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CHAMPAIGN — The deadline is Friday for local teen bands to enter the Champaign Park District's fifth annual Battle of the Bands on March 9 at the Parkland College Theatre.
All musical styles and genres are welcome. Band members must be between the ages of 12 and 21, with the majority under 19.
DANVILLE — The Danville Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines will again present singing valentines to the community on Valentine's Day.
Those who choose to send a singing valentine to someone can choose from three songs: "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Ain't She (He) Sweet" and "What Would I Do Without You."
The Sweet Adelines will be singing all day and can start as early as 7 a.m.
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice will host a screening of the documentary "The House I Live In" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C.
A panel discussion will follow the screening.
In a New York Times review published in October, Manohla Dargis wrote:
URBANA — The Japan House at the University of Illinois has its annual Spring Festival Setsubun (set-soo-boon) today.
CHAMPAIGN — Free classes are available for families living with mental illness.
The Illinois chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer its Family-to-Family education program, a 13-week class series, for family members of people with mental illness conditions.
For Vietnam veteran Tim Bassett, Tri-Valley Middle School's Veterans Day program in November was what he called "a very life-changing experience."
"Most of us, when we were invited, just thought the junior high wanted to honor us," Bassett said. "Instead, they changed my life."
CHAMPAIGN — More than 1,000 church-going people willing to volunteer one Saturday morning in March are still needed to help the Christian service organization Empty Tomb with a project intended to help needy children.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3
BENTLEY'S PUB: Don't Stop Believin' Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.
BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.
MEMPHIS ON MAIN: Liquid Courage Karaoke ('80s Karaoke Night), 9 p.m.
PINK HOUSE, Ogden: Nickel & Dimes (classic rock, country), 7 p.m.
SENATOR'S INN AND PUB, Savoy: RockStarz Karaoke, 9 p.m.
ST. LOUIS — Who can forget George Washington, the boy who could not tell a lie, the man who could toss a dollar coin across a wide river, the president who wore wooden teeth?
Well, none of those stories are true, said Elizabeth Chambers, collections manager at Washington's Mount Vernon estate, which hosts a museum, exhibits for children and — soon — a presidential library.