Half Started? Or Half Over?

Happy Thursday Friends!

Remember when I talked about my word of the year ….. way back in January? Several of you wrote back to tell me the words you chose. Now that we’re more than halfway done with 2021 (crazy!) how is your word coming along? Have you still been using it? Or did you forget all about it? Maybe it’s time to pick it up, dust it off and revisit the reasons you chose it in the first place!

In that spirit, I’m revisiting my word, which was “embrace” and deciding how I’d grade myself on my application of this word. Have I embraced good times? Bad times? Critiques? Challenges? Exercise? Healthy Eating? Friendships? Work? Parenting?

I’ll be giving this some thought this week and haven’t come up with a good answer but I’ll mull it over some more.


_____ Here’s what’s happening around town this week

Thursday 7/8 – 5-6:30pm – “Seeking the Unseen,” an art exhibit inspired by Gina Gibson’s residency at SURF, will be at the Lead Deadwood Arts Council. A reception will be held with light refreshments. The exhibit will be on display at LDAC from July 8 through August 20.

Friday 7/9 – 12pm – History on the Lawn: The Ghost Town of Tinton, South Dakota – Established in 1903, the town of Tinton, South Dakota, now sits abandoned and alone in the last untouched area of the Northern Hills. During its fifty years of existence it shined as a juxtaposition against the well-earned reputation of the Black Hills being a gold mining region. While its mines did produce gold, they also rendered tin, mica, tantalite, feldspar, and spodumene. Historian, writer, and conservationist, Chris Hills, will explain how the town’s life was influenced by its non-traditional products and why it ultimately failed. Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 p.m.; free for members and $5 for non-members. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).

Friday 7/9 – 7pm – Join Homestake Opera House for their summer movie Series: July’s free movie: Babe. Sponsored by Connection Church Lead.

Saturday 7/10 – Sanford Lab’s Virtual Neutrino Day  – Turn your eyes to the skies during Sanford Underground Research Facility’s biggest event of 2021. This all-virtual event will be an immersive two-day festival, featuring international speakers, virtual tours and interactive activities for STEM enthusiasts of all ages! See more details here: https://www.sanfordlab.org/event/neutrino-day-star-chronicles

Saturday 7/10 – 10am, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center will be hosting a book signing with Robyn Vandersys and her new book which is a sci fi thriller set in the Black Hills! This is part of our work to get more local authors and Black Hills books into the gift shop! Come visit her!

Saturday 7/10 – 10am-6pm, 2nd Saturday’s on Main Street – Come and check out our awesome businesses on Main Street! With a different theme each month, and plenty of cool stuff to check out, this regular event can be the highlight of your month!

Saturday 7/10 – 7pm Cruisin : Wyoming’s Good Time Rock & Roll Band will be performing at the Homestake Opera House! Come enjoy a great show with friends!

Sunday 7/11 – Thursday 7/15 Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School at Manuel Brother’s Park. For kids 4-5th grade, from 5:30-7:45 each night. Supper is included! Thanks to Connection Church, Lead Assembly of God, Shepherd of the Hills & First Presbyterian Church for hosting! Rain location will be the Lead Assembly of God on Wall St. Register and get more info here: http://vbspro.events/p/leaddeadwoodvbs

Deadwood History Summer Camps continue! Www.DeadwoodHistory.com

Tuesday 7/13 – 4pm – Kids STEAM event at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center! This event is free to attend and provided by Black Hills Energy!

Wednesday 7/14 – 5:30-7:30pm, Skate Night @ the Handley Recreation Center

Wednesday 7/14 – 8pm, “The Chosen” at Manuel Brother’s Park, put on by Lead Assembly of God – free!


______ Save the Dates

Saturday 7/17 – Lead’s first Renaissance Faire! In Manuel Brother’s Park!

7/18-7/22 – Vacation Bible School at Trinity United Methodist Church @ the CMC

7/19-8/15 – 4 Week Total Transformation with https://www.funsizedesign.com

7/20 – Lead Live!!

_____ News & Notes

Gold Camp Jubilee was a rousing success! I was so happy to see a day that felt pretty “normal” after two years of either having crappy weather, pandemics or fire dangers we pulled off a great event. Thanks so much to everyone who participated, helped or volunteer to make it a wonderful time!!

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer! Make those plans to get out an enjoy it while we still have a month of summer summer left!!

With Love from Lead,
Sierra Ward

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