Today in 1936: The American Federation of Labor executive board grants a national charter to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which was founded as the Wisconsin State employees Association four years ago in Madison. The union’s national headquarters will remain in Madison until 1957, when it will move to Washington, D.C. . By 1980, the Wisconsin-born AFSCME will be the nation’s fourth largest union, with more than a million members.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Socrates Cafe, an informal philosophy discussion group, meets Monday nights. This is at Redamte Coffee House, 449 State Street, at 7pm.
Forward Marching Band Practice is held each Monday from 7 to 8:30 pm. If you’re new, come at 6:30 and talk to band members during warm-ups. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome. This is tonight at 2717 Atwood Avenue. More info at 241-0259.
The 27th International Kite Fly For Peace – ONE SKY ONE WORLD – will be held on Sunday, October 14 from 11to 4 at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg. There will be spectacular kites flown by regional kitefliers, sport kites, show kites, high-flying deltas, ground displays and kite making for kids. Contact Paul Fieber at 271-8265 for more information.
Literacy Network offers free tutors and English as a Second Language, or ESL, classes to adults throughout Madison and Dane County. The Fall 2012 schedule for ESL classes is now available. Some classes require registration. All are offered free of charge. There is free childcare offered for some classes. In addition to classes and tutors, Literacy Network also offers a computer lab, lending library, and online resources for adult learners. For more info, visit litnetwork.org or call 244-3911.