Community Events

Community Events

'Beverly Hills 90210' star takes Go Red for Women event's cause to heart

CHAMPAIGN — Growing up in Urbana and Arcola, "Beverly Hills 90210" star Jennie Garth always saw her dad driving tractors, plowing fields and exerting himself physically to provide for her family. To her, John Garth was a "big, strong hero."

Religion calendar, Feb. 8-15, 2019

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Local DAR, SAR chapters announce 2019 Good Citizen Award winners

The Alliance Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution and the Piankeshaw Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Good Citizens Award Program.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 7-14, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

What: Guest speaker is Dr. James C. Harden and performance by Leadership Development Academy. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul. Rescheduled from Jan. 19.

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Registration, DNA collection event for autism study set Saturday in Urbana

URBANA — Thousands of children with autism and their families are being recruited for a massive landmark study exploring links between genetics and autism.

Grammy-winning pianist returning home for workshops, show at Centennial

NEW YORK — A Grammy winner is coming home to lead workshops this week at Centennial High School.

Virtuoso pianist Laurence Hobgood, whose father headed the theater department at the University of Illinois, is friends with Scott and Marian Wyatt — he played at their wedding — and will work with her students as well as perform music he will write with her.

Vermilion County Peer Court's fundraising auction set for Friday

DANVILLE — A kitchen-cabinet refinishing package, photography and massage packages and a Weber grill package are among the items going on the auction block Friday at the 20th annual Peer Court Auction.

The event will be held at Turtle Run Banquet Center in Danville. An auction preview will start at 6 p.m., and the live auction will begin at 7.

For the retirees, Feb. 3-10, 2019

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.

Religion calendar, Feb. 1-8, 2019

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UI set to unveil newest strategic plan called 'The Next 150'

CHAMPAIGN — Fresh off a celebration of its first 150 years, the University of Illinois is looking ahead to the next century and a half in its latest strategic plan.

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