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Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Arboretum - 2001 S Lincoln Ave

Le Jardin Music Festival - A celebration of Champaign Urbana's culture and creativity.

Performers include:
UIUC Opera & Dance Students
Le Chateau de la Voix Orchestra
Sketch Artists & Painters
Guest Instrumentalists
Spoken Word

 

Free Admission

Bring food, beverage, blankets, chairs, and join in a wonderful summer evening of inspired presentations by Champaign-Urbana finest artists. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana
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On Sunday, June 14 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, come on out to Lincoln Square Mall for our Chess Plus event! This is an opportunity for chess and board game enthusiasts alike to flex their brain game muscles. Come play on our squares in a room devoted to Chess players 6 years and older, plus a gaming space for the entire family in the Piato’s food court. And don’t forget, our summer chess program will be in full swing soon, so register today! For more information on our summer chess program taught by Rachel Schecter, go to https://drgsbrainworks.com/chessworks/

One $5 ticket gets your whole family admittance to the Chess Plus event! You can pay at our Lincoln Square Mall store, or register and pay online at https://drgsbrainworks.com/chessworks/chessplus-registration/
All ages and skill levels are welcome; children 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Countrybrook Apts

We are bringing a party to your neighborhood! Join us at Countrybrook Apts. for Block Party fun! Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, Interactive music by DJ Fireproof, and many more activities will avaliable for all to enjoy!

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dobbins Downs

We are bringing a party to your neighborhood! Join us at Dobbins Downs Park for Block Party fun! Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, Interactive music by DJ Fireproof, and many more activities will avaliable for all to enjoy!

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Human Kinetics Park

We are bringing a party to your neighborhood! Join us at Human Kinetics Park for Block Party fun! Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, Interactive music by DJ Fireproof, and many more activities will avaliable for all to enjoy!

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Kaufman Lake
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Co-sponsered by the Optimist Club of Champaign-Urbana for children who love to fish! Prizes will be awarded and a free hot dog lunch will be served. Bring your own fishing tackle - bait will be provided. A parent/guardian should accompany their child(ren) and fill our a permission form for each participant, available on-site the day of the event.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1:00pm
Main & Race Streets, Urbana

4th Annual Race Street Bash! at the Community Center for the Arts

The Community Center for the Arts (C4A) will host its 4th annual street fair celebrating the arts in Champaign County with local musicians, artists, and performing artists on Sunday, May 31 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Race Street, just north of Main Street in Urbana. All activities are free and open to the public.

This event is a real old-fashioned street party with live music, street performers, games, a cakewalk, and free hands-on activities in music and arts for all ages. There will be free lemonade and food will be available for purchase from local vendors.

For a schedule of events and more details please visit C4A’s website at www.c-4a.org and click on “Happenings”, email info@c-4a.org or call 217-384-5150.

This program is funded by a grant from Urbana Public Arts and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00am
Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 North Neil Street Champaign, IL 61820

Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Kids' Building Fair at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, in Downtown Champaign. Visit different cities where your creations spring to life out of wood, nails, paint, tile, and metal. This award-winning event will take place Saturday, May 2nd from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. when a dream pirate ship will be raffled to one lucky winner. All outdoor activities are free. For more information, visit orpheumkids.com.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 12:30pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
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Enjoy many performances from around the world in one afternoon…plus crafts for all ages! The Spurlock Museum invites you to WorldFest, Saturday, April 4, from 12:30 to 4:00 PM. The event, sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council, features performances of Brazilian guitar music by Renato Anesi, Middle Eastern Fusion music by the Wanees Zarour Ensemble, Indonesian dance by the Saman Dance Group, and storytelling by Kim Sheahan. The suggested donation is $5.00 per person. For an event schedule, visit www.spurlock.illinois.edu.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to Friday, April 10, 2015 - 5:00pm
3000 W. Springfield Ave. Champaign, IL 61822
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We’re inviting all kids grades kindergarten through 8th grade to join us for a Prairie Gardens Design-An-Ad contest. One lucky contestant’s winning design being published in our Mother’s Day flyer…check out additional prizes and details below!

The Inspiration

Designs should be inspired by and include the following:

“Prairie Gardens
When you just can’t wait to garden”

The rest is all up to the kids!

3 competition Levels

Kindergarten – 1st grade
2rd – 5th grade
6th – 8th grade

Prizes

One design will be chosen from each competition level, with each contestant winning a FREE $50 gift card. An overall winning design will then be chosen with contestant winning additional prizes:Design will be published in our Mother’s day flyer found in the Sunday newspaper on May 10th. Plus, winning design will be professionally framed (a value up to $100), on us!

Guidelines

Designs can be dropped of in-store, scanned & emailed to info@prairiegardens, or mailed by April 10th.

3000 W. Springfield Ave.
Champaign, IL 61822

Entries should include the child’s name, age, grade level and parental contact information. No child information will be published without parental consent.

One entry per contestant.

All parts of the ad must be created by the contestant and hand-drawn, rather than computer generated.

By submitting artwork to this contest, you agree to materials being used for marketing and advertising purposes.

The more fun the design the bigger it will be featured…who knows, you may have a flyer cover artist on your hands!

Visit www.prairiegardens.com/designanad

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