Today in 1994: Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president. This is the country’s first election in which all South Africans could vote, regardless of race.
Mandela had spent nearly three decades imprisoned for his part in the struggle to attain political and civil rights for black and colored citizens. This ended more than three centuries of white rule, beginning with the Dutch in 1652.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow is the 2nd Annual Fitchburg Garden Fair! Thousands of organically-raised seedlings, The Self-Reliance Corner, where you can get answers to your questions from experienced gardeners and Master Food Preservers, a kids’ activity corner, door prizes including a rain barrel, a trellis, and more. This free event is 9am to 3pm at the Fitchburg Community Center, 5510 Lacy Road in Fitchburg. More info at fitchburgfields.org.
Also tomorrow, Inner Fire Yoga hosts their annual “Abundance Celebration” with a day of free yoga classes, a silent auction benefiting Domestic Abuse Intervention Services of Dane County, or DAIS, and a DJ-dance and dinner party. Donations are requested in lieu of class fees, with funds raised going to DAIS. This is Saturday at 411 Prairie Heights Drive in Verona. For more info and to learn about the schedule of events, call Karen at 608-575-9862, or visit innerfireyoga.com.
Tomorrow is the Annual Sunset Garden Club plant sale, with wild flowers, ferns, and perennials from members’ gardens. This is tomorrow from 8:30am to 1pm at 7437 Terrace Avenue in Middleton. More info at 833-8315.