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Weekend Update: Something to howl about

Kennekuk County Park will be busy in early September for the first Phases of the Moon Festival. But the beautiful park just north of Kickapoo State Park west of Danville also has plenty of activities going on today: 'Cheeseburgers and Fun,' the Howl at the Moon 8 Hour Run/Walk and the seventh annual Bunker Hill Run car show and Cruise to the VA. Here's a rundown on all the fun:

Entertainment listings, Aug. 7-13, 2014

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That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area, Aug. 6, 2014

Youth Orchestra concert

URBANA — The St. Patrick's Youth Orchestra, an ensemble founded and directed by youths, will perform a concert of movie music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Parish Center, 708 W. Main St., U. Admission is free.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 6, 2014

Advertised as the first new piece of art at Allerton Park since 1942, Ruth Gee's sculpture — "Reflective Moments" — is a big deal.

And we're not just talking weight.

"It takes five men to unload," Gee said. "I'd say about 350 pounds."

Studio Visit: Gilbert 'Gil' Witte

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Melissa Merli chats with Gilbert "Gil" Witte, 48, of Savoy, a University of Illinois Library operations associate who took up crocheting 25 years ago. He curated the exhibition "Knot Forgotten: The Tennyson Library of Crochet at Illinois," on view through Aug. 31 in the Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Here's what's happening on the art scene

Moving pictures

CHAMPAIGN — The 40 North 88 West Champaign County Arts Council is featuring on the inside of Champaign-Urbana MTD buses a new rotation of art works by four artists.

American Legion mural drawing praise

DANVILLE — It's still a few days away from being finished.

But a colorful mural of a military honor guard being painted on the front of the American Legion Post 210 building, at 201 Prospect Place, is already drawing lots of "oohs" and "aahs."

Entertainment listings, July 31-Aug. 7, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

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