Arts and Entertainment

List of upcoming community events (Dec. 17, 2014)

Free showing of Ebenezer Scrooge story offered

List of upcoming community events (Dec. 10, 2014)

Santa Claus to visit Champaign

Moyer District Library to host program on herbs

GIBSON CITY — Plant diagnostic outreach specialist Diane Plewa will present “All About Herbs” in a special Home Extension program at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Moyer District Library. Plewa will explain the importance of herbs and how to grow and harvest these plants that also can fit into landscape plans.

Winning entries in Paxton Christmas Parade announced

PAXTON — The PRIDE in Paxton Christmas Parade Committee has announced winning float entries in PRIDE’s Christmas Parade held Nov. 29 in downtown Paxton:

— First place: Paxton Dental Clinic, Dr. Todd Johnson and staff (tooth fairy theme).

— Second place: Grand marshal float — the Glad and May families (Candyland theme).

— Third place: Walltown 4-H Club (Candyland theme).

Loda Township Library to host Christmas story hour Dec. 15

LODA — The Loda Township Library is hosting a Christmas story hour at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec 15.

Children ages 3-11 are invited to attend.  Younger children will need an adult to stay with them.  There will be Christmas stories, crafts and treats.  

Anyone seeking more information can call the library at 386-2783. 

'The Messiah' to be performed Sunday in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — A chorus of more than 75 voices will join area vocal soloists in presenting “The Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Gibson City Bible Church.

Seeing is believing: The real Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Somewhere along the line, the kids watching Paxton’s annual Christmas parade noticed something amiss: When Santa Claus came riding down Market Street on his sleigh, there was no Mrs. Claus to be seen.

Paxton's Christmas parade set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday; tree-lighting at 7 p.m. Friday

PAXTON — PRIDE in Paxton’s annual Christmas Parade will step off at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Taft and Orleans streets in downtown Paxton on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Entries will include the Shriner clowns, floats, antique cars, area dignitaries, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles, various costumes characters, musical entries and, of course, Santa himself.

Paxton High School class of 1965 to reunite next September

PAXTON — Members of the Paxton High School class of 1965 will hold their 50th-year reunion on Sept. 18-20, 2015.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hawthorne Suites, 101 Trade Centre Drive, Champaign, for those who will be traveling to the area. Reservations can be made at the hotel.

List of upcoming community events (Nov. 21, 2014)

Ford County Historical Society to meet Friday

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