Dates are subject to change without the Chamber's knowledge. We encourage you to consult this calendar when picking an event date as well as contact us at 507-825-3316 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your event listed on the calendar in the hopes of avoiding conflicts with other events.
Pipestone's Spring City-Wide Rummage Sales will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 29 - May 1, 2021. The detailed listings will be available by Wednesday, April 28 at several locations including gas stations, grocery stores, Chamber parking lot, and on the community calendar at PipestoneMinnesota.com.
Speaker Series: ?The Sacred Pipestone Quarries? The Pipestone County Historical Society will be hosting a speaker series on the Pipestone Quarries. All presentations will be held at the Historic St. Paul Episcopal Church parish hall (221 4th St. SE) in Pipestone. Presentations begin at 10:00 a.m. Admission will be $5.00 per person with proceeds to benefit both the Pipestone County Historical Society and Historic Pipestone, Inc. Dates and topics to be presented include: April 17th: Travis Erickson, local quarrier, carver and demonstrator, will discuss the significance of the Pipestone quarries to the Native American culture. May 1st: Trava Olivier, with the Historical Society, will share the history of the quarry site from the Treaty of 1858 to its creation as a National Monument. May 15th: A ranger from the National Parks Service will discuss the site as a National Monument beginning with its creation and moving forward to today. Masks and social distancing will be required for each of these presentations. If you have any questions, please call the Pipestone County Museum at (507) 825-2563 or email the Museum at pipctymu.net. You may also visit our website: pipestonecountymuseum.com.
Do you have a DSLR camera? Do you ''really'' know what you're doing with it? On Saturday, May 1st, photographer Marty Dewitt will run a DSLR photography workshop at Pipestone National Monument from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Marty is the president of the Sioux Falls Camera Club and has over 40 years of photography experience. His images have appeared in South Dakota ?Conservation Digest? and other Game, Fish and Parks publications and websites. He has also had photos published by the Rails to Trails Conservancy, L.L. Bean, numerous calendars, local tourism guides, multi-media and theatrical productions, and newspapers. After a short class he?ll take participants around the Circle Trail and help them hone their own photography skills! This workshop is free and open to the public, but spots are limited. Call the park to reserve your spot at (507) 825-5464 ext. 214.
Defensive Driving Refresher Classes will be held at the Pipestone County Emergency Management Services building on... Wednesday, May 5th at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm (at EMS Building) The cost of the class is only $25 per person for the 4-hour course. Prior registration is required by Monday, May 3rd for the class and prepayment for the class is required. You will not be able to pay the day of the class. The class is limited in size. If you would like to register for the class you may call the senior center office at 507-825-3252 or 507-350-9034. Diane is in the office Monday through Thursday 12:15 pm - 5:15 pm. If you have any questions or would like more information feel free to call. Completing the course successfully can get you discounts on your insurance for up to 3 years! Please wear a mask. Physical distancing will be easy to achieve in the EMS' spacious conference room.
Calling all birders, citizen scientists, and people tired of being cooped up indoors! See the park at sunrise while helping us collect crucial data. On Saturday, May 8th, Pipestone National Monument will host a BioBlitz for Migratory Bird Day from 6:00 am - 8:00 am. Why so early? This is the best time to catch birds being active. Here's how it works: 1. Come to the park just before 6:00 am (and grab free coffee and donuts!) 2. We'll give you information on where to upload the photos you'll be taking and/or sounds you'll record on iNaturalist. 3. You'll be directed to an area of the park to photograph any bird you see and/or record any bird you hear (any mp3 voice recorder on your phone can do it). 4. Upload what you document either at the park or later at your convenience. That's it! ?Don't worry about being able to identify birds or their songs, the iNaturalist community and our in-house biologists can do that for you once your data is uploaded. Please call to RSVP for this event if you're interested in attending so that we can choose the best areas in the monument to send people (and how much coffee to make!): (507) 825-5464 ext. 214 This event is an early one, but if you haven't been in the park at sunrise, that alone is worth the experience!
The Pipestone A's are a member of the Gopher League. Join us at A's Field in Westview Park on 2nd Street NW, North of Paulsen Field on West MN Hwy 30. If interested in Playing A's baseball please contact the manager Jordan Karels or text 507-215-1808. We have some big new things this year for 2021 including our 1st Annual Pepsi Invitational! Registered teams include four from last year's Minnesota State Tournament and SD's class (A) state champion. [Hadley Buttermakers, Lamberton Long Sox, Marshall A?s, Rosen Express, Harrisburg Hops formally known as SF Brewers (SD state champs), Maple Lake Lakers and the Bloomington Bandits (A)] Admission FREE in 2021, and we have a concession stand where we will have hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, as well as ice cold Pepsi products or ice cold beer for those of age. We've added new seating behind home plate that came straight from Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. We will have some new faces this year as well, so hopefully we see ya out at the ballpark.