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:   almanac@wsiu.org.                                     

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WSIU Almanac: February 22nd, 2018

Feb 22, 2018

In Celebration of Black History Month, the Black Resource Council at SIU Carbondale is hosting a variety show on Friday February 23rd, 2018.  For more information call 453-3740.  Or, visit:  http://smrc.siu.edu/_common/documents/brc/SIU_2018_BHM_schedule.pdf

WSIU Almanac: February 21st, 2018.

Feb 21, 2018

The 32nd annual 8th Congressional High School Art Competition is accepting entires.  For more information call 573-335-0101.  You can also find out more by calling the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri at 573-334-9233.

WSIU Almanac: February 20th, 2018.

Feb 20, 2018

Olney Central College is hosting a winter baseball camp this Sunday February 25th, 2018.

For more information call Coach Dennis Conley at 618-395-7777.  Or, visit:  http://www.iecc.edu/page.php?page=ONWF_BASEWC

WSIU Almanac: February 19th, 2018.

Feb 19, 2018

For those interested in how to control the Emerald Ash Borer, there will be a workshop this Wednesday at the Carbondale Civic Center.  To learn more, visit:  http://www.mortonarb.org/courses/emerald-ash-borer-eab-management-workshops

WSIU Almanac: February 16th, 2018.

Feb 16, 2018

The annual Polar Plunge and Donut Dash to support Special Olympics will take place on Saturday February 17th, 2018.  The fundraiser will be held at SIU Carbondale's Campus Lake.  For more information contact Shane Bennett at 457-2969 or  sbennett@soill.org 

WSIU Almanac: February 15th, 2018.

Feb 15, 2018

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the  Junior Duck Stamp Contest for the State of Illinois. Deadline for entires is March 15th, 2018.  To learn more visit:  https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/2018%20CONWR%20Calendar%20of%20Events.pdf

WSIU Almanac: February 14th, 2018.

Feb 14, 2018

The music outreach non-profit group Girls Rock Carbondale is holding their annual fundraiser this Saturday February 17th, 2018 at Hangar 9 in Carbondale.  For more information visit:  http://www.girlsrockcarbondale.com/rock-roulette

WSIU Almanac: February 13th, 2018.

Feb 13, 2018

To celebrate the State's Bicentennial, the Shawnee Hills Arts Council and Anna Arts Center are hosting a series of plays.  Starting February 22nd the comedy Assumptions, written by long-time actor and playwright Steve Falcone, will be performed.  For more information, get in touch with the Anna Arts Center at 904-625-1109.  Or, send an e-mail to Lee at  vabchlee  AT gmail  DOT com.  You can also learn about the other activities planned for the year by browsing to:  https://www.facebook.com/events/795153250693103/

WSIU Almanac: February 12th, 2018.

Feb 12, 2018

In Centralia, the Centralia Home, Garden and Business Expo will take place this Saturday February 17th, 2018 and Sunday February 18th, 2018 at the Centralia Recreational Complex. 

WSIU Almanac: February 9th, 2018.

Feb 9, 2018

The Fly With The Eagles Half Marathon will take place on Saturday February 10th, 2018 at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.  For more information visit:  https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Carterville/FlywiththeEaglesHalfMarathon

WSIU Almanac: February 8th, 2018.

Feb 8, 2018

Stinson Memorial Library in Anna is hosting a book sale this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  For more information call the library at 833-2521.  You can also browse to:  http://stinsonlibrary.org/

WSIU Almanac: February 7th, 2018.

Feb 7, 2018

In Olney the Second Annual Olney Chocolate Tour takes place this Friday February 9th, 2018.  For more information browse to:  http://business.olneychamber.net/events/details/2nd-annual-chocolate-tour-13252

WSIU Almanac: February 6th, 2018.

Feb 6, 2018

Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion is inviting the public to a ribbon-cuttting today for the Heartland Family Birthing Center Telemedicine Cart.  For more information browse to:  https://www.facebook.com/marionilchamber/photos/gm.328097511026601/1932418963452169/?type=3&theater

WSIU Almanac: February 5th, 2018.

Feb 5, 2018

The Heart and Soul Gala to benefit Caritas Family Solutions is scheduled for Saturday February 10th, 2018 at Four Points Sheraton in Fairview Heights.  To learn more visit:  https://caritasfamilysolutions.org/events/gala/galainfo/

WSIU Almanac: February 5th, 2018.

Feb 5, 2018

The Heart and Soul Gala to benefit Caritas Family Solutions is scheduled for Saturday February 10th, 2018 at Four Points Sheraton in Fairview Heights.  To learn more visit:  https://caritasfamilysolutions.org/events/gala/galainfo/

WSIU Almanac: February 2nd, 2018.

Feb 2, 2018

In Carterville, the Annual Chamber Dinner is scheduled for Friday February 9th, 2018 starting at 6:00PM.  For more information call 985-6942.  Or, visit:  https://www.cartervillechamber.com/news/104/112/SAVE-THE-DATE.html

WSIU Almanac: January 30th, 2018.

Jan 30, 2018

The Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network is offering a free diabetes workshop on Tuesday January 30th, 2018 starting at 5:30PM at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.  For more information on this, and other health-related programs, browse to:  https://www.hsidn.org/calendar.html

WSIU Almanac: January 29th, 2018.

Jan 29, 2018

Every Saturday at Carbondale Community High School, you can participate in the weekly Fresh Fitness Healthy Events.  For more information browse to:  http://www.carbondalechamber.com/events/details/fresh-fitness-02-17-2018-9806

WSIU Almanac: January 26th, 2018.

Jan 26, 2018

This Sunday botanist Chris Benda will present a program about early spring wildflowers.  The program starts at 2:00PM.  The program is free, but you do need to call ahead and pre-register by calling 457-4836.  Or, browse to:  https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Event/Documents/GiantCityCalendar2018.pdf

WSIU Almanac: January 25th, 2018.

Jan 25, 2018

The Girls Rock Carbondale fundraiser is planned for February 17th at Hangar 9.  For more information get in touch with Jessica Lynn, Girls Rock Carbondale co-director at  j.louise.lynn@gmail.com

WSIU Almanac: January 24th, 2018.

Jan 24, 2018

The SIU Carbondale Sustainability Program is holding a workshop on applying the Green Fund Grants on February 6th in Morris Library.  For more information contact the Sustainablity Program at 453-2846.  Or browse to:  http://sustainability.siu.edu/green-fee/green-fund/index.php

WSIU Almanac: January 23rd, 2018.

Jan 23, 2018

The Small Farms Winter webinar series of programs is underway.  These are sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension Service.  For more information call 618-687-1727.  You can also visit the University of Illinois Extension Service website at:  http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fjprw/

WSIU Almanac: January 22nd, 2018.

Jan 22, 2018

This afternoon starting at 4:00PM Marion Carnegie Library is hosting a special free winter program.  The event, called "Winter Wonderland Open House" runs until 6:00PM.  For more information you can call the library at 618-993-5935 or visit their website:  http://www.marioncarnegielibrary.org/calendar

WSIU Almanac: January 19th, 2018.

Jan 19, 2018

The 2018 Polar Plunge and Donut Dash will take place on Saturday February 17th, 2018 at SIU Carbondale's Campus Lake.  The event is a fundraiser to support the Special Olympics.

WSIU Almanac: January 18th, 2018.

Jan 18, 2018

In Olney next month, the Richland County C-E-O non-profit presents a tasteful evening on February 3rd, 2018 at the Holiday.  Proceeds from this event benefit Hospice of Southeastern Illinois and the Olney Central College Foundation.  For more information you can call the Olney and Richland County Chamber of Commerce 618-392-2241. 

WSIU Almanac: January 17th, 2018.

Jan 17, 2018

On January 25th, the City of Olney is hosting an event to support the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Richland County.  The event is called "Cocktails and Canvas" and will be held at the Olney V-F-W.  For more information call 618-392-3863. 

WSIU Almanac: January 16th, 2018.

Jan 16, 2018

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday January 17th, 2018 in Murphysboro at the Elm Street Baptist Church starting at 3:00PM.  For more information browse to:  http://redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/chooseDonationTime.jsp

WSIU Almanac: January 15th, 2018.

Jan 15, 2018

The Carbondale Chapter of the NAACP is putting on their annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday breakfast today at the SIU-C Student Center Ballrooms.  For more information you can contact Roy Mazuchowski carbondalebranchnaacp@gmail.com or Stephanie Brown at stephanief0524@aol.com

WSIU Almanac: January 12th, 2018.

Jan 12, 2018

This Monday, January 15th, 2018, the Carbondale Branch of the NAACP will hold their annual Martin Luther King Jr holiday breakfast.  The event will take place at the SIU Carbondale Student Center Ballrooms, located on the Second floor of the SIU-C Student Center.

WSIU Almanac: January 11th, 2018.

Jan 11, 2018

In Effingham  the 28th Annual Bridal Expo at the Thelma Keller Convention Center takes place on Sunday January 14th, 2018.  For more information browse to: http://www.visiteffinghamil.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/1246/259

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