Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this week in Champaign-Urbana
We have found ourselves right in the heart of summer, over the halfway hump and full of potential opportunities to make summer memories in the coming weeks. Pools are running like well-oiled machines, concerts and movies are found at every turn and you can do all your favorite outdoorsy things, as well. Why not switch things up for your family this weekend and try something different in the world of summer fun in Champaign-Urbana? Take a moment to peruse what is available this weekend by continuing to read.
chambanamoms thanks Sholem Aquatic Center for presenting this weekend’s planner
Enjoy Sensory Friendly Swimming this Friday night (July 15) at Sholem Aquatic Center! People ages 0-22 (with parent or guardian) are welcome to come out after hours from 6-8 p.m.
Sholem has various special sensory considerations and a water wheelchair available for participants.
Fee (R/NR): $6/$9 Sholem Entry Fee – pay at door
Thank you to State Senator Scott Bennett for sponsoring 2 MORE Sensory Friendly Swimming dates this season: July 15 & 29 from 6-8 p.m.
Save the date – Upcoming Event – Toddler Time: Science
Tuesday, July 19, 9-10:30 a.m.
Toddlers ages 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to Hessel Park in Champaign on Tuesday, July 19, for a science-themed Toddler Time! Do an experiment with us, meet new friends, play with the giant parachute, and more! Meet our partners from OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center and enjoy a morning at the park with chambanamoms.
Tune in for our next chat – Live Chat with Carle’s Dr. Molly Jonna: Pediatric COVID Vaccines
Monday, July 18, 8 p.m.
Join us as we chat LIVE on Facebook with Dr. Molly Jonna, Carle pediatrician, about the importance of vaccines and the latest on the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 4 years.
Check out the Facebook event here and make sure you RSVP “going” to receive notifications and to watch the livestream!
A few events to check out this weekend
Looking for something to do with your family? You’ve come to the right place! Our events calendar aggregates family-friendly events happening in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. We know you’re busy and looking for a bang for your buck, so we put an emphasis on 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.
Thank you to OSF HealthCare for presenting the Chambanamoms events calendar. For more information, visit OSF here.
Featured Event – Tuscola Outdoor Movie and Touch a Truck
Friday, July 15
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Touch a Truck)
Movie begins at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.)
See- Touch- Honk- Explore!
Get up close to see and touch vehicles of all shapes and sizes! Take pictures with a police car, fire truck, construction equipment, and tractors. The Library will also have activity stations for kids to enjoy. Free Admission.
The outdoor movie, Sing 2, begins at dusk! Free popcorn and drinks!
Happening in Downtown Tuscola at Festival Corner, 201 N Main St.
Friday, July 15, 2022
Summer in the Schoolhouse: History – Register by July 14
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve
Crisis Nursery Summer Open House and Goods Giveaway
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday Night Live in Downtown Champaign
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fisher Community Fairgrounds
Orange and Blue Kids Football Camp – RSVP Required
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
After Market! Music, Art and More at the Rose Bowl Tavern Patio
Time: 12:00 pm
Rose Bowl Tavern Patio
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Hessel Park Pop-Up on Pokémon GO Community Day
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ice Cream Social & Live Music (and Pie Eating Contest)
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mahomet Public Library
Young Artist’s Studio: The Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Boneyard Creek Crossing | Corner of Race and Griggs Downtown Urbana
Featured Event – Nutrition and Human Microbiome Laboratory Gut Research Study
Virtual Open House held on Saturday and Sunday, various times
Gut health is a hot and upcoming topic in nutrition and wellness! Join Dr. Holscher and her team from the Nutrition and Microbiome Laboratory at the University of Illinois for a virtual open house THIS weekend. You will learn about fermented foods and their impact on your gut health, go on exclusive tour of the lab and the Metabolic Kitchen, and hear how YOU can get involved in research! They hope you can join them.
Mosquito Joe makes outside fun again. They customize a treatment plan for your yard and then apply a barrier treatment to eliminate those pesky biters that suck the fun out of your outdoor space. Family and locally owned and operated, they offer a customer satisfaction guarantee with no contract.
A+ Tutoring with Dr. Daniel Krier, PhD, offers personalized online tutoring services for students K-12. With over 14 years of teaching experience, his individualized 1-on-1 tutoring service provides individual lessons that meet the specific needs of any student, at any level of education. He also offers ACT/SAT Test Prep tutoring for high school students that will produce higher test scores and a sense of confidence. He provide a stress-free, fun learning environment that will enable your child to focus on achievement in and outside of the classroom.
Carle supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation for children 6 months – 4 years to receive the authorized COVID-19 vaccine. Carle patients and community members can schedule an appointment with their child’s healthcare provider or call the hotline at (217) 902-6100. Vaccines for this age group are administered in Primary Care Pediatric offices by Carle clinicians who are experienced in caring for infants and children.