Champaign-Urbana Weekend Planner – It started…

Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this weekend in Champaign-Urbana

We call this weekend “the one where it started”. You know what we’re talking about – the holiday buzz. Say all you want not to go into Christmas mode before Thanksgiving, but here’s the reality. The next six weeks of life are a blur for families with children, and we know you’re starting to plan. Are you using any restaurants and bakeries in the Champaign-Urbana area to cook your holiday meals this year? Have you started holiday shopping? And (gasp!) maybe even put some holiday activities you don’t want to miss on your calendar? No judgment on our part, chambana, that’s what we’re here for too. Stick with us every step of the way over the next few weeks and we’ll enjoy the season together!

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chabanamoms thanks Hatha Yoga and Fitness for bringing us this weekend’s planner

Take advantage of this easy wake-up flow to start your Thanksgiving morning with gratitude on Thursday, November 24.

Children and family are welcome. Mats are free.

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Hatha wakes up with gratitude

Some events to discover this weekend

Looking for something to do with your family? You have come to the right place! Our calendar of events brings together family events taking place in the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area. We know you’re busy and looking to get your money’s worth, so we emphasize 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.

Thanks to OSF HealthCare for presenting the chabanamoms calendar of events. For more information, visit OSF here.

Find the full events calendar by clicking here now.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Coyote explores the Earth, the Moon and the Sun
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College

Piatt County Veterans Day Parade
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Monticello

public skate
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
UI ice arena

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Grange Grove and Fighting Illini Football Walk
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Memorial Stadium

Children’s Climbing Clinic at the U of I Activity and Recreation Center – Registration Required
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Activity and Leisure Center (CRA)

Latin American set
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Fighting Illini Women’s Basketball vs. Alcorn State | Military Appreciation Day
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
State Farm Center

S’mores Social and Stroll Sunday – Reservation Required
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Crystal Lake Park

CIYC Preschool Singalong
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Champaign Public Library (Robeson Hall Room C)

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No matter what stage of life you are in, Carle is here to help you be healthy. From routine health checkups to the birth of your baby, through menopause, we are your partner and advocate to help you make healthy decisions and take control of your health.

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Champaign Park District LEAD Afterschool Program

Looking for fun and engaging after school programming? Check out Champaign Park District’s LEAD After School Program! Designed for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, their after-school program provides a warm and caring environment beyond school hours where your children have the opportunity to do homework, participate in fun activities and learn skills. community organizations.

For more information: Website or Facebook

Recreational birthday parties on the University of Illinois campus

U of I Campus Recreation offers four unique experiences that are sure to be the talk of the town at your youngster’s next celebration!

  • Make a splash with a pool party at the CRCE Indoor Aquatic Center, complete with heated leisure pool, slide and bubble benches.
  • Reach new heights with a rock-climbing party at the ARC Climbing Wall—safety guidelines and gear included.
  • Learn how nutrition can be fun and tasty while making personal pizzas and decorating cupcakes in the ARC teaching kitchen.
  • Cool off with an evening ice skating at the Ice Arena.

All birthday party packages are available to members and non-members. Party packages are available at the CRA, the CRCE Aquatic Center and the Ice Arena!

For more information: Website, Facebook, Instagram or call 217-300-5394

Huls Orthodontics

Dr. Mark B. Huls provides exceptional, personalized orthodontic care to children, adolescents, and adults in Champaign and Monticello, Illinois and surrounding areas. Huls Orthodontics offers a wide range of braces to meet your unique needs, including metal, ceramic and Invisalign® braces.

Their practice goal is to create beautiful smiles with excellent occlusal and facial harmony using the latest orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic techniques and materials. They pride themselves on their open communication with patients and their dental providers in order to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Additionally, they will promise to always speak candidly with you about all possible treatment options and the associated risks and treatment costs.

Location: 481 Devonshire Drive, Champagne

For more information: Website or call 217-352-4334

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