Community Calendar: Sept. 23-29, 2011

FRIDAY, September 23

� National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program, �Sodbusters: Folk Music of the Upper Midwest,� featuring Jami Lynn Buttke, 12:05 p.m. in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the NMM located on USD campus, corner of Clark & Yale streets. Free and open to the public.

� Homecoming Dance, 9-11:30 p.m. at Vermillion High School.

Saturday, September 24

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

� Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., at Sanford Vermillion Hospital, 20 S. Plum – Administration entrance just south of the hospital entrance in the small conference room.

� High School Marching Band in DSU Parade, 10 a.m. in Mitchell.

� Washington Street Arts Center to host fiction reading and book signing by authors Chuck Nauman and Jerry Wilson from 7-9 p.m. at Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St. Event also includes a reception for the authors & artist Agnes �Bobbie� Alsgaard-Lien.

� Clay County Preservation Commission meeting, 10 a.m.-noon at Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St.

SUNDAY, September 24

� One Book South Dakota – �The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History,� 3-5 p.m. in the Community Room of Vermillion Public Library. Copies of the book and study guide are available at the Circulation Desk. Jamie Sullivan of Mount Marty College will facilitate the discussion. Refreshments served.

� The fourth annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will be held at the DakotaDome. Help find a cure for breast cancer. Register today at www.komensouthdakota.org/race.

Monday, September 26

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

� Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), �Personal Transitions & Change,� course from 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 24 (No class Oct. 10) at the W.H. Over Museum, Sletwold Hall. Call 605-367-5226 or visit https://www.olliuc.org for more information.

� Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), �Stories & Poetry of the Civil War,� course 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays through Nov. 7 (No class Oct. 10) at the Vermillion Public Library. Call 605-367-5226 or visit https://www.olliuc.org for more information.

� Noon International Forum, �Changes in the Middle East,� in the Muenster University Center (Rooms 215/216A) on USD campus. Sponsored by the Beacom School of Business as part of the International Education Week. Panelists include: Dr. Musheera Anis (Arabic and a native of Egypt), Nagla Anees (USD Medical School and native of Egypt) and Achala Sebit Moi (Social Work Junior and a native of Africa�s newest nation: Southern Sudan). Moderator: Dr. Benno Wymar (Economics). Event is open to the public at no charge.

Tuesday, September 27

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

� Classes in Drawing, Painting & Printmaking for children K-6, 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Washington Street Arts Center. Emphasis on the fundamentals of art form composition and color. For more information, contact Nancy Losacker (nlosacker@gmail.com), 605-659-5632 or Beth Knedler (bethsamk@hotmail.com), 605-670-7940.

� Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), �More Histories & Mysteries of the National Music Museum,� course from 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 11 at the National Music Museum (Limit: 20). Call 605-367-5226 or visit https://www.olliuc.org for more information.

� All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Eagles, 114 W. Main St. All proceeds go to charity.

Wednesday, September 28

� Grief Support Group sponsored by Sanford Health, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 26 in Sanford Vermillion Hospital Boardroom. Open to community members at no charge. To register or for more information, call Julie Harding, 605-638-8484.

Thursday, September 29

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

� Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), �Maneuvering through the Modern Middle East (Tim Schorn), 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 13 at the W.H. Over Museum, Sletwold Hall. Call 605-367-5226 or visit https://www.olliuc.org for more information.

� Osher Lifelong Learning Insitute (OLLI), �Waiting for Coyotes Call: Preserving History & Prairie on the Missouri Bluff� course, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Severson Cabin, 30998 Bluff Road. (Limit: 20) Call 605-367-5226 or visit https://www.olliuc.org for more information.

� The Roadhouse, 911 E. Cherry St., will be hosting the Ed Meierkort/Touchdown Club, from noon-1 p.m. Ed, along with his staff, will show highlights from the previous week along with insights into the upcoming week�s games. Event will run every Thursday during the USD Football season. Everyone is welcome!

� Potluck hosted by Clay County Historical Society Board, 6:05 p.m. at the Austin Whittemore House at 15 Austin Street with program to follow by John Grayson on Preservation and Restoration of Historical Homes and Districts.

� Overaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., at Sanford Vermillion Hospital, 20 S. Plum � Administration entrance just south of the hospital entrance in the small conference room.

� USD Theatre Department presents, �God of Carnage,� 7:30 p.m. at Knutston Theatre, Fine Arts Bldg. on USD campus. For ticket information, call 677-5418.

Planning Ahead:

� SEPT. 30, OCT. 1 & 3 � USD Theatre Department presents, �God of Carnage,� 7:30 p.m. at Knutston Theatre, Fine Arts Bldg. on USD campus. For ticket information, call 677-5418.

� SEPT. 30 � National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program, �Old Time Music of the Hills & Plains,� featuring Bob Bovee and Gail Heill, 12:05 p.m. in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the NMM located on USD campus, corner of Clark & Yale streets. Free and open to the public.

� OCT. 1 � Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m. at Sanford Vermillion Hospital, 20 S. Plum � Administration entrance just south of the hospital entrance in the small conference room.

� OCT. 1 � Music at Gayville Hall, �The Hay Country Jamboree,� 8 p.m. in Gayville, 502 Washington St. Call 605-267-2859 for more information.

� OCT. 2 � USD Theatre Department presents, �God of Carnage,� 2 p.m. at Knutston Theatre, Fine Arts Bldg. on USD campus. For ticket information, call 677-5418.

� OCT. 3, 17, 31, NOV. 14 & DEC. 5 � Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), �Shakespeare�s Henry the Fifth,� course with USD English Dept., 3-5 p.m. at the W.H. Over Museum, Sletwold Hall. Limit 30. Call 605-367-5226 or visit https://www.olliuc.org for more information.

� OCT. 5 � DakotaDays Community Carnival and Picnic will be at Prentis Park sponsored by the USD DakotaDays Executive Board. The event will feature a variety of activities, games and entertainment for all ages including a kid friendly drive-in movie on the lawn. Any money raised at the event will be donated to USD IgNITE, a student group dedicated to fighting RETT disease.

� OCT. 6 � The Roadhouse, 911 E. Cherry St., will be hosting the Ed Meierkort/Touchdown Club, from noon-1 p.m. Ed, along with his staff, will show highlights from the previous week along with insights into the upcoming week�s games. Event will run every Thursday during the USD Football season. Everyone is welcome!

� OCT. 6 � Al Neuharth Award program honoring C-Span founder, Brian P. Lamb, at 7 p.m. in Slage Hall Auditorium on USD campus. No tickets required for general seating; free tickets for preferred seating may be requested until Oct. 3 by calling 605-677-6060 or e-mail: jharris@freedomforum.org.

� OCT. 7-9 � Vermillion High School production of �Count Dracula,� 10 p.m. Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, and admissions is free to those with a Vermillion School District Activity card. Tickets are available at the door.

� OCT. 8 � The 97th Annual DakotaDays Parade, �Raise the Dust,� 10 a.m. The USD vs. Southern Utah football game is at 4 p.m. at the DakotaDome. For parade registration form go to www.usd.edu/campus-life/dakota-days/parade.cfm or for more information call 677-5666 or e-mail dakotadays@usd.edu.

� OCT. 8 � Annual Vermillion Community Native American Day Wacipi (Pow Wow) at the Armory. Grand Entry at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. with an evening meal served at 5 p.m. Call 624-9287 or 402-640-2473 for additional information. The event is free and open to the public.

� OCT. 9 � A Prairie Center Rural School Reunion (Clay County) will be held from 2-5 p.m. at the Main Street Center, 320 W. Main St., Vermillion. All former teachers, students and their spouses are welcome to attend.

� OCT. 11 � American Legion Wallace Post & Auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m. at the Main Street Center located at 320 W. Main St.

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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