We’re not going to get too ahead of ourselves here but we know you’re shopping, menu-planning and generally getting excited for the flurry of the next six weeks
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this weekend in Champaign-Urbana
We are calling this weekend “the one where it began”. You know what we’re talking about – holiday buzz. Say all you want about not getting into Christmas-mode until after Thanksgiving, but here is the reality. The next six weeks of life are a BLUR for families with children and we know you’re beginning to plan. Are you enlisting the help of some Champaign-Urbana area restaurants and bakeries to put together your holiday meals this year? Have you started holiday shopping? And (gasp!) maybe even penciling a few holiday activities you don’t want to miss into your calendar? No judgement from us, chambana, we are here for it all too. Hang with us every step of the way these next several weeks and we’ll enjoy the season together!
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Enjoy this easy wake up flow to start your Thanksgiving morning with gratitude, happening on Thursday, November 24.
Kids and family are welcome. Mats are free.
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, November 11, 2022
Piatt County Veteran's Day Parade
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Grange Grove and Fighting Illini Football Walk
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Kids Climbing Clinic at U of I’s Activities & Recreation Center – Registration Required
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Fighting Illini Women's Basketball vs. Alcorn State | Military Appreciation Day
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
State Farm Center
S’mores Social and Stroll Sunday - Reservation Required
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Crystal Lake Park
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Looking for fun and engaging after school programming? Check out Champaign Park District’s LEAD After School Program! Designed for K-5th graders, their after school program provides a warm, caring environment beyond school hours where your children have the opportunity to complete homework, engage in fun activities, and learn from community organizations.
U of I’s Campus Recreation has four unique experiences that are sure to be the talk of your youngster’s next celebration!
- Make a splash with a pool party at the CRCE indoor aquatic center, complete with heated leisure pool, waterslide, and bubble benches.
- Reach new heights with a rock climbing party at the ARC climbing wall — safety instruction and equipment included.
- Learn how nutrition can be fun and tasty by making personal pizzas and decorating cupcakes in the ARC instructional kitchen.
- Cool off with an ice skating party at the Ice Arena.
All birthday party packages are available to members and non-members. Party packages are available at the ARC, the CRCE Aquatic Center, and the Ice Arena!