23rd Annual Kids' Building Fair

May 2, 2015

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This award-winning event gives children an educational and hands-on introduction to the building trades that are involved in the preservation of historic buildings like the Orpheum Theatre. The Kids' Building Fair has educational and appealing activities for the whole family, and offers a unique opportunity to explore the building trades. The Fair is held each year in celebration of Historic Preservation Week, through on-going support and collaboration with PACA. Participants can visit Carpenter City where creations spring to life out of wood, nails, and paint. A guaranteed favorite, Tile City, is an opportunity to create a masterpiece out of tile and grout. Plumbing City is sure to bring out the inner child as you plumb a water fountain. Brick and Mortar City illustrates why the smartest pig made his house out of bricks. In Transportation City, they can climb in the cabs of some of the toughest earth moving and transportation vehicles used to create the ‘Built’ environment. In all, attendees will participate in more than 20 different activities all related to building trades, engineering, and preservation. Carpenter’s Local 243 has generously agreed to build a pirate ship that will be raffled off at the event. Proceeds from the raffle will fund educational programs and operating expenses at the Museum. Building Fair is an ongoing testament to Champaign County’s community mindedness. With more than 40 organizations involved, the Kid’s Building Fair is truly a community event: where home grown time, talent, and generosity shines. All Fair activities will be located outside, in the parking lot in front of the Museum, accessible to participants of all ages and mobility levels, and free of charge. Building Fair activities are appropriate for children preschool through middle school, and the Fair will engage and entertain both adults and children. An admission charge will remain in effect for entrance to the Museum.

DoCha Music Festival

April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday, April 10: 7 p.m. | Chamber Music Performance *open to people of all ages. Saturday, April 11: 1 p.m. | Young People's Concert: Making Melodies *family friendly and open to the public. 7 p.m. | Chamber Music Performance *open to people of all ages. Sunday, April 12: 5 p.m. | Chamber Music Performance *open to people of all ages. Find more information at www.docha.org.

Brain Awareness Day

April 18, 2015

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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