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Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Summer is throwing its last punches with all the heat and humidity, but let’s not let that keep us from enjoying the two weeks before school begins! With so many things to do in CU, it’s hard to get bored here! Let’s take a look at all the events going on This Week in Town!

Monday, August 13th

Book and music lovers gather round! The Urbana Free Library will be hosting the folk duo Mr & Mrs Something at 6:30. Mr & Mrs Something are from Seattle, and will be preforming stories and songs from their new album Turn the Page. This is a FREE event and is sure to make for a lovely evening. Learn more about Mr & Mrs Something and the event by clicking on the links!

Tuesday, August 15th

Beginning this Tuesday and running everyday, 9am to 3pm, through Saturday the 18th, the University YMCA will be having their Dump & Run. If you’re moving in or out, or just have a lot of stuff you don’t want or need anymore, you can take it to the Stock Pavilion in Urbana to donate it. This is a great way to make sure your things go to someone else who can use them instead of filling a landfill. It’s super easy! All you have to do is drive up, unload the items you want to donate, and you’re done! For more info on where to dump your items and where they will be going, click here.

Thursday, August 16th

Relax and unwind with a night of good food and live jazz at Baxter’s American Grille. The Kevin Hart Trio will be playing from 6 to 9pm on the patio outside the restaurant. Click here for more information on the band and restaurant!

Friday & Saturday, August 17th & 18th

Taste of Champaign is back! This is a really cool event where many CU restaurants get to showcase their food and beverages. Sample food and listen to live music as you walk around West Side Park. This is a can’t miss event! Vendors will be open Friday, 5pm to 11pm, and Saturday, 11am to 11pm. Get the full list of vendors and map of the park by visiting Taste of Champaign’s website!

Saturday, August 18th

Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will be playing on the big screen at Crystal Lake Family Aquatic Center! Swim or hang out on the pool deck for this family movie. The film will run from 8:15 to 11:15pm. For ticket info, click here!

I hope you all have a nice week!

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