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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Pizza M 208 West Main St Downtown Urbana, 202-1919

One of the great benefits of arts and cultural gatherings is their potential to bring us together in shared experiences and build community. And lest we forget, it is the capacity of our communities to endure difficulty, tragedy and challenge that allows us to grow in both understanding and broad acceptance of who we are and hence move us toward who and what we can be. Please bring your beautiful self.

What: Change Maker gathering/live jazz/auction/ and live painting by Langston Allston Yeagle
When: December 22nd 2015 9pm-11pm
Where: Pizza M, Main Street Urbana
Why: "What matters then is to not only know the world but to change it”.
Fanon

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 11:00am to Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 4:00pm
2000 S Lincoln Ave Urbana

Please join us for our Japan House Holiday Bazaar: Mottainai!

December 12-13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m both days.

Many items at the Bazaar are Asian or Asian inspired, but there are many from other cultures across the globe. Just a few of the things you will find: Asian pottery, kimonos, origami, handmade crafts (our interns have been hard at work), traditional American quilts, scrolls, books, prints, matcha tea and tea equipment, jewelry, and gift certificates for tea ceremonies or yukata dressing events for you and your friends.

You’ll even be able to order holiday pies from Cream & Flutter (Bourbon Pecan, French Apple or Pear Blueberry). They will not only give you a mini-pie when you order but also donate part of the cost to Japan House. Please do your holiday shopping in the beauty of Japan House! All funds raised by this event go to support the Japan House Internship Program. Our interns develop and coordinate student outreach programs and assist us in every way. We can’t imagine being without them—they are an incredible group. Please help us continue this important initiative by shopping at the Japan House Bazaar. We hope to see you!

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 309 W. Green in Urbana

The C-U Storytelling Guild will be presenting the storytelling concert "Feeding Body and Soul" on December 5 at 7:30 PM. The concert benefits Sola Gratia Farm, and the suggested donation is $10. The tellers for this concert are Amy Atkinson, Elaine Bearden, Camille Born, Kath Brinkmann, Linda Dust, Erica Eis, Dan Keding, Jeri Murphy, Sue Searing, and Kim Sheahan. For more information, contact Kim Sheahan at kimtales@mchsi.com.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall Food Court, Urbana

On Tuesday, December 1, C4A will host TWO FREE Christmas Sing-Along events: one oriented toward families, and another with a more adult feel. Both are free--our “give back” to the community on Giving Tuesday. YOU are invited to join the fun, and--- if you feel inspired-–do a little giving of your own to help C4A with its mission to cultivate community through experiences with music. We’ll make it easy for you to donate online, on your phone, or using the old-fashioned cash or check method. (We are a 501 c3 organization, and your donation may be deductible.) The family event will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the food court at Urbana’s Lincoln Square Mall. Join us for singing, playing, face painting, and crafts. Everyone is welcome to help us decorate our life-sized Gingerbread House! Rick Murphy will lead the music: singers and instruments welcome! Our friendly elves will assist the kids at stations for coloring, making snowflakes, and creating your own Christmas cards. A relaxed event for grown-ups will follow from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at The Iron Post (at the corner of Race and Elm in downtown Urbana). Rick Murphy will lead from the piano for this session, too. All singers and instrumentalists are invited to join in. Paul will serve his special eggnog. We have set up a dropbox with FREE downloadable Christmas music. Please email us at info@c-4a.org if you would like us to send you the link. For details please visit our website: http://c-4a.org/happenings/2015-16-season-events-listing/ or on Facebook “C4A’s Christmas Sing-Along”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1086915507999474/

Email: info@c-4a.org

Phone: 217.384.5150.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall Food Court, Urbana

On Tuesday, December 1 C4A will host TWO FREE Christmas Sing-Along events: one oriented toward families, and another with a more adult feel. Both are free--our “give back” to the community on Giving Tuesday. YOU are invited to join the fun, and--- if you feel inspired-–do a little giving of your own to help C4A with its mission to cultivate community through experiences with music. We’ll make it easy for you to donate online, on your phone, or using the old-fashioned cash or check method. (We are a 501 c3 organization, and your donation may be deductible.) The family event will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the food court at Urbana’s Lincoln Square Mall. Join us for singing, playing, face painting, and crafts. Everyone is welcome to help us decorate our life-sized Gingerbread House! Rick Murphy will lead the music: singers and instruments welcome! Our friendly elves will assist the kids at stations for coloring, making snowflakes, and creating your own Christmas cards. A relaxed event for grown-ups will follow from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at The Iron Post (at the corner of Race and Elm in downtown Urbana). Rick Murphy will lead from the piano for
this session, too. All singers and instrumentalists are invited to join in. Paul will serve his special eggnog. We have set up a dropbox with FREE downloadable Christmas music. Please email us at info@c-4a.org if you would like us to send you the link.
For details please visit our website: http://c-4a.org/happenings/2015-16-season-events-listing/ or on Facebook “C4A’s Christmas Sing-Along”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1086915507999474/

Email: info@c-4a.org

Phone: 217.384.5150.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

"Coffee and Tea: Cups and Dessert" Benefit for Giertz Gallery at Parkland College
Take home a handcrafted cup, enjoy delicious food and beverages, traditional Irish music, and silent auction!

Select from among a stunning array of handcrafted ceramic cups and enjoy music and bakery-fresh desserts during “Coffee and Tea: Cups and Dessert,” Giertz Gallery’s biennial fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the gallery lounge at Parkland College.

Ticket includes selecting a beautiful handmade ceramic cup generously donated by Parkland College Ceramics program faculty and students. The benefit features delicious desserts baked fresh by the Parkland College Hospitality program, hot tea and freshly brewed coffee provided by Columbia Street Roastery, and traditional Irish music by Fair Play.

Perfect for holiday gifts (or for yourself), a silent auction rounds out the event’s festivities. Guests may place bids on various artworks donated by students and teachers of the Art and Design program. These works of art include vases, bowls, teapots, handmade jewelry, and a photograph donated by Craig McMonigal.

Tickets to the gallery benefit are $30 or two for $50, with advanced purchase recommended; cups will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. To purchase tickets, please contact the Giertz Gallery office at 217/351-2485, visit our website at www.parkland.edu/gallery or stop by the Giertz Gallery. Many of the silent auction pieces may be viewed ahead of time on the Giertz Gallery website. All proceeds will support the Giertz Gallery.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:30pm to 10:00pm
Orpheumm Children's Science Museum

Benefiting the Orpheum Childrens Science Museum and the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are $5

All Ages
3:30-6:30pm 
Performance pumpkin carving
Pumpkin Cookie Decorating
Pumpkin Auction
Tricks, Treats & Eats
Face Painting & Mask Making
Airbrush Tattoos

19+
7-10pm
Live music & DJ Belly
Costume Contest
Craft potions & brews
After dark performers
Tarot readings
Piato Food Truck 

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
University YMCA - Latzer Hall (1001 S Wright St. Champaign, IL. 61820)

DETAILS:

Enjoy Uplifting Music. Help Lift Up a Person.

Join us for a benefit concert on Saturday, June 27th.
Doors open at 6 PM. Concert starts at 7 PM.

Tickets on sale at the door for $10.

*All proceeds will benefit the Humanitarian Fund of the Congolese Community of Champaign County, which is an emergency fund that provides local Congolese people with an emergency fund for food and clothes.*

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
Mike & Molly's, 105 N. Market St., Champaign

On Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7pm, the Champaign/Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective and Nightjar Promotions will present a special tribute to one of the most beloved American singer-songwriters of all-time, Dolly Parton, at Mike & Molly's, 105 N. Market Street in Champaign. The special show will be presented as a benefit for Community Radio 90.1 WEFT-FM, and, in addition, WEFT-FM will be broadcasting the event live on WEFT.

This show represents the fifth of such undertakings from the producers, following the successful Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration, The Bob Dylan Birthday Bash!, Dylan Redux, and The Johnny Cash Celebration. The show will feature up to two dozen local musicians performing Dolly's massive hits like "Jolene," "I Will Always Love You," "Here You Come Again," "Two Doors Down," "9 to 5," "Islands in the Stream," and dozens of others. Among the artists scheduled to appear are Angie Heaton, Gloria Roubal & Paul Sabuco, John Coppess & Suzanne Warner, Fiona Kimble, Kevin Elliott, Ginny Menzer, Lori Bernard, Anne Clements, Marten "Chachi El Bandido" Stromberg, Julia Diane Degler, Jake Tatar, Zac Eitel, Paul Kotheimer, Cliff & Kristy Stoker, and many others.

Admission will be $10 - all proceeds will benefit Community Radio 90.1 WEFT-FM. Representatives from the station will also be accepting memberships and will be selling t-shirts to support the station.

That's Saturday, June 27th at Mike & Molly's, 105 N. Market St., in Champaign. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm.

For more information, please contact Christopher Todd Durnil at christoddur1@yahoo.com or see the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1581776512063234/.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 1:00pm
1301 Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, Illinois

120th Anniversary & Homecoming Celebration

Sunday, July 26th at Cunningham Children's Home campus in Urbana, Illinois

11 am – 1 pm - Alumni Event including plenty of time to reconnect with friends and staff as well as brunch, tours, and a brief program.

1 pm - 4 pm - Community Open House including a panel discussion, tours, and time to visit with old and new friends.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Celebration in Chapel of Hope

Join us on Facebook and check back often for details as they become available!

http://www.cunninghamhome.org/events/homecoming-2015

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