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November/December events by Carletta

Below is a list of upcoming community events and important dates for November, December and January.  Submit your event to Carletta Donaldson at cjdonald713@yahoo.com

Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Community Celebration Choir Rehearsals at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Park St., Champaign) at 2:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays:  December 3, 10, and 17; January 7 and 14. The Community Celebration will be at 5:00pm on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts located at 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana.


Need to register to vote and/or change your name/address?  Contact Carletta Donaldson at cjdonald713@yahoo.com.  Upcoming Elections:  General Primary Election – March 20, 2012; General Election – November 6, 2012

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Monday, November 28
3:00pm – Champaign Community & Police Partnership Meeting (CCAPP) at the Douglass Center Annex
6:00pm – Monday Night Football at the American Legion Post 559 (704 N. Hickory, Champaign) until the game ends.*
6:00pm – Champaign Unit 4 School Special Board Meeting
7:00pm – Urbana City Council Meeting
7:00pm – Auditions for Church of the Apostolic Authority (400 W. Bradley, Champaign) will be presenting “Will You Be Ready?”  The play will be presented on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tuesday, November 29

7:00pm – Informational Meeting/1st Choir Rehearsal at Church of the Apostolic Authority (400 W. Bradley, Chamapign) for the Youth Explosion Choir for youth ages 13 & up.  Adults – Please accompany your youth.  Contact Elder Jerrod A. Henderson at jahbooking@gmail.com or by phone at 217-390-6137 for more information.  Youth Explosion

Wednesday, November 30
DEADLINE to purchase tickets for the 3rd UJIMA Holiday Celebration, sponsored by the Parkland College African American Faculty & Staff at the Laborers International Union Local #703.  Tickets are $25.00 per person and include dinner at 8:00pm.  RSVP by calling 217-353-2119 no later than TODAY.
7:00pm – Auditions for Church of the Apostolic Authority (400 W. Bradley, Champaign) will be presenting “Will You Be Ready?”  The play will be presented on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thursday, December 1
5:30pm - 7:30pm – Champaign County NAACP Meet & Greet Holiday Party – Urbana Civic Center located at 108 W. Water St., Urbana


Friday, December 2

5:00pm – 7:30pm – Champaign County Black Chamber of Commerce’s First Fridays at the Refinery located at 41 E. Green St., Ch.  Happy Hour…Redefined.*

Saturday, December 3
2:00pm – Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Community Celebration Choir Rehearsal at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Park St., Champaign.  The Community Celebration will be at 5:00pm on January 15, 2012 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts located at 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana.
6:30pm – Powerhouse Church of God in Christ presents Women of God Walking in True Holiness.”  For more information, contact Ms. Janette Moore at 217-418-1345.
7:00pm – 1:00am - 3rd UJIMA Holiday Celebration, sponsored by the Parkland College African American Faculty & Staff at the Laborers International Union Local #703.  Tickets are $25.00 per person and include dinner at 8:00pm.  RSVP by calling 217-353-2119 no later than Wednesday, November 30.

Sunday, December 4
3:00pm – American Legion Post 559 and Lincoln’s Challenge Pearl Harbor Remembrance at Lincoln Square Mall.  Let Us Not Forget Pearl Harbor.*
3:30pm – Powerhouse Church of God in Christ presents Women of God Walking in True Holiness.”  For more information, contact Ms. Janette Moore at 217-418-1345.

Monday, December 5

5:30pm – Champaign Human Relations Commission Meeting
6:00pm – Monday Night Football at the American Legion Post 559 (704 N. Hickory, Champaign) until the game ends.*
7:00pm – Urbana City Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 6
6:00pm – Illinois Public Media/WILL/TVRadio - Community Cinema Series Film screening - “Troop 1500” – At Hilltop Prison in Gatesville, Texas, a unique Girl Scout Troop unites daughters with mothers who are serving time for serious crimes, giving them a chance to rebuild broken bonds.  Facing long sentences from the courts, the mothers struggle to mend their fractured relationships with their daughters.  Panel Discussion to follow film viewing at the Champaign Public Library.  Panelists include:  Neffie Dambo of GIRLS, Evangelist Eloris Nash, Girl Scouts of America of Central Illinois Membership Services Manager Vicki Harber-Wheeler, Retired Illinois Prison Warden Ms. Dorothy Randall and Tasha Thompson, Founder of GOALS (Going On Against Life’s Struggles) as well as a DIVAS for Christ Representative.  FREE*
7:00pm – Champaign Township & Champaign City Council meetings

Wednesday, December 7
1:30pm – 4:30pm – Saving Our Families Together Today (SOFTT) presents Understanding the DCFS Investigative Process at the Champaign Public Library Pavilion Rooms A-B. – questions answered regarding a child abuse/neglect investigation.  Questions?  Call the Family Advocacy Center at 217-607-0546.*
7:00pm – U of I Women’s Basketball Game at Illinois State – Red Bird Arena

Saturday, December 10
10:00am – 12noon – Glory Center Community Coat Drive.  Men, women, and children - New & gently used clothing and winter apparel.  Make a donation today...we'll find a home for every item! Drop off boxes are at The Glory Center (606 N.; Country Fair Drive, Ch.)  . For more info, call (217)355-5008.
2:00pm – Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Community Celebration Choir Rehearsal at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Park St., Champaign).  The Community Celebration will be at 5:00pm on January 15, 2012 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts located at 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana.
7:00pm – Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church – Winter Gala – A Black Tie Affair at Local 703 Labor Hall, 108 East Anthony Drive, Urbana.  Tickets - $35.00 per person. Gospel Comedian, Ronald Baker Jr.  Contact Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church at 356-9633 or www.pilgrimmb.org.

Sunday, December 11

11:00am & 3:30pm – St. Luke C.M.E. Church Men’s Day
3:00pm – Bethel A.M.E. Church (401 E. Park St., Champaign) Mass Choir Concert - “A Festival of Songs: Giving God the Highest Praise.”
3:00pm – American Legion Post 559 Auxiliary Youth Christmas Party at 704 N. Hickory, Champaign.
4:30pm – Rose & Taylor (Legendary Community Landmark) presents a Community Forum Summit – focusing on Education, Economics, Community and Accountability and addressing the issues, concerns, and problems that plague “our” community…replacing the problems with SOLUTIONS, putting them into ACTION!  COME WITH SOLUTIONS YOU INTEND TO PUT INTO ACTION.  U of I Educational Policy Studies Associate Professor Chris Span and colleagues will conduct the summits.  RSVP to cspan@illinois.edu no later than November 30.  Location to be determined.*

Monday, December 12
12:00pm – North 1st Street Association Meeting – Land of Lincoln Legal Aid Bldg. at 302 N. First St., Champaign
3:00pm – Champaign Community & Police Partnership Meeting (CCAPP) at the Douglass Center Annex
6:00pm – Champaign Unit 4 School Board Meeting
6:00pm – Monday Night Football at the American Legion Post 559 (704 N. Hickory, Champaign) until the game ends.*
7:00pm – Urbana City Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 14
5:30pm – A University of Illinois Urban Planning class will be presenting a series of reports & promotional materials about local neighborhood conditions (census, crime, property assessment and business climate) and North 1st Street.  This will be at the Land of Lincoln Legal Aid Building (302 N. First St., Champaign).
Wednesday, December 14 (cont’d)
5:30pm – Urbana Human Relations Commission

Saturday, December 17
10:00am – 12noon – St. Luke C.M.E. Church (809 N. Fifth St., Ch.) Food Pantry
1:00pm  – U of I Women’s Basketball Game vs. Texas Tech – United Center
2:00pm – Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Community Celebration Choir Rehearsal at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Park St., Champaign).  The Community Celebration will be at 5:00pm on January 15, 2012 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts located at 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana.

Sunday, December 18
3:00pm – 6:00pm – FREE Community Christmas Feast – Douglass Community Center.  For more information go to http://sundayaction.eventbrite.com or call 217-232-1969.  Sponsored by Sunday Action.*

Monday, December 19

6:00pm – Monday Night Football at the American Legion Post 559 (704 N. Hickory, Champaign) until the game ends.*
7:00pm – Urbana City Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 20

7:00pm - The Glory Center Annual Christmas Program: Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas.  It’s a holiday production, a special TNT service with presentations from our youth, music, and drama ministries.

Sunday, December 25
– “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” – Merry Christmas
9:00am – 10:00am – The Glory Center’s Special Christmas Day Service
Come to The Glory Center for a one hour of power-packed celebration on Christmas Morning. Let us not forget to celebrate the greatest gift this Christmas - Jesus Christ!

Monday, December 26
6:00pm – Monday Night Football at the American Legion Post 559 (704 N. Hickory, Champaign) until the game ends.*

Wednesday, December 28
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Gal Up Discussion Hour –Women coming together in a safe space to discuss their lives and to socialize at the Up Center of the Champaign County Independent Media Center (200 S. Broadway, Urbana (IMC is located in the building directly north of Lincoln Square)*
7:00pm – U of I Women’s Basketball Game vs. Alabama A & M – Assembly Hall

Friday, December 30
7:30pm – U of I Women’s Basketball Game vs. Michigan – Assembly Hall


Saturday, December 31, 2011

Is your church having a New Year’s Eve Service?  Email:  cjdonald713@yahoo.com  for the times no later than Friday, December 16 to be included in weekly update.
10:00pm – Bethel A.M.E. Church & St. Luke C.M.E. Church Joint Night Watch Service at Bethel A.M.E. Church (401 E. Park St., Champaign)

SAVE THE DATES – 2012 EVENTS/MEETINGS

Sunday, January 1, 2012

GO TO CHURCH – START THE YEAR OUT IN FELLOWSHIP

Monday, January 2

12noon/2pm – U of I Women’s Basketball vs. Purdue – Assembly Hall
6:00pm – Monday Night Football at the American Legion Post 559 (704 N. Hickory, Champaign) until the game ends.*

Tuesday, January 3

6:00pm – Illinois Public Media/WILL/TV/Radio - Community Cinema Series Film screening – “Daisy Bates:  the First Lady of Little Rock” at the Champaign Public Library.  Discussion to follow after the film.*

Saturday, January 7

2:00pm – Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Community Celebration Choir Rehearsal at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Park St., Champaign).  The Community Celebration will be at 5:00pm on January 15, 2012 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts located at 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana.

Sunday, January 8
2:00pm – U of I Women’s Basketball vs. Wisconsin – Assembly Hall

Monday, January 9
6:00pm – Champaign Unit 4 School Board Meeting
6:00pm – Monday Night Football at the American Legion Post 559 (704 N. Hickory, Champaign) until the game ends.*
7:00pm – Urbana City Council Meeting

Friday, January 13

4:00pm – 5:00pm – The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County Board, Parkland College and University of Illinois invite citizens to attend the 11th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 S. Neil St., Champaign).


Saturday, January 14

2:00pm – Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Community Celebration Choir Rehearsal at Salem Baptist Church (500 E. Park St., Champaign).  The Community Celebration will be at 5:00pm on January 15, 2012 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts located at 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana.

Sunday, January 15
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Jr.’s  Birthday
5:00pm – Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts – FREE

Monday, January 16 – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday –
“A Day on, not a Day Off”
6:00pm – Monday Night Football at the American Legion Post 559 (704 N. Hickory, Champaign) until the game ends.*

Thursday, January 19

7:00pm - U of I Women’s Basketball vs. Penn State – Assembly Hall

Sunday, January 22

5:00pm – 8:00pm – American Legion Post 559’s 80th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, January 23
6:00pm – Champaign Unit 4 Special Board Meeting
6:00pm – Monday Night Football at the American Legion Post 559 (704 N. Hickory, Champaign) until the game ends.*
7:00pm – Urbana City Council Meeting

Friday, January 27

10:00pm – 1:00am – Annual Midnight Musical at Church of the Apostolic Authority (formerly Alpha & Omega located at 400 W. Bradley, Champaign).  PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!  Come fellowship with the youth ministry of CAA as we lift of the name of Jesus.  Please contact Elder Jerrod Henderson (jahender@illinois.edu) at or Lisa Young (amyoung1@illinois.edu) if you would like to participate on the program.  Please spread the word.

Sunday, January 29

12noon - U of I Women’s Basketball vs. Nebraska – Assembly Hall

Monday, January 30

6:00pm – Monday Night Football at the American Legion Post 559 (704 N. Hickory, Champaign) until the game ends.*

Wednesday, February 1
Church of the Apostolic Authority will be presenting “Will You Be Ready?”  Auditions November 28-30

Thursday, February 2
Carlos & Willeta Donaldson celebrating 52nd Wedding Anniversary
7:30pm - U of I Women’s Basketball vs. Minnesota – Assembly Hall

Friday, February 3
Time to be Announced Later – Champaign County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet at the U of I I-Hotel

Thursday, February 9

7:00pm - U of I Women’s Basketball vs. Ohio State – Assembly Hall

Monday, February 20 – President’s Day

6:30pm - U of I Women’s Basketball vs. Northwestern – Assembly Hall

Saturday, March 17
TBA – Champaign Park District Douglass Seniors will be hosting a “Tom Thumb Wedding.”  Tickets are $5.00 in advance.  

Friday, April 13
7:00pm – 10:00pm - Gamma Upsilon Psi Society’s 40th Annual Cotillion Ball Celebration at the I-Hotel.  Semi-Formal Attire.  More information to follow.

Saturday, April 14
6:00pm - Gamma Upsilon Psi Society’s 2012 Cotillion Ball (40th Annual)

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