Featured Event

Feb
21
Thu
FASD 101 Parenting Group @ Catholic Social Services
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm

This group is meant for anyone caregiving a child who has prenatal alcohol and/or meth exposure. We will discuss what has changed in the child’s brain and how this affects their behaviors. There will be discussion about how to interact successfully with the team involved in the child’s life. This team will include the school personnel, therapists, other family members and often other agencies including the Department of Social Services. This 8-week class will meet for an hour and a half per session. Cost is $20 per session.
Over the 8 week course topics covered will be: FASD alphabet soup, brain basics, FASD & the attachment paradigm, FASD & Sensory processing, FASD & secondary disabilities, FASD & the school system and much more.
For questions or to secure your spot in the course please contact Catholic Social Services at 605-348-6086 or css@cssrapidcity.com
First class will be offered 2/21-4/11/19.

Mar
19
Tue
Spring Raptorpalooza Craft & Vendor Fair @ East Middle School
Mar 19 – Mar 31 all-day
Spring Raptorpalooza Craft & Vendor Fair @ East Middle School | Rapid City | South Dakota | United States

East Middle School will be having the Spring Raptorpalooza Craft & Vendor Fair on Saturday, April 13th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are in need of Vendors!!! Booths start at $30 for a 10×10 space. Please contact Nikki O’Brien at East Middle School for questions and registration forms.

Mar
22
Fri
GeoDome Journey Into Space @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
GeoDome Journey Into Space @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center | Rapid City | South Dakota | United States

Journey through space with our traveling inflatable planetarium – the GeoDome – at the YFS Kids Fair at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center from March 22-24.

This will be an interactive exploration of space thanks to NASA-supported software.

Our program instructors offer fun presentations on the planets and moons in our solar system, satellites, the Milky Way galaxy, and more. This is a definite don’t-miss opportunity!

Admission Info: bit.ly/DomeYFS

Southside MOPS Krispy Kreme Fundraiser @ The Club for Boys
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Southside MOPS Krispy Kreme Fundraiser @ The Club for Boys | Rapid City | South Dakota | United States

Southside MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Krispy Kreme donut fundraiser!

Flavors: lemon filled, kreme filled, raspberry filled, chocolate glazed, and original glazed
Cost: Original glazed: $10/dozen. Other flavors: $12/dozen
Donut delivery: Friday, March 22 at The Club for Boys
Payments accepted: cash, check (made to Parkview Church), debit, or credit
How to order: email southsidemopsfundraising@gmail.com by March 14 if you would like to guarantee your donuts with a pre-order. Otherwise, come see us on March 22!

MOPS is also collecting funds to buy donuts for the Rapid City Police Department. For every $10 donated, we will deliver a dozen donuts to the RCPD for their school and community outreach programs.

Turtle Soup – “Hall of Fame Women” @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Turtle Soup - "Hall of Fame Women" @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center | Rapid City | South Dakota | United States

Feed your mind and your belly with Turtle Soup, featuring a presentation on historic Black Hills figures or events and a bowl of soup provided by Angel’s Catering. This week, The Journey Museum and Learning Center presents, “Dream Chasers: South Dakota Hall of Fame Women.”

Four inductees will lead the event: Ruth Brennan, Kay Jorgensen, Judy Olson Duhamel, and Ann McKay Thompson. The women will share their stories for Women in History Month about the trials of chasing their dreams. Get up close and personal with these dynamic champions!

Ruth Brennan has led a life in the art world. Using her background with various cultural organizations, including the Dahl Fine Arts Center and the “Rapid City Journal,” she has worked to strengthen cultural awareness and open doors for artists in all disciplines.

Kay Jorgensen is a leading businesswoman. She has co-founded and co-owned several businesses, spreading her talents across service industries. She has also served in the State Legislature and has served on various boards.

Judy Olson Duhamel is a life-long educator. She has served on state boards and worked internationally to improve public education and childcare. She has also served in the State Senate and has chaired the state Democratic Party.

Ann McKay Thompson is an educator and contributor to the arts and humanities. She founded the state’s first university center and has served as founder and president of related institutions. She was one of the first women to serve in the Cabinet of a South Dakota governor.

Admission for Turtle Soup is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and half-off for members. Call 394-6923 to reserve seats.

The Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center | Rapid City | South Dakota | United States

No admission will be charged for this presentation. Call 605-394-6923 to reserve.

From 1902-1933, Native Americans who misbehaved in boarding schools or who angered reservation agents were incarcerated at the Hiawatha Asylum in Canton, South Dakota – described as the linchpin of federal “Indian” policy. By the time it closed, 400 Native Americans from across the U.S. had been incarcerated there.

Until recently, this part of our state and national history was virtually unknown. As Keepers of the Canton Native Insane Asylum Story, Anne Dilenschneider, Ph.D., and Jerry Fogg share the story. They will talk about the asylum during its years in operation as well as the shared healing process that came after its closing.

Dilenschneider is a counselor and researcher whose work focuses on restorative justice. She grew up in Ohio and was one of the first women graduates of The University of Notre Dame.

Fogg is a Yankton Sioux artist and cultural historian who grew up on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation. He says creating art helps him focus on the purpose that the Wakan Tanka (the Creator) gave him and that it’s a gift meant to be shared with others, particularly the people of South Dakota.

Mar
23
Sat
GeoDome Journey Into Space @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
GeoDome Journey Into Space @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center | Rapid City | South Dakota | United States

Journey through space with our traveling inflatable planetarium – the GeoDome – at the YFS Kids Fair at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center from March 22-24.

This will be an interactive exploration of space thanks to NASA-supported software.

Our program instructors offer fun presentations on the planets and moons in our solar system, satellites, the Milky Way galaxy, and more. This is a definite don’t-miss opportunity!

Admission Info: bit.ly/DomeYFS

Human Trafficking Awareness Conference @ South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Classroom Building
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Human Trafficking Awareness Conference @ South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Classroom Building | Rapid City | South Dakota | United States

Human Trafficking is one of the worst forms of human rights violations. The Social Justice Commission of the DIocese of Rapid City is offering a Human Trafficking Awareness Workshop that will give a glimpse into the darkside of the human rights tragedy, but will also provide opportunities for social change and justice. Join us on Saturday March 23 from 9 am to 4 pm at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. For more information, and to register, visit HumanTraffickingSD.com

Discovery Expedition: Sod Houses @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center
Mar 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Discovery Expedition: Sod Houses @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center |  |  |

Take a peek into a world of wonder in a Discovery Expedition class. Our Journey educators create wonderfully playful and interactive learning experiences for people of all ages to enjoy.

This weekend, be like the pioneers and build sod houses. But you’ll be doing it with Legos!

This event will run again Sunday, March 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

FREE with regular museum admission or family membership.

Mar
24
Sun
GeoDome Journey Into Space @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
GeoDome Journey Into Space @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center | Rapid City | South Dakota | United States

Journey through space with our traveling inflatable planetarium – the GeoDome – at the YFS Kids Fair at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center from March 22-24.

This will be an interactive exploration of space thanks to NASA-supported software.

Our program instructors offer fun presentations on the planets and moons in our solar system, satellites, the Milky Way galaxy, and more. This is a definite don’t-miss opportunity!

Admission Info: bit.ly/DomeYFS