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Religion calendar, Sept. 8-14, 2017

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Top of the Morning, Sept. 8, 2017

The tickets are long gone. At $100 each, it didn't take MIKE NAMOFF long to sell out tonight's MDA benefit at Wyndham Garden hotel in Urbana.

Baseball legends OZZIE SMITH and RYNE SANDBERG and former Bears quarterback JIM McMAHON headline the event, which starts at 6 p.m. Organizer Namoff promises other surprises.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 7-14, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

17TH INTERTRIBAL POWWOW

What:Dancing, food, native crafts and jewelry, corn maze, children's activities, and a chance to visit the bison herd.

When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 9 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10.

Danville United Way offering vehicle as incentive for lucky donor

DANVILLE — The United Way of Danville Area is partnering with Carmack Car Capitol to encourage donations to its annual fundraising campaign by giving away a 2018 Honda CR-V or $20,000 in cash to one lucky donor.

Salt and Light targeting November opening at former Urbana County Market

Champaign-based Salt and Light Ministries will soon announce a fundraising campaign to support the group's second location at the former County Market on Philo Road in Urbana.  But until then, the construction equipment keeps whizzing as the ministry plans to increase its space by nearly seven times.  Tim Ditman recently got a tour of the new facility and has this report.

For the retirees, Sept. 3-9, 2017

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.

Religion calendar, Sept. 1-7, 2017

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Top of the Morning, Sept. 1, 2017

I spoke to the Champaign Lions Club on Wednesday at the Windsor of Savoy. It was a friendly group that had all sorts of questions about Lovie Smith's Illinois football team. Thanks to RICH SUCHOMSKI for the invite. I've been there several times and always enjoyed the experience.

LIHEAP application period to begin Oct. 1 this year

URBANA — The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission announced that the application period for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds will begin on Oct. 1 this year, rather than Sept. 1 as in the past.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

THE 74TH ANNUAL NATIONAL SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

What: Presented by Hoopeston Jaycees. National Sweetheart Pageant, midway, beer tent, flea market, display area, car show, 5K, truck and tractor pull, demo derby, contests, entertainment including Jo Dee Messina with Forgotten Highway at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, and more.