Today in 1910: Emil Seidel is elected mayor of Milwaukee and becomes the first socialist mayor of a major city in the United States. During his administration, the first public works department was established, the first fire and police commissions were organized, and a city park system came into being.
In 1912, the Socialist Party nominated Seidel as their vice presidential candidate to run with Eugene Debs.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow is the 9th annual SpringFest Arts & Crafts Show at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. Pancake breakfast at 8am, doors open at 9am for shopping! There is a small admission fee. Plenty of free parking, concessions available and live music! This is at the community center, 1625 Northport Drive. Call 245-3690, extension 0 for more info.
Tonight is a reception for Absolutely Art’s 8th birthday, featuring the works of Luke Mosling, as well as Lapham 2nd Grade students in their “Senior Show”. There will be music, food, birthday cake and other surprises! This is tonight from 5 to 9pm at Absolutely Art, 2322 Atwood Avenue. More info at 249-9100.
Tomorrow, the Catholic Multicultural Center host their second annual Book Fair. This is tomorrow at the Center, 1862 Beld Street. Registration starts at 1:30pm and the event runs from 2 to 4pm. Contact the Center for more info at 608-661-3512.
The University of Wisconsin Botany department’s open house is tomorrow. Learn about plants through activities in the lobby, and tour the greenhouse and botany gardens. This free event is tomorrow from 11am to 3pm at 430 Lincoln Drive. Please enter the building through the lobby entrance on Bascom Hill. For more info, contact Bessie at 608-265-5295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, explore the educational options available for your child in the greater Madison area at the Independent School Informational Fair. Participating schools will have a representative available to answer questions. This will be Sunday from 11am to 1pm at CUNA Conference Center, 5810 Mineral Point Road. For more info, call Laurie at 608-270-9005.