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Next Event(s):

American Music and the Great War:
A World War I Restrospective at the Sousa Archives
and Center for American Music

Friday, April 17, 2015

The University of Illinois is commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I with several events and exhibits in a cross-campus initiative. As part of this initiative, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music will be hosting exhibits that display how music supported the war effort. On our tour we will visit the archives and will conclude with a World War I themed cocktail hour at Houlihan's featuring two traditional World War I cocktails: the Sidecar and the French 75.
Itinerary details, and a signup form, can be found on the Tours webpage.

Newcomers Group Tour of Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:00am-noon
4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign
www.prairiefruits.com

   All Club members welcome!

The Illinois Club is pleased to offer a group visit to a wonderful, innovative resource in our community. Anyone who has seen customers lined up at the Urbana Farmer's Market can attest to the popularity of this local gem.

Please contact Kathy Marshak at kmarshak2@gmail.com to reserve a space on the tour. Cost is $5 per child, $8 per adult. Deadline is April 16.

Additional information is available on the Newcomers webpage.

Spring Luncheon

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11:30am
location: tba
Guest Speaker: tba

Save the date; details to follow...


Past Events

Scholarships Awards Brunch

(event info)
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10am
Hawthorne Suites, 101 Trade Centre Drive, Champaign
(Use the Conference Center entrance. Free Parking across the street.)

This favorite event of many is at the Hawthorne Suites this year! Come and meet the amazing new scholarship winners. Hearing of their dreams for the future will give you confidence that our scholarship dollars are well spent.

Newcomers Event - Evening of Dinner Theater

Sunday, February 22, 2015; 6:00 and 8:00pm
Silver Creek Restaurant, 223 N Broadway Ave., Urbana, 6pm, and
Station Theatre, 223 N Broadway Ave., Urbana, 8pm.
www.couriersilvercreek.com/silvercreek/
stationtheatre.com

We start at 6:00 with dinner at Silvercreek, 402 N. Race St., in Urbana. We then move down the train tracks to a community theater gem, the Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway, for an 8:00 show of the musical Floyd Collins. If you can join us for both, that's wonderful, or attend only one event. Tickets for Floyd Collins will be discounted to $9 each if we have enough people, and the theater has limited seats, so we need to confirm the number in advance. We'll also need to reserve sufficient space at Silvercreek.

Please RSVP to reneemullen1@comcast.net by Wed. Feb. 11 to advise if you can join us for only Floyd Collins, for both the musical and dinner beforehand, or just for dinner at Silvercreek, and also note how many of you will be attending.

New Winter Tour to a Local Publisher

Friday, February 6
3:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m.

The Illinois Club has added a winter tour to a Champaign area business. We will be visiting Human Kinetics, a company started locally by a University of Illinois professor that has grown into a large publishing house. Human Kinetics specializes in books, pamphlets, and online resources in support of educators, students, coaches, and trainers in the area of sports, health, and physical fitness. We will be given a tour of the facility, learn more about their products, and have an opportunity to meet the people who work there. A light snack will be provided by Human Kinetics.

Transportation is not provided and there is no cost for this tour. Reservations are required so that they can prepare for our visit; visitor badges will be made in advance and ready when you arrive for the visitor sign-in process. There is no minimum for number of guests, the maximum is 40 persons. Please arrive 10 minutes in advance to allow time to park, sign in, and assemble for the start of our tour. For parking, enter from Market Street and park in the visitor spots as well as anywhere on the east side of the building (which will be closer to the main door). Human Kinetics is located at 1607 N Market Street, Champaign.

To make reservations, please email your name(s) to kvaldes@mac.com or call Kathy at 217-516-3030.

For more information about Human Kinetics, the company website is: www.humankinetics.com

Newcomers Event - Potluck dinner at the home of Linda Lopez

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm
Share a social opportunity with a dynamic group. Try a new recipe or use a standby. Children welcome.
RSVP to newcomers@theillinoisclub.org to let us know of your interest.

Holiday Party

(event info)
Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
President's House, University of Illinois, Urbana

We are delighted that our holiday celebration will once again be hosted at the UI President's home by the Easters! Join us for holiday fellowship with friends; light refreshments will be served. Check the November Newsletter for details.

Newcomers Event - University of Illinois Pollinatarium

Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm
off Windsor Road, east of Lincoln Avenue
www.life.illinois.edu/pollinatarium/page6.html
This is a science center devoted to pollinators and pollination. Come for a guided tour to find out more about bees and the role of this research facility in their survival. More details to follow. Children are welcome.
RSVP to newcomers@theillinoisclub.org to let us know of your interest.

Newcomers Event - Lunch at 301 Mongolia Restaurant

Tuesday, September 30, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
301 N. Neil St., downtown Champaign
Enjoy lunch and conversation, and make new friends.
RSVP to newcomers@theillinoisclub.org to let us know of your interest.

Fall Expo @ Hilton Garden Inn

Monday, September 8, 2014 from 4pm - 6pm
1501 South Neil Street, Champaign (map)
Illini Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn

This first event of the year is a great way to reconnect with old friends, and make some new friends. You can sign up for your favorite interest groups and investigate all the new groups. Or perhaps you'll sign up for our wonderful tours. Maybe you'll even find a great gift for someone special at our Scholarship Sales table!

Light refreshments will be available.

Spring Luncheon

(event info)
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Illini Union, Colonial Room
Guest Speaker: Dr Wayne Pitard, Professor of Relgion and Director of the Spurlock Museum

Come and enjoy a festive spring luncheon with your Illinois Club friends and listen to a short talk on photographic and digital methods used to enhance the interpretation of ancient Near Eastern cylinder seals by our speaker.

Scholarships Awards Brunch

(event info)
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10am
Illini Union, Room 314A; 1401 W. Green Street, Urbana

This favorite event of many is at the Illini Union this year! Come and meet the amazing new scholarship winners. Hearing of their dreams for the future will give you confidence that our scholarship dollars are well spent.

Holiday Dessert Party

(event info)
Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Windsor of Savoy, 401 Burwash Ave, Savoy

Join us for a dessert, wine, and eggnog party in the beautifully decorated Savoy Room at the Windsor of Savoy. Fruit kebabs, chocolate desserts, cheesecakes, lemon bars and spiced cider are on the menu! Come enjoy good fellowship, beautiful harp music, and goodies with your friends and colleagues.

Fall Expo @ Hilton Garden Inn

Monday, September 9, 2013 from 4pm - 6pm
1501 South Neil Street, Champaign (map)
Illini Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn

Big Ten Conference

Fri-Sun, June 7-9, 2013
iHotel, Champaign

2013 Spring Luncheon

(event info)
Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Urbana Country Club, Urbana

Newcomers Tour of the U of I Plant Conservatory

March 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Scholarships Awards Brunch

(event info)
Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10am
White Oaks I Room, Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Centre Drive, Champaign

Buzard Pipe Organ Builders

(See Tours for details)
Friday, February 8, 2013
112 W. Hill St., Champaign, IL at 3:30 pm
Destihl, Champaign, IL at 5:00 pm

Newcomers Dinner at the new Inman Place & More Winter Tales

January 17, 2013 at 7 pm
17 E. University Ave., C.

Holiday Party

(event info)
Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
President's House, University of Illinois, Urbana

Fall Expo @ Hilton Garden Inn

Monday, September 10, 2012 from 4pm - 6pm
1501 South Neil Street, Champaign (map)
Chief Illiniwek Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn

Annual Volunteer Fair

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 10am - 2pm
Illini Union

2012 Spring Luncheon

(event info)
Thursday, May 3, 2012

Equinox House Tour (Ty & Deb Newell, owners)

(See Tours for details)
Friday, April 13, 2012

2012 Scholarship Awards Brunch

(event info)
Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 10:00 am

2012 Antiques Appraisal and Tea

(event info)
Saturday, February 12, 2012, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

2011 Holiday Party and Clark-Lindsey Village

(event info)
Thursday, December 8, 2011, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm