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: • Eric T. Meek presents his Senior Percussion Recital to the public at no charge on Friday, March 27 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center. • Tour of Tables, a joint ESA & Clay County Historical Society project will be Saturday, March 28 at the Trinity Lutheran Church.  Doors open at 10:45 a.m., luncheon at 11:30 a.m., vintage clothing style show at 12:30 p.m.  $12.50 per person to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  Please contact Barb Campbell 624-4626.  A Sesquicentennial Event! • USD Music Recital featuring Megan Benz, Junior Flute at the Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M Lee Center on Saturday, March 28 at 5 p.m.  Everyone welcome – no charge. • Vermillion Legion Baseball Steak Night is Saturday, March 28 at the Eagles Club.  For more information please call Michelle Eidem 624-9242. • Jonathan Brown, USD Tenor, Junior Voice Recital will be Saturday, March 28, at the Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center at 8 p.m.  Open to the public at no charge. • Artworks of Four CXG Baristas will be at the Coffee Shop Gallery through March 28.  Artwork by Tory Stolen, Megan Dirks, Darcy Bruce and Heather Bal. Exhibition of the Work of Wilber Stilwell: 'Rediscovered Talent' is in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center through March 30. USD is proud to participate in this celebration by honoring one of its own. • USD Fine Arts Student Exhibits are on display through May at the Washington Street Arts Center. Next Weeks Happenings: • Benefit Auction at the Heartland Humane Society in the Old Gurney Building, 2nd & Capitol, Yankton, on Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.  Proceeds will provide training for an Animal Abuse Investigator & Animal Transport Vehicle.  Donations are welcome.  For questions please call 664-4244 or email • USD Junior Flute Recital featuring Jessica Jans will be Sun., March 29 at 3 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M Lee Center.  Open to the public at no charge. • USD Men's Golf host the Coyote Invitational at The Bluffs Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday, March 30-31. • Belly Dance for Beginners starts Monday, March 30 for an 8-week session on Mondays and Thursdays at 8 p.m.  For more information or to register contact Heart & Soul Fitness Center at 624-6818 or visit • Vermillion Vision Clinic's  Five Year Anniversary Open House is Tuesday, March 31 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Everyone welcome! • USD Women's Softball host Dakota State University in a doubleheader at the DakotaDome softball complex on Wednesday, April 1 at 3 and 5 p.m. • USD Trombone Choir and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble Concert is Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center. • Bicycling Basics in the Activity Room of the Vermillion Public Library is Thursday, April 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Avid cyclists, Barbara and Dr. Yelverton will present a program sharing their expertise gained from their many years of bicycling.  Individuals wanting bicycling safety, skills and tips, and more are welcome to attend.  Bicycles, accessories, clothing and essential tools for basic maintenance and repair will be on display.  A door prize will also be given away at this event. • USD Women's Tennis host University of North Dakota at the DakotaDome Tennis courts on Friday, April 3. • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature Appalachian Folk Songs and the Mountain Dulcimer on Friday, April 3 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m.  Free and open to the public. • Second Annual Middle School Jazz Festival, hosted by USD will be Saturday, April 4 from 8 a.m. to  8 p.m. in the Warren M. Lee Center. • Festival of Nationals will be Saturday, April 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Muenster University Center.  Sample food from all over the world and enjoy great performances. Tickets in advance from ISC members are $5 for children and students, $10 for adults. Tickets are $2 more at the door. • Run For Your Life, the Third Annual Charity 5K Run/Walk, will be Saturday, April 4 at the Lee Medical Building.  Registration begins at 9 a.m.  Proceeds to benefit Domestic Violence Safe Options Services.  Sponsored by SDSMA, AMA, and Sanford School of Medicine Students.  For a registration brochure, email or visit • SE South Dakota Pheasant Association banquet will be Saturday, April 4 at 5 p.m. at the Eagles Club.  Please go to for more information. Upcoming Events:  Mark your calendars! • Quilt Show at W.H. Over Museum from April 5 through April 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. Vermillion area quilters will display both past and present quilts. A quilting demonstration will be Saturday, April 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.  $2 free will donation.  If you wish to display a quilt or provide a demonstration table call Ann at 624-3548.  A Sesquicentennial Event! • National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature "Rose Songs: A Dozen from American Popular Music" on Friday, April 17 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m.  Free and open to the public. • Prairie Fest featuring seven live bands will be Friday, May 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Ufford Hills Event Grounds, 3821 E Main St., Vermillion.  This event is being sponsored by the Dakotans.  Advance event tickets are $8, camping $10, at the door event tickets are $10, camping $15.  Proceeds to benefit Sanford Children's Hospital.  Please call Casey at 605-759-8393 for ticket information.  Everyone welcome! • In preparation for our annual July 4 Celebration we are offering the opportunity to various organizations within the community to showcase their services at this very popular community event.  Organizations in the past have used this opportunity to do fundraising either through selling food or merchandise or by having an activity set up for event goers.  As in previous years, the event will be held at Barstow Park from 6 p.m. to dark, followed by fireworks.  Entertainment options will include music and an activity area for kids with games and inflatables.  If you would like to participate or have questions regarding this event, please contact Carly at the VCDC office at 624-5571 or email   Does your business or organization have an event you would like included in the Monday Messenger?  If you do please call us at 624-5571 or email us at

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