Weekend Top 10, June 22, 2018

Weekend Top 10, June 22, 2018

Places to be and things to see this weekend, courtesy of staff writer Tim Mitchell:

It'll be a stretch

As many as 100 people are expected to dress in superhero costumes for the Champaign Public Library's Superhero Family Yoga at 3 p.m. Saturday. Yoga Master Laurel Halsar will lead the fun dressed as Wonder Woman, and she promises to give the exercises superhero names.

Saddle up

Whether their passion is team roping, barrel racing or bull riding, cowboys and cowgirls can expect lots of fun at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Piatt County Trail Blazers Rodeo north of Monticello.

Sky high

Director of Operations Greg Smith anticipates between 25 and 50 model rockets will soar into the sky starting at 1 p.m. Saturday (weather permitting) at Dodds Park during the Central Illinois Aerospace Model Rocket Club's model rocket launch. Start the countdown now.

Drawing a blank

If you have a hankering to do some sidewalk chalk art, head to the 30th annual Arts in the Park at Lincoln Park in Danville. The sidewalk art contest runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, but the festival continues through Sunday.

Taking flight

Organizers expect to release a dozen butterflies at the end of the Bees and Butterflies Festival,10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Green View Garden Center, 2005 Jones Court, Mahomet. That's a lot of fluttering.

Dazed and confused

Beer lovers, art lovers and pig lovers will meet up between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday for the inaugural Pig Daze Beer Fest at the Blind Pig in Champaign. They are debuting a new beer, the Pig Daze Imperial Stout, and the work of artist Sophie McMahon appears on the bottles. Plus there is an appearance by Brewster the Brew Cat.

Ready to rock

Sunset Strip, a tribute act to the 1980s "hair bands," promises to sing on stage "with spandex, big hair and lots of attitude" from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Temple Plaza in downtown Danville as part of the Summer Sounds Concert Series.

Crash and burn

If you like watching vehicles smash into one another — other than on Interstate 74 — check out the demolition derby at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Vermilion County Fair at the fairgrounds east of Oakwood.

Fair to middlin'

The Ford County Fair in Melvin gets underway at 10 a.m. Sunday with one of its more popular events, the horse show. Show superintendent Rebecca Kamerer expects up to 60 horses to take part this year.

Tough to get a read on

Organizers of the Indoor/Outdoor Psychic Fair, set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, at the Fischer Theatre in Danville, say they will host some of the area's most popular psychics and readers. If they are truly psychic, they already know whether you will attend.