Community Calendar

Friday, September 28

  • Brown bag lunch program, "Boundless Lyrics of Love, Loss, and Redemption" with Carolyn Cruso from Washington at 12:05 p.m. at the National Music Museum located on USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. Voice, hammered dulcimer, guitar and flute performance. Free and open to the public. Support for September's "Free Fridays" admission to the museum is made possible by the First Bank and Trust.
  • Cross-Country at Lennox at 4 p.m. (T)
  • Tanager Tailgate Supper near DakotaDome Parking Lot from 5:30-7 p.m. Free-will offering. All funds go to the After-Prom Party.
  • Football vs. Dakota Valley at 7 p.m. (H)
  • USD Theatre Dept. presents "Medea" at 7:30 p.m. in Wayne S. Knutson Theatre, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. For ticket information, visit www.usd.edu/theatre or call 677-5400.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29

  • Marching band: Dakota State Parade 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.
  • Vermillion Area Farmers Market 9 a.m.-noon, Ratingen Platz in downtown Vermillion, Market and Main streets.
  • Tailgate Party in the grass area south of the DakotaDome from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy music, lawn games and food. For more information on the Student Tailgate Nation, call (605)677-5666.
  • Boys Soccer vs. Chamberlain at 1 p.m. (H)
  • USD Football vs. Illinois State University at the DakotaDome at 2 p.m.
  • USD Women's Volleyball host University of Missouri-Kansas City at 7 p.m. at the DakotaDome.
  • Girls Soccer vs. Huron at 3 p.m. (T)
  • Music show at Gayville Hall, 502 Washington St., Gayville, featuring The Public Domain Tune Band in Jazz Jam II, at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call (605) 267-2859.
  • USD Theatre Dept. presents "Medea" Sept. at 7:30 p.m. in Wayne S. Knutson Theatre, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. For ticket information, visit www.usd.edu/theatre or call 677-5400.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

  • Sign up for "Team Vermillion" for the Komen South Dakota Race for the Cure, Sunday, Sept. 30 at Falls Park, downtown Sioux Falls. For more information, call Colette at 624-6807 or e-mail abbott@usd.edu or Peggy at 624-4915 or e-mail pelly57@yahoo.com.
  • St. James Marketplace Annual Heritage Fest, St. James, NE. Opening ceremony at 11 a.m. A full listing of activities can be found at www.stjamesmarketplace.com.
  • Vermillion's Biggest Baby Shower is being held at 3 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library community room. Any expecting mother or mother with a child up to the age of one is welcome to come enjoy refreshments, games, encouragement, and of course baby gifts. Sponsored by Faith Fellowship Church of the Open Bible. Questions: call Tony and Sarah at 624-4116.
  • USD Theatre Dept. presents "Medea" at 2 p.m. in Wayne S. Knutson Theatre, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. For ticket information, visit www.usd.edu/theatre or call 677-5400.

MONDAY, OCTober 1

  • Vermillion High School Picture Day.
  • State "A" Boys Golf at Spearfish.
  • 7th/8th grade volleyball vs. Elk Point/Jefferson at 4 p.m. (T)
  • Junior Varsity football vs. Dakota Valley at 4:30 p.m. (H)
  • Estee Lecture: Dr. Royce Engstrom, president, University of Montana will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m. in Churchill-Haines Room 118 on USD campus.
  • 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.
  • USD Theatre Dept. presents "Medea" at 7:30 p.m. in Wayne S. Knutson Theatre, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. For ticket information, visit www.usd.edu/theatre or call 677-5400.

TUESDAY, OCTober 2

  • Vermillion Rotary Club Meeting from noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center.
  • State "A" Boys Golf at Spearfish.
  • "Avenues of Aging" seminar at Hillside Community Church, 1800 Constance, Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. through Nov. 13. Hillside Community Church sponsors a seven-week seminar on the avenues of aging. Topics include aging body and mind, financial planning, funeral decisions, Medicare, supplemental and long-term care insurances, assisted living and care centers. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (605) 624-4862.

wednesday, october 3

  • Soup Kitchen at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion, 45918 308 St., from 5-7:30 p.m. Located approximately 12 miles north of Vermillion. Free-will offering. For more information, call 624-4614.
  • VermTown Bash from 5-9 p.m. at Prentis Park, Plum St. The Dakota Days Executive Committee and USD organizations are sponsoring a free carnival for all campus and community members. Come enjoy food, games, music and other activities. For more information visit: http://www.usd.edu/campus-life/dakota-days/schedule-of-events.cfm.

thursday, october 4

  • Vermillion Area Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds.
  • Vermillion Lions Club meeting at 6 p.m. at the W. H. Over Museum in Sletwold Hall.
  • Al Neuharth Award for Excellence presentation at 7 p.m. at Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall, USD campus.

Planning Ahead:

  • OCT. 5-7 – The madcap farce "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn will be performed by Vermillion High School students Oct. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 7 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.
  • OCT. 5 – Unveiling of the USD Coyote statue by sculptor Cameron Stalheim at 11:30 a.m., Campus corridor along Cherry St.
  • OCT. 5 – Hospital Auxiliary meeting at Sanford Vermillion Board Room, 20 S. Plum, administrative entrance at 1:30 p.m. New members are always needed.
  • OCT. 6 – 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. 6 – 98th annual Dakota Days Parade at 10 a.m.

the One Book SD selection, "Dammed Indians Revisited : The Continuing History of the Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux," by Michael L. Lawson, will be held from 3-5 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Jamie Sullivan, Mount Marty professor, will be facilitating the discussion. Free.

  • SEPT. 24 – International Forum: "Global Warming: The Evidence is In," at noon in Farber Hall located in Old Main on the USD campus. Weather fluctuations and other topics will be taken up by Dr. Moses Ikiugu (School of Health Sciences and a native of Kenya) and Dr. Mark Sweeney (Earth Science) Moderator: Dr. Benno Wymar (Economics). The event is sponsored by the (USD) Beacom School of Business and is open to the public at no charge.
  • SEPT. 26 – Free Children's Flu Vaccine Clinic sponsored by Sanford Vermillion from 3:30-6 p.m. at Vermillion High School Commons. Children ages 6 months-18 years will receive free vaccine provided by state of South Dakota. Adult vaccines also available: shot ($15); mist ($25). For additional flu shot clinic dates, log onto sanfordvermillion.org or call 624-2611.
  • 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.
  • SEPT. 27 – Main Street Center Fall Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at 320 W. Main St. Dinner includes meat, potato, vegetable, salad, dessert and beverage. Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased in advance at the center or by calling 624-8072 or at the door. Dinner sponsored by Friends of Trinity Lutheran Church of Vermillion with proceeds to benefit the Main Street Center.
  • SEPT. 28 – 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, Sept. 26, before 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.
  • Brown bag lunch program, "Carolyn Cruso," from Washington, at 12:05 p.m. at the National Music Museum located on USD campus, corner of Clark and Yale streets. Voice, hammered dulcimer, guitar and flute performance. Free and open to the public. 
  • SEPT. 28-OCT. 1 – USD Theatre Dept. presents "Medea," Sept. 28, 29 and Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. in Wayne S. Knutson Theatre, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on USD campus. For ticket information, visit www.usd.edu/theatre or call 677-5400.
  • SEPT. 30 – Sign up for "Team Vermillion" for the Komen South Dakota Race for the Cure at Falls Park, downtown Sioux Falls. For more information, call Colette at 624-6807 or e-mail abbott@usd.edu or Peggy at 624-4915 or email pelly57@yahoo.com.
  • SEPT. 30 – Vermillion's Biggest Baby Shower is being held at 3 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library community room. Any expecting mother or mother with a child up to the age of one is welcome to come enjoy refreshments, games, encouragement, and of course baby gifts. Sponsored by Faith Fellowship Church of the Open Bible. Questions: call Tony and Sarah at 624-4116.

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 vcdc@vermillionchamber.com.

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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