Today in 1983: Five thousand U.S. Marines and Army Rangers invade the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada, culminating a destabilization program launched by the Reagan administration thirteen years ago.
The military removes reporters from the island to keep the U.S. public from learning of helicopter crashes, civilian casualties and hospital bombings.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Miko Peled, author of The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, will speak tonight about his personal journey. A book signing follows the talk. Free and open to the public, this will be at 7:30pm in the AT&T Lounge, Pyle Center,702 Langdon Street. For info see madisonrafah.org, or call 215-9157.
Project Home is teaching a free Weatherizing Your Home class tonight from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. at 1922 South Stoughton Road. Space in classes is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call 246-3737 to register. Visit projecthomewi.org for more information.
Stoughton is highlighting its Norwegian Heritage with a weekend full of Norwegian themed events. On October 26 through the 28th, visitors can see the world famous Norwegian Dancers, discover the art of Rosemaling and taste Norwegian food. Visit stoughtonwi.com for the schedule of events.
This weekend, The Young Shakespeare Players present a dramatic reading of The White Deer by James Thurber. This will be Friday and Saturday at 6 pm. This free event will be at 806 West Lawn Avenue. More info at 258-0015 or ysp.org.
The YWCA Madison is dedicated to providing safe, affordable housing and shelter; education and training for finding, changing or maintaining a job; Racial and Restorative Justice programs to create a more inclusive community, and Girls Inc. to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. For more info on how you can help, please call YWCA Madison at 608-257-1436 or visit ywcamadison.org.
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