Community Calendar: July 29-August 4


� Wheelchair Drive, Drop of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and canes at Sanford Clinic, 20 S. Plum St.

Saturday, JuLY 30

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

Monday, AUGUST 1

� Quickbooks Premier 2010 Computer Class, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Southeast Job Link, 1024 W. Cherry St., Vermillion. Visit for class description. Cost is $245 including book. Classes will be held  Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 10.

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

Tuesday, August 2

� The Vermillion Police Depatment�s 28th Annual National Night Out, 5-8 p.m. at Prentis Park. Food, Music, Games, Train Rides and Jump Tent.

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

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

Thursday, august 4

� Thursdays on the Platz, 6-8 p.m., featuring �Narrative Feed� corner of Market & Main streets. Sponsored by Aramark and hosted by Downtown Vermillion. Food is available, as well as water, pop, beer and wine.

� Vermillion Area Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

Planning Ahead:

� AUG. 5 � Hospital Auxiliary Meeting, 2 p.m. at Care Center Dining Room, 125 Walker St.

� AUG. 5-7 � The Vermillion Community Theatre presents �Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,� a show for all ages, at 7 p.m. Aug. 5-6 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Vermillion High School Performing Arts Center.

� AUG. 6 � Vermillion Area Farmers Market, from 9 a.m.-noon, downtown Vermillion at Ratingen Platz, Market & Main St.

� 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. 11 � Ice Cream Social, 5-6:30 p.m., The Main Street Center, 320 W. Main. Includes a meal and homemade desserts.

� AUG. 11 � Cancer Support Group, 2:30 p.m. Sletwold Room at Trinity Lutheran Church, 816 E. Clark St. For additional information, call Marcy at 624-8706.

� AUG 11-13 � Clay County Fair. Demolition Derby, Dog Obedience, Community BBQ, Horse Obstacle Course, 4-H Livestock Shows, Live Music, Fair Princess Pageant and much more.

� AUG. 13 � Second Annual Clay County 4-H 5K Run/Walk at Clay County Fairgrounds, 515 High St. Pre-registration at 7:30 a.m.; event begins at 8 a.m. No bikes, roller blades or pets. Entry fee of $20 due by Monday, Aug. 2; $25 after that date. For every single Vermillion Food Pantry item donated, names will be entered into a drawing for local prizes! For additional information, visit: or call 624-4747.

� AUG. 13 � The Hay Country Jamboree at Gayville Hall, 502 Washington St., Gayville, 8 p.m. Starring John and Susan McNeill, Dan Kilbride, Jami Lynn and guests. Call 605-267-2859 for reservations.

� 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 and United Way Kick-Off, 6-8 p.m., corner of Market & Main streets. Live music outdoors on Ratingen Platz featuring �Old Funk Riot.� Sponsored by First Dakota National Bank, Cor-Trust, Bank of the West, First Bank & Trust & Vermillion Credit Union; hosted by United Way. Food is available as well as water, pop, wine and beer.

� AUG. 25 � Clay County Historical Society Potluck, 6:05 p.m. at the Austin Whittemore House, 15 Austin St. Program by Daniel Daily, Archivist/Special Collections Librarian & Sarah Hanson from the USD Library.

� AUG. 26-27 � Bull-A-Rama at Clay County Rodeo Grounds, two miles west of Vermillion on Timber Road.

� AUG. 27-28 � Great Dakota Wine Fest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Valiant Vineyards/Buffalo Run Resort, 1500 W. Main St. Free to come; $15 for tasting ticket. Live music by T. Wilson King & others. Wine tasting, cooking demonstration, winery tours and local craft and food vendors.

� SEPT. 1 � Thursdays on the Platz, 6-8 p.m., corner of Market & Main streets. DJ music outdoors on Ratingen Platz. Sponsored by the VCDC and USD. Food is available as well as water, pop, wine & beer.

� SEPT. 9-10 � Ribs, Rods &?Rock �n Roll. Come enjoy the 7th annual event in historic downtown Vermillion. For details go to website at 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.

� SEPT. 17 � Historic Vermillion Walk hosted by Prairie Wanderers Volkssport Club. Start times: 9 a.m.-Noon; Finish by 3 p.m. Distance: 5K/10K. Start at W.H. Over Museum – trail to go through historic downtown, bike path along Vermillion River and through the USD campus. Pets not permitted in the start point. No �A� award for this event. IVV Credit $3; Fun Walkers, $2. For more information, contact Duane Neugebauer at 605-743-0115.

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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