RANTOUL — Rantoul Theater Group is alive and kicking despite having lost its building when Grissom Hall closed.RTG will stage its next production at Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., thanks to the Tri County Players and Tom and Sherry Janowski.“Faith County 2, An Evening of Culture” …

Images from a rehearsal of She Loves Me, the musical that inspired the films "The Shop Around The Corner" and "You've Got Mail" in the Tryon Festival Theatre of Krannert Center. Peformances open Thursday, April 26, 2018.

BELLFLOWER — Chris Krause will perform at the Bellflower Country Opry at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18.Krause sings classic country and gospel.A ham dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. until show time.Call 309-722-3497 or 217-898-7493 for reserved seats or with questions or comments. Child…

RANTOUL — Rantoul Theatre Group, which lost its building last year, is alive and well and will present its first production post-Grissom Hall Theatre.“The Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner,” a comedy by Pat Cook, will be presented at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14-15 and 21-22,…

The Rantoul Township High School homecoming festivities were held last Friday and Saturday. The FFA float was the big winner of the parade, and seniors Thomas Wolken and Anna Ramme were named homecoming king and queen.

Rantoul Press welcomes your community calendar items. Call in, bring in or e-mail your news by 10 a.m. the Monday prior to publication at 892-9613 or news@rantoulpress.comMay 8n    Preschool story time 10-10:30 a.m. at Rantoul Public Library.For ages 3-5. Meets every Thursday. Today’s topic …

Director Larry Smith and assistant director Jack Bice have chosen the cast for the upcoming Rantoul Theatre Group spring 2014 production of James Dedman’s  “The Silver Queen.”Cast members come from Rantoul, Thomasboro, Champaign, and Urbana.  

One scribe describes “The Good Doctor” as Neil Simon’s homage to Anton Chekhov by adapting several of Chekov’s  short stories — pulling back on the laugh lines on some of them, relying on development of characters and situations in others.

Northview School music teacher David Madden always tries giving his students a superior learning experience.He provided that recently when  his friend, American folk musician Stephen Wade, visited the school to talk about how folk music impacts people’s lives.

Approximately 200 people attended CASAblanca benefiting Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) on Oct. 18 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. The evening included dinner, a silent auction, raffle, and live auction. Members of the Champaign County judiciary an…

PAXTON — Paxton Market Street Theatre will be the setting for “Sympathy Jones, The New Secret Agent Musical,” to be presented by Tri-County Players in late July.The musical is a spoof of the spy world of the 1960s.

The Rantoul Theatre Group has chosen the cast for its original production of “Aesop’s Fables and A Christmas Surprise.”  

L. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates, nominated by President Obama to serve as the Department of Veterans Affairs assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs, will be the featured speaker at Women with Wings.The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at…

The Rantoul Theatre Group will seek musical performers for a "Save the Theatre" benefit and variety show: "East Central Illinois' So You Think You Got  Talent Show and Concert."Three benefit performances will be held on July 15, 16, and 17, 2011 at the Grissom Hall Theatre.

It happened again.Rantoul will not host the East Central Illinois Soapbox Derby this year due to low enrollment numbers and a lack of funding from area businesses.

Brookhill will be the site of a different kind of golf Saturday, June 4. Brookhill Golf Course north of Rantoul borders a park. While some golfers will be trying to put golf balls into little round holes, other golfers — disc golfers — will be trying to throw discs into metal baskets.