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This week at the library 

May 3, 10:30 a.m. toddler story time 

May 4, 10:30 a.m. preschool story time

May 8, 10:30 a.m. computer class, 5:00 p.m. coding club

Book Barn special, May 5 Hardback fiction 5 for $1 9am-1pm

Hot Springs Summer Rec Program

Hot Springs Summer Recreation Registration is FULL ON: Basketball, Tennis,Volleyball,Art,Girls Softball,Flag Football,Golf Bowling,Gymnastics & Swimming.  See, then "Frequently Requested Documents" and scroll to Information Packet and registration forms--or go to Library or City Hall.  Questions?  Call/Text Kathy 9703897354 or email

Chautauqua Artisans Marketplace

Chautauqua Artisans Marketplace is very excited to announce our next art show from April 17th through May 25th.  We will showcase 'Small Quilts' from numerous quilters in & around our area.  Please stop in and see these marvelous creations. Chautauqua Craftsmen & Artisans of the Black Hills is a 501c3 non profit organization supporting the arts and art education.

Recycled Art Show - April 17-May 4th

Chautauqua Artisan Mart

See how artists create beauty out of items that would normally be thrown away.

Senior Center

This week at the Hot Springs Senior Center we have exercise May 2 and 4 at 8:30 am. All are welcome. 

City clean up





Fall River Master Gardeners

The Fall River Master Gardeners will host their annual plant exchange, to coincide with the Great American Cleanup on May 5th from 8 to 11 am at Centennial Park. Bring annuals, perennials, bulbs, vegetables, herbs, seeds, houseplants, or used books and magazines. Have plants in labeled containers. Participants without exchanges can purchase items with a donation. Volunteers working the downtown pods may stop by and choose plants to fill bare spots. Master Gardeners will be present to answer your gardening questions. For more information or to donate items before the exchange, call Bonnie at 745-6049.

Pitch, Hit, Run

Hot Springs will be hosting their local Pitch, Hit, & Run sponsored by Scotts on Thursday, May 3 at 6:00. The event will be held at Butler Park and each participant must bring a copy of their birth certificate. The age groups consist of 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14. Age is determined as of July 17, 2018. Winners will advance to the sectional in Spearfish on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2:00.   

Battle Mountain Cruisers 

Battle Mountain Cruisers meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6:15pm at Winners Circle. All are welcome. 

Hot Springs Community Blood Drive

The Hot Springs Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, May 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Mueller Civic Center Annex, 801 S. 6th Street.

For an appointment: Contact Mandy Flemming at 605-685-5712, or go to and enter the code: hotsprings to sign up on line.

Donors can now save time and fill out their Fast Track Health History Questionnaire online at the day of their donation. To donate blood, volunteers must be at least 16 years old (16 & 17 year old donors need a minor donor permit which is available online) and be in good health.

Type 0 donors are especially encouraged to donate. Life is precious. Be a life-saver. Give blood!

Buffalo Gap Community Center May 5th

dinner 6:30pm

Dance 7:00pm

Live Band: Buffalo Grass

Benefit for Lorna Shull

May 5 at Angostura Lake Walk Path, join in the fun and walk for Lorna. Register at the entrance to Hat Creek Campground. Start any time between 10 a.m. and noon. Cost is $10 per person. Participants will be entered in a drawing for prizes. For more information, call 605-745-6365.

Amateur Radio Volunteer Examiners

The Hot Springs Amateur Radio Volunteer Examiners will be giving tests for radio amateur licenses on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Hot Springs Library. Testing starts at ten o'clock. Cost is $15. Candidates please remember to bring a photo ID and a photocopy of any prior amateur radio license. cal Lon, WS0V, 745-5929 for more information. 

Appleseed Shoot

A family friendly, fun shoot will be held at the Fall River Gun Club Range May 5 and 6 at 8:00 a.m. Attendees will be taught about firearms by certified instructors and learn about Revolutionary War history. Contact John Dueker, 308-432-2265 or email for more information.

Great American Clean Up & Plant Swap- May 5th 8am-12pm

Meet at Chautauqua Park @8am to be assigned an area of the river or town to help clean.

Gloves, sturdy boots, waterbottle recommended.


The Hot Springs Area Right to Life group will have its bi-monthly meeting on Monday,`May 7th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be at Southern Hills Evangelical Free Church. If your church is interested in participating in the annual Baby Bottle Boomerang to support the Black Hills Pregnancy Center, please attend. Plan to join us in support for life! For further information, call Joe Ferro 745-7453

Early Registration for Stars, Strips and Steps

May 12th is the last day to get a tee shirt with your registration in Stars, Stripes & Steps, Memorial Day (May 28) stair-climbing challenge, downtown Hot Springs. Limited to 100 participants. Choose 2 Mile Sock Hop, 269 steps, 5K Crazy Crew, 657 steps, or the gnarly Knee High Hilly Half Marathon, over 730 steps and three worthy hills. Whew!, or 605-890-1515. 

Memorial day in Hot Springs

Hot Springs is gearing up for Memorial Day in Centennial Park. Join us from noon to 3 pm for Crazy Woman Creek Band, Boys & Girls Club Kid Zone and Mammoth Site fun for kids, plus fishing demoes by Casting Vets, ALL FREE. Or come before 11. a.m. to watch the Stars, Stripes & Steps stair climbers take off. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. Looking for an ice cream vendor or other fun ideas. Also need gifts and coupons for Stars, Stripes & Steps runners’ swag bags. Sponsors and volunteers are, of course, always welcomed with gratitude and delight. Contact or 605-890-1515. 

Black Hills Storytellers

Friday, May 11th at 7 pm at the Custer County Library , Black Hills Storytellers are set for the annual Custer evening of music and story.

This year’s theme: “Treasures, Trifles, and Tomfoolery".

Grief Support Group

Open to anyone dealing with Loss and Grief is held at the Hot Springs Public Library, 2006 Library Drive on the second Friday of every Month from 12:00 to 1:30. If Library is closed due to holiday, group will meet on third Friday.

2018 dates include: January 12th, February 9th, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 12th, *November 16th,  and December 14th.

For more information, contact the Healing Hearts Bereavement Program, Home+ Hospice of the Hills - (605) 755-7729. 

Community Garden

Several plots available for vegetables or flowers. To see or get me information call June at 745-7439

Early Registration for Climb Hot Springs 

Time is running out to get the cheapest registration fee for the Climb Hot Springs 7-mile or 3-mile races to be held September 22, 2018 at Centennial Park in Hot Springs.  Kids 14 years and under can enter either race at any time for $25.00.  Adults can enter either race for $35.00 during the month of April.  In May, adult prices go up to the standard entry fees.  Besides being part of an exciting event, participants who show up get a long-sleeve t-shirt, those crossing the finish line get a finisher's medal, and everyone gets a tasty meal served by the Hot Springs Rotarians.  Register online at or get a paper registration at Mornin' Sunshine, 2018 race headquarters.  Proceeds go to support the community and humanitarian projects of the Hot Springs Rotary Club. 

Non-Traditional Scholarship Offered

Zonta of the Southern Black Hills is offering scholarship(s) up to $1,000 for a non-traditional female student planning on attending (or currently attending) an accredited college, university or trade school.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of need, community activities and good citizenship. The Zonta Scholarship committee will conduct a personal interview with each candidate prior to making a final award decision.

Applicants should fill out an application — provided by emailing or visiting Zonta’s Facebook page at — and enclose a short essay written by the applicant, outlining her community and school activities, her employment history and future goals, including what she hopes to gain from this education. Applicants should also include what specific financial needs she has regarding her education (such as tuition, books, babysitting, travel, etc.).

Applicants must be a resident of the Southern Black Hills, a part-time student and should enclose a letter of reference from a teacher, counselor or employer and a photo of herself.

Applications may be mailed to Zonta Club of the Black Hills C/O Scholarship Committee, PO Box 368, Custer, SD 57730-0368. Applications and documents must be postmarked no later than June 30.

For questions, contact a Zonta member or e-mail to

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