Books By the Bushel
Join the the Junior League of Champaign-Urbanaâ€™s annual Books by the Bushel event. . You can help provide books to the many public and private schools in Champaign, Urbana, and Mahomet that need them most. During this three day event, you can purchase books from the Barnes & Nobel in Champaign and then donate them to the school of your choice. Last year, over 680 books were donated and over $10,000 was raised for Books by the Bushel through this weekend event. With your help, we can make this year a bigger success. Every book makes an impact. For more information, visit juniorleague.org
Illinois Riverwatch Full Workshop
Want to get involved in the stewardship of the stateâ€™s rivers and streams? Grab your rubber boots and join the Illinois RiverWatch Program. During this interactive workshop, we will learn to identify stream macro-invertebrates and practice proper monitoring techniques at a local stream. Equipment will be provided. Please bring knee-high boots or waders, sun block, insect repellent, a water bottle and lunch. After completing the workshop, you may adopt a local stream site and monitor annually. Minors are welcome to attend at no cost as long as they are accompanied by an adult. To register, contact the RiverWatch Office at 618-468-2782. $40 per person; must be paid in advance. Make checks payable to Lewis and Clark Community College, and send payment to Attn: RiverWatch, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, IL 62035. Visit www.ngrrec.org to learn more about RiverWatch. Izaak Walton Cabin, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 109 S Lake of the Woods Rd, Mahomet, 9 a.m. â€“ 4 p.m.
2014 Brain Fitness Fair
Brain Fitness Fair Coming to Lincoln Square Mall! Sudoku. Board games. Brain teasers. Finding different ways to exercise and stimulate your brain has become a popular trend. But how can you tell if your brain fitness program is paying off?
You can find out this spring by attending and participating in the first annual 2014 Brain Fitness Fair on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Lincoln Square Mall, presented by Active Seniorsâ€™ Options, Inc., based in Savoy, Illinois.
Illinois Riverwatch Refresher Workshop
This refresher workshop is open to all volunteers who have already attended a complete RiverWatch training workshop. We will begin with a lecture session indoors, followed by a field training session at a local stream. Please bring a snack or sack lunch. Registration required. To register, contact the RiverWatch Office at (618) 468-2782. $5 per person; must be paid in advance. Make checks payable to Lewis and Clark Community College, and send payment to Attn: RiverWatch, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, IL 62035. Izaak Walton Cabin, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 109 S Lake of the Woods Rd, Mahomet, 10 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m.
Boneyard Arts Festival
More than a traditional arts walk, the Boneyard is a unique countywide celebration that takes place in a wide variety of venues (over 100!) - both traditional (theaters, cafes, galleries & museums) and non-traditional (salons & retail stores) - and features the work of literally hundreds of artists. Sculptors, weavers, painters, photographers and other visual artists join musicians, actors, dancers, poets and performers of all kinds in sharing their creativity throughout Champaign, Urbana, U of I Campus, Rantoul, Homer, Mahomet, St. Joseph and Sidney. For more information about the various locales visit, http://40north.org/programs/boneyard
3rd Annual Magic and Other Nonsense
Markus Clegg Presents the 3rd annual Magic and Other Nonsense.
Bring the whole family to this fun filled night of magic, ventriloquism, and high energy acts.
This year magician Markus welcomes ventriloquist Hannah Leskosky, James the Magician, and the Leaders for Life Martial Arts Demo Team.
At the Fluid Event Center at 601 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61821
Show starts at 7:30pm and doors open at 7:00pm
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Exile on Main St. downtown Champaign and at Fluid Event center 601 N. Country Fair Drive.
Illinois Concealed Carry Course
IL Concealed Carry Course (16-hr)
April 12-13th, 2014, from 9am-6pm
Location - Eastland Suites, Urbana, IL
Cost - $200 per person (includes range fees & class materials)
This IL Concealed Carry Course will satisfy the training requirement in order to apply for IL Concealed Carry License. The first day includes NRA Basic Pistol Course (satisfies the first 8 hours of training). The second eight hours includes the IL specific training requirement. No FOID or firearm needed to receive credit for the course. Firearms are available to rent for an additional $30. The course cost includes range fees.
Note: This course satisfies the training requirement for a Florida Non-resident Conceal Carry License!
To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/il-concealed-carry-16-hr-course-apr-12-13-registration-10774383471?ref=ebtn
Walk-ins are welcome, but your admission is not guaranteed.
Pygmalion Afterglow: Bones Jugs N Harmony
Rowdy, silly, and ecstaticâ€”Bones Jugs N Harmony will make it impossible to keep yourself from grinning and dancing like youâ€™ve never had a care in the world. Bouncy rhythms from noise makers like jugs, bike horns, kazoos, and steel pans boost this groupâ€™s sound from stupendous to supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. With a song list that includes old-time rags, bluegrass standards, calypso tunes, hip-hop classics, and originals, this band is determined to lay down an irresistible groove and crank the party vibe to 11. For more information, visit krannertcenter.com