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Provena fundraiser to feature wine tasting, jewelry sales

URBANA – Wine tasting and jewelry sales will be part of a new fundraiser sponsored by the Provena Covenant Auxiliary and Foundation.

Proceeds will support the center's lobby renovation and campus revitalization project.

The Wine Tasting and Pearls & More Jewelry Sale is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1802 S. First St., C.

Traditional Irish musicians to perform Thursday at Techline

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.

Cris Cringle Craft Sale planned for Nov. 7-8 at Assembly Hall

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.

Self-Help Center of Family Service presents Mowrer awards

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.

Storyteller to present on authors at Champaign library

CHAMPAIGN – Patricia Hruby Powell, a storyteller, dancer, mime, actress and award-winning author, will perform "An Evening with Jane Austen, Emily Bronte and Emily Dickinson" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be in Robeson Pavilion Room A & B. Registration is not required.

Area business wins new car in planetarium raffle benefit

CHAMPAIGN – Central Illinois Manufacturing in Bement won a 2009 Saturn Sky on Friday night as part of a raffle by the Parkland College Foundation.

The event raised $45,900 to help pay for a new digital video system at the William M. Staerkel Planetarium.

Christian rockers Third Day finding tour, album a 'Revelation'

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.

American Indian author to speak at Illini Union Bookstore

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' rises again in ISU production of vampire story

"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.

C-U Symphony plans chill-inducing 'Fright Night'

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.