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Entertainment listings, May 25-June 1, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI REGIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT

What: Pair and team events for players of all skill levels. Kibitzers are welcome. Hosted by local players from Bridge at Ginger Creek community bridge club.

When:9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily May 25-29.

Where: Hawthorn Suites, Champaign.

Top of the Morning, May 20, 2017

What makes the Travel page in this Sunday's News-Gazette unique is not the story — about a family's five-day Caribbean cruise — but the author.

He's 11.

"I am planning to clip out Sunday's story and hang it on my bedroom wall," sixth-grader Thomas Southey said.

Travel/Caribbean cruise: Setting sail for family fun

By THOMAS SOUTHEY

Last August, my family and I went on a five-day Caribbean cruise that left from Miami and visited the Bahamas and Grand Turk Island.

Entertainment listings, May 18-25, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

GARAGE SALE FOR A CURE

What: All proceeds going to American Cancer Society. Half-price sale and $2 a bag starting at 11 a.m. May 20.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20.

Where: 1505 W. Charles St., C.

More info: Email jill@champaignrelay.org or call 979-1504.

Summer travel: Planes, trains or automobiles?

The summer travel season is about to begin, and travelers have to decide: planes, trains or automobiles?

Relatively low fuel costs are helping planes and trains.

Entertainment listings, May 11-18, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

CASH BASH, A HOLT FAMILY BENEFIT

Travel/France: A fun day trip from Paris

By VIVIENNE MACKIE

There are many reasons why you might like to do a day trip to Beauvais, France: the huge Gothic cathedral, St. Pierre; the two museums with their focus on local history and culture; and the restaurant Les Vents d'Anges (Breaths of Angels).

Top of the Morning, May 3, 2017

In 1955, seniors at Arthur High took a class trip to Washington, D.C.

"It was wonderful, something I'll never forget," said Idalene Watkins, now 79 and still living in Arthur.

On Saturday, Watkins watched as this year's ALAH seniors left by bus for the nation's capital.

"I just hope they appreciate what they're getting to do," she said. "I know I did."

Travel/Indiana: An architectural Mecca

By MOLLY BENTSEN

The gray chill of a typical central Illinois winter brings dreams to many — faraway blue skies, white sands, golden sunsets. But no worries if your time and your funds require staying closer to home — adventures remain to be had.