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URBANA — For the ninth consecutive year, Cunningham Children's Home will host the Festival of Quilts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Spiritual Life Center on the campus.
The Festival of Quilts, presented by Arby's, celebrates a special tradition at Cunningham.
The Illini Union Board will present "Hairspray," the musical, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday during Mom's Weekend at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall.
The production is entirely produced, directed and performed by UI students.
URBANA — Auditions for "Urinetown, the Musical" — Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's eighth annual Kathy Murphy Student Production — will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at CUTC headquarters, 608 N. Cunningham Ave., U.
Call backs will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, also at the CUTC headquarters.
URBANA — The University of Illinois Black Chorus will present its annual Mom's Day Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Foellinger Great Hall in Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
URBANA — Chonda Pierce, the "Queen of Clean Comedy," will bring her Southern charm and musical talent to the Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave.
The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets range from $17 to $25.
CHAMPAIGN — The fourth annual New Art Film Festival will showcase locally and regionally made independent films at the Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C, from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday.
URBANA — Described as a high-energy rock musical exploring adolescents' struggles with sexuality, "Spring Awakening" will open Thursday evening at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
The University of Illinois Department of Theatre production is directed by New York-based Austin Regan, who worked closely with Michael Mayer, director of the original Broadway production.
URBANA — A local troupe of belly dancers will host a fundraising event for the Champaign County Humane Society from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St.
DANVILLE — Danville High School's Instrumental Music Boosters are selling Danville Gardens flowers cards for $10 apiece.
The cards are good for $10 worth of Danville Gardens merchandise, and proceeds will benefit the school's instrumental music programs.
To purchase a card, contact any Danville instrumental music student or Deb Hill at 446-4829.
It pains an old booklover like me to think of somebody burning a book, but if you've gotten one for a quarter and it's falling apart, well, maybe it's OK as long as you might be planning to pick up a better copy.
Here Ron Koertge, who lives in Pasadena, Calif., has some fun with the ashes of love poems.
Burning the Book
The anthology of love poems I bought