Today in 2001: President George W. Bush serves formal notice that the United States is withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia – then the Soviet Union.
The anti-ballistic missile system, known during the Reagan administration as the Strategic Defense Initiative or, commonly, Star Wars, is referred to as National Missile Defense.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, author Patty Loew will sign copies of her book “Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal.” This is tomorrow from 1 to 2pm at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll Street. For more info, visit wisconsinhistoricalmuseum.org, or call 608-264-6555.
Tomorrow is a holiday open house at Tandem Press featuring printmaking demonstrations. The open house is from 10am to 5pm. The demonstrations will take place throughout the day, featuring Tandem’s four master printers. At 11am is a lithography demonstration by Joe Freye; at 1pm a large-scale woodcut demonstration by Jason Ruhl; at 3pm an etching demonstration by Bruce Crownover; and at 4pm a relief demonstration by Ruhl. This is at 1743 Commercial Avenue. For more info, visit tandempress.wisc.edu.
Sunday is the monthly PFLAG meeting. PFLAG promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends. This month’s topic is the film “Bully.” Parts of this documentary will be shown and discussed. This is also the meeting to share holiday treats, with more than enough to share, so don’t feel obligated to contribute. This free event is Sunday from 2:15 to 4pm at The Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court. For more info, call Sharon at 608-271-5440.