Chamber chat

Chamber chat By the Vermillion Area
Chamber of Commerce/
Development Company
906 East Cherry Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
605-624-5571 This Weeks Happenings: • Seventh and 8th grade boys basketball, Friday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m. vs. Canton at home. • VHS boys basketball, Friday, Jan. 16 at 4:45 p.m.  vs. Lennox at home. • "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 from through Feb. 5.  A reception will be Friday, Jan. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. The gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. • VHS Wrestling, Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. at Harrisburg. • Junior High Wrestling, Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at Canton. Next Weeks Happenings: • SD Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, MLK Day of Service is Monday, Jan. 19. Based in the city of Vermillion, community members of all ages will be working together to complete service projects throughout southeastern SD. Please go to to see what is planned and how you can help or call 605-677-6338. • Prairie Freedom Center for Independent Living continues to sponsor a peer support group for people with disabilities. The next meeting, which is open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room of Town Square II Apts., 507 W. Main St. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend. • Book Blab at the Vermillion Library Community Room is Thursday, Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Adult readers are welcome to come share their favorite authors and books and to discover some new ones with other book lovers. • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature Tatsuya Nakatani, a contemporary percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan on Friday, Jan. 23 from 12:05 to 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. • Seventh and 8th Grade Boys' Basketball, Friday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. at West Central. • Vermillion High School One-Act Play is on Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the VHS Auditorium. • 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! Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars! • 2009 Clay County/USD Relay for Life "Let's Take a Holiday from Cancer" is Sunday, Jan. 25, at the DakotaDome. For more information contact Wess Pravecek 605-624-5352 or 605-677-8701. • 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 • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature the "Confederates at the Keyboard: Southern Piano During the Civil War Era" on Friday, Jan. 30 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Free and open to the public. • The Eagles Anniversary Party is Saturday, Jan. 31. • The Mayor's Wife is hosting a luncheon and dessert buffet on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. at the W.H. Over Museum in the Sletwood Room. The program "Hats Off To History" will be presented by Shirley Huber. Advance tickets are available at the Nook 'n Cranny. $20 per person, proceeds to benefit the W.H. Over Museum. Reservations must be made by Feb. 1. A Vermillion Sesquicentennial event! • 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 • The American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days in Clay County is March 9-13. For more information or to order your daffodils, please contact Amanda at 605-359-5412 or Marcia at 677-5600. Orders must be placed by Feb. 6! • 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  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 with your course ideas or teaching interest. • Vermillion Area Arts Council classes for Spring 2009 are on their Web site, or call 605-675-9053 for more information.  "Ready, Set, Draw!" for Kindergarten through sixth grades, "Kids & Clay & Paint" for children ages 4-6 and "The Art of Collage" for ages 9 and up are just a few of the classes being offered. Community Calendar/Chamber Chat  If you would like to submit an event or promotion, please email vcdc@vermil or contact us at 624-5571.

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