Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat By Vermillion Area Chamber/ Development Company Events

* The Absurd Adventures of Lewis and Clark presented by the Vermillion Community Theatre � This lively, humorous salute to the Corps of Discovery, with a cast of 130, is the premiere showing of an original musical penned by the same Vermillion team that brought the wildly successful Robin Hood, Spirit of the Greene to life last summer. Tickets are on sale at Davis Pharmacy, the Nook 'n Cranny and at the door of the Vermillion High School Theater on show dates. For more information

Performance Dates

* Friday, July 9, 7:30 p.m.

* Saturday, July 10, 7:30 p.m.

* Sunday, July 11, 1:30 p.m.

* Monday, July 12, 7:30 p.m.

Chautauqua � Friday, July 16 through Tuesday, July 20. This summer, Vermillion will host eight scholars for a week folks will long remember. Led by energetic humanities scholars speaking in the character of Dolley Madison, six professors have taken on the challenge of interpreting American voices from the period of 1790-1850, when our culture changed dramatically as America expanded "From Sea to Shining Sea." William Clark, Sacagawea, York, John Jacob Astor, and Tecumseh will be speaking on five different evenings in Vermillion.

In a program introduced and moderated by the Chief Chautauquan, folks of all ages will be invited to listen to a brief presentation in preparation for asking the five historical figures questions and challenging their ideas. You will time-travel to the first few decades of the 19th century. For more information, call 624-5571.

* National Music Museum Brown Bag Lunch � Friday, July 16 at National Music Museum at 12:05 p.m. Will Peebles and the Gamelan Degung. Peebles, associate professor, department of music, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, is the director of the WCU Low Tech ensemble, which performs with Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese gamelans. Opened to the public and bring a brown bag lunch.

* Senior Citizen Ice Cream Social � Thursday, July 22 at 320 West Main Street.

Menu: Tavern, chips and ice cream with your favorite topping. We are still in need of volunteers for this fantastic event. Please contact 624-8072 for details.

* Save your Treasures!!! Vermillion Fun Daze "Trash to Treasure" Rummage Sale � July 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., downtown Vermillion. If you are interested in having a rummage on July 29 please call our office for more details.

* Clay County Fair � Aug. 12-14. Don't miss any of the exciting events at the fair. Open Class Exhibits, Talent Show, Demolition Derby and Tractor Pull. To register, please pick up an entry form at Hy-Vee Food Store, Sturdevants, Rasmussen Motors or call the Clay County Fair Office at 677-7111.

* VCDC Golf Social � Tuesday, Aug. 17 at The Bluffs Golf Course. Mark your calendar for this great event!! Look for more information to follow.

* Volunteers needed � We are looking for volunteers for the Clay County Fair. If you know of any organization interested in doing community service to help support this great event, please call our office at 624-5571.

Thank you for the overwhelming support for this year's July 4 celebration.

A special thank you goes out to the volunteers who helped, Fireworks Unlimited for the exceptional firework show, and to everyone who donated to the fireworks. We could not have done it with out your support.

Coming Events

* National Night Out � Aug. 3.

* 2004 S.D. MS 150 "All American Ride" � Aug. 7-8.

* Heritage Ride/Run/Walk 2004 � Aug. 21.

* Lewis & Clark 200th Anniversary � Aug. 25.

* Lewis & Clark Festival � Aug. 28-29.

* Great Dakota Wine Fest � Sept. 11-12.

Upcoming meetings

* Monday, July 12 � Expanding Tax Base Meeting, 3:30 p.m. at the VCDC office.

* Thursday, July 15 � VCDC Executive Board Meeting, noon at the VCDC office.

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