Champaign-Urbana Holiday Bucket List: 33 Things To See and Do in CU Before Christmas

If you are on Pinterest, you've seen those "Holiday Bucket List" pins.  They are a list of fun activities to see, do, or complete with your kids during the holiday season. You could think of them as a laundry list of more things you need to fit in during the holiday season, or like us, you can pick and choose from the events listed to add more local fun to your celebrations … [Read more...]

Santa Photos in Champaign-Urbana and Beyond

Thank you to Curtis Orchard for sponsoring our 2015 guide to Santa photos in Champaign-Urbana. Did you know that Curtis Orchard is open until Dec. 20? It's a great place to stop and shop for the favorite people on your gift list. And of course, Santa will be making his way to Curtis Orchard for breakfast on Dec. 5-6. Make some memories at our annual event! The event includes an … [Read more...]

Champaign-Urbana Metro Area Trunk or Treat Events

Champaign-Urbana loves Halloween, and we love extending the celebration past our doors -- to our trunks! Maybe you want a low-key Halloween or maybe going door to door doesn't appeal to you. Either way, kids love trunk or treating, and we have a few area trunk or treat events to choose from in our local communities. This list is a round up of Trunk or Treat events only. For … [Read more...]

Legopalooza Lego Contest at Urbana Free Library

From the Editors Calling all Lego lovers! Do you have a child who is passionate about building with Legos? Or do you enjoy playing with them as much as your child? If so, then you won’t want to miss the Legopalooza Lego Contest at the Urbana Free Library. Registration ends this Saturday, Aug. 15, at midnight and judging will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22. Awards will … [Read more...]

Summer Craft: 13 Rules that Lead to Trippy Tie Dye

By Emily Harrington It’s hard for me to sit down and just “visit.” I like to center social gatherings around some sort of activity. So, when we were having my parents and brother’s family over on a summer Sunday, I wanted to do something fun of which the entire family could take part. I had seen some tie-dye techniques in a magazine and was intrigued. I had never tie dyed … [Read more...]