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Entertainment listings, Dec. 14-21, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: Light displays, 5 to 11 p.m. every evening, Dec. 14 until Jan. 2, 2018.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-495-2800 or 217-274-2956.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT BUNKER HILL

Entertainment listings, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: Light displays, 5 to 11 p.m. every evening, Nov. 30 until Jan. 2, 2018.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-495-2800 or 217-274-2956.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

To Your Health: Spinach beefs up tortellini-and-bean soup

By BETH PERALTA

What comes to mind when you think of spinach? Do you think of fresh salads of leafy greens, spinach souffle, or frozen spinach cooked and seasoned for dinner?

Or is it Popeye the cartoon character, with his strength increasing after eating spinach?

Community Wellness: Maintaining balance in eating, exercise key over holidays

By CAITLIN KOWNACKI

With the holidays just around the corner, you've already started daydreaming about the comfortable feeling of sharing a meal with friends and family.

Maybe you're craving a favorite holiday dish made just the right way.

Wired In: Kathleen Hu

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet KATHLEEN HU, a University of Illinois student who is heading the technology side of DIBBS, a start-up to fight hunger and reduce food waste. Her web platform connects food retailers to food pantries so that excess food doesn't go to waste.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

ARCOLA'S DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

What: Get in the Christmas spirit while enjoying Christmas carols and samples of delicious Christmas goodies.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Main Street, downtown Arcola.

More info:Call 217-268-3576.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 2-9, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

NINTH ANNUAL CHAMPAIGN URBANA FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL

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

By BETH PERALTA

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

EVENTS

This weekend

HCE CULTURAL ARTS SHOW

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.

UI Crop Evolution Lab's curator hoping to modernize his garden

CHAMPAIGN — At an herbarium on the south end of the University of Illinois campus, 55,000 specimens of the world's major crops sit in cabinets, holding a potential gold mine of genetic information.