Community Calendar: March 9-16, 2012

Saturday, 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.
  • Show Choir: Best of Show Invite at Sioux Falls.

Monday, March 12

  • Al-anon meeting, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.
  • Music Recital at 5:30 p.m. in Farber Hall located in Old Main on USD campus, Kendra Giesey, mezzo-soprano, presents, "Female Characters in Mozart's Operas: Positive vs. Negative Portrayal."

Tuesday, March 13

  • Vermillion Rotary Club Meeting, noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center.
  • American Legion Wallace Post and Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Center located at 320 W. Main St.
  • Painting Classes: Michele Mechling and Hana Russel will offer free painting classes on Tuesdays, March 13, 20 and 27 and April 3, at Washington St. Arts Center, 202 Washington Street. "Let's Paint," from 3:45-5 p.m. for kids (grades 2-5). This class explores basic painting techniques in watercolor and tempra. The fee is $28 for Vermillion Area Arts Council members, $32 for non-members. "Just Paint,"  from 5:30-7 p.m. for youth 12 and older and adults, is for painting enthusiasts who just need some basic instruction on how to get started on a painting. The instructors will demonstrate watercolor and acrylic techniques and how to prepare a variety of painting surfaces to create a work of art. The fee is $32 for VAAC members and $40 for non-members. Call 670-2945 for further information.
  • Continuing Lecture Series: "Cultivating Questions: Science and Faith," 7 p.m. in Farber Hall located in Old Main on USD campus. Dr. Warren Brown of the Fuller Seminary will talk about brain/faith/soul. He is the director of the Lee Edward Travis Research Institute, professor of pscyhology at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of "Neuroscience, Psychology and Religion: Illusions, Delusions and Realities about Human Nature." For additional information refer to the website: www.
  • Molly Jansen presents her junior trombone recital at 7:30 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.

Wednesday, March 14

  • Southeast Vermillion Retired Teachers meeting, 10 a.m. in the community room of the Vermillion Public Library. Liz and Bob Wood will discuss their trip to Africa.

Thursday, March 15

  • 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 Movies Film Festival, "The Memory Keeper's Daughter," at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. Hot drinks and popcorn will be provided. Free and open to the public.

Planning Ahead:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 17 — 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.
  • 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.

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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