In "Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin" (Knopf 2013), Liesl Shurtliff retells the story that the Brothers Grimm collected in Germany and first published in 1812. In Shurtliff's story, Rump is not an imp, but a smallish boy.
URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra will open its 2013-14 season Saturday with Maestro Stephen Alltop conducting a concert with the theme "A World of Color."
DANVILLE — The Alley Gallery will exhibit, starting Saturday, the pastel on paper art works of former Danville resident and world traveler Pam Hulvey.
The artist's reception for "Celebrating Ancient Civilizations" will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The show will remain on display through Nov. 12.
Inspirational romance author Julie Lessman continues the love stories of the O'Connor family in Boston during Prohibition with her novel "A Love Surrendered," the third installment of the "Winds of Change" series. Lessman has a passion for the characters she's created, which started with her first series, "The Daughters of Boston."
CHAMPAIGN — If you're looking for plays suitable for young children, the Parkland Theatre has one opening this week.
The musical "How I Became a Pirate," based on the award-winning bestselling children's book of the same title, by Melinda Long, will open Thursday and run through Oct. 12.
Four of us spent the better part of a day upstate in Woodstock at Colonial Antique Mall, 890 Lake Ave. They can be reached at 815-334-8960.
Owner Lee Muto was more than cordial and gave us a class "A" tour. The owners of the Black Dog Smoke & Ale House, along with their architect, were there to see what could be done with refinished old wood.
DANVILLE — The Danville Area Soccer Association will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday at the Danville Area Soccer Complex on Winter Avenue.
The celebration will begin at 9 a.m. with a brief ceremony, including a presentation by Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer, and will continue with a full day of soccer and special activities for children and families throughout the day.
University Galleries exhibit in Normal contains unique vision of extension adviser
As McLean County's first home extension adviser, Clara Brian traveled from farmhouse to farmhouse during the early part of the 20th century, teaching homemakers about health and "modern living."