1. Illini Farm Toy Show                                                                                                                        

Urbana Plaza/Holiday Inn Hotel
Sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau District 12 Young Leaders
Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, & Edgar Counties
SCHEDULE:  
Friday 5 p.m.: Open room trading-Banquet Room closes at 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.:Open room trading-Banquet Room closes at 5 p.m.
Farm Toy Consignment “LIVE” Auction at 10:30 a.m.
Admission: Adults $3; Children (6-12) $2; under age 6 FREE 
FOR MORE INFO:  ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW

 

2. Pack the House for Illini Women’s Basketball

This is a Family Affair...and admission & parking are free! There will be face painting and poster making stations for the kids and giveaways too! After the game will be autographs by the entire Illini Team..the only time it will happen ALL SEASON! Tickets for reserved seating can be picked up at the temporary ticket trailer at the northwest corner of State Farm Center, or you can enjoy general admission seating in the arena. The last two "Pack the House" games have created two of the BEST atmospheres in recent memory...so make it part of your family's weekend! Coach Matt Bollant's third Illinois team started the week 10-4, the best start in 7 years. Sunday's game against No. 19 Nebraska needs a strong turnout on the home court for this team to return to the NCAA Tournament!  So let's help them out!

FOR MORE INFO:  PACK THE HOUSE

3. In Concert at the Champaign Public Library: Banjo Billy Matthews and the Old Time Players 

When: Sunday, Jan. 11,   2:00-3:00  p.m. Where: Champaign Public Library 

How Much: FREE        For: All ages

Why You Should Go: Come enjoy over 100 years worth of high-spirited and hard-hitting musical diversity and old-fashioned fun! 

FOR MORE INFO:   CHAMPAIGN LIBRARY EVENTS

4. The Mad Scientist Strikes Again

When: Sunday, Jan. 11  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Where: Urbana Free Library

How Much: FREE          For: Elementary School Children

Why You Should Go: Come and learn some experiments you can try while waiting for your food in restaurants! 

FOR MORE INFO:   THE MAD SCIENTIST- URBANA

5. Our Furry Friends: The Humane Society                                                                                

When: Sat. Jan 10th     3:00- 3:45 pm          Where:  Champaign Public Library

For:  All Ages

The Humane Society is about more than just abandoned pets and lost animals. Come meet their live animal guests for a new perspective.

FOR MORE INFO:  CU HUMANE SOCIETY

These are just a few of the wonderful events taking place around the Champaign/Urbana area this weekend. For more information, check out my website and click on the city of Champaign link: CHAMPAIGNROSE.