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Girl Talk session set for Tuesday at Urbana library

URBANA – A Girl Talk session called "Relationship Smarts!" will be held Tuesday at the Urbana Free Library.

Girl Talk is a 4-H youth development program open to all girls of junior high school and high school age in Champaign County. The 6 to 7:30 p.m. session at Lewis Auditorium at the library, 210 W. Green St., is free. Door prizes and snacks will be provided.


Tried and True: Amy Kellogg-Bouchard's party potatoes

Amy Kellogg-Bouchard is a science teacher at Urbana Middle School. She lives in Urbana with husband Chris, son Max, 9, and daughter Claire, 6.

Kellogg-Bouchard swears by this recipe, which has been a party favorite at cookouts and potlucks.

1 32-ounce bag of frozen hash browns (Southern Style)


Jazz trio to perform at Independent Media Center

URBANA – Digital Primitives, a New York free-jazz trio that explores American and African folk, pop and blues, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U.

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for students.


Re-enactor to fill Lincoln's shoes at news conference

URBANA – President Abraham Lincoln will have a news conference Friday in Urbana, and the public is invited to ask him questions, too.

Well, the 16th president is not exactly returning from the dead.


Danville YMCA's annual 5K Fun Run/Walk set Oct. 10

DANVILLE – The Danville Family YMCA will host its annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Oct. 10.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with start at 9 a.m., beginning and ending at the YMCA, 1111 N. Vermilion St. The event takes place rain or shine.


UI alumnus, Pixar leader to speak on filmmaking

CHAMPAIGN – The leader of the Moving Picture Group at Pixar Animation Studios will speak at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 141 at Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., C.

Michael Johnson, a University of Illinois alumnus, will give a talk titled, "Making Movies is Hard Fun – Building Tools for Telling Stories." The talk, part of the Design Matters series, is free and open to the public.


Reception begins 'Morrill Act' exhibit at Krannert

CHAMPAIGN – The Krannert Art Museum on the University of Illinois campus will have an opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday for the exhibition, "The Morrill Act: The Land Grant Roots of a Great University."

From 6 to 7 p.m. that day, the film, "Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency," will be shown in Room 62 in the lower level of the museum at 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.


Hoopeston library offering weather program for kids

HOOPESTON – The Hoopeston Public Library will offer a "What's the Weather?" program at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 110 N. Fourth St.

The program is part of a series designed for children in third through sixth grades. This time, participants will have hands-on projects relating to weather and other science activities.


Vermilion County Museum, Danville visitors bureau dedicate exhibits

DANVILLE – The Vermilion County Museum and the Danville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau will dedicate two additional Looking for Lincoln Wayside Exhibits on Monday.

The museum's site will have its ceremony at its buildings at 116 N. Gilbert St. and the dedication for the exhibit to eventually be placed at the city hall parking lot will follow at the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building, 17 W. Main St.


Zoo Improv comedy troupe schedules auditions in Urbana

URBANA – Auditions for Zoo Improv will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U.

People are asked to schedule a time to audition by sending an e-mail to contact<@>zooimprov.com or calling 649-2983 and leaving a message.


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