For many students, this is the last full week on campus for a while. If you're headed home for winter break next week and want to enjoy Champaign-Urbana a bit more before you go, this is the week to do it. Let's take a look at some of the events going on this week in town. 

Monday, November 16th

Join the University of Illinois Arabic Program today from 2 to 3 p.m. for Arabic conversation. The conversation theme is Thanksgiving, so if you want to pick up some phrases to impress your family during the meal next week, this is the place to be. This is an online event, and the link can be found here!

Tuesday, November 17th

Hindu YUVA UIUC is celebrating Diwali! Celebrate the holiday with an online social event Tuesday at 6 p.m. Meet new friends and take part in some festive activities the hosts have planned. Find the Zoom link and more information by following this link

Friday, November 20th

Take a quick trip to Mattoon for their community-favorite Christmas light display. Lightworks 2020 will be similar to years past with the addition of social distancing protocols. From 5 to 10 p.m., walk through the brilliant light display in Peterson Park and take in the holiday magic. Be sure to bundle up! The event is absolutely free, but donations are always appreciated. Click here to learn more!

Saturday, November 21st

Missing the farmers' market? The market is continuing indoors at the Lincoln Square Mall! Stop by this Saturday between 8 and 11 a.m. to browse baked goods and locally grown winter produce. They encourage you to order ahead to reduce traffic. You can find more information and a list of participating farms here!

Sunday, November 22nd

J.Gil Fitness is giving a free sneak peek of a brand new class offered in their studio. Reserve your space for the free 30-minute trial session of Barre Motion! "Barre Motion is a cardio-centric, low impact exercise class with a reputation for changing bodies through ballet and pilates style fitness movement." You can take part in the class in-person or online. Click here for more information!