Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 1:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

The Museum is collaborating with the UIUC Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) and Asian American Cultural Center for a family Museum event to celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day. Gallery activity areas include a Chinese painting demonstration, a station where children can have their name written in Chinese and Japanese, and a station where children can create their own papercuts and see Chinese papercuts on display. The Museum will offer Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day crafts for visitors of all ages in the Zahn Learning Center. Admission is free. 1:00-4:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre 203 West Park Ave

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Through 2/3-2/5 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will be playing at the Virginia Theatre. All shows start at 7pm and all tickets are $4. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
{ theatre, kids }

Experience one of the greatest escapes of the Underground Railroad. Actress Jennifer Goran will portray Ellen Craft, who escaped slavery in 1848 by posing as a white man, on Sunday, February 1 at The Urbana Free Library. The program also features Doug Peterson, author of the book "The Vanishing Woman", on which this production is based. For adults and children in grades 4 and up. FREE.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
Skateland Savoy, 208 W. Curtis Rd. Savoy IL 61874
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The Twin City Derby Girls will kick off the 2015 season with a home-opener against the McLean County Missfits from Bloomington, IL. Come out and cheer on TCDG's Alter Egos to victory!

Doors open at 5:30 and the action starts at 6:30. Tickets are $8. Pack of 4 - $24. Kids 8 & under are free!

Grab a friend and come on out for a great night of derby. We'll see you on the track!

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium
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We're celebrating the Library's 140th Birthday with our friends from the Boneyard Jazz Quintet. They are seasoned jazz players that play beloved jazz tunes that people know--Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and more. The quintet plays a variety of styles (swing, Latin, ballads, etc). Stop by and enjoy some great music.

The Boneyard Jazz Quintet is Armand Beaudoin (bass and cello); Gary Peyton (drums); Morgan Powell (slide trombone); Randy Salman (Saxophone); Shab Wirtel (trumpet) and Donnie Heitler (piano).

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 4:30pm
The Urbana Free Library

Join the Class Act Showstoppers for Sing & Swing: An Irving Berlin Revue at The Urbana Free Library. These talented young performers will delight audiences of all ages as they celebrate one of America's greatest composers.

Prairie Breezes concerts are free concerts for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Centennial High School

Friday, January 23rd—7:00 pm
Saturday, January 24th—10:30 am & 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 25th—2:00 pm

Centennial High School
Aldridge Auditorium
913 S. Crescent Drive, Champaign

Pre-Sale Tickets will be on sale
December 2, 2014 through January 21, 2015 at:
America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
located next to Target in Champaign

Schnucks Supermarket locations in
Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy
Groups of 10 or more may reserve seating/tickets by completing a Group
Reservation form, available only on our website:
The deadline for receipt of these forms is Jan 21, 2015.

C-U Junior Woman’s Club is a not-for-profit organization. Proceeds from this event will support various community agencies & projects in Champaign County. For information, call 217-353-5005.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Orpheum Children's Science Museum on 346 North Neil Street Champaign

Bring in your family for the annual Noon Day Drop Celebration at the Orpheum where you and your kids can celebrate the New Year at noon! Everyone will be decked out with party hats and noise makers as sounds of the season float through the air. Noon Day Drop includes craft activities, music, crazy hats, noise makers, a countdown to the big event, and a drop of more than 4000 balloons at the strike of noon. On top of that,some balloons will be filled with prizes donated by our community partners!

The event is located at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum on 346 North Neil Street Champaign next to Kofusion. Admission is $6 for members, $8 nonmembers, or a family 4-pack for $28.

You can also visit our website for more information: or our Facebook page:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 7:30pm
McKinley Presbyterian Church, corner of Fifth and John, Champaign
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Eclectic vocal music for women's voices from around the world, performed by Patty Cuyler, Emily Miller, Suzannah Park & Mollie Stone.

Plus, choral singing workshop for women and girls ages 12 and up at 5:30-7pm. Workshop fee is $10 ($5 students). Register or ask question at:

Concert tickets may be purchased at the door. $15 (10$ students). Discount fees are available for those who attend both the workshop and the concert: $20 combines regular fee ($10 combined student fee)

Saturday, December 6, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, December 21, 2014 (All day)
346 N. Neil, Champaign, IL

Orpheum Children’s Science Museum
Snow Globe 2014
Opening Night: Nov 29, after The Parade of Lights from about 7:00-9:00pm.
Come join us for some holiday fun during our annual Snow Globe Event! Warm up with us following the annual Parade of Lights Celebration at our Opening Night! Parade attendees and the public are invited to join us in our theatre for opening night festivities such as a visit from Santa in addition to our Snow Globe wonderland! Admission is FREE for Orpheum Members and $5 for Non-Orpheum members.

December 6th, 13th, 20th from 1:00-5:00pm
Can't make it opening night? Come join us for some holiday fun the first three Saturdays in December! Our theatre will be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring: sledding, ice fishing, a photo booth, crafts galore, and winter-themed science activities every Snow Globe Saturday.
Admission is $6 for Orpheum Members and $8 for Non-Orpheum members, or a family 4-pack for $28. Watch for updates on our website ( and Facebook!

Any questions feel free to call at (217) 352-5895 or email at


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