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Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 11:15am to 11:45am
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
{ music, kids }

Join musicians Alan Wu, Barry Morse, and Friends for a concert of Free Improvisation, called the world’s oldest form of musical expression. This unique musical style allows for complete expression and exploration of pure sound within a highly interactive space. Children will even have a chance to join in the fun of "sound-soup" with hand-held percussion instruments later in the program.

For children and their families.

Prairie Breezes family concerts are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

www.wumorseduo.com
https://www.facebook.com/wumorse/

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
{ music, kids }

Free Improvisation has been called the world’s oldest form of musical expression. Free from harmonic, melodic and genre conventions, the style of Free Improvisation allows for complete musical expression and explorations of pure sound within a highly interactive, collaborative and non-judgmental sonic laboratory.

Workshop: Free and open to all serious teens and young adults who wish to push the boundaries of their musical expression and deepen their listening skills while exploring the sonic capabilities of their instruments/voices. Learn the basics of Free Improvisation, and then apply what you have learned in live performance with the Wu-Morse Duo. The workshop will be directed by experienced improvisers Allen Wu and Barry R. Morse (Wu-Morse Duo) who will lead group exercises designed to introduce young players to new performance possibilities beyond the traditional notated, conducted, and chord-progression based compositions and arrangements of Western music. All instruments (acoustic, electronic, percussion, ethnic) and voices are welcome. Full, enthusiastic participation is expected to maximize learning and fun!

Performance: Workshop participants are encouraged to join the Wu-Morse Duo and apply their discoveries in a live performance of experimental electro-acoustic improvisation during the Prairie Breezes family concert on Saturday morning.

Interested? Contact Barry Morse (217-369-5328 or barryrmorse@hotmail.com) by Thursday, October 5.

www.wumorseduo.com
https://www.facebook.com/wumorse/

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Virginia Theatre
{ theatre, kids }

DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH—KIDS
Presented by the Champaign Park District Youth Theatre

Tickets: $10 Adult/$8 Child

In this special 30-minute, musical ‘KIDS’ version, Pooh Bear and all of his friends from the classic children’s books and animated specials come to life and band together to rescue their friend, Christopher Robin. Performed by the 2nd-4th graders of the CPD Youth Theatre program.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium
{ music, kids }

Learn to write music and listen to live performances.
Children, teens, and adults welcome. (Free Admission)

All Score Urbana is an action learning-based initiative that increases access to music composition resources for the Urbana community.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium

Enjoy a musical tale composed by Seymour Barab based on Norman Rockwell's story Willie Was Different, plus other musical treats performed by Mary Chapman (flute), Solomon Baer (clarinet), Sarah Schwartz (piano), and Ronald Hedlund (narrator).

Free for children and their families.

Prairie Breezes family concerts are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
1401 West Green St. Urbana IL 61801
{ dance, music, kids }

The Illini Swing Society is hosting a free swing dance night at the Illini Union (1401 W Green St. Urbana IL) in room 200. We will have a free one-hour beginner swing dance lesson at 8pm followed by a free social dance from 9pm to midnight. There will be a raffle at the entrance for the chance to win 10 weeks of swing dance lessons!

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
{ kids }

Bring your family, and come visit the Krannert Art Museum for a couple hours of fun hands-on art activities specially for caregivers and children ages 3-8.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Children's Services (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
{ kids }

On August 21, 2017 the moon will pass in front of the Sun, causing a spectacular partial solar eclipse (93% coverage). Join us for this special project -- To build your own pinhole camera that can be used to safely view the eclipse.

For children of all ages.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Cherry Alley at The Urbana Free Library

Join us on the giant sidewalks of Cherry Alley for sidewalk chalk fun. We'll channel our inner artists and create optical illusions with chalk and a digital camera!

For families.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Let's help change our world through intentional kindness and make ceramic hanging wind chimes. Be Kind Illinois, which is part of the Ben's Bells Project, is calling on young artists to participate.

For children of all ages (7 and under with an adult).

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