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The Urbana Park District will celebrate its 100th birthday with a special Centennial Chautauqua in Crystal Lake Park.
Urbana Park District's Centennial Chautauqua
Crystal Lake Park
Urbana Illinois
October 9-14
Premier Tickets | MTD Stops | Event Brochure (6MB 15 pages)
Event Map | Parking Map | Lodging

(Most of the links above are in PDF format)
October 9 Little River Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. on October 9. October 9 is the Urbana Park District's 100th Birthday!

2 p.m. Mobile Science Center
5:30 p.m. Teddy Roosevelt
6:30 p.m. Little River Band
Fireworks from Jamaica Pyrotechnics

WHMS-Lite Rock 97.5      92.5 The CHIEF
October 10 Tom Chapin will perform at 7 p.m. on October 10 12:30-2 p.m. Tom Chapin Workshop for Schools
4-5 p.m. Mike Anderson
5:30-7 p.m. Children's Story Writing Workshop and Videos
Storytelling Guild performers: Camille Born, Kathe Brinkmann, Kim Sheahan
7-9 p.m. Tom Chapin

Join us for WILL Wednesday at the Chautauqua.
October 11 Najwa Dance Company will perform at 8 p.m. on October 11. 12:30-2 p.m. Kate Kuper Dance Workshop for Schools
3:30-5 p.m.Najwa Dance Workshop
5-6:30 p.m. Dance Workshops: Urbana Country and English Country Dancers
6:30-8 p.m. Kate Kuper Dance Family Dance Party
6:45-7:45 p.m. Affiliate Dance Workshops: Tango Society Theatre
8-9 p.m. Najwa Dance Corps from Malcolm X College
Dance Performance
October 12


3-4 p.m. Corky Seigel Master Class at Krannert
5:30-6:30 p.m. Corky Siegel Kids Workshop
6:30-7 p.m. John Muir
7-8:30 p.m. Shirley King Blues
8:30-10 p.m. Chamber Blues w/ Corky Siegel

October 13

Busey Bank

10 a.m.-Noon
Political Forum Scheduled to speak:
  • Tim Johnson
  • Naomi Jakobsson
  • Bill Black
  • Mike Frerichs
  • Dale Righter
  • Chapin Rose
  • Pius Weibel
12-2 p.m.
  • Latin Grammy Nominees Sones de Mexico
  • Afrikan-American Cultural Arts Program
2-3:30 p.m. Rachel Carson
3:30-5 p.m. Amasong
5-7 p.m. Sones de Mexico Children's Workshop
6-7 p.m. John Muir
7-8 p.m. Recycled Rhythms
8:30-10 p.m. Chris Young "
Nashville Star" Winner and Academy of Country Music Award Nominee for Best New Male Country Vocalist

WIXY- 100.3 FM
October 14 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will speak Sunday, October 14 at 3:30 p.m. 1-3:30 p.m. Interfaith Music Festival: Whirlwind Project
3:30-5 p.m. Robert Kennedy, Jr.

Whirlwind Project
Urbana Park District's Centennial Chautauqua
The views expressed by the performers/speakers at the Urbana Park District's Centennial Chautauqua are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Urbana Park District or the Chautauqua sponsors.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.