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Illini Farm Toy Show This Sunday, January 8th

by Rose Price

Support local Champaign Agriculture programs by coming out to the Illini Farm Toy Show at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center on Sunday, January 8th from 9am - 2pm.

There will be Open Trading, Live Auctions, a Kiddie Tractor Pull and more. There will be great sales and toys for all ages!

The Holiday Inn- Urbana is located at 1001 Killarney Street, Urbana, IL 61801.

Start off the new year right by supporting our local programs, getting some great deals and having fun with the family at this unique event!

 

 

 

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New Years Eve at High Dive

by Rose Price

High Dive is closing out 2011 in Champaign with a triple-bill of local bands! The current cream of the crop are joined by a reunion of a former top-tier CU rock band. Champagne toast at midnight, complimentary coat check, 400+ balloons, and great time.

$20.00 in advance (and $TBA at the door)

Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
Temple Of Low Men 9:00-10:15pm
Elsinore 10:45-12:00am
The Dirty Feathers 12:30-1:45am

Make plans now and don’t wait until the last minute to scramble for tickets for this Champaign New Years Eve event!

Have a safe and happy New Year!
 

 

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Join Champaign art enthusiasts at the National Biennial Ceramics Invitational!

Suze Lindsay curates this year’s 13th National Biennial Ceramics Invitational. Suze Lindsay has been a professional potter for over 20 years and is a practicing artist in North Carolina. She was at Penland School of Crafts on a two year fellowship from 1987-89, and subsequently received her MFA from Louisiana State University. Lindsay has selected ceramacists for this exhibition who were former classmates from these institutions and who possess proficient skill in the diverse realm of pottery − some addressing pottery's straightforward utility, others using it as a springborad to produce conceptuaol vessels and other works of art.

Participating artists Margaret Bohls, Jim Brashear, Kathryn Finnerty, Douglas Herren, Maren Kloppmann, Neil Patterson, Jenny Lou Sherburne, Jane Shellenbarger, Janice Strawder and Holly Walker. An accompanying  catalogue for the exhibition will be available .

This free Champaign event runs from December 22nd at 3pm - Monday, January 2nd, 2012 and will be hosted at 
the Parkland Art Gallery at 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821.

 

 

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Spurlock Museum Weekend Events

by Rose Price

There are several exhibitions at the Spurlock Museum in Urbana to check out this weekend. Take a break from the holiday chaos and crowded shops and enjoy a day at the museum!

The Warriors, Guardians and Demons exhibition is currently running. An important part of the Spurlock Museum's Centennial Celebration is honoring the many generous people who have supported the Museum through the donation of artifacts. This lobby exhibit features a selection from the large collection of Asian carvings donated by Mr. Fred Freund.

Als, the museum is hosting the Collecting and Connecting Exhibition.  To mark our 100th year as a vital part of educational and cultural missions of the University and as a resource to local communities, the Spurlock Museum celebrates the people, collections, voices, and ideas that have made our century of service meaningful.

The museum is located at  600 S. Gregory, Urbana. Visit the website for hours and more information.

 

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LovenStampfuls Build-Your-Own Christmas Event!

by Rose Price

Looking for a fun and unique event where you can make homemade holiday gifts? Join fellow Champaign craft enthursiast this Friday, December 9th where you can eat, drink and be merry, of course with several stamping projects to make and take home!

LovenStampfuls is excited to host this festive event. Meg Loven, said this about the event: "The idea is to come up with a variety of fun ways to using stamping when getting ready or decorating for a party. If everyone brings a different type of party item or decoration, then we'll have a fabulous variety of ideas that we can show to customers or use as inspiration for our own upcoming events! Each attendee will bring enough of their item to send one home with everyone else--just like a regular card swap, except for party ideas." 

Register for this Champaign event on the website and decide what you are going to bring! Make sure you bring enough for everyone to take home!

 

 

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The Krannert Center Presents the Nutcracker!

by Rose Price

Visions of sugarplums will dance right before you in this stunning performance of The Nutracker presented by the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Herr Drosselmeyer sets in motion Clara’s dreamy night of warrior mice, waltzing flowers, billowing snowflakes, and a nutcracker prince in this production choreographed by Deanna Doty of Champaign Urbana Ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s lush strains played by Sinfonia da Camera.

This performance will last approximately 2 hours and is reccommended for ages 5 and up.

See this holiday classic in Champaign beginning December 2nd and enjoy the show with the whole family!

 




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Holiday Foodbank Fundraiser

by Rose Price

Tis' the season for giving! Make plans to support a great cause and have a great time on Friday, November 25th for the Central Illinois foodbank fundraiser.

The Central Illinois Foodbank collects donated food and grocery items from growers, manufacturers, processors, and wholesalers for distribution to charitable agencies serving people in need.

This community event will be held at The Iron Post at 120 S Race St., Urbana from 5-10pm. Featured musical guest will be Boneyard Jazz Quintet. Make plans to come out for some fun this holiday weekend and bring some canned goods to help out those in need this holiday!

 

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Dance For People With Parkinson's

by Rose Price

Parkinson's disease is a devastating disease that affects thousands of people and sadly has no cure. Krannert Center is hosting an event this Friday, November the 18th along with Mark Morris Dance Group, Unity Parkinson's Disease Support Group, Carle Clinic, Dance at Illinois, and Krannert Center Marianne Jarvi and Kate Kuper, instructors Beverly Hillmer, accompanist.

This workshop originated by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group focuses on improving mobility, flexibility, balance, range of motion, mood, and overall quality of life. Caregivers, friends of patients, and anyone with mobility issues are welcome to join in this free movement session with live music led by Marianne Jarvi and Kate Kuper of Dance at Illinois. Please dress comfortably for this gentle, full-body workshop.

This event is Friday, November 18th at 10am at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts located at 500 S. Goodwin Ave.,Urbana, IL 61801. Phone  (217) 333-6700
 
 
 
 
 
 
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America Recycles Day 2011

by Rose Price

Tuesday, November 15, marks the 13th annual America Recycles Day and local company Green Purpose, LLC, will hold a special event to help educate the consumer on how recycling works in benefiting our environment. The Green Purpose Team’s goal is to reach Zero Waste Status in Champaign County! Now, that’s a goal that deserves great praise. Their approach to recycling is very innovative. They do everything they can to recycle the items they collect, but sometimes some items are non-recyclable. That does not stop them! Green Purpose, LLC, turns those non-recyclables into neat and usable creations. They call it reusanomics. They also prevent usable items from reaching a landfill by doing a Materials Exchange where members can get perfectly usable items free of charge.

Don’t forget to stop by Green Purpose, LLC  in Champaign to not only learn more about recycling, but also to get inspired into creating  your very own works of art from non-recyclables.

For more information about the Green Purpose event, contact Steve Rosenberg by clicking here.

Location: Green Purpose, LLC, 807 Pioneer St., Champaign, IL 61820 Date: Nov. 15, 2011
Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

 

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Celebrating 100 Years of History

by Rose Price

This year, 2011, marks the 100th year of an educational and community triumph. The Spurlock Museum located on the campus of the University of Illinois is celebrating its centennial anniversary. This full year celebration will give us more than just a glimpse into this Urbana, Illinois museum. Besides showing its vast collection of more than 40,000 objects, Spurlock Museum has also paid homage to those who have contributed to, worked at, volunteered at, and visited the museum.

This sense of community involvement is given more meaning by having actual photographs and videos displayed of the individuals who have given a piece of their time into making this museum the gem it is today. Several artifacts that have not been displayed have also made their debut. This is a special treat given that the museum only shows around 3 percent of their objects during any exhibit in order to keep them well preserved.

The history of the museum has evolved since its inauguration in 1911 by expanding its focus from western cultures into a more global approach. The Spurlock Museum now displays objects of six continents which encompass over a million years in history!

I encourage you to visit this Central Illinois museum’s exceptional exhibit and become a part of this collecting and connecting experience.

 

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