JANUARY EVENTS

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JANUARY 2018 EVENTS

Thursday, January 4….Women 4 Women

Hidden Figures……

Marathon County Democratic Office

833 South Third Ave, Wausau

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson—brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.

Tuesday, January 9….Drinking Liberally

(Note the change in date due to the holiday.)

Malarkey’s Pub

408 Third Street, Wausau, WI

Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Phone 715-819-3663

Monday, January 15

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BANQUET

5:30 p.m.

YWCA

613 Fifth Street, Wausau, 54403

Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of social change through non-violence with N.A.O.M.I.

Tickets are $20 each and include a soul food dinner catered by Urban Street Bistro as well as an evening of entertainment.

Tickets can be purchased at the YWCA or naomi4justice@yahoo.com.

While you are at it, consider purchasing a ticket for someone who cannot afford one. If you cannot afford a ticket, please contact N.A.O.M.I. for assistance.

Tuesday, January 16… PADDLING THE PALMETTO STATE

6:30 – 8 P.M.

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. First Street, Wausau

Phone: 715-261-7230

Writer/photographer John E. Van Barriger details the four very different South Carolina waterways he kayaked last winter. During the trip, he discovered some great paddling, the destructive results of Hurricane Matthew, and a destination worth returning to again and again!

Free and open to the public

No registration.

Thursday, January 25…CRUDE BEYOND BELIEF

U.U. Church, Yawkey Hall, 504 Grant Street, Wausau, WI.

6:30pm. Free and open to the public

This month’s film is titled Crude Beyond Belief. A farmer, Tom Franz takes us on a tour of Kern County’s oil fields. You will see how oil drilling and fracking have nearly destroyed the land and air quality in central California. The organizations of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Fresans vs Fracking have joined together to protect the environment.

This is a timely video because of the new state laws rescinding the mining moratorium and the relaxation of air quality control in Wisconsin.