CHAMPAIGN - A battle among area bands is scheduled for Friday to support the Parkland College students and faculty who will plant a healing
garden at St. Jude Children's Hospital this spring.
CHAMPAIGN - The third annual Naturally Illinois Expo features 50 exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on science activities for the public, teachers and students of all levels.
It’s scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, 607 E. Peabody Drive, C.
CHAMPAIGN — Rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will play at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall.
General admission tickets are $27, with a $3 discount for Illinois students.
The band was originally scheduled to play at the UI’s Activities and Recreation Center last October, but the show was canceled.
The Second Annual Arthur Home and Garden Expo is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, March 10-12, at the Otto Center, one-half mile south of the four-way stop on Route 133 in Arthur.
Sure, the Great Recession seems to be nearing an end as experts say the economy appears to be on the upswing. But gas, food and ... well ... seemingly everything else continue to get more expensive, and East Central Illinoisans are continuing to look for ways to stretch their money.
The Champaign 150th Youth Art Reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., C.
A mayoral award presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. that evening.
URBANA — The fifth volume of PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana is scheduled for March 5 at the Canopy Club in Urbana.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the event begins at 8:20 p.m. Admission is $5 in advance or $7 at the door.
Eleven local artists will present a variety of topics in slideshows that consist of 20 slides that last 20 seconds apiece.
HOMER — A meeting for accordion players of all levels, as well as those interested in accordion music, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at the new Homer City Building, 500 E. Second St., Homer.
CHAMPAIGN — Styx is coming to the University of Illinois Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.