Community Calendar


Brown Bag lunch program, "Celebrating Life Through Story and Song" featuring Jerome Kills Small, storyteller, oral historian and drum-maker at the National Music Museum located on USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. Support for October's "Free Fridays" admission to the museum is made possible by Midcontinent Communications.

Cross-Country: Region 3A Tournament at Beresford at 3 pm

USD Women's Volleyball host Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis at 4 p.m. at the DakotaDome.

USD Women's Soccer host Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, at 4 p.m. at the DakotaDome soccer field.

Football vs. Madison at 7p.m. (H)


Cross Country – South Dakota Tim Young Invite at Cross Country Course (all day)

Hamboree 2012 at Sergeant Bluff Community Center, 903 Topaz Dr., Sergeant Bluff, IA, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. All children 12 and under free with paying adult. Door prizes drawn every half-hour. There will be six $50 cash prizes plus more. Grand Prize will be an HF rig. Drawing for Grand Prize will be at 1. Must be present to win. Flea Market (ham related items only ), vendors (Radio City, D and L Antenna and WB0W) forums, DXCC card checker, VE testing, door prizes, food and fellowship. For more information, contact: Bob Molstad , or call (712) 490-2705.

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. Description: Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with eating disorders and struggles.

Heartland Humane Society (HHS) invites the community to celebrate pets with its annual Tails and Trails event from 10 a.m.-noon in Cotton Park in Vermillion. Event includes a Poker Run and Walk around Cotton Park at 10:30 a.m. The walk is free and poker cards will be $5. Donations to the shelter will be accepted also. Walkers are encouraged to walk with or without their pet. Adoptable dogs will also be on hand to meet. USD Greek Life is helping make this year's walk bigger and better. Activities include games, pet contests, HHS merchandise booth and more. For more information, visit or call (605) 664-4244.

Marching Band: Quad State Competition at USD at 11:45 a.m.

Oral Interp: Sioux Falls Lincoln Patriot Oral Interp Tournament (TBA) (T)

Guest Artist Double Bass Recital featuring Max Dimoff, principal bassist of The Cleveland Orchestra at Colton Recital Hall, USD Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts at 7:30 p.m.

Music Show at Gayville Hall, 502 Washington St., Gayville, featuring singer-songwriter Jami Lynn and Friends, 8 p.m. For ticket information, call (605) 267-2859.


USD Women's Soccer host Oakland University at noon at the DakotaDome soccer field.

USD Women's Volleyball host Western Illinois University at 2 p.m. at the DakotaDome.


International Forum: "Turmoil in the Muslim World," at noon with Dr. Don Pryce (History) and Dr. Benno Wymar (Economics) and moderator: Richard Muller (Marketing and former SD Public TV on-air host). Location: Farber Hall located in Old Main on USD campus The event is sponsored by the (USD) Beacom School of Business and open to the public at no charge.

Community Veterans Forum delivered by the American Legion discussing various benefits at 6:30 p.m. at Muenster University Center Grand Ballroom on USD campus.

Apple-Polishing Concert at Vermillion High School at 7:30 p.m. Apple desserts/fall treat sales start at 6:30 p.m. Free-will donation.

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.


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

Vermillion Area Arts Council, 202 N. Washington St. to offer "Acrylic Painting for Beginners" taught by Michele Meching, from 7-9 p.m. through Nov. 5. Classes are co-sponsored through USD's Continuing Education Program. To register, visit


The Lions Club Fall Pancake fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. both days at the National Guard Armory. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Ages 8 and under eat free.


"Celebration of Women in the Arts," USD Women in Research Conference featuring singer, Susan Osborne at 8 p.m. at Vermillion Area Arts Council, 202 N. Washington St. Women in the Arts Night will also feature a reception with refreshments at 6 p.m. and poetry reading at 6:30 p.m. Event is free and o pen to the public.

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

Book Club discussion on "Between Shades of Gray" by Ruta Sepetys from 6-8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. David Burrow, USD Associate Professor of History will be facilitating the discussion.

The Lions Club Fall Pancake fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. both days at the National Guard Armory. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Ages 8 and under eat free.


OCT. 20 – 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.

OCT. 20 – Fun & Games will be held in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library 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.

OCT. 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.

OCT. 25 – The Vermillion High School Volleyball Team is hosting a Dig Purple for Payton Hand, a sixth-grader who is fighting leukemia and recovering at the Ronald McDonald House from side effects linked to transplants and chemotherapy. The Vermillion High School will be ordering T-shirts for the Oct. 25 match and hosting a few fun events for the evening. The Dig Purple for Payton Hand volleyball match between Vermillion and Elk Point/Jefferson begins at 5 p.m. at Vermillion High School. To help Payton and her family in this fight, consider donating to Dig Purple for Payton in the following ways: straight donation, ordering T-shirt (by Oct.11) and wearing Payton shirts to the Vermillion/EPJ volleyball match on Oct. 25 in Vermillion, or attending the match and participating in several game time activities to help the family.

OCT. 25 – 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.

OCT. 26 – 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 Wednesday, Oct. 24 before 5 p.m. For more information, visit

OCT. 27 – Coyoteopoly Food Drive. USD students to involve the entire town in a house to house food drive for the Food Pantry.

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

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