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.

05/03/2014 (All day) - 11/01/2014 (All day)

Urbana's Market at the Square is happening now-Novmber 1st from 7am-Noon at the corner of Illinois and Vine in Downtown Urbana. Shop for fresh produce, meat and dairy products as well as flowers, jewlery candles and more. 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.

09/11/2014 (All day) - 11/13/2014 (All day)

The Independence Center Education Series for Aging Adults will be happeing at Parlkland College this Fall. Blow are dates and topic discussed:

  • September 11th-CarFit for the Older Driver
  • September 19th-Driving for Persons over 60
  • October 8th-Fall Prevention
  • October 18th-Balance Check for Safety
  • November 1st-ALS Clinic
  • November 13th-One Handed Cooking

To register for a session call 217-353-2055

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.

09/29/2014 (All day) - 11/08/2014 (All day)

The Giertz Gallery at Parkland College will show the group exhibit 'Salvage' September 29th-November 8th. Exhibit consists of artists who use natural materials and/or concepts to create their artwork. 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.

10/08/2014 - 9:30am - 11/05/2014 - 12:00pm

'Around The World Wednesdays' at the U of I Spurlock Museum are back. Children and their parents can participate in culture based crafts and activities in the Zahn Learning Center. Five sessions will be held between October 8th and November 5th from 9:30am-Noon. A $2 donation to participate is requested. For further info call 265-0474.

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.

10/22/2014 (All day) - 11/01/2014 (All day)

Here is a list of upcoming Blood drives:


  • Busey Bank Mahomet Thursday October 23rd from 3-7pm
  • Carle Hospital Parkview Room Friday October 24th from 7am-1pm
  • Westgate Apartments Champaign Friday Octobr 24th from 2-5pm
  • Monicals Pizza Tolono Monday October 27th from 3:30-7:30pm
  • Gifford State Bank Tuesday October 28th from 2:30-5:30pm
  • Ikenberry SDRP Champaign Wednesday October 29th from 1-7pm
  • Windor West Apartments Champaign Thursday Octobe 30th from 4-7pm
  • Ogden Masonic Lodge Saturday November 1st from 9am-Noon
  • Andrae's Harley Davidson Urbana Saturday November 1st from 10am-1pm

Click Here to find out more.

10/22/2014 - 3:00pm - 12/10/2014 - 5:00pm

Parkland College is holding free workshops this fall for residents who plan to enroll at Parkland and take the required reading, math and writing placement tests. Compss is a untimed computerize test that helps the college place students into cources . Attend a free two-hour Compass Test Prep Course any Monday or Wednesday from 3-5pm now through December 10th.

11/01/2014 - 9:00am - 11:30am

The Illini Reading Council will hold the worksop 'Changing Lanes to Excellent-Effective Literacy Instruction on Saturday November 1st from 9-11:30am at the Mellon Administrative Building. Call 359-5379 for more info.

11/01/2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

The Penfield-Gifford American Legion will hold a Lunch serving Oyster Stew, Chili, Pie and more. Lunch will be served 11am-2pm.

11/01/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Into the Wild, Wagons West is a free family event happening Saturdasy November 1st from 2-4pm at Rock Springs Nature Center. Discover the weatward movement of pioneer settlers. Find out more here.

11/01/2014 - 2:30pm - 11/02/2014 - 7:00pm

Westville High School presents 'The Sound of Music' Saturday November 1st at 7pm and Sunday November 2nd at 2:30pm. Tickets are $7 for Adults, $5 for Students and Seniors. The Public is encouraged to brigng a canned good item to support the local food pantry.

11/02/2014 (All day) - 11/05/2014 (All day)

The DLO Musical Theatre will be holding auditions for La Cage Aux Follies Novembe 2nd, 4th  and 5th at Center Stage Rehersal Hall in Danville. Click Here to find out more.

11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Come to Rock Springs Conservation Area for a fall hike with Going Nutty on Sunday November 2nd at 2pm. Hike outdoors as you look for nuts and seeds to identify. Admission is free and open to all ages. Find out more here.