Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Environmental Almanac | Students reflect on outdoor experience

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my work at the University of Illinois is teaching a one-credit-hour course that runs during the first half of the fall semester.

Judge dismisses group's federal suit on coal-ash pits on jurisdictional grounds

OAKWOOD — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a local environmental group against Dynegy Midwest Generation LLC over coal-ash pits at its former power plant on the Middle Fork River on jurisdictional grounds.

Host of young talent on display in 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

CHAMPAIGN — "Beauty and the Beast Jr." at the Virginia Theatre tonight has a huge cast and some very specific costumes.

You probably don't have clothes for a spoon hanging around.

Patty Dudley is the director and she's enthusiastic about this version of the Disney creation.

"It's a classic," she said. "So many of the songs are well-loved and the story is so beautiful."

Entertainment listings, Nov. 15-22, 2018


This weekend


What: Fundraiser for the Kickapoo Rail Trail. Ticket includes one drink ticket, an appetizer bar, silent auction, live music from Dustin Danger. All proceeds from the event will be for the future development of the Kickapoo Rail Trail.

When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

Hearing planned on Lincoln hat, museum future

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A state House committee plans a hearing to consider questions surrounding the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. 

The Tourism, Hospitality & Craft Industries Committee on Tuesday will review a $26 million collection of Lincoln artifacts the organization's fundraising foundation purchased and the more than $9 million remaining on the loan .

Entertainment listings, Nov. 8-15, 2018


This weekend


What: Featuring the work of Craft League of Champaign-Urbana's artists exhibiting new, original works in basketry, ceramics, fiber, fiber/batik, glass, jewelry, painting/printmaking, photography and woodworking.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 1-8, 2018


This weekend


What: A Klose Knit Fashion Show — Where Knitting Meets Passion. Silent auction and raffle. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: held in the back hallway of Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, behind Common Ground Food Co-op, 300 S. Broadway Ave., #166, downtown Urbana.

Push building for hearing on plan to stabilize Middle Fork near coal-ash pits

OAKWOOD — Momentum is building for a public hearing where residents can voice concerns about a bank-stabilization project that is intended to protect the Middle Fork River from coal-ash pits at a closed power plant owned by Dynegy, which merged with Vistra Energy in April, but could also severely disrupt recreational activities on the river for up to a year.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2018


This weekend


What: Ages 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up in your favorite costume and join the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest. Take a walk through our spook-tacularly (family-friendly) Haunted House.Bring a bag to collect your goodies.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 18-25, 2018


This weekend