Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company
116 Market Street, Suite 103
Vermillion, SD  57069
605-624-5571
vcdc@vermillionchamber.com

www.vermillionchamber.com

 

This Weeks Happenings!

October is Fair Trade Month. Sharing the Dream in Guatemala is an organization that promotes fair trade with cooperatives and small businesses in Guatemala. We are committed to providing fair wages and employment opportunities to low-income artisans, which will result in creating sustainable markets for their products. Our craft products are handmade by Mayan artisans using many traditional techniques. Purchasing these crafts not only provides work for these artisans, but the profits go to support community development projects in Guatemala. Please come visit us at 10 W. Main Street or check us out online at www.sharingthedream.org.

 

 

 

Trick or Treating on Halloween-EVE at the Care Center:  Please bring your children by on Friday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for Trick or Treating with the Sanford Vermillion Care Center Residents (entrance at 125 Walker Street)! We always enjoy seeing ALL the fun, spooky, scary costumes.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Program at the National Music Museum featuring "South Dakota Old Time Fiddlers: Musical Heritage of the Great Plains" on Friday, Oct. 30 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

 

 

USD Women's Swimming/Diving host Iowa State University in the DakotaDome on Friday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.

 

 

 

VHS All-State Chorus & Orchestra, Friday, Oct. 30 and 31  at Rapid City.

 

 

 

Valiant Vineyards is having a Holiday Open House on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 12 to 5 p.m.  Open to the public.

 

 

 

Next Week's Happenings!

 

USD Opera Presents "The Princess and the Pea" from 4 tp 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Colton Recital Hall at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. This 50-minute, fast-paced opera is written with children K-6 in mind, but appealing to children of all ages.  Open to the public at no charge.

 

USD Women's Swimming/Diving host the University of Northern Iowa at the DakotaDome on Friday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m.

 

 

"Tails and Trails" hosted by Heartland Humane Society at Cotton Park, Vermillion on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.You and your dogs are invited to attend an event to benefit the Heartland Humane Society. Enjoy a walk around the park with your four-legged friend.  Free.

 

USD Football host Southern Utah University at the DakotaDome on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4:05 p.m.

 

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars!

 

USD Women's Volleyball host Drake University at the DakotaDome on Monday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.

 

 USD Jazz Ensembles present their fall concert to the public at no charge on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.

 

Veteran's Day Program at W.H. Over Museum on Wed., Nov. 11 to honor those who have served in the armed forces. Time TBA.

 

 

Holiday Open House is Thursday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the former VCDC office at 906 East Cherry St. Get unique holiday gifts! Ten vendors including Uppercase Living, Arm Candy Purses, Pampered Chef, Jewelry, Mary Kay and more! Door prizes, refreshments and FUN! Admission is FREE or bring a non-perishable food item. Check out the events calendar at http://Cheryl.uppercaseliving.net for more details! Everyone welcome.

 

USD One-Act Plays performed and directed by USD Theatre students are Nov. 12-15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Arena Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.  Admission fee $10 adults, $6 youth (K-12), $4 USD student. For more information please visit www.usd.edu/cfa/Theatre/ticketinfo.cfm.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Program at the National Music Museum featuring "Accende Lumen Sensibus" ensemble on Friday, Nov. 13 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

Preservation Wednesdays. The Clay County Historic Preservation Commission and the Clay County Historical Society are presenting the Second Annual Series of Historic Presentations. A presentation by Karin Woltjer entitled "Historic Landscapes" will be at 7 p.m. at the Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The presentations are free and the public is welcome.

 

Historics & Flicks, "A Gravestone Made of Wheat" at the Vermillion Public Library is Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us for the movie and discussion of the short story facilitated by Paige Keck, educator. Free and open to the public.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Program at the National Music Museum featuring "Boxwood and Brass" on Friday, Nov. 20 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

Fun & Games at the Vermillion Public Library is Saturday, Nov. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Play board games and put jigsaw puzzles together! Adults and youth ages 12 and up are welcome. Free and open to the public.

 

Sesquicentennial Heritage Harvest Ball is Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Live entertainment by the "Dave Olson Quintet" for your dancing and listening pleasure. $15 per person (seating is limited). Reserved tickets are available at Nook 'n Cranny. It took 150 years to present this party!

 

Brown Bag Lunch Program at the National Music Museum featuring the South Dakota Brass Quintet on Dec. 4 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. or Dec. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Vermillion. Sesquicentennial event sponsored by the Clay County Historical Society.  Contacts: Cleo Erickson and Gloria Barnes.

 

 

 

Peter Pan play by USD Theatre on Dec. 4, 5, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in Vermillion. Admission fee: $12 Adults, $8 Youth K-12, & $5 USD student with ID. One of the world's most celebrated musicals to be enjoyed by the whole family. Reservations:  605-677-5400.

 

Christmas Festival  is scheduled for Dec. 6,1 to 4:30 p.m. at the W.H. Over Museum

 

Brown Bag Lunch Program at the National Music Museum featuring "Banner Era Gibsons: The Story of the Extraordinary Flattop Guitars of 1942-1945 and the Women Who Built Them" on Friday, Dec. 11 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

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 vcdc@vermillionchamber.com.

 

 

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