Today in 1970: The U.S. Congress passes the 26th amendment to the constitution, lowering the voting age to 18 for all elections—federal, state and local.
The amendment goes into effect just 100 days later after 38 state legislatures ratified the amendment.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
The History of Political Economy Group meets tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Metropolitan Coffee and Wine, 329 West Mifflin. Newcomers are welcome. More info at 256-1261.
First Step Renew, LLC is offering a kids summer camp to teach kids about sustainability and urban agriculture. The secular, half-day, “Camp Green Star” will be held at Madison Christian Community on Old Sauk Road in Madison in mid July. Kids, ages 7 to 13, will get hands-on experience with gardening and raising chickens, learn about bees, prairies, composting, and more. There is a cost, and scholarships are available. More info at camp-green-star.com or call 206-0641.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens will offer a Vertical Gardening class on Wednesday, July 26th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Registration deadline is June 19th. There is a cost for this class. More info at olbrich.org.
The Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison is offering a free fair housing training seminar for owners and managers of rental property on Wednesday, July 10, from 12 to 2pm. This will be at the Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Boulevard. The seminar is free. Please register in advance. For more info or to register, call the Fair Housing Center at 257-0853.