Happy Monday! In true weekend fashion, the last two days just flew by and it is MOnday yet again. This week will be really fun, though! There are a few really fun events going on in Champaign Urbana and a lot of live music. Read on for what’s happening this week in town! 

Tuesday, July 21st

Tomorrow from 12:30 to 1 p.m., join Mary Wolters of Green Yoga Spa for an online meditation session. Spurlock Museum is hosting this free Mindful Meditation class. You can stream it live on Mary Wolter’s page or find it on Spurlock’s Facebook page after the session has been concluded. “During each 30–minute session, Mary will help participants bring a focus to their breathing and share tips for how to engage mindfully. Present moment awareness can be elusive, and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindful meditation, we can discover a calm amidst our to-do lists and more fully appreciate the gift of each day.” 

To learn more about how you can participate, follow this link

Thursday, July 23rd

Looking for something artistic to do? Try a paint and sip! Black Bird Urbana is hosting Paint & Sip on the Patio this Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Follow local artist, Bre McCoy, as she leads the painting tutorial. You can sip wine or your favorite beverage while you follow along. Tickets are $25 and include all of your supplies for the evening. Find the event page here for more information!

Saturday, July 25th

Fill your weekend with music! Music Among the Vines will be featuring the great local musician Candy Foster and Shades of Blue. This Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. sit under the stars at Alto Vineyards and listen to the blues. Tickets are only $5, and beer and wine are available to purchase. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets, but there will be seating available. Click here to learn more!

Hot Club of Urbana will be playing music at The Iron Post Patio on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. You can swing by and listen for free, but donations are appreciated. Learn more about the band by following this link!

Sunday, July 26th

Young Professionals of Champaign Urbana are hosting their July Social this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at University of Illinois Arboretum public garden. You can bring your own blankets, chairs, food, and games if you like. Please wear a mask when a 6 foot distance cannot be maintained. This event is to network, socialize and meet new people at UIUC! Click here to learn more about this event.