Community Events

Community Events

Days of service just ahead, looking for volunteers

CHAMPAIGN — Pack meals. Clear away brush. Know you're helping somebody.

National Volunteer Week is coming up next month, and volunteers will once again be out doing service projects throughout Champaign-Urbana at the two community service days that kick off and end the week: Community and Campus Day of Service on April 11, and Austin's Day on April 18.

2015 Ebertfest schedule

Ebertfest schedule

Wednesday, April 15

7 p.m. — "Goodbye to Language 3D" (2014), directed and written by pioneering filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. Lead actress Hlose Godet will be a guest.

9:30 p.m. — A tribute to Harold Ramis.

Thursday, April 16

Go figure: March 27, 2015

A numerical look at local headlines


Inches Monticello fourth-grader Logan Chupp shed from his shaggy locks for a good cause.

What surprise awaits this year's Ebertfest?

CHAMPAIGN — A group of seemingly unrelated films — a Rudolph Valentino silent, Judd Apatow alum Jason Segel playing native son David Foster Wallace, a 3D movie by a French New Wave pioneer and a Robert DeNiro collaboration with Chazz Palminteri — might have amused Harold Ramis, to whom this year's Roger Ebert Film Festival is dedicated.

Entertainment listings, March 26-April 2, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend


Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead


Tornado recovery continues with tree planting

The head of the Champaign County Farm Bureau says the planting of trees in some areas damaged from the 2013 tornado, is an important part of the recovery process.

Last spring, around 200 trees were planted in Gifford and in some rural areas in the northern and southern parts of Champaign County that were damaged by the tornado in November of 2013.

Alabama Shakes

Roots rock band Alabama Shakes performs at the Virginia Theatre on Thursday, March 18, 2015.

Mansfield school banquet set

MANSFIELD — The 125th Mansfield Community High School banquet will be held on April 11 at Blue Ridge Junior High School (formerly Mansfield High).

The classes of 1945, 1955 and 1965 will be honored, and anyone who attended MCHS can attend.

Volunteers needed for April 18 Boneyard event

CHAMPAIGN — Boneyard Creek Community Day will celebrate its 10th anniversary on April 18 with a variety of cleanup and educational activities.

This year's event will be begin at 9 a.m. at Scott Park.

From there, volunteers of all ages will be sent to work sites to take part in everything from children's activities to creek projects.