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Events by Carletta Donaldson for March 12 - March 24

Events this week from Carletta J. Donaldson. Contact her at carlettadonaldson0713@gmail.com

Monday, March 12

5:30pm – 7:30pm – FREE VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Church St., C.).  Monday, Friday & Saturday through April 21.

6:00pm - Champaign Unit 4 School Board Meeting

7:00pm – Urbana City Council Meeting

 

Tuesday, March 13

LAST DAY - Grace Period Voting at the Brookens Building (1776 E. Washington, U.) for those who need to register to vote and/or change their name or address.*

8:30am – 9:30am - Hinds Community College Choir performing at Franklin Middle School.*

9:55am – 10:45am - Hinds Community College Choir & Jubilee Singers performing in the Donald Decker Theatre of Central High School.*

2:15pm – 3:00pm - Hinds Community College Choir & Jubilee Singers performing at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy.*

5:30pm – 7:30pm – FREE – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Church St., C.).  Monday, Friday & Saturday until April 21.

7:00pm – Champaign City Council Meeting – Oath of Office - Police Chief Anthony Cobb;  Study Session to follow.

7:00pm – Glory Center International’s 7th Annual Ministry Celebration – “Commemorating, Celebrating, Embracing Our History.  Our Now.  Our Destiny” at 606 N. Country Fair Drive, Ch.  For more info, call 217-355-5008 or www.glorycenter.org.*

7:00pm - Hinds Community College Choir & Jubilee Singers performing at Carter Metropolitan C.M.E. Church (448 E. Williams, Danville).*

 

Wednesday, March 14

DEADLINE to RSVP for The Women of Hope, New Hope COGIC’S (located at 911 W. Bradley, Champaign) Prayer Breakfast.  The theme is "Stop Now, It's Praying Time." You must RSVP no later than TODAY to ladyenash@aol.com or to 217-352-0911.  Look forward to good food, fellowship with each other, and, most of all, our Lord!  

9:00am – 9:30am - Hinds Community College Choir & Jubilee Singers performing at the Canaan Academy (207 Central Ave., Urbana).*

1:15pm – 2:30pm - Hinds Community College Choir performing in the Urbana Middle School Cafetorium.*

 

 

5:30pm – Urbana Human Relations Meeting

7:00pm – Hinds Community College Choir & Jubilee Singers performing at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church.*

 

Thursday, March 15

LAST DAY to Early Vote for March 20 primary at permanent early voting locations.

8:45am – 9:15am - Hinds Community College Choir & Jubilee Singers performing at Prairie Elementary School.*

5:00pm – 7:30pm – Wesley Evening Food Pantry Distribution at 1203 W. Green St., Urbana.  Email info@wesleypantry.org for information or volunteer opportunities.

7:00pm – 9:00pm - CCNAACP & League of Women Voters of Champaign County hosting County Board Districts 7 & 11 Candidates’ Forum in the Champaign City Council Chambers

 

Friday, March 16

TBA – Baking for Bucks Cottage Food Business School at the Land of Lincoln Legal Aid Building (302 N. First St., Ch.)  Cost:  $90.00, but scholarships are available.  Seating is limited, so reserve your seat today.  Classes are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 16-18.  Learn about the Cottage Food Bill, Entrepreneurship, and earn your Food Service Safety Management Certification.  For more information, contact Valerie McWilliams at 217-356-1351, ext. 114.

TODAY – March 19 - In-person absentee voting at the Brookens Building (1776 E. Washington, Urbana).  You must already be registered to vote at your current address.

5:30pm – 7:30pm – FREE VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Church St., C.).   Monday, Friday & Saturday through April 21.

7:00pm – West African Dance Class, taught by Djibril Camara at the Independent Media Center (200 S. Broadway, Urbana) to benefit the Crisis Nursery of Urbana.  Admission into the class is one or more of several items (includes, but not limited to:  gift cards from Target, Wal-mart, Meijer, County Market, etc., Diapers size 4 or 5; inside games & activities, etc., and much more).  This is part of the All-Americorps Week at the UCIMC.*

 

Saturday, March 17

TODAY – March 19 - In-person absentee voting at the Brookens Building (1776 E. Washington, Urbana).  You must already be registered to vote at your current address.

8:30am – 12noon - Champaign County Clerk’s Office (Brookens Building, 1776 E. Washington, Urbana) open for early voting.

9:00am – The Women of Hope, New Hope COGIC’s (located at 911 W. Bradley, Champaign) Prayer Breakfast.  The theme is "Stop Now, It's Praying Time."  Look forward to good food, fellowship with each other, and most of all our Lord only if you RSVP by Wednesday, March 14 to ladyenash@aol.com or to 217-352-0911.

 

 

10:00am – 12noon – St. Luke C.M.E. Church Food Pantry – 809 N. Fifth St., Ch.

1:00pm – 5:00pm - FREE VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Church St., C.).  Monday, Friday & Saturday through April 21.

3:00pm – Champaign Park District Douglass Seniors’ “Tom Thumb Wedding” at the Douglass Community Center.  Cost:  $5.00. 

7:00pm -Deborah Chapter #27/OES’ Annual Wild Wild West Party at American Legion Post #71 (107 N. Broadway, Urbana).  Cost $5.00.

9:00pm – JazzStep Entertainment presents 30 & Over Jazz Saturdays in the new addition of the Arrowhead Bowling Lanes (1401 N. McKinley, Ch.).  Grown Folks Affair (for those 30 and older).  DJ Master Blaster playing R & B, Old School, Jazz and Steppin’ Music.  Cost:  $5.00.*

 

Sunday, March 18

10:45am – Bethel A.M.E. Church 149th Anniversary – Speaker:  Nathaniel Banks.*

1:00pm – Jericho Missionary Baptist Church Ushers and Greeters Salad Spread immediately following the morning worship service.  Cost:  $8.00/adults and $5.00 for youth.

1:00pm – “Chicken Wing and Fries” sale sponsored by the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Kingdom Builders’ Ministry.  Donation: $5.00 for 4 chicken wings and fries; desserts – 50 cents to $1.00; soda – 50 cents.  Immediately after morning service.*

4:00pm – “Women in Worship” at New Hope Church of God in Christ (911 W. Bradley, Ch.).  Special guest speaker Evangelist Shanae Dowell of Danville IL.  Doors open at 3:45.  Call 217-352-0911 for more information.

5:00pm – Rev. Dr. Craig Melvin Smith, Senior Pastor of the Freedom Baptist Church (Hillside, IL) celebrating 40 years in the Ministry at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church.  Rev. B.J. Tatum to deliver the message.  For more information, contact Audrey Keaton-Mock at 217-649-6087.*

 

Monday, March 19

LAST DAY for In-person absentee voting at the Brookens Building (1776 E. Washington, Urbana).  You must already be registered to vote at your current address.

5:30pm – 7:30pm – FREE VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Church St., C.).  Monday, Friday & Saturday through April 21.

7:00pm – Urbana City Council Meeting

 

Tuesday, March 20 – REMEMBER TO VOTE!!! 6 am – 7:00pm

7:00pm – Champaign City Council Meeting

7:00pm – Glory Center International’s 7th Annual Ministry Celebration – “Commemorating, Celebrating, Embracing Our History.  Our Now.  Our Destiny” at 606 N. Country Fair Drive, Ch.  For more info, call 217-355-5008 or www.glorycenter.org.*

 

 Thursday, March 22

TODAY – Tuesday, October 9 - Voter Registration for those: who will be 18 on or before the General Election on Tuesday, November 6; those who have never registered; those who need to change their name and/or address.

7:00pm – Champaign County Board Meeting

8:00pm – Community Women’s Choir Rehearsal for Annual Women’s Day at Salem Baptist Church on Sunday, March 25 at 3:30pm. 

 

Friday, March 23

DEADLINE to order Fannie Mae Candy from Team Trouble members. All of the proceeds raised will assist in the costs of uniforms, travel & lodging from March through July. The following varieties are available:  Mint meltaways, assorted creams, trinidads, pixies and assorted chocolates.  Cost:  $12 per box.  The candy will be ready for delivery prior to Mother’s Day!!! Money is due at the time of delivery and all checks can be made payable to:  Team Trouble Basketball.  For more information or to place your order, contact Kay Wells at 2317-351-6220 or illini34@comcast.net or Coach Mikki Johnson at www.teamtrouble.org.*

5:30pm – 7:30pm – FREE VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Church St., C.). Monday, Friday & Saturday through April 21.

 

Saturday, March 24

8:00am – 10:00am – Listen LIVE to Higher Ground on WEFT/90.1FM Radio or on-line at WEFT.org, hosted by Aaron & Carol Ammons.  Listen in and/or call in to 217-359-5483 or 217-359-6545 for comments and/or questions.

1:00pm – 5:00pm – FREE VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Church St., C.). Monday, Friday & Saturday until April 21.

2:00pm - Community Women’s Choir Rehearsal for Annual Women’s Day at Salem Baptist Church on Sunday, March 25 at 3:30pm. 

9:00pm – JazzStep Entertainment presents 30 & Over Jazz Saturdays in the new addition of the Arrowhead Bowling Lanes (1401 N. McKinley, Ch.).  Grown Folks Affair (for those 30 and older).  DJ Master Blaster playing R & B, Old School, Jazz and Steppin’ Music.  Cost:  $5.00.*

 

 

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