The weekend of hearts, pink, red and love is here and Champaign-Urbana is full of Valentine’s-themed fun to celebrate
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this weekend in Champaign-Urbana
While some people don’t look forward to Valentine’s Day with the same anticipation that others do, by and large, most families with young kids feel excitement in their homes in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Not only are there cards (and maybe even candy) to exchange, but craft projects and oodles of pink-themed fun are everywhere you look.
This weekend, find out all of the things you can do to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family. And if you’re planning a grown-up night out with your partner or some friends, we have ideas on the top grown-ups things to do this month in Champaign-Urbana.
Have fun celebrating Valentine’s Day in our community this weekend! And enjoy all of the heart-shaped chocolates you desire while you’re at it.
chambanamoms thanks The Village for presenting this weekend’s planner
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Featured Event – Live Chat with Busey: Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week
Join us on the chambanamoms Facebook page on Tuesday, February 15 from 8-9 p.m. as we chat with Deanna Capel, Vice President – Brand Strategies Director at Busey Bank to hear about Random Acts of Kindness Week at Busey Bank. From February 14-18, 2022, Busey will be celebrating Random Acts of Kindness. Deanna will be talking about how the campaign started and how she’s seen it evolve in nearly a decade.
Creating a kinder, more compassionate world is no small task. Busey wants to help spread the love and share ideas on how you can help make a difference in the lives of others.
Since 2015, Busey has celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week, encouraging kindness and finding a way to brighten someone’s day—something as small as a handwritten note of appreciation or paying for a stranger’s coffee. After all, a small, simple gesture can make all the difference in someone’s day.
Participate in the chat and you could be randomly selected to receive one of many prizes!
For more information about this event, follow along on the Facebook event page.
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.
Thank you to OSF HealthCare for presenting the Chambanamoms events calendar. For more information, visit OSF here.
Marcy McAnally, State Farm Agent, is back with free gifts to the community! Share some love with someone by stopping by their office for your free box of love themed items. They worked with Nothing Bundt Cakes, Silver Lining Goods, and The Simple Palette to fill each box with items you or your loved one are sure to enjoy! Stop by their State Farm office located at 900 S. Mattis Avenue Suite A for a curbside pick-up. Quantities are limited, so follow them on Facebook or Instagram for updates on availability.
Friday, February 11, 2022
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello IL
Featured Event – Illinois ECE – Saturday Engineering for Everyone
Saturday Engineering for Everyone is a free online lecture series aimed at non-engineers who are interested in learning about engineering topics. Assistant Professor Girish Chowdhary (ABE & CS) is now leading an effort to improve farming practices even more by making it autonomous through artificial intelligence. In order to protect the health and safety of the community during the pandemic, the first two sessions (February 12 and February 26) will be conducted virtually on Zoom.
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Home Tournament
at UIUC ARC, Champaign IL
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
at Prairie Park, Argenta IL
Your kids would love to join I-Power for their Parents’ Night Out on February 12! Includes playtime in the main & ninja gym, Jimmy John’s dinner, and a movie! For ages 5-13, event runs 6-10 pm and advance registration is required.
Sunday, February 13, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Spurlock Sunday: Be My Valentine
at Spurlock Museum, Urbana IL
Happy Birthday Aby Baby: Lincoln's Aging Face
at Champaign Fitness Center
1914 Round Barn Road
Dance, build strength, and stretch to current in every FUN class.
10 weekly classes, welcoming environment and experienced, motivating instructors.
First class is free!
- 5:30 am M/W/F
- 11 am Fri/Sat/Sun
- 6:45 pm Mon
- 5:30 pm Tu
- 4:15 pm Wed
- 6:30 pm Thurs
Apartment Available for Sublet
Legends Apartments, Champaign – Pinehurst
Available April 1 | Sublet for $900.00 per month, then available to lease long-term
This 3rd floor unit with vaulted ceilings looks out towards the Legends golf course. It is very quiet, private, welcomes pets, and offers great amenities with the clubhouse.
Carle Auditory Oral School’s early childhood school program is now accepting Fall 2022 applications for children between 3 and 5 years of age. Originally designed to support children who are deaf and hard of hearing in developing listening and spoken language skills, their small class sizes and passionate staff provide all students with hands-on learning opportunities and a solid foundation in literacy. Call (217) 326-2824 to schedule a tour, or check out their website at https://caos.carle.org/ to learn more.