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Don McLean will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Deadwood Mountain Grand. 

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Catch a concert

Forget about driving your Chevy to the levy; instead, hightail it up to Deadwood for the Don McLean concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Deadwood Mountain Grand.

A noted singer-songwriter, some of McClain's most enduring classics include "American Pie," "Castles In the Air" and "Crying."

Tickets are $29 to $59 depending on seats, and are available at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office – The Company Store at 877-907-GRAND or at

Calamity's Shindig

The ninth annual Calamity’s Shindig will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman St., Deadwood.

Kick up your heels to musical entertainment by the Song Pilots featuring Kenny Putnam, Boyd Bristow, Mike Connor and Guy Gullickson. Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres catered by Cheyenne Crossing, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, a cash bar and auction. Deadwood Alive’s Jena Sierks will portray the adventurous wildcat of the West, Calamity Jane. 

An anomaly in the history of the West, Calamity Jane’s rough-and-rowdy, free-spirited lifestyle made her a legend, and Deadwood History has a great time celebrating her life.

Tickets are $40 per person and available at or 722-4800. Reservations are required.

Murder, mayhem and brunch

Randy Courchaine, director of the Crook County Museum in Sundance, Wyo., will provide the this month's First Saturday Brunch presentation at the Tri-State Museum. “Murder and Mayhem in Crook County” details the colorful stories of 13 murders committed in that Wyoming County, between 1890 and 1930.

The brunch is served at 10 a.m. Saturday and is $5 per person or free with museum membership. The presentation at 10:30 a.m. is free.

For more information about the First Saturday Brunches, call 723-1200 or visit 415 Fifth Ave. in Belle Fourche. The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tupper to give book talk in Deadwood

Deadwood History Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation by author and Rapid City Journal reporter Seth Tupper at noon Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman St., Deadwood.

The presentation will focus on President Calvin Coolidge's 1927 summertime adventures in the Black Hills, which are the subject of Tupper's new book, "Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills." The book was published in May by The History Press.

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The HARCC building is wheelchair accessible and attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

Preservation Thursday is co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Deadwood History, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Saloon No. 10, Fresh Paint, Historic Homestake Opera House, Jerry Greer's Engineering, and tdg Marketing & Public Relations.

Four Chaplains Memorial Service in Sturgis

The public is invited to attend the Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1049 Howard St. in Sturgis.

The memorial service, presented by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Black Hills Health Care System, honors four Army Chaplains - Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander D. Goode, Jewish; Lt. John P. Washington, Roman Catholic; and Lt. Clark V. Poling, Reformed Church of America, who gave their life jackets and lives so that younger soldiers might survive when the USS Dorchester was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine on Feb. 3, 1943.

Local Veterans organizations will participate in the event by placing wreaths at the altar during the program. The Dakota Choral Union will perform during the service.

Immediately following the service the public is invited to a chili feed to be served at the Sturgis Veterans Club, 868 Main St. in Sturgis.

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Managing editor

Chris Huber is the managing editor at the Rapid City Journal.