Entertainment listings, June 23-30, 2016

Entertainment listings, June 23-30, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

FORD COUNTY FAIR

What: Canaan Smith and LOCASH highlight the fair with a concert at 7:30 p.m. June 24. Concert tickets include free carnival rides. Zach Linley and the Rebel Daredevils provide a pre-concert party at 7 p.m., and will play in the beer tent after the concert. Truck and tractor pulls on June 23, and the demolition derby closes out the grandstand entertainment on June 25. Outshyne will play in the beer tent after the demo derby. The petting zoo will be in the commercial building and will offer pony rides through Saturday. Sally the Clown returns Friday evening, with face painting from 3 to 9 p.m.

When: June 23-25.

Where: Ford County Fairgrounds, Melvin.

Cost: Admission varies each day.

More info: fordcountyfair.org.

PIATT COUNTY TRAILBLAZERS' RODEO

What: Family entertainment, including a parade through downtown Monticello, a mutton bustin', a queen pageant, rodeo dance, vendor row, lots of food and drink options. Rodeo parade at 10 a.m. June 25. Kids' and clowns' lunch right after the parade at Rick Ridings Ford, Monticello. Rodeo, 7 p.m. daily.

When: June 23-25.

Where: Trail Blazers Arena, Interstate 72 Exit 166, 1 mile north on Old Route 47, Monticello.

Cost: Tickets: $4-$12, kids 3 and younger free; three-day passes for kids $12, adults $25.

More info: Call 493-3633 or pctrailblazers.org.

GARDEN HILLS SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES

What: Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, interactive music by DJ Fireproof and many more activities.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 23.

Where: Garden Hills neighborhood, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 819-3931, champaignparks.com/event/gardenhills-summer-block-parties-free/ or email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com.

TOLONO FUN DAY

What: Golf cart raffle available. Friday: kids' half-mile and adults' 5K races; outdoor movie. Saturday: Masonic breakfast, outdoor church service, parade, live music, kiddie tractor pull, fireworks, Scovill mobile petting zoo. Both days: food court, flea market, inflatables and more. Parade entries (free) are welcome. Parking lot parties at 8 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday at Lu & Denny's with Nickel & Dimes (June 24) and Nastics Band (June 25).

When: 6 to 11 p.m. June 24 and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 25.

Where: West Side Park and downtown Tolono.

More info: Facebook/TolonoFunday.

GIFFORD CELEBRATION

What: Day starts off with the 5K and 1K Kids' Fun Run followed by the parade at 11 a.m. down Main Street, and lots of fun at the park (inflatables, games, music, food). The night will wrap up with fireworks at dusk at the park, as well as Ryan Ideus and the Feudin' Hillbillys on Main Street.

When: June 25.

Where: Main Street and Werner Roessler Park, Gifford.

More info: facebook.com/GiffordCommunityCelebration.

BALLOONS OVER VERMILION LEAD-UP EVENT IN POTOMAC

What: Town rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sons of the American Legion BBQ, 10:30 a.m. to midnight; Lions Club Cake Walk, 6 p.m.; and street dance, 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the ball park area. Also, a Family Healthcare of Potomac meet-and-greet. Funds raised go to its food pantry. A hot air balloon will be set up at 6 p.m. for people to climb in, pose for pictures and talk to the pilot.

When: 8 a.m. to midnight June 25.

Where: Potomac.

More info: Email shelly.cessna@villageofpotomac.org.

ARTS IN THE PARK

What: A two-day art festival featuring artists, musicians, dance troupes and more. Vendors open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The stage will be active until 9 p.m. with local music talents starting at 10 a.m. June 25 and 11 a.m. June 26. Annual Art on Wheels Car Show on June 25.

When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 25 and 26.

Where: Lincoln Park, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: artsintheparkdanville.org.

MARTIN LUTHER KING-JETTIE RHODES DAY

What: This day is all about giving back to the community with fun, family, networking and a diverse atmosphere. Free food (while supplies last), live entertainment, kids' activities, raffle prizes and a wealth of information provided by local nonprofits. Rain or shine.

When: Noon to 5 p.m. June 25.

Where: King Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

SAYBROOK STARS AND STRIPES CELEBRATION

What: Dawn-to-dusk breakfast at the American Legion, church service, parade at 12:30 p.m., car and bike show on Lincoln Street, craft and food vendors, a lot of children's activities, music by three bands. Fireworks after dusk at the park.

When: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 26.

Where: Park and downtown, Saybrook.

More info: Call 309-475-2153.

Next week

FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS

What: Free carousel rides and Balloons by Pookie. Entertainment/performances near the fountain.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. July 1 (first Friday of each month).

Where: Food court at Market Place Mall, Champaign.

More info: Call 356-2700.

RANTOUL FREEDOM CELEBRATION

What: Sundowners Car Club's car show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 at Wabash Park. Also that day, baseball and softball games; a Rantoul Rocks talent show; vendors, beer garden and concessions; and music by 90s Daughter, 6 to 9 p.m. On July 3, The Hall Brothers Raminator-Rammunition monster truck team will stage the Rantoul Rumble on the Runway Monster Truck Show, 3 to 5 p.m. in front of Hangar 2 at the airport. View the trucks and meet the drivers, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Rockin' the Runway event is Sunday evening. Raminator truck rides, vendors, beer garden, inflatables, face painting, paintball; at 7 p.m. a 5K race; the Flatville Road band, 7:30 to 11 p.m.; and fireworks at dusk. Advance tickets $15; admission for the day of the event, $20. Rantoul Rotary pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon July 4 at Rantoul High School cafetorium. Parade at 9:30 a.m., from the corner of Maplewood Drive and Grove Avenue.

When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 2, 1:30 to 11 p.m. July 3, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 4.

Where: Wabash Park, Rantoul National Aviation Center, Rantoul High School in Rantoul.

More info: rantoulchamber.com/resources or call 893-3323.

BALLOONS OVER VERMILION LEAD-UP EVENT IN GEORGETOWN

What: Georgetown activities will include a mural dedication at 12:30 p.m. at town square, community picnic (bring your own), a bouncy house and face painting from 2 to 4 p.m., and a raffle bicycle giveaway, hot air balloon from 6 to 8 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. (rain date July 3) .

When: 8 a.m. to midnight July 2.

Where: Interurban Park near the fairgrounds, Georgetown.

More info: Call 662-2525.

DANVILLE BOAT CLUB FIREWORKS

When: 9:30 p.m. July 2.

Where: Danville Boat Club, 15750 Boat Club Road, Danville.

Cost: Admission, boats, $10 day pass.

More info: Call 442-4021.

Future highlights

BALLOONS OVER VERMILION LEAD-UP EVENT IN HOOPESTON

What: Hoopeston Rotary is planning bounce houses, ice cream and other activities in the McDonald's Plaza. McDonald's is the sponsor. Funds raised to renovation of the Lorraine Theater..

When: HOURS???? July 3.

Where: McDonald's Plaza, Hoopeston.

More info: Call 304-1086.

MONTICELLO FREEDOM FEST

What: Music, food, fireworks.

When: July 3.

Where: Lodge Park, Monticello.

More info: Call 762-7921.

FIREWORKS SPECIAL

What: Watch the fireworks. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and insect repellent.

When: Depart at 8 p.m. July 3.

Where: From the Wabash Depot, downtown Monticello.

Cost: $8-$10; under 2 free with adult.

More info: mrym.org, call 877-762-9011 or email info@mrym.org.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FREEDOM CELEBRATION

What: 5K race/walk. Parade. Evening's festivities begin with musical entertainment, children's activities at 7 p.m.; around 9:10 p.m., announcements and presentations followed by singing of the national anthem, an invocation and the retiring of the U.S. flag by a color guard. Fireworks at dusk.

When: Race registration opens at 7:30 a.m., youth run at 8:30, 5K at 9:05; parade at 11:05 a.m.; evening festivities at 7 p.m.; fireworks approximately 9:15 p.m. July 4.

Where: Registration at Bielfeldt Athletic Building. Race starts on Florida Avenue (between First and Fourth streets) across from Memorial Stadium and finishes halfway between Florida and St. Mary's Road. Parade begins near First and Kirby, continues east on Florida to Lincoln Avenue then north on Lincoln to California, turns onto Illinois Street to disperse and exit at Goodwin Avenue. Evening entertainment on main stage along Kirby Avenue between First and Oak streets, children's activities in State Farm Center and Activities and Recreation Center parking lots. Fireworks at lot E-14 west of the State Farm Center.

More info: Call 531-3777, info@july4th.net or july4th.net.

SIBLEY AREA FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

What: Theme, "Camp Sibley 2016." Activities begin at 9 a.m. with a fishing derby at the lake and car and motorcycle show at the park; parade at 1 p.m. downtown; then bingo at lake pavilion; old-fashioned children's games at 2:30 p.m. at the lake; interactive inflatables and Fun Believable Balloons, 4 to 7 p.m. at the lake park; Cardboard Boat Regatta at 3 p.m. and boat races at 4 at the lake. Evening includes a free concert at 6 p.m. by The Devilles and fireworks at dusk over the lake. Throughout the day, food stands at the Sibley Lake pavilion.

When: 9 a.m. until fireworks end July 4.

Where: Sibley Lake, pavilion and park, downtown Sibley.

More info: Call 745-2549.

ROSSVILLE JULY 4TH

What: Rossville is celebrating July 4th in the park with a variety of activities. Parade at 11 a.m. starting at the grade school to the park, where the Legion will have a fish fry, 11:30 a.m. A hot air balloon will be set up as part of the lead-up events for Balloons Over Vermilion. Fire department will have a water slide, and Rantoul Community Organization will sponsor a duck race in late afternoon. Fireworks at dusk. Funds raised go to Little League.

When: 11 a.m. July 4.

Where: Park, Rossville.

More info: Call 748-6914.

SPLISH SPLASH WATER SAFETY BASH

What: All ages. Fourth of July celebration. Free face painting, free watermelon-eating contest, adult cannonball contest, kid-friendly cannonball contest, free ice cream-eating contest, all-day concessions, food and drink specials.

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 4.

Where: Sholem Aquatic Center, 2205 Sangamon Drive, C.

Cost: All activities are included as part of daily admission.

More info: Call 819-2581, champaignparks.com/event/4th-of-july/ or email shane.coats@champaignparks.com.

LIGHT UP THE LAKE FREEDOM FEST

What: Food concessions and some family activities start at 3 p.m.; Music in Motion at 3 p.m.; at 9 p.m., after a tribute to service men and women, a fireworks display set to music. Rain date, July 5.

When: 3 p.m. July 4.

Where: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Admission $2 per person, with children 5 and younger free.

More info: ccfpd.org or call 586-3360.

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

What: Giveaways, a cannonball contest, wall-climbing contests and more.

When: 12:30 to 8 p.m. July 4.

Where: Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center, 1401 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Champaign and Urbana residents, $6, nonresidents, $9.

More info: Call 239-7946 or urbanaparks.org.

VERMILION COUNTY FAIR

What: Daily open livestock shows. Carnival specials: dollar ride nights, 6 to 10 p.m. July 7, 1 to 5 p.m. July 9; $20 armbands, 6 to 10 p.m. July 6 and 1 to 5 p.m. July 10. Internation Barrel Racing Association-approved barrel show, 7 p.m. July 8 and 9, horse arena. 4-H project shows, July 5. On Royalty Day July 6, Junior Miss and Queen pageants at 7 p.m. On Military Day July 7, Little Miss/Young Miss/talent show, 6 p.m.; junior horse fun show, 6:30 p.m. On Ag Day July 8, truck and tractor pull, 6 p.m. On Family Day July 9, baby contest, noon, King of the Country, 1 p.m.; arena motocross, 6 p.m. On Community Day July 10, Salvation Army church service, 11 a.m.; 4-H Ag Olympics, 2 p.m.; Dirt drags, 3 p.m.

When: July 6-10.

Where: Fairgrounds, Danville.

Cost: Advance gate pass, $10. Pageants, $3-$10. Tractor pull, $5-$8. Motocross, $4-$15. Dirt drags, $5.

More info: vermilioncountyfair.com.

HISTORIC FARM DAYS

What: J.I. Case National Collectors Show. Tractor pulls, parades, entertainment daily, such as music by Marvin Lee at 6:30 p.m. July 8 at pavilion and at 9:30 a.m. July 10 at country church. Sanctioned tractor pulls and fireworks Saturday night. Sponsored by the I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club.

When: 7 a.m. July 7-10.

Where: I&I Club Show Grounds, 309 Busey St., Penfield.

Cost: Admission $10, children under 12 years old free.

More info: Call 442-7687 or antiquefarm.org.

BALLOONS OVER VERMILION LEAD-UP EVENT IN OAKWOOD

What: Oakwood is planning fun for the family to benefit Oakwood Park. Food, baseball, a hot air balloon, music and a car show. Raffle tickets will be sold for a balloon ride. Funds raised go to playground equipment. Selfie photos with Ronald McDonald, 6 to 8 p.m. The sponsor is McDonald's.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. July 8.

Where: Oakwood Park, Oakwood.

More info: Call 354-4255.

SPARKS IN THE PARK

What: Tuscola's Independence Day celebration. The schedule includes "Madness in the Mud" mud volleyball tournament, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, 5K run/walk and parade. Josh Wilson performance at 8 p.m. and a fireworks display closing out the celebration Saturday evening.

When:7:30 a.m. until after fireworks July 9.

Where: Ervin Park, Tuscola.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 253-2112, point2tuscola.org or email tourism@tuscola.org.

LUX BLOX ACADEMY

What: The inventor of Lux Blox, Mike Acerra, will conduct this two-hour action-packed event. Participants will learn to create many of the unique moving models Lux is known for, and learn a little about the universal design principles that are in Lux. Pre-registration is required.

When: 10 a.m. to noon July 9.

Where: Dr. G's BrainWorks, Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email phyllis@drgsbrainworks.com or call 607-2427.

75TH ANNUAL FISHER FAIR

What: July 13, Children's Day. July 14, Give Back Admissions Night with $2 rides on the midway. July 16, Senior Citizens Day. Daily bingo, amusements, livestock shows, exhibit and commercial buildings. Pedal tractor pulls (July 13), Power Wheels Demolition Derby for Kids and Lawn Mower Demolition Derby (July 14), Illinois Fallen Soldier Memorial Wall horse shows and rodeo with tailgate party with Ryan Ideus & the Feudin' Hillbillys after the rodeo (July 15), mutt show, car show and demolition derby (July 16).

When: 1 to 10 p.m. July 12, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 13-16.

Where: Fisher Community Fairgrounds, 226 E. Sangamon St., Fisher.

More info: fisherfair.com.

BALLOONS OVER VERMILION LEAD-UP EVENT IN LAKE VERMILION

What: The Danville Boat Club is hosting its Splash and Dash event over Lake Vermilion that features hot air balloons flying low across the lake. Ten balloons are expected to fly over the lake in competition for a $1,000 prize. Open to the public from 5 to 10 p.m. with admission that includes draft beer; a cash bar will also be available and food.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. July 14.

Where: Lake Vermilion, Vermilion County.

Cost: $15 person admission; club members are $10.

More info: Call 442-4021.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

What: "Winter Wonderland." Food and beverages courtesy of Dish Passionate Cuisine, music by local band Riders of the Golden Maize, a silent auction, a Santa Grab Bag, photo booth and more. Proceeds fund this year's annual Christie Clinic Parade of Lights on Nov. 26.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. July 14.

Where: CityView Banquet and Meeting Center at Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: $35/single or $60/pair.

More info: champaigncenter.com.

BALLOONS OVER VERMILION

What: Features 30 hot air balloons launching and tethering, as well as mass ascents, fly-ins and balloon glows at the airport. All balloon activities are weather/wind-dependent. Several opportunities for residents to witness these spectacles as the event unfolds all across Vermilion County. Main event kicks off with a mass ascension of hot air balloons at 6 p.m. July 15 at the airport grounds. The morning of July 16, balloons will launch across the Danville area and land at various sites, depending on wind direction. Balloons will fly again that evening, landing at the airport around 7 p.m. to set up for a balloon glow.

When: July 15 and 16.

Where: Based at Vermilion County Regional Airport, north of Danville.

More info: Balloonsoververmilion.com and on Facebook at Balloonsoververmilion.

MEDIEVAL AFTERNOON

What: Did you ever wonder what it was like to live in the age of knights and castles? Join in for food, dances, costumes to try on, faux sword fights and other demonstrations and crafts. All ages welcome.

When: Noon to 4:30 p.m. July 16.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 893-3955 or rantoul.lib.il.us.

FAMILY FUN AG NIGHT

What: Hosted by the Champaign Park District and the Champaign County Farm Bureau. Games, educational activities and exploration of farm equipment. A free dinner will be provided at limited availability — first come, first served.

When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 18.

Where: Centennial Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email Katherine.Hicks@champaignparks.com or call 819-3931.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR

What: July 23, Military Day. July 24, Family Day. July 25, Livestock Day. July 26, Senior Citizen Day. July 27, Republican Day. July 28, 4-H/Youth Day. July 30, Youth Day. Two days of demolition derby (July 23 and 29), horse show and world championship rodeo (July 24), talent contest (July 25), harness racing (July 26), Grainger Smith in concert (July 28), motorcycle races (July 29), tractor pulls (July 30) and more.

When: July 22-30.

Where: Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana.

More info: champaigncountyfair.cc/.

THIRD ANNUAL KICKIN' IT COUNTRY

What: Fundraiser for Women's Health Center hosted by Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation. Appetizers, beer and spirits sampling, a barbecue buffet, line dancing, mechanical bull riding, souvenir photos and a live auction. Entertainment by Ryan Ideus & Feudin' Hillbillys. Western wear for participants is encouraged.

When: 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. July 23.

Where: Air-conditioned pavilion at Kennekuk County Park, Danville.

Cost: Tickets 60 per person; $500 for a table of eight.

More info: Call 442-6583 or at the Foundation Office, 551 N. Logan Ave., Danville.

MAYFAIR AND MAYWOOD DRIVE SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES

What: Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, interactive music by DJ Fireproof and many more activities.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. July 28.

Where: Mayfair and Maywood Drive neighborhood, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 819-3931, champaignparks.com/event/Mayfair-and-Maywood-dr-summer-block-parties-free/ or email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com.

Films

This weekend

CHAMPAIGN CINEMA UNDER THE STARS

What: Outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs, blankets or pillows. A portion of ticket sales will support the Orpheum Children's Science Museum.

When:8 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 23 through Aug. 27.

Where: Parking lot, corner of Washington and Fremont streets, right outside of the Orpheum Museum, Champaign.

Cost: Tickets, general admission, $5; children 3-12, $4; 2 and younger, free.

More info:provisionelevatoradvertising.com or champaigncinema.com.

NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK FILM

What: Showing: "A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee." Natural history photographer Clay Bolt begins and ends a quest, traveling across the U.S. to tell the story of this disappearing bee. Professor Sydney Cameron of the Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, will preview the film.

When: 11 a.m. to noon June 24.

Where: Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion, Room C, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 766-5631 or 333-2340.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: Reader's Choice. "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963). Rated G. 205 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. June 25.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: $6; additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

Next week

SUMMER AFTERNOON MATINEE SERIES

What: An adaptation of the 1951 film about a baseball team getting help from angels. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

When: 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. June 29.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 893-3955 or rantoul.lib.il.us.

CHAMPAIGN CINEMA UNDER THE STARS

What: Outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs, blankets or pillows. A portion of ticket sales will support the Orpheum Children's Science Museum.

When:8 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 30 through Aug. 27.

Where: Parking lot, corner of Washington and Fremont streets, right outside of the Orpheum Museum, Champaign.

Cost: Tickets, general admission, $5; children 3-12, $4; 2 and younger, free.

More info:provisionelevatoradvertising.com or champaigncinema.com.

MONTICELLO MOVIE NIGHTS

What: "Minions." Bring lawn chairs, blankets and pillows for film on 18-foot inflatable movie screen. Concessions may be sold.

When: Sunset July 1. In the event of high winds or rainy conditions, the movie will be postponed to a later date.

Where: Downtown Monticello.

More info: Call 762-2583 or email info@cityofmonticello.net.

Future highlights

AMERICA (HECK YEAH!)

What: "American Beauty" (1999). Rated R. 122 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. July 5 and 7.

Where: The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: $4; additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

SUMMER AFTERNOON MATINEE SERIES

What: A spinoff film with Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 6.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 893-3955 or rantoul.lib.il.us.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

What: The classic movie stars Broderick Crawford, William Holden and Judy Holiday. Light refreshments served. Reservations required.

When: 2 p.m. July 6.

Where: Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St.

More info: Call 267-3170.

CHAMPAIGN CINEMA UNDER THE STARS

What: Outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs, blankets or pillows. A portion of ticket sales will support the Orpheum Children's Science Museum.

When:8 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 7 through Aug. 27.

Where: Parking lot, corner of Washington and Fremont streets, right outside of the Orpheum Museum, Champaign.

Cost: Tickets, general admission, $5; children 3-12, $4; 2 and younger, free.

More info:provisionelevatoradvertising.com or champaigncinema.com.

SUMMER QUAD CINEMA SERIES

What: "The Boss." Rated R. Sponsored by Illini Union Board. In case of inclement weather, movies will be shown in the Illini Union.

When: 9 p.m. July 7.

Where: Anniversary Plaza, just north of the Main Quad.

Cost: Free.

More info: union.illinois.edu or facebook.com/illiniunion.

GREAT LAKES DOCUMENTARY

What: In anticipation of the upcoming special exhibit "Water/Ways," the Champaign County Forest Preserve District is teaming up with the Spurlock Museum to screen "Waterlife," a documentary about the Great Lakes, their importance as a wildlife and industrial resource, and the effects of rapid pollution on the freshwater ecosystem.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. July 9.

Where: Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: spurlock.illinois.edu or call 333-2360 or 586-2612.

KIDS' MOVIE

What: Marvellous Monthly Movies. For children ages 8-12 (under 8 with a caregiver).

When:2 to 4 p.m. July 9.

Where:Danville Public Library, first-floor meeting room, 319 N. Vermilion St.

Cost: Free.

More info:DanvillePublicLibrary.org.

AMERICA (HECK YEAH!)

What: "American Graffiti." (1973). Rated PG. 110 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. July 12 and 14.

Where: The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: $4; additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MONTICELLO MOVIE NIGHTS

What:"Peanuts." Bring lawn chairs, blankets and pillows for film on 18-foot inflatable movie screen. Concessions may be sold.

When: Sunset July 15. In the event of high winds or rainy conditions, the movie will be postponed to a later date.

Where: Downtown Monticello.

More info: Call 762-2583 or email info@cityofmonticello.net.

MOVIE IN THE PARK

What: "Inside Out."

When: Dusk July 15.

Where: Wabash Park, Rantoul.

More info: Call 893-3323 or email office@rantoulchamber.com.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "The Awful Truth" (1937). Not rated.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. July 16.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: $6; additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

SUMMER AFTERNOON MATINEE SERIES

What: Film inspired by real events. Two damaged souls come together in a quest for a seemingly impossible goal: to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

When: 1:30 to 3:10 p.m. July 20.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 893-3955 or rantoul.lib.il.us.

SUMMER AFTERNOON MATINEE SERIES

What: Film goes for the gold with hilarious results. Based on the true story of four Jamaican athletes going to extremes to compete as Olympic bobsled racers. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

When: 1:30 to 3:10 p.m. July 27.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 893-3955 or rantoul.lib.il.us.

MONTICELLO MOVIE NIGHTS

What:"Inside Out." Bring lawn chairs, blankets and pillows for film on 18-foot inflatable movie screen. Concessions may be sold.

When: Sunset July 29. In the event of high winds or rainy conditions, the movie will be postponed to a later date.

Where: Downtown Monticello.

More info: Call 762-2583 or email info@cityofmonticello.net.

Music

This weekend

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: Summer Uncorked series continues with the down-home sounds of New Orleans and beyond provided by Funky Jonny. Featuring Jonny Beckett on saxophone, George Turner on guitar, Ernie Thompson on guitar and vocals, JD Lamb on keyboard, Ben Taylor on badd and Vince Fuzz Elam on drums. Opportunity to try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. June 23.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or 333-6280.

ILLINOIS SUMMER BAND CONCERT ON THE QUAD

What: Annual summer twilight concert series. Director of bands Stephen Peterson will conduct the June 23 performance. Musical selections will include "My Fair Lady," "English Folk Song Suite," "Illinois Loyalty," works by Percy Grainger and Leonard Bernstein, and a couple of marches. Bring lawn chairs and blankets,

When: 7 p.m. June 23.

Where: University of Illinois Quad, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 300-2635 or email joy3@Illinois.edu.

CHAMPAIGN BLUES, BREWS & BBQ

What: The festival features two stages for musical performances by national touring artists, the fifth annual Dinosores Motorcycle Show and more. Entertainment by The Smokers Blues Band, 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Edward David Anderson, 6:50 to 8:20 p.m.; Kris Lager Band, 8:40 to 10:10 p.m.; Reverend Horton Heat, 10:30 p.m. to midnight June 24; and David Dunavent, 2:25 to 3:55 p.m.; Motorcycle Awards Show, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.; The William Marsala Band, 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Slam Allen, 6:50 to 8:20 p.m.; Howard and the White Boys, 8:40 to 10:10 p.m.; The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 10:30 p.m. to midnight June 25.

When: 4 p.m. to midnight June 24 and noon to 2 a.m. June 25.

Where: Along Walnut Street and between Main and Washington streets, downtown Champaign.

Cost: Free; $5 suggested donation.

More info: bluesbrewsandbbqfest.com or prairiecrossroadsblues.org.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What:Live music featuring Mitchells Bluegrass and Gospel (bluegrass, traditional country and gospel).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 24.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

What: Live street-side performance series. Includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock and blues, along with a cappella music, belly dancing and live painting. Presented by 40 North.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, June 24 through Aug. 26.

Where: Three intersections — Neil and Church (One Main Plaza), Neil and Park, Walnut and Chester streets, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/friday-night-live, facebook.com/FNLChampaign.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Special announcement coming soon. No Regrets Tattos presents this 18th annual event through Aug. 26. Food vendors and beer tents.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. June 24.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org.

LIVE! MUSIC FOR KIDS: JEANIE B

What: Jeanie B's high-energy shows encourage kids to get up and move to the beat while exploring topics universal to younger audiences. Jam-packed with dancing, singalongs and interactive music.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. June 25.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 403-2030 or email librarian@champaign.org.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District's 2016 Concert Series. Featuring Decadents. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. June 26.

Where: Sunset Ridge Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: champaignparks.com.

MUSIC ON THE LAKE

What: Enjoy the musical stylings of Katie Flynn, with classic songs and jazz standards by musical greats from Cole Porter to George Gershwin. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the new Kickapoo Rail Trail.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 26.

Where: Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 586-2612, kriopelle@ccfpd.org.

Next week

SEA CHANTEY SING

What: Sing sea chanteys, the energetic work songs of the sailors, and other songs of the ocean, the inland waters, the fishers, dockworkers and the ports. Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. June 27. (fourth Monday of every month).

Where: Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Co-op at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What:Live music featuring Oakwood Boys (mix of blues, original and popular music).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 28.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. June 29 is Bruiser and the Virtues playing jump blues. Bring your lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 29.

Where: Victory Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: Summer Uncorked series continues with Congolese musicians Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi singing in English, French, Lingala, Kikongo and Tshiluba. Their music reminds one of gospel and jazz with an African rhythm. Opportunity to try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. June 30.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or 333-6280.

FOLK AND ROOTS FRIDAY CONCERT

What: Join the Urbana Park District and the C-U Folk & Roots Festival for live music. Bring a lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. Enter your name into a raffle each Friday to win a free Lake House rental in 2016.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. July 1 (first and third Fridays of each month).

Where: Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, Urbana. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the air-conditioned rental room at the Lake House.

Cost: Free.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Riders of the Golden Maize (roots-rock and country).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 1.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

What: Live street-side performance series. Includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock and blues, along with a cappella music, belly dancing and live painting. Presented by 40 North.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, July 1 through Aug. 26.

Where: Three intersections — Neil and Church (One Main Plaza), Neil and Park, Walnut and Chester streets, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/friday-night-live, facebook.com/FNLChampaign.

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What:Six family-friendly concerts. July 1 is Ignition. AMBUCS volunteers will sell drinks at the concerts and all money raised will benefit club projects in Vermilion County.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. alternating Fridays, July 1 through Aug. 19.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of Vermilion and North streets, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

REDS, WHITES & THE BLUES

What: Concert Series, presented by the U of I Community Credit Union. Celebrate "Reds, Whites and the Blues" with the high-energy, blues-rock guitar style of The Laurie Morvan Band. Bring blankets or chairs.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. July 1.

Where: Gate House Lawn, Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

Cost: $5 per person; $10 per family. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

More info: allerton@illinois.edu or call 333-3287.

AUDIOFEED MUSIC FESTIVAL

What: Fourth annual Christian music event, featuring over 100 bands and a variety of speakers with a focus on independent and "edgy" Christian music and culture. Variety of music on three stages: indie rock with blues/jazz/folk influences, metal, punk and singer/songwriter. Plus a special Goth experience at the Asylum and worship bands at the Anchor. Headliners include Josh Garrels, Emery, Listener, Wolves at the Gate, Propaganda, The Hunts, and Beautiful Eulogy. Speakers include author Preston Sprinkle. Camping, seminars, kids'/family activities, art, other activities, food and merchandise vendors.

When: July 1-3. Early access, June 30.

Where: Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana.

Cost: Full-event tickets online and at gate; kids 11 and under receive free admission. Day passes available at gate only.

More info: Call 419-1463 or audiofeedfestival.com.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:With guest, Samantha Baker Krepton, and the Bement Country Opry Band. A meal will be served at 5 p.m. by the Monticello Boys Club.

When: Doors open at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. July 1.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Show tickets $10; dinner, $8.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

MUSIC AT SLEEPY CREEK

What: Featuring Victor & Penny, who will make you swing, jump and dance to their antique pop. The Kansas City duo consists of Erin McGrane on ukulele and Jeff Freling on jazz guitar.

When:8:30 to 11:30 p.m. July 1.

Where:Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount.

Cost:$12; six or more seats for a reduced rate of $10 per person, plus reserved seating.

More info: Call 733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

Future highlights

HEYWORTH COUNTRY OPRY

What: Heyworth Country Opry with Steve Hargis and Friends (classic country music) and dancing.

When: Meal at 5 p.m., opry at 6 p.m. July 2.

Where: Heyworth VFW, 203 E. Main St.

Cost: Meal, $5; opry, $10.

More info: Call 949-5311.

ICE CREAM AND INDEPENDENCE

What: "Red! White! Blue! Brass!" Independence Day with American music performed by the Champaign-Urbana Civic Wind Band. Host Jim Turpin.

When: 7 p.m., with an ice cream social from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 2.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: $8-$19.50; additional $2.50 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Bob Schifo & Friends (variety of country and popular songs with guest musicians/singers).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 5.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. July 6 is ESP playing hard rock classics. Bring your lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 6.

Where:Crestview Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With Vinny Santanelli at this week's Uncorked. Santanelli will bring to life folk and blues tunes. Opportunity to try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. July 7.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or 333-6280.

BACH'S LUNCH SUMMER CONCERT

What: Featuring John Coppess, folk, country, cowboy music. Bring your lunch or purchase a box lunch from Michaels' Catering. Call 398-2376 by noon the Wednesday prior to a performance to place a lunch order.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. July 8.

Where: Bilbrey Band Stand, West Side Park, Champaign.

More info: Call 819-3909 or champaignparks.com/event/bachs-lunch-summer-concert-maria-merkelo/.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Joni Dreyer Trio (mix of Patsy Cline, blues, rock and soul).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 8.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

What: Live street-side performance series. Includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock and blues, along with a cappella music, belly dancing and live painting. Presented by 40 North.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, July 8 through Aug. 26.

Where: Three intersections — Neil and Church (One Main Plaza), Neil and Park, Walnut and Chester streets, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/friday-night-live, facebook.com/FNLChampaign.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring King's Highway and Big Guns. No Regrets Tattos presents this 18th annual event May 27 through Aug. 26. Food vendors and beer tents.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. July 8.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org.

OUTSIDE AT THE RESEARCH PARK

What: Bones Jugs kicks off the evening with their eclectic acoustic sound, followed by a remix of traditional Son Jarocho sounds, Las Cafeteras.

When: Bands at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. July 8.

Where:Research Park, 1816 S. Oak St., C. Parking is available in the lot south of the Caterpillar building at 1901 S. First St.

Cost: Free.

More info:krannertcenter.com.

MONTHLY ACOUSTIC JAM

What: Players sit or stand in a circle and take turns playing and singing, accompanying each other on songs they choose. Styles can include folk, bluegrass, gospel, Christian, old-time and anything else. No amplification; all acoustic string instruments. Music may be inside or outside, depending on the weather.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. July 9. Monthly, every second Saturday.

Where: Geschenk Boutique and Tea and Coffeehaus, 228 E. Lincoln St., St. Joseph.

More info: Call 260-1582 or email davelowe10@msn.com.

MUSIC IN THE PARK AT CATLIN

What: All-ages show with music by Riders of the Golden Maize (roots-rock and country).

When: 6 to 8 p.m. July 9.

Where: Catlin Park, Catlin.

LARRY GATLIN

What:Country music legend with 33 top 40 country music hits. This is a special tribute to all veterans.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. July 9. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and bar.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: All seats reserved, $45 plus handling fee. All World War II and Korean veterans, free admission. All veterans and active-service personnel, $25. Meal, $12.50.

More info: Call 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

ROCKIN' FOR THE TRAIL

What: A benefit concert and auction for the Kickapoo Rail Trail, featuring Waterfowl (a four-piece folk-rock band) at 7:30 p.m. and The Brat Pack (almost totally '80s music) at 9 p.m. All proceeds go to the construction of the trail, a historic 24.5-mile recreational trail that links Champaign and Vermilion counties, from Urbana on the west to Kickapoo State Park on the east.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 9.

Where: The City Center, 505 S. Chestnut St., C.

Cost: $25 general admission, $50 VIP mezzanine.

More info: ticketfly.com/event/1149135.

JOSH WILSON CONCERT

What:Capital recording artist Wilson, a contemporary Christian musician, will perform. The concert will take place during Tuscola's Independence Day celebration, Sparks in the Park.

When: 8 p.m. July 9.

Where: Ervin Park, Tuscola.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 253-2112, point2tuscola.org or email tourism@tuscola.org.

IN CONCERT AT CPL: WEST OF STALEY

What: Local nine-piece jazz combo West of Staley will perform jazz standards and original compositions, including selections from their debut album, "You Gotta Start Somewhere." All ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. July 10.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 403-2070, champaign.org/events or email librarian@ champaign.org.

SUMMER GARDEN CONCERT

What: Rebecca Rego and the Trainmen performing original songs and classic favorites in its unique Americana folk style.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. July 10.

Where: Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

More info: Call 586-2612 or email kriopelle@ccfpd.org.

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are "in the tradition"). Irish rebel, Scottish love, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy, sailor and railroad songs; spirituals, protest, war and anti-war songs. Instruments welcome; no singing experience required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. July 11 (second and fifth Mondays of every month).

Where: Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Co-op at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Marvin Lee Band (good old popular songs and country songs).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 12.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. July 13 is Pet Roxx playing '70s and '80s rock. Bring your lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 13.

Where: AMBUCS Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

FOLK AND ROOTS FRIDAY CONCERT

What: Join the Urbana Park District and the C-U Folk & Roots Festival for live music. Bring a lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. Enter your name into a raffle each Friday to win a free Lake House rental in 2016.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. July 15 (first and third Fridays of each month).

Where: Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, Urbana. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the air-conditioned rental room at the Lake House.

Cost: Free.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

MUSIC AT BALLOONS OVER VERMILION

What:Steve Rodman & Rodman Rail will kick things off on July 15 early evening followed by State Rep. Chad Hays' Boat Drink Caucus. That night headlined by 90's Daughter. July 16 opens up with El Guapo, The Bob Schifo Band and Katapult. That evening headlined by two reunions — My Brother's Keeper (blues and soul) with special guest, Mr. James Jones, lead guitar; and closing this year's festivities, "the return of Willard Cratchelow," featuring the legendary local band lineups over the past 25-plus years.

When: July 15 and 16.

Where: Vermilion County Regional Airport, north of Danville.

More info: Balloonsoververmilion.com and on Facebook at Balloonsoververmilion.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Yesterday's Country.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 15.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:With guest, Dennis Bettis, and the Bement Country Opry Band. A dinner will be served at 5 p.m. by the Monticello Lions Club.

When: Doors open at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. July 15.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Show tickets $10; dinner, $10.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

STREETFEST

What: Live local music in the streets of downtown. Kilborn Alley, 7 to 8:15 p.m.; Candy Foster and Shades of Blue, 8:45 to 10 p.m.; Tons O' Fun Band, 10:30 a.m. to midnight. Enjoy local food and drinks available from downtown establishments.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight July 16.

Where: Walnut Street and University Avenue, Champaign.

More info: Call 819-3931 or email champaignparks.com/event/streetfest.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring American Pie from Fairfield, Iowa.

When: 7 p.m. July 16 (doors open at 5:30 for those wanting to purchase food).

Where: Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St.

Cost: Admission $10; children 12 and younger free.

More info: Call 388-2853 or melvinillinois.org.

BELLFLOWER COUNTRY OPRY

What:Classic country, gospel music by Belfllower Country Opry Band with guest, Chris Krause.

When: 7 p.m. July 16.

Where: Bellflower Community Center gymnasium, 202 Center St.

Cost: Tickets $10; ages 12 and younger, free.

More info: Call 898-7493, 309-722-3497.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Hoosier Daddy.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 19.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. July 20 is Kittens Incorporated (breezy pop). Bring your lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 20.

Where: Larson Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: Open piano night featuring several members of the piano community to share a song. The Summer Piano Institute takes place this weekend in the School of Music Opportunity to try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. July 21.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or 333-6280.

ILLINOIS SUMMER BAND CONCERT ON THE QUAD

What: Annual summer twilight concert series. Conducted by Lt. Kelly Cartwright, a U.S. Navy Band conductor who is completing her master's degree in conducting at the UI. Joining her will be conducting doctoral student Joe Buscuito. They will lead the band in a "Sound of Music" medley, Civil War fantasy, Armenian dances, the U.S. Armed Forces Medley and some marches. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

When: 7 p.m. July 21.

Where: University of Illinois Quad, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 300-2635 or email joy3@Illinois.edu.

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What:Six family-friendly concerts. July 22 is Alex Jenkins & the Bomber Blues Band. AMBUCS volunteers will sell drinks at the concerts, and all money raised will benefit club projects in Vermilion County.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. alternating Fridays, through Aug. 19.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of Vermilion and North streets, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Mackville (traditional bluegrass and gospel music).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 22.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE: JONG HWA PARK

What: The first concert in this year's Summer Piano Institute will feature Park, chair of the piano division, Seoul National Conservatory.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 22.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or 333-6280.

SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE: STUDENT GALA CONCERT

What: Student talent is showcased at the first Student Gala Concert.

When: 3 p.m. July 23.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $5.

More info: krannertcenter.com or 333-6280.

LIVE! MUSIC FOR KIDS: ROCKY MAFFIT

What: Through rhythm, song, humor and audience participation, drummer and author Rocky Maffit will draw everyone into a joyful exploration of percussion. For family/all ages.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. July 23.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 403-2030 or champaign.org/events.

URBANA POPS ORCHESTRA MADE IN THE USA CONCERT

What: The Urbana Pops Orchestra will perform music by American composers and a premiere of an original piece by Urbana native Andrew Edwards, a Chicago-based film and theater composer. Members from Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theatre production of "Willy Wonka" will sing selections from the musical with the orchestra.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 23.

Where: Urbana High School, 1002 S. Race St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 979-1910 or urbanapops.org.

SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE: AVIRAM REICHERT

What: The second Summer Piano Institute concert will feature Reichert from the College of Music, Seoul National Conservatory.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 23.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or 333-6280.

SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE: STUDENT GALA CONCERT #2

What: Showcases student talent at the second Student Gala Concert.

When: 3 p.m. July 24.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $5.

More info: krannertcenter.com or 333-6280.

SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE: IAN HOBSON

What: The final night of the Summer Piano Institute will feature Hobson performing a variety of works. .

When: 7:30 p.m. July 24.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or 333-6280.

MUSIC ON THE LAKE

What: Enjoy theboot-tapping, lively music of Hot Iron String Band. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the new Kickapoo Rail Trail.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. July 24.

Where: Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 586-2612, kriopelle@ccfpd.org.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District's 2016 Concert Series. Featuring We the Animals. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. July 24.

Where: Scott Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: champaignparks.com.

BACH AND BEYOND

What:The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana step outside of the baroque period to explore treasures of choral music chosen and directed by guest conductors.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. July 24.

Where: St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1303 Lincolnshire Drive, C.

Cost: Tickets $10-$20.

More info: baroqueartists.org, call 378-6802 or email info@baroqueartists.org.

SEA CHANTEY SING

What: Sing sea chanteys, the energetic work songs of the sailors, and other songs of the ocean, the inland waters, the fishers, dockworkers and the ports. Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. July 25. (fourth Monday of every month).

Where: Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Co-op at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Oakwood Boys (mix of blues, original, and popular music).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 26.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. July 27 is New Souls (neosoul, funk, R&B). Bring your lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 27.

Where:PrairiePark, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen (Indie-Folk). Opportunity to try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. July 28.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or 333-6280.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring June and Randy's Country (old fashioned country).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 29.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring Heel Dragger and Dick Diamond and the Dusters . No Regrets Tattos presents this 18th annual event May 27 through Aug. 26. Food vendors and beer tents.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. July 29.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info:summersounds.org.

LIVE! MUSIC FOR KIDS: LEONARDO

What: It's a pep rally, rock 'n' roll show and beach party — all on one stage! Leonardo presents a high-energy, interactive concert that's a celebration of possibilities. Leonardo is a Parents' Choice Award-winning family musician writing and performing songs that entertain, educate and empower audiences of all ages and abilities.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. July 30.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 403-2030 or champaign.org/events.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District's 2016 Concert Series. Featuring Mike Ingram and the New Souls. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. July 31.

Where: Centennial Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: champaignparks.com.

Dancing

This weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance. Happy Hour Novice Dance at 7 p.m. Open dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. June 24.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission $10.

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Public dances. Bands include Broken Prairie on the first Saturday of the month, Backsliders on the second, Battle Creek on the third and Champaign Country Opry featuring Chrissy Sparks Band with guests Eric Gordon, Logan Kirby and Brandi Carlson on June 25.

When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. every Saturday except on County Opry Night (7 to 9 p.m.).

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

Cost: $5; last Saturday of each month, $10.

More info: Call 398-9527.

Next week

INTERNATIONAL DANCING

What: Sponsored by the Illini Folk Dance Society. Features mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world.No previous experience or partner is needed.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, June 28 to Dec. 20.

Where: Room 314, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Check schedule in north lobby because room assignments get changed without advance notice.

Cost: Free.

More info: http://illinifolkdance.s3.amazonaws.com or call 390-6900.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance. Red White and Blue party. Open dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. July 1.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission $10.

Future highlights

STARLITE BALL

What: For ballroom dancers of all ages. With music by the band Captain's 3. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 6.

Where: Harrison Park Clubhouse, West Voorhees Street, Danville.

Cost: $5.

More info: Call 443-2999 or email luann.picklap@gmail.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. July 8.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission $10.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance. Happy Hour Novice Dance, 7 p.m. Open dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. July 15.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission $10.

CONTRA DANCE

What:Urbana Country Dancers' event features music by Meadowhawk. Calling by Scott Meyer. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New contra dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. July 15.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: $4-$5.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

STARLITE BALL

What: For ballroom dancers of all ages. With music by the band Len & Lois. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 20.

Where: Harrison Park Clubhouse, West Voorhees Street, Danville.

Cost: $5.

More info: Call 443-2999 or email luann.picklap@gmail.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance. Hawaiian Night. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. July 22.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission $10.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers. Open band and open-mic calling night. If you would like to play in the band, bring your instrument. If you would like to call some dances or just give it a try, this is your chance. This is also Face Paint Night. Come adorned or visit the face paint station. No partner or experience needed. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. July 29.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: $4-$5.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

Performing arts

This weekend

ZOO IMPROV

What: Improv comedy. Zoo Improv's kid-friendly Interactive Family Show on the last Friday of each month.

When: 7 p.m. June 24.

Where: SoDo Theatre; enter at 111 S. Walnut St., C.

Cost: Admission, $5.

More info: zooimprov.com or email contact@zooimprov.com.

PUPPET PALOOZA 2016

What: Puppet show presented by the Central Illinois Puppetry Guild, featuring Elizabeth Goldsmith-Conley's Portable Puppets on June 25.

When: 11 a.m. every Saturday, June 25 through July 2.

Where: Dr. G's BrainWorks Store, Lincoln Square, Urbana.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 607-2427 or drgsbrainworks.com.

Next week

ZOO IMPROV

What: Improv comedy, featuring local improv troupes as an opening act each week, with a closing set from zoo members.

When: 7 p.m. most Fridays.

Where: SoDo Theatre; enter at 111 S. Walnut St., C.

Cost: Admission, $5.

More info: zooimprov.com or email contact@zooimprov.com.

Future highlights

ZOO IMPROV

What: Improv comedy. Zoo Improv's Interactive Cage-Free Show for the "grown-up" audiences on the first Friday of each month.

When: 7 p.m. July 1.

Where: SoDo Theatre; enter at 111 S. Walnut St., C.

Cost: Admission, $5.

More info: zooimprov.com or email contact@zooimprov.com.

PUPPET PALOOZA 2016

What: Puppet show presented by the Central Illinois Puppetry Guild, featuring Charmaine LeCesne Young presents Rhythm & Rhythm & Storytime on July 2.

When: 11 a.m. every Saturday, through July 2.

Where: Dr. G's BrainWorks Store, Lincoln Square, Urbana.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 607-2427 or drgsbrainworks.com.

CUDO'S PECHAKUCHA NIGHT

What: Volume 21 of this Champaign-Urbana Design Organization showcase for local creativity offers insightful thinking, quick takes on a broad range of topics, unbridled enthusiasm,and ideas to spur your imagination. Share in an evening of innovative presentations. Adult language and topics are always a possibility.

When: 8:20 p.m. July 30.

Where: Lobby, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com, call 333-6280 or email pechakuchaCU@thecudo.org.

Theater

This weekend

 'EMMA! THE POP MUSICAL'

What: Fourth annual youth musical from the Tri-County Players based on the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name.

When: 7 p.m. June 24 and 25 and 2 p.m. June 26.

Where: Paxton Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton.

Cost: Tickets $12.

More info: Call 379-7028.

'HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING'

What: Summer season production. A tune-filled comic gem.

When: 8 p.m. June 23 and 24, 4 and 8 p.m. June 25, 2 p.m. June 26.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $35.40-$37.50.

More info: Call 728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'LEAVING IOWA'

What: The Celebration Company.

When: 8 p.m. June 23-26, 29 to July 2.

Where: Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

More info: Call 384-4000 or stationtheatre.com.

'MARK TWAIN'S ADAM AND EVE' AND 'ANTON CHEKHOV'S THE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL'

What:Creative Dramatics Workshop. Two delightful family friendly comedies. They are each about 40 minutes long, and play one after the other.

When:7:30 p.m. June 24 and 25, 2:30 p.m. June 26.

Where: The Homer Opera House, 101 N. Main St.

Cost: Tickets $5-$8.

More info: HomerOperaHouse.com, call 688-2395 or 493-6175.

'OLIVER! THE MUSICAL'

What: Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's 11th annual Kathy Murphy Student Production.

When: 7:30 p.m. June 23, 24, 25 and 2:30 p.m. June 26.

Where: Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $8-$14.

More info: Email manager@cutc.org or call 352-4085.

Next week

'CHICAGO'

What: This sharp-edged satire set in the Roaring '20s features a dazzling score.

When: 2 and 8 p.m. June 29, 8 p.m. June 30 and July 1, 4 and 8 p.m. July 2, 2 p.m. July 3, 8 p.m. July 5, 2 and 8 p.m. July 6, 8 p.m. July 7 and 8, 4 and 8 p.m. July 9, 2 p.m. July 10.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $35.40-$37.50.

More info: Call 728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'FOX ON THE FAIRWAY'

What: Country Theatre Workshop.

When: 7:30 p.m. June 30, July 1 and 2, 2 p.m. July 3, 7:30 p.m. July 7-9, 2 p.m. July 10.

Where: Country Theatre Workshop theater, 1280 E. 770 N Road, 2 miles north of Cissna Park.

More info: Call 815-457-2626 or countrytheatre.org.

'HOW I BECAME A PIRATE'

What: Theatre for Young Audiences. A swashbuckling musical adventure.

When:10:30 a.m. July 1, 2, 5, 7-9.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost: Tickets $10.40 and $12.50.

More info: Call 728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

Future highlights

'ALL SHOOK UP'

When: 2 and 8 p.m. July 13, 8 p.m. July 14 and 15, 4 and 8 p.m. July 16, 2 p.m. July 17, 8 p.m. July 19, 2 and 8 p.m. July 20, 8 p.m. July 21 and 22, 4 and 8 p.m. July 23 and 2 p.m. July 24.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost: Tickets $35.40 and $37.50.

More info: Call 728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL'

What: Campy comedy by The Celebration Company.

When: 8 p.m. July 14-17, 20-24 and 27-31, Aug. 3-6.

Where: Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

More info: Call 384-4000 or stationtheatre.com.

'FAME JR.'

What: Musical presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre.

When: 7 p.m. July 21, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. July 22, 2 and 7 p.m. July 23.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $10-$12; $9 each for groups of 10 or more; free for infants ages 2 and younger; additional per-ticket processing fee, $1 (online only).

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

'THE GRAPES OF WRATH'

What: Sugar Creek Opera's 14th season presentation will be this American opera.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 16.

Where: The Harold and Jean Miner Auditorium at Clifton Central High School, 1134 E. 3100 N Road, #A, Clifton.

Cost: Tickets $20-$75.

More info: sugarcreekopera.com.

'GREASE'

What: Teen musical. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, "Grease" is among the world's most popular musicals.

When: 7 p.m. July 29 and 30, 2 p.m. July 31.

Where: Danville Area Community College, Bremer Theater, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students; online or at door.

More info: Call 431-1660 or dlomusicaltheatre.com.

'JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH'

What: Theatre for Young Audiences.

When:10:30 a.m. July 9, 30, Aug. 2, 4-6.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost: Tickets $10.40 and $12.50.

More info: Call 728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT'

What: Central Illinois Theatre Company's annual summer musical.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 13-15, 2 and 7:30 p.m. July 16 and 2 p.m. July 17.

Where: Salisbury Church, 2350 Madison Ave., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $8 and $13, available at the door.

More info: Email centraliltheatre@gmail.com.

'MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET'

What:Dinner theater. Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

When: Doors open at 6 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. showtime) July 15, 16; 12:30 p.m. (2 p.m. showtime) July 17, 20 and 21; 6 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. showtime) July 22 and 23; 12:30 p.m. (2 p.m. showtime) July 24 and Aug. 4; 6 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. showtime) Aug. 5 and 6; 12:30 p.m. (2 p.m. showtime) Aug. 7.

Where: The Beef House, 16501 N. State Road 63, Covington, Ind.

Cost: Tickets $44.

More info:beefhouserolls.com or call 765-793-4770.

'OKLAHOMA!'

What: Dinner theater. Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Great American Musical."

When: Doors open at 5 p.m. (7 p.m. showtime) July 8 and 9; 11:30 a.m. (1 p.m. showtime) July 10, 27 and 28; 5 p.m. (7 p.m. showtime) July 29 and 30; 11:30 a.m. (1 p.m. showtime) July 31 and Aug. 3.

Where: The Beef House, 16501 N. State Road 63, Covington, Ind.

Cost: Tickets $44.

More info: beefhouserolls.com, 765-793-4770.

'SISTER ACT'

What: A divine musical comedy. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

When: 2 and 8 p.m. July 27, 8 p.m. July 28, 2 and 8 p.m. July 29, 4 and 8 p.m. July 30, 2 p.m. July 31, 8 p.m. Aug. 2, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 3, 8 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5, 4 and 8 p.m. Aug. 6, 2 p.m. Aug. 7.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $35.40-$37.50.

More info: Call 728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'WILLY WONKA'

What:Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theatre Performance. Musical based on Roald Dahl's timeless story.

When: 7 p.m. July 15, 2 and 7 p.m. July 16, 2 p.m. July 17.

Where: Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $7-$14.

More info: Call 367-1544 or urbanaparks.org.

Outdoors/nature

This weekend

FORD/IROQUOIS MASTER GARDENERS' GARDEN WALK

What: Tour four home gardens in Paxton, Loda and the original prairie tract at the Loda Cemetery with Master Naturalist guides. Visit vendors in Paxton's Majestic Park.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25.

Where: Paxton and Loda.

Cost: Tickets $8 and are available at local Extension office. .

More info: Call 815-268-4051.

GREAT ANNUAL ROCKET LAUNCH OF 2016

What: The Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club is holding its biggest rocketry event of the year. Rockets of all sizes, large and small, will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. In case of questionable weather, call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 9 a.m. for information on the status of the launch.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25.

Where: Dodds Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 359-8225 or 840-1678 or CIARocketry.org/garlo.html.

Next week

PLAYSCAPE MONDAYS

What: A naturalist will be on hand with exploratory tools and/or a live animal. Dress to get dirty.

When: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, June 27 through Aug. 29.

Where: Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 896-2455 or sclementz@ccfpd.org.

WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE — MAMMALS

What: All ages may explore the diverse habitats of the 41 different mammals at the preserve. Go on a guided expedition with an experienced naturalist. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. June 28.

Where: Forest Glen Preserve east of Westville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 662-2142, vccd.org or email asteeples@vccd.org.

SUMMER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club's outdoor group runs 1-mile warmup, followed by a 3-mile run with a 15-minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile. Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 20 through October. Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org.

KENNEKUK ROAD/TRAIL RUNNERS SUMMER FUN RUNS/WALKS

What: 1-, 2-, 3-mile runs/walks on the 1-mile trail. Do not have to be a member to participate. Cook out every event night, weather permitting, Bring food to grill and something to share.

When: 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, June 29 through Aug. 17. No run on July 6.

Where: Meet at the Meadow Shelter near Clear Pond; Cross Country Course, Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Danville.

Cost: Free entry to all.

More info: kennekuk.com.

PHASES OF THE MOON WITH ASTROILLINI

What: Ever wonder why the moon looks the way it does? Find out from UI astronomers. Explore the phases of the moon and solar/lunar eclipses through a hands-on model of the Earth-moon-sun system. For school-age kids.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. June 30.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 403-2030 or champaign.org/events.

NATURE PLAY PRE-K: DINO-MIGHT!

What: Outdoor program for preschoolers age 2-6 and their parents/grandparents. Discover and learn about dinosaurs and fossils through hands-on games, crafts and more. Register by June 28.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. July 1.

Where: Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: $5 per child.

More info: Call 896-2455 or email cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

Future highlights

WINGS OF WONDER

What: See magnificent tropical birds from Wings of Wonder Avian Rescue, a nonprofit based in Mahomet. Learn all about adopting and caring for these exotic pets who need new homes. Family/all ages.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. July 2.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St..

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 403-2030 or champaign.org/events

GROWING UP WILD: DINO-MIGHT!

What: Outdoor program is for preschoolers ages 2-6 with their parents/grandparents. Learn about dinosaurs and fossils through hands-on games, crafts and more. Register by July 1.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. July 5.

Where: Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet.

Cost: $5 per child.

More info: Call 896-2455 or email cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes are welcome, and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. July 9.

Where: Dodds Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 359-8225, CIARocketry.org or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org.

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH

What: Join members of the Champaign Urbana Astronomical Society Inc. for their monthly observatory open house. See the stars, planets and moon through their 16-inch telescope. Canceled in the event of unfavorable weather.

When: 9 to 11 p.m. July 9.

Where: CUAS Observatory, southwest of Champaign, south of Monticello Road on County Road 700 E.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 351-2567.

WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE — REPTILES

What: All ages may explore the diverse habitats of the reptiles found at the preserve. Go on a guided expedition with an experienced naturalist to learn about turtles, lizards and snakes. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. July 12.

Where: Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 662-2142, vccd.org or email asteeples@vccd.org.

WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE — INSECTS

What: All ages may explore habitats of the largest class of animals on planet earth at the preserve. Go on a guided expedition with an experienced naturalist. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. July 19.

Where: Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 662-2142, vccd.org or email asteeples@vccd.org.

ANIMAL ATHLETES

What: Can you jump as far as a frog? Can you see as well as an owl? Learn the answers to these questions and more as school-age kids explore the athletic abilities of critters seen and heard outside. Kids will compare wingspans, test their speed and play Animal Olympics Jeopardy! A hands-on program with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. July 21.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

More info: Call 403-2030 or champaign.org/events.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes are welcome, and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. July 23.

Where: Dodds Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 359-8225, CIARocketry.org or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org.

WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE — GEOLOGY

What: All ages will enjoy the stories rocks tell. Learn about the Earth through minerals, rocks and fossils found at the preserve. Go on a guided expedition with an experienced naturalist. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. July 26.

Where: Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 662-2142, vccd.org or email asteeples@vccd.org.

TAKE ME FISHING

What: Kids will have the chance to win awards for the most fish and the biggest fish, and the Good Sport Award. Basic fishing instruction available to beginners. Cane poles and bait are available to use, but you may bring your own. The Illinois fishing license requirement has been waived for this event; all fishing is catch-and-release. Adult supervision of children 15 and younger is required.

When: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 30.

Where: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet..

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 896-2455 or email cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

HUMMINGBIRD HAPPENING

What: Snacks will be available.

When: 9 to noon July 30.

Where: Happy Haven, 17009 N. County Road 2200 E, Oakland. Turn at red balloons.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 218-2049.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE

What:Opening ceremony, survivor ceremony and the luminary lap at dark. Activities for the kids throughout the day. Bands will be playing on stage between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Themed laps and other games for all ages. Laser tag. Unique fundraisers at each tent. Relays supports the American Cancer Society. Call to start up a tea or participate individually.

When:10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 30.

Where:Hessel Park, 1401 Grandview Drive, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 800-227-2345, facebook.com/RelayForLifeofChampaignCounty/ or email @RelayForLifeofChampaignCounty.

UI museums

Spurlock Museum

What: "North of the Northern Lights: Exploring the Crocker Land Arctic Expedition 1913-1917."

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Through July 31. Closed Mondays and university holidays.

Where: 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

More info: spurlock.illinois.edu or call 333-2360.

Other museums

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: "Art and Artists of Coles County — 2016."

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment; through July 15. Closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Where: 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: parisartcenter.com or call 466-8130.

C.H. MOORE HOMESTEAD AND DEWITT COUNTY MUSEUM

What: Quilted Keepsakes Quilt Show. Quilts exhibited throughout the house include antique examples from the museum's collection, plus vintage and contemporary loaned pieces from private collections.

When:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; through June 30.

Cost: Adults, $5; ages 12-18, $2; 11 and younger and museum members, free.

Where: 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton.

More info: chmoorehomestead.org or call 935-6066.

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM

What:Artifacts covering a variety of interests including military, medical, toys, historical clothing, housewares, organizations and clubs, art, schools, railroads, businesses and trades, farming and agriculture, radio, quilting and crafts.

When:9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays and holidays.

Where:700 S. Main St., Tuscola.

Cost:Free admission; donations welcome.

More info: Call 253-2535, douglascountymuseum@hotmail.com or facebook.com/docomuseum.

FORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WATER TOWER MUSEUM

What:Current exhibit features Ford County schools of the past.

When: Summer hours, 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday through December. Museum tours available on request.

Where: In the remodeled city water tower and pump house, corner of Market and Center streets, Paxton.

More info:Call 379-4111 or 379-3723, sites.google.com/site/fordcountyhistoricalsociety/ or email ilfchs@gmail.com.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: Museum Mondays. A variety of fun projects and crafts will be offered. Some projects may be messy, so come dressed to get dirty.

When: 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, June 27 through Aug. 15.

Where: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 586-2612 or museumofthegrandprairie.org.

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What: "Pierre-Louis Gautrot's Sarrusophone: A Maverick of the Woodwind Family."

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday; through Aug. 29. Closed weekends, some holidays.

Where: Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C.

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

More info: For guided tours, call 244-9309 or sousa@uiuc.edu.

UI LIBRARY

What:Summer 2016 exhibition, "Erasmus and the New Testament," commemorates the 500th anniversary of the first printed Greek Bible.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; through the summer. Closed UI holidays.

Where:Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U.

More info: library.illinois.edu/rbx or call 333-3777.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

What: Two permanent exhibits of Lincoln-Lamon law office in Danville (1852-56) and a one-room schoolhouse; natural history displays, a coal mine shaft; and "Vermilion County in the Civil War."

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

Cost: Museum admission, $1-$3. Museum and Fithian House admission, $1-$5. Children 12 years old and younger, free.

More info: vermilioncountymuseum.org or call 442-2922.

VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM

What:Exhibits with items from the pre-Revolutionary War through the operations in Afghanistan. New items have been acquired for the displays for the Civil War. Displays of Gulf wars, Spanish-American War, Korean War, World War I, World War II, D-Day and the Research Library. Combat weapons for all wars and items from the Vietnam and Spanish-American wars.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Where: 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: $2-$4; children under age 6 free.

More info: vcwm.org, call 431-0034 or email vcwm@comcast.net.

Planetarium

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

Sky show:"Summer Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, June 24 through Aug. 26.

Main feature:"From Earth to the Universe," 8 p.m. Fridays, June 24 through July 29. Closed July 1.

Children's features: "In My Backyard," 1 p.m. June 28 and 10 a.m. June 30. "Coyote Explores the Earth, Moon and Sun," 2 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Thursdays, June 28 through July 28. "Amazing Stargazing," 1 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays, July 5-28.

Where: Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Show admission, $5-$6.

More info: Call 351-2568 or 351-2446.

Exhibits

COMMON GROUND FOOD CO-OP GALLERY

What: Art gallery show by Kamila Glowacki.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every day; through July 22.

Where: Lincoln Square Village, 300 S. Broadway Ave., #166, U.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 352-3347 or commonground.coop/store/classroom/art-gallery.

DANVILLE ART LEAGUE

What: Saraellen Peters. Her medium is pencil, pastels and watercolor, particularly portraiture painting.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday, during June and July. Other times available by appointment.

Where: Paul Brumaghim Gallery, 320 N. Franklin St., Danville.

More info: Call 442-9264 or email thedanvilleartleague@gmail.com.

Giertz Gallery AT PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: "Travels: Works by Chung Chak and Travis Linville," with music by Big Bluestem String Band.

When:10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; through Aug. 4. Closed July 4.

Where: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

More info: artgallery.parkland.edu, call 351-2485 or email giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

ILLINOIS TERMINAL

What: Wall displays, "MTD Art: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood": "The Bathers" by EKAH, "Tense" by Danielle Meador, "Mass" by Preetika Rajgariah and "Mom on Her Harley" by Rick Larimore, the artists chosen to be featured inside all MTD buses.

When: All day, every day; through July 31.

Where: Across from the elevators on the first floor, 45 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/mtd-art or call 384-8188.

HOMER INTERPRETIVE CENTER

What: Center's exhibit for 2016, "Fawnsfeet and Fatmuckets: Freshwater Mussels of Illinois."

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; through December.

Where: Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 896-2455 or email cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

ILLINI UNION ART GALLERY

What: Illini Union Board presents "From Imagination, To Idea, To Canvas" by Dr. James Spelich is an alumnus of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.

When: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, through June 27.

Where: Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: union.illinois.edu.

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Art at the Y exhibition, "Growing Community," photographs by Erich Adickes, and Partnering Community Gardens.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; through Aug. 31. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Where: University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C.

More info: 337-1500, universityymca.org/art.

CITY OF URBANA

What: Urbana Public Arts Program's "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Works from the Messy," by Urbana artist Judiee Lee.

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Urbana City Building; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Urbana Free Library; through Sept. 12.

Where: Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.; and Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits or call 328-8265.

Galleries

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Living Color," new ceramic sculpture by Annelies Heijnen of Mount Vernon and new paintings by Carol Stewart of Bexley, Ohio.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; through Aug. 27. Closed Sundays through Tuesdays.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info: cinemagallery.cc or call 367-3711 or email baxley@baxleymedia.com.

Farms/markets

URBANA'S MARKET AT THE SQUARE

What:Features locally grown fresh produce, other locally made products, live music, arts, crafts and more.

When: 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, every Saturday, June 25through Nov. 5.

Where: Corner of Illinois and Vine streets, downtown Urbana.

More info: urbanaillinois.us/market.

DOWNTOWN DANVILLE FARMERS' MARKET

What: Registered farmers' market vendors will have craft and baked goods to sell. Registration packets may be obtained at the Danville Public Library checkout desk at 319 N. Vermilion St.

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, June 25 through Oct. 15.

Where: Lawn, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St.

More info: facebook.com/DanvilleFM.

CHAMPAIGN FARMERS' MARKET

What: Locally produced fruit, vegetables, flowers, dairy and baked goods from a variety of vendors. Also find children's activities, community groups and a chance to get to know your local farmers.

When: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 28 through Oct. 25 (3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in October).

Where: Parking Lot Mat 310-330 N. Neil St., C (off Neil Street between Washington and Main).

More info: Call 840-2128, thelandconnection.org or email market@thelandconnection.org.

FARMERS' MARKET

What: Hosted by Middlefork Seeders and Weeders garden club. A variety of locally made, handcrafted items, food, farm products and seasonal produce will be available for sale.

When: 8 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month, July 9 through Sept. 10.

Where: Parking lot of the Gibson Family Health Care Clinic, Potomac.

More info: Email MiddleforkSeedersandWeeders@gmail.com or Angie Walsh at jawalsh76@yahoo.com.

FLEA MARKET IN THE PARK

What:Visit the flea market, have some popcorn and a vintage soda and visit the other unique shops and restaurants downtown.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9.

Where:Palace Park, next door to the Fischer Theatre, Danville.

More info:Call 474-2701 or 443-6710.

THIRD SATURDAY MARKET

What: An indoor/outdoor market filled with creative crafts, Amish baked goods and unique finds.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 (third Saturday of every month, January through December).

Where: Gazebo Annex Building, 136 S. Vine St. (corner of Vine and Progress streets), downtown Arthur.

More info: Call 520-3349 or email nurselynn75@yahoo.com.

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