Did you get to the Hatch Art Fair? How did this begin? Kudos to the organizers. It is a fun and inspiring show. — Celeste Quinn
Yes. I never miss it. The Hatch festival was Gail Glende Rost's idea. A co-founder of The I.D.E.A. Store, she had wanted to have an art fair here featuring items made with mostly recycled materials.
Red Mask Players will present comedy/murder-mystery
As its final production of its 78th season, the Red Mask Players will present the comedy/murder-mystery "A Shot in the Dark" this and next weekend.
Champaign Public Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
At 4 p.m. Monday at the Douglass Branch, experts from the University of Illinois Extension will lead a fun, hands-on cooking class for school-age children. The session will focus on healthy treats.
Sometimes a single role comes to epitomize an actor's screen persona, even when that actor has a fairly lengthy, successful career apart from that role.
You can see probably Hollywood's best example of that when The News-Gazette Film Series screens the 1946 classic "Gilda" at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.
Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette
A tiny bush
A spider comes out
And says "hello"
— Anqi Chen, Urbana
Famous Brazilian musician will give lecture
Famed Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil, a multiple Grammy winner, will give a free lecture titled "Music and Brazilian Culture" at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.
There are many ways to choose names for your children. Some people consider what the initials in their child's name might stand for. Some name their children for celebrities or family members. Some people invent names so that no one else will have the same as their child.