Bhavia Wagner started out being an activist 45 years ago when she was Carol Hartstirn, an Urbana student working to save Allerton Park from a dam project.
Now she lives in Eugene, Ore., and the 1974 Urbana High School graduate works to help children in Cambodia get a good education.
CHARLESTON — The Tarble Arts Center will host an exhibition gallery talk and lecture this week in connection with the exhibit "Experiences of the Illinois Civil War Soldier: Reflections through Art and Artifacts."
Pop-up galleries, glass-blowing demonstrations, open artist studios and performances — all are among the myriad events taking place this weekend as part of the 11th annual Boneyard Arts Festival.
The festival will encompass more than 100 indoor and outside venues, both traditional and not.
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.
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 — Crisp and clear, the past is here.
On the walls of the Illinois Terminal are displayed a downtown Champaign not seen for decades.
Looking west on Main Street, there's Vriner's confectionary, the old Champaign Daily News and, looming over the background, the only recently lost Metropolitan Building.
One of my favorite events of the year is the Brocton Red Barn event. This year, it runs noon to 5 p.m. April 5 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6.