WSIU Almanac

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WSIU Almanac is a 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:                                     

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WSIU Almanac: December 21st, 2017.

Dec 21, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library is forgiving fines the month of December in exchange for donations of food.  The food items will be donated to local food pantry organizations.  For more information about the program call Marion Carnegie Library at 618-993-5935.  Or, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: December 20th, 2017.

Dec 20, 2017

In Olney the Richland County Gospel Music Association will have their first meeting on January 1st, 2018.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 19th, 2017.

Dec 19, 2017

The next Carbondale Neighborhood Alliance meeting is planned for January 13th at the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale.  For more information send an e-mail to:

WSIU Almanac: December 18th, 2017.

Dec 18, 2017

The Centralia Fantasy of Lights will run through the end of the year at Foundation Park.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 15th, 2017.

Dec 15, 2017

Tomorrow, at the Pavilion in Marion, the Southern Illinois Roller Girls will host two scrimmages to raise funds for the Southern Illinois AIDS  Holiday Project.  For more information call:  993-2657.  You can also learn more by browsing to:

WSIU Almanac: December 14th, 2017.

Dec 14, 2017

Marion Eye Centers are collecting food items for this holiday season.  Just bring a non-perishable food item to any of their locations.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 13th, 2017

Dec 13, 2017

In Carbondale, artists are invited to submit their art work for the next For Kids' Sake Art Auction and Fundraiser.  The deadline is December 31st, 2017.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: Tuesday December 12th, 2017.

Dec 12, 2017

Centralia's Fantasy of Lights is running now through the end of the year.  For more information visit this website:

WSIU Almanac: December 11th, 2017.

Dec 11, 2017

In Mount Vernon this Saturday, December 16th, 2017, you can enjoy a Family Art Fun program.  For more information call Cedarhurst at 618-242-1236.  Or, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: December 8th, 2017

Dec 8, 2017

Tonight the Sparta Community Chorus presents their Christmas Concert at the Westminster Presbyterian Church 360 East Broadway in Sparta.  To learn more visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 7th, 2017.

Dec 7, 2017

The Effingham Convention and Visitor's Bureau is sponsoring the Holiday Stroll this Saturday, December 9th, starting at 2:00PM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 6th, 2017.

Dec 6, 2017

The University of Illinois Extension Service is sponsoring a Holiday Ornament workshop on Saturday December 9th at Pope County Elementary School.  For more information call 618-695-6060.

WSIU Almanac: December 5th, 2017.

Dec 5, 2017

The Adult Volunteer Literacy program at John A. Logan College uses volunteers to tutor adults.  For more information call 618-985-3741.  Or visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 4th, 2017.

Dec 4, 2017

The CASA KIDS PANCAKE breakfast will take place this Saturday December 9th, 2017 from 8:00AM to 11:00AM at the West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.  To learn more call 618-204-5453.  Or, visit:

WSIU Almanac: December 1st, 2017.

Dec 1, 2017

This Sunday the Wabash Valley College Community Choir will perform the Musical Spirit of Christmas beginning at 1:30PM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 30th, 2017.

Nov 30, 2017

Carbondale Community Arts presents a display titled "Mini-Monumentals" by southern Illinois sculptor Dan Johnson.  The display runs through January 12th, 2018 at Artspace304, located at 304 West Walnut Street in downtown Carbondale.  This display will also be on display in the Gallery at the Carbondale Civic Center between December 5th, 2017 and January 31st, 2018.

WSIU Almanac: November 29th, 2017.

Nov 29, 2017

In Olney. the Olney and Richland County Chamber of Commerce present Moonlight Madness this Friday.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 28th, 2017.

Nov 28, 2017

This Sunday, December 3rd, the Shawnee Group of the Sierra Club is sponsoring a hike at the Bulge Hole Ecological Area, in Johnson County near Vienna.  If interested meet by the large Murdale sign at the Murdale Shopping Center in Carbondale before 10:30AM.  Interested person need to call ahead before going.  618-694-8150.  Or, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: November 27th, 2017.

Nov 27, 2017

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce reminds you of the Ugly Sweater event taking place on Thursday December 21st at Cedarhurst.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 24th, 2017.

Nov 24, 2017

WSIU Almanac: November 23rd, 2017.

Nov 23, 2017

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Magical Christmas parade Saturday night at 6:00PM, starting from the First Baptist Church.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 22nd, 2017.

Nov 22, 2017

The 4th annual Reindeer 5K Run and Walk is planned for this Saturday.  It starts at the Anna Arts Center.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 21st, 2017.

Nov 21, 2017

In Mount Vernon, First Friday story time is planned for December 1st at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts.  Start time 10:00AM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 20th, 2017.

Nov 20, 2017

The City of Carbondale and the SIU Carbondale Athletics Department are organizing the annual Coats for Kids Drive.

WSIU Almanac: November 17th, 2017.

Nov 17, 2017

The Sparta Lighted Parade will take place on Saturday November 25th, 2017.  For more information call the Sparta Chamber of Commerce at 618-317-7222.  Or, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: November 16th, 2017.

Nov 16, 2017

This afternoon in Centralia SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital there will be a diabetes self-management education program.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 15th, 2017.

Nov 15, 2017

The Lights Fantastic Parade is scheduled for Saturday December 2nd on Illinois Avenue in Carbondale.  If you would like to volunteer call Carbondale Tourism at 529-4451.  You can also browse their website to learn more:

WSIU Almanac: November 14th, 2017.

Nov 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute presents Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, as a part of the Institute's Pizza and Politics series.  For information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 13th, 2017.

Nov 13, 2017

In Olney the Auxiliary of Carle Richland Memorial Hospital Pointsettia annual fundraising event  is accepting orders.  For more information you can call 618-395-7340 Extension #4009.  Or, visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 10th, 2017.

Nov 10, 2017

The River To River Trail Society is sponsoring a hike this Saturday on Bald Knob Trail, in Union County.  For more information visit: