Community Calendar

Today, March 18

� Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the St. Agnes School gymnasium. Fish, baked beans and macaroni and cheese will be served. Freewill offering.

� Brown Bag Lunch Program: �Returning and Returned,� featuring Michael Mandell, fingerstyle guitarist from Portland, 12:05 p.m. at the National Music Museum located on USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets.

� Junior Piano Recital featuring Adrian Ries, 7 p.m. at the Colton Recital Hall at the USD Warren M. Lee Center for  the Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.

Saturday, March 19

� Vermillion Area Winter Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Extension Building.

� VITA Tax Assistance Program to offer free tax preparation from local IRS trained volunteers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St. For more information contact Jane Larson at 605-677-7060 or e-mail: vpl@sdln.net. Additional dates are March 26 and April 9.

� Show Choir Classic in Mitchell.

� Spring Salad Luncheon/Style Show sponsored by Catholic Daughters, 11:30 a.m. at St. Agnes School Auditorium. Cards, games, socializing and door prizes. Tickets are $6. Public invited. Proceeds for Court Charities.

� �Not Your Grandmother�s Quilt,� 1-3 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library. A six week course to learn the art of quiltmaking while creating a nine block sampler. Cost is $50, plus supplies. Contact 605-624-6240 for more information and a lis tof supplies needed.

� Gamelan Workshop for Tatag at the National Music Museum, USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. This is a free Saturday event!

� USD Chamber Singers Home Concert, 7:30 p.m. Vermillion�s United Church of Christ. Free will offering to help the group and its tour.

Monday, March 21

� Al-anon meeting, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul�s Episcopal Church, corner of Main & Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.

� Vermillion High School Spring Picture Day.

� Music in our School Month Concer, 7:30 p.m. at Vermillion High School.

Tuesday, March 22

� Community Education: Rehab, Restore, Renovate � How to take care of your historic building, 7 p.m. at 1101 James St., Vermillion. This is the second in class in a series of three. The next class will be March 29.

� Jolley School Spring Picture Day.

� Vermillion Rotary Club Meeting, Noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center, USD campus.

� Spaghetti Feed Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction for Payton Hand, daughter of Amy and James Koppe, 5-8 p.m. at Vermillion Eagles Club. Payton, a fourth grader, was diagnosed with A.L.L. leukemia on Feb. 10. This benefit is to help with the cost of treatments. A benefit account has been set up in Payton�s name at CorTrust Bank. For more information, visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/PAYTONHAND.

Wednesday, March 23

� USD Theatre presents �Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead,� 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the Arena Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Admission is $14 for adults, $9 for youth (K-12) and non-USD students with ID; and $4 for USD students with current ID. To reserve tickets, call 605-677-5400.

� Austin School Spring Picture Day.

� Lecture by visiting artist, Yoonmi Nam, 2 p.m. in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts (John A. Day Gallery). Her work will be on display in the John A. Day Gallery through March 25, with an artist�s reception set for 7 p.m. March 25.

� Faculty Double Bass Recital featuring Dr. Rick Rognstad, USD faculty inthe Department of Music, 7:30 p.m. in Farber Hall located in Old Main. Open to the public at no charge.

Thursday, March 24

� Clay County Historical Society Potluck, 6:05 p.m. at the Austin Whittemore House, 15 Austin Street. Event hosted by Clay County Historical Society Board with a program to follow by Judge Arthur Rusch on the Kidder family.

� Historical Heritage discussion from 6-8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. �Land of the Burnt Thigh�, by Edith Eudora Kohl will be the next selection in the series to be discussed. This book relates the fascinating memoir of two women homesteaders on the South Dakota frontier. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Norma Wilson, USD professor emeritus, will be facilitating the discussion. Hot drinks and refreshments will be provided.

� 2011 Vermillion After-Prom Fundraiser Dinner and Basket Auction at the Eagles, 114 W. Main, Vermillion. Admission is $10.

� William and Ree Live SD Public Broadcasting TV show, 7 p.m. at the Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus. For ticket information, call 800-456-0766. A �meet & greet� will be held at 5:30 p.m.

� Vermillion Middle School Spring Picture Day.

� Lecture by visiting artist Eric Conrad, 2 p.m. inthe John A. Day Gallery at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. His work will be on display in the John A. Day Gallery through March 25, with an artist�s reception set for 7 p.m. March 25.

� State All-State Band at Yankton through March 26.

Planning Ahead:

� MARCH 25 � Brown Bag Lunch Program: �An Eclectic Musical Journey,� featuring Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet, acoustic folk music duo from Minneapolis performing at 12:05 p.m. at the National Music Museum located on the USD campus, corner of Clark & Yale streets.

� MARCH 25-27 � USD Theatre presents �Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead,� 7:30 p.m. March 25-26 and 2 p.m. March 27 at the Arena Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Admission is $14 for adults, $9 for youth (K-12) and non-USD students with ID; and $4 for USD students with current ID. To reserve tickets, call 605-677-5400.

� MARCH 26 � VITA Tax Assistance Program to offer free tax preparation from local IRS trained volunteers from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St. For more information, contact Jane Larson 605-677-7060 or e-mail vpl@sdln.net. Additional date: April 9.

� MARCH 26 � Carl Collison presents his senior percussion recital, 7:30 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.

� MARCH 26-27 � USD 14th annual Dance Marathon to help make miracles happen for local sick and injured children.

� MARCH 30 � Knutson Distinguished Professor Lecture, 7:30 p.m., at the National Music Museum. Topic: �The Musical Alphabet and the Rise of the Keyboard as a Devise of the Literate,� presented by John Koster.

� APRIL 2 � Vermillion Annual American Legion Steak Night, 5 p.m. at The Eagles, 114 W. Main St., Vermillion. Admission is $50 per couple or $25 for single. Proceeds support the Legion Baseball boys. Tickets can be purchased from players at the door.

� APRIL 7 � Spaghetti Benefit Dinner for Big Friend-Little Friend, Inc., at the Eagles Club. Social from 5-6 p.m. with dinner served from 6-8 p.m. Tickets $5 in advance and at the door. Tickets available at Hy-Vee, PrintSource, Vermillion Chamber, Eagle�s Club, Pioneer Drug (Elk Point), Vermillion Civic Council, WalMart and members of  BF-LF.

� APRIL 8 � The Maria Project: In Honor of 80 VOICES, 6:30 p.m., at Farber Hall, located in Old Main on USD campus. Standard ticket: $20; student price: 410; group price (four or more): $15 each. Event website: www.themariaproject.com. To reserve a ticket and pay in cash e-mail: info@mariapoject.com and then pay at the door. Sponsored by Domestic Violence Safe Options Services.

� APRIL 9 � VITA Tax Assistance Program to offer free tax preparation from local IRS trained volunteers from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St. For more information, contact Jane Larson 605-677-7060 or e-mail vpl@sdln.net.

� APRIL 9 � The seventh annual ESA Tour of Tables in the Father Wolf auditorium of St. Agnes School. Contact Barb Campbell at 624-4626 or bcampbel41@msn.com if you are interested in purchasing tickets or sponsoring a table.

� APRIL 9 � Dinner and Dance at the Eagles. Fundraiser for Vermillion Senior Citizen Services Center.

� APRIL 10 � Vermillion Special Olympics Polar Plunge, �Freezin� for a Reason!�, 2 p.m. (registration from 12:30-2 p.m.) in the high school parking lot.

Does your business or organization have an event you would like included in the Community Calendar?  If you do please call the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Company at 605-624-5571 or e-mail vcdc@vermillionchamber.com or contact the Plain Talk at 605-624-2695 or e-mail david.lias@plaintalk.net.

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