Events & Activities

Urbana Celebrates the Boneyard!

April 11, 2015 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Join us in for a day full of fun, family-friendly arts activities at Urbana's newest urban park!

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Boneyard Creek Improvements Project
(enter at Race St. and Griggs St. in Downtown Urbana)
FREE admission

Featuring arts workshops, face painting, food trucks, and performances by:

  • Bow-Dacious String Band (from Community Center for the Arts), 11:00am-12:30pm

  • African drumming and dancing with Djibril Camara and Ballet Allah Tantou, 1:30pm-3:00pm

This event is presented by the City of Urbana, and is a part of 40 North's 13th Annual Boneyard Arts Festival.

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UHS Theatre Production: James and the Giant Peach

February 18, 2015 - 7:00pm to February 22, 2015 - 2:30pm

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In addition to school-day shows being offered to Urbana elementary school classes, there will be five performances of James and the Giant Peach for the general public:

  • February 18-21 at 7:00pm

  • February 22 at 2:30pm

All performances in the UHS Cobb Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for children and students and $10 for adults, and are available at the box office, which opens 30 minutes prior to each performance. A Character Carnival is also being held on Saturday, February 21, from 10:00–11:30 am in the Urbana High School Commons (enter through the Iowa Street doors).

The Carnival will feature the high school student actors in full costume for children to meet and take photos with, as well as storytelling, activities, peachy treats and refreshments, prizes, and balloons. Admission to the Carnival is $3 for kids ages five and under, and $5 for people six and up.

Urbana Schools Celebrate NAAPID

February 9, 2015 -
8:15am to 2:00pm

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Urbana – Students, families, and staff will celebrate National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) on Monday, February 9, 2015. All USD #116 schools will have events throughout the day. Below, please find a schedule of select activities that will take place in the schools listed, in celebration of this national event.

King Elementary: King School will host NAAPID Day from 8:15-2:45 p.m. Parents are encouraged to visit their children's classrooms and join staff and teachers for a soul food luncheon in the library from 11:00-12:30 p.m.

Parents will complete a passport during the day to earn a change to win a drawing. Parents must have at least four different locations stamped on their passport to qualify for the drawing. Locations include: Homeroom Class, An ESL Class, A Specialist Teacher, Computer Lab, A Native Language Class, Library, Family Engagement room, Student Education Advocate/SEA office.

Urbana's Market at the Square to Host First Annual CSA Fair

January 21, 2015 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food, it bridges the gap between consumers and farmers, and can be a valuable option for anyone who would like access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and in our community, even meat, cheese, bread, and more! The First Annual Market at the Square CSA Fair is your opportunity to talk to the farmers that offer CSAs, buying clubs, and similar programs.

We hope that you’ll join us for our First Annual Market at the Square CSA Fair!