Entertainment listings, May 3-10, 2018

Entertainment listings, May 3-10, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

GALLERY DAYS AT JAPAN HOUSE

What:View rarely-seen collections of tea equipment, kimonos, armor, calligraphy works and more. Demonstrations, presentations and tea ceremonies each afternoon. A katakgami demonstration and discussion, 2 p.m. May 3 , and 2 p.m. May 4, a garden presentation and discussion with a question-and-answer period with Jim Bier, designer of the Japan House Gardens. Children's Day celebration, 1 p.m. May 5 with several activities and at 2:30, a puppet show. May 6, a painting demonstration and exhibit by Professor Emeritus Shozo Sato at 2 p.m.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 4, noon to 6 p.m. May 5 and 6. Tea ceremonies at 4 p.m. May 3 and 4, 4 and 5 p.m. May 5, and 3, 4 and 5 p.m. May 6.

Where: Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

Cost:All tea ceremonies, $8 for student/Tomonokai, $10 general public. Everything else is free.

More info: Call 217-244-9934 or japanhouse.art.illinois.edu/en/

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Something different each month. Revelry Market at Lincoln Square Mall. Focused on local, handmade goods, this market will feature live music, cocktails, dancing, and more. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. May 4.

Where: downtown Urbana.

More info: Imbibe Urbana - Home | Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ImbibeUrbanaIL, or email imbibeurbana@gmail.com.

WORLD WAR II REMEMBRANCE DAYS

What: Sponsored by Prairie State Military Group. World War II re-enactors, public battle re-enactments and military camp displays.Displays of the American, German, British and Soviet armed forces, the American Home Front and WWII military vehicles. Home front displays in the Atwood House, interpreted by the ladies of the USO in 1940's period clothing. Special cruise-ins by members from Illiana Antique Car Club, from the war-time period and earlier. Concessions.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6.

Where: Bunker Hill Historic Area of Kennekuk County Park, Danville.

Cost: Free admission and parking; donations accepted.

More info: Call 217-662-2142.

PARKLAND MOTORSPORTS CAR SHOW

What:Classic and late-model custom cars, stock cars, trucks and other vehicles will be on display. Sponsored by Parkland Motorsport Club. Residents are invited to display their vehicles. Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge in Parkhill Applied Technology Center throughout the day.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5, with registration, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Car show judging, noon. Student-choice and participant-vote awards, 3 p.m.

Where:M parking lots of Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free. Advance registration by April 27, $10; registration on the day of show, $15.

More info: Call 217-351-2209 or parkland.edu/carshow.

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION

What: Open to all —S panish and non-Spanish speaking people are all welcome. Free refreshments, and music and games—-and a theater play welcoming newcomers and immigrants. Fun for the whole family. Call to RSVP.

Where:5 p.m. May 5.

Where: Multicultural Community Center, at 1126 Country Club Lane, Rantoul.

Cost: Free admission.

More info:Call 217-892-4466.

Next week

SPRING FLING

What: Live music by Tony and Craig, Country Heart Band, raffles, 50/50 drawing, car show, American Legion Riders 568 bike display, kids activities, laser tag by Alpha Dog Entertainment, fun for all ages. Fundraising event for the Post.

When: Noon to 7 p.m. May 12.

Where: VFW Gung Ho Post 6750, 675 N. Ohio Ave., Rantoul.

Cost: Car show entry, $5. S&W M&P raffle, $10 tickets. Guitar and amp bombo raffle, $10 tickets.

More info: call 217-819-3040.

BOWL FOR A CURE AND MINI GOLF FOR A CURE

What: Fundraisers for American Cancer Society. Come help raise money for the fight against cancer. 50/50 drawing and other fantastic raffles.Ask others for sponsorship. Prizes for top bowlers! Person who brings in the most donations, special prize. 18 Holes of Black Light Mini Golf. Special gift for Mothers and Survivors of cancer.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. May 13.

Where: Arrowhead Lanes, 1401 N. McKinley, C.

Cost:Three games of bowling and shoes, $20. 18 Holes of Black Light Mini Golf, $13. Three games of bowling and one of 18 holes of golf, $30.

More info:Call 217 352 5288 or facebook.com/events/611470622523194/

Future highlights

NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES

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

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

Where: Countrybrook Apartments, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217- 819-3931, champaignparks.com or email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY ANNUAL GIANT GARAGE SALE

What: The area's largest treasure trove — returns Memorial Day Weekend, selling clothing, jewelry, housewares, small appliances, toys, tools, gardening, holiday decorations, books, sports equipment, animal-care items and more, plus treasures in our Antiques/Uniques Boutique.

When: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 25, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 26, 10 a.m. to noon May 27. Bag sale starts at 3 p.m. May 26. Giveaway on May 27.

Where: former County Market at 312 W. Kirby Ave., C.

Cost: $3 entrance donation until 3 p.m. May 25. $1 donation to enter the giveaway May 27.

More info:Call 217-344-7297 or cuhumane.org/NewsEvents/GIANTGarageSale.aspx

FARMER CITY HERITAGE DAYS

What: Community dinner and cake walks, May 24, and bags tournament, May 25; entertainment, Luke Perring, The Walkabouts, Blue Collar B, 6 p.m. May 25; all in beer garden. Free community movie, "Space Jam," dusk May 24, bring chairs. Plant sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 25, city park. Comic Laser Tag Adventures, 6 p.m. May 25. Face painting, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; car show, 1 p.m. May 26. Festival features Drake White with Darryl Worley concert, May 26. Music kicks off at 6 p.m. Worley at 7:30 p.m. followed by White.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. May 24, 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. May 25, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 26. Carnival and vendors, 5 to 10 p.m.

Where: downtown, city park, Monticello.

Cost:Featured concert is free with a limited number of VIP tickets available for purchase. Admittance to Beer Garden is free, however those wishing to enjoy an adult beverage must be 21 and purchase and armband for $5.

12TH ANNUAL CAR & TRUCK SHOW

What: Hosted by The Danville Area Community College Technology Division. Co-sponsored by Central Illinois Mustang Club. Open to all makes and models of cars and trucks. Dash plaques given to first 75 entries. Additional award categories: Top 25 cars, Top 20 trucks, Top 5 youth (16-21) and DACC Students' choice. Music, food and prizes. Raffling off $200 gift certificate to Omni-Kolor of Danville. Proceeds go to DACC scholarship. Rain or shine.

When: Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m.; Trophies at 3 p.m. May 26.

Where: Technology Center Parking Lot at DACC, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost:Registration fee of $10.

More info:Call 217-443-8787.

13 THURSDAYS: CHOW DOWN IN CAMPUSTOWN

What:13 Thursdays all new launch event featuring food samples, sidewalk sale shopping and family-friendly activities. Experience Campustown each Thursday this summer while the students are away, May 24 through Aug. 16.

When: 4 to 9 p.m. May 31.

Where: Campustown, Champaign.

Cost: Free. parking validation is included in the Campus Center Parking Deck.

More info: Call 217-352-2400, champaigncenter.com or info@champaigncenter.com.

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 through the generosity of Midland States Bank, No Regrets Tattoos, and Illini Radio Group, Champaign Center Partnership and City of Champaign.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, June 1 through Aug. 24.

Where: Intersections of Neil and Church, Neil and Park or Walnut and Chester streets, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/friday-night-live, facebook.com/FNLChampaign or call 217-351-9841.

COURTHOUSE ROCKS

What: Live performance from Firebox Bluegrass Band, car show, "Beauty and the Beast" movie on the big screen.

When: 6 to 11 p.m. June 9.

Where:Downtown Monticello.

More info: Call 217-762-2583.

STREET FEST

What: Join us for live local music in the streets of downtown Champaign. Enjoy local food and drinks available from your favorite downtown establishments and listen to some great C-U talent.

When:7 p.m. to midnight June 9.

Where:Neil Street/Main Street, Champaign.

More info: champaignparks.com/streetfest, email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

FILMS

Next week

REEL DEALS

What: "The Help" (2011). Rated PG-13. 146 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. May 8 and 10.

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

Cost: $5. Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "My Darling Clementine" (1946). Rated G. 97 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. May 12.

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

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

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

Future highlights

MOVIES ON THE MAINSTAGE

What: "The Red Sparrow." Rated R. 142 minutes. Concessions available.

When:7 p.m. May 18, 2 and 7 p.m. May 19.

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

Cost:Tickets, $3-$5, only available at the door.

More info:Call 217-728-7375 or email theshow@thelittletheatre.org.

MUSIC

This weekend

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Ron Devore. A smothered pork chop dinner will be served by the Monticello Masonic Lodge before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. May 4.

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

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner usually $8 or $9.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 217-377-0550, 217-897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

HESSEL PARK CONCERTS

What:Champaign Park District concert, featuring Edison Middle School Bands.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. May 5.

Where: Hessel Park, 1400 Valley Road, C.

Cost:Free.

More info: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

VINO & VIBES

What: Live Thru Wednesday. This trio acoustic group perform their original music with a rock, reggae unique sound.

When:4 to 6 p.m. May 5.

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

Cost: Free music.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

HEYWORTH COUNTRY OPRY

What: Bill Robison and the Horizon Band. Special guest is Terry Lynn. Concessions available.

When:6 p.m. May 5.

Where: Heyworth VFW, 203 E. Main St.

Cost:$10.

More info:Call 309-261-9725.

THE CHORALE

What: The 26th Annual Young Artist Scholarship Concert will feature a variety of spiritual, sacred, and secular selections. This year's concerts theme, "Feel the Spirit." The Chorale will be joined by mezzo-soprano Sadie Cheslak, accompanied by guest soloists, Karen Raney, flute, Even Tamen, oboe, and Nikita Annenkov, cello, and a performance by the one or more of the winners of the 2018 Young Artist scholarship.

When:7 p.m. May 5.

Where: Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $15.

More info:Call 217-586-2970 or thechorale.org

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring Battle Creek Country. Food for sale by Friends of Melvin Public Library.

When: 7 p.m. May 5. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for those wanting to purchase food).

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

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

More info: Call 217-388-2853.

DANVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "An Evening of Adventures."An interplanetary sonic adventure ensues with The Planets, narrated by a hometown NASA astronaut, in addition to the Quixotic adventures of the Richard Strauss opus.

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

Where: Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $5-$35.

More info: Call 217-443-5300 or danvillesymphony.org.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: A joint concert of the Parkland Orchestra and Parkland Concert Band, "A Bouquet of International Favorites."

When: 3 p.m. May 6.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: parkland.edu/musicensembles.

Next week

CHORAL UNION

What: Choral Union, a community chorus of Central Illinois that rehearses at FUMC, will be joined by the Bottenfield Fifth Grade Chorus for its annual spring concert. This will be an evening of choral classics, music from Handel's Lord Nelson Mass, and folk songs. Guest soloists, Kimberly Quellete, Cassandra Petrie, Ryan Johnson, and Kevin Lucas.

When: 7 p.m. May 7.

Where: First United Methodist Church, 210 W, Church St., C.

Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION

When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

Where: Meet in the hallway near Spark Museum and Play Café at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-621-2631 or email kleiss@illinois.edu.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Guitar Ensemble in concert.

When: 6 p.m. May 9.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: faa.parkland.edu/music/calendar.html

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Flute and Harp Duo with Jean Lee and Sydney Campen. The series features performances by members of the University of Illinois School of Music. The Beckman Institute Café is open for lunch during the concerts.

When: 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. May 10.

Where: Atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U.

More info: Email communications@beckman.illinois.edu or http://beckman.illinois.edu/events/calendars/thursday-concerts.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Pops will perform a variety of '90s music.

When: 1 p.m. May 12.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: faa.parkland.edu/music/calendar.html

HEAR OUR SONG - BROADWAY HITS FROM STAGE AND SCREEN!

What: Arrive early to bid on many silent auction items from local merchants and to purchase refreshments. All proceeds will be donated to the Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) to increase pediatric stroke awareness.

When:4 to 6 p.m. May 12.

Where:Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.

Cost: $15 adults.$10 seniors (65 and up) and children (12 and under).

More info: Call 217-840-1032, email jason@jasonthetenor.com2178401032, crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/hear-our-song-a-concert-for-pediatric-stroke-awareness.

THE BRASS BAND OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS

What: Annual spring concert entitled "Remember When... ." includes a tuba player from Monticello. The concert will feature cornet soloist Gabe Myers, and the cornet trio of Kelly Rackauskas, Sherman Lewis, and Gabe Myers, who will perform two selections with the band.

When:7 p.m. May 12.

Where:Auditorium, Normal West High School, 501 N. Parkside Road, Normal.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

More info: Call 309-846-5395.

Future highlights

LOOKING BACK AND MOVING FORWARD: A JAZZ RECITAL

What: Featuring jazz vocalist Lara Semetko, a doctoral candidate in Voice Performance - Jazz in the School of Music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

When:3 to 4 p.m. May 14.

Where:Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive

Cost: Free and open to the public (donations accepted).

More info: Call 217-333-1861 or http://kam.illinois.edu

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are "in the tradition"). Irish rebel songs, Scottish love songs, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy songs, sailor songs, railroad songs; spirituals, protest songs, war songs, antiwar songs. Instruments welcome, but not required; Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. May 14 (second and fifth) Mondays of every month).

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

More info:Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

UNPLUGGED AND ORIGINAL MUSIC SERIES

What: First installment of the series. Each week will include select featured performers and the last hour will be an open mic setting where up and coming performers have their chance to showcase their original songs.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. May 16.

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

Cost:Music is free.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What: Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Gary Osterhoff. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. May 18.

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

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner usually $8 or $9.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 217-377-0550, 217-897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

ANNUAL ROOTS WALK

What: Listen to live blues, roots, folk and Americana music, while strolling past the trees in the park. Features a selection of soloists and small combos scattered along the walks of the park. Musicians along the park road, close to the North Woods Pavilion. Brought to you by Urbana Park District and C-U Folk and Roots Festival.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. May 18.

Where: Crystal Lake Park, Urbana. Rain location: Anita Purves Nature Center.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-9575 or 217-367-1544.

PSYCHOSTICK, AIRACOBRA, THE VILLENS

What: Heavy metal concert. "We Couldn't Think of a Tour Name Tour."

Where: 8 p.m. May 18.

Where: Vintage Villains, 126 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

More info: Call 217-213-5664 or https://www.facebook.com/vintagevillains/ or event.attendstar.com.

BIG GROVE CELLO ENSEMBLE

What:Join for a concert by the Big Grove Cello Ensemble! The Big Grove Cello Ensemble (BGCE) is a community music group in Champaign-Urbana, of amateur, professional, and student cellists. Led by Samuel Araya, BGCE plays a variety of music written and arranged for multiple cellos and performs throughout the academic year.

When: 3 to 4 p.m. May 19.

Where: Mahomet Public Library, 1702 E. Oak St., Mahomet.

More info: Call 217-586-2611.

VINO & VIBES

What: Hadley Kennary, a singer-songwriter whose music is an Americana/pop blend of heartfelt, clever lyrics and infectious melodies.

When:4 to 6 p.m. May 19.

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

Cost: Free music.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

SALUTE TO VETERANS CONCERT

What: Hosted by Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School Band. The concert will include patriotic music including a performance of all the Armed Forces Service Songs. Before the concert, the PBL Band Parents Association will host a lasagna dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with live music by the PBL jazz bands. Proceeds from the dinner will go to fund the PBL band program's instructional and material costs. The director of the band, Timothy Hess, is a veteran of the Marine Corps and is serving with the 182nd Air Lift Wing based in Peoria.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. May 19.

Where: Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, gym, 700 W. Orleans, Paxton.

Cost: No charge for concert, but freewill donations accepted.

More info: Call 217-379-4331 or email trumpeter@pblpanthers.org.UFLIVE! PRESENTS SCHLOMO AND THE SCHLEPTETWhat:Come enjoy klezmer music—known as the mournfully happy music of the Jewish diaspora. Clarinetist Sol Baer will be joined by Frances Harris, Sam Gingher, Derick Cordoba, and Rob Sweedler.

When:2 to 3 p.m. May 20.

Where:The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: urbanafree.org or call 217-367-4405.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District's 2018 Concert Series held throughout Champaign. Music by The Painkillers. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. May 20.

Where: Clark Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY AND ALISON KRAUSS

What: Together Live.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: Tickets $26.50-$246.50 plus fees.

More info: statefarmcenter.com/events or call 866-455-4641 or 217-333-3470.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: 20th annual event, May 25 through Aug. 24, featuring Wreckless Whiskey on May 25. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. May 25.

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

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/" target="_blank">http://http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/" target="_blank">http://http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/.

VINO & VIBES

What: Featuring Kayla Brown, whose voice provides for an enchantingly soulful approach to her take on folk and indie music.

When:4 to 6 p.m. May 26.

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

Cost: Free music.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

IN CONCERT AT CPL - KITTENS INCORPORATED

What:Enjoy the first sounds of Summer with the breezy, beachy tunes of Kittens Incorporated, featuring local musicians Bryan and Jolee Phelps. For families.

When:2 to 3 p.m. May 27.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2070

FREE MUSIC SUNDAY

What: Featuring Stuart Smith, a songwriter and guitarist who weaves stories and honest lyrics in a sound exploration of American music ranging from folk, blues, country, jazz, and rock. His band brings the songs to life with vivid and virtuosic instrumentation for a uniquely individual live experience.

When:2 to 4 p.m. May 27.

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

Cost:Music is free.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District's 2018 Concert Series held throughout Champaign. Music by Cosmology. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. May 27.

Where: Powell Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

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. May 28 (fourth Monday of every month).

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

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. May 30 is The Impalas featuring Kenna Mae (blues). Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: May 31.

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

Where:Carle Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

FOLK & ROOTS FRIDAYS BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS

What:Join the Urbana Park District and C-U Folk & Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month for some great, free folk and roots music at the Lake House. June 1: Dewclaw (improv, blues, swing). Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. In case of inclement weather, it will be held inside.

When:Noon to 1 p.m. June 1.

Where:Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, 206 W. Park, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: 20th annual event, May 25 through Aug. 24, featuring Alex Jenkins & The Bombers on June 1. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. June 1.

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

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/" target="_blank">http://http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/" target="_blank">http://http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/.

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What: Presented by Watchfire Sign, a series of summer music concerts. June 1 is Feudin' Hillbillys. Food and drinks are available on site. Rain or shine.

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

Where: Turtle Run Golf Club stage, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

HESSEL PARK CONCERTS

What:Champaign Park District concert. Katie Flynn Hessel Park 100th Birthday Celebration.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. June 2.

Where: Hessel Park, 1400 Valley Road, C.

Cost:Free.

More info: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call or 217-819-3931.

LIVE! MUSIC FOR KIDS: GET JAZZY

What: Swing, stomp, strut and sway to the joyous rhythms of jazz performed by "The Jazz Band." For kids and their families.

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info: librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. June 6 is KoKo and Sparks & Co. playing classic rock, country, oldies) Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: June 7.

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

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, Friendship Grove, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

SUMMER KICK OFF CONCERT

What: Concert Series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union. Music from Rebecca Rego and the Trainmen & Lupe Carroll. Bring blankets or chairs.

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

Where: Gate House Lawn, Allerton Park and 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, allerton@illinois.edu, 217-333-3287.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring James Jones Trio, June 8. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24 (skipping July 13 for the Balloons Over Vermilion). Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Free music and parking.

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

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

Cost: Free music and parking.

More info: http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/" target="_blank">http://http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/" target="_blank">http://http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/.

BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN URBANA

What: "BACH Shines — A Celebration of Life." BACH explores themes of life and death with unifying texts of a variety of sacred and secular traditions. Final program of our season.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 10.

Where: St. John Catholic Chapel, 604 E. Armory, C

Cost: Tickets $10-$20.

More info:baroqueartists.org or email info@baroqueartists.org.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. June 13 is Love Sign playing classic and modern rockabilly, country favorites. Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: June 14.

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

Where: South Ridge Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

DANCING

This weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Cinco de Mayo Celebration.Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 4.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by The Young and the Fretless with callers, Anne Huber and Amanda Ramey. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. May 4.

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

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

What: A dinner and a dance with music by Yesterday's Country. Call to register for dinner.

When: Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m.; dance, 6 to 8 p.m. May 5.

Where:Hoopeston Multi-Agency Service Center, 206 S. First Ave., Hoopeston.

Cost:$5 and includes meal.

More info:Call 217-283-5544.

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Public dances. Bands include Broken Prairie on the first Saturday of the month, Caleb Cook Band on the second, Battle Creek on the third and Sparks and Crawford Band on the last Saturday.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday.

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Live music.Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes.

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

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

Cost: Admission, $3.

More info: Call 217-359-8225, centralillinoisecd.org or email ciecd-info@centralillinoisecd.org.

Next week

INTERNATIONAL DANCING

What: Sponsored by the Illini Folk Dance Society. Features mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the worldNo previous experience or partner is needed.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, May 8-Oct. 23.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: https://illinifolkdancesociety.weebly.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Mother's Day Dance .Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 11.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

Future highlights

STARLITE BALL

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

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 16.

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

Cost: $10.

More info: Call 217-443-2999.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Happy Hour Novice Dance at 7 p.m.Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. May 18.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music with caller. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. May 18.

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

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: Night Club Dance.

When: 7 to 9:30 a.m. May 19.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Memorial Day casual. Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 25.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Cruise Themed Dance Party. Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music with caller. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. June 1.

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

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

What: A dinner and a dance with music by Tex & The Tumbleweeds. Call to register for dinner.

When: Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m.; dance, 6 to 8 p.m. June 2.

Where:Hoopeston Multi-Agency Service Center, 206 S. First Ave., Hoopeston.

Cost:$5 and includes meal.

More info:Call 217-283-5544.

STARLITE BALL

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

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

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

Cost: $10.

More info: Call 217-443-2999.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Happy Hour Novice Dance at 7 p.m.Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. June 8.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

'THE SLEEPING BEAUTY'

What:CU Ballet's production features its most elaborate costuming yet with over 160 costumes designed in the style of King Louis XIV. All performances include the full ballet.

When: 7 p.m. May 4 and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 5.

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

Cost:Tickets $12-$24. Additional $3 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

Next week

FUNDRAISER COMEDY NIGHT

What: Starring headliner Stewart Huff, who has performed in comedy clubs nationally and internationally, and Charlie Hester, a musical stand up comic and Danville native.A fundraiser for the Fischer Theatre

When: 8 p.m. May 12. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Where: Fischer Theatre, 158 N Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets go on sale April 25-$12 in advance, Limited tickets at the door night of performance for $15.

More info: Email charliehestercomedy@gmail.com , or check the Fischer Theatre facebook pag.

Future highlights

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY

What: A mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: Tickets $39-$58 plus fees plus fees.

More info: statefarmcenter.com/events or call 866-455-4641 or 217-333-3470.

ZOO IMPROV FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV

What: Kid-friendly interactive family show at 7 p.m. followed by the cage-free comedy for the rest of the family at 8:30.

When: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 25.

Where: SoDo Theater, 111 S. Walnut St., C.

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

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

ART IN MOTION ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL

What: Presented by Art in Motion Dance Studio. This special recital showcases the studio with over 25 years in serving the community.

When: 6:30 p.m. June 7.

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

More info:Call 217-356-9063.

GALLO DANCE STUDIO DANCE RECITAL

What: This recital will showcase recreational and competitive dancers ranging in age from 2-17.

When: 2 p.m. June 9.

Where: Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews, Ave., U.

More info:Call 217-469-6236 or email gallodancestudio@gmail.com.

THEATER

This weekend

'AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY'

What: The Celebration Company. This modern masterwork by Tracy Letts has earned multiple Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama..

When: 7:30 p.m. May 3-5, 3 p.m. May 6, 7:30 p.m. May 9-12.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

More info: Call 217-384-4000 or stationtheatre.com.

Next week

'DOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS'

What: Comedy. Monticello Theatre Association.

Where: 7:30 p.m. May 12, 2:30 p.m. May 13, 7:30 p.m. May 18 and 19, 2:30 p.m. May 20.

Where: Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St., Monticello.

Cost:Tickets $12.50.

More info: Call 217-762-2679, monticellotheatre.org or email tickets@monticellotheatre.org.

'MOMMY DEADEST'

What: A Mom's Day murder mystery dinner presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's Seven Corpse Murder Mystery Dinners.Food by Encore Catering served buffet style.

When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 12.

Where: The Dragonfly event center at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 North Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Tickets $40.

More info: Email events@sleepycreekvineyards.com or call 217-733-0330.

'THE MOUNTAINTOP'

What: Twin City Theatre Company presents a gripping re-imagination of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When: 7 p.m. May 11-12, 2 p.m. May 13, 7 p.m. May 17-19 and 2 p.m. May 20.

Where: Sodo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C.

Cost: Tickets $12-$15.

More info: twincitytheatreco.com or call 217-353-5282 or email twincitysquared@gmail.com.

'SISTER ACT'

What: DLO Musical Theatre presents the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit film. Dinner performances on May 12 and 13.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 11, 6:30 p.m. May 12 and 12:30 p.m. May 13.

When: Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St.

Cost: Tickets (May 11), $19, adults; $10, students. Dinner shows (May 12 and 13), $27-$37.

More info: dlomusicaltheatre.com, call 217-431-1660.

Future highlights

'ALADDIN, JR.'

What:Presented by Future Stars (formerly S.T.A.R.).

When: 10:30 a.m. June 8, 9, 12, 14-16,

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

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'HELLO, DOLLY!'

What:The classic Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history.

When: 2 and 8 p.m. June 20, 8 p.m. June 21 and 22, 2 and 8 p.m. June 23, 2 p.m. June 24, 8 p.m. June 26, 2 and 8 p.m. June 27, 8 p.m. June 28, 2 and 8 p.m. June 29, 2 p.m. June 30 and July 1.

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

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'JULIUS CAESAR'

What: Presented by Creative Dramatics Workshop. By William Shakespeare, but staged in modern dress and a lot of modern named Senators and political figures.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 18 and 19, 2:30 p.m. May 20, 7:30 p.m. May 25 and 26, 2:30 p.m. May 27.

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

Cost: Tickets $7-$10.

More info: homeroperahouse.com, call 217-688-2395 or 217-493-6175.

'A SECOND HELPING: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2'

What:Presented byCountry Theatre Workshop.

When:7:30 p.m. June 7-9, 2 p.m. June 10, 7:30 p.m. June 14-16, 2 p.m. June 17.

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

Cost: Tickets $12.

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

'SEUSSICAL KIDS'

What:Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called The Who's and he tries to save them. A story of friendship, loyalty, family and community.

When: 7 p.m. May 17 and 18, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 19.

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

Cost:Tickets $10-$12. Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

'THE WINTER'S TALE'

What:The World Stage Homeschool Theatre Company. All performances are open to the public.

When:1 and 7 p.m. June 1, 7 p.m. June 2.

Where:Stratford Park Bible Chapel, 2801 W. Kirby Ave., C.

More info: Email nicolfamily@gmail.com.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

WALK FOR WISHES CHAMPAIGN

What: Make-A-Wish fundraiser. A family-friendly event open to anyone who wishes to attend. The 1-mile walk raises funds for our mission by participants attending as individuals or as a part of a team. Cash and check donations can be turned in the morning of the event.

When: Registration at 9 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m. May 5.

Where: West Side Park, 400 W. University Ave., C.

Cost: Registrations fees, adult walkers, $10; youth walkers, $5; virtual fundraisers and wish families, free.

More info: http://www.walkrunwish.org.

BACKYARD COMPOSTING

What:Representatives from the City of Urbana and the University of Illinois Master Gardener program will discuss ways in which you can create your own backyard compost bin, feed your garden's flowers and vegetables using compost, and highlight the types of compost available locally at the Landscape Recycling Center, Urbana.

When:10 a.m. to noon May 5.

Where:Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave.

More info: Call 217-384-4062 or urbanaparks.org.

SUNDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS

What:Walk with Champaign County Audubon Society leaders and search for birds in Busey Woods and Crystal Lake. All skill levels are welcome (under 15 years with supervising adult). Learn basic bird-watching and identification techniques. Bring binoculars or borrow one from the center with a refundable credit card deposit of $15 (pick up, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday).

When:7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays, May 6-27.

Where:Meet at Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost:Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org or call 217-384-4062.

Next week

SUMMER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club's timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 15-minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, April through October.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org or funruns@secondwindrunningclub.org.

OUT IN THE GARDEN: POLLINATOR POCKETS

What: Do your part to save the pollinators — the bees, butterflies, moths, and other insects critical to our food supply and human survival. Master gardener Janet Townsend will share with us how we can use just a bit of our garden to help the planet!.

When: 7 to 8 p.m. May 8.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org, web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/pollinators/, or call 217-403-2070.

PACK THE PARK

What: Activities that the whole family can enjoy. Andrew's Family Magic Show, 7 p.m. May 11 at Amphitheater. Inflatable bounce houses by the Playground, canoe rides at the Boat Ramp, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bags Tournament, 3 to 6 p.m. at the Main Shower House Lot, music by ToneQuest at the Amphitheater, 7 to 10 p.m. May 12.

When:May 10-12.

Where: Coon Creek Campground, Lake Shelbyville.

Cost: Free camping during this event.

More info: Call 217-774-3951 ext. 2, email lakeshelbyville@usace.army.mil.

KIRBY DERBY

What:Annual 5k walk/run, 10k run, and kids race through Monticello. Packet pickup is May 11 at the Monticello Community Building.

When: 8 a.m. May 12.

Where: Forest Preserve Park 1411 N. Market St., Monticello.

Cost: $30 April 4-May 10; $35 May 11-race day.

More info: https://www.active.com/monticello-il/running/distance-running-races/kirby-derby-10k-run-5k-run-walk-kids-race-2018

ANNUAL PLANT SALE

What:The C-U Herb Society's annual herb plant sale is its only fundraising event 2018. They will be joining Grand Prairie Friends' annual native plant sale, and African Violet Society, Coyle Woodlands, Central Illinois Orchid Society and Twisted Twig Bonsai will be selling their plants too.

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12.

Where:Lincoln Square Mall), U.

More info: cuherbsociety.org/plantsale/plantsale.html, grandprairiefriends.org/plantsale2018.php

MODEL ROCKET WORKSHOP

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club will hold a workshop, "3, 2, 1, ... Blast Off!" for kids ages 8 and older. Kids will build a model rocket kit in the morning and then launch it in the afternoon at Dodds Park, weather permitting. Register with the Champaign Park District or at the door.

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

Where: Leonard Recreation Center, 2307 W. Sangamon Ave., C.

Cost: $24.

More info: CIARocketry.org/build_fly.html, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org.

RICK SCOTT BENEFIT MOTORCYCLE RUN

What: Show your love and support for a great man in his fight against lung cancer. Includes silent auction, with performances by The Bluetone Drivers, Killer Bee Honey.

When:Sign up 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., benefit run at noon; 6 p.m. to midnight May 12.

Where: Sign up at StoneCold Motorcycle Club, 905 S. Walnut St., C. Silent auctions and music, at Goldies's Bar and Grill, 123 S. Mattis Ave., C.

More info: Call 217-306-6236.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

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

When: 1 to 6 p.m. May 12.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

GARLIC MUSTARD HUNT WORK DAY

What: Help the Land Conservation Foundation get rid of this invasive plant that quickly overruns our natural environment, eliminating the native plants that we enjoy and that support wildlife. Meet at the west edge of Schnuck's parking lot on Mattis Avenue at 1 p.m. to carpool or at 2 p.m. at Mettler Woods.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. May 12.

Where: Mettler Woods Nature Preserve, DeWitt County.

More info: Email deanna@landconservationfoundation.org or call 217-725-5886.

Future highlights

NATURE HIKES 101 FOR THE NEWBIE LEADER

What: Ages 18 and up. Explore the natural world and discover fun and engaging ways to share what we know with all ages. Hands on and largely outdoors so be ready to play, explore and ask questions. Take home a ready to use, tricks-of-the-trade pack as well as a renewed sense of awe.

When:6 to 8:30 p.m. May 16.

Where:Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: $30, resident, $45, non resident, by May 2;$33-$49 by May 14.

More info:Call 217-384-4062 or urbanaparks.org.

SPRING CRAFT AND PLANT SALE

What: Several vendors with handcraft items for sale. Variety of Plants will be for sale. Also, Bake Sale - homemade items. Sponsored by: Champaign County Home and Community Education (HCE).

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19.

Where:Champaign County Farm Bureau, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C.

Cost:Entry fee: $1, children free.

More info: champaigncountyhce.wordpress.com, mfroesch@illinois.edu, 217-621-2724.

DAY AT THE FORK WITH PRAIRIE RIVERS NETWORK

What:Come celebrate the Middle Fork River at the Kickapoo State Recreation Area. Enjoy canoeing and kayaking, nature walks, Kids Fishing Derby, lawn games, food, acoustic jam session with local artists, and riding the Bike Trail.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19.

Where: Kickapoo State Recreation Area, outside Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://prairierivers.org/day-at-the-fork

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

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

When: 1 to 6 p.m. May 26.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

THE AMERICAN HERO CHALLENGE

What:A 5k obstacle course race to honor our police, fire, and military personnel. Proceed will benefit the Feed My Starving Children organization There will be a "hero heat" for the police, fire, and military (active or retired); and a heat for the general public. Awards issued for top "hero" finishers and age group awards for general public.

When:First heat begins at noon May 26.

Where:Independence Pioneer Village, Oakland

Cost: Registration fee $50. Spectators and parking are free. Donations are greatly appreciated.

More info:raceentry.com/races/american-hero-challenge/2018/register

KID'S FISHING DERBY

What: The Illini Bass Club will hold its annual kid's fishing derby at Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration 8 a.m.; fishing poles and bait available. Every participant wins a prize!

When: 8 to 11 a.m. June 2. Registration at 8 a.m.

Where: Horseshoe Pond, 9 a.m. Kennekuk County Park, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-442-1691, http://www.vccd.org or email vccd@vccd.org.

KID'S FISHING DERBY

What:Ages 6-12. For children who love to fish. Prizes will be awarded and a free hot dog lunch will be served. Bring your own fishing tackle — bait will be provided. A parent/guardian should accompany their child(ren) and fill out a permission form for each participant, available on-site the day of the event. Raindate: June 3.

When: 9 to noon June 2. Registration at 8 a.m.

Where: Kaufman Lake, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

HAYRIDE

What:Enjoy your county park located in the southern part of Vermilion County with a relaxing hayride tour. Forest Glen Preserve offers a hayride the first Saturday of each month, June through October. No pre-registration required.

When: 7 p.m. June 2.

Where: meet in the Staff Office Parking Lot, Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost:$1 per person.

More info: Call 217-662-2142 or vccd.org.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS SUMMER FUN RUNS/WALKS

What: Weekly 1 mile, 2 mile, and 3 mile run/walks. Entry is free with ribbons or medals to all finishers - and every night is a cookout night.

When: 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, June 6 through August.

Where: Kickapoo State Recreation Area Cross Country Course, Danville.

More info: kennekuk.com.

ANIMAL ADVENTURES

What: Meet the turtles, bearded dragons, snake, tarantula, and roaches from the Orpheum Children's Museum. Learn about their habitat, diet, adaptations for feeding, camouflage, protection, and locomotion. For school-age kids.

When: 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. June 7.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Email librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

PLAY DAYS IN THE PARK

What: Urbana Park District staff bring the fun to you on select Thursdays this summer for a free Play Day in your neighborhood. Activities, sports, laughter, meeting new friends and more. All ages and abilities are welcome. Activities, equipment, popcorn and drinks are provided.

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

Where: Crestview Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Opening night reception for "School of Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition," through May 12. Spring 2018 exhibitions, "Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: And Yet My Mask is Powerful" through July 14 ; "Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country..." through July 14 ; "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art" through June 9.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. May 5. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; KAM After Hours — Thursdays open until 9 p.m. Closed Sundays.

Where: 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Museum is free admission; suggested donation, $3.

More info: kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1860.

Spurlock Museum

What: Exhibits, "Cahokia's Religion: The Art of Red Goddesses, Black Drink, and the Underworld" through May 20; "Past Time Pastimes: Vintage Board Games" through July 8; and "Knowledge at Work: 150 Years of the University of Illinois" through Dec. 21.

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. Closed Mondays and university holidays.

Where: 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

More info: Email spurlock-museum@illinois.edu, call 217-333-2360 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

OTHER MUSEUMS

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: Opening day for "22nd Annual Paint Illinois Juried Exhibition."

When: May 4. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through June 8.

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

Cost: Free admission.

More info: parisartcenter.com or call 217-466-8130.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

What: Four exhibits: "When We Went to War," "Champaign County Uncrated," "A Second Home, 150 Years of Living at the University of Illinois" and "The Art of Louise Woodroofe." The museum other highlights include a new community room, formal lobby and gift shop.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed holidays.

Where: 102 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Suggested donation, $3.

More info: champaigncountyhistory.org, email President@ChampaignCountyHistory.org or call 217-356-1010.

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM

What: The museum celebrates the history of Douglas County and East Central Illinois by collecting, researching, preserving, and interpreting artifacts of historical and cultural interest. A large, private collection of Civil War Era firearms on long-term display.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Sunday by appointment only. Closed holidays.

Where: 700 S. Main St., Tuscola.

Cost: Free; donations are welcome.

More info: douglascountymuseum.org or call 217-253-2535.

FARMER CITY MUSEUM

What: Sponsored by the Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society. Current showcase exhibit honors Malcolm Clarno and his family's life in Farmer City. Clarno was the first Farmer City casualty of World War II. His transport ship, the USAT Dorchester, sunk from a German U-Boat torpedo with 672 soldiers dying.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays; or call to set up appointments.

Where: 224 S. Main St., Farmer City.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 309-928-3488 or 309-928-7198, http://fcghsociety.org or email admin@fcghsociety.org.

FORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WATER TOWER MUSEUM

What: The museum which features Ford County history with the current temporary display celebrates the state of Illinois' bicentennial.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through November.

Where: In the remodeled city water tower and pump house, adjacent to Majestic Park, corner of Market and Center streets, Paxton (behind the Paxton City Hall, 145 S. Market St.).

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-379-4111 or 217-379-3723.

I&I HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM

What: Established by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Preserving the history of agriculture with antique farm machinery and tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. Featuring Hart-Parr No. 3 and gas-powered turbine I-H HT-340 on loan from Smithsonian Institution.

When: 9 a.m. to noon May 12; or by appointment. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September.

Where: 309 E. Busey St., Penfield.

More info: Call 217-863-2681 or 217-493-3101, antiquefarm.org.

IROQUOIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

What: Opening "Illinois Bicentennial in Iroquois County." Displays depicting the history of Iroquois County, its people and businesses. There are separate rooms dedicated to certain events or activities, such as the Wayne Hiles Military Room, the one-room school, the small music room, the old-time kitchen and more.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. May 6. Open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and first Sunday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed holidays.

Where: 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: Call 815-432-2215.

MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM

What:Mother's Day weekend. Mom is treated to a relaxing ride with her family on our vintage train. Moms ride free when accompanied by their children.

When: May 12 and 13. Depart every 11 / 2 hours from museum site (Nelson Crossing), 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. From downtown (Wabash Depot), 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. From downtown, 4 p.m., no return trip to downtown.

Where: 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello.

Cost: Fares $6-$10; children under 2 years old are free with adult paid fare. Moms ride free with a paid fare.

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

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: The museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. A special exhibit opening extravaganza for "1968: A Time for Every Purpose," will feature tours of the new exhibit, snacks from 1968, live music with the Live Juxebox Show with David Howie and a mini car show in the museum parking lot, and other family-friendly activities. The museum will have 1968-themed programs on the movies, modern architecture, the Vietnam War, and Civil Rights throughout the 2018 year.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. May 6.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: DYI Weekend Wizard. A new topic each week. Do-it-yourself projects and science experiments.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

What: Toddler Tuesdays. A new topic each week. Activities are based on art, science, games, and other sensory activities.

When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

What: Animal Encounters. The museum's education team will talk about the museum's animals, followed by animal feeding time.

When: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Admission $4-$5.

More info: orpheumkids.com, email info@orpheumkids.com or call 217-352-5895.

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:"Illinois' Anti-Establishment Soundscapes: Troubled Waters in 1970."

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. Closed weekends, some holidays. Through Oct. 29.

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

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

More info: For guided tours, call 217-244-9309 or sousa@uiuc.edu.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

What: The Vermilion County Museum Society is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I with the exhibit, "Over There."

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

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 217-442-2922.

VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM

What: Two main floors covering wars for over 250 years. Constructed in 1903, The Illinois war museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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

Where: 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Admission, $2-$4; children under age 6 and active duty military personnel and their families are free.

More info: Call 217-431-0034, vcwm.org or email vcwm@comcast.net.

PLANETARIUM

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

Sky show:"Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, May 4 through July 27.

Main feature: "Solar Superstorms," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 4-19.

Full dome lightshow: Pink Floyd's "The Wall," 9 p.m. May 4 and 5.

Children's feature: "Solar System Safari," 7 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, May 5-19.

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

More info: Call 217-351-2568 or 217-351-2446.

EXHIBITS

ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

What: Group art exhibit, "Fighting for Visibility."

When:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed holidays. Through May 12.

Where: 1210 W. Nevada St., U.

More info: https://oiir.illinois.edu/aacc/our-programs/artist-showcase, email aacc@illinois.edu or call 217-333-9300.

BOOTH LIBRARY

What: "Designs of Duty," an exhibit featuring seven East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos. Related exhibits: Military flags; "Symbols of Service," featuring University of Illinois student veterans; aircraft nose art from World War II to today; Vietnam War helmet graffiti; and literature and poetry during wartime.

When:8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. Through May 11.

Where:Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston.

Cost:Free.

More info: http://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/designsofduty/ or call 217-581-6072.

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," featuring artwork by students and art teachers from four Champaign schools: Kenwood Elementary (Jill Kjorlien), Westview Elementary (Amy Johnson), and Centennial and Central High Schools (Rachel Kinney).

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, first floor. And 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Through May. Closed holidays.

Where: Main library on the east wall of the children's area, and in the FriendShop Bookstore, 200 W. Green St.

Where: 200 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2070 or champaign.org.

DANVILLE ART LEAGUE

What: Reception and critique for "The Sharon Schmitz Regional Open Art Competition."

When: 1 p.m. May 12. Open, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday. During the month of May.

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

More info: Call 217-442-9264 or email thedanvilleartleague@gmail.com.

GIERTZ GALLERY AT PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: "Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition."

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Fridays and Sundays. Through May 5.

Where: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu or email giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Exhibit, "From Rail to Rail."

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sunday.To visit on a Monday or in the morning, call ahead. Closed holidays. Through Dec. 28.

Where: Interpretive Center, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org or http://www.ccfpd.org/education/interpretive-center-homer-lake).

ILLINI UNION ART GALLERY

What: "Untold" by Lori Fuller.

When: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. Through May 31.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: union.illinois.edu.

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Art at the Y exhibition, "Dust In Their Veins: A Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis" by Candace Hunter.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through May 6.

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

More info: Call 217-337-1500, universityymca.org/art.

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: "2018 Graduate Art Exhibition," Main Galleries, "On View: The Way We Were," Brainard Gallery; and "David Jien Time Will Tell," eGallery.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and holidays. Through May 20.

Where: Main Galleries, 2010 Ninth St. (South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue), Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

Cost: Free.

More info: eiu.edu/tarble, call 217-581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu.

UI LIBRARY

What: Exhibition, "Designed, Displayed, & Discarded: Ephemeral Printing in Alton, Illinois, 1835-1855," 3 p.m., with guest speakers, Adam Doskey and Krista Gray.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed UI holidays. Through May 31.

Where:The Ellen and Nirmal Chatterjee Exhibition Gallery in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: library.illinois.edu/rbx or call 217-333-3777.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Ten Ways with Watercolor," watercolor paintings by Don Lake, Harold Boyd, Richard Boschulte, Rhea Edge, Harold Gregor, Ken Holder, Cynthia Kukla, Robert Lee Mejer, Ed Shay and Fred Jones.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through May 12.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info:cinemagallery.cc, call 217-384-2253 or email baxley@baxleymedia.com.

FARMS / MARKETS

URBANA'S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What: The market features fresh produce, baked goods, meats and cheeses, wines, arts and crafts, and more.

When: 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday, May 5 through Oct. 27.

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

More info: urbanamarket.org.

SOLA GRATIA FARM

What: Annual spring plant sale. Many varieties of organically farm grown veggies, herbs, heirlooms and perennials plus locally sourced flowers including hanging baskets, potted and bedding.

When:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May 11-20.

Where:2200 S. Philo Road, U.

More info: Call 217-367-1189 or email solagratiacsa@gmail.com

CHAMPAIGN FARMERS' MARKET

What: Local farmers and food artisans bring fruits, veggies, flowers, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, baked goods, and more. Market Seedlings, kids' program, on the last Tuesday of the month, with special activities and tastings for kids, plus stories and book giveaways from the Champaign Public Library.

When: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 15 to Oct. 30.

Where: parking lot by Neil and Main streets, downtown Champaign (320 N. Neil).

More info:thelandconnection.org/market.

ARTHUR THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZAAR

What: Crafters and vendors with creative crafts, antiques, bake goods and unique finds. Something new every month.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on third Saturday of every month, May 19-Dec. 15, 2018.

Where: Merchant Building on the Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, Arthur.

More info: Call 217-520-3349, 217-254-5010 or email dbissonett@gmail.com.