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WSIU Almanac 7.9.24

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In Carbondale, an art opening reception will be held for SIU Alum, Kevin Morefield, a nationally acclaimed astrophotographer. He will share his work at a public presentation on July 15, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 1740 Innovation Drive, Carbondale. No cost to attend but RSVPs are appreciated at innovation@siu.edu. Following the reception, Morefield will discuss how he became interested in astronomy, the setup of his equipment, and the processing of his images. Attendees will get to see some of his favorite shots and learn the stories behind them.

In Makanda, Sunup Hikes at Giant City State Park will be offered on July 12th and 26th from 6:30 am-8 am. Join the Park Naturalist for hikes that will vary from 1-3 miles and will be moderately difficult with some steep stair climbing. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call 618-457-4836 to register.

New Arts Jazztet, a Southern Illinois jazz group comprising SIU faculty, will perform at Jazz Vespers, an evening prayer service at Epiphany Lutheran Church, in Carbondale, at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 14th led by Pastor Brian Coffey

In Anna, see The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, a play By Neil Simon July 18, Thursday, July 19, Friday, at 7 pm and July 21 at 2 pm: the Play is a Drama, Comedy sure to have you laughing your way through the show at The Anna Arts Center. Find more information on their website.

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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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