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3 Free Summer Events to Try This August

July is turning into August, but don’t let your summer wind down yet. The Carbondale area will be hosting several free summer events near The Pointe at SIU. Whether you are looking for a dance lesson or a night under the stars, fill up your weekends with these free educational events.   Contra Dancing: August […]

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4 Beautiful Nature Preserves Near Carbondale

Did you know that there are four nature preserves near The Pointe at SIU that open to the public for hiking and exploration? Green Earth is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve these natural areas for the public to enjoy. These nature preserves near Carbondale all have fairly easy hiking trails and an abundance of natural […]

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3 Bakeries in Carbondale That Will Satisfy Your Sugar Craving

If your sweet tooth is calling, you’re in luck. Check out one of these bakeries in Carbondale for every sweet treat from midnight cookies to coffee cake. Best of all, these three bakeries are just around the corner from The Pointe at SIU!   Larry’s House of Cakes Only a short ten-minute drive away, Larry’s House […]

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3 Great Carbondale Performance Halls for Live Shows and Events

Carbondale is a small town known for offering big city entertainment. There is a wide selection of theaters, performance destinations, and unique venues just around the corner fromThe Pointe at SIU. Whether you enjoy watching comedy or attending concerts, check out the three best Carbondale performance halls.   McLeod Summer Playhouse The McLeod Summer Playhouse at Southern Illinois University […]

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