history & heritage

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Spurlock Museum

On Wednesdays from September 30 through October 28, children and their parents or caregivers are welcome to learn, create, and play together with crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive anytime between 9:30 and 11:30. The program ends at noon. A donation of $2 per family member is requested for each visit.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum

A whole afternoon of performances! During WorldFest, the Museum celebrates the wonderful variety of performance arts practiced around the world and offers hands-on activities for everyone. This event is sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Suggested donation: $5.

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Spurlock Museum

Join the Museum staff for gallery explorations and a talk by UIUC Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies Anna Westerståhl Stenport.
Free admission.

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 12:00pm to Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum

In 1913, the University of Illinois co-sponsored a scientific expedition to Northern Greenland. Presented a century later, archival photographs and ethnographic artifacts document the intersection of the lives of the Polar Inuit and the American scientists. The Museum invites visitors to consider how aspects of this encounter fit into our current understanding of the study and representation of indigenous peoples. Open during Museum Hours: Tuesday, noon – 5 pm; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday, noon – 4 pm; closed Monday.

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 2:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

After one visit to a museum, you understand the attraction of artifacts. The objects that people make and use immediately connect us to their values and endeavors, their joys and hardships. If you're like most museum visitors, you also want to TOUCH THE STUFF. Through a U of I Extension and Outreach Initiative grant, the Spurlock Museum has been able to compile new sets of cultural loan kits that can be borrowed for educational use and distribute them throughout Illinois. One set is housed at the Museum. There are 6 boxes to the kit sets, covering ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and Rome, Mesopotamia, China, and India, as well as a box that contains a smattering from each. All the boxes contain cultural artifacts (modern authentic and ancient replica), DVDs, game/activity materials, and a binder with lesson plans, artifact information sheets, and other informational materials. The kits are created for ages 9 through adult, but instructors of younger children may also find them of interest.

The Museum is holding two free workshops on Friday, July 24--one from 9AM to noon and one from 2 to 5 PM--for teachers, librarians, home school parents, scout leaders, and other educators who would be interested in learning about the materials and getting hands-on experience in some of the games and activities. Illinois K-12 educators attending the workshop are eligible to receive 3 ISBE-approved Professional Development Hours (PDH). Seating for the workshops is limited; pre-registration is required.

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 9:00am
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

After one visit to a museum, you understand the attraction of artifacts. The objects that people make and use immediately connect us to their values and endeavors, their joys and hardships. If you're like most museum visitors, you also want to TOUCH THE STUFF. Through a U of I Extension and Outreach Initiative grant, the Spurlock Museum has been able to compile new sets of cultural loan kits that can be borrowed for educational use and distribute them throughout Illinois. One set is housed at the Museum. There are 6 boxes to the kit sets, covering ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and Rome, Mesopotamia, China, and India, as well as a box that contains a smattering from each. All the boxes contain cultural artifacts (modern authentic and ancient replica), DVDs, game/activity materials, and a binder with lesson plans, artifact information sheets, and other informational materials. The kits are created for ages 9 through adult, but instructors of younger children may also find them of interest.

The Museum is holding two free workshops on Friday, July 24--one from 9AM to noon and one from 2 to 5 PM--for teachers, librarians, home school parents, scout leaders, and other educators who would be interested in learning about the materials and getting hands-on experience in some of the games and activities. Illinois K-12 educators attending the workshop are eligible to receive 3 ISBE-approved Professional Development Hours (PDH). Seating for the workshops is limited; pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, Champaign 302 W. Church Street

First Presbyterian Church, Champaign to Host Lecture Series on Qur’an

Champaign, Illinois- May 14- First Presbyterian Church, Champaign is hosting a seminar titled, Gaining a Christian Understanding of the Qur’an on Tuesday, May 19th from 7:00-8:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

This seminar is the first of a five-part series led by Michael Chrzastowski, PhD. The remaining sessions will take place on Sunday mornings from 11:45-1:15 on May 24, June 7, 14, and 21. The lecture series will discuss why reading the Qur’an can be challenging for Christians due to structural and contextual variations from the Bible. Dr. Chrzastowski will also discuss what the scripture of Islam says about Jesus and the nature of God.

Gaining a Christian Understanding of the Qur’an is part of First Presbyterian Church, Champaign’s Courageous Conversations series. Courageous Conversations began in 2014 to address social justice issues in the community and around the world. The goal of the series is to engage, educate, and empower members of our church and local community. The series is held quarterly.

Gaining a Christian Understanding of the Qur’an
Tuesday, May 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
Second Floor Sanctuary
302 W. Church St., Champaign

Refreshments will be served following the program.

For more information, please contact First Presbyterian Church, Champaign at 217-356-7238.

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

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:15pm
Krannert Art Museum

Join us at Krannert Art Museum for an evening of diverse and engaging stories told in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. Topics and perspectives vary widely, but the high energy and creative ideas have undeniable appeal to all. You won't want to miss it!

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
Krannert Art Museum (500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL)
Doors open 7:45 pm
Show starts at 8:20 pm
Admission: FREE
Possible Mature Content 18+

PKN C-U Vol. 18 will feature eight unique presentations:

Eric Benson & Megan Diddie: Pulp, Sweat, and Beers
Karen Carney: City Chickens
Mac Condill: Cucurbits In All Their Glory
Ed Glaser: The Psychedelic Version of "Godzilla" You’ve Never Seen
Mamie Hobbs & Sophie Roney: Embody Love: Changing The Way We Talk About Beauty in C-U
John Isberg: "The Ghost Cowboy" Documentary on Belief, Ability and Ghosts
Jack Marck: Why I Fly
Terry Welker: You Are Here

WCIA’s Drew Wilder will host as emcee for the night.

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors: Anna Longworth Photography, Busey Bank, [co][lab], Crystal Entertainment, Dixon Graphics, Pens to Lens, Prosource, Urbana’s Market at the Square, and WPCD 88.7 Parkland.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook!
Tweet to #pkncu during the night. Hope to see you there!

First devised by a pair of Tokyo architects in 2003, PechaKucha Nights have become international phenomena that use a simple concept to create big community exchanges. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat.

DON’T FRET! THERE’S MORE WHERE THIS COMES FROM.
For additional information or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, please contact us at pechakuchaCU@thecudo.org. Check out the www.pechakucha.org global website to get a sense of the magnitude of the event as well as our city page,www.pechakucha.org/night/champaign-urbana.

Follow us on Twitter: @pechakuchaCU
Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pechakuchaCU
Get the PKN C-U Newsletter after signing up at http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/champaign-urbana
For more information about CUDO visit thecudo.org

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00am
Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 North Neil Street Champaign, IL 61820

Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Kids' Building Fair at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, in Downtown Champaign. Visit different cities where your creations spring to life out of wood, nails, paint, tile, and metal. This award-winning event will take place Saturday, May 2nd from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. when a dream pirate ship will be raffled to one lucky winner. All outdoor activities are free. For more information, visit orpheumkids.com.

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