Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat By the Vermillion Area
Chamber of Commerce/
Development Company
906 East Cherry Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
605-624-5571 Next Week's Happenings: • Pancake Sunday at the Vermillion Senior Citizen Center on Sunday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. tp 1 p.m. Pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee will be served. Sponsored by the Senior Center Men & Friends. $4.00 requested donation. Everyone welcome! • Renowned opera singer Scott Piper, will be featured in a special performance on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Farber Hall, Old Main, USD. A reception will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Austin Whittemore House. His performance promises to leave all in attendance spellbound! Seating is limited and free to the public. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Please call the VCDC office at 624-5571 to reserve your tickets, limit two tickets per household. This event launches the Vermillion Sesquicentennial Celebration! • 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 Jan. 14 through Feb. 5.  A reception will be Friday, Jan. 16 from 7 to 9 pm. The gallery hours are 8 a.m. to  5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars! • 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. • 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! • 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. • 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 6th grades, 'Kids & Clay & Paint' for children ages 4-6 and 'The Art of Collage' for ages 9 & up are just a few of the classes being offered. • 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 A brochure listing the offerings are available at this site. Sign up today for one course or several courses! You will be amazed how rewarding and fun it will be for you.  We're 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.

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