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WSIU Almanac 3.5.24

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Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY 1955 Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a local video broadcast of the popular radio program "Louisiana Hayride" from the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana

In Makanda, join local author, Kimberly France, as she discusses research on her recently published book Black Settlements in Southern Illinois. Her presentation, in collaboration with local historian Darrell Dexter, will focus on Union County. The presentation is this Saturday from 2-3pm. Contact the Giant City State Park Visitors Center for more information about this program.

The Williamson County Early Childhood Cooperative is hosting Preschool Screenings for the upcoming school year. Game-like activities for children will measure their development, growth, hearing, vision & speech. All families with children ages birth to five are encouraged to attend, regardless of income. The screenings are this week in Carterville, Herrin, Johnston City, Crab Orchard & Marion. Appointments are required. Visit today’s almanac for the weblink or find WCECC on Facebook or https://www.wces.co/domain/8

 In Carterville, attend the Arts Amaze Conference on March 9 at John A. Logan College in Carterville. The focus of the conference is Celebrating the diversity of the arts and humanities in a rural region. There will be panel discussions, hands on workshops and more. artspace304.org/arts-amaze/


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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.