Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat By the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce/ Development Company 906 East Cherry Street Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-5571 www.vermillionchamber.com   This Weeks Happenings: • Health & Product Fair at the Vermillion Senior Center on Friday, Nov. 21 from 10 A.M. to 2 pm. There will be informational booths, mini seminars, prizes, drawings, bake sale and lunch. • National Music Museums Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature Susanne Skyrm, USD, performing 'Beyond Scarlatti' on Friday, Nov. 21 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Free and open to the public. • The VCDC Fall Membership Social is Friday, Nov. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Charcoal Lounge. • The Eagles' Poultry Party is Nov. 21 and 22 with bingo and pitch, soups, sandwiches and pies. This is the Eagles' major fund raiser. • Vermillion High School's Annual Fall Show is Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. in the VHS Performing Arts Center featuring the Rhythm in Red show choir. Adults $5 and K-12 $3. Tickets are available through the VHS Music Department or at the door. • USD Music Recital – Dan Duffield presents his graduate percussion recital to the public at no charge on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Colton Recital Hall. • The University Art Galleries will present "Cliff Evans: The Road to Mount Weather," a three-channel moving image exhibition. It will be featured throughout the month of November in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. • More mentors needed! Big Friend-Little Friend, Inc., of Clay and Union counties is seeking more mentors for its area youth. There are two boys who would like an adult male mentor in Vermillion and one boy seeking a friend in Elk Point. The program is also seeking an 8- to 11-year-old girl to match with a 17-year-old female volunteer in Elk Point. Be a mentor, be a friend, just be there. Please call John Gille at 605-356-2571 or email him at jgille@iw.net. • Volunteers are needed to help at the Annual Midwest Youth Basketball Tournaments at the DakotaDome. The girls' tournament is Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 & 6. The boys' tournament is Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 & 14.  Please call Carly at the VCDC for more information.   Next Weeks Happenings: • The Fifth Grade Holiday Program will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24 at the VHS Auditorium. • Toastmasters Club meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the VCDC, 906 E. Cherry St. Everyone welcome! For more information contact Jen Hovland at 670-8711 or jen@heartlandhomecare.com. Community Calendar/Weekly Update If you would like to submit an event or a promotion, please email vcdc@vermillionchamber.com, or contact us at 624-5571. Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars! • The First and Second Grade Holiday programs are on Dec. 2 at the VHS Auditorium. The first grade starts at 6:30 p.m. and the second grade starts at 7:30 p.m. • Annual Christmas Festival at the W.H. Over Museum on Dec. 7 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. There will be talent, food, crafts, bake sale, children's activities and Santa! • The Vermillion High School Holiday Concert is Dec. 8 at the VHS Auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. • Entry forms for "Vermillion's Lighting Contest" can be picked up at the VCDC. Judging will take place Dec. 8. This year's grand prize is a 42-inch flat screen TV! • USD's FYE (First Year Experience Program) Poker Tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation is Dec. 12 at the Newman Center. • Christmas Cookie Walk sponsored by the Clay County Historical Society is Dec. 13 at the Austin-Whittemore House. For more information please contact Cleo Erickson at 624-8266. • USD's Music Department Holiday Concert is Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. at the VHS Auditorium. The Tree of Lights Open House and Tree Lighting will follow at 5 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion. • The Sixth Grade Holiday Concert is Dec. 15 starting at 7 p.m. at the VHS Auditorium. • The Seventh and Eighth Grade Holiday Concert is Dec. 16 at the VHS Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. • The Music Faculty Holiday Concert is Dec. 18 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the VHS Auditorium. • Celebrate Vermillion – Dec. 31. • The Dakota Farm Show is Jan. 6, 7 and 8, 2009 at the DakotaDome.There are over 200 exhibitors scheduled to attend. For more information go to www.farmshowsusa.com. • 2009 Clay County/USD Relay for Life "Let's Take a Holiday from Cancer" is Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at the DakotaDome. For more information contact Wess Pravecek 605-624-5352 or 605-677-8701.   Does your business or organization have an event coming up this holiday season? If you do, the VCDC would like to promote it for you! Just contact us with the information about the event.

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