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Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

ARCOLA'S DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

What: Get in the Christmas spirit while enjoying Christmas carols and samples of delicious Christmas goodies.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Main Street, downtown Arcola.

More info:Call 217-268-3576.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 9, 2017

The women of Wrapped In Prayer have a good thing going in Mahomet.

Their goodwill group — and the donations needed to make it happen — keep growing.

"We're just trying to do something positive," said SALLY ROTH, who helped found WIP in 2012.

United Way's Farmers Feeding Families crop to be harvested Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — Local farmers are pitching in Thursday to harvest crops that will be sold to help feed families in need.

The United Way of Champaign County is hosting its fourth annual Farmers Feeding Families, in which corn and bean crops planted on 80 acres of land rented from the Champaign school district are harvested.

Indian cultural society donates to hungry kids during Diwali celebration

SAVOY — A local organization dedicated to Indian culture made a contribution to help battle child hunger while celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, over the weekend.

For the retirees, Nov. 5-11, 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, Nov. 3-10, 2017

To submit items for this calendar, visit news-gazette.com/living and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in the appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

2017 Tree of Hope 'spokesfamily' grateful to give something back

CHAMPAIGN — Jill and Jared Sprau of Fisher were excited first-time parents after their son, Alex, was born. Then they became worried parents looking for answers.

Alex, now 4, was meeting all his developmental milestones in his first year.

But he wasn't speaking by age 1, when kids are typically babbling and voicing their first few words.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 2-9, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

NINTH ANNUAL CHAMPAIGN URBANA FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL

Smoke-detector blitz set Saturday in Champaign mobile-home park

CHAMPAIGN — Two fires this year that heavily damaged homes in a north Champaign neighborhood have prompted fire officials to hand out free smoke detectors in the Shadowwood Mobile Home park.

A smoke-detector blitz is slated for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the park, located just east of North Market Street and south of Interstate 74.

For the retirees, Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 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.