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: June 9th, 2017.

Jun 9, 2017

On June 24th the Carmi Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournement will take place at the Carmi Country Club to support High School Scholarships.  For more information visit:  https://www.facebook.com/carmichamberofcommerce/photos/gm.801770783304707/1244346142351423/?type=3&theater

WSIU Almanac: June 8th, 2017.

Jun 8, 2017

Mount Vernon will be celebrating the eclipse on August 19th with the Ash Bash Art and Music Festival.  For more information visit:  http://www.enjoymtvernon.com/blog/2/get-eclipsed-in-mt.-vernon%21

WSIU Almanac: June 7th, 2017.

Jun 7, 2017

The annual Levee Fest to support the levee in southern Jackson County, will take place this Saturday, June 10th.  For more information send an e-mail to auntnana@egyptian.net

WSIU Almanac: June 6th, 2017.

Jun 6, 2017

Sallie Logan Library in Murphysboro is offering a Summer Reading Program Monday through Thursday starting at 10:00AM.  For more information call the library at 684-3271.  Or, browse to:  http://sallieloganlibrary.com/

WSIU Almanac: June 5th, 2017.

Jun 5, 2017

Tomorrow in Carbondale you can meet the Mayor and City Manager over coffee at the Neighborhood Coop in Carbondale.  To learn more:  http://www.carbondaletourism.org/events/meet-the-mayor/

WSIU Almanac: June 1st, 2017.

Jun 1, 2017

This Tuesday at the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Carmi, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is hosting a free kidney and diabetes screening event.  For more information visit:  http://www.egyptian.org/uploads/1/9/9/2/19926991/km_english_-__trinityassembly_6june__3_.pdf

WSIU Almanac: June 2nd, 2017.

Jun 1, 2017

The Chef Clash, to benefit the Boys and Girl's Club of Carbondale and the Women's Center of Carbondale, will take place tomorrow at the SIU Arena.  For more information visit:  http://www.chefclash.com/about/

WSIU Almanac: May 30th, 2017.

May 30, 2017

This Saturday the Chef Clash at the Arena will take place.  All proceeds will go to support local charities.  For more information visit;  http://www.chefclash.com/

WSIU Almanac: May 30th, 2017.

May 30, 2017

This Saturday at the Arena in Carbondale, the cooking event known as Chef Clash will take place.  This will support two Carbondale non-profits, the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale and the Women's Center.  For more information visit:  http://www.chefclash.com/

WSIU Almanac: May 29th, 2017.

May 29, 2017

The DuQuoin Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Farm To Table Dinner on June 15th.  For more information call 618-542-9570.  Or visit:  http://www.eventts.xyz/du-quoin/duquoin-chamber-of-commerce/sold-out-farm-to-table-community-dinner?vkt98vovlh

WSIU Almanac: May 25th, 2017.

May 25, 2017

Tonight in Mount Vernon you can take part in the Celebrate Life Luminary Walk at 6:00PM at Mount Vernon's Good Samaritan Hospital.  For more information visit:  https://ssmhospicefoundation.thankyou4caring.org/pages/2017-so-il-celebrate-life-luminary-walk--memorial-service-

WSIU Almanac: May 24th, 2017.

May 24, 2017

The Mt. Vernon Fire Department is conducting training for anybody interested in obtaining a consumer fireworks permit.  To learn more call 618-242-6835.  Or, visit:  http://mailchi.mp/ab5667de156d/see-whats-happening-this-week-in-mt-vernon

Also in Mt. Vernon, tomorrow, Thursday May 25th, 2017, you can attend a presentation at the Brehm Library to hear a retired State Trooper talk about his life as a Trooper.  For more information you can call the library at 618-242-6322.  Or browse to:  http://mailchi.mp/ab5667de156d/see-whats-happening-this-week-in-mt-vernon

WSIU Almanac: May 23rd, 2017.

May 23, 2017

WSIU Almanac: May 22nd, 2017.

May 22, 2017

In Jefferson County next month, the Relay for Life to Fight Cancer is set for Saturday June 10th, 2017 at Veteran's Memorial Park in Mount Vernon.  For more information visit:  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17LS?pg=entry&fr_id=81100

WSIU Almanac: May 19th, 2017.

May 19, 2017

The Shawnee National Forest is holding two fishing derbies tomorrow, Saturday May 20th, 2017 at two southern Illinois locations.  For more information visit:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/shawnee/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD541455

WSIU Almanac: May 18th, 2017.

May 18, 2017

The City of Olney's Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series will start on June 1st.  For more information call the Olney and Richland County Chamber of Commerce at 618-392-2241.  Or visit:  http://business.olneychamber.net/events/details/olney-presents-sounds-of-summer-concert-series-12848

WSIU Almanac: May 17th, 2017.

May 17, 2017

On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, the Light and Lens Camera Club along with the Centralia Cultural Society present a Gatsby-Themed Night To Remember, starting at 6:30PM.  For more information call 618-532-2951.  Or, visit:  http://www.centraliail.com/communitycalendar/calendar.asp

WSIU Almanac: May 15th, 2017.

May 15, 2017

The Murphysboro Farmer's Market will take place every Tuesday from 3:00PM to 7:00PM at Smysor Plaza.  For more information visit:  http://www.murphysboro.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=140&Itemid=360

WSIU Almanac: May 12th, 2017.

May 12, 2017

Pinckneyville Community Hospital is sponsoring a Community Health Fair starting at 8:00AM.  For more information contact Jennifer at 618-357-2187 or  jbarbour@pvillehosp.org.

WSIU Almanac: May 11th, 2017.

May 11, 2017

The annual Mother's Day Brunch in support of the Women's Center in Carbondale is this Sunday, for more information visit:  http://www.thewomensctr.org/

WSIU Almanac: May 10th, 2017.

May 10, 2017

The annual Levee Fest in southern Jackson County is planned for June 10th.  For more information call 618-763-4615  ro  auntnana@egyptian.net

WSIU Almanac: May 9th, 2017.

May 9, 2017

On June 10th in Franklin County, there will be an ag-related Farm City Days Festival starting at 11:00AM.  For more information visit send an e-mail to Farmcitydays2017@gmail.com. 

Almanac: May 8th, 2017.

May 8, 2017

The Southern Illinois Children's Choir is having their spring concert on Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Carbondale.  https://calendar.siu.edu/MasterCalendar/

WSIU Almanac: May 5th, 2017.

May 5, 2017

The Great Cardboard Boat Regetta has been re-scheduled to TOMORROW,  Saturday May 6th, 2017 at the Carbondale Reservoir at Evergreen Park, just south of the SIU Campus.  For more information get in touch with Mary Elizabeth Kinsel at mkinsel@chem.siu.edu, or call 618-453-6428.

WSIU Almanac: May 4th, 2017.

May 4, 2017

In Centralia, the Locust Street Historic fair takes place from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.  For more information visit:  http://seecentralia.com/locust-street-historic-fair/

WSIU Almanac: May 3rd, 2017.

May 3, 2017

The River-To-River Trail Society is sponsoring a guided hike this Saturday, May 6th, 2017.  For more information browse to:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/shawnee/maps-pubs

WSIU Almanac: May 1st, 2017.

May 1, 2017

In Olney, the Spring Demolition Derby will take place this Saturday at the Olney City Park.  For more information call 618-392-0766.  Or visit:  http://www.richlandcountyfair.org/schedule.html

WSIU Almanac: April 27th, 2017.

Apr 27, 2017

This Friday the Carterville Area Rotary Club presents their Black Tie Masquerade Gala to support local non-profits will take place at 6:00PM at Carbondale's Garden Grove Event Center.  For more information visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/265337090561845/

WSIU Almanac: April 26th, 2017.

Apr 26, 2017

Perry County Illinois is looking for photos of one-room schoolhouses.  Members of the Perry County Historical Society are working on putting together a book about the many one room schoolhouses in the County.  For more information call 618-790-3512, or call 618-357-9060.  Or, you can also visit the following website:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perry-County-Historical-Society/1655983551285524

WSIU Almanac: April 25th, 2017.

Apr 25, 2017

Job seekers and employers can meet tomorrow at the Effingham Performance Center for a big Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Career Fair.  For more information get in touch with the Chamber of Commerce at 217-342-4147, or browse to:  http://effinghamccoc.chambermaster.com/events

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