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JLCU Welcomes Noted Speaker and Trainer Vicki Clark

JLCU members with Vicki Clark, center, at a previous training event.

We are excited to welcome inspiring trainer and speaker, Vicki Clark, to our February General Membership Meeting and a whole host of other events! Continue reading JLCU Welcomes Noted Speaker and Trainer Vicki Clark

JLCU Announces Trivia Night in January

trivia-nightCure those winter blues with the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana’s new trivia night, coming to you January 26, 2017, at 7 p.m. at The City Center (505 S. Chestnut St. in Champaign). Tickets to play trivia are available for $10 online at before January 24, 2017, or for $15 at the door. Players are allowed to form teams of up to four people. Continue reading JLCU Announces Trivia Night in January

Annual Festival of Trees the Perfect Way to Gear Up for the Holiday Season

Make sure to clear your calendar for the weekend of November 18-20!

The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana is delighted to announce the annual Festival of Trees weekend at the Hilton Garden Inn from Friday, November 18th through Sunday, November 20th. Attending Festival of Trees is a great way to gear up for the holiday season and support the local community. Continue reading Annual Festival of Trees the Perfect Way to Gear Up for the Holiday Season



The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana is hosting its second annual That’s What She Said Pre-Party, Ladies’ Night Out, to launch the 2016 Ladyfest weekend. Ladies’ Night Out will be held at V. Picasso in downtown Champaign on Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online for $30 or for $35 at the door, and include appetizers, a complimentary alcoholic beverage, and one raffle ticket.

V. Picasso will be serving a variety of appetizers and desserts throughout the evening, including pork and bacon meatballs, tomato crostinis, fried chicken sliders, warm manchego with homemade strawberry jam, truffles, and cupcakes. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase, giving attendees a chance to win a variety of items, including: jewelry, gift cards to local nail salons, a fitness pass from Transform Fitness, a gift card and swag bags from Fira Boutique, featured items from Checkered Moon and Texture Home, a private yoga lesson from Kristina Reese, and one week of free yoga at Ashtanga CU.

“The That’s What She Said Pre-Party Ladies’ Night Out at V. Picasso will be a wonderful evening celebrating women in Champaign-Urbana as we kick off the Ladyfest weekend,” said Allie Teagarden, Junior League Finance Council Vice President. “While the event is hosted by Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, you do not have to be a Junior League member to attend.  All women who enjoy friendship, food and fun should come out for this great event.” Teagarden added that Junior League is “excited to host ladies from across the community for a fun-filled evening.”

Highlights of the Ladyfest weekend include the show That’s What She Said, presented by the Christie Clinic, at the Virginia Theatre on October 15, 2016. The show features local women sharing stories to engage, empower and inspire each other, including Junior League of Champaign-Urbana member Ashley Morgan. Tickets range in price from $29.50 to $49.50.

JLCU September Happenings…

JLCU at CU Pride Festival…
For the first time, JLCU participated in the CU Pride Festival on September 6.  It was a fun filled event with a petting zoo, parade, bands, and more.  JLCU member Ashley Morgan says, “At the Pride Festival this year, people were surprised that JLCU had a booth, but very happy that we came out and were participating in pride this year!  It was really great to hear this.”   Junior League is trying to reach out to more community groups and participating in events like CU Pride Festival is a great way to get our name out into other areas of the community.

CarX Crazy K…
This year’s CarX Crazy K was held on September 13, and this is the 4th time that JLCU was selected as an organization to receive proceeds.  Rebecca Guyette, JLCU’s Fund Development chair reported, “We made just shy of $1,000.  We are hoping for more participation next year.”  We are proud of this year’s JLCU team, who took part in the race.  Thank you, Sara Olson, Donica Flint, Emily Ochs and Katie Bourbeau!

Matzner Clinic Special Event…
Matzner Clinic, partnered with, hosted an event on September 13, collecting over $300 in cash and supplies for JLCU League Locker.   Students who attended this event were offered a scoliosis screening, backpack weigh-in, and training on how to stretch and pack their own healthy lunch.  League Locker was grateful for the contribution to our warehouse of supplies for CU’s teachers.