Champaign-Urbana Mother’s Day Weekend Planner Sponsored by Common Ground Food Co-Op

Local farmers have already started your vegetable garden this year! Every year on Mother's Day weekend, Common Ground Food Co-op hosts a big Plant Sale on their porch. What makes the Plant Sale special is that local farmers grow and donate all the plants, and 100% of the proceeds go to fund our Food For All program. They work with staff gardening expert, Anne Barger, to … [Read more...]

Mom to Mom: Another Side of Mother’s Day

Editor's Note: Sometimes we post things anonymously. This is one of those times. I actually do love my mother, but I’m not close to her. I don’t feel comfort in her presence, I don’t call her with news about my life, and … I won’t be devastated (sad, yes; devastated, no) when she is no longer here. I know this sounds awful – I know. I know some people reading this will … [Read more...]

Champaign-Urbana Area Weekend Planner May 1-3 Sponsored by Orpheum Kids’ Building Fair

It's time once again for the award-winning Orpheum Children’s Science Museum Kids' Building Fair.  Head over to this free, annual family favorite between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Designed to provide children and families with an educational and discovery-based introduction to the skills and tools involved in the preservation of historic buildings like the … [Read more...]

May Sneak Peek: Top 10 Picks for Family Fun Sponsored by Carle’s Playing It Safe

What We're Looking Forward to in May around Champaign-Urbana Summer's almost here! Not quite, we know, but May heralds the early signs that the best months of the year are squarely in our sights. Between high school and college graduations, Mother's Day and Memorial Day, it's terribly easy for some things to fall through the cracks. So we're here to present our top 10 … [Read more...]

County Market celebrates MOM with yummy, easy recipes

What would you do with a $500 gift card? County Market is giving away a half-grand EVERY DAY through May 12. To enter the giveaway, just make a $50 or more purchase at County Market and scan your Max Card and…that’s it! One winner will be randomly chosen each day. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, SEE STORE FOR OFFICIAL RULES. Stop by County Market to shop for mom! Strawberry … [Read more...]