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WSIU Almanac for 1.9.23

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Kevin Boucher

A virtual presentation on The Great Horned Owls of Forest Park by award-winning naturalist Mark Glenshaw, is being offered on Thursday January 12th from 7 to 8 pm. The event is sponsored by Shawnee Group Sierra Club.

Mark H.X. Glenshaw, an award-winning naturalist, will present on the Great Horned Owls of Forest Park, which he began observing in December 2005. His ongoing research into these owls has included spending 100s of evenings observing them, leading Owl Prowls, and giving talks on his research for groups across Illinois and Missouri.

Visit to the sierra club’s website for the link to join on Zoom. Or just see today’s almanac on our website for the link information. For the Zoom link, contact: jane.cogie@gmail.com or go to: Illinois.sierraclub.org/shawnee, click on events and scroll to this program to register.


In Carterville, the Community Center hosts a Vendor Fair for Walkers Bluff Casino Resort today until 3pm and tomorrow from Noon to 7. They are seeking a variety of businesses that offer products and services such as HVAC, office supplies, food vendors, cleaning supplies, landscaping, plumbing kitchen maintenance, elevator maintenance, recycling, printers/scanners, food trucks, spa/gift shop items, hotel amenity, promotional items, produce, meat and poultry, among others.  Minority, Veteran, Women Owned, and Disability businesses are encouraged to attend. More details at www.walkersbluffcasinoresort.com
The Olney Central College Community Band will begin its 18th season this spring. This is an opportunity for people high school age and up to be part of the OCC music family. The OCC Community Band will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 216 of Wattleworth Hall, beginning tomorrow, Jan. 10. The group will present its annual concert in May. To register, call 618-395-7777. For more information about the band, contact Baker at bakerw@iecc.edu or at ext. 2251.

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