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August 2015

August 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 500 E. Second St., Homer, IL
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Location: Natural Playscape, Homer, IL
  • July 10, 2015 - April 29, 2016

    Transient Journeys: The Life and Music of Harry Partch

    Harry Partch (1901-1974) was a composer, music theorist, instrument maker, and performer whose vagabond nature inspired him to explore the musical roads less travelled by his contemporaries.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
  • July 11, 2015 - July 16, 2016

    D.I.Y. Weekend Wizards

    Grab your wizard hat and bring a friend to make, create and collaborate on do-it-yourself art projects and science experiments every Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 346 N. Neil St. , Champaign, IL
  • July 15, 2015 - October 31, 2015

    MAC 'n' Cheese

    The 11 members of Champaign County’s Museums at the Crossroads Consortium—often called MAC—invite you to have a “MAC ‘n’ Cheese” experience this summer. Joining in on the selfie phenomenon, MAC museums encourage visitors to take a picture of themselves in all of the museums between July 15 and October 31, 2015 and post them to their Facebook pages.

    Time: 8:30 am
  • August 18, 2015 - December 18, 2015

    Ed Ruscha in Series: A Rotating Exhibition of Books

    Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) is an American artist who has been based in Los Angeles since 1956. He is also heralded as one of the foremost innovators of contemporary artists’ books. The books he began making in the early 1960s bore little resemblance to the traditional handcrafted artist book, instead he experimented with books that were easily reproduced by machine and printed in multiple editions.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 208 Architecture Building, 608 East Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign, IL
  • August 24, 2015 - September 19, 2015

    Parkland Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

    An annual showcase of art created by faculty, the exhibition runs through Sept. 19 and features sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, photography, metals, ceramics, and graphic design. Exhibiting faculty members include Louis Ballard, Chris Berti, Lisa Costello, Melinda McIntosh, Craig McMonigal, Laura O’Donnell, Kristina Reese, Denise Seif, Peggy Shaw, Tim Stiles, Joan Stolz, Matthew Watt, Kelly White, Liza Wynette, and Paul Young.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
  • August 27, 2015 - August 31, 2015

    The Friends of The Urbana Free Library Summer Book Sale

    Thursday, August 27 • 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. (members only)
    Friday & Saturday, August 28-29 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (regular-price sale)
    Sunday, August 30 • 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (half-price sale)
    Monday, August 31 • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (free giveaway)

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL

August 2015