November 29th, 2019

What’s UpNEXT? – Vermillion’s Coffee Hour

*at McVicker Plaza*

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

USD Student Government Association, Carson Zubke

COMING to UPNEXT Coffee Hour:

12/11 - ROCS, Peter Smith

12/18 - Holiday Party


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

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 or VFP, PO Box 103, Vermillion SD.

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, 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 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.

VCDC Business Luncheon Series

Join us on Thursday, December 5th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at RED Steakhouse for “Take Charge: Mastering the dynamic world of credit cards,” presented by Nathan Sanderson, Executive Director of the SD Retailers Association and Carrie Wheelhouse, Member Services Assistant.

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


Visit: 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

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.


November 29th

Black Friday!

November 30th

10:00am – Overeaters Anonymous at the Newman Center, 320 E. Cherry St.

Small Business Saturday

December 2nd

Dec. 2nd – Dec. 6th – MFA Thesis Exhibition at John A. Day Galler WH Lee Center for the Arts

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

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

7:00pm – 8:00pm – City Council Meeting at Vermillion City Hall, Council Chambers

December 3rd

Dec. 3rd – Dec. 31st – VAAC Annual Members’ Exhibition at First Dakota Bank Coyote Gallery

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

December 4th

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

December 5th

9:00am – Coffee at the Main Street Center at Main Street Center, 320 W Main Street

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Optimist Club Meeting at First Dakota Bank Conference Room

4:00pm – 7:00pm – VAAC Annual Members’ Exhibition Opening Reception at First Dakota Bank Coyote Gallery

6:00pm – 6:45pm – Standstill Parade of Lights dowtown Vermillion

6:45pm – 8:00pm – Holiday Open House at Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

December 6th

1:45pm – 2:45pm – Book Chatter at Vermillion Public Library Small Conference Room

7:30pm – 9:30pm – USD Symphony Orchestra at Aalf’s Auditorium – Slagle Hall


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