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WSIU Almanac 11.23.22

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Kevin Boucher

In Makanda, at Giant City State Park, join Marlene Rivero, local first-person heritage interpreter and storyteller, as she reenacts the life of Harriet Tubman: civil rights activist and abolitionist. Learn more about Harriet’s life, and how songs and signal quilts communicated information for runaway slaves during her time in the Underground Railroad. This indoor program is On Saturday, December 3rd from 1-2pm. It’s free and open to the public but registration is required. Please call Giant City Visitor’s center to register.

Marion Carnegie Library is proud to announce the re-opening of our Technology Lab, available to anyone age 10 – 18! The lab, made possible by Project Next Generation (PNG) from the Illinois Secretary of State, offers Open Lab hours each Monday through Thursday from 4 pm until 7 pm, during which students can explore technology like 3D Printing, audio recording, video production, and photography. See their website for more details.

In Carbondale, the 17th annual Alternative Gift Fair is December 4th from 2 to 5pm at the Civic Center. Over 20 non-profit organizations will offer gifts that matter. Enjoy live holiday music while you shop and mingle. Entry is free but donations for local pantries are appreciated.

And In Marion, Connect 360 presents the 3rd annual “Warm Hands and Toes” event. They are collecting and distributing socks and gloves at the Boyton Street Community Center. Visit their website at connect360 dot life for more information.

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WSIU Almanac | The Almanac is a weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us. Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day. Send information to us at almanac@wsiu.org or wsiuradio@wsiu.org.