Chamber Chat

Chamber Chat Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company 906 E. Cherry St., Vermillion, SD  57069 605-624-5571     This Weeks Happenings! Prints from the Frogman Press Summer Workshops featuring printmaking techniques by 18 various artists along with showings by Nancy Losacker featuring "Mosaic Mirrors" and Anthony Millette featuring "More Pots" are now on exhibit at The Coffee Shop Gallery and Shel's Lebanese Lunch through July.   Next Weeks Happenings! Masonic Temple, Eastern Star celebration is Sunday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the North Shelter in Prentis Park. Please bring a dish to share, utensils and drinks are furnished. Fourth Annual Sheri Ellis Memorial Golf Social, sponsored by the Dakota Hospital Foundation, a partner with Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, will be Monday, July 20 at The Bluffs Golf Course.  11:30 a.m. registration, 12 p.m. team photos, 1 p.m. shotgun start and 6:30 p.m. dinner, program and golf prizes.  Eighteen hole, four person scramble is $50 per person that includes golf, mulligan and dinner or $15 per person for dinner only.  Please register by July 13 by calling Jill at 605-638-8465 or email Trinity Lutheran Ice Cream Social from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 21 in the Fellowship Hall at 816 E. Clark St.  Menu includes taverns, chips, homemade pies and cake, ice cream, lemonade and coffee.  Everyone welcome! National Music Museum's Brown Bag Lunch Program will feature "Concerto Transcriptions and Variations" on the harpsichord and fortepiano from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m., Friday, July 24.  Free and open to the public.   Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars! • Summer Film Festival at the Vermillion Public Library, Wednesday, July 29 in the Community Room at 6:30 p.m.  The feature film My Left Foot will be shown. Lemonade and popcorn will be provided! • South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival, presented by USD Music Department will culminate in two performances of staged scenes from some of the world's most famous operas, operettas and musicals. These performances are at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center.  For more information please visit  Free and open to the public. • Coyote Kick-Off Auction & Dinner  party is Wednesday, Aug. 5 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls.  The social begins at 5:30 p.m. and a tailgate-style buffet starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program and live auction. All proceeds will support the Howling Pack which provides USD student-athletes with scholarships.  To register log onto  Please contact Mark Maturi at 605-624-5712 or for more information. • The Main Sesquicentennial Celebration is Aug. 6-9. Community BBQ, tours, all school reunion, 5K run/walk, parade, concert, and much, much more!  For more information visit • Harold Davidson Field's new concrete airport runway dedication, ribbon cutting and air show with fly-in breakfast is Sunday, Aug. 9.  From 8 a.m. to noon a pancake breakfast will be served by Vermillion Lions Club for a donation to benefit the Vermillion Senior Citizens Center.  At 9:30 a.m. the runway dedication and ribbon cutting will take place. At 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. two separate free air shows with stunt pilots and aerobatic maneuvers will be featured. Everyone welcome! • Clay County Fair & Achievement Days is Aug. 13-15. The fair kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. There is something for everyone including a Demolition Derby, ATV races, kids' crafts and games, water fights, car show, live entertainment and much more!  Check it out at • The 12th Annual Big Friend-Little Friend bike ride to raise funds for their Youth Mentoring Program is Saturday, Aug. 15 at the former National Guard Armory in Elk Point.  Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the bike ride itself will take off at 9 a.m. For more information please call John or Juli at 605-356-2571 or 605-421-5050. • Second Annual Hy-Vee Scramble for SESDAC is Aug. 17, noon registration with a 1 p.m. shot gun start.  Four person best shot at The Bluffs Golf Course. Reserve your team early, this will sell out fast!  Payouts to three flights, tournament champion team wins $400. Last year this event raised over $15,300 for the SESDAC Foundation.  Corporate sponsors are Hy-Vee, Budweiser, KVHT and The Broadcaster Press.   Does your business or organization have an event you would like included in the Chamber Chat?  If you do please call us at 624-5571 or email us at

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