Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Companyâ�?¨ 906 East Cherry Street Vermillion, SD 57069 â�?¨605-624-5571â�?¨ www.vermillionchamber.com <<a href="http://www.vermillionchamber.com">http://www.vermillionchamber.com> â�?¨This Weekâ�?�?s Happenings:â�?¨â�?¨National Music Museumâ�?�?s Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature Tatsuya Nakatani, a contemporary percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan on Friday, Jan. 23 from 12:05-12:55 p.m. Nakatani utilizes the drum set, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, and metal objects in his creative performances. Free and open to the public.â�?¨â�?¨ Seventh and Eighth Grade Boys Basketball, Friday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m.at West Central. â�?¨VHS Girls Basketball, Friday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. vs. Lennox at home. â�?¨Vermillion High School One-Act Play, Cinderella Waltz, is on Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the VHS Auditorium. Free and open to the public.â�?¨â�?¨ VHS Wrestling, Saturday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m. at Winner.â�?¨â�?¨ Rummage Sale for the Arts is Saturday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St. Support the arts while getting good deals!â�?¨â�?¨ USD Menâ�?�?s/Womenâ�?�?s Track & Field host the Graphic Edge Alumni Open meet at the DakotaDome on Saturday, Jan. 24.â�?¨â�?¨ Fun and Games at the Vermillion Library is Saturday, Jan. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room. Engage in mental stimulation by playing board games and putting jigsaw puzzles together. Anyone ages 12 and up is invited to attend this enjoyable, wintertime activity. Extra games and puzzles are welcome. Drinks and snacks will be provided!â�?¨â�?¨ Scenes from the Dreams of a Fortune Teller, an exhibit by John Banasiak will be featured in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center through Feb. 5. The gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends.â�?¨â�?¨ Next Weekâ�?�?s Happenings:â�?¨â�?¨2009 Clay County/USD Relay for Life â�?�?Letâ�?�?s Take a Holiday from Cancerâ�? is Sunday, Jan. 25, at the DakotaDome. For more information contact Wess Pravecek 605-624-5352 or 605-677-8701.â�?¨â�?¨ USD Faculty Voice Recital: American Art Song is Sunday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Warren M. Lee Center, Colton Recital Hall. This recital is open to the public at no charge.â�?¨ â�?¨USD High School Honor Band Festival â�?�? area high school musicians join for a day of work and music, culminating in a 7 p.m. concert at the Warren M. Lee Center, Wayne S. Knutson Theatre on Monday, Jan. 26.â�?¨â�?¨ Vermillion/USD Day in Pierre is Tuesday, Jan. 27. Take a Capitol tour and watch your legislative team in action. Join business and civic leaders on a community bus ride. The cost is $30 per person. Please call the VCDC Office at 624-5571 to register. Everyone welcome!â�?¨â�?¨ The Conservation Tillage Conference is Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 28 and 29, at Jackpot Junction in Morton, MN. For more information please contact Jodi or Mary Jo at 507-337-2800 or go to www.tillageconference.com <<a href="http://www.tillageconference.com">http://www.tillageconference.com> .â�?¨â�?¨ USD Music Recital â�?�? Honors Program Guest Pianist David Thompson will perform at the Warren M. Lee Center, Colton Recital Hall on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to this recital at no charge.â�?¨â�?¨ National Music Museumâ�?�?s Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature the â�?�?Confederates at the Keyboard: Southern Piano During the Civil War Eraâ�? on Friday, Jan. 30 from 12:05-12:55 p.m. Free and open to the public. â�?¨â�?¨ USD Womenâ�?�?s Swimming & Diving host the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. in the DakotaDome pool.â�?¨â�?¨ USD Womenâ�?�?s & Menâ�?�?s Basketball host the University of North Dakota on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the DakotaDome. The women play from 1 to 3 p.m. and the men play from 3 to 5 p.m.â�?¨â�?¨ The Eagles Anniversary Party is Saturday, Jan. 31.â�?¨â�?¨ Upcoming Events â�?�? Mark Your Calendars!â�?¨â�?¨ USD Womenâ�?�?s Basketball hosts Mt. Mercy College on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the DakotaDome.â�?¨â�?¨ USD Menâ�?�?s Basketball hosts Lake Erie College from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2 at the DakotaDome.â�?¨â�?¨ The Mayorâ�?�?s Wife is hosting a luncheon and dessert buffet on Sun., Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. at the W.H. Over Museum in the Sletwood Room. The program â�?�?Hats Off To Historyâ�? will be presented by Shirley Huber. Advance tickets are available at the Nook â�?�?n Cranny. $20 per person, proceeds to benefit the W.H. Over Museum. Reservations must be made by Feb. 1. A Vermillion Sesquicentennial event!â�?¨â�?¨ VCDC Annual Banquet is Friday, Feb. 20 at the Eagles.â�?¨â�?¨ Winter Round Dance Contest presented by the Cedar River Singers is Saturday, Feb. 21 at the National Guard Armory on Princeton St. All dancers are welcome! $3 cover charge. For more info call 605-658-0222 or go to Cedarriversingers.4t.com.â�?¨â�?¨ Daffodil Days in Clay County is March 9-13. Orders must be placed by Feb. 6. Your donation supports the American Cancer Societyâ�?�?s life-saving work. For more info or to order your daffodils, please contact Amanda at 605-359-5412 or Marcia at 605-677-5600.â�?¨â�?¨ Community Education Courses, sponsored by USD Division of Continuing Education and the Vermillion School District in cooperation with a variety of local organizations are posted at www.usd.edu/ce/community <<a href="http://www.usd.edu/ce/community">http://www.usd.edu/ce/community> . Sign up for one course or several courses! You will be amazed how rewarding and fun it will be for you. We are always looking for exciting Community Education course ideas and instructors. Please contact Cena at 677-6240 or email ceinfo@usd.edu with your course ideas or teaching interest.â�?¨â�?¨ Vermillion Area Arts Council classes for Spring 2009 are on their Web site, www.vaac.org <<a href="http://www.vaac.org">http://www.vaac.org> or call 605-675-9053 for more information. â�?�?Ready, Set, Draw!â�? for Kindergarten through sixth grades, â�?�?Kids & Clay & Paintâ�? for children ages 4-6 and â�?�?The Art of Collageâ�? for ages 9 & up are just a few of the classes being offered.â�?¨â�?¨ Community Calendar/Chamber Chat â�?�? If you would like to submit an event or promotion, please email â�?¨vcdc@vermillionchamber.com or contact us at 624-5571.â�?¨

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