Events & Activities

Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

September 3, 2015 - 5:45pm

 2015 CU Humanitarian Awards Poster

The 2015 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Program will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:45 p.m. at I Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign.  Tickets will be available through the Champaign Community Relations Office, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign or by calling 217/403-8830. 2015 CUIHA Awards

UHS and UMS Jazz Cafe

May 8, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Everyone is invited to have a Taste of New Orleans as the Urbana High School and Urbana Middle School jazz bands play their last Jazz Café of the 2014-15 school year.

The event will be on Friday, May 8 from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm in the Urbana High School Commons. Entrance fee is $3 per person or $10 per family.

Desserts will be available for purchase during the performances.

Information provided by the Urbana School District.

Urbana Free Library Hosts Shredding Event with Senator Scott Bennett

May 2, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Please join Senator Scott Bennett and the Library for a shredding event.

Location: Parking lot on Cedar and Elm, just west of The Urbana Free Library
Limit: Two boxes per person. Residential shredding only (not for businesses)

Please plan to take empty boxes home with you. The shredding event will end at noon or earlier if the shredding truck reaches capacity.

For more information, please call 217-355-5252 or visit

Thanks to AT&T for providing the shredding truck and staff, and a big thank you to Blake Weaver for sharing his parking lot!

Contact: Office of Senator Scott Bennett
Contact Number: (217) 355-5252
Presenter: Scott Bennett & Urbana Free Library

Urbana High School Commencement

May 30, 2015 - 11:00am

The Commencement Ceremony of the 100th year graduating class of Urbana High School will take place on Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 am, but because of the threat of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the Urbana Middle School gymnasium, 1201 S. Vine St. Graduating seniors participating in the ceremony will have a mandatory rehearsal at 2:00 pm on Friday and will meet in the UHS Commons. At that time, the students will receive family tickets to the event. The number of tickets per student has not yet been determined.

On the day of the ceremony, doors open at UMS at 9:00 am. Limited parking is available in the UHS and UMS (both front and back) lots, as well was street parking around the facilities.

Information provided by the Urbana School District.

Urbana Middle School Students Perform Alice in Wonderland

April 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

Urbana Middle School students will perform "Alice in Wonderland" on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. The performance will take place at Urbana Middle School, 1201 S. Vine Street, Urbana. Tickets will be sold at the door, $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Urbana Middle School Students take part in the yearly musical production as part of the 21st CCLC SPLASH afterschool program. The production is an opportunity for students to learn aspects of theater, song, and choreography including the behind the scenes technical workings, costuming, and makeup. Many middle school students discover a love for music and performance because of their participation in the in the musical. The Directors are Urbana Middle School teachers Ms. Skarzynski, Ms. Stenzel, and Mr. Sands.

Information provided by the Urbana School District

Commemorative Event at The Knowlton & Bennett Drug Store Building

April 11, 2015 -
3:00pm to 3:30pm

Let's celebrate the history and culture of Urbana! The Knowlton & Bennett Drug Store Building at Race and Main Streets is a historic building designed by famed Illinois architect Joseph W. Royer. Please join us there on Saturday, April 11, for a commemorative plaque dedication and ribbon-cutting event. See below for more details.