Event Calendar

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

From 1:00PM to 4:30PM

The Friends of the Library Spring book sale will include approximately 30 boxes of overflow items from Priceless Books after their recent downsize. Not a member yet? Visit urbanafreelibrary.org to register online or you can sign up at the book sale. Sunday, April 27th will be the half-price sale. The Urbana Free Library would like to extend a very special thank you to the Friends of The Urbana Free Library! Their generous support has helped the library purchase new awnings for the historic Race Street porch. Located at the Lewis Auditorium.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

From 1:00PM to 4:30PM

The Friends of the Library Spring book sale will include approximately 30 boxes of overflow items from Priceless Books after their recent downsize. Not a member yet? Visit urbanafreelibrary.org to register online or you can sign up at the book sale. Sunday, April 27th will be the half-price sale. The Urbana Free Library would like to extend a very special thank you to the Friends of The Urbana Free Library! Their generous support has helped the library purchase new awnings for the historic Race Street porch. Located at the Lewis Auditorium.

Kelly Miller Circus

From 2:00PM to 5:00PM

The Circus is coming to Mahomet on Sunday, April 27, 2014! Get your advance tickets at any Mahomet Bank or the Mahomet IGA. A Child's advance ticket is $6 each and an Adult advance ticket is $10 each. Performances: 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm. If you have any questions, please call the Mahomet Chamber of Commerce at 217-586-3165.

Archaelogical Investigations at the Meneley Mill

From 2:00PM to n/a

There were a range of settlement types in East Central Illinois in the early 19th century, and while domestic archaeological sites are relatively abundant, sites representing commercial and industrial activities are less common. Recent investigations at the Meneley Mill site (founded ca. 1837) in Vermilion County near Potomac, Illinois, provide a glimpse of an early to mid-nineteenth-century industrial site. Results of recent field and archival investigations at the mill site will be presented, and the role of mills during the early settlement period will be discussed. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or vhall@ccfpd.org. Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N Lombard, Mahomet, 2 p.m.

Kirby Derby Training Sessions

FREE physical and informational Training for this year's 7th Annual Kirby Derby in Monticello! The training sessions will be held at Monticello Middle School and are completely open to the public! Join in on the fun and start your training towards a healthier lifestyle and this year's Kirby Derby off right!

Defensive Pistol Course

Defensive Pistol Course April 26-27th, 2014, from 9am-5pm Location - Dewitt County Sportsman Club, Clinton IL Cost - $200 per person (does not include ammo) This course focuses on what is lacking in the required IL Concealed Carry Course. This course will teach you basic marksmanship, drawing from concealment, reloading under stress, shooting while moving, extreme close quarters shooting techniques, shooting from unconventional positions, and much more. There is no classroom time, no lectures, this class is all hands on and live fire. Anyone who is serious about self-defense will benefit greatly from this course. To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iadt-defensive-pistol-april-26th-and-27th-tickets-9730396879?ref=ebtn

16th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival 2014

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (Ebertfest) celebrates films that haven’t received the recognition they deserved during their original runs. The festival gives these films and their filmmakers a well-deserved second look. Ebertfest takes place in Urbana-Champaign each April. Chaz Ebert, Roger’s beloved wife, business partner and fellow film-lover, is the festival host. The Festival brings together the films’ producers, writers, actors and directors to help showcase their work. A filmmaker or scholar introduces the films, and screenings are followed by an in depth on-stage Q&A discussion among filmmakers, critics and the audience. Ebertfest is a special event of the College of Media at the University of Illinois, and the festival, in conjunction with the College, hosts a number of on-campus academic panel discussions each year that feature filmmaker guests, scholars and students. All the festival films screen in the 1,500-seat Virginia Theatre, a restored 1920s movie palace with state-of-the-art 35/70mm and digital projection. A portion of the Festival’s income goes toward on-going renovations at the theatre. For more information visit http://www.ebertfest.com/index.html