Community Calendar: March 16-22, 2012

Friday, March 16

  • National Music Musem (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program at 12:05 p.m. featuring "Franc & Germany: Baroque Rivalry Heats up." Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the NMM located on the USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. March sponsor: Ted and Karen Muenster, in honor of their wedding anniversary. Free and open to the public.
  • The Dept. of Communication Studies presents: Research Brown Bag, from noon-1 p.m. at USD School of Business Beacom Hall, Room 340. Featuring Brigid Hoffman: Food Femininity and Family – The Disclosure of Family Meals; Travis Loof: This Peggy – How You Can I Offend?; and Bill Muller: The Sportification of Politics. Open to the public.
  • Springtime on Main at Nook 'n Cranny & Never Never Land from 5-7 p.m. with open house and trunk show of paintings by Bonnie Sorensen. Refreshments served. Open house and refreshments on Saturday fromm 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Music Recital: Dr. Susanne Skyrm, USD faculty member and professional pianist, presents a recital at 7:30 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall in Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge. For more information about this amazing pianist, visit http://people.usd.edu/~sskyrm.

Saturday, March 17

  • 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.
  • State competition for the Scripps National Spelling Bee for South Dakota at 10 a.m. in Slagle Hall Aalfs Auditorium. The winner of the contest will attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
  • Vermillion Area Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Clay County Extension Building, 515 High St.
  • Vermillion High School Maganda Boses: Mitchell Show Choir Classic at 10:25 a.m. in Mitchell.
  • Spring Salad Luncheon and Style Show sponsored by the Catholic Daughters at 11:30 a.m. at St. Agnes School Auditorium. For ticket information, contact Linda at 624-4419 ext. 107.
  • 40th Annual Wacipi: Beginning at 1 p.m. in USD DakotaDome. Presented by Tiospaye Student Council, the Wacipi is a powwow featuring Native dancers, drummers as well as Tiospaye competitions, including Miss, Junior Miss and Little Miss USD Tiopsaye.
  • Vermillion High School Rhythm in Red: Mitchell Show Choir Classic at 4:25 p.m. in Mitchell.
  • Beer & Wine Tasting fundraiser featuring local brewers and vintners at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Wakonda in the McMahon Center, 206 Iowa Street. Heavy appetizers provided. RSVP to Cathy Ganschow at 267-2843 or ganschow@iw.net.
  • Vermillion Area Arts Council's Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration, from 6-9 p.m. at Washington St. Arts Center, 202 Washington St. The evening will feature music by "The Good People" (Bruce Gray, Cindy Gehm, Rebecca Gehm) and balladeer of Irish songs, Chris Hoover. Grace Freeman and her Irish Dancers will perform. The evening will also feature "Ole Ni's Taku he?" (What Do You See?) an exhibit of photographs by Mary Black Bonnet Artichoker. The Irish dinner includes Potato Soup, Irish Beef Stew, soda bread, desserts and a variety of beverages including Irish brews, wine and soda. Tickets available at the door (children 10 and under free). There will be door prize drawings for new and current members. Sponsors are Carey's Bar, Jones Foods, HyVee, WalMart and the VAAC.
  • USD's vocal ensemble, the Chamber Singers to perform at 7:30 p.m. iat the United Church of Christ, 226 E. Main St. in Vermillion. The program, "Make a Joyful Noise," includes classical and contemporary musical selections. Free-will offering.

Sunday, March 18

  • Dance Lessons at Washington Street Arts Center. Elaine and Paul Peacock will teach the basics of square dancing, the Virginia Reel, circle dancing, etc. The six-week course scheduled for Sunday evenings (except for Easter) runs through April 29, from 6:30-8 p.m. The fee for the entire course is 412/dancer or $20 couple VAAC members; $15/dancer or $25 couple for non-members. Children can join in and learn with their parents for free. Call Elaine with any questions at (605) 356-2069.
  • USD's student trombone quarteet, Bones & Roses, presents a concert at 5:30 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall at Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.
  • • 40th Annual Wacipi in USD DakotaDome. Presented by Tiospaye Student Council, the Wacipi is a powwow featuring Native dancers, drummers as well as Tiospaye competitions, including Miss, Junior Miss and Little Miss USD Tiopsaye.

monday, March 19

  • Al-anon meeting, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.
  • Great Strides Program: Sanford Vermillion's program encourages you to increase your daily activity, set goals and accumulate points. Put together a team or do it on your own. Activity categories: Seniors, Recreational, Intermediate and Power Pushers. Learn more: sanfordvermillion.org or 638-8465.
  • Music in Our Schools Month Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Vermillion High School.

Tuesday, March 20

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

Wednesday, March 21

  •   Grief Support Group from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion Hospital Board Room. Free and open to anyone who has experienced a loss by death. Pre-registration is requested. Call Julie at (605) 638-8484.

thursday, March 22

  • The Department of Labor and Regulation will be holding a Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP), from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1024 West Cherry Street in Vermillion. The JSAP is designed to assist and train job-seekers on how to find and secure employment. Some of the topics included are job search and retention skills, networking, the hidden job market, resumes, applications, and proper interview techniques. It is provided at no charge and open to the public. Parties interested in attending should register by calling 605-677-6900, by Tuesday, March 20, before 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • Spaghetti Benefit Dinner for Clay-Union Foundation at Vermillion Eagles Club. Social: 5-6 p.m.; Meal: 6-8 p.m. Tickets available at the Eagles, Pioneer Drug & Board members for $5. All proceeds go to Youth Mentoring Program. Call (605) 421-5050.
  • March Movies Film Festival featuring "Radio" at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. Free and open to the public.

Planning Ahead:

  • MARCH 23 — National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program at 12:05 p.m. featuring USD Student Showcase performing in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the NMM located on the USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. March sponsor: Ted and Karen Muenster in honor of their wedding anniversary. Free and open to the public.
  • MARCH 23-24 — Vintage Quilt Show (private collection) at the Austin Whittemore House, 15 Austin St. in Vermillion from 1-4 p.m. daily. Refreshments will be served, suggested donation of $5. Sponsored by the Clay County Historical Society. For more information: 624-3548 or 624-8266.

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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