Events & Activities

UHS Jazz Band to Perform at Music 4 A Mission Benefit Concert

October 24, 2014 - 6:30pm

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.

Legacy Tree Dedication Ceremony

October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

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.

2nd Annual UHS Sundae 5K Walk/Run

October 5, 2014 - 8:00am

Urbana High School will host their 2nd annual UHS Sundae 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, October 5, starting at 8 am. The race will be a run/walk through the state-street area of West Urbana. There will also be a Sundae Junior 1K run that day. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the UHS athletic department and will be used to update the equipment in the UHS weight room, now known as the John Gremer Strength and Conditioning Facility.

Snacks and treats will be available for all participants and there will be raffle giveaways at the finish of the race in the Urbana Athletic Complex. Race day check-in will be from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. prior to the race. The 5K run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the Junior 1K will start at 9:30 a.m. The start line is located at Washington and Broadway. Awards and gift distribution is at 10:15 a.m.

UHS Homecoming Parade

October 3, 2014 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

USD Logo

On Friday, October 3, UHS will hold their annual Homecoming Parade from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The parade will include the Homecoming King and Queen and their Court, UHS Marching Band, floats created by student committees representing student groups and grade levels, student athletic teams, and a variety of special guests and USD #116 administrators. The Court will also be introduced during the UHS boys varsity football game against Centennial HS.

Due to road construction, Urbana High School altered the Homecoming Parade route. The parade will start at 3pm and the new route is as follows:

Urbana Fire Department Invites You to Fire Prevention Week's Family Night!

October 9, 2014 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Thursday, October 9th
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Lincoln Square Village, 300 S Broadway, Urbana, Illinois

FEATURING a live burn cell presentation emphasizing how quickly a fire builds and the importance of smoke detectors as an early detection warning system.


  • Fire Prevention & Education Demonstrations
  • Sparky the Fire Dog along with Safety Pup
  • Fire Safety House
  • Color Sparky for chance to win new Bicycle (children ages 5-9)

Free Pizza and soft drinks while supplies last.

Image reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, ©2014 NFPA.

Bicycle Rodeo

September 27, 2014 -
9:00am to 11:30am

Bike Rodeo Flyer

Join the City of Urbana, Urbana's Market at the Square, C-U SRTS Project, Champaign-Urbana Public Health, CUUATS, and MTD for a Bike Rodeo!

When: Saturday, September 27th from 9-11:30 a.m.

Where: Across Illinois Street from Urbana's Market at the Square (next to the dry cleaners)

What: Bicycle skills stations, safety information, helmet sales, helmet fittings, and more!

For more information please visit the C-U Safe Routes to School Website at or call Cynthia Hoyle at 217/384-8188 or Gabriel Lewis at 217/328-3313.