Community Calendar

FRIDAY, December 7

  • Parade of Lights, Downtown Vermillion at 6:30 p.m.
  • Brown Bag Lunch program, "Holiday Brass," 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 1:30 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion Board Room, 20 S. Plum (administrative entrance).
  • Holiday Open House at LumoStudios & Gallery, 2 East Main Street, from 12:30-9 p.m. Check us out at www.lumostudios.com.
  • Music Recital: USD's Truran piano scholars present a fall recital at 7:30 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

  • 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.
  • 35th annual Celebration of the St. Lucia Tradition at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, at 3 p.m. Located north of Vermillion at 30595 University Rd.
  • Clay County Historical Society is sponsoring "Sweets 'n Treats Cookie Walk" at the Austin-Whittemore House, 15 Austin St., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Choose your holiday treats from a multitude of selections. House will be decorated for your pleasure.
  • Holiday Open House at LumoStudios & Gallery, 2 East Main Street, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Check us out at www.lumostudios.com.
  • ACT Test, at Vermillion High School.
  • Debate: Central Forensics Conference at Sioux Falls Roosevelt.
  • Music Recital: Russ Garry presents his senior tuba recital, at 2 p.m. at Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.
  • Music Recital: Kiley Coyne, Senior Clarinet and Nicole Chlipala, Junior Flute, presents a public recital, at 4 p.m. at Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.
  • Music Recital: USD senior Devin Patrick, mezzo soprano and junior Jared Mogen, baritone, present their voice recital, at 7 p.m. at Colton Recital Hall, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Open to the public at no charge.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

  • Holiday Concert: USD's Department of Music presents their annual Holiday Concert, at 3 p.m. at Slagle Hall Aalfs Auditorium. The $5 price for adults support USD Music Scholarships Funds. Free to children under 12 and any student with an ID from their school.

Monday, DECEMBER 10

  • 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.
  • Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. at Vermillion High School
  • USD Woodwind Ensembles Concert: The Bea Arthur Memorial Clarinet Quartet & the Howling Winds Woodwind Quintet, both USD ensembles, join together for this concert in the Danforth Chapel, at 7:30 p.m. Open to the public at no charge.

Tuesday, DECEMBER 11

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

  • The Department of Labor and Regulation will be hosting a Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 504 River Dr., N. Sioux City. The JSAP is a free workshop for people recovering from job loss or enhancing their job search skills. Trained instructors speak on moder-day techniques used to successfully find employment. Topics covered are: résumé and cover letting writing, interviewing etiquette, networking effectively, using social media and much more. Parties interested in attending should register by calling (605) 242-5445 before 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

  • Cancer Support Group meeting at 2:30 p.m. in Sletwold Room at Trinity Lutheran Church, 816 E. Clark St. Call Marcy at 624-8706 for additional information.
  • Sixth grade winter concert, 7 p.m. at Vermillion High School Auditorium.

Planning Ahead:

  • DEC. 15 — 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.
  • DEC. 20 — Vermillion Lions Club meeting, 6 p.m. at W.H. Over Museum in Sletwold Hall.
  • DEC. 21 — The Department of Labor and Regulation will be hosting a Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1024 W. Cherry St. The JSAP is a free workshop for people recovering from job loss or enhancing their job search skills. Trained instructors speak on modern-day techniques used to successfully find employment. Topics covered are: resume and  cover letter writing, interviewing etiquette, networking effectively, using social media and much more. Parties interested in attending should register by calling (605) 677-6900 before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.
  • JAN. 8-10 — The 30th Annual Dakota Farm Show is Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 8-10 at the DakotaDome. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday. Free admission and free parking. For more information please go to www.farmshowusa.com. For vendor information, please call Penny Swank at 507-437-7969.

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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