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July 2015

July 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
  • 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 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 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
  • May 6, 2015 - September 16, 2015

    Homer Farmer's Market

    Every Wednesday from May 6th to September 16th, 5-7pm, you can find fresh produce, homemade treats, and handmade items for sale in downtown Homer.  A great way to eat healthy and support your local growers.  If you would like to participate please contact Susan Forsyth in the evenings at 896-8004, or email her at sforsyth75@gmail.com

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 500 E. Second St., Homer, IL
    Website: facebook.com/HomerFarmerMarket
  • May 21, 2015 - September 3, 2015

    Patio Play

    Join us for Patio Play at Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar every Thursday through September 3. Enjoy the beautiful weather with dinner and live music from local performers on our patio. Patio Play will take place every Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 1902 S 1st St, Champaign , IL
  • May 24, 2015 - August 30, 2015

    Sounds at Sunset

    Sundays from May 24 - August 30

    The Champaign Park District is coming to your neighborhood! This summer gather your friends, family, and neighbors as they host the Sounds of Sunset events throughout Champaign. Each events will include an array of activities such as live music, inflatables and more! Best of all – these events are free! Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments. 

    May 24: 6:30p-8p; Hessel Park; Big Bluestem String Band

    May 31:  6-8p; Robeson Park; Upshot

    Time: 6:30 pm
    Location: 1401 Grandview Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparks.org
  • May 26, 2015 - October 27, 2015

    Downtown Champaign Land Connection Farmers Market

    Tuesdays from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

    The Land Connection Champaign Farmers’ Market provides an opportunity for Champaign-area residents to purchase locally-produced fruit, vegetables, dairy, and baked goods. The Market takes place every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through October 27 in Parking Lot M at 310-330 N. Neil, in Champaign, Illinois. Shoppers will have the chance to buy all kinds of great food in season from a variety of local producers. The Market also provides an opportunity for people to buy great locally-produced food during the work week.

    Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: Neil and Main, Champaign, IL
    Website: thelandconnection.org
  • May 27, 2015 - September 16, 2015

    Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery Summer Farm Open House

    Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Want to visit the farm this summer? Can’t make the Saturday farmers’ markets and want to buy our cheese and gelato and some locally grown produce? Well, we have the solution for you. We host a farm open house-on-farm sale every Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 PM from mid May through early September. The first open house of 2015 is Wednesday, May 13th.

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Location: 4410 N. Lincoln Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: prairiefruits.com
  • May 28, 2015 - October 22, 2015

    Sustainable Student Farmers Market

    Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Shop local produce grown right here at the University of Illinois. The Sustainable Student Farm is a small scale vegetable farm operated within the Crop Sciences Department. Shop fresh seasonal produce on the quad! 

    Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: 1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL
    Website: thefarm.illinois.edu/
  • May 28, 2015 - August 20, 2015

    13 Thursdays in Campustown

    Thursday from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

    The Champaign Center Partnership is proud to once again make Thursdays your best day of the week with 13 Thursdays in Campustown all summer long. Enjoy great discounts every Thursday between graduation and the return of students in August. Participating businesses have rolled out the best deals you’ll find anywhere in CU! This year we are very excited to add live entertainment and activities to 13 Thursdays giving you even more reasons to visit Campustown, explore and return the following Thursdays! 

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 616 E. Green Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaigncenter.com
  • June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015

    Playscape Mondays

    Every Monday 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., June 1 through August 31

    Join us for Playscape Mondays, each Monday from June 1 to August 31! A naturalist will be on hand with exploratory tools and/or a live animal! Remember to dress to get dirty. FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or sclementz@ccfpd.org

    Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Location: Natural Playscape, Homer, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • June 13, 2015 - August 29, 2015

    Yoga in the Park

    Saturday at 9:00 a.m. — June 13-August 29 (excluding July 1)

    Come outside to experience the joy of yoga! Join the Urbana Park District, your community, and a variety of talented yoga instructors as we take to beautiful Meadowbrook Park for yoga in the open-air.

    Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Location: Vine Street and Windsor Road, Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanaparks.org
  • June 15, 2015 - August 24, 2015

    Museum Mondays at Lake of the Woods

    Every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Join us for Museum Mondays at the Museum of the Grand Prairie! Each Monday bring the kids out for an educational and hands-on activity. Each Monday focuses on a new and different topic, all of which have some connection to the museum. This is a great way to get out and spend time with other young folks during the summer! 

    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • June 25, 2015 - July 30, 2015

    Summer Swing Lessons & Dancing!

    It’s summer, a perfect time to try something new and fun! Come dance with us at the Illini Swing Society's FREE weekly Thursday night dances from 9-11 pm, starting June 25th (until July 30th)!
    No special shoes or partner needed. Try a class on June 25th for free for a taster.

    Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: 403 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL
  • June 26, 2015 - August 28, 2015

    Summer Prairie Skies

    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. Admission is $5 adults, $4 students, seniors, and children under 12.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: www2.parkland.edu/planetarium/index.html
  • July 7, 2015 - July 11, 2015

    Fisher Community Fair

    Events include:

    Car Show

    Commericial Building

    Truck & Tractor Show

    Lawn Mower Demo Derby

    5K Run/Walk

    Livestock Judging Shows

    Time: (All day)
    Fisher, IL
  • July 7, 2015

    Growing Up Wild

    Call of the Wild: This program is for preschoolers age 2-6 to learn as we play in nature! What’s the difference between your cat at home and a cougar outside? How does a coyote act compared to your dog? We’ll explore what makes a wild animal wild, and what makes a pet a pet! This is a chance for parents/grandparents to actively engage with children as they experience the natural world. Dress for the weather, as we will be outdoors for the entire program. $5 per child. Register by: July 3; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • July 7, 2015

    Sounds at Sunset

    Featured Group; Sun Stereo

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 1134 Sterling Dr., Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparks.com
  • July 7, 2015

    C-U Comedy Showcase

    Time: 8:00 pm
    Champaign, IL
    Website: http://www.cucomedy.com/
  • July 8, 2015

    Summer in the Schoolhouse

    Travel back to the 19th century and experience what going to school was like with our time-travelling school marm! Much different than today, school children in the late 19th century shared a one-room school house with all other grades, and had only one teacher! Learn interesting facts or try your hand at arithmetic – you might find that school today is not so different. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or kriopelle@ccfpd.or

    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: 109 S. Lake of the Woods Rd., Mahomet, IL
    Website: ccpfd.org
  • July 8, 2015

    Neighborhood Nights - Crestview Park

    Join your fellow music lovers at these free outdoor concerts. The July 8 concert features Classic, Country and Roots Rock from Riders of the Golden Maize.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 1802 S. Cottage Grove, Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanaparks.org
  • July 8, 2015

    C-U Comedy Showcase

    Time: 8:00 pm
    Champaign, IL
    Website: http://www.cucomedy.com/
  • July 9, 2015 - July 12, 2015

    2015 Historic Farm Days

    Relive historic farming days at this annual four-day event. Plow and tillage field demonstrations, model gas and steam engines, horse and tractor demos, daily antique tractor pulls and country cooking you won’t want to miss. 

    This year, celebrate Jonh Deere & Chevrolet with special displays. Tractor pulls and fireworks happen on Saturday night, with parades and field demonstrations daily!

    Time: (All day)
    Penfield, IL
    Website: www.antiquefarm.org/
  • July 9, 2015

    TechMix! at Spinlight

    At this TechMix!

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 3356 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaigncountyedc.org/events
  • July 9, 2015

    Summer Quad Cinema Series: Furious 7

    Come out to the Main Quad for a free screening of Furious 7! Bring a blanket or lawn chair!

    Time: 9:00 pm
    Urbana, IL
    Website: union.illinois.edu/
  • July 10, 2015 - July 19, 2015

    The Fantaskticks

    Bah Humbug Productions will present The Fantasticks, the world's longest running musical, at Parkland College's Second Stage Theatre on July 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 and July 12, 18, 19 at 3:00.  Ticket prices are Adults - $15, Seniors/Students - $12, Youth - $10 and are available at www.bahhumbug.biz or 217-621-8276.  This show is appropriate for ages 10 and above.  

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: www.bahhumbug.biz/
  • July 10, 2015

    Allerton Blues

    Join us for a summer evening at Allerton Park during their Allerton Park Concert Series presented by U of I Employees Credit Union! This month's concert will feature Candy Foster and Shades of Blue. 

    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 515 Old Timber Road , Monticello , IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu/
  • July 10, 2015

    C-U Outdoors Club Letterboxing Adventure

    Learn to letterbox. No sparring or gloves in this kind of boxing. It's a scavenger hunt of sorts...and it's free!

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2808 S. Race St., Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanaparks.org
  • July 10, 2015

    C-U Comedy Showcase

    Time: 9:00 pm
    Urbana, IL
    Website: http://www.cucomedy.com/
  • July 11, 2015

    Canoeing for Beginners

    Never been in a canoe before? This program is the place to start! After learning the basics of canoeing and water safety, you will be a part of a canoe caravan around Homer Lake. We will explore the animals and plants of the water while practicing your canoeing skills. All equipment will be provided; please bring sunscreen and water to drink. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old; an adult must accompany children under 18. Space is limited so please register early. $8 per person, or $4 if you bring your own canoe. Registration by phone required: (217) 896-2455.

    Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd., Homer, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • July 11, 2015

    Book Sale at Cross Road Corner Consignment

    Please join M.C. McNellis for a BOOK SALE at Cross Road Consignment in Champaign, IL Saturday, July 11 at 11AM to 2PM.

    Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: 723 S Neil St #103, Champaign, IL
  • July 11, 2015 - July 12, 2015

    Champaign Music Festival

    The 2015 Champaign Music Festival (formerly Mariposa Music Festival) will feature nationally-recognized musicians playing amazing music in the heart of Downtown Champaign.  Join us for an exciting evening of live music by Smash Mouth & Toad the Wet Sprocket and enjoy food and beverages from local restaurants.  Come ready to rock at this outstanding and FREE summer event!

    Time: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Website: champaignparks.com/champaign-music-festival/
  • July 11, 2015

    Run, Forrest, Run

    Chicago's Top 90s Cover Band Run Forrest Run pays tribute to the look and sound of the 90's, a time when slap bracelets were still cool...

    Time: 8:00 pm
    Location: 505 S. Chestnut, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.fatcitybarandgrill.com/live-music-calendar
  • July 12, 2015

    Thai Yoga Massage Playshop

    Thai Yoga Massage Playshop
    (It is so much fun, we can’t call it a workshop!)
    With Mary Wolters

    Sunday July 12, 2015
    1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    The Living Yoga Center
    212 South First Street
    Champaign IL 61820

    (217) 351-8359
    livingyogacenter.net

    “Lazy Man’s Yoga”, as it is referred to in Thailand, is a form of partner yoga that combines gentle stretching, acupressure, and breath work in one beautiful and meditative experience. The effects include more energy and a deep sense of relaxation.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Location: 212 South First Street, Champaign, IL
  • July 12, 2015

    Summer Garden Concert Series

    Join us for music in the garden, surrounded by the beautiful blooms of the season! Relax and groove to the Brazilian funk music of Los Guapos, while enjoying refreshments from local vendors. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the restoration of the Mabery-Gelvin Botanical Garden! FREE! For more info: (217) 586-2612 or kriopelle@ccfpd.org

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • July 15, 2015

    Neighborhood Nights - Carle Park

    Join your fellow music lovers at these free outdoor concerts. The July 15 concert features Rock music from Crazy Johnny.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanaparks.org
  • July 16, 2015 - July 19, 2015

    Off the Wall Event - Larry Kanfer Gallery

    See Larry Kanfer’s new Vintage photography collection, get a sneak peak of the 2016 calendars, talk with the artist and take home your favorites. Artwork from all the collections – Prairiescapes, International, University of Illinois, Abstracts and more will be available. Get your Larry Kanfer artwork off the walls before they’re gone! Thursday 7/17 – Saturday 7/18, 10am – 5:30pm, Sunday 7/19, 12pm – 4pm.
    Larry Kanfer Gallery
    2503 S Neil, Champaign
    www.kanfer.com
    gallery@kanfer.com
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    Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Location: 2503 S Neil St, Champaign, IL
    Website: kanfer.com
  • July 16, 2015

    Local Flavors 2015 Dinner at Hendrick House

    Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2015! Participating restaurants will prepare a fresh, seasonal meal with produce sourced from local farmers. One lunch and one dinner will be held each month, June through October, at different restaurants across Champaign-Urbana. Fresh, Healthy, Delicious, Good for you, Good for the Community, and Good for the Environment.

    For more information visit http://www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org/ or contact Molly Gleason at 217-528-1563, molly@ilstewards.org

    Time: 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 904 W Green St, Urbana, IL, IL
  • July 16, 2015

    Mulan Jr. presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre

    Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the Army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Disney’s Mulan Jr is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. The score includes favorites like ‘Reflection’, ‘Honor to Us All’, and ‘I’ll Make A Man Out of You’.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 913 Cresent Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org/event/mulan-jr-presented-by-champaign-park-district-youth-theatre/
  • July 17, 2015

    Outside at Research Park

    Outside at Research Park is a partnership between the Research Park, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and Fox/Atkins Development, LLC to present a series of summer concerts in a welcoming, eco-friendly public venue featuring tempting food and beverage options. Outside at the Research Park is held just southwest of State Farm Center on First Street in the Research Park. Parking is available in the lot south of the Caterpillar building at 1901 South First Street

    Time: 6:30 pm
    Location: 1901 South First Street,
    Website: researchpark.illinois.edu/events/outside-at-research-park
  • July 17, 2015

    Mark Chesnutt

    Fat City Bar and Grill is proud to welcome MARK CHESNUTT to The City Center entertainment venue!!! With more than 9,000 square feet of space, a VIP Mezzanine level, the 3,700 square foot indoor bar and close to 2,000 square feet of beer garden between the buildings, this will be a night where 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing!'

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 505 S. Chestnut, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.fatcitybarandgrill.com/live-music-calendar
  • July 17, 2015

    Who Glows There?

    Have you ever watched a swarm of fireflies sparkling in the summer night sky and wondered how they glow? Fireflies use a chemical process called bioluminescence to produce their own light. In this program, we’ll learn about how that process works, what other organisms create their own light, and why they need to shine to survive! $2 per person; children 2 and under are FREE. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • July 18, 2015

    SunDowners Car Club Tatman's Towing Car Show

    Registration begins at 10 a.m. until Noon, $10 fee if interested in joining and being judged.

    Show runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Judged Show for Top 10 Awards

    Entertainment from Tons of Fun band beginning at 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

    Food available too, so come out and have a great time with live music and great cars and friends!!!!

    50/50 drawing included.

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 810 Perkins Road, Urbana, IL
    Website: tatmanstowing.com
  • July 18, 2015

    Meet the Animals

    Stop by anytime between 1pm-4pm to see live animals brought by Scovill Zoo’s Mobile Zoo, including small mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-1268 or campnaturalist@ccfpd.org

    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: 3433 County Road 2700 E., Penfield, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • July 18, 2015 - July 19, 2015

    Le Chateau de La Voix-Le Jardi

    Celebrate the arts and music, and this fun family-friendly event.

    Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: arboretum.illinois.edu/
  • July 18, 2015

    PechaKucha Volume 18

    Volume 14 of this exuberant showcase for local creativity guarantees insightful thinking, quick takes on a broad range of topics, unbridled enthusiasm, and ideas to spur your imagination. Converge at CUDO’s PechaKucha Night to share in an evening of innovative presentations. 

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.pechakucha.org/cities/champaign-urbana
  • July 19, 2015

    Champaign Fire Department 150th Anniversary Parade & Muster

    The Champaign Fire Department turns 150 on July 8, 2015, and everyone is invited to help us celebrate with a day of family fun at a Parade and Musteron Sunday, July 19th. 

    Parade

    Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: Walnut & Washington,
    Website: ci.champaign.il.us/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Fire-Muster-Poster-facebooktwitter.jpg
  • July 19, 2015

    Story Time at Meatheads

    Please join M.C. McNellis and Jane Addams Book Shop for Story Time at Meatheads Burgers & Fries in Champaign, IL Sunday, July 19 at 1PM.

    McNellis will be reading her newest book in her creative nonfiction series, Platypus Parallel. A signing and her four other books will also be available.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
    Location: 1305 S Neil St, Champaign, IL
  • July 19, 2015

    5th Annual Cardboard Cup Race

    Ages 8+, children under age 12 must have an adult in the boat

    Whether you’re a bonafide landlubber or a pirate king – Sholem’s cardboard boat race is just the thing! This hilarious event is a great way to show off your engineering prowess…or your swimming skills! So gather your crew and create your craft using only cardboard, duct tape and rubber cement. Parents – what a great opportunity to show your kids that physics and engineering are fun and exciting!

    Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: 2307 Sangamon Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparks.org
  • July 22, 2015

    Neighborhood Nights - Victory Park

    Join your fellow music lovers at these free outdoor concerts. The July 22 concert features Dixieland Jazz from DR Dixie Band.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanaparks.org
  • July 22, 2015

    The Pajama Game

    The Pajama Game is part of the Youth Summer Theatre program for the Urbana Park District. Enjoy this year's performance at the Harold and Jean Miner Theatre at Parkland College.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: urbanaparks.org
  • July 23, 2015

    Summer Quad Cinema Series: Avengers Age of Ultron

    Come out to the Main Quad for a free viewing of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair!

    Time: 9:00 pm
    Champaign, IL
    Website: http://union.illinois.edu/
  • July 24, 2015 - August 1, 2015

    2015 Champaign County Fair

     

    FRIDAY, JULY 24:  
    GRANDSTAND - STOCK CAR RACING

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1302 N. Coler Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.champaigncountyfair.cc/
  • July 24, 2015

    The Swon Brothers

    Fat City Bar and Grill is proud to welcome THE SWON BROTHERS to The City Center entertainment venue!!! With more than 9,000 square feet of space, a VIP Mezzanine level, the 3,700 square foot indoor bar and close to 2,000 square feet of beer garden between the buildings, we will be partying 'Later On!'

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 505 S. Chestnut, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.fatcitybarandgrill.com/live-music-calendar
  • July 25, 2015

    CUAS Family Skywatch

    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.

    Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: County Rd 700 E, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.cuas.org
  • July 25, 2015

    CUAS Family Skywatch

    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.

    Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: County Rd 700 E, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.cuas.org
  • July 25, 2015

    90's Daughter, X-Krush First Gig Rock Show

    First Gig Rock Camp ROCK Concert featuring 90's Daughter, X-Krush and many more to be announced

    Time: 9:00 pm
    Location: 505 S. Chestnut, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.fatcitybarandgrill.com/live-music-calendar
  • July 26, 2015

    Cunningham Children's Home 120th Anniversary & Homecoming Celebration

    Cunningham welcomes home all of our alumni and supporters every 5 years. Join us for this joyous event celebrating our past, present, and future!

    Save the Date!

    120th Anniversary & Homecoming Celebration

    Sunday, July 26th at Cunningham Children's Home campus in Urbana, Illinois

    11 am – 1 pm - Alumni Event including plenty of time to reconnect with friends and staff as well as brunch, tours, and a brief program.

    1 pm - 4 pm - Community Open House including a panel discussion, tours, and time to visit with old and new friends.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: 1301 North Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, IL
  • July 26, 2015

    Sounds at Sunset

    Featured Group: Elsinore

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 207 E. Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparks.com

July 2015