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WSIU Almanac 9.20.23

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Kevin Boucher

The “Off the Rails” Concert Series returns to downtown Carbondale this weekend. 
The City of Carbondale and Carbondale Main Street are teaming up to host free outdoor concerts featuring local entertainers at the Washington Street venue at the corner of S. Washington Street and E. Main Street. This Saturday, see DJ Vortex & DJ Radiator from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Rosalba Valdez from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

In Mulkeytown, The West Franklin Historical District & Silkwood Inn Museum hosts their 11th Annual Craft & Vendor Fair Saturday, September 30th from 9am to 3pm.  Biscuits & gravy breakfast with sausage and a drink will be available from 7 to 9am. And lunch will be available, too with a menu offering chili, hot dogs, taco salads, nachos and more.  

The American Red Cross is in need of blood donations and you can donate blood tomorrow from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, and on Friday from Noon - 4 p.m., Tri County Electric Co-op

Schedule an appointment or Find more dates and locations by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or visit RedCrossBlood.org.

The Bethel AME Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen is offering free meals weekdays from Noon to 1pm at 316 East Jackson Street in Carbondale. Call Pastor Chambers for more information. 618-457-5574

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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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