Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead
From books to history, music and ice cream, Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead.
The employee giving group of Presence Covenant Medical Center's Foundation hosts a book fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Auditorium A&B at the medical center, 1400 W. Park St. Urbana. A wide variety of gifts and books at 30 percent to 70 percent off retail price will be available for purchase.
Coming out on DVD: Bad Words, starring Jason Bateman and Kathryn Hahn. A 40-year-old man manages to enter, and win, a regional spelling bee thanks to a loophole in the rules.
Animal Adaptations. Have you ever wondered why different animals look the way they do? Using pet volunteers, skeletons, and specimens, the Veterinary Student Outreach Program explains the evolution of today's domestic animals for school-age boys and girls from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Thursday at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C.
If you are a fan of country and western music, award-winning Grand Ole Opry singer Lorrie Morgan will be performing at 7 p.m. on the main stage at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair in Arthur. The daughter of country star Geroge Morgan, she became the youngest person to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry when she was inducted in 1984. Admission will be $5.
The Bryant Cottage State Historic Site hosts its 27th annual Heritage Sunday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Bryant Cottage, 146 East Wilson St., Bement. Enjoy ice cream and the music of High Cotton. Peggy Wells will entertain by portraying Florena Budwin, who fought with the Union alongside her husband during the Civil War, was captured and spent time in Andersonville Prison. The event will wrap up in time for guests to head to Veterans Park for the Bement Community Band concert at 7 p.m.