Outside my window, I can hear the radio,
And I know that motor wagon's gettin' ready to fly,
'cause it's almost Saturday night.
— John Fogerty
CHAMPAIGN — WILL's Community Cinema will screen at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Champaign Public Library the documentary "As Goes Janesville," which takes viewers to the front lines of America's debate over the future of its middle class.
The free screening — and a discussion of the issues it raises — will be in Robeson Rooms A & B.
CHAMPAIGN — Scott Kelby's fifth annual Worldwide Photo Walk — the world's largest global social photography event in the history of photography — will take place Saturday, with Champaign getting in on the action.
URBANA — The Celebration Company at the Station Theatre will present special events this month, including one tonight:
— 7 p.m. Monday (Oct. 8), A public reading of the original play "Helen of Sparta" by Dana Engelhardt, at the Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U.
CHAMPAIGN — Start studying your dictionary and make some flash cards: The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation is hosting its inaugural Extreme Spelling Bee fundraiser Nov. 3.
DANVILLE — More than a dozen bands from downstate Illinois are set to compete in the 39th annual Viking Invitational Marching Band Competition at Danville High School on Saturday.
The event, which is open to the public, will be held on Ned Whitesell Field at the high school, 202 E. Fairchild St.
Admission is $6 for adults, and $4 for students and seniors.
CHAMPAIGN — Instead of the gentle patter of running shoes, a new fundraising race instead will have competitors clop-clopping down Neil Street.
The Junior League is planning its first-ever Stiletto Sprint the evening of Saturday, Oct. 13. It will start at the intersection of Neil and Church Streets, and the race course will run south to Chester Street.
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" has been selected as the One Book for Two Cities in this year's Champaign-Urbana Reading Program.
Published in 1876, Mark Twain's first novel may have been among the first books on offer at Champaign-Urbana's fledgling free libraries, a press release said.
Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, Melissa Merli visits with Robin Kearton, fiddler/violinist and founder of Community Center for the Arts. In the Sept. 16 newspaper, we'll have a visit with harmonica player Terry Cottrell of Danville.
DANVILLE — The holiday season is still a couple of months away.
But tickets to the special events at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation's 16th annual fundraiser, which ushers in the season in Vermilion County, will go on sale next week.