February 7th, 2020

What’s UpNEXT? – Vermillion’s Coffee Hour

*at McVicker Plaza*

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

USD Day of Giving with the USD Foundation & USD

COMING to UPNEXT Coffee Hour:

2/19 - Triumph Chiropractic with Dr. Kirstin Carlson

2/26 - 2020 Census, Complete Count Committee

Thanks to this month’s sponsor!

Bank of the West

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

2nd Vermillion’s Got Talent

Calling all talent! $500 cash first prize! Applications accepted from January 1st through the 24th. $25.00 application fee due at dress rehearsal on February 7th. Main prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges. There will be a “people’s choice” award by the audience. Information and applications available on the website: www.vermillioncommunitytheater.org. Performance will be on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the Vermillion High School.

#LOVermillion Day

Save the Date! #LOVermillion Day will be on February 13th at 7:00 pm and will be celebrated at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center during the USD Women’s Basketball game versus Western Illinois.

Vermillion Screening for Life

A wellness event by Sanford Vermillion – Offering a variety of health screenings. Saturday, February 8th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Lee Medical Building on the USD Campus.

South Dakota Polar Plunge

This year’s 2020 Vermillion Polar Plunge for Special Olympics South Dakota will be bigger than EVER on Saturday, February 15! We will be having a WATCH PARTY for the USD Women’s Basketball Game (vs. Oral Roberts) at 2:00 pm as well as a WATCH PARTY of the USD Men’s Basketball Game (vs. Oral Roberts) at 7:00 pm!! Both will be at the Old Lumber Company. ALSO, we’re excited to announce that we will also have Improv Falls Entertainment from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (sponsored by Old Lumber Company) at the Old Lumber Company. You will NOT want to miss this year’s Polar Plunge with all the new festivities!

The Plunge itself will be located in Downtown Vermillion with registration starting at 3:00 pm at the Old Lumber Company with the plunge kicking off at 4:00 pm. There will be a USD Women’s Basketball watch party before the plunge at Old Lumber Company. There will also be a Plunge after party right after the last plunger that will include a USD Men’s Basketball watch party at Old Lumber Company.

Make sure to get registered, get a team together, and start fundraising to help support the 2,500+ athletes throughout the state!

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.

National Music Museum

Fri., Feb 14th @ 7:00 pm

• NMM Live! concert: The Mahr Quartet, “Classical Valentine” — cello, viola, and violins, Farber Hall

Fri., Mar 27th @ 7:00 pm

• NMM Live! concert: Luehrman, Shaffer, and Check -- Americana, Farber Hall (Old Main)

Fri., May 1st @ 7:00 pm

• NMM Live! concert: Maggie in the Meantime - celtic, Farber Hall

General public, $7. Free to NMM Members, USD students and staff.

Winter Market Season

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

Winter Markets

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.

Vermillion Civic Council

The VCC is now taking debit and credit cards.

Congratulations to the Vermillion Cultural Association!

The VCA were recipients of a $2,000 prize from the South Dakota Gives Prize Pool for one of their Giving Tuesday participation posts! The VCA asked renowned South Dakotan fiddler Owen DeJong to play a couple of tunes in the Vermillion Theater. His performance showcased the ceiling in need of some love and the need for stronger lighting in the auditorium. They won the funds for including the South Dakota state instrument in their giving day activities. Check out the performance here: https://www.facebook.com/vermculture/videos/3033244560038226

Value-Added Producer Grants Available!

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Agency is now accepting grant applications through their Value-Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG), which helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of new products.

Producers can apply for up to $75,000 for planning grants and up to $250,000 for working capital grants. All grant funds awarded must be matched with non-federal funds on a 1:1 basis.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 5, 2020 for electronic applications (submitted via Grants.gov) and March 10, 2020 for paper applications (mailed or delivered to your local Rural Development Office.)

USDA recommends prospective applicants to contact their local USDA RD representative and allow at least a month to prepare their applications. Rural Development has posted a toolkit for applicants under the Forms & Resources Tab of the linked site, which includes an application checklist, templates, required grant forms, and instructions.

For more information, you can go to www.rd.usda.gov/sd or call the USDA Rural Development SD State Office at 605-352-1142

Governor’s Giant Vision Competition Information:

The SD Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosts an annual statewide business plan competition. Business competition submissions are due Friday, February 14, 2020. The grand prize is $20,000. The student submissions are due Friday, February 21, 2020. The first place winner is awarded $5,000. More information about how to compete can be found at the following website: www.southdakotagiantvision.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!

February 7th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – 34th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Learn & Lunch: Dark Side of Chocolate at the Vermillion Public Library

3:30 pm – 8:00 pm – USD Day at the Capitol in Pierre, SD

February 8th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – 34th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

February 9th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – 34th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Dances of Universal Peace at the Vermillion Public Library

February 10th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – 34th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

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

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

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Vermillion School Board Meeting at Al Neuharth Media Center

February 11th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – 34th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

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

February 12th

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

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – 34th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

12:00 pm – Yappin’Yotes Toastmasters Club in MUC room 211

12:00 pm – Vermillion Rotary Club in the Al Neuharth Media Center, conference room

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

February 13th

9:00am – 5:00pm – 34th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Optimist Club Executive Board Meeting at the Expert Approach Boardroom

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm - #LOVermillion Day at USD Women’s Basketball Game at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center

February 14th

9:00am – 5:00pm – 34th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the W.M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Edie’s Book Shop Sale at the Vermillion Public Library

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – NMM Live! Concert: The Mahr Quartet, “Classical Valentine” at Farber Hall, Old Main

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