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WSIU Almanac 5.24.24

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Kevin Boucher

On this day in 1883, the Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge is celebrated as a brilliant feat of 19th-century engineering.


Green Earth will be hosting their first ever beer crawl - Nature On Tap - in partnership with Scratch Brewery. Eight tasting stations will be located throughout the wooded hiking trails of our Oakland Nature Preserve. Enjoy a beverage while strolling and enjoying the beautiful natural woodland scenery. June 1st, 2-6pm Vist www.greenearthinc.org to learn more about GE and our 50 years of land conservation in Carbondale IL.

 In Mt Vernon, the Jefferson County Historical Society presents the Strawberry Festival tomorrow from 10 to 3 at the Historical Village. Find An assortment of fresh strawberry shortcake and lunch items. There will be vendors, crafters, a plant sale, a cruise-in and a book giveaway for kids. Learn more at www.historicjeffersoncountyil.com

 The nationally recognized Southern Illinois Music Festival begins its 20th season tomorrow with a French Serenade in Artspace 304 in Carbondale. Enjoy the finest professional singers and instrumentalists from the U.S. and Europe, along with a mix of select SIU Carbondale faculty and students throughout the festival which wraps up June 9th. See the full schedule of events at www.sifest.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.