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.

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

Now through Octobe 31st Curves in Champaign will offer 10 free workouts for a $10 donation to Breast cancer research or care. No enrollment or membership required.

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

The Boy Scouts are currently selling pop corn in the community. There are 13 types to chose from including Movie Theatre Butter, Cheese,  Kettle Corn and more. Sales go through October 31st. Any questions call 356-7291 ext 6448.

10/07/2014 (All day) - 10/30/2014 (All day)

Here is a list of Ford County Public Health Department Flu Clinics:

  • Tuesday October 7th 9-11am Paxton IGA
  • Tuesday October 7th 1:30-4pm Ford County Health Department
  • Wednesday October 8th 8:30-11:30am Kempton American Legion
  • Thursday October 9th 8:30-11am Gibson American Lutheran Church
  • Thursday October 16th 9-11:30am Ford County Public Health Departmnet
  • Saturday October 18th 9am-12pm Big R Gibson City
  • Monday October 20th 4-6pm Ford County Public Health Department
  • Thursday October 30th 1:30-4pm Ford County Health Department

Call (217)379-9281 to confirm locations and times.

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.

10/20/2014 - 3:00pm - 10/26/2014 - 8:00pm

The C-U Elks are accepting new and gently used kids coats now thru October 26th. They are looking for kids sizes 4-16 and will also accept monetary donations. Make a donation during normal business hours 3-8pm. All coats will be distributed to local children in need. The C-U Elks Lodge is located at 903 N Dunlap in Savoy.

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.

10/24/2014 (All day) - 10/26/2014 (All day)

The DLO will hold performances of the musical Guys and Dolls October 24th-October 26th at Danville High School Dick Van Dyke Auditorium. Cost is $15-$19 for Adults, $7-$10 for Students. Click Here to find out more.

10/26/2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Macon County Conservation District will hold it's Fall Harvest Festival at Rock Springs Conservation Area on Sunday October 26th from 1-4pm. There will be children's crafts, face painting, maze, wagon rides and tractor show. Click Here to find out more.