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Candlestick Lane and more in weekend Family Picks!

It’s another jam-packed weekend of festive fun in Champaign-Urbana and beyond! Take in the annual Candlestick Lane lighting ceremony, a parade and Christmas celebrations in Bement, or any number of holiday musical productions. Or how about making some holiday treats for the birds? It's all here!

Texas-bowl bound? Check out this deal - your kids will thank you

Planning a trip to the Texas Bowl over the holidays?

SugarlandMOM.com, a website based in suburban Houston, wants to welcome Illini fans to Texas with free tickets to the Children's Museum of Houston.

Mid-week holiday cheer

Looking for some holiday cheer for you and your family? Here are a couple of ideas that couldn’t wait until this weekend.

Free children’s opera

The University of Illinois School of Music Opera Studio is staging several free performances of the Christmas classic, “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”

For teacher gifts, a personal touch means a lot

The winter school holiday break is approaching, which prompts two questions:

— What happened to November?
— What should we get the kids’ teachers this year?

Apple magnet? Nah, they probably have five. “World’s Greatest Teacher” ornament? Too many to count.

Family Picks: The holiday cup runneth over

With the holidays approaching, there's almost too much to do this weekend! Pick your favorites from this list of Christmas parades, seasonal performances and Santa events, in Champaign, Tuscola, Monticello, LeRoy and more.

We've even mixed in a few non-holiday events, for good measure!

Family Picks: Happy Thanksgiving!

In honor of the four-day holiday (for kids, at least), here’s an early look at the weekend festivities. Not sure what to do with the kids/relatives all weekend? Work off those calories with the Turkey Trot or some ice-skating, or visit a kid-friendly exhibit on ancient Egypt. And Santa arrives Saturday in Urbana!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking for a good picture book? Here's some suggestions

This year’s gift guide from the University of Illinois Center for Children’s Books contains 90 top-quality picture books, from holiday adventures to the story of a (very) young budding journalist.

Books of pictures - and memories

Every once in awhile I’m overwhelmed by the stacks of books spilling out of my kids’ bookshelves and I resolve to pare them down.

I’m usually not very successful.

Growing up with Asperger's

An upcoming presentation on Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism, proved so popular that registration has already closed, but the organizer promises to hold another session early next year.

Family Picks: The holidays are coming edition

Christmas decorations are starting to pop up, Santa is coming, and holiday parades are happenin' all around the area this weekend. Not quite ready for the holidays? How about a steel drum concert or a children's production of "Music Man"? Check it out!