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Tuesdays | 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Story time for preschool children. Upstairs in Meeting Room B.

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Tuessdays | 10:30 a.m.

History and Science for our youngest visitors! Come learn and play with our Journey educators as they host a class designed especially for toddlers. Join us for books, puppets, finger plays, songs and crafts to get your preschooler grooving in the Museum! Recommended for ages 2-5; all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit ourneymuseum.org/toddler-tuesdays.

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Wednesdays | 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Library story time will entertain children with story telling, flannel boards, puppetry and engaging music! Story time for children of all ages. Upstairs in Meeting Room B.

[readableDate] => Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 9:30-10:30am [timestamp] => 1493307000 [location] => Rapid City Public Library | 610 Quincy Street | Rapid City, SD 57702 ) [3] => Array ( [title] => Open Mic Night at Jacket Zone [description] =>

Last Thursday of the month | 5 to 7 p.m.

Do you have a song or a joke inside of you? Come show it off at Jacket and Jacks Open Mic Night! Or just come enjoy those who do. Open to all ages, no charge. Door prizes given out nightly. Happening the last Thursday of every month.

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Friday, Apr. 28 to Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | Various times

The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center will become a giant playground for babies to pre–teens at the 22nd annual Youth & Family Services Kids Fair. For 22 years, the YFS Kids Fair has been a success, raising funds for programs and educational activities that benefit more than 14,000 children and their families in western South Dakota.

This years Kids Fair will feature past favorites such face painting, mini-train rides, live entertainment, inflatable attractions, and more than 70 booths just brimming with hands–on activities. Several new activities and attractions will also be making their way into this years Kids Fair!

For more information on how you can help at Kids Fair please contact Connie Olson at 342-4195.

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FREE Every Friday | 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Kick-start your weekend! LIVE MUSIC, FREE admission, cash bar - Every Friday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café @ the Dahl. Celebrating the talents of Emerging Artists, and providing a nurturing place for them to be seen, to be heard, and to grow. For more information, visit www.thedahl.org/emerging-artists.

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Friday and Saturday | 7 to 9 p.m.

Visit Firehouse Wine Cellars for free acoustic music by Joel Guptill.

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Friday, Apr. 28, 2017 | 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Dry Jack Jazz Band Returns to Rapid City. “Dry Jack” was a legendary jazz fusion group of the late 70’s and early 80s that recorded two highly successful albums (“Magical Elements” and “Whale City”) for Inner City Records. Dry Jack thrilled audiences throughout the U.S. and was cited in Rolling Stone’s History of Music as one of the premiere, cutting edge bands of the electric jazz movement. The group was founded by keyboardist/composer Chuck Lamb (Brubeck Brothers Quartet) and bassist extraordinaire Rich Lamb (Hazel Miller Group), both longtime Colorado residents. Dry Jack also featured Kansas City guitar wiz Rod Fleeman (Karrin Allyson) and exciting New York drummer Jon Margolis (Ernie Watts).

Returning the Black Hills 35 years later, Backroom Productions and the Performing Arts Center are presenting this legendary group on April 28 in the Studio Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Concert proceeds will be used to purchase books of cultural relevance for children through the Readiatrics Book Drive.

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Friday, Apr. 28 to Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | Various times

The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center will become a giant playground for babies to pre–teens at the 22nd annual Youth & Family Services Kids Fair. For 22 years, the YFS Kids Fair has been a success, raising funds for programs and educational activities that benefit more than 14,000 children and their families in western South Dakota.

This years Kids Fair will feature past favorites such face painting, mini-train rides, live entertainment, inflatable attractions, and more than 70 booths just brimming with hands–on activities. Several new activities and attractions will also be making their way into this years Kids Fair!

For more information on how you can help at Kids Fair please contact Connie Olson at 342-4195.

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Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017 | 11 a.m. to noon

Morgan’s Journey has been delighting children and their families around the world for nearly three decades. The play is a captivating exploration of joyous yet challenging childhood experiences and offers audiences a unique opportunity for active participation. From the moment of his birth, we follow Morgan the Clown on a journey of discovery. We delight in the presents he receives, especially his last one, a wise sock puppet who becomes his companion. Encountering inevitable growing pains, Morgan learns a valuable and moving lesson about love and the true meaning of friendship.

Morgan’s Journey, originally created by Robert Morgan and director David Craig in 1980 is now the longest-running touring play in Canadian history. It won the prestigious Chalmer’s Canadian Play Award for Outstanding Play and has rightly earned the description given to it, “a true Canadian classic.”

Robert Morgan has enjoyed a lengthy and eclectic career. Over the past 25 years he has written more than 20 professionally produced plays and acted in and directed over 40 productions. He has won the prestigious Chalmers Award for outstanding play writing 6 times.

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Book Buddies

TonightTuesday, April 25, 2017 from 9:30-10:30am
Rapid City Public Library | 610 Quincy St. | Rapid City, SD

Tuesdays | 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Story time for preschool children. Upstairs in Meeting Room B.

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Toddler Tuesdays

TonightTuesday, April 25, 2017 from 10:30-11:30am
The Journey Museum and Learning Center | 222 New York St. | Rapid City, SD 57701

Tuessdays | 10:30 a.m.

History and Science for our youngest visitors! Come learn and play with our Journey educators as they host a class designed especially for toddlers. Join us for books, puppets, finger plays, songs and crafts to get your preschooler grooving in the Museum! Recommended for ages 2-5; all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit ourneymuseum.org/toddler-tuesdays.

+ See More

Tiny Tales Story Time

Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 9:30-10:30am
Rapid City Public Library | 610 Quincy Street | Rapid City, SD 57702

Wednesdays | 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Library story time will entertain children with story telling, flannel boards, puppetry and engaging music! Story time for children of all ages. Upstairs in Meeting Room B.

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Open Mic Night at Jacket Zone

Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 5-7pm
Jacket Zone | 611 Main St. | Rapid City, SD 57701

Last Thursday of the month | 5 to 7 p.m.

Do you have a song or a joke inside of you? Come show it off at Jacket and Jacks Open Mic Night! Or just come enjoy those who do. Open to all ages, no charge. Door prizes given out nightly. Happening the last Thursday of every month.

+ See More

YFS Kids Fair

Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9am - 4pm
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center | 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd. | Rapid City, SD 57701

Friday, Apr. 28 to Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | Various times

The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center will become a giant playground for babies to pre–teens at the 22nd annual Youth & Family Services Kids Fair. For 22 years, the YFS Kids Fair has been a success, raising funds for programs and educational activities that benefit more than 14,000 children and their families in western South Dakota.

This years Kids Fair will feature past favorites such face painting, mini-train rides, live entertainment, inflatable attractions, and more than 70 booths just brimming with hands–on activities. Several new activities and attractions will also be making their way into this years Kids Fair!

For more information on how you can help at Kids Fair please contact Connie Olson at 342-4195.

+ See More

Emerging Artists @ the Lien Cultural Cafe

Friday, April 28, 2017 from 5:30-7pm
Dahl Arts Center | 713 Seventh St. | Rapid City, SD 57701

FREE Every Friday | 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Kick-start your weekend! LIVE MUSIC, FREE admission, cash bar - Every Friday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café @ the Dahl. Celebrating the talents of Emerging Artists, and providing a nurturing place for them to be seen, to be heard, and to grow. For more information, visit www.thedahl.org/emerging-artists.

+ See More

Vinote Sessions: Joel Guptill

Friday, April 28, 2017 from 7-9pm
Firehouse Wine Cellars | 620 Main St. | Rapid City, SD 57701

Friday and Saturday | 7 to 9 p.m.

Visit Firehouse Wine Cellars for free acoustic music by Joel Guptill.

+ See More

Dry Jack – Readiatrics Benefit Concert

Friday, April 28, 2017 from 7:30-9:30pm
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City | 601 Columbus St. | Rapid City, SD 57701

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017 | 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Dry Jack Jazz Band Returns to Rapid City. “Dry Jack” was a legendary jazz fusion group of the late 70’s and early 80s that recorded two highly successful albums (“Magical Elements” and “Whale City”) for Inner City Records. Dry Jack thrilled audiences throughout the U.S. and was cited in Rolling Stone’s History of Music as one of the premiere, cutting edge bands of the electric jazz movement. The group was founded by keyboardist/composer Chuck Lamb (Brubeck Brothers Quartet) and bassist extraordinaire Rich Lamb (Hazel Miller Group), both longtime Colorado residents. Dry Jack also featured Kansas City guitar wiz Rod Fleeman (Karrin Allyson) and exciting New York drummer Jon Margolis (Ernie Watts).

Returning the Black Hills 35 years later, Backroom Productions and the Performing Arts Center are presenting this legendary group on April 28 in the Studio Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Concert proceeds will be used to purchase books of cultural relevance for children through the Readiatrics Book Drive.

+ See More

YFS Kids Fair

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9am - 4pm
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center | 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd. | Rapid City, SD 57701

Friday, Apr. 28 to Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | Various times

The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center will become a giant playground for babies to pre–teens at the 22nd annual Youth & Family Services Kids Fair. For 22 years, the YFS Kids Fair has been a success, raising funds for programs and educational activities that benefit more than 14,000 children and their families in western South Dakota.

This years Kids Fair will feature past favorites such face painting, mini-train rides, live entertainment, inflatable attractions, and more than 70 booths just brimming with hands–on activities. Several new activities and attractions will also be making their way into this years Kids Fair!

For more information on how you can help at Kids Fair please contact Connie Olson at 342-4195.

+ See More

Saturday Family Series: Morgans Journey

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 11am - Noon
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City | 610 Columbus St. | Rapid City, SD 57702

Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017 | 11 a.m. to noon

Morgan’s Journey has been delighting children and their families around the world for nearly three decades. The play is a captivating exploration of joyous yet challenging childhood experiences and offers audiences a unique opportunity for active participation. From the moment of his birth, we follow Morgan the Clown on a journey of discovery. We delight in the presents he receives, especially his last one, a wise sock puppet who becomes his companion. Encountering inevitable growing pains, Morgan learns a valuable and moving lesson about love and the true meaning of friendship.

Morgan’s Journey, originally created by Robert Morgan and director David Craig in 1980 is now the longest-running touring play in Canadian history. It won the prestigious Chalmer’s Canadian Play Award for Outstanding Play and has rightly earned the description given to it, “a true Canadian classic.”

Robert Morgan has enjoyed a lengthy and eclectic career. Over the past 25 years he has written more than 20 professionally produced plays and acted in and directed over 40 productions. He has won the prestigious Chalmers Award for outstanding play writing 6 times.

+ See More