Entertainment listings, March 29-April 5, 2018


Park district egg hunts


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: Registration on-site, 7 p.m.; egg pursuit, 8:10 to 9 p.m. March 30.

Meg Makes | Easy pie combines goat cheese, sweet potatoes

My husband and I have been experimenting with the flavors of sweet potato and goat cheese together. It started when I added a little goat cheese to my baked sweet potato, and loved it.

Then my husband suggested mixing them together and stuffing them inside pasta, like ravioli or tortellini. But reality struck: We have a 3-month-old and don't have time to make pasta from scratch.

My Amish Home | Waiting impatiently for warm weather

"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Tax on Urbana brew sold from tap up for repeal

URBANA — The city council will vote tonight on whether to eliminate a tax affecting distributors who buy kegs from Urbana breweries.

If approved, the 1.5 percent food and beverage tax will be removed. It would only apply to beer kegs brewed within city limits that are sold to distributors from any location.

Today's Special | TCBY gets new look, new frozen-yogurt treats

CHAMPAIGN — The interior of the TCBY yogurt shop at the Old Farm Shops at Mattis and Kirby avenues in Champaign has a new look — to make way for a new kind of yogurt.

Owner Todd Thorstenson has remodeled the eatery to make room for a new yogurt cabinet containing frozen treats.

Frank's Weekend Faves, March 25, 2018

In an emailed response to last week's column about News-Gazette Media's The People's Choice, reader Kathleen Frizzell asks, "Could you please include a favorite category for voting for nachos in your upcoming survey? We used to love the nachos at Pickles restaurant and have not found another place that even comes close.

Just Askin' | The future of Mirabelle Fine Pastries

Questions for Ben Zigterman? Email

Q: Is Mirabelle Fine Pastries closing?

A: Yes, though it appears to be only temporary.

A sign added last week to its window says, "Thanks for 20 years of support. We will be baking again later this year in a new location."

Owner Jack Kostrub declined to comment.

The Reluctant Townie | A few targets for the next extinction

On Monday, the last male northern white rhinoceros died at the age of 45. Despite conservationist attempts to save the species from extinction over the past half-century, the rhinos dwindled in number due to illegal poaching, and in its waning years, the last remaining male could not be made to breed.

Clergy Corner, March 23, 2018

For the second straight Passover season, Sinai Temple is having friends over to help celebrate the start of the Jewish holiday.

They're coming from First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana and the Central Illinois Mosque & Islamic Center, part of the second annual interfaith seder that Sinai is hosting.

Entertainment listings, March 22-29, 2018


Park district Easter-egg hunts

This weekend


What: A good, old-fashioned egg hunt for ages 0-13. Hunting in waves this year, with the first egg hunt starting at 12:15 p.m. for ages 0-4 years. At 12:30 p.m., 5-8 year olds, and 9-13 year olds at 12:50 p.m. Bring a basket.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. March 24.