Today in 1990: Kansas reservist Dr. Yolanda Huet-Vaughn refused orders to serve in the first Gulf War, Desert Storm, and was later sentenced to prison. The Kansas medical board withdrew her hospital privileges.
Huet-Vaughn said, quote: “The issue was not whether I belonged in the military but whether the military belonged in the Middle East waging war. I did not want to focus on the personal decision. I was trying to focus on the decision for which each and every American would have to be responsible.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This afternoon is the last indoor Fitchburg Farmers’ Market. It will be from 3 to 6pm, at 5500 East Cheryl Parkway in Fitchburg. More info at 277-2606 or go to fitchburgcenter.com.
Tonight is Discovery Thursday: Bumble Bee Gardens with Susan Carpenter. Plan now to make your spring and summer garden a haven for native bumble bees, and learn about and the important role they play in the pollination of plants. This is tonight at 6:30 at the Alicia Ashman Branch Library, 733 North High Point Road. More info at 608-824-1780.
Also tonight, the Humanitarian Knitting Group meets at the Pinney Branch Library. Join fellow crafters at this 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. Yarn is provided. This is tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Pinney Branch Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road. More info at 608-224-7100.
The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition program offers a wide variety of services, food and nutrition information to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children less than five years of age healthy and strong. For details call 267-1111.