Events & Activities

Champaign County Residential Electronics Recycling Collection

October 15, 2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

*In order to drop off electronics at the October 15, 2016, event you must register online at

The next FREE Countywide Residential Electronics Collection Event will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. until noon at Parkland College (2400 W. Bradley Avenue) in Champaign (you must use the Duncan Road entrance).

THERE IS A TV LIMIT PER VEHICLE, with a 10 item total limit. All TVs will be accepted at this event. You MUST be a Champaign County resident to attend this event.

2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards - September 8, 2016

September 8, 2016 - 5:45pm

Cuiha logoThe cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Committee have selected the recipients of the 2016 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  The award recipients will be honored on Thursday, September 8th, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign.  A receiption will begin at 5:45 p.m. and the dinner program will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

This year, two organizations and three individuals will be honored: 

Individual Awards:

Dr. Omar Al-Heeti - Humanitarian Relief

DoMonique Arnold - Human Rights

Leanna Cossman - Humanitarian Relief 

Organizational Awards:

Mi Raza Community Center - Hospitality

Walking With Angels - Research & Education 

C-U Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

August 7, 2016 - 12:00am to August 13, 2016 - 1:00pm

National Farmers Market Week will take place from August 7-13, 2016, and Urbana’s Market at the Square and The Land Connection’s Champaign Farmers’ Market are joining forces to celebrate local food, local farmers and the power of shopping local. To celebrate the Urbana and Champaign farmers market will offer a “tic-tac-toe” card to participants to complete. A completed card submitted to the Champaign and/or Urbana farmers market will offer the participant a chance to win a gift basket worth over $300 in local goodies. In addition, each farmers market will offer various activities at their respective farmers markets: National Farmers Market Week

The Champaign Farmers’ Market events will take place throughout the market on Tuesday, August 9 from 4-7pm in the lot at the corner of Neil & Main in Downtown Champaign and include:

Art at the Market

October 8, 2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

Join the Urbana Public Arts Program on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 for music and arts activities at Urbana’s Market at the Square! Find us at the Northwest corner of the market between 8:00am and 12:00pm. All programs offered are free, and no registration is needed. 

From 8:00am to 12pm, come freestyle with local artist Carol Farnum. She will bring plywood sheets, spray paint, quarts of paint and brushes/rollers, markers, and stencils to let visitors freestyle however they want. All materials will be safe to use, and visitors of all ages are welcome. Carol will provide direction and technical knowledge, and draw images out for anyone to paint.

Support The Urbana Free Library at the Barnes & Noble Bookfair

July 30, 2016 - 9:00am

Come out to Barnes & Noble to support The Urbana Free Library! This all-day Bookfair will begin on Saturday, July 30, and end in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 31, with the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at midnight. A percentage of what you purchase will benefit The Urbana Free Library.

Barnes & Noble
Marketview Shopping Center
65 East Market View Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

Can’t attend the Bookfair at Barnes & Noble? Visit to support the Library online from 7/30/16 – 8/4/16 (Bookfair ID# 11883097).

For more information contact Lora Fegley at or by phone at 217-367-4405.

Information provided by the Urbana Free Library.