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Friday, July 29, 2016

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! 

Balloons Over Vermilion Videos

If you were not able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Balloons Over Vermilion earlier this month, you can enjoy some of the festivities in the following 3 video clips captured by Wayne Haugen.

* 10 Balloons flying out of Bunker Hill at Kennekuk: https://vimeo.com/175272147

* Splash and Dash from the Danville Boat Club: https://vimeo.com/174965663

* Balloon Glow at Vermilion Regional Airport July 2016: https://vimeo.com/175155811

Thank you again to the organizers, sponsors, volunteers and spectators that made another event in Danville and Vermilion County a success for all!

Friday:

Seniors Coffee Time at Danville Public Library – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) 9:30-10:30AM Seniors 60+ are invited to join us on Fridays in the 1st floor meeting room for games, crafts, conversations & of course, coffee.

34th Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show at the Vermilion County Museum – (116 N. Gilbert, Danville) Museum hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM-5PM.  Throughout the month of July visit the museum to view a juried show of quilted items.  Door fee for the show $3 adults; $1 children 13-17 years; 12 & under Free. 

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, & the fixings!  Bring your lawn chairs & additional food if you like, but alcoholic beverages must be purchased through the Vineyard.  We have beer, wine, variety of soft drinks, as well as, cheeses, crackers & other snacks.  Seating & service is first come, first served with no reservations.

Vermilion County War Museum New Hours – (307 N. Vermilion, Danville) New extended hours: Tuesday through Friday Noon–4PM; Saturday remains 10AM-4PM.  As a Blue Star Museum all active duty military & their families are admitted for Free, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Danville City Pool at Garfield Park OpenNoon–6PM daily through August 12.

Simply Serendipity Open Thursday - Sunday – (14 N. Hazel St., Danville) We are open Thursday 5-8PM; Friday Noon-7PM; Saturday 10AM-5PM; Sunday Noon-4PM.

Sir James & the Giant Wii Games at Danville Public Library – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) For Children 8-12yrs (under 8 with a caregiver); 2PM.

American Legion Post 210 Dinner – (201 Prospect Pl., Danville) Menu of Fish, Tilapia, Shrimp, Chicken, Hamburgers & Tenderloins from 5-8PM.  Public is invited!

Stomp Out Cancer Fundraiser at Charlotte’s – (402 N. Gilbert, Danville) Come out for Live Music, Grill Food, Lemonade stand, Face painting, 50/50 raffle & silent auction; 5-8PM.  Live music featuring Curt Kiser, Buck & Tiny’s Acoustic Review, Kendall-Olivia Yates & Marlee Harper; Grill Food features Bubba Burgers, Grilled Chicken & Ribeye Sandwiches.  Reserve your table of 4 for $20 by calling Charlotte’s 217-442-2839.  All tips & proceeds go to Relay For Life to help fight Cancer!

Music at Kickapoo Landing – Music from 5:30-7:30PM.  Come listen to live music featuring “June & Randy’s Country”.  The Dockside Café offers you dining by the lake and features dinner specials every weekend.  For more information, call 217-446-8399.

Humanitarian Day Dinner at Gao Grotto – (2400 Denmark Rd., Danville) 5:30-7:30PM Your choice of Ribs or Chicken with sweet corn, slaw, sliced tomatoes, bread & butter.  Cost is $10 Adults; $4 Children (12 & under).  All proceeds raised will go to the Gao Grotto Humanitarian Fund.  All are welcome to our public events!

18th Annual Summer Sounds Concert Series – (Temple Plaza, 102 N. Vermilion St, Danville) Free live music featuring “Heel Dragger & Dick Diamond with the Dusters”; 6-10PM.  Food and drinks are available at the outdoor stage. 

Tilton Redneck Games All Weekend at Carl Gruber Sports Complex – (301-313 Fairfield St, Tilton) Friday 6PM-10PM: Introduction of Lil’ Mr./ Lil’ Miss Redneck & Prince/Princess contestants, Kidz Zone Opens, Jr. Queen/King & Redneck Queen/King Contests, Live Music with “The Dystopians Band”, Teen Foam Dance Party (Ages 13-17).  Saturday 8:15AM-Midnight: Redneck Baby Contest, Mud Bogs, Truck Tug of War, Mud Volleyball, Kidz Zone, Live music featuring Tongue-N-Gruve & 90’s Daughter, Fireworks & Adult Foam Dance Party.  Sunday 9:30AM-7:00PM: Church service, Mud Bogs, Mud Volleyball, Kidz Zone, Lil’ Mr./Miss Redneck, Redneck Prince/Princess contest, Live Music featuring Kendall Olivia, Balistik 6 & Live Thru Wednesday, Foam Party (ages 12 & under).  For complete information, Visit www.tiltonrednecks.com.

Danville Dans VS Lafayette 6:30PM Game Time.  The “Babe” Movie night.  We’ll celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the filming of the movie at Danville Stadium with a Free viewing on the big screen following the game.

Danville Light Opera Presents Teen Musical “Grease” - All Weekend at DACC Bremer Theater – (2000 E. Main, Danville) Show times are: Friday 7PM, Saturday 2PM & 7PM; Sunday 2PM.  Join the 1959 senior class of Rydell High in this rollicking musical following the romance between hot-rodder Danny Zuko & the new girl Sandy Dumbrowski.  Tickets are $12 Adult, $7 Student & are available online at www.dlomusicaltheatre.com  or at the door. 

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland 7-10PM  Admission is $7.50 + skate rental; if applicable. Family Rate: Up to 6 persons for $35 (one adult must be present).  Batting cages, Miniature golf, & Lazer tag also available.  

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

Rachel Haun 

Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 110
Fax: 217-442-6228
e-mail: rhaun@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com  

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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:

Danville City Pool at Garfield Park OpenNoon–6PM daily through August 12

Sleepy Creek Vineyard Winery – (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery Open Noon-6PM Bloody Sunday bar – create your own Winey Mary/Bloody Mary-style concoction with a wide selection of ingredients like fresh celery, pickles, olive, tomato juice, Tabasco, pepper, bloody Mary mix, & more! 

Historic Buildings at Kennekuk County Park – (22296 Henning Road, Danville) Open Sundays through Labor Day; 1-4PM.

Cabin & Nature Center at Forest Glen Preserve – (20301 E 900 North Rd., Westville) Open Sundays through Labor Day; 1-4PM.

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland1-4PM; $5.50 + skate rental.  Batting cages, Miniature golf, & Lazer tag also available.

The Lamon House – Open for the Season – (Lincoln Park, Danville) Open each Sunday; 1:30-4:30PM.

Bingo at the VFW #728 – (8 Pine St., Danville) 2PM

Danville Light Opera Children’s Musical “Xanadu Jr.” at DACC Bremer Theater All Weekend – (2000 E. Main, Danville) Friday & Saturday 7PM; Sunday 2PM.  Follow the journey of a magical Greek muse who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the first Roller Disco.  But forbidden love causes jealous sisters to take advantage of the situation & chaos abounds!  Tickets are $8 Adult $5 Student – online at www.danvillelightopera.com or at the door. 

The Little Lorraine Theater Presents “Batman VS Superman-Dawn of Justice” All Weekend – (324 E. Main, Hoopeston) Shows are: Friday 7PM; Saturday 4 & 7PM; Sunday 2 & 5PM.  It’s been nearly 2 years since Superman’s colossal battle with Zod devastated the city of Metropolis.  The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry & helpless, including the crime fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne.  Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on earth, while the conniving Lex Luther launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.  All movies are free will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Live Music on the Patio at Gao Grotto – (2400 Denmark Rd., Danville) Featuring “Hoosier Daddy” aka Mike Russell; 4-7PM.  All are welcome to our public events!

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

Rachel Haun

Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 110
Fax: 217-442-6228
e-mail: rhaun@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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:

Catlin Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast at Catlin American Legion – (104 Commercial St., Catlin) 7-10AM Biscuit & gravy with milk, juice or coffee $5; Eggs, Sausage, & Toast with milk, juice or coffee $4; Biscuit & gravy, Sausage, Eggs, & Toast with milk, juice or coffee $7.

Danville Farmers Market – The outdoor market is held on the Danville Public Library lawn & adjacent parking lot featuring locally grown produce, home-baked goods, & homemade gift items; 8AM-1PM.  The main market season will run Wednesdays & Saturdays until October 15.

Danville Public Library Summer Used Book Sale – Thursday – Saturday – (319 N. Vermilion St., Danville) Thursday 4:00-7:30PM; Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM; Saturday 9:00AM-2:00PM Held in the first floor meeting room this huge sale includes thousands of books for children & adults, collectible books, & audiovisual materials.  There will also be framed cross-stitch pieces available to purchase from the estate of Howard Rutan.

“Christmas is July – Recycled & New” at Westville’s Trinity United Church of Christ – (311 E. Moses Ave., Westville) Beautiful & unique Christmas items will be available; 9AM-3PM.  A lunch will be served from 11AM-2PM featuring a baked potato bar with lots of toppings, salads, desserts, & drinks.  Everything will be offered at a “must have” price. 

Danville Public Library “Air Guitar Battle” at the Hegeler Stage – Air guitar enthusiasts & aficionados are invited to show off their skills; 10AM-Noon.

Vermilion County War Museum New Hours – (307 N. Vermilion, Danville) New extended hours: Tuesday through Friday Noon–4PM; Saturday remains 10AM-4PM.  As a Blue Star Museum all active duty military & their families are admitted for Free, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

34th Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show at the Vermilion County Museum – (116 N. Gilbert, Danville) Museum hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM-5PM.  Throughout the month of July visit the museum to view a juried show of quilted items.  Door fee for the show $3 adults; $1 children 13-17 years; 12 & under Free. 

Sleepy Creek Vineyard – (Located 3.5 miles south of Oakwood) Winery Open 10AM-8PM.

Danville City Pool at Garfield Park OpenNoon–6PM daily through August 12.

Free Ice Cream Social at Danville Village Mall – (2917 N. Vermilion, Danville) Free ice cream & prizes near the Food Court (while supplies last); 1-3PM.

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland1-4PM; $5.50 + skate rental.  Batting cages, Miniature golf, & Lazer tag also available.

Bismarck Lions Club 60th Anniversary Open House at Bismarck Elementary School – (Cafeteria, 17268 E 2750 North Rd, Bismarck) Everyone is invited to see what the club has planned for the future as well as past achievements; 2-4PM.  Cake, coffee & tea will be served.

The Little Lorraine Theater Presents “Batman VS Superman-Dawn of Justice” All Weekend – (324 E. Main, Hoopeston) Shows are: Friday 7PM; Saturday 4 & 7PM; Sunday 2 & 5PM.  It’s been nearly 2 years since Superman’s colossal battle with Zod devastated the city of Metropolis.  The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry & helpless, including the crime fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne.  Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on earth, while the conniving Lex Luther launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.  All movies are free will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Sidell American Legion Fish Fry & Live Music – (Fire Department Building on Market St., Sidell) The Sidell American Legion & American Legion Auxiliary present a Fish Fry, 5-7PM; & Live music on the street; 6:30-8:30PM.  The Free concert features “Trouble & Company” singing 50-60’s, rock-n-roll, & country rock.  Raffle drawings will be held for cash of $300, $200, & $100.  Please bring your lawn chairs.  For more information, call 217-288-9076 or 217-474-6012.

Dinner & Dance at VFW Post #728 – (8 Pine St., Danville) Dinner from 5-7PM Cost is $5.  Dance features the Chrissy Sparks Band playing classic rock: 7-10PM.

Free Concert “Glenn Kaiser: Live on the Lawn” at First Presbyterian Church – (100 N. Franklin, Danville) This Free concert features this Chicago-based Christian blues musician, singer/songwriter & pastor; 5-8PM.  The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, a picnic dinner, & blankets.  A Free-will offering will be taken for Love INC of Vermilion County.  Popcorn will also be available for a small donation.  For more information, call the church office at 217-442-0541.

Summer Praise at Crossroads Christian Church – (3613 N. Vermilion, Danville) Featuring recording artist, Tiff Joy; 5:30PM.  Hosted by Dr. Vernesha Montgomery this event also features New Life Church, Roy “Captain” Cummings, Terrei Merriweather, Ella Worthington & Family.  $10 Advance Tickets & $15 At the door.  To purchase tickets, visit  www.eventbrite.com

Presence “Kickin’ It Country” Fundraiser at Kennekuk County Park –This 3rd Annual event features appetizers, beer sampling, a barbecue buffet, line dancing, mechanical bull riding, souvenir photos, & a live auction under a tent; 5:30-11:30PM.  Proceeds will go to the Presence USMC’s Women’s Health Center.  Tickets are $60 per person, or $500 table of 8.  A $20 ticket option to enjoy the entertainment & snacks is available for admission from 8:30-11:30PM.  Tickets are available by phone 217-442-5683 or at the Foundation office, 551 N. Logan, Danville, 8AM-5PM, Monday – Friday.

Ice Cream Social at Catlin Heritage Museum – (210 N. Paris, Catlin) The Catlin Historical Society are hosting an ice cream social & live music featuring the Salt Fork Ramblers; 6-8PM.   Come out & enjoy new displays & ice cream provided by Catlin’s Pizza Time.

Live Jazz Music at The Heron – (34 N. Vermilion, Danville) Live music with a full service cash bar.  No dinner will be served this evening, so please pack a brown bag; 6-10PM.  Tickets are $10 & can be purchased at www.theherondanville.com

Gospel Music at Hoopeston Multi Agency – (206 S. First Ave., Hoopeston) Come & listen to Southern Gospel Music featuring Kenny Melton & the Judith Montgomery Family; 6:30-8:00PM.  A free-will offering will be taken & attendees please bring folding chairs if possible.

Danville Light Opera Children’s Musical “Xanadu Jr.” at DACC Bremer Theater All Weekend – (2000 E. Main, Danville) Friday & Saturday 7PM; Sunday 2PM.  Follow the journey of a magical Greek muse who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the first Roller Disco.  But forbidden love causes jealous sisters to take advantage of the situation & chaos abounds!  Tickets are $8 Adult $5 Student – online at www.danvillelightopera.com or at the door. 

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland7-11PM; $8.50 + skate rental.  Batting cages, Miniature golf, & Lazer tag also available. 

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

Rachel Haun

Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 110
Fax: 217-442-6228
e-mail: rhaun@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com  

Friday, July 22, 2016

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:

Danville Public Library Summer Used Book Sale – Thursday – Saturday – (319 N. Vermilion St., Danville) Thursday 4:00-7:30PM; Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM; Saturday 9AM-2:00PM Held in the first floor meeting room this huge sale includes thousands of books for children & adults, collectible books, & audiovisual materials.  There will also be framed cross-stitch pieces available to purchase from the estate of Howard Rutan.

34th Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show at the Vermilion County Museum – (116 N. Gilbert, Danville) Museum hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM-5PM.  Throughout the month of July visit the museum to view a juried show of quilted items.  Door fee for the show $3 adults; $1 children 13-17 years; 12 & under Free. 

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, & the fixings!  Bring your lawn chairs & additional food if you like, but alcoholic beverages must be purchased through the Vineyard.  We have beer, wine, variety of soft drinks, as well as, cheeses, crackers & other snacks.  Seating & service is first come, first served with no reservations.

All You Can Eat Beef or Chicken Noodle Dinner VFW Post 728 – (8 Pine St., Danville) 11AM-6PM Menu includes: Noodles with chicken or beef, or meatless, mashed potatoes, vegetables, & dessert; $7.  Carry outs available & delivery on large orders in the Danville area until 4PM.

Vermilion County Victim Assistance 22nd Annual Golf Outing at Turtle Run Golf Club – (332 E. Liberty, Danville) Assisting the victims of crime in Vermilion County is the cause.  This golf outing features lunch, 2 free beers, free beverages during outing, Door prizes, & a 50/50 raffle; Lunch 11:30AM, Shotgun Start 1PM.  The 4 person teams are $75 per player (non-member) or $60 per player (member).  For questions, call 217-554-7750 or email tsherer@vercounty.org.

Vermilion County War Museum New Hours – (307 N. Vermilion, Danville) New extended hours: Tuesday through Friday Noon–4PM; Saturday remains 10AM-4PM.  As a Blue Star Museum all active duty military & their families are admitted for Free, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Danville City Pool at Garfield Park OpenNoon–6PM daily through August 12.

Sir James & the Giant Wii Games at Danville Public Library – (319 N. Vermilion, Danville) For Children 8-12 years (under 8 with a caregiver); 2PM.

Danville Dans VS Springfield – Poster Night/Colts in Motion Night/ Meijer Friday.  Colts in Motion fan experience will be outside the stadium from 5-7PM; First 1,000 fans receive a Free Dan’s poster (which can be autographed following the game); Get 2 tickets for the price of 1 when you bring a Meijer receipt (limit of 4).  6:30PM Game Time. 

American Legion Post 210 Dinner – (201 Prospect Pl., Danville) Menu of Fish, Tilapia, Shrimp, Chicken, Hamburgers & Tenderloins from 5-8PM.  Public is invited!

Music at Kickapoo Landing – Music from 5:30-7:30PM.  Come listen to live music featuring “Mackville”.  The Dockside Café offers you dining by the lake and features dinner specials every weekend.  For more information, call 217-446-8399.

Gao Grotto Dinner – (2400 Denmark Rd., Danville) 5:30-7:30PM Hamburgers, Tenderloins, or Chicken strips with 2 sides choices of Cole slaw, Fries, Onion rings, or Baked beans; $7.  All are welcome to our public events! 

AMBUCS Friday Nights at Temple Plaza – (102 N. Vermilion St, Danville) Free live music featuring “Alex Jenkins & the Bomber Blues Band”; 6-9PM.  Food and drinks are available at the outdoor stage. 

Danville Light Opera Children’s Musical “Xanadu Jr.” at DACC Bremer Theater All Weekend – (2000 E. Main, Danville) Friday & Saturday 7PM; Sunday 2PM.  Follow the journey of a magical Greek muse who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the first Roller Disco.  But forbidden love causes jealous sisters to take advantage of the situation & chaos abounds!  Tickets are $8 Adult $5 Student – online at www.danvillelightopera.com or at the door. 

The Little Lorraine Theater Presents “Batman VS Superman-Dawn of Justice” All Weekend – (324 E. Main, Hoopeston) Shows are: Friday 7PM; Saturday 4 & 7PM; Sunday 2 & 5PM.  It’s been nearly 2 years since Superman’s colossal battle with Zod devastated the city of Metropolis.  The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry & helpless, including the crime fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne.  Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on earth, while the conniving Lex Luther launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.  All movies are free will donation with all proceeds going to the Save the Lorraine Foundation.

Open Roller Skating at Illini Skateland7-10PM  Admission is $7.50 + skate rental; if applicable. Family Rate: Up to 6 persons for $35 (one adult must be present).  Batting cages, Miniature golf, & Lazer tag also available.  

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

Rachel Haun

Vermilion Advantage
15 N. Walnut St.
Danville, IL 61832
217-442-6201, Ext. 110
Fax: 217-442-6228
e-mail: rhaun@vermilionadvantage.com
web: www.vermilionadvantage.com  

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