Community Calendar: Jan. 13-19, 2012

Friday, January 13

  • National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program "Aint Superstitious" with T. Wilson King at 12:05 p.m. Vermillion's popular and energetic poet/songwriter, returns to center stage with his acoustic and bottle-neck guitars close at hand 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.
  • Debate: Lincoln Silver Bowl, 2 p.m. at Sioux Falls Lincoln.

Saturday, January 14

  • Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., 20 S. Plum St., administration entrance – board room. Description: Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with eating disorders and struggles. The group meets every Saturday.
  • All State Band Auditions in Sioux Falls.
  • Debate: Lincoln Silver Bowl, 8 a.m. at Sioux Falls Lincoln.

monday, January 16

  • No School – Martin Luther King Day.
  • Vermillion Community Blood Drive, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sanford Vermillion Medical Center. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with signed parent consent form) and weigh 110 pounds or more. For more information or to make an appointment, call 624-2611. Walk-ins welcome!
  • Vermillion Community Martin Luther King Day of Service. USD students will finish over 20 projects for non-profits and individuals with the help of community volunteers. To help provide supplies, offer monetary donations, or to send employees to help with the MLK Day of Service, visit http://tinyurl.com/USDMLK to pre-register. At this site, one has the option of taking part in service, a hunger banquet, or both. Event check-in begins at 12 p.m. and participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Vermillion Food Pantry. Service projects begin at 1 p.m.; Hunger Banquet at 5:30 p.m.
  • Al-anon meeting, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, corner of Main & Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.

Tuesday, January 17

  • Martin Luther King Day keynote speaker, Bryant Terry, at 7 p.m. in MUC Ballroom.
  • Vermillion Rotary Club Meeting, noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center.
  • Vermillion Garden Club: Gardening Month by Month in 2012 at 7 p.m. at Vermillion Public Library. Topic: Starting the garden year: seed catalogs, ordering online and garden design. Open to all, snacks and coffee provided. No dues. Call 624-3520 for more information.

Wednesday, January 18

  • International Forum, "Stop Canadian Oil?" at noon in Farber Hall located in Old Main on the USD campus. Should we stop Canadian oil from entering the U.S. via a pipeline? Canada is already our No. 1 source of foreign oil. Would the new pipeline not provide additional jobs and annual revenues (both private and public) for South Dakota and other states? Are pipelines the safest way to transport oil? Is it time to consider a carbon tax on all sources of energy? Panelists: Dr. Howard Coker (Chemistry), Dr. Dennis Johnson (Economics) and Dr. Benno Wymar (Economics. Moderator: Richard Muller (Marketing and former S.D. Public TV on-air host). Hosted by Beacom School of Business.

Thursday, January 19

  • Book Blab will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. This is the fifth year adult readers will share favorite authors and books and discover some new ones with other book lovers.

Planning Ahead:

  • JAN. 20 — National Music Music (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program "Hornucopia" with Professor Gary L. Reeves at 12:05 p.m. Professor Reeves will reveal the abundance and variety of horns in the NMM's own "hornucopia," in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the NMM located on the USD campus, corner of Clark & Yale St. Free & open to the public.
  • JAN. 21 — Vermillion Area Farmer's Market at Clay County Extension Building, 515 High St. The Winter Market includes fresh and preserved produce, local meats, crafts, woodworking, knife sharpening, breads and other baked goods.
  • JAN. 21 — 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 games and put jigsaw puzzles together. A wide variety of challenging and interesting games and puzzles will be available to provide mental stimulation. Learn or show others how to play Dominos, our newest game that offers a variety of game options. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
  • JAN. 21 — Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., 20 S. Plum St., administration entrance – board room. Description: Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with eating disorders and struggles. The group meets every Saturday.
  • JAN. 24 — First Dakota National Bank to host AgriVisions 2012 featuring Dr. Barry Flincbaugh at 7 p.m. at the Best Western Kelly Inn, 1607 E. Hwy. 50. Farmers, Agri-Business professionals and business owners are invited to attend. Registration from 6:30-7 p.m. Call 605-665-4904 or 800-657-5826 to reserve a seat.
  • FEB. 11 — SAVE?THE?DATE: Community Health & Wellness Fair hosted by Sanford Vermillion in collaboration with USD Health Professions program students at the Sanford School of Medicine. More details to come!
  • FEB. 14 — American Legion Wallace Post & Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Center at 320 W. Main St.
  • MARCH 23-24 & 30-31 — Schmeckfest in Freeman. For more information, visit www.schmeckfest.com, e-mail: schmeckfest@gmail.com or call 605-925-4542.
  • JULY 16-AUG. 12 — Olympic/Educational Tour. A once in a lifetime trip to Ireland, Great Britain and the Summer 2012 Olympics in London. For more information, contact Lenni Billberg at lenni.billberg@k12.sd.us or 605-670-2717.
  • JULY 20-23 — Vermillion Community Theatre presents the Broadway musical, "Annie" at 7 p.m. July 20, 21 and 23 and 2 p.m. July 22. All performances will be at the Vermillion High School Performing Arts Center. See vermillioncommunitytheatre.org for additional information.

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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