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Entertainment listings, May 18-25, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

GARAGE SALE FOR A CURE

What: All proceeds going to American Cancer Society. Half-price sale and $2 a bag starting at 11 a.m. May 20.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20.

Where: 1505 W. Charles St., C.

More info: Email jill@champaignrelay.org or call 979-1504.

C-U haiku, May 14, 2017

By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

Jethro Tull ticket stubs

stuck in the back drawer,

the scent of patchouli.

— Cynthia Gallaher, Chicago

Submissions may be made to cupoetry@gmail.com with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city, which will be published with your haiku. Submissions may be edited.

Ruth Siburt: 'Story Fish' a great catch for young readers

My mother-in-law says this about widowhood: "When 'we' becomes 'me,' your whole world shifts." Janice N. Harrington's 2016 novel, "Catching a Story Fish" from Wordsong Press, supports Mom's axiom. In fact, "Story Fish" reveals that sometimes that world shift may apply to more folks than just the surviving spouse.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Here's what's happening in the area's ...

MUSIC SCENE

Fundraiser to help local musician

The Edapalloozza Fest, a benefit for longtime Kilborn Alley Blues Band drummer Ed O'Hara, will take place from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at Leadbelly's Links Drinks & Arcade, the former Fluid Events Center at 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C.

Kelly Strom: In books, moms come in all shapes, sizes

I set out this month to read some books featuring mothers for today's article. I grabbed three that had good reviews and got started. What I have discovered is that there are few books out there that are sweet odes to Mom. Because motherhood is complicated. Families are complicated. And everyone involved has their own point of view as to the situation.

Susan McKinney: Mystery not 'purr'fect, but I'll keep reading

Mandy Morton has written the first in a series of mystery novels about a cat detective agency. In "The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency," readers enter the world of cats. All of the characters are cats in a mirror world of ours populated by felines with names like Randy McTail, the country western musician, and Marilyn Repel, the famous blonde movie actress.

Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, May 14, 2017

By TED KOOSER
U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

Here's a celebration of one day in the week, the kids with the father, a brownie for breakfast, everything right with the world. January O'Neil lives in Massachusetts, and this poem first appeared in RATTLE. Her most recent book is "Misery Islands" (Cavankerry Press, 2014).

Sunday

Library events, May 14-20, 2017

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

China dedicates memorial hall to Urbana-born journalist, author

A hall in China now memorializes the Urbana native who wrote a best-seller about Japanese atrocities there.

The Memorial Hall of Iris Chang, author of "The Rape of Nanking," is in her family's ancestral home of Huaian, in eastern Jiangsu Province. The hall is divided into six sections covering the life of the late author. It is the world's second memorial hall to mark the massacre.

Entertainment listings, May 11-18, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

CASH BASH, A HOLT FAMILY BENEFIT