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For the retirees, Feb. 28-March 6, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events in the area

Music scene

'Second to None' concert at Krannert

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the Champaign County Farm Bureau for its "Second to None" concert Saturday at Krannert Center, with pianist Anton Nel and agricultural broadcaster Max Armstrong joining Maestro Stephen Alltop and the orchestra.

Meditation station

After Mary Kalantzis saw architect Jeffery Poss' meditation hut in the backyard of his Urbana home, she asked him to come up with something similar for her.

It was a dream assignment for an architect: Kalantzis and her husband, Bill Cope, gave Poss free rein.

Don Follis: Young pastors drawn back to liturgies of the church

For the last year, I have been following an experimental Sunday evening service at the famous Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago that follows a high church, liturgical model. Called "The Practice," this evening service includes responsive readings, reciting creeds, saying the Lord's Prayer, corporate confession, silence and communion.

Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, Feb. 28, 2016

By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

Here's a poem of loss by Jo McDougall from her collected poems, "In the Home of the Famous Dead," from the University of Arkansas Press. Like many deeply moving poems, it doesn't tell us everything; it tells us just enough. McDougall lives and writes in Little Rock.

This Morning

As I drove into town

Reluctant Townie: The best movies I Redboxed in 2015

I will not be watching the Oscars this year. Not because I'm boycotting it for any political reason (#OscarsSoWhite isn't news to anyone, is it?), but because #OscarsSoBoring and I haven't watched a telecast since "Gladiator" beat out "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" for best picture in 2001.

John Roska: Procedure for joint simplified divorce generally the same

Q: Your column has said there have been recent changes in the divorce law. Has the law for getting a simple divorce changed, too?

A: The property and income limits have increased, so a divorcing couple can have a bit more property and income and still qualify. But those are minor tweaks. The basic procedure for a "joint simplified" divorce remains the same.

It's Your Business: Urbana adds massage therapist

An area woman has opened a massage and therapeutic stretching business in downtown Urbana.

Independent contractor and licensed massage therapist Renee Royal has set up shop inside the Health In Harmony wellness center at Lincoln Square.

Business listings, Feb. 28, 2016

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently with the Champaign County Clerk's office:

Clanin Marketing, 2711-11 Hunter's Pond Run, C, Scott Clanin, same address.

D & C Flooring, P.O. Box 143, Rantoul, Joel Cummings and Hector Domenech, 138 Mitchell Court, Rantoul.

Today's Special: Bacaro mixes things up for barbecue pop-up

CHAMPAIGN — Downtown's Bacaro Restaurant is known it for its fine-dining options and contemporary American cuisine with a lean toward Italian options. "We try to stay within those realms," chef/owner Drew Starkey said.