Museum of Geology: Museum Day
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Museum of Geology: Museum Day

The Museum of Geology is always free and open to the public. For this year's Museum Day (hosted by the Smithsonian), we're opening our Paleontology Collections up to the public for free, guided tours! Take this opportunity to go behind the scenes and see how fossils are cared for by our expert staff and students!

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The Districts with very special guest Trap Kit
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Districts with very special guest Trap Kit

The Garage Concert Series proudly presents American rock band The Districts with very special guest Trap Kit on Monday, March 19 at 7pm at The Garage. 

The Districts are a band that exists in this moment. They're described by close friends (and girlfriends) as a well-oiled machine, filthily cult like, and also “normal dudes.”

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Morning Fill Up with Dr. Jim Rankin
Feb
6
7:00 AM07:00

Morning Fill Up with Dr. Jim Rankin

Dr. Jim Rankin returned to his alma mater in January as the 19th president of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. A South Dakota native from Draper and Fort Pierre, Jim graduated from Mines in 1978 with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.

In a conversation with Matt Ehlman of The Numad Group, we'll get to know more about Jim, and his vision for Mines and our community.

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Lecture: Frederico Vigil: Did Michelangelo Lie Down or Stand Up When He Painted the Sistine Chapel

Public lecture by the artist Frederico Vigil, titled "Did Michelangelo Lie Down or Stand Up When He Painted the Sistine Chapel?". In conjunction with his exhibition Ancient Art New Images on view in the Apex Gallery at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. For more details, click here.

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Night at the Museum
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Night at the Museum

Children can come trick or treat in a safe environment while learning about dinosaurs, prehistoric mammals, and rocks through games and hands-on educational activities. The staff and volunteers dress up as well making this a free and fun event for all ages!

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"Night in the Cold" Cornerstone Rescue Mission Fundraiser
Oct
27
to Oct 28

"Night in the Cold" Cornerstone Rescue Mission Fundraiser

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Help the homeless population in Rapid City by raising money and awareness!

"Night in the Cold" is an event organized by Lambda Chi Alpha to raise money for the The Cornerstone Rescue Mission in Rapid City. 

Sign up or Donate Now! First 100 get a free Tshirt
https://foundation.sdsmt.edu/night-in-the-cold

This family-friendly event will include dinner, snack, a movie and games, followed by outdoor camping. The cost is $15 and ll proceeds benefit The Cornerstone Rescue Mission.

Meet at Surbeck Center
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Bring tents and/or sleeping bags and appropriate clothing for the weather.
If weather not permitting, the event will be moved indoors.

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Morning Fill Up with Paula Kerger
Oct
27
7:00 AM07:00

Morning Fill Up with Paula Kerger

Morning Fill Up, the conversation series at The Garage, welcomes Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, on Friday, October 27 at 7am. The event is free. Reservations are required.

In a conversation with Matt Ehlman of The Numad Group, she will talk about leadership, storytelling, and the role media plays in our country today. She’ll also give us an inside look at the nation’s largest non-commercial media organization in the United States. 

Paula joined PBS in March 2006 and is the longest serving president and CEO in PBS history. During her tenure, she has made particularly strong commitments to the arts, news and public affairs, high-quality educational content for children and the classroom, diversity, and the use of new digital platforms to bring public media into the lives of all Americans.

Under her leadership, PBS has been growing its audiences across genres and platforms. In the course of a year, 82% of all television households in America watch PBS, and nearly 70% of all children watch PBS.

Among her accomplishments are the pop-culture phenomenon “Downton Abbey” on Masterpiece, Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, the original American drama series “Mercy Seat,” the documentary Hamilton’s America about the Broadway smash hit musical, and acclaimed children’s programs such as “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and “Curious George.”

In addition, Paula led the historic launch of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel in January 2017, ensuring that PBS’ educational programming can reach children anytime and anywhere through local stations.

She is a director of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and chair of the board of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. She is regularly included on Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Entertainment Power 100,” an annual survey of the nation’s top women executives in media. In 2005, she was named to the Women’s Forum, an organization of 300 leading women in New York’s arts and business scenes. 

Morning Fill Up is a series of public gatherings intended to inspire and engage members of The Garage, as well as residents around western South Dakota, to put their creative energies into action for the betterment of the entire community. Since the inception of Morning Fill Up, creators of the morning talk have sought to bring guests who can speak to timely, important issues that impact residents of the region--and people across the country. 

Morning Fill Up was created by The Numad Group, and is sponsored by Numad and The Bush Foundation.

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Bright Pink Educational Workshop
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Bright Pink Educational Workshop

Join us for a one-of-a-kind educational workshop, presented by Katie Parker, Bright Pink educational ambassador and breast cancer survivor, that educates women and men on the basics of breast and ovarian health, provides concrete strategies for living a proactive lifestyle and offers tools to assess your personal risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Mayor Steve Allender's office will be presenting a proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness month before the workshop begins!

Bright Pink is on a mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. They target 52 million women between the ages of 18-45, as well as those who love and support them. The focus is on health, rather than cancer, in order to inspire women to practice prevention. By implementing programs, initiatives and partnerships, they are able to reach women in their daily lives and providers in their daily practice.

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Black Hills Digital Mapping Association Annual Conference
Oct
18
7:30 AM07:30

Black Hills Digital Mapping Association Annual Conference

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Attend the Black Hills Digital Mapping Association annual conference to learn about the technology and data behind the maps you use every day on your phone, in your car, or on your local government web site. Attend a free mapping lesson at the ESRI Hands On Learning Lab, or register for the whole day

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The Garage Concert Series Matthew Logan Vasquz
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Garage Concert Series Matthew Logan Vasquz

The Garage Concert Series proudly presents Matthew Logan Vasquez on Thursday, October 5 at 7pm at The Garage. 

Austin, Texas-native Matthew Logan Vasquez of the indie rock band Delta Spirit comes to The Garage in the midst of a national tour in support of his second solo album, Does What He Wants, which cuts through the hardships of life with positive reflections. He is best known as the lead vocalist for the Delta Spirit and a member of the folk rock group, Middle Brother.

Recognized for his fiery delivery and thought-provoking lyrics, Vasquez draws from a huge and versatile well of influences, including Gram Parsons, Kurt Cobain, Neil Young, and Iggy Pop.

Vasquez met band-mate Brandon Young in 2005. With his bandmates, he made an entrance into the American music scene when Delta Spirit released their first album in 2006. Vasquez has recorded six albums with Delta Spirits, all of which he wrote for. The last two albums, Delta Spirt and Into the Wild, made it onto the U.S. Billboard Top 200 charts, landing at #1 for Heatseeker Albums and #15 for Current Alternative Albums, respectively. He later released a self-titled debut record with Middle Brothers.

Vasquez can play the guitar, harmonica, piano, and drums. Over the past year, Vasquez has built his own studio in his home in Austin as a way to control the terms of his music. 

Tickets are $18 plus tax and handling fees. Doors open at 6pm. All ages show. Seated show, first-come first-serve. 

The concert is made possible through support from The Garage - Rapid City, The Numad Group, East of 5th, and Miner Brewing Company. 

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Morning Fill Up with Stephanie Judson
Sep
21
7:00 AM07:00

Morning Fill Up with Stephanie Judson

Morning Fill Up returns on September 21 at 7am at The Garage in Rapid City with a conversation with Stephanie Judson, president of South Dakota Community Foundation.

In a conversation with Matt Ehlman, Stephanie will discuss the role of philanthropy in the state and her work with the generous people of South Dakota, and reflect on the growth of SDCF and her decision to spend her career in the third sector. 

South Dakota Community Foundation has been connecting generous people and community nonprofits throughout the state of South Dakota for 30 years. SDCF was established as part of late Governor George Mickelson’s vision for our state’s second century. Nearly every community across South Dakota has been impacted by the work of SDCF. 

Stephanie has been with SDCF for 20 years and has served as its president for nearly five years. SDCF’s initial $10 million dollar endowment has grown to nearly $300 million. Over $100 million dollars in grants and scholarships have been awarded by SDCF to nonprofits and individuals doing important work in our state.

Morning Fill Up is sponsored by The Numad Group and The Bush Foundation. Morning Fill Up is a series of public gatherings intended to inspire and engage members of The Garage, as well as residents around western South Dakota, to put their creative energies into action for the betterment of the entire community. 

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Block Party!
Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Block Party!

The last night of Rapid City's Downtown Art Night East of 5th is hosting a block party at Trinity Eco Prayer Park from 5-9 p.m. The party will feature an outdoor concert by Matt Costa and special performances by Life Without Lemons, Library Advocate, J Shogren & Stevens High School Jazz Band. Other activities will include: yoga, food trucks, face painting, a visit from Rapid City Fire Department, and so much more. Share our Facebook event with your friends

 

Schedule 

5 PM Library Advocates

6 PM Life Without Lemons

7 PM Steven High Jazz Band

7:20 PM J Shogren

8:10 PM Matt Costa

 

Food Trucks 

Smokin' Hot 

Beau's Kickstand 

The Good Stuff

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The Vietnam War, A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

The Vietnam War, A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

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Join SDPB for special screening of highlights from The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Moderator will be SD Secretary of Veteran Affairs Larry Zimmerman and SDPB producers will be on-site with video equipment to record personal stories from the Vietnam War and era.

Website for more information: http://www.sdpb.org/vietnam

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Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Anti Human Trafficking Event

Patrick Klein from Vision Beyond Borders will speak about their organization’s work with trafficking victims. Listen as he shares about their project in the red light districts of India, which provides a Day/Night Care Center for children of the women trapped in this darkness.

Dinner served at 6 (free-will offering taken)

Speaker begins at 6:30

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Anti Human Trafficking Event

From 10am - 2pm: Featuring information from West River Human Trafficking Task Force, Vision Beyond Borders, The Open Suitcase, Answer the Call, local law enforcement and more.

Recognize the signs of trafficking and learn how to combat the issue. Learn to protect yourself and others. Self-defense classes will be offered free-of-charge (Advanced Registration Required)

At 6pm: Hear speakers US Rep. Kristi Noem and Penn. Co. State’s Attorney Mark Vargo address the issue of human trafficking in South Dakota.

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