CHAMPAIGN — When the Christian ministry Salt & Light reopens Monday after a monthlong closure, folks accustomed to going there for such things as food and clothing distributions are going to find some changes.
That includes a new thrift store, where people can come shop for clothing at their convenience, and a new food co-op with service work required to obtain food.
CHAMPAIGN — Chief/Bauer Heating and Air Conditioning will donate pumpkins to families attending the Champaign County Head Start family committee meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday at 809 N. Neil St., C.
The first 100 families attending the meeting will receive pumpkins, the company said.
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URBANA — For Urbana High School freshman Tiffany Hand, the annual Buddy Walk is the big event of the year.
It's like a big birthday party. It's what she looks forward to every year, says her dad, Bill Hand.
"This is her day," he said. "All the kids with Down syndrome, it's their day."
URBANA — On-duty Urbana firefighters will once again wear pink shirts during October to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer.
CHAMPAIGN — C-U Oktoberfest, a music, dancing, beer and food festival to benefit Developmental Services Center and its work, is coming Oct. 11 to downtown Champaign.
CHAMPAIGN — Here's a chance to learn more about low vision.
PACE, which serves people with disabilities, will hold a low vision fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave..
CHAMPAIGN — The Salvation Army of Champaign County is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an open house set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at its Red Shield Center, 2212 N. Market St.
URBANA — The Family Service Self Help Center will hold a biennial conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Carle Foundation Hospital Forum.
CHAMPAIGN — The eighth annual Disability Resource Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive.