Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this week in Champaign-Urbana
Let’s put this chilly spring weather we’ve had in April behind us and get excited for MAY! Because May brings so many things – the last days of school, opening days at the pools, new schedules and routines, and just a general switch-up in the pace of things for a three month season of the year. And in a few short weeks, we’ll be there once again!
This weekend is a good time to get in some solid spring fun. We’ll highlight a few of those events below. And summer is right around the corner! We have a lot to look forward to and we can’t wait to share it with you!
chambanamoms.com thanks Champaign Park District for presenting this weekend’s planner
Champaign Park District Dance Arts Conservatory Presents: Legacy: Dancing Through the Decades
Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
NEW LOCATION*: Parkland College: Harold and Jean Miner Theatre
Come celebrate the 47-year legacy of the Dance Arts Conservatory. This year’s performance will be a walk down memory lane, featuring popular music from 1976 to now, with surprise performances inspired by some of our most beloved shows over the years. They are proud to feature their students of all ages, from four to adult in styles including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Irish.
GET TICKETS @ Springer Cultural Center, Martens Center, and Leonhard Recreation Center
More info on Facebook!
A few events to check out this weekend
Looking for something to do with your family? You’ve come to the right place! Our events calendar aggregates family-friendly events happening in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. We know you’re busy and looking for a bang for your buck, so we put an emphasis on including free and low-cost events that you can plan to attend on the fly. Please note that events are subject to change without notice.
Remember, as we head into spring outdoor events, that many sporting events and outdoor activities are subject to change without notice or at the last minute. Check with event organizers when in doubt before heading out to an event.
Thank you to OSF HealthCare for presenting the chambanamoms events calendar. For more information, visit OSF here.
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Friday, April 28, 2023
Toddler Tales with Special Guest Janice N. Harrington at Douglass Branch Library
Time: 10:30 am – 10:50 am
Douglass Branch Library
Family Friendly Bike Ride on the Kickapoo Rail Trail
Time: 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
UI Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 29, 2023
14th Mile Celebrate Victory Bash
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Junior Librarian Orientation
Time: 10:00 am – 10:30 am
St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library
The Little Star that Could
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Sensory Sundays | Elevate Trampoline Park
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Elevate Trampoline Park
Play Day in the Park: Special Community Choices Edition
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
UI Symphony Orchestra with Illinois Choirs
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Krannert Center Foellinger Great Hall
Featured Event – Facebook Live Chat with Christie Clinic – Pelvic Floor Health Panel
Monday, May 1, 8 p.m.
Join chambanamoms.com as we chat LIVE on Facebook with a panel of experts from Christie Clinic about Pelvic Floor Health.
Members of the panel include:
- Physical Therapy:
- Kristi Gresch, PT, DPT
- Maria Wondra, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA
- Katy Scheiding, APN, FNP-BC
- Spine & Pain:
- Sara Royston James, MS, MD, PhD, DABA
Come with your questions! We’ll see you live on Facebook at 8pm on Monday, May 1!
For More Information: Website or Facebook
CU Ballet presents its 25th anniversary production of The Sleeping Beauty on May 5th and 6th at the Virginia Theatre. Opulent splendor and story-book charm, spilling over with fairies, princes, woodland nymphs, and a happy ending, this classic, family-friendly event will draw you into a world of romance, wonder, and imperial grandeur. Make plans to join us for CU Ballet’s spectacular Sleeping Beauty at the Virginia Theatre on Friday, May 5th at 7:00pm, or Saturday, May 6th at 2:00 and 7:00pm. Felled by a curse. Saved by a kiss.
For More Information: Website or Facebook
Sit back and have fun while Kona Ice of Champaign takes care of everything. Kona brings the party directly to you. Kona’s beautiful trucks with flashing lights and upbeat music will get everyone in the party mood. Kids and adults love trying its many flavors. You can flavor your own Kona Ice at its signature Flavorwave or choose from a specialty menu. Kona even has completely sugar free options. The best part: Kona Ice is nutritious and delicious. All of its products are gluten, fat, peanut and dairy free. All products contain Vitamins C & D!
Materials Provided: Kona Ice of Champaign takes care of it all. It pulls right up to your location and serves delicious Kona Ice to the guest of honor and all the party goers. The guest of honor receives a special Kona Ice cup, birthday goodie bag, and a personalized sign on the side of the truck. Trucks are completely self-contained and they don’t require electrical hook up and don’t operate with a loud generator.
For More Information: Website, Facebook, Instagram, or call (217) 974-5662
Dr. Mark B. Huls provides outstanding, personalized orthodontic care to children, teens and adults in Champaign and Monticello, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Huls Orthodontics offers a wide range of braces to meet your unique needs, including metal braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign®.
Their practice goal is to create beautiful smiles with excellent occlusal and facial harmony using the latest orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic techniques and materials. They pride themselves on their open communication with patients and their dental providers so a beautiful, healthy smile can be achieved. Additionally, they’ll promise to always speak candidly with you about all possible treatment options as well as the associated risks and treatment costs.
Location: 481 Devonshire Dr., Champaign
Contact: Website or Phone (217) 352-4334