Community Calendar: Jan. 20-26, 2012

Friday, January 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.
  • One-Act Play, 7:30 p.m. at Vermillion High School.
  • Debate: Watertown Speech Fiesta.

Saturday, January 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Debate: Watertown Speech Fiesta.
  • Bill Mize in Concert: Vermillion is privileged to host Grammy Award-winning acoustic guitarist Bill Mize at 8 p.m. in Farber Hall in OldMain on the USD campus. Mize received a Grammy Award for his collaboration with storyteller David Holt on the recordings "Stellaluna," and Ken Burns included Mize's work in his latest documentary film, "The National Parks, America's Best Idea." He is also a past winner of the Winfield National Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, and is a respected contributor to a number of leading guitar festivals. His music draws from his Appalachian home, as well as from soul, folk, jazz and rock traditions. Mize will perform with Beth Bramhall on accordion. Tickets are $15 at the door. Accessiblity for disabled individuals, contact: 670-0236.

monday, January 23

  • Al-anon meeting, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, corner of Main & Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.
  • Quad State Honor Band at USD.

Tuesday, January 24

  • Vermillion Rotary Club Meeting, noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center.
  • 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.

Planning Ahead:

  • JAN. 27 — National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program "The Autonomous Autoharpist," featuring Bryan Bowers, autoharp master, singer/songwriter and storyteller from Sedro Woolley, Wash., at 12:05 p.m. January program sponsor: City of Vermillion. Location: Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the NMM located on USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale St. Free and open to the public.
  • JAN. 27 — Music Concert: USD professor of music Nolan Stolz will present a concert of chamber music at 5 p.m. in John A. Day Gallery at Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts on USD campus.
  • JAN. 28 — 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.
  • 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.
  • JUNE 8-10 — First annual Shakespeare Festival in Prentis Park, Vermillion. Event sponsored by Coyoteopoly and is free and open to the public.
  • 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.
  • AUG. 25-26 — The Great Dakota Wine Fest at Valian Vineyards, 1500 W. Main St. Cooking with wine demonstrations, live music and more. Visit www.greatdakotawinefest.com.

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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