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Apricot Lane offering fashion parties for the spring

Apricot Lane in Campustown offers an opportunity that isn't readily available in the area that might entice you to get over to that area of C-U: fashion parties. We've seen them before via ChambanaMoms — but this shop offers some incentive to head over their way.

What's a fashion party, you ask? Those interested are able to shop for two hours with a 20% discount off the entire store while enjoying drinks and snacks. Additionally, Apricot Lane offers the option to donate a percentage of the sales to any organization or fundraiser of choice. 

It's recommended that 10-15 people attend the party. Anyone who is interested can email the store directly at: apricotlanechampaign@gmail.com.

Apricot Lane also validates parking when customers make a $50 purchase, for customers in the parking garage located right around the corner from the store, at 6th & Healey St., to make parking on campus way less scary than usual.

You can check out Apricot Lane's new Spring fashions here, and be sure to keep your eyes on that Facebook page as new arrivals are constantly being thrown into the store's inventory.

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Someone on the Chambana Craigslist is selling a “vintage air guitar”

This is the best.

Someone on the Champaign-Urbana Craiglist has posted a "Vintage Air Guitar" for the low, low price of $799. This air guitar has certainly been around the block and seen some shit, but for the full (and hilarious) description, check out the screen grab of the post below, and the listing on Craigslist here.

Just look at that beauty!

(h/t Isaac Arms)

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Rumours Hat Shoppe opening April 15th in Midtown

Rumours Hat Shoppe will be opening soon in Midtown Champaign — located at 75 E. Chester Street. They'll be celebrating their grand opening April 15th.

 
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2016 C-U Aruna Run taking place May 7th

This event exists because there is a problem. Commercial Sexual Exploitation is a complex global issue affecting virtually every nation on earth. It is driven by numerous factors. When those factors converge, the results can be seen in one of the largest red light areas in South Asia. It’s name literally means “a place of pleasure” and it spreads over a number of city blocks keeping an estimated 15,000 women and girls languishing within the sex industry. Brutalized night after night, many of the exploited share a common belief: the only way out from this place is death.

The 3rd annual Champaign Aruna Run for Their Freedom will be held on May 7, 2016. This event will benefit the Aruna Project, an organization that brings and sustains freedom for the sexually exploited in South Asia.

We want to be a part of the solution. Through a relationally driven effort the Aruna Project exists to bring and sustain freedom to those exploited in the brothel system through employment marked by holistic care. By mobilizing thousands to take part in Aruna Runs across the US, we can bring freedom to the enslaved. By offering employment to those who have stepped into freedom, we can sustain their freedom and restore the liberating power of choice.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Aruna 5k to run for their freedom.

Date: May 7, 2016
Time: 8:30am Race registration, 10am Race start
Distance: 5K Location: University of Illinois Arboretum (Corner of Florida and Lincoln Ave) 2001 S. Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802
Cost: $25

The first two CU Aruna Runs have raised over $34,000 for the Aruna Project. Participation has also grown quickly, with 192 participants in 2014 and 389 in 2015. We hope to see you there!

You can register and learn more here.

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Parkland College summer registration begins today

Is there a better way to spend your Summer than gaining knowledge? I am hard-pressed to find one. Luckily, Parkland College offers a plethora of Summer courses in all sorts of disciplines. For a full list, and for instructions on how to register, find the press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 30, 2016

CONTACT: Seamus Reilly, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
217/353-2170 • sereilly@parkland.edu

Summer Session 2016 Registration Underway

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Open registration for Parkland College summer courses begins Monday, April 4; continuing students may register now. Timetables for both summer and fall semesters are available at the campus and are on the Web.

Want full college credit in just a few weeks? Three-, four-, and six-week courses are available starting May 16 for quick, intensive college credits in a variety of subject areas: business, computers, English, kinesiology, music, education, marketing, math, psychology, history, and much more. See pp. 1-3 of the 2016 summer class schedule for a list of specific courses grouped by start and end date.

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Red Herring hosting Herbal Body Care class April 5th

The Red Herring in Urbana is hosting this event next week, as per their Facebook post:

 

Sign up for our class next Tuesday April 5th from 7pm-9pm, come and learn about Herbal Body Care!

Posted by The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant on Sunday, March 27, 2016