Community Calendar: May 26-31, 2012

Saturday, May 26

  • Overeaters Anonymous at 9 a.m. Location: 20 S. Plum St, Administration entrance, board room. Overeasters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with eating disorders and struggles.
  • 2012 South Dakota Kayak Challenge. Event covers more than 70 miles on the Missouri River, beginning in Yankton and ending in Sioux City. Participants can paddle kayaks or canoes as solo racers or in tandem teams. A complete set of rules, FAQs and route information is available at event Web site: http://sdkayakchallenge.org/ or contact Jarett Bies at jbies0341@hotmail.com or Steven Dahlmeier at steven@sdkayakchallenge.org. Volunteers are needed for manning four checkpoints along the race (run binoculars, cell phones, check off participants etc.) Other volunteer duties include shoot photos and/or video of river route prior to event, act as scouts and spotters in boats or on land during the race. To volunteer, go to the Web site and complete form or contact Jarret or Steve at e-mails listed above.

Sunday, May 27

  • 2012 South Dakota Kayak Challenge. Event covers more than 70 miles on the Missouri River, beginning in Yankton and ending in Sioux City. Participants can paddle kayaks or canoes as solo racers or in tandem teams. A complete set of rules, FAQs and route information is available at event Web site: http://sdkayakchallenge.org/ or contact Jarett Bies at jbies0341@hotmail.com or Steven Dahlmeier at steven@sdkayakchallenge.org. Volunteers are needed for manning four checkpoints along the race (run binoculars, cell phones, check off participants etc.) Other volunteer duties include shoot photos and/or video of river route prior to event, act as scouts and spotters in boats or on land during the race. To volunteer, go to the Web site and complete form or contact Jarret or Steve at e-mails listed above.

monday, May 28

  • South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Girls State through June 2 at USD.
  • 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, may 29

  • Vermillion Rotary Meeting from noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center.
  • Prairie Eye Clinic Informational Seminar: "Sun Damage and Your Eyes," from 12:15-1 p.m., 11 Shriner St. Learn how to protect your eyes against harmful UV rays this summer! No registration needed! Light lunch and refreshments provided.

thursday, may 31

  • Vermillion Area Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

Planning Ahead:

  • JUNE 1 — Hospital Auxiliary Meeting at Sanford Vermillion Board Room, 20 S. Plum, Administrative entrance just south of hospital entrance.
  • JUNE 2 — Annual "Attic Treasures" rummage sale at the Austin-Whittemore House, 8 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by the Clay County Historical Society. Bring donated items to the AW House during the week. Clothing or furniture cannot be accepted.
  • JUNE 2 — Vermillion Area Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-noon, downtown Vermillion at the Platz Market and Main St.
  • JUNE 2 — Overeaters Anonymous at 9 a.m. Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, 20 S. Plum St., administration entrance just south of the hospital entrance in the board room.
  • JUNE 2 — Heartland Humane Society open house to meet dogs available for adoption from 10 a.m.-noon at Advance America in Yankton located behind McDonalds and next to Steckler Eye on west 23rd St. Steckler Eye will be hosting a food, litter and leash drive for the shelter during the month of June. Adoption applications available at www.heartlandhumanesociety.net or call (605) 664-4244 prior to event.
  • JUNE 2 — Nebraska Rod & Custom Association will be bringing their car show to Vermillion. There will be approximately 300 cars at the DakotaDome parking lot from noon-2 p.m. before they continue on their travels. Cookout lunch (burger/hot dog, chips, potato salad, cookie, beverage) will be available for purchase, so plan to come out and enjoy lunch and view the classic cars!
  • JUNE 2 — Celebrate Rhubarb Day will be held at the W.H. Over Museum from 2-3:30 p.m. Taste good rhubarb concoctions and take part in some fun activities. Free-will donation requested.
  • JUNE 2 — Gayville Hall presents "The Hay Country Jamboree," at 8 p.m. at Gayville, SD, 502 Washington St. For ticket information, call 605-267-2859.
  • JUNE 7 — Dreaming Big: Summer Film Festival, "The Rookie," at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. Lemonade and popcorn provided. Free and open to the public.
  • JUNE 8-10 — First annual Shakespeare Festival in Prentis Park, Vermillion. Event sponsored by Coyoteopoly and is free and open to the public.
  • JUNE 9 — Westreville Festival Fun Run and Cemetery Walk, 9 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion. Event website: westrevillefestival.wordpress.com Admission fee is $10 includes T-shirt. This non-competitive Fun Run has events for the whole family. Choose to run, bike or walk a 2, 4, or 6 mile course of mostly county gravel roads past historic barns, beautiful rolling hills and farm fields. Women of Pleasant Valley will serve coffee & pie at 10 a.m. The Cemetery Walk will go to Pleasant Valley Cemetery, about a 1-mile round trip walk and to historic Mortvedt Cemetery, about a 3-mile round trip walk. There will be farm-oriented kids activities beginning at 10:15 a.m. This event will fund the Eckert Children Scholarship fund to help an outstanding Irene-Wakonda senior and will also go toward a historical marker for the old town of Westreville. To be guaranteed a T-shirt, registration must be mailed with entry fee by May 25 to the Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, Attn: Grace Freeman, 45198 308th St., Vermillion, SD 57069. Email: gracefreeman@live.com. Phone: 605-624-5369.
  • JUNE 9 — 2012 H-WORTH OPEN to be held in memory of Matthew Hollingsworth at the Bluffs Golf Course. Shotgun start to begin at 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Clay County EMS Department. This is a four-person scramble that includes 18 holes of golf, catered BBQ and prizes. Sign up by contacting the Bluffs club house at 677-7058.

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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