Entertainment listings, April 20-27, 2017


This weekend

AG DAY 2017

My Amish Home: Reveling in the new life spring brings

"The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit." Psalm 34: 16-18

Meg Makes: Lemons, poppy seeds make a deliciously sour cake

My husband's birthday was last week, and he requested a lemon cake as a part of our celebration. I decided poppy seeds would be the perfect complement and set out to find a recipe.

I ended up combining a couple — the first steps of this one come from a far-more-complicated version that called for separating the eggs and whipping the egg whites before baking.

To Your Health: Punch up April's stovetop beans with onions

Do you have a favorite onion variety?

My favorites depend on the time of year: green onions in spring, Vidalia or sweet onions in summer.

Onions are usually a food that we grow into enjoying over time. It is not surprising, because many varieties have a strong flavor and, after all, cutting them can make you get a little teary-eyed.

Entertainment listings, April 13-20, 2017



What: Bring your basket and flashlight and join Lite Rock 97.5 WHMS to hunt for eggs filled with prizes. For ages 18 and older. Be on the lookout for the bronze, silver and gold eggs for a chance to win prize packages.

When: Register on-site, 7:15 to 8 p.m.; egg pursuit, 8:10 p.m. April 14.

Meg Makes: Different fruit disguises healthy fixes to cookies

I'm a sucker for baked treats, but am always trying to look for ways to make them a little healthier. This recipe does just that.

Its inspiration — a dish called Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on — calls for more sugar and all-purpose flour.

My Amish Home: Quilt's done; let's start a new one!

"I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable." Psalm 145: 1-3

April showers and showers and showers. The sun shines for a bit, then the clouds move in and the Earth gets drenched again.

Construction on new Aldi in Savoy to get started

Construction on the long discussed Aldi grocery store in Savoy is expected to get underway next Monday.

Savoy Zoning Administrator Dan Davies says that the village has issued building permits for the project. Davies says construction on Aldi is expected to be completed by mid-September.

Ask 'Mimi,' April 9, 2017

Did guitarist Adrian Belew win an Oscar?

I'm not sure whether he received an actual Oscar statuette because I couldn't contact him — he's on tour, heading to Europe. But the uber-guitarist who once lived in Urbana and once played with King Crimson scored the short animated Pixar film "Piper," which took the Oscar this year for best animated short film.

Entertainment listings, April 6-13, 2017



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 or call 819-3973.