Community Calendar: Oct. 14-20, 2011

FRIDAY, October 14

  • National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program, "Celebrating Life Through Story & Song," featuring Jerome Kills Small, traditional Oglala Sioux storyteller, oral historian and drum maker, 12:05 p.m. in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the NMM located on USD campus, corner of Clark & Yale St. Free and open to the public.
  • Music Recital: Weaver Guest Violinist, Anna Vayman, 7:30 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall located in Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus.

Saturday, October 15

  • 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.
  • Music at Gayville Hall, "A Celebration of Hank Williams," 8 p.m. in Gayville, 502 Washington St. Call 605-267-2859 for more ticket information.
  • Quad State Marching Field Competition at USD.
  • Sioux Falls Lincoln Patriot Oral Interp Tournament in Sioux Falls.
  • Meet & Greet hosted by Heartland Humane Society (HHS), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the 4-H Grounds Alcoa Arena, 700 Whiting Drive, Yankton. Animals will be available for adoption and the dogs and puppies from foster care will be available to meet as well. HHS is at full capacity with cats and kittens. For more information, call 664-4244 or e-mail: hhs@midconetwork.com. To view current animals up for adoption, stop at the shelter located at 601 1/2 Burleigh in Yankton or go to www.heartlandhumanesociety.net.

SUNDAY, October 16

  • Fall Festival at St. Agnes Parish with roast turkey dinner served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Raffles begin at 1 p.m. Lots of fun kids games.
  • Junior Voice Recital featuring Amanda Rich, 7 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.

Monday, October 17

  • Al-anon meeting, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Epsicopal Church, corner of Main & Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.
  • Flu shot clinic, 7:30-9 a.m. at Sanford Vermillion main lobby, 20 S. Plum St. Vaccine is $20; Mist is $25. Free for youth age 6 month through 18 years of age (provided at no cost to this age group by the State of S.D.). Sponsored by Sanford Vermillion.
  • 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.
  • A Candle Light Vigil remembering individuals and families who suffer domestic abuse and those who were killed by an intimate partner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at USD School of Law. A panel discussion featuring survivors of domestic violence and members from the legal community will be in the courtroom of the law school immediately following the vigil. Sponsored by Domestic Violence Safe Options Services. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Apple Polishing Concert: The Pride of Vermillion Marching Band and the VHS Concer Choirs present the Apple Polishing Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the VHS Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted for delicious apple dessert, cider and fall treats. Dessert sales start at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Vermillion Music Boosters.

Tuesday, October 18

  • 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.
  • Flu shot clinic, 4-6 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion main lobby, 20 S. Plum St. Vaccine is $20; Mist is $25. Free for youth age 6 month through 18 years of age (provided at no cost to this age group by the State of S.D.). Sponsored by Sanford Vermillion.
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI): "The Greatest Pop Hits of the 18th Century England," with Mary Vickrey. Classes held Tuesdays through Nov. 8, 1-3 p.m. at W. H. Over Museum, Sletwold Hall. (Limit 20). Call 605-367-5226 or visit https://www.olliuc.org for more information.

Wednesday, October 19

  • 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.
  • "The Pillars of the Earth Movie Part 1 of 4, " will be shown from 7-8:45 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. This epic of kings and peasants centers on the building of a magnificent church in 12th century England. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Bergen Peterson, adjunct professor for USD Beacom School of Business will be facilitating this discussion from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17.
  • Lions Pancake Days, serving 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the National Gaurd Armory. Proceeds support community projects and people. Cost is $4 advance and $5 at the door; age 8 and under eat free.
  • Preservation Wednesday featuring Nick Willan, Tai Chi, at 7 p.m. at the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company, 116 Market St. Sponsored by The Clay County Historic Preservation Commission & the Clay County Historical Society. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 20

  • 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!
  • Overeaters 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.
  • Lions Pancake Days, serving 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the National Gaurd Armory. Proceeds support community projects and people. Cost is $4 advance and $5 at the door; age 8 and under eat free.
  • Vermillion Area Farmer's Market, 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds.
  • Annual Joseph H. Cash Memorial Lecture featuring Marcus Briggs-Cloud who is Miccosukke of the Great Maskoke Nation of Florida and is son of the Wind Clan people and grandson of the Bird Clan people, 7 p.m. in Farber Hall. Hosted by Department of Native Studies.

Planning Ahead:

  • OCT. 21 — Flu shot clinic, 11 a.m.-1p.m. at Vermillion Credit Union, 105 E. Cherry. Vaccine is $20; Mist is $25. Free for youth age 6 month through 18 years of age (provided at no cost to this age group by the State of S.D.). Sponsored by Sanford Vermillion.
  • OCT. 21 — National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program, 12:05 p.m. "Beyond Scarlatti II: Spanish Keyboard Music from the 18th and 19th Centuries," Susanne Skyrm, professor of piano at USD. October Free Fridays and Brown Bag Lunch Programs sponsored by Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Co. Location: Arne. B. Larson Concert Hall at the NMM located on the USD campus, corner of Clark & Yale streets. Free and open to the public.
  • OCT. 21-22 — Grand Re-opening celebration at DakotaPC Warehouse, to celebrate their recent expansion. Everyone is invited to the FREE hog roast from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Oct. 21. The expansion's ribbon cutting will be at 2 p.m. Daily specials will be offered on both Friday and Saturday.
  • OCT. 22 — Clay County Park to host second annual Halloween Party (weather permitting) at Clay County Park. Bring a camper or tent and decorate a campsite for prizes.
  • OCT. 22 — Fun and games will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. Adults and youth ages 12 and up will play board games and put jigsaw puzzles together. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
  • OCT. 22 — 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. 22 — Vermillion Farmer's Market to host its annual Harvest Dinner to celebrate a successful season, a fruitful harvest and to thank all their vendors, customers and the community. The poluck dinner will be from 5:30-8 p.m. at the National Guard Armory (603 Princeton St.). Bring a dish to share (preferably with local foods). If you don't have a dish, please bring a donation to the market or food for the Food Pantry.
  • OCT. 23 — Vermillion's Biggest Baby Shower, 3 p.m. at the Public Library. All moms pregnant or having kids up to 1 year of age are welcome to come. We will have games, food and baby items. Sponsored by Faith Fellowship Church.

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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