We’ve got sunshine in the forecast and spring fun every direction we look
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. One event to highlight is the Youth Run happening on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Together with Christie Clinic, chambanamoms will be there leading the warm-up before the roughly 1K race at Memorial Stadium. Sign up for the run now (for kids 10 and under).
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 Child and Family Counseling Center of Champaign for presenting this weekend’s planner
Child and Family Counseling Center of Champaign sees adults, children and adolescents for a variety of mental health issues: anxiety, ADHD, depression, academic issues, behavioral issues and others. They specialize in the under 18 crowd! They are kind, committed, skilled and caring and give you the attention you deserve. They do it because we believe everyone has worth!
For more information, visit their website, Facebook or Instagram. They have openings!
Featured Event – Live Chat With The Land Connection: Homegrown – From-Scratch Gardening for Any Space
Join us on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 7 p.m. CT, on the chambanamoms Facebook page as we chat with The Land Connection’s Joan Jach to learn about how you can build your garden, choose exciting plants, and care for your plants. Joan will also share fun and engaging ways for kids to become involved in the garden, making the process enjoyable for the whole family, and empowering for the next generation of gardeners and eaters.
The Land Connection will also share the dirt on FREE resources that you can use right now to jump start your own in-ground or container garden, as well as share information on benefit programs that begin with the start of the outdoor farmers market season. There will also be a fun gardening giveaway for one lucky participant.
For more information about this chat, follow the event 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.
Thank you to OSF HealthCare for presenting the Chambanamoms events calendar. For more information, visit OSF here.
Find the complete chambanamoms.com event calendar by clicking here now.
Friday, April 29, 2022
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kids’ Potting Corner | Allerton's 9th Annual Allerton Plant Sale
at Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello IL
The Vault Art Gallery
The Vault Art Gallery is an art gallery at 100 N. Main St., in downtown Tuscola, Illinois with 40 independent artists housed in a historic former bank. Art is closer than you think!
The Vault hosts art-related classes and events and offers a wide range of affordable artwork for sale, including jewelry, painting, ceramics and pottery, art glass, photography, wood art and more.
Kick off your summer by learning new art skills–bring your creativity and take classes (kids and adults welcome) with their artists. June 2022 is jam packed with fun art activities.
For a detailed look at all of their June offerings, please click here.
They are the small-town gallery with the big-city feel. Come see what they have made and come make your own art with classes from our artists!
For More Information: Website or Facebook
University of Illinois Athletics
Come enjoy your kid’s birthday with the Fighting Illini. Each party will receive a VIP experience that includes hot dogs, popcorn, reserved seating, cupcakes and more. To make it even better, the party recipient will receive a video board message and a special team item. Additional party experiences vary depending on the sport.
Materials Provided: Table cloths will be provided; however, decorations will not. Staff are available to assist during the birthday party.
For More Information: Website or Call (217) 358-9610
Urbana Park District
The Urbana Park District has a plethora of options for youth in Champaign-Urbana across their many facilities. From swimming lessons and swim team to dance and theater, chess club to nature activities, you can find a number of options to choose from when you’re looking for activities for your children. They do offer extensive programming for preschoolers and have a number of options for teens, too.
Locations: Urbana Park District facilities, including Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center, Brookens Gym, Phillips Recreation Center, Anita Purves Nature Center and others
For More Information: website
Dr. Kelvin Jung and Dr. Kenneth Sensenbrenner of Q Dental take a team approach to dental care and foster a partnership between their patients and their staff. Their gentle and compassionate staff use the latest technological advances to always ensure worry-free, comfortable visits. Their tiny patients are encouraged to tag along with Mom and Dad and see what a trip to the dentist is all about.
Location: 3101 Village Office Place, Champaign
For More Information: website, Facebook, or call (217) 352-4646