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Displaying 146 Events from April 19th, 2014 to April 29th, 2014
   
Saturday, April 19th 29 Events |

Bowlin Health Fair
10:00AM 
Health Fair with many health vendors participating, including Cris Sr. Center, BLue Cross, Dillman Eye Clinic and Bowlin Chiropractic Clinic to name a few. A bounce house for children and food. Event ends at 2:00p.m. More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014. Many film scholars have suggested that John Barry’s early Bond orchestrations established an entirely new music genre to portray the excitement and intrigue associated with the spy thrillers of the 1960s. However, the syncopated guitar riff that begins the “James Bond” music theme that was first introduced in 1962 for Dr. No, and the rich orche... More >>
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A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Like most musicians and music ensembles that toured throughout the United States at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sousa Band traveled over 1,272,000 miles by railroad. Before the age of the inexpensive automobiles and the development of America’s interstate road system, reliable and efficient long-distance transp... More >>
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Traveling America’s Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Tri
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 30, 2013 – July 7, 2014. Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by ... More >>
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Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 9, 2013 – August 18, 2014. The University of Illinois, founded in 1867 as one of the country’s first Land Grant Colleges, was the first of its kind to establish a regimental band in 1868. The University’s band program during the early twentieth century became the model for all other collegiate bands across America. Serving as Illinois’ first band director (1908-1... More >>
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Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2013 – September 29, 2014. Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal ... More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist, and conductor who is most frequently remembered for his popular Broadway operettas Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910) and the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1914. ASCAP protected the copyrights of compositions of its members which initially included Irving Berlin, Otto Harbach, James Weldon Johnson, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa. When He... More >>
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Women's Bible Study
12:15PM 
A weekly Bible study (every Tuesday) at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana. This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange! More >>
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Round-Table Bible Discussion
7:00PM 
Every Tuesday evening at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall. Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the book of Exodus. More >>
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FREE ESL Classes
7:00PM 
Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall: New! Using the Bible as the "text", students will practice English skills and learn to speak English confidently. This course is developed by an accredited ESL instructor. More >>
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Wellness & Aging Certificate Program
8:00AM 
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is presenting a Wellness and Aging Certificate Program on alternate Wednesdays beginning March 5 at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Champaign. Geriatric-focused Health Professionals earn 42 CEU/Clock hours or choose ODO's at 7 CEU/Clock hours each. Visit http://www.continuingeducationpartner.com/upcomingprograms.htm for full details or call Cynthia Germain at (773)930-3200. More >>
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Kirby Derby Training Sessions
5:00PM 
Training Sessions will be held every Tuesday evening at Monticello Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m. These sessions will aide in the physical and mental preparation for the race on May 10, 2014 and are FREE to the public! More >>
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Primelight Studio Easter Special with Live Chicks and Bunnies!
10:00AM 
See the awe, or perhaps the "awwww" in your child's eyes as they handle and interact with tame, live chicks and bunnies! Session and 2 5x7's only $20! www.primelightstudio.com click on Easter Special for samples. More >>
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Photo Contest
8:00AM 
submissions will be accepted via email March 31st - April 28th Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags
1:00AM 
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context... More >>
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Art @ YMCA "Inside/Outside" Works by Laura Wennstrom
9:00AM 
Always a highlight of the Spring and planned to coincide with the local Boneyard Arts Festival, this year's Emerging Artist show will feature the work of multimedia artist Laura Wennstrom, an MFA candidate in New Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “In the process of making art, I am interested in gathering those materials and objects – the cast off, the forgotten, the incidental, the profound – and through combining and layering, I find new ways to te... More >>
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Junaia P. Carter, M.D. 5K Race
8:30AM 
The Junaia P. Carter M.D. 5K Race, organized by medical students at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Washington Park in Springfield. Now in its 20th year, the race is dedicated to Dr. Junaia P. Carter, a member of the Class of 2010, who died in November 2010, after a battle with breast cancer. The race is a fundraiser sponsored by SIU’s student chapter of the American Medical Association. Advance registrat... More >>
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Easter Egg Hunt
9:00AM 
Come join us for a fun filled morning of easter egg hunting, face painting, arts and crafts, and even some inflateables! We will be holding the event from 9 AM- 12 PM and any children ages 2-10 are welcome. The easter egg hunt will be hosted by the Urbana Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene and we are located at 1808 S Philo Rd Urbana, IL 61802. We hope you can come join us for a fun-filled morning with the youngsters! More >>
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Pancake Breakfast/Easter Egg Hunt
9:00AM 
FREE Pancake Breakfast/Easter Egg Hunt at Pennsylvania Ave Baptist Church 600 E. Penna Ave, Urbana. Join us Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and Egg Hunt at 10:00 a.m. Call the church office 217-367-5924 for more info. More >>
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Kola's 5K for Education
9:00AM 
Join us at the Illinois Arboretum the morning of April 19th for a 5K race to support education, specifically raising money to sponsor summer research programs at the UofI for underrepresented high school students from Pine Ridge Reservation, SD. To register before race day, head to our EventBrite page: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/kolas-5k-run-for-education-tickets-4738365579 See you there for a morning of fun, supporting education, and running! -Kola Foundation More >>
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Home School Fair
10:00AM 
Learn about the many programs, organizations, clubs, and groups available to support home school families in the CU area, including our own offerings. This event is free and open to all, whether you are home schooling now or considering your options. Registration is not required. Champaign Public Library 200 W. Green St, Champaign librarian@champaign.org champaign.org 217-403-2030 More >>
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Kids Rodeo and Family Day
11:00AM 
The University of Illinois Rodeo Club is hosting a kids rodeo for the community in Champaign Urbana. Tickets are $5/ person, kids under 2 are free, and U of I students are free w/ I-card. a portion of Profits will go to a charity (yet to be voted on) (events subject to change) we will have mutton busting, pony rides, petting zoo, kiddy tractor pull and more! Food will be available too! More >>
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April Showers For CDH Babies
11:00AM 
Community Baby Shower Open House & Bake Sale to collect items for babies & families fighting agianst CDH. Oakland, IL at the Columbian Building located on the city square from 11-3. for a list of items please contact Lacey @ 217/218/2824! More >>
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2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition
12:00PM 
The 2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be held April 14 through May 3 in the Parkland Art Gallery. Audiences will enjoy an impressive body of student work in photography, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, three-dimensional design, two-dimensional design, color theory, and ceramics. Many of these earn artistic awards, which will be announced during the exhibit’s reception on Thursday, April 17. To find the gallery when classes are in se... More >>
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Recycled Play Day
1:00PM 
Join the Illinois State Museum for a Recycled Play Day in honor of Earth Day. On Saturday, April 19 from 1:00-3:00 pm, families can help construct and decorate a giant playhouse out of repurposed cardboard and other materials. The playhouse will be available for Museum visitors to play in through Friday, April 24. Free and open to the public. The Museum is located at 502 S. Spring Street in Springfield. For additional information contact Elizabeth Bazan at ebazan@museum.state... More >>
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MFA Exhibition Opening at Krannert Art Museum
5:00PM 
April 19, 5–7 pm Public Opening Reception Cash bar provided by Corkscrew Wine Emporium This annual exhibition represents the culmination of intense artistic development for graduate students in studio art and design. Marking a meaningful step further into the art world, the exhibition highlights and celebrates the artists’ exceptional creativity and inventiveness. Free Admission; $3 suggested donation Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, IL 6182... More >>
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Youth Epic Easter
6:00PM 
Students 6th - 12th grade are invited to Pennsylvania Ave Baptist Church, 600 E Penna Ave. Urbana for food, fellowship, worship and Lazertag as we celebrate Christ's Resurrection! Cost is $2. Call church office 217-367-5924 for more info. More >>
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One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
7:00PM 
William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College (http://www.parkland.edu/planetarium) Explore the night sky with our friends from Sesame Street™. Join Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu as they take a trip to the Moon. See how the Moon is different from the Earth and learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star from your backyard. This interactive show was coproduced by the Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, the Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and comes ... More >>
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The Planets
8:00PM 
William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College (http://www.parkland.edu/planetarium) Join us for a breathtaking tour of our own planetary system, including some of the latest discoveries. See how our solar system may have formed and then visit planets in other star systems far beyond our own. The show was originally written and distributed by the Southeastern Planetarium Association and is narrated by Kate Mulgrew of “Star Trek: Voyager” fame. Adults $5; students... More >>
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Sunday, April 20th 20 Events |

Bowlin Health Fair
10:00AM 
Health Fair with many health vendors participating, including Cris Sr. Center, BLue Cross, Dillman Eye Clinic and Bowlin Chiropractic Clinic to name a few. A bounce house for children and food. Event ends at 2:00p.m. More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014. Many film scholars have suggested that John Barry’s early Bond orchestrations established an entirely new music genre to portray the excitement and intrigue associated with the spy thrillers of the 1960s. However, the syncopated guitar riff that begins the “James Bond” music theme that was first introduced in 1962 for Dr. No, and the rich orche... More >>
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A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Like most musicians and music ensembles that toured throughout the United States at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sousa Band traveled over 1,272,000 miles by railroad. Before the age of the inexpensive automobiles and the development of America’s interstate road system, reliable and efficient long-distance transp... More >>
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Traveling America’s Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Tri
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 30, 2013 – July 7, 2014. Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by ... More >>
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Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 9, 2013 – August 18, 2014. The University of Illinois, founded in 1867 as one of the country’s first Land Grant Colleges, was the first of its kind to establish a regimental band in 1868. The University’s band program during the early twentieth century became the model for all other collegiate bands across America. Serving as Illinois’ first band director (1908-1... More >>
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Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2013 – September 29, 2014. Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal ... More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist, and conductor who is most frequently remembered for his popular Broadway operettas Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910) and the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1914. ASCAP protected the copyrights of compositions of its members which initially included Irving Berlin, Otto Harbach, James Weldon Johnson, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa. When He... More >>
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Women's Bible Study
12:15PM 
A weekly Bible study (every Tuesday) at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana. This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange! More >>
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Round-Table Bible Discussion
7:00PM 
Every Tuesday evening at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall. Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the book of Exodus. More >>
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FREE ESL Classes
7:00PM 
Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall: New! Using the Bible as the "text", students will practice English skills and learn to speak English confidently. This course is developed by an accredited ESL instructor. More >>
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Wellness & Aging Certificate Program
8:00AM 
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is presenting a Wellness and Aging Certificate Program on alternate Wednesdays beginning March 5 at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Champaign. Geriatric-focused Health Professionals earn 42 CEU/Clock hours or choose ODO's at 7 CEU/Clock hours each. Visit http://www.continuingeducationpartner.com/upcomingprograms.htm for full details or call Cynthia Germain at (773)930-3200. More >>
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Kirby Derby Training Sessions
5:00PM 
Training Sessions will be held every Tuesday evening at Monticello Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m. These sessions will aide in the physical and mental preparation for the race on May 10, 2014 and are FREE to the public! More >>
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Photo Contest
8:00AM 
submissions will be accepted via email March 31st - April 28th Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags
1:00AM 
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context... More >>
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Art @ YMCA "Inside/Outside" Works by Laura Wennstrom
9:00AM 
Always a highlight of the Spring and planned to coincide with the local Boneyard Arts Festival, this year's Emerging Artist show will feature the work of multimedia artist Laura Wennstrom, an MFA candidate in New Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “In the process of making art, I am interested in gathering those materials and objects – the cast off, the forgotten, the incidental, the profound – and through combining and layering, I find new ways to te... More >>
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Closed for Easter
1:00AM 
Library CLOSED Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Pancake Breakfast, Easter Egg Hunt, & Worship Service
9:00AM 
Pancake Breakfast, Easter Egg Hunt, Worship Service; April 20th ~ Bring your family to the First United Methodist Church of Urbana (located next to Lincoln Square Mall): 9:00 am ~ enjoy breakfast (free-will donation); 9:45 am ~ an Easter Egg Hunt; and 10:30 am ~ Easter Worship Service. For more information go to: http://www.fumc-urbana.org/easter-breakfast-egg-hunt-more-april-20th/ More >>
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Easter Drama - Who Do You Say I Am
2:00PM 
Who Do You Say I Am, an Easter drama presented by the First Apostolic Church of Arthur, 320 Surrey Lane, Arthur IL 61911. For more information call 217-543-3024 More >>
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Heads Up Group
2:00PM 
Support for people with a head injury. For more information contact Dave, Springfield Center for Independent Living, 217 523-2587. More >>
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Gamblers Anonymous Weekly Meeting
7:00PM 
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a Twelve Step program for people with a gambling problem. GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings are held every Sunday at 7:00PM at the Pavilion (corner of Prospect and Church) in Champaign, Illinois. For more information, visit the web site http://www.gamblersanonymous.org or send an e-mail to sjtolsj@gmail.com More >>
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Monday, April 21st 24 Events |

Bowlin Health Fair
10:00AM 
Health Fair with many health vendors participating, including Cris Sr. Center, BLue Cross, Dillman Eye Clinic and Bowlin Chiropractic Clinic to name a few. A bounce house for children and food. Event ends at 2:00p.m. More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014. Many film scholars have suggested that John Barry’s early Bond orchestrations established an entirely new music genre to portray the excitement and intrigue associated with the spy thrillers of the 1960s. However, the syncopated guitar riff that begins the “James Bond” music theme that was first introduced in 1962 for Dr. No, and the rich orche... More >>
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A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Like most musicians and music ensembles that toured throughout the United States at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sousa Band traveled over 1,272,000 miles by railroad. Before the age of the inexpensive automobiles and the development of America’s interstate road system, reliable and efficient long-distance transp... More >>
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Traveling America’s Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Tri
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 30, 2013 – July 7, 2014. Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by ... More >>
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Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 9, 2013 – August 18, 2014. The University of Illinois, founded in 1867 as one of the country’s first Land Grant Colleges, was the first of its kind to establish a regimental band in 1868. The University’s band program during the early twentieth century became the model for all other collegiate bands across America. Serving as Illinois’ first band director (1908-1... More >>
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Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2013 – September 29, 2014. Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal ... More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist, and conductor who is most frequently remembered for his popular Broadway operettas Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910) and the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1914. ASCAP protected the copyrights of compositions of its members which initially included Irving Berlin, Otto Harbach, James Weldon Johnson, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa. When He... More >>
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Women's Bible Study
12:15PM 
A weekly Bible study (every Tuesday) at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana. This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange! More >>
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Round-Table Bible Discussion
7:00PM 
Every Tuesday evening at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall. Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the book of Exodus. More >>
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FREE ESL Classes
7:00PM 
Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall: New! Using the Bible as the "text", students will practice English skills and learn to speak English confidently. This course is developed by an accredited ESL instructor. More >>
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Wellness & Aging Certificate Program
8:00AM 
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is presenting a Wellness and Aging Certificate Program on alternate Wednesdays beginning March 5 at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Champaign. Geriatric-focused Health Professionals earn 42 CEU/Clock hours or choose ODO's at 7 CEU/Clock hours each. Visit http://www.continuingeducationpartner.com/upcomingprograms.htm for full details or call Cynthia Germain at (773)930-3200. More >>
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Kirby Derby Training Sessions
5:00PM 
Training Sessions will be held every Tuesday evening at Monticello Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m. These sessions will aide in the physical and mental preparation for the race on May 10, 2014 and are FREE to the public! More >>
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Photo Contest
8:00AM 
submissions will be accepted via email March 31st - April 28th Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags
1:00AM 
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context... More >>
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Art @ YMCA "Inside/Outside" Works by Laura Wennstrom
9:00AM 
Always a highlight of the Spring and planned to coincide with the local Boneyard Arts Festival, this year's Emerging Artist show will feature the work of multimedia artist Laura Wennstrom, an MFA candidate in New Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “In the process of making art, I am interested in gathering those materials and objects – the cast off, the forgotten, the incidental, the profound – and through combining and layering, I find new ways to te... More >>
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Lake Land College at the Mattoon YMCA
9:00AM 
Lake Land college will be celebrating adult students during the "014 Adults: It's Your Week" celebration, beginning April 21. The week includes a series of events including activities at the YMCA in Mattoon on Monday, April 21 from 9 - 11 a.m. New adult students who register for summer or fall Lake Land College classes during one of these events may qualify for a tuition-free class. New adult students are defined as those who have not attended Lake Land College during the ... More >>
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2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition
10:00AM 
The 2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be held April 14 through May 3 in the Parkland Art Gallery. Audiences will enjoy an impressive body of student work in photography, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, three-dimensional design, two-dimensional design, color theory, and ceramics. Many of these earn artistic awards, which will be announced during the exhibit’s reception on Thursday, April 17. To find the gallery when classes are in se... More >>
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Storytime
10:30AM 
Storytime with Miss Jeannette Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Home School Club
1:00PM 
Home-schooled children have a club of their own for learning, facilitated by Andrea Rice. For more information contact Andrealeerice@yahoo.com. Meets Mondays at 1pm. At Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. 217- 893-3955. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Puzzle Exchange
5:00PM 
Bring your gently-used puzzles(in good taste-all pieces)and exchange them for others, or get started by taking some home. Free. Monday, April 21, 5-7pm, and Tuesday, April 22, 2-4pm at Rantoul Public Library, 217-893-3955, 106 W. Flessner. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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SIU Med School IVF Anniversary Reception
5:00PM 
Patients, potential patients and families are invited to attend an anniversary reception to be held from 5-7:30 p.m. at Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, 315 W. Carpenter St. in Springfield. Learn how SIU’s Center helped local news anchor Stacy Skrysak and her family journey through infertility, pregnancy and the realization of their family dream. Members of a local support organization will speak about developing a support group for families suffering from infertility. RESOLV... More >>
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Home ownership community Education Classes
6:00PM 
Classes are FREE and open to the public! Sign up by calling 819-5113 Where: Habitat for Humanity 119 E University Champaign Monday, April 21st – Getting a Mortgage Loan •Who can get a mortgage loan? •How much will a lender loan to you? •Working with a lender More >>
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English as a Second Language
7:00PM 
English as a second language is taught every Monday from 7-9pm, moderated by Jeffrey Scott, Pastor of Spanish Ministry. Free. For more information, e-mail iglesiavidaapostolica@gmail.com. At Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. 217-893-3955. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Film: "Bidder 70"
8:00PM 
At 8 p.m. on Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22), join the Students for Environmental Concerns for an outdoor screening of "Bidder 70" on the main University of Illinois Quad near Anniversary Plaza. You won’t want to miss this compelling story of one student’s act of civil disobedience toward climate justice. We’ll watch on the big screen near the Illini Union. Bring a blanket and some buddies! Stay updated on Facebook in case of rainy backup location. For more on Earth Week ... More >>
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Tuesday, April 22nd 26 Events |

Bowlin Health Fair
10:00AM 
Health Fair with many health vendors participating, including Cris Sr. Center, BLue Cross, Dillman Eye Clinic and Bowlin Chiropractic Clinic to name a few. A bounce house for children and food. Event ends at 2:00p.m. More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014. Many film scholars have suggested that John Barry’s early Bond orchestrations established an entirely new music genre to portray the excitement and intrigue associated with the spy thrillers of the 1960s. However, the syncopated guitar riff that begins the “James Bond” music theme that was first introduced in 1962 for Dr. No, and the rich orche... More >>
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A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Like most musicians and music ensembles that toured throughout the United States at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sousa Band traveled over 1,272,000 miles by railroad. Before the age of the inexpensive automobiles and the development of America’s interstate road system, reliable and efficient long-distance transp... More >>
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Traveling America’s Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Tri
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 30, 2013 – July 7, 2014. Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by ... More >>
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Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 9, 2013 – August 18, 2014. The University of Illinois, founded in 1867 as one of the country’s first Land Grant Colleges, was the first of its kind to establish a regimental band in 1868. The University’s band program during the early twentieth century became the model for all other collegiate bands across America. Serving as Illinois’ first band director (1908-1... More >>
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Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2013 – September 29, 2014. Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal ... More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist, and conductor who is most frequently remembered for his popular Broadway operettas Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910) and the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1914. ASCAP protected the copyrights of compositions of its members which initially included Irving Berlin, Otto Harbach, James Weldon Johnson, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa. When He... More >>
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Women's Bible Study
12:15PM 
A weekly Bible study (every Tuesday) at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana. This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange! More >>
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Round-Table Bible Discussion
7:00PM 
Every Tuesday evening at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall. Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the book of Exodus. More >>
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FREE ESL Classes
7:00PM 
Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall: New! Using the Bible as the "text", students will practice English skills and learn to speak English confidently. This course is developed by an accredited ESL instructor. More >>
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Wellness & Aging Certificate Program
8:00AM 
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is presenting a Wellness and Aging Certificate Program on alternate Wednesdays beginning March 5 at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Champaign. Geriatric-focused Health Professionals earn 42 CEU/Clock hours or choose ODO's at 7 CEU/Clock hours each. Visit http://www.continuingeducationpartner.com/upcomingprograms.htm for full details or call Cynthia Germain at (773)930-3200. More >>
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Kirby Derby Training Sessions
5:00PM 
Training Sessions will be held every Tuesday evening at Monticello Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m. These sessions will aide in the physical and mental preparation for the race on May 10, 2014 and are FREE to the public! More >>
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Photo Contest
8:00AM 
submissions will be accepted via email March 31st - April 28th Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags
1:00AM 
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context... More >>
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Art @ YMCA "Inside/Outside" Works by Laura Wennstrom
9:00AM 
Always a highlight of the Spring and planned to coincide with the local Boneyard Arts Festival, this year's Emerging Artist show will feature the work of multimedia artist Laura Wennstrom, an MFA candidate in New Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “In the process of making art, I am interested in gathering those materials and objects – the cast off, the forgotten, the incidental, the profound – and through combining and layering, I find new ways to te... More >>
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2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition
10:00AM 
The 2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be held April 14 through May 3 in the Parkland Art Gallery. Audiences will enjoy an impressive body of student work in photography, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, three-dimensional design, two-dimensional design, color theory, and ceramics. Many of these earn artistic awards, which will be announced during the exhibit’s reception on Thursday, April 17. To find the gallery when classes are in se... More >>
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Lake Land College hosts Adult Week at Joe's Pizza in Altamont
11:00AM 
Lake Land college will be celebrating adult students during the "014 Adults: It's Your Week" celebration, beginning April 21. The week includes a series of events including activities at Joe's Pizza in Altamont on Tuesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. New adult students who register for summer or fall Lake Land College classes during one of these events may qualify for a tuition-free class. New adult students are defined as those who have not attended Lake Land College d... More >>
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Caregiver Support Group
11:30AM 
This facilitated group helps those responsible for the care of others to discuss their experiences and frustrations as well as share tips and information with each other. Bring a bag lunch if you wish. Meets every Tuesday from 11:30am-1pm at Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. 217-893-3955. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Art @ the Y: (Re)Sew Quilting Bee
12:30PM 
Visitors are asked to participate in a collective re-sewing of the deconstructed quilts that make up (Re)Reticulation in a traditional quilting bee format. All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public. Location: Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL More >>
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Puzzle Exchange
2:00PM 
Bring your gently-used puzzles(in good taste-all pieces)and exchange them for others, or get started by taking some home. Free. Monday, April 21, 5-7pm, and Tuesday, April 22, 2-4pm at Rantoul Public Library, 217-893-3955, 106 W. Flessner. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Raising Readers
3:30PM 
Get wild about reading Between the Lions! Jump start your young readers, ages 2-8, with a special computer program using all the characters they know from PBS. A facilitator will be on hand to show you how every Tuesday from 3:30-5:00pm at Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. 217-893-3955. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Carle Cardiac Support Group
4:30PM 
The Cardiac Support Group will be meeting February 25, April 22, June 24, August 26, Oct 28, and December 9 from 4:30-6 pm in conference room A on the first floor of the Carle Tower – 611 W. Park St, Urbana. The support group is for cardiac patients such as, but not limited to, Heart failure, Myocardial infarction (heart attack), and Heart surgery. An educational offering will be provided along with a chance to share your ideas and concerns, talk about your frustrations, cele... More >>
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Film: "Living Downstream"
6:00PM 
At 6 p.m. on Earth Day, check out the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Film Festival entry “Living Downstream” at the Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. A description: "This poetic film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. After a routine cancer screening, Sandra receives some worrying results and is thrust into ... More >>
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Carle Diabetes Support Group (Danville)
6:30PM 
Carle’s Danville diabetes support group meets at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month (January through October) at the Danville Family YMCA, 1111 N. Vermilion, Danville. Meetings are free and open to the public. Space is limited, so registration is recommended. For more information, call (217) 431-7601. See list of speakers and dates below: 1/28/14 Getting Started!-Tricia Hogg, RN, BSN and Jean Land, RD, CDE 2/25/14 Diabetes and The Eye-Leanne Labrio... More >>
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Emotions Anonymous Weekly Meeting
7:00PM 
EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS is a Twelve Step program for people whose emotions are causing difficulties in their lives. EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:15PM at 1719 S. Prospect Avenue at the Faith United Methodist Church in Champaign, Illinois. For more information, call 352-3632, visit our web site at http://www.eamtg.com or send an e-mail to eamtg2@gmail.com More >>
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Film: "Bidder 70"
8:00PM 
At 8 p.m. on Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22), join the Students for Environmental Concerns for an outdoor screening of "Bidder 70" on the main University of Illinois Quad near Anniversary Plaza. You won’t want to miss this compelling story of one student’s act of civil disobedience toward climate justice. We’ll watch on the big screen near the Illini Union. Bring a blanket and some buddies! Stay updated on Facebook in case of rainy backup location. For more on Earth Week ... More >>
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Wednesday, April 23rd 28 Events |

Bowlin Health Fair
10:00AM 
Health Fair with many health vendors participating, including Cris Sr. Center, BLue Cross, Dillman Eye Clinic and Bowlin Chiropractic Clinic to name a few. A bounce house for children and food. Event ends at 2:00p.m. More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014. Many film scholars have suggested that John Barry’s early Bond orchestrations established an entirely new music genre to portray the excitement and intrigue associated with the spy thrillers of the 1960s. However, the syncopated guitar riff that begins the “James Bond” music theme that was first introduced in 1962 for Dr. No, and the rich orche... More >>
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A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Like most musicians and music ensembles that toured throughout the United States at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sousa Band traveled over 1,272,000 miles by railroad. Before the age of the inexpensive automobiles and the development of America’s interstate road system, reliable and efficient long-distance transp... More >>
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Traveling America’s Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Tri
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 30, 2013 – July 7, 2014. Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by ... More >>
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Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 9, 2013 – August 18, 2014. The University of Illinois, founded in 1867 as one of the country’s first Land Grant Colleges, was the first of its kind to establish a regimental band in 1868. The University’s band program during the early twentieth century became the model for all other collegiate bands across America. Serving as Illinois’ first band director (1908-1... More >>
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Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2013 – September 29, 2014. Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal ... More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist, and conductor who is most frequently remembered for his popular Broadway operettas Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910) and the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1914. ASCAP protected the copyrights of compositions of its members which initially included Irving Berlin, Otto Harbach, James Weldon Johnson, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa. When He... More >>
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Women's Bible Study
12:15PM 
A weekly Bible study (every Tuesday) at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana. This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange! More >>
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Round-Table Bible Discussion
7:00PM 
Every Tuesday evening at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall. Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the book of Exodus. More >>
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FREE ESL Classes
7:00PM 
Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall: New! Using the Bible as the "text", students will practice English skills and learn to speak English confidently. This course is developed by an accredited ESL instructor. More >>
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Wellness & Aging Certificate Program
8:00AM 
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is presenting a Wellness and Aging Certificate Program on alternate Wednesdays beginning March 5 at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Champaign. Geriatric-focused Health Professionals earn 42 CEU/Clock hours or choose ODO's at 7 CEU/Clock hours each. Visit http://www.continuingeducationpartner.com/upcomingprograms.htm for full details or call Cynthia Germain at (773)930-3200. More >>
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Kirby Derby Training Sessions
5:00PM 
Training Sessions will be held every Tuesday evening at Monticello Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m. These sessions will aide in the physical and mental preparation for the race on May 10, 2014 and are FREE to the public! More >>
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Photo Contest
8:00AM 
submissions will be accepted via email March 31st - April 28th Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags
1:00AM 
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context... More >>
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Art @ YMCA "Inside/Outside" Works by Laura Wennstrom
9:00AM 
Always a highlight of the Spring and planned to coincide with the local Boneyard Arts Festival, this year's Emerging Artist show will feature the work of multimedia artist Laura Wennstrom, an MFA candidate in New Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “In the process of making art, I am interested in gathering those materials and objects – the cast off, the forgotten, the incidental, the profound – and through combining and layering, I find new ways to te... More >>
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2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition
10:00AM 
The 2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be held April 14 through May 3 in the Parkland Art Gallery. Audiences will enjoy an impressive body of student work in photography, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, three-dimensional design, two-dimensional design, color theory, and ceramics. Many of these earn artistic awards, which will be announced during the exhibit’s reception on Thursday, April 17. To find the gallery when classes are in se... More >>
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“Face the Facts About Skin Care + Skin Cancer”
1:00AM 
“Face the Facts About Skin Care + Skin Cancer” April 23, 2014 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Forum at Carle To reserve your seat, call 217-383-3021 or email philanthropy@carle.com by April 18. This efree community event is hosted by Women’s Legacy Circle, a program of Carle Center for Philanthropy. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. Highlights include: light refreshments, skin care demonstrations, product displays, and door prizes (must be present to win). At 5:30 p.m... More >>
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Lake Land college hosts breakfast for LLC Adult Students on camp
7:30AM 
Lake Land College will be celebrating adult students during the "014 Adults: It's Your Week" celebration, beginning April 21. The week includes a series of events including Breakfast for current LLC Adult Students on Wednesday, Aprill 23 on campus from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in Webb Hall, room 081. The college will also name the Non-Traditional Student of the Year and honor all nominees during the campus breakfast. New adults students who register for summer or fall Lake Land Co... More >>
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Lake Land college hosts breakfast for LLC Adult Students at Klut
8:00AM 
Lake Land College will be celebrating adult students during the "014 Adults: It's Your Week" celebration, beginning April 21. The week includes a series of events including Breakfast for current LLC Adult Students on Wednesday, Aprill 23 at the Kluthe Center from 8 - 9:30 a.m. in the conference room. The college will also name the Non-Traditional Student of the Year and honor all nominees during the campus breakfast. New adults students who register for summer or fall L... More >>
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BYOF- Bring Your Own Friend to Lake Land College Campus
8:00AM 
Lake Land College will be celebrating adult students during the "014 Adults: It's Your Week" celebration, beginning April 21. The week includes a series of events including BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to LLC on campus on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday April 24. Registration is required for the BYOF event to accommodate guests as well as qualify students for the prize drawing and guests for eligibility for one tuition - free class. To register, students should first chec... More >>
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Lake Land College hosts interactive world music event
11:00AM 
The Lake Land College Student Activity Board in coordination with the Inclusion and Diversity Education Task Force is hosting a special performance, Drumming Up World Music: Rhythms, Songs and Drums of West Africa, the Caribbean and the USA on Wed., April 23 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Lake Land College Theater. The event is free and open to the public and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the performers, being invited on stage to play instruments an... More >>
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Domino Club
1:00PM 
Join our newest club, the Domino Club! Learn new games. Meets every Wednesday from 1-4pm. at Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. 217- 893-3955. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Carle Head and Neck Cancer Support Group/ Roundtable Discussion
2:00PM 
The Carle Head and Neck Cancer Support Group is held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 2 - 3 p.m. at Carle Cancer Center in the Houseworth Conference Room on the second floor. Patients and survivors of head and neck cancers and their family and friends are invited to attend, regardless of where clinical care is received. For more information, contact Kimberly Harden, MSW, LCSW, at (217) 383-4581. More >>
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After School Bingo
3:30PM 
Prizes awarded for BINGO Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Pokemon Club
5:00PM 
Pokemon Club meets every Wednesday from 5-7pm. Bring your cards and play and trade with your friends. At Rantoul Public Library, 893-3955, 106 W Flessner. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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33¢ Wing Wednesdays at Boomerangs Bar and Grill
5:00PM 
33¢ wings in 12 flavors. They're BIG, they're fresh - never frozen, and they're delicious! Every Wednesday from 5-9pm, no carry-outs. $2.50 well drinks all day. Age limit of 18 yrs and up Boomerangs now has Video Gaming machines - win big at THE BOOM! Live Music Every Saturday $2 Highlife bottles, $5 Jager, cherry, or BOOM BOMBS, $1.75 Natural Light cans everyday Breakfast Saturday mornings 7-11am $1 daiquiris every Sunday Full menu until 9pm 1309 E Wash... More >>
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Home ownership community Education Classes
6:00PM 
Classes are FREE and open to the public! Sign up by calling 819-5113 Where: Habitat for Humanity 119 E University Champaign Wednesday, April 23rd – Shopping for a Home •Timeline and steps in the home buying process •Types of homes and ownership •Escrow explained & what to expect at closing More >>
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Film: "Terra Blight"
6:00PM 
At 6 p.m. as part of Earth Week events on the University of Illinois campus, check out the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Film Festival entry “Terra Blight” at the Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. A description: " 'Terra Blight' is a documentary exploring America’s consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology. 'Terra Blight' traces the life cycle of computers from creat... More >>
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Thursday, April 24th 33 Events |

Bowlin Health Fair
10:00AM 
Health Fair with many health vendors participating, including Cris Sr. Center, BLue Cross, Dillman Eye Clinic and Bowlin Chiropractic Clinic to name a few. A bounce house for children and food. Event ends at 2:00p.m. More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014. Many film scholars have suggested that John Barry’s early Bond orchestrations established an entirely new music genre to portray the excitement and intrigue associated with the spy thrillers of the 1960s. However, the syncopated guitar riff that begins the “James Bond” music theme that was first introduced in 1962 for Dr. No, and the rich orche... More >>
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A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Like most musicians and music ensembles that toured throughout the United States at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sousa Band traveled over 1,272,000 miles by railroad. Before the age of the inexpensive automobiles and the development of America’s interstate road system, reliable and efficient long-distance transp... More >>
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Traveling America’s Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Tri
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 30, 2013 – July 7, 2014. Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by ... More >>
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Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 9, 2013 – August 18, 2014. The University of Illinois, founded in 1867 as one of the country’s first Land Grant Colleges, was the first of its kind to establish a regimental band in 1868. The University’s band program during the early twentieth century became the model for all other collegiate bands across America. Serving as Illinois’ first band director (1908-1... More >>
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Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2013 – September 29, 2014. Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal ... More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist, and conductor who is most frequently remembered for his popular Broadway operettas Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910) and the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1914. ASCAP protected the copyrights of compositions of its members which initially included Irving Berlin, Otto Harbach, James Weldon Johnson, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa. When He... More >>
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Women's Bible Study
12:15PM 
A weekly Bible study (every Tuesday) at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana. This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange! More >>
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Round-Table Bible Discussion
7:00PM 
Every Tuesday evening at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall. Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the book of Exodus. More >>
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FREE ESL Classes
7:00PM 
Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall: New! Using the Bible as the "text", students will practice English skills and learn to speak English confidently. This course is developed by an accredited ESL instructor. More >>
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Wellness & Aging Certificate Program
8:00AM 
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is presenting a Wellness and Aging Certificate Program on alternate Wednesdays beginning March 5 at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Champaign. Geriatric-focused Health Professionals earn 42 CEU/Clock hours or choose ODO's at 7 CEU/Clock hours each. Visit http://www.continuingeducationpartner.com/upcomingprograms.htm for full details or call Cynthia Germain at (773)930-3200. More >>
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Kirby Derby Training Sessions
5:00PM 
Training Sessions will be held every Tuesday evening at Monticello Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m. These sessions will aide in the physical and mental preparation for the race on May 10, 2014 and are FREE to the public! More >>
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Photo Contest
8:00AM 
submissions will be accepted via email March 31st - April 28th Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags
1:00AM 
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context... More >>
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Art @ YMCA "Inside/Outside" Works by Laura Wennstrom
9:00AM 
Always a highlight of the Spring and planned to coincide with the local Boneyard Arts Festival, this year's Emerging Artist show will feature the work of multimedia artist Laura Wennstrom, an MFA candidate in New Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “In the process of making art, I am interested in gathering those materials and objects – the cast off, the forgotten, the incidental, the profound – and through combining and layering, I find new ways to te... More >>
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2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition
10:00AM 
The 2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be held April 14 through May 3 in the Parkland Art Gallery. Audiences will enjoy an impressive body of student work in photography, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, three-dimensional design, two-dimensional design, color theory, and ceramics. Many of these earn artistic awards, which will be announced during the exhibit’s reception on Thursday, April 17. To find the gallery when classes are in se... More >>
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BYOF- Bring Your Own Friend to Lake Land College Campus
8:00AM 
Lake Land College will be celebrating adult students during the "014 Adults: It's Your Week" celebration, beginning April 21. The week includes a series of events including BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to LLC on campus on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday April 24. Registration is required for the BYOF event to accommodate guests as well as qualify students for the prize drawing and guests for eligibility for one tuition - free class. To register, students should first chec... More >>
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BYOF- Bring Your Own Friend to Kluthe Center
8:00AM 
Lake Land College will be celebrating adult students during the "014 Adults: It's Your Week" celebration, beginning April 21. The week includes a series of events including BYOF - Bring Your Own Friend to LLC on campus on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday April 24. Registration is required for the BYOF event to accommodate guests as well as qualify students for the prize drawing and guests for eligibility for one tuition - free class. To register, students should first chec... More >>
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Spring Bazaar
9:30AM 
St. James United Methodist Church Danville--504 N Vermilion Spring Bazaar with soup and salad Luncheon 11am -1pm Crafts and Bake Sale More >>
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Preschool Story Time
10:00AM 
Bring your preschooler for stories, action rhymes, songs and crafts. For ages 3-5. Meets every Thursday at 10-10:30 am. April 3 the topic will be “Rain,” April 10 “Poetry,” April 17 “Eggs” and April 24 “Trees.” At Rantoul Public Library, 893-3955, 106 W Flessner. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Senior Spelling Bee Local Competition
10:00AM 
Can you spell palindrome? Malapropism? How about minuscule? The Association of Illinois Senior Centers, the Illinois Department on Aging, and St. Joseph Township – Swearingen Memorial Library will host a free Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee competition for area senior citizens. Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Registration Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Competition Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: St. Joseph Township – Swearingen Memorial Library The Illinois State... More >>
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JLCU Shoe Drive
1:00PM 
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana is once again proud to partner with Body N Sole, organizing a shoe drive during the Illinois Marathon to benefit local charitable partners. The Junior League will be collecting new or gently used shoes – Sizes needed: infant through adult sizes -- at the Body N Sole Booth during the Health and Fitness Expo on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 during registration hours. The final collection will take place on Saturday, April 26 at t... More >>
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WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN - ECI SCORE WORKSHOP
3:00PM 
Writing A Business PlanWorkshop ECI SCORE The Writing a Business Plan workshop provides help in creating a comprehensive business plan unique to your business. Course includes the rationale for completing a business plan, developing a financial analysis, and directions for securing financing. Examples of actual business plans are reviewed. A workbook is provided. The workshop is two and a half hours long at the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. The cost of the works... More >>
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BEYOND THE BELL homework club
3:30PM 
This is a homework club for kids in 4th, 5th & 6th grade. Every Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm kids are invited to the library to catch up on assignments, reading or projects. Teen volunteers will be present to tutor & monitor the sessions. Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Yoga at Simmons Cancer Institute
4:45PM 
Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will offer a yoga class for cancer patients, their families and caregivers to help reduce stress, relax and fall asleep naturally. The free class will be offered from 4:45-6 p.m., Thursday, April 24 at SCI, 315 W. Carpenter St. in Springfield. Registration is available by calling 545-7493 or online at www.siumed.edu/cancer. “Participants will learn strategies to improve relaxation methods, ea... More >>
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Friends of the Urbana Library Book Sale - Members Preview Night
5:00PM 
A presale for members of the Friends of the Urbana Free Library from 5 to 8:30 PM. $10 annual memberships are available at the door beginning at 3 PM. The line to enter the sale room does not form until 4 PM. No electronic scanning devices permitted. Cash or checks only. 210 W. Green, Urbana, IL More >>
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Friends of Mahomet Library Spring Book Sale
5:00PM 
Friends of Mahomet Public Library will offer a sea of books and media for all ages and interests. Preview night for Friends only from 5 to 8 PM; memberships and renewals available at the door. More >>
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"Land of Plenty" Documentary Premiere at Allerton Park
6:00PM 
Allerton Park & Retreat Center is pleased to host the premiere of "Land of Plenty: Robert Allerton and His Gift to Illinois" on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie will show at 7:00 p.m. in the Retreat Center Library, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello, IL. Enjoy an intimate evening at Allerton as Yeoman Filmer Productions presents this original documentary, followed by an exclusive presentation and Q & A with the film’s Writer and Director, T... More >>
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Film: "Waste=Food"
6:00PM 
At 6 p.m. as part of Earth Week events on the University of Illinois campus, check out the Illinois Sustainability Technology Center's Sustainability Film Festival entry “Waste=Food” at the Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. A description: " 'Waste=Food' explores this revolutionary 'cradle to cradle' (as opposed to 'cradle to grave') concept through interviews with its leading proponents, American architect William McDonough and German ecologica... More >>
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Yarn n Yak
7:00PM 
Bring your needlework and make friends and share tips while you work. Meets every Thursday from 7-9pm at Rantoul Public Library, 217-893-3955, 106 W. Flessner. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Full of Pepper and Light: Welcoming the Gwendolyn Brooks Papers
7:30PM 
To celebrate acquiring the papers of poet and writer Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000), the University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library and numerous campus partners have organized an evening of poetry, song, and appreciation called: Full of Pepper and Light: Welcoming the Gwendolyn Brooks Papers to the University of Illinois. The event will take place in the newly-renovated Lincoln Hall Theater (702 S. Wright Street, Urbana) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Admi... More >>
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Earth Week Benefit Concert
7:30PM 
As part of Earth Week, the Students for Environmental Concerns Benefit Concert, featuring local bands Illini Contraband, Ashland, The Ars Nova, Justin Rondon, Alec’s Band and We The Animals, is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Red Herring, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. A $5 donation is suggested; proceeds will benefit the University YMCA and their funding of SECS projects toward a more sustainable Earth. For more information on the event or Earth Week 2014 events on th... More >>
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The Station Theatre of Urbana presents Other Desert Cities
8:00PM 
The Station Theatre in Urbana presents Jon Robin Baitz's powerful play, Other Desert Cities, a play about family secrets and loyalty. This award winning and much nominated play had a recent successful run at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and a successful Off-Braodway and Broadway run. For reservations call 384-4000 or visit our website stationtheatre.com for further details. Tickets are $10 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and $15 on Fridays and Saturdays. All stude... More >>
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Friday, April 25th 35 Events |

Bowlin Health Fair
10:00AM 
Health Fair with many health vendors participating, including Cris Sr. Center, BLue Cross, Dillman Eye Clinic and Bowlin Chiropractic Clinic to name a few. A bounce house for children and food. Event ends at 2:00p.m. More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014. Many film scholars have suggested that John Barry’s early Bond orchestrations established an entirely new music genre to portray the excitement and intrigue associated with the spy thrillers of the 1960s. However, the syncopated guitar riff that begins the “James Bond” music theme that was first introduced in 1962 for Dr. No, and the rich orche... More >>
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A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Like most musicians and music ensembles that toured throughout the United States at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sousa Band traveled over 1,272,000 miles by railroad. Before the age of the inexpensive automobiles and the development of America’s interstate road system, reliable and efficient long-distance transp... More >>
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Traveling America’s Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Tri
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 30, 2013 – July 7, 2014. Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by ... More >>
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Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 9, 2013 – August 18, 2014. The University of Illinois, founded in 1867 as one of the country’s first Land Grant Colleges, was the first of its kind to establish a regimental band in 1868. The University’s band program during the early twentieth century became the model for all other collegiate bands across America. Serving as Illinois’ first band director (1908-1... More >>
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Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2013 – September 29, 2014. Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal ... More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist, and conductor who is most frequently remembered for his popular Broadway operettas Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910) and the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1914. ASCAP protected the copyrights of compositions of its members which initially included Irving Berlin, Otto Harbach, James Weldon Johnson, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa. When He... More >>
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Women's Bible Study
12:15PM 
A weekly Bible study (every Tuesday) at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana. This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange! More >>
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Round-Table Bible Discussion
7:00PM 
Every Tuesday evening at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall. Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the book of Exodus. More >>
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FREE ESL Classes
7:00PM 
Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall: New! Using the Bible as the "text", students will practice English skills and learn to speak English confidently. This course is developed by an accredited ESL instructor. More >>
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Wellness & Aging Certificate Program
8:00AM 
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is presenting a Wellness and Aging Certificate Program on alternate Wednesdays beginning March 5 at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Champaign. Geriatric-focused Health Professionals earn 42 CEU/Clock hours or choose ODO's at 7 CEU/Clock hours each. Visit http://www.continuingeducationpartner.com/upcomingprograms.htm for full details or call Cynthia Germain at (773)930-3200. More >>
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Kirby Derby Training Sessions
5:00PM 
Training Sessions will be held every Tuesday evening at Monticello Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m. These sessions will aide in the physical and mental preparation for the race on May 10, 2014 and are FREE to the public! More >>
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Photo Contest
8:00AM 
submissions will be accepted via email March 31st - April 28th Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags
1:00AM 
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context... More >>
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Art @ YMCA "Inside/Outside" Works by Laura Wennstrom
9:00AM 
Always a highlight of the Spring and planned to coincide with the local Boneyard Arts Festival, this year's Emerging Artist show will feature the work of multimedia artist Laura Wennstrom, an MFA candidate in New Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “In the process of making art, I am interested in gathering those materials and objects – the cast off, the forgotten, the incidental, the profound – and through combining and layering, I find new ways to te... More >>
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JLCU Shoe Drive
1:00PM 
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana is once again proud to partner with Body N Sole, organizing a shoe drive during the Illinois Marathon to benefit local charitable partners. The Junior League will be collecting new or gently used shoes – Sizes needed: infant through adult sizes -- at the Body N Sole Booth during the Health and Fitness Expo on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 during registration hours. The final collection will take place on Saturday, April 26 at t... More >>
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Gem & Mineral Show
9:00AM 
The 63rd Annual Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show will be April 26-27th at the Macon County Fair Grounds in Decatur, from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Merchants will showcase jewelry, gemstones, beads, fossils and mineral specimens, along with demonstrations and exhibits. Free activities for kids include a fossil dig. 4H Day will be on Saturday and silent auctions will run all weekend. Admission is $5.00, and is good both days. Seniors 59 and up a... More >>
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Lake Land College hosts Adult Week at Dairy Queen in Shelbyville
9:00AM 
Lake Land College will be celebrating adult students during the "014 Adults: It's Your Week" celebration, beginning April 21. The week includes a series of events including LLC at Shelbyville Dairy Queen on Friday, April 25, 9 - 11 a.m. New adults students who register for summer or fall Lake Land College classes during one of these events may qualify for a tuition-free class. New adult students are defined at those who have not attended Lake Land College during the past t... More >>
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Friends of the Urbana Library Book Sale
9:00AM 
On Friday April 25 and Saturday April 26 books will sold at full price from 9AM - 5:30PM. Most books are priced $1.00 or less. 210 W. Green, Urbana. More >>
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Friends of Mahomet Library Spring Book Sale
9:00AM 
Friends of Mahomet Public Library will offer a sea of books and media for all ages and interests at bargain prices, 9 AM to 6 PM. More >>
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2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition
10:00AM 
The 2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be held April 14 through May 3 in the Parkland Art Gallery. Audiences will enjoy an impressive body of student work in photography, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, three-dimensional design, two-dimensional design, color theory, and ceramics. Many of these earn artistic awards, which will be announced during the exhibit’s reception on Thursday, April 17. To find the gallery when classes are in ... More >>
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Spring Book Sale
10:00AM 
The Westville Public Library will have their first booksale of the season on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26. Friday hours are 10 AM - 5:30 PM and Saturday hours are 10 AM - 1:00 PM. Hundreds of new items have been added. Come in and browse the selection of fiction, non-fiction, large print, Christian, western and children's. Prices begin at just a quarter! The library is located at 233 S. State and the sale is located in the building behind the library. Follow ... More >>
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PALs Playgroup
10:30AM 
PALs is a playgroup for infants, toddlers, and parent or caregiver. Miss Jeannette hosts this playdate every Friday Morning. Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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5th Annual Women's Power Lunch Against Cancer
11:00AM 
The 5th Annual Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer, benefiting cancer research at Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will feature Hall of Fame Speaker Kathleen Passanisi whose work in the field of therapeutic humor has been featured in the New York Times, US News and World Report, Working Woman and other nationally-known publications. The event is scheduled for Friday, April 25 at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams St.,... More >>
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Fish Fry Fridays at Boomerangs Bar and Grill
11:00AM 
Every Friday enjoy our GIANT Atlantic codfish sandwich for only $7.50 - so big you'll need one of our to-go boxes! For only $1 more you get our hand-cut fries and home made cole slaw. Served all day from 11am - 9pm. Boomerangs now has Video Gaming machines - win big at THE BOOM! Live Music Every Saturday $2 Highlife bottles, $5 Jager, cherry, or BOOM BOMBS, $1.75 Natural Light cans everyday Breakfast Saturday mornings 7-11am $1 daiquiris every Sunday Full menu un... More >>
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Blood Drive and Vendor Blender
3:00PM 
Join us at Maple Point Supportive Living Facility, 1000 N Union St. in Monticello as we celebrate Supportive Living Week and our 5th anniversary with a blood drive and vendor blender from 3pm-7pm. We have a variety of vendors including The Traveling Vineyard, Thirty-One, Scentsy, Advocare, Origami Owl and MANY more! More >>
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National Dream Hotline
6:00PM 
National Dream Hotline® This is our 26th year to open our phone lines and interpret dreams for the public. From Friday, April 25th at 6:00 pm till midnight Sunday April 27, call 217-344-2270 or come by our School (1009 E. Main) to get your dreams interpreted. Saturday, April 26, 7:30 PM "The 10 POWERS of Dreaming" at the Pottery Place 1808-C Round Barn Rd., Champaign Meet individuals throughout history who through their dreams, gained insight and wisdom that has infl... More >>
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Local Authors Fair
6:25PM 
If you are interested in reading local authors, or would like to become an author yourself, this program is for you! The kickoff is Friday, April 25 from 6:30-8:30 pm, when we will have a Meet and Greet session. Local authors will be available to display and sign their books. Saturday morning we will have several Workshops run by the authors: Tish Cook- Self-publishing, Mary Parker Nourie- Children's Workshop and David Kirk- Realism in Fiction. Then we will finish wit... More >>
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Roxanna Webb Presents "What Happens When the Money Runs Out" , a
6:30PM 
We all worry what the future holds and what will happen if we can’t afford long term care for ourselves or a loved one. Join us at Maple Point, 1000 N Union Street in Monticello at 6:30pm and Roxanna will provide options and answer all your questions. More >>
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Count Basie Orchestra
7:00PM 
Live in concert with guest vocalist Patti Deener. At Arlee Theater, 139 S. Main St., Mason City, IL 62664. For tickets ($35) visit Mason City City Hall or the Arlee, or call 217-691-7229. More >>
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Improv Comedy for the Cure
7:00PM 
Improv Comedy for the Cure, Friday April 25th, 2014 (doors open at 6:45) Zoo Improv and the American Cancer Society are teaming up to provide an evening of laughs and entertainment with all the proceeds going to American Cancer Society. 7:00 pm - Interactive Family Improv - Zoo Improv provides entertainment your family can participate with an interactive storytelling experience. 8:00 pm - Improv Relay - Zoo Improv hosts four separate performances for you to laugh ... More >>
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Spring Prairie Skies
7:00PM 
William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College (http://www.parkland.edu/planetarium) A live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky. Find out what constellations and planets are visible tonight from your backyard in this traditional planetarium show. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Adults $5; students, seniors, and kids $4, at the door. More >>
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Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen,Fox&Crow, Megan Johns at Pizza M/Fly
8:00PM 
Join us for a night of Americana/Folk Music at Pizza M/Flying Machine in Downtown Urbana. Locals Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen and Megan Johns are hosting traveling band Fox and Crow from Des Moines, IA. Come get some pizza, coffee, beer and enjoy some great live music. show is $5 and is all ages! More >>
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The Station Theatre of Urbana presents Other Desert Cities
8:00PM 
The Station Theatre in Urbana presents Jon Robin Baitz's powerful play, Other Desert Cities, a play about family secrets and loyalty. This award winning and much nominated play had a recent successful run at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and a successful Off-Braodway and Broadway run. For reservations call 384-4000 or visit our website stationtheatre.com for further details. Tickets are $10 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and $15 on Fridays and Saturdays. All stude... More >>
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The Planets
8:00PM 
William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College (http://www.parkland.edu/planetarium) Join us for a breathtaking tour of our own planetary system, including some of the latest discoveries. See how our solar system may have formed and then visit planets in other star systems far beyond our own. The show was originally written and distributed by the Southeastern Planetarium Association and is narrated by Kate Mulgrew of “Star Trek: Voyager” fame. Adults $5; students... More >>
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Bowlin Health Fair
10:00AM 
Health Fair with many health vendors participating, including Cris Sr. Center, BLue Cross, Dillman Eye Clinic and Bowlin Chiropractic Clinic to name a few. A bounce house for children and food. Event ends at 2:00p.m. More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014. Many film scholars have suggested that John Barry’s early Bond orchestrations established an entirely new music genre to portray the excitement and intrigue associated with the spy thrillers of the 1960s. However, the syncopated guitar riff that begins the “James Bond” music theme that was first introduced in 1962 for Dr. No, and the rich orche... More >>
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A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Like most musicians and music ensembles that toured throughout the United States at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sousa Band traveled over 1,272,000 miles by railroad. Before the age of the inexpensive automobiles and the development of America’s interstate road system, reliable and efficient long-distance transp... More >>
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Traveling America’s Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Tri
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 30, 2013 – July 7, 2014. Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by ... More >>
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Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 9, 2013 – August 18, 2014. The University of Illinois, founded in 1867 as one of the country’s first Land Grant Colleges, was the first of its kind to establish a regimental band in 1868. The University’s band program during the early twentieth century became the model for all other collegiate bands across America. Serving as Illinois’ first band director (1908-1... More >>
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Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2013 – September 29, 2014. Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal ... More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist, and conductor who is most frequently remembered for his popular Broadway operettas Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910) and the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1914. ASCAP protected the copyrights of compositions of its members which initially included Irving Berlin, Otto Harbach, James Weldon Johnson, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa. When He... More >>
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Women's Bible Study
12:15PM 
A weekly Bible study (every Tuesday) at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana. This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange! More >>
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Round-Table Bible Discussion
7:00PM 
Every Tuesday evening at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall. Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the book of Exodus. More >>
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FREE ESL Classes
7:00PM 
Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall: New! Using the Bible as the "text", students will practice English skills and learn to speak English confidently. This course is developed by an accredited ESL instructor. More >>
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Wellness & Aging Certificate Program
8:00AM 
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is presenting a Wellness and Aging Certificate Program on alternate Wednesdays beginning March 5 at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Champaign. Geriatric-focused Health Professionals earn 42 CEU/Clock hours or choose ODO's at 7 CEU/Clock hours each. Visit http://www.continuingeducationpartner.com/upcomingprograms.htm for full details or call Cynthia Germain at (773)930-3200. More >>
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Kirby Derby Training Sessions
5:00PM 
Training Sessions will be held every Tuesday evening at Monticello Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m. These sessions will aide in the physical and mental preparation for the race on May 10, 2014 and are FREE to the public! More >>
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Photo Contest
8:00AM 
submissions will be accepted via email March 31st - April 28th Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags
1:00AM 
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context... More >>
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Art @ YMCA "Inside/Outside" Works by Laura Wennstrom
9:00AM 
Always a highlight of the Spring and planned to coincide with the local Boneyard Arts Festival, this year's Emerging Artist show will feature the work of multimedia artist Laura Wennstrom, an MFA candidate in New Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “In the process of making art, I am interested in gathering those materials and objects – the cast off, the forgotten, the incidental, the profound – and through combining and layering, I find new ways to te... More >>
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JLCU Shoe Drive
1:00PM 
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana is once again proud to partner with Body N Sole, organizing a shoe drive during the Illinois Marathon to benefit local charitable partners. The Junior League will be collecting new or gently used shoes – Sizes needed: infant through adult sizes -- at the Body N Sole Booth during the Health and Fitness Expo on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 during registration hours. The final collection will take place on Saturday, April 26 at t... More >>
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Gem & Mineral Show
9:00AM 
The 63rd Annual Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show will be April 26-27th at the Macon County Fair Grounds in Decatur, from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Merchants will showcase jewelry, gemstones, beads, fossils and mineral specimens, along with demonstrations and exhibits. Free activities for kids include a fossil dig. 4H Day will be on Saturday and silent auctions will run all weekend. Admission is $5.00, and is good both days. Seniors 59 and up a... More >>
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Friends of the Urbana Library Book Sale
9:00AM 
On Friday April 25 and Saturday April 26 books will sold at full price from 9AM - 5:30PM. Most books are priced $1.00 or less. 210 W. Green, Urbana. More >>
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National Dream Hotline
6:00PM 
National Dream Hotline® This is our 26th year to open our phone lines and interpret dreams for the public. From Friday, April 25th at 6:00 pm till midnight Sunday April 27, call 217-344-2270 or come by our School (1009 E. Main) to get your dreams interpreted. Saturday, April 26, 7:30 PM "The 10 POWERS of Dreaming" at the Pottery Place 1808-C Round Barn Rd., Champaign Meet individuals throughout history who through their dreams, gained insight and wisdom that has infl... More >>
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Spring Book Sale
1:00AM 
The Westville Public Library will have their first booksale of the season on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26. Friday hours are 10 AM - 5:30 PM and Saturday hours are 10 AM - 1:00 PM. Hundreds of new items have been added. Come in and browse the selection of fiction, non-fiction, large print, Christian, western and children's. Prices begin at just a quarter! The library is located at 233 S. State and the sale is located in the building behind the library. Follow ... More >>
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Gem & Mineral Show
9:00AM 
The 63rd Annual Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show will be April 26-27th at the Macon County Fair Grounds in Decatur, from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Merchants will showcase jewelry, gemstones, beads, fossils and mineral specimens, along with demonstrations and exhibits. Free activities for kids include a fossil dig. 4H Day will be on Saturday and silent auctions will run all weekend. Admission is $5.00, and is good both days. Seniors 59 and up a... More >>
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Friends of Mahomet Library Spring Book Sale
9:00AM 
Friends of Mahomet Public Library will offer a sea of books and media for all ages and interests at bargain prices, 9 AM - 3 PM. More >>
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Car Show
10:00AM 
Please join us at Maple Point Supportive Living Facility at 1000 N Union Street in Monticello for our car show on Saturday morning at 10am! More >>
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Great Cloth Diaper Change
10:00AM 
This event will be hosted by Faithful Baby in conjunction with Diaper Derby on April 26th from 10am - 4pm @ The White Oaks Mall In 2013 The Great Cloth Diaper Change broke a Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed at once and we are setting out to do it again this year! Come out and participate in some Great Family fun that includes awesome vendors, prizes, raffles, and more! You can register for the event for FREE, order diapers, and t-shirts here... More >>
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EIU - Celebrations: Festival of the Arts
10:00AM 
"Celebration: A Festival of the Arts is April 25-28, 2014. An Eastern Illinois University tradition since 1977. Offering a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. Featuring outdoor and indoor music and performances, a children's art area, demonstrations, an International Art Fair, a delicious lineup of food vendors, and a few surprises here and there! http://www.eiu.edu/~festival/index.php https://www.facebook.com/EIUCelebration More >>
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Scheels Golf Demo Day
11:00AM 
Join SCHEELS to try out the latest drivers, clubs and equipment just in time for golf season. Vendors include: Callaway, TaylorMade, Nike, Tour Edge Exotics and Adams. Scheels experts and vendor reps will be on hand to assist you and answer all of your questions. Register to win great prizes at the event including a $500.00 Scheels gift card and Z Star Cleveland Golf Balls. There will be a "Closest to the Pin" contest with proceeds from the competition going to the United Way... More >>
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2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition
12:00PM 
The 2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be held April 14 through May 3 in the Parkland Art Gallery. Audiences will enjoy an impressive body of student work in photography, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, three-dimensional design, two-dimensional design, color theory, and ceramics. Many of these earn artistic awards, which will be announced during the exhibit’s reception on Thursday, April 17. To find the gallery when classes are in ... More >>
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IL Muskie Tournament Trail- Muskie Fishing Seminar
1:00PM 
The Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail will host a Muskie fishing seminar at Scheels. The seminar will offer specific information on the HOW, WHEN, and WHERE of Muskie fishing Illinois. Emphasis will be on pursuing Muskies at Lake Shelbyville, Prairie Lake, Lake Evergreen, Spring Lake North and Kinkaid Lake. An impressive line up of speakers is planned for the event. Inquires regarding the seminar should be directed to Bob Kerans 217.414.0093 or robert_kerans_559@comcast.net More >>
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Friends & Family Carnival Games
1:00PM 
Please join us at Maple Point Supportive Living Facility at 1000 N Union Street in Monticello as we celebrate Supportive Living Week and our 5th anniversary with all our friends and family and great Carnival games and food! More >>
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Free Seminar - So You're Thinking About a Pond & 20 Pond Myths D
1:00PM 
"This seminar will cover the basics of water gardening and an introduction to ponds, pondless waterfalls, small water features and rainwater harvesting. ""So You're Thinking About a Pond"" will answer all your questions about the different types of water features, the different components for each feature, and the roles of aquatic life and the ecosystem. This seminar will also cover ""20 Pond Myths - Debunked!"". With the growth of the water gardening industry, there are... More >>
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Local Authors Fair
2:00PM 
If you are interested in reading local authors, or would like to become an author yourself, this program is for you! The kickoff is Friday, April 25 from 6:30-8:30 pm, when we will have a Meet and Greet session. Local authors will be available to display and sign their books. Saturday morning we will have several Workshops run by the authors: Tish Cook- Self-publishing, Mary Parker Nourie- Children's Workshop and David Kirk- Realism in Fiction. Then we will finish wit... More >>
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The Sweet Adalines (Toast of Champaign) performance
3:00PM 
Please join us at Maple Point Supportive Living Facility, 1000 N Union Street in Monticello for A Sweet Adalines Chorus Performance! We are starting off the afternoon with Carnival food and games! Come early and then stay for this wonderful performance! More >>
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Union Corner United Methodist Church Annual Chicken Noodle Dinne
4:00PM 
Union Corner UMC Annual Chicken Noodle dinner at 14158 Perrysville Rd., Danville, IL 61834. April 26, 2014 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Menu: Chicken & Noodles and Beef & Noodles, Mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls and homemade desserts. Free Will Offering accepted. Contact Paula at 217-442-5759 More >>
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Williamsville Jazz Dinner/Dance
6:00PM 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 6 to 9:30 pm. with doors opening at 5:00 pm. Williamsville Jr. High, 500 S. Walnut St. Williamsville, IL Ticket price $20 each which includes dinner provide by Hickory River Smokehouse Reserve a table by purchasing a table of ten. To purchase tickets, visit our website at www.williamsvillejazzdinner.eventbrite.com/ or contact Chris and Sandy Walden at (217) 544-3234 or williamsvillejazzdinner@gmail.com The evening will also include a silent... More >>
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One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
7:00PM 
William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College (http://www.parkland.edu/planetarium) Explore the night sky with our friends from Sesame Street™. Join Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu as they take a trip to the Moon. See how the Moon is different from the Earth and learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star from your backyard. This interactive show was coproduced by the Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, the Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and comes ... More >>
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LifeLinks' Casino Night Fundraiser
7:00PM 
Las Vegas Style Gaming at the Mattoon Country Club. Proceeds will benefit children and adults with mental health disorders. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be obtained by calling (217) 238-5720. Must be 21 yrs. of age to attend. More >>
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FILM: "The 10 Powers of Dreaming"
7:30PM 
"The 10 POWERS of Dreaming" at the Pottery Place 1808-C Round Barn Rd., Champaign Meet individuals throughout history who through their dreams, gained insight and wisdom that has influenced humanity, changed the course of history and in some cases the quality of your life. For more info call 217-344-2270. National Dream Hotline® This is our 26th year to open our phone lines and interpret dreams for the public. From Friday, April 25th at 6:00 pm till midnight Sunday A... More >>
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The Station Theatre of Urbana presents Other Desert Cities
8:00PM 
The Station Theatre in Urbana presents Jon Robin Baitz's powerful play, Other Desert Cities, a play about family secrets and loyalty. This award winning and much nominated play had a recent successful run at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and a successful Off-Braodway and Broadway run. For reservations call 384-4000 or visit our website stationtheatre.com for further details. Tickets are $10 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and $15 on Fridays and Saturdays. All stude... More >>
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Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Soceity Dark-Sky Observing
8:00PM 
Join the CUAS under the darkest skies in Champaign County! We’ll start off at the Activity Center for a presentation about navigating the night sky, celestial objects we can see that night, and the effects of city lights on our starry skies. Following the presentation we’ll have telescopes set up for viewing! This event will be cancelled if weather is unfavorable. Contact us for details and updates at cuas@cuas.org, call us at (217) 351-2567, or visit our website at www.cu... More >>
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The Planets
8:00PM 
William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College (http://www.parkland.edu/planetarium) Join us for a breathtaking tour of our own planetary system, including some of the latest discoveries. See how our solar system may have formed and then visit planets in other star systems far beyond our own. The show was originally written and distributed by the Southeastern Planetarium Association and is narrated by Kate Mulgrew of “Star Trek: Voyager” fame. Adults $5; students... More >>
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Sunday, April 27th 24 Events |

Bowlin Health Fair
10:00AM 
Health Fair with many health vendors participating, including Cris Sr. Center, BLue Cross, Dillman Eye Clinic and Bowlin Chiropractic Clinic to name a few. A bounce house for children and food. Event ends at 2:00p.m. More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014. Many film scholars have suggested that John Barry’s early Bond orchestrations established an entirely new music genre to portray the excitement and intrigue associated with the spy thrillers of the 1960s. However, the syncopated guitar riff that begins the “James Bond” music theme that was first introduced in 1962 for Dr. No, and the rich orche... More >>
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A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Like most musicians and music ensembles that toured throughout the United States at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sousa Band traveled over 1,272,000 miles by railroad. Before the age of the inexpensive automobiles and the development of America’s interstate road system, reliable and efficient long-distance transp... More >>
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Traveling America’s Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Tri
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 30, 2013 – July 7, 2014. Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by ... More >>
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Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 9, 2013 – August 18, 2014. The University of Illinois, founded in 1867 as one of the country’s first Land Grant Colleges, was the first of its kind to establish a regimental band in 1868. The University’s band program during the early twentieth century became the model for all other collegiate bands across America. Serving as Illinois’ first band director (1908-1... More >>
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Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2013 – September 29, 2014. Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal ... More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist, and conductor who is most frequently remembered for his popular Broadway operettas Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910) and the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1914. ASCAP protected the copyrights of compositions of its members which initially included Irving Berlin, Otto Harbach, James Weldon Johnson, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa. When He... More >>
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Women's Bible Study
12:15PM 
A weekly Bible study (every Tuesday) at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana. This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange! More >>
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Round-Table Bible Discussion
7:00PM 
Every Tuesday evening at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall. Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the book of Exodus. More >>
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FREE ESL Classes
7:00PM 
Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall: New! Using the Bible as the "text", students will practice English skills and learn to speak English confidently. This course is developed by an accredited ESL instructor. More >>
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Wellness & Aging Certificate Program
8:00AM 
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is presenting a Wellness and Aging Certificate Program on alternate Wednesdays beginning March 5 at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Champaign. Geriatric-focused Health Professionals earn 42 CEU/Clock hours or choose ODO's at 7 CEU/Clock hours each. Visit http://www.continuingeducationpartner.com/upcomingprograms.htm for full details or call Cynthia Germain at (773)930-3200. More >>
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Kirby Derby Training Sessions
5:00PM 
Training Sessions will be held every Tuesday evening at Monticello Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m. These sessions will aide in the physical and mental preparation for the race on May 10, 2014 and are FREE to the public! More >>
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Photo Contest
8:00AM 
submissions will be accepted via email March 31st - April 28th Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags
1:00AM 
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context... More >>
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Art @ YMCA "Inside/Outside" Works by Laura Wennstrom
9:00AM 
Always a highlight of the Spring and planned to coincide with the local Boneyard Arts Festival, this year's Emerging Artist show will feature the work of multimedia artist Laura Wennstrom, an MFA candidate in New Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “In the process of making art, I am interested in gathering those materials and objects – the cast off, the forgotten, the incidental, the profound – and through combining and layering, I find new ways to te... More >>
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National Dream Hotline
6:00PM 
National Dream Hotline® This is our 26th year to open our phone lines and interpret dreams for the public. From Friday, April 25th at 6:00 pm till midnight Sunday April 27, call 217-344-2270 or come by our School (1009 E. Main) to get your dreams interpreted. Saturday, April 26, 7:30 PM "The 10 POWERS of Dreaming" at the Pottery Place 1808-C Round Barn Rd., Champaign Meet individuals throughout history who through their dreams, gained insight and wisdom that has infl... More >>
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EIU - Celebrations: Festival of the Arts
10:00AM 
"Celebration: A Festival of the Arts is April 25-28, 2014. An Eastern Illinois University tradition since 1977. Offering a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. Featuring outdoor and indoor music and performances, a children's art area, demonstrations, an International Art Fair, a delicious lineup of food vendors, and a few surprises here and there! http://www.eiu.edu/~festival/index.php https://www.facebook.com/EIUCelebration More >>
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Pastor & Wife 16th Appreciation Service
10:30AM 
On Sunday, April 27, 2014 Greater Northside M.B. Church will celebrate the sixteenth Appreciation Service of Rev. Jimmy and Paulette Waddell. Rev. Presse Matthews, Associate Minister of Greater Mount Olive M.B. Church, Decatur will be the speaker at the 10:30 am service. The celebration will continue with a service at 3:00 pm with the Rev. Thomas Jeffro and his congregation from St. John's M.B. Church, Decatur. Everyone is welcome to attend. More >>
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Illinois Baseball Bleacher Bum BBQ!
1:00PM 
The Illinois baseball team invites all fans to come to the Bleacher Bum BBQ! Admission is free, and the first 500 fans will receive free BBQ courtesy of Hickory River. For questions, please email DIAMarketing@illinois.edu More >>
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Friends of the Urbana Library Book Sale HALF PRICE DAY
1:00PM 
On Sunday April 27, remaining books will be sold at half price from 1 PM - 4:30 PM. Cash or checks only. 210 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois More >>
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Kelly Miller Circus
2:00PM 
The Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to sponsor the all new 2014 edition of the Kelly Miller Circus. The circus will be in town on Sunday, April 27, 2014 with performances at 2:00 & 5:00pm at the Mahomet High School Grounds. Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed, and the elephants raising the big top. Activities will begin at 7:30am, and the tent will be raised at 9:00am. Guides will be furnished for school groups and anyon... More >>
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Friends of Mahomet Library Spring Book Sale
2:00PM 
Friends of Mahomet Public Library will offer a sea of books and media for all ages and interests at bargain prices, 2-4 PM. Last chance! More >>
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Gamblers Anonymous Weekly Meeting
7:00PM 
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a Twelve Step program for people with a gambling problem. GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings are held every Sunday at 7:00PM at the Pavilion (corner of Prospect and Church) in Champaign, Illinois. For more information, visit the web site http://www.gamblersanonymous.org or send an e-mail to sjtolsj@gmail.com More >>
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The Station Theatre of Urbana presents Other Desert Cities
8:00PM 
The Station Theatre in Urbana presents Jon Robin Baitz's powerful play, Other Desert Cities, a play about family secrets and loyalty. This award winning and much nominated play had a recent successful run at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and a successful Off-Braodway and Broadway run. For reservations call 384-4000 or visit our website stationtheatre.com for further details. Tickets are $10 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and $15 on Fridays and Saturdays. All stude... More >>
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Monday, April 28th 28 Events |

Bowlin Health Fair
10:00AM 
Health Fair with many health vendors participating, including Cris Sr. Center, BLue Cross, Dillman Eye Clinic and Bowlin Chiropractic Clinic to name a few. A bounce house for children and food. Event ends at 2:00p.m. More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014. Many film scholars have suggested that John Barry’s early Bond orchestrations established an entirely new music genre to portray the excitement and intrigue associated with the spy thrillers of the 1960s. However, the syncopated guitar riff that begins the “James Bond” music theme that was first introduced in 1962 for Dr. No, and the rich orche... More >>
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A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Like most musicians and music ensembles that toured throughout the United States at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sousa Band traveled over 1,272,000 miles by railroad. Before the age of the inexpensive automobiles and the development of America’s interstate road system, reliable and efficient long-distance transp... More >>
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Traveling America’s Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Tri
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 30, 2013 – July 7, 2014. Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by ... More >>
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Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 9, 2013 – August 18, 2014. The University of Illinois, founded in 1867 as one of the country’s first Land Grant Colleges, was the first of its kind to establish a regimental band in 1868. The University’s band program during the early twentieth century became the model for all other collegiate bands across America. Serving as Illinois’ first band director (1908-1... More >>
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Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2013 – September 29, 2014. Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal ... More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist, and conductor who is most frequently remembered for his popular Broadway operettas Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910) and the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1914. ASCAP protected the copyrights of compositions of its members which initially included Irving Berlin, Otto Harbach, James Weldon Johnson, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa. When He... More >>
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Women's Bible Study
12:15PM 
A weekly Bible study (every Tuesday) at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana. This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange! More >>
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Round-Table Bible Discussion
7:00PM 
Every Tuesday evening at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall. Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the book of Exodus. More >>
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FREE ESL Classes
7:00PM 
Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall: New! Using the Bible as the "text", students will practice English skills and learn to speak English confidently. This course is developed by an accredited ESL instructor. More >>
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Wellness & Aging Certificate Program
8:00AM 
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is presenting a Wellness and Aging Certificate Program on alternate Wednesdays beginning March 5 at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Champaign. Geriatric-focused Health Professionals earn 42 CEU/Clock hours or choose ODO's at 7 CEU/Clock hours each. Visit http://www.continuingeducationpartner.com/upcomingprograms.htm for full details or call Cynthia Germain at (773)930-3200. More >>
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Kirby Derby Training Sessions
5:00PM 
Training Sessions will be held every Tuesday evening at Monticello Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m. These sessions will aide in the physical and mental preparation for the race on May 10, 2014 and are FREE to the public! More >>
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Photo Contest
8:00AM 
submissions will be accepted via email March 31st - April 28th Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags
1:00AM 
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context... More >>
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Art @ YMCA "Inside/Outside" Works by Laura Wennstrom
9:00AM 
Always a highlight of the Spring and planned to coincide with the local Boneyard Arts Festival, this year's Emerging Artist show will feature the work of multimedia artist Laura Wennstrom, an MFA candidate in New Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “In the process of making art, I am interested in gathering those materials and objects – the cast off, the forgotten, the incidental, the profound – and through combining and layering, I find new ways to te... More >>
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National Dream Hotline
6:00PM 
National Dream Hotline® This is our 26th year to open our phone lines and interpret dreams for the public. From Friday, April 25th at 6:00 pm till midnight Sunday April 27, call 217-344-2270 or come by our School (1009 E. Main) to get your dreams interpreted. Saturday, April 26, 7:30 PM "The 10 POWERS of Dreaming" at the Pottery Place 1808-C Round Barn Rd., Champaign Meet individuals throughout history who through their dreams, gained insight and wisdom that has infl... More >>
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EIU - Celebrations: Festival of the Arts
10:00AM 
"Celebration: A Festival of the Arts is April 25-28, 2014. An Eastern Illinois University tradition since 1977. Offering a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. Featuring outdoor and indoor music and performances, a children's art area, demonstrations, an International Art Fair, a delicious lineup of food vendors, and a few surprises here and there! http://www.eiu.edu/~festival/index.php https://www.facebook.com/EIUCelebration More >>
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Employee Giving Group to hold $5 Jewelry Sale
8:00AM 
The Employee Giving Group (EGG) of Presence Covenant Medical Center's Foundation will be hosting a $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale on Monday, April 28 and Tuesday, April 29. A wide variety of jewelry and accessories will be on sale for $5 each in Auditoriums A&B at Presence Covenant Medical Center, 1400 West Park Street, Urbana. The hours are as follows: Monday, April 28 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 29 from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cash and credit/debi... More >>
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Friends of the Urbana Library Free Book GIVEAWAY
9:00AM 
On Monday April 28 all books remaining from the sale are free! Hours are 9AM until 1 PM. 210 W. Green, Urbana, IL More >>
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EIU - Celebration: A Festival of the Arts
10:00AM 
"Celebration: A Festival of the Arts is scheduled for the weekend of April 25-28, 2014. An Eastern Illinois University tradition since 1977. Celebration offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. The festival features outdoor and indoor performances, a children's art area, demonstrations, an International Fair, a delicious lineup of food vendors, and a few surprises here and there! And let's not forget the fine arts fair on Saturday and Sunday." http://www... More >>
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Storytime
10:30AM 
Storytime with Miss Jeannette Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition
12:00PM 
The 2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be held April 14 through May 3 in the Parkland Art Gallery. Audiences will enjoy an impressive body of student work in photography, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, three-dimensional design, two-dimensional design, color theory, and ceramics. Many of these earn artistic awards, which will be announced during the exhibit’s reception on Thursday, April 17. To find the gallery when classes are in se... More >>
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Home School Club
1:00PM 
Home-schooled children have a club of their own for learning, facilitated by Andrea Rice. For more information contact Andrealeerice@yahoo.com. Meets Mondays at 1pm. At Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. 217- 893-3955. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Spring Used Book Sale
1:00PM 
The St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library announces its Spring Used Book Sale. The book sale will begin Monday, April 28th and ends Thursday, May 22nd. Paperbacks are 25¢ and hardbacks are 50¢. There will be adult fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance, adventure, biographies, crafts and cookbooks as well as children’s fiction, non-fiction picture books and picture books. There will also be DVDs, videos, audiobooks and large pr... More >>
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Manga Club
3:30PM 
Readers of Manga are invited to a new club, Otaku Alliance Manga Club. Junior High students and up will enjoy discussing their latest reading, and will have a part in suggesting new graphic novels to be acquired by the Library. Meets Mondays, April 14 and 28, from 3:30-5:00pm at Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. 217-893-3955. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Home ownership community education classes
6:00PM 
Classes are FREE and open to the public! Sign up by calling 819-5113 Where: Habitat for Humanity 119 E University Champaign Monday, April 28th – Keeping Your Home •Home Maintenance & Saving Energy •Record Keeping - Save it or Shred it? •Dealing with unexpected Hardships More >>
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Astronomy Classes
7:00PM 
Instructor Doug Rokke will continue the success of his telescope classes with a study of astronomy. For teens 17 and up and adults, this class will meet Monday, March 3 and Monday, March 24 from 7-8pm. Please call 217-893-3955 to register. At Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. 217-893-3955. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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English as a Second Language
7:00PM 
English as a second language is taught every Monday from 7-9pm, moderated by Jeffrey Scott, Pastor of Spanish Ministry. Free. For more information, e-mail iglesiavidaapostolica@gmail.com. At Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. 217-893-3955. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Tuesday, April 29th 23 Events |

Bowlin Health Fair
10:00AM 
Health Fair with many health vendors participating, including Cris Sr. Center, BLue Cross, Dillman Eye Clinic and Bowlin Chiropractic Clinic to name a few. A bounce house for children and food. Event ends at 2:00p.m. More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2014. Many film scholars have suggested that John Barry’s early Bond orchestrations established an entirely new music genre to portray the excitement and intrigue associated with the spy thrillers of the 1960s. However, the syncopated guitar riff that begins the “James Bond” music theme that was first introduced in 1962 for Dr. No, and the rich orche... More >>
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A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Like most musicians and music ensembles that toured throughout the United States at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sousa Band traveled over 1,272,000 miles by railroad. Before the age of the inexpensive automobiles and the development of America’s interstate road system, reliable and efficient long-distance transp... More >>
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Traveling America’s Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Tri
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 30, 2013 – July 7, 2014. Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by ... More >>
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Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 9, 2013 – August 18, 2014. The University of Illinois, founded in 1867 as one of the country’s first Land Grant Colleges, was the first of its kind to establish a regimental band in 1868. The University’s band program during the early twentieth century became the model for all other collegiate bands across America. Serving as Illinois’ first band director (1908-1... More >>
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Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local
8:30AM 
Exhibition: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7, 2013 – September 29, 2014. Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal ... More >>
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How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illin
8:30AM 
Victor August Herbert (1859-1924) was an American composer, cellist, and conductor who is most frequently remembered for his popular Broadway operettas Babes in Toyland (1903) and Naughty Marietta (1910) and the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1914. ASCAP protected the copyrights of compositions of its members which initially included Irving Berlin, Otto Harbach, James Weldon Johnson, Jerome Kern, and John Philip Sousa. When He... More >>
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Women's Bible Study
12:15PM 
A weekly Bible study (every Tuesday) at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana. This lunch-time discussion group chooses its own topics. Always a lively and interesting interchange! More >>
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Round-Table Bible Discussion
7:00PM 
Every Tuesday evening at the Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Mall. Open to all. Chapter by chapter, we read and discuss a book of the Bible. We're currently studying the book of Exodus. More >>
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FREE ESL Classes
7:00PM 
Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall: New! Using the Bible as the "text", students will practice English skills and learn to speak English confidently. This course is developed by an accredited ESL instructor. More >>
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Wellness & Aging Certificate Program
8:00AM 
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is presenting a Wellness and Aging Certificate Program on alternate Wednesdays beginning March 5 at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham in Champaign. Geriatric-focused Health Professionals earn 42 CEU/Clock hours or choose ODO's at 7 CEU/Clock hours each. Visit http://www.continuingeducationpartner.com/upcomingprograms.htm for full details or call Cynthia Germain at (773)930-3200. More >>
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Kirby Derby Training Sessions
5:00PM 
Training Sessions will be held every Tuesday evening at Monticello Middle School, beginning at 5:00 p.m. These sessions will aide in the physical and mental preparation for the race on May 10, 2014 and are FREE to the public! More >>
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Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags
1:00AM 
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context... More >>
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Art @ YMCA "Inside/Outside" Works by Laura Wennstrom
9:00AM 
Always a highlight of the Spring and planned to coincide with the local Boneyard Arts Festival, this year's Emerging Artist show will feature the work of multimedia artist Laura Wennstrom, an MFA candidate in New Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “In the process of making art, I am interested in gathering those materials and objects – the cast off, the forgotten, the incidental, the profound – and through combining and layering, I find new ways to te... More >>
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2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition
12:00PM 
The 2014 Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be held April 14 through May 3 in the Parkland Art Gallery. Audiences will enjoy an impressive body of student work in photography, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, three-dimensional design, two-dimensional design, color theory, and ceramics. Many of these earn artistic awards, which will be announced during the exhibit’s reception on Thursday, April 17. To find the gallery when classes are in se... More >>
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Spring Used Book Sale
1:00PM 
The St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library announces its Spring Used Book Sale. The book sale will begin Monday, April 28th and ends Thursday, May 22nd. Paperbacks are 25¢ and hardbacks are 50¢. There will be adult fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance, adventure, biographies, crafts and cookbooks as well as children’s fiction, non-fiction picture books and picture books. There will also be DVDs, videos, audiobooks and large pr... More >>
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College Express Exhibition
8:30AM 
On Tuesday, April 29th, students from throughout Vermilion County high schools will share with fellow students, educators and the public what they have been working on this past year in their College Express courses. The College Express Exhibition allows students the opportunity to display their work to the public and share all of the hard work they accomplished in their classrooms this past year. Individual and Best of Class awards will be awarded for both the morning and ... More >>
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Caregiver Support Group
11:30AM 
This facilitated group helps those responsible for the care of others to discuss their experiences and frustrations as well as share tips and information with each other. Bring a bag lunch if you wish. Meets every Tuesday from 11:30am-1pm at Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. 217-893-3955. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Carle -The Women’s Room Cancer Support Group
12:00PM 
The 2014 Women’s Room Cancer Support Group is held the fourth Tuesday of each month from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. at the Carle Cancer Center in the third floor conference room. Meetings are open to any woman with a female-specific cancer (breast, ovarian, cervical, uterine, etc.). Lunch is provided. For more information, contact Kimberly Harden, MSW, LSCW, at (217) 383-4581. More >>
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Personal Assistant Employers Group
3:00PM 
Support group for those people with a disability that hire personal assistants. For more information contact Bradley, 217 523-2587. More >>
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Raising Readers
3:30PM 
Get wild about reading Between the Lions! Jump start your young readers, ages 2-8, with a special computer program using all the characters they know from PBS. A facilitator will be on hand to show you how every Tuesday from 3:30-5:00pm at Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. 217-893-3955. www.rantoul.lib.il.us More >>
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Art @ the Y: Collaborative Post-It Note Quilt Mural
5:30PM 
Participants will collaboratively create a Post-It Note mural in the Y's Murphy Gallery using the modular and geometric quilt design as inspiration. All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public. Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright, Champaign, IL More >>
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Emotions Anonymous Weekly Meeting
7:00PM 
EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS is a Twelve Step program for people whose emotions are causing difficulties in their lives. EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:15PM at 1719 S. Prospect Avenue at the Faith United Methodist Church in Champaign, Illinois. For more information, call 352-3632, visit our web site at http://www.eamtg.com or send an e-mail to eamtg2@gmail.com More >>
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