Community Calendar


    Bedroom Farce

    Friday, March 20th 2015 - All Day at Hughes Hall at DWU
    1200 W. University Ave

    The play Bedroom Farce will be put on by Dakota Wesleyan on March 20/21 at 7:30pm, March 22nd at 2pm, March 27/28 at 7:30pm and March 29th at 2pm.
    Tickets are available for $7 at the door.


    Polar Plunge

    Sunday, March 29th 2015 - All Day at Highland Mall
    Highland Way

    Polar Plunge will take place on Sunday, March 29th at the Highland Mall. Registration begins at 12:30pm with the Plunge kicking off at 2.
    The event raises money for the special olympics of south dakota.

    participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100 in order to jump into the water.

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    Bella Morgan Easter Egg Hunt

    Sunday, March 29th 2015 - 2:00 pm

    The 2nd annual Easter egg hunt in memory of Bella Morgan will take place on March 29th, 2015 at 2pm at Bella’s Butterfly Garden in Mitchell.

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    Blood Drive

    Monday, April 6th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital
    525 North Foster

    Mitchell will have a blood drive on April 6th from 1pm-6pm at Avera Queen of Peace


    Spring Football Skills Camp

    Tuesday, April 7th 2015 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at DWU Practice Field
    1200 West University Ave

    The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for a sprinng football skills camp hosted by DWU coaches and players. Camp is open to anyone in grades 3-6. Dates are April 7th, 9th, 13th, and 15th. It will be at the practice field from 4-5pm each day.
    Cost is $40 and includes a camp t-shirt.
    Sign up online at or at the Rec Center.

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    Freeman Blood Drive

    Thursday, April 9th 2015 - 7:30 am - 1:00 pm at Freeman Regional Health Services Building
    510 East 8th St.

    Freeman will have a blood drive on April 9th from 7:30am-1pm at the Freeman Regional Health Services Building.

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    Bar J Wranglers

    Friday, April 10th 2015 - 7:00 pm at Corn Palace
    601 N Main St

    The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole, WY will be in concert at the Corn Palace on Friday, April 10th at 7pm.
    Cost for the event is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Student prices are $10. Proceeds go tot he DWU Baseball Booster Club.


    Legion Legion Auxiliary Spring Salad Lunch & Silent auction

    Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    The Letcher American Legion Auxiliary will host their annual Spring Salad Lunch and silent auction on Saturday April 11, 2015 from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Letcher Community Center.  Come enjoy a great variety of salads for lunch and find a silent auction treasure to win a bid on.   Cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for under 12.  Everyone Welcome.

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    First Circuit CASA “Baskets of Hope” luncheon

    Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Mitchell Wesleyan Church
    601 N. Sanborn

    First Circuit CASA in Mitchell, SD will be holding a “Baskets of Hope” luncheon to help raise money to provide services to the children in our eight county jurisdiction of Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, and McCook counties. If you share the dream of eliminating child abuse and neglect, we ask you to support our “Baskets of Hope” luncheon. Our CASA children have hope for the future because one friend like
    you cared enough to make a difference.

    The event will be held April 11, at the Wesleyan Church in Mitchell at Noon. Chicken Salad Croissant, Pasta Salad, & Dessert will be served, tickets are $12 each or a table of 8 for $90. Auction Items include, Spa Packages, Weekend Get-Away, & Specialty Desserts.
    Come out and join the fun. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact CASA, Jackie Horton, at 605-996-1212.

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    Letcher Legion Pancake & Sausage feed

    Sunday, April 12th 2015 - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

    The Letcher American Legion will be hosting a pancake and sausage feed at the Letcher Community Center on Sunday April 12, 2015 from 10:30 to 1:00.  Free will offering with all donations going to help support the Legion activities.

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    Crop Hunger Walk

    Wednesday, April 15th 2015 - All Day at DWU Sherman Center
    1200 West University Ave

    The Crop Hunger Walk will take place on April 15th at the Sherman Center beginning at 4pm.
    Proceeds support the Church World Service and the Mitchell Food Pantry.
    For more information, please contact (605)-996-7721

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    Impact Lives

    Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Corn Palace
    601 N Main St

    The annual Food Pack will be held at the Corn Palace on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 with 2 hour shifts beginning at 8am and ending at 4pm. The food from the pack gets distributed to people suffering from starvation around the world.
    To sign up, contact Deb Weitala at 996-4937 or 999-8994.
    To donate, please mail checks to Deb Weitala, c/o Northridge, P.O. Box 631, Mitchell, SD 57301.


    Wine Tasting Fundraiser

    Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 5:00 pm at Mitchell Area Community Theatre
    700 North Main Street

    There will be a wine tasting event to act a s a fundraiser on April 18th at 5:00pm at the Mitchell Area Community Theatre.  This event includes wine and entertainment.
    Ticket prices are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
    For more information, contact MACT at 605-996-9137

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    Linda Feterl School of Dance Annual Recital

    Sunday, April 19th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Linda Feterl School of Dance will have its 2015 Annual Recital “Shake It Up!” at the Corn Palace on April 19, 2015 from 5pm-7:30pm.


    Quaker Genealogy Conference

    Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Carnegie Resource Center
    119 W. Third Ave

    There will be a Quaker Genealogy conference at the Carnegie Resource Center in Mitchell on Saturday, April 25th. Sessions will include information on history, records, meetinghouses, burial grounds, and research.
    For more information please contact Pam Range at 605-996-3209 or

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    Used Book Sale

    Saturday, May 16th 2015 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church
    310 N. Rowley St

    There will be a used book sale on May 16th, 2015 from 9am-3pm at the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Proceeds benefit the Mitchell Area Historical Society/ Carnegie Resource Center.

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    Heart and Sole Cancer Walk

    Friday, June 19th 2015 - 6:30 pm at Mitchell Middle School
    800 West 10th Street

    This year’s Heart and Sole Cancer Walk will be June 19th at the Mitchell Middle School at 6:30pm.


    Holiday Arts Fall Craft Show

    Friday, September 25th 2015 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Masonic Temple
    112 E 5th

    The Holiday Arts Fall Craft Show will be held on September 25th and 26th, 2015 at the Masonic Temple in Mitchell. Show times are as follows: 9am-7pm on Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday.
    For more information please contact Nancy VanOverschelde at 605-248-2526 or at


    Holiday Arts Christmas Craft Show

    Friday, November 20th 2015 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Masonic Temple
    112 E 5th

    The Holiday Arts Christmas Craft Show will be held on November 20th and 21st, 2015 at the Masonic Temple in Mitchell. Show times are as follows: 9am-7pm on Friday, and 9am-7pm on Saturday.
    For more information, please contact Nancy VanOverschelde at 605-248-2526 or at

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