some other ideas for outdoor games are:

• Remember the crayon melt canvas projects? Use a hair dryer to melt crayons onto your rock.

Tic-Tac-Toe: Paint the grid on a piece of plywood. Have your kids gather rocks and paint them different colors instead of the traditional “x” and “o”.

• Join The Kindness Rock Movement and write a simple message to inspire happiness. Use acrylic paint, and then a sharpie to create a sweet message. Encourage your children to be positive and be kind when you place your rocks around the neighborhood. It will be sure to bring a smile to someone, and spread kindness. Use sayings like, “Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear” or “You’re beautiful”. People find a little bright, happy moment when they come across something unexpectedly cheerful. l

Twister: use sidewalk chalk to make the circles on your driveway. Or for a more permanent option you could spray paint colored circles in your grass!

• Attach a magnet to the small rocks and place them on your fridge or give the rock-magnets as gifts.


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A Checklist for

by Audra Staebell, University Center Sioux Falls

Checking Out College For those families with students entering junior and senior year, there is no time like the summer to include some college visits into the vacation itinerary or to schedule trips explicitly for this purpose. When planning those college visits (remember, colleges are much quieter in the summer, so you may have to revisit your top choices in the fall for a complete experience), there is a multitude of features to consider – some for students, some for parents, and some for both. The entire process can seem overwhelming, but it needn’t be if families are armed with a checklist to help focus the visit. The checklist below (you do not have to complete ALL the points in the checklist – focus on what’s crucial to your needs and goals) will help parents and students think about the important details and narrow the search when it comes time to submit those applications.

THE BASICS q Take a tour of the campus q Participate in a group information session at the admissions office (ask questions!)

q M  eet with an admissions officer q Pick up financial aid forms — meet with a financial aid officer, if possible

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TAKE A WALK q T ake a walk around the campus by yourself q Walk (or drive) around the community surrounding the campus

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES q Meet with coaches of sports you might participate in

q Investigate clubs and other extracurricular activities that relate to academic or personal area of interest q Read the student newspaper q Seek out other student publications – department newsletters, literary reviews, etc. q Attend the college’s music, theater, film, or literary events


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EATING AND SLEEPING

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q Spend a night in a dorm, or at minimum, tour

(if you’ve decided on a major – don’t worry if you haven’t yet – that will come)

one or two dorms

q E at a meal in a school dining commons area q Eat at an on-campus and/or off-campus res-

q Speak with a professor in your chosen major or

taurant or café q Check out alternative living arrangements: Greek life or off-campus housing

q A  ttend a class that interests you q Meet with the career office (question them

GET SOCIAL

IMAGINE, TAKE PICTURES TO REFLECT & SAY THANK YOU

in a subject that interests you

about your interested field(s) placement rates)

q “Interview” students about why they chose the school or what they would improve about the school q Participate in a campus social event q Ask students what they do on weekends and during winter and summer breaks q Check out bulletin boards at an on-campus or off-campus restaurant

q Imagine yourself attending the college for four years

q Take pictures of the campus so you can reflect on the campus accurately

q Send thank you notes to anyone you met that gave you their time (take their business card for name/address) l

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Inspiring Kids in the Community

Alexandra

Meet Alexandra Juhnke. She’s a 12-year-old at Harrisburg South Middle School. Alexandra is not your ordinary teen, in fact, she’s setting an example to other kids her age that they can make a difference in their community in so many ways. ATV accident. She was able to raise over $4,000 for the family. She has also been active with the American Heart Association, the Harrisburg Community Library, the Junior Leaders Group for the Lincoln County 4H and she’s also a member of Teens Against Tobacco use (TATU).

Alexandra has volunteered over 150 hours this past year for various organizations and events across the Sioux Empire! Her focus has been with the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society and the Great Plains Zoo. Her passion doesn’t stop there. She also took it upon herself to organize two fundraisers for a classmate who was injured in an

“I really think it’s fun, it’s as simple as that,” said Alexandra. “The fact that I get to meet new people and make connections from around the world and help my community is just the cherry on top.” She shows her classmates, teachers and family that no matter what age you are, you can make a difference in your community. l

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If you are looking for family focused things to do in the Sioux Empire, look no further. There are so many options to keep everyone busy this summer and we have a complete list to get your brainstorming started. We hope you enjoy looking through this list and find inspiration all summer long!


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WHOLE FAMILY FUN 605 Ninja Academy -If your kids love Ninja Warrior, this is the place for them. From classes to open gym, there is something to keep all the kids (and even adults) active. All American Gymnastics Academy - Open play for little ones up to age six on Wednesday mornings. It is a great time for younger children and parents to enjoy inflatables, in-ground trampolines, safety foam pit, and much more. They offer a variety of classes for the older kids too. Air Madness Trampoline Park -A place where your family will make great memories. With several attractions including a Battle Beam, trampolines, climbing wall, trapeze bar, dodgeball, laser tag and much more! AR Workshop -A boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom décor. Fun for all ages—a great family outing! Bloom -Play with a purpose at this facility designed with child development in mind. You’ll find an indoor gym and play center with unique toys, small tables to visit at, on-site specialists, and much more!

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Butterfly House & Aquarium - Tropical setting with many species of butterflies to walk amongst. Also offers the only public salt water aquarium in the Dakotas, and one of only a few, open year-round. You’ll find aquariums, unique gifts, and much more to keep your family entertained. Child’s Play Toy Store -A unique toy store for curious kids. Located in downtown Sioux Falls, this store offers several fun toys and even hands-on toy stations to explore, as well as clothing and books! Kids and parents will find plenty to spark their curiosity. The only trouble is LEAVING! Color Me Mine: Paint Your Own Pottery Studio -A place for all ages to get creative with painting. Choose your own creation, paint it however you desire and bring home a masterpiece. County Fair, Brandon - Located next to the Pizza Ranch of Brandon. You will find arcade games, inflatables, and a play dome. This is sure to keep your family busy for hours. Ask about their open play special. D-Bat: Indoor Batting Cages -Sioux Falls’ premier baseball and softball training facility has something for all ages! Many options


family fun open for rentals to help you keep you active this summer.

Eastway Bowl-Kids Bowl Free -Fun for the entire family, check out the ‘Kids Bowl Free’ summer program they offer. Once kids 15 and under are signed up, they can bowl two free games each day all summer long! Shoe rentals not included. Also look into their family passes. EmBe: Aquatics, Recreation and Development for Youth - Looking for some fun swimming inside? Check out the EmBe downtown location on the First Friday of the month. They’ll have free activities for the entire family. They even offer movies in the pool! Check out the schedule online. Empire Mall -At the Empire Mall, there is something for everyone. From shopping to dining and even a kid’s play area, there is sure to be hours of enjoyment for the whole family. Galaxy Gaming -They just moved into their new location! A perfect spot for any gamer. You can choose from laser tag, virtual reality, or PC & console gaming. Game Chest -Game Chest is located in downtown Sioux Falls. You can find games to rent for your kids and family as well as gaming events around the Sioux Empire. Grab a cup of coffee while the kiddos enjoy themselves. Giving Hope, Fundraising Events -Gather for a fun time with family and friends and raise money for a good cause. Formerly Burnside Bingo, this organization now supports local children in need while offering Bingo Fun in a state-of-theart facility.

Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History -Home to more than 1,000 animals from 137 species, this is a great source of interactive family fun and education all year round. Kidtopia Toy Stores -Kidtopia is a store devoted to the wonder and excitement of youth. You’ll find educational toys, play stations, and games that help children discover and interact! Check out both locations. Midco Aquatic Center - The family will have fun swimming inside in the warm water pool, recreation pool, and the meter pool. If you feel like playing outside for the day, the splash pad is fun for all ages. Make sure to check the schedule to see when they are playing movies or having special events. Museum of Visual Materials -Check out the museum for free open-play MondayWednesday. Get artsy, build an obstacle course, cozy up with books, build with Legos, or play in the giant Barbie house. If you are looking for something with more structure, check out all of the classes they offer for adults and kids.


family fun Oh My Cupcakes -They offer so many fun flavors, you will have a hard time choosing! Try out a couple flavors and share them as a family. Scheels -There is something for everyone. From the indoor Ferris wheel, to games and even a restaurant, you’ll keep you family entertained for hours! Siouxland Public Libraries -Keep your kids learning all year long! From books to puppet shows, storytime, and even summer tutoring, SiouxLand Libraries is dedicated to the education of our local children. Skate City -You can skate all summer for $1 and give back to your school at the same time! When you purchase a Skate City Summer Skate Card for $5, $1 will go back to your school. The card allows for you to skate for $1 every time you skate this summer. Skate rentals not included. Make sure to get your card before May 31st. Sky Zone Trampoline Park -This indoor trampoline park offers a variety of attractions and programs for all ages. You can choose from free jump, Sky Joust, Rockwall, Skyslam and many more. Smallcakes Cupcakery -Take a break this summer and try out some fresh made cupcakes with 250 varieties of flavors. You can also experience some cupcake infused ice cream! If you are on a walk with your furry friend, make sure ask about the PupCakes. Stensland Family Farms Ice Cream and Country Store -Enjoy farm-fresh hand-dipped ice cream and dairy products and several other treats on a hot summer night.

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Stensland Family Farms Creamery, Larchwood -This family-owned farm includes 200 dairy cows as well as a new farm creamery. If you would like a first-hand look at where dairy products come from, take a tour of the farm. Stockyards Ag Experience -The Stockyard Ag is an interactive destination all families should experience. Learn about the history of Sioux Falls and agriculture, while enjoying interactive exhibits! The Makers Nook, Harrisburg -The Nook is a place for kiddos to hang out while being creative. They offer a space where there is less “screentime” and more opportunity to let your creativity flow. They have classes for both adults and kids. Washington Pavilion -The Pavilion aims to inspire, educate, entertain and enrich the community through arts and science. Spend a day in the science museum, check out a show, or watch a movie in the Wells Fargo CineDome. Opening early May 2019, come see the newest additions to the Kirby Science Discovery Center: South Dakota-themed exhibits featuring roaring dinosaurs that roamed our state millions of years ago, a Jurassic Jeep, a quarry work-site, a fun quiz game, and so much more. YMCA -Celebrating their 100th year in the community, the YMCA focuses on all things community and kids. They have programs for the whole family to enjoy when it comes to getting healthy. West Mall 7 Theaters -All seats just $3.50 all day, every day! Enjoy a movie with your family at a discounted rate. Check out their website for movies and show times.

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Big Sioux Recreational Area -Something for the whole family to enjoy. From Disc Golfing, hiking, grilling, campfires, and camping. This 430acre park has so much to offer, and only a short drive from Sioux Falls! Sioux Falls Parks and Bike Trail System -Approximately 19 miles of paved trails for walking, running, biking, and rollerblading. It follows the Big Sioux River and goes through many of the city’s wonderful parks, including the iconic Falls Park—where you can stop for ice cream for the whole family! Leashed Dogs are welcome too!

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family fun Blue Mounds State Park -A beautiful park in Luverne, open daily from 8am-10pm. Head on out for bird watching, camping, and hiking! From the 100-foot Quartzite Cliff to the wild prairie flowers, you are sure to love this park. Catch a glimpse of the buffalo that roam the prairie, or time your visit for the blooms of the prickly pear cactus in June/July. Canaries Baseball -“Take me out to the ball game!!” Check out their schedule and take the whole family out for the classic experience right here in Sioux Falls. Games often end with an exciting Fireworks Display! Catfish Bay Greatest Show on H20 -Take a short drive to Catfish Bay for amazing water-ski entertainment put on by the dedicated and talented volunteers! Check out their schedule online for a great way to spend a Friday night or your 4th of July evening! Downtown Sioux Falls (DTSF) Downtown Trolley - The Downtown Trolley is a hop-on, hop-off historic tour of downtown Sioux Falls and offers a unique experience for the whole family to enjoy. Riders can hop on or off at any trolley stop to take a break and enjoy all downtown has to discover! Falls Park -Head out to the city’s namesake park! Our #1 attraction! View the massive waterfall, enjoy the walking paths, lookout tower, gift shop, and grab some lunch or local icecream at the Falls Overlook Café!

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Family Park - For the love of fishing, this 90-acre park includes two stocked fishing ponds, a boat ramp, fishing docks, two picnic shelters and walking trails! —and bring the pooch too, because it also has its own 3-acre dog park! Good Earth State Park - Lace up your hiking boots and hop on the hiking trails winding throughout SD’s newest state park grounds, with scenic overlooks scattered throughout. Check out the brand-new visitor’s center too…a great place to take cover if the weather makes a quick shift! Heritage Park -Collection of historic Great Plains buildings dating from the late 19th and early 20th century. The historic buildings are located in Augustana’s Heritage Park and open for tours this June through August.


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BREAKFAST AT THE FARM at Royalwood Dairy Hosted by the Ode Family 48170 266th St., Brandon, SD

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family fun Kayak/Canoe the Big Sioux -Check out the different local rentals and river access points (Check out the Jay Heath Canoe/Kayak Trail) to drop your kayaks/canoe in the water and take a look at nature, experiencing the city in a whole new way— heading downstream with the ones you love!

Outdoor Campus -For the love of all things NATURE! Enjoy hiking trails, an outdoor nature play area, an indoor camping/SD themed play space, classes/special events, fishing, rentals, and education! A wonderful way to reconnect with each other and all that nature has to offer.

Mary Joe Wegner Arboretum & East Sioux Falls Historic Site -Explore five different walking/hiking trails, and the formal garden path with stunning blooms! Get immersed in the history and culture of earlier Sioux Falls folk and enjoy learning about native plants. Education Classes and special events also offered!

Palisades State Park -Soon to expand, this breathtaking cliff-filled park with Splitrock Creek rushing through, is one of our favorites! We love the unique hiking/overlooks! Use caution at this natural wonder, or maybe save it for the older kiddos. Wonderful Camping, and one of the few places to try out some rock-climbing!

Moonlight Movies, Fawick Park -This FREE outdoor movie series kicks off at dusk on June 2. Bring your favorite blanket, or chair and enjoy some movies as a family. Popcorn, candy and soda available for purchase on-site.

Perry Nature Area -Creek stomping, anyone? Enjoy woodland trails and an open grassy area near the creek, in the shade on those hot days. A great place to spot frogs, cray fish, and stunning dragon flies. Bring your picnic and find your child-like spirit again!

Music Mondays at McKennan Park -Slow down in the shady McKennan Park for a FREE eight-week concert series all summer long. You’ll find great music and some fun family entertainment. Newton Hills State Park -Step outside of the flatlands with a quick jaunt to this hilly wonder of a park! Camping, hiking trails, picnicking, grilling/campfires, birdwatching, playgrounds for the kids, and fun toy rentals- Oh my!

Pioneer Spray Park - A fun way to cool off with the little ones! This park features an open picnic shelter, children’s play area, basketball court, soccer field, tennis courts and Summer spray park. Outdoor Public Pools -Featuring six different public pools with life guards, theres sure to be a suitable option for each family. Some pools feature fast slides for the big kids, and some have sandy areas, shallow wading pools, and zero depth entrances for the little ones!

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Swipe & Swim! OUTDOOR POOLS OPEN FRIDAY, MAY 31 (weather permitting)

Purchase your swim pass: TODAY at Midco® Aquatic Center Monday–Friday 5:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday 12 noon–5 p.m.

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Purchase your swim pass: Beginning May 31: Available 1–8 p.m. at all outdoor aquatic facilities upon opening, excluding McKennan wading pool and Pioneer Spray Park. Also available at Midco ® Aquatic Center during operating hours.

Summer Skate Card Skating Schedule SUN MON TUES WED THUR FRI

For more information on pass types, purchasing a swim pass and qualifying documentation, visit siouxfalls.org/swim-passes or call 605-367-POOL (7665).

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BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES 2019 Birthday Party Package Prices

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book your party at WildWaterWest.com or 605-361-9313 Reservations must be made at least 24 hrs. in advance. Parties are scheduled on any regular operating day (subject to availability). Customer may bring their own birthday cake but must provide plates, forks, and napkins. Birthday parties must all arrive together at ticket booth to receive birthday rates. A min. of 5 guests is required to take advantage of these birthday party packages. Birthday party packages can’t be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Sales tax not included in prices listed above. Individual prices listed above.

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family fun Sculpture Walk - Come Downtown and enjoy a walk while admiring the incredible sculptures lining the streets! Download a printable version of the SculptureWalk map, or find SculptureWalk brochures with map, photos and People’s Choice ballot in the brochure boxes attached to historic light posts on Phillips Ave. Thunder Road Adventure Park -A great option for your evenings and weekends with the kiddos this summer! Something for everyone to enjoy—go carts, mini golf, laser tag and maze, euro bungee, bumper boats and more! Wild Water West Waterpark -Catch the wave at this wild water park! Check out Discounts with Get-N-Go tickets and Wednesday Night Family Nights! Featuring waterpark, go-karts, mini golf, batting cages, and sand volleyball. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park -Check out their online calendar featuring great interactive fun themes with endless activities on the weekends! Featuring exciting camping experiences, including a swimming pool, mini golf, volleyball, GaGa, basketball, indoor theatre, playgrounds and more!

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Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings -Take a quick drive north of Sioux Falls and let your children enjoy a day of hands-on fun. Test your mechanic skills and work on a car, splash in the new water room, and of course climb a cloud. LaunchPAD Children’s Museum, Sioux City -Lots of fun is waiting to be had at the LaunchPAD. Indoor exhibits and a splash zone outside make this place the perfect summer attraction. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha -Spend the day at one of the country’s best zoos! Thousands of animals, an amazing splash park and giant outdoor adventure playground makes this zoo a a full day of family fun. Splash Central Waterpark, Huron -Take a day and cool off this summer at Splash Central Waterpark. Enjoy water slides, a lazy river, and more. Prefer to stay dry? Take a walk in the sensory garden and take in the awesome picnic areas. Verne Drive-In Theater, Luverne -Go back in time for good ol’ fashioned summer fun. The drive-in theater shows popular movies all summer long!

Arnolds Park, Okobojj -Spend the day taking in the scenery while enjoying amusement park rides. Games, rides, and foodArnold’s Park had it all for the whole family.

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• L ie on a blanket and name/ talk about the clouds

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•M  ake cookies for neighbors •M  ake mud pies •M  ake“potions” (find nature items to grind up with rocks, adding water, etc. in a bucket, and stirring with sticks) •O  utdoor “water-paint” (with paint brushes and water) •P  aint rocks and hide/seek with them

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Lifejackets are an important aspect of summer living. Before the season is in full swing check out these tips and frequently asked questions. Newborns to small children can benefit from a properly researched product. Search for the Standards: The U.S. Coast Guard sets the standard on PFD (Personal Flotation Device) safety and has to test and certify any life jacket that is going to be sold as a lifesaving device to the public anywhere in the USA. If the life jacket is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, it is required to be marketed and sold with a “Think Safe” booklet attached to the PFD. It will have a Coast Guard Seal on the bottom center of the front cover. Life jackets and Newborns: PFD/Life Jackets are made down to newborn sizes, usually from 0 - 30 pounds. If an infant is going in the water to swim, they most certainly should be wearing a lifesaving device. Please note that all life jackets fit differently and infants are not all the same fit. It is always better to test fit with a professional before using any life jacket with an infant in the water. Fitting: No general fitting requirements, but a properlyfitted life jacket should be tight but comfortable

with no gaps between the user’s shoulders or sides. The vest should fit snug and close to the skin all the way around. To check the fit of a vest, put it on and tighten down the straps or zipper. Then, make sure when pulling up on the vest from the bottom, that it does not slide up easily under or over the chin.

Expiration: PFD’s typically do not have an expiration date. However, every time before using you should inspect for damage. If the jacket has a foam core, make sure it has not been crushed in storage or during the previous use, as this can affect buoyancy in the water. Neoprene life vests usually carry a higher price tag but typically fit more comfortably, retain less water, and tend to hold up longer over time. Storing: The best way to store a life vest would be to make sure it is fully dry then place it on a hanger or shelf in a dry area with low moisture. If put away wet, they can start to grow mold, or deteriorate. l

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Summer is here and the children are excited. However, parents who are trying to set a summer parenting time schedule may not be. Parents who share custody of their children and are co-parenting often struggle with setting a summer parenting time schedule. When children are in school, families usually have a set schedule with agreed parenting time days and transitions. But, during the summer, a more flexible schedule can be used because a set schedule is not necessary to accommodate school and other activities. Communicating with your co-parent about summer plans and how best to organize your parenting time is helpful to make a stress-free summer for everyone. Here are some simple tips for parents to use: 1. P  lan ahead – Work with your co-parent to plan ahead and let each other know of vacation plans, summer camps, family gettogethers, special dates, and other big events. Notifying each other of these dates early helps avoid conflict and allows you to create a schedule that accommodates the events. For the benefit of the children, it is important to try to work with your co-parent so the summer is fun for the kids and they can make some fantastic childhood memories with both parents. 2. T  alk with the kids – When making a summer parenting schedule, it is important to talk with your children. This allows you to factor in their preferences and what they may like to do. This really helps children, especially older children, feel more comfortable with the summer schedule. 3. B  e flexible – Summer is about spending quality time together and making lasting memories. When working out a schedule, be flexible. It is okay to accommodate the other parent’s request and work together. By working together and cooperating with each other, you can create a schedule you are both happy with and where the children benefit. Use these tips to help set a parenting schedule that makes everyone happy. Don’t spend your summer worrying about parenting time, and spend it making lasting memories with your children! l

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happenings Thursday, May2 n Water Yoga (Adult) 9:00 AM-9:45 AM Midco Aquatic Center $35/Series n New Baby and Me 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment n Spring 2019 Women’s Clothing Swap and Social 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials

May/June 2019

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Visit our website and post your event. For additional information about the events listed, please check our website. ‘Hood Magazine publishes the most recent information provided. Please remember to call ahead to confirm event details; some events may require pre-registration.

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Wednesday, May 1 n Kindergarten Registration 8:00 AM-3:00 PM Central Services-Sioux Falls Public School District

n Dad + Me Paint Date 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Color Me Mine Varies ($10/deposit required) Saturday, May 4 n Children’s Activities 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials

n n Toddler Jump! 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park $8/child

n Training Camp for Dads 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Sanford Mom 2 Be Center $20/parent

n Just Try it Day 8:30 AM-10:00 AM Midco Aquatic Center Free w/paid admission n Blooming Art Workshop 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Home Depot

WOW! Check out our online calendar for additional events!

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n DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Washington Pavilion Varies

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n 11th Annual EmBe 5K 9:30 AM-11:00 AM EmBe Varies n Bookworms Reading Program 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Great Plains Zoo Free w/paid admission

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n Touch Rugby Camp 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Sanford Sports Complex $35/series

n Flourish- New Parent Support Group 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Educated Mommy

n Birthing With Confidence (7 wk series) 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Sanford Center $100/ 7-week series

n Brooking’s MarathonMama’s Fun Run 6:30 PM-7:15 PM Children’s Museum of SD

n Midwest Honor FlightMission 4 (Welcome Home) 7:45 PM Sioux Falls Arena Wednesday, May 8

n Immigration Stories 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Siouxland Libraries Oak View Branch n Paws in the Park 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Family Dog Park

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n May Eastbank Block Party 5:30 PM 8th and Railroad Center

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n Super Saturdays at AAGA 6:00 PM-8:00 PM All American Gymnastics Academy $15/child n May the 4th be with you 8:00 PM Color Me Mine $10/child Sunday, May 5 n Sensory Sensitive 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Chuck E Cheese’s n n Plant and Grow 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Morningside Community Center $5/child n DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Washington Pavilion Varies n SDSYO Concert 6:00 PM Harrisburg Performing Arts Center Varies

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n n Little All Stars 6:30 PM-7:20 PM All American Gymnastics Academy $80/punchcard (10 punches) Saturday, May 11

n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-8:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5 for 3 hours of play Thursday, May 9 n Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission n Puppet Show 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Hartford Library n Infant Massage 3:30 PM-4:20 PM Sanford Center $7/person n PROMISE Community Lecture 5:30 PM-7:15 PM Sanford Research Center n Meet the Doulas 7:00 PM Educated Mommy

n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gymnastics Academy $80/punchcard (10 punches) n n Science Club 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History $15/members, $20/non-members n Science Fair Showcase 2019 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Washington Pavilion n Easy Peasy Homemade Baby Food 10:00 AM Sanford Mom 2 Be Center $5/person n Infant & Child CPR Training 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Educated Mommy $25/person, $40/couple Saturday, May 11

n Oliver 7:00 PM Orpheum Theater Center Varies n Cinco De Mayo Fiesta 11:00 AM-7:00 PM Falls Park


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n Oliver 7:00 PM Orpheum Theater Center Varies

n Mother’s Day Brunch 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Sioux Falls Convention Center $30/adults, $26/seniors, $12/children, (3 and under, free) Tuesday, May 14 n Children’s Activities 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials n Sunset Fishing 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Covell Lake

Friday, May 17 n n Bowls with Butterflies 5:15 PM-6:00 PM Sertoma Butterfly House $12/person n Oliver 7:00 PM Orpheum Theater Center Varies n Cosmic Skate 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Scheels Ice Plex $6/peron, plus skate rentals Saturday, May 18

n Wild Wednesdays 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Arrowhead Barn $5/child

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n Family Day 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Burnside Bingo (Giving Hope Inc.) Varies Monday, May 20 n Family Public Skate 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Scheels Ice Plex $6/Adults, $4/children 12 and under n n JoJo Siwa Dance and Hair Bow Party 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Oyate Community Center $9/child n Pajama Storytime 7:00 PM-7:30 PM Prairie West Library Tuesday, May 21 n n Tot Time 5:30 AM-10:30 AM Midco Aquatic Center Free w/paid admission Wednesday, May 22

n DAPA Spring Chamber Ensemble Recital 7:00 PM Washington Pavilion Varies Wednesday, May 15

n Cosmic Nights 7:00 PM-11:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park Varies

n Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission

Sunday, May 12

n Mother’s Day Brunch 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Children’s Museum of SD $20/adults, $10/children 3-12, (2 and under free)

n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-9:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5 for 3 hours of play

n JERSEY BOYS 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission n Brandon Edge Sandbox Fill 8:30 AM-1:00 PM Sioux Falls Area $25/first 4 wheelbarrows, $5/per additional wheelbarrow n Scheel’s Outdoor Expo 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Scheels n National Kids to the Park Day Fishathon 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Covell Lake

Thursday, May 23 n n Zoo Camp-Outback Adventure 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History $46.75+tax/members, $55+tax/nonmembers n Toddler Story Time 10:30 AM-10:55 AM Siouxland Libraries - Caille Branch

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Thursday, June 6

n PJ Masks Live! Save The Day 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Sanford Pentagon Varies Saturday, June 1 n Cloth Diapering 101 9:30 AM Educated Mommy $69.99 n Summer Reading Kick-off Party 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Downtown Library n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-9:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5 for 3 hours of play n Cosmic Nights 7:00 PM-11:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park Varies Sunday, June 2 n Sensory Sensitive Sundays 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Chuck E Cheese’s n Steam Sunday 12:00 PM-2:00 PM LaunchPAD Children’s Museum Free w/paid admission n Map and Compass Treasure Hunters 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Arrowhead Park $5/child Tuesday, June 4 n Children’s Safety Camp 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Safety Village of South Dakota $10/child

n Super Sitter Babysitting Class 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Prairie Center $45 Friday, June 7 n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-9:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5 for 3 hours of play n Free First Friday 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Washington Pavilion n June Eastbank Block Party 5:30 PM 8th and Railroad Center Saturday, June 8 n 18th Annual Siouxland Renaissance Festival 10:00 AM-6:00 PM W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds & Expo Center $15/adults, $6/Children (4-12), 3 and under free n Infant and Child CPR Training 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Educated Mommy $25/person, $40/couple Sunday, June 9 n Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission Tuesday, June 11 n n DIY Unicorn Necklace & Headband 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials $15/person Wednesday, June 12 n LES MISÉRABLES 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Washington Pavilion Varies


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n Singing in the Rain Jr. 7:00 PM Orpheum Theater Center $5/students, $10/adults

n Camp Bravo 8:00 AM Joy Ranch $500/week long camp Monday, June 17

Friday, June 14 n Inflatables and Play Dome 11:00 AM-9:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5 for 3 hours of play n Flourish- New Parent Support Group 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Educated Mommy

Saturday, June 15

12th Annual!

n n DIY Yarn Letter 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials $15/person n n Drawing with Oil Pastels 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials $15 n Explore the Planets 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Caille Library Tuesday, June 18

June 15th

9:00am -1:00pm

BREAKFAST AT THE FARM

at Royalwood n Breakfast on theDairy Farm!!! Hosted by the Ode Family

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n Zippity Zoo Day! • 10:00 am –9:00 Do ReAM-3:00 Let’s Play PM • Fuel Up To Play 60 kids activities • Tours ofFamilies the dairy Children’s Entertainers Perform South Dakota Farm Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge • 10:30 am – Free lunch to start being • Baby calves served Museum of Natural History Free w/paid admission

n Heroes Summer Camp 8:00 AM-3:00 PM Safety Village of South Dakota $25/child Wednesday, June 19 n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gymnastics Academy $80/punchcard (10 punches) n Family Story Time 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Crooks Library Thursday, June 20

n Bonding Through BabyWearing 9:00 AM Educated Mommy

n n Little All Stars 10:00 AM-10:50 AM All American Gymnastics Academy $80/punchcard (10 punches)

n South Dakota Peach Festival 10:00 AM-10:00 PM W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds & Expo Center

Friday, June 21

Check out South Dakota Farm Families on Facebook for more info and details as the event approaches. Also visit www.agunited.org

n STEM Explorers 11:30 AM LaunchPAD Children’s Museum Free w/paid admission n Creation Art Studio 2:30 PM-3:15 PM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission

n Family After-Hours Experience 6:00 AM-7:00 PM Butterfly House and Aquarium $13/adults, $10/children, (2 and under free) n n Summer Sensory Play 10:15 AM Downtown Library

n Cosmic Skate 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Scheels Ice Plex $6/peron, plus skate rentals Saturday, June 22 n Dakotaman Triathlon 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Wall Lake Park Varies n Big Brother/Big Sister 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Sanford Center $20 n Avera Stage Science Workshop - PM 1:15 PM-1:45 PM Washington Pavilion Free w/paid admission Monday, June 24 n n Fourth of July Crafting 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials $15/person Wednesday, June 26 n Children’s Bookwalk Featuring Rockin Red 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Downtown River Greenway Friday, June 28 n Sunset Camp 5:00 PM-9:00 PM Butterfly House and Aquarium $30/members, $35/non-members

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Summer of Swim: Staying Active no Matter your Age Kids, teens, adults and seniors can all enjoy the benefits of a dip in the pool or the lake this summer. Not only is swim-time a great way to cool off when the temperatures start to rise, but swimming is an exercise you can do throughout your life even if you’re a little late to the game. “Everyone can learn to swim, and we start at all levels,” says Kathy Grady, the aquatics supervisor at the Sanford Wellness Center at 49th and Oxbow. “It’s a great thing to do swimming lessons because just having someone to point out a few things to you is going to help tremendously.” The American Red Cross offers swimming lessons and private lessons for adults and children as young as 6-months-old and up. Grady says the earlier you can start lessons with your kids the better. “Teaching them the basic rescue skills, how to flip over on their back, how to get to the wall and the safety around the pool is important for children at a young age, because water is such an attraction,” says Grady. Additional programs are offered to more serious swimmers looking for an organized workout or training for a triathlon.

Whether it’s for fun, rehabilitation, or a way to shake up your workout, swimming is one of the best ways to work your entire muscle groups says Grady. “It’s good for your cardiovascular system and endurance, plus the buoyancy of water also puts less stress on your muscles and joints” explains Grady. “It’s just so easy on your body,” she says. “Overall, it just makes you feel so much better.” Even if you’re a little nervous about getting in the water, there’s no better place to start than swimming lessons. “Even people who can’t swim or are scared of the water can still do shallow water classes,” says Grady. “It all depends on what their goals are. Swimming is all inclusive. Just have a swimming suit and a desire to get in the pool.” l

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What to Look for in a

Travel Pillow

More often than not, we are so excited for that upcoming trip that we neglect to consider how to stay comfortable during said trip. Train, plane, or automobile – each of them will place your neck and spine into a compromising position. What, exactly, constitutes as a ‘proper’ travel pillow? It is all about the shape and the level of support it offers. The most common travel pillow is likely that small, u-shaped pillow that is filled with little foam balls. What you will find when you use that u-shaped pillow is one of two things occurring when you’re using it: your neck constantly falls too far forward, causing harm, or the filling all settles to one side of the pillow leaving you and your neck imbalanced. Neither of these things are good, and each of them will result in strain and stress on your cervical spine. Now, what about sleeping? A reclining position is how most people find themselves when they’re in travel. Whether that is slight on an airplane or up against your car window, one thing is for certain – the perfect recliner chair that is so loved at home will not be along for your ride. Falling asleep with a less than ideal travel pillow seems fine until you wake up with a horrifically-labored range of motion. Pay attention to the design and structure

of the pillow for optimal support. This will prevent your head from bobbing and help to keep your spine in proper alignment. Travel should be fun - not painful! Heading to the beach or making your way to visit extended family and friends should not come with the sorry aftermath of poor travel accessories. Do yourself a favor and ditch the donut. l


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Play + Therapy

Every adult can remember a time in their childhood when they engaged in some type of play activity. Maybe the activity was playing with toy figurines, dressing up in play clothes, engaging in make-believe or playing a game of kick ball or tag. One is reminded of the joy and positive feelings that play induces for an individual. When we become teenagers and eventually adults, we leave behind the activities that once gave us joy and satisfaction, and find other activities that are similar (hobbies, sporting activities, dance lessons, etc.) to fill the void that leaving play behind, brings into our lives. Play for children involves much more than enjoyment. It is the way in which they act out their emotions, test their ability to be successful, or experience defeat. Most importantly, it is the way

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they learn how to navigate the world and interact with others. It promotes the development of cognitive reasoning, emotional regulation, physical endurance, and social interaction. In other words, play is essential to the healthy development of all children. In recent years, play has been a topic of research regarding its importance and the negative impact children experience when time isn’t set aside for children to participate in free play. The American Academy of Pediatrics (2007) made recommendations for pediatricians to discuss with families the


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benefits of free play. This encouragement came from the growing number of children presenting with depression, anxiety and health issues related to non-activity and play. Mental Health professionals have undertaken the job of bringing play into the therapeutic setting by providing play therapy. This type of therapy has proven to be the most effective way to help children ages 0-12 deal with mental health issues before they become chronic and impact their life as an adult. Children cannot express their inner turmoil in the same manner that adults can. Through a child’s play, the toys become their words and the play becomes their language. Play therapists work with children in a play setting by watching the themes of their play, creating a safe environment in which they can work out their frustrations and challenges, and helping them to identify and develop the strengths that are inherent in each child.

Theraplay is an approach to child and family therapy, for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful enjoyment. Families are taught games and activities to enhance their interactions and build the capacity of each family member, to become a cohesive family unit that can withstand the many challenges life can present. l

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home by Alexa DeVos, ‘Hood Intern on behalf of Breadsmith

PICNICKING Simplified

The traditional picnic with a blanket, a basket, and the family on a leisurely, sunny day still holds a special appeal, especially in our ever-busier lives. Afterall, being able to enjoy a relaxing and fun outing with our families is something to be cherished. Here are some things to make picnicking even simpler so you can focus on making memories while you’re out there with your family:

A basic checklist to help you remember all the odds and ends and other essentials you may need…

CHECKLIST q Plates, utensils (including serving spoo ns) q Sunscreen q Insect repellent q Wet wipes q Hand sanitizer q Blanket q Knife q C  utting board q Napkins q Mini condiments/seasonings (Here’s a use for all of those extra packets from restaurants!)

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q Kitchen towels (for wiping off sweating water bottles or covering food to keep out insects)

q Trash bags q Ice packs for keeping food and/or drin ks cold

q Camera & portable charger q Picnic chairs (for anyone who may not want to sit on the ground)

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Some tips and ideas for when you’re packing and picking up afterwards…

• U  sing stackable containers for food can make packing up all the easier and keep things from being tousled around during the trip. • T rash bags can be incredibly useful (and not just for cleanup). Keep in mind that they can serve as rain ponchos in a pinch. And, in case the ground where you will be laying out your blanket is wet or damp, a couple of slicedopen trash bags can be positioned under your blanket to provide an extra barrier. • F rozen bottles of water and other drinks can serve double duty as ice packs in the cooler and (once they’ve thawed a bit while everyone’s having fun) something cool to drink. • A  simple tray can be set on the blanket to serve as a flat surface for drinks and other containers. • F ood safety is a top concern when picnicking. Make sure to properly store, chill, and wrap anything to keep it from spoiling. Wrap sandwiches well to ensure their freshness. • I f you have access to an open flame (whether it be a grill top or firepit), your local bakery just might know of a number of hearty breads that can hold up well when toasted. (Grilled cheese, anyone?)

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And some final thoughts to inspire you…

• T o make an ordinary picnic a bit more extraordinary, why not try giving your outing with the family a theme? For example, pizza pinwheels could make for a fantastic finger food at an Italian-styled picnic! • A  picnic doesn’t always have to be an overly active endeavor. Reading and coloring can be a more relaxing way to spend part of the afternoon together. For a fun little game, try asking each other to draw what they see while looking at differently-shaped clouds floating by in the sky. l

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home Derek Haffner, Green4Ever

Setting Your Lawn Up for Success Spring is the critical time to set your lawn up for success for the rest of the growing season. By this time, you should be wrapping up any seeding of bare spots, dog spots, and winter kill. After your seed has been mowed twice, it is a good time to apply pre-emergent to the turf before the lilacs are done blooming. Your lawn will be growing aggressively during the month of May, so you may need to mow up to two times per week. In order to keep your turf at optimal health, make sure you do not cut more than 1/3 of the leaf on any single mowing. You can do this by setting your mower blade at no less than 3” in height. All of this growth is going to be requiring a lot of macronutrients from the soil, so applying a balanced fertilizer is very important during this stage of your lawn’s lifecycle. The final piece to the puzzle is to make sure you utilize broadleaf weed control to clear out broadleaf weeds such as unsightly dandelions, thistles, and clover.

Check it off your list: •A  pply Pre-Emergent. Pre-emergent (also called crabgrass preventative) applied around the time the lilacs are blooming prevents over grassy weeds such as crabgrass and sandburs. Do not use pre-emergent on any areas that you are

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reseeding, as the pre-emergent can cause injury to the new turf. •F  ertilize! Get a jump-start on the spring greenup by fertilizing with a balanced fertilizer. •A  pply broad-leaf weed control to eliminate weeds like thistles and clover. •L  ook for low, settled areas maybe from excessive dripping water, where a stump was ground down, or erosion. Haul in some good quality dirt to level these areas out and re-seed. The last frost date for the Sioux Falls area is May 2nd. This is the perfect time to transplant flowers, tomatoes, and peppers, and plant vegetable seeds such as melons and cucumbers. Remember Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12, 2019 so make sure to love on your Mum, (pun intended) and give her the gift of a beautiful lawn and garden for Mother’s Day. l


by Discount Tire

Safety Tips for Spring Driving Now that the snow is gone and the flowers are blooming, many are preparing to hit the road for another season of exploring and adventure. However, it’s important to understand that each season change brings different driving conditions. Here are some safety tips to keep you and your family safe on the road this spring: Check Your Air Pressure During the winter months, cold temperatures cause tires to lose air and become underinflated. As temperatures start to rise, tires can become overinflated. Each situation can lead to increased wear, as well as poor handling and gas mileage. To ensure your tires are performing their best, check to make sure they are inflated to the manufacturer recommended level (found in the driver’s door or in your owner’s manual) at least once a month and especially before long trips. To make it even easier, you can always visit Discount Tire for a free air check and tire inspection!

Check Your Tread Depth Your tread depth plays a pivotal role in wet weather driving. It’s important that your tires have enough tread depth to evacuate water from the contact patch and properly grip the road. You can easily check your tread depth by performing the penny test: simply stick the penny into the tread groove with Lincoln’s head upside down. If Lincoln’s head is visible, it’s time to replace those tires. Slow Down for Spring Showers Spring showers bring May flowers – and wet driving conditions. Slowing down on a slippery road can be critical to reducing your car’s chance of hydroplaning, which happens when the tires encounter more water than they can disperse. As soon as it starts to mist, make sure you reduce your speed and increase your following distance to allow for proper braking. Lookout for Potholes Repeated freezing and thawing of cracks in the road surface cause potholes that can seriously damage your tires if hit hard enough. The faster you are driving, the more serious the damage you can cause. If you can’t avoid running over a pothole, slow down before hitting it. l May/June 2019 | thehoodmagazine.com |

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home by Foley’s Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

Keeping your system in good shape with regular maintenance and inspections can help extend the life of your system. Your system should undergo a thorough inspection each season, to check for leaks or needed repairs. Catching issues early can help keep repair costs low. Routine maintenance can also prevent you from needing to make repairs. Have your system tuned up annually to clean the condenser and evaporator coils and check the blower components. Specific tasks you can accomplish on your own include: (Turn off power to the unit at the service panel prior to taking any of these steps.) •C  lean or replace your furnace or air-handler filters twice a year or whenever they begin to look clogged with dust. If you don’t, air flow will be restricted, reducing efficiency, and you will recirculate dust into your home. •C  lean the coils. Using a refrigerator coil brush or a soft brush on a vacuum, gently clean the coils from the outside of the unit. Be careful not to bend the delicate fins or damage the coils. If you do bend the fins, you can straighten them with a “fin comb” made for this purpose. After cleaning from the outside, vacuum the coils from the inside. To release stubborn debris, spray water from the inside. Sometimes it’s necessary to use a hose with a trigger-style

nozzle to blast dirt and debris out of the coils from inside the unit with a strong but focused stream, but be very careful if you do this. Take care not to bend the fins. •S  coop leaves and debris out of the base of the condenser and, if it has a drain, make sure the drain is clear. •C  heck the coolant lines. The refrigerant tubes or pipes that run from the evaporator on the air handler to the condenser outside are typically covered with foam coolant line insulation to prevent them from losing energy. If you see areas where the insulation is frayed or missing, replace it. To do this, install foam insulation sleeves or wrap the lines in a spiral fashion with foam insulation tape (you can cut both with a utility knife). Following these steps you need to test the air conditioner by turning your thermostat to off, turning the power to the unit back on and then set your thermostat to cool. If the unit is not functioning properly it is likely time to contact a qualified service technician

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Prepping Your Outdoor Space The harsh snow of this past winter is quickly melting and fading away leaving a few new ponds and lakes, but spring is being ushered in its wake. The grilling enthusiasts typically don’t put their grills away from season to season, even though the opportunity to use our outdoor space is limited by Mother Nature! As She allows us to see our backyards, patios and decks again, we begin starting to plan for entertaining guests in our outdoor settings. Now is the perfect time to begin to add new touches to your outdoor living space. Let’s look to enjoy and savor the sounds and smells of spring and summer as we look to grilling in our outdoor kitchen. Whether it is a free-standing gas grill, a built-in wood fire grill, or anything in-between, the smells and sounds of grilling create the environment of fun and excitement. In addition, you have the opportunity to try lots of different options. Don’t let your grill cook only hot dogs, hamburgers, and steaks. Utilize the grill manufacturer’s apps and websites to expand your culinary grilling experience. You’ll be glad that you did! As you expand your cooking experiences on your outdoor grill, take advantage of additional items to make your experience ever better, like outdoor

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refrigeration that can be free-standing or built into your backyard landscaping. You’re sure to be a hit in the neighborhood if you have a 16-gallon Root beer dispenser! In addition, there are lots of other reasonable options for your outdoor space that include all refrigerators either in a door or drawers format. Don’t have a bunch of landscaping to build these items into? No problem. There are several brand specific grilling solutions that can be combined, or ones that are universal in their applications. There is definitely an item that fits every budget. Let your imagination fit your budget by including a TV, or wireless audio, a beverage cooler/refrigerator to keep the grilling items and drinks cold, the grill to heat up the excitement, and the music to bring the family together! Access all of this in your garage, three seasons area, patio, and/or deck. Enjoy the season of sun and fun and create a new “room” at your home—the FAMILY ZONE! l


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