We have a long weekend in the coming days and it is about more than a day off school
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this week in Champaign-Urbana
Now that we have been in school for a couple of weeks, your kids may be eager for a day off while you are still feeling like treading water to keep up with the new school routine. No matter how you feel about these transition weeks, we know that many families welcome a day off with open arms (and silenced alarms).
But this weekend is about more than a day off school and work. It’s a time to reflect on those who toiled before us and fought for our rights, like the eight-hour workday. This weekend, as you fire up the barbecues and gather with family and friends to send off summer, let’s take a moment to pause and remember why we have this day on our calendar.
chambanamoms thanks The Village for presenting this weekend’s planner
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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.
Friday, September 2, 2022
Hoopeston National Sweet Corn Festival
Time: All Day
Last Weekend to Swim at Clinton Lake Beach for the Season
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival
Time: All Day
The Whip Guy
Time: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Champaign Public Library
Monday, September 5, 2022
Champaign County Labor Day Parade & Picnic
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Class Act is Chambana’s only studio offering performing arts training and opportunities for ages 3 to adult. Musical Theatre, Acting, Improv, Creative Drama, and more!
Classes are in-person at Academy High, with Zoom options as well. “First Stage” class is offered for our youngest students (ages 3-5) and a parent/guardian.
Sessions vary in length and begin Sept. 10. Register ASAP through classactchampaign.com.
- Pay-What-You-Can Plan available for those in need. Email director@classactchampaign.
- $20 discount for siblings and multiple classes!
Confidence is a beautiful thing. Dr. Zesheng Chen, DMD, MS, Orthodontist and his team at Smile Doctors want to give you the power to share it with the world through your smile. That’s why from the moment you step into a Smile Doctors clinic, they promise your smile journey will be awesome. They offer affordable monthly payment plans, easy online scheduling, remote care options with your orthodontist and more.
They are the nation’s fastest growing network of award-winning orthodontists, with convenient locations in more than 20 states. Their orthodontists are proud members of the American Association of Orthodontics and American Dental Association, an Invisalign® Elite Provider, and host for the Lecture Center for Orthodontic Excellence. They provide their patients with the latest in orthodontic technology in-clinic and through the Smile Doctors Anywhere app.
Auditions for the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker take place on Saturday, September 10th for children ages 5 and up. No dancing experience necessary. Fee to audition is only $10. Visit cuballet.com to register. Be part of something special as CU Ballet celebrates its 25th anniversary of The Nutcracker!