Carbondale

To help people take the first step in clarifying their dreams and goals, Southern Illinois University Carbondale plans to sponsor the BIG Dream Gathering with author Mitch Matthews. The BIG Dream Gathering is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 in Ballrooms C and D of the SIU Student...
The Wildcat Youth Football League is preparing for its season opener. Photo provided.
The junior high team for the Wildcat Youth Football League is preparing for its first challenge this week.   The team will head to Benton on Saturday to face Carbondale at 2 p.m. “We lucked out and had a bye for last week,” said head coach Rollie Hawk. “That gave us a chance to go on the road and...
Map from eclipse.siu.edu.
(Editor’s note: the following information was posted on the eclipse.siu.edu website.) On Aug. 21, total solar eclipse path will stretch across the entire United States, reaching its point of greatest duration (GD) a few miles south of Carbondale.  This region in Southern Illinois is not only in the...
On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire United States.   The last total solar eclipse seen coast to coast in the United States was in 1918.   Starting shortly before noon and lasting until 2:45 p.m. Central Time on Aug. 21, people in Illinois will be able to see the...
Illinois 4-H is inviting the public to a front row seat for the historic total solar eclipse in August in Southern Illinois, where the sun’s path creates the longest duration of darkness. University of Illinois Extension, in cooperation with the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, plans to host...
Chris Egelston, the “Reading Magician,” plans to present his “Readers are Winners” show at the Jonesboro Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. Egelston uses magic, comedy and audience participation to teach children about the fun and importance of reading. He encourages them to read both to...
“Singin’ in the Rain” is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s McLeod Theater. The live on-stage adaptation of the movie musical is scheduled to be presented July 27-30. With its iconic songs, movie lovers know the film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor.  The...
An annual Senior Fair is planned Thursday, July 20, in Carbondale.  The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center. The civic center is located at 200 S. Illinois Ave. Senior Fair is being hosted by State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, State Rep. Terri Bryant, R-...
The Union County Chamber of Commerce had a regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 6, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. An announcement was made regarding the chamber’s Movies in the Park event.  The event is free and sponsored by the chamber and local businesses. Jus10’s Frozen Yogurt...
The Egyptian Area Agency on Aging, EAAA, reports that starting July 12, farmers market coupons will be distributed in the area. The program intends to help senior adults to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets. EAAA stated in a news release that the coupons “are a great...

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