Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat
  • I Hate Hamlet � Sept. 28 running through Saturday, Oct. 1. Show starting at 8 p.m., with a final performance Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. A haunted New York apartment. A TV actor who hates Hamlet. The ghost of John Barrymore, Hamlet extraordinaire. It's a recipe for swashbuckling good fun! Tickets: $10 Adults. $8 Senior Citizens (62+). $6 Youth (high school and younger) and non-USD students w/ ID. $3 USD students w/ID. Located at the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre. The Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts is located north of Cherry Street and east of Ratingen Strasse. Visitor parking is south of the building. Box office open 12 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to curtain on days of performance. Call: 605-677-5400 or e-mail: ehagen@
  • Open House for Mike Lauritsen � The community is invited to attend an open house for Mike Lauritsen, program coordinator of the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eagles. Please join us to meet Mike and welcome him in his new role!
  • Vermillion High School Varsity Football Game vs. the Madison Bulldogs � Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. at the DakotaDome. Go Tanagers!!
  • USD Coyote Football Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. Coyotes take on Augustana at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. Go Yotes!!
  • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program, Friday, Sept. 30, from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. at the National Music Museum on the corner of Clark and Yale Streets on the campus of USD. Featuring Dorian Michael, What You Get For Your Trouble. Free and open to the public! For more information contact the National Music Museum at 677-5306.
  • City Council Meeting. Vermillion's City Council will meet on Monday, Oct.3. City Council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Al Neuharth Center. For more information contact the city office at 605.677.7050 or email You can check out the meeting agendas on the city's Web site at
  • The Al Neuharth Legacy Series presents "An Evening With Garrison Keillor," host of public radio's "Prairie Home Companion" � Thursday, Oct. 6. Doors and food concessions open at 5:30 p.m. Musical entertainment starts at 6 p.m., open seating 7 p.m. at the Dakota Dome. The event is sponsored jointly by the Freedom Forum and the University of South Dakota. Mr. Keillor will speak on the topic: "Why I Am Trying to be More Truthful." Free event. Program will be televised live on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
  • Holiday Procession of the Season Planning � We are in the process of planning a community-wide calendar to promote all of the holiday season activities that will be going on in Vermillion during the months of November and December. If you are planning holiday open houses or other events, please contact the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company at 624-5571 or email us at by Oct.7 for more information about how to get your event included in the Procession of the Season.
  • Our next Merchant Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the VCDC office at 906 East Cherry Street. All area merchants are welcome to attend to help plan upcoming events!
  • Dakota Days is coming up soon! The Dakota Days parade will be on Saturday, Oct. 8, beginning at 10 a.m. starting in downtown Vermillion at East Main and ending at Plum Street. USD Coyote Men's Football will take on Mankato at the DakotaDome on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Go Yotes!
  • The Vermillion Area Arts Council 15th Annual Chili Blues event will be on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Arts Center. Call 624-5444 for more information.

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