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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

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Urbana Civic Center

You've seen their alphas. You've seen their betas. Now, play the finished games at the CUDO Plays Season 2 Grand Exhibition! Come and support all of the teams at the Urbana Civic Center, and experience the games they've worked on for the past six months!

Game play will be from 1pm to 6pm, and the awards ceremony is at 7:30pm! Bring all your friends and family and share these amazing games!

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 4:30pm
The Urbana Free Library
{ dance, music, kids }

Who on The Urbana Free Library staff plays piano? Bass? Flute? Find out when you join us for some warm tunes and lively beats on Friday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m. Prairie Breezes concerts are for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss. FREE

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 4:30pm
The Urbana Free Library
{ dance, music, kids }

Who on The Urbana Free Library staff plays piano? Bass? Flute? Find out when you join us for some warm tunes and lively beats. Prairie Breezes concerts are for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss. FREE

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 9:30am, Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 9:30am, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 9:30am, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 9:30am, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 9:30am, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 9:30am
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Parents and kids! Create, play, and learn together through crafts and activities from around the world in the Zahn Learning Center. The program is on Wednesdays from February 18 to March 25. The program lasts from 9:30 AM to noon. Cost: $2.00 per crafter requested.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 1:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

The Museum is collaborating with the UIUC Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) and Asian American Cultural Center for a family Museum event to celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day. Gallery activity areas include a Chinese painting demonstration, a station where children can have their name written in Chinese and Japanese, and a station where children can create their own papercuts and see Chinese papercuts on display. The Museum will offer Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day crafts for visitors of all ages in the Zahn Learning Center. Admission is free. 1:00-4:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre 203 West Park Ave

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Through 2/3-2/5 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will be playing at the Virginia Theatre. All shows start at 7pm and all tickets are $4. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
{ theatre, kids }

Experience one of the greatest escapes of the Underground Railroad. Actress Jennifer Goran will portray Ellen Craft, who escaped slavery in 1848 by posing as a white man, on Sunday, February 1 at The Urbana Free Library. The program also features Doug Peterson, author of the book "The Vanishing Woman", on which this production is based. For adults and children in grades 4 and up. FREE. urbanafreelibrary.org

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
Skateland Savoy, 208 W. Curtis Rd. Savoy IL 61874
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The Twin City Derby Girls will kick off the 2015 season with a home-opener against the McLean County Missfits from Bloomington, IL. Come out and cheer on TCDG's Alter Egos to victory!

Doors open at 5:30 and the action starts at 6:30. Tickets are $8. Pack of 4 - $24. Kids 8 & under are free!

Grab a friend and come on out for a great night of derby. We'll see you on the track!

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium
{ music, kids }

We're celebrating the Library's 140th Birthday with our friends from the Boneyard Jazz Quintet. They are seasoned jazz players that play beloved jazz tunes that people know--Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and more. The quintet plays a variety of styles (swing, Latin, ballads, etc). Stop by and enjoy some great music.

The Boneyard Jazz Quintet is Armand Beaudoin (bass and cello); Gary Peyton (drums); Morgan Powell (slide trombone); Randy Salman (Saxophone); Shab Wirtel (trumpet) and Donnie Heitler (piano).

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