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Sports Equipment Savings

By Hood Magazine, Categories: Finance, In Print, Today, Sports & Rec

How to make the most of your money when it comes to buying sports equipment for kids.

Cool Cold Lunches

By Hood Magazine, Categories: Nutrition, Today

Easy to pack and environmentally friendly stainless steel lunch boxes.

From Failure to Life Lessons

By Hood Magazine, Categories: Parenting, Today

Why it's OK to let your child fail.

The Back-to-School Countdown Begins. Are You Ready?

By Hood Magazine, Categories: Parenting, Today, Schools

Six tips to ease the transition.

How Does My Child Learn Best?

By Hood Magazine, Categories: Parenting, Education, Today

Ways your child may prefer to learn, based on learning style.

Back-to-School Breakfasts

By Hood Magazine, Categories: Nutrition, Health, Today

Quick, yet healthy breakfasts to keep you satisfied until lunch.

Get Involved with PTO

By Hood Magazine, Categories: Parenting, Education, Today, Schools

Getting involved with the PTO will help you have a voice in your child's school.


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  • Used Book Sale

    07/31/2014
    08:00am — 06:00pm

    All proceeds support the tuition fund of Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls. Cookbooks Fictio...


  • Car Seat Program

    07/31/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Ensure you child is being transported in your vehicle as safely as possible. Have you child safet...


  • Toddler Time

    07/31/2014
    09:30am — 11:30am

    If you can walk, then you can jump! That's our philosophy at Sky Zone ... and that's why we creat...


  • Creative Camps - Page to Stage Camp for Kids

    07/31/2014
    10:00am — 03:00pm

    What happens when you take a couple of your favorite books, adapt it for the stage, and add stude...


  • Little All Stars

    07/31/2014
    10:00am — 10:50am

    LITTLE ALL STARS (Walking to 6 years ) Punch Cards must be purchased (10 punches per card) Pu...


  • Thursday Toddler Art: Colors and Shapes

    07/31/2014
    10:00am — 10:45am

    The world is full of colors and shapes! In this class, your toddler will get to explore different...


  • Youth Triathlon Training

    07/31/2014
    10:00am — 11:00am

    If you are planning on competing in the Youth Triathlon, or just want to learn what it is all abo...


  • Fizz, Boom, Read! Program

    07/31/2014
    10:30am — 12:00pm

    Racing Rocket Program


  • Family Storytime

    07/31/2014
    10:45am — 11:20am

    Family Storytime is a weekly drop-in program for the whole family, with emphasis on stories for ...


  • New Baby & Me

    07/31/2014
    01:30pm — 03:30pm

    This group for new moms and their babies meets weekly. Moms can join in open discussion on topics...


  • The Puppet Circus is a variety show of silly performances for the whole family, including Samu th...


  • Movie & Science Experiment

    07/31/2014
    03:00pm — 05:00pm

    Come to the Brandon Community Library for a fun science experiment and movie. For questions call ...


  • Fit for 2: Healthy Choices for Mom and Baby

    07/31/2014
    06:00pm — 07:30pm

    If you’re pregnant, or just thinking about a baby, this class is a great way to get your pregnanc...


  • It's Your Birth

    07/31/2014
    06:00pm — 09:00pm

    It's Your Birth is a participative session taught by childbirth educators with advanced labor sup...


  • Used Book Sale

    08/01/2014
    08:00am — 06:00pm

    All proceeds support the tuition fund of Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls. Cookbooks Fictio...


  • Downtown First Friday

    08/01/2014
    10:00am — 08:00pm

    First Friday is a special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! Enjoy a day and evenin...


  • Youth Triathlon

    08/01/2014
    10:00am — 12:00am

    Sponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Swim, bike, and run in this fun mini-triathlon....


  • Animals on the Amphitheatre

    08/01/2014
    11:00am — 11:45am

    An event the whole family will love – meet four live animals with the Great Plains Zoo’s ZooExpre...


  • Carnival Rides

    08/01/2014
    12:00pm — 11:55pm

    The Keloland Siouxper Pass is back! Only $65 for fair admission and rides, August 1 - 10. Day ...


  • This is a fun for all ages event. Come in and decorate cookies! You must pre-order for this event!


  • Teeth, Jaws, & Claws

    08/01/2014
    05:30pm — 07:00pm

    Animal skulls and teeth can tell us about how animals survive in their natural environments. Exa...


  • Horse & Carriage Rides

    08/01/2014
    06:00pm — 08:30pm

    Relive years past as you pass down Phillips Avenue in a carriage pulled by two majestic horses. D...


  • Walking into the Past

    08/01/2014
    07:30pm — 09:00pm

    Learn about the history of this culturally rich site where several thousand American Indians sett...


  • SkyMania

    08/01/2014
    09:00pm — 11:00pm

    Watch for special edition SkyManias at Sky Zone Sioux Falls, specifically for middle school age k...


  • Outdoor University

    08/02/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Come to the 4th Annual Outdoor University with the whole family. We'll have FREE opportunities fo...


  • Prepared Childbirth Weekend Class

    08/02/2014
    09:00am — 04:30pm

    This is an all day Saturday Prepared Childbirth class. You will learn about the signs of labor, s...


  • Family Park Fishing

    08/02/2014
    09:00am — 12:00pm

    Join us Saturdays this summer for fishing at Family Park. We supply the fishing poles and bait, y...


  • Exploring Good Earth

    08/02/2014
    09:00am — 10:30am

    What has a scenic landscape, abundant wildlife, rich cultural history, and is a great way to spen...


  • Exploring Good Earth

    08/02/2014
    09:00am — 10:30am

    What has a scenic landscape, abundant wildlife, rich cultural history, and is a great way to spen...


  • Youth Art Show and Sale on the Greenway

    08/02/2014
    09:30am — 11:30am

    Are you creative? Do you like to paint, draw, work with wood, make bracelets, or any kind of craf...


  • Old Mac Donald's Farm

    08/02/2014
    10:00am — 08:00pm

    Farm animals petting zoo and education. Fun children farm activities and photo opportunities. ...


  • Bike, walk, drive . . . whatever gets you to the Downtown River Greenway Amphitheater for great S...


  • Old Mac Donald's Farm

    08/02/2014
    10:00am — 08:00pm

    Farm animals petting zoo and education. Fun children farm activities and photo opportunities. ...


  • Family Storytime

    08/02/2014
    10:05am — 10:40am

    Family Storytime is a weekly drop-in program for the whole family, with emphasis on stories for p...


  • Family Storytime

    08/02/2014
    11:00am — 11:35am

    Family Storytime is a weekly drop-in program for the whole family, with emphasis on stories for p...


  • Carnival Rides

    08/02/2014
    12:00pm — 11:55pm

    The Keloland Siouxper Pass is back! Only $65 for fair admission and rides, August 1 - 10. Day ...


  • Double Vision Magic

    08/02/2014
    01:00pm — 05:00pm

    A fun, interactive magic show for the whole family! This duo will be performing street magic thro...


  • K9's in Flight

    08/02/2014
    02:30pm — 05:30pm

    See the dogs perform incredible tricks. All of John's incredible dogs are rescued or adopted. ...


  • Variety Magic Show

    08/02/2014
    05:00pm — 06:00pm

    Filled with lots of audience participation, you’ll be bowed over with laughter one minute and ama...


  • Sounds at the Falls

    08/02/2014
    07:00pm — 09:00pm

    Come and enjoy free concerts. Saturdays from June 7 through August 30 at the Queen Bee Mill in Fa...


  • Moonlight Movies

    08/02/2014
    08:30pm — 10:30pm

    Bring a blanket or chair, and enjoy a free outdoor movie in the park! Popcorn, candy, soda and w...


  • Exploring Good Earth

    08/03/2014
    09:00am — 10:30am

    What has a scenic landscape, abundant wildlife, rich cultural history, and is a great way to spen...


  • Old Mac Donald's Farm

    08/03/2014
    10:00am — 08:00pm

    Farm animals petting zoo and education. Fun children farm activities and photo opportunities. ...


  • Old Mac Donald's Farm

    08/03/2014
    10:00am — 08:00pm

    Farm animals petting zoo and education. Fun children farm activities and photo opportunities. ...


  • South Dakota Trivia

    08/03/2014
    10:00am — 11:00am

    Do you enjoy dazzling family, friends, even strangers with trivia? Join a Naturalist with a trek...


  • Carnival Rides

    08/03/2014
    12:00pm — 11:55pm

    The Keloland Siouxper Pass is back! Only $65 for fair admission and rides, August 1 - 10. Day ...


  • Double Vision Magic

    08/03/2014
    01:00pm — 05:00pm

    A fun, interactive magic show for the whole family! This duo will be performing street magic thro...


  • K9's in Flight

    08/03/2014
    02:30pm — 05:30pm

    See the dogs perform incredible tricks. All of John's incredible dogs are rescued or adopted. ...


  • Survivor Family Game Show

    08/03/2014
    03:00pm — 07:00pm

    “Survivor” meets “Gilliganʼs Island” in this hilarious interactive event. Contestants picked from...


  • Prairie Paradise

    08/03/2014
    04:00pm — 05:00pm

    Prairies are a paradise for the plant community living on this bountiful landscape. Join in this...


  • Variety Magic Show

    08/03/2014
    05:00pm — 06:00pm

    Filled with lots of audience participation, you’ll be bowed over with laughter one minute and ama...


  • North American Salads

    08/03/2014
    06:00pm — 07:30pm

    Learn about and enjoy delicious salads using foods native to North America. One portable bathr...


  • Kids Craft Corner

    08/04/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Need a special activity to do? Don't want to get your home messy with crafts? Come use the craft ...


  • Imagination Playground

    08/04/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Monday, January 20th the Museum of Visual Materials will be debuting the newest attraction, imagi...


  • Community Lego Display

    08/04/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Community Lego Display The Museum of Visual Materials (MoVM) is having its second annual Lego Di...


  • Lego Creation Station

    08/04/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    We have a hand built Lego table with hundreds of Legos ready for building! Admission: Free


  • Car Seat Program

    08/04/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Ensure you child is being transported in your vehicle as safely as possible. Have you child safet...


  • Old Mac Donald's Farm

    08/04/2014
    10:00am — 08:00pm

    Farm animals petting zoo and education. Fun children farm activities and photo opportunities. ...


  • Old Mac Donald's Farm

    08/04/2014
    10:00am — 08:00pm

    Farm animals petting zoo and education. Fun children farm activities and photo opportunities. ...


  • Carnival Rides

    08/04/2014
    12:00pm — 11:55pm

    The Keloland Siouxper Pass is back! Only $65 for fair admission and rides, August 1 - 10. Day ...


  • Friends First Magic Show

    08/04/2014
    01:00pm — 02:00pm

    This fun filled program is not only magical but also teaches kids how to handle a bully and to he...


  • Double Vision Magic

    08/04/2014
    01:00pm — 05:00pm

    A fun, interactive magic show for the whole family! This duo will be performing street magic thro...


  • K9's in Flight

    08/04/2014
    02:30pm — 05:30pm

    See the dogs perform incredible tricks. All of John's incredible dogs are rescued or adopted. ...


  • Survivor Family Game Show

    08/04/2014
    03:00pm — 07:00pm

    “Survivor” meets “Gilliganʼs Island” in this hilarious interactive event. Contestants picked from...


  • Variety Magic Show

    08/04/2014
    05:00pm — 06:00pm

    Filled with lots of audience participation, you’ll be bowed over with laughter one minute and ama...


  • Murder Mystery

    08/04/2014
    05:00pm — 06:00pm

    A murder at Good Earth State Park? Nature has a dark side and it’s full of mysterious murders. ...


  • Breastfeeding Preparation

    08/04/2014
    06:30pm — 08:30pm

    This class will assist you and your partner in understanding the breastfeeding process and the be...


  • Mondays at McKennan

    08/04/2014
    07:00pm — 12:00am

    What a great way to start your week: with some good music and family entertainment! Bring your fa...


  • Imagination Playground

    08/05/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Monday, January 20th the Museum of Visual Materials will be debuting the newest attraction, imagi...


  • Car Seat Program

    08/05/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Ensure you child is being transported in your vehicle as safely as possible. Have you child safet...


  • Lego Creation Station

    08/05/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    We have a hand built Lego table with hundreds of Legos ready for building! Admission: Free


  • Community Lego Display

    08/05/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Community Lego Display The Museum of Visual Materials (MoVM) is having its second annual Lego Di...


  • Kids Craft Corner

    08/05/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Need a special activity to do? Don't want to get your home messy with crafts? Come use the craft ...


  • Toddler Time

    08/05/2014
    09:30am — 11:30am

    If you can walk, then you can jump! That's our philosophy at Sky Zone ... and that's why we creat...


  • Soccer Stars Soccer Clinic

    08/05/2014
    10:00am — 11:00am

    Get your little ones ready for the fall season with this introductory soccer camp. We will work o...


  • Old Mac Donald's Farm

    08/05/2014
    10:00am — 08:00pm

    Farm animals petting zoo and education. Fun children farm activities and photo opportunities. ...


  • Old Mac Donald's Farm

    08/05/2014
    10:00am — 08:00pm

    Farm animals petting zoo and education. Fun children farm activities and photo opportunities. ...


  • Creative Camps - Broadway and Beyond

    08/05/2014
    10:00am — 03:00pm

    This theater camp for middle school students will teach performance discipline and nurture the cr...


  • Carnival Rides

    08/05/2014
    12:00pm — 11:55pm

    The Keloland Siouxper Pass is back! Only $65 for fair admission and rides, August 1 - 10. Day ...


  • Friends First Magic Show

    08/05/2014
    01:00pm — 02:00pm

    This fun filled program is not only magical but also teaches kids how to handle a bully and to he...


  • Double Vision Magic

    08/05/2014
    01:00pm — 05:00pm

    A fun, interactive magic show for the whole family! This duo will be performing street magic thro...


  • K9's in Flight

    08/05/2014
    02:30pm — 05:30pm

    See the dogs perform incredible tricks. All of John's incredible dogs are rescued or adopted. ...


  • Take Home Tuesday

    08/05/2014
    03:00pm — 04:00pm

    Take Home Tuesday is a program for elementary school students. The program involves creating a ta...


  • Survivor Family Game Show

    08/05/2014
    03:00pm — 07:00pm

    “Survivor” meets “Gilliganʼs Island” in this hilarious interactive event. Contestants picked from...


  • Variety Magic Show

    08/05/2014
    05:00pm — 06:00pm

    Filled with lots of audience participation, you’ll be bowed over with laughter one minute and ama...


  • Quick and Easy Meals Cooking Class

    08/05/2014
    06:00pm — 07:00pm

    Your hectic schedule can make it hard to find time to cook healthy, but we can help. Learn how to...


  • Prepared Childbirth Multiple Blessings Class

    08/05/2014
    06:30pm — 08:30pm

    Expectant mothers of twins, triplets or more face special challenges during pregnancy and childbi...


  • Kids Craft Corner

    08/06/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Need a special activity to do? Don't want to get your home messy with crafts? Come use the craft ...


  • Imagination Playground

    08/06/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Monday, January 20th the Museum of Visual Materials will be debuting the newest attraction, imagi...


  • Lego Creation Station

    08/06/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    We have a hand built Lego table with hundreds of Legos ready for building! Admission: Free


  • Little All Stars

    08/06/2014
    09:00am — 09:50am

    LITTLE ALL STARS (Walking to 6 years ) Punch Cards must be purchased (10 punches per card) Pu...


  • Community Lego Display

    08/06/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Community Lego Display The Museum of Visual Materials (MoVM) is having its second annual Lego Di...


  • Creative Camps - Broadway and Beyond

    08/06/2014
    10:00am — 03:00pm

    This theater camp for middle school students will teach performance discipline and nurture the cr...


  • Old Mac Donald's Farm

    08/06/2014
    10:00am — 08:00pm

    Farm animals petting zoo and education. Fun children farm activities and photo opportunities. ...


  • Old Mac Donald's Farm

    08/06/2014
    10:00am — 08:00pm

    Farm animals petting zoo and education. Fun children farm activities and photo opportunities. ...


  • Carnival Rides

    08/06/2014
    12:00pm — 11:55pm

    The Keloland Siouxper Pass is back! Only $65 for fair admission and rides, August 1 - 10. Day ...


  • Friends First Magic Show

    08/06/2014
    01:00pm — 02:00pm

    This fun filled program is not only magical but also teaches kids how to handle a bully and to he...


  • Double Vision Magic

    08/06/2014
    01:00pm — 05:00pm

    A fun, interactive magic show for the whole family! This duo will be performing street magic thro...


  • K9's in Flight

    08/06/2014
    02:30pm — 05:30pm

    See the dogs perform incredible tricks. All of John's incredible dogs are rescued or adopted. ...


  • Water Wednesday Storytime

    08/06/2014
    02:50pm — 03:05pm

    New this year! Children are invited to join us each Wednesday for story time at two pools. Siouxl...


  • Water Wednesday Storytime

    08/06/2014
    02:50pm — 03:05pm

    New this year! Children are invited to join us each Wednesday for story time at two pools. Siouxl...


  • Survivor Family Game Show

    08/06/2014
    03:00pm — 07:00pm

    “Survivor” meets “Gilliganʼs Island” in this hilarious interactive event. Contestants picked from...


  • Variety Magic Show

    08/06/2014
    05:00pm — 06:00pm

    Filled with lots of audience participation, you’ll be bowed over with laughter one minute and ama...


  • Open Gym

    08/06/2014
    06:00pm — 07:00pm

    OPEN GYM (6-18yrs) $10 per visit Punch cards:10 punches/$80; buy 2 cards get one card free.


  • Used Book Sale

    07/31/2014
    08:00am — 06:00pm

    All proceeds support the tuition fund of Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls. Cookbooks Fictio...


  • Car Seat Program

    07/31/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Ensure you child is being transported in your vehicle as safely as possible. Have you child safet...


  • Toddler Time

    07/31/2014
    09:30am — 11:30am

    If you can walk, then you can jump! That's our philosophy at Sky Zone ... and that's why we creat...


  • Creative Camps - Page to Stage Camp for Kids

    07/31/2014
    10:00am — 03:00pm

    What happens when you take a couple of your favorite books, adapt it for the stage, and add stude...


  • Little All Stars

    07/31/2014
    10:00am — 10:50am

    LITTLE ALL STARS (Walking to 6 years ) Punch Cards must be purchased (10 punches per card) Pu...


  • Thursday Toddler Art: Colors and Shapes

    07/31/2014
    10:00am — 10:45am

    The world is full of colors and shapes! In this class, your toddler will get to explore different...


  • Youth Triathlon Training

    07/31/2014
    10:00am — 11:00am

    If you are planning on competing in the Youth Triathlon, or just want to learn what it is all abo...


  • Fizz, Boom, Read! Program

    07/31/2014
    10:30am — 12:00pm

    Racing Rocket Program



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