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FLU SHOT CLINICS

Edwardsville and Highland: The Visiting Nurse Association of Illinois will operate flu shot clinics throughout Southern Illinois. The clinics will be conducted under the direction of licensed professional nurses, in pharmacies, retail stores, banks and industrial sites. Flu vaccination is recommended for people over 18 who want to reduce their chances of contracting the flu virus.

Place: In Edwardsville, Schwartz Health Mart; in Highland, Hooks Revco Drug and Wal-Mart.

When: Wednesday in Edwardsville, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Friday in Highland, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Hooks Revco Drug, and 1:30-4 p.m. at Wal-Mart.

Cost: $10 for each injection. There is no charge for Medicare recipients covered under Medicare Part B, but you must bring your card to the clinic site.

Info: Call 1-800-642-6099, Ext. 120. PROBLEMS IN BOSNIA

Edwardsville: The trouble in Bosnia will be discussed by William R. Feeney, professor of political science at SIUE, at the second program of Dialogue with Senior Citizens. The Dialogue series is an educational and cultural enrichment program open to all older adults.

Place: Maple-Dogwood Room of the University Center, SIUE.

When: Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.

Info: Call Professor Anthony Traxler at 692-3454. COMMUNITY FORUM

Belleville: Racial Harmony is sponsoring a Community Forum called African Americans: Images In Literature. Judge Milton Wharton will moderate a panel consisting of Dr. Lillian Parks, a retired school superintendent; Eugene B. Redmond, a poet and editor of "Drum Voices Revue"; Dwaine Thomas, a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force; and George Ripplinger, a representative for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Place: Belleville Area College Theater.

When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Cost: No charge.

Info: Call 233-6508. RULES OF THE ROAD

Edwardsville: The Rules of the Road Review Course helps prepare drivers to pass the driver's license renewal examination. Included is information pertaining to the vision, written and road tests.

Place: Senior Citizens Center, 1003 North Main Street.

When: Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.

Cost: No charge.

Info: Call 656-0300. PROGRAM ON RUSSIA

Alton: Adults 55 and older can participate in an educational program developed by the national OASIS Institute and presented by the Alton OASIS. Re-emerging Russia: Search For Identity, is a 10-session discussion forum that will explore the people of Russia, their history, culture and current dilemmas.

Place: Alton OASIS center on the second floor of Famous-Barr in Alton Square.

When: Begins Wednesday through Nov. 29, 2-3 p.m.

Info: Call 463-4100, Ext. 3050. ARTISTS' GUILD

Collinsville: Jon Norcom will present a lecture on the history and tradition of woodcarving as sculpture, decorative art and folk art at the monthly meeting of the Gateway East Artists' Guild. He will have on display wood, tools and pictures that relate to the history of woodcarving.

Place: Collinsville Memorial Library, 408 West Main Street.

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Cost: No charge.

Info: Call 876-2224. FUND-RAISER

Belleville: A special fund-raiser benefiting the River Bluffs Girl Scout Council will be held. The event will begin with refreshments and dinner followed by a silent and live auction. …