Entertainment listings, June 14-21, 2018


EVENTS

This weekend

PIATT COUNTY FAIR

What: June 14: Flag Day; Celebrate Our Youth activities; evening go-kart race. June 15: ITPA tractor pull; 5 to 6 p.m. deadline for junior (kids 8 to 18 years of age) general entries for exhibits, from fine art to culinary to floriculture to crafts to crops; inflatables; Wreckless Whiskey band at 9 p.m. in beer barn. June 16: Inflatables, afternoon and evening; adult non-livestock show, focusing on hobbies and crafts, in morning; Battle of the Bars in afternoon in beer barn; bands, Antics at 5 p.m. and later that night, Cary Miller Band; other activities, including fireworks. June 17: the Outlaw Hookers Antique Tractor Pull. Livestock shows include dairy cattle on June 15, swine on June 16, and beef cattle on June 17. Food vendors.

When: June 14-17.

Where: fairgrounds, Cerro Gordo.

More info: piattcountyfair.com or email fair@piattcountyfair.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

What: Live street-side performance series. Includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock and blues, along with a cappella music, belly dancing and live painting. Presented by 40 North through the generosity of Midland States Bank, No Regrets Tattoos, and Illini Radio Group, Champaign Center Partnership and City of Champaign.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, June 15 through Aug. 24.

Where: Intersections of Neil and Church, Neil and Park or Walnut and Chester streets, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/friday-night-live, facebook.com/FNLChampaign or call 217-351-9841.

DeWITT COUNTY MUSEUM TRACTOR SHOW AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

What: Antique tractors and gas engines of all makes and in any condition are welcome as entries. No registration fee for participants. Free admission to the Farm Museum Exhibits on this day and free admission to the tractor show. FFA Alumni will be serving food on site. Kiddie Tractor Pull courtesy of the DeWitt County Farm Bureau. FFA Alumni will be serving food on site.

When: Tractor Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Ice Cream Social, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Annual Quilt Show and Museum tours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16.

Where: DeWitt County Museum, 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton.

More info: Call 217-935-6066 or email chmoore123@yahoo.com.

61818 ZIP CODE DAY DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL

What: Festival includes craft vendors, direct sales vendors, and a few food vendors downtown. Also mini art classes for adults and children, games, a bike decorating contest, after they take their bike safety class, dog contest, salsa making contest, and more. Jam sessions in the civic center, pie and ice cream at some of the churches, activities and speakers at the library, a time capsule, and raffles.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16.

Where: Downtown Cerro Gordo.

More info: Call 217-412-3404 or face book page 61818 ZIP CODE DAY Festival.

SOUL GARDEN RECOVERY CENTER’S FOURTH ANNUAL SOUL FEST

What: Free entertainment will include non-stop music on stage and a car show. There will be local arts and craft vendors, food vendors, face painting, bounce houses and games for kids of all ages. Soul Garden’s social enterprise-Comfort and Joy Pies and Puffs will sell their signature mini-pies all day for $5.

When:10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 16.

Where: Lincoln Park, Danville.

More info: Call 217-597-9653.JUNETEENTH EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATION

What: Join us in celebrating 153 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last of the slaves. Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games. Sponsored by the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Champaign Park District. For all ages.

When: Noon to 3 p.m. June 16.

Where: Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., C.

More info: Email douglassbranch@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2090.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

What: The oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States. Enjoy music and visit different vendors while learning about this important holiday. Children can make arts and crafts, play on the bounce house and obstacle course, or get soaked in the Splash Pad.

When: Noon to 3 p.m. June 16.

Where: Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., C.

More info:Email darius.white@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3961.

VILLAGE OF BONDVILLE SESQUICENTENNIAL AND BONDVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT 60TH YEAR CELEBRATION

What: Celebrate Bondville’s 150-year anniversary in the spirit of the hometown family atmosphere with games and a dunk tank. A Top 10 Judges Choice Car Show for all makes and models, noon to 3 p.m.; registration, 10 a.m. to noon at the park, sundownerscarclub.org. Birds on the Wire band (country, classic rock and rock), noon to 4 p.m. Food from Mamma D’s Smokehouse, ice cream and popcorn

When: Noon to 4 p.m. June 16.

Where: Bondville Village Park.

More info: Call 217-493-4012 or email mksuttle@gmail.com.

WWE LIVE

What:The card for the show currently includes Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, The Miz, Alexa Bliss, Braun Strowman, Matt Hardy, Sasha Banks, and many more. The card is subject to change.

When: 7:30 p.m. June 16.

Where:State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: Tickets $15-$105 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com.

Next week

FAMILY FUN AG NIGHT

What: Join the Champaign Park District and the Champaign County Farm Bureau for Family Fun Ag Nights. Families can participate in games, educational activities and explore farm equipment. A free dinner will be provided at limited availability — first come, first served.

When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 19.

Where: Leonhard Recreation Center, 2307 Sangamon Drive, C.

More info:Email dshannon.meissner@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3988.

VERMILION COUNTY FAIR AND EXPO

What: Fair features queen pageant, exhibits, dirt track racing, motocross, truck and tractor pull demo derby, livestock, carnival food and more.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 20-24.

Where: Fairgrounds, 1180 East Road, Oakwood.

Cost: Single day pass, $6; family 4 pack bundle, $20; weekly admission pass, $26.

More info: Vermilioncountyfair.org or emailashleydrakelwe@gmail.com.

NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES

What: Block party fun. Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, interactive music by DJ Fireproof and many more activities.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 21.

Where: Human Kinetics Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: champaignparks.com or zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3931.

64TH ANNUAL PIATT COUNTY TRAIL BLAZERS RODEO

What:Thursday Night Is Cancer Awareness Night; a portion of June 21 ticket sales go to Kirby Hospital to make cancer gift baskets. Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, downtown Monticello. Kids and Clowns lunch right after the parade at Rick Ridings Ford Monticello.

When:Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. June 21-23.

Where:Trail Blazers Arena, Monticello.

Cost: Tickets: Kids 3 and younger, free; ages 4-12 years old, $4 on June 21, $5 on June 22, 23; adults 13 and older, $10 in advance, $12 at the gate. Three-day passes, kids, $12, adults, $30. June 21 only, a family pass (two adults, two kids), $20.

More info:pctrailblazers.org/Piatt-County-Rodeo.html.

30TH ANNUAL ARTS IN THE PARK

What: The Artist Promenade and the Art of Food and Beverage open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (some artists may stay open until 8 p.m.) June 23 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24. Danville Art League Show, Art on Wheels Car Show, Sidewalk Chalk Contest, Children’s Tent, Theatre Row. Lincoln Park Stage, wide variety of performances by local dance studios, and music by Danville Sweet Adelines, Danville Barbershop Chorus, Olga Berezhnaya, Fountain Trust Bagpipes, Captain Rat and The Blind Rivets, Danville Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, Cobalt: The Blues Resurrection, Doc Ashton & The Root Canals, Steve Rodman & Love Sign Band, and Danville Municipal Band.

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 23, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 24.

Where: Lincoln Park, 900 W. English St., Danville.

More info: aitpdanville.org, Facebook.com/AITPDanville or email lucas1911@aol.com.

PIG DAZE BEER FEST

What: Pig Daze will be a celebration of summer, beer, and local art including games, live screen-printing, food trucks, bubbles, photo booths, and more. The image Baliens by local artist Sophie McMahan featured on the label for the new Pig Daze Imperial Stout to be released at the fest.

When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 23.

Where: Parking lot just North of Point Fencing Club on Walnut (behind the Blind Pig warehouse brewery), Champaign.

More info: Call 217-398-5133, https://www.blindpigco.com/, https://www.facebook.com/events/1686711828197548/ or email blindpigco1@gmail.com .

19TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING-JETTIE RHODES DAY

What: This day is all about giving back to the community with fun, family, networking, and a diverse atmosphere. Enjoy free food (while supplies last), entertainment, kids’ activities, raffle prizes and a wealth of resourceful information provided by our public officials and community members who volunteer for this event. Rain or shine.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. June 23.

Where: King Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

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FORD COUNTY FAIR

What: Highlights include Western Horse Show, a queen pageant, talent show, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, C-Bar rodeo, petting zoo, carnival, a variety of livestock shows, food and more. Friday night concert features Travis Tritt with Craig Campbell and Jordan Davis.

When: June 24-30.

Where: Fairgrounds, 329 E. Third St., Melvin.

Cost: Free gate admission, June 25. Gate admission, $5, June 25-28; $30 includes the concert (Advance Tickets $25, ages 10 and younger $10), June 29; $5 (noon to 3 p.m.), $10 (3 to 9 p.m.), ages 7-12 $5, June 30. Season ticket, $20. Children ages 6 and younger free except Friday.

More info: fordcountyfair.org or call 217-388-2815 during fair week.

TOLONO FUN DAYS

What: Friday: Tolono Twilight Trek 5K, 6 p.m.; Kids’ 1 / 2-mile run, 7 p.m.; and free outdoor family movie at dusk. Flea market, food vendors, petting zoo and pony rides, inflatables, pork chop sandwiches. Saturday’s events start at 6:50 a.m. with a flag raising and sunrise service, followed by a parade, inflatables, petting zoo and pony rides, helicopter rides, kiddie tractor pull, Scovill mobile zoo, Wings of Wonder bird rescue, Bowmentum archery team, music, retiring of the colors and concludes with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

When: 6 to 11 p.m. June 29 and 6:50 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 30.

Where: West Side Park, Tolono.

More info: Facebook/TolonoFunDay or TolonoFunDay@yahoo.com.

2018 ARTHUR FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

What:Live bands, skydivers, powered parachutes, and concluding with the fireworks display. Live bands begin at 4 p.m. in Jurgens Park, as well as pony rides, kids activities, and concession vendors. Food and drink stands will be open in Jurgens Park throughout the afternoon and evening. Before the fireworks there will be Powered Parachutes, and Skydivers from The Mid-America Sport Parachute Club of Taylorville with the final skydiver delivering the American Flag.

When: 4 p.m. June 30. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Jurgens Park, Arthur.

More info: Call 217-543-2242.

RANTOUL FREEDOM CELEBRATION

When: July 3 and 4.

Where: Jurgens Park, Arthur.

More info: http://www.rantoulchamber.com.

MONTICELLO FREEDOM FESTIVAL

What:Live music, food, vendors and spectacular fireworks show.

When: 4 to 11 p.m. July 3.

Where: Lodge Park, Monticello.

FIREWORKS SPECIAL

What: See the Monticello fireworks without worrying about traffic. Ride the train from downtown Monticello to watch the fireworks. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and insect repellent.

When: Trains depart at 8 p.m. July 3.

Where: from the Wabash Depot in downtown Monticello.

Cost: $10-$12, under 2 years old, free with adult.

More info: mrym.org or call 877-762-9011.

FIREWORKS SPECIAL

What: See the Monticello fireworks without worrying about traffic. Ride the train from downtown Monticello to watch the fireworks. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and insect repellent.

When: Trains depart at 8 p.m. July 3.

Where: from the Wabash Depot in downtown Monticello.

Cost: $10-$12, under 2 years old, free with adult.

More info: mrym.org or call 877-762-9011.

CHAMPAIGN FREEDOM CELEBRATION

What: 5K Race Walk, parade and evening program. Evening festivities begin with musical entertainment on the main stage, children’s bounce house/inflatables). Parking in the State Farm Center and Activities and Recreation Center parking lots. Around 9:10 p.m., announcements, National Anthem, an invocation, and retiring of our nation’s flag, followed by the fireworks.

When: July 4. Race registration, 7:30 a.m. Youth run, 8:30 a.m.; 5K Race/Walk at 9:05 a.m. Parade at 11:05 a.m. Evening festivities begin at 7 p.m.

Where: State Farm Center. Race registration between the Northwest and Northeast Parking Lots on Kirby.Race starts at Florida Avenue (between First and Fourth street) across from Memorial Stadium. Parade begins near First and Kirby. Evening festivities at Kirby Avenue between First and Oak streets. Fireworks at lot E-14 west of State Farm Center.

More info: Call 217-531-3777 Hotline, email info@july4th.net or http://www.july4th.net.

SIBLEY AREA FOURTH OF JULY

What:”Sibley’s Parade Down Memory Lane Est. 1959.” Breakfast served at 7 a.m., Sibley Lake Pavilion Activities begin at 8 a.m. with a Fire Department Water Ball Tournament, followed by Youth Fishing Derby at Sibley Lake, softball games at Sibley Baseball Field, parade at 11:30 a.m. (registration, 10 to 11 a.m. ), old-fashioned kids games at 1 p.m. at park, frog jumping contest at 2 p.m., knockerball at 3 p.m. (registration, 2:30 p.m.), inflatables and more. Burr Oaks Vintage Tractor Drive at 2 p.m. Bingo at 3 p.m. and face painting at 4 p.m. at park. Remote control Air and Boat Show at 5 p.m. at the lake. Entertainment by the band Sweetwater at 6:30. Parade winners announced, 6 p.m. Raffle winners announced, 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

When: 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., then fireworks at dusk July 4. Rain date July 5, fireworks only.

Where: Sibley Lake Park, Sibley.

Cost: All activities are free.

More info: Call 217-417-6136, Facebook Page (Sibley 4th of July) and sibley4thofjuly.weebly.com.

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

What:There will be give-a-ways, a cannon ball contest, and a wall climbing contest.

When: July 4.

Where: Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center, Urbana.

More info: urbanparks.org.

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE AND FIREWORKS

What:Parade, vendors, live music, fireworks.

When: July 4.

Where: Village of Bement.

More info: 217-678-4741.

FREEDOM FEST

What: Food concessions and some family activities start at 3 p.m.; Music in Motion begins at 3 p.m.; and at 9 p.m., after a tribute to our service men and women, a spectacular fireworks display set to music will light up the lake.

When: 3 p.m. July 4.

Where: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Admission, $2; children 5 years old and younger are free. Additional contributions will be greatly appreciated.

More info: Call 217-586-3360.

FREEDOM FEST

What:Concessions, vendors, food, music and activities 4 p.m. DJ and music by Music by Mike. Games and contests: Hula hoop contest, hobby horse races, sack races, ring toss game, ping pong ball game (grand prize game style), kiddy hay stack hunt, watermelon eating contest, egg toss, tug of war, water balloon toss. Fireworks at dusk. 50/50 raffle tickets – winner announced after fireworks. Vendors can sign up by emailing hac61849@yahoo.com.

When: 4 to 10 p.m. July 4.

Where: Homer Village Hall, Homer.

Cost: Bounce House, $5 all day.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/272198519980887/?ti=cl

NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES

What: Block party fun. Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, interactive music by DJ Fireproof and many more activities.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. July 6.

Where: Johnston Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: champaignparks.com, email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Something different each month. Presented by Imbibe Urbana. Live local, social culture. Family friendly — for everyone. Check online for details closer to the date.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. July 6.

Where: downtown Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Imbibe Urbana – Home | Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ImbibeUrbanaIL, or email imbibeurbana@gmail.com.

MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR

What:Queen and baby pageants, livestock shows, exhibits in merchant building, grandstand entertainment, beer tent, rodeo, ITPA Tractor Pull.

When: July 8-14.

Where: Fairgrounds, 301 E. Columbia St., Arthur.

Cost: Free.

More info:moultriedouglascountyfair.com.

MAHOMET AUTO FEST

What:Hosted by Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce. Registration 9 a.m. Awards beginning around 3 p.m. Raffles, 50/50 around 3:00pm. Car Cruise at 4 p.m. Judging done by Class and Peoples Choice, Best of Show. Food, drink, desserts, giveaways.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8.

Where: downtown Mahomet.

Cost: Fees/admission: $15 entry fee per vehicle. T-shirts available, $20.

More info:https://www.mahometchamberofcommerce.com/pages/MahometAutoFest.

FISHER FAIR

What: Donkey racing returns to the fair this year. Other fair favorites include queen pageant, farm frenzy, tractor and truck pulls, horse show, rodeo, livestock, car show, lawn mower derby, demolition derby and 5k.

When: July 10-14.

Where: Fairgrounds, 226 E. Sangamon St., Fisher.

Cost: Daily admission ranges from $5 to $10. Season pass $30.

More info: fisherfair.com or call 217-897-1437 week of fair only.

HISTORIC FARM DAYS

What: Sponsored by the I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Lots of food available. Exhibits of antique farm machinery and field demonstrations, construction equipment, lawn and garden tractor, and trucks. Sawmill, blacksmith shop and restored log cabin on the grounds. Daily tractor parade, kids’ pedal pull and entertainment. Antique tractor pull, steam engine, “sparks show” and fireworks Saturday night. Tractor raffle, July 15.

When: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 12-15.

Where: I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club show grounds, 400 Busey St., Penfield.

Cost: $10, $25 multi-day pass, children 10 and younger free.

More info: Call 217-497-7686 or 219-863-1270 or antiquefarm.org.

BALLOONS OVER VERMILION

What: Over 30 colorful hot air balloons will dazzle the Vermilion County countryside n Mass Ascents, Fly-ins, Community Flights and spectacular Nightly Balloon Glows. Something for kids of all ages. Live music, kids zone, tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides, balloon school, classic car show, sand volleyball tournament, beer tent, lots of great food vendors.

When: 3 p.m. to midnight July 13 and 1 p.m. to midnight July 14.

Where: Vermilion Regional Airport, Danville.

More info: Balloonsoververmilion.com.

BBQ COOK-OFF FUNDRAISER

What: Biscuits and gravy, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Pulled pork and hot dogs lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. BBQ competition and bags tournament. Food, 50/50, raffles, car show, dunk tank, bounce house and more. Organized by the Clinton Eagles Auxiliary to raise money for HOOAH (Healing of our American Heroes) Deer Hunt for Heroes organization that sponsors hunting and fishing trips for wounded and disabled veterans (hooahdeerhuntforheroes).

When: Set up and registration begin at 6:30 a.m. July 14.

Where: Clinton Eagles Lodge #593, 200 N. Center St., Clinton.

More info: Call 217-454-0963 or 309-826-3802.

SPINNERS AND WEAVERS DAY

What: Vermilion County Conservation District. Sponsored by the Champaign-Urbana Guild. See 15 to 20 spinning wheels, colorful natural fibers including silk, and handmade items. Spinners, weavers, and other fiber artists are encouraged to come and join the fun.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14.

Where: Gannett Outdoor Education Center at Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-662-2142, vccd.org or email asteeples@vccd.o.

FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR RE-ENACTMENT

What: Fully costumed re-enactors will portray life on the frontier at the Homestead Cabin Area. This includes battles, fife and drum corps, cannon demonstrations and fashions.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.July 14 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15.

Where: Forest Glen Homestead Cabin, east of Westville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-662-2142 or vccd.org.

COURTHOUSE ROCKS

What: Live performance from Bad Medicine, a car show, and the movie “Coco” shown on the big screen.

When:6 to 11 p.m. July 14.

Where:downtown Monticello.

More info: Call 217-762-2583.

STREET FEST

What: Join us for live local music in the streets of downtown Champaign. Enjoy local food and drinks available from your favorite downtown establishments and listen to some great C-U talent. Kayla Brown, 7 to 8 p.m.; Craig Russo, 8:45 to 10 p.m.; Mojo: A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 10:30 p.m. to midnight, a new Champaign-Urbana tribute band debuting this summer with four performances scheduled in the area.

When:7 p.m. to midnight July 14.

Where:Walnut Street and University Avenue, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: champaignparks.com/streetfest, email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or mojotompetty@gmail.com or call 217-819-3931 or 217-840-2985.

FARMER CITY/DeWITT COUNTY FAIR

What:Carnival rides, food, and nightly entertainment.

When: July 17-21.

Where: Fairgrounds, 850 N. Grove St., Farmer City.

Cost: Daily admission ranges from $5 to $10. Season pass $30.

More info:farmercityfair.com or email rick.corneglio@frontier.com.

IROQUOIS COUNTY FAIR

What:Highlights include a church service, concert featuring Nick Lynch Bank, demo derby, figure eight demo derby, truck and tractor pulls, Wild World of Animals, exhibits, livestock carnival, food and more. Gate admission $7.50. Grandstand entertainment additional fee.

When: July 18-23.

Where: Fairgrounds, 1390 E. 2000 N Road, Watseka.

Cost: Daily admission ranges from $5 to $10. Season pass $30.

More info: iroquoiscofair.com or call or 815-683-2359 from July 1 through Aug. 1.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR

What:Popular events include auto racing, music, horse show, carnival, rodeo, livestock, talent show, harness racing, motorcycle races, motor madness, tractor pull and concert featuring Trace Adkins with special guests Tracy Lawrence and Confederate Railroad.

When: July 20-28.

Where: Fairgrounds, 1302 N. Coler Ave., U.

Cost: Gate admission: Adults $5, children 12 and under free, season pass $25. Grandstand shows additional charge.

More info:champaigncountyfair.cc or call or 217-267-8461.

EDGAR COUNTY FAIR

What:157th anniversary. Come see the vast premiums, exhibits and races. Motorcross on July 24, Barnyard Scramble, carnival. All programs will be educational, entertaining and uplifting.

When: July 20-28.

Where: Fairgrounds, Paris, Ill.

Cost: Free admission to the grounds all week.

More info:edgarcountyfair.comor call or email skinridgepoultryfarm@gmail.com.

FILMS

This weekend

FERDINAND: BOOK AND A MOVIE

What:A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays.

When: 6:30 p.m. June 14.

Where:Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free/

More info:Call 217-403-2030.

Next week

ANIMATION VACATION

What: “Cinderella” (1950). Rated G. 74 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

When:6:30 p.m. June 19 and 21.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

SUMMER MATINEE SERIES

What: This movie takes us to the Middle East: When a street rat in the Middle East frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a person over 13 years of age. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 20.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3955 or rantoul.lib.il.us.

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES READERS’ CHOICE

What: Cast your vote for any of the following “Bringing Up Baby” (1938), “Cleopatra” (1963), “King Kong” (1933), “Metropolis” (1927) or “A Star is Born” (1954). and the winning film will screen.

When:1 and 7 p.m. June 23.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $6. Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

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ANIMATION VACATION

What: “The Jungle Book” (1967). Rated G. 78 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

When:6:30 p.m. June 26 and 28.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

SUMMER MATINEE SERIES

What:Disney tackles Greek mythology in this animated feature. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a person over 13 years of age. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 27.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3955 or rantoul.lib.il.us.

ANIMATION VACATION

What: “Toy Story 3″(2010). Rated G. 103 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

When:6:30 p.m. July 3 and 5.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MOVIES AT THE POOL

What:See “Coco.” Outside snacks are allowed. Bring sealed drinks in coolers. Water bottles must be filled once on the premises. No glass containers or alcohol. In case of inclement weather, movies may be canceled.

When:Doors open at 8:15 p.m. and movies begin at 8:30 p.m. July 8.

Where: Crystal Lake Park, Aquatic Center, 1401 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost:Admission, $6, resident; $9, nonresident. Season pass, $4-$6. Admission to movies is separate from daily admission to swim.

More info:urbanaparks.org.

ANIMATION VACATION

What: “Despicable Me”(2010). Rated PG. 95 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

When:6:30 p.m. July 9 and 10.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

When: The series is focused on discussing challenging family topics. Documentary film, “The Heroin Project,” raises awareness of the heroin problem in and around southern Illinois. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A discussion panel with law enforcement and health experts.

When: 6 p.m. July 10.

Where: Champaign County Extension Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C.

Cost: Free. 1.5 CEUs for allied health professionals have been applied for through the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois.

More info: Register at go.illinois.edu/FilmSeries.

ANIMATION VACATION

What: “Despicable Me 2″(2013). Rated PG. 98 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

When:6:30 p.m. July 11 and 12.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

ANIMATION VACATION

What: “Despicable Me 3″(2017). Rated PG. 90 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

When:6:30 p.m. July 13 and 14.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

When: Dusk July 13.

Where:Wabash Park, Rantoul.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3323, rantoulchamber.com or email office@rantoulchamber.com,

SUMMER MATINEE SERIES

What:This Disney animated tale of the romance between a young American Indian woman and Capt. John Smith, who journeyed to the New World with other settlers to begin fresh lives. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a person over 13 years of age. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 18.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3955 or rantoul.lib.il.us.

ANIMATION VACATION

What: “The Little Mermaid”(1989). Rated G. 83 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

When:6:30 p.m. July 24 and 26.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MUSIC

This weekend

KRANNERT UNCORKEDWhat: This week’s music features with Jim Pryor, recipient of a Jazz Fellowship Award given by the American Pianists Association and the first place winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. Try a new wine.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 14.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

CELTIC WOMAN

What: This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites, and contemporary pop songs, all in the group’s distinctive signature style.

When: 7 p.m. June 14.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost:Tickets $45-$106, additional $6 processing fees per ticket apply (online only).

More info:Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

FOLK & ROOTS FRIDAYS BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS

What:Join the Urbana Park District and C-U Folk & Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month for some great, free folk and roots music at the Lake House. June 15: Backdoor Cajun Band (Cajun).Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. In case of inclement weather, it will be held inside.

When:Noon to 1 p.m. June 15.

Where:Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, 206 W. Park, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring House of Cards on June 15. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event’s sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24 (skipping July 13 for the Balloons Over Vermilion).

When: 6 to 10 p.m. June 15.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest, “Rocking Terry Lee” a Jerry Lee Lew

is style, rip roaring piano pumping show. Monticello Lions Club will be serving an all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. June 15.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $15; dinner, $9.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 217-377-0550, 217-897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What: Presented by Watchfire Sign, a series of summer music concerts. June 15 is Cuzin Eddie. Food and drinks are available on site. Rain or shine.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. June 15.

Where: Turtle Run Golf Club stage, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO: A VERY INTIMATE ACOUSTIC EVENING

What: Their undeniable chemistry, Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail blazing work as a producer, guitarist and songwriter have created some of rock’s most memorable hits.

When: 7:30 p.m. June 15.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $39.50-$79.50, additional $5 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

LIVE! MUSIC FOR KIDS: BABALOO

What: Babaloo brings a high-energy, over-the-top, rousing one-man musical comedy act for kids of all ages.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. June 16.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

STRAWBERRY JAM

What:A Day at Meadowbrook Park event. Taste strawberries over ice cream and listen to music by The Bashful Youngens, 4 p.m., High Cotton, 5:30 p.m., and Hobnob String Band, 7 p.m.; take a hayrack ride through the park; guided prairie tour; and check out Friendship Grove Nature Playscape at Anita Purves Nature Center.

When: 4 p.m. to sunset June 16.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Race Street entrance.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

FREE MUSIC SUNDAY

What: Featuring Angela Meyer (country).

When:2 to 4 p.m. June 17.

Where:Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount.

Cost:Music is free.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District’s 2018 Concert Series held throughout Champaign. Music by Snayl. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. June 17.

Where: Powell Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

Next week

BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION

When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

Where: Meet in the hallway near Spark Museum and Play Café at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-621-2631 or email kleiss@illinois.edu.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. June 20 is Keith Harden playing folk/Americana. Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: June 21.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 20.

Where:Blair Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

CHIA-YING CHAN CD RELEASE

What: C4A faculty pianist, Chia-Ying Chan, will perform a free public recital featuring works for solo piano and clarinet/piano duo with guest artist, Gary June. Followed by a reception where you can hear her newly-released CD and get your own copy.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 20.

Where: C4A, 202 W. Main St., U.

Cost: Free. CDs are $15.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2002088533453843/

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: This week’s music features The Katie Flynn Quartet consists of Katie Flynn (vocals), Ryan Tomski (piano), Andrey Conclaves (bass), and Kev Cruse (drums). Try a new wine.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 21.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

FAMILY MUSIC NIGHT

What:Music and movement for the whole family. Sing, play, and dance together on the third Thursday of every month.

When: 6:30 p.m. June 21.

Where:Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free/

More info:Call 217-403-2030.

ILLINOIS SUMMER BAND CONCERT ON THE QUAD

What: Annual Summer Band’s Twilight Concert series. The concerts are a link between the band program and the community, offering free outdoor concerts, as well as an opportunity for community members to perform alongside current students and band alumni. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

When: 7 to 8 p.m. June 21.

Where: University of Illinois Quad, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-333-3025 or email bands@illinois.edu.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring Sunset Strip on June 22. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event’s sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24 (skipping July 13 for the Balloons Over Vermilion).

When: 6 to 10 p.m. June 22.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville

ILLINOIS SUMMER YOUTH MUSIC 2018: FIRST SESSION

What: A fixture for more than 60 years, ISYM hosts free concerts to culminate each session. The first session of ISYM will feature the following concerts: Senior Concert Band, 10 a.m.; Senior Orchestra, 11 a.m.; Senior Symphonic Band, noon; and Senior Chorus, 1:30 p.m.

When: 10 a.m. June 23.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

ILLINOIS BANDS SESQUICENTENNIAL REUNION CONCERT

What: Celebrate 150 years of Illinois bands at this reunion concert, featuring an ensemble of over 125 alumni.

When: 7:30 p.m. June 23.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

WAYLAND

What: In concert. Food will be available for purchase this evening.

When: 7 p.m. June 23. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $20; general admission.

More info: Call 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

Future highlights

MOBILE MUTTS SUMMER FUNDRAISER

What: Listen to music by the Upper Bout Guitar Club, have a drink or two, buy a ticket in a 50/50 raffle, or bid on some silent auction items.

When:1 to 4 p.m. June 24.

Where:The Clark Bar, 207 W. Clark St., C.

More info:Call 217-398-8457 or http://mobile-mutts.org.

IN CONCERT AT CPL: CHASE BABY

What: Get a taste of the local Hip-Hop scene with CU native and rapper Chase Baby! For families/all ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. June 24.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

MUSIC ON THE LAKE: CORDUROY

What: This local folk artist combines acoustic guitar, crisp vocals, on-stage effects, and the occasional thunder of a bass drum to create a unique and unforgettable experience. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All ages.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 24.

Where: Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612 or email pcain@ccfpd.org.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District’s 2018 Concert Series held throughout Champaign. Music by Church Street Ramblers. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. June 24.

Where: Garden Hills Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

SEA CHANTEY SING

What: Sing sea chanteys, the energetic work songs of the sailors, and other songs of the ocean, the inland waters, the fishers, dockworkers and the ports. Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. June 25 (fourth Monday of every month).

Where: Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. June 27 is Recka-sto playing funk. Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: June 28.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 27.

Where:Lohmann Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring ArtBeat Music Week (Partnership with David S. Palmer Arena: Artists to be announced separately). Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event’s sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24 (skipping July 13 for the Balloons Over Vermilion).

When: 6 to 10 p.m. June 29.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What: Presented by Watchfire Sign, a series of summer music concerts. June 29 is James Jones Trio. Food and drinks are available on site. Rain or shine.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. June 29.

Where: Turtle Run Golf Club stage, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

REDS, WHITES AND THE BLUES

What: Concert Series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union. Billy Galt and the Blues Deacons will open for “Muddy Water’s last guitar player” John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band. Bring blankets or chairs.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. June 29.

Where: Gate House Lawn, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

Cost: $5 per person; $10 per family. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

More info: allerton.illinois.edu, email allerton@illinois.edu or call 217-333-3287.

ILLINOIS Bach Academy: CANTATAS

What: The Illinois Bach Academy explores four cantatas by J.S. Bach and one by his second cousin, Johann Ludwig Bach.

When: 7:30 p.m. June 29.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

TRAVIS TRITT AND CRAIG CAMPBELL

What: Concert is at the Ford County Fair. Don’t miss the after concert party in the beer tent with Jordan Davis.

When: 7 p.m. June 29.

Where: Ford County Fairgrounds, Melvin.

Cost: Tickets, $25 in advance and $30, day of the show; includes fair admission, parking and unlimited carnival rides. Special $10 ticket (available only at the gate tonight) for kids 10 and younger; includes unlimited carnival rides.

More info: fordcountyfair.org.

ILLINOIS SUMMER YOUTH MUSIC 2018: SECOND SESSION

What: A fixture for more than 60 years, ISYM hosts free concerts to culminate each session. The first session of ISYM will feature the following concerts: Pre-College Black Chorus, 10 a.m.; Pre-College Flute A, noon; and Senior Chorus, 2 p.m. Pre-College Low-Brass, all in Foellinger Great Hall. Pre-College Percussion, 10 a.m.; Pre-College Flute B, noon; and Pre-College Clarinet, 2 p.m., all in Tryon Festival Theatre.

When: 10 a.m. June 30.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

ICE CREAM AND INDEPENDENCE: UNITED WE STAND

What: Ice cream social and concert. Join WDWS Newstalk-1400 AM and host Jim Turpin in celebrating Independence Day in style with the best in American music performed by the Champaign-Urbana Civic Wind Band, featuring Yvonne Redman, soprano.

When: Frozen yogurt at 1:30 p.m.; concert at 3 p.m. July 1.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park, C.

Cost: Tickets $9-$19.50. Additional $2 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).

More info: thevirginia.org or call 217-356-9063.

HESSEL PARK CONCERTS

What:Champaign Park District concert featuring Kittens Inc. Join us the first Saturday of the month this summer for live local music.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. July 2.

Where: Hessel Park, 1400 Valley Road, C.

Cost:Free.

More info: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call or 217-819-3931.

FOLK & ROOTS FRIDAYS BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS

What:Join the Urbana Park District and C-U Folk & Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month for some great, free folk and roots music at the Lake House. July 6: Nick Ailes Duo (country/bluegrass/Americana). Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. In case of inclement weather, it will be held inside.

When:Noon to 1 p.m. July 6.

Where:Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, 206 W. Park, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Missy Vail Frakes. A dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. July 6.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $9.

More info: Call 217-377-0550 or 217-778-0990.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring Rock Posse on July 6. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event’s sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24 (skipping July 13 for the Balloons Over Vermilion).

When: 6 to 10 p.m. July 6.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville

HESSEL PARK CONCERTS

What:Champaign Park District concert, featuring Kittens Inc.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. July 7.

Where: Hessel Park, 1400 Valley Road, C.

Cost:Free.

More info: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call or 217-819-3931.

LIVE! MUSIC FOR KIDS: THE DULCIMER GUY

What: Mike Anderson brings songs, stories, a boingy-boingy thing, a clackity-clack thing, a noseflute, and more for a dynamic performance that keeps audiences, young and old, entranced.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. July 7.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring Mike Porter. Food for sale by Melvin Youth.

When: 7 p.m. July 7. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for those wanting to purchase food).

Where: Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St.

Cost: Admission $10; children age 12 and younger are free.

More info: Call 217-388-2853.

SUMMER GARDEN CONCERT SERIES

What: The Young and The Fretless (old-time mountain music). All ages.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. July 8.

Where: Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

More info: Call 217-586-2612 or email pcain@ccfpd.org.

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are “in the tradition”). Irish rebel songs, Scottish love songs, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy songs, sailor songs, railroad songs; spirituals, protest songs, war songs, antiwar songs. Instruments welcome, but not required; Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. July 9 (second and fifth) Mondays of every month).

Where:Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info:Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. July 11 is Painkiller Blues Band playing blues. Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: July 12.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 11.

Where:Victory Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.KRANNERT UNCORKEDWhat: This week’s music features New Souls with Mike Ingram, Brandon T. Washington, and Cici Stewart performing a contemporary blend of funk, R&B, and soul music. Try a new wine.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 12.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

VICTOR & PENNY

What:Featuring tight vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar work, and a fiery ukulele, Victor & Penny deliver swing-infused folk-jazz in the band’s signature high-energy style with joy, humor, and soaring musical improvisation. Dinner by Applewood Foods Catering served buffet style.

When:9 to 11 p.m. July 13.

Where:The Dragonfly event center at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 North Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Tickets $40.

More info: Email events@sleepycreekvineyards.com or call 217-733-0330.

ILLINOIS SUMMER YOUTH MUSIC 2018: THIRD SESSION

What: A fixture for more than 60 years, ISYM hosts free concerts to culminate each session. The first session of ISYM will feature the following concerts: Junior Strings, 10 a.m.; Junior Orchestral 11 a.m.; Junior Concert Band, noon; Junior Symphonic Band, 1 p.m.; Junior Chorus, 2:30 p.m.

When: 10 a.m. July 14.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE: FACULTY RECITAL #1

What: The Summer Piano Institute showcases faculty talent from the School of Music.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 17.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. July 18 is Church Street Ramblers playing early 20th century jazz. Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: July 19.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 18.

Where:AMBUCS Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.

SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE: FACULTY RECITAL #2

What: The Summer Piano Institute showcases faculty talent from the School of Music.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 17.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. July 18 is Church Street Ramblers. Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: July 19.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 18.

Where:AMBUCS Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.KRANNERT UNCORKEDWhat: This week’s music features Ranae Wilson, curating this evening of Broadway music. Performers will include Ranae Wilson, Tafadzwa Diener, Dane Brandon, Kari Croop, Ethan Smith, Olivia Nelshoppen, Bryan Goode, and accompaniment by Tommy Howie. Try a new wine.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 19.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

ILLINOIS SUMMER BAND CONCERT ON THE QUAD

What: Annual Summer Band’s Twilight Concert series. The concerts are a link between the band program and the community, offering free outdoor concerts, as well as an opportunity for community members to perform alongside current students and band alumni. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

When: 7 to 8 p.m. July 19.

Where: University of Illinois Quad, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-333-3025 or email bands@illinois.edu.

SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE: STUDENT GALA CONCERT #1

What: The Summer Piano Institute showcases student talent at the first Student Gala Concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 19.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

FOLK & ROOTS FRIDAYS BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS

What:Join the Urbana Park District and C-U Folk & Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month for some great, free folk and roots music at the Lake House. July 20 is a free family concert featuring Jay Sand, “All Around This World” (world), featuring African, Asian and Latin American cultures. Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. In case of inclement weather, it will be held inside.

When:Noon to 1 p.m. July 20.

Where:Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, 206 W. Park, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Donald Dennis Bettis. A dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. July 20.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $9.

More info: Call 217-377-0550 or 217-778-0990.

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What: Presented by Watchfire Sign, a series of summer music concerts. July 20 is TBT Band. Food and drinks are available on site. Rain or shine.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. July 20.

Where: Turtle Run Golf Club stage, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring Mank N Sass, on July 20. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event’s sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. July 20.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville.

OUTSIDE AT RESEARCH PARK

What: Concer series is presented by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Fox/Atkins Development, LLC and the University of Illinois. Opening set at 6:30 p.m. of New Orleans funk and jazz from local favorite Jive Bag, led by Jonny Beckett. At 7:30 p.m., southern blues woman Marcia Ball with her superb keyboard skills.

When: 6:30 p.m. July 20.

Where: Research Park, 1816 S. Oak St., C. Performance space and seating just south of the Atkins Building, corner of First Street and St. Mary’s Road. Free parking is available in the lot south of the Caterpillar Building, 1901 S. First St..

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

JOHN CONLEE

What: Country music icon in concert.

When: 7 p.m. July 20. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $50 and $60. All tickets $5 more day of show. http://www.itickets.com/events/399173.html or call itickets at 800-965-9324.

More info: Call 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

‘ALL AROUND THE WORLD’ FAMILY CONCERT

What: All ages. Performances featuring African, Asian and Latin American cultures by Jay Sand, guitarist, children’s music teacher and world traveler. Presented by Urbana Park District and the library.

When: 1 to 2 p.m. July 21.

Where: Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

ILLINOIS SUMMER YOUTH MUSIC 2018: FOURTH SESSION

What: A fixture for more than 60 years, ISYM hosts free concerts to culminate each session. The first session of ISYM will feature the following concerts: Junior Concert Band, 10 a.m.; Junior Symphonic Band, 11:30 a.m., all in Foellinger Great Hall. Musical Theatre, 10 a.m. in Tryon Festival Theatre.

When: 10 a.m. July 21.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

LIVE! MUSIC FOR KIDS: SUPER STOLIE

What: Super Stolie’s energetic, interactive show inspires the silliness in everyone. Performing on acoustic guitar and with her magical looping pedal, she serves up a dynamic batch of fun, original kids’ songs, nursery rhymes and popular cover tunes.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. July 21.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE: STUDENT GALA CONCERT #2

What: The Summer Piano Institute showcases student talent at the first Student Gala Concert.

When: 1:30 p.m. July 21.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE: STUDENT CONCERTO CONCERT

What: Sinfonia da Camera partners with the School of Music’s Summer Piano Institute in this concert.

When: 4 p.m. July 21.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

SUMMER PIANO INSTITUTE: FACULTY CONCERTO CONCERT

What: Sinfonia da Camera partners with the School of Music’s Summer Piano Institute in this concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 21.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District’s 2018 Concert Series held throughout Champaign. Music by Hot Iron String Band. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. July 22.

Where: Kaufman Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

SEA CHANTEY SING

What: Sing sea chanteys, the energetic work songs of the sailors, and other songs of the ocean, the inland waters, the fishers, dockworkers and the ports. Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. July 23 (fourth Monday of every month).

Where: Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. July 25 is The Live Jukebox playing pop hits and classics. Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: July 26.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 25.

Where:Crestview Park, Urbana.

More info: urbanaparks.org.KRANNERT UNCORKEDWhat: This week’s music features classical guitar with Guido Sanchez-Portuguez. Try a new wine.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 26.

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Featuring Vinyl Generation on July 27. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event’s sales go to benefit Danville area charities. Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group present this 20th annual event May 25 through Aug. 24.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. July 27.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville

MUSIC ON THE LAKE

What: Hot Iron String Band (originals songs and classic favorites in their lively modern bluegrass style).

When: 5 to 7 p.m. July 29.

Where: Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Home.

Cost: Free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612 or email pcain@ccfpd.org.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Champaign Park District’s 2018 Concert Series held throughout Champaign. Music by Desifinado. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. July 29.

Where: Eisner Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are “in the tradition”). Irish rebel songs, Scottish love songs, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy songs, sailor songs, railroad songs; spirituals, protest songs, war songs, antiwar songs. Instruments welcome, but not required; Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. July 30 (second and fifth) Mondays of every month).

Where:Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info:Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

DANCING

This weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Class Demonstrations.Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 15.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers’ event featuring music by Big Bluestem with caller, Kristen Planeaux. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. June 15.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: Night Club Dance.

When: 7 to 9:30 a.m. June 16.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Public dances. Bands include Broken Prairie on the first Saturday of the month, Caleb Cook Band on the second, Battle Creek on the third and various country bands on the last Saturday.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday.

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

Next week

INTERNATIONAL DANCING

What: Sponsored by the Illini Folk Dance Society. Features mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the worldNo previous experience or partner is needed.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, June 19-Oct. 23.

Where: Room 314, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Check schedule in north lobby because room assignments get changed without notice.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://illinifolkdancesociety.weebly.com.

STARLITE BALL

What: For ballroom dancers of all ages. With music by the band Second Chance. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 20.

Where: Harrison Park Clubhouse, West Voorhees Street, Danville.

Cost: $10.

More info: Call 217-443-2999.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 22.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

Future highlights

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 29.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. July 6.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers’ event featuring music by Fiddlin Banjo Billy and The Old-Time Players with caller, Deborah Hyland. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. July 6.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Open dancing. Win a prize to share.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. July 13.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

What: A dinner and a dance with music by Salt Fork River Band. Call to register for dinner.

When: Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m.; dance, 6 to 8 p.m. July 14.

Where:Hoopeston Multi-Agency Service Center, 206 S. First Ave., Hoopeston.

Cost:$5 and includes meal.

More info:Call 217-283-5544.

NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: Night Club Dance.

When: 7 to 9:30 a.m. July 14.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Ice Cream Social. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. July 20.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers’ event featuring live music with callering. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. July 20.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Hawaiian Night. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. July 27.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

C-U COMEDY’S FRIDAY NIGHT STAND UP COMEDY

What: June 15 is a showcase, featuring four great comics for the same price as one, Max Price from St. Louis, Kadeems Hard Kool-Aid: Kadeem Fuller and Kadeem Richardson, and Justin Tuttle. Future Friday Night Summer Series comedy shows are listed in our Nightlife listings on our website’s A&E page on Thursdays.

When: 8:30 to 10 p.m. June 15.

Where: Soma Ultralounge, 320 N. Neil St., C.

Cost:Tickets $10.

More info: cucomedy.com or email jesse@cucomedy.com.

MAGIC AND JUGGLING WITH MICHAEL MOXIE

What:Join us for magic, juggling, and comedy with the multi-talented and highly entertaining Michael Moxie. For all ages.

When: 3 to 3:30 p.m. June 17.

Where:Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free/

More info:Call 217-403-2030 or email librarian@champaign.org.

Future highlights

ENTERTAINMENT: JUGGLING FUNNY STORIES

What: Nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris, a Storytelling World Award winner, creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a person over 13 years of age.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. June 29.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3955.

ZOO IMPROV FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV

What: Kid-friendly interactive family show at 7 p.m. followed by the cage-free comedy for the rest of the family at 8:30. With special guests, Jonathan Pitts and Sharon Shoemaker.

When: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 29.

Where: SoDo Theater, 111 S. Walnut St., C.

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

More info: zooimprov.com or email contact@zooimprov.

JUGGLING, MAGIC, AND MORE!

What: Juggling, magic, and a huge dose of humor! Troy Roark consistently leaves his audiences laughing to the point of tears. For all ages.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. June 30.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info:Email librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030

THEATER

This weekend

‘ALADDIN, JR.’

What: A musical, featuring The Little Theatre on the Square High School All Stars.

When: 10:30 a.m. June 14-16.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $10.40-$12.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

‘BUYER & CELLAR’

What: The Celebration Company. A one-man comedy set in the mall in Barbra Streisand’s basement

When: 7:30 p.m. June 14-17, 20-23.

Where: Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$15. First Friday night is two for $20.

More info: Call 217-384-4000 or stationtheatre.com.

‘GREASE’

What: Champaign Urbana Theatre Company.

When: 7 p.m. June 14-16, 2 p.m. June 17, 7 p.m. June 21-23, 2 p.m. June 24.

Where: Harold & Jean Miner Theater, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $12.50-$14.50.

More info: cutc.org, email manager@cutc.org, call 217-352-4085 or https://www.facebook.com/cutheatreco/

‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’

What: This Broadway musical is called “rock ‘n’ roll heaven” by the critics.

When: 8 p.m. June 14, 2 and 8 p.m. June 15, 2 p.m. June 16 and 17.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

‘A SECOND HELPING: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2.’

What:Presented byCountry Theatre Workshop.

When:7:30 p.m. June 14-16, 2 p.m. June 17.

Where: Country Theatre Workshop theater, 1280 E. 770 N Road, 2 miles north of Cissna Park.

Cost: Tickets $12.

More info: Call 815-457-2626 or countrytheatre.org.

‘UNLUCKY IN LOVE’

What: Presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company’s Seven Corpse Murder Mystery Dinners.Food will be catered and served buffet style.

When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. June 16.

Where: The Dragonfly event center at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 North Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Tickets $40.

More info: Email events@sleepycreekvineyards.com or call 217-733-0330.

Next week

‘HELLO, DOLLY!’

What:The classic Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history.

When: 2 and 8 p.m. June 20, 8 p.m. June 21 and 22, 2 and 8 p.m. June 23, 2 p.m. June 24, 8 p.m. June 26, 2 and 8 p.m. June 27, 8 p.m. June 28, 2 and 8 p.m. June 29, 2 p.m. June 30 and July 1.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

“THE IRISH WAKE”

What: Murder Mystery presented by CUTC Fundraiser benefitting C4A,Community Center for the arts, Childrens’ Scholarship Fund. Includes a four-course dinner by Sylvia’s Irish Inn and music by C4A’s Irish fiddle expert Amanda Ramey.

When:7 to 10 p.m. June 22.

Where: Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St.

Cost:$75 per person.

More info: Call 217 384 4800 or 217 979 1216 or http://www.Sylvia‘s Irish.

Future highlights

‘THE ALIENS’

What: The Celebration Company. A play of silences and dialogues set behind a coffee shop in a small town in Vermont.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 5-8, 11-15, 18-21. One of the Sundays is usually at 3 p.m.

Where: Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$15. First Friday night is two for $20.

More info: Call 217-384-4000 or stationtheatre.com.

‘ANNIE’

What:The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.

When: 2 and 8 p.m. July 18, 8 p.m. July 19 and 20, 2 and 8 p.m. July 21, 2 p.m. July 22, 8 p.m. July 24, 2 and 8 p.m. July 25, 8 p.m. July 26, 2 and 8 p.m. July 27, 2 p.m. July 28 and 29.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

‘THE BIG BAD MUSICAL’

What: DLO Musical Theatre. In this smart and wickedly funny musical, the jury (with audience participation) must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world!

When: 7 p.m. July 12 and 13, 1 and 5 p.m. July 14.

When: St. James United Methodist Church, 504 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

More info: dlomusicaltheatre.com, call 217-431-1660 or email boxoffice@dlomusicaltheatre.com

‘DAMN YANKEES’

What:Faust meets professional baseball in the Broadway send up of love and the American pastime.

When: 8 p.m. July 5, 2 and 8 p.m. July 6 and 7, 2 p.m. July 8, 8 p.m. July 10, 2 and 8 p.m. July 11, 8 p.m. July 12, 2 and 8 p.m. July 13, 2 p.m. July 14 and 15.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

‘DISNEY’S NEWSIES’

What: The Beef House Dinner Theatre.

When: Evening shows July 13, 14, 20 and 21, doors open at 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. EDT); matinees July 15, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 25, doors open at 11:30 p.m., show at 1 p.m. CDT (12:30 p.m., show at 2 p.m. EDT).

Where: The Beef House, 16501 N. State Road 63, Covington, Ind.

Cost: Tickets $46, includes dinner.

More info:beefhouserolls.com or call 765-793-4770.

“HYSTERICAL AVENUE, FAIRMOUNT, MURDER MYSTERY”

What: A humorous murder mystery hosted by Vance Township Library. Evening will also provide a “tea party” of sandwiches, chips, veggie tray, cupcakes and drinks.

When:5 p.m. June 22.

Where: Fairmount Fire Station, 451-499 S. High St., Fairmount.

Cost:No charge, but donations will be accepted at the door for the library.

More info: Call 217-733-2164.

‘INTO THE WOODS’

What: Central Illinois Stage Company’s annual summer musical, for their 20th anniversary season.

When: 7 p.m. June 27-30, and 2:30 p.m. July 1.

Where: Salisbury Church, 2350 E. Madison Ave., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $8-$15.

More info: Email centraliltheatre@gmail.com.

‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’

What: The Beef House Dinner Theatre.

When: Evening shows July 6, 7, 27 and 28, Aug. 3 and 4, doors open at 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. EDT); matinees July 8, 26, 29, Aug. 1, 2 and 5, doors open at 11:30 p.m., show at 1 p.m. CDT (12:30 p.m., show at 2 p.m. EDT).

Where: The Beef House, 16501 N. State Road 63, Covington, Ind.

Cost: Tickets $46, includes dinner.

More info:beefhouserolls.com or call 765-793-4770.

‘A NIGHT OF CULTURE: FAITH COUNTY II’

What: Rantoul Theatre Group.

When:7:30 p.m. July 20 and 21, 2 p.m. July 22, 7:30 p.m. July 27 and 28, 2 p.m. July 29

Where:Country Theatre Workshop theater, 1280 E. 770 N Road, 2 miles north of Cissna Park.

Cost: Tickets $7-$10.

More info: Call 217-892-2151 or email info@rtgonline.org.

‘SPREADING IT AROUND’

What: A comedy presented by Country Theatre Workshop.

When:7:30 p.m. July 5-7, 2 p.m. July 8, 7:30 p.m. July 12-14, 2 p.m. July 15.

Where:Country Theatre Workshop theater, 1280 E. 770 N Road, 2 miles north of Cissna Park.

Cost: Tickets $12.

More info: Call 815-457-2626 or countrytheatre.org.

’13: THE MUSICAL’

What: Twin City Theatre Company Stars of Tomorrow student production.

When:7 p.m. July 6 and 7, 2 p.m. July 8, 7 p.m. July 12-14, 2 p.m. July 15.

Where: Sodo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C.

Cost: Tickets $15-$18.

More info: twincitytheatreco.com or call 217-353-5282 or email twincitysquared@gmail.com.

‘THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE’

What:27th annual Youth Summer Theatre performance.

When: 7 p.m. July 19-21, 2 p.m. July 22.

Where: Harold and Jean Miner Theater, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets Adults, $14; students/seniors, $10; children 12 and younger, $7.

More info: Call 217-367-15445 orurbanaparks.org.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

PRAIRIE FARM

What:The farm features traditional farm animals, such as sheep, pigs, goats, horses, cows, chickens and more. In the event of inclement weather, the farm will be closed; 217-805-4100 for closure updates.

When: Open, 1 to 7 p.m. daily through Aug. 11. Petting area is open, 3 to 5 p.m. daily.

Where: 2202 W. Kirby, C.

Cost: No admission is charged, but donations to help keep them operating are appreciated.

More info: Call 217-398-2583 or email pfarm@champaignparks.com.

HORIZON HOBBY AEROTOW

What:Giant scale model glider show.

When: June 14-17.

Where: Piatt County Airport, Monticello.

More info: elifield.com.

NATURE TRACKERS

What:Ready for a nature adventure? Want to find out what’s going on outside when you’re not looking? Come explore with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District Museum and Education Department. For school-age kids.

When: 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. June 14.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email librarian@champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

SHARP’S CROSSING LAVENDER FESTIVAL

Annual Lavender Festival. There is lavender to pick, lavender shortbread, lavender brownies, lavender tea and lavender lemonade to taste. The Barn Shop is filled with lavender lotions, potions, soaps, tea, sachets, candles, scrubs, note cards and more. Sit back and enjoy the lavender experience along with a scoop of honey lavender gelato.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15-17.

Sharp’s Crossing Lavender Farm, 1495 County Road 2300 North, C.

Call 612-720-0377 or http://www.SharpsCrossingLavender.com.

WILD EDIBLES

What: Join a naturalist to explore — and taste — wild edibles of the season! Dress for the weather and a hike. All ages. Register by June 14 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 15.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: $5 per person.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org.

A DAY AT MEADWBROOK PARK

What:Free yoga. Self-guided garden walk at Interpretive Center garden (part of Champaign County Master Gardeners “Beauty for All”). Free Bee Spotter Bee Blitz at Garden Pavilion; photograph bees on a guided expedition through the Sensory Garden and Spomer Prairie. Free Let’s Go Fly a Kite at Meadow behind PrairiePlay; bring a kite or make one at the kite making station. Strawberry Jam; taste strawberries over ice cream and listen to music; take a hayrack ride; guided prairie tour; and check out Friendship Grove Nature Playscape at Anita Purves Nature Center; free.

When: 9 a.m. to sunset June 16. Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m. Garden walk, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bee blitz, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Fly a Kate, 1 to 3 p.m. Strawberry Jam, 4 p.m. to sunset.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free. Cost for garden walk, tickets at 217-333-7672.

More info: Call 217-367-1544. Call 217-384-4062, beespotter.org/beeblitz, by June 15 for Bee blitz.

4TH ANNUAL DACC CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER COLOR FUN RUN

What: There will be an obstacle course and face painting for when the runners/walkers have completed the course. All proceeds will be used towards for items used in the CDC classrooms. A white shirt or light colored shirt/costume and protective eye wear are needed.

When: Race begins at 9:30 a.m. June 16.

Where: Child Development Center (CDC), 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost: Registration fee $10 per family of four by June 13, $12 the day of the event. All CDC children are free .

More info: Email mstout@dacc.edu or call 217-443-8833.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY 2018: GET CAPTURED!

What: Local nature photographer, Fred Delcomyn, will talk about the art of nature photography and share his experiences. Attendees will have the chance to participate in our hashtag contest and enter their photos for a drawing. No prior photography experience necessary; all camera types are welcome. Register by June 15 at ccfpd.org.

When: 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 16.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

JUNE DAIRY DAY

What: June is National Dairy Month and time to celebrate local dairy farmers. The Sidney Dairy Barn Mini Moo Mobile with ice cream sandwiches for sale, 2:30 to 3:30. Dairy Goat Petting Pen. A milking station – learn to milk a wood cut out cow or goat. Interactive displays about the types of food dairy animals eat and learn about the farmers who grow these things. The Learning Barn with all kinds of farm related books, tractors, and toys. Examples of all the dairy products that you can get and recipe cards on how to use them.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. June 16.

Where: Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S. High Cross Road, U.

Cost:Free, donations accepted for Harvest for All campaign.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/389710808180906/ or email doranlynn@hotmail.com.

Next week

SUMMER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club’s timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 15-minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, April through October.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org or funruns@secondwindrunningclub.org.

LEARN TO FISH

What: Taught by an Illinois Department of Natural Resources instructor. After the session, attendees will practice casting, learn the art of setting the hook and how to remove a hook, and to release a fish.

When: 1 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays, June 18-Aug. 31.

Where: Clinic begin at the Large Pavilion at Crystal Lake Park, near the Lake House, 206 W. Park St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-367-1544.

ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE PARK: AN OVERVIEW OF RECENT DISCOVERIES IN ILLINOIS

What:Join Mike Smith from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey to learn about highlights from some of the recent archaeological discoveries made in Illinois and the impact they have on public outreach. This program is in partnership with the East Central Illinois Master Naturalists. Register early, as space is limited.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 18.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Register by June 4, $3 resident, $5 non resident. Register by June 11, $4-$6.

More info: Call 217-384-4062 or urbanaparks.org.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS SUMMER FUN RUNS/WALKS

What: Weekly 1 mile, 2 mile, and 3 mile run/walks. Entry is free with ribbons or medals to all finishers – and every night is a cookout night.

When: 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, June 20 through August.

Where: Kickapoo State Recreation Area Cross Country Course, Danville.

More info: kennekuk.com.

MORE NATURE TRACKERS

What: Ready for a nature adventure? Come explore with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District Museum and Education Department. For school-age kids.

When: 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. June 21.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: librarian@champaign.org, champaign.org or call 217-403-2030.

TAKE ME FISHING

What: Cane poles and bait are available to use, but may bring your own. Kids will have the chance to win awards. The Illinois fishing license requirement has been waived for this event; all fishing is catch-and-release. Adult supervision of children 15 and under is required. All ages.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. June 23.

Where: Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

C-U POLLINATOR COUNT

What: All ages (under 15 with adult) Celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 18 – 24) by becoming a citizen scientist. Join entomologists from the C-U Pollinator Count to determine what pollinators are visiting ornamental plantings in Urbana parks. Results of this long-term study will help determine what we can do to make our town more pollinator-friendly.

When: 9 to 10:30 a.m. June 23.

Where: Meadowbrook Park – meet at the Garden Pavilion, (Race Street entrance), Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-384-4062 by June 21 to let us know you are coming.

BEES AND BUTTERFLIES

What: Join us as we close out National Pollinator Week with an event that’s fun for the whole family! Special Guest Speakers at 10 a.m., Children’s Book Reading at 11 a.m., Butterfly Release immediately following.

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 23.

Where:Green View Garden Center, 2005 Jones Court, Mahomet.

More info: Call 217-586-1112.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. June 23.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org.

Future highlights

MEADOWBROOK PARK FULL MOON NIGHT RIDES

What:Depart from Windsor Road parking lot. Dates and times vary depending on night of full Moon. All ages. Full moon night rides depart shortly before sunset to enjoy the sunset and moonrise over the prairie on a ‘pick your speed’ ride very low traffic country roads to Sidney Dairy Barn to enjoy the regional favorite ice cream. After eating and socializing, the sun is set, the moon is in the sky for a magical ride home.

When: Dates and times vary depending on night of full Moon June 27.

Where: Depart from Windsor Road parking lot.

Cost: Free.

More info:prairiecycleclub.org.

PLAY DAYS IN THE PARK

What: The Urbana Park District staff bring the fun to you on select Thursdays this summer for a free Play Day in your neighborhood. Activities, sports, laughter, meeting new friends and more. All ages and abilities are welcome. Activities, equipment, popcorn and drinks are provided.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 28.

Where: King Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-367-1544.

BATS AT BUSEY WOODS

What:All Ages (recommended for age 6 through adult; under 15 with registered adult) Discover more about these misunderstood creatures of the night and the many ways they benefit humans. We will begin with a multi-media presentation indoors, and then head outside in search of bats. Learn about the status of white-nose syndrome in Illinois and what you can do to help.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. June 29.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center and Busey Woods, Urbana.

Cost: Early bird cost: $7 resident/$11; deadline cost: June 15 $9 resident, $14 Non-resident.

More info:urbanaparks.org or call 217-384-4062.

GARLO 2018

What:The Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club’s biggest rocketry event of the year, the Great Annual Rocket Launch Of 2018. Rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. While supplies last, free rockets for kids (6-12 years old) to fly at the launch, will be given away. Call Greg Smith at 217-840-1678 around 9 a.m. for status of the launch.Rain date: July 7.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 30.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Admission is free, but there will be raffle to raise funds to pay for GARLO, raffle tickets $1 each or six for $5.

More info: ciarocketry.org/garlo.htm, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org.

FAMILY FUN AT THE PLAYSCAPE

What: Join naturalists at the Homer Lake Natural Playscape for a hands-on hour of fun! Our naturalist staff will provide exploratory tools and games to get you and your family discovering nature’s many wonders. Remember to dress to get dirty.All ages.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. July 2.

Where: Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email sclementz@ccfpd.org.

NATURE PLAY PRE-K: A BUG’S LIFE

What: An outdoors program for preschoolers ages 2-6 to learn about insect behavior and observe them up close. This is a chance for parents/grandparents to actively engage with children as they experience the natural world. Dress for the weather. Register by July 5 at ccfpd.org.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. July 6.

Where: Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

6TH ANNUAL MID SUMMER FUN RUN

What:American Legion Riders Post 568 Poker Run Saturday, July 7. Run will start at the Urbana VFW with sign-up. Live music from Caleb Cook and Shovelhead Band. All profits and donations will benefit local Veterans of Champaign County. Must be 21 years of age to attend.

When: Sign-up at 10:30 a.m. and ride leave time noon July 7.

Where: Urbana VFW Post #630, 1303 E. Main St., U.

Cost: Poker Run $20 per person, $15 at the gate for live music.

More info:Call 217-841-6357 or 217-249-4546

STAR WATCH

What: Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society for an evening with the stars in one of the darkest locations in the county. Meet at the North Waterfowl Management Area. Weather-permitting, the program will go until midnight, but you may leave when you wish. All ages. No cloud date. Call 217-351-2567 for weather updates.

When: 9 p.m. to midnight July 7.

Where: North Waterfowl Management Area, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Penfield.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

HAYRIDE

What:Enjoy your county park located in the southern part of Vermilion County with a relaxing hayride tour. Forest Glen Preserve offers a hayride the first Saturday of each month, June through October. No pre-registration required.

When: 7 p.m. July 7.

Where: meet in the Staff Office Parking Lot, Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost:$1 per person.

More info: Call 217-662-2142 or vccd.org.

OVER THE GARDEN GATE GARDEN WALK

What:Explore six of Monticello’s amazing gardens.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 14.

Where: Monticello.

More info: Call 217-762-2191.

CANOING FOR BEGINNERS

What: Choose the morning or the afternoon session. After learning the basics of canoeing and water safety, you will be a part of a canoe caravan around Homer Lake. Explore the animals and plants of the water while practicing your canoeing skills. All equipment provided; please bring sunscreen and water to drink. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old; an adult must accompany children under 18. Register by July 13 at ccfpd.org.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. July 14.

Where: Walnut Hill Boat Launch, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: $8 per person, or $4 if you bring your own canoe.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. July 14.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org.

WINGS OF WONDER

What: Come see magnificent tropical birds from Wings of Wonder Avian Rescue, a nonprofit based in Mahomet. Learn all about adopting and caring for these exotic pets who need new homes. For all ages..

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. July 14.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2030, email librarian@champaign.org or champaign.org.

PLAY DAYS IN THE PARK

What: Urbana Park District staff bring the fun to you on select Thursdays this summer for a free Play Day in your neighborhood. Activities, sports, laughter, meeting new friends and more. All ages and abilities are welcome. Activities, equipment, popcorn and drinks are provided.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 19.

Where: Crestview Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

TAKE ME FISHING

What: Basic fishing instruction will be available to beginners. Cane poles and bait are available to use, but may bring your own. Kids will have the chance to win awards. The Illinois fishing license requirement has been waived for this event; all fishing is catch-and-release. Adult supervision of children 15 and under is required. All ages.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. July 29.

Where: Peninsula, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Summer exhibition, “Capturing Landscape,” through Oct. 20. Other exhibitions that opened in the spring: “Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: And Yet My Mask is Powerful” through July 14; “Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country…” through July 14; “Provenance: A Forensic History of Art” through Dec. 8.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays.

Where: 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Museum is free admission; suggested donation, $3.

More info: kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1860.

Spurlock Museum

What: Exhibits, “Past Time Pastimes: Vintage Board Games” through July 8; and “Knowledge at Work: 150 Years of the University of Illinois” through Dec. 21.

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and university holidays.

What: Spurlock Museum Time Machine: Arts Exploration. Exploring the natural world with three month-long series of programs on precious metals, planets & stars, and plants. The third Sunday of each month is an Arts Exploration, offering visitors an opportunity to create a different special art project. Available on a drop-in schedule.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. June 17.

Where: 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

More info: Email spurlock-museum@illinois.edu, call 217-333-2360 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

OTHER MUSEUMS

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: Opening reception for “The Beauty of Wood,” Intarsia Wood Art by Deborah Ann Anderson.

When:5 to 6:30 p.m. July 15. Open,10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through Aug. 24.

Where: 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: parisartcenter.com or call 217-466-8130.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

What: Four exhibits: “When We Went to War,” “Champaign County Uncrated,” “A Second Home, 150 Years of Living at the University of Illinois” and “The Art of Louise Woodroofe.” The museum other highlights include a new community room, formal lobby and gift shop.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed holidays.

Where: 102 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Suggested donation, $3.

More info: champaigncountyhistory.org, email President@ChampaignCountyHistory.org or call 217-356-1010.

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM

What: The museum celebrates the history of Douglas County and East Central Illinois by collecting, researching, preserving, and interpreting artifacts of historical and cultural interest. A large, private collection of Civil War Era firearms on long-term display.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Sunday by appointment only. Closed holidays.

Where: 700 S. Main St., Tuscola.

Cost: Free; donations are welcome.

More info: douglascountymuseum.org or call 217-253-2535.

FARMER CITY MUSEUM

What: Sponsored by the Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society. Current showcase exhibit honors Malcolm Clarno and his family’s life in Farmer City. Clarno was the first Farmer City casualty of World War II. His transport ship, the USAT Dorchester, sunk from a German U-Boat torpedo with 672 soldiers dying.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays; or call to set up appointments.

Where: 224 S. Main St., Farmer City.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 309-928-3488 or 309-928-7198, http://fcghsociety.org or email admin@fcghsociety.org.

FORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WATER TOWER MUSEUM

What: The museum which features Ford County history with the current temporary display celebrates the state of Illinois’ bicentennial.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through November.

Where: In the remodeled city water tower and pump house, adjacent to Majestic Park, corner of Market and Center streets, Paxton (behind the Paxton City Hall, 145 S. Market St.).

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-379-4111 or 217-379-3723.

I&I HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM

What: Established by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Preserving the history of agriculture with antique farm machinery and tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. Featuring Hart-Parr No. 3 and gas-powered turbine I-H HT-340 on loan from Smithsonian Institution.

When: 9 a.m. to noon July 14; or by appointment. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September.

Where: 309 E. Busey St., Penfield.

More info: Call 217-863-2681 or 217-493-3101, antiquefarm.org.

IROQUOIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

What:”Illinois Bicentennial — Iroquois County Style.” Pictures and artifacts of Iroquois County following the theme of the state song, “Illinois.”

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and first Sunday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed holidays. Through June 29.

What: Bicentennial Program – Happy IL Bicentennial Birthday Bash! ICHS joins ICGS to bring Terry Lynch from Histories for Kids and HFK Presents to help us celebrate the 200th birthday of Illinois. Lynch will discuss everything from Illinois’ early years, historical happenings, famous Illinoisans and more. And of course there will be cake.

When: 2 p.m. June 24.

Where: 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: Call 815-432-2215.MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUMWhat: Father’s Day weekend. Operational railroad yard open to the public. Dads ride free when accompanied by their children. Special early (11 a.m.) train on Sunday!

When: June 16 and 17. Depart every 1 hours from museum site (Nelson Crossing), 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. From downtown (Wabash Depot), 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. From downtown, 4 p.m., no return trip to downtown.

Where: Monticello Railway Museum, 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello.

Cost: Fares $6-$10, fathers and children under 2 years old are free with a paid fare.

More info: mrym.org, call 877-762-9011 or email info@mrym.org.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: The museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. A special exhibit, “1968: A Time for Every Purpose.” The museum will have 1968-themed programs on the movies, modern architecture, the Vietnam War, and Civil Rights throughout the 2018 year.

When: Summers hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through May.

What: Museum Mondays: Adventures in Clay. A drop-in program. Drop by and we’ll take a look at different types of pottery, and how they were made. We’ll make coil pots of our own, and you can even try your hand at a foot-powered pottery wheel! For all ages.

When:10:30 a.m. to noon June 18.

Where: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

More info:ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

ORPHEUM CHILDREN’S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What:Pollinator Week at the Orpheum. the museum will be leading several science activities and art-and-crafts each day. Join us in spreading awareness about pollinators while also learning about something new about flowers, bees, pollen, and more!

When: 2 to 3 p.m. June 19-24.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Admission $4-$5.

More info: orpheumkids.com, email info@orpheumkids.com or call 217-352-5895.

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:”From Russia with Love: John Garvey’s Russian Folk Orchestra.”

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Closed weekends, some holidays. Through Sept. 3.

Where: Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C.

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

More info: For guided tours, call 217-244-9309 or sousa@uiuc.edu.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

What:Two permanent exhibits of Lincoln-Lamon law office in Danville (1852-56) and a one-room schoolhouse; natural history displays, a coal mine shaft; and “Vermilion County in the Civil War.”

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

Cost: Museum admission, $1-$3. Museum and Fithian House admission, $1-$5. Children 12 years old and younger, free.

More info: vermilioncountymuseum.org or call 217-442-2922.

VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM

What: New year-long farming exhibit, “Down on the Farm.” The exhibit will highlight the agricultural history of Vermilion County and honor the 100th Anniversary of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau. Two main floors covering wars for over 250 years. Constructed in 1903, The Illinois war museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Where: 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost:Admission, $2-$4; children under age 6 and active duty military personnel and their families are free.

More info: Call 217-431-0034, vcwm.org or email vcwm@comcast.net.

PLANETARIUM

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

Sky show:”Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, June 15 through July 27.

Main feature:”Spirits from the Sky, Thunder on the Land,” 8 p.m. Fridays, June 15 through July 27.

Children’s features: “Solar System Safari,” 10 a.m. Thursdays, June 14-21 and 8 p.m. and Tuesdays, June 19-26. “Sunstruck,” 11 a.m. Thursdays, June 14-28, 2 p.m. Tuesdays, June 19-26.

Where: Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

More info: Call 217-351-2568 or 217-351-2446.

EXHIBITS

ANITA PURVES NATURE CENTER

What: Discover Illinois natural history both inside and outside the nature center. Indoors, explore the Field Station through hands-on displays that include new discovery drawers and seasonal exhibits: explore the new interactive “frog calls” and “bird calls” drawers, wear “wonderful wings” and pretend to be an owl or other flying animal, and discover animal X-rays on the new light table. Watch wildlife in the center’s habitat garden and feeding station or relax with a favorite nature book in the Observation Room.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed July 4. Closed for cleaning, Aug. 12-19.

Where: 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

More info: Call 217-384-4062.

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, “The Art Connection: Schools to Library,” featuring artwork by students and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Booker T. Washington STEM Academy (Emily Pawlicki), Dr. Howard Elementary School (Michael McLoughlin), and Central High School (Ravyn Rodgers).

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, first floor. And 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Closed holidays. Through September.

Where: Main library on the east wall of the children’s area, and in the FriendShop Bookstore, 200 W. Green St.

Where: 200 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2070 or champaign.org.

GIERTZ GALLERY AT PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: Opening day for “Exhibition: Illinois at 200.” To celebrate the Illinois bicentennial, Giertz Gallery at Parkland College is collaborating with 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council to host this exhibition highlighting the achievements of contemporary working artists from across the state.

When: June 18. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Through Aug. 8..

Where: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu or email giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Exhibit, “From Rail to Rail.”

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sunday.To visit on a Monday or in the morning, call ahead. Closed holidays. Through Dec. 28.

Where: Interpretive Center, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org or http://www.ccfpd.org/education/interpretive-center-homer-lake).

ILLINI UNION ART GALLERY

What: Exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Illini Union Document Services and University of Illinois Press. The exhibit is an engaging visual history of the University’s printing history, publishing services, and evolving print technology.

When: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Through June 30.

Where: Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: union.illinois.edu, call 217-333-9350,printing.illinois.edu and press.uillinois.edu/press_centennial.html.

ILLINOIS TERMINAL

What: MTD art, “Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood”: “False Premise,”digital by Keenan Dailey; “The Lives of Others,” pen & ink by EKAH; “Innocuous Stimulus,” digitally printed silk organza by Sarah Marjanovic; and “Identity,” digital photograph by Nika Lucks, the artists chosen to be featured inside all MTD buses.

When: All day, every day. Through July 31.

Where: Wall displays across from the elevators on the first floor, 45 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/mtd-art or call 384-8188.

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What: Art Exhibition Series: Summer exhibit, “Marilynn Dean Cleveland Show.”

When: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Through June 30.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: champaignparks.com/artexhibits.

More info: Call 217-398-2376, 217-819-3909 or champaignparks.com/art-exhibits.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: “The Legacy of Glenn Bradshaw.”

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through July 28.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info:cinemagallery.cc, call 217-384-2253 or email baxley@baxleymedia.com.

FARMS / MARKETS

URBANA’S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What: The market features fresh produce, baked goods, meats and cheeses, wines, arts and crafts, and more.

When: 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday, June 16 through Oct. 27.

Where: Corner of Illinois and Vine streets, downtown Urbana.

More info: urbanamarket.org.

ARTHUR THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZAAR

What: Crafters and vendors with creative crafts, antiques, bake goods and unique finds. Something new every month with 50-60 plus vendors.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on third Saturday of every month, June 16-Dec. 15. Except July due to the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair.

Where: Merchant Building on the Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, Arthur.

More info: Call 217-520-3349, 217-254-5010 or email dbissonett@gmail.com.

CHAMPAIGN FARMERS’ MARKET

What: Local farmers and food artisans bring fruits, veggies, flowers, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, baked goods, and more. Market Seedlings, kids’ program, on the last Tuesday of the month, with special activities and tastings for kids, plus stories and book giveaways from the Champaign Public Library.

When: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 19 to Oct. 30.

Where: parking lot by Neil and Main streets, downtown Champaign (320 N. Neil).

More info:thelandconnection.org/market.

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