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Displaying 162 Events from April 24th, 2014 to May 4th, 2014
   
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 36 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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Cissna Park Town-wide Garage Sales
8:00AM 
Cissna Park Town-wide Garage Sales will be from 8 to 7. 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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Cissna Park Town-wide Garage Sales
8:00AM 
Cissna Park Town-wide Garage Sales from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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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Cissna Park FFA Alumni Community Sale
11:00AM 
Cissna Park FFA Alumni Community will begin at 11 a.m. uptown 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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Korean War National Museum 2014 Speaker Series-Dr. Jinhee Lee, E
2:00PM 
The Korean War National Museum will be hosting the first installment of our 2014 Speaker Series on Saturday, April 26th at 2 pm. We will be hearing from Dr. Jinhee Lee, Associate Professor of History and Chair of Asian Studies at Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Lee specializes in modern Korean and Japanese history. Dr. Lee's lecture will be on the bird's-eye-view, history of Korea. She will highlight the spiritual and physical foundations of Korea prior to the national d... 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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Gasta Concert
7:00PM 
Gasta Concert. Modern Celtic/ Amercan Music Saturday, April 26,2014 Time:7.00-9.00pm Tickets: $10.00 Location: Sylvia's Irish Inn 312 West Green Street Urbana Il 61801 Please call 217 384 4800 This will be their first time performing in Urbana, Illinois. The Duo Casta are excited to bring there show to Sylvia's Irish Inn. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door. If you have any questions about the show, call the... 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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Wednesday, April 30th 21 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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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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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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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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Thursday, May 1st 25 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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Voting for Photo Contest
8:00AM 
Come into the library to see photo submissions on display and vote for your favorite. Voting will be available all month. Winners announced on June 2nd. Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Mobile Mammography Van
8:00AM 
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center's Mobile Mammography Services will be at area county health departments, banks and other locations in May. The Mobile Mammography can helps provide mammograms to women who may not otherwise have access or be able to afford these life-saving preventive screens. Women who qualify will receive their mammograms free. The mobile mammography van is available to all women regardless of their financial status. Women with insurance that covers th... 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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Disaster Preparedness Workshop
4:00PM 
The Westville Public Library will host a Disaster Preparedness Workshop on Thursday, May 1 at 4 PM. Michele Rice from Emergency Management will be the presenter. Please call the library at 267-3170 to register for this informative workshop. Tornado and storm season is upon us and we could all use a few tips on how to prepare and remain safe. More >>
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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
7:00PM 
THE 63RD ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CONCERT OF PRAYER THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014 ? 7:00 P.M. THE VINEYARD CHURCH ? 1500 NORTH LINCOLN AVENUE ? URBANA SPECIAL MUSIC BY: THE SINGING MEN OF WGNN AND THE 2014 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY NDP “ALL-COUNTY” HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR PRESENTED BY THE CHAMPAIGN COUNTY NDP TASK FORCE ? (217) 480-6671 ? www.nationaldayofprayer.org More >>
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"Singin' In The Rain"
7:00PM 
The Judah Christian High School drama club presents "Singin' in the Rain," at 7 p.m. May 1, 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. May 3. Judah Christian School, 908 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 More >>
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In Concert at CPL: Mike Blakely
7:00PM 
Award-winning singer, songwriter, and author Mike Blakely has seen his songs recorded by Gary P. Nunn, Red Steagall, Flaco Jimenez, Raul Malo, and others. His far-ranging talent has earned him two Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America: best western novel of the year and best western song of the year. As a performer, Blakely has released 11 CDs, played across the U.S., and made 16 tours to Europe. As an author, he has published 18 books. His last two were co-writt... More >>
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Springfield Area Highland Games
7:30PM 
Thursday May 1st The Barrel Head 1577 Wabash Ave, Jerome, IL 62704 with Tom Irwin and Theresa O’hara and the St. Andrew’s Society of Central Illinois Pipes and Drums and Celtic Dancers 7:30 pm – 10:30pm 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, May 2nd 32 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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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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Voting for Photo Contest
8:00AM 
Come into the library to see photo submissions on display and vote for your favorite. Voting will be available all month. Winners announced on June 2nd. Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Mobile Mammography Van
8:00AM 
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center's Mobile Mammography Services will be at area county health departments, banks and other locations in May. The Mobile Mammography can helps provide mammograms to women who may not otherwise have access or be able to afford these life-saving preventive screens. Women who qualify will receive their mammograms free. The mobile mammography van is available to all women regardless of their financial status. Women with insurance that covers th... 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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Archaeology Day 'Engage the Senses'
10:00AM 
The Archaeology Student Society at the University of Illinois will be hosting an Archaeology Day event at Davenport Hall on the Main Quad from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme of the event is 'Engage the Senses'. We will have information booths and activities that people can participate in. These include games, cave art, flint knapping, food and beverages, oral tradition workshops, and more. Admission is free. 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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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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KAM Spring Luncheon and Lecture
12:00PM 
Spring Luncheon and Lecture: “The Intersection of Arts and Higher Education: Delivering on the Promise of a Comprehensive Land-Grant University,” a talk by Phyllis Wise, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Please contact Chris Schaede (217 244 0516 or kam@illinois.edu) for reservation information. The luncheon and lecture will take place at the Champaign Country Club. It is sponsored in part by Krannert Art Museum Council. Krannert Art Museum 500 E... More >>
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CU YoungLife Golf Outing
12:00PM 
Join us for the annual YoungLife golf outing at Stone Creek Golf Club. $125 per golfer includes lunch, 18 holes of golf and prizes. All proceeds benefit ministry to area teens. Please call 217-493-9428 to register or for more information. More >>
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Art @ the Y: Collaborative Zine Project
12:00PM 
Participants are asked to collaborate with Laura Wennstrom on a zine that will exist as an exhibition catalog for the Inside/Outside project and events. Participants will receive a completed zine. All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public. Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign More >>
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Lake Land College hosts Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar
12:30PM 
Lake Land College will host an Illinois Humanities Council Roach Scholar, Pangratios Papacosta, on Friday May 2, from 12:30 - 2 p.m. in Webb Hall, room 081 on the Lake Land College campus. This event is free to the public and is made possible in part by an award from the Illinois Humanities Council. At this program participants will learn more about Einstein's personality and inner turmoil as he grew into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. For more... More >>
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CCHCC Annual Awards Dinner
6:00PM 
Champaign County Health Care Consumers is celebrating 37 years of grassroots organizing for health care access and justice. CCHCC's Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hawthorn Suites in Champaign. The Dinner will honor the history of health care activism in our community and recognize the achievements of local individuals and organizations that have dedicated themselves to making health care accessible to all. For Dinner tickets and more in... 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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"Your A Good Man, Charlie Brown"
7:00PM 
Eisenhower High School Drama Club Proudly Presents: "Your A Good Man Charlie Brown" Friday, May 2nd and Saturday May 3rd at 7:00pm EHS Auditorium 1200 S. 16th Street Decatur, IL 62521 General Admission $10.00, Students $7.00 More >>
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Lisa Marie Presley concert @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL
7:00PM 
Lisa Marie Presley headlines Watseka Theatre Watseka IL on Friday May 2, 2014. With all the hoopla that has surrounded her, it’s easy to forget that Lisa Marie Presley is at heart a simple Southern girl whose earliest musical memories are of obsessively listening to 45’s in her bedroom at Graceland and of her dad catching her singing into a hairbrush in front of a mirror at the age of three. The Memphis-born Presley reclaims those roots on her new album Storm and Grace — an A... More >>
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"Singin' In The Rain"
7:00PM 
The Judah Christian High School drama club presents "Singin' in the Rain," at 7 p.m. May 1, 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. May 3. Judah Christian School, 908 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 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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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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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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Voting for Photo Contest
8:00AM 
Come into the library to see photo submissions on display and vote for your favorite. Voting will be available all month. Winners announced on June 2nd. Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Mobile Mammography Van
8:00AM 
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center's Mobile Mammography Services will be at area county health departments, banks and other locations in May. The Mobile Mammography can helps provide mammograms to women who may not otherwise have access or be able to afford these life-saving preventive screens. Women who qualify will receive their mammograms free. The mobile mammography van is available to all women regardless of their financial status. Women with insurance that covers th... More >>
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"Your A Good Man, Charlie Brown"
7:00PM 
Eisenhower High School Drama Club Proudly Presents: "Your A Good Man Charlie Brown" Friday, May 2nd and Saturday May 3rd at 7:00pm EHS Auditorium 1200 S. 16th Street Decatur, IL 62521 General Admission $10.00, Students $7.00 More >>
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Flapjack Breakfast for Relay for Life
8:00AM 
Pancake Breakfast at Applebee's on N. Prospect in Champaign! Come have a hearty pancake and bacon breakfast for only $5 from 8-10am on Saturday, May 3, 2014 We will serve you with our great smiles. If you'd like to purchase tickets in advance for the Pancake breakfast (recommended so we are sure to have enough food!), please contact us at Mary Kay and Friends on Facebook or call 369-4781. More >>
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Hoof-It for Hooves of Hope
8:00AM 
Hooves of Hope is hosting the first Hoof-It for Hooves of Hope May 3rd, 2014. This is a great opportunity for you to get out and run with your friends, have a good time and find out what is taking place at Hooves of Hope. Race options include a "Trot" for kids 12 and under, a 5k or a 10k. Registration is $25 and includes a Hoof-It t-shirt, admission into the post-race celebration and a race packet. Hooves of Hope is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide hope... More >>
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Community Garage Sale
8:00AM 
Villas at Ashland Farm.. Interstate Drive Champaign..8a-2p multiple family sale...2757 JT Coffman Drive More >>
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Fairbury Garden Club plant sale
8:30AM 
Fairbury The Fairbury Garden Club will hold it’s spring plant sale on the lawn at Dominy Memorial Library at the corner of 3rd and Walnut St, Fairbury, IL. (across the street from Dave’s supermarket) Saturday May 3rd from 8:30am to 1pm. The same day as the Fairbury Community Sale. Come see our home grown plants. Proceeds used for community beautification projects. More >>
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Safe Family Saturday
9:00AM 
Join the American Red Cross, St. John's Children's Hospital, Capital Radio Group, Strider & SCHEELS for Safe Family Saturday! The fist 500 kids receive a FREE bike helmet! Kids Bring your bikes! SCHEELS Bike Service Shop will offer FREE bike sizing/safety checks for the kids. Kids games, interactive displays & much more! Attendees can take part in the Strider Adventure Zone a safe & friendly environment that encourages kids 1 to 5 years old to explore mobility on two wheels. ... More >>
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Community Housing Fair
9:00AM 
The Community Reinvestment Group invites Champaign County residents to learn more about the possibilities of homeownership, particularly for those, who because of perceptions about homeownership or fiscal constraints, might feel they could never become a homeowner. Those attending will be able to visit participants' booths and discuss issues that are of interest to them. The home maintenance workshop will offer useful "how to" tips for new homeowners as well. This event is... More >>
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Spring Fling for our Troops
9:00AM 
Spring Fling for our Troops May 3rd 9am-4pm At the Fluid Event Center in Champaign, IL 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Come shop with 40 local vendors/crafters DJ Mystero for some entrainment while you shop. Live Auction by Barnyard Treasures at 1pm All Proceeds help local soldiers currently deployed and the Veterans at the Danville VA Please call Tina at 417-9590 if you have any questions. More >>
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Macon County Master Gardener Plant Sale
9:00AM 
Are You Ready to Plant? Do you need annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, or herbs to place in your garden, flower beds, or flowerpots? If so, join us at the annual University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Macon County Fairgrounds, Decatur. Hours for the event will be from 9:00am – 2:00pm. Offerings for the day include: a large selection of annuals, Master Gardener shared perennials, over 150 hosta varieties, vegeta... More >>
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Green Mill Village Music Festival
10:00AM 
The gateway of Amish Country announces its Green Mill Village and WIXY 100.3 FM Music Festival in historic Arcola, IL on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10a.m. to 10p.m. and Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at Green Mill Village. Located directly off of Interstate 57, at the Arcola exit, Green Mill Village will kick off the summer season with a free music festival with both indoor and outdoor stages! www.gmvdevelopment.com More >>
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Kids@Krannert
10:00AM 
Kids@Krannert opens the museum’s doors to hands-on fun for the entire family. Join us for a variety of art projects, family tours, demonstrations, and other exciting events. For children ages 3–8 and their families. Free Admission; $3 suggested donation Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, IL 61820 217.333.1861 kam.illinois.edu More >>
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Champaign Urbana Bike Sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Ch
10:00AM 
Hosted at Champaign Cycle in Champaign; bikes are accepted for sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity Champaign County. Take your used bike in good working condition to Champaign Cycle 506 S Country Fair Drive Champaign between Wednesday April 23 and 30. Come back and shop for a new/used bike on Saturday May 3rd between 10-5pm! For more information please email usedbikesale@champaigncycle.com 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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"Singin' In The Rain"
2:00PM 
The Judah Christian High School drama club presents "Singin' in the Rain," at 7 p.m. May 1, 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. May 3. Judah Christian School, 908 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 More >>
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Champaign Urbana Ballet presents: The Sleeping Beauty
2:00PM 
We all know the story of The Sleeping Beauty…the beautiful Princess Aurora, felled by a curse, saved by a fairy, awakened by true love’s kiss. But you’ve probably never seen it like this…a beautiful, colorful, royal, graceful, fairy tale ballet. Champaign Urbana Ballet – the creative artists who bring you The Nutcracker every December -- presents The Sleeping Beauty. Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm Sunday May 4 at 2:00 pm At The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Par... More >>
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Grand Opening of the new Leonhard Recreation Center
2:00PM 
Join us for the Grand Opening of the new Leonhard Recreation Center (2307 W Sangamon Drive, Champaign) on Saturday, May 3 from 2-5p. We will be offering tours of the facility, activities, inflatables, and demonstrations of various programs. There will also be giveaways while supplies last! Memberships are available for purchase now at any Champaign Park District facility that accepts registration. Visit ChampaignParkDistrict.com for more information! More >>
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I-Pan Steel Drum Band
3:00PM 
Immerse yourself in the sunny sounds of Trinidad and Tobago, performed on steel drums by students from the University of Illinois School of Music. For all ages. I-Pan is a student-run ensemble made up of members of the University of Illinois Steel Band, open to both music majors and non-music majors. The band primarily performs Calypso and Soca music, the native music of Trinidad and Tobago where the steel pan was invented. Members of I-Pan get a hands-on experience both w... More >>
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Juleps & Junior League
4:00PM 
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana (JLCU) will be holding the event Juleps and Junior League at Jupiters at the Crossing on Saturday, May 3 from 4pm – 7pm. The event will have a silent auction, off track betting, featured drinks such as mint juleps, 50/50 raffle and light appetizers. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 at www.juniorleaguecu.org/?nd=juleps2013 or at the door for $30. Derby attire is encouraged as there will be a “Best Hat” contest during the event... More >>
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MASQUERADE EVENT
6:00PM 
Fundraiser for Greater Is He Ministries (The Nest Women's Transitional Home and Homespun). At Heartland Grand Palace - 3253 N Brush College Rd, Decatur, IL 62521. Featuring appetizers by Nelson's, music by Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe, signature "Mocktails", live & silent auction, mystery envelopes, and photo zones!!! Tickets are now available. Many items for auction, including a guided bow fishing trip by Perry Twins Outdoors, 40ft yacht cruise w/meal and 10 friends, and jewe... More >>
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Coyote Explores the Earth, Sun & Moon
7:00PM 
William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College (http://www.parkland.edu/planetarium) New! Explore the relationships between the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our neighbors in space. His confusion makes us think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work as a system as we distinguish between myth and science. Examine how the Sun rises and sets and how... More >>
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Springfield Area Highland Games Promo
7:00PM 
May 3rd The Creek 1081 Jason Place, Chatham, IL 62629 with Exorna and the St. Andrew’s Society of Central Illinois Pipes and Drums and Celtic Dancers 7pm – 11pm More >>
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"Singin' In The Rain"
7:00PM 
The Judah Christian High School drama club presents "Singin' in the Rain," at 7 p.m. May 1, 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. May 3. Judah Christian School, 908 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 More >>
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Champaign Urbana Ballet presents: The Sleeping Beauty
7:30PM 
We all know the story of The Sleeping Beauty…the beautiful Princess Aurora, felled by a curse, saved by a fairy, awakened by true love’s kiss. But you’ve probably never seen it like this…a beautiful, colorful, royal, graceful, fairy tale ballet. Champaign Urbana Ballet – the creative artists who bring you The Nutcracker every December -- presents The Sleeping Beauty. Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm Sunday May 4 at 2:00 pm At The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Par... 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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CUAS Family Skywatch
9:00PM 
Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society under the stars for our monthly observatory open house! We utilize our 16-inch telescope to observe planets, star clusters, and the Moon. This event is free and open to all ages! Our observatory is located between Champaign and Sadorus along County Road 700E, 1.4 miles west of I-57 and 0.8 miles south of Monticello Rd. See a map here: https://goo.gl/maps/nNniS. This event lasts from 9-11pm. CUAS family skywatches are held m... 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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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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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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Voting for Photo Contest
8:00AM 
Come into the library to see photo submissions on display and vote for your favorite. Voting will be available all month. Winners announced on June 2nd. Tolono Public Library (217) 485-5558 More >>
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Mobile Mammography Van
8:00AM 
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center's Mobile Mammography Services will be at area county health departments, banks and other locations in May. The Mobile Mammography can helps provide mammograms to women who may not otherwise have access or be able to afford these life-saving preventive screens. Women who qualify will receive their mammograms free. The mobile mammography van is available to all women regardless of their financial status. Women with insurance that covers th... More >>
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Green Mill Village Music Festival
10:00AM 
The gateway of Amish Country announces its Green Mill Village and WIXY 100.3 FM Music Festival in historic Arcola, IL on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10a.m. to 10p.m. and Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at Green Mill Village. Located directly off of Interstate 57, at the Arcola exit, Green Mill Village will kick off the summer season with a free music festival with both indoor and outdoor stages! www.gmvdevelopment.com More >>
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Champaign Urbana Ballet presents: The Sleeping Beauty
2:00PM 
We all know the story of The Sleeping Beauty…the beautiful Princess Aurora, felled by a curse, saved by a fairy, awakened by true love’s kiss. But you’ve probably never seen it like this…a beautiful, colorful, royal, graceful, fairy tale ballet. Champaign Urbana Ballet – the creative artists who bring you The Nutcracker every December -- presents The Sleeping Beauty. Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm Sunday May 4 at 2:00 pm At The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Par... More >>
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Mutt Strutt 4A Cure
11:30AM 
Dog Show Cancer fundraiser at Kickapoo State Park. $10.00 registration per dog. 6 categories for completion. Over $500.00 in giveaway prizes. All proceeds go to Vermilion Co. cancer patients to offset financial burden of daily trips for treatment. More >>
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Springfield Area Highland Games Promo
4:00PM 
Sunday, May 4th at The Tilted Kilt 4111 Wabash Ave Springfield, IL 62711 With Exorna and St. Andrew’s Society of Central Illinois Pipes and Drums and Celtic Dancers 4pm – 7pm More >>
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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Home Team Banquet feat. Tim
6:00PM 
For more information please visit www.centralillinoisfca.org. To buy tickets for $25, please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/2014-central-illinois-fca-banquet-featuring-springfield-illinois-05-04-2014/event/07004C79D40EA40C?artistid=1789992&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=104 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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