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WSIU Almanac 10.23.23

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Kevin Boucher

In Carbondale, Green Earth’s Pumpkin Glow returns for another year of delighting visitors with this magical nighttime hike. Stroll through the woods at night to view over 750 jack-o-lanterns and witness the ethereal beauty that is this region's original Pumpkin Glow. The event is this Thursday and Friday 5:30-9:30pm at The Oakland Nature Preserve! Free parking and Hayrides. For more information about this event and more, see www.carbondalehalloween.com

In Anna, you’re invited for some Halloween fun at the Haunted House of Horrors, October 27, 28, 30, 31, 7-10 PM at the Anna Arts Center. This is a fundraiser appropriate for the whole family. Proceeds will go to AJCHS Art Club and the Shawnee Hills Art Council

Green Earth Inc has also partnered with local organizations to host the first Southern Illinois Pumpkin Smash Event! Pumpkin drop off and some hands-on pumpkin smashing activities will be offered in this fun and family friendly event! The resulting pumpkin remains will be hauled off to SIU’s Forced Air Composting Facility on Pleasant Hill Road and kept out of the landfill. This is a family friendly event! Bring your pumpkins and dress for outdoor fun and play. Saturday, November 4th 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
SIU Farms Service Center, 2704 Union Hill Rd, Carbondale, IL 62903
There will also be a drop and go site!
Don’t Trash It, Smash It! See the ent page HERE
Registration appreciated, but not required.
Register for the event here: https://forms.office.com/r/RwEdcDA3jG
Volunteers Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/bY4sLYdmAM
Contact Information: Aimee Lemrise, alemrise@siu.edu
Angie Kuehl, 618-684-3143 Ext. 136, angiek@jchdonline.org

The Wellness on Wheels van provides free health services to areas in the Southern 7 counties in IL. Upcoming WOW van clinics include xxxxxxxx November 1 Hope Unlimited Family Care Center, Metropolis 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 – 3:00 PM appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. For more information and more upcoming January dates for Wow Van Clinics, call the Southern Seven Health Department or visit their webpage at www.southern7.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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