November 15th, 2019

What’s UpNEXT? – Vermillion’s Coffee Hour

*at McVicker Plaza*

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Diversity Bill Discussion

COMING to UPNEXT Coffee Hour:

11/27 - OFF – Happy Thanksgiving!

BIG EVENTS!

Main Street Center Coffee

The Main Street Center invites you for complimentary coffee each Thursday morning at 9:00am! Homemade cinnamon rolls are available for $1.50. Find more information at https://vermillionseniorcenter.org/index.html

Vermillion Farmer’s Market

Thursdays from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the Clay County Fairgrounds through October

Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm downtown on the Platz through September

Beginner's Clogging Class

Clogging classes for beginners will be held on Wednesday evenings at the VAAC, 202 Washington St. at 7pm. Class time is 45 minutes. Cost is a $35 donation to the VAAC. The class will run until December 11th. Any questions can be posted to the instructor, Grace Freeman: 605-670-0540

Halloween Carnival Night

Food Fight

University of South Dakota Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be collecting food for the annual “Food Fight” competition between Summit League member schools. Food and monetary donations will be collected from November 3rd to November 11th and again from January 18 to January 24. All food and funds collected will go to support the Vermillion Food Pantry. Fans are invited to make donations at the SAAC table in the main lobby of the Sanford Coyote Sports Center during the game. Continue to support SAAC in the “Food Fight” on November 8th at Fund-It Friday held by The Bean where a portion of the proceeds will go to the Vermillion Food Pantry. Let’s support USD SAAC to capture the win this season! In the program's 11 years, more than 855,600 lbs. of food have been collected for local Summit League communities.

Vermillion Food Pantry’s 35th Anniversary

This anniversary, show someone you really care, but instead of flowers or fancy gifts, we are asking for your donation. Every dollar you give helps provide six meals to those in need. Help make this anniversary one to remember for the 250 families a month that rely on us. Donate at www.vermillionfoodpantry.org or VFP, PO Box 103, Vermillion SD.

Dancing for Our Elders

Traditional Powwow at the National Guard Armory, 603 Princeton St., Vermillion, SD

November 16th, 2019

MC: Jerome Kills Small

Arena Director: Bobby Johnson

There will be a drum contest, with grand entry at 1pm and 7pm. Potluck supper break is at 5pm. Bring your own dishes. If you have questions, please contact Jerome Kills Small @ 605-660-4366

Vermillion Area Arts Council Members’ Juried Exhibition

December 3-31, 2019, Reception: Thursday, December 5, 4-7 pm

The VAAC welcomes its members to participate in the first annual Members’ Exhibition, to take place at the First Dakota National Bank Coyote Gallery, 10 E Main Street. This exhibit represents a collaboration between the Vermillion Area Arts Council, and the Vermillion Cultural Association. There is no cost to participate in the exhibit, although participation is limited to two submissions each from current members. Wall-hung work, fiber art, sculpture, ceramic, glass, or book arts are preferred. To renew your membership in the Vermillion Area Arts Council, please visit http://www.vaac.online/, and click on ‘Become a Member’.Artwork Drop-off: Sunday, December 1, 2-4 pm or Monday, December 2, 5-6 pm at the First Dakota National Coyote Gallery, 10 E Main Street Artwork Pick-Up: Thursday, January 2, 5-7 pm (at the Gallery) or Saturday, January 4, 10 am – 12 pm (at the WSAC, 202 Washington Street) Our juror will be Klaire Lockheart, current VAAC board member and alumna of the University of South Dakota, known for her large-scale oil paintings. During the December 5th reception, all visitors will be invited to vote for their favorite works. ‘People’s Choice’ 1st and 2nd place awards - $100 and $50, respectively – will be given to the top two vote-getters at the end of the evening. The VAAC and the VCA charge no commission for artwork sales; any inquiries during the course of the exhibition will be directed to the artist. The Vermillion Area Arts Council: expanding the foundation of the Fine Arts, education, and community. To reenergize our membership and promote our mission, we encourage your participation regardless of your chosen medium, exhibition history, or length of time as a member. Whether you are just beginning to embark on your artistic journey or have years of experience in the arts, please join us in celebrating our members’ creativity. In this exhibit we hope artists from across our community will be represented, united in their support for one another in this dynamic show that embodies the passions and efforts associated with the act of creation.

Email vermillionareaartscouncil@gmail.com with any questions regarding the exhibition.

Standstill Parade of Lights

Save the date! December 5th, 2019. We are looking for a large evergreen to be the official Vermillion Christmas tree, which will be displayed at Ratingen Platz. Contact VCDC at 605-624-5571 if you feel you have a suitable tree.

Preschool screening

Thursday, Dec. 5th from 10:00am – 5:45pm at Austin Elementary School, 300 High St.

Developmental – Hearing – Language – Vision. Open to all 3 and 4 year old children who live in the Vermillion School District. Children should not be age- eligible for kindergarten-5 by Sept. 1, 2018.

Call to make an appointment – (605) 677-7010

Appointments will be about 45 minutes long. This screening is sponsored by the Vermillion School District and USD Head Start with community support.

Winter Market Season

Save these dates! 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Clay County 4H/Extension Building at 515 High St.

Holiday Markets

November 2nd and 16th

December 7th and 21st

Winter Markets

January 18th, 2020

February 15th, 2020

March 21st, 2020

April 18th, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Visit: www.LiveVermillion.com and click on the ‘Things to Do’ tab in the center of the page for a comprehensive view of community events. If you don’t see your event listed, use the ‘Submit New Event’ button on our calendar to send us the information. For further assistance, feel free to contact our Director of Strategic Communications & Tourism at Megan@VermillionChamber.com.

Company Name Change

We would like to announce that THiNK605 has officially changed their company name to Thread & Ink

The folks over at the Helpline Center have recently added new features to their website!

1. Helpsheets – Quick, information documents covering topics ranging from bed bugs to how to help a loved one in a mental health crisis. We are continuing to produce more of these on requested topics!

2. Connections Calendars – Listing events such as school supply giveaways, job fairs and more. Also, there is a calendar devoted to listing professional training opportunities across the state.

THIS WEEK’S HAPPENINGS!

November 16th

10:00am – Overeaters Anonymous at the Newman Center

November 18th

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Welcome Table serves a free meal at the Community Connection Center

6:30pm – 8:30pm – Celebrate Recovery Cornerstone at Cornerstone Church

7:00pm – 9:00pm – City Council Meeting at Vermillion City Hall

November 19th

4:00pm – 6:00pm – Mahjong at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

7:00pm – 8:00pm – The Living River Group of the SD Sierra Club

November 20th

8:00am – 9:00am – UpNEXT Vermillion’s Coffee Hour at McVicker Plaza

12:00pm – Vermillion Rotary Club at Al Neuharth Media Center

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Yappin'Yotes Toastmasters Club at the Muenster University Center

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Knitting Group at the Vermillion Public Library

2:30pm – Cancer Support Group meeting at HyVee

November 21st

9:00am – Coffee at the Main Street Center at Main Street Center

12:00pm – Optimist Club Executive Board Meeting at First Dakota Bank

7:30pm – 9:30pm – USD Band Program Concert at Aalfs Auditorium, Slagle Hall

November 22nd

22nd – 24th – The Hunchback of Notre Dame – USD Theatre at Wayne S. Knutson Main Stage

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