November 12th, 2021


VCDC UpNEXT Coffee Hour

When: Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Time: 8:30-9:30 AM

Join us for a conversation with the Clay County Legislative Representatives, Art Rusch and Sydney Davis.

Watch at or on Channel 3.

Thank you to our sponsor: Vast Broadband

Vermillion Next Third Thursday Social

When: November 18th

Time: 4:30-6:30p.m.

Where: The Pub at Studio 13 Motel & RV Park

The 6th Annual Standstill Parade of Lights

When: December 2nd, 2021


Where: Downtown Vermillion

Contact for float entries and questions.

VCDC Red Talks

“Pandemic in the 21st Century” with a panel of special guests.

When: Thursday, December 9th

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Where: Old Lumber Company


This Week’s USD Department of Music 2021-22 Events

Friday, November 12th:

USD Young Artist Recital 5:30pm Colton Recital Hall

Saturday, November 13th:

Denisse Balandran, Junior Voice Recital 3:00pm Colton Recital Hall

USD Clarinet Choir and Clarinet Studio in Concert 7:00pm Colton Recital Hall

Sunday, November 14th:

Dominick McClendon, Tenor, Senior Voice Recital 2:00pm Colton Recital Hall

Alicia Turnquist, Senior Flute & Piccolo Recital 7:00pm Colton Recital Hall

Monday, November 15th:

USD Cello & Bass Student Recital: Etudes 7:30pm Colton Recital Hall

Tuesday, November 16th:

Guest Artist Masterclass: Dr. Moira Tunitson, Clarinet 11:00am


Thursday, November 18th:

PENDING: Andrew Thompson, Senior Trombone Recital 7:30pm Farber Hall

ROV Robotics Tournament

Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at 10:00

10:00 am - 11:45 am: Skills Challenge

10:00 am - 11:45 am: Judging

11:45 am: Event Meeting

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Qualification matches

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: Final alliance matches

3:30 pm: Presentation of awards, closing

Currently, we have 27 teams registered for Vermillion, Harrisburg, and Council Bluffs.

ROV is also looking for Volunteers – Specifically Judges

Exquisite Cloud Story Walk

When: Saturday, November 13th


Where: Prentis Park

Join us for an interactive groups Story walk event! The first group will be led through the walk at 3pm, with staggered groups to follow.

*meet west of Prentis Plunge off Plum St.*

Prop Workshops

Where: VPL Kozak room

Saturday, November 6th: 2:00-3:00pm

Tuesday, November 9th: 6:00-7:00pm

Come help to create materials and props that will be added to the Exquisite Cloud collection and even used in the upcoming Exquisite Cloud Story Walk

Save the Date: Holiday Stroll

Please mark your calendars for this year's Holiday Stroll event, which will be Thursday, December 9th, 2021. If you wish to be involved in the event or have questions, please contact Amy Christensen at

Kalins 100th Anniversary

Date: Thursday, November 18th

Time: 4pm-6pm

Location: Kalins Indoor Comfort, 710 Cottage Ave. I Vermillion, SD 57069

Without you, this would not have been possible. To show our appreciation, we cordially invite you to our Open house. Come and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, along with the chance to win prizes!

Looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Friends of Sharing the Dream in Guatemala is seeking volunteers to help in a variety of areas at their Vermillion store. Sharing the Dream is a fair-trade organization that works to reduce poverty in Guatemala through collaborative partnerships with Guatemalans. Their downtown store sells hand-crafted Guatemalan products and the profits support projects in Guatemala, such as workshops with artisans, healthcare and meals for elders, and a scholarship program for school aged students. 

Volunteers in the Vermillion store provide customer service and assist with various store tasks tailored to their individual gifts. A few projects that volunteers have helped with include designing displays, working with inventory, providing social media and website updates, and Spanish letter translation. By volunteering with Sharing the Dream, you have the opportunity to promote fair trade values and sustainability while fostering a global community.  

Contact info: Anna Van Holland -

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