Parks and Recreation
Champaign Music Festival
Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday
The event in downtown Champaign features music on three stages, plus family activities.
DECATUR – The new owners of the Eagle Creek Resort at Lake Shelbyville hope to reopen the resort's 18-hole golf course as soon as next month.
And the course will get a new name.
DANVILLE – The Danville Public Library continues its six-month "Movies about Movies" film discussion series with a free screening of the 1994 comedy "Ed Wood" at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
The screening will take place in the first floor meeting room of the library, 319 N. Vermilion St.
DANVILLE – The Danville Dans are teaming up with Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation in the fight against breast cancer with a special "At Bat for the Cure" Night on July 13 at Danville Stadium.
Game time is 6:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the gate, 9th Street and Highland Boulevard.
Saturday's Olympic Tribute ceremony is free and open to the public. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the monument on the east edge of Dodds Park, 1501 N. Mattis Ave., C.
Here's who will be honored:
CHAMPAIGN – Don Pitts was out for his morning walk Wednesday when he saw other people at Heritage Park looking at something: a coyote caught by the leg in a trap.
CHAMPAIGN – Animal traps, intended for coyotes, have been removed from Heritage Park on the west side of town.
The contractor hired for the work said he caught two over the past few days.
If you want to capture a photograph of this weekend’s fireworks displays, here are some tips News-Gazette photographers have used.
• Use a tripod. You’ll need to use a long exposure to capture the streaks and shellbursts. This is the most important item you’ll need.