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Readers: Tell us all about your pets

A year ago, I wrote a column about my dog Flower, who once ate a 5-pound bag of flour (living up to her name if you accept the premise that she didn’t know how to spell).

I couldn’t believe a dog would do that. But even more unbelievable was the number of responses from pet lovers who wanted to share amusing stories about their animal friends.


Irish music concert moved to a larger venue

A traditional Irish music concert scheduled for Friday featuring fiddler Matt Cranitch and button accordionist Jackie Daly has been moved to a larger venue.

It will now be in the santuary of McKinley Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Seating will begin at 7 p.m., and the show will start at 8 p.m.


Cupcakes to benefit Japan House

CHAMPAIGN - Today through Saturday, you can support Japan House by enjoying a green tea cake with cherry buttercream at Cakes on Walnut, 116 N. Walnut St., C.


Free screening of 'Call + Response' scheduled for Sunday

CHAMPAIGN — The documentary, “Call + Response,” which explores contemporary slavery, will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C. Admission is free.
A reception, hosted by the sponsoring group Bound No More, will take place after the screening of the 90-minute documentary.


Thomas & Friends production coming to Assembly Hall next month

CHAMPAIGN  — Thomas & Friends are making tracks to the U of I Assembly Hall in a live touring stage show, Thomas & Friends Live! On Stage in “Thomas Saves the Day.”
The 90-minute musical adventure will be at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall in April.
Two performances, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., are scheduled for April 24.


Blanket-making volunteers needed

Champaign County Home and Community Education is looking for volunteers to help make Linus and Weighted blankets for hospitalized children and children with autism.

They'll make the blankets from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 at the Champaign Farm Bureau Building on Country Fair Drive in Champaign.


Irish music for St. Paddy's Day

Looking for some live Irish music to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday?

Dean Karres is here to help.


'Stuff the Truck' to support Goodwill begins today

CHAMPAIGN — Bergner’s annual Goodwill Sale, a retail trade-in promotion, will kick off today with a “Stuff the Truck” event.


Gary Allan coming to UI Assembly Hall

CHAMPAIGN — Country music singer Gary Allan will perform April 14 at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall.
 The concert will begin at 7:30 that evening.


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