Community Events

Community Events

Having trouble picking what to do this weekend? Try Orchard Days

The Savoy Orchard Days Festival runs Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Matt Poss Band performs Friday night in the beer tent from 7 to 9 p.m. Ryan Ideus & the Feudin' Hillbillys perform on the main stage from 9 to 11:30 p.m.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 18-25, 2014

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

Mike Birbiglia at the Virginia Theatre

Mike Birbiglia, with opening comedian Chris Gethard, made the Virginia Theatre a stop for his "Thank God for Jokes" tour on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Rantoul cancer walk raised $6,600

RANTOUL — The track surrounding the football field at Rantoul Township High School is often used by walkers for exercise. On Saturday night, area residents used it for a higher purpose. 

The Luke Remington Cancer Walk raised about $6,600, organizer Jessica Holmes said.

Mixed reviews for first Phases of the Moon

DANVILLE — Rain fell again on fans, workers and volunteers as they were packed and cleaned up Monday, following the conclusion of the Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival that organizers say drew at least 8,000 people to Kennekuk County Park.

Paxton cookoff 'like a friendly tailgate'

PAXTON — Bobby Davenport did it last year. So did Rebekah Morenz in 2012.

Beating the professionals in a barbecue cookoff as an amateur grilling enthusiast is not only possible, it has happened each of the first two years of the Paxton Swine 'N' Dine BBQ Cookoff.

VA leaders in Danville to hear public, government concerns

The head of the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville said he knows what will need to be addressed when a government review comes out, and he will hear what the public thinks this Friday.

Rain no match for event's thunder

DANVILLE — Festival-goers will be making their way out of Kennekuk County Park today after the early morning end to the Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival, where Widespread Panic — and the weather — shared top billing.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From Abraham Lincoln in Monticello to Orchard Days in Savoy to the Vermilion River Fall Festival in Danville, and more, staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead.


Weekend update: Go crazy, folks

The CarX Crazy K 5K run with obstacles as well as other events at the Champaign County Fairgrounds today sounds like a doozy of an event. This is the fourth year for the brainstorm of CarX owner Parham Parastaran of Champaign.