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: July 25th, 2017.

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The Second Annual Marion Main Street Putt Putt Competition is scheduled for this Saturday.  For more information visit:  https://www.marionillinois.com/events

WSIU Almanac: July 24th, 2017.

Jul 24, 2017

Marion's Carnegie Library has a variety of activities this week.  For more information call 618-993-5935.  Or visit:  http://www.marioncarnegielibrary.org/calendar

WSIU Almanac: July 21st, 2017.

Jul 21, 2017

This Tuesday July 25th, 2017 the University of Illinois Extension Service office in Murphysboro is offering a horticultural workshop, for more information visit:  http://web.extension.illinois.edu/units/calendar.cfm?UnitID=493

WSIU Almanac: July 20th, 2017.

Jul 20, 2017

The DuQuoin Public Library presents the Bubble Bus at the library on July 27th.  For more information on this outdoor event visit:  http://duquoinlibrary.org/

WSIU Almanac: July 19th, 2017.

Jul 19, 2017

On August 19th, 2017, the Ash Bash Leukemia fundraiser event will take place in Mount Vernon.  For more information send an e-mail to loriibery@msn.com

WSIU Almanac: July 18th, 2017.

Jul 18, 2017

In Saline County every Tuesday, the Harrisburg District Library presents Storytime with Miss Emily for children up to five years old. For more information visit:  http://www.harrisburglibrary.org/

WSIU Almanac: July 17th, 2017.

Jul 17, 2017

The Williamson County Wish Upon A Cure Relay For Life takes place on Saturday July 22nd, 2017 at the Pavilion in Marion.  For more information, send an e-mail to  ian.reinhart@cancer.org

WSIU Almanac: July 14th, 2017.

Jul 14, 2017

On July 22nd, 2017, Bev Shofstall will present a program about Owls at the Rend Lake Visitor's Center.  For more information browse to:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1913985538887102/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

WSIU Almanac: July 13th, 2017.

Jul 13, 2017

Beall Woods State Park in Mt. Carmel is hosting a free educational program about fireflies.  The family event is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday July 14th, 2017.  For more information call 618-298-2442.  Or browse to:  https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Pages/BeallWoods.aspx

WSIU Almanac: July 12th, 2017.

Jul 12, 2017

The Richland County  fair in Olney  is going on now.  For more information visit:  http://richlandcountyfair.org/schedule.html

WSIU Almanac: July 11th, 2017.

Jul 11, 2017

The next free arthritis workshop in Carmi takes place on August 2nd.  For more information visit:  https://www.joynertherapyservices.com/

WSIU Almanac: July 10th, 2017.

Jul 10, 2017

In Mount Vernon, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a networking event this Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 for those interesting in starting a business.  For more information call the Chamber at 618-242-5725 or visit:  http://www.southernillinois.com/

WSIU Almanac: July 7th, 2017.

Jul 7, 2017

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is sponsoring First Friday With The Arts in and around Downtown Cape Girardeau.  For more information you can call 573-334-9233.  Or, send an e-mail to

artscouncil@capearts.org.

WSIU Almanac: July 6th, 2017.

Jul 6, 2017

In Centralia the 5th Family Health and Wellness Fun Fest will take place at the Centralia Recreational Complex.  Vendors can call Sonya Germann, Director of the Centralia Recreational Complex at 618-532-3214, or Laura Payne, Coordinator of the University of Illinois Rural Health Preceptorship at 217-390-4172.  Or visit:  http://www.ssmhealth.com/system/locations/il-st-marys-good-samaritan-centralia/

WSIU Almanac: July 4th, 2017.

Jul 4, 2017

This Friday, the Arts Council Of Southeast Missouri presents First Friday With The Arts.  For more information visit:  http://www.capearts.org/

WSIU Almanac: July 3rd, 2017.

Jul 3, 2017

The City of Carbondale is updating their Eclipse website, and you can see the latest on Eclipse-related events by browing to:  http://www.carbondaleeclipse.com/

WSIU Almanac: June 30th, 2017.

Jun 30, 2017

The annual Rend Lake Fireworks Festival starts tomorrow, Saturday July 1st, 2017.  For more information visit the website:  http://www.bentonwestcitychamber.com/rend-lake-fireworks.html

WSIU Almanac: June 29th, 2017.

Jun 29, 2017

Giant City State Park is hosting a full moon hike on Saturday, July 8th.  The free night hike begins at 8:00PM, for more information visit:  https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Activity/Pages/GiantCity.aspx

WSIU Almanac: June 28th, 2017.

Jun 28, 2017

The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale is hosting a series of education summer reading programs in Carbondale.  To learn more visit:  http://www.bgc-cdale.org/

WSIU Almanac: June 27th, 2017.

Jun 27, 2017

The Greater Centralia Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a 4th of July Celebration including a parade, to learn more visit:  http://cityofcentralia.org/index.asp?SEC=CA26FAE2-EA6F-46AF-ABE6-88A0533BC345&Type=B_LIST

WSIU Almanac: June 26th, 2017.

Jun 26, 2017

The Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney is offering a free swim day on July 4th.  For more information visit:  http://www.ci.olney.il.us/new_visitors/parks/musgrove_aquatic_center.php

WSIU Almanac: June 23rd, 2017.

Jun 23, 2017

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

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