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Religion calendar, June 22-29, 2018

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Clergy Corner, June 22, 2018

CHAMPAIGN — The weekly tailgate at CU Church gets underway an hour before the Thursday evening service.

Who's invited? Pretty much anyone.

Held in a white tent outside the church, the tailgate has been providing a once-a-week dinner for several homeless folks as well as serving as a social gathering for the church congregation, neighbors and others who stop by.

Entertainment listings, June 21-28, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

VERMILION COUNTY FAIR AND EXPO

What: Fair features queen pageant, exhibits, dirt track racing, motocross, truck and tractor pull demo derby, livestock, carnival food and more.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 21-24.

Where: Fairgrounds, 1180 East Road, Oakwood.

Cost: Single day pass, $6; family 4 pack bundle, $20; weekly admission pass, $26.

Courage Connection seeking pajamas, peanut butter, jelly

CHAMPAIGN — Courage Connection, a local agency that serves victims of domestic violence, is turning to the community to help provide some comfort items for moms who are forced to gather up their kids and flee violent homes, leaving their possessions behind.

For the retirees, June 17-24, 2018

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

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

Ramadan promotes charitable acts, community at local mosque

The way Imran Jasim spent his 11th birthday may put some to shame.

The young man chose to forgo a traditional party and celebration, instead spending a quiet afternoon June 7 at the Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center in Urbana packaging school supplies and candy for children in need at Courage Connection, a Champaign shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Religion calendar, June 15-22, 2018

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Fourth annual Soul-Fest set Saturday at Danville's Lincoln Park

DANVILLE — The Soul Garden Recovery Center will host its fourth annual Soul-Fest at Lincoln Park this weekend.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. The rain date is Sunday.

It will feature local arts and crafts vendors, food, face painting, bounce houses and games for kids of all ages. There will also be a car show and live music.

Vermilion County group working to open daytime drop-in center for homeless

DANVILLE — While homeless men and women have a few places in Vermilion County they can rest their heads at night, there's no place they can go during the day on a regular basis — at least, no place they feel welcome.

A local group hopes to change that.

Entertainment listings, June 14-21, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

PIATT COUNTY FAIR