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February 2019

SD Mines, SDPB and Hay Camp Brewing Company Present STEAM Café- Despite Our Nature: Incentivizing Cooperation

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hay Camp Brewing Company,
601 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 United States
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Generally, human beings tend to make decisions that maximize personal benefit. This concept of self-interest is considered in scientific modeling as the property ofrationality. However, such decisions do not always lead to the best possible outcome. Sometimes, when people act in self-interest it can have a negative impact on the community or organization.   The focus of this informational talk will be to show that the analysis of real-world systems in the context of game theory provides researchers with the…

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Toddler Tuesday: Furry Animals

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Journey Museum,
222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 United States
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Come learn and play with our Journey educators as they host a class designed especially for toddlers. Recommended for ages 2-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This Tuesday, touch real animal fur and learn all about furry animals. During the month of February, activities have an “I Love Animals” theme. FREE with regular museum admission or family membership. More about Toddler Tuesdays.

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Talk – “Black Holes”

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Journey Museum,
222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 United States

Arjun Avyangar, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will present on the formation of black holes, their variable size range, and the evidence of their existence.   Also, how understanding black holes will give more insights on understanding the universe. This is a regular meeting of the Black Hills Astronomical Society.  All programs are free and open to the public.  Following the program there will be a short break then a business meeting is held, at which interested members of the public are…

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No School Days: Alpacas at the Library!

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown,
610 Quincy Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 United States
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Alpaca your bags and meet us at the downtown library (610 Quincy Street, upstairs), Monday, February 18 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and enjoy the company of fluffy friends from the Caputa Alpacas and Guest Ranch. Spend your time learning neat alpaca facts, taking awesome alpaca selfies and creating cool alpaca crafts! They’re just so fluffy! The Caputa Alpacas and Guest Ranch is home to 100 alpacas, a store that sells alpaca products and a small campground. Caputa Alpacas…

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February 17 – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial- 2019 Nostalgia Night Film Series: Picture Perfect

February 17 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Elks Theatre,
512 6th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 United States
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The beloved extra-terrestrial visits the silver screen once more. Let this heart-warming 1982 blockbuster enchant you again. The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Friends of the Devereaux Library and the Elks Theatre will host the 25th annual Nostalgia Night Film Series: “Picture Perfect,” Jan. 13 to March 17. This year’s series brings 10 classic films that were recognized for outstanding cinematography. Each film is shown at the historic Elks Theatre downtown. Proceeds of the annual event will support Devereaux Library…

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Big Band Music and lots of Chocolate!

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sturgis Community Center,
1401 Lazelle Street, Sturgis, SD 57785 United States
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Dave Martinson’s Big Band will perform Sunday, February 17th, at 2:00pm in the Sturgis Community Center Theater as we continue our Valentines tradition of wonderful entertainment mixed with a taste of chocolate. Many of you will remember this group from our USO show a couple of years ago – they brought the house down then and they’re going to be just as wonderful this time around!! The group consists of a 17 piece band along with two vocalists. They’ll be…

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Progressive Theater

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Sturgis

On a wintery Friday night in February, theater-lovers will enjoy local food and entertainment at the Arts Council’s first Progressive Theater Event. The first 75 people to purchase a ticket to this February 15th event will be guaranteed a literal place at the table of delights. The SAAC Drama Committee is excited to present one-act plays at three local Main Street venues. 25 theater patrons will locate at each of the three venues and each group will then rotate to…

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Book to Film Movie Night: “First Man”

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown,
610 Quincy Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 United States
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One giant leap into the unknown. Friday, February 15 from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. at the downtown library (610 Quincy Street, upstairs) we will be screening our February Book to Film Movie selection First Man. Starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, First Man explores the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong leading up to and including the 1969 Apollo 11 space mission to the Moon. The film is based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen. Steven Spielberg serves…

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History at High Noon

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sturgis Public Library Central Library,
1040 2nd Street #101, Sturgis, SD 57785 United States
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Larry Stomprud will share a program titled “Sulphur, 1909 to 2018” on February 15th, at 12:00 noon in the Sturgis Public Library’s Program Room. It is always so much fun to have a program by one of good neighbors out in the country. So many families and communities have shared and we are happy to have another one. History at High Noon will have a temporary new home starting with the March program. We will be at the Sturgis Community…

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History at High Noon

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sturgis Public Library Central Library,
1040 2nd Street #101, Sturgis, SD 57785 United States
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Larry Stomprud will share a program titled “Sulphur, 1909 to 2018” on February 15th, at 12:00 noon in the Sturgis Public Library’s Program Room. It is always so much fun to have a program by one of good neighbors out in the country. So many families and communities have shared and we are happy to have another one. History at High Noon will have a temporary new home starting with the March program. We will be at the Sturgis Community…

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