For the retirees, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2015

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.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Checking out 'The Prophet'

Letter from Birdland: On the lookout for Monarchs

It's refreshingly cool in Birdland, and we have flung the windows open. It feels more like October than August, and that's all right with me.

Ask 'Mimi,' Aug. 30, 2015

Whatever happened to drummer Michael Powers, who was being treated for colon cancer last year?

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

Here's what's happening on the ...

Music scene

C4A expanding

The non-profit Community Center for the Arts in downtown Urbana is expanding, taking over the space formerly occupied by Corson's Guitar Store at Main and Race.

A good time with Parmalee

CHAMPAIGN — Boy, Parmalee sure is having fun. You can tell by the country-rock band's Twitter feed.

It's Your Business: Vet plans to pedal to treat pets

Katie Fanning of Urbana is one veterinarian who doesn't mind making house calls.

And if you and your pet happen to live in Champaign-Urbana, don't be surprised if she pedals her bicycle to your home.

Fanning, 29, is launching Vet on Wheels, a mobile veterinary practice, on the day after Labor Day.

Getting Personal: Matthew Duco

Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, 34-year-old Champaign attorney Matthew Duco, an up-and-coming Democrat, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood.

What's something people don't know about you?

Area history, Aug. 30, 2015

Today is Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Studio Visit: Kemal Nance

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Kemal Nance, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Illinois in African-American studies and a lecturer for Dance at Illinois, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

Are you teaching this semester?