The Chris Cringle Arts & Crafts Show is one of the Midwest's largest craft shows, featuring 150 booths displaying a wide variety of handcrafted items by local and area artists, as well as artists from all over the Midwest. A rest area and refreshments are available. Illinois Heartland Decorative Artist sponsors a raffle featuring a holiday quilt, painted and piece by our members. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 6 for $5. Proceeds from our show support our many projects, including art student scholarships, Memorial 4-H Camp, Decorative Arts Collections, memory boxes for hospitals, sponsoring families through the Department of Children and Family Services, area food banks, seminars, demonstrations, displays and a weekend retreat.
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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 5:00pm
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Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:00am
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign
Kids at Krannert offers a free Saturday morning of creative fun for families with children ages 3-8. Activities can include painting, collage, dance, scavenger hunts and more.
Saturday, October 10
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 9:30am
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Children and their parents or caregivers are welcome to learn, create, and play together with crafts and activities from around the world at the Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana. Arrive between 9:30 am and 11:30 am; stay until noon. A donation of $2 per family member per visit is requested. Contact: Julia Robinson at (217) 244-5590 or email@example.com.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 3:00pm
2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
Matsuri is the Japanese word for festival. Join us for our first Matsuri and kick off the fall semester here at Japan House within the University of Illinois Arboretum. Come for an afternoon of Japanese and Asian inspired food, drinks, crafts, demonstrations, and performances. Purchase of tickets are needed for food and drink.They will be available at Japan House. There will be drum performances by Ho Etsu Taiko and tea ceremonies by Urbana-Champaign Association of Chado Urasenke Tankokai. There will be martial arts demonstrations, garden tours of the Japan House gardens, bonsai and ikebana displays and tea bowl making by Jason Armour. Some of our participating restaurants will be Cream & Flutter, Flying Machine Coffee, JT Walker's, Kona Ice, Michaels' Catering, Miga, Pandamonium Doughnuts and Pizza M.
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
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
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.
Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
Throw off the winter chill with a family storytelling concert by resident storyteller Kim Sheahan.
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 2:00pm
Join resident storyteller Kim Sheahan for a family concert of folktales that will put a smile on your face.
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 2:00pm
A multicultural ghost story concert for Halloween, with local favorite tellers Dan Keding, Kath Brinkmann, and Kim Sheahan, as well as tellers from UIUC faculty, staff, and students. This afternoon family event will take place in the Museum’s Auditorium. The stories will be most appropriate for children grades K–6. All donations and admission fees will support the Museum’s educational programs.
Suggested donation: $5.
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Orpheum Children's Science Museum
(Champaign, Illinois – July 24, 2015) – The Orpheum is having a Field Day! Join the museum as we celebrate summer on our final days before school starts. In addition to our regular museum space, we will be opening our theatre to give kids extra room for fun activities from community partners such as Dr. G’s Brainworks and Scinch! In addition to extra activities, we will officially debut a new exhibit in our courtyard, created in partnership with Joyful Bubbles! Plan to spend one of your last Saturdays of the summer at the Orpheum on August 15th from 1-5 PM. Participation in the event is included with the price of museum admission.
Our mission is to inspire, engage and educate children through exploration of science and the arts. The Orpheum is in its 23rd year of enriching our community through camps, after school, classes, special events, exhibits and field trips. Our home, the 1914 Orpheum Theatre, is one of the finest buildings in downstate Illinois, and this facility is one of the best examples of adaptive reuse of a historic building in the country. We are a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization.
The Orpheum Children's Science Museum is located in downtown Champaign. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends from 1–5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. For additional information, please contact Camille Certeza (Camille.firstname.lastname@example.org), also by phone at (217) 352-5895.