Community Events

11/06/2013 (All day) - 12/31/2014 (All day)

If you experiencing finacial troubles or money management problems, the Money Mentors at the U of I Extension Office can help. Recieve education and support with money management by signing up for the Money Mentors program. Click Here to find out more.

01/07/2014 (All day) - 12/30/2014 (All day)

A Converstational English Class (English as a Second Language) will be held at First United Methodist Church in Urbana Every Mondays 6-8:30pm and Thursdays 10-11:30am. These classes offer assistance in better understanding the English Language through conversation. Click Here to find out more.

03/17/2014 - 8:30am - 05/06/2015 - 5:00pm

The U of I Sousa Archives and Center for American Music will continute the display World War 1 with America's March King. This exhibit explores Sousa’s musical contributions to America’s war effort and how this music reflected the era. Exhibit runs March 17th 2014-May 6th 2015. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am-5pm and Wednesday 10am-5pm. Closed during the noon hour. Click Here to find out more.

08/15/2014 (All day) - 12/31/2014 (All day)

A list of weekly events at the CRIS Healthy Aging Center

  • Monday-Friday 6:30-9:30am CRIS Cafe serves breakfast. Thursdays a special breakfast is held on the patio
  • Join a game of Euchre Mondays 10:30am-1:30pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 12:30-3pm
  • Play Bridge Mondays and Fridays from 12:30pm-4pm
  • Tuesdays is Day Campers Card Club. Members go to a park to enjoy the outdoors and play cards
  • 1st Thursday of the month CRIS hosts a BUNGO game
  • Monday-Thursdays is a "Strong for Life" exercise class from 9:30-10:30am

Click Here to find out more.

09/16/2014 (All day) - 01/25/2015 (All day)

On September 16th the Spurlock Museum will open it's Fall Exhibit 'Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala. This exhibit of over 90 textiles celebrates the artistry of the Maya weaving tradition. The exhibit will be on display through January 25th and is free during Museum Hours. Click Here to find out more.

10/01/2014 (All day) - 12/31/2014 (All day)

The Douglas County EMA is looking for residents with 4 Wheel Drive and or snowmobiles  that would be able to assist in Extreme Weather Conditions. Call 217-253-9538 to find out more.

10/01/2014 (All day) - 12/31/2014 (All day)

CRIS Healthy Aging Center is looking for Meals on Wheels Volunteers. Individuals or groups may help deliver meals to people in need. Call 217-443-2999 to find out more.

10/13/2014 (All day) - 12/31/2014 (All day)

Join the Danville YMCA for classes this fall. Members and non-members may sign up for classes. For the kids there is Kindergarden and Itty Bitty Basketball as well as Girls Hoop Clinic. There is also District Basketball League and YBA.  Or take classes in Yoga, Pilates, Personal Training, Fit Blast and more.  Click Here to find out more.

11/17/2014 (All day) - 01/31/2015 (All day)

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College presents the exhibit 'Glimmer' photographic works by Christopher Schneberger November 17th-January 31st. Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Saturday Noon-2pm.

12/01/2014 (All day) - 12/23/2014 (All day)

Drop off a donation of  a toy to Gerber Collision. Donations will go to local Toys for Tots. Click Here to find out more.

12/02/2014 (All day) - 12/25/2014 (All day)

It's the 30th Annual Carle Salvation Army Toy Drive. Drop off and donate a toy, cash or gift card to any Carle location, Cassel Home Comfort, Neil & Devonshire Champaign or at our studios 2301 S. Neil Champaign. We will hold our toy drive thru at the Carle on South Mattis, just south of Kirby on Wednesday December 10th from 7am-6pm. You can drive thru and make a donation.

12/06/2014 - 3:00pm - 12/22/2014 - 5:00pm

The Chamapign Center Partnership along with the Champaign Park District are brining Trolley Rides to Center City. Every Saturday in December before Christmas ride the trolley from 3-5pm Pick Up and drop off is in front of the Orpheum Children's Museum. Riders will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as well as local performers throughout the ride.

Also look for holiday elves hidden in local center city businesses now through December 22nd. Find all 12 elves and you will be entered to win a prize box filled with gifts from local businesses. Completed game cards can be dropped off at the IDEA Store, Hyatt Place or the News-Gazette.

12/07/2014 (All day) - 12/19/2014 (All day)

Here is a list of upcoming blood dirves with Community Blood Services:


  • Faith United Methodist Church Champaign Sunday December 7th from 8-11:30am
  • Martin, Hood and Friese 2507 S Neil Champaign Monday December 8th from 9am-Noon
  • Champaign USDA 2118 W Park Champaign Tuesday December 9th from 8:30am-11:30am
  • Acadia House Champaign Tuesday December 9th from Noon-6pm
  • Champaign County Economic Development 1817 S Neil Champaign Tuesday December 9th from 2-5pm
  • Christie Clinic on Clark St. Champaign Wednesday December 11th from 10am-4pm
  • Ramshaw Real Estate 505 W University Friday December 12th from 8-11am
  • CU Mass Transit 1101 W University Tuesday December 16th from 9am-12:30pm
  • Rantoul Rec Center Wednesday December 17th from Noon-5:30pm
  • Intel 1906 Fox Drive Wednesday December 17th from 2-5pm
  • Busey Bank Mahomet Thursday December 18th from 3-7pm
  • Carle Hospital Friday...
01/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 02/24/2015 - 8:00pm

Champaign Unit 4 School District will hold info nights for Schools of Choice the following evenings:

  • Tuesday January 27th at Stratton Elementary 6pm
  • Thursday February 5th at Barkstall Elementary 6pm
  • Evening Open House Tuesday February 24th 6-8pm at all twelve Elementary Schools.

Call 351-3701 for more infomation.