Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat By the Vermillion Area
Chamber of Commerce/
Development Company By the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce/ Development Company 906 East Cherry Street Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-5571 This Weeks Happenings: VHS Gymnastics, Friday Feb. 13 at 6:30 pm:�?  Region 2A Meet at home (H). Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition will feature work created during the past year by USD Students in Art from Feb. 13�?  through March 5 at the Warren M. Lee Center in the Main Gallery.�?  There will be a reception and awards ceremony on Fri., Feb. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Exhibition Opening at the Coffee Shop Gallery, 24 W Main St., on Friday Feb. 13 from 8 to 10 p.m.�?  Presenting Oil Paintings by Bruce Preheim and Watercolors by Sharon Gray. Legislative Cracker Barrel Sessions are Saturday Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Vermillion Fire Hall Station conference room from 10 a.m. to noon.�?  The public is welcome! �?  Next Weeks Happenings: Seventh and eighth grade boys basketball, Monday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m.:�?  Dakota Valley at home (H). VHS Girls Basketball & Boys Basketball, Monday, Feb. 16 at 5:15 p.m.:�?  Wagner at home (H). USD Womenâ�?�?s Basketball host Houston Baptist University on Monday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the DakotaDome. Seventh and eighth grade boys basketball, Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m.:�?  at Elk Point-Jefferson (T). City Council Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.�?  The meeting is in the Al Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus, 555 N Dakota St. This meeting is on a Tuesday due to the Presidentâ�?�?s Day holiday on Monday. Eagle Riders meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Eagles.�?  This meeting is for motorcycle enthusiasts with the purpose of starting the first Eagle Riders chapter in the Dakotas. VHS boys basketball, Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.:�?  Madison at home (H). National Music Museumâ�?�?s Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature â�?�?Turkish Musical Traditionsâ�? by Gary Pederson on Friday, Feb. 20 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m.�?  Free and open to the public. VCDC Annual Banquet is Friday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Club.�?  Featured speaker is Chris McGowan, executive director of the Siouxland Initiative. Please join us for a great night of food, networking, and awards! The cost is $25 per person. RSVPâ�?�?s are to be in to the VCDC by Feb. 13.�?  We hope to see you there! �?  Fun and Games at the Vermillion Library is Saturday, Feb. 21 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. USD womenâ�?�?s and menâ�?�?s basketball host Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville on Sat., Feb. 21st at the DakotaDome.�?  The women play at 6 p.m. and the men play at 8 p.m. Eighth Annual St. Agnes School Classic is Saturday, Feb. 21,�?  from 6 p.m. to midnight in the school gym. The evening includes a prime rib dinner, dance, raffle, silent auction and more!�?  Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased at the school office. We hope to see you there! Thanks for your support! Music recital, featuring Gloria Chuang, piano, on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Warren M. Lee Center, Colton Recital Hall.�?  Gloria won the National Young Keyboard Competition of Taiwan at age 11.�?  Free and open to the public. 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 Upcoming Events â�?�? Mark Your Calendars! â�?¢ Classics and Flicks at the Vermillion Library in the Community Room is Thursday, Feb. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.�?  The film adaption of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn will be featured as their first adult Classic American novels in literature and their film adaptations.�?  Following the showing of the film, a brief discussion facilitated by Sharon Ross will be held to examine the cultural and literary context of the books and share comments on the interpretations of the film version.�?  Copies of the novel are available at the Circulation Desk. Hot drinks and popcorn will be provided. â�?¢ Community Health & Wellness Fair hosted by Sanford Vermillion and USD-SIFE student group, is Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lee Medicine Building, corner of Dakota and Clark Streets.�?  Heart healthy snacks and refreshments, screenings, vendor booths, health information displays, presentations, door prize drawings and giveaways, childrenâ�?�?s fun room (daycare provided), and much, much more!�?  Free calculator for all attendees!�?  Everyone welcome! â�?¢ Legislative Cracker Barrel Session, Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Vermillion Fire Hall Station conference room from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is welcome! â�?¢ Free Shred Day, on Thursday, March 5 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. First Dakota National Bank does not want you to become a victim of identity theft. Secure your ID and bring up to three boxes/bags of paper documents containing personal information to 111 Court St. on the west side of the parking lot to shred. â�?¢ Lassos and Legends, hosted by the Clay County Lucky Trailblazers 4-H Club is Saturday, March 7-5 p.m. in the Clay County Extension Building, 515 High St. You are invited to spend an evening with Frances Loiseau, a living legend in the horse industry.�?  There will be a meal served at 6 p.m. followed by a silent auction and a roundtable discussion with Frances, a veterinarian, equine chiropractor, area breeders and trainers.�?  Adults – $10, youth – $7, families of up to 5 – $35, 10 & under â�?�?freewill offering.�?  Proceeds are going to facility improvements, local charities and club advancement.�?  For information and to RSVP please contact Will Kennedy, County Extension Educator at 605-677-7111, email or their Web site â�?¢ St. Patrickâ�?�?s Day Celebration at the Vermillion Area Arts Center, 202 S. Washington St.,�?  is Tuesday, March 7,�?  from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.�?  Irish food, drink, and music! â�?¢ SE South Dakota Pheasant Association banquet will be Saturday, April 4 at the Eagles Club.�?  Please go to for more information. 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 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 with your course ideas or teaching interest. â�?¢ Vermillion Area Arts Council classes for Spring 2009 are on their Web site, or call 605-675-9053 for more information.�?  â�?�?Ready, Set, Draw!â�?�? for Kindergarten through 6th 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. Community Calendar/ Chamber Chat â�?�? If you would like to submit an event or promotion, please email or contact us at 624-5571.

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