Community Events

Community Events

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."

Ebertfest going back to 4 days but keeping same number of films

CHAMPAIGN — Ebertfest will go back to being a four-day event next year.

With passes to the festival's most dedicated fans about to go on sale Thursday, organizers announced that the 21st edition, set for April 10-13, will open on Wednesday evening and close on Saturday evening instead of Sunday.

'Hatred must not win': Leaders push for unity, understanding at vigil for Pittsburgh victims

URBANA — More than 300 people stood at the north end of the Quad outside the Illini Union on Sunday night to take part in a vigil honoring the victims of the Squirrel Hill massacre in Pittsburgh.

For the retirees, Oct. 28-Nov. 4, 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, Oct. 28, 2018

I've always enjoyed good puppetry, and have even tried my hand(s) at it theatrically a few times in the past. It takes a special mix of skill, creativity and dexterity to make a a puppet come alive. Just ask Pinocchio — puppet theater has a long, storied history dating back to the Old World.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 27, 2018

The kindhearted volunteers of the Vermilion County Handicapped Association (above) will reach another milestone Sunday when they build ramp No. 350.

Don't expect their pace to slow anytime soon.

"There's a big need," club President KIP SULLIVAN said. "Everybody's getting older. "These days, we try to get caught up but never do."

Religion calendar, Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2018

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7 area vets among 200 being honored as part of state's bicentennial

SPRINGFIELD — Seven local veterans are included in the Bicentennial Honor 200, which honors the work of 200 veterans who made extraordinary contributions to the people of Illinois.

Local Honor 200 recipients include:

— Steve Allen, Newman

— Charlie Dukes, Georgetown

— Brad Gould, Rantoul

— Julius Hegeler, Danville

— Arleigh Jones, Tuscola

Entertainment listings, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2018


This weekend


What: Ages 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up in your favorite costume and join the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest. Take a walk through our spook-tacularly (family-friendly) Haunted House.Bring a bag to collect your goodies.

2018 trick-or-treat hours

Trick-or-treat hours have been set in area communities, with all but three falling on the traditional date of Oct. 31, which is Wednesday. The area lineup:

Arcola: 4-6 p.m. (trunk-or-treat), 6-8 p.m. (trick-or-treat)

Arthur: 4-5:30 p.m. (businesses downtown), 6-8 p.m. (residential)

Atwood: 6-8 p.m.