Today's Special: Freddy's brings custard, steakburgers to Champaign

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers made its Champaign debut on Halloween.

The Wichita, Kan.-based fast-casual restaurant chain is at 420 W. Town Center Blvd.

For the retirees, Nov. 5-11, 2017

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.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 2-9, 2017


This weekend


Meg Makes: Prepping meals for when bun leaves the oven

Our family is about to go through an exciting transition: My husband and I are expecting our first baby right around Thanksgiving.

So far, if we've done any nesting, it's been in the kitchen. We've spent a few afternoons cooking and freezing a stockpile of meals for when the baby arrives. We've had good luck so far with frozen pizzas, fajita filling and this lasagna recipe.

My Amish Home: Dreary days dampening my motivation

"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities, for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the heart knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

To Your Health: Cheesy cabbage casserole takes chill out of fall


As the weather gets colder outside, we look for warmer foods inside. There is a reason why salads are less popular in the cooler months, and soups and stews start to take over at dinner.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2017


This weekend


What: Champaign County Home and Community Education (HCE) members will display their handcrafted projects for judging for the State Conference March 2018. Guest speakers are Bonnie Smith, Illinois Homemakers Camp, and Karen Cunningham, motivational speaker. Public invited.

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 26.

My Amish Home: Now this is weather I could get used to

"Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby, know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world." 1 John 4: 11-14

Meg Makes: Getting creative with a leftover ham bone

After my husband baked a full ham last week, I was itching to use the ham bone to make something delicious. I was hoping to get past the standard ham and beans, though. They're usually delicious the first night, but sometimes the texture of the leftovers isn't my favorite.

Urbana council gives initial OK for more special events at Riggs Beer Co.

URBANA — Riggs Beer Co. might be allowed to host more than two special events per year, thanks to initial approval from the Urbana City Council on Monday.

Located at 1901 S. High Cross Road, the brewery isn't allowed to hold special events with more than 50 attendees more than twice a year because of an annexation agreement from 2005.