Event Calendar

February 16, 2014

CUDO Plays: Board Game Design Competition

From 12:00PM to 8:00PM

CUDO Plays, a local board game design competition, partnered with Volition and the Champaign Urbana Design Organisation, is holding its Grand Exhibition at the Landmark Hotel onFebruary 16th from noon to 8pm. Gamers, Designers and Makers from the Champaign Urbana area have created 13 unique and innovative board games that they would like to share with the community. We will be providing food and refreshments throughout the day and it is an exciting opportunity to look at the creative design being done in the CU area! The Landmark Hotel is a beautiful space and there will be a gaming room, where the action will take place, as well as the library for those who prefer a more intimate gaming environment. Their bar will also be open during the day. This is a family friendly event, and we would like to invite anybody with an interest in board gaming or design to pop in and experience the wonderful local creations and have a lot of fun. We have a diverse range of games, everything from monster hunting to space faring. With a delightful mix of eclectic genres, there is something for everybody. For more information, please visit our facebook page, CUDO Plays, or email us at plays@thecudo.org. We hope to see you there!

Reading to Dogs at the Orpheum Museum

From 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Join the fun by choosing your favorite book to read to a four-legged friend. Canine Connections will have trained therapy dogs onsite. The Orpheum Museum is located at 346 North Neil , Downtown Champaign , IL 61820, IL. For more information, visit orpheumkids.org

Gardening Lecture Series-Planting for Pollinators

From 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Bees are just one species of pollinators that have a great impact on the environment. Lesley Deem, Director of the Pollinatarium, University of Illinois-Urbana, will present a program on protecting and planting to encourage native bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies and beetles so they can help with bountiful farm and garden harvests, maintain healthy plant communities, and provide food for other wildlife. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or kriopelle@ccfpd.org. Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N Lombard, Mahomet, 2 – 4 p.m.

Save A Child's Heart Photography Show visits C-U

From n/a to n/a

David Litwack, USA SACH foundation director will discuss the photo exhibit at the Champaign Public Library at 4, with the display up 2:30-5:30pm. IlliniHillel.org for details on photos then displayed at The Hillel Lounge on the U of I campus through 2/17. Learn about the Jewish Philosophy of "repairing the world" (Tikkun Olam) with over 3,000 kids getting emergency help in over a half dozen countries (40% Africa). SalomCU.org has more information or call Alaina at 398-2000