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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Champaign native Lori Greenstein Bremner has won an award from the American Cancer Society Action Network.
The 1975 graduate of Champaign Central High School and 1980 graduate of the University of Illinois lives in Sonoma, Calif., now. She is the daughter of Helen Greenstein, Champaign, and the late Orie Greenstein. As California's state ambassador lead to the society, Bremner, a cancer survivor, facilitated statewide advocacy trainings last year and this year. She also has mobilized other volunteers and participated in various Relay for Life events.
CHAMPAIGN – The 29th annual Cris Cringle Craft Sale will be held at the Assembly Hall on Nov. 7 and 8.
More than 140 booths will display handcrafted items by local and area artists. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8. This year's raffle is for a holiday quilt.
CHAMPAIGN – The Self-Help Center of Family Service has presented seven awards for contributions to the field.
The awards are named for the late Hobart and Molly Mowrer, University of Illinois professors who did pioneering work in the development of self-help locally through the establishment of integrity groups in the 1950s.
CHAMPAIGN – Two musicians who are part of the traditional Irish music scene will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Techline, 24 E. Green St., C.
The doors for the concert by singer/flute player Norah Rendell and guitarist Brian Miller will open at 7:30 p.m.
If being part of a multi-band tour is like a musical whirlwind, then is a solo show more like a gentle breeze?
Not exactly. And no one is saying the Southern-fried, contemporary Christian rock of Third Day is gentle. Or breezy. But the band, which plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall, is just coming off the "Music Builds" tour with Jars of Clay, Switchfoot and Robert Randolph, and ready to switch gears.
CHAMPAIGN – Author Sherwin Bitsui will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Authors Corner of the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., C.
Bitsui, originally from the Navajo Reservation at White Cone, Ariz., now llves in Tucson. He has a degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts Creative Writing Program and is currently completing his studies at the University of Arizona.
"Dracula" comes alive on the Illinois State University campus this week.
A theatrical adaptation of the classic Gothic novel about Count Dracula and his bloodthirsty quest for power is being presented at the ISU Center for the Performing Arts in Normal.
Members of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra won't be the only scary people as they wear Halloween costumes at their "Fright Night" concert on Friday evening.
From 150 to 200 University of Illinois students dressed as zombies will dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" either before the concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, or during the intermission.
Unlike most working stiffs, Sara Brown feels less, not more, stress as she heads to her job each day in the former utopian community of New Harmony, Ind.
"I just feel all the troubles of the world are lifted off my shoulders," said the group sales manager for Historic New Harmony Inc. "It just has a very calming effect. I think it does that for a lot of people who visit, too. You just have a sense of peace."
PARIS – Several area artists received awards in the 54th annual Fall Show, on view through Nov. 14, at the Bicentennial Art Center, 132 S. Central Ave., Paris.
The judges awarded the following: Judge's Choice Award to J. Anna Roberts, Brownsburg, Ind., for her watercolor painting, "Got Milk?"