Events & Activities

Pomp and Circumstance for Urbana Adult Education Graduates

June 1, 2014 - 3:00pm

Members of the Urbana Adult Education graduating class of 2014 who have earned their Urbana High School Diploma will celebrate their accomplishment on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Urbana High School Auditorium.

This cap and gown ceremony marks the achievement of those Urbana Adult Education students who have met the requirements for attaining their high school diploma through Urbana School District 116 during the 2013-2014 school year.

Please call 217-384-3530 for more information.

Information provided by the Urbana School District.

Pomp and Circumstance for GED Graduates

June 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

The Adult Education programs of Parkland College and Urbana School District 116 will host their annual GED Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 7:30p.m. in the Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign.

This cap and gown ceremony includes all persons who passed the GED since last June at Parkland College, Urbana Adult Education, or the Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education. Guests are welcome.

As a part of the program, there will be speakers and entertainment. Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.

Please call 351-2580 for more information.

Information provided by the Urbana School District.

14th Annual Housing Fair

May 3, 2014 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Please join us at the 14th Annual Housing Fair hosted by the Community Reinvestment Group!

WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Lincoln Square in Urbana (201 Lincoln Square in Urbana, Illinois)

WHAT: Learn about the possibilities for you to become a home owner

And be sure you stick around for the HOME MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP!  Stop by room 113 from 10 a.m. to noon for a workshop led by rehabilitation technician Joe Lewis.  Mr. Lewis will share money saving tips to help you maintain your home.



Bicycle Master Plan Public Workshop #2

April 23, 2014 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

We want your comments! Join us for the second public forum to review maps of proposed Bikeways and Trails in Urbana. We will also discuss the next steps in implementing the plan.

Visit the Urbana Bicycle Master Plan website at

Click here for an event flier!

To RSVP or for more information please contact:

Gabe Lewis, CCRPC Transportation Planner
(217) 328-3313  or

Chinese Artists Liu Jun Gang Visits Urbana Conference

April 12, 2014 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Internationally known Chinese watercolor artist Liu Jun Gang, of Beijing, China, will visit Urbana April 12-13 as part of the 2014 Illinois Sister Cities Association Annual Meeting held in Urbana at the Urbana Landmark Hotel.

Mr. Liu, who has been showing works at an exhibition at the John David Mooney Gallery in Chicago, was visited last July at his home in Beijing by Mayor Laurel Prussing and five “citizen diplomats” making their first Sister Cities partnership visit to Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, People’s Republic of China.

Artist Liu will give a slide lecture on his recent landscape paintings and will be available to meet at a ‘Wine & View” reception at the Urbana Landmark Hotel from 6 to 7 p.m. The Urbana Landmark Hotel is located at 210 S. Race St. in Urbana.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Joseph W. Royer Arts & Architecture District

April 12, 2014 -
5:00pm to 5:20pm

Two new plaques will be dedicated Saturday, April 12, at 5 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. during the Boneyard Arts Festival program as part of the Joseph W. Royer Arts and Architecture District in downtown Urbana. The Royer Arts & Architecture District was created in 2007 to celebrate the work of local architect Joseph W. Royer while providing a focus for a new Arts District in downtown Urbana.

Urbana Lincoln Hotel (Urbana Landmark Hotel) dedication at 5 p.m. 210 S. Race Street, Urbana
The Urbana Lincoln Hotel, designed by Joseph W. Royer, opened in 1924. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the hotel. Recently renovated, the hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 and declared a local landmark in 2010.