Event Calendar

December 11, 2013

Teens for Jeans at Centennial High in Champaign

From 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Collecting in the Main Office during school hours to help 1 of every 3 homeless teens with their #1 request: Jeans Olivia has details 766-9945 between 3-7pm weekdays. Thanks!

Children's Holiday Shop

From 4:00PM to 7:00PM

The 21st annual Crisis Nursery Children's Holiday Shop will be held December 7th-14th at Lincoln Square in Urbana. Join the holiday tradition! Crisis Nursery’s Holiday Shop is the perfect place for children to do their holiday shopping for everyone on their list, with all gifts priced between $2 and $8. Children shop with the help of a community volunteer so their gifts are a surprise for family and friends.When the children are done picking out their gifts, they pay for them and wrap them in festively decorated bags. As they leave the shop, children are always full of pride with the items they have picked out on their own and an understanding that it is just as great to give as it is to receive! For more information and hours of operation visit http://www.crisisnursery.net/TopMenu/Events/ChildrensHolidayShop.aspx

Santa Claus at the Jane Addams Book Shop

From 4:30PM to 7:00PM

Santa Claus will be at Jane Addams Book Shop located at 208 North Neil Street in downtown Champaign. Santa will be available to meet with families each Wednesday in December (4th, 11th and 18th) from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your wish list to share with Santa or just stop by to ask if you’re on the naughty or nice list this year. Santa will have a candy cane for each of his little visitors. Parents, no photographer will be present so please remember to bring your cameras or phones with you to capture the moment.

Roger Ebert Foundation Sculpture Fundraiser

The Roger Ebert Foundation announced the initiation of the fundraiser for their sculpture project. The goal of the project is to erect a life size bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert sitting in the middle of three theater seats displaying his signature "thumbs up" gesture. It will sit outside the Virginia Theatre, just East of the marquee, so photographs of the sculpture can include the marquee behind it. The campaign offers movie fans everywhere an opportunity to share in celebrating Roger Ebert's contribution to the movie industry and their own enjoyment of films. The sculpture will be a permanent memorial which will honor Roger Ebert for both his career and his dedication to his roots. It will also honor him for his determination to press forward with Ebertfest in the face of huge medical challenges. Donors are greatly needed for this fundraising project. If interested in making a donation, and for more information please visit http://ebertsculpture.org/