Events & Activities
Urbana High School Theatre Department presents Little Women, The Broadway Musical based on the beloved classic novel by Louisa May Alcott November 5 through 9, 2014. The musical is under the Direction of Tim Broeker, with Musical Direction by Cullyn Murphy. The cast, crew, and orchestra feature a wealth of talent from well over 30 Urbana High School students. The production team includes Technical Director Breanna Morton, Costume Designer Barb Hughes, Orchestra Conductor Darren Hicks, Assistant Director Jessica Elliott and Scenic Construction Lead Rick Broeker.
Join Urbana’s Market at the Square and the Urbana Business Association this Saturday, October 25th from 9-11 a.m. for fun pumpkin decorating. Purchase a locally grown pumpkin from one of the Market vendors, bring it to the decorating table at the northwest corner of the Market, and let your creativity flow! The Market will supply everything you need to create a pumpkin masterpiece. Participants will receive a free locally made sweet treat to enjoy while they decorate pumpkins (while supplies last).
What: Music 4 A Mission Benefit Concert for Times Center
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Mattis Avenue Free Methodist Church
1913 South Mattis Avenue, Champaign
- Wildwood (bluegrass)
- Pearl Blind (Christian rock)
- Urbana High School Jass Band (jazz)
- Bruiser and the Virtues (jump blues swing)
- Candy Foster & the Shades of Blue
Tickets are $20, raising funds for the Times Center. Tickets may be purchased at Community Elements Clinics at 1801 Fox Drive or 801 N. Walnut in Champaign, or call 217-693-4592 to purchase tickets for $25 with a credit card. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
All City administrative offices and the Landscape Recycling center are closed on Thursday and Friday to observe the holiday.
All City administrative offices and the Landscape Recycling center are closed to observe the holiday.
A private property tree nominated by its owner has been selected as the City of Urbana’s first living Legacy Tree as part of a new city program. The bur oak at 301 Griggs St., estimated to be about 150 years old, will be recognized with the special designation in a public ceremony at noon Thursday, Oct. 9, at the tree site. The oak is a remnant of the original Big Grove, documented by the Federal Land Survey between 1804 and 1891.
Event parking is available on Griggs St. or in City of Urbana lot 25 with access from Central Ave. Rain date for the dedication ceremony is noon Friday, Oct. 10, at the tree site.
The Legacy Tree Program was created by the Urbana City Council in April 2013. It is administered by the Arbor Division in collaboration with the Urbana Tree Commission to celebrate, recognize and protect Urbana’s most significant trees and its designation as one of only 13 charter Tree City USA communities in the United States.