Free concert Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church
CHAMPAIGN — Tookula, a 60-voice German youth choir, will present a free concert of classical, folk, popular and sacred music from around the world at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, 313 S. Prospect Ave., C.
Each week, The News-Gazette offers a selection of events by area libraries:
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
By TED KOOSER/U.S. Poet Laureate 2004-06
I'm especially fond of sparklers because they were among the very few fireworks we could obtain in Iowa when I was a boy. And also because in 2004 we set off the fire alarm system at the Willard Hotel in Washington by lighting a few to celebrate my inauguration as poet laureate. Here's Barbara Crooker, of Pennsylvania, also looking back.
"Windswept" by Jadie Jones is the second book in a beautifully written young adult/new adult fantasy series, full of reincarnation, immortal villains, horses, a strong heroine and a hunky hero.
Edited by LEE GURGA/For The News-Gazette
morning dew dries:
the ball rolls quickly
into the hole
— John Murray, Champaign
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
Hey, Mimi, is there one event in the Virginia Theatre 2014-'15 season you are stoked about?
Yes, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6. I heard the band, with Champaign native Viktor Krauss on bass, in '06 at Krannert Center.
CHAMPAIGN — Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County will present on the evening of July 14 the "Wizard of Oz: There's No Place Like Home" event, featuring a reception before the screening of the classic 1939 movie at the Art Theater Co-op.
The Fourth of July might be over but Independence Day-themed events aren't. The Vault Arts Collective in Tuscola will host, starting at 6 tonight, "Red White & Blues," a free party featuring blues slide guitarist Reverend Robert (Bobby Reynolds) and art by guest artist Jan Kappes.
When and where to catch fireworks this holiday weekend around the area:
TODAY (Friday, July 4, 2014)
Bement: Dark, Bement and Piatt County Forest Preserve
Champaign: 9:15 p.m., west side of State Farm Center
Charleston: Dusk, Coles County Airport
Cissna Park: Dusk, Kellart Lake
Clinton: Dusk, Clinton High School