All Community Events Content

All Community Events Content

Indoor market starts Saturday at Lincoln Square Village

URBANA — The indoor Holiday Market at Lincoln Square Village will begin Saturday and continue for five more Saturday mornings through Dec. 15.

All items sold at the market — which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — are to be home-grown, baked or crafted within Illinois, said Shannon Beck, events coordinator for the Urbana Business Association.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16

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

Deadline nears for nominations for King celebration

The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration is 5 p.m. Friday.

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College and the University of Illinois are preparing for the 12th annual King celebration, which will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.

4 rehearsals left for Handel's 'Messiah'

URBANA — There are only four more rehearsals left for the 2012 Handel's "Messiah" presentation at the Canaan Baptist Church in Urbana.

Anyone interested may join in by attending rehearsals, which will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, as well as Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 in the sanctuary of Canaan Baptist Church, 402 W. Main St., U.

Veterans day celebrations, programs and services on tap across area

A sampling of Veterans Day celebrations, programs and services in The News-Gazette area (If you have an event to add, please do so in the comments section below the story):


John Frayne: A fond, fitting farewell for an icon in the UI School of Music

On Oct. 21, a series of events occurred in memory of Thomas H. Schleis, who died July 18.

Tom, as he was universally known, was for more than a generation one of the most important persons associated with the Opera Program at the University of Illinois, as well as an influential vocal coach to a myriad of singers who has passed through the UI School of Music.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 1-10

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

Folk & Roots Festival returns some musical acts — and brings in plenty of new ones

One of the most sensational and downright likable performers at last year's Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival was Blind Boy Paxton, a young man proficient on fiddle, piano, banjo and guitar.

The old-time and early jazz musician who's based in New York is returning to the 2012 festival, happening Friday and Saturday at indoor venues in downtown Urbana.

Juried art exhibit/fair set for March

CHAMPAIGN — The I.D.E.A. Store in Champaign is looking for artists to submit works for consideration for a juried art exhibition and/or art fair featuring objects made of recycled or reused materials.

Safety tips for Halloween

Tips for keeping your trick-or-treaters safe:

— Never send young children out alone.

— Walk with younger children to the door to receive their treats.

— Plan your route around familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.

— Kids should wear bright, flame-retardant costumes so they can easily seen in the dark.