Today in 1986: Although an American plane with supplies for the Nicaraguan contra insurgents was shot down the previous month, and a Lebanese newspaper reported that the U.S. government had arranged for the sale of weapons to Iran, President Ronald Ronald Reagan denies involvement in what came to be known as the Iran-Contra scandal.
Both the ongoing aid to the contras and the weapons sales to Iran were violations of U.S. law.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow night, see how a doll may lead a secret life. Photographer Bob Beaverson hopes to evoke a response, using simple portraits of things long neglected. “The Voices of Dolls “ opens with a free reception and artist talk tomorrow at 7pm. The exhibit continues through November at the CPM gallery, open Sundays noon to 4pm. The CPM Gallery is at 303 South Paterson, Door 2, second floor. Learn more at cpmad.org.
Guess what? Sprawl doesn’t pay the bills. Tonight, Chuck Marohn speaks on “Strong Towns: New Strategies for Financially Resilient Cities.” Brought to you by the Wisconsin chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Free and open to the public, this is tonight at at 5:30pm at Madison Central Library, 201 West Mifflin Street, Room 302. More info at cnuwisconsin.org.
Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. announces grants to encourage creation of new community gardens and expansion of existing gardens in the City of Madison. Grants of up to two thousand dollars will be given out in early March 2014. Applications are due this November 30th. Call Micah at 246-4730, extension 236, for more info.