Champaign Area

Urbana Sweetcorn Festival (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-344-3872
events@urbanabusiness.com
http://www.urbanabusiness.com

The Urbana Sweetcorn Festival will take place in the heart of downtown Urbana on Main Street, between Race and Vine Streets on Friday, August 22nd, 5-11pm and Saturday, August 23rd, 11am-11pm. Go online for musical artists and all the details.

Jesus Is The Way Fundraiser (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Jesus Is The Way is hosting the Grace & Mercy Fundraiser 2014 on Friday, August 22nd beginning at 6pm at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1001 Killarney St in Urbana IL. Doors open at 5:30pm. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Carol Kent. Seating is free but limited to adults only.  For more information please call or go online. 

 

Monthly Flea Market (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Monticello, IL
815-310-0556

Join the Open Hearts Foursquare Church 762 E 1700 North Rd in Monticello, for a  monthly Flea Market, May thru October on the 4th Saturday of each month from 8 am - 2pm. If you have any questions or would like to be a vendor, please call. 

Zumba Class (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Join other ladies for a Zumba Fitness class at the The Vineyard Church on Lincoln Ave in Urbana beginning Saturday, August 23rd at 9am. The cost is $5 per class. For more information please email or go online. 

Unquenchable Faith, Bright Women's Conference (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Carol Kent offers encouragement and guidance in the Unquenchable Faith, Bright Women's Conference on Saturday, August 23rd beginning at 10am at Christian Life Church, 300 N Maplewood Dr Rantoul, IL. Cost before August 7th is $20, after August 7th is $30. Catered lunch is included. Please go online or call the church for more details. 

 

Clothing Drive (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Church Of The Living God, 1109 N. Fourth St in Champaign, is holding a clothing drive for school clothes, work clothes and any other clothing you would like to donate.  Donations are being accepted Saturday, August 23rd from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the church. For information, please call or email the church.

Urbana Theological Seminary Fall Classes (Mon. Aug 25, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-365-9005
office@urbanaseminary.org
http://www.urbanaseminary.org/

Fall semester starts soon at the Urbana Theological Seminary, 314 East Daniel Street in Champaign. The seminary offers training accessible to all Christians. You can obtain schedules or more information by calling or going online.

Zumba Class (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Join other ladies for a Zumba Fitness class at the The Vineyard Church on Lincoln Ave in Urbana beginning Saturday, August 23rd at 9am. The cost is $5 per class. For more information please email or go online. 

Fundraising Yard Sale (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
267-221-7693
hiskidscloset@gmail.com
http://www.hiskidscloset.org

His Kid's Closet will be holding their first Yard Sale on Saturday, August 30th beginning at 9am at 2403 W. Kirby Ave in Champaign. Typically we give clothes away free for kids but in order to be better stewards of our donations and distribute clothing faster we're holding this event. For more information please call or go online.

Human Trafficking Round Table and Lecture (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-356-7238

First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Church St in Champaign, presents Modern Day Solutions to Modern Day Slavery: Identifying and Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking, facilitated by Darci Jenkins. This event takes place on Tuesday, September 2nd beginning at 3pm. From 3-5pm a roundtable talk and forum will provide information and resources to local community organizations and concerned citizens. Then from 6:30-8pm there will be a lecture presentation with Q & A following. For more information, please call.

 

Healing Works Art Show (Wed. Sep 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-344-6298
http://www.indi-go-art.com/

"Healing Works" is a collection of art by survivors of sexual violence and their supporters will be shown, Wednesday September 3rd from 5-8pm at Indi Go Artists Co-op, 9 E. University Ave in Champaign. This event is free. Please call or go online for details.

GEMS meeting (Wed. Sep 3, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single begins meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at the Windsor Rd Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road in Champaign. We provide motivating Bible messages, convenient location, free dinner, childcare for kids homework help for your kids and more every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:45pm. Please call, email or go online for details.

 

Family Portraits Offered (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-762-7861
montpres@frontier.com
http://www.appt.lifetouch.com

Lifetouch Photography is offering free family portraits on Friday September 5ht from 4-9pm and Saturday September 6th from 11am-4pm at First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Church St in Champaign.  You do not have to be a member of the church to get your photo taken. Each sitting takes approximately 20 minutes and you need to go online to register.

Allerton Classical Concert (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 5:30 pm)

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Baroque Players will be hosting Classical Allerton on Friday, September 5th from 5:30-8:30pm at Allerton Park & Retreat Center, the Gate House Lawn, in Monticello IL. The suggested entry donation is $5/person $10/Family – Children are welcome. Please call or go online for details.

 

Auditions for The Nutcracker (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-355-7317
cuballet@gmail.com
http://www.cuballet.com

Kids age 5 and up are invited to audition for Champaign Urbana Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 6 at the Champaign Ballet Academy, 2810 W. Clark Road in Champaign. Previous dance training is not required to audition but children must have been born before September 6, 2009. Participants should pre-register for the audition online by 5pm Tuesday, September 2nd. Information about the audition process, attire, fees, and rehearsal schedule is also available online or by calling.

Parenting Seminar with Boomer Roland (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Mahomet, IL
217-586-3095
marsha@mahometchristian.org
http://www.biblicalparenting.org

Join the Mahomet Christian Church, 908 N. Lake of the Woods Rd in Mahomet, for a one day seminar on Biblical parenting presented by Boomer Roland of the National Center for Biblical Parenting. The seminar will be on Saturday, September 6th at 9am.  Register or learn more online or by calling.

Family Fun Day (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-351-6966
abhidlebaugh@gmail.com

New Life of Champaign United Pentecostal in Champaign will be hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 6th at 3pm at Garden Hills Park 1674 Bloomington Rd in Champaign. Everything is free from admission to food. Please call or email for details.

3rd Annual Music Festival (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chenoa, IL
815-674-7916
the_boo_426@yahoo.com

Many local bands will be playing at the 3rd Annual Christian Music Festival on Saturday, September 6th at 3pm at Zubeck Field, Chenoa City Park in Chenoa IL. There is no admission charge, but please bring items for the local food pantry or gently used winter clothing to donate. Bring a lawn chair to blanket to sit on. Concessions will be available. For details, please call or go on line.

 

Church-wide Bible Study (Sun. Sep 7, 2014 8:00 am - 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-355-0454
office@friendshiplutheran.com
http://www.friendshiplutheran.com

Friendship Lutheran Church of Joy, 3601 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign IL, will read the story of the Bible, condensed into 31 accessible chapters unfolding the progression of Bible characters and their events from Genesis to Revelation using the text of the New King James Bible.  The Story will be preached in Sunday worship at 8am & 10:30am., Sunday School (Ages 3-Adult) at 9:15am on Sunday September 7th, and small group participation throughout the week. For details, please call or go online.

An Afternoon in Ancient Rome (Sun. Sep 7, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-244-3355
ksheahan@illinois.edu
http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu

Join the Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory in Urbana IL on Sunday, September 7th from 1-4pm for "An Afternoon in Ancient Rome". 5th to 8th graders are welcome at this event. The cost is $5 per child. Registration is required and limited to 75 participants. Every child must be accompanied by an responsible adult. For further information, please call or email.

Family Carnival (Sun. Sep 7, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-356-9078
http://www.champaignfumc.org/

First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church Street in Champaign, will be hosting a Family Carnival on Sunday, September 7th at 5pm. The is a free event and will be held in the church gym located on the 3rd floor. Please call or go online for details.

 

Mens Bible Study Fellowship (Mon. Sep 8, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm)

Contact Info:

Savoy, IL
217-377-0813
rgault@comcast.net
http://www.bsfinternational.org

Join the First Baptist Church,1602 N. Prospect Ave in Savoy IL, for a non-denominational Men's bible study on The Life of Moses. The study goes from Sept - May and will run on the school year calendar. It is held every Monday evening from 6:30-8:20. For details or to register, please call or go online.

Mom2Mom (Tue. Sep 9, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month beginning September 9th at 9am. Mom2Mom is a group for moms with children of all ages. Childcare and breakfast provided for a small fee. Please call or go online for details.

Hattie Kauffman speaking (Fri. Sep 12, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-552-7016
ajthomas50@hotmail.com
http://www.hattiekauffman.com/

Hattie Kauffman will share her story at the Champaign Public Library, Randolph Ave in Champaign, on Friday, September 12th at 7pm..  This is a free event. Check her website for more background. Please call or email with questions. 

Wellness & Brain Fitness Fair (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-604-2427
info@drgsbrainworks.com
http://brainfitnessfairs.org

The Wellness & Brain Fitness Fair will be held on Saturday, September 13th beginning at 10am at Lincoln Square in Urbana IL. There will be 70+ exhibitors and community resources, hands-on activities, games, entertainment, a children’s area sponsored by the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, wellness screenings for adults 50+ years of age and more. For more information, please go online or call.

150th Anniversary with Huntley Brown (Sun. Sep 14, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Savoy, IL
217-352-2240
fbc@fbc-cs.org
http://www.fbc-cs.org

First Baptist Church at Savoy,1602 Prospect at Burwash in Savoy, will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the church on Sunday, September 14th at 10am. Huntley Brown will perform and we'll recognize our past while casting vision for our future.  We'll have a picnic after the service. For more information, please call or go online.

Mens Bible Study Fellowship (Mon. Sep 15, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm)

Contact Info:

Savoy, IL
217-377-0813
rgault@comcast.net
http://www.bsfinternational.org

Join the First Baptist Church,1602 N. Prospect Ave in Savoy IL, for a non-denominational Men's bible study on The Life of Moses. The study goes from Sept - May and will run on the school year calendar. It is held every Monday evening from 6:30-8:20. For details or to register, please call or go online.

Mayan Artists of the Loom Exhibit (Tue. Sep 16, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-244-3355
ksheahan@illinois.edu
http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu

Spurlock Museum, 600 Gregory S. Ave in Urbana, is beginning the exhibit Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala beginning Saturday, September 16th. This exhibit celebrates not only the artistry and endurance of the Maya weaving tradition but also the cultural intelligence and creative force of the weavers themselves. Museum hours are Tuesdays 12-5, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9-5, Saturdays 10-4, and Sundays 12-4 and admission is free.  The Museum will be closed December 15-19 and during the winter break between semesters. For details, please go online.

Single Moms Ministry (Tue. Sep 16, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church of Urbana, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, is hosting the The Single Mom Ministry "In His Hands". This is a new ministry for single moms of all ages and stages. In His Hands meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm for dinner and for encouragement. Children attending childcare will have dinner provided. Childcare is provided at no cost but pre-registration is required. For details or to register, please go online.

GEMS meeting (Wed. Sep 17, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single begins meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at the Windsor Rd Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road in Champaign. We provide motivating Bible messages, convenient location, free dinner, childcare for kids homework help for your kids and more every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:45pm. Please call, email or go online for details.

Habitat Event (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-819-5115
khill@cuhabitat.org
http://www.cuhabitat.org

Dare to Dream, Dream to Build Habitat event hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois on Friday, September 19th at 6:30pm at IHotel, 1900 S 1st St in Champaign.  Join us for dinner, live and silent auction.  All proceeds go directly to the missions' of both organizations to suport local efforts.  Tickets are $100 per person. Tickets are available by calling or emailing.

Mitch Mcvicker in concert (Fri. Sep 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bement, IL
217-678-2461
pastorjeremylafary@gmail.com
http://www.mitchmcvicker.com

Mitch Mcvicker will be performing at United Methodist Church, 249 N. Piatt St in Bement, on September 26th at 6pm. A free-will offering will be taken at the concert. Please call or email for details.

Monthly Flea Market (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Monticello, IL
815-310-0556

Join the Open Hearts Foursquare Church 762 E 1700 North Rd in Monticello, for a  monthly Flea Market, May thru October on the 4th Saturday of each month from 8 am - 2pm. If you have any questions or would like to be a vendor, please call. 

Care for Share Fundraising Dinner (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
309-825-8458
http://s-h-a-r-e.net

Join the 2nd Annual Care for Share Annual Dinner Auction at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, Urbana on Saturday, September 27th at 5:30pm. This event raises funds to help care for all the rescue horses. Tickets are $70 for individuals or buy a table of 8 for $500. Tickets will be available to be purchased directly on our website or more information is available by calling.

GEMS meeting (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single begins meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at the Windsor Rd Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road in Champaign. We provide motivating Bible messages, convenient location, free dinner, childcare for kids homework help for your kids and more every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:45pm. Please call, email or go online for details.

 

Race Against Racism 10K & 5K (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Race Against Racism is the YWCA's annual 5K and 10K run/walk event that allows the University of Illinois campus and the community to show its support for the YWCA's mission of eliminating racism. Our 10th Annual Race Against Racism will be held on Friday, October 3rd at 5pm, at the U of I Arboretum in Urbana. Register now online. Call for details.

Bark for Life (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Join the American Cancer Society for Bark for Life on Saturday, October 4th at 2pm in Dodds Park, across from Parkland in Champaign. This is a Family-Friendly and Dog-Friendly event to raise funds to find cures for human cancers.  Event proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Pre-event Online registration is $25. Onsite registration day-of is $35. One well-mannered dog per capable handler. All dogs must be leashed and have current vaccinations. Please go online for details.

2nd Annual Urbana Sundae 5K Race/Walk (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-384-3505
ghall@usd116.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sundae5K/

The 2nd Annual Urbana Sundae 5K Race/Walk will be happening on Sunday, October 5th at 8am at the Urbana High School Complex and the start line will be at Washington and Broadway in Urbana. Check-in will endat 7:45 and the race will promptly begin at 8am. You must be 10 years of age and younger to participate in the Junior 1K and all participants will receive a ribbon. The proceeds from this event will go directly to the UHS athletic department. For more information, please go online.

Mom2Mom (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month beginning September 9th at 9am. Mom2Mom is a group for moms with children of all ages. Childcare and breakfast provided for a small fee. Please call or go online for details.

GEMS meeting (Wed. Oct 15, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single begins meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at the Windsor Rd Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road in Champaign. We provide motivating Bible messages, convenient location, free dinner, childcare for kids homework help for your kids and more every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:45pm. Please call, email or go online for details.

Single Moms Ministry (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church of Urbana, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, is hosting the The Single Mom Ministry "In His Hands". This is a new ministry for single moms of all ages and stages. In His Hands meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm for dinner and for encouragement. Children attending childcare will have dinner provided. Childcare is provided at no cost but pre-registration is required. For details or to register, please go online.

Monthly Flea Market (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Monticello, IL
815-310-0556

Join the Open Hearts Foursquare Church 762 E 1700 North Rd in Monticello, for a  monthly Flea Market, May thru October on the 4th Saturday of each month from 8 am - 2pm. If you have any questions or would like to be a vendor, please call. 

The MAZE (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
jamias@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/roadrally

Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Rd in Champaign, is hosting The Maze on Wednesday, October 29th at 6pm. This event is for 4th graders and younger and their families. It only costs one bag of candy and one non-perishable food item per family. We'll also have carnival games and candy. For details, please call or go online.

GEMS meeting (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single begins meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at the Windsor Rd Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road in Champaign. We provide motivating Bible messages, convenient location, free dinner, childcare for kids homework help for your kids and more every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:45pm. Please call, email or go online for details.

 

Mom2Mom (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month beginning September 9th at 9am. Mom2Mom is a group for moms with children of all ages. Childcare and breakfast provided for a small fee. Please call or go online for details.

Single Moms Ministry (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church of Urbana, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, is hosting the The Single Mom Ministry "In His Hands". This is a new ministry for single moms of all ages and stages. In His Hands meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm for dinner and for encouragement. Children attending childcare will have dinner provided. Childcare is provided at no cost but pre-registration is required. For details or to register, please go online.

GEMS meeting (Wed. Nov 19, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single begins meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at the Windsor Rd Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road in Champaign. We provide motivating Bible messages, convenient location, free dinner, childcare for kids homework help for your kids and more every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:45pm. Please call, email or go online for details.

GEMS meeting (Wed. Dec 3, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single begins meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at the Windsor Rd Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road in Champaign. We provide motivating Bible messages, convenient location, free dinner, childcare for kids homework help for your kids and more every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:45pm. Please call, email or go online for details.

 

Mom2Mom (Tue. Dec 9, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month beginning September 9th at 9am. Mom2Mom is a group for moms with children of all ages. Childcare and breakfast provided for a small fee. Please call or go online for details.

Single Moms Ministry (Tue. Dec 16, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church of Urbana, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, is hosting the The Single Mom Ministry "In His Hands". This is a new ministry for single moms of all ages and stages. In His Hands meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm for dinner and for encouragement. Children attending childcare will have dinner provided. Childcare is provided at no cost but pre-registration is required. For details or to register, please go online.

GEMS meeting (Wed. Dec 17, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single begins meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at the Windsor Rd Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road in Champaign. We provide motivating Bible messages, convenient location, free dinner, childcare for kids homework help for your kids and more every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:45pm. Please call, email or go online for details.