Parks and Recreation
CHAMPAIGN – This summer's first Farmer's Market on Historic North First Street will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
And it will offer a lot more than fresh produce, says William Jones, owner of Rose & Taylor Barber Shop at 124 N. First St., C.
URBANA – Champaign County Board members want the state's attorney's office to explore the possibility of an intergovernmental agreement or a land lease arrangement to help a community group that wants to build a small park in the unincorporated Dobbins Downs neighborhood north of Champaign.
CHAMPAIGN – Park district board members will meet again this week to discuss the Virginia Theatre marquee.
The discussion, delayed two weeks ago when a board member was absent, is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bresnan Meeting Center, 706 Kenwood Road, C.
CHAMPAIGN – Champaign County Board members are being asked to donate a small, vacant lot in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood to a volunteer group that hopes to build a playground there.
CHAMPAIGN – The summer program will open on schedule Monday at the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, but enrollment will be limited for now.
The organizer of a bike tour of art galleries this weekend hopes participants enjoy a leisurely day of investigating the community on two wheels.
He also hopes people are encouraged to use their bikes around town more often.
CHAMPAIGN – The state has "unofficially" suggested to the Champaign park district board that it should leave the current marquee on the historic Virginia Theatre.
CHAMPAIGN – A decision on the fate of the notable Virginia Theatre marquee is expected Wednesday when the park district board holds a special meeting before the theater's closing in June for renovation work.
DANVILLE – The Danville Chapter of AMBUCS is seeking additional volunteers for its Challenger League baseball program.
Challenger League offers the opportunity for children with disabilities to play baseball with the help of a "buddy."