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EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: First Fridays at Rose Bowl includes The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant from 6-8 p.m. serving up some vegan delight. HorseCorn Cole & His Country 45s (country classics on wax) from 5 to 8 p.m., and Caleb Cook Band (Country & Western) at 8 p.m. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. June 7.

Where: Rose Bowl Tavern, 106 N. Race St., downtown Urbana.

More info: Imbibe Urbana - Home | Facebook, facebook.com/ImbibeUrbanaIL or email imbibeurbana@gmail.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

What: Live street-side performance series. Includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock and blues, along with a cappella music, belly dancing and live painting. See the website for the band performing on June 7. Presented by 40 North through the generosity of Illini Radio Group, Champaign Center Partnership and City of Champaign.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, June 7 through Aug. 23.

Where: Intersections of Neil and Church, Neil and Park, Walnut and Chester or Main and Chestnut streets, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/friday-night-live, facebook.com/FNLChampaign, call 217-351-9841 or email kwhite@40north.org.

RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY RALLY

What: Every year Raggedy Ann & Andy enthusiasts gather in Arcola, the birthplace of Johnny Gruelle creator of Raggedy Ann. June 7: Banquet and silent auction at Yoder's Kitchen, Arthur. June 8: Raggedy Market and other events, Arcola Community Center. For complete details, reservation forms, and vendor info visit Raggedy Ann Rally on Facebook or call.

When: June 7 and 8.

Where: Arcola.

More info: Call 217-251-7947.

UNCORK URBANA WINE FESTIVAL

What: The Urbana Business Association. A variety of Illinois wineries, music performances, cooking demonstrations and local food ready to give the Urbana Community. Music by Jordan and Jill, acoustic duo, 3 to 4 p.m.; The Double Dots, eclectic originals and fun classic, 5 to 7 p.m.; and Love Sign, 7:30 to 10 p.m.Dish Passionate Cuisine demonstrate recipes that perfectly pair with wines at 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m.

When: 3 to 10 p.m. June 8.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, 2808 S. Race St., U.

Cost: Admission for 21 and older, $15 for seven tasting tickets in advance at urbanabusiness.com, or upon entering to receive five tasting tickets and a souvenir wine glass. For ages 6-20, $5, and under age 5, free. Additional tasting tickets at the festival, $1.

More info:urbanabusiness.com.

STREET FEST

What: Join us for live local music in the streets of downtown Champaign;The Merry Travelers, 7 to 8 p.m.; Last Call, 8:45 to 9:45 p.m.; Kilborn Alley, 10:30 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy local food and drinks available from your favorite downtown establishments and listen to some great C-U talent.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight June 8.

Where: Neil Street/Main Street, Downtown Champaign.

More info: Call 217-819-3931 or email zoe.southlynn@champaignparks.com.

Next week

PIATT COUNTY FAIR

What:Tractor pulls, beer tent, livestock judging, food and more.

When: June 13-16.

Where: Piatt County Fairgrounds, Cerro Gordo.

Cost: Free admission.

More info:piattcountyfair.com.

BONDVILLE FUN DAY

What:Activities include Sundowners Car Show, games for kids, popcorn for sale in addition to a food truck and an ice cream truck. Bondville United Methodist Church will have homemade crafts for sale and a raffle.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m June 15.

Where: village park on Market Street, just off Route 10, Bondville.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Email mksuttle@gmail.com.

JUNETEENTH EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATION

What: Join us in celebrating 155 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last of the people enslaved there. Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games. Sponsored by the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Champaign Park District. Sign up for the all-ages Get Curious! Summer Reading Challenge (May 19-Aug. 8).

When: Noon to 3 p.m. June 15.

Where: Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., C.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2090 or champaign.org /events.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

What: Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States. Enjoy music and visit different vendors while learning about this important holiday. Performance by Ayodele Drum & Dance; Emancipation Proclamation reading by Mr. Lincoln; music by Ngoma Expressions and Jean-René Balekita. Arts and crafts, bounce house, face painting, balloon artist, kids games and raffles.

When: Noon to 3 p.m. June 15.

Where: Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., C.

Cost:Free.

More info: darius.white@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3961.

FILMS

Next week

MOVIE MATINEE

What:A young clown fish, Nemo, is caught by a diver, so his father and a blue reef fish set out to find him. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a person over 13 years of age. Rated G. Free popcorn.

When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 12.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3955 or rantoul.lib.il.us.

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES

What: "Space Jam" (1996). Rated PG. 88 minutes. Feel free to wear a jersey—and put on your game face—when you come root for the Looney Tunes at this special event with Rewind 92.5 FM. The liveaction/animated sports comedy stars the legendary Michael Jordan along with a whole bunch of Looney Tunes cartoon characters who help him win a match against a group of space aliens.

When: 7 p.m. June 13.

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

Cost: Tickets $5.

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

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

What:Join us each Friday night at 6pm during the course of the Summer Reading Program to have some snacks and watch newly-released family movies!

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, June 14-July 19.

Where:Tolono Public Library, 111 E. Main St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-485-5558, email programs@tolonolibrary.org or tolonolibrary.org/

MUSIC

This weekend

FOLK & ROOTS FRIDAYS BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS

What:Join the Urbana Park District and C-U Folk & Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month for some great, free folk and roots music at the Lake House. They will have boating and drink/snack specials, just bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. In case of inclement weather, it will be held inside.

When:Noon to 1 p.m. June 7.

Where:Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, 206 W. Park, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Rockin Terry Lee. Jerry Lee Lewis style.A dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. June 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $15; dinner, $9.

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

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring Rock Posse on June 7. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event, May 24 through Aug. 23 Beer truck and food vendors will be on hand.

When:5 to 9 p.m. June 7.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music and parking.

More info: summersounds@portalbooking.com, facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/

BEATLES RETURN

What: Whether recreating the concerts or the psycadilic late sixties, Meet The Beetles brings an energy to the stage that is sure to lead to Beatlemania. A loving tribute to the Fab Four. The illusion begins with talented musicians as well as talented actor/impersonators and is complete with costumes, accents, vintage equipment and witty banter.

When: Dinner doors at 5:30 p.m., general doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. June 7.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka.

Cost: $30 reserved seating.

More info: Call 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What: Presented by Classic Homes Realty, a series of summer music concerts. June 7 is Feudin' Hillbillys. Food and drinks are available on site. Rain or shine.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. June 7. (select Tuesdays, through Aug. 16).

Where: Turtle Run Golf Club stage, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

LIVE! MUSIC FOR KIDS: FOLK-POP WITH LAURA DOHERTY

What: Doherty's breezy folk-pop and catchy tunes will have kids dancing and clapping along with her adorable puppet friends Muddy Puddles and Domingo the Flamingo. A Chicago favorite, her multi award-winning, Parent's Choice CDs include her latest, "High Five."

When: 3 to 4:15 p.m. June 8.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

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

COLES COUNTY BARBERSHOP CHORUS

What: The chorus will present their 50th Annual Summer Show with four local Coles County quartets, the Charleston High School boys quartet and the 2018 International Championship Quartet, After Hours, will highlight the show. A 15-minute power point presentation at 3:45 p.m. will display photos of the chorus and quartets over the years. At 6:15 p.m., a dinner and more singing in the University Ball Room of the EIU Student Union Building.

When: 4 p.m. June 8. Doors open at 3:15 p.m.

Where: Dvorak Concert Hall,Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 S. Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Show tickets, $12; Afterglow, $18 for dinner and program (must be purchased before June 4).

More info: eiu.edu/doudna, call 217-543-2471.

THE LEGEND LIVES ON — ELVIS TRIBUTE

What: The Elvis rock 'n roll oldies show. Featuring Change of Habit Tribute Band, Rick Saucedo and Tony Grova.

When: Doors at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. June 8.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka.

Cost: $42 reserved seating.

More info: Call 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

RICHARD SMITH

What: A night of incredible music and world class playing by the 2001 Fingerstyle National Champion, who has played alongside music greats such as Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins, Les Paul and many more.

When: 6:30 to 10 p.m. June 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Upper Bout, 723 S. Neil St., C.

Cost: Tickets, $20

More info: Call 217-607-8132, facebook.com/events/845108319194502 or email andrew@theupperbout.com.

URBANA POPS ORCHESTRA

What:Free family friendly orchestra concert.

When: 7 p.m. June 8.

Where: Urbana High School, 1002 S. Race St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-979-1910 or UrbanaPops.org.

SUMMER GARDEN CONCERT

What: Kickoff for the summer concert series with Timbalú, salsa band.All ages.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 9.

Where: Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

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

BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

What: BACH presents Brahms' "Requiem," scored by the composer for four-hands piano. This chamber music version provides an intimate season finale for our Year of Firsts.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 9.

Where: McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C.

Cost:Tickets: $10, students; $20, general.

More info:baroqueartists.org or info@baroqueartists.org.

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. June 10 (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.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Weekly event, featuring music, from folk to soul and from rock bluegrass, in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. June 12 is New Souls Neosoul/funk/R&B/89s hip-hop). Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free activities, free popcorn and lemonade. Meet City of Urbana officials. Call 217-367-9575 for postponement information. Rain date: June 13.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 12.

Where:South Ridge Park, Urbana.

More info: Call 217-367-9575 urbanaparks.org.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring Mojo: A Tribute to Tom Petty, on June 14. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event, May 24 through Aug. 23 Beer truck and food vendors will be on hand.

When:5 to 9 p.m. June 14.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music and parking.

More info: summersounds@portalbooking.com, facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/

BLUEGRASS JAM AT THE VAULT

What: All pickers are welcome and the event is free and open to the public. Presented by the Vault and Rock U.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. third Saturdays, June 15 through Nov. 16, and Dec. 14.

Where: first level of the Vault Art Gallery, 100 N. Main St. in downtown Tuscola.

More info: Call 217-599-1215, facebook.com/VaultArtGallery or vaultartgallery.com.

STRAWBERRY JAM

What:Strawberries over ice cream and listen to music by local musicians — The Young and the Fretless, 4 to 5 p.m.; The Chickadee Sermon, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; The Bluestem String Band, 7 to 8 p.m. Take a hayrack ride through the park; tours of Spomer Prairie, 5 to 5:30 p.m.; face painting; kite flying, rocket demonstrations, star gazing with CU Astonomy Club, 8 to 9 p.m. and other Up, Up and Away themed activities; dancing with the Urbana Country Dancers.

When: 4 to 9 p.m. June 15.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Race Street entrance.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

NO QUARTER LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE

What:A tribute to the Led Zeppelin legacy

When: Dinner doors at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. June 15.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka.

Cost: $35 reserved seating. Dinner $12.50 pre-order.

More info: Call 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

BELLFLOWER COUNTRY OPRY

What: Belfllower Country Opry Band with guest, Chris Krause, singer, songwriter. A pork chop sandwich dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m.

When: 7 p.m. June 15.

Where: Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St.

More info: 217-898-7493 or 309-722-3497.

DANCING

This weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Happy Hour Novice Dance at 7 p.m.Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

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

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.

ENGLISH COUNTRY PLAYFORD BALL

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. June 9.

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

Cost: Admission, $7.

More info: Call 217-359-8225, centralillinoisecd.org/playford.html or email ciecd-info@centralillinoisecd.org.

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, June 11-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. Father's Day Dance.Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 14.

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 The Young and the Fretless. Jonathon Sivier, 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. June 14.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

ART AND MOTION ANNUAL DANCE SHOWCASE

What: This special recital showcases Champaign's Art in Motion Dance Studio, with over 25 years in serving the community.

When: 6:30 p.m. June 6-8.

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

Cost:Tickets $22, additional $3 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).

More info: Call 217-351-9063 or thevirginia.org.COMEDY

What: Friday Summer Series at the C-U Comedy Club kicks off with headliner Keith Bergman! He's released two comedy albums, been on the Limestone and Whiskey Bear Comedy Festivals, and been featured on Funny Or Die and CollegeHumor.

When: 9 p.m. June 7.

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

More info: Call 217-202-6023, cucomedy.com/june-7 or email jesse@cucomedy.com.

Next week

C-U COMEDY CLUB

What: The Summer Stand Up Series rolls on with headliner Jeremy Nunes. After training at The Second City and iO Comedy Theaters in Chicago, Nunes has taken his Front Porch Comedy show on the road as a touring comic. Awarded "Best Comic" in 2016, 2017, AND 2018 by Gigmasters.

When: 9 p.m. June 14.

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

More info: Call 217-202-6023, cucomedy.com/june-7 or email jesse@cucomedy.com.

HANSON FAMILY JUGGLERS AND UNICYCLIST

What: he Hansons bring their award-winning juggling, unicycling and signature dose of humor that's sure to leave everyone laughing. After the show, Mark Hanson, World's Fastest 3-Ball Juggler, will teach everyone to juggle. Play with bubble sticks, spin plates, and be challenged by plastic balance rods.

When: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. June 15.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-403-203 or tchampaign.org/events.

THEATER

This weekend

'THE NIGHT THE MUSIC LIVED'

What: Brought to you by members of the 2018 Company of Million Dollar Quartet, this live concert setting of Buddy Holly's last concert in Clear Lake, Iowa, with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper will take you back to celebrate the music of these legends of Rock 'n Roll.

When: 8 p.m. June 6 and 7, 2 and 8 p.m. June 8, 2 p.m. June 9, 8 p.m. June 11, 2 and 8 p.m. June 12, 8 p.m. June 13, 2 and 8 p.m. June 14, 2 p.m. June 15 and 16.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'RAPUNZEL IN THE WILD WEST

What: Theatre For Young Audiences.

When: 10:30 a.m. June 7, 8, 11, 13-15.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $10.40-$12.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'THE TAMING OF THE SHREW'

What: The Celebration Company. By William Shakespeare. Directed by Laura Alcantara. Benefit performance for the company on June 15; Dessert, champagne, and conversation with the cast after the performance, $50, by June 7.

When: 7:30 p.m. June 6-9, 7:30 p.m. June 12-15, 19-21, 3 p.m. June 22.

Where: Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

More info: Call 217-384-4000 or stationtheatre.com.

Next week

'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'

What: The Broadway Musical. Presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre. Company.

When:7 p.m. June 13-15, 2 p.m. June 16, 7 p.m. June 20-22, 2 p.m. June 23.

Where: Jean & Harold Miner Theater, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost:Tickets $10-$14.

More info:cutc.org, or call 217-352-4085.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

PRAIRIE FARM

What: Traditional farm animals such as sheep, pigs, goats, horses, cows, chickens and more. Petting area. Educational tours need to be scheduled three weeks in advance, call 217-819-3986.

When: Daily hours, 1 to 7 p.m., May 25-Aug. 1. Educational tours, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. May 29-Aug. 2. Closed in the event of inclement weather.

Where: Prairie Farm, 2202 W. Kirby Ave., C.

Cost: No admission charged, but donations are appreciated. Educational tours fees, $40, residents/$60, non-resident for 16 or fewer participants, $50/$75 for 17-30 participants.

More info: Call 217-805-4100. 217-398-2583 or email jimmy.gleason@champaignparks.com.

LEARN TO FISH

What: Free clinics run by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Each clinic will have two portions: education and actual fishing. About 45 minutes will focus on safety, fishing techniques, proper ethics and aquatic ecology. Fishing equipment and bait provided. Registration required one week prior to each clinic. Children under age 18 should be supervised by an adult, under 13 must be supervised.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, June 4-July 25.

Where: Kaufman Lake, Champaign.Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-819-3926 or email ashley.sims@champaigparks.com.

NATURE PLAY PRE-K: MUD KITCHEN

What: Program for preschoolers ages 3-6 to learn as we play in nature. June is International Mud Month. There will be chances to use mud and sand as ingredients for a stew or to paint a masterpiece. Dress to get muddy. This is a chance for parents/grandparents to actively engage with children as they experience the natural world. Register by June 6 at ccfpd.org.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. June 7.

Where: Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

ANNUAL HORIZON HOBBY RC FEST

What: One of the largest gatherings of radio-controlled cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters and drones in the Midwest. Skilled modelers square off in thrilling competitions, vendors exhibit their newest and best RC merchandise, hobbyists and non-hobbyists alike enjoy an incredible variety of RC activities. Bring your own models if you wish. The festivities continue even after the sun goes down. Saturday ends with a night air show featuring a sky filled with LED-illuminated aircraft, plus a free fireworks display.

When: June 7-9.

Where: Eli Field in Monticello.

More info:business.facebook.com/events/1194805950674882/, HorizonRCFest.com, eventbrite.com/e/2019-horizon-rc-fest-tickets-59731794405.

WILD EDIBLES

What:Join a naturalist to explore — and taste — wild edibles of the season! Dress for the weather and a hike. All ages. Register by June 6 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 7.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: $5 per person.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS LAKE MINGO TRAIL TRACE

What: 7.1 Miles of challenging trails circling Lake Mingo. Grand Slam Event #3 of the 20198 season.

When: 9 a.m. June 8. Race-day registration, 7:30 a.m.

Where: Kennekuk Cove County Park, Danville. Registration is at Hideaway House in the park

Cost: After May 25 and race-day, $30, no shirt.

More info: kennekuk.com or call 217-597-2102.

8TH ANNUAL PHILLY'S "LIVING THE DREAM" MEMORIAL RIDE

What:Food and drink specials available during registration. All makes/models of motorcycles and four wheel vehicles welcome. A meal will be provided at the last stop by the celebrated, and entertainment by local band Klincher. Giveaways and prizes throughout the day; merchandise available at the first and last stops and may also be purchased before The Ride by contacting any HMWHIL Brother/Sister.

When: Noon June 8. Registration will be from 10 am until noon

Where: Spanky's Saloon in Mattoon. Route will be over 100 miles and include stops in Tuscola, Hammond, Decatur, Shelbyville, and Windsor before finishing back at Spanky's Saloon.

Observatory.

Cost: cost is $10 per person.

More info: Call 217-317-1008 or email sue_norton@hotmail.com.

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH

What: Champaign Urbana Astronomical Society's monthly observatory open house. Look at astronomical objects through their many telescopes. See the Apollo 11 landing site in the "Sea of Tranquility." 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. Event is canceled for bad weather, including cloudy skies. Call if the weather is iffy.

When: 8 to 10:30 p.m. June 8.

Where: Prairie Winds Observatory, County Road 700 E, C, near Willard Airport in Savoy.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2567 or cuas.org.

VERMILION COUNTY MASTER GARDENER GARDEN WALK

What:The walk includes four private homes along with the DACC Land Lab, VA Healing Gardens and VA Greenhouse plus Douglas Discovery Garden with food and vendors.

When: Noon to 5 p.m. June 9.

Where: Danville. Cost: Tickets $10; available at Illinois Extension Office, Berry's Garden Center, Big R Danville and Tilton, Danville Gardens, and June 9 only at Douglas Discovery Garden.

More info: Call 217-442-8615.

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.

'CONNECTING YOU TO NATURE'

What:Join Natural Areas Coordinator Matt Balk during these special hikes through district natural areas. Learn about restoration and how to identify native and invasive plants. Maybe lend a hand collecting seeds or trash. Dress in shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Rain or shine. Trail snacks provided. Call by 4 p.m. each Wednesday to let us know you are coming.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. June 12.

Where: Weaver Park, Urbana. Meet at the parking lot off Main Street.

Cost: Free. Trail snacks provided.

More info: Call 217-384-4062.

PLAY DAYS IN THE PARK

What:The Urbana Park District staff bring the fun to you on select Thursdays this summer for a free Play Day in your neighborhood. Activities, sports, laughter, meeting new friends and more. All ages and abilities are welcome. Activities, equipment, popcorn and drinks are provided.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 13.

Where: Prairie Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

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, June 15 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/.

FARM AND CREAMERY TOURS

What:Led by staff member Michael Darin. The 30-minute tour will take guests around the farm and the creamery, ending up in the Farm Store where guests will try three fresh goat cheese samples.

When:2 p.m. and 3 p.m. every other Saturday and Sunday, June 15, 16, 29, 30, July 13, 14, 27, 28, Aug. 10, 11, 24, 25.

Where:Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery, 4410 N. Lincoln Ave. C.

Cost $10, adults; $6, children under 10 years old.

More info: Call 217-643-2314 or prairiefruits.com.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS' 25TH GARDEN WALK

What: Tour multiple home and public gardens. At the Idea Garden, see gardening demonstrations, and shop the Garden Boutique for horticulture items. Be sure to stop by Crisis Nursery for a tour of the gardens, an open house, guided tours of the facility, and to learn more about their mission. Proceeds benefit our community projects including Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center, Crisis Nursery (on this year's walk!), Idea Garden, and Senior Grow Boxes.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15.

Where: Eight gardens throughout Champaign and Urbana. Idea Garden, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 day of event.

More info: https://go.illinois.edu/gardenwalk.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: New displays in both Bow and Trees Galleries featuring thoughtful reinterpretations of KAM's collection of European and American art from circa 1320 to 1950. Exhibition, "Blue & White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession" through Aug. 31.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays and holidays.

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," through July 7, 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.

What: Summer exhibit, "Fall to Pieces: Ingenious Mechanical Puzzles From Around the World." June 4 through July 21.

What: Lunch Bunch Craft Club. An eight-week series for adults. Bring a sack lunch, learn a new skill, meet new people, and make something cool to take home. June 14, create Father's Day cards; materials, tutorials provided. A free, drop-in program.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, June 14-Aug. 2.

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: "Painting the Prairie Juried Exhibition."

When: 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 217-722-2227.

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 June 8; 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.

LAMON HOUSE

What: Visit the Vermilion County Museum Society's historic home on the first Sunday of each month to meet Melissa Beckwith Lamon and her brother Hiram Beckwith, portrayed by Becky and Alan Woodrum, as you tour the site. The Vermilion County Museum will be showcasing the Lamon House this year at Arts in the Park, June 22-23 at Lincoln Park.

When:1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 27.

Where: 1031 N. Logan Ave., in Lincoln Park, Danville.

Cost: Donation only.

More info: Email vermilioncounty@att.net or call 217-442-2922.

MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM

What: Father's Day weekend. Operational railroad yard open to the public. Dads ride free when accompanied by their children. Special early (11 a.m.) train on Sunday!

When: June 15 and 16. Depart every 1 hours from museum site (Nelson Crossing), 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. From downtown (Wabash Depot), 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. From downtown, 4 p.m., no return trip to downtown.

Where: Monticello Railway Museum, 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello.

Cost: Fares $6-$10, fathers and children under 2 years old are free with a paid fare.

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

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: Exhibit, "1968: A Time for Every Purpose." "Frieda Mumm's Discovering Home," formerly known as the Children's Discovery Area.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. daily.

What:Museum Mondays: Art in Nature. Discover the beauty of the Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve through drawing, painting, collage and photography. All ages. Drop-in program.

When: 10:30 a.m. to noon June 10.

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: DYI Saturday. A new topic with a special guest each session. Make, create and collaborate with an Do It Yourself science projects and experiments.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. second and fourth Saturday of every month.

What: Toddler Tuesdays. A new topic each week. Activities are based on art, science, games, and other sensory activities.

When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

What: Animal Encounters. The museum's education team will talk about the museum's animals, followed by animal feeding time.

When: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Cost: Admission $4-$5.

What: Pollinator Week. Several fun and educational activities for the biologists and naturalists at heart. A different arts-and-crafts and science activity each day as part of this drop-in program and in celebration of National Pollinator Week. Pollen Power, June 18; Flower Exploration, June 19; Butterfly Creation, June 20; Buzzing about Bees, June 21.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. June 18-21.

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

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

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.

What: Drivin' the Dixie at the Museum. Free.

When: 110 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15.

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: Two main floors covering wars for over 250 years. Constructed in 1903, the Illinois war museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Where: 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Admission, $2-$4; children under age 6 and active duty military personnel and their families are free.

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

PLANETARIUM

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

Sky show:"Spring Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. June 7. "Summer Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, June 14-Aug.30

Main feature:"Dawn of the Space Age," 8 p.m. Fridays, June 7-July 26.

Children's features:"The Little Star That Could," 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursdays, June 6-27; "Coyote Explores the Earth, Moon, and Sun," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, June 6-27.Where: Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.Cost: Admission, $5-$6. On June 14, Father's Day special, dads get in free with a paying kid.

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.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-384-4062 or urbanaparks.org.

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," featuring artwork by students and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Melissa Hahn, Robeson Elementary School; Shannon Percocco, Centennial High School, and Lolita Zwetler, Edison Middle 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 September.

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.

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.

PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: Opening day for "Don Lake Retrospective."

When: June 17. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Closed Friday through Sunday, and July 4. Through Aug. 8.

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

Cost: Free.

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

CITY OF URBANA

What:Opening reception for City of Urbana Arts and Culture Program's "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Linoleum & Inke," by Urbana High School students with the direction of Artist-in-Residence, Lisa Kesler at the City Building lobby.

When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 6. Open, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Urbana City Building; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Urbana Free Library. Closed holidays. Through the end of August.

Where: Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.; and Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info:Urbana Arts and Culture Program on Facebook or call 217-328-8265.

UI LIBRARY

What: Join the Rare Book and Manuscript Library for a birthday celebration honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. Learn about the writings and impact of our former Illinois Poet Laureate through readings of her work, performances, cake, and more.

When:3 to 5 p.m. June 7.

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.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Interpretations," new paintings by Artisans 10+, Sandra Batzli, Cindy Carlson, Beth Chasco, Sandy Hynds, Judy Jones, Jana Mason, Ann McDowell, Ann Rund, Bonnie Switzer and Gayle Tilford.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays Through July 6.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info:cinemagallery.cc, call 217-384-2253 or email baxley@baxleymedia.com.

FARMS / MARKETS

URBANA'S MARKET AT THE SQUARE

What:Over 150 vendors selling Illinois-grown produce, plants and flowers, farm products, wine, and baked goods, art and crafts, and foods trucks. The first Saturday each month showcases 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) offered each month.

When: 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, June 8 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.

DANVILLE FARMER'S MARKET

What: Summer Market opens. Hosted by Danville Farmer's Market and Franklin's Farm Blooms and Heirlooms. Local vendors selling things they make, bake, cook or grow.

When: 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, June 8 through October. (starts May 25, 3rd Saturdays are exceptions to this rule).

Where: Crossroads Christian Church parking lot, 3613 N. Vermilion 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, June 11-Oct. 29.

Where: owntown 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. While at the Bazaar see the Amish Country Tractor Cruise. More than 100 antique tractors take to the roads around Arthur, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring yours or come early to watch them start out.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 (third Saturday of every month). No July market due to Moultrie-Douglas County Fair.

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.