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March 2015

March 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: 2:00 pm - 3:00 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 16, 2015 - May 5, 2015

    "Prairie Skies"

    Every Friday

    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. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, and children under 12, all at the door. No shows on February 6, March 6, March 27 and April 3.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • January 17, 2015 - March 8, 2015

    "Zula Patrol: Down to Earth"

    Saturdays

    While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been travelling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash. The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her, before her actions cause catastrophic consequences. In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, and children under 12, all at the door.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • 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 | 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
  • 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
  • February 5, 2015 - March 8, 2015

    North Korea: A Personal View Art Exhibit

    North Korea: A Personal View illustrates the lives of people who inhabit one of the most secluded societies on the planet: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Many of the aspects of this environment are stark opposites. The harsh living conditions and rigid expectations contrast with the warm and friendly people who live there.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1401 W. Green St. , Urbana, IL
    Website: www.facebook.com/illiniunion
  • February 9, 2015 - March 31, 2015

    Presently Absent: Paintings by Tom Berenz

    Tom Berenz is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Berenz has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA from Northern Illinois University, and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Berenz blurs the lines between realism and abstraction, beauty and horror, devastation and the sublime. He uses the disaster motif as a metaphor to create conversations about personal, sociopolitical, environmental and ideological issues.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 2400W Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: artgallery.parkland.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
  • February 18, 2015 - March 25, 2015

    Around the World Wednesdays

    Every Wednesday

    Through March 25 Parents and kids! Create, play, and learn together through crafts and activities from around the world in the Zahn Learning Center. Cost: $2.00 per crafter requested.

    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.spurlock.illinois.edu/
  • February 20, 2015 - March 20, 2015

    Friday Night Films at the Illini Union

    Every Friday, 7:00 p.m.

    Enjoy a great film, every friday at the Illini Union! The films rotate each week, bringing you a compilation of your favorite flicks, new and old. 

    For an up-to-date list of what movies are playing this weekend, please click here to visit the Illini Union website. 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL
    Website: union.illinois.edu/~/media/Sites/Union/Images/Feature%20Slides/IUB/IUB_FilmSeries_March_Web.ashx
  • February 27, 2015 - March 15, 2015

    Hatch: A Creative Re-Use Art Festival

    What happens when you mix artists with unwanted materials destined for the landfill? You get Hatch, a Creative Re-Use Art Festival from the I.D.E.A. Store in Champaign, a marketplace of ideas from recycled materials. In its third year, the event will kick off with a “Trashion” Show on February 27, 2015, where designers use only recycled materials to make the latest in fashion.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 28 E. Springfield Avenue,
    Website: the-idea-store.org
  • February 27, 2015 - April 10, 2015

    [Art @ the Y] Exhibition "HERstory" by CJ McCarrick

    Please come and see the exhibition "HERstory", new work by CJ McCarrick.
    Duration: HERstory is on view in the Y's Murphy Gallery through April 10, 2015.
    Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
    Where: Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL (Corner of Wright & Chalmers)
    Cost: Free and open to the public

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
  • February 28, 2015 - March 14, 2015

    Hatch Art Exhibition

    EXHIBITION HOURS:

    11 am – 5 pm Saturdays
    1 – 5 pm Sundays
    6 – 8 pm Monday – Friday

    Free and open to the public

    Click to see artists accepted into into the 2015 Exhibition: http://abouthatch.org/hatch-2015-art-exhibition/

    Time: 7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: 9 E. University Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: abouthatch.org/hatch-2015-art-exhibition/
  • March 3, 2015

    Growing Up Wild: Sensational Senses

    This program is for preschoolers age 2-6 to learn as we play in nature! We’ll use all five of our senses to explore the outdoors! 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: February 27; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Museum Education Center, Mahomet, IL
    Website: www.museumofthegrandprairie.org/
  • March 3, 2015

    Innovation Celebration 2015

    Risk takers and creative thinkers are honored at this annual gathering. The Innovation Celebration unites the University of Illinois, Parkland College, and the community to recognize important entrepreneurial contributions in Champaign County.

    Time: 5:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 3, 2015

    Intro to Regional Chinese Cooking Workshop @ Japan House

    Join us for the cooking workshop titled North, South, East. West: An Introduction to Regional Chinese Cooking. David Mungenast, former student of Prof. Kimiko Gunji and current Tomonokai member will be giving the hands-on demonstration. Class size will be limited to 10 people, so please call to make your reservation and pay in advance! Payment can be made by credit card over the phone or stop by our office with a check!

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.illinois.edu
  • March 4, 2015

    UI Philharmonia

    The versatile musicians of this orchestra play works ranging from new experimental pieces to classics of the literature.

    The UI Philharmonia will perform the following works on this concert:

    Glinka: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
    Rodrigo: Fantasia para un gentilhombre with Jonathan Keeble, flute
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

    Time: 5:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 4, 2015

    Champaign-Urbana Herb Society March Meeting

    The C-U Herb Society's March meeting will be on Wednesday, March 4th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Anderson Room (Rm. 115) of the Tony Noel Agriculture Building at Parkland College in Champaign. Chuck Voigt, UI Department of Crop Sciences and UI Extension, will present “Herb of the Year: Satureja (Savory)” as the featured program, and Tammar Geil will report on Arugula as Herb of the Month. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about herbs or gardening. Refreshments will be provided.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: cuherbsociety.org
  • March 4, 2015

    Fighting Illini Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska

    It's officially basketball season in Chambana! Throw on your best orange and blue gear and get excited to cheer on the Illini Men's Basketball team at the State Farm Center! 

    For more information on Illinois Athletics or the Illini Men's Basketball Team, please visit the Fighting Illini website

    Time: 9:00 pm
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • 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 5, 2015

    Insects!

    Learn about insects close up in this special program presented by UI entomology students. No registration needed. For middle and high school students. This program is part of the Teen Thursdays at the Library series.

    Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green Street , Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaign.org/
  • March 5, 2015

    Krannert Uncorked with Hi Ho Buffalo, Western Rock

    If songs from the likes of Loretta Lynn and Waylon Jennings get your feet stomping, swing over to Krannert Uncorked for the twangy rock of Hi Ho Buffalo. This group infuses its outlaw-style music with a midwestern sensibility and Telecaster licks, and a Hammond organ lays the foundation for dynamic tunes made for dancing.

    Beverage samples: Binny’s Beverage Depot

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 5, 2015

    The Nile and African Identity

    This panel discussion will include guest speakers and a question-and-answer session. 

    This event will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 5, 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,
  • March 5, 2015 - March 6, 2015

    CU-Symphony Orchestra: Music of the Heartland

     This concert celebrates music from the American heartland and salutes the dedicated farmers who tend the bountiful fields of our country. No composer seemed to capture the essence of Americana better than Aaron Copland.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • March 5, 2015 - March 7, 2015

    'Tis Pity She's A Whore at Krannert Center

    For nearly 400 years, John Ford’s tale of treachery, revenge, and incest has been viewed as one of the most shocking plays in world theatre. Despite its age, however, the themes at work simultaneously mark it as surprisingly modern. Religion, sexual politics, morality, and justice are confronted throughout this post-Shakespearean drama.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 6, 2015 - March 8, 2015

    2015 Stevie Jay Broadcasting Sports & Outdoor Expo

    Don't miss the 2015 Stevie Jay Broadcasting Sports and Outdoor Expo brought to you by High Caliber High Caliber Training Center & Indoor Range , Miller Lite and Coors Lite. The expo will be held March 6-8 at the Fluid Events Center in Champaign. The Fluid Events Center is located at 601 North Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL 61821. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
    Website: sportsandoutdoor.org
  • March 6, 2015

    [Y’s FRIDAY FORUM] Food, Farm Bills and the Environment

    What: “Food, Farm Bills and the Environment” lecture
    Who: Craig Cox (Environmental Working Group)
    Where: Latzer Hall at the Y, 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
    Time: At noon (12:00pm)
    Cost: Free and open to the Public

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820, IL
    Website: www.universityymca.org/friday_forum/
  • March 6, 2015

    WORLD OF SCIENCE LECTURE: "The Fear Factor of GMO Plants"

    At 7:00 PM on the first Friday of the month, the Planetarium becomes a forum for a local scientist to discuss his or her specialties. Past topics have included severe weather, glaciers, the Hubble Telescope, tornadoes, insects, and wildflowers. In this session, you will learn how a quick glance at social media will turn up several references to "Genetically Modified Organisms." But what are GMOs and are they really dangerous? Ph.D. student Lynnicia Massenburg fills us in! Admission is only $1 at the door.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • March 6, 2015

    The Nile Project: Music of the Nile

    Political strife, changing infrastructures, and, most elementally, access to water itself define the delicate interplay of the 437 million inhabitants in the 11 nations that share East Africa’s Nile River basin.

    Inspired by the Silk Road Project, an internationally minded performing arts nonprofit organization celebrating the cultural traditions of the historical Silk Road, Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero are uniting the Nile’s musical community through life-affirming, joyful, and transformative music making.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 6, 2015

    Electric Waste Orchestra: Learning and Teaching Music, Electronics, Programming, and Repurposing by Colten Jackson

    The technology to turn e-waste into musical instruments is free, open source and waiting to be fully explored. At this talk, you’ll learn how the computer junk piling up in IT departments everywhere can be transformed into novel input devices, allowing kids and adults alike to create physical instruments to control electronic music.

    For more information go to: http://abouthatch.org

    Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Location: 9 E. University Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: abouthatch.org
  • March 6, 2015 - March 21, 2015

    "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity"

    Fridays & Saturdays

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • March 7, 2015

    Art Teachers’ Hatch Clatch: “Corks, Crafts, Connections"

    We’ll start with some time to socialize, munch and sip. Next, The I.D.E.A Co-founder Carol Jo Morgan will present tips for making cold connections and ideas for creating make-and-take “trashy” jewelry that reuses waste materials from champagne and wine bottles: corks, “cages” and labels.

    The Hatch Clatch is open to any/all art teachers, but advanced registration is required, along with a $5 fee, which can be paid online by registering at the link above. You must be registered in advance and must be over 21 to register.

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 28 E. Springfield Ave. , Champaign, IL
    Website: www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/mgPRVf801UQ4setS
  • March 7, 2015

    Maple Sugar Day

    Learn to tap a maple tree in Homer Lake’s historic Sugar Maple Grove! Explore the science and the history behind maple sugaring, and learn how to do it yourself! This program is for all ages. $5 per person. Space is limited. Register by Feb 27; (217) 586-2612 or kriopelle@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: Interpretive Center, Homer, IL
    Website: www.museumofthegrandprairie.org/
  • March 7, 2015

    Champaign Swarm vs. St. Louis RiverSharks

    The Champaign Swarm are members of the six-team Midwest Professional Basketball Association and Champaign-Urbana’s only professional sports franchise. Cheer them on during their inaugural season as they take on other professional basketball teams at the Dodds Athletic Center at Parkland College.  

    More information is available at www.champaignswarm.com.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaignswarm.com
  • March 7, 2015 - March 21, 2015

    Zula Patrol: Down to Earth

    Saturdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been travelling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash. The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her, before her actions cause catastrophic consequences. In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, and children under 12, all at the door.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign , IL
    Website: www2.parkland.edu/
  • March 7, 2015

    Illinois Modern Ensemble

    The Illinois Modern Ensemble focuses on contemporary and experimental music. Concerts feature compositions by prominent artists such as Augusta Read Thomas and Steve Reich as well as new works by students and faculty members.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 8, 2015

    Hatch Gallery Talk

    Some of the artists exhibiting work in the Hatch Art Exhibition will be at the Indi Go Artist Co-op gallery, 9 E. University Ave., Champaign, Ill., from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 to present an informal gallery talk. They’ll share information about their backgrounds and artistic intent, and will talk about the materials and sources they use to create art from items some may regard as trash or otherwise useless.

    This talk is free and open to the public and casual in terms of dress. No experience required and no question is too simple. Come and join us and learn.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 9 E. University Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: abouthatch.org
  • March 8, 2015

    Young Concert Artists Winner: Yun-Chin Zhou

     A native of Shenyang, China, pianist Yun-Chin Zhou is the winner of the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Young Concert Artists Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 1961, works to discover and launch the careers of exceptional, but unknown, young musicians from all over the world. The stellar artists whose careers the organization has helped jump-start include pianists Emanuel Ax, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Murray Perahia; soprano Dawn Upshaw; violinist Pinchas Zukerman; and the Tokyo String Quartet.

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 10, 2015

    Fighting Illini Baseball vs. Chicago State

    Cheer on the Fighting Illini Baseball team as they take on Chicago State at the Illinois Field. For more information on this event or if you're looking for more information on the Fighting Illini Baseball Team, please click here to visit the Illinois Athletics Website

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 1605 S Wright St, Champaign, IL
    Website: fightingillini.com
  • March 10, 2015

    UI Hindsley Symphonic Band

    This band includes strong players who perform music for large ensembles, historic works, transcriptions, and modern pieces

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 10, 2015

    Kronos Quartet: Beyond Zero: 1914-1918

    Thousands of performances, 800 commissions, and over 50 recordings signify Kronos Quartet’s role as one of the globe’s most celebrated and influential ensembles. A Grammy, Polar Music, and Avery Fisher Prize winner, the quartet is noted for its collaboration with a compelling list of composers and artists that has led to timely and eclectic works such as the NASA-commissioned Sun Rings, Terry Riley’s Father of Minimalism, and Philip Glass’ String Quartet No.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 11, 2015

    Coffee with the Kronos Quartet

    Learn more about the new multimedia pieceBeyond Zero: 1914-1918—with a score by Aleksandra Vrebalov performed by the Kronos Quartet and film work by ELLNORA alum Bill Morrison—at this moderated conversation led by Donna Buchanan, the chair of the Musicology Program and an associate professor

    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 11, 2015

    Teen Poetry Cafe

    Haikus , limericks, sonnets and more! Perform your poetic masterpieces in front of a group of your poetry loving peers in a fun, relaxed environment.

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green Street , Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaign.org/
  • March 12, 2015

    Women’s Expo Sponsored by Iota Sigma Chapter

    Come out and support other women in business. We ask, if possible, to bring donations to our local food pantry as a voluntary admission fee. Psi Iota Xi is a philanthropic sorority that promotes art, literature and music. If you are interested in learning more about our sorority, we invite you to talk to us at the event or look up our sorority at www.psiiotaxi.org

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: 226 W. Sherman, St. Joseph, IL
    Website: psiiotaxi.org
  • March 12, 2015 - March 14, 2015

    Studio Dance I 2015

    THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015, AT 7PM (PROGRAM A);
    THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015, AT 9PM (PROGRAM B);
    FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015, AT 7PM (PROGRAM B);
    FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015, AT 9PM (PROGRAM A);
    SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015, AT 7PM (PROGRAM A);
    SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015, AT 9PM (PROGRAM B

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 12, 2015

    UI Chamber Singers

    This group (formerly the UI Chorale) is made up of undergraduate music majors, graduate students, and other outstanding singers who unite for a wide range of choral works.

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

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 12, 2015 - March 14, 2015

    'Tis Pity She's A Whore at Krannert Center

    For nearly 400 years, John Ford’s tale of treachery, revenge, and incest has been viewed as one of the most shocking plays in world theatre. Despite its age, however, the themes at work simultaneously mark it as surprisingly modern. Religion, sexual politics, morality, and justice are confronted throughout this post-Shakespearean drama.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 12, 2015

    Cassandra Wilson Coming Forth by Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday

    With a distinctively haunting voice and a refusal to let her musical exploration stand still, Cassandra Wilson has changed the way people think of jazz as she’s claimed blues, country, folk, roots music, and more as part of a jazz singer’s birthright.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 13, 2015 - March 14, 2015

    Engineering Open House 2015: The Future Starts Here

    You are invited to the 95th annual Engineering Open House, a student-led event featuring two days of exciting exhibits and captivating competitions that showcase the talent and ingenuity of engineering students. The event will take place on Friday, March 13th, 9am to 4pm, and Saturday, March 14th, 9am-3pm. This year’s theme will be “The Future Starts Here.” The exposition attracts around 20,000 visitors to the Illinois campus each year and stands as the largest event of its kind in the country.

    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: 1308 West Green Street, Urbana, IL
    Website: eoh.ec.illinois.edu
  • March 13, 2015 - March 14, 2015

    UIUC - College of ACES 2015 Explore ACES Event

    Imagine feeling inside a cow’s stomach, sampling foods grown thousands of miles away, or learning to restore natural prairie environments. Explore ACES at the University of Illinois on March 13 and 14 will spotlight the wide-ranging opportunities in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

    Time: 9:00 am
    Location: 1101 S. Goodwin, Urbana, IL
    Website: exploraces.org/
  • March 13, 2015

    Dance for People with Parkinsons

    Experience the fellowship of communal dance with instructors Laura Chiaramonte and Kate Kuper of Dance at Illinois. If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, join us to explore gentle movement in a safe, welcoming environment. Set to uplifting, familiar music, this 70-minute monthly class may assist with the preservation and improvement of balance, flexibility, and strength. Please dress comfortably for this full-body workshop.

    The Drama Rehearsal Room can be reached most directly from the Yellow and Orange parking garages (off Illinois Street). Please note:

    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 13, 2015

    [Y’s FRIDAY FORUM] Living Wages and a Fair Workplace in the Food Services

    What: “Living Wages and a Fair Workplace in the Food Services” lecture
    Who: Denzel Baldwin (Fight for 15)
    Where: Latzer Hall at the Y, 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
    Time: At noon (12:00pm)
    Cost: Free and open to the Public

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820, IL
    Website: www.universityymca.org/friday_forum/
  • March 13, 2015

    Pre-Pi Day Celebration and Networking

    Come celebrate Pi Day a day early with a variety of pie, beverages and good music! A great excuse to mingle and network!

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Location: 60 Hazelwood Drive , Champaign , IL
    Website: illinois.edu/
  • March 13, 2015 - March 15, 2015

    Fighting Illini Baseball vs. Southern Illinois

    March 13, 2015: 4:00 p.m.
    March 14 & 15, 2015: 1:00 p.m.

    Cheer on the Fighting Illini Baseball team as they take on Southern Illinois at the Illinois Field. For more information on this event or if you're looking for more information on the Fighting Illini Baseball Team, please click here to visit the Illinois Athletics Website

    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: 1605 S Wright St, Champaign, IL
    Website: fightingillini.com
  • March 13, 2015

    PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 17

    PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 17 is just around the corner! Shake off those winter blues and come out to The Canopy Club for a wonderful evening of inspiration, laughter and art! Topics and perspectives vary widely, but the high energy and diverse creativity have undeniable appeal to all.

    THE DETAILS:
    Friday, March 13th, 2015
    The Canopy Club
    Doors open 6:30pm
    Show starts at 7:00pm
    Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door

    Tickets are available at Manolos, Exile, and The Canopy Club, or at: http://canopyclub.com/events/

    Possible Mature Content 18+

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 708 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.pechakucha.org/cities/champaign-urbana
  • March 13, 2015

    Woodcock Walk

    Join us in a search for the elusive wood snipe, AKA the American woodcock, as the males perform their amazing courtship display at dusk. A short presentation will be followed by a hike to look for the sky dancers. $2 per person; children 2 and under FREE. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: Interpretive Center, Homer, IL
    Website: www.museumofthegrandprairie.org/
  • March 13, 2015 - March 14, 2015

    24th Annual Student Production An Evening of One-Acts

    Join us for the 24th Annual Student Production An Evening of One-Acts! This event presents three short plays with something for everyone. 

    Admission is free. Donations appreciated. Since there is a smaller, limited number of seats in our new Second Stage. We would appreciate if you would make a reservation. 

    Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: theatre.parkland.edu/
  • March 13, 2015

    Evie Ladin & Keith Terry at The Upper Bout

    Join us for an evening of Banjo and clogging starring Evie Ladin/Evil Diane and Keith Terry!

    Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 723 S Neil Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: Theupperbout.com
  • March 13, 2015

    Sinfonia Da Camera: A Chamber Music Potpourri

    he first four works on this chamber program form a unique retrospective: Poulenc’s Suite Françaiseemulates the music of the Renaissance dance suite; Britten’s Nocturne (a song cycle for tenor) is set to the poetry of English literary masters from centuries past, including Shelley, Tennyson, Coleridge, and Shakespeare; Britten’s Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal is also set to Tennyson’s poetry, and both works by Britten feature tenor Justin Vickers; and Respighi’s Trittico Botticeliano is inspire

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 14, 2015

    Day of the Drum: Crafting Project

    Percussion instruments are the focus of a crafting project with staff members from The I.D.E.A. Store.

    This event will last approximately 1 hour.

    Corporate Platinum Sponsor
    Eastland Suites Hotel and Conference Center 

    Endowed Co-sponsor
    Virginia R. Ivens 

    Patron Co-sponsors
    Susan & Michael Haney 
    Masako Takayasu in loving memory of Wako Takayasu
    Anonymous

    Corporate Silver Sponsor
    Classic Hits 107.9-WKIO

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
  • March 14, 2015

    Hatch Art Fair

    We have an amazing line-up of artist vendors bringing their cool art and their craft items for you to purchase on March 14, 2015 at the Savoy Recreation Center!

    Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Location: 402 Graham , Savoy, IL , IL
    Website: abouthatch.org/2015-hatch-art-fair/
  • March 14, 2015

    Pop-up Hatch: Community Art Show

    Free and open to the public

    For more information go to: http://abouthatch.org/events/2015-community-pop-up-art-show/

    Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Location: 402 Graham , Savoy, IL , IL
    Website: abouthatch.org/events/2015-community-pop-up-art-show/
  • March 14, 2015

    Day of the Drum: The Bill Jonas Band

    Anyone can be a member of The Billy Jonas Band—all you need to do to join is start singing along! Billy makes each rollicking tune an invitation to have fun, make friends, and see where the music takes you. This percussion mixmaster has performed at the White House and with artists including Alison Krauss, Keb’ Mo’, Ani DiFranco, Richard Thompson, and Pete Seeger, and his buoyant songs have lifted him to the top of a New York Times “best of” list and earned a Parents’ Choice Award.

    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 14, 2015

    Got Your Back : A Yoga Workshop for Healing and Preventing Back Pain

    Got Your Back : A Yoga Workshop for Healing and Preventing Back Pain
    with Maggie Taylor

    In this workshop Maggie Taylor will teach basic anatomy of the spine, safe movement for your back, how to stand and sit with good posture, how to use props, and how to practice yoga techniques to help alleviate back pain. Appropriate for anyone wanting to maintain the health of their back. (If you have a serious injury please get your doctor's approval before enrolling in this workshop).
    $30 per person
    (register and pay by March 7th and receive $5.00 off)

    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Location: 212 South First Street, Champaign, IL
  • March 14, 2015

    What's Bugging You?

    What’s creepy and crawly and lives all over? Insects! No matter if you love them or run from them, families will remember the Entomology Graduate Student Association when they show off their fearful, useful, and just plain fascinating friends.

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green Street , Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaign.org/
  • March 14, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    "Zula Patrol: Under the Weather"

    Saturdays

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • March 14, 2015

    Champaign Swarm vs. Bloomington Flex

    The Champaign Swarm are members of the six-team Midwest Professional Basketball Association and Champaign-Urbana’s only professional sports franchise. Cheer them on during their inaugural season as they take on other professional basketball teams at the Dodds Athletic Center at Parkland College.  

    More information is available at www.champaignswarm.com.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaignswarm.com
  • March 14, 2015

    Porkapalooza 2015: Pirates of the Carribacon (A Benefit for The Land Connection)

    A bacon-fueled bonanza featuring music by The Polkaholics, a menu of bacon and pork items from Big Grove Tavern featuring Arend Family Farms pork, and a raffle of great prizes. All proceeds benefit The Land Connection, a non-profit training the next generation of sustainable farmers. Advance tickets available at thelandconnection.org/tlc-store for $10.

    Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: 1 E Main St, Champaign, IL
    Website: thelandconnection.org/porkapalooza15
  • March 15, 2015

    Wagashi (Sweet making) Workshop @ Japan House

    Professor Kimiko Gunji will be offering a Japanese sweetmaking workshop to the public here at Japan House. Please join us to learn and participate in how to make some of these delicious treats from Japan. The workshop will be limited to 14 people, so call and reserve your spot with payment in advance as soon as possible!

    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.illinois.edu
  • March 15, 2015

    In Concert at CPL: Relative Harmony

    Relative Harmony is an acoustic trio hailing from Guelph, Ontario. They perform a variety of British and North American folk music and dance tunes. The group is comprised of Rick Avery (vocals, keyboards, guitar and banjo), Judy Greenhill (vocals, guitar) and Jonathan Avery (vocals, violin and percussion). Don't miss these toe-tapping visitors from north of the border!

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green Street , Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaign.org/
  • March 15, 2015

    Reading to Dogs

    Pick out a favorite book and curl up with a canine companion for the very popular Reading to Dogs on the 3rd Sunday of the month. This program improves children's reading and communications skills by allowing children to read to trained therapy dogs from CU Registered Therapy Dogs.

    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: 346 N Neil, Champaign, IL
    Website: orpheumkids.net/calendar/
  • March 15, 2015

    'Tis Pity She's A Whore at Krannert Center

    For nearly 400 years, John Ford’s tale of treachery, revenge, and incest has been viewed as one of the most shocking plays in world theatre. Despite its age, however, the themes at work simultaneously mark it as surprisingly modern. Religion, sexual politics, morality, and justice are confronted throughout this post-Shakespearean drama.

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 15, 2015

    Concerto Urbano

    oin Concerto Urbano, the U of I’s period instrument group, to celebrate the arrival of spring with Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Zéphyre,directed by Charlotte Mattax Moersch, with Baroque dance choreography by Philip Johnston. In this rarely performed one-act opera-ballet, Zéphyre, the god of the west wind and light spring breezes, pursues the nymph Cloris, who is ultimately transformed into Flora, the goddess of flowers.

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 18, 2015

    Yoga at the Illini Union

    Come enjoy a free yoga session at the Illini Union from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.! Please bring your own mats. If you don't have a mat, they are available for purchase at ARC or ARCE. 

    For more information, please visit the union.illinois.edu/

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: 1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL
    Website: union.illinois.edu/
  • March 18, 2015

    Music of the Middle East: AJ Racy in Concert with Omar Al Musfi on Percussion

    Award-winning performer and composer A. J. Racy is internationally recognized for his extraordinary musicianship. A master of traditional Middle Eastern instruments including the ’ud (a lute), the nay (a reed flute), and the buzuq (a fretted lute), he has composed for and has performed with the Kronos Quartet and the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, as well as for feature and documentary films. A professor of ethnomusicology at UCLA, A. J.

    Time: 4:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 18, 2015

    Basetrack Live

    AwA multimedia experience based on the real words of modern-day Marines and their families, BASETRACK Live uses photos and video from journalists embedded with Marines in Afghanistan; a live, contemporary score; and text adapted by Jason Grote (Mad Men, Smash) to share the stories of those stationed abroad and their loved ones as they struggle to cope with separation and the uncertainties of war. BASETRACK Live began as a Facebook page that photojournalist Teru Kuwayama (once embedded with the First Battalion, Eighth Marines in Afghanistan) lau

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 18, 2015

    Alabama Shakes @ The Virginia

    Released in 2012, the Alabama Shakes’ debut album, Boys & Girls (ATO Records), was RIAA Certified Gold and so was the first single, ‘Hold On.’ The song was voted the #1 Best Song of 2012 by Rolling Stone and was featured on the 2013 GRAMMY Nominees compilation. ‘You Ain’t Alone,’ another track from the album, can be heard now in the advertising campaign for the Oscar-nominated film Dallas Buyers Club.

    Time: 8:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • March 19, 2015

    Krannert Uncorcked with the Lamonte Parsons Quartet

    An icon of our local jazz scene, LaMonte Parsons always delivers potent sets that speak to his depth of experience, and his upbeat approach can turn any stage into a molten core for imaginative improvisation. Immerse in this community’s jazz traditions at this week’s Krannert Uncorked.

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015

    Fighting Illini Baseball vs. University of Southern Florida

    March 20, 2015: 4:00 p.m.
    March 21, 2015: 1:00 p.m.
    March 22, 2015: 11:00 a.m.
    Cheer on the Fighting Illini Baseball team as they take on Southern Illinois at the Illinois Field. For more information on this event or if you're looking for more information on the Fighting Illini Baseball Team, please click here to visit the Illinois Athletics Website

    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: 1605 S Wright St, Champaign, IL
    Website: fightingillini.com
  • March 20, 2015

    Woodcock Walk

    Join us in a search for the elusive wood snipe, AKA the American woodcock, as the males perform their amazing courtship display at dusk. A short presentation will be followed by a hike to look for the sky dancers. $2 per person; children 2 and under FREE. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: Interpretive Center, Homer, IL
    Website: www.museumofthegrandprairie.org/
  • March 21, 2015 - April 18, 2015

    Urbana's Middle Market

    In the middle of winter and spring
    In the middle of Holiday Market and Market at the Square
    In the Middle of Lincoln Square

    The Urbana Business Association has extended the market season year-round by bringing you the Middle Market. And 2015 will bring SIX Middle Market dates this season as follows:

    January 17, February 7, February 21, March 21, April 4, April 18

    Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: 300 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanabusiness.com/events/middle-market/
  • March 21, 2015

    Here Comes the Sun – A Spring Equinox Celebration

    Join us on March 21, 2015 for a spring equinox celebration and help raise funds for the Urbana Park District’s Youth Scholarship Fund.  Morning activities planned include yoga, spring hike, massages, memento making and a scrumptious, healthy breakfast.  This early morning (9-noon) celebration promises to be the perfect way to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul while helping to send kids to summer camp. Come for the whole morning or select activities.

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 1505 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.urbanaparks.org/
  • March 24, 2015

    Fighting Illini Baseball vs. Illinois State

    Cheer on the Fighting Illini Baseball team as they take on Illinois State at the Illinois Field. For more information on this event or if you're looking for more information on the Fighting Illini Baseball Team, please click here to visit the Illinois Athletics Website

    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: 1605 S Wright St, Champaign, IL
    Website: fightingillini.com
  • March 25, 2015

    Fighting Illini Baseball vs. Kent State

    Cheer on the Fighting Illini Baseball team as they take on Kent State at the Illinois Field. For more information on this event or if you're looking for more information on the Fighting Illini Baseball Team, please click here to visit the Illinois Athletics Website

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 1605 S Wright St, Champaign, IL
    Website: fightingillini.com
  • March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015

    WCIA 3 Home & Garden Expo

    WCIA 3 Creative Construction by Design Home & Garden Expo moves to a new location for 2015 at the Fluid Event Center. The Expo is March 28th & 29th, 2015. For over a decade, WCIA 3 has teamed up with area companies and vendors to showcase home improvement and gardening ideas for Central Illinois.
    Admission and parking are FREE to the public plus food and snacks are available at the concession stand.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.illinoishomepage.net/Home-Garden-Expo
  • March 28, 2015

    Still Mind Present Moment Open Heart Teaching

    “Still Mind Present Moment Open Heart Teaching” March 28, 2015 
    @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign,  309 W. Green Street Urbana
    A day long teaching for lasting peace of mind. 

    The Still Mind
    The Still Mind is the hope of the world because in the Still Mind, there is peace.  When thoughts cease to impinge on a person's consciousness, then what is left is peaceful wholeness of being.  All true and great creative processes begin in a Still Mind because one is free to choose any creative thought.

    The Present Moment

    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 309 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL, IL
  • March 28, 2015

    Create Your Own Dinosaur Habitat

    Kids will design their own terrariums using live plants and toy dinosaurs to take home and enjoy. They will learn about mosses and how to keep their tiny rainforests healthy. $5.00 per child (registration is limited to 10 children) Contact Susan Voskuil at (217)586-2612 or svoskuil@ccfpd.org to register.

    Time: 9:30 am
    Location: Museum Education Center, Mahomet, IL
    Website: www.museumofthegrandprairie.org/
  • March 30, 2015

    Rookie Cooks

    Experts from U of I Extension lead this fun, hands-on cooking class for school-age children. Kids can sample what they cook!

    Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green Street , Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaign.org/
  • March 31, 2015

    Mountainfilm on Tour- Champaign/Urbana

    Champaign Surplus proudly presents the 18th Annual Mountainfilm on Tour — Champaign/Urbana. The Mountainfilm in Telluride film festival showcases leading independent documentary films from around the world, chosen based on Mountainfilm's mission to educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, and conversations worth sustaining. A selection of festival films then hits the road on tour.

    We've put together an inspiring & action-packed selection of films once again for our 2015 showing.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Location: 126 West Church Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaignsurplus.com/Mountainfilm

March 2015