Chamber Chat

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

 

Chamber Business:

The VCDC is the sponsor for Free Fridays at the National Music Museum throughout the month of May. Wind down after a busy week by touring the galleries of this amazing museum, located here in our own community.

The VCDC office will be closed Monday, May 27, which is Memorial Day.

Vermillion Public Library dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. followed by a tour of library. The public is invited to come and see the addition and wonderful new features of the library. Sen. Tim Johnson will be in attendance.

The Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company (VCDC) Annual Golf Social is Monday, June 24. The 4-Person Best Ball Scramble Golf Tournament will begin with team sign-in at The Bluffs Golf Course at 11:45 a.m., followed by team pictures. The open format shotgun start will begin at 1 p.m. The buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the golf awards and door prizes. Please call the VCDC office at 624-5571 or e-mail annb@vermillionchamber.com to register your team, be a hole sponsor, or donate a pin or door prize. Please register soon.

Business After Hours: Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your business and network with your peers? Sign up to host a Business After Hours event. These events generally run from 5-7 p.m. on a weeknight and the hosting business provides hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. If interested, contact Ann at annb@vermillionchamber.com or at 624-5571.

Announcements:

Heartland Humane Society offers a May special: Adopt two pets for the price of one. Consider it a “buy one, get one” special during the month of May as approved adopters can adopt two pets and only pay one adoption fee.

“We are offering this special pricing for these pets so more families can add the charm of animals to their lives,” said Kerry Schmidt, executive director for HHS. Anyone interested in adopting is encouraged to fill out an adoption application prior to selecting a pet.

For more information on the adoption process or to view our available pets stop by the shelter at 601 ½ Burleigh Street or go online at www.heartlandhumanesociety.net.

Currently 33 cats and 8 dogs will be available for adoption during this event.

For additional information, call (605) 664-4244.

Photo exhibit: “Images from Abroad” presents photographs taken by students from the University of South Dakota and Cosumnes River College who participated in a Faculty Led Study Tour of Ireland, Wales, London, and Paris in June 2012. The photographs are on exhibit through May 17 at the USD library from 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Throughout the month of May, the Vermillion Public Library is hosting Let’s Move South Dakota, a traveling hands-on exhibit that will inspire children and families to get active, eat healthy and feel good. Six interactive stations highlight healthy habits so kids and families can learn and have fun at the same time.

The stations are based on the action steps of the Let’s Move initiative started by First Lady Michelle Obama. Families can work on earning the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award PLUS by keeping an exercise log for six weeks.

Exhibit coordinator Anne Lewis said, “Our goal is for families to leave the exhibit with a renewed excitement about getting active and eating healthy foods.”

The exhibit will be at the library until May 29. The exhibit was brought to Vermillion by the library and a grant from Wal-Mart.

The life of media visionary and South Dakota native Al Neuharth will be celebrated with a public tribute Friday, May 17, at the University of South Dakota, his alma mater. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Therefore, guests who know in advance that they will attend may RSVP by phone (800) 653-6786 or by e-mail alneuharthcelebrationSD@newseum.org. The program begins at 10 a.m., Friday, May 17, in Slagle Hall’s Aalfs Auditorium. Doors open at 9 a.m. A reception and luncheon, also open to the public, will follow at the Al Neuharth Media Center, located nearby on the USD campus.

Creating Order in Life … Making a Smooth Transition. Presented by First Dakota National Bank, Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. Free seminar to be hosted at the Main Street Center. Refreshments provided along with door prizes to be awarded. Topics to include:

Organizing the “paper blizzard”; answers to common misconceptions; open communication with family and caretakers; important transitional steps; and questions and answers (private consulting can be accommodated).

Blood drive at Wal-Mart, 1207 Princeton St., Friday, May 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact Karen at (605) 624-0215 x182.

Singer and funnyman Gordy Pratt will be live in the SDPB TV studio on Friday, May 17 for a taping of “No Cover No Minimum.” The event is free, but seating is limited, so attendees are asked to call (800) 456-0766 or stop by the station to pick up free tickets and reserve a place for the event. The taping begins at 8 p.m., so the audience must be in place by 7:45 on Friday, May 17. SDPB’s Martin Busch Studio is located in the Al Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus in Vermillion. More information about Gordy Pratt is available at http://www.gordypratt.com.

 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

FRIDAY, MAY 17

  • Creating Order in Life … Making a Smooth Transition. Presented by First Dakota National Bank at 10 a.m. Free seminar to be hosted at the Main Street Center. Refreshments provided along with door prizes to be awarded. Topics to include: Organizing the “paper blizzard”; answers to common misconceptions; open communication with family and caretakers; important transitional steps; and questions and answers (private consulting can be accommodated).
  • Blood drive at Wal-Mart, 1207 Princeton St., from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact Karen at (605) 624-0215 x182.
  • Singer and funnyman Gordy Pratt will be live in the SDPB TV studio for a taping of “No Cover No Minimum.” The event is free, but seating is limited, so attendees are asked to call (800) 456-0766 or stop by the station to pick up free tickets and reserve a place for the event. The taping begins at 8 p.m., so the audience must be in place by 7:45 p.m. SDPB’s Martin Busch Studio is located in the Al Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus in Vermillion. More information about Gordy Pratt is available at http://www.gordypratt.com.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 18

  • Overeaters Anonymous at 9 a.m. Location: Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, 20 S. Plum St., administration entrance just south of the hospital entrance in the board room. Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with eating disorders and struggles.
  • High School graduation at 2:30 p.m. at the DakotaDome.
  • “A Celebration of Johnny Cash” at 8 p.m. at Gayville Music Hall in Gayville. Featured musicians: John and Susan McNeill, Owen DeJong, and Nick Schwebach. For reservations, call (605) 267-2859.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 19

  • Valiant Vineyards is hosting a Wine and Canvas event from 2-5 p.m. You will have an evening full of artsy fun with friends or meet new ones. All painting supplies including an apron will be provided. Our local artist will give you step by step instructions to complete your masterpiece. To register for this event go to www.wineandcanvas.com.
  • The Vermillion Community Theatre announces auditions for “Robin Hood, Spirit of the Greene” from 4-6 p.m. and Wednesday, May 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Vermillion High School Performing Arts Center. This original musical has been written and scored by community members. Information and audition forms are available online at vermillioncommunitytheatre.org. Performance dates are July 19-22.
  • V Baseball: Third Round Playoffs (TBA)

 

MONDAY, MAY 20

  • Eastern Star Salad Luncheon at the Eagles Club, 114 W. Main St. Serving from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Public welcome. Tickets available at the door.
  • Al-anon meeting at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Linden. For more information, call 624-9764.
  • State “A” Golf at Milbank (TBA)
  • V Baseball: Third Round Playoffs, Sunday and Monday, May 19 and 20 (TBA)

 

TUESDAY, MAY 21

  • The Department of Labor and Regulation will be hosting a Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1024 W. Cherry St. (originally scheduled for Thursday, May 23). The JSAP is a free workshop for people recovering from job loss or enhancing their job search skills. Trained instructors speak on modern-day techniques used to successfully find employment. Parties interested in attending should register by calling (605) 677-6900 before 5 p.m., Monday, May 20.
  • Vermillion Rotary Club meeting from noon-1 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center. For more information, visit: www.vermillionrotaryclub.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

  • The Vermillion Community Theatre announces auditions for “Robin Hood, Spirit of the Greene” from 6-8 p.m. at the Vermillion High School Performing Arts Center. Information and audition forms are available online at vermillioncommunitytheatre.org. Performance dates are July 19-22.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 23

  • Poppy Day: American Legion Auxiliary volunteers will distribute the familiar red, handcrafted poppies honoring America’s war dead, designated as Poppy Day by Wallace American Legion Auxiliary Unit in Vermillion.
  • Preservation Celebration will take place at the W.H. Over Museum starting at noon. Lunch will be provided during the noon hour.

 

PLANNING AHEAD:

  • MAY 24-SEPT. 3 – Special exhibition “The Shapes of Sound: Hearing with Your Eyes” at the National Music Museum, Arne B. Larson Concert Hall located on USD campus.
  • MAY 25 – Overeaters Anonymous at 9 a.m. Location: Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, 20 S. Plum St., administration entrance just south of the hospital entrance in the board room.
  • MAY 25 – The VFW will erect the flags honoring Clay County Veterans at the Bluff View Cemetery (weather permitting).
  • MAY 27 – The VFW will host a Memorial Day observance at 10 a.m. at the Edith Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.
  • MAY 29-30 – “True Beauty Boot Camp” at The Spa at Wynie Mae’s, 25 W. Main for ages 8-12 and 13-17. Call (605) 658-1234 for ticket information.
  • JUNE 1 – Discovery Days in historic Downtown Vermillion from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. On Main Street from Market to Center Streets there will be retail specials, food specials and family/kid games/events.
  • JUNE 1 – Bikes and Babes Rally4Miracles. A motorcycle-themed event for the entire family, Proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Pre-register online: https://www.sanfordhealth.org/forms/bikesbabes or on June 1 from 9-10 a.m. at Vermillion Wal-Mart. Ride leaves at 10 a.m. Registration is $25 – includes T-shirt, poker card and hand, chance for door prizes and admission to the Argus Leader RibFest.
  • JUNE 1 – Don’t miss Rhubarb Days at W.H. Over Museum from 10-11:30 a.m. Tastings, Recipe entries, Quilt Lecture by Dr. Virginia Johnson, Quilt display, apron display (new/old), and Rudy and Ruby (the Rhubarbs) present in cutout form for photographs. South Dakota magazine has dubbed FREE event the “Pucker Party.”
  • JUNE 1 – Second annual Taste and Tour in downtown Vermillion will showcase a dozen businesses and raise funds for the paws at Heartland Humane Society from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale soon and can be purchased at the shelter, Vermillion Chamber, or Nook ‘n Cranny in Vermillion. Food, beverages, sale items and much more. Each location offers a chance to win a raffle prize. For a full list of what is happening, check out the events tab at www.heartlandhumanesociety.net.
  • JUNE 3-6 – National Music Museum to offer “Summer Explorer Series” to introduce children to the instruments in the collection for students entering the 4th-6th grade in the fall of 2013. For additional information/registration form, e-mail dreeves@usd.edu or call 677-5306.
  • JUNE 13 – An evening of Bluegrass Music with David Davis and the Warrior River Boys at 7 p.m. at the Washington Street Arts Center, 202 N. Washington St. in Vermillion. $10 for advance tickets or $12 at the door. Call for advance tickets at (877) 621-4118. Sponsored by The East River and Missouri Valley Bluegrass Music Association and the Vermillion Area Arts Council.
  • JUNE 15 – Come to the Country for the Westreville Festival Fun Run to be held at the Pleasant Valley Church located at 45918 308th St., Vermillion. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with a 5K or 10K run, bike or walk. Entry fee includes a t-shirt, pie and refreshments. Participants can also take the “Historic Cemetery Walk” to the Pleasant Valley and Mortvedt cemeteries. Free kids events will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Pleasant Valley ladies will again be providing coffee, pies, and other sweets beginning at 9 a.m. in the church basement. Fund raiser for the Irene-Wakonda Scholarship Fund in honor of the Eckert Children and for the Westreville Historical Marker. Contact Grace Freeman at: (605) 670-0540, gracefreeman@live.com or visit westrevillefestival.wordpress.com.
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