Community Calendar: April 8-14, 2011

Today, 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.

�  Brown Bag Lunch Program: �The Classical Guitarist,� featuring Vladislav Blaha, 12:05 p.m. at the National Music Museum on the USD campus.

� Girls Golf, 2 p.m. at Madison.

� FISH FRY: Knights of Columbus Friday Night Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the St. Agnes School Gym. The Knights will be serving fish, baked beans and macaroni and cheese. Cost will be a free-will offering at the door.

Saturday, 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.

� 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.

� Spring Fling Dinner and Dance at the Eagles Club. Dinner of BBQ Boneless Pork Ribs, Potato, Salads, Dessert and beverages will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. Dance to Freddies Combo from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dinner only: $12; Dinner and Dance: $15; or Dance: $5. All proceeds to benefit The Center. Ticekts available at the door or contact The Center at 624-8072.

� Track, 11 a.m. at Dakota Valley.

� The USD Jazz Ensembles and Guest in Concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.

� Sixth annual Lewis & Clark Homebuilders Home Show at the Kiwanis 4-H Ice Center, 709 Whiting Drive, Yankton. www.lewisandclarkhomebuilders.com

Sunday, April 10

� Sixth annual Lewis & Clark Homebuilders Home Show at the Kiwanis 4-H Ice Center, 709 Whiting Drive, Yankton. www.lewisandclarkhomebuilders.com

� 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.

� Gesteland Studio Showcase: Voice students of Dr. Tracelyn Gesteland�s studio present a concert at 4 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.

� Sean Bray presents his senior trombone recital, 7:30 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.

Monday, april 11

� International Forum: �U.S. to Remain Only Advanced Nation Without Universal Health Care?� Noon in Farber Hall located in Old Main on USD Campus. Panel discussion with Freek Lapre, Dutch Health Care Expert; Brian Hensel, Health Adm./B-School & Congressional Fellow in U.S. Senate during health reform; and Mike Myers, Law School & Former Mayo Clinic CEO. Hosted by Beacom School of Business and moderated by Benno Wymar. Open to the public at no charge.

� Want to learn more about TOUR DE KOTA (or just about cycling in general?) Join Argus Leader Managing Editor Patrick Lalley for a live online chat at 4 p.m. at www.argusleader.com/chats.

� Vermillion Middle School Jazz Night, 7 p.m. at Vermillion High School.

� 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 12

� American Legion Auxiliary Wallace Unit #1, 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center.

� Girls Golf, 9 a.m. at Dakota Valley.

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

� Dean�s Lecture Series: Distinguished alum of the University of South Dakota�s MBA program, Greg Schmieding will present �The Human Age – When Optimizing Human Potential Will Be the Single Most Important Determinant of Future Business Success & Growth,� 3:30 p.m. in Beacom Hall auditorium. Sponsored by the Beacom School of Business. Free and open to the public.

� Boys Tennis vs. Brandon Valley, 4 p.m. at home.

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

� South Dakota Women�s Softball hosts SDSU in a doubleheader, 4 p.m. at the DakotaDome Softball Complex.

� American Experience Freedom Riders Film Screening, 7 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center. Free and open to the public.

� Wednesday Evening Ladies Golf League Organizational Meeting, 7 p.m. at Bluff Golf Course.

� Vermillion Area Farmers Market Annual Vendor Meeting, 7:15 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library.

Wednesday, april 13

� Lions to serve pancakes from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. They will be collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Tickets will be sold at the door � $5; children 8 and under are free. All proceeds go toward Lions community projects.

� Eagle Riders, 7 p.m. at the Eagles.

Thursday, april 14

� Lions to serve pancakes from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. They will be collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Tickets will be sold at the door � $5; children 8 and under are free. All proceeds go toward Lions community projects.

� 2011 Literary Luncheon welcomes Maxine Kinsley, 11:30 a.m. at the Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St. Luncheon tickets are $9 and can be purchased at the Vermillion Public Library until April 11 during regular library hours. Phone reservations will not be accepted.

� Cancer Support Group meeting, 2:30 p.m. in the Sletwold Room, Trinity Lutheran Church, 816 East Clark St. For more information, contact Marcy at 624-8706.

� Brown Bag Lunch Program: �Play from the Soul…�: Heeding C.P.E. Bach�s Advice,� featuring Preethi de Silva (Claremont, California), harpsichord and fortepiano, 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.

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

� USD Composers Concert, student composers present their works at a public concert, 7 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.

� Vermillion High School Jazz Night, 7:30 p.m. at Vermillion High School.

Planning Ahead:

� 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.

� APRIL 15 � 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.

� APRIL 15 � Seventh/eighth grade track, 4 p.m. at Elk Point-Jefferson.

� APRIL 15 � Boys Tenniss, 4 p.m., at Mitchell.

� APRIL 15 � Williams & Ree, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Vermillion Eagles Club. For ticket information, call 624-9934.

� APRIL 15-16 � 88th annual Strollers, 7 p.m. in Slagle Auditorium, located on Clark Street, USD campus.

� APRIL 15-17 � USD Theatre presents: �The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,� 7:30 p.m. April 15, 16, 18, 19 and 2 p.m. April 17 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.

� APRIL 16 � Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Extension Building.

� APRIL 16 � MWA Pro Wrestling, 7:30 p.m. at National Guard Armory, 603 Princeton St. Event website: mwaprowrestling.com.

� APRIL 16 � Jr/Sr Grand March, 7:45 p.m. followed by prom from 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Vermillion High School.

� APRIL 16 � 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., Gyaville. Call 267-2859 for ticket information.

� APRIL 17 � 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.

APRIL 17 � 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.

� APRIL 17 � 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.

� 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.

� JUNE 27-JULY 1 � Sharing the Dream June Trip to Guatemala: Limit of seven people. Visit cooperatives, schools, the Elder Center, and share with our brothers and sisters in Guatemala. $1,100 per person (includes everything in Guatemala). Airfare extra. Contact Diane at diane@sharingthedream.org for more information.

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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