This week at the library 

September 13, 10:30 a.m. toddler story time 

September 14, 10:00 a.m. preschool story time

September 18, 10:30 a.m. computer class, 5:00 p.m. coding club

Book Barn special, September 21, fiction, paperback 10 for $1 9am-1pm

Chautauqua Artisans Marketplace

Chautauqua Artisans Marketplace is delighted to present its newest art show by artist Trisha Blair.  This artist has a passion and talented gift for creating 3D images out of leather.  The show will be on display from September 11th - November 9th.  There will be an Open House on September 21st from 11:00 - 1:00 to meet the artist.  The gallery & store are located across from the Train Depot at 629 N. River Street.  Chautauqua BH Craftsmen & Artisans is a 501c3 nonprofit organization supporting the arts and art education.

Middle School Student Council Pie Fundraiser 

Once again the Middle School Student Council is sponsoring a Pie Fundraiser to generate monies for the middle school music department, middle school sports, and the middle school student council.  Students will be asking friends and neighbors to purchase pies and other items starting September 11th.  The fundraiser will go till October 1st with an expected delivery on November 15th.  If there are any questions feel free to contact Stacy Cope at 745-4146 or stacy.cope@k12.sd.us.  Thank you for supporting your students!

Senior Center

This week at the senior center we have our board meeting on Thursday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m. 

Fall Hours at The Mammoth Site Beginning September 1, 2018

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD Inc. is announcing its fall hours starting September 1-October 31, 2018.

The fall hours will be 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily and the last tour will be at 4:00 p.m. each day.

Keep Hot Springs Beautiful Pod elections

Vote now for the best Hot Springs downtown street corner pod for 2018.  Voting ends September 26th.  You may find ballots and ballot boxes at Mornin’ Sunshine, Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, Hot Springs Public Library, Dale’s Family Restaurant, and Earth Goods Natural Foods.  You may print a ballot at www.KeepHotSpringsBeautiful.org.

Pickleball Clinic 

September 14, come learn this paddle sport for all skill levels at the Butler Park Tennis Court, Hosted by Southern Hills Community Recreation Initiative. 5th - 8th Grade 8:30am – 10am

9th Grade - Adult 10am – 11:30am

$5 Donation per person

$15 per family of three or more people

Hot Springs Home Coming Events

  • Monday, Sept 17th 
    • Coronation at 7 PM in the case auditorium 
  • Wednesday, Sept 19th 
    • Parade at 2:30PM
  • Friday, Sept 21st 
    • Football game at 6PM

If any local business wants to be in the parade they can contact the high school office at 605-745-4147 and ask for Julie! Line-up will begin at 2PM Wednesday September 19.


Singer/songwriter Pegie Douglas, accompanied by her “Badger” musicians, will make a special appearance at the Custer Senior Center on Tues., Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. This historian uses poems from Custer County’s Badger Clark, while adding her original music to entertain her audiences.

A retired special education teacher from North Carolina, she and her husband have homes in both Hill City and North Carolina. Donations will be accepted for this musical program.

Fall River County Republicans

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Become a Member

The Fall River County Republicans will be meeting Tuesday September 18, 7:00 pm, in the Brookside Meeting Room, Hot Springs.  Come join us!  For more info contact Miriam Martin at 890-0543.

Grace of the Pines Hospice Free Workshop

Join us at Grace of the Pines Hospice, 145 N. Chicago Street in Hot Springs (use Jennings Street entrance) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19. You will learn about: advanced medical directives, medical durable power of attorney, living wills and end of life care. We will have forms and a notary available. 

Climb Hot Springs event requests volunteers

The third annual Climb Hot Springs stair climb race is fast approaching with start time of 9:00am on Saturday, September 22nd. Regular registration closes at the end of day on August 31st. Race Director Curt Lout also is calling for volunteers on race day. "We need course coaches to help the climbers make the proper turns and to encourage them along the course. We also have opportunities for local organizations to staff one of three water stops along the route. Climb Hot Springs 2018 is brought to you by the Hot Springs Rotary Club with major sponsorship provided by BNSF. To volunteer or for more information, call Curt Lout at 605-890-1152 or visit the website at www.climbhotsprings.com.

Jedidiah Smith Corral of Westerners on the move

The Jedidiah Smith Corral of Westerners will be traveling to the Mark Belitz family ranch on Cascade Road, September 23 at 1:00 p.m. There will be a demonstration of trick riding. Plan to come and bring a friend. We will plan to meet at the Fall River Hospital parking lot at 12:30 p.m. to carpool. Please call 745-3606 with any questions. 

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Friday’s 4:00 - 6:30pm Until October 5th 

Centennial Park

Local food, artisans, music, community fun!






Christmas in the Hills... 'A Gingerbread Christmas'

'A Gingerbread Christmas is only a few months away. It begins on the evening of November 30 and ends lat on the afternoon of December 2. This year's Christmas In the Hills committee is seeking volunteers to join in planning this annual event. If you are interested in becoming a 'real' part of this celebration, please contact Karen Meston at 605-745-5054 for more information. 

Community Action 

Volunteers wanted, can you spare three hours of your time every week to assist in the daily duties of Community Action and its upcoming boutique? Inquire at Fall River Community Action or call 745-3400 between noon and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Community Action is now offering a new program. We are now providing our new diaper program starting August 29. If interested, inquire at community action for details.

Narcotics Anonymous  

Hole in The Wall Group  meeting at the Evans Hotel 545 N. River Street 6 PM  Contact 605 891 0704

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:  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. 

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