Community Calendar: March 2-8, 2012

Friday, March 2

  • Hospital Auxiliary Meeting at 2 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion Board Room, 20 S. Plum, administrative entrance.
  • USD Spring Orchestra Festival in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre at the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts on USD Campus (All Day Event).
  • State Debate/IE at Aberdeen (TBA).
  • National Music Museum (NMM) Brown Bag Lunch Program at 12:05 p.m. featuring Duo Montagnard Joseph Murphy, professor of saxophone at Mansfield University (Mansfield, PN) and Matthew Slotkin, director of the guitar programs at Mansfield University and Bloomsburg University (Bloomsfield, PM) are the Duo Montagnard. Location: Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at  the NMM located on USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. Free and open to the public.
  • Middle School All-State Band in Pierre.

Saturday, March 3

  • 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 Debate/IE at Aberdeen (TBA).
  • Middle School All-State Band in Pierre.

monday, March 5

  • Spring Break at USD through March 9.
  • Al-anon meeting, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.

Tuesday, March 6

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

Wednesday, March 7

  • Early dismissal at Vermillion Public Schools at 2 p.m.

thursday, March 8

  • Spring Break at Vermillion Public School through March 9.
  • Cancer Support Group meeting at 2:30 p.m. in the Sletwold Room at Trinity Lutheran Church, 816 E. Clark St. For more information, call March at 624-8706.
  • March Movies Film Festival, featuring "Rain Main," at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. Hot drinks and popcorn provided. Free and open to the public.

Planning Ahead:

  • MARCH 10 — 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.
  • MARCH 13 — American Legion Wallace Post and Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Center located at 320 W. Main St.
  • MARCH 15 — All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Feed hosted by Pi Beta from 5-7 p.m. at the Vermillion Armory. Café Brule will be providing the pasta and bread. Event includes introducing a "Pi a Pi Phi." You can pay money to throw a pie in the face of a Pi Phi of your choice: $1 to pie a freshman, $2 for sophomores, $3 for juniors, $4 for seniors and $5 to pie the president. Tickets will be available for $5 at USD student center on March 12-13 between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 15 from 9 a.m.-noon or from any Pi Phi. Tickets will also be sold at the door during the event. All proceeds will benefit the First Book organization, a non-profit organization that promotes literacy for young children. Please help us to make this philanthropy successful!
  • MARCH 17 — 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.
  • MARCH 17 — 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
  • 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
  • MARCH 23-24 & 30-31 — Schmeckfest in Freeman. For more information, visit, e-mail: or call 605-925-4542.
  • MARCH 25 — Vermillion Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Vermillion High School parking lot. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. registration at noon, polar and kiddie plunge at 1 p.m. The event offers a super, great, fun time and helps Special Olympics Athletes! Free shirt to all "plungers!" For more information go to
  • APRIL 7 — Volunteer income tax assistance sponsored by USD Law School from 10 .m.-4 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St. Call 677-7060 or visit for complete listing of services.

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 or contact the Plain Talk at 605-624-2695 or e-mail

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