CHICAGO – Two new exhibitions will be on view from Friday through Oct. 4 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois.
An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago.
URBANA – The lineup has been announced for Monday's Labor Day Parade in Urbana.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Illinois Street and Broadway Avenue. It continues south on Broadway to Washington, east on Washington to Lierman and north on Lierman to the Brookens Building drive.
URBANA – After hearing anti-folk songwriter Jeffrey Lewis two years ago in Chicago, Morgan Reisman was inspired to begin writing and performing his own music.
Soon he was setting up concerts, for himself and other young musicians, in his backyard, houses, the Independent Media Center in Urbana and other venues.
As chef Alisa DeMarco rolled the dough for a peach crostata for the first Dinner at the Farm at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery, she said the food would be just half of the experience.
She, along with farm owners Leslie Cooperband and Wes Jarrell, wanted their guests to also enjoy the peacefulness of the land and the diversity of the farm, the sunset and each other.
Except for the sun that bore down on diners until it dipped closer to the horizon the evening of Aug. 16, the experience, with a five-course meal of local and mostly organically grown food, with the emphasis on fresh, was convivial, delightful and memorable.
DANVILLE – After three years as a part-time employee in the archives and reference section of the Danville Public Library, Jacqueline Woodard-Smith saw a need. She asked if she could do something about it.
"I do a lot of searches for people in the reference and genealogical sections of the library and came across an elderly relative of mine in a census," Woodard-Smith said. "I am doing genealogy for my own family and was happy for the find, but it got me to thinking about the history of African-Americans in Danville."
RANTOUL – Sometimes the finest treasures of all are the ones under your nose.
I had visited the Chanute Air Museum in Rantoul hundreds of times over the past 13 years and thought I knew a lot about its collection.
OAKWOOD – The Oakwood Public Library will hold interactive classes for parents and preschool-age children.
Classes begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 3 at the library, 110 E. Finley St. Sessions last 45 minutes. Children must be 2 to 5 years old.
DANVILLE – Court Appointed Special Advocates of Vermilion County will begin a new set of training classes Oct. 1 at its office at 101 W. North St.
The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in October to prepare volunteers to represent abused and neglected children going through the court system.
URBANA – A free event featuring World War II music and information on the effects of the "Great War" on the University of Illinois campus will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave, U.
After the United States entered World War II, the UI campus was transformed. Enrollment sharply declined, and women took on new positions of leadership, while many male students went off to fight. New courses were added to support the war effort, and the Navy and Army offered training courses that brought thousands of soldiers to campus.
CARLOCK – Something more than solace lured me through the small town of Carlock to two cemeteries on its north side.
Sure, the two small parcels, less than a quarter mile from each other on opposite sides of the rural road, have the same peaceful characteristics of any other rural cemetery.