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by Christy Taylor

To Do List

Free First Friday
Friday  Downtown Sioux Falls
A special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! Enjoy a day and evening of culture and activity. Visit a variety of retailers, artist venues and fabulous restaurants, plus music and drinks at all your favorite hot spots! Many stores stay open late until 8pm.

2013 National Fireworks Association Convention & Expo
Fri & Sat @ W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds

Sanford Health Fitness Expo
Fri  5pm to 9pm& Sat 9am to 7pm @ Sioux Falls Arena
The inaugural Sanford Health and Fitness Expo, which features exhibits, samples, sales and demonstrations of products and services for health and fitness enthusiasts. The Sioux Falls Marathon and Half Marathon (held Sept. 8) attract 4,000 runners from several states; www.sfarena.com

War Horse
Friday 7:30pm @ Washington Pavilion
A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of five Tony Awards, War Horse tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. At its heart are astonishing life-sized that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride; www.washingtonpavilion.org.

Touch A Truck at Harmodon Park
Friday 6pm to 8pm @ Harmodon Baseball Complex
Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be offering an opportunity for children and adults of all ages to come out to Harmodon Park and get an up close look at some unique vehicles used in everyday work. Local businesses will be bringing in vehicles and equipment for all to see, touch, and gain knowledge of how the vehicles work

Third Annual March Into the Light
Saturday 6:30am @ Washington Pavilion
A Community Walk at Dawn Celebrates Power of Recovery to Change Lives beginning and ending downtown at the Washington Pavilion. The March, held in conjunction with September's National Recovery Month, celebrates recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and raises awareness about the top public health issue in the community. Funds raised go toward providing recovery support services to individuals and families in the community

50th Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival
Saturday 9am to 5pm @ Downtown Sioux Falls
The annual one-day benefit for the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion features fine arts and crafts, activities, music and food. For information, call 605-367-6000 or visit www.washingtonpavilion.org.

22nd Annual Presidents Bowl
Saturday @ Howard Wood Field
O'Gorman vs Lincoln @ 4 PM
Roosevelt vs Washington at 7 PM

Germanfest
Saturday 1pm to 10pm @ Falls Park

Heartland Country Corn Maze
Fri-Sun @ 27455 SD Hwy 11, Harrisburg
Navigate through the 11-acre corn maze in the design of two swans. With maze map and questions, find checkpoints containing answers. Find hidden checkpoint for free treat. Bring flashlights for after-dark fun. Concessions and restrooms. Hours: Fridays 5-9 p.m., Saturdays noon-9 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. For information, call 605-743-5984

State Summer Square Dance Festival at Mitchell
Fri & Sat @ James Valley Community Center
The S.D. State Square, Folk and Round Dance Association sponsor the event, hosted by the Mitchell Palace Promenaders Square Dance Club of Mitchell. theme is Footloose and Fancy Free

Beresford Community Health Fair
Saturday 9am to 1pm @ Beresford High School
Everyone dealing with health (and then some) will be at this fair. There is something for everyone. There are more than 30 participants, with a variety of health screenings and activities available. This is a family-friendly fair with kids activities, too.

14th Annual All You Can Eat and More Pancake Breakfast
Saturday 9am to 12pm @ The Inn on Westport
Features famous pancake flipper, Chris Cakes, includes cakes, sausage, coffee and juice, door prizes and entertainment. For seniors and their families. For information, call Michele at 605-362-1210; www.innonwestport.com. The Inn on Westport offers independent and assisted living, respite and memory care to discriminating seniors.

Meet the Heroes
Saturday 11am to 2pm @ Wendy’s on Lyons Ave
A family experienced focused on the interaction between kids, families and local emergency personnel: Army National Guard with Humvee and climbing wall; Sioux Falls Police Dept., with police car; Minnehaha Sheriff, with squad car; Minnehaha County Emergency Services, with emergency unit; Rural Ambulance Services, with ambulance; and Renner Fire Dept., with fire truck; free

New Movies:

Riddick (R
) Vin Diesel reprises his Pitch Black character Riddick, and this time he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered.