Entertainment listings, May 24-31, 2018

Entertainment listings, May 24-31, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI REGIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT

What: A full schedule of "duplicate" bridge, where several tables play the exact same hands and the scores are tallied by computers. Pair, team and individual events for novices through experts. "Play for the Pets" charity events to benefit the Champaign County Humane Society. Expert speakers present short lessons (free and open to the public) at 1 p.m. May 23-27. Partners are available. Check in at the Partnership Desk in the foyer before any event. Observers are welcome.

When: Sessions continue at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 and 7 p.m. May 24-27, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 28.

Where: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Champaign, 101 Trade Center Drive, C.

More info:http://regional.illinibridge.com.NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMER BLOCK PARTIESWhat: Block party fun. Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, interactive music by DJ Fireproof and many more activities.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. May 24.

Where: Countrybrook Apartments, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217- 819-3931, champaignparks.com or email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com.

FARMER CITY HERITAGE DAYS

What: Community dinner and cake walks, May 24, and bags tournament, May 25; entertainment, Luke Perring, The Walkabouts, Blue Collar B, 6 p.m. May 25; all in beer garden. Free community movie, "Space Jam," dusk May 24, bring chairs. Plant sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 25, city park. Comic Laser Tag Adventures, 6 p.m. May 25. Face painting, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; car show, 1 p.m. May 26. Festival features Drake White with Darryl Worley concert, May 26. Music kicks off at 6 p.m. Worley at 7:30 p.m. followed by White.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. May 24, 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. May 25, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 26. Carnival and vendors, 5 to 10 p.m.

Where: downtown, city park, Monticello.

Cost:Featured concert is free with a limited number of VIP tickets available for purchase. Admittance to Beer Garden is free, however those wishing to enjoy an adult beverage must be 21 and purchase and armband for $5.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY ANNUAL GIANT GARAGE SALE

What: The area's largest treasure trove — returns Memorial Day Weekend, selling clothing, jewelry, housewares, small appliances, toys, tools, gardening, holiday decorations, books, sports equipment, animal-care items and more, plus treasures in our Antiques/Uniques Boutique.

When: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 25, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 26, 10 a.m. to noon May 27. Bag sale starts at 3 p.m. May 26. Giveaway on May 27.

Where: former County Market at 312 W. Kirby Ave., C.

Cost: $3 entrance donation until 3 p.m. May 25. $1 donation to enter the giveaway May 27.

More info:Call 217-344-7297 or cuhumane.org/NewsEvents/GIANTGarageSale.aspx

12TH ANNUAL CAR & TRUCK SHOW

What: Hosted by The Danville Area Community College Technology Division. Co-sponsored by Central Illinois Mustang Club. Open to all makes and models of cars and trucks. Dash plaques given to first 75 entries. Additional award categories: Top 25 cars, Top 20 trucks, Top 5 youth (16-21) and DACC Students' choice. Music, food and prizes. Raffling off $200 gift certificate to Omni-Kolor of Danville. Proceeds go to DACC scholarship. Rain or shine.

When: Registration, 9 to 11 a.m.; Trophies at 3 p.m. May 26.

Where: Technology Center Parking Lot at DACC, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost: Registration fee, $10.

More info: Call 217-443-8787.

CULPEPPER & MERRIWEATHER CIRCUS

What: Big Top Circus. Starting an hour before the show, bouncy houses, a 22-foot slide, pony rides, face painting and a concession stand.

When: Shows at 2 and 4:30 p.m. May 27.

Where: 500 E. 2nd St., Homer.

Cost: Tickets $7-$10 presale. Show day, $8-$13. Cash is accepted directly at each attraction.

More info: Tickets at https://squareup.com/store/homer-activity-committee-hac or you may call 217 722-8040.

Next week

13 THURSDAYS: CHOW DOWN IN CAMPUSTOWN

What:13 Thursdays all new launch event featuring food samples, sidewalk sale shopping and family-friendly activities. Experience Campustown each Thursday this summer while the students are away, May 24 through Aug. 16.

When: 4 to 9 p.m. May 31.

Where: Campustown, Champaign.

Cost: Free. parking validation is included in the Campus Center Parking Deck.

More info: Call 217-352-2400, champaigncenter.com or info@champaigncenter.com.

HORIZON RC FEST

What: A hands-on, fun-focused RC celebration for the entire family, featuring an RC airshow, drone racing, RC product demonstrations, giveaways, fireworks and more. Get hands-on with all kinds of RC vehicles and aircraft. Refreshment vendors and a hobby retailer on site. Brought to you by Horizon Hobby.

When: 2 to 10:30 p.m. June 1, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3.

Where: Eli Field, Monticello.

Cost: Spectator tickets are free.

More info: http://www.horizonhobby.com/

CRISIS NURSERY'S 25TH ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION

What: Enjoy a great dinner, live and silent auction items and drinks, while supporting a great cause.

When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., along with silent auction bidding on over 100 great baskets. Dinner at 7 p.m., a short program and live auction at 8 p.m. June 1.

Where: I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C.

Cost: Tickets $125, 10 tickets ($1,250) is equal to one table; includes dinner, dessert, and complimentary wine and beer. Cash bar is also available.

More info:Call 217-337-2731, https://one.bidpal.net/cndinner18/ticketing or https://www.facebook.com/crisisnursery.fanpage/

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

What: Live street-side performance series. Includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock and blues, along with a cappella music, belly dancing and live painting. Presented by 40 North through the generosity of Midland States Bank, No Regrets Tattoos, and Illini Radio Group, Champaign Center Partnership and City of Champaign.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, June 1 through Aug. 24.

Where: Intersections of Neil and Church, Neil and Park or Walnut and Chester streets, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/friday-night-live, facebook.com/FNLChampaign or call 217-351-9841.

SUMMER SPIRIT: PSYCHIC, WELLNESS & VENDOR FAIR

What: Featuring some of the areas most popular psychics, readers, Reiki practitioners, a variety of activities, and wonderful vendors. All proceeds benefit the on-going restoration of The Fischer Theatre.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2, noon to 5 p.m. June 3.

Where: The Fischer Theatre, 158 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Admission, $5.

More info:fischertheatre.com/ or email jeanzie@gmail.com.

61ST ANNIVERSARY GALA

What: This kick-off to Little Theatre on the Square's 61st summer season features entertainment by the 2018 summer season cast, silent and live auctions, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. Register by May 26.

When: 6:30 to 10 p.m. June 2.

Where: Max J. Knight Banquet Hall, Mason Point One, Masonic Way, Sullivan.

Cost: $50 per person, $300 for a table of eight.

More info: thelittletheatre.org/61st-anniversary-gala-june-2 or call 217-728-7375.

Future highlights

OLD GLORY FESTIVAL

What: Annual festival with contests, live music, vendors and food in downtown Bement. Fun entertainment for children of all ages. Car and Truck Show, Tractor Show, kids tractor pull, stagecoach rides, movie night in the park, petting zoo, inflatables. Bryant House at Bryant Cottage State Historic Site, will be open for tours, 1 to 2 p.m.

When: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 9.

Where: Veterans Park, the adjacent Bryant block, and downtown Bodman Street, Bement.

More info: oldgloryfestival.com or call 217- 678-2580.

2018 UNCORK URBANA WINE FESTIVAL

What: Midwestern wineries showcasing their remarkable wines, live local entertainment, wine basket raffles, food vendors and live cooking demonstrations. Entertainment by Andy Mo Band (rock, soul, reggae, funk, heavy Americana), Just Peachy (acoustic trio/pop and rock), and Love Sign (acoustic/modern and vintage country, pop and rockabilly).

When:3 to 10 p.m. June 9.

Where:Meadowbrook Park, 2808 S. Race St., U.

More info: urbanabusiness.com.

COURTHOUSE ROCKS

What: Live performance from Firebox Bluegrass Band, car show, "Beauty and the Beast" movie on the big screen.

When: 6 to 11 p.m. June 9.

Where:Downtown Monticello.

More info: Call 217-762-2583.

STREET FEST

What: Join us for live local music in the streets of downtown Champaign. Enjoy local food and drinks available from your favorite downtown establishments and listen to some great C-U talent.

When:7 p.m. to midnight June 9.

Where:Neil Street/Main Street, Champaign.

More info: champaignparks.com/streetfest, email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

PIATT COUNTY FAIR

What: June 14: Flag Day; Celebrate Our Youth activities; evening go-kart race. June 15: ITPA tractor pull; 5 to 6 p.m. deadline for junior (kids 8 to 18 years of age) general entries for exhibits, from fine art to culinary to floriculture to crafts to crops; inflatables; Wreckless Whiskey band at 9 p.m. in beer barn. June 16: Inflatables, afternoon and evening; adult non-livestock show, focusing on hobbies and crafts, in morning; Battle of the Bars in afternoon in beer barn; bands, Antics at 5 p.m. and later that night, Cary Miller Band; other activities, including fireworks. June 17: the Outlaw Hookers Antique Tractor Pull. Livestock shows include dairy cattle on June 15, swine on June 16, and beef cattle on June 17. Food vendors.

When: June 14-17.

Where: fairgrounds, Cerro Gordo.

More info: piattcountyfair.com or email fair@piattcountyfair.com.

DeWITT COUNTY MUSEUM TRACTOR SHOW AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

What: Antique tractors and gas engines of all makes and in any condition are welcome as entries. No registration fee for participants. Free admission to the Farm Museum Exhibits on this day and free admission to the tractor show. FFA Alumni will be serving food on site. Kiddie Tractor Pull courtesy of the DeWitt County Farm Bureau. FFA Alumni will be serving food on site.

When: Tractor Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Ice Cream Social, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Annual Quilt Show and Museum tours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16.

Where: DeWitt County Museum, 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton.

More info: Call 217- 935-6066 or email chmoore123@yahoo.com.

61818 ZIP CODE DAY DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL

What: Festival includes craft vendors, direct sales vendors, and a few food vendors downtown. Also mini art classes for adults and children, games, a bike decorating contest, after they take their bike safety class, dog contest, salsa making contest, and more. Jam sessions in the civic center, pie and ice cream at some of the churches, activities and speakers at the library, a time capsule, and raffles.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16.

Where: Downtown Cerro Gordo.

More info: Call 217-412-3404 or face book page 61818 ZIP CODE DAY Festival.

JUNETEENTH EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATION

What: Join us in celebrating 153 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last of the slaves. Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games. Sponsored by the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Champaign Park District. For all ages.

When: Noon to 3 p.m. June 16.

Where: Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., C.

More info: Email douglassbranch@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2090.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

What: The oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States. Enjoy music and visit different vendors while learning about this important holiday. Children can make arts and crafts, play on the bounce house and obstacle course, or get soaked in the Splash Pad.

When: Noon to 3 p.m. June 16.

Where: Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., C.

More info:Email darius.white@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3961.

VILLAGE OF BONDVILLE SESQUICENTENNIAL AND BONDVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT 60TH YEAR CELEBRATION

What: Celebrate Bondville's 150-year anniversary in the spirit of the hometown family atmosphere with games and a dunk tank. A Top 10 Judges Choice Car Show for all makes and models, noon to 3 p.m.; registration, 10 a.m. to noon at the park, sundownerscarclub.org. Birds on the Wire band (country, classic rock and rock), noon to 4 p.m. Food from Mamma D's Smokehouse and ice cream from You Scream Ice Scream.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. June 16.

Where: Bondville Village Park.

WWE LIVE

What:The card for the show currently includes Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, The Miz, Alexa Bliss, Braun Strowman, Matt Hardy, Sasha Banks, and many more. The card is subject to change.

When: 7:30 p.m. June 16.

Where:State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: Tickets $15-$105 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com.

FAMILY FUN AG NIGHT

What: Join the Champaign Park District and the Champaign County Farm Bureau for Family Fun Ag Nights. Families can participate in games, educational activities and explore farm equipment. A free dinner will be provided at limited availability — first come, first served. .

When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 19.

Where: Leonhard Recreation Center, 2307 Sangamon Drive, C.

More info:Email dshannon.meissner@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3988.

VERMILION COUNTY FAIR AND EXPO

What: Fair features queen pageant, exhibits, dirt track racing, motocross, truck and tractor pull demo derby, livestock, carnival food and more.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 20-24.

Where: Fairgrounds, 1180 East Road, Oakwood.

Cost: Single day pass, $6; family 4 pack bundle, $20; weekly admission pass, $26.

More info: Vermilioncountyfair.org or emailashleydrakelwe@gmail.com.

NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES

What: Block party fun. Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, interactive music by DJ Fireproof and many more activities.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 21.

Where: Human Kinetics Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: champaignparks.com or zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3931.

64TH ANNUAL PIATT COUNTY TRAIL BLAZERS RODEO

What:Thursday Night Is Cancer Awareness Night; a portion of June 21 ticket sales go to Kirby Hospital to make cancer gift baskets. Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, downtown Monticello. Kids and Clowns lunch right after the parade at Rick Ridings Ford Monticello.

When:Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. June 21-23.

Where:Trail Blazers Arena, Monticello.

Cost: Tickets: Kids 3 and younger, free; ages 4-12 years old, $4 on June 21, $5 on June 22, 23; adults 13 and older, $10 in advance, $12 at the gate. Three-day passes, kids, $12, adults, $30. June 21 only, a family pass (two adults, two kids), $20.

More info:pctrailblazers.org/Piatt-County-Rodeo.html.

30th ANNUAL ARTS IN THE PARK

What: The Artist Promenade and the Art of Food and Beverage open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (some artists may stay open until 8 p.m.) June 23 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24. Danville Art League Show, Art on Wheels Car Show, Sidewalk Chalk Contest, Children's Tent, Theatre Row. Lincoln Park Stage, wide variety of performances by local dance studios, and music by Danville Sweet Adelines, Danville Barbershop Chorus, Olga Berezhnaya, Fountain Trust Bagpipes, Captain Rat and The Blind Rivets, Danville Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, Cobalt: The Blues Resurrection, Doc Ashton & The Root Canals, Steve Rodman & Love Sign Band, and Danville Municipal Band.

 

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 23, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 24.

Where: Lincoln Park, 900 W. English St., Danville.

More infoaitpdanville.org, Facebook.com/AITPDanville or email lucas1911@aol.com.

PIG DAZE BEER FESTY

What: Pig Daze will be a celebration of summer, beer, and local art including games, live screen-printing, food trucks, bubbles, photo booths, and more. The image Baliens by local artist Sophie McMahan featured on the label for the new Pig Daze Imperial Stout to be released at the fest.

When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 23.

Where: Parking lot just North of Point Fencing Club on Walnut (behind the Blind Pig warehouse brewery), Champaign.

More info: https://www.blindpigco.com/

19TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING-JETTIE RHODES DAY

What: This day is all about giving back to the community with fun, family, networking, and a diverse atmosphere. Enjoy free food (while supplies last), entertainment, kids' activities, raffle prizes and a wealth of resourceful information provided by our public officials and community members who volunteer for this event. Rain or shine.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. June 23.

Where: King Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

FORD COUNTY FAIR

What: Highlights include a queen pageant, tractor pull, little Mr. and Miss., talent show, demo derby, rodeo, horse show, children's tractor pull, carnival, food and more. Friday night concert features Travis Tritt with Craig Campbell and Jordan Davis. $5 gate admission except free admission on June 24 and $30 admission June 29 which includes the concert.

When: June 24-30.

Where: 329 E. Third St., Melvin.

More info: fordcountyfair.org or call 217-388-2815 during fair week.

TOLONO FUN DAYS

What: Friday: Tolono Twilight Trek 5K, 6 p.m.; Kids' 1 / 2-mile run, 7 p.m.; and free outdoor family movie at dusk. Flea market, food vendors, petting zoo and pony rides, inflatables, pork chop sandwiches. Saturday's events start at 6:50 a.m. with a flag raising and sunrise service, followed by a parade, inflatables, petting zoo and pony rides, helicopter rides, kiddie tractor pull, Scovill mobile zoo, Wings of Wonder bird rescue, Bowmentum archery team, music, retiring of the colors and concludes with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

When: 6 to 11 p.m. June 29 and 6:50 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 30.

Where: West Side Park, Tolono.

More info: Facebook/TolonoFunDay or TolonoFunDay@yahoo.com.

BALLOONS OVER VERMILION

What: Over 30 colorful hot air balloons will dazzle the Vermilion County countryside n Mass Ascents, Fly-ins, Community Flights and spectacular Nightly Balloon Glows. Something for kids of all ages. Live music, kids zone, tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides, balloon school, classic car show, sand volleyball tournament, beer tent, lots of great food vendors.

When: 3 p.m. to midnight July 13 and 1 p.m. to midnight July 14.

Where: Vermilion Regional Airport, Danville.

More info: Balloonsoververmilion.com.

FILMS

Future Highlights

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

What:Watch a multiple award nominated film starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria. Call to reserve a seat.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. June 6.

Where:Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-267-3170 or email westvillepubliclibrary@gmail.com.

MOVIES AT THE POOL

What:See "The Little Mermaid." Outside snacks are allowed. Bring sealed drinks in coolers. Water bottles must be filled once on the premises. No glass containers or alcohol. In case of inclement weather, movies may be canceled.

When:Doors open at 8:15 p.m. and movies begin at 8:30 p.m. June 10.

Where: Crystal Lake Park, Aquatic Center, 1401 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost:Admission, $6, resident; $9, nonresident. Season pass, $4-$6. Admission to movies is separate from daily admission to swim.

More info:urbanaparks.org.

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

When: The series is focused on discussing challenging family topics. Documentary film, "Monster in the Mind: The Convenient Un-truth about Alzheimer's," shown in honor of Brain Awareness Month. Following the movie, a discussion led by Elizabeth Hagemann, Education and Outreach Manager for the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter, and Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker, Family Life Educator for U of I Extension.

When: 6 p.m. June 12.

Where: Champaign County Extension Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C.

Cost: Free. 1.5 CEUs for allied health professionals have been applied for through the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois.

More info: Register at go.illinois.edu/FilmSeries.

ANIMATION VACATION

What: "Cinderella" (1950). Rated G. 74 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

When:6:30 p.m. June 19 and 21.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES READERS' CHOICE

What: Cast your vote for any of the following "Bringing Up Baby" (1938), "Cleopatra" (1963), "King Kong" (1933), "Metropolis" (1927) or "A Star is Born" (1954). and the winning film will screen.

When:1 and 7 p.m. June 23.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $6. Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

ANIMATION VACATION

What: "The Jungle Book" (1967). Rated G. 78 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

When: 6:30 p.m. June 26 and 28.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

ANIMATION VACATION

What: "Toy Story 3"" (2010). Rated G. 103 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

When:6:30 p.m. July 3 and 5.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MUSIC

This weekend

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: 20th annual event, May 25 through Aug. 24, featuring Wreckless Whiskey on May 25. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. May 25.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/

ECHOES OF POMPEII

What: A Pink Floyd Tribute. Food will be available for purchase this evening.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 25. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $30.

More info: Call 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

VINO & VIBES

What: Featuring Kayla Brown, whose voice provides for an enchantingly soulful approach to her take on folk and indie music.

When:4 to 6 p.m. May 26.

Where:Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Free music.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

THE HIGHWAYMEN

What: A tribute to Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Food will be available for purchase this evening.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 26. Doors and dinner at 6 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $40; $5 handling fee applies at checkout. Dinner, $15.

More info: Call 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

IN CONCERT AT CPL - KITTENS INCORPORATED

What:Enjoy the first sounds of Summer with the breezy, beachy tunes of Kittens Incorporated, featuring local musicians Bryan and Jolee Phelps. For families.

When:2 to 3 p.m. May 27.

Where:Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2070

FREE MUSIC SUNDAY

What: Featuring Stuart Smith, a songwriter and guitarist who weaves stories and honest lyrics in a sound exploration of American music ranging from folk, blues, country, jazz, and rock. His band brings the songs to life with vivid and virtuosic instrumentation for a uniquely individual live experience.

When:2 to 4 p.m. May 27.

Where:Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount.

Cost:Music is free.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District's 2018 Concert Series held throughout Champaign. Music by Cosmology. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. May 27.

Where: Powell Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

Next week

SEA CHANTEY SING

What: Sing sea chanteys, the energetic work songs of the sailors, and other songs of the ocean, the inland waters, the fishers, dockworkers and the ports. Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. May 28 (fourth Monday of every month).

Where: Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION

When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

Where: Meet in the hallway near Spark Museum and Play Café at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-621-2631 or email kleiss@illinois.edu.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly ev

ents in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. May 30 is The Impalas featuring Kenna Mae (blues). Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: May 31.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 30.

Where:Carle Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

ILLINOIS SUMMER HARP CLASS CONCERT SERIES

What: Highlights includes Molly O'Roark with electrified harps (including the recently developed Delta Harp) , prize-winning harpists and flutists in virtuosic duos, and an array of nationally and internationally-recognized young talents. May 31: Noël Wan and Sydney Campen, harps, with Jean Lee and Zack Osinski, flutes. June 1: Dai-An Liu and Renée Murphy, harps, with Faith Murphy, flute, noon, Molly O'Roark & The Delta Harp, 7:30 p.m. June 2: Joshua Lin and Emily Reader, harps, with Brian Tong, piano.

When: Concerts, 7:30 p.m. May 31, noon and 7:30 p.m. June 1, 2 p.m. June 2.

Where: Music Building Auditorium,1114 W. Nevada St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/illinoisharp/events/?ref=page_internal & (Harp at Illinois), https://music.illinois.edu/events/all.

FOLK & ROOTS FRIDAYS BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS

What:Join the Urbana Park District and C-U Folk & Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month for some great, free folk and roots music at the Lake House. June 1: Dewclaw (improv, blues, swing). Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. In case of inclement weather, it will be held inside.

When:Noon to 1 p.m. June 1.

Where:Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, 206 W. Park, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: 20th annual event, May 25 through Aug. 24, featuring Alex Jenkins & The Bombers on June 1. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. June 1.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What: Presented by Watchfire Sign, a series of summer music concerts. June 1 is Feudin' Hillbillys. Food and drinks are available on site. Rain or shine.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. June 1.

Where: Turtle Run Golf Club stage, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guests, Cindy and Ron Crawford. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. June 1.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner $9.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 217-377-0550, 217-897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

HESSEL PARK CONCERTS

What:Champaign Park District concert. Katie Flynn Hessel Park 100th Birthday Celebration.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. June 2.

Where: Hessel Park, 1400 Valley Road, C.

Cost:Free.

More info: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call or 217-819-3931.

BELLFLOWER COUNTRY OPRY

What: Belfllower Country Opry Band with guest, Samantha Baker Kripton, an energetic, country singer from Monticello. A pork chop sandwich meal starts at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria.

When: 7 p.m. June 2.

Where: Bellflower Community Center, gymnasium, 202 Center St.

Cost: Tickets $10; ages 12 and younger, free; meal, $6.

More info: 217-898-7493 or 309-722-3497.

ROBBIE FULKS AND STEWART HUFF

What: The Mattoon Arts Council and The Whip at BacklandRadio.com present 2017 Grammy Nominee Robbie Fulks, a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter, with special guest Stewart Huff, comedian/storyteller. This show is filled with great music, hilarious stories and salty language, and is recommended for mature audiences.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 2.

Where: Lone Elm Room, Mattoon Train Station, Mattoon

Cost: Advance tickets, $30; day of show, $35 if any left.

More info: backlandradio.com/concerts or email thewhip@backlandradio.com.

Future highlights

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. June 6 is KoKo and Sparks & Co. playing classic rock, country, oldies) Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: June 7.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 6.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, Friendship Grove, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: This week's music features MoonDogs (music from The Band to Bonnie Raitt to Bob Marley with plenty more mixed in to keep you moving). Try a new wine.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 7.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

SUMMER KICK OFF CONCERT

What: Concert Series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union. Music from Rebecca Rego and the Trainmen & Lupe Carroll. Bring blankets or chairs.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. June 8.

Where: Gate House Lawn, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

Cost: $5 per person; $10 per family. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

More info: allerton.illinois.edu, allerton@illinois.edu, 217-333-3287.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring James Jones Trio, June 8. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24 (skipping July 13 for the Balloons Over Vermilion). Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Free music and parking.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. June 8.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music and parking.

More info: http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/

ELI YOUNG BAND

What: The country music band will be joined by special guests Brown & Gray, performing in the outdoor venue. Rain or shine.

When: 7:30 p.m. June 8.

Where: Grange Grove located immediately west of Memorial Stadium, Champaign.

Cost: Tickets $20 plus fees. Day of the show, an additional $5 added to the ticket price.

More info: Call 866-455-4641, statefarmcenter.com.

THUNDERSTRUCK

What: In concert. Food will be available for purchase this evening.

When: 7:30 p.m. June 8. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $20; general admission. Dinner, $15.

More info: Call 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring Marvin Lee Band. Food for sale by Friends of Melvin Methodist Church.

When: 7 p.m. June 9. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for those wanting to purchase food).

Where: Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St.

Cost: Admission $10; children age 12 and younger are free.

More info: Call 217-388-2853.

 SUMMER GARDEN CONCERT SERIES

What: Candy Foster and The Shades of Blue will kickoff the series. Enjoy the view and celebrate the start of summer with a garden concert. All ages.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 10.

Where: Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

More info: Call 217-586-2612 or email pcain@ccfpd.org.

BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN URBANA

What: "BACH Shines — A Celebration of Life." BACH explores themes of life and death with unifying texts of a variety of sacred and secular traditions. Final program of our season.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 10.

Where: St. John Catholic Chapel, 604 E. Armory, C

Cost: Tickets $10-$20.

More info:baroqueartists.org or email info@baroqueartists.org.

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are "in the tradition"). Irish rebel songs, Scottish love songs, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy songs, sailor songs, railroad songs; spirituals, protest songs, war songs, antiwar songs. Instruments welcome, but not required; Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. June 11 (second and fifth) Mondays of every month).

Where:Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info:Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. June 13 is Love Sign playing classic and modern rockabilly, country favorites. Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: June 14.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 13.

Where: South Ridge Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

CELTIC WOMAN

What: This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites, and contemporary pop songs, all in the group's distinctive signature style.

When: 7 p.m. June 14.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost:Tickets $45-$106, additional $6 processing fees per ticket apply (online only).

More info:Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

FOLK & ROOTS FRIDAYS BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS

What:Join the Urbana Park District and C-U Folk & Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month for some great, free folk and roots music at the Lake House. June 15: Backdoor Cajun Band (Cajun).Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. In case of inclement weather, it will be held inside.

When:Noon to 1 p.m. June 15.

Where:Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, 206 W. Park, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring House of Cards on June 15. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24 (skipping July 13 for the Balloons Over Vermilion).

When: 6 to 10 p.m. June 15.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Rocking Terry Lee" Jerry Lee Lewis style. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. June 15.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $15; dinner, $9.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 217-377-0550, 217-897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What: Presented by Watchfire Sign, a series of summer music concerts. June 15 is Cuzin Eddie. Food and drinks are available on site. Rain or shine.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. June 15.

Where: Turtle Run Golf Club stage, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO: A VERY INTIMATE ACOUSTIC EVENING

What: Their undeniable chemistry, Benatar's mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo's trail blazing work as a producer, guitarist and songwriter have created some of rock's most memorable hits.

When: 7:30 p.m. June 15.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $39.50-$79.50, additional $5 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

LIVE! MUSIC FOR KIDS: BABALOO

What: Babaloo brings a high-energy, over-the-top, rousing one-man musical comedy act for kids of all ages.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. June 16.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

STRAWBERRY JAM

What:A Day at Meadowbrook Park event. Taste strawberries over ice cream and listen to music by The Bashful Youngens, 4 p.m., High Cotton, 5:30 p.m., and Hobnob String Band, 7 p.m.; take a hayrack ride through the park; guided prairie tour; and check out Friendship Grove Nature Playscape at Anita Purves Nature Center.

When: 4 p.m. to sunset June 16.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Race Street entrance.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

FREE MUSIC SUNDAY

What: Featuring Angela Meyer (country).

When:2 to 4 p.m. June 17.

Where:Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount.

Cost:Music is free.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District's 2018 Concert Series held throughout Champaign. Music by Snayl. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. June 17.

Where: Powell Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. June 20 is Keith Harden playing folk/Americana. Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: June 21.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 20.

Where:Blair Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring Sunset Strip on June 22. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24 (skipping July 13 for the Balloons Over Vermilion).

When: 6 to 10 p.m. June 22.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/

WAYLAND

What: In concert. Food will be available for purchase this evening.

When: 7 p.m. June 23. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $20; general admission.

More info: Call 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

MOBILE MUTTS SUMMER FUNDRAISER

What: Listen to music by the Upper Bout Guitar Club, have a drink or two, buy a ticket in a 50/50 raffle, or bid on some silent auction items.

When:1 to 4 p.m. June 24.

Where:The Clark Bar, 207 W. Clark St., C.

More info:Call 217-398-8457 or http://mobile-mutts.org.

IN CONCERT AT CPL: CHASE BABY

What: Get a taste of the local Hip-Hop scene with CU native and rapper Chase Baby! For families/all ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. June 24.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

MUSIC ON THE LAKE: CORDUROY

What: This local folk artist combines acoustic guitar, crisp vocals, on-stage effects, and the occasional thunder of a bass drum to create a unique and unforgettable experience. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All ages.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 24.

Where: Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612 or email pcain@ccfpd.org.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District's 2018 Concert Series held throughout Champaign. Music by Church Street Ramblers. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. June 24.

Where: Garden Hills Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

SEA CHANTEY SING

What: Sing sea chanteys, the energetic work songs of the sailors, and other songs of the ocean, the inland waters, the fishers, dockworkers and the ports. Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. June 25 (fourth Monday of every month).

Where: Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. June 27 is Recka-sto playing funk. Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: June 28.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 27.

Where:Lohmann, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring ArtBeat Music Week (Partnership with David S. Palmer Arena: Artists to be announced separately). Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24 (skipping July 13 for the Balloons Over Vermilion).

When: 6 to 10 p.m. June 29.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What: Presented by Watchfire Sign, a series of summer music concerts. June 29 is James Jones Trio. Food and drinks are available on site. Rain or shine.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. June 29.

Where: Turtle Run Golf Club stage, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

REDS, WHITES AND THE BLUES

What: Concert Series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union. Billy Galt and the Blues Deacons will open for "Muddy Water's last guitar player" John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band. Bring blankets or chairs.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. June 29.

Where: Gate House Lawn, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

Cost: $5 per person; $10 per family. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

More info: allerton.illinois.edu, email allerton@illinois.edu or call 217-333-3287.

HESSEL PARK CONCERTS

What:Champaign Park District concert featuring Kittens Inc. Join us the first Saturday of the month this summer for live local music.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. July 2.

Where: Hessel Park, 1400 Valley Road, C.

Cost:Free.

More info: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call or 217-819-3931.

FOLK & ROOTS FRIDAYS BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS

What:Join the Urbana Park District and C-U Folk & Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month for some great, free folk and roots music at the Lake House. July 6: Nick Ailes Duo (country/bluegrass/Americana). Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. In case of inclement weather, it will be held inside.

When:Noon to 1 p.m. July 6.

Where:Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, 206 W. Park, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring Rock Posse on July 6. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24 (skipping July 13 for the Balloons Over Vermilion).

When: 6 to 10 p.m. July 6.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/

DANCING

This weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Memorial Day casual. Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 25.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Public dances. Bands include Broken Prairie on the first Saturday of the month, Caleb Cook Band on the second, Battle Creek on the third and various country bands on the last Saturday.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday.

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

Next week

INTERNATIONAL DANCING

What: Sponsored by the Illini Folk Dance Society. Features mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the worldNo previous experience or partner is needed.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, May 29-Oct. 23.

Where: Room 314, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Check schedule in north lobby because room assignments get changed without notice.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://illinifolkdancesociety.weebly.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Cruise Themed Dance Party. Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 1.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by The Mean Lids with caller, Bob Green. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. June 1.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

What: A dinner and a dance with music by Tex & The Tumbleweeds. Call to register for dinner.

When: Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m.; dance, 6 to 8 p.m. June 2.

Where:Hoopeston Multi-Agency Service Center, 206 S. First Ave., Hoopeston.

Cost:$5 and includes meal.

More info:Call 217-283-5544.

Future highlights

STARLITE BALL

What: For ballroom dancers of all ages. With music by the band Bev Wolf & Co. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 6.

Where: Harrison Park Clubhouse, West Voorhees Street, Danville.

Cost: $10.

More info: Call 217-443-2999.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Happy Hour Novice Dance at 7 p.m.Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. June 8.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

ENGLISH COUNTRY PLAYFORD BALL

What: The Central Illinois English Country Dancers host their annual Playford Ball. Live music will be provided by local musicians. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required, but soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes should be worn.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. June 10.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: Admission $7.

More info: centralillinoisecd.org/playford.html.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Class Demonstrations.Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 15.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Big Bluestem with caller, Kristen Planeaux. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. June 15.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: Night Club Dance.

When: 7 to 9:30 a.m. June 16.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

STARLITE BALL

What: For ballroom dancers of all ages. With music by the band Second Chanc. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 20.

Where: Harrison Park Clubhouse, West Voorhees Street, Danville.

Cost: $10.

More info: Call 217-443-2999.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 22.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 29.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. July 6.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

ZOO IMPROV FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV

What: Kid-friendly interactive family show at 7 p.m. followed by the cage-free comedy for the rest of the family at 8:30. With special guests, Jonathan Pitts and Sharon Shoemaker.

When: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 25.

Where: SoDo Theater, 111 S. Walnut St., C.

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

More info: zooimprov.com or email contact@zooimprov.

Next week

TWIST AND SHOUT SPRING DANCE RECITAL

What: Twist and Shout is hosting its 9th Annual Spring Recital.

When: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 2.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost:Tickets: $10-$15, additional $1 processing fees per ticket apply (online only).

More info:Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

Future highlights

ART IN MOTION ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL

What: Presented by Art in Motion Dance Studio. This special recital showcases the studio with over 25 years in serving the community.

When: 6:30 p.m. June 7-9.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost:Tickets: $22, additional $3 processing fees per ticket apply (online only).

More info:Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

GALLO DANCE STUDIO DANCE RECITAL

What: This recital will showcase recreational and competitive dancers ranging in age from 2-17.

When: 2 p.m. June 9.

Where: Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews, Ave., U.

More info:Call 217-469-6236 or email gallodancestudio@gmail.com.

THE AMAZING STRONG MAN

What: The Strong Man will bend nails! Roll frying pans! Break chains! Come see Illinois' own 2010 America's Got Talent contestant perform his amazing feats. For all ages.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. June 9.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

ENTERTAINMENT: JUGGLING FUNNY STORIES

What: Nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children's stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris, a Storytelling World Award winner, creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a person over 13 years of age.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. June 29.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3955.

THEATER

Next week

'THE WINTER'S TALE'

What:The World Stage Homeschool Theatre Company. All performances are open to the public.

When:1 and 7 p.m. June 1, 7 p.m. June 2.

Where:Stratford Park Bible Chapel, 2801 W. Kirby Ave., C.

More info: Email nicolfamily@gmail.com.

Future highlights

'ALADDIN, JR.'

What: A musical, featuring The Little Theatre on the Square High School All Stars.

When: 10:30 a.m. June 8, 9, 12, 14-16.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'BUYER & CELLAR'

What: The Celebration Company. A one-man comedy set in the mall in Barbra Streisand's basement

When:7:30 p.m. June 7-9, 3 p.m. June 10, 7:30 p.m. June 13-17, 20-23.

Where: Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$15. First Friday night is two for $20.

More info: Call 217-384-4000 or stationtheatre.com.

'GREASE'

What: Champaign Urbana Theatre Company.

When: 7 p.m. June 14-16, 2 p.m. June 17, 7 p.m. June 21-23, 2 p.m. June 24.

Where: Harold & Jean Miner Theater, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $12.50-$14.50.

More info: cutc.org, email manager@cutc.org, call 217-352-4085 or https://www.facebook.com/cutheatreco/

'HELLO, DOLLY!'

What:The classic Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history.

When: 2 and 8 p.m. June 20, 8 p.m. June 21 and 22, 2 and 8 p.m. June 23, 2 p.m. June 24, 8 p.m. June 26, 2 and 8 p.m. June 27, 8 p.m. June 28, 2 and 8 p.m. June 29, 2 p.m. June 30 and July 1.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'INTO THE WOODS'

What: Central Illinois Stage Company's annual summer musical, for their 20th anniversary season.

When: June 27-July 1.

Where: Salisbury Church, 2350 E. Madison Ave., Charleston.

More info: Email centraliltheatre@gmail.com.

'MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET'

What: This Broadway musical is called "rock 'n' roll heaven" by the critics.

When: 2 and 8 p.m. June 6, 8 p.m. June 7 and 8, 2 and 8 p.m. June 9, 2 p.m. June 10, 8 p.m. June 12, 2 and 8 p.m. June 13, 8 p.m. June 14, 2 and 8 p.m. June 15, 2 p.m. June 16 and 17.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'A SECOND HELPING: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2.'

What:Presented byCountry Theatre Workshop.

When:7:30 p.m. June 7-9, 2 p.m. June 10, 7:30 p.m. June 14-16, 2 p.m. June 17.

Where: Country Theatre Workshop theater, 1280 E. 770 N Road, 2 miles north of Cissna Park.

Cost: Tickets $12.

More info: Call 815-457-2626 or countrytheatre.org.

'13, THE MUSICAL'

What: Twin City Theatre Company Stars of Tomorrow student production.

When:7 p.m. July 6 and 7, 2 p.m. July 8, 7 p.m. July 12-14, 2 p.m. July 15.

Where: Sodo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C.

Cost: Tickets $15-$18.

More info: twincitytheatreco.com or call 217-353-5282 or email twincitysquared@gmail.com.

'UNLUCKY IN LOVE'

What: Presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's Seven Corpse Murder Mystery Dinners.Food will be catered and served buffet style.

When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. June 16.

Where: The Dragonfly event center at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 North Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Tickets $40.

More info: Email events@sleepycreekvineyards.com or call 217-733-0330.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

STAR PARTY

What:The Dark Vermilion Skies program will start with special guest speaker, Aidan Pettice, a fourth-grader, and explore the craters of the moon with a talk by Fr. Saupp of St. Mary's Church,Westville. Bring binoculars and telescopes. See Venus, our Moon, and Jupiter and its moons up close. The park should offer an excellent sky-watching opportunity that evening.

When: Program at 8:30 p.m., sunset expected at 8:50, May 25.

Where: Environmental Education Center, Kennekuk County Park, Danville.

More info:Call 217-267-3334.

TAKE ME FISHING

What: Cane poles and bait are available to use, but may bring your own. Kids will have the chance to win awards. The Illinois fishing license requirement has been waived for this event; all fishing is catch-and-release. Adult supervision of children 15 and under is required. All ages.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. May 26.

Where: Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Penfield.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

THE AMERICAN HERO CHALLENGE

What:A 5k obstacle course race to honor our police, fire, and military personnel. Proceed will benefit the Feed My Starving Children organization There will be a "hero heat" for the police, fire, and military (active or retired); and a heat for the general public. Awards issued for top "hero" finishers and age group awards for general public.

When:First heat begins at noon May 26.

Where:Independence Pioneer Village, Oakland.

Cost: Registration fee $50. Spectators and parking are free. Donations are greatly appreciated.

More info:raceentry.com/races/american-hero-challenge/2018/register

PRAIRIE FARM

What: Opening day for the season.The farm features traditional farm animals, such as sheep, pigs, goats, horses, cows, chickens and more. In the event of inclement weather, the farm will be closed; 217-805-4100 for closure updates.

When: 1 to 7 p.m. May 26. Open, 1 to 7 p.m. daily through Aug. 11. Petting area is open, 3 to 5 p.m. daily.

Where: 2202 W. Kirby, C.

Cost: No admission is charged, but donations to help keep them operating are appreciated.

More info: Call 217-398-2583 or email pfarm@champaignparks.com.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. May 26.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org.

SUNDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS

What:Walk with Champaign County Audubon Society leaders and search for birds in Busey Woods and Crystal Lake. All skill levels are welcome (under 15 years with supervising adult). Learn basic bird-watching and identification techniques. Bring binoculars or borrow one from the center with a refundable credit card deposit of $15 (pick up, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday).

When:7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays, May 27.

Where:Meet at Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost:Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org or call 217-384-4062.

Next week

SUMMER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club's timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 15-minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, April through October.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org or funruns@secondwindrunningclub.org.

HORIZON HOBBY RC FEST

What:A free, fun-filled hands-on RC event for the whole family.

When: June 1-3.

Where: Eli Field Model Airpark, Monticello.

Cost: Free.

More info: elifield.com.

NATURE PLAY PRE-K: WHAT'S IN A TREE?

What: Outdoor program for preschoolers age 2-6. Learn all about trees, what living critters call them home, and why they are so important to us. This is a chance for parents/grandparents to actively engage with children as they experience the natural world. Register by May 31 at ccfpd.org.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. June 1.

Where: Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

RIVER TO RAIL RIDE

What: There will be a 62 mile (metric century) and a 32 mile loop. There will be KRT tee shirts and other merchandise available for sale on the day of event.

When: 7 a.m. June 2.

Where: Begins and ends at Kickapoo State Park, near Oakwood.

Cost: $35.

More info: Register online at https://www.signmeup.com/123774.

KID'S FISHING DERBY

What: The Illini Bass Club will hold its annual kid's fishing derby at Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration 8 a.m.; fishing poles and bait available. Every participant wins a prize!

When: 8 to 11 a.m. June 2. Registration at 8 a.m.

Where: Horseshoe Pond, 9 a.m. Kennekuk County Park, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-442-1691, http://www.vccd.org or email vccd@vccd.org.

 

KID'S FISHING DERBY

What:Ages 6-12. For children who love to fish. Prizes will be awarded and a free hot dog lunch will be served. Bring your own fishing tackle — bait will be provided. A parent/guardian should accompany their child(ren) and fill out a permission form for each participant, available on-site the day of the event. Raindate: June 3.

When: 9 a.m. to noon June 2. Registration at 8 a.m.

Where: Kaufman Lake, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

MATTHEW C. FARRELL 5K RUN/WALK

What:The fun run/walk can be taken at any pace. Runners, joggers, walkers, families, and leashed dogs are welcome to participate. Registration required. All proceeds go to The Matthew C. Farrell Memorial Fund and Scholarship giving a graduating UHS student who plans to study the Arts, a full ride to Parkland College.

When: 9 a.m. June 2. Registration at 8 a.m.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, 101 W. Windsor Road, U. Check-in and onsite registration at Windsor Road pavilion.

Cost: Early registration (by May 19 and receive T-shirt), $25; onsite registration, $30.

More info: matthewfarrell5k.com.

HAYRIDE

What:Enjoy your county park located in the southern part of Vermilion County with a relaxing hayride tour. Forest Glen Preserve offers a hayride the first Saturday of each month, June through October. No pre-registration required.

When: 7 p.m. June 2.

Where: meet in the Staff Office Parking Lot, Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost:$1 per person.

More info: Call 217-662-2142 or vccd.org.

NAVIGATING USING THE STARS

What: Learn about the ancient history of celestial navigation. Program begins indoors with a brief historical discussion centered on the evolution of navigation. Then, we will use a handful of non-digital tools to guide us in a night-time hike. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 8 to 9:30 p.m. June 2.

Where: Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Penfield.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612 or email pcain@ccfpd.org.

Future highlights

FAMILY FUN AT THE PLAYSCAPE

What: Join naturalists for a hands-on hour of fun. Our naturalist staff will provide exploratory tools and games to get you and your family discovering nature's many wonders. Remember to dress to get dirty. All ages.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. June 4.

Where: Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email sclementz@ccfpd.org.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS SUMMER FUN RUNS/WALKS

What: Weekly 1 mile, 2 mile, and 3 mile run/walks. Entry is free with ribbons or medals to all finishers - and every night is a cookout night.

When: 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, June 6 through August.

Where: Kickapoo State Recreation Area Cross Country Course, Danville.

More info: kennekuk.com.

ANIMAL ADVENTURES

What: Meet the turtles, bearded dragons, snake, tarantula, and roaches from the Orpheum Children's Museum. Learn about their habitat, diet, adaptations for feeding, camouflage, protection, and locomotion. For school-age kids.

When: 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. June 7.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

PLAY DAYS IN THE PARK

What: Urbana Park District staff bring the fun to you on select Thursdays this summer for a free Play Day in your neighborhood. Activities, sports, laughter, meeting new friends and more. All ages and abilities are welcome. Activities, equipment, popcorn and drinks are provided.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 7.

Where: Crestview Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS LAKE MINGO TRAIL TRACE

What: 20th Annual. 7.1 Miles of challenging trails circling Lake Mingo. Grand Slam Event #3 of the 2018 season.

When: 9 a.m. June 9.

Where: Kennekuk Cove County Park, Danville.

More info: kennekuk.com.

HOMERDOODLE 2018: A LETTERBOXING EXTRAVAGANZA

What: Join us at Homer Lake for a day of searching for treasure through the woods. Hike the trails and search for special edition Letterboxes, and have the chance to meet letterboxers from around the country. Space is limited to those who have pre-registered on atlasquest.com.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9.

Where: Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. June 9.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

STAR WATCH

What: Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society for an evening with the stars in one of the darkest locations in the county. Meet at the North Waterfowl Management Area at 8 p.m. for a short presentation by Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake, then drive to view the stars, planets, and more! Weather-permitting, the program will go until midnight, but you may leave when you wish. All ages. No cloud date. Call 217-351-2567 for weather updates.

When: 8 p.m. to midnight June 9.

Where: North Waterfowl Management Area, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Penfield.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

HORIZON HOBBY AEROTOW

What:Giant scale model glider show.

When: June 13-17.

Where: Piatt County Airport, Monticello.

More info: elifield.com.

NATURE TRACKERS

What:Ready for a nature adventure? Want to find out what's going on outside when you're not looking? Come explore with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District Museum and Education Department. For school-age kids.

When: 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. June 14.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email librarian@champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

WILD EDIBLES

What: Join a naturalist to explore — and taste — wild edibles of the season! Dress for the weather and a hike. All ages. Register by June 14 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 15.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: $5 per person.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org.

A DAY AT MEADWBROOK PARK

What:Free yoga. Self-guided garden walk at Interpretive Center garden (part of Champaign County Master Gardeners "Beauty for All"). Free Bee Spotter Bee Blitz at Garden Pavilion; photograph bees on a guided expedition through the Sensory Garden and Spomer Prairie. Free Let's Go Fly a Kite at Meadow behind PrairiePlay; bring a kite or make one at the kite making station. Strawberry Jam; taste strawberries over ice cream and listen to music; take a hayrack ride; guided prairie tour; and check out Friendship Grove Nature Playscape at Anita Purves Nature Center; free.

When: 9 a.m. to sunset June 16. Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m. Garden walk, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bee blitz, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Fly a Kate, 1 to 3 p.m. Strawberry Jam, 4 p.m. to sunset.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free. Cost for garden walk, tickets at 217-333-7672.

More info: Call 217-367-1544. Call 217-384-4062, beespotter.org/beeblitz, by June 15 for Bee blitz.

ARCHAELOGY IN THE PARK: AN OVERVIEW OF RECENT DISCOVERIES IN ILLINOIS

What:Join Mike Smith from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey to learn about highlights from some of the recent archaeological discoveries made in Illinois and the impact they have on public outreach. This program is in partnership with the East Central Illinois Master Naturalists. Register early, as space is limited.

When:6:30 to 8 p.m. June 18.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Register by June 4, $3 resident, $5 non resident. Register by June 11, $4-$6.

More info: Call 217-384-4062 or urbanaparks.org.

MORE NATURE TRACKERS

What: BReady for a nature adventure? Come explore with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District Museum and Education Department. For school-age kids.

When: 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. June 21.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

TAKE ME FISHING

What: Cane poles and bait are available to use, but may bring your own. Kids will have the chance to win awards. The Illinois fishing license requirement has been waived for this event; all fishing is catch-and-release. Adult supervision of children 15 and under is required. All ages.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. June 23.

Where: Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

BEES AND BUTTERFLIES

What: Join us as we close out National Pollinator Week with an event that's fun for the whole family! Special Guest Speakers at 10 a.m., Children's Book Reading at 11 a.m., Butterfly Release immediately following.

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 23.

Where:Green View Garden Center, 2005 Jones Court, Mahomet.

More info: Call 217-586-1112.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. June 23.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org.

MEADOWBROOK PARK FULL MOON NIGHT RIDES

What:Depart from Windsor Road parking lot. Dates and times vary depending on night of full Moon. All ages. Full moon night rides depart shortly before sunset to enjoy the sunset and moonrise over the prairie on a 'pick your speed' ride very low traffic country roads to Sidney Dairy Barn to enjoy the regional favorite ice cream. After eating and socializing, the sun is set, the moon is in the sky for a magical ride home.

When: Dates and times vary depending on night of full Moon June 27.

Where: Depart from Windsor Road parking lot.

Cost: Free.

More info:prairiecycleclub.org.

PLAY DAYS IN THE PARK

What: The Urbana Park District staff bring the fun to you on select Thursdays this summer for a free Play Day in your neighborhood. Activities, sports, laughter, meeting new friends and more. All ages and abilities are welcome. Activities, equipment, popcorn and drinks are provided.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 28.

Where: King Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-367-1544.

BATS AT BUSEY WOODS

What:All Ages (recommended for age 6 through adult; under 15 with registered adult) Discover more about these misunderstood creatures of the night and the many ways they benefit humans. We will begin with a multi-media presentation indoors, and then head outside in search of bats. Learn about the status of white-nose syndrome in Illinois and what you can do to help.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. June 29.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center and Busey Woods, Urbana.

Cost: Early bird cost: $7 resident/$11; deadline cost: June 15 $9 resident, $14 Non-resident.

More info:urbanaparks.org or call 217-384-4062.

GARLO 2018

What:The Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club's biggest rocketry event of the year, the Great Annual Rocket Launch Of 2018. Rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. While supplies last, free rockets for kids (6-12 years old) to fly at the launch, will be given away. Call Greg Smith at 217-840-1678 around 9 a.m. for status of the launch.Rain date: July 7.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 30.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Admission is free, but there will be raffle to raise funds to pay for GARLO, raffle tickets $1 each or six for $5.

More info: ciarocketry.org/garlo.htm, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Opening day of summer exhibition, "Capturing Landscape," through Oct. 20. Spring 2018 exhibitions, "Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: And Yet My Mask is Powerful" through July 14; "Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country..." through July 14; "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art" through Dec. 8.

When: May 26. Open, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays.

Where: 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Museum is free admission; suggested donation, $3.

More info: kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1860.

Spurlock Museum

What: Exhibits, "Past Time Pastimes: Vintage Board Games" through July 8; and "Knowledge at Work: 150 Years of the University of Illinois" through Dec. 21.

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and university holidays.

What: Spurlock Museum Time Machine: Playing Games. An afternoon of games in celebration of two exhibits: "Past Time Pastimes: Vintage Board Games," board games for all ages the the Central Core Gallery; and "Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150," indoor and outdoor games enjoyed by young and old when the University was first founded.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 27.

What: Spurlock Museum Time Machine: Silver and Gold. Exploring the natural world with three month-long series of programs on precious metals, planets & stars, and plants. The first Sunday of each month features multiple activities, presenters, and performers around the Museum. Experts from around town and campus will offer demonstrations and discussions. Available on a drop-in schedule.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. June 3.

Where: 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

More info: Email spurlock-museum@illinois.edu, call 217-333-2360 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

OTHER MUSEUMS

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: "22nd Annual Paint Illinois Juried Exhibition."

When:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through June 8.

Where: 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: parisartcenter.com or call 217-466-8130.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

What: Four exhibits: "When We Went to War," "Champaign County Uncrated," "A Second Home, 150 Years of Living at the University of Illinois" and "The Art of Louise Woodroofe." The museum other highlights include a new community room, formal lobby and gift shop.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed holidays.

Where: 102 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Suggested donation, $3.

More info: champaigncountyhistory.org, email President@ChampaignCountyHistory.org or call 217-356-1010.

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM

What: The museum celebrates the history of Douglas County and East Central Illinois by collecting, researching, preserving, and interpreting artifacts of historical and cultural interest. A large, private collection of Civil War Era firearms on long-term display.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Sunday by appointment only. Closed holidays.

Where: 700 S. Main St., Tuscola.

Cost: Free; donations are welcome.

More info: douglascountymuseum.org or call 217-253-2535.

FARMER CITY MUSEUM

What: Sponsored by the Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society. Current showcase exhibit honors Malcolm Clarno and his family's life in Farmer City. Clarno was the first Farmer City casualty of World War II. His transport ship, the USAT Dorchester, sunk from a German U-Boat torpedo with 672 soldiers dying.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays; or call to set up appointments.

Where: 224 S. Main St., Farmer City.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 309-928-3488 or 309-928-7198, http://fcghsociety.org or email admin@fcghsociety.org.

FORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WATER TOWER MUSEUM

What: The museum which features Ford County history with the current temporary display celebrates the state of Illinois' bicentennial.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through November.

Where: In the remodeled city water tower and pump house, adjacent to Majestic Park, corner of Market and Center streets, Paxton (behind the Paxton City Hall, 145 S. Market St.).

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-379-4111 or 217-379-3723.

I&I HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM

What: Established by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Preserving the history of agriculture with antique farm machinery and tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. Featuring Hart-Parr No. 3 and gas-powered turbine I-H HT-340 on loan from Smithsonian Institution.

When: 9 a.m. to noon June 9; or by appointment. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September.

Where: 309 E. Busey St., Penfield.

More info: Call 217-863-2681 or 217-493-3101, antiquefarm.org.

IROQUOIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

What:"Illinois Bicentennial in Iroquois County." Displays depicting the history of Iroquois County, its people and businesses. There are separate rooms dedicated to certain events or activities, such as the Wayne Hiles Military Room, the one-room school, the small music room, the old-time kitchen and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and first Sunday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed holidays. Through June.

Where: 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: Call 815-432-2215.

MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM

What: 401 in Steam. Experience riding behind the restored 1907-vintage steam locomotive.

When: June 9 and 10. Depart every 1 1 / 2 hours from museum site (Nelson Crossing), 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. From downtown (Wabash Depot), 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. From downtown, 4 p.m., no return trip to downtown.

Where: 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello.

Cost: Fares $9-$14; children under 2 years old are free with adult paid fare.

More info: mrym.org, call 877-762-9011 or email info@mrym.org.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: The museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. A special exhibit, "1968: A Time for Every Purpose." The museum will have 1968-themed programs on the movies, modern architecture, the Vietnam War, and Civil Rights throughout the 2018 year.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. daily through May. Summers hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

What: Museum Mondays: Toy Stories. A drop-in program. Experience many toys and games from our museum's collection through hands-on activities, and make and take a toy home! For all ages.

When:10:30 a.m. to noon June 4.

Where: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

More info:ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: DYI Weekend Wizard. A new topic each week. Do-it-yourself projects and science experiments.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

What: Toddler Tuesdays. A new topic each week. Activities are based on art, science, games, and other sensory activities.

When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

What: Animal Encounters. The museum's education team will talk about the museum's animals, followed by animal feeding time.

When: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Admission $4-$5.

More info: orpheumkids.com, email info@orpheumkids.com or call 217-352-5895.

RIDGE FARM HERITAGE HOUSE

What:Open to tour. The museum is a huge two story building that was once a thriving hotel in the 1800's and contains an array of artifacts, memorabilia and historical content about our village and surrounding areas.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. May 26 and 1 to 4 p.m. May 27.

Where:105 S. State St. (across from Carnegie Library), Ridge Farm.

More info:Email kwfarms3@gmail.com.

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:"From Russia with Love: John Garvey's Russian Folk Orchestra."

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Closed weekends, some holidays. Through Sept. 3.

Where: Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C.

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

More info: For guided tours, call 217-244-9309 or sousa@uiuc.edu.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

What:Two permanent exhibits of Lincoln-Lamon law office in Danville (1852-56) and a one-room schoolhouse; natural history displays, a coal mine shaft; and "Vermilion County in the Civil War."

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

Cost: Museum admission, $1-$3. Museum and Fithian House admission, $1-$5. Children 12 years old and younger, free.

More info: vermilioncountymuseum.org or call 217-442-2922.

VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM

What: Two main floors covering wars for over 250 years. Constructed in 1903, The Illinois war museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Where: 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Admission, $2-$4; children under age 6 and active duty military personnel and their families are free.

More info: Call 217-431-0034, vcwm.org or email vcwm@comcast.net.

PLANETARIUM

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

Sky show:"Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, June 1 through July 27. Closed May 25 and 26.

Main feature:"Spirits from the Sky, Thunder on the Land," 8 p.m. Fridays, June 1 through July 27.

Full dome light show: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon," 9 p.m. June 1.

Children's features: "Solar System Safari," 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 5-26 and 10 a.m. Thursdays, June 7-28. "Sunstruck," 2 p.m. Tuesdays, June 5-26, 11 a.m. Thursdays, June 7-28.

Where: Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

More info: Call 217-351-2568 or 217-351-2446.

EXHIBITS

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," featuring artwork by students and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Booker T. Washington STEM Academy (Emily Pawlicki), Dr. Howard Elementary School (Michael McLoughlin), and Central High School (Ravyn Rodgers).

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, first floor. And 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Through September. Closed holidays.

Where: Main library on the east wall of the children's area, and in the FriendShop Bookstore, 200 W. Green St.

Where: 200 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2070 or champaign.org.

DANVILLE ART LEAGUE

What: "The Sharon Schmitz Regional Open Art Competition."

When: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday. During the month of May.

Where: Paul Brumaghim gallery, 320 N. Franklin St., Danville.

More info: Call 217-442-9264 or email thedanvilleartleague@gmail.com.

GIERTZ GALLERY AT PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: "Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Show." The exhibit highlights work completed by students in the current academic year, beginning with summer 2017.

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Through May 31..

Where: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu or email giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Exhibit, "From Rail to Rail."

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sunday.To visit on a Monday or in the morning, call ahead. Closed holidays. Through Dec. 28.

Where: Interpretive Center, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org or http://www.ccfpd.org/education/interpretive-center-homer-lake).

ILLINI UNION ART GALLERY

What: "Untold" by Lori Fuller.

When: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. Through May 31.

What: Opening reception for an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Illini Union Document Services, Campus Mail, and the University of Illinois Press. The exhibit is an engaging visual history of the University's printing history, publishing services, and evolving print technology.

When: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 1. Open, 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 31.

Where: Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: union.illinois.edu, call 217-333-9350,printing.illinois.edu and press.uillinois.edu/press_centennial.html.

ILLINOIS TERMINAL

What: MTD art, "Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood": "False Premise,"digital by Keenan Dailey; "The Lives of Others," pen & ink by EKAH; "Innocuous Stimulus," digitally printed silk organza by Sarah Marjanovic; and "Identity," digital photograph by Nika Lucks, the artists chosen to be featured inside all MTD buses.

When: All day, every day. Through July 31.

Where: Wall displays across from the elevators on the first floor, 45 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/mtd-art or call 384-8188.

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What: Art Exhibition Series: Summer exhibit, "Marilynn Dean Cleveland Show."

When: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Except May 26, 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Through June 30.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: champaignparks.com/artexhibits.

More info: Call 217-398-2376, 217-819-3909 or champaignparks.com/art-exhibits.

UI LIBRARY

What: Exhibition, "Designed, Displayed, & Discarded: Ephemeral Printing in Alton, Illinois, 1835-1855," 3 p.m., with guest speakers, Adam Doskey and Krista Gray.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed UI holidays. Through May 31.

Where:The Ellen and Nirmal Chatterjee Exhibition Gallery in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: library.illinois.edu/rbx or call 217-333-3777.

THE URBANA FREE LIBRARY

What: Young Artists' Exhibition. Artwork by the students of Hua Nian Art Studio on display.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through May 26.

Where: Children Services, 200 W. Green St.

Where: 210 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4069 or urbanafreelibrary.org.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "The Legacy of Glenn Bradshaw."

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through July 28.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info:cinemagallery.cc, call 217-384-2253 or email baxley@baxleymedia.com.

FARMS / MARKETS

ARTHUR THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZAAR

What: Crafters and vendors with creative crafts, antiques, bake goods and unique finds. Something new every month. Arthur will also be having their All Around Town Garage Sales, May 18 and 19.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on third Saturday of every month, May 26-Dec. 15.

Where: Merchant Building on the Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, Arthur.

More info: Call 217-520-3349, 217-254-5010 or email dbissonett@gmail.com.

URBANA'S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What: The market features fresh produce, baked goods, meats and cheeses, wines, arts and crafts, and more.

When: 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday, May 26 through Oct. 27.

Where: Corner of Illinois and Vine streets, downtown Urbana.

More info: urbanamarket.org.

CHAMPAIGN FARMERS' MARKET

What: Local farmers and food artisans bring fruits, veggies, flowers, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, baked goods, and more. Market Seedlings, kids' program, on the last Tuesday of the month, with special activities and tastings for kids, plus stories and book giveaways from the Champaign Public Library.

When: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 29 to Oct. 30.

Where: parking lot by Neil and Main streets, downtown Champaign (320 N. Neil).

More info:thelandconnection.org/market.

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