Community Events

Community Events

For the retirees, Aug. 20-26, 2017

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, at 217-359-6500.

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

'Hard to explain what all this event has done for me'

DANVILLE — Several years ago, local veteran Jason Wills was invited to play in a charity softball game with other combat-wounded veterans from all over the country.

Weekend Planner: Tasting the possibilities

The Taste of Champaign-Urbana, the cities' premiere festival — well, don't tell the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival folks we said that — continues from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today at West Side Park.

Clergy Corner, Aug. 18, 2017

The oldest opened the year ULYSSES S. GRANT was sworn in as our 18th president. The youngest is celebrating its 100th birthday.

Among them, Champaign's First Presbyterian, First United Methodist and Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal have been holding Sunday services for more than three-and-a-half centuries.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 17-24, 2017


This weekend


Inaugural Prairie Sky Music Festival is pickin' up steam

MONTICELLO — Musicians Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas have known each other for decades and live close to each other in Nashville, Tenn.

But because they're on the road so much, they seldom see each other except at Christmas and when they play the same festival or venue.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 17, 2017

Listen to the coach sing here.

It's BRAD UNDERWOOD's turn to mingle with the Wrigley Field set today.

G-RF grad waiting on Hollywood after defending state title in hog calling

GEORGETOWN — For the second consecutive year, Andrew Metheney captured the state hog-calling championship. And for the second time, his newfound talent may lead the 19-year-old from the Illinois State Fair to a Hollywood studio.

Broadway actor to perform at Twin City Theatre fundraiser

CHAMPAIGN — The Twin City Theatre Company will host a fundraising concert with Broadway performer Donnie Kehr at 9 p.m. Friday at Guido's Bar & Grill, 2 E. Main St., C.

Kehr is directing Twin City's production of "Billy Elliot the Musical," to be presented Aug. 25-Sept. 3 at the Harold and Jean Miner Theatre at Parkland College.

Responding to Charlottesville: C-U events call for kindness, resistance to hate, violence

CHAMPAIGN — It had been on the books for more than a month but Sunday's gathering of two Champaign church congregations had an extra special significance, given what happened a day earlier in another usually peaceful college town 10 hours away.