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WSIU Almanac 7.2.24

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Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY in 1964 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law


FREE DRAMA CAMP NEW DATES – Pushed Back a week  July 22-August 2, 4-7 PM: Drama Camp for K thru 12th graders/Homeschoolers. Brad Stamp and his staff will be directing the camp. The campers will be divided into different age groups.

Each day students will learn about aspects of theater and all the behind the scenes it takes to put on a performance. The campers will create their final performance for a show on August 3, 2024 at 2 pm. Snacks will be provided. Performance Saturday, Aug 3 to feature the work of the Campers.

“Problem Gambling Awareness Art Show” is on view at Artspace 304 from June 27 through July 20. Join us for the reception Thursday, June 27 from 5-7pm.
The “Are You Really Winning” public art exhibition for problem gambling awareness is part of an educational campaign in Illinois, aiming to shine a light on the journey from darkness to hope for individuals struggling with gambling addiction.

The second annual art competition invited Illinois-based artists, ages 14 and up, to participate. The competition called for artwork highlighting the impact of problem gambling and motivating those affected to seek help.
This event is free and open to the public. Please park in the First Christian Church parking lot, located on W Monroe St and S University Ave.

The City of Carbondale invites you to join Mayor Harvey’s CommuniTEA Social hour. Make connections with non-profits and community focused individuals in the region while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and iced tea. Held at the Carbondale Civic Center, July 13th from 12:30-2 PM. Non-profits are welcome to showcase their services.
Register by July 8th to table at this event: https://www.explorecarbondale.com/FormCenter/Main-10/CommuniTEA-Social-Hour-NFP-Registration-202
For our guests:RSVP by July 8th: https://www.explorecarbondale.com/FormCenter/Main-10/CommuniTEA-Social-Hour-Guest-RSVP-203.
Although an online RSVP is preferred, if you need to RSVP by phone, contact the administrative secretary at 618-457-3229. For more questions and information contact Public Relations Officer at 618-713-0711

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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.