Welcome to another new month and the excitement of so much fall fun
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this week in Champaign-Urbana
Illini everything this weekend, from the much-loved Vet Med Open House to volleyball and softball games… as we said, Illini EVERYTHING. We have the scoop on everything happening on campus AND in the surrounding off-campus community as well in this weekend’s planner. While you’re on campus, you might be looking for somewhere to eat. We have ideas for you on the food front, too!
chambanamoms.com thanks the College of Veterinary Medicine for presenting this weekend’s planner
Vet Med Open House is a great FREE event for all ages. Put on by ~450 veterinary students, it features hands-on and educational activities with ~40 exhibits and demos. Whether you want to learn about parasites, milk a cow, or just touch a snake, you will find lots to do.
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, 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.
Friday, September 29, 2023
CU Pride Fest Youth & Family Party
Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Phillips Recreation Center
Summer's End: Summer Concert Series
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Allerton Park and Retreat Center
Illini Volleyball vs. Penn State
Time: 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Crop Sciences Harvest Open House
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Agronomy Seed House
CU Pride Fest
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Street Urbana
Tolono Library Touch-A-Truck
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sadorus Community Park
Time: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Family Fun Day
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wagon Wheel Pumpkin Farm
Fighting Illini Softball vs. McKendree
Time: 1:30 pm
Get ready to experience a tantalizing blend of refreshment and excitement as “Ginger Ale’s,” the newest drive-through hydration station in town, is set to host its grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, October 3, at 4:00 p.m. This event promises to be a sparkling occasion that will introduce the community to a world of premium coffees, smoothies, handcrafted, flavorful, drink creations and snacks that are as delightful as they are unique.
Along with the ribbon-cutting, the shop will offer a myriad of fun specials and freebies October 3- 5, 10 a.m .– 6 p.m., for the public to enjoy.
Come out for an exclusive glimpse into the world of Academy High. In sessions designed for prospective students and their families, hear from the Head of School about the Academy High difference, meet Academy High talented faculty as they provide a taste of their innovative curriculum, interact with current students, and learn about the admissions process, including their merit- and need-based financial aid. Applications for 24-25 and 25-26 are open!
The Human Factors & Aging Laboratory at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking participants for a study on health technology that supports blood pressure medication adherence. Participants must be 65 years of age or older, take at least 1 medication for high blood pressure, and use an iPhone. Participants will receive compensation. Please spread the word to family and friends. (Study in partnership with the University of Arizona). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (217) 300-5445.
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