Fall: The Beauty Of Change


As we slip into the start of what is reported to be another long winter I can’t help but be excited about getting back to the quieter season. I love the raucous urgency of summer, with it’s holiday spirit, but the fall and winter present a gift that only we, who live here full time, get to see. Tourism slows down, the traffic ebbs and we prepare to snuggle up. I’m looking forward to the longer nights, cooking hearty comfort food, and hanging out with friends as we all get back to our routine after vacations and trips and out-of-town guests. There’s a lot to look forward to in the next few months as we crash towards the end of the year! I have my work and personal calendar packed right to the brim, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Here’s what’s happening this week in Lead:

Today, Thursday 9/5
Free Dump Days – Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Call with questions about what they will and won’t take as part of this event. (605) 920-8957

Friday, 9/6
5pm – First Friday: Lead is continuing on Main Street. Miners’ Tin Cup will feature an artist for each of these events. This month it’s Lead photographer Bob Wilson. He’ll be displaying some of his work and available to discuss photography. Also part of this event is Miner’s & Merchant’s Trading Post who is having a sip and shop hosted by Valiant Vineyards from Vermillion with free samples. Come support our budding Main Street and enjoy a fun evening on the town.

5:30-7:30pm – The Handley Recreation Center is back to their fall/winter scheduled programming with a Family Skate Night every Friday evening. All ages welcome. $5 includes skate rental.

6pm – The Lead-Deadwood Kiwanis club is hosting their Annual Prospector Bowl mini golf tournament. It’s $100 for teams of four and is a fundraiser for Mountain Top Field’s renovation. Come support their efforts with this fun event.

Saturday, 9/7 (Don’t you love a month that starts on Sunday and every day is appropriately numbered?)
5pm – Shepherd of the Hills is having Church in the Park at Manuel Brother’s Park shelter. Potluck at 5pm and service to follow. All are welcome, call 722-1206 for more info.

Tuesday, 9/10
5pm – The Hearst Library is having their monthly book club meeting. This month we’re reading Neither Wolf Nor Dog a novel by Kent Nerburn. You don’t need to have read the book to come enjoy the discussion (but we may ruin the plot for you if you haven’t). Everybody is welcome to join this informal group!

6:30pm – Free poker at Blackstone Lodge & Suites.

Wednesday, 9/11 – (Marks 18 years since 9/11)
5pm – Create & Cultivate, let’s get back into the swing of things with some strategic planning for your business with Lori Frederick. If you’ve never heard Lori Frederick present you are missing out. She’s pithy, sensible and full of great ideas and a lot of wisdom – also, she’s a really nice person. Come down to the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (use the back door for the classroom). We’ll be having some snacks and a free drink on us (beer/wine/pop).

Want to see what’s happening more than a week in advance? See the entire calendar here: https://business.leadmethere.org/events/calendar

In Other News:
We have a new Chiropractor in Town – Delzer Chiropractic! Finally, you don’t have to go to Spearfish to be seen! He’s just opened his business for the soft opening this week – and he’s looking to build his clientele. Visit him at 318 Dixon St. or call (605) 571-1700. And save the date for his official grand opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday 9/25! Welcome, Dr. Delzer!!

Questions? Ideas? Comments? I love to hear from you!

Sierra Ward

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