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Entertainment listings, Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Trick-or-treat hours by the A-B-C's

Knock, knock: A look at trick-or-treating hours Friday night for area towns (If your town's are here, please add them in the comments section):

Allerton: 5 to 8 p.m.

Alvin: No set hours this year.

Arcola: 6 to 8 p.m.

Arthur: 5 to 8 p.m.

Atwood: 6 to 8 p.m.

Belgium: 5 to 8 p.m.

58,249 veterans' names honored

DANVILLE — A traveling tribute to fallen Vietnam War servicemen and women is returning to Danville in time for Veterans Day.

Weekend update: Put a stamp on it

We know that Bela Lugosi and Vlad The Impaler have something in common, but the Polynesian nation of Tonga? Far too sunny on those islands. Stamps for the weird threesome will be on display at a free event this weekend.

Going gray for homecoming at UI

Do not adjust your television sets. The Illini will indeed be playing in gray on homecoming.

It's the 90th anniversary of the day Harold "Red" Grange dominated with four TDs in the Memorial Stadium dedication game, Oct. 18, 1924.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 23-30, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Tolono firefighters hold prevention festival

TOLONO — The Tolono Fire Department will have a number of fun approaches to teach fire prevention at its third annual Fire Prevention Fall Festival Saturday.

The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Unity West Elementary School in Tolono, located on County Road 600 N (the Sadorus Slab) just west of U.S. 45.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

Staff writer TIM MITCHELL’s entertainment recommendations for the week ahead:


Weekend Update, Oct. 18, 2014: Barrels of fun

It's over in about 15 seconds, but these moments stretch out — there's no shortage of drama in a barrel race. The National Barrel Racing Association is holding its Illinois State Show through Sunday at Gordyville USA in Gifford. In rodeos, horse and rider attempt to complete a clover-leaf pattern around barrels in the fastest time — without touching the barrels.

Top of the morning, Oct. 18, 2014

Those 50 high school marching bands at Memorial Stadium today aren't the only ones making beautiful music in these parts this weekend. The 50th State Fiddle Contest is Sunday in Effingham.

Here's more courtesy Teresa Foreman of the Illinois Old-time Fiddlers Association: