This weekend may be chilly but it is time to think about planting things, flowers beginning to bloom and warm spring thoughts
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this week in Champaign-Urbana
Do you feel it yet? The anticipation for spring is building more and more with every weekend that comes and goes! And with spring open houses, the opening of the drive-in, and more spring-themed events than we could ever ask for, Champaign-Urbana is clearly ready for spring, too. We can’t wait to journey through this spring and summer with you – some great plans are in the works!
We are also aware that many Easter events are going to start happening in the coming weeks and this year many require registration. Check out the growing list of egg hunts and more now.
chambanamoms thanks C-U Under Construction for presenting this weekend’s planner
Exciting things are happening in Urbana! C-U Under Construction is developing the final phase of Savannah Green Subdivision and will be offering 40 new construction homes, starting at $209,900. These quality built homes will have everything from luxury plank vinyl in the main living areas, energy efficient windows, Delta plumbing features and so much more! Buyers will save up to 55% in real estate taxes during the first five years of ownership with THINK Urbana tax abatements.
C-U Under Construction is a residential and commercial remodeling, new construction, HVAC, plumbing & electrical company serving the Champaign-Urbana region and beyond.
For More Information: Website, Facebook, or Instagram
Featured Event – Facebook LIVE Chat with United Way & Champaign County Home Visiting Consortium: All About Developmental Screenings
Tuesday, March 28, 8 p.m.
Join us as we chat LIVE on Facebook with representatives from the United Way of Champaign County and from the Champaign County Home Visiting Consortium on March 28, 2023, at 8 p.m.!
Learn about developmental screenings for kids ages birth to five, why they’re important, and how you can get one for your child. Plus, learn about the folks from the Champaign County Home Visiting Consortium and the services offered from their partner organizations.
Looking for an opportunity to get your child screened? Join us on April 4 at Soccer Planet in Urbana in the morning and the afternoon for a coordinated county-wide screening event! Enjoy FREE activities for the kids and tons of resources for caregivers.
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.
Remember, as we head into spring outdoor events, that many sporting events and outdoor activities are subject to change without notice or at the last minute. Check with event organizers when in doubt before heading out to an event.
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, March 24, 2023
Fighting Illini Softball vs. Rutgers
Time: 3:00 pm
Illinois State Archery Tournament
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centennial High School
Family Fun Friday: Movie Night
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mahomet Public Library
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Out of This World! with Dino O'Dell | Live Music for Kids!
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Champaign Public Library
East Asian Story Time Japanese
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Urbana Free Library
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Sinai Temple Passover Showcase
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bunny Cares Day
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Illini Men's Tennis | Pack Atkins, Kids Clinic, Scout Day
Time: 12:00 pm
Atkins Tennis Center
Camp of the Week – Champaign County Forest Preserve District
Looking for a summer camp that allows your son or daughter to enjoy hands-on learning on everything from nature to archaeology? The Champaign County Forest Preserve District has what you are looking for.
Various dates/weeks between June and July. Get detailed information about camp dates/times on their website now.
Ages Served: 3-17
Location: Lake of the Woods, Mahomet and Homer Lake, Homer
For More Information: Website, Facebook or Instagram
For the complete chambanamoms.com Summer Camp guide, click here.
Saturday, March 25, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 1, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Come kick off garden season with a Spring Open House Event at Prairie Gardens! Come out for two Saturdays of garden fun, March 25 & April 1. Come see what’s new, enter to win BIG garden giveaways, shop exclusive specials, enjoy free food sampling, and more. Plus! Grow the love of gardening in your little ones with FREE kids garden craft & activity tables.
At Prairie Gardens
2 Saturdays • March 25 & April 1 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
3000 W. Springfield Ave, Champaign IL
For more information: Website or Facebook
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts – Cenicienta – A Bilingual Cinderella Story
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.
Ten-year-old Belinda is a budding poet and loves to tell stories, but when she’s stuck in the basement preparing for a party upstairs for special guest (real-life) writer Gary Soto that her stepmother and stepsisters will host, she’ll have to get creative to attend. It’s a story within a story; Belinda lives out her version while also reenacting the classic tale of Cinderella.
For more information: Website or Facebook
Click here to watch the official trailer for the show.
Illinois Terminal Division, NMRA
Saturday, March 25, 8 a.m – 5 p.m .
Sunday, March 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
All aboard for the 39th annual Lincoln Square Train Show! The show will be March 25 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) & March 26 (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) with vendors, display layouts, historical societies, and the Monticello Railway Museum’s kid-powered ride-on railroad during the Saturday Market’s Kid’s Day. Free admission and free parking at the mall.
They will be giving away a N-scale switching layout complete with Locomotive, freights cars, and power pack.
For more information: Website
Campus Cooperative Preschool – Silent Auction
Friday, March 24, 5-7 p.m.
Come out for the Campus Cooperative Preschool first annual silent auction! The C-U community and local businesses have generously donated items to this fundraiser for our school. All are welcome!
Bidding ends at 6:30 p.m. Cash, Venmo, and GoFundMe accepted. Bid on gift baskets, gift certificates, an iPad, and more!
Burrito King food truck will be set up in the parking lot selling food for dinner!
For more information: Facebook event