Take a live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight’s sky in a show for all ages.
Fridays, 7 p.m., Staerkel Planetarium
January 31, February 1, 7, and 8
Skywatchers of Africa Planetarium Show
Celebration diverse African cultures and their observations and explanations of the yearly cycles of the heavens. Come and see the digital remaster of this old favorite, originally produced by the Adler Planetarium in Chicago!Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., Staerkel Planetarium
February 1 and 8In My Backyard Planetarium Show
Through storytelling, poetry and songs, children are encouraged to participate in the show while learning about the seasons, Ursa Major, planets, meteors, and the Moon. Narrated by Canadian children’s music performer Fred Penner.Saturdays, 7 p.m., Staerkel Planetarium
February 3 to 28
College Center, D wing, and Library display cases
February 3, 5, 10, or 12Course Placement Test Preparation
Planning to enroll at Parkland and need to take the required assessment tests? Learn how in a free session. Call 217/351-2441 to register.Mondays or Wednesdays, 3–5 p.m., Room D120
February 5Reflections: Photo Exhibit of Notable African-Americans
Celebrity and lifestyle photographer Terrence A. Reese (TAR) presents works from his signature documentary-style series, “Reflections.” Event is part of Black History Month 2014 at Parkland.Exhibit 9 a.m.–noon; reception and book signing, noon–2 p.m., Gallery Lounge
Local filmmakers and entrepreneurs Chris & Anne Lukeman will discuss the changing landscape of professional video production.
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Buvons Wine Bar, 203 N. Vine, Urbana
Featured speaker is Zack Grant, manager of the Sustainable Student Farm at the University of Illinois.
Friday, 7 p.m., Staerkel Planetarium
Cobras vs. Danville Area CC and Olivet Nazarene JV, respectively
Saturday, 1 p.m., and Monday, 7 p.m., Dodds Athletic Center
Cobras vs. Danville Area CC and Illinois Central College, respectively,
Saturday, 11 a.m. and Wednesday, 6 p.m., Dodds Athletic Center
February 10Latino Family Information Night
Get tips on how prospective college students can apply to Parkland, find money for tuition, register for classes, choose a career option, and more.Monday, at 6–7:30 p.m., Room D244
Enjoy figurative ceramic works by Southeast MSU faculty artist Benjie Heu.Opens Monday, 10 a.m., Parkland Art Gallery. Visit www.parkland.edu/gallery for hours.