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An exhibit entitled Prologue to Presidency: Abraham Lincoln on the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit will make a stop at the Champaign County,  Courthouse in Urbana from May 17 through June 18. This exhibit offers a groundbreaking view of Abraham Lincoln and of Lincoln’s America during the middle of the nineteenth century. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular Courthouse hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For security reasons cell phones are not allowed in the courthouse.

The exhibit reveals a very different perspective of Lincoln the politician, and of Lincoln the president. He is often thought of as a “railsplitter” and a man of the people, but the exhibit shows that he was actually a sophisticated lawyer who learned the use of legal technicalities and mastered the art of argument. Indeed, Lincoln was shaped as much by his professional life as by any other single force, and by the end of his 21 years on the circuit, he was ready to enter the most elite group of lawyers in the nation. In spite of Lincoln’s statements in his autobiography he was, in fact, a very accomplished lawyer. It was those accomplishments, and Lincoln's entire experience on the circuit, which propelled him to the presidency.

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Bird Walks

by Rose Price

Have you been looking for a early morning walking partner in Champaign county?  Do you need to get out of the house for some fresh air? Or have you always been interested in bird watching? Champaign County, Audubon Society, is having  Sunday Morning Bird Walks in Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park beginging March 4 and continuing each and every Sunday through May 27.

Meet at the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana, at 7:30 a.m. Walks usually last about 1-1/2 hours. Birders of all skill levels are welcome.

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Free cupcakes plus wieners and wine at Sleepy Creek!

by Rose Price

Bring the whole family down to Sleepy Creek in Fairmont, Illinois this Friday and Saturday!

There will be FREE cupcakes this weekend at Sleepy Creek to raise funds and support a local bakery to help open up!You may remember local creative types Eric and Patty Woller from the Salt Fork River Art Fest, Freeky Creek Films, and TLC and Food network challenges. Now, they need our help to open shop in Homer. AND, there are plenty of perks and incentives in exchange for your donation. Soooo..... Let the cupcake craze begin.... 

Crazy Cupcakes with your Wieners. Friday, 5-8 p.m.Make'n Bacon with Jack Cupcakes and Pork 'n Beans

Saturday, May 5 - FINAL FUNDRAISING DAY!Wango Tango Jalapeno and Mango Cupcake. Happy Cinco De Mayo While supplies last....

The festivities will be held at the Sleepy Creek Vineyards Tasting Room Located between Champaign and Danville. Take the Oakwood exit 206 off I-74, head south 3 miles.

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Young Artists Exhibit

by Rose Price

Make plans to go out today in  Champaign, Illinois and see some beautiful art!  As part of the Boneyard Arts Festival, enjoy the student artwork from Hua Nian Art Studio on display in the Children's Department on the ground floor. The art will be on display until April 28. Library hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Boneyard Arts Festival has grown into an 'open source' festival that Champaign County residents have truly made their own. Last spring, the Boneyard featured over 130 different venues - both indoors and out - where residents and visitors alike could enjoy an incredibly diverse range of performing, spoken and visual art offered by nearly 500 artists from all backgrounds.

The Boneyard Arts Festival is string band music in Sidney, yodeling in downtown Urbana, a cinema festival in Champaign, Brazilian bossa novae on the U of I campus, opera and origami, glass blowing and graphic design, puppetry and painting, juggling and jewelry, hip hop break dancing, photography, ceramics and so much more.

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The 10th Annual Boneyard Arts Festival

by Rose Price

The 40 North Boneyard Arts Festival is an annual four-day event showcasing the broad range of creative activity flourishing in our community. Make plans to stop by on April 20 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The goal of this event is to bring together local artists and businesses for a special event showcasing the art that lives in Champaign County.

More than a traditional arts walk, the Boneyard is a unique countywide celebration that takes place in a wide variety of venues (over 100!) - both traditional (clubs, galleries & museums) and non-traditional (ice cream shops & real estate offices) - and features the work of literally hundreds of artists.

Sculptors, weavers, painters, photographers and other visual artists join musicians, actors, dancers, poets and performers of all kinds in sharing their creativity throughout Campustown, Champaign, Urbana, Mahomet, Homer, Rantoul, Sidney and St. Joseph. 40 North invites artists to partner with local businesses, arts organizations, nonprofits, schools or municipal offices in hosting a performance or display of work...and join the celebration!  

For a complete list of venues and artists please visit 40north.org or pick up The News-Gazette on Monday, April 16th for the official map of the festival.

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Carnival Exhibit

by Rose Price

Need some thing fun for you and the kids this weekend in Champaign Illinois?  The Spurlock Museumhas a new exhibit that you've got to check out!

For all participants—rich or poor, young or old— Carnival provides the opportunity to play by leaving the everyday world, becoming someone else, and behaving in unusual ways.Through artifacts, interactive opportunities, and dazzling photographs, this exhibition provides information on the origins and evolution of this celebration, as well as windows into eight communities in Europe and the Americas where Carnival is a high point of the yearly cycle.This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is brought to you by Mid-America Arts Alliance. ¡Carnaval! was organized by the Museum of International Folk Art.

The exhibit is open during Museum hours: Tuesdays noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. April 6 through Aug. 11.

Free admission!

Location:  Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St, Urbana, Illinois.Thanks News Gazette for the info on this fun  and educational Illinois Event!

 

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Blood Drive

by Masha Halpern

Are you looking for a way you could give back to your Champaign community? You could help save a life by donating your blood or bone marrow!  

Helia Healthcare will host a blood drive with Community Blood Services of Illinois on Friday, April 6 from 8-11 a.m. There is no substitute for human blood. Give Blood! It's about life.

Date and Time: 

04/06/2012 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Location: 

Helia Healthcare, 1915 S. Mattis, Champaign

For More Information call 367-2202 or email  ahowie@bloodservices.org

Special thanks to News-Gazette for the info on this Champaign Illinois event!   

 

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Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

by Rose Price

Looking for something to do this weekend in Champaign, Illinois? The University of Illinois Press will host the annual Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, March 28–April 4, 2012. Sponsored by the Association of American University Presses, nearly 100 books and jackets—the best of university press publishing—will be on view.

The display is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, at the University of Illinois Press, 1325 S. Oak St. in Champaign. There will be a special reception on Wednesday, March 28, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  All viewings, and the reception, are free and open to the public.

A high quality catalog shows each entry in full color with typographic, paper, printing, and binding information, along with designers’ and judges’ comments. A limited number of catalog copies will be available for free so get there early!

 Thanks News-Gazette for the details on this Champaign Event!

 

 

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If you are looking for some down home country music this weekend in Champaign-Urbana then you are in luck!
 
Amazing fans with the unparalleled energy of his live shows and his honky-tonk country sound, Jared Ashley has been one of the top touring acts in the country for more than 6 years, playing over 150 shows a year since moving to Nashville 9 years ago. Jared Ashley has made his mark in this business with his hard work and dedication to his live shows and his cult like following fan base. Jared Ashley is here to stay, and we can see him here in Champaign, IL!  Make plans to see him March 23rd at 8:30 at The Stop located at 3515 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL 61802

The Stop is very excited to have Jared in Champaign, IL as you can see from their Facebook page.

Thank you News Gazette for the event information!

 

 

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Wildlife Refuge this Saturday in Champaign County!

by Rose Price

Saturday, March 17, join Champaign County Audubon Society members on a field trip to Emiquon Wildlife Refuge on the Illinois River. Meet at 8 a.m.at the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana.  Emiquon is popular with migrating waterfowl.

The first day of Spring is right around the corner and with the beautiful weather lately it's the perfect time to enjoy the nature and beauty of Champaign County!

Visit the Champaign County Audubon's website by clicking here to register and for more information about this event. Thank you to the News Gazette for the information!

 

 

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