Community Events

Community Events

Friends of Urbana Free Library's next used-book sale starts Thursday

URBANA — The next used-book sale held by the Friends of the Urbana Free Library will start Thursday and run through Monday.

It will be held in the Lewis Auditorium on the ground floor of the library at 210 W. Green St., U.

C-U Elks' free-throw contest set for Dec. 15 in Urbana

URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana Elks will hold its annual hoop shot free-throw contest on Dec. 15.

Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 may compete in the free event, which will be held at the gymnasium at Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana.

Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. and shooting begins promptly at 2.

For the retirees, Nov. 11-18, 2018

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.

Lone Star Lodge sets annual scholarship ball Saturday in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — The Lone Star Lodge No. 18 will hold its annual Black & White Scholarship Ball in Champaign tonight.

The money raised will fund scholarships to be awarded to African-American males, said the Rev. Darrin Smith, the lodge's senior warden.

"The more we're able to raise, the more we're able to give," he said.

Veterans Day events, Nov. 9-12, 2018

Veterans Day ceremonies and events are being held throughout our area the next four days. They include:

TODAY

Cerro Gordo: Biscuits and gravy breakfast for veterans at 7:45 a.m. at Cerro Gordo High, followed by an assembly at 8:30 a.m.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 8-15, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

36TH ANNUAL JURIED ART FAIR

What: Featuring the work of Craft League of Champaign-Urbana's artists exhibiting new, original works in basketry, ceramics, fiber, fiber/batik, glass, jewelry, painting/printmaking, photography and woodworking.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

For the retirees, Nov. 4-11, 2018

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.

Danville High moves 'Salute to Veterans' concert to Nov. 8

DANVILLE — A popular Danville High School event is being moved up in the year.

The 23rd annual "Salute to Veterans" concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school's Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, 202 E. Fairchild St.

It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Religion calendar, Nov. 2-9, 2018

To submit items, visit news-gazette.com/living 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.

County chamber giving downtown Champaign's quiet giant its due

CHAMPAIGN — The law firm of Thomas, Mamer & Haughey has quietly become an institution in Champaign-Urbana, representing some of the largest employers around.

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