Arts and Entertainment

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" to be performed at GCMS High

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School’s chorus department will perform the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, in the school’s gym.


Paxton Record founder to be portrayed at next historical society meeting

PAXTON — Norman E. Stevens, the founder of the Paxton Record, now in its 150th year in publication, will be portrayed during the Ford County Historical Society’s next meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the Water Tower Museum, 145 S. Market St., just behind Paxton City Hall.

The meeting is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission.


Clifton Pool Committee to benefit from Iroquois County farmer's donation

CLIFTON — Iroquois County farmer Brett Lemenager has been selected a winner in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. Lemenager selected the Clifton Pool Committee to receive the donation.


List of upcoming community events (Feb. 25, 2015)

Eastlawn PIT Crew to sponsor Winter Beach Party
PAXTON — PBL Eastlawn School’s Parent Involvement Team (PIT Crew) will sponsor its annual Winter Beach Party at the school from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. A number of games and activities will be available for students to enjoy, and concessions will be available for purchase.


Congressman's staffers to be in Gibson City, Onarga, Sheldon on Tuesday

GIBSON CITY — U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, will hold traveling office hours in February throughout the 16th District, including on Feb. 24 in Gibson City, Onarga and Sheldon.


Paxton Community Sale set for April 4 at Coady Park

PAXTON — The annual Paxton Community Sale, sponsored by the Paxton Park District, is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, starting at 10 a.m. at Coady Park off of Fall Street on Paxton’s east edge.


Craft show/flea market vendors sought for annual Crescent City festival

CRESCENT CITY — Crescent City’s Fireball Festival will take place on Father’s Day weekend — Thursday, June 18, through Sunday, June 21 — to celebrate the community’s continued growth since the devastating train derailment and subsequent explosion on Father’s Day in 1970.


Ag Day to be held Feb. 20 at Christ Lutheran High School

BUCKLEY — The University of Illinois Extension’s Ford-Iroquois Office will hold its annual Ag Day on Friday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley. This year’s theme is “It’s All Up in the Air ... Ag. Drones, Weather and More!”


Meet-and-greet for Tom Bennett set for Feb. 11 in Paxton

PAXTON — A meet-and-greet event for newly seated state Rep. Tom Bennett, R-Gibson City, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Market Street Events, 121 S. Market St., Paxton.

The event is an opportunity for area residents to let Bennett hear their concerns and see what he can do to help.


Evan Tammen to perform free recital Sunday in Urbana

URBANA — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School graduate Evan Tammen will perform a free recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, in the auditorium on the lower level of the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Tammen is the principal oboist for the Urbana Pops Orchestra. Tammen will perform works by Robert Schumann, Francis Poulenc and Domenico Cimarosa. Casey Dierlam will accompany on piano.


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