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: November 9th, 2017.

Nov 9, 2017

In Carbondale, the I CAN Read Program is looking for volunteers to help children with their reading skills.  For more information call549-0969. Or, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: November 8th, 2017.

Nov 8, 2017

The 4th annual SIU Guitar Festival is being held November 10th and 11th.  For more information call the SIU School of Music at 536-8742.  This annual festival is sponsored by the SIU Fine Arts Activity Fee and will feature workshops as well as concerts.  To learn more, visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 7th, 2017.

Nov 7, 2017

The Little Egypt Arts Association in Marion has a photographer's club which meets every Thursday.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 6th, 2017.

Nov 6, 2017

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is hosting a variety of events.  For the complete rundown, visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 3rd, 2017.

Nov 3, 2017

In Marion, Artstarts, a non-profit, is wanting you to know that the Hunchback of Notre Dame will be performed at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center starting November 16th.  For more information visit their website:

WSIU Almanac: November 2nd, 2017.

Nov 2, 2017

This Saturday in Olney you can support the Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Mentorship programs at a Salsa Dance fundraiser.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 1st, 2017.

Nov 1, 2017

The Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis Karing For Kids is sponsoring a chicken and dumpling dinner on Sunday November 12th, from 11:00AM until 2:00PM.  Proceeds will go to support the youth in need in Murphysboro and beyond.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 31st, 2017.

Oct 31, 2017

Trick-Or-Treating hours for the City of Olney are 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.  To learn more browse to:

WSIU Almanac: October 30th, 2017.

Oct 30, 2017

Marion's Carnegie Library is holding a story hour tomorrow morning starting at 10:00AM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 27th, 2017.

Oct 27, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library is hosting a Teen Halloween Party, today from 12Noon to 3:00PM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 26th, 2017.

Oct 26, 2017

The Southern Illinois Audubon Society presents owl researcher Mark Glenshaw Friday night, October 27th, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale.  His free, public program will feature the owls that he has been studying, which live in Forest Park in St. Louis.  His program starts at 7:00PM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 25th, 2017.

Oct 25, 2017

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is hosting a "Happy Birthday Illinois" art contest for kids.  For more information visit:,-Illinois!%E2%80%99-with-art.aspx

WSIU Almanac: October 24th, 2017

Oct 24, 2017

On November 4th the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is putting on a "Walk a Mile In My Shoes" fundraiser to help the homeless.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 23rd, 2017.

Oct 23, 2017

WSIU Almanac: October 20th, 2017.

Oct 20, 2017

The Second annual Shawnee Friends Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday November 4th, 2017 at Alto Vineyards.  Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest, a 501 (c) non-profit serving the Shawnee National Forest through stewardship and environmental education.  For more information you can visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 19th, 2017.

Oct 19, 2017

You can attend the Fall Colors at the Cross, at Bald Knob Cross on Saturday October 21st from 2:00PM to 6:00PM.

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WSIU Almanac: October 18th, 2017.

Oct 18, 2017

The Centralia Halloween Parade and Fall Festival is scheduled for October 28th, 2017.  For more information browse to:

WSIU Almanac: October 17th, 2017.

Oct 17, 2017

Every Saturday and Wednesday, the Marion Farmer's Market takes place at the Senior Citizens Center parking lot.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 16th, 2017.

Oct 16, 2017

The City of Carbondale and the Southern Illinois University Student Center are hosting "Meet the Mayor and Chancellor" on Monday October 16th, 2017.

WSIU Almanac: October 13th, 2017.

Oct 13, 2017

Chester Illinois is holding their Happy Halloween Party on October 21st at St. Mary's School Gym.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 12th, 2017.

Oct 12, 2017

The Marion Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Block Party on Friday October 13th at Heartland Regional Medical Center.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 11th, 2017.

Oct 11, 2017

You can support the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale on October 20th and 21st the the Inaugural Pumpkin Glow and Hike.  For more information call 457-8877.  Or, visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 10th, 2017.

Oct 10, 2017

At Cedarhurst tomorrow,  the program ABC's and Art, Fine Art for Little Fingers will be held starting at 10:00AM.  For more information call 618-242-1236.  You can also visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 9th, 2017.

Oct 9, 2017

The Southern Illinois Piano Festival begins October 14th, 2017, for more information call 536-8742.  Or, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: October 6th, 2017.

Oct 6, 2017

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program, also known as L-I-H-E-A-P, is accepting applications now.  For more information call 618-937-3581, or visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 5th, 2017.

Oct 5, 2017

The Marion V-A Hospital is the site of this year's Walk To End Alzheimer's.  For more information call 1-800-272-3900 or send an e-mail to  Or, visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 5th, 2017.

Oct 5, 2017

The annual fall squirrel count is taking place in Olney, starting this Saturday October 7th, 2017.  For more information call Kelsi Sterchi at 618-395-7302.  Or, visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 4th, 2017.

Oct 4, 2017

The L-I-H-E-A-P program is accepting applications for residents in Monroe, Perry, Randolph and Jackson County.  Call the Sparta office at 618-443-5231.  For more information call:

WSIU Almanac: October 3rd, 2017.

Oct 3, 2017

The Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council is accepting applications for the L-I-H-E-A-P energy assistance program.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 2nd, 2017.

Oct 2, 2017

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is sponsoring a student art contest to celebrate Illinois' upcoming Bicentennial.  For more information visit: