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WSIU Almanac 7.17.23

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Kevin Boucher

In Makanda, A Moth-Themed Kids Art Program is being offered at Giant City State Park on Saturday, July 29th from 2-3 pm Join local artist, Jennifer Rollinson, and create a moth shape and wing pattern to put together a few fun moth puppet designs. This free program is geared towards kids ages 7-10 years old. Please call the Giant City Visitors Center at 618-457-4836 to register.

In Marion, Man-Tra-Con Corporation and the Illinois Department of Employment Security will host a Summer Job Fair at the Pavilion on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Be ready to speak with local employers and make sure your resume is on Illinoisjoblink.com. You can also learn about the NO-COST career coaching and HR recruitment services. For questions or additional information, please contact Man-Tra-Con Business Services Manager, Emily Perks at 618-998-0970, ext. 202.

The Red Cross is hosting a blood drives in your community. Donors can help save a life in just an hour. Visit redcrossblood.org for a full list of blood drives and to make an appointment.

In Effingham, the EffingHAM JAM on July 27-28th.  Visit the downtown area for the 2 day event. On Friday see the local Hometown Throwdown BBQ Competition. On Saturday, see the pros compete in the State-Sanctioned BBQ Championship Competition. Both days offer kids activities, live music, wine, beer tasting and more.  See details at www.effinghamcountychamber.com.

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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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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.