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Entertainment listings, Jan. 11-18, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

PAULA POUNDSTONE

What: Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics. Presented by Exceptional Artists in partnership with Champaign Park District.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $49.50-$58.50. Additional $5 per-ticket service charges apply (online only).

Don Follis: 12 days of Christmas call us to faithful living

On the morning of Dec. 26, I saw a Christmas tree lying on its side outside someone's house. I wondered if it had been there since 12:01 a.m. With lots of people, the Christmas excitement builds to a climax on Dec. 25, and then it stops, abruptly.

First Christian Church of Urbana all settled in at Lincoln Square

URBANA — It's been a month-and-a-half since Lincoln Square's new tenant opened its doors.

With the paint now dry and the kinks worked out, the new First Christian Church of Urbana is ready for its Sunday grand opening.

Religion calendar, Jan. 5-11, 2018

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Clergy Corner, Jan. 5, 2018

When the Blakemans learned they were about to become first-time parents, they shared the news with family, a few friends and a special someone who always had a way of making them smile.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 4-11, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTION

Come Monday, certain crimes committed at religious sites are hate crimes

Starting Monday, certain crimes committed upon or on the surrounding grounds of religious facilities in Illinois will be elevated to the level of hate crimes.

Clergy Corner, Dec. 29, 2017

With the calendar about to flip to 2018, here's just a sampling of save-the-date-worthy happenings coming up at area churches in the year ahead:

Religion calendar, Dec. 29, 2017-Jan. 4, 2018

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Entertainment listings, Dec. 28, 2017-Jan. 4, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: Light displays, 5 to 11 p.m. every evening, Dec. 28 until Jan. 2, 2018.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-495-2800 or 217-274-2956.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT BUNKER HILL