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EVENTS

Next week

13 THURSDAYS!

What: Champaign Center Partnership's annual summertime promotion of all things Campustown. Pick up your Campustown passport starting May 16 and collect stamps from participating businesses when you try their special deal. Return your stamped passport to collect a prize at the end of the summer. Don't miss Chow Down in Campustown, 5 to 9 p.m. May 30, featuring free food samples, live music and family-friendly activities.

When: May 16-Aug. 8.

Where: Campustown, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-352-2400., champaigncenter.com/13thursdays or email info@champigncenter.com.

GOLDY'S FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN

What: Anything with wheels. Register to win prizes and 50/50 sale go to our Parkland college Scholarship fund. No fee, no set time to stay, food specials, pool table specials, No burnout, loud music or excess speeds.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. third Friday every month, May 17-Sept. 20.

Where: Goldy's Bar and Grill, 123 S. Mattis Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info:cusundownerscarclub.org, info@cusundownerscarclub.org.

PLAYING IT SAFE

What: A day of family safety education, including games, entertainment, child identification kits, prizes, inflatables and more. Carle's annual safety fair features more than 40 activities and exhibits that focus on safety awareness for the entire family. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., the first 1,500 guests will receive a free sample sandwich from Jimmy John's.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18.

Where: Leonhard Recreation Center, 2307 Sangamon Drive, C. A

Cost: Free.

More info:carle.org/playingitsafe.

CAR, TRUCK, BIKE AND TRACTOR SHOW

What: Vehicles will line State Street and several local vendors will be lined up on Broadway Street. Food will be available from Possum Lodge 812, music by DJay's DJ Service and the Masonic C.H.I.P. program by George A. Sental Lodge 764 in Zancha's building. Bounce houses from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show is held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sparrow's Unlimited, a non-profit 501c3 organization in Lovington that provides assistance to families in need.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18.

Where: downtown Lovington.

Cost:Fee to show is a new, unwrapped toy to be given to a child this Christmas.

More info:sparrows-unlimited.com.

ANNUAL SPRING SOIREE FUNDRAISER

What: Inspired by the life and times of Robert Allerton, this unique experience will immerse you in the culture, fashion and entertainment of the 1920s. Enjoy live entertainment, swing dance performances and lessons by the Illini Swing Society, a silent auction, lawn games, dinner and dessert stations, vintage cars and more.

When: 4 p.m. May 18.

Where: Allerton Park and Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

More info: Call 217-333-3287.

FILMS

This weekend

MAY REEL DEALS

What: "Spirited Away." (2001). Rated PG. 135 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. May 9.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: $5. Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MUSIC

This weekend

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Noël Wan, harp. The series features performances by members of the University of Illinois School of Music. The Beckman Institute Café is open for lunch during the concerts.

When: 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. May 9.

Where: Atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U.

More info: Email communications@beckman.illinois.edu or http://beckman.illinois.edu/events/calendars/thursday-concerts.PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERTWhat: Parkland Pops performs "Music from the 2010s (2010-2019)."

When: 1 to 2 p.m. May 11.

Where: Parkland College Theatre, Second Stage, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free and open to public.

More info: Email parklandpresents@parkland.edu or faa.parkland.edu/music/ensembles.html.

MOTHER'S DAY AT SLEEPY CREEK

What: Music performance with Stone & Snow, an alt-folk pairing of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. May 12.

Where:The Dragonfly event center at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N. Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Free music.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

Next week

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are "in the tradition"). Irish rebel songs, Scottish love songs, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy songs, sailor songs, railroad songs; spirituals, protest songs, war songs, antiwar songs. Instruments welcome, but not required; Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. May 13 (second and fifth Mondays of every month).

Where:Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info:Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION

When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

Where: Meet in the hallway near Spark Museum and Play Café at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-621-2631 or email kleiss@illinois.edu.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guests, Cindy and Ron Crawford. A dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. May 17.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $9.

More info: Call 217-377-0550 or 217-778-0990.

BARN BASH

What: Concert benefiting the Urbana Parks Foundation featuring the Boat Drunks. Music, cash bar, food trucks. Rain or shine.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. May 17.

Where: Hudson Farm, 1341 County Road 1800 East, U.

Cost: $20 general admission, $57 VIP at urbanaparksfoundation.org/barnbash.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

TIM HAWKINS, LIVE IN CONCERT

What: Tim's gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine.And while his stand-up is riotous, fans are often more amazed at his singing voice and guitar chops. Tim's hilarious music videos have brought him viral YouTube fame .

When: 7:30 p.m. May 17.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets$24-$49, additional $4 processing fee (online only). $79 UBER Fan packages and special Group Discounts available.

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

NELLY WITH TWISTA AND FUTURISTIC

What: Presented by HOT 105.5. Rain or shine event.

When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 17. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Where: Champaign County Fairgrounds, 1302 N. Coler Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $28-$45. Children 6 and younger are free.

More info: eventbrite.com/e/nelly-with-twista-and-futuristic-tickets-54888691554.

20TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO VETERANS CONCERT

What: Hosted by the PBL High School Band. Concert will include patriotic music including a performance of all the Armed Forces Service Songs. Special seating for veterans and their families. Prior to the concert, the PBL Band Parents Association hosts a lasagna dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with live music by the award-winning PBL jazz bands. Monies from the dinner will be used to fund the PBL Band Program instructional and material costs.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m.; concert, 7 to 9 p.m. May 18.

Where: Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School Gym, 700 W. Orleans St., Paxton.

Cost: No charge, but a free-will donation will be taken..

More info: Email trumpeter@pblpanthers.org or call 217-379-4331.

DANCING

This weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Mother's Day. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 10.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Public dances. Bands include Broken Prairie on the first Saturday of the month, Backsliders on the second, Battle Creek on the third and the Fabulous Hoedads on the fourth Saturday.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday.

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

Next week

ILLINI FOLK DANCE SOCIETY

What: Features mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world.No previous experience or partner is needed.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, May 14-Oct. 29.

Where: Room 314A, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Check schedule in north lobby because room assignments get changed without notice.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://illinifolkdancesociety.weebly.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Happy Hour Novice Dances for beginners (levels 1-3) at 7 p.m. Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. May 17.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Euphor. Lauren Kriel, caller. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. May 17.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: West Coast Swing Night Club. Featuring a mix of music from West Coast Swing, Night Club 2 Step, Salsa, Bachata, Hustle and more from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tango dance, featuring a live tango orchestra, 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

When: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 18.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

PARKLAND PRIDE DRAG SHOW

What: The event, a fundraiser to support activities for Parkland Pride, a student club at Parkland College, and is also being held to break down misconceptions about drag shows and the queer community.

When: Doors open, 7 p.m.; a meet and greet, 7:30 p.m.; and show, 8 to 10 p.m. May 10.

Where: Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3-$5, free to children 6 and younger; on sale in the college center and the Student Union and at the theatre May 10. The meet and greet costs an additional $3.

More info: facebook.com/events/452131032198262/

COMEDY NIGHT

What: C-U Comedy Club live. Live Stand Up Comedy, with Chicago comedian Chris Schlichting, touring headliner at comedy clubs, private events, and corporate shows, having appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, as well as a guest across the Sirius XM channel.

When: 8:30 to 10 p.m. May 11.

Where: C-U Comedy Club (inside of Soma Ultralounge), 320 N. Neil St., C.

More info: Call 217-356-4784, cucomedy.com or email jesse@cucomedy.com.

Next week

.PEACE, LOVE, AND A PARKING LOT.

What: Country Theatre Workshop's fund raiser is a variety show to raise money to pave the CTW parking lot.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 18, 2 p.m. May 19.

Where: Country Theatre Workshop Theatre, 2 miles north of Cissna Park on Illinois 49.

Cost:Tickets $15; available at the door.

More info: Call 815-457-2784.

THEATER

This weekend

'I DO, I DO'

What:Charleston Alley Theatre. Book and lyrics by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 10, 11, 2 p.m. May 12, 7:30 p.m. May 17, 18, 2 p.m. May 19.

Where: Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe St., Charleston.

Cost: General admission tickets, $10.

More info: Call 217-345-2287 or charlestonalleytheatre.com.

Next week

'RAPUNZEL'

What: Red Mask Players. Children's Theater.

When:: 7 p.m. May 17, 2 and 7 p.m. May 18, 2 p.m. May 19.

Where: Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $6.

More info: Call 217-442-5858, email boxoffice@redmaskplayers.com or redmaskplayers.com.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

ANNUAL HERB AND PLANT SALE

What:The Champaign-Urbana Herb Society, Grand Prairie Friends, African Violet Society, Coyle Woodlands, Twisted Twig Bonsai, and East Central Illinois Master Naturalist (selling only bird and bee boxes). GPF volunteers will help select plants suitable for your garden/landscape needs.Proceeds from the plant sale will go towards book donations to area libraries, mini-grants to schools and non-profit organizations, and to herb society's educational public herb garden at Meadowbrook Park.

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until sold out) May 11.

Where: Lincoln Square Mall, 201 Lincoln Square, U.

More info:cuherbsociety.org/plantsale/plantsale.html or grandprairiefriends.org.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. May 11.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: CIARocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH

What: Join members of the Champaign Urbana Astronomical Society for the monthly observatory open house. Look at astronomical objects through their many telescopes. Use the newly refurbished primary dome instrument, a 16 primary diameter mirror Cassegrain telescope. Watches are held monthly on Saturday evening after the first-quarter moon. This event is canceled in the event of bad weather, including cloudy skies. Call if the weather is iffy.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. May 11.

Where:CUAS Observatory, County Road 700 E, C. Take I57 south to Exit 229 which is Monticello Road. Turn Right onto Monticello Road and go 1.5 miles West. Turn Left onto County Road 700 E and proceed 1 / 2 mile South to the Observatory.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2567 if the weather is iffy.

SUNDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS

What: Walk with Champaign County Audubon Society leaders and search for birds in Busey Woods and Crystal Lake. All skill levels are welcome (under 15 years with supervising adult). Learn basic bird-watching and identification techniques. Bring binoculars or borrow one from the center with a refundable credit card deposit of $15 (pick up, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday).

When:7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays, May 12-26.

Where:Meet at Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost:Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org.

Next week

SUMMER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club's outdoor group runs timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 5-10 minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April through October. Held during daylight savings hours only (April through October). Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September. Winter run usually first Tuesday in November.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org or email funruns@secondwindrunningclub.org.

ALLERTON PARK THIRD SATURDAY GARDEN TOURS

What: Each tour takes you through several of the formal gardens at Allerton and around the exterior of the Mansion. Learn about the history of the estate and the man who created i. In the case of lightening/thunder, the tour will be cancelled, and your ticket can be transferred to another tour date upon request.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. on the third Saturday, May 18 through Oct. 19.

Where: meet on the Allerton Green House Cafe patio, Monticello.

Cost: General admission, $5; ages 12 and younger, free.

More info: Call 217-333-3287 or allerton.illinois.edu/events/third-saturday-garden-tours/.

MOON WALKS

What:Join us for a special full moon hike!

When: 8 to 9:30 p.m. May 18.Where:Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.Cost: Free.More info: Call 17-384-4062 or urbanaparks.org.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Spring exhibitions, "From Hand to Hand: Painting and the Animation of History in Northern India," "Emphatic: American Painting from the Collection" and "Renaissance to Modern Remix: Highlights from the European & American Art Collection" and "School of Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition."

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays when University classes are in session; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays. Through May 12.

Where: 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free admission; suggested donation, $3.

More info: kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1860.

Spurlock Museum

What:Exhibit,"Chess: Gymnasium of the Mind," in the Museum's Central Core Gallery. Part of the second annual Spring Symposium by Playful by Design, an interdisciplinary game studies consortium at the University of Illinois.

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and university holidays. Through July 7.

What:Spurlock Sundays: Hats. Our May Sundays will feature drop-in activities led by our museum staff and volunteers. Activities include mini-tours, scavenger hunts, and touchable artifacts

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 12, 19 and 26.

Where: 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

More info: Email spurlock-museum@illinois.edu, call 217-333-2360 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

OTHER MUSEUMS

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: Opening day for "Painting the Prairie Juried Exhibition."

When: May 10. Open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through June 14.

Where: 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: parisartcenter.com or call 217-466-8130.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

What: Four exhibits: "When We Went to War," "Champaign County Uncrated," "A Second Home, 150 Years of Living at the University of Illinois" and "The Art of Louise Woodroofe." The museum other highlights include a new community room, formal lobby and gift shop.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays.

Where: 102 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Suggested donation, $3.

More info: champaigncountyhistory.org, email President@ChampaignCountyHistory.org or call 217-356-1010.

C.H. MOORE HOMESTEAD AND DEWITT COUNTY MUSEUM

What: Fully restored building and grounds depicting the elegant victorian era.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Mondays and holidays. Open April through December.

Cost: Admission, $5 for adults; ages 12-18, $2; ages 11 and younger and museum association members are free.

Where: 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton.

More info: chmoorehomestead.org or call 217-935-6066.

FARMER CITY MUSEUM

What: Sponsored by the Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society, the museum contains donated artifacts, pictures and documents telling the history of Farmer City's businesses, schools, churches, organizations, farm life and people

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays; or call to set up appointments.

Where: 224 S. Main St., Farmer City.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 309-928-3488 or 309-928-7198, http://fcghsociety.org or email admin@fcghsociety.org.

FORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WATER TOWER MUSEUM

What:Displays include rifles of the Civil War, rifles of the Illinois countryside and a collector's prehistoric artifacts.

When: Summer hours, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday.

Where: In the remodeled city water tower and pump house, adjacent to Majestic Park, corner of Market and Center streets, Paxton (behind the Paxton City Hall, 145 S. Market St.).

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-379-4111 or 217-379-3723.

I&I HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM

What: Established by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Preserving the history of agriculture with antique farm machinery and tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. Featuring Hart-Parr No. 3 and gas-powered turbine I-H HT-340 on loan from Smithsonian Institution.

When: 9 a.m. to noon May 11; or by appointment. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September.

Where: 309 E. Busey St., Penfield.

More info: Call 217-863-2681 or 217-493-3101, antiquefarm.org.

MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM

What:Mother's Day weekend. Treat Mom to a relaxing ride with her family on our vintage train.

When: May 11 and 12. Depart every 11 / 2 hours from museum site (Nelson Crossing), 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. From downtown (Wabash Depot), 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. From downtown, 4 p.m., no return trip to downtown.

Where: 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello.

Cost: Fares $6-$10; children under 2 years old are free with adult paid fare. Moms ride free with a paid fare.

More info: mrym.org, call 877-762-9011 or email info@mrym.org.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: The museum is 50 years old and is being celebrated with exhibit, "1968: A Time for Every Purpose."

When: 1 to 5 p.m. daily.

What: Grand opening of exhibit "Frieda Mumm's Discovering Home," formerly known as the Children's Discovery Area in the museum lower level. Nearly all of this newly renovated exhibit space will be hands-on and interactive. Opening activities include tales of home told by a professional storyteller, old-fashioned household chores with a historical twist, a real live horse and buggy, arts and crafts centered on the idea of home, and more. No registration required.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. May 18.

Where: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

More info:ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: Astronomy Day event will include exciting science, take-home materials, and engaging discussion about science and society. These fun activities introduce guests to the ongoing research happening at NASA in the fields of heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics, and allow them hands-on interaction with Earth and space science concepts.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. May 11.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: $5 general admission and free for museum members.

More info: orpheumkids.com, email education@orpheumkids.com or call 217-352-5895.

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:"Banjos, Mandolins, and John Philip Sousa America's Musical Paradox" through Aug. 2; "Samuel S. Stewart and America's Banjo" through Sept. 27.

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Closed weekends, UI holidays.

Where: Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C.

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

More info: For guided tours, call 217-244-9309 or sousa@uiuc.edu.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

What: Exhibit, "Down on the Farm," highlights the agricultural history of Vermilion County and honors the 100th Anniversary of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through May.

Where: 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

Cost: Museum admission, $1-$3. Museum and Fithian House admission, $1-$5. Children 12 years old and younger, free.

More info: vermilioncountymuseum.org or call 217-442-2922.

VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM

What: Armed Forces Day celebrationwith re-enactors from different eras. Encampments and military vehicles will be on display, weather permitting. Re-enactors from Civil War to Vietnam will be on hand for questions and answers and will display uniforms and accouterments of that time. Museum volunteers will give tours.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18.

Where: 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville. (Madison Street from Vermilion to Hazel will be closed to through traffic during this time).

Cost: Free and open to the public however, a suggested donation, $2, students, $5, adults.

More info: Call 217-431-0034, vcwm.org or email vcwm@comcast.net.

PLANETARIUM

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

Main feature:"Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope" 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 10-17, May 31. Closed May 24, 25, June 1.

Children's features:"In My Backyard," 7 p.m. Saturdays, May 11 and 18.Sky show:"Spring Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, May 10, 17, 31, June 7.

Where: Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

More info: Call 217-351-2568 or 217-351-2446.

EXHIBITS

ANITA PURVES NATURE CENTER

What: Discover Illinois natural history both inside and outside the nature center. Indoors, explore the Field Station through hands-on displays that include new discovery drawers and seasonal exhibits. Watch wildlife in the center's habitat garden and feeding station or relax with a favorite nature book in the Observation Room.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Where: 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

More info:Call 217-384-4062.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AT MCKINLEY

What: Exhibit, "Engage 4 Freedom," an interactive, rotating exhibition featuring the original Norman Rockwell works accompanied by community and student artwork and interactive expressions of freedom in the 21st Century. The McKinley Foundation is a partner of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative.

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Through May.

Where: in the corridor connecting the McKinley Foundation and Presby Hall, 405 E. John St., C.

More info: Call 217-344-0297 or mckinley-foundation.org/artists-alley.

BOOTH LIBRARY

What: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, a new exhibit, "On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond."

When: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. Through May 31.

Where: Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston.

Cost: Free.

More info: library.eiu.edu/exhibits/space or call 217-581-6072.

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," featuring artwork by students and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Josh Doniek, Centennial High School; Lucy Christianson, Franklin Middle School; and Amy Lozar, South Side Elementary School.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday, first floor. And 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Closed holidays. Through mid-May.

Where: Main library on the east wall of the children's area, and in the FriendShop Bookstore, 200 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2030 or champaign.org.

40 POINT ONE

What: "Those Who Teach, CAN," showcasing personal artworks by Champaign Unit 4 Art Teachers in this annual exhibition.

When:8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through May 29.

Where:40 North's art space, 1300 S. Neil St., C (inside Consolidated Communications and across the street from Meatheads).

Cost: Free.

More info:Email kwhite@40north.org or call 217-351-9841.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Exhibit, "More Than Migration: Monarch Butterflies. Bring Us Together."

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. To visit on a Monday or in the morning, call ahead. Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Through Dec. 3.

Where: Interpretive Center, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org or ccfpd.org/education/interpretive-center-homer-lake.

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Art at the Y exhibition, "Queering UP The Arts," curated by the UP Center to showcase local and regional queer artists, as the Y's Boneyard Arts Festival offering.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through May 12.

Where: University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-337-1500 or universityymca.org/art.

PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: A reception for "Parkland College Graphic Design Student Show." Awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 15. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 13 through 30.

Where: Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu or email giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: Exhibition installation, "Come Wind, Come Weather," Brainard and eGallery. Sue de Beer presents two of her films in concert: The Blue Lenses (2015) and The White Wolf (2018). As the spring's signature exhibition, several programs will explore the themes presented in Come Wind, Come Weather.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and holidays. Through May 19.

Where: Brainard & eGallery, 2010 Ninth St. (South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue), Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

Cost: Free.

More info: eiu.edu/tarble, call 217-581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu.

THE URBANA FREE LIBRARY

What: Opening day for Young Artists' Exhibition. Artwork by the students of Hua Nian Art Studio on display.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 13. Open, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through May 25.

Where: Children Services, 200 W. Green St.

Where: 210 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4069 or urbanafreelibrary.org or email childrens@urbanafree.org.

UI LIBRARY

What: Spring exhibition, "Making Mr. Darcy: Cultural Context for the Regency Gentleman." Curated by Lynne M. Thomas, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Rare Book and Manuscript Professor.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed UI holidays. Through May 24.

Where:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 346 Library of the Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: library.illinois.edu/rbx or call 217-333-3777.

FARMS / MARKETS

URBANA'S MARKET AT THE SQUARE

What: Over 150 vendors selling Illinois-grown produce, plants and flowers, farm products, Illinois wine, and baked goods, art and crafts for sale and foods trucks. On the first Saturday of each month, the Market will showcase a demonstration of a dish incorporating ingredients sourced locally by Market vendors. Additionally, the Market's free children's programming-Sprouts at the Market (urbanaillinois.us/sprouts) and free art workshops and performances coordinated by the Urbana Arts Program (urbanaillinois.us/arts) will be offered each month.

When: 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, May 11 through Oct. 26

Where: Corner of Illinois and Vine streets, downtown Urbana.

More info: urbanamarket.org, call 217-384-2319 or email urbanamarket@urbanaillinois.us.

WINTER VERSION — DANVILLE FARMER'S MARKET

What: New location but many of your Danville Farmer's Market vendors from the Fischer and the Crossroads Church Summer Market. Variety of vendors with an assortment of items.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Franklin St., Danville.

More info: facebook.com/pg/DanvilleFM/events/ or call 217-474-2701.

CHAMPAIGN FARMERS MARKET

What: Seasonal, hand-picked produce, artisanal bread, local baked goods, jams, jellies, locally-roasted coffee, and chutneys. Market Seedlings kid's programming with different kid's activities set up by various community partners, and Carle Mobile Clinic, both on the last Tuesday of each month Also, educational events and workshops at the market throughout the season.

When: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 14-Oct. 29.

Where: Downtown Champaign in the Parking Lot at Neil and Washington (outside the Orpheum Children's Museum, next to One Main Plaza)

More info: Facebook.com/ChampaignFarmersMarket/.

ARTHUR THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZAAR

What: Average 50 to 60 'Cream of the Crop' vendors in handcrafted items, direct sales and baked goods at each event.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 (third Saturday of every month).

Where: Merchant Building at Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, 220 Jurgens Parkway, Arthur.

More info: Call 217-520-3349, 217-254-5010 or email dbissonett@gmail.com.