Russian Cultural Kaleidoscope Returns to Sturgis
The art, music and culture of Russia will be brought to Meade School children and the Sturgis
Community on Tuesday, March 26 with a return visit from the Kansas City-based Cultural
Kaleidoscope presentation. Sergei Shapoval, who first appeared here in 2009, will perform at the
Sturgis Community Center Theater with two (identical) programs.
Mr. Shapoval, dressed in a traditional Russian folk costume, presents a multi-faceted program which
will include a video highlighting folk dances and a demonstration of Russian folk
instruments—including the Garmoshka, Balalaika, flutes and Bayan/button accordion—and audience
participation in folk dancing and playing of authentic musical instruments.
Born in the city of Krivoi Rog, Ukraine, Sergei has a master’s degree in Music education from the
Gnessin Pedagogical Institute in Moscow. He is a touring artist for the South Dakota Arts Council.
South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of SD, through the
Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. It is co-sponsoring this event with
the Sturgis Area Arts Council.
Two one-hour assemblies are offered—the first at 8:45am and the second at 12:20pm. The community
is invited to either of those sessions, but the early show would be more preferable. This is a free
assembly and we encourage everyone to come to this enjoyable and educational trip to Russia.
Meade County Commission Meeting
2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month from 9am to 1pm.
You can find the agenda and minutes for all past commission and planning meetings online: http://www.boarddocs.com/sd/meade/Board.nsf/Public
It’s time to vote for our Sturgis City Council Members and Mayor!
The Chamber is hosting a City Council & Mayoral Election Forum on Tuesday, March 26th. This event is open to the public – please join us to hear from existing Council Members and new candidates as well our current Mayor and new mayoral candidate on topics that matter in our community! Special thanks to Francie Ruebel-Alberts for moderating the event.
Sturgis Coffee Company is hosting a Benefit & Silent Auction for the Boeckmann family on Wednesday, March 27th from 4:30 – 7:00pm. The event will feature wine and beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a featured silent auction item of one week’s accommodations in Maui! View the flyer for details.
We’re teaming up with Sturgis Economic Development and The Local to bring a Home-Based Business Mixer to Sturgis!
Do you work from home? Enjoy your days working in PJ’s? It’s pretty great, however, maybe you miss having “coworkers” – those individuals who understand what it’s like to also work at home.
We’re putting on this mixer to celebrate those who work from home and give you all a platform to connect and meet the community! Join us for some networking, some cocktails and connection with other locals who work from home.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church of Sturgis will be hosting Friday Night Lenten Dinners beginning Friday, March 8 and ending Friday, April 12.
- Stations of the Cross @ 5 PM
- Mass @ 5:30 PM
- Dinner @ 6 PM
Proceeds will benefit St. Aloysius Cemetery and St. Martin’s Chapel. Please join us! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors!
Performance announced for the 2016 Tony Award-winning dark comedy play The Humans
LEAD, SD – The Gold Camp Players (GCP) community theatre at the Homestake Opera House (HHOH) announces the performances for Stephen Karam’s Tony Award-winning dark comedy play The Humans on March 22-24 and March 29-30, 2019. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:00 pm, and Sunday matinees start at 2:00 pm.
Admission is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for HHOH members and $5.00 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online in advance of performances at homestakeoperahouse.org.
The Humans is directed by Rob Andresen and assistant director is Sierra Ward. Set design/build is by Joel Edgar. Stage manager is Sherry Bea Smith, and Phelan Scherer is light/sound technician.
“The play doesn’t necessarily lay out the story line from start to finish,” says Andresen. “The play makes each person in the audience think for themselves, to create why and what happens by using their imagination.”
ABOUT THE PLAY: The Humans is filled with equal parts humor and hurt, and tells the story of the quintessential family reunion – a group of people who love each other but still wrestle with basic human fears: old age, abandonment, poverty, and death. Breaking with tradition, Irish-American Erik Blake (Moses Ward) has brought his wife, Deidre (LeeAnn Paananen) and his mother (affectionately referred to as “Momo”, played by Diana Mathisrud) for Thanksgiving to the new home of his daughter Brigid (Laura Floyd) and her boyfriend (Dustin Floyd) in lower Manhattan. His mother is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and his other daughter Aimee (Lindsey Lothrop) has recently been the victim of a nasty breakup. The parents are disappointed that their daughters have left home to struggle in New York City, and worried the daughters are abandoning their values. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.
“[An] inestimably kind, rich and beautiful play… truly remarkable and exceptionally moving. Few writers of his generation have achieved anything quite like The Humans… a play about the horrors of ordinary life and the love we need to counter them.” – Chicago Tribune
The Humans is produced in cooperation with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, NY.
Support for The Humans is provided by the South Dakota Arts Council through the SD Dept. of Tourism from the National Endowment for the Arts. Support for the HHOH is provided in part by annual members, the City of Lead, and the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Mary Adams Mastrovich.
The HHOH is a non-profit organization dedicated to returning the building to productive use for the enrichment of the com-munity and to provide educational and cultural opportunities for generations to come.
For more information or how to volunteer at this event, contact the HHOH office at 605-584-2067 or visit Homestake-OperaHouse.org. The building is wheelchair accessible. Parking located within 3 block of theater. The HHOH is a equal opportunity provider and employer.