David Zinn Uses Chalk to Brighten People’s Days
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.|
|Synonyms:||menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening, forbidding|
|Usage:||He sprang on the horse of a Blackfoot warrior whom he had slain, and escaping at full speed, brought home the baleful tidings to his village.|
Idiom of the Day
A small, exclusive, and intimate group of like-minded people sharing a common goal, pursuit, or purpose
Stonewall Riots Begin (1969)
In 1969, gay rights in the US were virtually nonexistent, and discrimination was routine. On June 28, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular Mob-run gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village, and began arresting patrons for cross-dressing. A crowd gathered outside, taunting police and throwing debris. The police responded with violence. Protest rallies and more riots followed, marking the awakening of the US gay rights movement.
Melvin Kaminsky, AKA Mel Brooks (1926)
Montreal Jazz Festival
What has been called the most important cultural event in Canada and the largest jazz festival in the world, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has attracted some of the greatest names in jazz—including Miles Davis, Ray Charles, and Dizzy Gillespie. More than a million people come to the festival, about one-fourth of them from outside Montreal. Montreal's streets are closed for the 11 days of the festival to make room for the outdoor performances, which take place rain or shine, and represent a mix of traditional, modern, and innovative jazz.
Scientists Try to Break Nigeria's Cycle of Replanting Bad YamsLadi Adaikwu's top-shelf merchandise is hidden in a mud-brick shed in a warren of narrow alleyways in Angwan-Dodo, a farming village close to Nigeria's capital city Abuja.
Scientists Try To Break Nigeria's Cycle Of Replanting Bad Yams
1778 - Mary "Molly Pitcher" Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth and, supposedly, took her husband's place at his gun after he was overcome with heat.
1869 - R. W. Wood was appointed as the first Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy.
1894 - The U.S. Congress made Labor Day a U.S. national holiday.
1911 - Samuel J. Battle became the first African-American policeman in New York City.
1951 - "Amos ’n’ Andy" moved to CBS-TV from radio.
1965 - The first commercial satellite began communications service. It was Early Bird (Intelsat I).
1976 - The first women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy.
1996 - Charles M. Schulz got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 - Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, NV.
2000 - Six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba from the U.S. with his father. The child had been the center of an international custody dispute.
2007 - The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.
Ellwood City Festival 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017 | Ellwood City, PAEwing Park|807 Joffre St
Whether you call Ellwood City home or are just passing through on a whim, this community-favorite event will draw you in. The Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment Festival is a basic overview of what’s happening in the city’s Ewing Park neighborhood. Take a stroll through its decorated streets, and you’ll stumble upon all kinds of tasty ethnic dishes, an excellent juried art show, a competitive 10k race and gobs of family-friendly entertainment.
further information: Ellwood City Festival – Arts, Crafts, and Food Festival
Week-end au bord de l'eau 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017 | Sierre, SwitzerlandLac de Géronde|19 Chemin du Grand
Week-end au bord de l'eau, or Weekend on the Water, is annual music and arts festival that takes place in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The festival features a variety of experimental performances by live bands, DJs, VJs (video jockeys) and other visual artists. It also hosts a variety of fun activities for revelers of all ages ranging from outdoor games like pétanque to pedal boating and candy stations. Festivalgoers can also view live painting demonstrations, balloon modeling and other abstract sculpture pieces. It’s well-known for featuring some of the best artists in groove music, representing a great mix of both electronic and acoustic bands. The festival’s past lineups have included artists such as Theo Parrish, Jukebox Champions, Soultronik, Havana Cultura and Lovebirds, to name a few.
further information: Home | Festival Week-end au bord de l'eau - Lac de Géronde - Sierre (Switzerland)
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017 | Glencoe, ILChicago Botanic Garden|1000 Lake Cook Road
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival in Glencoe, Illinois, boasts over 95 artist’s works sprawling over 385 acres. All the works maintain a botanical motif. Interactive demonstrations, pop-up art chats, local food options and 26 display gardens all add to the ambiance in this celebration of art and nature.
further information: Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival
The constellation Boötes ('the plowman') as depicted in Urania's Mirror, a set of constellation cards published in London c. 1825. In his left hand Boötes holds his hunting dogs, Canes Venatici. Below them is the constellation Coma Berenices, named after the hair of Berenice II of Egypt. Above Boötes' head is the now obsolete constellation Quadrans Muralis; another obsolete constellation, Mons Maenalus, can be seen at his feet.
DEWI BEGGERMAN, 11
Crochet Floor Pouf OFFICIAL pattern by Twin Dragonfly Designs
Banana Spike Jigsaw Puzzle
Parmesan Cheese Shaker
Fill the cleaned out container with plant fertilizer for your garden.
Firm up the stems of those saggy tulips with straws before putting them in the vase.
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