WSIU Almanac

WSIU Almanac: May 9th, 2016.

May 9, 2016

The Olney Central College Community Band's 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert takes place this Thursday at 7:30PM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: May 6th, 2016.

May 6, 2016

This morning starting at 9:15 at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex on the SIU Carbondale Campus, the 2016 Special Olympics Area 15 Spring Games take place.  For more information you can visit their website:

WSIU Almanac: May 5th, 2016.

May 5, 2016

The Shawnee Group of the Sierra Club presents SIU Plant Biology Professor Dr. Dan Nickrent on May 12th to give a free public talk about invasive plants.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: May 4th, 2016.

May 4, 2016

The Cannon Park Community Farmer's Market gets underway this afternoon at 3:00PM.  For more information call 618-308-0792.  Or visit:

WSIU Almanac: May 3rd, 2016.

May 3, 2016

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announces that entries are being accepted for this year's Illinois Emerging Writers Competition open to anybody 18 or older who enjoys creative writing.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: May 2nd, 2016.

May 2, 2016

Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney is offering a free program today for women undergoing cancer treatment starting at 1PM.  For more information call 618-395-7340 extension #4608.  You can also find out more on the web at:

WSIU Almanac: April 28th, 2016.

Apr 28, 2016

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announces the 2016 Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition.  To learn more visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 27th, 2016.

Apr 27, 2016

This Monday  Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney  is presenting a  "Look Good Feel Good" workshop for women currently undergoing cancer treatment.  A licensed cosmetologist will be there to give tips on dealing with the appearance-related effects of cancer treatments.  For more information you can call 618-395-7340 and ask for Liesel.  You can also visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 26th, 2016

Apr 26, 2016

The Carbondale Lions Club are sponsoring Pancake Days this Saturday and Sunday at the Town Square Pavilion.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 22nd, 2016.

Apr 22, 2016

The Friends of the Shawnee National Forest are holding a Trash-Blast Trash pick-up day tomorrow, Saturday April 23rd, 2016 at Cove Hollow Trail near Cedar Lake.  To get involved you can visit the special Facebook page created for the event at:

WSIU Almanac: April 21st, 2016

Apr 21, 2016

In case you have noticed blue cardboard-cutouts of a young boy and a young girl, these have been placed around various businesses to call attention to April being designated at Child-Abuse Awareness month.  To learn more about the various initiatives visit:

For more information about how you can recognize the possible signs of child abuse and how best to proceed if you suspect child abuse, visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 20th, 2016.

Apr 20, 2016

In Harrisburg every Wednesday it's Storytime presented by the Harrisburg District Library.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 19th, 2016.

Apr 19, 2016

The Benton Public Library is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year  with a variety of events.  To learn more visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 18th, 2016.

Apr 18, 2016

The public is invited to the 2016 Delta Award Celebration and Reception Tuesday April 19th, 2016 at Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library.  This year's award recipient is Dr. Mark Wagner the Director of the Center for Archaeological Investigations at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Morris Library and is open to the public.  The event begins at 5:00PM.  For more information call 453-1633.

WSIU Almanac: April 15th, 2016.

Apr 15, 2016

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month with a variety of activities in southern Illinois promoting the cause.  To learn more visit:!cap-month/c22w2

WSIU Almanac: April 14th, 2016.

Apr 14, 2016

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive today in Randolph County starting at 8:30AM at the American Legion in Baldwin Illinois.  Tomorrow in Olney you can also donate blood between 2:00PM and 6:00PM at the Olney Fire Department.

WSIU Almanac: April 13th, 2016.

Apr 13, 2016

In Centralia the Bronze Expressions Handbell Ensemble will perform the music of Bach and Beethoven this Sunday at 4:00PM at the Centralia Community Arts Center.  For more invormation,


WSIU Almanac: April 12th, 2016.

Apr 12, 2016

This Friday and Saturday at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center the Marion Junior High School Choir presents "Into the Woods Junior".  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 11th, 2016.

Apr 11, 2016

This Thursday at the Carbondale Township Hall the Shawnee Group of the Sierra Club presents a free public program titled "Native American Women:  On The Front Lines of the Indian Wars" by SIU Visiting Professor of Anthropology Dr. Leila Monaghan.  Contact Ruth Kelley at 684-2196 for more information.  You can also visit their website:

WSIU Almanac: April 8th, 2016.

Apr 8, 2016

The Olney Public Library is having their annual Friends of the Public Library Book Sale on April 22nd, 2016.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 7th, 2016.

Apr 7, 2016

WSIU Almanac: April 6th, 2016.

Apr 6, 2016

The United Way of Southeast Missouri is sponsoring Kindergarten Jump Start with two sessions available for families.  For more information call Melissa Stickel  at 573-334-9634. Or visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 5th, 2016.

Apr 5, 2016

The "Color Run for 22" fundraiser for Veterans will take place on May 7th for more information call the non-profit group This Able Veteran at 618-964-1162 or visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 4th, 2016.

Apr 4, 2016

Casa of Jefferson County is holding a fundraiser on April 9th in Mount Vernon.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 1st, 2016.

Apr 1, 2016

Give blood this afternoon at the Charleston Public Library from 2:00PM to 6:00PM.

Another blood drive takes place this Monday, April 4th at the Flora Elementary School.

WSIU Almanac: March 31st, 2016.

Mar 31, 2016

This Saturday and Sunday at the SIU Arena parking lot the non-profit group Keep Carbondale Beautiful will be selling native trees and shrubs.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 30th, 2016.

Mar 30, 2016

In Franklin County the Benton Public Library is celebrating its 100 year anniversary.  They have a full calendar of events which you can see at:

You can also call the library at 618-438-7511.

WSIU Almanac: March 29th, 2016.

Mar 29, 2016

On April 8th at the Mount Vernon Holiday Inn, the YMCA of South Central Illinois is putting on their Spirit of America Derby fundraiser.  This evening is to raise funds for the YMCA of South Central Illinois.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 28th, 2016.

Mar 28, 2016

The Little Egypt Arts Association is accepting submissions for this year's art display planned for the Herrinfesta Italiana.  For more information call Missy at the Arts Association at 618-998-8530.  Or, visit the website:

WSIU Almanac: March 25th, 2016.

Mar 25, 2016

The Jackson County Health Department is holding a Shred Day and Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday April 2nd at Egyptian Electric 10169 Old Highway 13 in Murphysboro.  For more information see the attached informational flyer.