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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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."