Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat
? National Music Museum presents "The Great American Guitars Celebration Gallery Opening and Conference," Friday, Oct. 14 � a brown bag lunch program by Ray Guntren, arch-top guitarist from Sioux City, followed by panel discussions and presentations by nationally known experts and collectors. The conference will continue all day Saturday, Oct. 15 with a noon brown bag lunch program by John McNeill, well-known South Dakota guitarist, and culminating with a free concert at 8 p.m. in Slagle Auditorium by Thom Bresh, a hall of famer and one of today's leading guitar players, whether it be country western, folk, or jazz. He will play the Merle Travis guitar and Johnny Cash's Bon Aqua, both from the NMM's collections, as well as his own Super Dualette by Del Langejans. For more information contact 677-5306.

? Crash the Courtyard with "THE BALANCE" Friday, Oct. 14, Free concert in the CSC Courtyard. "The Balance" is a Lincoln, NE-based college jam/rock fusion band known for their great dance friendly original tunes as well as the occasional Grateful Dead and Phish covers. Rain site is Slagle Auditorium.

? Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) Student Auction � Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 to 9 p.m. at Valiant Vineyards Winery, 1500 West Main Street. Featured speaker: Professor Mike Gillispie, USD School of Business, speaking on "Promotions and Competition in the 21st Century." Student Silent Auction will begin at 8 p.m. PSE students will be auctioned off for a variety of business services. This is a great opportunity for businesses to utilize the skills of these talented students. For more information contact the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company at 624-5571.

? USD Photograph Collection: Preserving our Past Images, 1930-1999, now through Friday, Oct. 21. The archives and special collections, I.D. Weeks Library, presents 50 black and white photographs, prepared from original negatives, showcasing images from the USD photograph collection. This collection, which comprises over 300,000 negatives, is the first collection in South Dakota to be secured through the use of sub-zero preservation. Included in this exhibit are images of historical campus events, as well as images of Chet Baker, Dave Brubeck, Oscar Howe, Robert Penn, and Jimmie and Clifton Daniels. For more information contact 677-5228.

? Masaba Mining Equipment Open House � The public is cordially invited to attend a grand opening celebration for Masaba Mining Equipment on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 1617 317th Street. Please come for facility tours between 2 and 4:30 p.m. and help us welcome them to their new location!

? Murder Mystery Dinner Theater � Friday, Oct. 28, starting at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Vermillion. Director Eddie Cheek cordially invites you to attend a red-carpet, gala shindig! Eddie is looking for backers for his new movie. You might be the next star! Become a part of Hollywood's B-list! Everyone will be there! But beware � it's a "killer" proposition! Costumes are encouraged. Theme is present-day Hollywood, so "bring your bling!" Advance ticket sales only � please call 624-5571 to purchase yours today! Tickets are $30 each/$50 per couple and include the performance, dinner, and a red carpet photo. Limited VIP tickets are also available. Don't miss this exciting evening of mystery!

? Beginning Genealogy Class, Saturday, Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library Community Room. Learn skills for researching and recording family history! Presented by the Sioux Valley Genealogical Society, and Phyllis Knutson and Verlyss Jacobson. Fee is $2 for materials. For more information or to make reservations call 677-7060.

? Amy's Whoopti Do Hair Salon � Please join us in welcoming Amy McComsey from Amy's Whoopti Do Hair Salon at 1 West Main Street, as a new VCDC member this week! Congratulations to Amy on the opening of her new business!

? City Council Meeting � Vermillion's City Council will meet on Monday, Oct. Oct. 17. City Council meetings are held 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 677-7050 or email You can check out the meeting agenda on the city's Web site at

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