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  • Do you use the picnic/parking areas at Pactola, Sheridan Lake or any of the other smaller sites that charge you $3 to $4 per time? Today only, you can purchase the annual premium day use pass, which allows you into the lakes, for only $17 or the standard pass (no lakes) for $10.

    If you can’t make it out the the Forest Service office on Hwy 16 today, the website also lists an address to mail a check if you get it postmarked today.

    Great gift idea for your hiking, fishing, and boating friends!

    Heads up – no credit cards taken. Cash or checks only at the Forest Service office.


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  • Here is a list of some of the Halloween related events that I know about.  Most are free unless noted


    Thursday October 29

    Kid Wierd in Deadwood 5-8pm


    Friday Oct. 30

    Family Fall Festival-  Trunk or Treat and Carnival games at Grace United Methodist Church in Piedmont.  4:30-6:30pm

    Halloween Spooktacular- Stevens High School 4:30-8pm Tickets for games are 10 for $2

    Halloween Hike-  Outdoor Campus 5-8:30pm  come wearing costumes.  There will be games, crafts, and an evening hike

    Trunk or Treat- Black Hills State University  5-6:30 bring a canned food item  Young Center parking lot

    Deadweird 7-10pm Monster Ball at the Deadwood Mountain Grand



    I hear some of the retirement homes will have treats for trick or treaters.  i think it’s nice for the residents to get to do that.

    Safe n’ Sweet Trick or Treat-  Storybook Island 5:30-8:30pm. $2 admission

    Trunk or Treat with bouncy houses-  Westgate Community Church on South Canyon and West Main 4:30-6:30 pm

    Night at the Museum- Museum of Geology 4-6pm

    Fall Family Blast- Sturgis Community Center 5-8 pm?

    Scare in the Square and Downtown Trick or Treat  1-5pm.  Trick or treat says 2-4pm

    Safe Halloween- Central High School 4-7pm

    School of Mines Trunk or Treat 11am-1pm

    Deadweird – High Noon coffin races on Main Street.  6-9pm  costume contest at the Franklin Hotel


    *Trunk or treat- Foothills Baptist Church 6-8pm




    Sunday November 1st

    Trunk or Treat- Our Lady of the Black Hills after 6pm mass so about 7pm

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  • The 24th Annual Working Women’s After Hours Party is coming up Thursday March 13th from 5-7:30 PM at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel.  Must be 21 or older to attend and you have to have an invitation which you can get for FREE at sponsor locations.  Kat Country 98.7 has a list of locations you can get invitations.  There is food, a fashion show, music, and over $4,000 in prizes.  Hurry and get your invitation before they run out!

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  • The Black Hills Regional Job Fair is today (3/5/14) from Noon-6PM at the Civic Center

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  • Sam’s Club is having an Open House Weekend good now through April 28th.  Non-members will be able to get in for Free and purchase items in the store.  I like to shop at Sam’s club when they have open houses.   What can I say?   I really enjoy all the free samples.  The main thing is to know how much you would normally pay for something you are considering.  In many cases you can get it cheaper at a regular store by couponing but not always.  If you are buying in bulk, of course you don’t want to buy more than you can use before it goes bad.  It isn’t a savings if some of it is wasted.  Last time I went with my mom and sister-in-law they had some delicious mangos (they let us sample them).  We all wanted some but knew we couldn’t eat all of them if we each got a case so we decided to split a case 3 ways.  As fast as my kids ate them, I probably could have bought a whole case.


    Are any of you Sam’s Club shoppers?  What are some of your favorite things to get there?

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  • Impact Magazine share this on my Facebook page and I thought I’d add it here so everyone could see it.  I’m sure you all know someone or an organization that deserves recognition.

    -Impact Magazine in the spirit of National Volunteer Week wants to recognize the volunteers in our community who give their time to worthy non-profits and causes.
    This is your chance to recognize someone and share with others how they have been IMPACTing our community. They will have a chance at receiving prizes as well as a donation being made in their name to their organization.
    Email your story to info@blackhillsvisitor.com. Please include their name and how they have been IMPACTing Rapid City and Black Hills communities.
    Spread the word by sharing this message with your friends and family! Last submissions due Friday April 26 at 5:00pm.-

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  • Reptile Gardens is opening on May 30th.  Their pre-season rates are good through May 23rd so its a really good time to go.  My family usually goes on Mothers Day because Moms get in FREE and the rest of the family pays pre-season rates.  The best part is that if you are local you automatically get a season pass so you can come back as often as you want the rest of the year.

    For rates go to www.reptilegardens.com


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  • Be sure to check out the Calendar for local events.  If you know of any that need to be added please contact me at bhbargains@hotmail.com

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  • This year Reptile Gardens is doing a food drive for Mothers Day.  Moms can get in for FREE with 2 cans of food.   All locals can pay one entry fee at any time and get a pass good for the rest of the year but on Mother’s day, Moms can get the pass for free.

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  • On Saturday April 21st from 9:30AM-3:30PM there will be a “Stuff the Truck” in the Rapid City Walmart Parking Lot to collect donations for the local animal shelter.  Things have come up and they are going to be a bit shorthanded so if you are interested in helping just send me an e-mail and I will get you in contact with the person in charge.  bhbargains@hotmail.com  If you aren’t able to volunteer please consider donating and be sure to tell your friends.

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