Living Outside of Ordinary: 1/7

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 1/7

In the past month, how many days can you truly remember? On average, a few days, 4 or 5 if you’re lucky, stand out from the daily routines we all experience. That’s why Visit Champaign County is launching our new “Living Outside of Ordinary” Campaign aimed at residents and visitors as a means to encourage everyone to discover new places throughout the greater Champaign County area.

Each week, we’ll give you one thing to do each day, something Outside of Ordinary, to make sure you have a way to make each day memorable. We’ll be busy brainstorming over the next year to make sure you have ways to break out of the routine and immerse yourself in the amazing things happening right in your backyard. Some will be events, but others may be something as simple as getting outdoors, meeting a friend for a drink, or checking out a new store or restaurant. The goal is simple: when you’re Living Outside of Ordinary, you’re making memories, so we can all cherish each and every day.

Back for the new year, Living Outside of Ordinary starts 2019 with a go-to guide for trying new hobbies and honing new skills! With award-winning institutions like Parkland College and the University of Illinois, as well as many creative artists and makers all over the county, make this first month of the year your jumping off point to a new skill or talent!

Monday, January 7 – Sign up for a workshop at the CU Wood Shop Supply, many of which are taking place this week and throughout the year!

Tuesday, January 8 – Take your creativity to new levels at the Fab Lab, helping you perfect and actualize your ideas! Their open lab hours are a great place to get advice on your next design project!

Wednesday, January 9 – Sign up for a cooking class at Common Ground Food Co-op! Tonight you can learn how to take on a vegan Winter “Chicken” Noodle Soup!

Thursday, January 10 – Looking to boost your confidence and be more outgoing in the new year? Warm up the vocal chords today to take on Karaoke at Senator’s Pub tonight through Saturday!

Friday, January 11 – Looking to learn more about computer science or engineering? Take a course with U of I’s CSE department on data management and analysis! Classes this week are being offered Thursday and today!

Saturday, January 12 – Pick the minds of the master bakers at the Central Illinois Bakehouse at their stand at the Market In The Square!  

Sunday, January 13 – Today’s the last day to sign up to learn a new language at Parkland College! Whether it’s Spanish, Arabic, or something to connect you to your ancestry, Parkland has flexible options and affordable classes!

For more tips on what to do, check our events calendar and request a copy of our Visitors Guide today!

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