Community Calendar

Today, April 15

� Brown Bag Lunch Program, �All About Jazz,� featuring the USD music faculty jazz ensemble, 12:05 p.m. at the National Music Museum located on the USD campus, corner of Clark & Yale streets. Open to the public at no charge.

� Annual Bike Helmet Day, 2 p.m. at Jolley School. Sponsored and presented by the Vermillion Medical Clinic and the Vermillion Rotary Club. Special thanks to Vermillion Schools and the Vermillion Wal-Mart Super Center. Presented annually to all second graders in the Vermillion Schools.

� Seventh/eighth grade track, 4 p.m. at Elk Point-Jefferson.

� Boys Tennis, 4 p.m., at Mitchell.

� Williams & Ree, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Vermillion Eagles Club. For ticket information, call 624-9934.

� 88th annual Strollers, 7 p.m. in Slagle Auditorium, located on Clark Street, USD campus.

� USD Theatre presents: �The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,� 7:30 p.m. at Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. For reservations, cal 605-677-5400 or visit www.usd.edu/theatre for more information.

Saturday, April 16

� 88th annual Strollers, 7 p.m. in Slagle Auditorium, located on Clark Street, USD campus.

� USD Theatre presents: �The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,� 7:30 p.m. at Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. For reservations, cal 605-677-5400 or visit www.usd.edu/theatre for more information.

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

� MWA Pro Wrestling, 7:30 p.m. at National Guard Armory, 603 Princeton St. Event website: mwaprowrestling.com.

� Jr/Sr Grand March, 7:45 p.m. followed by prom from 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Vermillion High School.

� Gayville Hall presents, �An Evening of Old Time Gospel,� starring John & Susan McNeill, Owen DeJong and Nick Schwebach, 8 p.m. at 502 Washington St., Gayville. Call 267-2859 for ticket information.

� The Friends of the W.H. Over Museum will be sponsoring a Basket Makikng and Easter Candy Hunt at 10:30 a.m. at the museum. The candy hunt will be outside. A fee will be charged for materials.

� Junior Varsity Baseball Double Header, 10 a.m. at Dakota Valley.

� Art from the Heart and Home is from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington Street. This visual art showcase will feature works from home-scooled students from southeast South Dakota, northeast Iowa and northwest Iowa. Show is hosted by the area�s cooperative, Vermillion Christian Home Educators. An artists� reception will be held at 6 p.m. Best of show and Viewer�s choice awards will be presented and refreshements served. This Vermillion Area Arts Council sponsored event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 17

� USD Theatre presents: �The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,� 2 p.m. at Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. For reservations, cal 605-677-5400 or visit www.usd.edu/theatre for more information.

� Earth Day Celebration featuring music by Jami Lynn from 3:30-5 p.m. at Valiant Vineyards, 1500 W. Main, Vermillion. This year�s topic is green energy. Cost is $5 at the door for music and wine tasting.

� Music Recital: Lee Schneider presents graduate clarinet recital, 5 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.

� Music Recital: Andrew Paa presents  graduate violin recital, 7 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.

� Varsity Baseball, 2 p.m./JV Baseball, 4 p.m. at Lennox.

� Music Recital: Rachel Poss presents a sophomore percussion recital, 3 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.

� The Festival of Nations hosted by the International Students Club features samples of food from native cooks, as well as entertainment, dress, artifacts and pictures from 5:30-9 p.m. in the USD Muenster University Center Grand Ballroom.

Monday, april 18

� USD Theatre presents: �The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,� 7:30 p.m. at Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. For reservations, cal 605-677-5400 or visit www.usd.edu/theatre for more information.

� USD Blood Drive, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lee Medical Center on USD campus. The Blood Drive registration table will be located on the south side of the Lee Med Atrium with the Blood Mobile parked at the south entrance.

� Seventh/eighth grade track, 4 p.m. at Harrisburg.

� Girls golf vs. Lennox, 4 p.m. at home.

� Boys Tennis, 4 p.m. at Sioux City North.

� �Money Skills Workshop,� 6-8 p.m. in the USD Muenster University Center Conference Room.

� Third/Fourth Grade Concert, 6:30 p.m. at Vermillion High School.

� Dr. C.J. Kocher�s USD Saxophone Studio Students present a music recital, 7:30 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.

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

Tuesday, april 19

� USD Theatre presents: �The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,� 7:30 p.m. at Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. For reservations, cal 605-677-5400 or visit www.usd.edu/theatre for more information.

� Vermillion Rotary Club meeting, noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center.

� Girls Golf, 2 p.m. at West Central.

� Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Sanford Care Center Vermillion and Hy-Vee, 1-3 year olds at 5 p.m. at Sanford Care Center, Vermillion Courtyard (enter from the south on Jane Street); 4-6 year olds at 5:30 p.m. at Prentis Park (south side); 7-8 year olds at 5:30 p.m. at Prentis Park (south side). Two special prizes per age group.

� Community Education: �Historic Sites of Clay County,� 7 p.m. at 1101 James St. Second session April 26.

� All School Band Extravaganza, 7:30 p.m. at Vermillion High School.

� USDs Brass Choir concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.

Wednesday, april 20

� Preservation Wednesday with Jason Biggins, �State Historic Preservation Office,� 7 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library. Presented by the Clay County Historic Preservation Commission. Open to the general public at no charge.

Thursday, april 21

� Seventh/eighth grade track, 3:45 p.m. at Canton.

� High School Track, 4 p.m. at Lennox.

� Boys Tennis vs. Sioux Falls Washington, 4 p.m. at home.

� Lecture and book signing with Jorge Cham, creator of the grad student comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper (www.phdcomics.com). Lecture is at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall, USD Old Main. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Planning Ahead:

� APRIL 22 � No School (public school and USD).

� APRIL 28 � Vermillion All-Schools Art Show reception, 4-6 p.m. at the Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington Street. The show will also be open from 2-5 p.m. April 30 and May 1. The exhibit is fee and open to the public and sponsored by Vermillion Area Arts Council.

� APRIL 28 � The Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan featuring the Tatag Gamelan Ensemble (USD), 7:30 p.m. at the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the National Music Museum, corner of Clark & Yale streets on the USD campus.

� APRIL 28 � Historical Heritage discussion, �The Land They Possessed� by Mary Worthy Breneman, 6-8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Norma Wilson, USD professor emeritus will facilitate the discussion. Hot drinks and refreshments will be provided.

� APRIL 28 � Clay County Historical Society potluck and �Antiques Appraisal Fair,� presented by Joe Hoffman, 6:05 p.m. at the Austin Whittemore House, 15 Austin St. Bring an antique and find out the value/information from Hoffman. Annual Board meeting to follow.

� APRIL 29 � Brown Bag Lunch program, �The Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan,� 12:05 p.m. at the National Music Museum located on the USD campus, corner of Clark & Yale streets. Open to the public at no charge.

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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