Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat
  • USD Theatre presents Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley Feb. 22 through Saturday, Feb. 25. The show will begin at 8 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre at USD. When the three zany McGrath sisters reunite in their family home in Hazelhurst, MS, their personal crises lead to a hilarious yet heartfelt story of survival. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 senior citizens; $6 youth (high school and below). Box office is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to curtain on days of performance. For more information call 677-5400.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Program � The National Music Museum presents Vermillion's own "King of the Guitar", T. Wilson King. King is a South Dakota poet/songwriter and will be performing with acoustic and bottle-neck guitars. Come listen to the show at the National Music Museum on Friday, Feb. 24 starting at 12:05 p.m.
  • PTA Carnival � The Vermillion PTA will be putting on a carnival at Vermillion High School on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.

  • USD women's basketball � The University of South Dakota women's basketball team will be hosting St. Cloud State University on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the DakotaDome at 6 p.m. Go Yotes!!!
  • USD men's basketball – The University of South Dakota men's basketball team will be hosting St. Cloud State University on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the DakotaDome at 8 p.m. Go Yotes!!!
  • USD Symphony Orchestra Concert � USD Symphony Orchestra will be performing on Monday, Feb. 27 in Slagle Auditorium from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public.
  • Vermillion Jaycees � The Vermillion Jaycees, in partnership with Pressbox Bar and Grill, present "The 28 Second Challenge!" on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Registration starts at 8:30 p.m. and the challenge starts at 9 p.m. Come for the fun! If you are not laughing you aren't doing it right!!!
  • Merchant Meeting � The next merchant meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 1 starting at 6 p.m. at the VCDC office. Your input is appreciated! We hope to see you there!
  • Red Dot Sale Event � Shop for special savings and special deals during the RED DOT SALE EVENT on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4! Anyone who purchases anything at a participating merchant's business during the RED DOT SALE EVENT can register in the store to win $50 in Vermillion Bucks! Don't miss this opportunity to shop locally for special savings and the chance to win!
  • W.H. Over Museum � Gala grand opening of the American Rivers traveling exhibit: "Discovering the Rivers of Lewis and Clark." This event is the formal opening of the exhibit and will be catered by Valiant Vinyards Winery. This is a fund raiser to help defray the expense of bringing the exhibit to Vermillion and the donation is $10 per person. Doors open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. Children welcome.
  • Vermillion's City Council will meet Monday, March 6. 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
  • Vermillion Firemen's Dance � Join the Vermillion Firemen at the Eagles from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 for the Vermillion Firemen's Dance.
  • VCDC Annual Banquet � Thanks to everyone for their help in making the VCDC Annual Banquet, held on Friday, Feb. 17, a success! We would like to give a special thanks to: Randy Hammer, Pastor Devon Davoux, Duane Salonen, Eagles, Hy-Vee, Willson Florist, Open Mike's, Diane Savoie, Sheila Prosser, the Broadcaster/Plain Talk, all award winners and presenters, VCDC members/supporters/partners/believers, and the great community of Vermillion ? The Place To Be! Congratulations to the following for receiving recognition and special awards:

    VCDC Gold Level Investors � Special Recognition for their outstanding support of the VCDC

    Bank of the West � Special Recognition for Economic Development Contribution to the VCDC

    Tom Heinz � VCDC Community Leader Award

    Mart Marine � Excellence in Family Business Award

    Gloria Barnes � Mayor's Community Service Award

    John Mueller � United Way Volunteer of the Year

    Bank of the West � Vermillion Beautiful's Beautiful Neighbor Award.

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