- W.H. Over Museum Lessons – These events are open to children of all ages. For more information on any of these classes contact 677-5228.
Saturday, Sept. 16
- 9:30 to 11 a.m., Intro to drawing with Dickie (small fee).
Saturday, Sept. 23
- 9:30 to 11 a.m., Intro to drawing with Dickie (small fee).
Friday, Sept. 29
- First Quarter Moon: Planetarium shows are 7 and 7:45 p.m., followed by telescope observing if clear, for all ages.
- Saturday, Sept. 30
- Kids Club: Plan and build Dakota Days float at 9:30 to 11 a.m.
- Punt, Pass, and Kick Contest – The Vermillion Jaycees are hosting a punt, pass, and kick contest on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. at the USD DakotaDome. This is a skills competition for both boys and girls ages 8 through 15. Come and test your football skills and win some great prizes!
- USD Student Art Series & Reception – Friday, Sept. 15 from 8 to 10 p.m. A painting exhibit titled, "I Can't Believe It's Not Butterflies" by Nick Ward will be on display at the Washington Street Arts Center at 202 Washington Street.
- USD Faculty Art Exhibit – An exhibit titled "An Anatomy Lesson: Marty's 40 Years of Trying to Figure it Out" will be on display in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, on the USD campus Sept. 8-28. A reception honoring Marty Wanserski's work will be held Friday, Sept. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.
- 17th Annual Red Road Gathering – Sept. 14-16, at the Clay County 4-H building. The focus for this year is: Transcending: You're Here – The Miracle is You! Log on to www.usd.edu/redroad for the agenda, or contact Kathy Husby at 677-5386 for more information.
- National Music Museum Brown Bag Lunch Programs – 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. at the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Coffee and tea will be available for 50 cents.
- Friday, Sept. 15 – Climbing Up the Mountain, featuring Russ Stewart singing songs of inspiration, rebellion, and protest from the African-American tradition. Accompanied by Jayson Dobney playing the NMM's new digital piano donated by Yamaha Corporation of America and Westmoor Music, Sioux Falls.
- Friday, Sept. 22 – Mozart's Hoffmeister. The Euclid String Quartet performs Mozart's String Quartet in D, K 499, known as The Hoffmeister.
- USD Coyote Football – Saturday, Sept. 16, 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the DakotaDome. Come and watch the Coyotes take on the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Go Yotes!
- Vermillion Public Library Scrabble Scrimmage – Saturday, Sept. 16, 1 to 4 p.m. in the community room at the public library. Come and challenge others to Scrabble games at this spelling social and improve your word knowledge!
- St. Jude Bike Ride – Sunday, Sept. 17, at Jolley School. Registration from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., with a 1:30 p.m. start time. Bikers will ride to Burbank, with a picnic to follow. This event is open to adults and children of all ages. All proceeds go to help St. Jude's. Registration forms are available at all the schools. For more information contact Mary at 624-3747. Get your exercise and help out a good cause!
- Eagles Auxiliary Grand Madam President to Visit – Stephanie Smith will be visiting Vermillion on Monday, Sept. 18. There will be a potluck at the Eagles Club at 7 p.m., bring salads or desserts. Hamburgers will be served. All are welcome, free will donation is appreciated.
- City council meeting – Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Al Neuharth Center. Agendas are available at www.cityofvermillion.com.
- SVVMC Annual Ice Cream Social – Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Care Center courtyard, featuring food, fun, and games. Dakota Hospital Foundation Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. in the Care Center Dining Room. This event is open to the public.
- State of the University Address – Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4 to 5 p.m. at the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre. Speaker: James W. Abbott, president. President Abbott's annual State of the University address will highlight university accomplishments, challenges and introduce the new Strategic Plan: Building an Extraordinary University. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. This event is also open to the public.
- USD Community Education Fall 2006 Classes – Offering a variety of exciting courses to the citizens of Vermillion and surrounding areas.
- Sept. 23, 2 to 5 p.m., Beginning Yarn Spinning, LumoStudios, 12 and over, $30.
- Sept. 26, 7 to 9 p.m., Fall Bulbs for Spring Glory, LumoStudios, $15.
- Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Beginning Genealogy, Public Library, $2.
- St. Agnes Catholic Daughters Business Meeting – Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the St. Agnes School auditorium. This is a business meeting, as well as membership night.
- Vermillion Public Schools Early Dismissal Sept. 26 – The Vermillion public schools will be dismissing at 12:30 p.m. for a teacher in-service on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
- Downtown After Dark/Crazy Daze Event – Thursday, Sept. 28 from 3 to 8 p.m. in downtown Vermillion. Come and enjoy "The Fabulous Fifties" with us with great music, reminiscing, food, dancing, and shopping! Indulge in 1950s style food including burgers, hotdogs, cool ice cream treats and more, or relax and dine at one of our many fine restaurants!
Dozens of vendors and merchants from downtown to Cherry Street are going sale crazy offering extraordinary specials and dramatic price reductions. There will be a hula-hoop contest, kiddie pet parade, hot dog eating contest, a 1950s era constume contest, 1950s music and a Sock Hop at Open Mike's, Splish Splash Rubber Ducky game, tour of historical photos of Vermillion from the '50s era, and much more! There will be a special appearance by "The Fonz"! To fully enjoy the evening, you are welcome to bring your own lawnchairs!
Proceeds from this event will support the Vermillion Food Pantry. Attendees are encouraged to bring a food item or can contribute money to help support those in need through this great organization. Please watch for further details on this event in the Broadcaster, Plain Talk, Mix 106.3, as well as posters throughout the community. If you have questions, please contact our office at 624-5571.
- Women of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Senior Citizen Member Annual Dinner – Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Open to the public! Invite your family and friends to enjoy a night out with good food and acquaintances. Serving: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salads and dessert. Support the senior center and purchase a ticket. For more information contact the senior center at 624-8072.
- Seeking Nominations for Retailer of the Year – The South Dakota Retailers Association is seeking nominations for the Retailer of the Year award. The award is presented each year to a retail store owner or manager who consistently provides outstanding customer service and is also actively involved in the community. People who own or manage a retail store are eligible. Nominations for the Retailer of the Year Award must reach the Retailers Association office by Nov. 10 to be considered. The recipient will be honored at the SDRA Awards Banquet in Pierre in January. For more information or to obtain a nomination form, contact the South Dakota Retailers Association in Pierre at 800-658-5545, or visit www.sdra.org.
- Vermillion Area Farmer's Market – has changed to the Mid-Week Food and Art Fest. Come and shop for locally grown produce and plants, and enjoy music, art, crafts, and lots of fun for the kids every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Washington Street Arts Center, from May to October. The Food and Art Fest is also looking for vendors, so if you are interested, please visit them from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
- Coach Ed Meierkort to Host TD Club Meeting on Wednesdays in Vermillion – University of South Dakota head football coach Ed Meierkort and his staff will host TD Club Meetings Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Pro's. Meierkort has directed USD to a 19-4 record in two seasons at USD. The event is free and open to the public.
- Community Calendar/Weekly Update – To check out more great community events, or if you would like to submit an event or a promotion, please log onto www.vermillionchamber.com or contact 624-5571.