Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

The Future Five, July 27, 2015


Weekend planner: More Music on the Lake

As Kaitlyn Riopelle hires local bands to perform at Champaign County Forest Preserve sites, she targets groups she knows are good or have solid reputations. For the Music on the Lake Concert Series show from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Homer Lake, she tapped Rebecca Rego and the Trainmen, an Americana act. "I've heard really great things about her and look forward to having her," Riopelle said.

Liquor contract on park board agenda in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A downtown Champaign pub will continue to manage liquor sales for events at the Virginia Theatre for another year, pending approval tonight.

Farren's Pub and Eatery was the only business to respond to a request for proposals to sell beer at the park district-owned theater.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in and around the area

Theater scene

URBANA — The Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theatre will present the classic musical "The Pajama Game" today through Saturday at the Parkland Theater.

Diving in with both feet

RURAL OAKWOOD — Nick Vinson and Jaclyn Marganski face each other to check their scuba equipment before they head into deeper water.

They're inspecting each other for the proper placement of air regulators, weight belts and buoyancy control, any one of which represents a serious safety issue.

Cultivating a garden of artistry

URBANA — Cynthia Haymon-Coleman is sick and tired of being "beaten up" by all the bad news of late.

She addressed it head-on by co-founding with her husband, Barrington, Le Jardin Community Arts Festival.

Virus kills 250 fish at Dawson Lake

By SERAH WELBORN/.LeRoy/Farmer City Press

LeROY — Roughly 250 dead fish were counted along the edges of Dawson Lake earlier this month.

Entertainment listings, July 16-23, 2015

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

Taylor Field in Mahomet will get new lighting

MAHOMET — When flag football games get underway at Taylor Field this fall, they'll be played under new, energy-efficient field lights.

At a special meeting this week, the village board approved spending $89,950 with Barton Electric on new lights for Taylor Field north, as well as LED lighting for the parking lot.

War re-enactment planned at Forest Glen

GEORGETOWN — A French and Indian War re-enactment will take place Saturday and Sunday at Forest Glen County Preserve southeast of Westville.