Today in 1787: In Philadelphia, as the nation’s founding fathers debate the Constitution, a barbarous mob in the New Market area pelts a poor elderly woman thought to be a witch, shouting that she has caused a child’s death.
During another attack two months prior, the woman’s forehead was cut as an antidote to any evil spells she may have cast. Known as Korbmacher, the woman will die of today’s injuries in eight days. The child’s mother will be indicted for the assault.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is a screening and discussion of “Food Patriots,” the film by Jeff and Jennifer Spitz, who were provoked by their teenage son’s struggle with a food borne illness to explore those who are working to change the way America buys, eats, and thinks about food. Hosted by the Madison Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Refreshments of local organic popcorn and kombucha. This is at 7pm at the Wilmar Center, 953 Jenifer Street. Call 221-8696 for more info.
Tomorrow is Primates Incorporated “Rock the Monkey” benefit, with local bands Patchwork Monkey and Mudroom performing from 5:30 to 7:30pm. There is a cost for this event, with proceeds to benefit Primates Incorporated, the nonprofit organization raising funds to construct a sanctuary that will provide permanent homes to monkeys retiring from laboratories, pet ownerships “gone wrong”, and the entertainment industry. This is tomorrow at 5:30pm at High Noon Saloon, 701 East Washington Avenue. For more info, call Amy at 608-220-2166.