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February News 19


Performances & Shows

Lunch and leisure at Springer Cultural Center on Friday, Feb 8 at noon. Bach’s Lunch Concert has The Virtual Jazz Orchestra entertaining you on your lunch hour with Mark Smart. Hungry for a box lunch from Michael’s Catering? Order by Wednesday, Feb 6 and let them quiet your growling stomach! 


The Dance Arts program is performing at the Virginia Theatre on Feb 15 & 16. The Wayward Girl: Dance Arts Performance tells a funny gender-bending tale that features Irish, Tap, Contemporary, and Ballet dances.


 A musical twist awaits you. Freaky Friday: One Act hits the stage Feb 21-23 at the Virginia Theatre. Youth Theatre’s 5th-8th graders will sing, dance, and delight you on one freaky adventure.


Budding artists are invited to enter their work to the Town and County Amateur Art Show. Show off your talent and take the opportunity to join artists all over the state and a chance to win a blue ribbon right here in Champaign! Don’t miss the Entry From deadline on Feb 28.


Kids Programs

CU Special Recreation provides inclusion services for our programs for those who need extra assistance to participate in our regular programs. 


Spring Break Camps are the perfect way to keep your child active and creative during those schools out days.


50 Plus!

50 Plus! participants can feel the love this Valentine’s. Join the Valentine Potluck in your best red outfit for some lovely company at Douglass Annex on Feb 15. Decadent treats and hot chocolate bar await you at Hays Recreation Center on Feb 8.  


Over 50 and Fit—Get your steps in with our daily walks, cardio workouts, chair exercises, and groovin’ dance fitness! Fearless and fabulous has no age limit!



The 16th Annual Indoor Tennis Tournament is back and ready for the competition! On Feb 15-17, we’ll host Junior singles and Adults divisions. Sign up solo or with your doubles partner for some competitive fun. 


We’re looking forward to summer and swimming at Sholem Aquatic Center. Snag a great price on your Season Pool Pass by Apr 30. Available online during sale dates only. 


We’re hiring!  Join our great staff and snag the perfect job.  From sports to aquatics, maintenance to cultural arts, we have a great variety of summer and full time positions available. Find out all about our openings at our Job Fair on Saturday, Feb 23. 


Befriend the Farm!  Prairie Farm is a summer staple in Champaign-Urbana, and admission has always been free thanks in part to your donations. As we prepare for our May opening, your support can make a difference! Please consider supporting the farm by joining our “Friends of the Farm” program to sponsor a farm animal, giving online through the Champaign Parks Foundation, or making a cash donation onsite during operating hours to help ensure that this great place remains affordable and accessible for generations to come. 

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