Event Calendar

10th Annual Festival of Quilts

From 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Event Title: Cunningham Children’s Home 10th Annual Festival of Quilts Event Date: April 4 & 5, 2014 Event Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily Event Location: Cunningham Children’s Home - Spiritual Life Center 1301 N. Cunningham Avenue Urbana, IL 61802 Contact Person: Cari James e-mail: csjames@cunninghamhome.org phone: 217-337-9074 Over one hundred beautiful handcrafted quilts will soon be on display at Cunningham Children’s Home for the 10th Annual Festival of Quilts. The Festival features a Quilt Show, a Silent Auction and Quilt Boutique of beautiful quilts you can take home with you. The Gift Shop, a Bake Sale, and Patchwork Café offer unique hand crafted gift items and delicious and affordable food items. The Festival of Quilts is a special tradition at Cunningham Children’s Home. Since 1895, every young person that comes to Cunningham is given a hand-made quilt to enjoy and treasure forever. Admission is $5.00. All proceeds benefit Cunningham children and youth. Want to know more? Visit our website www.cunninghamhome.org/quilts or find us on Facebook.

Birkey's Farm Store Community Day: Tractors & Food

From 9:00AM to 2:00PM

Community members are invited to visit Birkey’s new Urbana store. Children can enjoy a free carnival, including a bounce house, slide, and pedal tractor course. With parental supervision, kids can also explore the large farm equipment. Adults can watch demonstrations of lawn and garden equipment like string trimmers and mowers. From 9 to 10 a.m., visitors can go on a store tour and enjoy coffee and pastries. Kids activities and demonstrations run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snacks are available during the day, and free hot dogs and chips will be served at lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Japan House Spring Event

From 10:00AM to 4:00PM

After working for 12 years as the Director of Human Resources for UBS Securities Japan Limited, the Investment Bank Division of Swiss Bank, Hiromi Matsushita left to become a tendai sect monk and lead a quieter and more spiritually connected life. Join us as he discusses his journey toward the priesthood and the role of Buddhism in his life. Tea ceremonies will be held at 10 am, 11 am 12 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm for a reduced rate of $5 per person. No need for reservations, just purchase a ticket when you arrive! Enjoy a tour of the gardens by Jim Bier at 11 am and 3 pm. For more information, visit japanhouse.art.illinois.edu/en/

Habitat for Humanity Home Maintenance Workshop

From 10:00AM to 11:00AM

These classes are free and open to the public. They are presented by Habitat for Humanity during Money Smart Week as a public service to our community with United Way support. Please preregister by calling 819-5113. Classes include:Saturday April 5th 10:00am Home Maintenance Workshop Saturday April 5th 10:00am Money Smart Kids Read Story Time (ages 3 and up) Monday April 7th 6:00pm Basic Money Management Wednesday April 9th 6:00pm The Credit Workshop (with Community Plus Credit Union)

Exhibit Opening: Passenger Pigeons

From 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Celebrate the Interpretive Center’s first open Saturday of the season with us! Visit our 2014 Special Exhibit commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s extinction, and enjoy fun activities offered throughout the day. FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org. Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S Homer Lake Rd, Homer, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nano Days

From 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Imagine, discover, and explore a world that’s too small to see! Visitors will explore how 3D images are made; investigate new Nano products and materials. Join the staff of Nano-CEMMS and the students of Next Generation School in games, experiments, and live demonstrations that illuminate the very weird world of the super small. It’s odder than you think! For more information, visit orpheumkids.org