Community Calendar: September 16-22, 2011

FRIDAY, September 16

� National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program, �Laura MacKenzie & Ross Sutter,� 12:05 p.m. in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the NMM located on the USD campus, corner of Clark & Yale streets. Free and open to the public.

� The Rawlins Piano Trio in Concert, 7:30 p.m. at Colton Recital Hall at the USD Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.

Saturday, September 17

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

� 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.

� Washington Street Arts Center Annual Meeting & Potluck, 6-9 p.m. Celebration of restored building and featuring landscapes by Agnes �Bobbie� Alsgaard-Lien, music by Rebecca Gehm, Phil Devaney, Morgan Carnes & Phil Thoendal and Board Election.

� Music at Gayville Hall, �An Evening of Old-Time American Popular Songs,� 8 p.m.

� Missouri River Outdoor Expo, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Ponca State Park.

� Heartland Humane Society (HHS) to Host Tails & Trails Event in Vermillion, at Cotton Park. Registration is 9:30 a.m., event begins at 10 a.m. Walk with or without your dog for free or purchase a Puppy Poker Walk signature card for $5 to compete for great prize packages. Adoptable dogs from HHS will be on hand to meet and walk with. Join in a fun family fall event. Donations to the shelter will be accepted.

Monday, September 19

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

� Missouri River Outdoor Expo, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Ponca State Park.

� Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), �Personal Transitions & Change,� course from 1-2:30 p.m. through Oct. 24 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. through Nov. 7 at the Vermillion Public Library. Call 605-367-5226 or visit https://www.olliuc.org for more information.

Tuesday, September 20

� 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. through Oct. 11 at the National Music Museum (Limit: 20). Call 605-367-5226 or visit https://www.olliuc.org for more information.

Wednesday, September 21

� Grief Support Group sponsored by Sanford Health beginning Sept. 21 and continuing every Wednesday thru Oct. 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. 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 22

� Fall Dinner at Main Street Center, 320 W. Main St., 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by members of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Center. All proceeds benefit the Main Street Center.

� 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 weeks game. Event will run every Thursday during the USD football season. Everyone is welcome!

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

� Fall Dinner at Main Street Center, 320 W. Main St., at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by members of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Center. All proceeds benefit the Main Street Center.

Planning Ahead:

� SEPT. 24 � ?Vermillion Area Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon, downtown Vermillion at Ratingen Platz, Market & Main St.

� SEPT. 24 � 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.

� SEPT. 24 � Clay County Preservation Commission meeting, 10 a.m.-noon at Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St.

� SEPT. 25 � 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.

� SEPT. 25 � 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.

� SEPT. 27 � All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Eagles, 114 W. Main St. All proceeds go to charity.

� SEPT. 29 � 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.

� SEPT. 29 � 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!

� SEPT. 29 � 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.

� SEPT. 29-30, 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.

� 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.

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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