Event Calendar

August 01, 2014

'Frozen' Friday at Barnes & Noble

From 12:00PM to 7:00PM

The Orpheum Children's Museum is partnering with B&N to provide crafts and activities. The Museum is fundraising with Frozen Friday. A percentage of your purchase will go back in contribution to the Orpheum. Just say you're with the bookfair! For more information or to sign up call 217-355-2264. Frozen DVD giveaway! Located at Barnes & Noble 65 E Marketview Dr in Champaign, IL.

2nd annual Kids Sidewalk Chalk Contest

From 5:30PM to n/a

40 North | 88 West is proud to announce the 2nd annual Kids Sidewalk Chalk Contest held in conjunction with Friday Night Live on Friday, August 1. It’s the perfect night to bring the kids to downtown Champaign for a FREE, fun, and family-friendly way to spend an evening on the town! Kids in pre-k – 8th grade will be encouraged to create their own chalk masterpieces! They will be split into the following age groups; pre-k – kindergarten, 1st – 5th, and 6th – 8th. Judges will be hard at work deciding on the winners in each age category. Chalk will be provided by Rogards Office Plus. Check-in is between 5:30 and 6:30pm, drawing must be finished by 7:15pm. Winners will be announced and prizes will be handed out at 7:45pm. Prizes include Knight’s Action Waterpark “Splash Kingdom” passes, day passes to the new Champaign Park District Leonard Center, punch cards to the new Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center, Meatheads free burger certificates, TCBY gift cards, and much more! For more information and to pre-register, go to 40north.org/sidewalk or call 363-3795.

17th Annual St. Jude Champaign to Peoria Run

From 6:00PM to n/a

Over 30 runners raising money for St. Jude Children's Hospital will depart from Downtown Champaign starting at 6 PM. The entire C-U Run team will run the first mile starting from One Main Plaze through the Downtown area in conjuction with Friday Night Live. For more information on the run including how to participate, donate or sponsor, contact Terri Reifsteck at 217-714-4273 or LoriKay Paden at 217-304-4521, or visit www.custjuderun.org

Benefit Dance

From 6:30PM to 9:30PM

Per the Educational Fund at the U of I with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warriors. Dance will be held at the VFW on Edgebrook in Champaign. Open to the public. Music by the Flashbacks of Florida playing the best of the 50's, 60's, and 70's. $5 per person donation at the door with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warriors. Sponsored by Bud & Carol Boller Ron & Sue Bryant Roy & Linda Gaines

Virginia Theatre - Life Itself

Following its downstate Illinois premiere at the 2014 Ebertfest, Life Itself Returns to the Virginia on July 28th. This moving documentary recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert, - a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on the best selling memoir of the same name, Life Itself explores the legacy of Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America

Urbana Park District presents "Annie"

From 7:30PM to n/a

More than 90 local performers will take the stage in "Annie" at 7:30 PM at the Cobb Auditorium at Urbana High School. Tickets are available at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton, Urbana, by phone with a credit card at 217-367-1544, at urbanaparks.org, or from a cast member. Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $10 for students/seniors and $7 for children 12 and under.

Rantoul Movies in the Park (Happy Feet 2)

From 8:30PM to 10:30PM

Over at Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center located at 320 W. Flessner Ave, Rantoul there will be a showing of Happy Feet 2.Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. Please look on rantoulchamber.com for possible cancellation due to weather, for more information call 217-893-3323