Stay Frosty, Lead

Good frosty morning to you!

You know what great stories have in common? Lots and lots of conflict, problems and stress. It’s not really a good story if there isn’t some problem to solve – it’s boring! Part of what I love about living in a place with winter is that it provides an element of conflict. It makes life interesting! We had our first snow this week, and while it was pretty much just a skiff, it reminds us that winter is coming.

At this time last year I was going through several huge changes in my life. They were stressful and more than a little nerve wracking, but coming upon the anniversary of those events I am so glad that things opened up – because the problems presented themselves I could have a bigger life than I ever imagined. Very often conflict sets us free to explore other solutions for our lives – solutions that are too scary without necessity.

If you need an example just remember our amazing Annual Banquet this year, when we got that two foot snow storm. We decided to go on with or without snow and ended up having an amazingly wonderful time – but a time that would not have been nearly so magical or memorable if the weather had been perfect.

So as you move through life this week, and this winter – remember how great those problems make our lives. They are gifts for exciting adventures, great memories and amazing connections with people who might not have come into our lives otherwise.


Here’s what’s happening with our members:

Tonight, Thursday 10/3

7pm – Catholics Returning Home continues at St. Pat’s call the parish office for more information 584-2002

Friday, 10/4

It’s First Friday: Lead! Miners’ Tin Cup will have a featured artist and Miners & Merchants Trading Post will be having a sip and shop with free samples. Come on down and enjoy some Friday evening fun!

5:30-7:30 – All Ages Family Skate Night at the Handley Recreation Center. Great way to burn off some steam from a week with your kiddos. $5 covers entrance and skate rentals.

Paranormal Investigations start at the Adam’s House Museum. These happen several times daily through 10/19. You can get all the details and ticket info at

The Good Shepherd Clinic in Spearfish (which offers free basic medical care) is having their big annual fundraiser. The Harvest Hop will be at the Spearfish Tretheway Pavilion featuring the Potter Ladies and dancing. Tickets at $20 at the door and all proceeds go to help provide their services to the people of the Northern Hills communities.

Monday, 10/7
5pm – City Commission Meeting at City Hall

Tuesday, 10/8
11am – Music & Movement with Friends at the Historic Homestake
Opera House. The monthly parent-child music class brings together nursery rhymes, play, movement and song to build a strong foundation in music and child development. For children ages 0-6 with an adult. $1 pp

12pm – Winter Events Planning Meeting 2. We’re getting together again to talk about all our great ideas for Shop Local, Light Up Lead, and Winterfest! The public is welcome to join us with their ideas and ways they’d like to help implement those ideas! Meet at Miners’ Tin Cup for a lunchtime meeting.

5pm – October Library Book Club at the Hearst Library. Want to jump out of your reading rut? This is a great way to try out new genres and books you might have missed. Everyone welcome, even if you haven’t yet read the book.

Wednesday, 10/9
5pm – Create & Cultivate Happy Hour with Meg Manke – Join us for our monthly speaker presentation. Meg Manke is a fun and dynamic speaker. She has a passion for helping other realize their full potential – breaking down social and personal barriers – changing their story. Her innate ability to recognize opportunity in weakness and present a strategic solution is unprecedented in today’s business world. Snacks and drinks provided!

Thursday, 10/10
4:30-6:30 – October Chamber Mixer with Black Hills Energy at a the Visitor Center! Join us for a special mixer with our 2019 Platinum Sponsor! And stay for Deep Talks, with Mike Eyre about the history of energy in the Black Hills. Free food, free drinks! Catered by El Jefe’s Fresh-Mex Cantina with support from Crow Peak!

In other news:
Jenny Arehart with Plunder Bling wanted to let you know that the new fall jewelry collection is out so be sure to check that out!

Hope you have a wonderfully cozy day!
Sierra Ward

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