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WILL Call: What’s Happening in Champaign-Urbana Jun. 06 – Jun. 09

Listen to Kimberly Schofield and Adelyn Mui talk about weekend events on IPM News AM 580 and FM 90.9 – Wednesdays at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m., and Thursdays at 5:44 p.m.

Macon County Fair in Decatur
        Date & Time: Thursday, June 6th – Saturday, June 9th
        Location: Fairgrounds off of Westlawn Ave, Decatur
        Details: Enjoy a variety of entertainment, pageants, parades, harness racing, rodeos, a demolition derby, and delicious fair food.
For tickets and more information, visit Macon County Fair.

Legally Blonde the Musical opens at Parkland College in Champaign
        Date & Time: Thursday, June 6th – Saturday, June 8th, 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, June 9th, 2:00 p.m.
        Location: Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, Parkland College, Urbana
        Details: The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company presents “Legally Blonde the Musical” as part of the Kathy Murphy Student Production series.
For tickets, visit CUTC Tickets.

The Sky’s the Limit with Astronaut Ellen Ochoa at the Champaign Public Library
        Date & Time: Thursday, June 6th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
        Location: Champaign Public Library
        Details: Retired NASA astronaut Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina in space, shares her inspiring career path and experiences.

Prince Birthday Celebration at Gallery Art Bar in Urbana
        Date & Time: Friday, June 7th, 9:00 p.m.
        Location: Gallery Art Bar, Urbana
        Details: Celebrate Prince’s birthday with DJ KamauMau playing cuts of Prince’s music.

Haki n’ Dem at Neil St. Blues in Champaign
        Date & Time: Friday, June 7th, 9:00 p.m.
        Location: Neil St. Blues, Champaign
        Details: Enjoy an evening of R&B and Soul music with Haki n’ Dem.

Street Fest in Sidney
        Date & Time: Saturday, June 8th, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
        Location: Sidney Saloon, Sidney
        Details: Join the fun at Sidney Street Fest with live music, corn hole, food, and drinks.

Pride at Bentley’s Pub in Champaign
        Date & Time: Saturday, June 8th, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
        Location: Bentley’s Pub, Champaign
        Details: Celebrate CU Pride with DJs and dancing on the patio.

Dark Sky Series: Starwatch at Middle Fork River Forest Preserve in Penfield
        Date & Time: Saturday, June 8th, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
        Location: Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Penfield
        Details: Enjoy a starwatching event at the International Dark Sky Park, featuring a presentation and telescopes for viewing stars, planets, and more.

Native Plant Sale at Riggs in Urbana
        Date & Time: Sunday, June 9th, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
        Location: Riggs, Urbana
        Details: The Wild Midwest Heritage Livestock and Native Plant Company will host a native plant sale in the beer garden.

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Severe storms possible Thursday evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.