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Teen groups invited to take part in 5th Battle of the Bands

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 Sweet Adelines to deliver singing valentines

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.


'The House I Live In' will play at Art

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.

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Annual Spring Festival Setsubun today

URBANA — The Japan House at the University of Illinois has its annual Spring Festival Setsubun (set-soo-boon) today.


Classes offered for families living with mental illness

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.


Area vet says grateful kids 'changed my life'

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."


Volunteers needed for cupboard-building project

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.


Nightlife Jan. 3-10, 2013

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.


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Exhibit on George Washington on display at Missouri History Museum

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.