Community Events

WSIU Almanac: July 3rd, 2020.

Jul 3, 2020

The Johnston City Fireworks will take place on July 24th.  For more information, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: July 2nd, 2020.

Jul 2, 2020

The US Forest Service has opened some areas in the Shawnee National Forest.  To learn more, call the Harrisburg office of the Shawnee National Forest at 618-253-7114.

WSIU Almanac: July 1st, 2020.

Jul 1, 2020

Applications are being accepted for the head start and early start programs through the Southern Seven Health Department.  For more information, visit:

WSIU Almanac: June 30th, 2020.

Jun 30, 2020

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri has reopened with safety rules.  To learn more call 573-334-9233.

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WSIU Almanac: June 29th, 2020.

Jun 29, 2020

In Eldorado, the Egyptian Health Department has resources available to help people quit smoking.  To learn more browse to:

WSIU Almanac: June 26th, 2020.

Jun 26, 2020

WSIU Almanac: June 25th, 2020.

Jun 25, 2020

The Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant helps small business hurt by the COVID-19 economic fallout.  To learn more, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: June 24th, 2020.

Jun 24, 2020

The Spero Charity Golf Classic in Mt. Vernon is planned for Friday July 17th, 2020.  To register please call 618-242-1070.

WSIU Almanac: June 23rd, 2020.

Jun 23, 2020

There will be several, virtual summer camps at SIU Carbondale.  To learn more, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: June 22nd, 2020.

Jun 22, 2020

Southeastern Illinois College has announced plans for the Fall 2020 semester.  To learn more visit:

WSIU Almanac: June 19th, 2020.

Jun 19, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program  is available for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  To learn more, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: June 18th, 2020.

Jun 18, 2020

Cape Girardeau has several public markets where fresh produce is available.  To learn more call 573-335-1631.  Or, browse to:  

WSIU Almanac: June 17th, 2020.

Jun 17, 2020

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois is making meals available for students.  Also, online learning and teaching programs are available.  To learn more browse to:

WSIU Almanac: June 16th, 2020.

Jun 16, 2020

The Mount Vernon Farmer's Market is open on Tuesdays and Fridays.  For more information:

WSIU Almanac: June 15th, 2020.

Jun 15, 2020

In Mt. Vernon, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring several COVID-19 safe community events to support local businesses.  To learn more, visit:

WSIU Almanac: June 12th, 2020.

Jun 12, 2020

The University of Illinois Extension Service is hosting a free webinar series.  To learn more browse:

WSIU Almanac: June 11th, 2020.

Jun 11, 2020

Southern Seven Head Start is taking applications for Head Start. for more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: June 10th, 2020.

Jun 10, 2020

Seniors who are needing help due to COVID-19 are encouraged to reach out to the Egyptian Area Agency on Aging at 618-985-8311.  Or, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: June 9th, 2020.

Jun 9, 2020

The public can view cooking videos produced by SIU-C students, in the Quantity Food Production course, by browsing to:

WSIU Almanac: June 9th, 2020.

Jun 9, 2020

The Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network is sponsoring another series of online workshops for people  with certain chronic health conditions, including heart disease, arthritis and diabetes.  To learn more, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: June 8th, 2020.

Jun 8, 2020

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Illinois is looking for volunteers to write letters to those who are homebound and isolated.  For more information call 618-985-8311 and ask for either Diane or Amber.

WSIU Almanac: June 4th, 2020.

Jun 4, 2020

The Robinson Illinois Chamber of Commerce has resources to help local businesses as they reopen to the public.  For more information, visit;

WSIU Almanac: June 3rd, 2020

Jun 3, 2020

The Illinois Covid Response Fund helps community groups in helping those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  To learn more, visit:

WSIU Almanac: June 2nd, 2020.

Jun 2, 2020

The Marion Ministerial Alliance is coordinating several food pantries in Williamson County.  For more information call 618-993-8419.  

WSIU Almanac: June 1st, 2020.

Jun 1, 2020

Centerstone is providing "Youth Cafe" for 7th and 8th graders every Wednesday at 2:00PM.  This free service helps young people cope with the uncertainty that is a part of COVID-19.

WSIU Almanac: May 29th, 2020.

May 29, 2020

The Shawnee Alliance, which is a division of the Shawnee Health Service, has emergency assistance funds available.  For more information call 618-985-8322.  Or, browse to:

WSIU Almanac: May 28th, 2020.

May 28, 2020

The City of Carbondale has suspended bulk item pick-up, until further notice.  For more information, call 549-5302.  You can also visit:

WSIU Almanac: May 27th, 2020.

May 27, 2020

A movie about General John A  Logan is in the planning stages, and if you would like more information, call Mike Jones at the General John A. Logan Museum, at 684-3455.  Or, visit:

WSIU Almanac: May 26th, 2020.

May 26, 2020

The Saluki Food Pantry is helping SIU Students during the COVID-19 stay at home order.  The Pantry is also accepting monetary donations as well.  For more information call 618-536-3351.  You can also find out more by browsing to:

WSIU Almanac: May 25th, 2020.

May 25, 2020

Students in SIU's Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management program have created some cooking videos using basic ingredients that are probably in everybody's kitchens.  To see the videos, see the link below.