Community Events

Community Events

Religion calendar, Sept. 14-21, 2018

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Mahomet museum's Prairie Stories event brings 1800s living to life

MAHOMET — Rainfall couldn't keep Mahomet's Linda Eardley from checking out the Museum of the Grand Prairie's Prairie Stories event with her two grandchildren, Kaden Johnson, 8, and Libby Johnson, 6, on Saturday.

"We just love it out here," Eardley said. "It's kind of my thing with the grandkids."

Entertainment listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018


This weekend


'Use your voice': A few words with 2018 Woman of Distinction Jennifer Roscoe

Tonight at the Illinois Terminal, the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois will honor WCIA newscaster, UI Class of '93 alumna and active volunteer JENNIFER ROSCOE as their 2018 Woman of Distinction. On the eve of the annual Diamonds, Desserts & Distinction gala, Roscoe took time out to answer a few questions.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 11, 2018

They're golfing for a good cause today at the Urbana County Club, where a full field is expected for Flightstar's annual charity event.

Proceeds from Patriot Golf Day benefit Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members.

Lots of work goes into protecting a president

URBANA — Tom Geis could be forgiven for yawning at 5 p.m. Friday.

The University of Illinois police lieutenant charged with protecting a former leader of the free world and the hundreds of people who wanted to hear him had been running on adrenaline for more than 12 hours.

Getting Personal: Marge Probasco

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 82-year-old MARGE PROBASCO, Fisher's super volunteer, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. She's deeply religious and the world's greatest fan of the Bunnies.

What had been your major line of work before retirement?

Show to run gamut of late artist Larry Ziemer's works

MONTICELLO — Art lovers already know the name of Larry Ziemer, but his wife, Carol, hopes they can learn a little more about the depth of his talent at a Celebration of Life Art Exhibit being held in his memory from 1-4 p.m. today in Monticello.

The gathering will be held in the same place he sold his works for some 30 years, at the Ziemer Gallery, 210 W. Washington St.

For the retirees, Sept. 9-16, 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.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Sept. 9, 2018

I love to check out the creations of up and coming local artists, and this weekend offers a perfect opportunity when the Urbana Civic Center plays host to the fourth annual Urbana Art Expo, which this year runs for two days, Sept.