Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

For the retirees, April 24-May 1, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Entertainment listings, April 21-28, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Allerton gets boost from couple's donation

MONTICELLO — A major project to protect natural areas at Allerton Park is getting a big boost from a family whose own property is full of trails and trees.

Allerton Park will dedicate the Ward and Diana McDonald Family Trails today.

Urbana finalizes TIF agreement with park district

URBANA — The Urbana City Council formalized a tax reimbursement agreement with the city's park district for the Cunningham Avenue Corridor Redevelopment Area.

The council approved the agreement, which will reimburse the park district about $1.25 million through fiscal 2025, by a 6-0 vote, with Dennis Roberts abstaining.

Take a seat - outside

CHAMPAIGN — Spring came not a moment too soon for Ebertfest, the Illinois Marathon and the pleasures of dining al fresco.

Sidewalk seating brings a bit of Paris to downtown Champaign, and live music often serenades the diners and imbibers.

For the retirees, April 17-24, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Entertainment listings, April 14-21, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Entertainment listings, April 7-14, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Top of the morning, March 28, 2016

I mean, really, who doesn't love Allerton Park?

When my sons were young, we were in a YMCA program that included campouts at the 4-H camp there every autumn. Our group of dads and sons added a campout every winter, and we basically had the place to ourselves.

Organizers will bring music back to the meadow

MONTICELLO — Music and nature lovers will once again be able to enjoy performances at the Allerton Park and Retreat Center throughout the spring, summer and fall.

The concert series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union, will feature a variety of musical genres performed in the outdoor setting at Allerton Park, located at 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.