Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Entertainment listings, Feb. 7-14, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

What: Guest speaker is Dr. James C. Harden and performance by Leadership Development Academy. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul. Rescheduled from Jan. 19.

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Disc-golf course among projects grant will fund at Ellsworth Park

DANVILLE — One of Ellsworth Park's best features can be its biggest challenge: The North Fork River occasionally spills over its banks, flooding a good portion of Danville's oldest park.

That's why Steve Lane, Danville's superintendent of parks, has long loved the idea of putting a disc-golf course there.

Danville earns $373,900 state grant to redevelop Ellsworth Park

DANVILLE — City officials announced Monday that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has awarded Danville a $373,900 grant to redevelop historic Ellsworth Park.

Richard J. Leskosky | Fred and Ginger to take over the Virginia

If you find the February weather or the current political situation depressing, you might check out "Top Hat," the film that cheered up audiences in the midst of the Great Depression. The News-Gazette Classic Film Series will be screening that 1935 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

Country star Dustin Lynch to headline Champaign County Fair

URBANA — Country music fans can get their fix at this year's Champaign County Fair, as it was announced on Wednesday that country star Dustin Lynch will headline the fair on July 26.

Dylan Scott will open the show.

Lynch, known for such hits as "Small Town Boy," Good Girl" and "Seein' Red," was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in September 2018.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 24-31, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

Environment Almanac | All welcome to attend Vermilion River presentations

If you know anything from Environmental Almanac, you know there's a special place in my heart for rivers and streams. In fact, my very first commentary, which ran on the radio back in August 2004, called attention to the benefits achieved for the Boneyard Creek when it was reconfigured on campus by the University of Illinois. (That enables me to fish over the lunch hour.)

Letter from Birdland | Enjoying the sights in the Big Apple

It was our last night in Brooklyn, and I was starting to get homesick. I wondered how the dogs were doing, whether my tiny serama hen had started laying yet, if the cat was still pouting in the attic (reports from home were that even though she seemed to be eating, nobody had seen much of her).

Shutdown provides unfortunate lesson for UI 'Politics of National Parks' class trip

Caves inside national parks, it turns out, are classified as federal buildings.

So when University of Illinois students in Poli Sci 224 arrived at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico for their long-awaited field experience earlier this month, the caves were closed, thanks to the federal government shutdown.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 17-24, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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