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Sturgis Volksmarch

The 2018 Sturgis Volksmarch is Saturday, May 5 throughout Sturgis. Participants may start the 5K or 10K walk anytime between 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The starting point will be at the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Registration is $3. Wheelchairs and strollers are allowed. Pets on a leash are welcome.

Melanoma Monday Screenings

As part of National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month, Regional Health Dermatology in Spearfish will offer free skin cancer screenings on May 7 – dubbed Melanoma Monday – from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Because of the limited availability of openings, appointments are required and are reserved for individuals with questions or concerns about specific skin spots or irregularities. To make an appointment, call 605-717-8860. Regional Health Dermatology is located at 550 E. Colorado Blvd.

The screenings are part of a national effort to encourage early detection and prevention of skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Current statistics from the American Academy of Dermatology estimate that 178,560 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in 2018 and that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

The purpose of this local event is to raise skin cancer awareness and encourage residents to regularly examine their skin for signs of skin cancer.

Celebrating Women in Business

The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity hosts the 9th Annual "Celebrating Women in Business" luncheon and awards Friday, May 11, in the Cedar Room at the Spearfish Holiday Inn.

Doors open and the exhibitor showcase begins at 10 a.m., and the luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This year's keynote speaker will be Janie Hett, DPT, clinic owner and physical therapist of Peak Motion Physical Therapy. Registration is $40.

Call for rodeo queen contestants

Contestants are invited to enter the inaugural Miss Black Hills Roundup Rodeo Queen pageant held in Belle Fourche on June 29.

The one-day pageant will be held during the Black Hills Roundup 4th of July PRCA rodeo. Coronation is on June 30, during the ranch rodeo.

The age divisions are: Senior: 18 to 26; Junior: 13 to 17; and Princess: 12 & under. Judged categories include interviewing, speaking, modeling, appearance and horsemanship.

For an application or questions contact Sherry Smeenk, 605-645-8325. Application deadline is June 1.

Sturgis Wine & Stein

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The Sturgis Wine & Stein, an opportunity to taste local wines and brews, is on Friday, May 11 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at The Knuckle Saloon Pavilion. A variety of local wineries and breweries will showcase their best work. Admission of $20 per person includes a Chamber tasting cup.

Snacks will be served throughout the evening with live music from local artists. There is also a silent auction.

Attendees must be age 21. Proceeds from the event and silent auction will benefit the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce and Sturgis Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce or at the door.

Green Thumb: Home Gardening exhibit

The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center will open a new mini-exhibit, “Green Thumb: Home Gardening” during a day-long reception on Saturday, May 12.

The exhibit was conceived to encourage people to do more gardening, whether to beautify their yards or to provide produce for themselves. It will include photos, storyboards about the history of gardening and gardening tips and ideas, as well as gardening artifacts, a touchscreen quiz, and a take-home packet for children. Those who visit on Saturday will be able to enter a drawing for a set of gardening tools. The winner will be selected at the end of the day. Refreshments will be served and there is no admission charge to see this exhibit or the museum.

This mini-exhibit is in place through August 8.

The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center is located at 415 Fifth Avenue in Belle Fourche. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Memorial Day, the complex will switch to its summer hours of Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information call 605-723-1200 or visit the website at

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