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WSIU Almanac 8.15.23

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Kevin Boucher

In Herrin, View a slideshow journey of the city’s history on August 18th at Herrin City Library at 2:00. Some never before seen images will be presented of Herrin’s history. The event is free and open to the public.

The City of Marion hosts “Third Thursdays at Tower Square” this week. The community is invited downtown for a special night out each month on the Third Thursday from 4 to 7pm. Enjoy family-friendly activities and entertainment plus downtown businesses offer extended hours and specials to attendees. Learn more on the city’s website.

In Carbondale, David Gibson will discuss forensic botany at the Southern Illinois Learning in Retirement meeting on Wednesday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Gibson is a Professor of Plant Biology at SIUC in the School of Biological Sciences. He teaches ecology and botany, including forensic botany, and he has published extensively in these fields. His presentation will draw on his book, “Planting Clues: How Plants Solve Crimes”.
This presentation is free and open to the public. It will be held at Grace United Methodist Church 220 N. Tower Road in Carbondale. A coffee and social hour begins at 9:30. For more information, call 618-536-7751 or e-mail silir@siu.edu.

Blood Drives this week include locations at University Mall in Carbondale and Veteran’s Airport in Marion. Both locations will host blood drives from 1 to 6pm on Thursday and 11am to 4pm on Friday. Visit redcrossblood.org for a full list of blood drives and to make an appointment.

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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.