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Entertainment listings, Jan. 10-17, 2019


This weekend


What: Comedian and ventriloquist on his "Passively Aggressive" Tour.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 12.

Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: $45.50 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or

Next week


Youth, adult mental-health first-aid trainings set in Vermilion County

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board office is providing both youth and adult mental-health first-aid trainings this month and next.

Chicago gospel group to kick off Danville's annual MLK Day celebration

DANVILLE — A Chicago gospel group will kick off Danville's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 20.

"Peace in the Midst of the Storm" is the theme for the two-day event, which will feature The Douglas Singers. The group will perform during the scholarship banquet, set for 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert St.

Champaign County Humane Society seeking volunteers, 'fur-ever' homes

URBANA — Live long and prosper.

That's the wish for animals at the Champaign County Humane Society, where dogs, cats, rabbits and a few other species can live safely for months while waiting for that special human who will give them love for the rest of their lives.

Yep, chinchillas and rats, too. Oh, and by the way, geckos.

For the retirees, Jan. 6-13, 2019

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.

New 'Parent Lab' program aims to help kids by teaching their elders

CHAMPAIGN — Studies show a parent's literacy and education level are huge factors in determining a child's success.

A new "Parent Lab" set to launch in early February is designed to teach parents in north Champaign how to help their children with schoolwork and improve their own literacy in the process.

Eagle Scout delivers quite a blessing

CHAMPAIGN — Jaden Johnson, 16, is quiet as he puts the finishing touches on his Eagle Scout project.

Though surrounded by family, mentors and friends on the front lawn of CU Church, Johnson is focused solely on driving one last screw and completing his Blessing Box.

Dwelling Place of Vermilion County gets new home for its unique pantry

DANVILLE — For the last six-plus months, members of The Dwelling Place of Vermilion County have been distributing personal hygiene and household care supplies to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness out of their vehicles.

Now they have a home base.

Religion calendar, Jan. 4-11, 2019

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Entertainment listings, Jan. 3-10, 2019


This weekend


What: Hosted by Champaign County and Vermillion County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders. Lots of farm toy vendors and collectible items with a live consignment auction.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Auction, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5.

Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St., U.