Community Events

Community Events

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

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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.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 1-8, 2018


This weekend


What: A Klose Knit Fashion Show — Where Knitting Meets Passion. Silent auction and raffle. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: held in the back hallway of Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, behind Common Ground Food Co-op, 300 S. Broadway Ave., #166, downtown Urbana.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 1, 2018

On a positive note ...

— On Sunday, the Fithian Woman's Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an open house at Fithian United Methodist Church. The 13 active members continue to do heavy and helpful lifting, from throwing ice cream socials to providing scholarships to Oakwood High grads to sprucing up the park on Main Street.

Illinois Theatre: 'Marat/Sade'

Directed by Laura Hackman, Illinois Theatre presents Peter Weiss' "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the directo of the Marquis de Sade." The play opens in Krannert Center's Studio Theatre on Nov. 1, 2018, and continues through Nov. 11.

Harvest Ridge Wind Farm developer sets open house Thursday in Newman

NEWMAN — Area residents can learn about the new Harvest Ridge Wind Farm at an upcoming public open house.

Developer EDP Renewables, which is based in Texas, is planning an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Newman Community Center.

Mansfield Winterfest set for Nov. 17 in village's downtown

MANSFIELD — Rides in horse-drawn carriages, vendors selling holiday decor and a visit with Mrs. Santa Claus are all part of the annual Mansfield Winterfest, set for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in downtown Mansfield.

Spokeswoman Amanda Ozee said more than 30 vendors will be on site selling gifts, sweet treats and holiday decor.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 31, 2018

The shiny trophy that goes to the winner of "Dancing with the C-U Stars" was still in her car on Tuesday.

Soon, ALLY BROEREN SEHY said, it's coming to work with her.

"I'm thinking board room," said the senior vice president at Busey Bank. "Everyone at Busey contributed ... I want to display it so everyone can see what they did."