Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Subscriptions for Virginia's 2017-18 season now on sale

CHAMPAIGN — Subscriptions for the 2017-18 season at the Virginia Theatre are on sale now via the box office or by calling 217-356-9063.

Entertainment listings, June 22-29, 2017



What: Grandstand entertainment includes Little Miss and Talent Show at 6 p.m. June 22, Truck and Tractor Pull at 6 p.m. June 23, Stadium Motocross at 7 p.m. June 24, Demo Derby at 4 p.m. June 25. Livestock shows, 4-H exhibits and shows, carnival, entertainment, food and more.

Tom Kacich: Kickapoo Rail Trail not on track for July opening

Bad news for those hoping to use the first segment of the Kickapoo Rail Trail between Urbana and St. Joseph next month: It won't be ready.

Chiefs player from Danville hosting football camp in hometown

DANVILLE — Area youth can learn about kicking, punting, passing and other football fundamentals this weekend from an NFL linebacker and Danville native.

Kansas City Chiefs player Justin March-Lillard will be in his hometown Saturday to put on his third annual youth football camp.

Weekend Planner: Dairy Day on the prairie

Dairy days are quite common in dairy-heavy Minnesota and Wisconsin, the home states of Amanda Zwilling and Lynn Doran, both members of the Young Ag Leaders of the Champaign County Farm Bureau. So they thought it was a good idea to host a Central Illinois June Dairy Day. The first takes place from 2 to 5 p.m.

Giving them a fair shake

Between now and the return of school days, sun and junk food go together with concerts, rides and planned vehicular disasters at fairs all across East Central Illinois. Staff writer PAUL WOOD checked in with several of them.

Entertainment listings, June 15-22, 2017


This weekend


What: Live street-side performance series. Includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock and blues, along with a cappella music, belly dancing and live painting.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, June 16 through Aug. 25.

Annual Driving the Dixie event set Saturday

DANVILLE — You don't need an antique or sports car to drive the historic Dixie Highway during Saturday's annual Driving the Dixie event.

Weekend Planner: See how they fly

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at radio-controlled aircraft, cars or drones, today's the day. For the first time, Horizon Hobby is hosting the Horizon RC Fest starting at 10 a.m. and running until dusk at Eli Field, the company's test field near Monticello. Here's more on the family-friendly event courtesy of staff writer Melissa Merli:

A Life Remembered: UI Campus Rec director 'a mentor and a friend' to many

Many words can be used to describe Tony Clements.

Talented. Funny. Mentor.

The list goes on and on. But but above all, Tony Clements was a friend.

"He didn't know a stranger," said Terry Elmore, associate director of University of Illinois Campus Recreation.