FRIDAY, OCT. 5
The madcap farce "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn will be performed by Vermillion High School students at 7:30 p.m. in the high school performing arts center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens and free to those with Vermillion School District activity cards. Tickets can be purchased at the door or the high school office.
No school – Teacher in-service
Blood drive from 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion. For more information, call (877) 877-3070.
Unveiling of the USD Coyote statue by sculptor and USD alumnus Cameron Stalheim at 11:30 a.m., University Mall along Cherry Street.
Brown bag lunch program, "Contemporary Traditional Music for Guitar", featuring guitarist and vocalist Dorian Michael performing original acoustic music 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.
Hospital Auxiliary meeting at Sanford Vermillion Board Room, 20 S. Plum, administrative entrance at 1:30 p.m. New members are always needed.
USD women's soccer host University of Nebraska-Omaha at 4 p.m. at the DakotaDome soccer field.
Football vs. Harrisburg, Friday, Oct. 5 at 7pm (T)
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
Breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls and drinks will be served from 8 a.m. to noon on Dakota Day at the First United Methodist Church, 16 N. Dakota St. You may purchase a "breakfast on the run" at the church or from church members who will be selling breakfast burritos on the parade route.
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.
Vermillion Schools Marching Band: Dakota Days Parade (TBA)
98th annual Dakota Days Parade at 10 a.m.
Coyote Tailgate Nation before/during/after the game at the DakotaDome.
Marching Band Awards Ceremony at noon on USD campus between Old Main and Slagle Auditorium.
Vermillion Native American Day Pow Wow at the Armory. There will be two grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., with a free meal provided at 5 p.m. Donations to help cover the building rental cost, free evening meal, etc. are gladly accepted. For more information, contact J. Bazemore at 624-9287 or (402) 640-2473.
USD Coyote football vs. Western Illinois at 2 p.m. at the DakotaDome.
The Annual Chili Blues Festival at Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St., is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. The evening will feature fabulous music by Mike and Jay, paintings of landscapes and flowers by Virginia Johnson and a dozen chili concoctions by the area's best cooks. Tickets at the door, which include admittance to the event and all food, are $10 for each Vermillion Area Arts Council adult member; $15 for non-member adults; $5 for children ages 11 – 18, and free for children ages 10 and under.
"Noises Off" by Michael Frayn will be performed by Vermillion High School students at 7:30 p.m. in the high school performing arts center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens and free to those with Vermillion School District activity cards. Tickets can be purchased at the door or the high school office.
Music show at Gayville Hall, 502 Washington St., Gayville, featuring "The Hay Country Jamboree," with Daniel Kilbride, John and Susan McNeill, Nick Schwebach and Owen Dejong at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call (605) 267-2859.
SUNDAY, 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.
"Noises Off" by Michael Frayn will be performed by Vermillion High School students at 2:30 p.m. in the high school performing arts center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens and free to those with Vermillion School District activity cards. Tickets can be purchased at the door or the high school office.
MONDAY, OCT. 8
No school – Native American Day
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, OCT. 9
Vermillion Rotary Club Meeting from noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center.
American Legion Wallace Post and Auxiliary meeting at the Main Street Center, 320 W. Main St. at 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11
Cancer Support Group meeting at Sletwold Room, Trinity Lutheran Church, 816 E. Clark at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Marcy, 624-8706.
Vermillion Area Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds.
OCT. 13 – 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 please), 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 at email@example.com or call (712) 490-2705.
OCT. 13 – 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. 13 – 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 am. 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 www.heartlandhumanesociety.net or call (605) 664-4244.
OCT. 15-NOV. 5 – Vermillion Area Arts Council, 202 N. Washington St. to offer "Acrylic Painting for Beginners" taught by Michele Meching, Mondays, from 7-9 p.m. Classes are co-sponsored through USD's Continuing Education Program. To register, visit www.usd.edu/continuing-and-distance-education/community-education.cfm.
OCT. 18 – "Celebration of Women in the Arts," USD Women in Research Conference featuring singer, Susan Osborne, Vermillion Area Arts Council, 202 N. Washington St. Workshop will follow on Sunday, Oct. 21. (TBA)
OCT. 18 – 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.
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