Upcoming Events and Notices

Yankee Ridge Open House

posted Sep 21, 2018, 11:24 AM by Eileen Kohen   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 11:25 AM ]

The Yankee Ridge students, families, staff, and community will celebrate on Saturday, September 22 at the Yankee Ridge Elementary Community Open House from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.  
At 3:45pm, a portrait that was painted of Mrs. Dorothy Vickers-Shelley by local artist Jason Patterson and donated by YR alumni and local businessman Seth Fein will be dedicated in the Yankee Ridge library.  At 4:00pm, the Gymnasium will be dedicated to Yankee Ridge Alumni and Olympian Nancy Thies Marshall

Urbana First Fridays!

posted Jul 5, 2018, 5:56 AM by Eileen Kohen   [ updated Jul 5, 2018, 5:59 AM ]

n July, First Fridays will have a street fest! Griggs Street will be closed near the Boneyard Creek for the event. Lean about different organizations within the Urbana community starting at 5:30 p.m.,  play with chalk and make giant bubbles with Arcadia - A Lumen Café from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and get your face-or hair-painted at H2O Salon.

SUNA Annual Meeting

posted May 4, 2018, 12:54 PM by Eileen Kohen   [ updated May 22, 2018, 4:15 PM ]

The SUNA annual meeting will be held on Thursday, May 31st, from 7-9 pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Philo Road. If you would like to pay your SUNA annual dues (currently $5) before the meeting, mail a check to:
c/o 2206 South Race St.
Urbana, Il.  61801

Tree Planting Celebration on Arbor Day

posted Apr 21, 2018, 7:57 AM by Eileen Kohen

Join community members at a Tree Planting Celebration on Arbor Day,  Friday, April 27th at 2-3pm, in the parkway of 105 Meadow Dr.  Dr. Holly Rosencranz, Warren Lavey, and the Rotary Club of Urbana teamed up to provide $10,200, 85 new trees, to the community through the Urbana Cooperative Tree Planting Program.

Free Bicycle Give Away

posted Apr 12, 2018, 11:59 AM by Eileen Kohen   [ updated Apr 12, 2018, 11:59 AM ]

The Urbana Police Department will be offering bicycles free of charge to citizens of Champaign-Urbana and surrounding areas. This event will take place on Wednesday, April 25, from 10 am-Noon at 202 S Vine Street, Urbana Illinois (Old Good Year building). The Urbana Police ask that each citizen be limited to one bicycle. The bicycles will be offered as is condition to interestedparties.

For more information, please contact Lt. Bob Fitzgerald or Community Liaison Officer Amy Anderson at 217-384-2320 at the Urbana Police Department.

9th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival, Urbana, IL

posted Oct 31, 2017, 2:20 PM by Eileen Kohen

The 9th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival will be held
November 2-4, 2017. It's a great opportunity to hear a variety of "folk & roots" music -- blues, celtic, old time, bluegrass, folk, and cajun. Thursday evening's event takes place at Krannert. The other festival events take place in venues in downtown Urbana.  Check out http://folkandroots.org/ for details.

Free Yoga in Meadowbrook Park

posted Jun 10, 2017, 5:28 AM by Eileen Kohen

Yoga in Meadowbrook Park, Saturdays, 9am, June 13- August 29 (does not meet July 4)
Come outside to experience the joy of yoga! Join the Urbana Park District, your community, and a variety of talented yoga instructors as we take to beautiful Meadowbrook Park for yoga in the open-air.

All ages and abilities are welcome to join us as we gather to celebrate movement and breath under our beautiful prairie skies. Instructors will offer modifications so you can practice at your own level. This is a FREE yoga practice, so invite your friends and family along, bring a yoga mat (although we have loaners if you need one), some comfortable clothing, and the desire to practice yoga in an outdoor setting.

40th Annual Strawberry Jam festival

posted Jun 10, 2017, 5:16 AM by Eileen Kohen   [ updated Jun 10, 2017, 5:23 AM ]

Join us for this free family event at
Meadowbrook Park, Race Street entrance, on Saturday, June 17 from 4pm to sunset. Overflow parking at Stone Creek Church. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket or lawn chair for a good old-fashioned fun time. Enjoy musical performances and taste fresh strawberries over ice cream (while supplies last).

4-5pm Wildwood String Band, 5:30-6:30pm Bashful Youngens,
7-8pm Big Bluestem.

Uncork Urbana Wine Festival

posted Jun 8, 2017, 7:56 AM by Eileen Kohen

The Urbana Business Association's 4th annual Uncork Urbana Wine Festival will happen June 10, 2017in Meadowbrook Park. The festival is sure to be a stunning medley of local wine, live music, food, and fabulous company.

Bike Month Celebration, May 10th, 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 10:51 AM by Eileen Kohen   [ updated May 8, 2017, 10:52 AM ]

Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, Windsor Road parking lot
Live Music
 6-8pm – Michael & Jamie Lou – Bluegrass & American Roots Duo

Children’s bicycle ride (6:15pm) on park walkways
Give-a-way drawings (7:30pm) 2 youth bikes and 3 Prairie Cycle Club annual memberships.
Bicycle and advocacy group information booths 
Free bike checkups (6-8pm) by local bicycle shops
Bike Helmet sales (6-8pm) $10
Optional 22-mile moonlight night bike ride (gather 7:30, depart 7:40) to enjoy both the sunset and moonrise, at your own speed over low traffic country roads. We stop at the Sidney Dairy Barn for ice cream and socializing before returning on moonlit roads.  State law requires lights, and helmets for night riding.

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