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: https://www.soill.org/area15/
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: https://www.richlandmemorial.com/Articles/rmh_hosts_look_good_feel_better_session.aspx
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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523487071293288/
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: http://www.preventchildabuseillinois.org/
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.
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.
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: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClubShawnee/
Carbondale is hosting the "Here Live: Arts Build Community " series of workshops through April 30th. For more information call Carbondale Community Arts at 457-5100. You can see their entire list of April events by going to: http://www.carbondalearts.org/programs-a-special-events/here-we-live
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: http://www.unitedwayofsemo.org/
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: http://www.keepcb.org/tree-sale.html
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: http://www.herrinfesta.com/event/art
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.