Community Events

07/10/2015 (All day) - 09/23/2016 (All day)

Upcoming Events with the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the U of I:

  • 'Transient Journeys: The Life and Music of Harry Partch' July 10th 2015-April 29th 2016. Harry Partch was a composer, music theorist, instrument maker and performer.
  • Convergent Perspectives through the lens of David Nolan December 1st 2015-September 23rd 2016 Harding Band Building
  • From the Illiac Suite to the Sal-Mar Construction: Illinois Pioneering Experimental Music Studio November 1st-December 31st Harding Band Building
  • Capturing the Blues of 1990's Urbana Champaign with Jack Van Camp October 12th 2015-May 2nd 2016 Harding Band Building
  • Pierre Louis Gautrot's Sarrusophone: A Maverick of the Woodwind Family September 28th 2015-August 29th 2016 Harding Band Building
  • James Beauchamp and the Harmonic Tone Generator September 22nd 2015-May 27th 2016 Harding Band Building
08/18/2015 (All day) - 12/18/2015 (All day)

The U of I Library will host "Ed Ruscha in Series: A rotating exhibition of books" Agust 10th-December 18th. Ruscha is an American artists based in Los Angeles and is considered one of the foremost innovators of contemporary artists' books. Click Here to find out more.

09/17/2015 (All day) - 11/29/2015 (All day)

The Champaign City Government 101 Academy is free and open to Champaign residents 16 and older. Classes will meet 6pm at various locations on the following dates:

  • September 17th, 21st, 24th
  • October 5th, 8th, 15th, 26th
  • November 2nd, 5th, 16th and 29th

Call 355-2055 to register and to find out more.

10/06/2015 (All day) - 12/31/2015 (All day)

On October 6th the Spurlock Museum will open it's Fall exhibit Norht of the Northern Lights: Exploring the Crocker Land Arctic Expedition 1913-1917. Photopraphs, artifacts and documents will all be a part of the exhibit. This exhibit is free and open to the public during museum hours. Click Here to find out more.

11/01/2015 (All day) - 03/01/2016 (All day)

Cunningham Township, 205 W. Greenstreet Urbana is currently collecting new and gently used winter items such as coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, scaraves, boots & throw blankets. You can make donations Monday-Friday from 8:30am-12:pm and 1-4pm. You can drop off donations now through March 1st 2016.

11/14/2015 (All day) - 12/05/2015 (All day)

Upcoming Events at the Macon County Conservation District:

  • Turkey Scavenger Hunt Sunday November 22nd Rock Springs Nature Center at 2pm.
  • Wildlife Myths of Macon County Saturday November 28th at 2pm Rock Springs Nature Center.
  • Into the Wild: Holiday Ornaments December 5th 10am Rock Springs Nature Center.

Click Here to Find Out More.

11/15/2015 - 9:00am - 12/06/2015 - 6:00pm

The Sinai Temple Gift Shop Chanukah Showcase is now open in the Davis Chapel. Hours are:

  • Sunday November 15th 9am-2pm
  • Wednesday November 18th 4-6pm
  • Thursday November 19th 10am-1pm
  • Sunday November 22nd 9am-2pm
  • Wednesday December 2nd 4-6pm
  • Thursday December 3rd 10am-1pm
  • Sunday December 6th 9am-1pm

Call 352-8140 for more details or to make an appointment outside of regular hours.

11/15/2015 - 3:00pm - 12/24/2015 - 6:00pm

Upcoming Events at First Baptist Church Decatur

  • Concert for Hunger and Homeless Awareness Sunday Novembember 15th 3pm
  • December 2nd Soprano Andrea Frankes Pope 11:15am
  • December 9th Milikin Brass Quintet 11:15am
  • December 16th Harpist Julia Jamieson
  • Friday December 11th Advent Evening Music 7pm
  • Thursday December 24th Christmas Eve Service 6pm
11/16/2015 - 10:00am - 02/06/2016 - 7:00pm

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College with host 'Ceramics Invitational' November 16th-February 6th. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Saturday Noon-2pm. Click Here to find out more.

11/28/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Champaign Center Partnership's 15th Annual Parade of Ligths will return to Downtown Champaign Saturday November 28th. This year's theme is 'On the Silver Screen' with parade beginning at 6pm. There will be Santa, Hot Chocolate Stations, Kid's activities and more. To enter your float call 352-2400. Click Here to find out more.

11/29/2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Catlin Community Christmas will be held Sunday November 29th beginning at 5pm just outside the community building. Santa will arrive just after 5pm with other activities planned.

12/02/2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Spurlock Museum presents 'The Vikings in Grenland: Everyday Life in a Challenging Environment' on Wednesday December 2nd at 4pm. This is a free event. Click Here to find out more.

12/07/2015 - 9:00am - 12/16/2015 - 1:00pm

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Champaign is holding their annual backpack project Friday December 7th-16th. Daily Bread is looing for underwear, socks, warm hats, scarves, gloves, hand warmers, sweatshirts, thermal shirts and long underwear. You can also donate items like toothpaste, thoothbrushes, chapstick, hand lotion, snack foods and more. You can drop off donations from 9am-1pm at Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. Click Here to find out more.

12/12/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join the Spurlock Museum's resident storyteller Kim Shean for Silly Stories Afternoon, a family concert on Saturday December 12th from 2-3pm. Admission is free. Find out more Here.

12/12/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

The Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church will be holding it's annual Christmas Play "Inside the Outside Inn" on December 12th at 5pm. It is free to the public, but donations will be taken for Habitat for Humanity. For more information call (217)359-0196.

12/13/2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Danville Sympony Orchestra Presents: The Nutcracker on December 13th 3pm at the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School. Tickets are $26-$30 for Adults. Student tickets are $15. Call 217-443-5300 to find out more.

12/15/2015 - 8:30am - 10:30am

Champaign Urbana Elks Lodge #2497 and Illinois Children's Care Corporation will hold a Free Children's Orthopedic Clinic on Tuesday December 15h from 8:30-10:30am at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. For Appointements call 1-800-272-0074 Weekdays from 9am-4pm.