Today in 1987: The Iranian Kurdish town of Sardasht is attacked by Iraqi aircraft with chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq War.
Saddam Hussein had started the war expecting an easy victory against the new Shiite Islamic republic, even though Iran had three times the population.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow is Middleton Hills Creating For Causes Art Fair and Food Drive. Bring food donations! Local artists will be donating to non-profits. This is from 9am to 3pm at Prairie Café Plaza, 6720 Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue in Middleton. Rain date June 3oth. More info at facebook.com/creatingforcauses.
Tomorrow is a meeting of the Unemployed Workers Council, with a talk: “Big Picture Trade Unionism.” This is free and open to the public. This is tomorrow at 3pm at the South branch public library, 2222 South Park Street. More info at 608-628-4802.
Sunday, Reverend Bodhi Be presents Death 101, A Primer for Approaching Your Dying, and Showing Up at the bedside of the Dying. This is Sunday from 7 to 9:30pm at Unity of Madison, 601 Tompkins Drive. There is a suggested donation. More info at 608 258-9346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday is Absolutely Art’s 8th annual Re-Art SWAP – an opportunity to clean out your studios, closets and garages for art supplies and useable items. Bring them to the Re-Art SWAPfor trade and donation: beads, broken ceramic items, buttons, calendars, crayons, gears, and more! This is Sunday from 9am to 3pm at 2322 Atwood Avenue. Rain date is Sunday, September 22nd. More info at 608-249-9100 or absolutelyartllc.com
Readings of Seven Short Plays by Thornton Wilder, will be tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30pm in The Stream black box theater on the Edgewood College Campus. Free admission. This is at 1000 Edgewood College Drive. More info at 608-231-3941 or email email@example.com.
Sunday is the LeRoy Butler Anti-Bullying Event. The former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler will speak about his experiences with bullying. Seating for the speech is limited with priority given to local church youth groups. If you wish to reserve seats for a youth group please Rev. Miranda Hassett at firstname.lastname@example.org . Seats not reserved in advance for youth groups will be open to anyone. There will be room for EVERYONE at the Cookout with LeRoy beginning at 1:30 pm. There will be food, a silent auction, raffle, merchandise, autographs, and the opportunity to visit with LeRoy. Dean Clinic will kick off “The Buddy Project”, their new anti-bullying campaign. This event is free and open to the public. A suggested donation for food will help cover our costs. There will be a charge for autographs. This is Sunday at 12:30pm at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 6205 University Avenue. More info at stdunstans.com.