Community Calendar

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

 • Rummage Sale hosted by The Main Street Center at 320 W. Main St. from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, contact Barb Baisden at (605) 624-8072 or 320center@vyn.midco.net.

  • Booster Club Bash Night at Vermillion High School Football Field at 4:30 p.m.
  • Boys Soccer: Custer at 5 p.m. (H)

Saturday, August 18

  • Heartland Humane Society Shelter will be closed.
  • Heritage Bike Ride, starting from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elk Point located just off exit 18 on I-29. Fifteenth annual fundraiser for Youth Mentoring Program in Clay and Union County. Registration starts at 8 a.m.; riders leave at 9 a.m. Routes range from 8-58+ miles. Riders go at their own pace. Free snacks and beverages are provided on the routes, and sag vehicles are out until every rider returns. Lunch served at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Registration forms available at http://www.clay-unionfoundation.org/ under events, and also at many area businesses and bike riding sites. For more information, contact John Gille at (605) 421-5050 or e-mail jgille60@yahoo.com. All riders must have helmets; walk-ins are always welcome.
  • Girls Tennis: Yankton at 9 a.m. (T)
  • Vermillion Area Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-noon, downtown Vermillion at the Platz, Market and Main streets.
  • Overeaters Anonymous at Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, 20 S. Plum St., administration entrance just south of the hospital entrance in the board room. Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with eating disorders and struggles.

monday, August 20

  • Screening Saves Lives: The Mobile Heart Screen is coming to Sanford Vermillion from 8 a.m.-noon, 1:30-5:30 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion Main Lobby, 20 S. Plum St. Screening includes CT calcium score, EKG, cholesterol (non-fasting), blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) and a risk estimate for heart conditions. Schedule your Heart Screen today. Call (605) 33HEART.
  • Fifth annual Hy-Vee Scramble for SESDAC at the Bluff's Golf Course and Team Photos from noon-12:45 p.m., with golf starting at 1 p.m. Prime Rib Dinner and program to follow. For registration and information contact Gerry Tracy at (605) 624-4419 or gerry.tracy@sesdac.org.
  • Al-anon meeting at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.

Tuesday, August  21

  • Screening Saves Lives: The Mobile Heart Screen is coming to Sanford Vermillion, from 8 a.m.-noon, 1:30-5:30 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion Main Lobby, 20 S. Plum St. Screening includes CT calcium score, EKG, cholesterol (non-fasting), blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) and a risk estimate for heart conditions. Schedule your Heart Screen today. Call (605) 33HEART.
  • Lewis and Clark Regional Water System, 31474 SD Hwy 19, will be having an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony starting at 10 a.m.
  • Vermillion Rotary Club Meeting from noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center.
  • Vermillion Sierra Club to screen documentary film "David Versus Goliath" at USD's W. H. Over Museum at 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22

  • First day of school for Vermillion Public Schools.

Thursday, August 23

  • The Department of Labor and Regulation will be holding a Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) at 1024 W. Cherry St. from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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, Aug. 21, before 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • Vermillion Area Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds.
  • "Thursdays On The Platz" in downtown Vermillion, corner of Market and Main streets from 6-8 p.m. sponsored by First Dakota National Bank, First Bank and Trust, CorTrust Bank, Bank of the West and Vermillion Federal Credit Union. Live music outdoors on Ratingen Platz featuring "Old Funk Riot."

Food is available at every event, as well as water, pop, wine and beer. Food provided by the United Way-kickoff event. It's a great chance to sit outdoors with friends and family, listen to music and enjoy the great outdoors. Bring the family, have some food and enjoy some local entertainment.

  • Clay County Historical Society Potluck at 6:05 p.m. followed by a program by Jim Stone-"Old Barns in Clay County." Location: Austin-Whittemore House, 15 Austin St.

Planning Ahead:

  • AUG. 18 – Heartland Humane Society Shelter will be closed.
  • AUG. 18 – Heritage Bike Ride, starting from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elk Point located just off exit 18 on I-29. Fifteenth annual fundraiser for Youth Mentoring Program in Clay and Union County. Registration starts at 8 a.m.; riders leave at 9 a.m. Routes range from 8-58+ miles. Riders go at their own pace. Free snacks and beverages are provided on the routes, and sag vehicles are out until every rider returns. Lunch served at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and is open to the public. Registration forms available at http://www.clay-unionfoundation.org/ under events, and also at many area businesses and bike riding sites. For more information, contact John Gille at (605) 421-5050 or e-mail jgille60@yahoo.com All riders must have helmets; walk-ins are always welcome.
  • AUG. 18 – Vermillion Area Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-noon, downtown Vermillion at the Platz, Market and Main streets.
  • AUG. 18 – Overeaters Anonymous at 9 a.m. Location: Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, 20 S. Plum St., administration entrance just south of the hospital entrance in the board room.
  • AUG. 20-21 – Screening Saves Lives: The Mobile Heart Screen is coming to Sanford Vermillion, Monday, Aug. 20 and Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 8 a.m.-noon, 1:30-5:30 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion Main Lobby, 20 S. Plum St. Screening includes CT calcium score, EKG, cholesterol (non-fasting), blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) and a risk estimate for heart conditions. Schedule your heart screen today. Call: 605-33HEART.
  • AUG. 20 – Fifth annual Hy-Vee Scramble for SESDAC at the Bluff's Golf Course. Registration and Team Photos from noon-12:45 p.m. with golf starting at 1 p.m. Prime Rib Dinner and program to follow. For registration and information contact Gerry Tracy at (605) 624-4419 or gerry.tracy@sesdac.org.
  • AUG. 21 – Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, 31474 SD Hwy 19, will be having an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony starting at 10 a.m.
  • AUG. 22 – First day of school for Vermillion Public Schools.
  • AUG. 23 – The Department of Labor and Regulation will be holding a Job Search Assistance Program at 1024 West Cherry St. from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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, Aug. 21, before 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • AUG. 23 – "Thursdays On The Platz" in downtown Vermillion, corner of Market and Main streets from 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by First Dakota National Bank, First Bank and Trust, CorTrust Bank, Bank of the West and Vermillion Federal Credit Union. Live music outdoors on Ratingen Platz featuring "Old Funk Riot." Food is available at every event, as well as water, pop, wine and beer. Food provided by the United Way-kickoff event on Aug. 23. It's a great chance to sit outdoors with friends and family, listen to music, and enjoy the great outdoors. Bring the family, have some food and enjoy some local entertainment.
  • AUG. 24-26 – 2012 Bullarama. Events held at Clay County Park Rodeo Arena unless otherwise noted.
  • AUG. 25 – Move-in Day at USD.
  • AUG. 25-26 – The Great Dakota Wine Fest at Valiant Vineyards, 1500 W. Main St. Cooking with wine demonstrations, live music and more. Visit www.greatdakotawinefest.com.
  • AUG. 26 – The annual Pancake Fly-In Breakfast sponsored by the Vermillion Lions Club and Main Street Center at the Vermillion Airport. Pancakes, sausages and beverages will be served from 8 am-12 p.m. in the airport hangar. Proceeds to benefit The Main Street Center.
  • SEPT. 7-8 – Ribs, Rods and Rock 'n Roll knows how to host a BBQ! We boast the largest KCBS sanctioned State BBQ Championship in SD! Get ready for two fun-filled days on FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 and 8 in downtown Vermillion! Come out for great BBQ, beer garden, live music (The Rude Band, Go Figure, and more), sidewalk vendors, family fun area, Classic Car and Cycle Show, motorcycle Poker Run, USD Coyote Pep Rally on Friday, Coyote football home opener at the Dome on Saturday, People's Choice judging of wings and pork loin, and more! Combo ticket to both USD game and Ribs, Rods and Rock 'n Roll will be available at a reduced price. Watch for more details and go to www.sdbbq.us.
  • SEPT. 23 – "One Book South Dakota" at Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St. from 3-5 p.m. This year's selection is, "Dammed Indians Revisited: the Continuing History of the Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux" by Michael Lawson. Discussion will be led by Jamie Sullivan of Mt. Marty College. Refreshments will be served. Free.
  • SEPT. 26 – Resume Writing and Job Search Assistance from 6-8 p.m. at ID Weeks Library 205 on USD campus. Bring a copy of your resume. To enroll for this free class, visit: https://aceware.usd.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=RESUMEJOB3.
  • OCT. 7 – "The Price is Right" is coming to the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the Tyson Box Office, by calling ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, or by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com.

– Does your business or organization have an event you would like included in the Chamber Chat? If you do, please call 624-5571 or e-mail vcdc@vermillionchamber.com.

provided on the routes, and sag vehicles are out until every rider returns. Lunch served at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 10:30 am to 3 pm & is open to the public.  Registration forms available at http://www.clay-unionfoundation.org/  under events, and also at many area businesses,& bike riding sites.  For more information, contact John Gille (guy-lee) at 605-421-5050 or email jgille60@yahoo.com  All riders must have helmets; walk-ins are always welcome.

  • AUG. 20 — 5th annual Hy-Vee Scramble for SESDAC at the Bluff's Golf Course. Registration and Team Photos from 12:00-12:45pm with golf starting at 1:00 pm.  Prime Rib Dinner and program to follow.  For registration and information contact Gerry Tracy at 605-624-4419 or gerry.tracy@sesdac.org.
  • AUG. 22 — First Day of School for Vermillion Public Schools
  • AUG. 23 — The Department of Labor and Regulation will be holding a Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) at 1024 W. Cherry St. from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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, Aug. 21, before 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • AUG. 25-26 — The Great Dakota Wine Fest at Valiant Vineyards, 1500 W. Main St. Cooking with wine demonstrations, live music and more. Visit www.greatdakotawinefest.com.
  • AUG. 26 — The annual Pancake Fly-In Breakfast sponsored by the Vermillion Lions Club and Main Street Center will be at the Vermillion Airport. Pancakes, sausages and beverages will be served from 8 a.m.-noon in the airport hangar. Proceeds to benefit the Main Street Center.

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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