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WSIU Almanac 12.20.23

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Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY in 1946 Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" film, directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore premieres in New York

In Carbondale, Bev Shofstall, Director of Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, will bring a few raptors that she has rehabilitated, but that can no longer survive in the wild. See “Birds of Prey in Southern Illinois” Thursday, January 11th, 7 pm at Carbondale Township Hall. This event will provide an opportunity for attendees to view these remarkable animals up close and learn about the value they provide to our environment. The event is sponsored by Shawnee Group Sierra Club. Park behind the building and enter through the back door.

The Southern 7 WOW van travels to high health-risk communities in the lower seven counties in Illinois. Upcoming WOW van clinics are planned for January 3rd at The Cairo Public Library and January 10th at The Rosiclare Dollar General and at The Vienna Senior Center on January 17th. Those events are from 10am to Noon and you can find more dates by visiting www.southern7.org

The Marion Carnegie Library offers story hour every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30. Bring your Pre school age children for the Stories, snacks and activities. See marioncarnegielibray.com for more information

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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.