Community Calendar

Friday, October 19

  • Brown Bag lunch program, "Rock the Piano!" featuring Vermillion native, Adam Nelson (Chicago) at 12:05 p.m. at the National Music Museum located on USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. Free and open to the public. Support for October's "Free Fridays" admission to the museum is made possible by Midcontinent Communications.
  • Music Concert: The USD Symphony Orchestra presents their October concert at 7:30 p.m. in Slagle Hall Aalfs Auditorium on USD campus. Open to the public at no charge.

Saturday, October 20

  • Dakota Invitational Oral Interp Festival at Madison (TBA).
  • 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. Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with eating disorders and struggles.
  • Fun and Games will be held in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library on from 1-4 p.m. Adults and youth ages 12 and up will play board games and put jigsaw puzzles together. A wide variety of challenging and interesting games and puzzles will be available to provide mental stimulation. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
  • Music Show at Gayville Hall, 502 Washington St., Gayville with "A Celebration of Hank Williams," featuring John and Susan McNeill, Nick Schwebach and Owen DeJong at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call (605) 267-2859.

Sunday, October 21

  • St. Agnes Parish Fall Festival. Roast turkey dinner served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Raffles begin at 1 p.m. Bingo, country store, and lots of fun kids games.
  • The University of South Dakota Music Department presents its Fall Choral Showcase at 3 p.m. at Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall on the USD campus. The concert features the Men's and Women's Chorus, the Concert Choir and the Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. David Holdhusen. The choirs will perform music by master composers like Rossini and Handel, as well as moder repertoire, spirituals and folk songs. The concert is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 22

  • Christmas shopping with the Shepherd Roegiers, Monday through Thursday, Oct. 22-25 at USD's Muenster University Center from 9:30 am.-4:30 p.m. Sheepskins, slippers, gloves and more.
  • Early Dismissal at Vermillion Public Schools at 2 p.m.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences from 2:30-8 p.m.
  • Brookings Oral Interp Fall Festival (T), TBA.
  • Lecture: The Realities of Virtual Relationships at 7 p.m. at Farber Hall located in Old Main on USD campus. In an age of Facebook and virtual worlds when is a relationship real, when is it virtual. Featuring Pamala Clift, The Roadside Philosopher, author of "Virgin's Handbook on Virtual Relationships."
  • 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, October 23

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

Thursday, October 24

  • Vermillion Area Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds.
  • The Vermillion High School Volleyball Team is hosting a Dig Purple for Payton Hand, a young sixth grader who is fighting leukemia and recovering at the Ronald McDonald House from side effects linked to transplants and chemotherapy. The volleyball match begins at 5 p.m. To help Payton and her family, please consider donating to Dig Purple for Payton in the following ways: Straight donation or attending the match and participating in several game time activities to help the family.
  • One-man presentation of Benjamin Franklin by G. Robin Smith at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 10 Linden Ave., at 7 p.m. Fund raiser for Salvation Army and Vermillion Ministerial Association.

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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