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WSIU Almanac 5.17.24

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Kevin Boucher

On this day in 2004 Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage

Locally, a Free Kids Fishing Derby will be held tomorrow at Oak Wood Bottoms Interpretive site in Grand Tower. The derby begins at 8am. For more information, call 618-833-8576.

The Carbondale Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 8 am to Noon through November - rain or shine - at the Westowne Shopping Centre on Carbondale's west side. Find a diverse mix of multi-generational family farms, ecological growers, artists and craftspeople who are committed to bringing the best local food and arts to the market every week. Food, flowers and much more. Learn more at https://www.farmersmarketcarbondale.com/

Enjoy Herrinfesta Italiana in downtown Herrin Memorial Day weekend. Live music, carnival, food and much more. Visit www.herrinfesta.com to see a full list of events and activities.

 In Carbondale, community members are invited to attend the “At the Table” Dinner & Dialogue series on Tuesday, May 21st at the Carbondale Civic Center.
A reenactment presentation of “Brown @ 70: Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future” will kick off the evening. This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5pm and the Dinner & Dialogue will begin around 5:30pm. Seating is limited and registration is required. Learn more at www.explorecarbondale.com or call 618-457-3282.

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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.