Today in 1868: Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, is first observed when two women in Columbus, Mississippi, place flowers on the graves of Civil War soldiers, both Confederate and Union.
War widow Augusta Murdoch Sykes, one of the Columbus planners, pointed out that, quote, “after all, they are somebody’s sons.”
It is now celebrated to honor all those who have died in America’s wars.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, Salon Piano Series presents a clinic with jazz piano legend Dick Hyman. There is a cost for this event. This is tomorrow at 7:30pm at Farley’s House of Pianos, 6422 Seybold Road. For more info, call 608-271-2626 or email Renee at email@example.com.
Sunday, Rhapsody Arts Center presents its annual Spring Fling Party for the Arts, with live performances of music from the 1950’s to the present, featuring Rhapsody Arts Center student soloists, ensembles, and School of Rock bands. The event is free and family-friendly. Bring picnics, blankets and yard games! This is Sunday, June 1st, from 3 to 6pm, at Harriet Park on Mary Lou Street in Verona. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
W-O-R-T needs volunteers to answer phones at the station for our summer pledge drive, June 3rd thru 16th. Please sign up as soon as possible via W-O-R-T’s home page: wortfm.org or call the station at 608-256-2001 during business hours.
The mission of Canopy Center is to prevent child abuse and neglect, strengthen families, and promote healing of those affected by abuse. They have many volunteer opportunities. Visit canopycenter.org for more info.