All Community Events Content

All Community Events Content

Blue Angels cancel, so Rockford AirFest postponed

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Rockford International Airport officials say they're postponing AirFest 2013 after the Blue Angels pulled out of the show.

Georgetown OKs fireworks contract

GEORGETOWN — City council members approved a three-year contract on Monday for fireworks displays during Independence Day celebrations.

Ciy officials voted to continue to use DCV Imports of Lincoln as the fireworks contractor for the city celebrations.

Library events March 31, 2013

Each week, The News-Gazette will offer a selection of events provided by area libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Paxton car cruise set for Saturday

PAXTON — With the high temperature hovering around 50 degrees in the forecast for Saturday, Debi Chapman-Hermann is not expecting Mother Nature to ruin the annual return of Paxton’s tradition of “Draggin’ Main.”

Entertainment listings, March 28-April 4

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Share memories of the Virginia

The Virginia Theatre will reopen in April and wants to hear your favorite moments.

Ogden festival hurting for volunteers

The Ogden Celebration is in danger of not happening.

The festival, which occurs in June, is in desperate need of volunteers, said event organizer Sue Esposito,

Esposito said there are four volunteers working on the festival.

"With four volunteers we may be able to pull off a car show," she said.

Fire, police chiefs to be grand marshals on July 4

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County fire and police chiefs have been named the grand marshals of the 64th annual Freedom Celebration to be held on July Fourth, and they will lead the ceremonies under the theme "United We Stand, Proudly We Serve," organizers announced this week.

Entertainment listings, March 14-21

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Tolono approves permit for beer tent, bands for Fun Day

TOLONO — A downtown bar will again host a beer tent during this year's Tolono Fun Day festival.