Community Calendar: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2012

Friday, January 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.
  • 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.

Saturday, January 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.
  • Show Choir, 11:20 a.m. in Omaha.

monday, January 30

  • 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 31

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

Planning Ahead:

  • FEB. 3 — Hospital Auxiliary Meeting, 2 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion Care Center Dining Room, 125 Walker St.
  • FEB. 4 — Cracker Barrel session, 10 a.m.-noon at City Hall Council Chambers at 25 Center Street, Vermillion.
  • FEB. 4 — 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. 4 — Heartland Humane Society Meet and Greet, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Alcoa 4-H Center and Ice Arena located at 902 Whiting Drive in Yankton. The community is invited to meet dogs for adoption. The shelter at 601 1/2 Burleigh St. in Yankton will also be open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to view or adopt cats and kittens.
  • 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. 13 — South Dakota Shakespeare Festival Auditions, 6-9 p.m. at USD Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, Arena Theatre. The festival is seeking professional actors, actor/musicians and teaching artists from the Great Plains region to form an ensemble-based Shakespeare company for a four-week contract in Vermillion. Performances:?June 8-10. All positions are paid. To schedule an appointment, call 605-622-0423 or visit: www.sdshakespearefestival.org.
  • FEB. 14 — South Dakota Shakespeare Festival Auditions, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Augustana College Theater, Sioux Falls. The festival is seeking professional actors, actor/musicians and teaching artists from the Great Plains region to form an ensemble-based Shakespeare company for a four-week contract in Vermillion. Performances:?June 8-10. All positions are paid. To schedule an appointment, call 605-274-5065, e-mail dworkman@blackhillsplayhouse.com or visit: www.sdshakespearefestival.org.
  • FEB. 14 — American Legion Wallace Post & Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Center at 320 W. Main St.
  • FEB. 18 — Vermillion Area Farmer's Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Clay County Extension Building, 515 High St.
  • FEB. 22-26 — USD Theatre presents, "Top Girls," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-5 and 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Knutson Theatre at the USD Fine Arts Building. Ticket information: www.usd.edu/theatre or call 677-5400.
  • FEB. 25 — Cracker Barrel Session, 10 a.m.-noon at the City Hall Council Chambers at 25 Center Street, Vermillion.
  • FEB. 29 — Celebrity Chef Robert Hesse (as seen on "Hell's Kitchen") and Café Brulé serve a world-class six-course dinner with wine at Café Brulé. Two seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Proceeds go to benefit Domestic Violence Safe Options Services. Call 605-659-4933 for tickets.
  • 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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