launch event scheduled Friday launch event scheduled Friday

CHAMPAIGN – will launch themselves at a free, family friendly event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Indi-Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C.

The event, called Sugar & Spice, A Cupcake Christmas, is sponsored by Cakes on Walnut and Everyday Charming Image Boutique. The event will showcase the talents of Champaign-Urbana youths and the products and services of C-U businesses and organizations.

Everyday Charming Image Boutique, Cakes on Walnut and the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization will offer the Cupcake Art Exhibition, and Cakes on Walnut will present programs on gingerbread cupcakes and sugar-cookie decorating. Boltini Lounge will serve hot chocolate, cider and eggnog.

Next Generation School will present solo and group student performances. Class Act Interactive will present children's improvisation, Christmas carols and "Frosty Face" painting.