Community Events

WSIU Almanac: May 24th, 2017.

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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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

WSIU Almanac: May 16th, 2017.

May 16, 2017

Photographs of what Carbondale looked like in the 1960s are on display at the Carbondale Civic Center Corridor Gallery.  The exhibit runs through Friday May 19th, 2017.  For more information call 457-5100.  Or browse to:

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:

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

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:

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 

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.

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, 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:

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:

WSIU Almanac: May 2nd, 2017.

May 2, 2017

The 2nd annual Mother's Day Brunch to support the Carbondale Women's Center will take place May 14th at Field of Dreams in DeSoto.  For more information visit:

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:

WSIU Almanac: April 28th, 2017.

Apr 28, 2017

The Anne West Lindsey District Library in Carterville is holding a spring book sale tomorrow at the library.  For more information visit:

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:

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:

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:

WSIU Almanac: April 24th, 2017.

Apr 24, 2017

In Jefferson County this Friday the Granada Center for the Performing Arts presents the Tellin' Tales Comedy show.  To learn more, visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 20th, 2017.

Apr 20, 2017

In Franklin County this coming Wednesday learn the basics of canning safely at the U of I Extension office in Benton starting at 6:30PM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 17th, 2017.

Apr 17, 2017

In Carbondale, the 2017 Farm To Fork dinner will take place tomorrow at 5:00PM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 14th, 2017.

Apr 14, 2017

Richland Memorial Hospital is holding their annual Geranium Fundraiser.  For more information see the attached flyer or, browse to:

Almanac: April 13th, 2017.

Apr 13, 2017

4-H members across the country are busy the month of April with service projects, and April 29th has been designated at national 4-H Day Of Service.  In southeastern Illinois, to learn more get in touch with Kim Bainbridge, Extension Program Coordinator, Pope/Hardin Office at 618-695-6060.  Or, send an e-mail to

WSIU Almanac: April 12th, 2017.

Apr 12, 2017

The American Red Cross has a blood drive scheduled in Olney, this Friday April 14th, 2017.  The blood drive will take place at the Olney Fire Station, 501 North Walnut Street in Olney.  The blood drive runs from 2:00PM until 6:00PM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 11th, 2017.

Apr 11, 2017

The Little Grassy Literary Festival is in progress on the SIU Carbondale Campus.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 10th, 2017.

Apr 10, 2017

In Olney the annual Geranium Sale to support the Richland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, is going on through Friday April 14th, 2017.  For more information call Richland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary at 618-395-7340 or visit: