Community Calendar: Oct. 21-27, 2011

FRIDAY, October 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. The expansion's ribbon cutting will be at 2 p.m. Daily specials will be offered on both Friday and Saturday.

Saturday, October 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ACT Test, 9 a.m. at Vermillion High School.
  • Oral Interp: Dakota Invitational Festival at Madison.

SUNDAY, October 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.
  • The USD Symphony Orchestra presents their fall concert at 3 p.m. in Slagle Auditorium. Open to the public at no charge.
  • Annual Welcome Fall Event sponsored by Friends of the W. H. Over Musuem featuring entertainer Gordy Pratt at the museum. Children's activities begin at 2:30 p.m. bring your own pumpkin and be prepared for fun, games and treats.

Monday, October 24

  • Al-anon meeting, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Epsicopal Church, corner of Main & Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.
  • Music Recital: Nathan Boone presents his senior trumpet recital, 7:30 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall located at Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.

Tuesday, October 25

  • 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 (, 605-659-5632 or Beth Knedler (, 605-670-7940.
  • 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 for more information.

Wednesday, October 26

  • 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 2 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.
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI): "Justice: What Is the Right Thing to Do?" with Dean Spader. Classes held Wednesdays through Nov. 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Classroom 4, 816 E. Clark St. (Limit 25). Call 605-367-5226 or visit for more information.
  • Arthur A. Volk Accounting Symposium/Beacom Opportunity Fund — "The American Economy: Front and Center of the Global Stage," featuring Christopher Cox, a long-standing leader in Congress and chair of SEC, 7 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus.

Thursday, October 27

  • 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.
  • USD Career & Graduate School Fair from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Muenster University Center. Part-time jobs, internships and full-time employment. Open to USD students and the general public.
  • Clay County Historical Society Potluck, 6:05 p.m. at the Austin Whittemore House, 15 Austin St. followed by Bill Ranney's program on the Clay County Poor Farm.
  • Vermillion Area Farmer's Market, 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Faigrounds.
  • Jazz Night: C.J. Kocher and Friends, 7:30 p.m. at the Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Free and open to the public.

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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