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An end-of-the-summer rite might also signal the end of an era in Gibson City

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

Documentary looks at town with closed GM plant

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.

Public invited to participate in Champaign event

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.

Celebration Company plans special events in October

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.

Schools foundation plans adult spelling bee

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.

39th marching band competition Saturday

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.

Junior League plans fundraising race — in heels

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.

Community will read Twain classic this year

"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: Robin Kearton

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.  

Festival of Trees tickets going on sale next week

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.