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July News 19


Kids Programs

Specialty Campers Explore camps are focused on STEAM themes. Make, create, and build through community partnerships all summer long. 


Our two newest playgrounds at West Side Park and Commissioners Park are ready for you! Enjoy the musical equipment at West Side Park, made possible with the generous contribution by the Rotary Club of Champaign, Rotary District 6490, The Robeson Family Benefit Fund, the Public Art League, and Rotarian Scott Anderson Jr.


Child learning doesn’t stop with the school year—our extremely popular early childhood programs have two parent/child sessions you don’t want to miss. Kids ages 3-5 can create and explore at Under the Sea with Me & Buzzy Bees.


Special Events

Sholem Aquatic Center is in full swing for the summer! With our 4th of July Celebration, Late Night Swims, and Cardboard Cup Race, you won’t want to miss an update! Subscribe to the mailing list to keep updated on the latest news. 


Sounds at Park Concerts keep the summer tunes and gatherings going. Hear live bands at Hessel Park, Toalson Park and Mattis Park this month.


Family Ag Nights let your family explore farm equipment and a free dinner alongside educational activities and games. On Tuesday, July 9, be the first in line at this FREE event at Leonhard Recreation Center!


Bring the group downtown Champaign and jam out to Sun Stereo, The Mighty Pines, and Jury’s Out at Streetfest on Saturday, July 13 in downtown Champaign.


The legendary score and quick wits of Don, Kathy, and Cosmo brightens any dreary day. CPD’s Youth Theatre Program hits the stage July 18-20 in Singin’ in the Rain Jr.


Come together and get to know your neighbors. Enjoy FREE music, games, and more at the Johnston Park block party on July 25.


Test your inner fitness beast on July 27 at Mini-Tri, one of CU’s oldest fitness traditions. Stick around for Nano-Tri and cheer on 4-7 year-olds take the challenge. 


50 Plus!

Relax at the pool and enjoy the summer sun at Sholem on July 5. From 9:30 am – 11:45 am, it’s 50+ only, and the perfect time to get some exclusive time without the disruption. 


Enter if you dare- will your dessert beat the competition?  At Ice Cream & Dessert Challenge on July 12, we’ll provide the ice cream and you bring your best sweet treat to compete for the title.


Munch at lunch and check out some lovely antique shops on July 24. We’re visiting the LaTeaDa Tea Room in Clinton, IL for an afternoon of old-school fun.


Enjoy wonderful views on the Spirit of Peoria Sightseeing Cruise. We’ll have lunch before at a local restaurant and enjoy each other’s company on July 24.



Summer Heat wave keeping you down? Perk back up with $3 Animation Vacation! The classics on the big screen and a bucket of popcorn is the perfect summer-heat staycation.


Virginia Theatre has announced it’s exciting 2019-20 season, filled with acts including David Sedaris, George Thorogood, Second City, Renee Elise Goldsberry, The MOTH Mainstage, and more! Want to make sure you’re getting the latest Virginia information? Sign up for the mailing list.


We’re baiting hooks and learning about the ecosystem. Learn to Fish has more sessions all month long. Make sure to sign up one week in advance.

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