Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead


"The Railway Man" comes out on DVD. Academy Award winner Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in this true story of a British army officer who was tormented as a prisoner of war in a World War II labor camp and what happens decades later when he finds out the Japanese man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive.


Charity update: Day care planning reunion block party

CHAMPAIGN — Pearl's Day Care will mark 26 years with a reunion block party starting at noon Aug. 30.

The party will include food and a chance for families and children who have attended the center to at 505 E. Washington St., C, to celebrate, said owner Pearl Buchanan.

Quinn tips hat to area kids

DANVILLE — It's not every day that the governor comes to your hometown, let alone shakes your hand and recognizes you and your classmates for something you've done.

But that's what happened to 14-year-old Peyton Blodgett and the other members of the North Ridge Middle School Problem Solvers on Thursday.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 7-13, 2014

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Special events

This weekend

I do's -- and don'ts: Couples share secrets to their longevity


What’s the secret to a long and happy marriage?

For the answer to that question and others, we went to the experts.

On the Money, Aug. 7, 2014

A local look at the cost of doing business.

24-29 cents

Top of the Morning, Aug. 6, 2014

Advertised as the first new piece of art at Allerton Park since 1942, Ruth Gee's sculpture — "Reflective Moments" — is a big deal.

And we're not just talking weight.

"It takes five men to unload," Gee said. "I'd say about 350 pounds."

Budget means extra closures for state historic sites

SPRINGFIELD — Many state historic sites will close an additional day each week after Labor Day, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency said Monday.

Champaign marking National Night Out on Tuesday

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign residents are invited to take part in National Night Out on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Communities across the country take a stand against crime by locking doors, turning on porch lights and spending the evening outdoors with neighbors.

THE FUTURE FIVE: From Spidey on the Quad to pancakes in St. Joseph

Staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead: