Community Events

Community Events

For the retirees, May 26-June 2, 2019

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.

Frank's Weekend Faves, May 26, 2019

Ever hear of the Hogchute Opry? Now we both have. The secret is officially out on this offbeat 13-hour jam way back in the woods of rural Monticello. The only trick is finding your way there, but once you do, you might not want to leave.

Model A club's motto: 'See the world at 35 miles an hour'

URBANA — You can still buy a 1928 Ford, or start with parts and build your own Model A.

Prairie A's Antique Ford Club does just that, helping each other maintain and sometimes reconstruct cars that are nearly 90 years old but run great.

Religion calendar, May 24-31, 2019

To submit items, visit and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

Entertainment listings, May 23-30, 2019


This weekend


What: Pair and team events for players of all skill levels. Kibitzers are welcome. Full schedule:

When: May 23-27.

Where: Holiday Inn, 101 Trade Center Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-359-0042 or email


Champaign Park District board OKs agreement with city on summer camps

CHAMPAIGN — As many as 78 boys and girls will have an opportunity to take part in camps in the Garden Hills neighborhood and at Douglass Park this summer.

Top of the Morning, May 23, 2019

In a December entry in our popular "Getting Personal" feature, DENISE POINDEXTER told us how excited she was to be the incoming president of the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana.

A dynamic duo: Scharlaus to be honored for helping community blossom

URBANA — On the back porch at their longtime home in south Urbana, Ed and Carol Scharlau reminisce about the local community they've seen change and blossom over more than five decades of their married life together.

Top of the Morning, May 22, 2019

Notes about area service-club events:

— Champaign Rotary opted to put on its fundraising Action Auction every three years "because we didn't want it to grow tired," Co-Chair DEAN CAVEY said.

The strategy paid off.

Vermilion County's Mental Health Awareness Week: 'It's time to remove the stigma'

DANVILLE — When someone is diagnosed with cancer, family members, friends, neighbors, even strangers step up to help and support them.

Sadly, mental-health problems oftentimes are treated differently, according to a local mental-health official.