Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Entertainment listings, Sept. 20-27, 2018


This weekend


What: A day full of family fun. Pony rides, petting zoo, facepainting, balloon animals, pumpkin decorating, food trucks, free kids games and straw maze, local food trucks and more.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: Prairie Gardens, 3000 W. Springfield Ave., C.

Cost: One Pudgy ticket = $1.

Collection of household hazardous waste set for Sept. 29 in Danville

DANVILLE — Do you have any old oil-based paint cans, cleaning products or expired medicine cluttering your shelves?

Then you may want to consider taking them to a free household-hazardous-waste collection set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St.

Northern Illinois residents can rent off-road wheelchair

CALEDONIA (AP) — An all-terrain outdoor wheelchair is available for public use in northern Illinois.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018


This weekend


Kickapoo Rail Trail paving the way through downtown St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH — As fundraising and design work continue on the Kickapoo Rail Trail, a construction crew started work this week on another section of the path — a paved portion, less than a half-mile long, that will extend through downtown St. Joseph.

"It will go all the way down to Seventh Street," said village President Tami Fruhling-Voges. "It's going to be a really nice addition."

Mahomet museum's Prairie Stories event brings 1800s living to life

MAHOMET — Rainfall couldn't keep Mahomet's Linda Eardley from checking out the Museum of the Grand Prairie's Prairie Stories event with her two grandchildren, Kaden Johnson, 8, and Libby Johnson, 6, on Saturday.

"We just love it out here," Eardley said. "It's kind of my thing with the grandkids."

Downtown Champaign mega project covers whole nine 'Yards'

CHAMPAIGN — The name of the mega development proposed for downtown Champaign's south side: The Yards.

The price tag: a cool $200 million.

The status: At least some of the details will be shared at a joint meeting tonight of the city council and the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 11, 2018

They're golfing for a good cause today at the Urbana County Club, where a full field is expected for Flightstar's annual charity event.

Proceeds from Patriot Golf Day benefit Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Sept. 9, 2018

I love to check out the creations of up and coming local artists, and this weekend offers a perfect opportunity when the Urbana Civic Center plays host to the fourth annual Urbana Art Expo, which this year runs for two days, Sept.

Weekend Top 10, Sept. 7, 2018

Places to be and things to see this weekend, courtesy of staff writer Tim Mitchell: