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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
{ music, kids }

The Community Center for the Arts is hosting a first-ever Scary Music workshop featuring the eerie sounds of the theremin and synthesizer on Halloween--Tuesday, October 31--from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at 202 W. Main St, in Urbana.

Our teachers will offer free workshops to introduce you to electronic music (including how to play a theremin and synthesizer) and we’ll also show you some fun scary sounds you can make on acoustic instruments, so bring your instrument! (Or use one of ours.)

Then we’ll guide you as you explore uncharted soundscapes with free improvisation around our scary noises theme. This is one of those great times when experienced musicians and newcomers can both have fun participating!

The Wu-Morse Duo will be on hand for this, and you’ll get to hear your improvisation as it is filtered through the incredible LinnStrument MIDI Controller. This is guaranteed to be both cool and spooky!

Treats and general musical fun will round out this event that is suitable for all ages. Wear a costume or come as you are. There is no admission fee; donations will be accepted.

For details please visit our website: www.c-4a.org and click on “Happenings”

Email: info@c-4a.org
Phone: 217.384.5150.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Bahá’i Center - 807 E. Green Street, Urbana

A part of the world-wide Bahá’i Light of Unity Festival, this family-oriented afternoon will feature story-telling about the birth and life of the Founder of the Bahá’i Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, with lots of fun, games and crafts--something for every child and every child at heart. A nursery with care givers and activities for small children will be provided.

This event is free of charge and is open to the public.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Rewind 92.5 FILM SERIES: Hocus Pocus (1993)

Tickets: $5
On Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 10am

PG-13 (96 min) Rewind 92.5 FM returns to the Virginia with this 90s cult classic. It has been three centuries, and the three Sanderson sisters are resurrected at last in Salem, MA on Halloween night. Come as you are, or come as your favorite character, and run amok, amok, amok! Enjoy fun activities and a chance to meet the Sanderson sisters.

Sat, Oct 7, 2017, 2pm

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Champaign Public Library

Young artists are invited to a special before-hours collage workshop at the Champaign Public Library with Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator, Javaka Steptoe. This event requires pre-registration and is limited to kids in grades 2-5. Registration can be completed at champaign.org/events, over the phone 217-403-2030, or in person at the Champaign Public Library or Douglass Branch Library. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

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.

Other dates in this series include:
Monday, October 9
Friday, November 3
Monday, December 4
Friday, January 12
Monday, February 12

For children in elementary school.

For more information, contact Elaine Bearden at ebearden@urbanafree.org

Please register online at http://host6.evanced.info/urbana/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=20254&rts=&d...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
{ music, kids }

Let's welcome musician Sean Gaskell!
He will give a performance and educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-string harp from West Africa. The performance will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora's musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Have you ever wanted to do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? Do you enjoy writing stories? Join us for story making fun this fall and work towards a personal writing goal!

Monday, October 23: Brainstorm! Bring a notebook and your ideas and we'll help you create a plan for your story.

Mondays, November 6 & 20: Write! Bring your story and join other young authors like yourself for inspiration!

Friday, December 1: Celebrate! Join us to celebrate all of your hard work!

For young people grades 3-8.

For more information, contact Elaine Bearden at ebearden@urbanafree.org or visit https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/

Please register online at:http://host6.evanced.info/urbana/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=19821&rts=&d...

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.

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