Community Events

Community Events

Area update: Alderman named mayor of Monticello

MONTICELLO — Ward 1 Alderman Larry Stoner was appointed mayor of Monticello at Monday night's city council meeting.

Around the area: PBL scoreboard may be put on hold

PAXTON — Unless the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district can raise enough funds through donations from local businesses to fully fund a new scoreboard and large HD TV for the high school's gym, some board members think the project should be put on hold indefinitely.

"If we're $10,000 short, we don't do the scoreboard until we get that $10,000," Allen Johnson said.

The Future Five, Nov. 23, 2015


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Holiday scene

Allerton hosting several activities

The Allerton Park and Retreat Center Mansion will once again host a variety of "home for the holiday" events in December.

Ask 'Mimi,' Nov. 22, 2015

Was Heloise Godet, the French actress who was at the 2015 Ebertfest, in Paris during the terrorist attacks?

Yes, and I'm happy to report she's safe. I actually first heard of the attacks while sitting at my desk here at work and checking Facebook, where she posted this message:

Weekend planner: Festival of Trees

The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana's major fundraiser, Festival of Trees, continues today and Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn, featuring 25 themed trees, 16 wreaths and gift baskets. Some of the trees and wreaths are decorated by local businesses and others by Junior League members. While most are winter- or Christmas-themed, some are more fun, as festival chairwoman Allie Teagarden put it.

Area men to read to Dr. Howard students

CHAMPAIGN — As part of the "Real Men Read" initiative, local men will read "One Tiny Turtle" (right) to first-graders at Dr. Howard Elementary School from 11:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. Each child will also receive a copy of the book, thanks to a donation from the Champaign Rotary.


Entertainment listings, Nov. 19-25, 2015

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

Special events

This weekend


Parkland hosting event for survivors of suicide loss

CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland College Counseling and Advising Center will host an International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day program from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Room U140 of the Student Union.

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Comedy scene

Zoo Improv will present its seventh annual C-U Improv Festival at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at SoDo Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., C.

The shows will start at 7 both evenings; admission is $15 each night. The sets will last 25 to 30 minutes each, with exceptions as needed. All the sets will run back to back, with refreshment breaks in between.