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WSIU Almanac 6.12.24

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ON THIS DAY in 1923 Harry Houdini frees himself from a strait jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

Locally,

In Carbondale, The Black Chamber of Commerce of Southern Illinois hosts the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Block Party. There will be vendors, music, live entertainment, games and more. June 14th from 5 to 9pm at 309 East Jackson Street. The street will be blocked off from Jackson to Gum Street. https://www.explorecarbondale.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=3444&month=6&year=2024&day=1&calType=0

 In Anna, VFW Post 3455 is having a Jeep Luau on June 22nd. The Jeep Poker run is at 11am and will end back at the VFW for the Luau Party at 5pm. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to attend the Jeep Run to attend the Luau. There will be a pig roast, music and karaoke. Call the Anna VFW for more information.

The Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site will host the annual Grand Levee, an annual celebration of the grand receptions held during the 1800s to honor government dignitaries and important visitors, will take place Saturday, June 15.
The event, which features an entire day of activities and entertainment, is free and open to the public. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the Vandalia Statehouse with period arts and crafts demonstrations, including blacksmithing, pottery, wood and leather workers, wool spinning and more.

 Marion Carnegie Library offers activities for all ages. Each Saturday at 1pm, a featured film is offered to “Tweens” ages 8 to 12 in the Tween Zone of the Children’s Department. This event is free and no library card is required.

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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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