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WSIU Almanac 5.1.23

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Kevin Boucher

The 21st annual Centerstone Bocce Tournament is this week, May 4-6. On May 4, the tournament kicks off with Client Day at the Herrin Bocce Courts, 306 West Walnut, Herrin. On May 5, the tournament continues with Corporate Day at the Herrin Bocce Courts. The tournament culminates in Community Day on May 6 at the Murphysboro Bocce Club. Team registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at centerstone.org/bocce/

The Friends of the Shawnee National Forest, along with the U.S. Forest Service and Illinois Extension host a trash blast Friday May 5 from 1-3 p.m. at Iron Mountain in Union County. Grabbers, buckets and trash bags will be provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes, bring your gloves, water and a snack, and your hard work. More information at www.shawneefriends.org

In Carterville, Southern Il PrideFest is hosting a 5k fun run and walk. Join the In-Person or Virtual 5K on May 6th at John A Logan College. The non-timed event will begin at the Aquatic Center at 9am so arrive early. Register by May 5th by visiting Pride In Action on Facebook. All finishers will receive a medal for supporting the local lgbtq+ community and their first Pride Fest since Covid. If you have any questions please call Tim Kee at 618-751-1051.

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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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