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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 10/28

October 28, 2019

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.

This week we say goodbye to October, and hello to 7 more ways to practice Living Outside of Ordinary!

Monday, October 28

Cowboy Monkey is back open! Grab food and a Monday special $5 margarita to check out the new updates!

Tuesday, October 29

Take an Italian Fall Harvest themed cooking class at Grovestone!

Wednesday, October 30

Amok! Amok! Amok! Catch an outdoor screening of Hocus Pocus!

Thursday, October 31

Need any last minute Halloween gear? Dallas and Company is open until 6pm!

Friday, November 1

It’s National Author’s Day! Hunt for a favorite or ask for a recommendation at Jane Addams Book Shop!

Saturday, November 2

Head to the Rantoul National Aviation Center for their first hosting of the Punkin’ Chunkin’ World Championships!

Sunday, November 3

In town for Dad’s Weekend? Before you head home, take a tour of Riggs Brewery in Urbana!

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

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