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CHS Players: Central High Theatre's Drama Club Present
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
Nov. 17, 18, & 19, 7pm
Central High School Theater

Grab an early gift of tickets for your loved ones!
Festival of Trees: 40th Anniversary
 Friday, November 18 | 1 PM – 4 PM Free Preview
Historic Homestake Opera House
313 West Main Street, Lead

Start off your holiday season at the 40th Festival of Trees celebration! There will be a chamber mixer on Friday, November 18, and the silent and live auctions on Saturday, November 19. The proceeds raised from this event go back to the Homestake Opera House to support operations and adult and children's programming.
There will be a $5 cover charge for the silent and live auctions on Saturday.
November 18
1-4 pm FREE Public Preview - come see the decorated trees & wreaths and scope out the silent auction
4-6 pm Chamber Mixer
November 19
1-3 pm FREE Public Preview
3-4 pm CLOSED
4-5:45 pm Silent Auction is open, $5 cover charge
6-?pm Live Tree & Wreath Auction, $5 cover charge
For questions or more info, please email us at
Hope to see you all there!

Black Hills Chamber Music Society Presents
Maya Anjali Buchanan, Violin
November 20 | 3:oo PM

First Congregational Church

A native of Rapid City, Indian-American violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan is a top medalist in the Washington, Stulberg, Stradivarius, and Johansen International Competitions. She has performed in Europe, China, and with orchestras throughout the United States, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the 2017 CSO Young Artist Competition. Festival debuts include the Harpa International Music Festival, Peninsula Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival as the recipient of the 2019 Dorothy DeLay Fellowship Award. An alumna of the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, Maya currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Ida Kavafian. She plays on a violin generously loaned by the Stradivari Society of Chicago. 
"I started Kindermusik at age two, and my very first introduction was to Grieg’s “Peer Gynt.” I’m told that when this character was being chased by the trolls “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” I would become very animated and start dancing whenever and wherever this was played. I was further introduced to classical music through the Suzuki method and started playing the violin when I was four years old at the local Black Hills Suzuki School in Rapid City, South Dakota."
RC Journal Story
Rapid City New Horizons Band
Fall Concert Honoring Veterans (rescheduled)
Sunday, November 20 | 2 PM
Canyon Lake Activity Center

This patriotic concert features the Rapid City New Horizons Band. Come and help us honor and salute America and the Armed Forces but especially all Veterans. The dance band will play a few tunes beginning at 1:45 p.m.
Wilson Park Christmas Lighting Ceremony
Tuesday, November 22 | 5:15 PM – 6 PM
Wilson Park Rapid City

Hot Chocolate, Cookies, Santa Claus, Wilson Elementary Christmas Carols and Mayor Allender officially lights up Wilson Park to kick off the Holidays in Rapid City. Broadcast live by KOTA TV during the 5:30 news. Everyone please come!
Holiday Open House
Friday, November 25 | 8 AM – 6 PM
Jolly Lane Greenhouse

It's time for the annual Jolly Lane Holiday Open House! Whether you’re searching for the perfect present or stunning greenery to deck your halls, we’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Plus, we’ll have live music, snacks, and refreshments to enjoy while you’re here celebrating with us and taking in the beauty of Jolly Lane.
As an early Christmas present to you, we’ll also be offering fantastic holiday specials, including Buy One Get One Half Off all poinsettias and 20% off Christmas decorations, fresh evergreen wreaths, door swags, and garland. We'll also have our freshly cut Christmas trees ready for you to pick out the perfect tree for the holiday season!
Plus, we offer flocked trees in a variety of colors.
Before you go, don’t forget to stop by the Rose Garden Bar, where you can enjoy a moment of relaxation as you sip South Dakota craft beers and wine at our beautiful antique bar!
Join us on November 26 at 6 PM in downtown Rapid City for the 24th Annual Festival of Lights Parade!
This dazzling nighttime parade rings in the holiday season!
The parade begins at East Boulevard and proceeds down Main Street, turning south on 7th Street and traveling east on St. Joseph Street.
From horse-drawn carriages to amazing displays on flatbed trucks, the Festival of Lights Parade delights crowds and is the premier winter event in the Black Hills.

Rapid City Concert Association Presents

Jeeyoon Kim

Sunday, Nov. 27 | 3:00 PM

The Monument Fine Arts Theater

Classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim delights audiences with a sparkling combination of sensitive artistry, broad emotional range, and impeccable technique.
At the 2018 Global Music Awards, Jeeyoon became two Gold Medal winners for Emerging Artist and Instrumentalist at Global Music Awards. Jeeyoon Kim provides a uniquely engaging and innovative concert experience, including beautiful videos to complement the music.

Find Out More
Young musicians! The deadline to apply for the Young Artist Competition is December 5th!
Please visit our website for application forms and instructions.
The Bells of the Hills is back after 2 years of not meeting...
We have had an initial meeting to plan a Christmas concert for December. Watch for notice of it here...
The Family of Verle (Fritzi) Goehring has established an endowment through the Allied Arts in the loving memory of this wonderful woman.

Verle Bernice Shurtleff was born October 30, 1922, in Olney, Illinois. She lived on the family farm in Bone Gap, Illinois with her parents Clarence Ellsworth Shurtleff and Harriet Charlotte (Williams) Shurtleff, and sister Maurice Amelia. Verle attended Bone Gap High School, where she was in the choir and played tuba in the band. After graduation, she began nursing school in Chicago, where she met Oscar Goehring from Lowry, South Dakota, who was serving in the Army Air Force. He gave her the endearing name of Fritzi, and it stayed with her for life. They married at the First Presbyterian Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, on June 11, 1943.

Fritzi was a volunteer Grey Lady at the hospital and was active in 4H, The Extension Club, Bridge Club, and the Rapid City Motel Association. She was a life member of AAUW, which awarded her “The Woman of Worth Award.” She and Oscar were founding and session members of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

After Oscar died in 1970, Fritzi continued teaching. She filled her summers working at the 1880 train as the Office Manager. She obtained her real estate license and worked for Century 21. Upon retiring from teaching, she operated gift shops in Keystone, and later, two shops in Hill City. In 1991 she established and managed Travel Connection with her daughter Linda. She became a resident at West Hills Village and became involved by serving as a volunteer and board member.

Because of Fritzi’s love of the arts her family has established this fund to support student and senior art opportunities through our Share-a-Seat program.

Memorials may be directed to the
Allied Arts Fund, PO Box 4080, Rapid City, SD 57709.

Rapid City Concert Association Ticket Information

All performances are at the Fine Arts Theatre at The Monument (formerly Rapid City Civic Center), 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted) - Open Seating

Groups of 20 or more may purchase individual adult tickets for $20 each. For further information email us at

Membership/Ticket Locations

The Monument
Box Office
(605) 394-4111
Credit cards accepted

Single Event Ticket prices vary by performance

Tickets to individual shows will be available at the following locations:

The Monument (formerly Rapid City Civic Center) Box Office
(605) 394-4111
(Credit cards accepted)


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We have collected $100,000 in eligible receipts and we only have $50,000 more to go!

The Direct Your Dollars™ program is one of many ways in which Family Fare partners with our retail communities to help our neighbors. The program is built on the concept of shopping with purpose – meaning, our store guests can use their purchasing power to support their favorite nonprofits.

Through the Direct Your Dollars program, eligible nonprofit organizations can earn $1,000, simply by collecting $150,000 in eligible receipts from participating SpartanNash-owned retail stores and fuel centers in eight states.

Please mail your receipts to:

Allied Arts
PO Box 4080
Rapid City SD  57709

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