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Carbondale Park District Karate Classes
Take Karate Through the
Carbondale Park District!

• Self-defense
• Sports and fitness
• Personal growth

Eight-class beginner session starts Monday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Ages 10 and Older
Adults welcome!
Only $40! (for residents. $45 for nonresidents)

(Advanced class runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.)

Sign up Now!
Lakeland Center
925 South Giant City Road
(618) 549-4222
Cinco de Mayo
The Village of Alto Pass is announcing its 3rd annual, Cinco de Mayo Festival. This event will kick off at 9:00 AM. The festivities will include a parade, at 12:00 PM. It will include a pet parade. The event will include, Mexican food vendors, margaritas and beer, clothing vendors, The Cobden Folklorico Dance Team, will perform at 1:00 PM, Pinatas at 3:00PM. There will be music and bouncy houses for kids all day. The Festivities will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 9:00 PM.

Friends of Morris Library Book Sale / WSIU Vinyl & Media Sale
Book & vinyl & media sale on 4/12, 4-8 p.m., and Saturday, 4/13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Morris Library basement on the SIU Carbondale campus. Hardbacks are $1.00; paperbacks $.50; vinyl records, $1.00. Cash or checks only; no credit card sales. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Morris Library Fund and WSIU Radio.
Friends of Morris Library / WSIU Book Sale
The Friends of Morris Library is holding a book sale, along with WSIU's vinyl & media sale from 4-8 p.m. Friday, 4/12, and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 4/13, in the Morris Library basement. Cash or checks only. Proceeds benefit the Friends Library Fund and WSIU Radio.
Southern Chapter Illinois Native Plant Society Spring Indigenous Plants Symposium 2024
2024 Indigenous Plants Symposium: The Southern Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society hosts its annual symposium at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. This year’s theme is “Changing landscapes: Plants, People and the Environment.” Our seven speakers will address change in the landscape over small to large spatial and temporal scales. Talks will be a combination of in-person and Zoom presentations.
Learning in Retirement: "Carmalita Cahill To Speak About Carbondale Warming Center April 17"
Carmalita Cahill, Executive Director of Carbondale Warming Center, will speak at the Southern Illinois Learning in Retirement (SILIR) meeting on April 17 at 10:30 am. Ms. Cahill has been with the Warming Center since it opened in December 2019 at its current location of 608 East College Street. The Carbondale Warming Center, an emergency homeless shelter, actively assists members of the community who find themselves in a housing crisis.
Ms. Cahill holds a degree in Public Relations and Marketing and is completing a master’s degree in Organizational Management and Leadership.
The presentation, free and open to the public, will be at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1501 W Chautauqua Street, Carbondale. A coffee and social hour begins at 9:30 am. For more information, call 618-536-7751 or email silir@siu.edu.