Today in 1920: Mohandas Gandhi begins the movement of “non-violent non-cooperation” with the British Raj – the ruling colonial authority – in India.
The strategy was to bring the British administrative machine to a halt by the total withdrawal of Indian popular support, both Hindu and Muslim. British-made goods were boycotted, as were schools, courts of law, and elective offices.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, join fellow crafters at a humanitarian knitting group that meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month to create knitted items for charity. Assistance is available for those wishing to learn to knit or to improve skills. Bring your own needles. Yarn is provided. Check the Information Desk for the meeting room. This is tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Pinney Branch Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road. Call 224-7100 for more info.
Get an insider’s view of Olbrich’s outdoor gardens during free, informal Guided Garden Strolls on Sundays through September 25. Strolls are 45 to 60 minutes long and vary according to the season to reflect the garden areas that are at peak interest. Strolls begin at 1:30 and 3pm and start in the lobby near the Garden entrance. No registration is required. Strolls are held rain or shine and will be cancelled only in the event of dangerous lightning. This is at Olbrich, 3330 Atwood Avenue. More info at olbrich.org