Community Calendar: July 15-21

Saturday, JuLY 16

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

� A Celebration of Johnny Cash at Gayville Hall, 502 Washington St., Gayville. $12.50 at the door, $15 reserved. Call 605-267-2859.

Monday, 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.

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

Tuesday, JuLY 19

� Ice Cream Social, 5-7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 816 E. Clark St. The community is welcome.

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

� Open House for Chief of Police: The community is invited to an open house to welcome Matt Betzen, Vermillion chief of police, 4-6 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers.

Wednesday, JuLY 20

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

� Blood Donations in �Urgent� Need: Sanford Vermillion Medical Center & Community Blood Bank to host the third annual All American Community Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-6 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion Medical Center. Donors will receive a special commemorative ALL AMERICAN?BLOOD DONOR t-shirt and a free lunch, compliments of Sanford Vermillion Medical Center. Donors must be 17 years of age (16 years with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Please bring an ID. It is recommended that donors eat and drink plenty of liquid prior to donating blood. For more information, call 624-2611. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, JuLY 21

� Thursdays on the Platz, 6-8 p.m., corner of Market & Main streets. Live music outdoors on Ratingen Platz. Bring the family, have some food and enjoy some local music.

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

� Vermillion Area Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Event includes education session for customers on �What�s Cooking? An Abundance of Produce� from 4-5 p.m.

Planning Ahead:

� JULY 23 � Vermillion Area Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon, downtown Vermillion at Ratingen Platz, Market & Main streets.

� JULY?23 � RED Steakhouse, closed to the public for a private event.

� JULY 26 � The Eagles Auxiliary will be hosting, �All-You-Can-Eat� Spaghetti Dinner, from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Eagles Club, 114 West Main St. Cost is $4.50 per person. Proceeds will go to charities.

� JULY 27 � Make A Wish Dinner, Dance and Auction, Pro�s Bar & Grill. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., Auction at 7 p.m., Dance will follow the auction. Tickets are $50 per person. Tickets available at Ace Hardware. Contact Jim Brady at 670+-9638 or Gary Madson at 638-0643 for more information.

� AUG. 4 � Thursdays on the Platz, 6-8 p.m., corner of Market & Main streets. Live music outdoors on Ratingen Platz. Bring the family, have some food and enjoy some local music.

� AUG. 7 � Pancake Fly-In Breakfast, 8 a.m.-Noon at the Vermillion Airport. Sponsored by The Main Street Center and served by Vermillion Lions Club.

� AUG. 15 � Hy-Vee�s Fourth Annual Scramble for SESDAC, Four-Person Scramble, Noon registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, prime rib dinner following golf  at The Bluffs. Sign up at The Bluffs 677-7058. All proceeds raised go to benefit SESDAC Foundation.

� AUG. 25 � Thursdays on the Platz, 6-8 p.m., corner of Market & Main streets. Live music outdoors on Ratingen Platz. Bring the family, have some food and enjoy some local music.

� SEPT. 1 � Thursdays on the Platz, 6-8 p.m., corner of Market & Main streets. Live music outdoors on Ratingen Platz. Bring the family, have some food and enjoy some local music.

� SEPT. 9-10 � Ribs, Rods &?Rock �n Roll. Come enjoy the 7th annual event in historic downtown Vermillion. For details go to website at www.sdbbq.us. This is a KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Contest and activities include: Award Winning BBQ Competition; Food Vendors, Arts & Craft Vendors; Family Fun Area; Classic Car & Motorcycle Show and Shine; Live Music; Beer Garden; People�s Choice Public BBQ Judging; Two Nights of Street Dances; Charity Poker Run; Motorcycle Fun Run; Kory & The Fireflies, 9 p.m. Saturday.

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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