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WSIU Almanac 5.8.24

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Kevin Boucher

On this day in 1970 the Beatles released - “Let it Be” – there last original studio album.

Around the region…

The Aquatic Zoo and the Mt Vernon Parks and Recreation Department will begin taking registrations this week for kids summer swim classes. Sessions begin June 3rd. To register, call 618-241-0691.

Tomorrow (May 9th ) - join Leave No Trace in the Shawnee National Forest for a pop-up education and outreach event from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Garden of the Gods Observation Trailhead. Learn more about Leave No Trace while enjoying a short hike as well as several activities. For more information call The Friends of the Shawnee National Forest at 618-253-7114,

The annual Illinois Native plant sale will take place at Turley Park in Carbondale on Saturday, May 11th from 8am until 2pm. Choose from nursey stock including native perennials, wildflowers, ferns, and grasses.

Jazz Vespers takes place on Sunday, May 12th at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Carbondale beginning at 5pm. Members of The New Arts Jazztet will perform during the evening prayer service.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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