Events & Activities

Urbana School District Participating in Walk As One

July 15, 2014 (All day)

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Urbana School District #116 teachers, staff, and students, along with several other civic organizations, will participate in a Walk As One outing for the school district.

USD #116 is working with the City of Urbana, Urbana Police, and the Champaign Community Coalition to bring volunteers together for the Walk As One event in the neighborhood around Prairie Elementary and Urbana Early Childhood schools. “We pride ourselves on maintaining open lines of communication with our families and the community,” said Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Ivory-Tatum. “The Walk is yet another way to share positive information and resources through a different home to school connection that we have not tried before. Hopefully, families and residents will learn more about our community partners as well as more ways we support student learning."

#URBANALOVE Summer Movie Nights

July 11, 2014 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Families and community members are invited to the free outdoor screening of Breaking Away (PG, 1979) on Friday July 11 at 8:00 pm.

The event, presented by @urbanalove, will be held at the Busey Bank parking lot in downtown Urbana. Please bring chairs or blankets for sitting. This will be the second installment of @urbanalove’s Summer Movie Nights series, which aims to bring the Urbana community together for an evening of film, food, drinks, and live music.

This month’s bicycle-themed event will begin with a casual bike ride at 5:30 pm. Riders old and new are welcome to gather at the Campus Bike Center (608 E. Pennsylvania Ave.) for the journey to Busey Bank in downtown Urbana.

May is Building Safety Month

May 31, 2014 (All day)

"Building Safety: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks"

The month of May marks Building Safety Month!  Sponsored by the International Code Council, the purpose of Building Safety Month is to raise awareness of the importance of building safety and resilient construction including fire prevention, disaster mitigation, energy efficiency and to recognize that countless lives have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by local and state agencies.


Building Safety Month Proclamation

Public Open House Concerning Windsor Road Improvements

May 15, 2014 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The City of Urbana will hold a Public Open House Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Philo Road Church of Christ, 2601 South Philo Road to provide information concerning the upcoming Windsor Road Improvement Project.

The Open House will be conducted on an informal basis; no formal presentation is planned. Exhibits, plans and aerial photography of the proposed improvements will be available for viewing during the entire time. Staff from Hanson Professional Services Inc. and the City of Urbana Engineering Division will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. All persons interested in this project are invited to attend this meeting.

The project consists of replacing the existing concrete pavement in place with a new concrete pavement. The existing four lanes of Windsor Road will remain but the lane widths will be reduced to eleven feet and a five foot grass median will be installed throughout the length of the project, excluding the intersections, to provide increased access control to adjacent properties. The north and south approaches to the Race Street and Philo Road intersections will also be reconstructed.

Leal Elementary Students to Host "Heroes and Dreamers" Film Premiere

May 16, 2014 - 10:00am

The Leal Elementary third and fourth grade students of teachers Greg Ballweg and Molly Headtke will host the premiere of the film, “Heroes and Dreamers” by Ken Paxton, on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Leal School Gymnasium, 312 W. Oregon St., Urbana. An art exhibition of the student’s work highlighted in the film will begin at 9:30 am, prior to the showing of the film.