Community Calendar: June 24-30, 2011

Today, June 24

� Midsommar at Dalesburg – 142nd Annual Midsommar at Dalesburg Lutheran Church. Scandinavian Smorgasbord serving from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Afternoon program at 2 p.m. with songs and stories, evening program at 7 p.m. with �The Great Pretenders,� raising of the Midsommar Pole & folkdancing.

� 2011 Vermillion Annual Citywide Rummage Sale. See ads in this issue of the Plain Talk.

� Eagles Auxiliary Rummage Sale as part of Vermillion�s community-wide rummage days, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. The rummage sale will be at the Eagles Club, 114 W. Main St. Proceeds will go to charities.

� Brown Bag Lunch Program, �Celebrating Life Through Story & Song,� 12:05 p.m., National Music Museum located on USD campus on corner of Clark & Yale St. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 25

� 2011 Vermillion Annual Citywide Rummage Sale. See ads in this issue of the Plain Talk.

� Eagles Auxiliary Rummage Sale as part of Vermillion�s community-wide rummage days, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. The rummage sale will be at the Eagles Club, 114 W. Main St. Proceeds will go to charities.

� Vermilion Area Farmer�s Market, 9 a.m.-noon, downtown Vermillion at Ratingen Platz, Market & Main streets.

� Vermillion Tennis Tournament. Girls, boys, men�s and women�s singles and doubles played at the DakotaDome Courts. Applications can be found in the Vermillion High School Web site under the athletics and tennis sites. Contact Dan Hanson at or 670-9345. Entry fees are due by June 18.

� Ride with Larry: Larry Smith has rode approximately 300 miles from Aberdeen to Vermillion, stopping along the way each night to speak with local support groups about the benefits of cycling, staying active and keeping positive with Parkinson�s. The last leg of the five-day ride, from Sioux Falls to Vermillion will be open to members of the public who want to ride to the finish line in Vermillion. Go to for more information. The public is invited to join Larry at the FINISH?LINE to welcome Larry as he rides into Vermillion! This event is FREE and open to the public from noon-2:30 p.m. in downtown Vermillion, at Market & Main streets on the Platz. Poker Alice, Catrike demonstrations, food and dancing will be available.

� Bizarre Bazaar Rummage Sale sponsored by Vermillion Area Arts Council from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Washington Street Arts Center. If you have items for the sale, please bring them to the Arts Center between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, June 24. You can receive up to 90 percent of the proceeds of your items if you mark the prices on them and indicate what percentage you wish to donate to the VAAC. Bring food to share at the potluck that begins at 6 p.m. for those volunteering to set up and/or work at the sale.

Monday, June 27

� 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 for more information. Trip is through July 7.

� Vermillion Eagle Riders Supper Ride departing from the Eagles at 6 p.m.

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

� The Messy Hands Summer Art Camp sponsored by Vermillion Area Arts Council from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27-July 1 and July 4-8. For ages 3-14. Four enrollment options: half-days for one week or two; full days for one week or two. Learn about practice painting, drawing and collage, basic printmaking and bookmaking and sculptural techniques. The curriculum encourages exploration and creative expression. Through funds provided by the City of Vermillion, the Vermillion Civic Council, the S.D. Arts Council and private donors, scholarships are available to children who need themd. To enroll your child, contact Susan Heggestad,, 605-624-4766. To learn more about what�s happening visit:

Tuesday, June 28

� VCDC Annual Golf Social. The 4-Person Best Ball Scramble Golf Tournament will begin with team sign-in at The Bluffs Golf Course folled by pictures at 11:45 a.m. and the open format shot gun start at 1 p.m. The buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the golf awards and door prizes. Please call the VCDC office at 624-5571 or email to register your team, be a hole sponsor or donate a pin or door prize. Please register soon!

� �All-You-Can-Eat� Spaghetti Dinner hosted by The Eagles Auxiliary from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 114 W. Main St. Cost is $4.50 per person. Proceeds will go to charities.

Wednesday, June 29

� �Weekly Wine Hour (every Wednesday) from 6-7 p.m. in the RED Steakhouse Vault. For more information, call 624-0079.

� Summer Film Festival – Cultural Clips featuring, �Dances with Wolves,� 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 30

� Vermillion Area Farmer�s Market, 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Event includes education session for customers on �Here�s to Your Health: Discussions with a Dietician� with Sarah Nelson, Hy-Vee Registered Dietician from 5:30-6 p.m.

Planning Ahead:

� JULY?1 � Hospital Auxiliary meeting, 2 p.m. at the Care Center Dining Room, 125 Walker St.

� JULY 2 � Vermillion Area Farmer�s Market, 9 a.m.-noon, downtown Vermillion at Ratingen Platz, Market & Main St.

� JULY 2 � Pool party for Vermillion Teens, ages 13-19, from 9-11 p.m. at Prentis Park Pool. Admission is $5 at the door or $4 with a Facebook RSVP. Pool passes will not be accepted for this private event. Food and beverages will be available for sale from 10-11 p.m. courtesy of Cherry Street Grille/Fox Pizza. For more information, call Tammy at 605-677-9132.

� JULY 3 � High School Softball Tournament, 1 p.m. at Prentis Park Ball Field. Each high school grade competes to play a championship game against a faculty/parent team. For more information, call Tammy at 605-677-9132.

� JULY 3 � Open Swim Time, 6-9 p.m. at Prentis Park Pool. In place of Family Swim. Normal admission prices apply.

� JULY 4 � Annual 4th of July Celebration at Barstow Park, 6 p.m. to dark. Inflatables for kids (cost – $5), beverage garden, food vendors, various childrens� activities, music by C&K Entertainment, Hy-Vee�s 5th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest and huge fireworks display at dusk. For more information, call the VCDC at 624-5571.

� JULY 4 � Hy-Vee�s 5th Annual Hot Dog Eating Championship, 8 p.m. at Barstow Park. Two divisions (Mens and Ladies), $100 top prize and $50 second prize for both divisions. Sponsored by Hy-Vee, Equalizer, Coca-Cola and Sara Lee. For more information, rules and registration, stop at the Hy-Vee customer service desk.

� JULY 4 � �Fun in the Sun,� 9 a.m.-noon at the Prentis Park Pool. Money dive for K-8th grade starting at 9 a.m. Fun events with great prizes for all ages including dives with the biggest splash, smallest splash, and best belly flop, longest treading water, farthest underwater swim and a family/group relay race. Individual events are $1 per entry, relay race is $5 per entry. For more information, please contact Tammy at 677-9132.

� JULY 8-11 � Vermillion Community Theatre presents Broadway Musical, �My Fair Lady,� at the Vermillion High School Theatre. Performances are 7:30 p.m. July 8, 9 & 11 and 2:30 p.m. July 10. Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for K-12. Tickets are on sale at Nook n� Cranny and Davis Pharmacy and will be available at the door.

� JULY 8-9 � The Yankton Tri-State Old Iron Association and WNAX are holding their fifth annual two-day tractor ride. There are about 180-200 tractors in the ride and they will travel in groups of 15 at 10 minute intervals along the following routes: July 8 tractors will travel from Yankton to Scotland and return to Yankton to finish the day with a parade downtown at 6 p.m. Saturday they will travel from Yankton to Vermillion. The first group will arrive at Pump �N Pak around 10 a.m. and then every 10 minutes thereafter until approximately noon. They will travel south on Stanford St. to Main St., east on Main through the downtown area to Dakota St. and then south on Dakota St. past the airport to Highway 19 and into Nebraska. Tractors will stop in Maskell, Neb., and St. Helena, Neb. and return to Yankton. The Vermillion community is invited to come out and view these impressive tractors, many of which are very valuable and some contain double seats and two riders!

� JULY?18 � Sixth annual Sheri Ellis Memorial Golf Social sponsored by Dakota Hospital Foundation at The Bluffs Golf Course. Registration/team photos at 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; 1 p.m. shotgun start; 6:30 p.m. dinner/program. $50/person paid in advance; $60/person day of event. Registration due Monday, July 11. For questions, call 605-638-8465.

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 or contact the Plain Talk at 605-624-2695 or e-mail

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