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Sunday, April 26, 2015

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, www.amctheatres.com/VillageMall/

For those doing a little shopping over the weekend, click on our "Uniquely Our Own" link listing some of the unique retail shops we have in the area at http://www.vermilionadvantage.com/retail.

And see more information about our parks, museums, historical sites & more in the Danville Area Visitors’ Guide.

Please feel free to share this information with others!

 

Sunday:

Sleepy Creek Vineyards - (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery open Noon-6PM.  Bloody Sunday Bar has returned - create your own Winey Mary/Bloody Mary-style concoction with a wide selection of ingredients like fresh celery, pickles, olive, tomato juices, Tabasco, pepper, bloody mary mix, & more!

Kennekuk Environmental Education Center open Saturdays and Sundays - (in Kennekuk County Park, 22296 Henning Rd., Danville) Open every Saturday & Sunday through October 26, 1-4PM.

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland 1-5PM; $6.25 + skate rental (Or 1-3PM for $5.25 + skate rental; or 3-5PM for $5.25 + skate rental).  Lazer tag also available.

DACC Men’s Baseball vs. Illinois Central at Danville Stadium - 1PM; for a complete schedule of games, please visit http://dacc.edu/athletics.

DACC Women’s Softball doubleheader vs. Lincoln Land at Winter Park – Games 1PM & 3PM; for a complete schedule of games, please visit http://dacc.edu/athletics.

Bingo at the VFW Post 728 - (8 Pine St., Danville) Every Sunday at 2PM

Schlarman Academy high school students present 1980s-themed musical, “Starlight Express,” on Friday (dinner theater), Saturday & Sunday (performances only) – Unique musical of disco & pop-music performed entirely on roller skates.  Saturday (7PM) & Sunday (2PM) will be performances only at $10/adults & $5/students.

Danville Light Opera presents “Big Fish” Saturday & Sunday at the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium – (202 E. Fairchild St., Danville) Sunday show at 2PM; Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife, Sandra. But their son, Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. For more info or to order tickets, visit www.danvillelightopera.com.

The Little Lorraine Theatre presents "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies" this Friday, Saturday & Sunday - (324 E. Main St., Hoopeston) Sunday’s showing is at 3PM.  All movies are a free-will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Bismarck First Church of Christ Gospel Sing – (100 Maiden Lane, Bismarck) “Yesterday’s Gospel Band” will be performing at First Church of Christ in Bismarck, 6:30-8:30PM.  Dessert will be served after the concert. Everyone is welcome.

Please let me know of any upcoming events that I might be unaware of! 

Machelle Dykes
Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 112
Fax: 217-442-6228
Cell: 217-497-5084
e-mail: mdykes@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com

Saturday, April 25, 2015

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, www.amctheatres.com/VillageMall/

For those doing a little shopping over the weekend, click on our "Uniquely Our Own" link listing some of the unique retail shops we have in the area at http://www.vermilionadvantage.com/retail.

And see more information about our parks, museums, historical sites & more in the Danville Area Visitors’ Guide.

Please feel free to share this information with others!

 

 

Saturday:

Comcast Cares Day project at The Boys & Girls Club – (850 N. Griffin, Danville) Volunteers will paint, landscape & do repairs around the club starting at 8:30AM.

Free Community Shred Day – (3550 N. Vermilion St., Danville) As part of Money Smart Week, we invite you to bring personal documents, financial statements and sensitive information for shredding on-site in a safe and environmentally friendly manner, 9AM-Noon.  Limit of 5 bags or boxes per car.  Identity theft info will be provided, also.  Come to the Executive Plaza Banquet Center just north of Monical’s Pizza.  Learn more at www.moneysmartweek.org.

Westville Master Gardeners Program at the Westville Public Library – (233 S. State St., Westville) Master Gardeners Brenda and Mike Larson will present a program on Hostas and Water Gardens at 10AM.  Come to receive some great tips and bring your questions for our local Master Gardeners to help you with.  Please call the library at 217-267-3170 to reserve your seat for this event.

Rabbittown Trade Center Antique Auction – (36 S. College St., Danville) 10AM-Noon (Also, Consignment Auction this Monday night at 5:30PM)

Cycles Plus Destination Ride - (12 W. Woodbury St., Danville) Cycles Plus is riding at 8AM Saturday from the store, weather permitting.  Check our Facebook page in case of cancellation.  ANNOUNCEMENT: Trek Bicycles is doing a recall on many models of Trek bikes from years 2000-2015. Cycles Plus has the list of recalled bikes at the store and can help you figure out if your bike is a recalled bike.  If so, we will replace the affected part free of charge and give you a $20 in-store credit towards any Bontrager accessories purchase.  This recall must be done as soon as possible.  Store hours are M-F 10AM-6PM; Sat. 9AM-2PM, and Sun. Noon-4PM.  Happy riding!

Danville Public Library presents “Fast Cash for Teens” – (319 N. Vermilion St., Danville) Picture your future, answer questions based on what you want your lifestyle to be and see if you’re on the right track.  A Money Smart Week event, 10AM-2PM.  For more info, visit www.moneysmartweek.org.

Danville Public Library presents “Route your Retirement Fair” – (319 N. Vermilion St., Danville) Picture yourself during retirement, answer questions on what you want your lifestyle to be and see if you’re on the right route, 10AM-2PM.  Come at your own leisure, take all the time you need.  A Money Smart Week event.  For more info, visit www.moneysmartweek.org.

Queen Ann’s Cottage Grand Re-Opening Celebration this Friday & Saturday – (407 Ann St., Danville) Reinvented, remodeled and romantic!  Multiple vendors & refreshments, live music, drawings & grand prize basket.  Come join us, 10AM-5PM.

Sleepy Creek Vineyards Open - (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery open 10AM-8PM

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland - 11AM-1PM; $5.25 + skate rental.  Lazer tag also available.

Kennekuk Environmental Education Center open Saturdays and Sundays - (22296 Henning Rd., Danville) Open every Saturday & Sunday through October 26, 1-4PM.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day – (1111 N. Vermilion St., Danville) The Y is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families, 1-4PM.  YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day will include fun, active play and educational activities to keep kids moving and learning, in order to maintain healthy habits and academic skills to achieve goals and reach their full potential.  Bounce houses, Zumba, Iron Kids & other fun events.

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland - 1-5PM; $6.25 + skate rental (or 1-3PM for $5.25 + skate rental).  Lazer tag also available.

Vintage Villians 4th Annual “Prepare for the Flood Metal Fest 2015” – (103 N. Vermilion St., Danville) All ages, but must be 21 or older to drink.  Bands performing include: Serin Veins, The City the Ruins, Upon a Broke Throne, Clocks, Caecus, Warforged, Roman Ring, The Beauty in her Eyes, Forsake the Fallen, and Armageddon Awaits, starting at 5PM.

New Directions Treatment Center’s 5th Annual “Evening of Hope” Community Partnership Dinner at the Danville Days Hotel – (77 N. Gilbert St., Danville) Join us for an evening of celebration, collaboration, client success stories, giveaways and more, 6PM.  The event is open to the public.  Tickets are available at $30 per person or $240 to purchase a table.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the New Directions office at 217-442-9026.  Proceeds are used to support the substance abuse programs at New Directions.

Georgetown First Church of Christ Family Fun Dance – (503 N. Main St., Georgetown) The Hunger Jam concert committee is sponsoring a Family Fun Dance at the First Church of Christ Ministry Center across from McDonald’s, 6-8PM.  Admission to the event will be $2 per family member up to $10 total (families with more than 5 members pay $10 total).  Come take a trip down memory lane as the DJ will be playing your country, pop and rock favorites from yesterday and today.

The Little Lorraine Theatre presents "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies" this Friday, Saturday & Sunday - (324 E. Main St., Hoopeston) Saturday’s showing is at 7PM.  All movies are a free-will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Schlarman Academy high school students present 1980s-themed musical, “Starlight Express,” on Friday (dinner theater), Saturday & Sunday (performances only) – Unique musical of disco & pop-music performed entirely on roller skates.  Saturday (7PM) & Sunday (2PM) will be performances only at $10/adults & $5/students.

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland 7-11PM; $8.25 + skate rental (Or 9-11PM, $5.25 + skate rental). Lazer tag also available.

Danville Light Opera presents “Big Fish” Saturday & Sunday at the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium – (202 E. Fairchild St., Danville) Saturday at 7:30PM; Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some!  Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife, Sandra.  But their son, Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.  For more info or to order tickets, visit www.danvillelightopera.com.

Live R&B at the Palmer Arena featuring “Next,” “J Holiday” and “D. Woods” – (100 W. Main St., Danville) A performance that will wow the crowd, 8PM!  The R&B sensational powerhouse of singers will be taking over the stage for one night only with an awesome performance.  Reserved Admission (Sections A1 and B1): $50; Reserved Admission (Sections A2 and B2): $40; General Admission: $25.

Fuzzy’s Bar presents “Jason Wells Band” – (853 E. Fairchild St., Danville) 9PM; $5 cover at the door, must be 21 to enter.

 

Please let me know of any upcoming events that I might be unaware of! 

Machelle Dykes
Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 112
Fax: 217-442-6228
Cell: 217-497-5084
e-mail: mdykes@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com

Friday, April 24, 2015

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, www.amctheatres.com/VillageMall/

For those doing a little shopping over the weekend, click on our "Uniquely Our Own" link listing some of the unique retail shops we have in the area at http://www.vermilionadvantage.com/retail.

And see more information about our parks, museums, historical sites & more in the Danville Area Visitors’ Guide.

Please feel free to share this information with others!

 

Friday:

Queen Ann’s Cottage Grand Re-Opening Celebration this Friday & Saturday – (407 Ann St., Danville) Reinvented, remodeled and romantic!  Multiple vendors & refreshments, live music, drawings & grand prize basket.  Come join us, 10AM-5PM.

Sleepy Creek Vineyards - (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery open 10AM-8PM. And, "Wieners & Wine," 5-8PM every Friday from April to October.  Sleepy Creek will provide a fire, hot dogs, and the fixings!  Guests are welcome to bring additional food, but all alcoholic beverages must be purchased through the Vineyard.  Drink options include wine, slushies, sangria, beer, soda and bottled water. Seating and service is first come, first served with no reservations.

DACC Horticulture Annual Plant Sale – (2000 East Main St., Danville) 12:30-2:00PM

Danville Public Library presents “ID Theft, Scams, Fraud” – (319 N. Vermilion St., Danville) 2PM, Learn how to protect yourself and your information against theft. Address any concerns you might have and look at ways identities are stolen. Presented by the Office of Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger.

American Legion Post 210 Dinner - (1600 N. Jackson St., Danville) Our weekly "Big Fish & All the Trimmings" from 5-8PM.  Specializing in Tilapia and Catfish and new addition of Frog Legs, along with full menu items to complete your dinner experience.  Hop on over & Hook a Big One - Oh, what a catch!  Public invited.

Sleepy Creek “Wieners & Wine” - (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) "Wieners & Wine," 5-8PM every Friday from April to October.  Sleepy Creek will provide a fire, hot dogs, and the fixings!  Guests are welcome to bring additional food, but all alcoholic beverages must be purchased through the Vineyard.  Drink options include wine, slushies, sangria, beer, soda and bottled water.  Seating and service is first come, first served with no reservations.

Knights of Columbus Swiss Steak Dinner and T&D Karaoke – (310 Bryan Ave., Danville) Make your plans now to attend our Swiss Steak Dinner, 5:30-7PM. The meal will consist of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, dinner roll, dessert and coffee. The cost of the dinner will be $10 per person. We request that you purchase your ticket in advance or RSVP.  Dinners limited to the first 75 people.  Everyone is welcome.  Also, T&D Karaoke is back and will be in the Columbus Lounge from 7:30-11:30PM. Come down and enjoy some great fun and entertainment with your friends.

Gao Grotto Dinner - (2400 Denmark Rd., Danville) Your choice hamburgers or Tenderloins for $7; or Chicken Strips for $6.  Dinners come with 2 sides choices from cole slaw, fries or baked beans, 5:30-7:30PM.  Stay after and enjoy our new video gaming machines.  All are welcome!

Music at Kickapoo Landing presents "Mitchell’s Bluegrass and Gospel" - Music from 5:30-7:30PM. The Dockside Café offers you dining by the lake and features dinner specials every weekend.  Come listen to live music Tuesday, Friday and Sunday nights, now through October.  For more info, call 217-446-8399.

Schlarman Academy high school students present 1980s-themed musical, “Starlight Express,” on Friday (dinner theater), Saturday & Sunday (performances only) – Unique musical of disco & pop-music performed entirely on roller skates.  Friday’s show is a dinner theater with dinner at 6:30PM and the show starting at 7:30PM for $15/adults & $10/students.  Saturday (7PM) & Sunday (2PM) will be performances only at $10/adults & $5/students.

The Little Lorraine Theatre presents "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies" this Friday, Saturday & Sunday - (324 E. Main St., Hoopeston) Friday's showing is at 7PM.  All movies are a free-will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland - "Family Night," 7-10PM. Admission $7.25 +skate rental; if applicable, Family Rate: Up to 6 persons for $29.95 (one adult must be present and all kids must be in your family). Lazer tag also available.

MWF Micro Wrestling at the Palmer Arena – (100 W. Main St., Danville) Great fun for all ages and action packed from start to finish, 7-10PM.  MWF Micro Wrestling has been touring for over 14 years, longer than any other group in America.  This group of wrestlers bring a highly energetic and electrifying show and have toured 48 of the 50 states.  This high intensity show gives a unique brand to the wrestling industry and showcases the athletic skills of world-class athletes in Micro Wrestling.  Tickets: $15/adults or $5/kids ages 12 and under.  All tickets are general admission.  After party ay Main Street Bar & Grill!

Sarge's Tap Karaoke - (409 E. Main, Danville) Karaoke, 8PM

Ike's Bar has Karaoke (2526 Georgetown Rd., Danville) 8PM-Midnight

Westville's Sportsman's Inn has Karaoke - D & J Entertainment does Karaoke on Fridays from 9PM-1AM

Main Street Bar & Grill After Party following MWF at Palmer Arena – Meet the wrestlers; no cover, 10PM-1AM

 

Please let me know of any upcoming events that I might be unaware of! 

Machelle Dykes
Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 112
Fax: 217-442-6228
Cell: 217-497-5084
e-mail: mdykes@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com

Sunday, April 19, 2015

See the movies playing this weekend at: Danville Village Mall Cinemas, www.amctheatres.com/VillageMall/

For those doing a little shopping over the weekend, click on our "Uniquely Our Own" link listing some of the unique retail shops we have in the area at http://www.vermilionadvantage.com/retail.

And see more information about our parks, museums, historical sites & more in the Danville Area Visitors’ Guide.

Please feel free to share this information with others!

 

Sunday:

Knights of Columbus Breakfast - (310 Bryan Ave., Danville) Breakfast is scheduled from 7:30-11:00AM.  Scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, waffles, potatoes, sausage gravy, biscuits, bacon, sausage, orange juice, coffee and milk.  Adults $7.50; Children (12 and under) $3.50.

Sleepy Creek Vineyards - (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery open Noon-6PM.  Bloody Sunday Bar has returned - create your own Winey Mary/Bloody Mary-style concoction with a wide selection of ingredients like fresh celery, pickles, olive, tomato juices, Tabasco, pepper, bloody mary mix, & more!

Kennekuk Environmental Education Center open Saturdays and Sundays - (in Kennekuk County Park, 22296 Henning Rd., Danville) Open every Saturday & Sunday through October 26, 1-4PM.

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland 1-5PM; $6.25 + skate rental (Or 1-3PM for $5.25 + skate rental; or 3-5PM for $5.25 + skate rental).  Lazer tag also available.

Bingo at the VFW Post 728 - (8 Pine St., Danville) Every Sunday at 2PM

DACC Players present “The Rocky Horror Show” in Bremer Theater this Friday, Saturday & Sunday (2000 E. Main St., Danville) Sunday show at 7PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  To reserve tickets, please email saguirre@dacc.edu or call Suzanna at 217-443-8724.  No reserved seats.  This show is for mature audiences.  The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien.  A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940’s through to the early 1970’s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

 

Please let me know of any upcoming events that I might be unaware of! 

Machelle Dykes
Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 112
Fax: 217-442-6228
Cell: 217-497-5084
e-mail: mdykes@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com

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