Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat
������� 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 vacc@vermillionchamber.com by Oct. 7 for more information about how to get your event included in the "Procession of the Season." Dakota Days Parade � Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. starting downtown Vermillion at East Main and ending at Plum Street.

USD's Dakota Days Football Game � USD Coyotes vs. Mankato at the DakotaDome on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Go Yotes!�

Vermillion Area Arts Council's 15th Annual Chili Blues � Saturday, Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Arts Center. Featuring music by "Mike and Jay," an acoustic duo from Yankton. Tickets are available at the door. Prices: for non-VAAC members, $12 adults/$6 children, $10/$5 for VACC members, and $25 for families. Advance tickets are also available at Nook 'n Cranny.�For more information contact Evelyn Schlenker at 677-5160 or e-mail eschlenk@usd.edu.

Vermillion High School varsity football game � Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 PM vs. Lennox at the DakotaDome. Go Tanagers!!

National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program � Friday, Oct. 7, 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 Michael Cwach, "Call of Dudy:� Bohemian Bagpipes Across Borders," a documentary film premiere. Free and open to the public!�For more information contact the National Music Museum at 677-5306.

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.

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. For more information contact the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company at 624-5571.

USD Photograph Collection: Preserving our Past Images, 1930-1999 � Friday, Oct. 7 through Friday, Oct. 21. Collection's opening reception is Friday, Oct. 7, 7 to 9 p.m.

The archives and special collections of the 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.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater � Mark your calendars for a mysterious and fun-filled evening on Friday, Oct. 28!� The Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company will host our second annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater performance!�More information and ticket sales will be coming up soon!

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