WSIU Almanac

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WSIU Almanac is a new weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us.  Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day.   And to make sure we don't miss anything we have a special e-mail set up that you can use to send information to us.  It's short and simple:   almanac@wsiu.org.

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WSIU Almanac: June 23rd, 2017.

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The Shawnee Group Of The Sierra Club is sponsoring a free public bike ride at the Tunnel Hill Bike Trail, this Sunday June 25th starting at 10:00AM.  For more information call the outing leader Bob Mulcahy at 618-942-6342.  Or, visit: http://www.sierraclub.org/illinois/shawnee

WSIU Almanac: June 21st, 2017.

Jun 21, 2017

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is sponsoring the 4th Of July-Themed photography contest.  For more information call 573-579-1000.  For more information visit;  http://www.capearts.org/CallsForArtists.aspx

WSIU Almanac: June 20th, 2017.

Jun 20, 2017

The Rend Lake College Marketplace hosts the Kingsmen Auto Club's cruise nights on the first Friday of the month.  For more information visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1689867794613812/

WSIU Almanac: June 22nd, 2017.

Jun 20, 2017

The next free nature presentation sponsored by the Tupelo Chapter of Wild Ones, is this Monday at the Carbondale Township Hall.  For more information you can send an e-mail to TupeloWildOnes@yahoo.com

WSIU Almanac: June 19th, 2017.

Jun 19, 2017

The Summer Reading program at Olney's Public Library is going on now.  It is held on Wednesdays at 2:00PM at the library.  The Summer Reading program is sponsored by the Olney Public Library and the Olney Arts Council.  For more information send an e-mail to:   info@olneyartscouncil.com

WSIU Almanac: June 16th, 2017.

Jun 16, 2017

 In Williamson County the Herrin Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Mid-summer night’s run on June 23rd and 24th, starting at 10PM and the takeoff point is the Herrin Chamber of Commerce.  For more information visit: http://www.herrinchamber.com/

WSIU Almanac: June 15th, 2017.

Jun 15, 2017

The City of Carbondale is joining forces with Carbondale Tourism, Carbondale Main Street, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to host several eclipse forums.  The free public forums will be held on Tuesday June 20th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and Thursday June 22nd from 8:30AM to 10:30AM in Room 116 of the Carbondale Civic Center.  For more information call Carbondale Tourism 529-4451.  You can also visit:  http://www.carbondaleeclipse.com/

WSIU Almanac: June 14th, 2017

Jun 14, 2017

The Jackson County Stage Company is offering a scene painting workshop on June 28th and 29th at the Carbondale Community Arts Artspace, located at 304 West Walnut Street in Carbondale.  For more information browse to:  http://stageco.dxrgroup.com/

WSIU Almanac June 13th, 2017.

Jun 13, 2017

The Murphysboro Farmer's Market is held every Tuesday afternoon at Smysor Plaza, starting at 3:00PM.  For more information browse to:  http://www.murphysboro.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=140&Itemid=360

WSIU Almanac: June 12th, 2017.

Jun 12, 2017

There will be a Relay For Life in Effingham this Saturday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.  For more information visit:  https://www.evensi.us/3rd-annual-roy-schmidt-honda-relay-for-life-car-show-roy/209357574

WSIU Almanac: June 9th, 2017.

Jun 9, 2017

On June 24th the Carmi Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournement will take place at the Carmi Country Club to support High School Scholarships.  For more information visit:  https://www.facebook.com/carmichamberofcommerce/photos/gm.801770783304707/1244346142351423/?type=3&theater

WSIU Almanac: June 8th, 2017.

Jun 8, 2017

Mount Vernon will be celebrating the eclipse on August 19th with the Ash Bash Art and Music Festival.  For more information visit:  http://www.enjoymtvernon.com/blog/2/get-eclipsed-in-mt.-vernon%21

WSIU Almanac: June 7th, 2017.

Jun 7, 2017

The annual Levee Fest to support the levee in southern Jackson County, will take place this Saturday, June 10th.  For more information send an e-mail to auntnana@egyptian.net

WSIU Almanac: June 6th, 2017.

Jun 6, 2017

Sallie Logan Library in Murphysboro is offering a Summer Reading Program Monday through Thursday starting at 10:00AM.  For more information call the library at 684-3271.  Or, browse to:  http://sallieloganlibrary.com/

WSIU Almanac: June 5th, 2017.

Jun 5, 2017

Tomorrow in Carbondale you can meet the Mayor and City Manager over coffee at the Neighborhood Coop in Carbondale.  To learn more:  http://www.carbondaletourism.org/events/meet-the-mayor/

WSIU Almanac: June 1st, 2017.

Jun 1, 2017

This Tuesday at the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Carmi, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is hosting a free kidney and diabetes screening event.  For more information visit:  http://www.egyptian.org/uploads/1/9/9/2/19926991/km_english_-__trinityassembly_6june__3_.pdf

WSIU Almanac: June 2nd, 2017.

Jun 1, 2017

The Chef Clash, to benefit the Boys and Girl's Club of Carbondale and the Women's Center of Carbondale, will take place tomorrow at the SIU Arena.  For more information visit:  http://www.chefclash.com/about/

WSIU Almanac: May 30th, 2017.

May 30, 2017

This Saturday the Chef Clash at the Arena will take place.  All proceeds will go to support local charities.  For more information visit;  http://www.chefclash.com/

WSIU Almanac: May 30th, 2017.

May 30, 2017

This Saturday at the Arena in Carbondale, the cooking event known as Chef Clash will take place.  This will support two Carbondale non-profits, the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale and the Women's Center.  For more information visit:  http://www.chefclash.com/

WSIU Almanac: May 29th, 2017.

May 29, 2017

The DuQuoin Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Farm To Table Dinner on June 15th.  For more information call 618-542-9570.  Or visit:  http://www.eventts.xyz/du-quoin/duquoin-chamber-of-commerce/sold-out-farm-to-table-community-dinner?vkt98vovlh

WSIU Almanac: May 25th, 2017.

May 25, 2017

Tonight in Mount Vernon you can take part in the Celebrate Life Luminary Walk at 6:00PM at Mount Vernon's Good Samaritan Hospital.  For more information visit:  https://ssmhospicefoundation.thankyou4caring.org/pages/2017-so-il-celebrate-life-luminary-walk--memorial-service-

WSIU Almanac: May 24th, 2017.

May 24, 2017

The Mt. Vernon Fire Department is conducting training for anybody interested in obtaining a consumer fireworks permit.  To learn more call 618-242-6835.  Or, visit:  http://mailchi.mp/ab5667de156d/see-whats-happening-this-week-in-mt-vernon

Also in Mt. Vernon, tomorrow, Thursday May 25th, 2017, you can attend a presentation at the Brehm Library to hear a retired State Trooper talk about his life as a Trooper.  For more information you can call the library at 618-242-6322.  Or browse to:  http://mailchi.mp/ab5667de156d/see-whats-happening-this-week-in-mt-vernon

WSIU Almanac: May 23rd, 2017.

May 23, 2017

WSIU Almanac: May 22nd, 2017.

May 22, 2017

In Jefferson County next month, the Relay for Life to Fight Cancer is set for Saturday June 10th, 2017 at Veteran's Memorial Park in Mount Vernon.  For more information visit:  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17LS?pg=entry&fr_id=81100

WSIU Almanac: May 19th, 2017.

May 19, 2017

The Shawnee National Forest is holding two fishing derbies tomorrow, Saturday May 20th, 2017 at two southern Illinois locations.  For more information visit:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/shawnee/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD541455

WSIU Almanac: May 18th, 2017.

May 18, 2017

The City of Olney's Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series will start on June 1st.  For more information call the Olney and Richland County Chamber of Commerce at 618-392-2241.  Or visit:  http://business.olneychamber.net/events/details/olney-presents-sounds-of-summer-concert-series-12848

WSIU Almanac: May 17th, 2017.

May 17, 2017

On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, the Light and Lens Camera Club along with the Centralia Cultural Society present a Gatsby-Themed Night To Remember, starting at 6:30PM.  For more information call 618-532-2951.  Or, visit:  http://www.centraliail.com/communitycalendar/calendar.asp

WSIU Almanac: May 15th, 2017.

May 15, 2017

The Murphysboro Farmer's Market will take place every Tuesday from 3:00PM to 7:00PM at Smysor Plaza.  For more information visit:  http://www.murphysboro.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=140&Itemid=360

WSIU Almanac: May 12th, 2017.

May 12, 2017

Pinckneyville Community Hospital is sponsoring a Community Health Fair starting at 8:00AM.  For more information contact Jennifer at 618-357-2187 or  jbarbour@pvillehosp.org.

WSIU Almanac: May 11th, 2017.

May 11, 2017

The annual Mother's Day Brunch in support of the Women's Center in Carbondale is this Sunday, for more information visit:  http://www.thewomensctr.org/

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