Community Calendar: Oct. 7-13

FRIDAY, October 7

  • Hospital Auxiliary meeting, 2 p.m. at Care Center Dining Room, 125 Walker St.
  • Vermillion High School production of "Count Dracula," 10 p.m. 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.
  • National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program, "The Ambassador of Bluegrass, featuring Dick Kimmel," 12:05 p.m. inthe Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the NMM located on USD campus, corner of Clark & Yale St. Free and open to the public.
  • S.D. Symphony and USD Music Faculty, 8 p.m. The public is invited to the Grand Reopening of Slagle Auditorium, newly refurbished, refinished and resplendent! The South Dakota Symphony will join USD's Music faculty to present a concert of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, his Triple Piano Concerto, and arias for Rossini's Barber and Seville. Open to the public at no charge.

Saturday, October 8

  • 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.
  • Vermillion High School production of "Count Dracula," 7:30 p.m. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chili Blues Cook-Off featuring Vermillion and the World's Finest Chili, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St. Music by T. Wilson King and paintings by Alsgaard-Lien.

SUNDAY, October 9

  • Vermillion High School production of "Count Dracula," 2:30 p.m. 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.
  • 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.

Monday, October 10

  • 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), "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.
  • Native American Day Holiday — no classes at USD and Vermillion Public Schools.

Tuesday, October 11

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

Wednesday, October 12

  • 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.
  • Flu Shot Clinic, 4-7 p.m. in conjunction with a Children's Health Fair at Vermillion High School Commons, 1001 E. Main St. Vaccine is $20; Mist is $25. Free for youth age 6 months to 18 years of age (provided at no cost to this age group by the State of South Dakota). Sponsored by Sanford Vermillion.

Thursday, October 13

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vermillion Area Farmer's Market, 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds.
  • Cancer Support Group meeting, 2:30 p.m. in the Sletwold Room at Trinity Lutheran Church, 816 E. Clark.
  • Vermillion Public Library Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library as part of a fundraiser for the 2012 Summer Reading Program. Sale runs through Oct. 16 during normal business hours. Everyone welcome to attend. Donated books will not be accepted during the library construction project and the Library will not be hosting a book sale during this time.

Planning Ahead:

  • OCT. 14 — National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program, "Celebrating Life Through Story & Song," 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.
  • OCT. 14 — 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.
  • OCT. 15 — 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.
  • OCT. 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.
  • OCT. 15 — 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.
  • OCT. 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.
  • OCT. 16 — 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.
  • OCT. 17 — 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.
  • OCT. 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. 18 — 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.
  • OCT. 19 — "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.

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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