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May 2015

May 2015

  • March 6, 2013 - December 31, 2015

    Animal Encounters at the Orpheum

    Wednesdays & FridaysCome learn about the Orpheum’s animals! The Orpheum Education Team will talk to visitors about our animals, followed by an animal feeding time. Participants will take a closer look at our aquatic turtles, land turtle, bearded dragons, and corn snake. 

    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 346 N. Neil St, Champaign , IL
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • March 17, 2014 - May 6, 2015

    World War I with America's March King

    John Philip Sousa and his band joined Charles Dillingham’s extravagant Broadway-style revue, Hip! Hip! Hooray!, for its opening in New York’s Hippodrome on September 30, 1915 and performed two concerts, with the exception of Sundays, daily until June 3, 1916. Dillingham’s spectacular included an elephant show, high wire acts, theatrical ice skating, flower ladders, and comedic and vaudeville routines.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Bldg., Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa
  • May 18, 2014 - May 31, 2015

    CU Sunday Market

    Every Sunday

    Come out and shop from local farmers and vendors. Shopping, Music and food. 8am-4pm (EVERY Sunday, year round) Where: Fluid Event Center 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, IL

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • July 1, 2014 - June 24, 2016

    Pogo Studio: Capturing the Sounds of the Champaign-Urbana Music Scene 1985-2014

    Pogo Studio was established in downtown Champaign, IL, in 1985 and quickly earned local, regional and national recognition for its finely crafted recordings and its owner’s easy-going nature.  The studio remained a fixture of the community’s music scene and a valuable resource for regional recording artists for nearly thirty years. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • August 19, 2014 - August 3, 2015

    Professor Harding and the Illinois Bands During WWI

    As war enveloped much of Western Europe in 1914 and 1915 our country struggled to justify its involvement in this conflict and our national leaders overwhelmingly favored peaceful negotiation as the only logical way to end Europe’s war.  However by 1916 Germany’s military had devastated large portions of Belgium and France, and presented a serious threat to Great Britain as well as commercial shipping across the north Atlantic. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • October 27, 2014 - September 25, 2015

    Many Voices: The Great War in America's Songs

    When World War I began in 1914 the United States proclaimed that it would follow a policy of strict neutrality “in thought and deed,” and President Wilson firmly believed that peace was the only course of action needed to resolve the European conflict. Many Americans felt the same way, but as the war’s atrocities, both fictional and real, were publicized, some politicians and military leaders began to voice their support for military intervention.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Bldg., 1103 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa
  • January 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015

    East Meets Midwest: The Dawn of the China-Illinois Educational Exchange

    For over a century, the University of Illinois has played a leading role in the promotion of educational exchange with China. UI President Edmund James was a leader in the movement to open US universities to Chinese students in 1906, when US policy toward China was very restrictive in this area. This exhibit tells the story of how James’ vision led the University of Illinois to become one of the most significant destinations for Chinese students during the early decades of the 20th century.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Artists Including Me: William Wegman

    Originally a painter, contemporary artist William Wegman became well known for photographs of his Weimaraners. Categorized as a minimalist and conceptual artist, his works often times suggest a surrealist absurdity. Throughout his career, Wegman experimented with different media—video, photography, drawing, and painting—and over the years these four types of media have converged.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | MetaModern

    Modernist design, that radical and iconoclastic break with the past, is now itself a thing of the past. Perhaps sufficiently so that over the last few years, artists have been treating modernist designs as icons themselves, and incorporating them—sometimes literally and often conceptually—into their own work. These recombinations and modifications result in an entirely unique mix: a meta-modernism in which the original source is changed, self-referential, abstracted.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Speculative Visions of Pragmatic Architectures

    The university’s faculty within the detail+FABRICATION Program of The Illinois School of Architecture are exploring the role of fabrication and making. Rather than privileging finished products, objects, or built work, these designers are placing an increased focus on the process of making as a means for surveying alternative outcomes.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Versions and Revisions

    Meant as a complement to both "MetaModern" and "Artists Including Me: William Wegman", this exhibition displays works from the permanent collection that directly reference canonical works of art, specific artists, and art historical styles. Some artists convey a sense of adoration for their subject—playfully or with great reverence—while others use their works to critique society, religion, or even the art historical canon.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • February 11, 2015 - January 15, 2016

    The Red Cross: A Soldier’s Best Friend

    Clara Barton, who earned recognition as the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her humanitarian service during America’s Civil War, founded the American Red Cross in May 1881 as an associate relief organization of the International Committee of the Red Cross Organization.  However, unlike its international associate, the American Red Cross devoted most of its early service efforts to provide relief for those individuals from the United States affected by natural disasters, such as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.  During Americ

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1103 South 6th Street, Urbana, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/
  • February 17, 2015 - August 1, 2015

    South Asian Seams: Quilts from India, Pakistan & Bangladesh

    Quiltmaking is an integral and vital part of South Asian culture. Much the same as here in the West, quilts serve both functional and symbolic purposes. They provide warmth as well as a comfortable place to sit; and they also commemorate special occasions and tell the stories of the lives of their makers. The seams that bring together different pieces of fabric in a quilt also represent the seams that bring together this vast region—its people, its cultures, and its shared tradition of extraordinary textiles.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • March 5, 2015 - May 21, 2015

    Japan House Tea Ceremony

    Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.

    Join us for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Chado, or the Way of Tea, is one of the most ancient and revered arts of Japan. During the ceremony, you will be served a bowl of matcha tea and a Japanese sweet.

    Reservations are recommended because we sometimes sell out. Call with your credit card information in order to make a reservation. Refunds will be given if you cancel the day before the ceremony (by Wednesday at 3:00 for a Thursday tea, and by Friday at noon before a Saturday tea).

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.illinois.edu
  • March 31, 2015 - December 31, 2015

    Orpheum Toddler Tuesday

    Every TuesdayCome join the fun with activities for toddlers that provide an opportunity to work on developing language, cognitive, and social skills.

    Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Location: 346 North Neil , Downtown Champaign , IL 61820, IL
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • April 14, 2015 - May 14, 2015

    [Art @ Y] "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" an Smithsonian traveling exhibition

    Come and see the Exhibition “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” produced by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

    Duration: "IndiVisible" remains on view through May 14, 2015 and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.
    Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

    Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
    Website: universityymca.org/
  • April 17, 2015 - May 14, 2015

    [Art @ Y] "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" an Smithsonian traveling exhibition

    Come and see the Exhibition “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” produced by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

    Duration: "IndiVisible" remains on view through May 14, 2015 and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.
    Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
    Website: universityymca.org/
  • April 24, 2015 - May 15, 2015

    Free Afternoon Yoga @ Krannert Art Museum

    Fridays at 12:00 p.m.

    Krannert Art Museum provides weekly opportunities to practice yoga: one exclusively for museum members and one open to the public.

    These classes introduce participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga: seated and standing poses (asanas), breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and participants should bring their own yoga mats and wear comfortable clothing.

    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 500 E Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: kam.illinois.edu/
  • April 25, 2015 - May 16, 2015

    Yoga for Kids on the Farm

    Yogakids on the Farm is a series of fun classes centered around yoga and other healthy life activities with elements of nutrition and wellness education.

    YogaKids on the Farm blends the benefits of yoga to children with the education and therapeutic benefits of connecting to nature by hiking,  interacting with farm animals, gardening, and other enriching farm based experiences. We also include art and craft projects in our programs.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 1062 County Road 2125 E, Sidney , IL
    Website: yogaforkidsonthefarm.com/
  • April 29, 2015 - May 27, 2015

    C-U Comedy presents Stand-Up

    Every Wednesday Night at 8:00 p.m. at SOMA Ultralounge

    Every Wed Night C-U Comedy runs the Weekly Stand Up Showcase featuring performers from Comedy Clubs and Showcase Shows. The best part: There is no cover charge! 

    Time: 8:00 pm
    Location: 320 N Neil St, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.cucomedy.com/
  • May 4, 2015 - May 28, 2015

    Spring Used Book Sale

    The St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library, 201 N Third, St. Joseph, IL 61873 announces its Spring Used Book Sale. The book sale will begin Monday, May 4th and will end Thursday, May 28th. 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 and picture books. There will also be DVDs, videos, audiobooks and large print books.

    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: 201 N. Third, St. Joseph, IL
  • May 6, 2015

    Champaign Police Department Community Meeting

    The Champaign Police Department wants and needs your feedback! We welcome our citizens, from youth to senior, to joint in the discussion around CPD’s action plans for success.

    The mission of the Champaign Police Department is to serve our public by the unwavering protection of all citizens, through unconditional respect and collaborative efforts with our community.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 804 N Fifth Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: ci.champaign.il.us/departments/police/
  • May 6, 2015

    UI Symphony Orchestra

    The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of works on this concert.

    The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.org
  • May 7, 2015

    The King and I

    CPD Youth Theatre teams up again with the Virginia Theatre to offer patrons a classic musical, cast entirely with young actors! The original production was one of the top 5 longest running plays in Broadway history.

    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • May 7, 2015

    LinkUP Networking Mixer for Today's Professionals

    LinkUP is Champaign-Urbana's fastest growing after work mixer for today's professionals taking place every first Thursday of the month at Boltini Lounge. 
    211 N. Neil St.
    Downtown Champaign
    No Cover
    Drink Specials 
    Complimentary Food 
    Notable DJ 
    Giveaways

    Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: 211 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL
  • May 7, 2015

    Meet Author Jim Aylesworth

    Join us for an evening with picture book author Jim Aylesworth. Jim tells his stories with generous doses of loud sounds, rhythms and rhymes. Jim Aylesworth has over 20 books to his credit, the most recent being �My Grandfather�s Coat� (Scholastic, 2014.) Jim's books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. For grades K-2. Library: Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green Street , Champaign, IL
    Website: ci.champaign.il.us
  • May 9, 2015

    Grand Prairie Friends is having a Native Plant Sale

    There will be dozens of prairie plants along with additional woodland species and herbs for sale at reasonable prices. Native plants provide important sources of nectar and food for native insects and other wildlife, including bees and the Monarch butterfly, whose populations are threatened. Volunteers will be available to help you choose a variety of plants for various habitat types. For a plant list and more information visit: http://grandprairiefriends.org/plantsale.php.

    Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: 201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
    Website: grandprairiefriends.org/plantsale.php
  • May 9, 2015

    Champaign-Urbana Herb Society Annual Herb Plant Sale

    The Champaign-Urbana Herb Society will hold its annual Herb Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9, inside Lincoln Square.

    Herb Plant Sale
    Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (or until sellout)
    Inside Lincoln Square, Urbana

    Our annual plant sale, offering a wide variety of herbs, is our only fundraising event and has become a much anticipated community tradition. All proceeds from the plant sale will go towards book donations to area libraries, mini-grants to schools, and to our educational public herb garden at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana.

    Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: 201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
    Website: cuherbsociety.org/plantsale/plantsale2015.html
  • May 9, 2015

    Malas & Mantras

    Malas & Mantras

    With Maggie Taylor

    Please join us for a delightful Saturday afternoon of crafting, conversation and a bit of singing meditation. Learn how to make your own Mala necklace to use for meditation (or just because this beaded bling is beautiful!)

    Maggie will provide all of the tools and supplies needed for the workshop. If you have your own special beads you'd like to use, feel free to bring them too. There will be a brief overview of the history of Mala beads and a chance to try some of the simple meditation techniques using the Malas.

    $40 per person

    Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Location: 212 South First Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.heartsopening53.eventbrite.com
  • May 11, 2015 - May 22, 2015

    Dump & Run: A Community Recycling Program

    YOUR STUFF. OUR CAUSE.
    Dump & Run: A Community Recycling Program
    To Benefit Cause-Driven Leadership Development

    Moving out? Doing some spring cleaning? Bring your stuff to the University YMCA during the Y’s Dump & Run: May Collection Days.

    Now in it’s 14th year, the University YMCA’s Dump & Run Community Recycling Program collects and sells several semi-trailers worth of reusable, quality goods out of Champaign-Urbana's dumpsters and landfills each year.

    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.universityymca.org/dump_and_run/
  • May 14, 2015

    Dump & Run: Collections Happening Until 7pm today!

    YOUR STUFF. OUR CAUSE.
    Dump & Run: A Community Recycling Program
    To Benefit the University YMCA, For Cause-Driven Leadership

    Moving out? Doing some spring cleaning? Bring your stuff to the University YMCA during the Y’s Dump & Run: May Collection Days.

    -Recycle your stuff for one great cause!
    -Keep reusable items out of the landfills
    -Provide quality items to people at low cost at The BIG Sale on August 22 & 23!

    May Collection Days:
    Monday-Wednesday: May 11-13 from 9am to 4pm
    Thursday: May 14 from 9am to 7pm
    Friday & Saturday: May 15 & 16 from 9am to 4pm

    Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.universityymca.org/dump_and_run/
  • May 14, 2015 - May 16, 2015

    Multi Parish Garage Sale

    Youth Group Multi-Parish Garage Sale @ St. Mary's Church Hall, Pesotum (1247 CO Rd 200 N) Thursday May 14th 12:00 pm--6:00 pm Friday May 15th 8:00 am--6:00 pm Saturday May 16th 8:00 am--2:00 pm (½ price day) *Tools *Furniture *Housewares *Small Appliances *Home Decor *Baby/Children's Items *Games/Toys *Clothing & Accessories *Books *** All proceeds will be in support of the youth group mission trip to Davison, MI. in July.***

    Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: 1247 County Rd 200 N, Pesotum, IL
  • May 14, 2015

    Champaign Police Department Community Meeting

    The Champaign Police Department wants and needs your feedback! We welcome our citizens, from youth to senior, to joint in the discussion around CPD’s action plans for success.

    The mission of the Champaign Police Department is to serve our public by the unwavering protection of all citizens, through unconditional respect and collaborative efforts with our community.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: ci.champaign.il.us/departments/police/
  • May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015

    Earth Living Skills Workshop

    Go beyond surviving and learn long-term outdoor living skills in this 3-day workshop, taught by lead instructors from the Wild Nature Project (wildnatureproject.com). This is an exciting class with lots of hands-on practice in essential skills. Participants will learn basketry, moccasin-making, flint knapping and stone tools, long-term primitive cooking, fire making skills, making jerky and pemmican, and medicinal plant uses. Space is limited; adults only Fee: $195; camping at the Burr Oak Group Camp included.

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Camp ground, Mahomet, IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • May 15, 2015

    Roots Walk

    Listen to live, local roots, folk and Americana music while strolling past the mature trees of our oldest park. This sunset event brought to you by The Urbana Park District and the C-U Folk and Roots Festival will have a selection of soloists and small combos scattered along the walks of Crystal Lake Park. Parking is available at the Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center; the musicians will be centered around the North Woods Pavilion. Rain date is scheduled for the following night in the case of inclement weather.

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanaparks.org
  • May 16, 2015

    7th Annual Bird Migration Festival

    Bring your family and friends to Homer Lake to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and experience the sensations of spring! During the mist netting demonstration, we will have the chance to see live birds up close. At the main event, we will have live raptors, crafts, hikes and more. There will be live entertainment from 2-3pm. FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org

     

    Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Salt Fork Center, Homer, IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • May 17, 2015

    Historical Archaeology Lecture

    Discovering Late Victorian East St. Louis: Urban Archaeology and the New Mississippi River Bridge Project - Presenter: Claire Dappert, Illinois State Archaeological Survey Between 2009 and 2012, teams of archaeologists from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) conducted large-scale excavations in East St. Louis as part of the New Mississippi River Bridge Project. The recovered artifacts and information, combined with archival research, are yielding new insights into the history of East St.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Museum of the Grand Prairie, Mahomet, IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • May 20, 2015

    Champaign Police Department Community Meeting

    The Champaign Police Department wants and needs your feedback! We welcome our citizens, from youth to senior, to joint in the discussion around CPD’s action plans for success.

    The mission of the Champaign Police Department is to serve our public by the unwavering protection of all citizens, through unconditional respect and collaborative efforts with our community.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 2001 Garden Hills Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: ci.champaign.il.us/departments/police/
  • May 27, 2015

    Neighborhood Nights

    Join your fellow music lovers at these free outdoor concerts. We feature great LOCAL bands playing the very best mix of music from 70s rock to bluegrass to the blues. Many of the shows are held at neighborhood parks that are hidden gems; come check us out! Bring your lawn chair or even a picnic dinner and spend the evening with us.

    Each Neighborhood Night features the very best local musicians, free popcorn and lemonade and fun activities.

    May 27 Big Creek Guitar Band, Larson Park
    June 3 Painkillers, Anita Purves Nature Center
    June 17 Pet Roxx, South Ridge Park

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanaparks.org
  • May 29, 2015

    A Garden Party: Allerton Park & Retreat Dinner Fundraiser

    Come out for A Garden Party and spend a Spring evening in the Allerton gardens! On Friday, May 29th, enjoy live music and the sights and smells of the blooming Peony Garden, followed by a silent auction and dinner in the meadow.

    Festive garden party attire encouraged. The event will be held rain or shine!

    Tickets are $100 and must be purchased by May 21. Tickets are available online or by calling 217.333.3287. Includes dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Cash bar available.

    All proceeds will go towards the ongoing care and maintenance of Allerton’s gardens.

    Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Location: 515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello, IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu
  • May 30, 2015

    Playing It Safe

    Grab your sunscreen and bring your family out to Playing It Safe – Saturday, May 30, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. This free safety event, sponsored by Carle and Safe Kids Champaign County, features more than 40 interactive learning stations that focus on safety awareness for the entire family, including:
    • Child safety and seat fit check
    • Driveway blind spot education
    • Bus, railroad and car safety
    • Work zone safety
    • Water safety
    • Bike safety, bike inspection and bike helmet sales
    • Medical helicopter, ambulance and fire truck tours

    Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: 1302 N Coler Ave, Urbana, IL, IL
    Website: carle.org/playingitsafe

May 2015