Today in 1961: In his farewell address, delivered via television and radio, President Dwight Eisenhower warns the nation, quote, “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, the Milwaukee-based Hale O Malo Polynesian dancers return to Olbrich Botanical Gardens as part of the Children of the Rainforest series, celebrating the cultures of rainforest regions around the world and promoting stewardship toward the natural environment. Performances are at 10:30am and 1:30pm at Olbrich , 3330 Atwood Avenue. There is a cost for this event, and children ages 2 and under are free. Tickets available at the door. The series is sponsored by William Wartmann. More info at olbrich.org.
Next Monday, January 20th, Madison Action for Mining Alternatives host a community non-violent civil resistance training, with Bonnie Urfer and John Laforge of Nukewatch. Criminal lawyer John Bachman will discuss legal aspects with direct actions. There is a suggested donation for this event. This is Monday from 10 am til 4 pm at James Reeb Unitarian Church, 2146 East Johnson. Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Middleton Public Library is partnering with the Junior League of Madison to provide prom dresses to lower income teens. If you have a fancy dress, dressy shoes, or glittery hairpins that you would like to donate, bring them to the Middleton Public Library and place them in the “All Dressed Up” bin in the lobby before February 14th. The event will feature volunteer hairstylists and style guides, and Klinke’s Cleaners will clean the dresses at no cost. For more info, visit midlibrary.org/newsletter.