Chamber Chat By the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce/ â�?¢ National Music Museumâ�?�?s Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature the folk music ensemble Suale from Siauliai University, Siauliai, Lithuania performing Voices from the Baltics on Friday, Oct. 10 from 12:05-12:55 p.m. The Brown Bag Lunch Programs are free and open to the public. â�?¢ Dakota Days, Oct. 10 and 11. The 94th annual parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and the football game starts at 2 p.m. â�?¢ Vermillion Area Arts Councilâ�?�?s 18th Annual Chili Blues Cook-Off at the Washington Street Arts Center at 202 S. Washington St. on Saturday, Oct. 11 starting at 6 p.m. More than a dozen area chefs are cooking. Chili Blues guests will taste samples and cast their vote for the â�?�?Peopleâ�?�?s Choiceâ�? award. Judges will vote on the â�?�?Judges Choiceâ�? award. Music by Jazz Portraits. In addition to chili selections, the cook-off will feature a variety of cornbread, side dishes and desserts. Admittance to the event and all food tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 11-18 and free for ages 10 and under. Next Weekâ�?�?s Happenings: â�?¢ Pancake Sunday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center. $3.50 requested donation. Sponsored by the Senior Center Men & Friends of the Senior Center. â�?¢ Clay County Commissioner Candidate Forum, Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Neuharth Center. Come meet the candidates. Refreshments will be served.�? The public is welcome. â�?¢ Coyote Luncheon/Vermillion QB Club at the USD Neuharth Center on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 12-1 p.m. The program includes speakers from USD and VHS on featured sports. Catered lunch for $7. Everyone welcome. â�?¢ Midcontinent Communications Ribbon Cutting at their new location 306 Bower St. on Wednes-day, Oct. 15 at 12 p.m. â�?¢ Lions Club Pancake Days on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 15 and 16 serving from 5 to 7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. $5 at the door. Kids under 8 eat free. â�?¢ Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Between Fences featured speaker on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. is Frank Pommersheim, LD, MPA School of Law, USD, â�?�?Indians and Non-Indians in South Dakota: Plenty of Fences But No Gates?â�? at the W.H. Over Museum. Please go to�? www.betweenfencesvermillion.org for more information. â�?¢ National Music Museumâ�?�?s Brown Bag Lunch Program featuring Bob Bovee and Gail Heil performing Get Along Little Doggies on Friday, Oct. 17 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. The Brown Bag Lunch Programs are free and open to the public. Community Center Calendar/Weekly Update If you would like to submit an event or a promotion, please e-mail vcdc@ vermillionchamber.com, or contact us at 624-5571. Upcoming Events â�?�? Mark Your Calendars! â�?¢ Weight Loss & Stop Smoking Seminar, Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Armory. Free to the public. Check out www.healthawarenessclinics.org For more information contact Alice at 231-288-5940. â�?¢ Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Between Fences speaker on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. is Christine Dando, PhD, geography and geology, UNO at the W.H. Over Museum. â�?¢ Halloween Party and Potluck Dinner at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Senior Citizen Center.