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WSIU Almanac 3.6.24

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Kevin Boucher

On this day in 1964 Boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to "Muhammad Ali"


Marion Carnegie Library will host automotive maintenance classes for each Saturday in March at 1 pm. These classes are made possible by the library’s PNG at MCL program and by Hale’s Automotive of Marion, who will lend their service truck to the library each weekend. The events are always free and open to youth ages 10 to 18. No library card is required to attend and more information can be found at marioncarnegielibrary.org

The River to River Trail Society announces its 3rd public hike of the 2024 spring hiking season on Mar. 16th. Hiking: Thacker Hollow (Gallatin County). This hike is free and open to the public. This will be a moderate thru hike of 4.75 miles in length, 3.5 hours hiking time. The leader of this hike can be reached at 314-223-3061 for more information. Hikers should meet at 10:00 am at the Rim Rock Recreation Area. This hike is intended for people in good health who have done some hiking. Hiking sticks and boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Hikers should bring their own water and snacks. No dogs please. Hikers will need to shuttle for this hike. Check the post on the River-to-River Trail Society website www.rivertorivertrail.net for more information including driving directions to the meeting area for this hike.

 In Carbondale, The New Arts Jazztet, a Southern Illinois jazz group comprising SIU faculty, will perform at Jazz Vespers, a Lenten evening prayer service at Epiphany Lutheran Church, at 5 p.m. this Sunday and led by Pastor Brian Coffey. Catch the event the third Thursday of each month.

The Anna Arts Center is hosting Open Mic Night. Individuals are welcome to share comedy, spoken word and music on March 8 from 8-11 pm. To reserve your spot email zj.rowatt@gmail.com
Doors open 7:30, $5 Cover
Concessions available, Bring Your Favorite Drink

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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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