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WSIU Almanac 6.17.24

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Kevin Boucher

A Script Reading and Orchestral Review of “Standard Issue” the Musical
June 22, 7pm. Tickets: FREE
Veterans of all branches of service are especially invited to this performance!
This script reading and full 15 piece orchestra review is brought to you in partnership with Illinois Arts Council and Artspace 304 Southern Arts Fund. This original musical was written by Army Veteran and wife team, Henry and Deanna Deiters, directed by Navy Veteran, Tim Robinson, with musical orchestrations and conducting by Derek M. Hamblin. All artists involved in this musical from creation to performance are living and working in Southern Illinois.

In Carterville, John A Logan College celebrates Juneteenth with a Freedom Celebration. The community event is free for everyone. Join them on Tuesday, June 18th from 6 to 9pm at the Waterfall Courtyard on the JALC Campus. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Live music with the J-Sound Band, storytelling, poetry, vendors, games, dancing and other family fun activities. Learn more at www.jalc.edu

The City of Carbondale, Southern Illinois Collaborative Kitchen, and the Carbondale Branch of the NAACP invite members of the community to attend the Carbondale “At the Table” Dinner & Dialogue series on Tuesday, June 18th 2024 at the Carbondale Civic Center. Representatives from the African American Museum of Southern Illinois will briefly discuss how they serve the region and the significance of Juneteenth while capturing the overall goals of the Healing Illinois initiative. The 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. To register click here. For more information, please contact Dianah McGreehan at dmcgreehan@explorecarbondale.com or call 618-457-3282.

In Mt Vernon, Cedarhurst is offering summer art camps for children from 18mos to 12 years of age. Learn more at www.cedarhurst.org

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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.