Parks and Recreation
Tuesday is the day to leave the car at home for Bike to Work (or Campus) Day.
Ten welcome stations across the community will be open from 7 to 10 a.m. offering free snacks, coffee and Bike Month 2017 T-shirts to cyclists.
The grand opening of the new Friendship Grove Nature Playscape last week drew 520 people — despite it being the same day as the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon and in the middle of Roger Ebert's Film Festival. If you missed it last week, head to the Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway, U, today.
URBANA — An Urbana couple, long associated with the Urbana parks, have donated 29 acres to the Urbana Parks Foundation for what eventually will become the city's sixth-largest park.
The gift by Nancy and Fred Delcomyn was announced Thursday night at the annual meeting of the parks foundation at the Urbana Country Club.
CHAMPAIGN — A community used-bike sale to benefit the Kickapoo Rail Trail, scheduled for Saturday at Champaign Cycle, is being postponed because of the rainy forecast for this weekend.
The new date for the sale is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6.
What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.
When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.
Champaign's Sholem Aquatic Center — like most of the area's public pools — doesn't open for another month.
But on Monday, they began pumping some 900,000 gallons of water into the various pools and lazy river. The process carried into Wednesday.
URBANA — The Urbana City Council unanimously agreed Monday to start reconvening a Boneyard Creek Commission for oversight on the area's developments.
CHAMPAIGN — This year's outstanding special recreation athletes in Champaign-Urbana share two traits: enthusiasm and sportsmanship.
On Monday night, Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation honored Sophia Tomaso and Patrick Tessene for their accomplishments both on and off the field at the organization's annual banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn.
If you were to launch a canoe in the Boneyard Creek on the University of Illinois campus and head downstream until you hit the Gulf of Mexico, you would travel roughly 1,400 miles on the water.
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Trumpets take center stage
The Champaign-Urbana celebration of the run-up to International Jazz Day, which falls on April 30 this year, will take place from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign, with an after-party at the Esquire Lounge.