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WSIU Almanac 2.7.24

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Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY in 1974 Mel Brooks' western spoof film "Blazing Saddles", starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder premieres at the Pickwick Drive-In in Burbank, California; patrons watched from horseback rather than cars


In Carbondale, Author Teresa Sebastian will be reading from her book, Lost Seeds, at Confluence Books this Friday at 5 pm. Confluence Books is located at 705 West Main Street.

New Arts Jazztet, a Southern Illinois jazz group comprising SIU faculty, will perform at Jazz Vespers, an evening prayer service at Epiphany Lutheran Church, in Carbondale, at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 11th led by Pastor Brian Coffey

In Mt. Vernon, Spero Family Services is offering Mental health First Aid Training. Learn how to identify, understand, and respond to those going through a crisis. The course is February 20th at Spero’s Main Campus from 8am to 4pm.
618-242-1070 ext. 1259

Carbondale Public Library-Tuesdays at 10am. Join Ms. Francine and Ms. Sarah as we read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun! Family storytime is best for children ages birth through six years old. For more information check out the storytime page on their webiste or email fwien@carbondale.lib.il.us 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.