The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will present Aretha: A tribute Jubilee!, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Don’t miss these 5 activities in Clark, Champaign counties

Don’t let the cold weather keep you in the house. Here is a list of four activities to do this weekend in Clark and Champaign counties.

Clark County:

Swap meet & car show

The Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clark County Fairgrounds,, 4401 S. Charleston Pike in Springfield.

Attendees will see vintage race cars, memorabilia, stock cars, dragsters, and show cars. Parts vendors will be on-site to help attendees find parts they’ve been needing.

Admission is $5 per person.

For more information, visit

Craft fair

The Northwestern High School Craft Fair is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 5780 Troy Road in Springfield.

This event will feature over 100 vendors, food, drinks, and raffles.

Admission is $1 per person and supports Northwestern band programs.

For more information, search for Northwestern Craft Fair on Facebook.


The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will present Aretha: A tribute Jubilee!, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at Kuss Auditorium, Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 S. Fountain Ave. in Springfield.

This tribute will feature Broadway favorite Capathia Jenkins and Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw with the Community Chorus.

Tickets start at $16.30 per person.

For ticket information, visit

Champaign County:

Holiday Open House

Downtown Urbana will kick off the holiday shopping season with over 20 local stores participating in an open house, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Locally owned specialty shops and eateries will be open to explore.

For more information, search for Holiday Open House, November 8,9, 10 on Facebook.

Gun auction

Harley & Hal Jackson Auctioneers will host a large collection/variety gun auction, 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, 384 Park Ave. in Urbana.

Admission is free.

For more information, search for Large Collection/Variety Gun Auction on Facebook.

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