Good Morning Dear Readers!
Wow, hasn’t Fall been beautiful this year? With no early frost, the flowers have been stunning (even though the hanging pots are now crispy shadows of their former glory). Have you seen the beautiful sunflowers behind Aspire Boutique and the still vibrant beds across from Johns and Kosel? I’ve enjoyed these special spots of color! The trees are later to turn without any freezes so it’s hard to even remember that we’re at the end of the month… Where did you go, September?
The Days are getting darker! It always seems like the days start shortening very quickly as we get into fall. Which for some reason always seems a shock… and yet, I love this shift back to winter. The cooler shorter days bring all kinds of festive events to look forward to. Cozy dinners of comfort food (Ah, cooking – how I’ve missed you!), snuggling in blankets watching Great British Baking Show, candles, and planning for the holidays is getting me even more excited for the seasons changing.
Before we get to winter though, enjoy Fall’s last hurrah with our many events hosted and supported by the Chamber this weekend as part of “Fall in Love with Lead!” https://www.leadmethere.org/fallinlovewithlead/
_______ Here’s what’s happening this week
12pm – Preservation Thursday with Deadwood History at the Homestake Adams Cultural and Research Center with special guest David Vardiman! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of Lead’s best historians present about Thomas J. Grier and all his contributions to Homestake Mining Company! $5 for non members.
5pm – SCIENCE ROCKS at the Visitor Center! This month the Lead Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting. Come in the South door and enjoy snacks and a presentation about fire safety in the classroom before we head outside to have fun extinguishing real fires with fire extinguishers!
4-6pm – September Chamber Mixer will be held at Yates Hair Shaft on lower Main Street. This will also be a ribbon cutting to celebrate Chalsey’s second year of business! Come out and support her and enjoy snacks and refreshments! All are welcome (you don’t need to be a chamber member to attend!)
5:30pm – Zumba! At Explore Fitness & Adventures with Debbie Minter! Come enjoy some awesome fun while getting some exercise!
9:30-3:30pm, The Vendor Fair returns to the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center for the fall/winter! Vendors include: Rustic Nook Bakery, Christ Church Episcopal selling pasties, Handley Center selling beer and many others!
10-3:30pm – Fall Food Tour! Enjoy samples of everyone’s favorite fall treats, Apple Butter? Pumpkin bread? YUM!! Start at the Visitor Center (back classroom) and get more details there! Vote for the best one with your dollars – fundraiser for the trolley & Visit Lead!
11am registration and 12pm event, Cornhole Tournament hosted by the Boys & Girls Club, @ Recreational Springs Resort.
2-4pm, Apple Catapult & STEAM Class hosted by the Robotics Club at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center – come see an actual catapult built by the Robotics Club chuck apples into the Open Cut! Fun for all ages!!
4pm, Live music @ Recreational Springs Resort. Enjoy a campfire, treats and food! Part of all restaurant proceeds will go to benefit the Boys & Girls Club and support fixes to our trolley
6pm, DON’T MISS our Special Trolley Tour – get to hear special deep cuts of the stories not often told about Lead! Ticketed. Called Christine at 584-3110 for more information and tickets. Reservations are not required but are appreciated!
Sunday 9/26 –
2pm, Piano Concert by Kathryn Farrugia at the Homestake Opera House. See more details here
Don’t miss out on all the other beautiful Fall offerings in our beautiful Black Hills! Take a trip down Spearfish Canyon and stop for a meal at Cheyenne Crossing or Latchstring Inn. Hike our many trails, including the Homestake Trail or the Mickelson Trail (permit required). Grab a drink at one of our many micro breweries or bars in town including Jailhouse Taps, Sled Haus & Stampmill Restaurant & Saloon (their last weekend before the season ends for them).
_____ News & Notes
We’re hiring (like everybody!) for a gift shop manager (not seasonal!) to replace Leigha and a new Executive Director to replace me. If you’re interested please reply right to this email and I can give you some more information!
We are working on the 2022-2023 Lead Magazine, (we’re already nearly out of this year’s issues!!) with the plan that I will finish it and have it sent to the printers before I leave. If you would like to be included in this year’s magazine, be sure that you have a current membership as of 10/31/21 otherwise we can’t guarantee that you’ll be in! If you have questions about your membership please call Christine 584-3110!
With Love from Lead,