Community Events

Community Events

Registration now open for Oct. 13 electronics recycling event

CHAMPAIGN — Registration has opened for this fall's electronics recycling event.

Residents from participating communities can register for 15-minute slots between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at

Area physicians, patients still see a place for opioids

URBANA — Life with chronic pain started for Kristen Blanton with a back injury.

The pain persisted after surgery, then through years worth of one treatment she tried after another.

Then her doctor put her on a low-dose opioid medication that worked for her — and continues to work a decade later.

For the retirees, Sept. 16-23, 2018

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Urbana schedules leaf-collection dates for fall

URBANA — Leaves may not be falling quite yet, but the city of Urbana wants you to mark your calendars for leaf pick-up throughout the fall.

The city will provide leaf collection to all residents for three weeks: Oct. 22-26 and Nov. 5-9 and 26-30.

Urbana group seeking costume donations for low-income kids

URBANA — A group of unmarried folks in Urbana are asking for donations of new or gently used Halloween costumes for low-income children in that city.

Giovanna Dibenedetto, a member of Real Life Singles, said costumes may be dropped off at the Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St., through Sept. 30.

The group will distribute them to children in need on Oct. 6.

Religion calendar, Sept. 14-21, 2018

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Entertainment listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018


This weekend


'Use your voice': A few words with 2018 Woman of Distinction Jennifer Roscoe

Tonight at the Illinois Terminal, the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois will honor WCIA newscaster, UI Class of '93 alumna and active volunteer JENNIFER ROSCOE as their 2018 Woman of Distinction. On the eve of the annual Diamonds, Desserts & Distinction gala, Roscoe took time out to answer a few questions.

Mahomet museum's Prairie Stories event brings 1800s living to life

MAHOMET — Rainfall couldn't keep Mahomet's Linda Eardley from checking out the Museum of the Grand Prairie's Prairie Stories event with her two grandchildren, Kaden Johnson, 8, and Libby Johnson, 6, on Saturday.

"We just love it out here," Eardley said. "It's kind of my thing with the grandkids."

Top of the Morning, Sept. 11, 2018

They're golfing for a good cause today at the Urbana County Club, where a full field is expected for Flightstar's annual charity event.

Proceeds from Patriot Golf Day benefit Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members.