Today in 1791: Benjamin Banneker, the first recognized African-American scientist, a son of former slaves, sends a copy of his just-published Almanac to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, along with an appeal about “the injustice of a state of slavery.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, volunteers are invited to Dane County Parks Prairie Seed Collecting. Meet at 9am. Wear long pants, long sleeve shirt and hat. Be prepared for mosquitos! Bring drinking water, gloves, and pruning shears if available. Tomorrow’s Seed Collecting is at Ice Age Junction, Highway PD Unit, located at 7701 McKee Road. More seed collecting events will be held this month and in September. More info at 608-224-3601.
The 13th-annual Madison Money Conference will be August 24th at the Madison College, Truax Campus. This nonprofit Conference offers affordable, high-quality, and unbiased financial education. Keynote speaker is Damon Williams, along with workshops, the opportunity to obtain a credit report, and time to discuss individual financial situations with knowledgeable experts. Childcare for children under 6 will be available at no additional cost, along with age-appropriate workshops for kids age 6 and over, three workshops in Spanish, continental breakfast, door prizes, and much more! Register at moneyconference2013.eventbrite.com and assetbuilders.org. For more info, call Richard at 663-6332.
Fitchburg Fields has a variety of workshops coming up in August and September, including Spanish Language Food Workshops, Canning Tomatoes, and Vermiculture. There is a cost and scholarships are available. They also need volunteers to help with harvesting. To learn more, visit fitchburgfields.org.