Parks and Recreation
CHAMPAIGN – The state has "unofficially" suggested to the Champaign park district board that it should leave the current marquee on the historic Virginia Theatre.
CHAMPAIGN – A decision on the fate of the notable Virginia Theatre marquee is expected Wednesday when the park district board holds a special meeting before the theater's closing in June for renovation work.
DANVILLE – The Danville Chapter of AMBUCS is seeking additional volunteers for its Challenger League baseball program.
Challenger League offers the opportunity for children with disabilities to play baseball with the help of a "buddy."
CHAMPAIGN – During a tight budget cycle, a 13-month citywide sesquicentennial celebration might be a bit pricey without a little financial help from friends.
DANVILLE – The AMBUCS playground will be closed next week to allow city-hired contractors to replace rubber surfacing throughout the universally accessible playground.
The safety-fall-zone surfaces within the playground at Winter Park, 900 E. Winter Ave., have deteriorated in the several years since the recreation area was built.
DANVILLE – Faith in Action is offering Danville area seniors a chance to get up and move.
It's offering a new body movement class called "Body & Soul."
The class is free to seniors 60 years old and older, but registration is required.
With 5,000 more runners than last year's inaugural run, the 2010 Christie Clinic Marathon is being called a success by organizers.