Community Events

Community Events

Life Remembered: 'Strength, compassion, love and a kind heart'

FLATVILLE — It was always about people.

That's what made Darius Harms tick, whether it was evident with his family, his faith or farm life.

Area update: Diamond Rio to headline first night of Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

URBANA — The Grammy-nominated Diamond Rio, a Nashville-based country music band that has sold more than 10 million albums, will be the headline act Aug. 26, the first night of the 41st annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.

Weekend planner: Kickin' It Country

Kickin' It Country this evening at Kennekuk County Park near Danville is such a big event Presence Health Foundation does it only every other year. The event is at 5:30 p.m.

Entertainment listings, July 21-28, 2016

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

164th Champaign County Fair kicks off

URBANA — The 164th annual Champaign County Fair is doing a few new things this year, among them a fundraiser tonight before the fair officially opens Friday.

Area update: Mahomet considers lower speed limit

MAHOMET — A proposal before the village board would lower the speed limit in residential areas of Mahomet by five miles per hour.

"Just about all of our major neighborhoods have expressed concerns about speeds," Village Administrator Patrick Brown said, citing petitions and public input from Thornewood, Sandy Ridge and Country Ridge in recent years.

Champaign County Fair to open early for fundraiser

CHAMPAIGN — Due to the state elimination of funding to Illinois county fairs, the Champaign County Fair will open early — for a fundraiser — from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Fair forecast: Farmer City/DeWitt County Fair

Themed "blue jeans and country dreams," the 86th Farmer City/Dewitt County Fair kicks off today.

The five-day fair is dedicated to Darlene Maiden, who worked for the fair board for more than 40 years. Before tonight's pageant, there will be a special recognition for Maiden, who passed away in May 2015.

Library events, July 17-24, 2016

Selected events at local libraries

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

For the retirees, July 17-24, 2016

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, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

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