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This week at the library 

April 12, 10:30 a.m. toddler story time 

April 13, 10:30 a.m. preschool story time

April 17, 10:30 a.m. computer class, 5:00 p.m. coding club  

Southern Hills Community Theater 

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The Southern Hills Community Theatre opens their sixth season with the production of "A Mammoth in Harmes Way" which is written by local and real-life archaeologist, Kathleen Holen, and is inspired in part by many of her own experiences in the field. This play is being directed by local film maker/playwright, Justin Gausman.

"A Mammoth in Harmes Way" is about a science journalist who tags along on an archaeological expedition in the small village of Harmes Way, where a new discovery might change the world's understanding of human migration. The journalist finds that archaeology isn't the "fortune and glory" as seen in movies when nosy volunteer coordinators, wild badgers, romantic entanglements and someone who seems to want to sabotage the expedition get involved. "A Mammoth in Harmes Way" is a mystery 30,000 years in the making.

Performances will be at the Hot Springs Mueller Civic Center at 7:00pm on April 12-14, 2018. Visit us on Facebook or at

Boy's Town common sense parenting 

Tuesdays, March 13 to April 17, 6:00-8:00pm at Black Hills Special Services, 737 University Avenue, Hot Springs. Parents will learn to: give clear messages to children, effectively use praise, change behavior through the use of consequences, prevent and correct negative behaviors and help children learn self-control techniques. Free registration is required. Contact Sue Wilson at 605-394-5120 or

Title VI Indian Education Parent Meeting

On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 a Title VI Indian Education Parent Meeting will be held for Native American parents of Hot Springs students to endorse the 2018-2019 federal grant application from 5:00-5:30pm at the Case Auditorium in room C6. Contact Mr. Alessi-Narr for any further information at 605-745-6384 or

Red Had Society Meeting 

The Dakota Rose Chapter of the Red Hat Society will meet at Woolly's Wednesday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the upper level for lunch. Ladies over 50 are welcome to join us. Call 745-5704 for more information. 

KHSB Membership Drive

Keep Hot Springs Beautiful will have its annual membership drive at the Spring Fling on April 14 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Mueller Center.  Purchasing or renewing a KHSB membership during Spring Fling will get you in a drawing for $100 in Chamber bucks. 

South Dakota Scholarship Foundation Cake Auction

The South Dakota Scholarship Foundation will be hosting the annual Cake Auction and dinner at the Red Rock River Resort on Saturday, April 14.  The fundraising event will go to fund the Scholarship Program for this year’s Miss South Dakota.  Social hour is from 6:00 -7:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 with the auction to follow.  Please call Judy Thies at 605-745-4261 to make your reservations.


ChallengeHS, supporters of active events in the area, is excited that their Fourth Annual Stars, Stripes & Steps stair-climbing challenge is just around the corner, and wants you to register by April 15th to take advantage of Early Bird prices.

“It’s a win-win”, said Challenge Director Dusty Pence. “You save money and also help us with our planning.” Early Bird prices are $20.00 for 5K and 2-mile options and $35.00 for the half-marathon. ($15.00/$20.00 for kids 15 and under.)

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 and share in an Open House on April 20th from 11-1.  Store and gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and located across from the Train Depot at 629 N. River Street.  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.

April Birthday's at the Senior Center

At the Senior Center this week we have our Monthly Birthday Party on Thursday April 19th at 2pm all members with Birthdays in April do come and enjoy your Birthday.

Boys and Girls Club of the Black Hills Fundraiser 

Top of the Town Boys and Girls Club Art and Dessert Auction will be held April 21 at 6:00 p.m. At the comfort Inn and Suites in Deadwood. Register at

Earth Day Rummage Sale & Expo 

If you have items to donate to Keep Hot Springs Beautiful’s Earth Day Rummage Sale, bring those to the Mueller Center gym on Friday, April 20th between 7:30 AM to 4 PM.  Enjoy the sale on Saturday, April 21st from 7:30 AM to 1 PM.  Added this year is an Expo for Earth Day information and activities from 8 AM to Noon which will also be in the gym.

 Monthly State Home Dance

Everyone Welcome to come to the Monthly State Home Dance. It will be held Friday April 27th starting at 2:00 in the Auditorium. Poncho’s Band will be playing. There will be Refreshments and Snacks served. If you have any questions, please call Laura Inman Activity Director @ 745-5127 Ext 1500330.

6th Annual Eddie Clay Legacy Casino Night at The Mammoth Site

Join the fun April 27, 2018 from 7:00-10:30 p.m. at The Mammoth Site Casino Night! This fun night helps The Mammoth Site raise funds for the Educational and Research Fund. The funds allow the Site to give free field trips to local schools and reduced prices to schools throughout the United States. Contributions from this fundraiser helped 899 schools from South Dakota and Nebraska visit the Site in 2017, to learn about the Late Ice Age from our working paleontological dig site! You may purchase tickets online at, from The Mammoth Site or by calling 605-745-6017.

Electronics Recycling Event

KHSB will be hosting its Spring recycling event on Saturday, April 28, from 9 AM to Noon (or until full) in the Centennial Park parking lot.  KHSB is partnering with Pacific Steel & Recycling and Jim’s Service.  Please go to for a complete list of what can be dropped off.  Please note that a $15 fee will be charged for anything with Freon.  Please be sure to come early so that you are not turned away if we fill up before Noon!  Donations to KHSB are welcome.

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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.

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.

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. 

Hot Springs Summer Recreation

Hot Springs Summer Recreation proposed schedule is now posted:, it can be found under “Frequently requested documents”!

Trail Life

Trail Life, Christ-centered outdoor adventure, leadership, and character development program, meets every Tuesday at 6:30 at the Southern Hills Evangelical Free Church, 1509 University Ave.  All boys from ages 6-18 are invited to attend.  Parents need not stay with their boys.  For more information, call Ryan Maurer 605-890-3734

Climb Hot Springs registration open

Registration for Climb Hot Springs stair climbing event is now available. Register online at or with paper at Mornin' Sunshine at 509 N River Street in Hot Springs. April registration fees are $25 for kids and $35 for adults. The third annual event will be held on September 22 and consists of a 7-mile race that includes all five staircases in town and a 3-mile fun run that incorporates two staircases. For more information visit the website or contact Race Director Curt Lout, 605-890-1152. 

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