ST. PATRICK’S DAY GATHERINGS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 In the spirit of Milwaukee Makes Place, we have gathered some of Milwaukee’s finest to “present” at two most interesting destinations, the Acanthus, a wondrous mansion in Historic Concordia, and Lula’s East African Cafe on Milwaukee’s East Side. Please let me know if you plan to attend and how many friends you might be bringing so we can plan the food preparation. Email Jim Godsil at: . St. Patrick wants very much to see a Renaissance in Historic Milwaukee. — ACANTHUS INN BED & BREAKFAST EVENTS Historic Concordia Neighborhood 3009 W. Highland NOON – 4:30 PM Owners Walter and Judy Backland will offer corn beef and cabbage ($12 donation) and an occasion for about 20 fine Milwaukeeans to give “voice” or perform. We will eat corn beef and cabbage at the noon hour and witness people holding forth and performing sometime between noon and 4:30 PM. 12:30 *Dave Boucher–ACTS CDC on Community Building & Neighborhood Revitalization *Andor Horvath– A2 Design on West Side Initiatives 12:45 *Josephine Hill–Wisconsin African American Women’s Center *Peter Blewitt–School Board Member l:00 *Paul Jakubovich–Milwaukee City Historic Preservation Consultant & Author *Norman Dunkelberger–Artist/architectural artist/mason *Blair Williams–Vice President, Development – Mandel Group, Inc. l:30 *Vince Bushell–Publisher of Riverwest Currents on starting a neighborhood newspaper *Tess Reiss–Gatekeeper of 350+ Household Riverwest E-Mail Network, on Neighborhood E-Mail Networks *Virginia Cassell–Milwaukee Preservation Alliance (MPA) and starting a school/development firm 2:00 *Denis Kavanagh–Kavanagh Construction on Childhood in Ireland and Why Milwaukee as Home *Nancy Gregory–Co-founder/President of Linden Hill Garden Club *Mary M. Bennett–Owner, Party Wizards, on Party Planning Services Business and Milwaukee dog park issues 2:30 *Omar Gagale–Lula’s Restaurant, talk on starting Kismayo, an African Culture & Music Venue *Sky Schultz–Reading mystic Sufi poets Rumi & Hafiz *Edwin Thaves–Aldermanic Candidate 3:00 *Sandy Folaron–Historic Commercial Street Revitalization *Barbara Wesson–Wholistic health and dance therapy, CORE El Centro *Calvin Lee–Aldermanic Candidate 3:30 *Shelby Keefe–Artist of Milwaukee Architectural Treasures as “Performance Painter with Music” *Josh Fraundorf or Karl Ramirez–Community Roofing & Restoration, on old house restoration *Bob Trimmier–Citzens Allied for Sane Highways (CASH) on Anti-Freeway Widening 4:00 *Judy Gottleib–Songwriter, singer *Bob Graf–Catholic Worker/Milwaukee 14 (tentative film on Milwaukee 14) *Harvey Taylor–Longshoreman, poet (tentative) 4:30 *Robert Miranda–Editor of “Milwaukee Spanish Journal” on building bridges and embracing diversity in Milwaukee *Damien Jones–Peace Action/Green Party on Milwaukee Activism We can eat and run, or eat and hang around this wondrous mansion. Walter has also agreed to open his Bed & Breakfast to people from our gathering to have a night’s vacation on St. Patrick’s Night at the Acanthus Inn for the “business” rate. See http://acanthusinn.prodigybiz.com for rates, pictures, and history of the Acanthus Inn. — FOLLOWED BY: LULA’S CAFE BUFFET & PARTY Lula’s East African Cafe 2921 N. Oakland (& Locust) 5 – 9 PM Our hosts, Omar and Lula Gagale, from Somalia & Italy (they are tri-cultural!) will present a marvelous Somali buffett for $12 at this very funky East African restaurant on Milwaukee’s East Side. Omar Gagale has agreed to prepare an East African Buffet, with $2 going to the Milwaukee Intern Project. Omar will have a cash bar as well! Omar will also be inviting some African intellectuals to meet with us that night.