buzz Calendar (March 5-7)

By San Kim

Monday, March 5

March SCU Volunteer Training

7-9 p.m.

Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign

Free, all ages

Volunteer to help those in need of household work such as babysitting, house chores and accompanying children for events. Volunteering consists of committing to supporting families for two to three hours per week for 12 weeks.


Belly Dance Foundations

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Hybrid Performance Arts, 115 B Lincoln Square, Urbana

$20, all ages

In Foundations, you will build up the basics of belly dance. Learn to move and isolate your hips, arms and chest in new ways, strengthening your muscles, improving flexibility and raising your body confidence.


Inventor, “Maker Hero” Mitch Altman

9-10 p.m.

Unit One/Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana

Free, All ages

Mitch Altman is a San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for inventing the TV-B-Gone remote control, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places. This event is called Tea Time with Mitch: Making a Living Doing What You Love. 


Tuesday, March 6

TEDxUIUC Salon 2: Against the Grain

7-8 p.m.

Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana

Free, all ages

Certain individuals have shown how going against the norm — or against the grain — can make a significant impact on different aspects of our lives. Join TEDxUIUC to hear members of the University community discuss their unique standpoints on various issues that most of us face every day.


Discussing Sexual Violence: Beyond the Me Too Movement

6-7 p.m.

University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign

Free, All ages

The discussion of sexual assault has never been more prominent than now with the #MeToo movement. Although the movement has helped ensnare many sexual harassers, confusion surrounding sexual violence still remains. Join this discussion to learn more about the nature of sexual violence.


Wednesday, March 7

Membership 101

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Champaign Center Partnership, 301 N. Neil St., Suite 400, Champaign

Free, all ages

Meet local nonprofit businesses that cater to Champaign’s downtown, midtown and Campustown neighborhoods. Get some pointers from them about investment and marketing to grow your business.


Women of NCSA: “Random Walks on Career Paths” with Melanie Loots

1:30-2:30 p.m.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana

Free, all ages

The event will feature guest speaker Melanie Loots, former NCSA senior associate director, who now serves as the executive associate vice chancellor for research at the University. Loots will share the story of her career and offer career advice from the lessons she’s learned. Drinks and refreshments will be served.


Champaign-Urbana Herb Society March Meeting

 7-9 p.m.

801 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign

Free, all ages

Meet Bill Handel from the Illinois Natural History Survey, and listen to him talk about restoring native prairies. Meet another herb enthusiast, Dr. Steven Hill, a member of the C-U Herb Society, and watch him announce the Herb of the Month. Refreshments will be provided.


D&D Adventurers League

6:30-11 p.m.

Gopher Mafia Games, 114 Lincoln Square, Urbana

Free, all ages

The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition D&D rules and features the Forgotten Realms setting.