Events & Activities

Boneyard Creek Community Day

April 23, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

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Registration is now open for the 11th annual Boneyard Creek Community Day. The event, to be held Saturday, April 23, encourages the public to help protect local waterways though cleanup and educational activities.

Individuals of all ages can participate. Work sites vary from projects in the creek to those more suitable for children. Cleanup begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. After the clean-up activities, lunch will be served at Scott Park, where there will also be music and interactive learning displays.

Last year a record 500 volunteers participated in picking up 165 cubic yards of litter from an approximately 1,800-acre area.

The Friends of The Urbana Free Library Fall Book Sale

November 19, 2015 - 5:00pm to November 23, 2015 - 1:00pm

You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season, the Friends of The UFL Fall Book Sale. Members of the Friends have access to a special preview on Thursday evening, November 19 (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night). Treasures available for purchase at the November book sale include a huge variety of coffee table books---perfect for holiday gifts!

November 19 - 23 - Lewis Auditorium

UHS Presents the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

November 11, 2015 - 7:00pm to November 15, 2015 - 2:30pm

When planning a season of shows for Urbana High School Theatre, director Tim Broeker sometimes thinks first about what audiences will love. For other shows, his primary goal is to challenge his student actors. And then there are some shows, like this year’s fall musical, that he expects will surpass both goals.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee might not be widely known by the general public, Broeker said, but audiences everywhere tend to fall for it—often returning to see it again the next night. “It covers some very serious, real-life themes around families and growing up, but it’s also very witty in a way that really engages audiences,” Broeker said.

While the show’s humor will keep everyone engaged, four audience members at each performance will be drawn in on an entirely different level: They’ll be invited to join the cast on stage as characters for part of the show.