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WSIU Almanac 7.1.24

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Kevin Boucher

· ON THIS DAY in 1997 United Kingdom returns Hong Kong and the New Territories to the People's Republic of China.

· The Springfield Area Arts Council is hosting “Friday Night Jazz & Blues” concerts, located at Boone’s in downtown Springfield, IL.

July 5-Soul Field

July 12Kenneth Humble Trio

July 19Debbie Ross Band

July 26Samba Llamas

“Friday Night Jazz & Blues” is free, accessible, and family friendly. Boone’s is located at 301 West Edwards Street, Springfield, IL; concerts are every Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M.

Illinois Extension invites the public to their annual Agronomy Field Day at the Ewing Demonstration Center on Thursday, July 25 at 9 a.m., with a free lunch to follow. The event will feature various educators and campus faculty as they provide best management practices for local growers. During the free program, individuals will be transported to field stations on the demonstration grounds to hear concurrent presentations on a variety of topics. Field day is free, and lunch will be provided. Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will also be offered. For an accurate headcount for lunch, please register at go.illinois.edu/EwingFieldDay or call (618) 439-3178.

What: Hump Day Farmer’s Market
When: Every Wednesday from 3-6 PM, from now until October 30th
Where: 2421 W Main St, Carbondale, IL (Legacy Fitness Parking Lot)
Why: To purchase goods from local organic, conventional, and wholesale farmers and artisans who provide an incredible variety of fruits, vegetables, crafts, and more.

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