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Fairie House

The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center in Belle Fourche will open a new mini-exhibit called "Fairie Houses" on Saturday, November 10 and will include photos, storyboards about the cultural history of fairy belief and houses.

Whitewood Craft Fair

The Whitewood 8-10 Club is sponsoring a craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Whitewood Community Hall.

Admission is 25 cents. Homemade soup, sandwiches and pie will be served.

Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center opens mini-exhibit on ‘Fairie Houses’

The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center in Belle Fourche will open a new mini-exhibit on Saturday, Nov. 10 with a casual, day-long reception featuring beverages and cupcakes.

The exhibit is entitled “Fairie Houses,” and will include photos, storyboards about the cultural history of fairy belief and houses, a touchscreen quiz, a children’s book and examples of this whimsical pastime.

Making fairie houses is a hobby enjoyed by adults and children. It is a good way to encourage creative thinking and play by youngsters and also develops their appreciation for natural materials and the outdoors.

To celebrate the exhibit, there will be a drawing for children of a fairy skirt and wings. Entries can be made from November 10 to December 13; the winner of the fairy costume will be announced during the first performance of the Tri-State Performers Christmas play on Dec. 14. The child need not be present to win.

The Fairie Houses mini-exhibit will be up through the end of the year.

For more information, call 605-723-1200. The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center is located at 415 Fifth Ave., in Belle Fourche.

Downtown Sturgis Holiday Giveaway

The Downtown Sturgis Foundation announces its Holiday Giveaway, which runs from Nov. 15 through Dec. 15.

Every purchase made at a participating downtown Sturgis retailer qualifies a shopper to win up to $1,000 in gift certificates from the participating downtown retailers.

No minimum purchase required. Shoppers may enter whenever they make a purchase.

Entry forms and boxes will be at all participating retail locations.

Downtown Sturgis retailers include: Just For Looks, Black Hills Rally & Gold, Sturgis Photo & Gifts, Sturgis Leather Co., Weimer’s Diner & Donuts, Rockingtree Floral and Garden, The Knuckle Saloon, The Knuckle Brewing Company, Loud American Roadhouse, The Tattoo Cellar, Prairie Emporium, Hot Leathers, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Wanda’s Kitchen, Black Hills Harley-Davidson Sturgis, Total E’Clips Salon, Sturgis Strikers, Oasis Bar & Fireside Lounge, Unique to Antique, Tom’s T’s, Xtreme Dakota Bicycles, Gold Pan Pizza, Domino’s, Corner Pantry Sturgis, Rosini Gypsy Tour Tattooing and Davis Barber Shop.

Winners will be drawn on Dec. 17 to allow plenty of time for last minute holiday shopping and Scrooge Night, Dec. 20.

BHSU student awarded scholarship

Isabel Litzen of Aberdeen, a junior at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, and Kiley Foss of Hampton, Minn., a junior at South Dakota State University in Brookings, have been named the recipients of $2,000 scholarships presented by the South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association (SDPRA).

The SDPRA student scholarship program promotes and supports excellence in the field of parks and recreation by providing financial assistance for both undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in a South Dakota college and university with parks and recreation emphasis.

Two students in the recreation, parks and/or natural resource management field are each awarded a $2,000 scholarship following review of applications.

“It was not an easy process for the review committee to narrow down to the final two recipients because we had many outstanding applications this year,” said Stella Liu, Scholarship Chair for the association. “They are the young generation of parks and recreation professionals. I have faith they will do great things in the field.”

Litzen is majoring in outdoor education. She has been a staff writer and fact-checker for the BHSU collegiate newspaper, secretary of BHSU Sustainability Club, and Wylie Park Employee of the Month. Her parents are Bill and Stephanie Litzen of Aberdeen.

Foss is majoring in sport and recreation management. She has been a leader for the Sport and Recreation Club at SDSU, student representative for the South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association, and a research assistant for various community involvement projects. Her parents are Brian and Larissa Foss of Hampton, Minn.

The students were recognized in October at South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association’s annual conference in Brookings.

Nominations deadline set for Fine Arts Hall of Fame

The deadline for the 2018 nominations to the Spearfish High School Fine Arts Hall of Fame is Friday, February 1, 2019. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize men and women who have excelled in the areas of music, visual arts, theater arts, dance and/or literature on a professional level.

Nomination forms for eligible candidates are available at the Spearfish High School District website at, the High School Activities office or may be requested by calling 605-717-1206.

Nominees must meet the following criteria: the nominee shall have attended Spearfish High School for at least two years; shall be considered 10 years after high school graduation, and must be achieved professionally in the area of Fine Arts.

The induction of the Spearfish Hall of Fame will be Thursday, May 9, 2019, during the Spring Band Concert and Art Show to be held at Spearfish High School.

Please call 605-717-1206 or email with questions.

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