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WSIU Almanac 12.22.23

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Kevin Boucher

On this day in 1882 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison

Sierra Club Shawnee Group Annual New Year’s Day Stone Soup Picnic on Monday, January 1, 2024 11AM - 3PM at Giant City State Park, Shelter 2. Contribute pre-cooked vegetarian ingredients for the soup pot. Bring a side dish to share, your beverage, and a reusable soup bowl and eating ware. Eat at noon. Hike if you like following lunch. Questions? Contact Patty at pweyhrich711@hotmail.com or Carla Womack at 815-263-8173, crusso1957@yahoo.com.

In DuQuoin, see Millions of twinkling lights that make up the three-mile long drive-thru lights experience at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. The display is open through December 30. If visit on the first full three weekends in December the fairgrounds Expo Hall transforms to a winter wonderland with activities and entertainment for children and adults alike.

 In Carbondale Community Farmers Market is a winter season indoor market. Visit the market tomorrow and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm INSIDE University Mall - Theater Entrance. Join the kids club and make leaf stencil drawings this Saturday. Snap customers are welcome. Learn more at www.carbondalemarket.com

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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.