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Shakespeare at a Distance

Experience The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, at a Distance, taking place June 8-14, online, and throughout the Vermillion Area Community. Featuring streamed access to South Dakota Shakespeare Festival’s productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019) and Taming of the Shrew (2014), a Red Bird Balloons scavenger hunt, Vermillion Public Library kids activities, online learning programs with the National Music Museum, and more! Also, be sure to check out the “Online Resources” page for links to Shakespeare performances from around the globe, scripts, family activities, and other digital resources. As always, all of the programming is “Free Will” donation. The mission of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival is to engage, connect, and inspire communities by exploring our shared human experiences through inclusive, professional Shakespeare productions and theatre arts education. For more information and links:

Vermillion Public Library Summer Reading Program Opened for Teens Too


The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library wants to extend a special invite to all teens this summer. We are hosting a virtual Summer Reading Program this year with the theme, IMAGINE YOUR STORY, and we will be celebrating fairy tales, mythology, and fantasy!

Fridays in June and July, teens can join in on fun activities, Zoom chats, and quizzes. Register to receive links and reminders to your email at

Activities include interactive fairy tales, weekly art challenges, and quizzes on fantasy, fairy tales, or mythology, all led by Youth Services Assistant Mackenzie.

Check out our Facebook page @VermillionPublicLibrary or our website at for all information and updates regarding the Summer Reading Program.

USD Adjusts Fall Semester Schedule

The University of South Dakota (USD) will begin its fall semester Aug. 19 and conclude classroom instruction by Thanksgiving for most of its academic programs.

As in the past, some professional and graduate programs will continue to operate on a separate academic calendar, including the Sanford School of Medicine and School of Law, as well as the physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician assistant programs.
After the Thanksgiving holiday, students have two non-class days available as they prepare for final exams Dec. 2-8. All universities will close Dec. 25 – Jan. 1 to facilitate deep cleaning and other preparations for the spring semester.
For more updates about USD’s pandemic planning, visit

World Archery Field Championships in Yankton postponed until 2022

The 2020 World Archery Field Championships in Yankton, USA have been postponed until 2022.

The event was due to take place in September at the NFAA Easton Archery Center, the largest dedicated archery facility in the world, which has previously hosted the world youth and world indoor championships.

This joint decision to delay was made to safeguard athlete wellbeing and due to restrictions still in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A one-year delay was rejected due to the number of events already postponed into 2021. Yankton is also due to host next year’s Hyundai World Archery Championships.

Czech Days has been Cancelled for 2020

Irene Rodeo has been Cancelled for 2020