Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
The Loda Good Ole Days celebration returns for its fifth straight year today through Sunday. Events are set at the Loda park and American Legion Hall and at a site on the west side of the village. Five things to know:
1. The combined American Legion/Lions Club fish/chicken fry begins at the Legion at 5 p.m. today. It ends when the food runs out.
Brian Moline talks with Kelly Hill, Development Director for C-U Habitat for Humanity, and Lowell Miller from C-U Woodshop Supply about two Habitat events coming up on August 2nd.
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URBANA — Local Palestinian sympathizers plan to hold a "Rally for Gaza" on Friday afternoon in front of the Urbana City Building.
"It's a Palestinian rally. I'm hoping that nobody say anything about the Israelis," said Patsy Howell, an event organizer. "I'm sure we'll have signs asking the government to not give more money to Israel. But this is an informational rally."
For family-friendly fun, kids and big-time eaters are invited to head to Campustown for the third annual Bud Light Summer Stage.
The event runs 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Sixth and John streets.
The Kids Fest starts at 3 p.m., with a petting zoo, carnival games, dancing, fairy tale theater, glitter tattoos and more.
The music scene
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Center Partnership will bring its Bud Light Summer Stage back to Campustown this Saturday. The event will include a free concert at Sixth and John streets and a Kids Festival.
Clear the calendar for a couple good causes
1. Never has traffic looked so good than at the Marine Corps League's annual Wounded Warriors Poker Run.