Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 1:30pm
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).

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:15am
Urbana Free Library
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Come for an entertaining and exciting listening experience from the Transit Brass Trio! The group features Robert Sears (trumpet), Jessica Pearce (french horn), and Ben Carrasquillo (trombone). Performing new compositions and arrangements is a tradition of all Transit Brass concerts.

For children and their families.

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

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Krannert Art Museum All Galleries 500 E. Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820

Join us as local musicians perform original songs they’ve written in response to art on display at Krannert Art Museum.

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit for more information.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 11:00am
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium

Third annual Lego building contest of the Urbana Free Library!

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium

Do you like to create stories with words and pictures? Join us for time to write and illustrate your own stories, led by librarian and story-maker Elaine Bearden.

For children in elementary school.

For more information, contact Elaine Bearden at

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 11:15pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium
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The musical style of Congolese musicians Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi is a rich mix of Gospel and Jazz with an African rhythm. They sing in English, French, Lingala, Kikongo, and Tshiluba. They have toured in Africa, Europe, and the United States and now live in Urbana, Illinois.

For children and their families.

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

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 11:00am
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium
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Let's make music! Join us for a fun, free music class with the folks of the Champaign School of Music.

For children ages 1-5 with a caregiver.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:30pm
The Virginia Theatre
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Date/Time(s): Thur, Dec 7, 2017 – 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Seating: Reserved Seating
Tickets: $100.00 VIP/$39.50/$32.50/$21.50
On-Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017 – 10am
Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $3 (online only)
Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show stopping performances featuring the Shoppies.
Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions.
All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”. Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap!
But wait!! No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help – the show must go on!
Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming, and state of the art projections, this is one theatrical event this year you don’t want to miss!
Based on America’s No. 1 toy brand, YouTube sensation and international toy phenomenon created in Australia by Moose Toys. Since its launch in 2014, the Shopkins brand continues to be a hot ticket item for children worldwide. Shoppies dolls consistently rank as the No. 1 kids toy in the U.S.; the first-ever Shopkins movie, “Shopkins Chef Club,” was released last year by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; and numerous dedicated apps continue to expand the brand’s ever-growing world.
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Presented by the Champaign Park District.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Urbana Free Library Lewis Auditorium

Holiday paper-folding fun! Once again, Ailing and Yukimi, two local origami artists, will help you make holiday-themed creations to take home or give as gifts.

For children ages 5 and up (7 or under with an adult).

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
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Come learn to write and hear music with live performers.

Children, teens, and adults welcome.

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


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