SDPB will host opening night

SDPB will host opening night South Dakota Public Broadcasting is inviting the public to attend its "Opening Night: Fall Program Kickoff Party" on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SDPB Television studio in the Al Neuharth Media Center.

Party-goers will get a chance to preview great new programs

coming to SDPB TV this fall, from the blockbuster series Broadway: The American Musical to local productions like Dakota Life and South Dakota


Desserts and beverages will be served and the USD Theatre Department will provide live entertainment.

Chamber Chat

by Vermillion Area



Upcoming events

* National Music Museum Brown Bag Lunch Presents "French Treasures for Harpsichord" � Featuring Timothy Schmidt from Waldorf College on Friday, Oct. 1, noon to 12:55 p.m. at the National Music Museum. Free and open to public! For more information contact 677-5306.

* Dedication of the Belbas Center � Friday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. The Belbas Center is located near Old Main on the USD campus. Public is welcome to attend!

* Suzy Boggus concert coming to Vermillion � Friday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge. To purchase tickets or for more information contact the Eagles Lodge at 624-9934.

* Dakota Days Celebration Saturday, Oct. 2 � Come on down to historical downtown and enjoy the annual Dakota Day Parade!

10 a.m. � D-Days Parade begins at Main and Washington and ends at Plum and Clark.

2 p.m. � USD Coyotes vs. Augustana Vikings.

* The Vermillion Area Arts Council Presents "Chili Blues" � Saturday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at 202 Washington Street. Tickets available at the door or Nook 'n Cranny. For more information contact 624-5444.

* W. H. Over Museum with The Living River Group of the Sierra Club and Barbara Yelverton present "Bike Ride to Newcastle via Turkey Creek Road" � Sunday, Oct. 3. Riders will be departing the Nebraska boat dock at 10:30 a.m. Mileage to Newcastle from boat dock is 7.2 miles. For more information contact Dean Spader at 624-6831 or the W. H. Over Museum 677-5228.

* Vermillion Light & Power Customer Appreciation Day � Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 115 West Duke Street. Enjoy a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register to win an electric char-broil grill and other great prizes.

* National Music Museum Brown Bag Lunch Presents "Surviving Pennsylvania-German Organs" � Featuring Philip T. D. Cooper honoring Jack Noble's 60 years as organist at United Church of Christ � Friday, Oct. 8, noon to 12:55 p.m. at the National Music Museum. Free and open to public! For more information contact 677-5306.

* Celebration of Women Festival � Friday, Oct. 8, 7:30 a.m. at the USD Coyote Student Center and Saturday, Oct. 9, noon at the USD Coyote Student Center. For tickets or information contact Nook 'n Cranny at 624-4611 or email

* First Dakota National Bank Third Annual Office Chair Grand Prix Fund Raiser � Thursday, Oct. 14, 5:15 p.m. at the bank parking lot. Sponsorship fee is $25 per chair and proceeds will go towards Vermillion's EMT/ Ambulance Dept and prizes. For information call 624-5555.

* Appearing in Sletwold Hall at the W. H. Over Museum "A Clay County Retrospective � Historic Photographs of the Territorial and Early Statehood Period." It will continue through Sunday, Oct. 31. For further information please contact Dorothy at 677-5228.

* United Way 2004 Volunteer of the Year Award � United Way is seeking nominations for the 2004 volunteer of the year. If you would like to nominate someone for this year's award please pick up a form at Hy-Vee Food Store or the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company. For more information contact Bonnie at 624-5354.

The Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company, Buffalo Run Winery and Pi Sigma Epsilon Cordially invite you to attend "An Evening of Opportunity" � Thursday, Oct. 14 at Buffalo Run Winery 1500 West Main St. Wine and cheese social starts at 7 p.m. with the featured speaker at 7:30 p.m. and student silent auction 8 p.m. Tickets will be $5 at the door. For more information contact 624-5571.

Upcoming meetings

Monday, Oct. 4 � United Way Meeting, noon at VCDC Office.

Tuesday, Oct. 5 � Growing Vermillion Meeting, 7:15 a.m. at Hy-Vee dining area.

Wednesday, Oct. 6 � Merchant Meeting, 6 p.m. at Cherry Street Grille.

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