Community briefs

By Amanda Graf

Carle to host women’s conference on Tuesday

The Carle Development Foundation will be hosting “Celebrating Women: Wisdom for Healthy Living and Joyful Giving” from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The presentation will focus on ways women can harness power and effect change through giving and the importance of finding harmony between work and life. Women of all ages are encouraged to attend and can find out more at

Urbana Bike Rodeo to focus on safety, instruction

A bike rodeo will be held from 8 a.m. until midnight on Saturday at the “Market at the Square,” also known as the farmers’ market, in downtown Urbana. The bike rodeo is a safety clinic that will feature safety inspections, instruction and information about biking. Bike helmets will be available for purchase and proper fitting.

Free prostate screenings and food at barbecue joint

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    Champaign-Urbana Public Heath District and Jackson’s Ribs and Tips have partnered to offer free prostate screenings for men over the age of 40 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Jackson’s, 116 N. First St. Coupons for free food will be given to participants. By holding the screening at Jackson’s, the Public Health District hopes people will take advantage of the various screening and health services available. The screening relies on a simple blood test, and results will be mailed to clients within four to six weeks, said Candi Crause, interim director of Infectious Disease Prevention and Management at the Public Health District.

    5k run/walk to celebrate new park path on Saturda

    The Champaign Park District will host “CU on the Trails” to inaugurate the newly completed Mattis Park Path, west of Fox and Devonshire drives in Champaign. The 5k run/walk will be begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Mattis Park Path, with registration beginning on-site at 8 a.m. Registration fees are $7 for residents and $10 for non-residents. More information is readily available by calling 398-2550.

    Krannert to host wind symphonies in October

    The University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band I will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the Foellinger Great Hall of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave. The Wind Symphony will perform pieces by Bach, Hindemith, Sousa, Ticheli and the world premier of “Roma Sacra” by Luigi Zaninelli. The Symphonic Band I will perform pieces by Bernstein, Camphouse, Grainger, Schwantner and Ticheli. For more information contact Audra Ziegel at 333-3029.

    Compiled by Amanda Graf