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Draft FY1516 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Available for Public Review and Comment

Date: 
September 9, 2016 - 5:00pm to September 24, 2016 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana has completed the draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) documenting programs and activities undertaken through its federally-funded affordable housing and community development programs during the year ending June 30, 2016. The draft CAPER will be available for public review and comment during the period beginning Friday, September 9, 2016 through Saturday, September 24, 2016. The draft CAPER will be available during regular business hours at the following locations:

2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

Date: 
September 29, 2016 - 8:00am to October 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

Please consider attending the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) which will be held in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, September 29-October 1. This is the 30th anniversary of this grassroots conference and it is a great opportunity for neighborhood leaders and government employees to learn new practices, network with colleagues, and exchange ideas on how to accomplish our shared goals of improving our communities and fostering healthy and strong neighborhoods.

The host cities of Champaign and Urbana have put together a great selection of workshops, field tours, and fun events. More information can be found on the conference website at http://www.2016RNNC.com

Registration is only $125 and includes extensive workshops, mobile tours, and a networking event at the Colonnades Club on the University of Illinois campus .

We are looking for great local representation at this regional conference, so please help us spread the word!

C-U Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

Date: 
August 7, 2016 - 12:00am to August 13, 2016 - 1:00pm

National Farmers Market Week will take place from August 7-13, 2016, and Urbana’s Market at the Square and The Land Connection’s Champaign Farmers’ Market are joining forces to celebrate local food, local farmers and the power of shopping local. To celebrate the Urbana and Champaign farmers market will offer a “tic-tac-toe” card to participants to complete. A completed card submitted to the Champaign and/or Urbana farmers market will offer the participant a chance to win a gift basket worth over $300 in local goodies. In addition, each farmers market will offer various activities at their respective farmers markets: National Farmers Market Week

The Champaign Farmers’ Market events will take place throughout the market on Tuesday, August 9 from 4-7pm in the lot at the corner of Neil & Main in Downtown Champaign and include:

Art at the Market

Date: 
October 8, 2016 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Join the Urbana Public Arts Program on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 for music and arts activities at Urbana’s Market at the Square! Find us at the Northwest corner of the market between 8:00am and 12:00pm. All programs offered are free, and no registration is needed. 

From 8:00am to 12pm, come freestyle with local artist Carol Farnum. She will bring plywood sheets, spray paint, quarts of paint and brushes/rollers, markers, and stencils to let visitors freestyle however they want. All materials will be safe to use, and visitors of all ages are welcome. Carol will provide direction and technical knowledge, and draw images out for anyone to paint.

Art at the Market

Date: 
September 10, 2016 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Join the Urbana Public Arts Program on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 for music and arts activities at Urbana’s Market at the Square. Find us at the Northwest corner of the market between 8:00am and 12:00pm.

All programs offered are free, and no registration is needed.From 8:00am to 12pm,  Judiee will teach visitors how to do sun-prints, or you can make your own button using a button-making equipment. Both activities are simple and for all ages.