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Entertainment listings, March 30-April 6, 2017

EGG HUNTS

EGGS-PLORATION

What: A good, old-fashioned egg hunt. Bring a basket. For ages 1-13.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8. Hunt starts at noon.

Where: Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email katherine.hicks@champaignparks.com or call 819-3973.

FETCH! PET CARE HOPPIN' HOUND EGG HUNT

Just 1 Question: Drones at Danville's North Ridge, South View

They've been used to help search for missing people, check for crop damage after a storm, even deliver a Domino's pizza. Now drones are being used at North Ridge Middle and South View Upper Elementary schools to teach students in all sorts of ways.

Marcus Jackson/About Town: A different view

CHAMPAIGN — On Tuesday evening, exactly five years after he was hired as the eighth coach in Illinois women's basketball history, Matt Bollant leaned against a fence at Judah Christian's Gene A. Salmons Field of Dreams, shouting words of encouragement to the girls playing soccer for the Tribe.

"Nice job, Joss!"

"Way to go, Regan!"

Unit 4 board candidate has big plans for next four years

CHAMPAIGN — With a strong focus on addressing achievement gaps and remedial rates in Champaign schools, candidate Bruce Brown has big plans for his term the Unit 4 school board.

UI to offer online master's program in accounting

CHAMPAIGN — A third online-only master's program, this one from the top-ranked accounting department, will soon be available at the University of Illinois.

Offered in partnership with the online learning platform Coursera, the program is geared toward professionals who want to beef up their accounting credentials, refresh their skills or change careers.

DACC ends tuition waivers for dual-credit high-schoolers

DANVILLE — Some high school students will soon pay to take dual-credit courses at Danville Area Community College.

Danville Area Community College trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to end tuition waivers for students who take those classes on DACC's campus or online (excluding those in College Express or Middle College programs), requiring them to pay a portion of the tuition.

Teacher of the Week: Julie Bequette

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag "#TeacherOfTheWeek."

This week, meet Julie Bequette, a German teacher at Urbana High School who says her instruction style is unique, just like the language she teaches.

Lisa Gaye Dixon: Rigorous in her art

URBANA — Lisa Gaye Dixon never got involved in theater as a high school student.

She read science fiction and fantasy in those days at Centennial High.

This election a breeze for uncontested school board incumbent

Hear from school board president Chris Kloeppel Thursday at 7:40 on WDWS.

CHAMPAIGN — For incumbent Unit 4 board member Gianina Baker, the appointment interviews she went through last year to earn her seat on the board were a lot more stressful than this election season has been.

Urbana school facilities panel adjusts its priorities

URBANA — While the renovation of Thomas Paine and Wiley elementary schools should be the board's top priority, the district facilities committee would like to see the relocation of the central office and adult education program closer to the top of the board's to-do list.