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: January 10th, 2017.

Jan 10, 2018

A special watch party and screening event for PBS's "Victoria" will take place on Thursday January 11th, 2017 at Cedarhurst in Mt. Vernon.  To learn more visit:  http://www.wsiu.org/victoria

WSIU Almanac: January 9th, 2018.

Jan 9, 2018

Cairo is hosting a job and resource fair tomorrow, Wednesday January 10th, 2018.  The event will take place at the Mighty Rivers Worship Center, located at 1000 Poplar Street in Cairo.

WSIU Almanac: January 8th, 2018.

Jan 8, 2018

This Thursday, January 11th, 2018 you can attend a watch party and screening event of the PBS Television Series "Victoria" at Cedarhurst Center For The Arts in Mount Vernon.  For more information call 618-453-4343 and ask if you can RSVP for the event. 

WSIU Almanac: January 5th, 2018.

Jan 5, 2018

The Healthy Southern 7 Region Coalition is offering four Prescription Drug Take Back Programs visit:  http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=118277192&crd=communityhealthcalendar

WSIU Almanac: January 4th, 2018.

Jan 4, 2018

The Marion Chamber of Commerce would like you to know about the next business after hours program which will be held on January 25th at AES Solar.  To learn more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/781396211984967/

WSIU Almanac: January 3rd, 2018.

Jan 3, 2018

In Mount Vernon, the Cedarhurst Book Club meets every Wednesday at 12:00PM at the Mitchell House at Cedarhurst.  For more information visit:  http://www.chamberorganizer.com/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=272082

WSIU Almanac: January 2nd, 2018.

Jan 2, 2018

The Touch of Nature Maple Festival of 2018 will be held on February 24th and February 25th from 9:00AM to 3:00PM both days.  For more information visit:  http://ton.siu.edu/events/maple-syrup-festival.php

WSIU Almanac: January 1st, 2018.

Jan 1, 2018

The Illinois Audubon Society is looking for Volunteers to take part in the annual mid-winter Bald Eagle Survey.  For more information visit:  http://gis.nacse.org/eagles/

WSIU Almanac: December 29th, 2017.

Dec 29, 2017

The 97th Marion Chamber of Commerce awards banquet and auction is scheduled for January 19th.  For more information call the Marion Chamber of Commerce,  997-6311. Or, visit:  https://www.marionillinois.com/

WSIU Almanac: December 28th, 2017.

Dec 28, 2017

The interactive Harry Potter Experience will take place at the Effingham Performance Center this Saturday morning at 8:30AM.  For more information visit:  http://www.the-epc.org/harryPotterExperience.html

WSIU Almanac: December 27th, 2017.

Dec 27, 2017

The Southern 7 Health Department wants you to know about a Prescription Drug Take Back program.  For more information browse to:http://www.southern7.org/

WSIU Almanac: December 26th, 2017.

Dec 26, 2017

There will be a job and resource fair TOMORROW, Wednesday January 10th, 2018 in Cairo at the Mighty Rivers Worship Center, located at 1000 Poplar Street in Cairo.  The fair runs from 11:00AM until 4:00PM.

WSIU Almanac: December 25th, 2017.

Dec 25, 2017

The Effingham Convention and Visitor's Center invites you to the Wonderland in Lights taking place now.  For more information call 217-342-5310 or browse to:  http://www.visiteffinghamil.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/162/259

WSIU Almanac: December 22nd, 2017.

Dec 22, 2017

The Shawnee Group of the Sierra Club is sponsoring a hike at Giant City State Park's Red Cedar Trail on Monday, January 1st, 2018.  For more information browse to:  https://www.sierraclub.org/illinois/shawnee/events

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:  http://www.marioncarnegielibrary.org/children/foodforfines

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:  http://business.olneychamber.net/events/details/richland-county-gospel-music-association-01-01-2018-1825

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:  Studycircles@ci.carbondale.il.us

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: http://seecentralia.com/fantasy-of-lights/

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:  http://www.visitsi.com/uploads/events/image/soill.jpg

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:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10214402174385711&set=pcb.10214402174905724&type=3&theater

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:  https://www.forkidssake.net/art-auction

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:  http://seecentralia.com/fantasy-of-lights/

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:  http://www.cedarhurst.org/FamilyArtFun.html

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:  https://www.facebook.com/107445282715595/photos/a.195820120544777.41685.107445282715595/1373529402773837/?type=3&theater

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:  http://www.visiteffinghamil.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/1230/259

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:  https://www.jalc.edu/adult-basic-secondary-education/literacy-program

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:  http://www.jeffersoncountycasa.com/upcoming-events.html

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:  http://www.iecc.edu/page.php?page=WART_PAGE4

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.

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