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October 1
   Fundraisers
· Reception in honor of 23rd SD candidate Terry Moulton
Gene Grengs’ Cavalcade of Cars Museum, 2344 118th St., Chippewa Falls. Former State Representative Rob Kreibich and Former Senator Dave Zien would like to invite you to a reception in honor of 23rd SD candidate Terry Moulton All contributions gratefully accepted. PAC accepted. For more information or to RSVP please contact Judi at jrhodes@wisgop.org Friends of Terry Moulton 2863 S. Prairie View Rd. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on Health Care Access
Marshfield Clinic, East Wing Conference Room 4, Marshfield.
   Business Events
· 2010 Ideas to Profits Conference
Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells.
· 2010 World Dairy Expo
Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
   Other
· First Lady Doyle presents proclamation for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Month
King St. entrance, State Capitol. First Lady Jessica Doyle will present the State Proclamation for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at the State Capitol in Madison. While there, Mrs. Doyle will participate in a program that will include Madison Susan G. Komen for the Cure Executive Director Michelle Heitzinger and other special guests. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is a network of breast cancer survivors and activists working to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care, and energize science to find the cures. More information about the Madison chapter can be found at www.komenmadison.org. Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 12 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Elcho Sanitary District Office, N11394 Lagoon Lane, Elcho. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 1770-WR-102) Application of Elcho Sanitary District No. 1, Langlade County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m

October 2
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 96th AD candidate Brian Murphy
Badgerland Pheasant Farm, S2047 E. Ridge Road, Westby. Shooting 1:30-3:30 Reception 3:30-4 Sponsor: $150 Host: $75 RSVP to Kara Pennoyer at 608-657-8054 or at MurphyForAssembly@gmail.com Please send contributions to Murphy for Assembly, PO Box 5, Coon Valley, WI 54623 PAC money accepted 1:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Joan Ballweg
Goose Blind Bar & Grill, 512 Gold St., Green Lake. Special Guests Congressman Tom Petri & Repupublican Assembly Leader Jeff Fitzgerald Host Committee; Mary Rowley, Bill Bruins Leo Souder, Ron Triemstra, Miriam & Kim Ownby Mary & Ron Detjen, Joan Karsten, Herm Leitz Suggested Donation $50 individual $75 couple 4 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mike Sheridan
O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub, 214 W. Milwaukee St., Janesville. Host: $500 Sponsor: $250 Friend: $100 Suggested minimum contribution $25 RSVP to (608) 774-3622 or mike@mikesheridan.org Please send contributions to Friends of Mike Sheridan, 828 Sentinel Drive, Janesville, WI 53546 3 p.m.
· Women's equality event for Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber
Home of former Brown Co. Exec. Nancy Nussbaum, 1319 N. Summer Range Road, De Pere. Sponsor $250 Host $150 Friend $75 RSVP to Danielle Gosse at danielleg@wisdems.org or 920-738-1915 Please send contributions to Penny Bernard Schaber Campaign, 815 E. Washington St, Appleton, WI 54911 11 a.m.
   Business Events
· 2010 World Dairy Expo
Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
   Other
· MoveOn.org protest of Ron Johnson fundraiser
Trinity Irish Pub, 125 E. Juneau, Milwaukee. MoveOn Members Protest Ron Johnson for Blind Support of Corporate Agenda Protesters to pose as fictitious new merged entity—RepubliCorp—outside of fundraiser Signs read: “RepubliCorp: We Buy Elections One Race At A Time” “My Corporation Paid $3 in Taxes last year, $3 TOO MUCH!” Republicans have accused Wisconsin MoveOn of being shaped by liberal billionaires in a vicious attack email to supporters, despite our tenet to turn down any donation over $5000 (most are well under $100). To counter this we’ve raised over $500,000 in a national drive of $5 donations to Russ Feingold in under 24 hours last week, something the astro-turf, fictionally grassroots “Tea Party movement” couldn’t begin to match. Dozens of local activists have stood up to plan a rally outside a Ron Johnson fundraiser happening tomorrow. On Saturday October 2nd, 2010 @ 3:30 (Badger game half-time) MoveOn members will gather outside of the Ron Johnson Fundraiser at Trinity Bar (125 East Juneau), posing as representatives of the fictitious, newly merged conglomerate RepubliCorp, to highlight Johnson’s role in the corporate takeover of Washington should he win the election. The RepubliCorp theme emphasizes the close allegiance between corporate interests and their Republican allies who together plan to spend at least $400 million this election cycle to try to take back control of Congress. Protest participants will present a joke donation check & Corporate Employee of the Month certificate to highlight how Ron Johnson plans to work solely on behalf of the country’s largest corporations, and against the best interests of middle class families, farmers, veterans, & retirees who all solidly support & endorse our current wonderful Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold. CONTACT: Brennan Balestrieri 414-217-2312 3:30 p.m.

October 3
   Fundraisers
· Reception for Rep. Ann Hraychuck
Home of Mary Pat Bohn, 5263 W Harvard Drive, Franklin. Hosted by Reps. Jon Richards, Sandy Pasch and Sheldon Wasserman. Host: $500 Sponsor $250 Guest $100 To RSVP, contact Ilsa Peterson at 715-252-4037 or ilsap@wisdems.org Please send contributions to: Ann for Assembly, P.O. Box 125, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PAC Accepted 4 p.m.

October 4
   Fundraisers
· Wine and cheese reception for 92nd AD candidate Dennis Clinard
Cranberry Country Lodge, 319 Wittig Road, Tomah. With Special Guest, Former Assembly Speaker, Mike Huebsch Gold Sponsor: $500 Silver Sponsor: $250 Suggested Contribution: $50 Please RSVP to Barbara Clinard 608-343-2936 or clinard4assembly@gmail.com PAC is accepted Please Contact Marcie Malszycki at 608-385-6554 if you have any questions. 4:30 p.m.
   State Government
· PSC prehearing conference on City Gas Company application to increase natural gas rates
610 N.Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 1140-GR-107) Application of City Gas Company for Authority to Increase Natural Gas Rates 10 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing on Oconto Falls application to increase electric rates
610 N.Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. and Water and Light Commission, 500 N. Chestnut Ave., Oconto Falls. (Docket 4360-ER-107) Application of the City of Oconto Falls, Oconto County, Wisconsin, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Increase Electric Rates 1:30 p.m.
· Special committee on Review of Emergency Detention and Admission of Minors Under Chapter 51
Medical College of Wisconsin, Alumni Center Room, Milwaukee.
· Supreme Court rules hearing & open administrative conference
Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol. Rules Hearing I. Rules Petition 05-01, In the matter of review of amendments to Supreme Court Rule 22.24 relating to Cost Assessments in the Lawyer Regulation System II. Rules Petition 10-07, In the matter of the petition to amend Supreme Court Rules 12.02(6) and 12.03(7) concerning the Lawyers Assistance Corporation Open Administrative Conference I. Discussion of Rules Petition 05-01 II. Discussion of Rules Petition 10-07 III. Discussion of Rules Petition 09-07, In the matter of amendment of Chapter 72 of the Supreme Court Rules relating to the expunction of circuit court records: John Voelker & Jean Bousquet IV. Rules Petition 06-04A, Trust Account Rule – Comment from Wis. Ass’n of Legal Administrators (Aug. 13, 2010). No rule petition filed. Effective 1/1/11. V. Any remaining items from the Sept. 30, 2010 open conference agenda 9:45 a.m.
   Business Events
· Freight Rail Day 2010 Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Convention Center, 4747 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee.
· Refocus Wisconsin panel discussion
Lincoln Room, Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson Street, Wausau. Noted pollster, pundit and UW-Madison professor Ken Goldstein will present the poll results and lead a panel of special guests who have written extensively on key issues affecting the future of Wisconsin. The Refocus Wisconsin films will also be screened at each event. Events are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Click here to preregister by September 30th. 7:30 a.m.
   Other
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Peter Theron announces an October 4 C.I.R.C.U.S. (Citizen-Initiated Rail-Corridor Use Study) Parade from Irish Waters at Whitney Way and University Avenue down Whitney Way to the rail crossing at Old Middleton Road. Paraders will gather at 3:45 pm and march until 4:30 pm. Theron notes, "We gather at Irish Waters to emphasize the two hats that Dick Wagner is wearing. As chairman of the Madison Urban Design Commission, he presided when the Commission declined to approve a plan by Erdman Holdings to redevelop the Irish Waters site. As chairman of the Regional Transit Authority, he presides over a group that wants to build a train station at the Irish Waters site." Theron continued, "The Urban Design Commission rejected the Erdman plan because it had large parking lots. The RTA plans to build a park and ride lot in the Whitney Way/Hill Farms area. This suggests a disliking for private parking lots which expand the tax base, while favoring public parking lots which shrink the tax base. In these tough times like these, we cannot afford to sacrifice jobs for no economic benefit." Contact: Peter Theron, ptheron@extraneurons.comPhone: 608 257-9347 3:45 p.m.
· NPR's Andrei Codrescu lecture at UW-Madison
Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon St., Madison. MADISON - The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) presents Andrei Codrescu, National Public Radio commentator and prolific writer and editor. He will give a free, public lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, at the Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon St. During his visit to Madison, Codrescu will participate in an undergraduate class on the American Jewish Experience, take part in Wisconsin Public Radio's "Here on Earth" and meet with members of Chadbourne Residential College. "We are thrilled to be able to bring as talented and influential a speaker as Andrei Codrescu to our community," says Ted Gerber, CREECA's faculty director. "As a native of Romania, Mr. Codrescu offers a unique and compelling perspective on American culture and society." While there is no charge for the public lecture on Oct. 4, tickets are required and will be available starting on Monday, Sept. 27, at the Union Theater Box Office, 800 Langdon St. Between Sept. 27-29, tickets will be available only to UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members. After that, they will be available to the general public. Tickets are valid until 7:20 p.m. on Oct. 4. At 7:20, empty seats will be opened to patrons without tickets. For more information on the ticket policy, visit http://www.union.wisc.edu/WUD/dls_location.aspx In addition to his UW-Madison-sponsored appearances, Codrescu will read from and sign his new book, "The Poetry Lesson," a 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, at A Room of One's Own, 307 W. Johnson St. For more information on this event, visit http://www.roomofonesown.com/ This mini-residency is being sponsored by CREECA with co-sponsorship from Global Studies, the Language Institute, the Center for Jewish Studies, "From Romania!" (a UW-Madison registered student organization focused on Romanian life and culture), the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, the European Union Center of Excellence, the Center for the Humanities, the Division of International Studies, and the Distinguished Lectures Committee of the Wisconsin Union Directorate. Generous financial support from the Kemper Knapp Bequest Committee and from the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters & Science made this visit possible. CONTACT: Nancy Heingartner, 608-262-3379, outreach@creeca.wisc.edu 7:30 p.m.
· Safari Club International press conference Inn on the Park, Madison.
· Scott Walker fundraiser with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha. 12:15 p.m.

October 5
· WisPolitics.com Luncheon: John Hogan of CERS and Kory Kozloski of SSDC
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER WISPOLITICS.COM LUNCHEONS PREVIEW LEGISLATIVE RACES Join us at the Madison Club for lunch on Thursday, September 16 and Tuesday, October 5 for a look ahead to this year's legislative elections with the directors of the state legislative campaign committees. --Thursday, September 16: Brian Pleva of RACC and Nicholl Caruso of ADCC --Tuesday, October 5: John Hogan of CERS and Kory Kozloski of SSDC The 2010 luncheon series is sponsored by The Wisconsin Bankers Association, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, University Research Park, Wal- Mart and Xcel Energy. The events are open to the public, and the price for lunch is $19. The luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Call the Madison Club to register at (608) 255-4861. 11:45 a.m.
   Fundraisers
· Countdown to victory fundraiser in honor of Rep. Kevin Petersen
Clear Water Harbor Restaurant & Bar, N2757 County Trunk QQ, Waupaca. RSVP Appreciated. Suggested Donation $40/person Petersen for Assembly PO Box 227 Waupaca, WI 54981 kevin@gopetersen.com 5 p.m.
· Environmental fundraiser for Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber
Orpheum Theater, State St., Madison. Sponsor $250 Host $150 Friend $75 RSVP to Danielle Gosse at danielleg@wisdems.org or 920-738-1915 Please send contributions to Penny Bernard Schaber Campaign, 815 E. Washington St, Appleton, WI 54911 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 50th AD candidate Sarah Ann Shanahan
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. $250 for Shanahan Sponsors $100 for Shanahan Sidekicks $50 for Shanahan Supporters $20 for Shanahan Sweethearts Please give online at www.friendsofsarahann.org, or send contributions to: Friends of Sarah Ann Shanahan, N5845 Valley Road, New Lisbon, WI 53950 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 52nd AD candidate Paul Czisny
Hurley, Burish, and Stanton, 33 E. Main St., Suite 400, Madison. Hosted by Dean Strang Host $500 Sponsor $250 Friend $100 All contributions gratefully accepted RSVP to Connor Chapman at govchapman@yahoo.com Please send contributions to: Friends of Paul Czisny, 260 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Scott Walker for governor
The Legend at Bergamont, 699 Bergamont Blvd., Oregon. Join Senator Neal Kedzie in celebrating fall with Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Walker at the Legend! $150 per couple, $500/$1000 per Host (Checks are made payable to Friends of Scott Walker) For more information, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or Laura@Graltonconsulting.com. 5:30 p.m.
· Reception honoring Sen. Julie Lassa with special guest Ellen Malcolm
The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Hosts $1000; Sponsors $500; Friends $250; Supporter $150; Ticket $50 For more information please contact: Joby Gaudet 715-344-8222 or joby@julielassa.com 5:30 p.m.
· SSDC Annual Milwaukee Reception
Featuring Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker Charro 729 N. Milwaukee St Milwaukee, WI 53202 Due to limited parking, A valet service will be available. Sponsorship Levels: ***Host Plus: $2000 - Includes dinner after the event with Majority Leader Decker and other Senate Democrats. Only 5 spots available. Host: $1000, Sponsor: $500, Friend: $250 Sorry, No PAC. For more information or to RSVP, call SSDC Executive Director Kory Kozloski at 608-260-2403 or email Koryk@wisdems.org Paid for by the State Senate Democratic Committee, Jon Erpenbach, Treasurer. 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on Local Service Consolidation
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· 2010 Wisconsin Economic Summit Series
Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Convention Center, 4747 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Dept. of Justice open meetings & public records laws seminar
Northcentral Technical College, Center for the Health Sciences Auditorium, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau.
· Lt. Gov. Lawton leads Wisconsin Arts Board town hall meeting
Edgewood College, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Dominican Hall, Multi-purpose Room, Madison. MADISON – Wisconsin Arts Board Chair Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and the Wisconsin Arts Board will hold the second in a series of nine town hall meetings around the state at EdgewoodCollege on Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The Arts Board will moderate a community conversation about the arts and culture sector, present their draft strategic plan for input and share their New Economy Funding Initiative. The general public is warmly invited to attend and participate. Contact: Jim Rosenberg, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 7 p.m.
· On the Issues: CC/WI Executive Director Jay Heck & Marquette Law Professor Rick Esenberg
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee. Details and registration: http://law.marquette.edu/cgi-bin/site.pl?2216&deEvent_eventID=3009&date=10-05-2010 12:15 p.m.

October 6
   Fundraisers
· Barrett Campaign Wisconsin craft beer tasting
Home of Lindsey Lee, 731 Williamson St., Madison. Join Tom for a sample local craft beers with Julian Zelazny of Madison's Wine and Hop Shop Along with your hosts Emerging Leaders for Barrett Gwendolyn Cooley, Noah Domnitz, Brian Driscoll Andy Feldman, Bill Katt Jr., Tim Kiefer, Chris Layden Melissa Malott, Shawn Pfaff, Brian Vigue & Benjamin Wagner Sponsor $250.00 Friend $100.00 Suggested minimum contribution of $50.00 Please RSVP and contribute online at: www.barrettforwisconsin.com/event/youngprofessionals Or send checks to: Barrett for Wisconsin P.O. Box 510796 Milwaukee, WI 53203 Please also feel free to contribute at the door! To Sponsor or RSVP please contact Mary: mary@barrettforwisconsin.com or call (414) 510-9821 7 p.m.
· Dane County fundraiser for 47th AD candidate Trish O'Neil
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. With Special Guests Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, Dane County Board Chair Scott McDonnell, Representatives Sondy Pope-Roberts, Kelda Roys, Mark Pocan, Spencer Black, Terese Berceau, Joe Parisi, and Gary Hebl Suggested contribution $50 RSVP to Sue Ellingson at 920-350-2177 or SuEllingson@sbcglobal.net Please send contributions to: Friends of Trish O'Neil, W1087 Fox Road, Columbus, WI 53925 5:30 p.m.
· Environmental fundraiser for Rep. Jeff Smith
Home of Virginia Wolf & Carol Schumacher, 1529 Highland Ave., Eau Claire. Host: $250 Sponsor $100 Guest $50 To RSVP, please contact Ilsa Peterson at 715-252-4037 or ilsap@wisdems.org Please send contributions to: Friends of Jeff Smith, P.O. Box 8186 Eau Claire, WI 54702-8186 Apologies, no PAC accepted 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 25th SD candidate Dane Deutsch
Jersey’s Sports Bar and Grill, Main St., Spooner. All contributions gratefully accepted. PAC accepted. Friends of Dane Deutsch PO Box 232 Rice Lake, WI 54868 www.daneforsenate.com 4 p.m.
· Meet and greet fundraiser for 28th AD candidate Erik Severson
Bristol Ridge Golf Club, 1978 County Road C, Somerset. Suggested Donation: $30 per person/$50 per couple Special Guest: State Senator Sheila Harsdorf 7 p.m.
· Reception for 92nd AD candidate Dennis Clinard
Preferred Distributors, 2455 Commercial Drive, Sparta. With Special Guest, Assembly Republican Leader, Jeff Fitzgerald Gold Sponsor: $500 Silver Sponsor: $250 Suggested Contribution: $50 Please RSVP to Barbara Clinard at 608-343-2936 or clinard4assembly@gmail.com PAC Accepted If you have any questions, please contact Marcie Malszycki at 608-385-6554. 5:30 p.m.
· Red, white and blue patriotic party for 51st AD candidate John Simonson
Frank and Sandee's historic home, 618 Maiden St., Mineral Point. $50 suggested contribution RSVP to Linda Wetzel Hurley, lindawetzelhurley@yahoo.com or 987-1303 Please send contributions to Friends of John Simonson, PO Box 44, Darlington, 53530 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on Review of the Managed Forest Land Program
412 East, State Capitol.
   Other
· AG Van Hollen addresses TLW 75th Fall State Convention
· First Lady Doyle celebrates Money Smart Week
Menominee Indian Middle School, N3455 Highway 47, Neopit. Will Announce a Financial Literacy Poster and Video Contest for the Students First Lady Jessica Doyle will celebrate Money Smart Week on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at MenomineeIndianMiddle School in Neopit. During her visit, Mrs. Doyle will be launching a Financial Literacy Poster and Video Contest for eighth-grade students. The contest is designed to encourage students to talk about their own financial literacy, as well as develop innovative ways to teach others about financial aspects. The theme for this year’s contest is ‘Education is the Key to My Financial Future’. Mrs. Doyle will be answering questions from students about Monday Smart Week and discussing the importance of financial literacy. This year’s Money Smart Week takes place October 2 – 9, 2010. In its fifth year, Money Smart Week consists of hundreds of educational classes, seminars, and activities that take place throughout the state and work to educate people of all ages on financial topics. For more information, visit http://www.moneysmartwi.org/. Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 12:30 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Lawton kicks off Women’s Executive Leadership Summit
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison. MADISON – Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton will address women in corporate leadership and their impact on changing the culture as she opens the Eighth Annual Women’s Executive Leadership Summit tomorrow morning. The two-day conference is being staged Wednesday and Thursday, October 6-7 by the Center for Advanced Studies of the University of Wisconsin School of Business at the FlunoCenter on the UW-Madison campus. The objectives of the summit include empowering women to develop the strategies and skills to be more effective, while addressing business and personal challenges faced by women leaders. Contact: Jim Rosenberg, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 8:30 a.m.
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5-BS-179) Joint Application of the City of Wisconsin Dells, as an Electric Public Utility, and Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative, as an Electric Cooperative Association, for Approval of a Territorial Agreement and Authority to Sell/Buy Certain Electric Distribution Facilities and to Transfer Certain Customers Served by the Same Facilities from Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative to the City of Wisconsin Dells. 2 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Onalaska City Hall, 415 Main St., Onalaska. 610 N.Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 4410-WR-104) Application of Onalaska Municipal Water Utility, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 9:30 a.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· WEDA Fall Regional Conference
Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc.
· Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition 7th CD debate
Northcentral Technical College, 1000 Campus Drive, Wausau. Congressional Candidates Sean Duffy and State Senator Julie Lassa to Debate in Wausau, Wednesday October 6, 2010 Forum on Aging and Disability Issues Organized by Broad Coalition of Human Services, Disability and Senior Organizations A broad coalition of human service, disability and senior organizations are sponsoring a debate between the candidates for US Congress in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District, Sean Duffy and State Senator Julie Lassa. Both candidates have confirmed their attendance. The debate, which will focus on issues of particular concern to seniors and people with disabilities, will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at Northcentral Technical College, 1000 Campus Drive, in Wausau, room E-101. The event is open to the public. The forum will be preceded by an 11:00 a.m. presentation on voting accessibility featuring Village of Weston Town Clerk Sherry Weinkauf. Immediately following the debate, audience members will have the opportunity to use hand-held voting devices to register their opinions on the upcoming elections and the issues of importance to them. “The aging, disability and human service issues that the next United States Congress and our Congressional representatives are going to confront have enormous implications for the everyday lives of people with disabilities and seniors, for their families, for providers and for our state,” said Alicia Boehme, of Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) one of the Forum’s sponsors. “Our diverse and broad coalition of sponsoring organizations demonstrates the breadth and depth of the interest, among Wisconsin residents, in these issues.” Sponsoring organizations for the debate include Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition (WDVC); Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW); Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD ); NAMI Wisconsin; Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG); North Country Independent Living; Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin; Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers; the Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin; and the Community Alliance of Providers of Wisconsin (CAPOW). 12 p.m.

October 7
   Fundraisers
· Barrett Campaign special breakfast event with Vice President Biden
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Contributions to Barrett for Wisconsin are not tax deductible. Corporate checks not accepted. We can no longer accept PAC contributions. Solicitations in connection with this event are limited by Federal law. We are only asking for a donation of up to $2,400 from individuals to Barrett for Wisconsin. We are not asking for, and will not accept in connection with this event, donations in excess of the Federal limits, or donations in any amount from corporations, labor organizations, national banks, federal contractors, foreign nationals, or any other federally prohibited source. We are also not asking for, and will not accept in connection with this event, donations in any amount from registered federal lobbyists, registered foreign agents, federal political action committees, or minors under the age of 16. Guest list is subject to review and attendance is not guaranteed. Contact: (608) 251-0703 7:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 26th AD candidate Mike Endsley
Home of Rick Leonard, 4911 Baron Wood Way, Sheboygan. Please make checks payble to: Taypayers for Endsley 1829 N 27th Place Shebyogan, WI 53081 7 p.m.
· Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce 58th annual dinner
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Keynote Speaker: Colin Harrison, director of IBM's corporate strategy team and inventor of the "Smart Cities" initiative on "Why and How Even the Most Intelligent Cities are Developing 20/20 Foresight." 5 p.m.
· Kenosha Assembly leadership golf outing and banquet
Briston Oaks Country Club, 16801 75th St., Bristol. With County Executive Jim Kreuser, Majority Caucus Chair Rep. Peter Barca, Transportation Committee Chair John Steinbrink & John Antaramian, former state representative and Kenosha mayor. 10:00 am tee time 3:00 pm banquet Sponsor $1000; Premium Sponsor $500; Hole sponsor $250; Golf and Banquet $150 To RSVP or for more info, please contact: kenoshaadccgolf@gmail.com Please make checks (no PAC) payable to: Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee PO Box 814 Madison, WI 53701 10 a.m.
· Physical therapy fundraiser for Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber
Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, 2105 E. Enterprise Ave., Appleton. With Special Guest Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan Host: $250 Sponsor: $125 $50 Suggested minimum contribution To RSVP, contact Danielle Gosse at danielleg@wisdems.org or 920-738-1915 Please send contributions to Penny Bernard Schaber Campaign, 815 E. Washington St, Appleton, WI 54911 5:30 p.m.
· Rep. Jim Soletski's annual birthday bash
Gipper's Sports Bar and Grill, 1860 University Ave., Green Bay. Birthday Booster Host $250 Birthday Booster Sponsor $100 Suggested Contribution $60 RSVP to Mike Mallmann at mikem@wisdems.org or (920)980-2066 Please send contributions to: Citizens for Soletski, P.O. Box 22452, Green Bay, WI 54305-2452 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on Review of Higher Education Financial Aid Programs
411 South, State Capitol.
· UW Board of Regents
Reeve Union, 748 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh.
   Business Events
· Wisconsin-China water collaborations: Past, present and future
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison.
   Other
· Attorney general candidates debate on 'On the Issues with Mike Gousha'
Eckstein Hall, Marquette Law School, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee. Candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General, J.B. Van Hollen and Scott Hassett, will be the guests for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” at Marquette University Law School, Thursday, Oct. 7, at 12:15 p.m. The event will take place in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. This will be the first joint campaign appearance for Van Hollen, the Republican incumbent, and Hassett, his Democratic challenger. Van Hollen is a former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. He was elected Attorney General in 2006. Hassett is a trial attorney and former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy and an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year. A complete schedule is available online. Podcasts are available for all “On the Issues” events by visiting the Law School website shortly after the event. Seating is limited. Members of the public interested in attending the event should register online. Media interested in attending should contact Brigid Miller in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-7445 or brigid.miller@marquette.edu. 12:15 p.m.
· Barrett Campaign visits Beloit small businesses
Denali's Food & Spirits, 443 E. Grand Ave., Beloit. MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and his wife Kris Barrett will visit Beloit with State Senator Judy Robson for a downtown Small Business Tour on Thursday, October 7. They will begin their tour at Denali's Food & Spirits at 4:00 PM. Tom Barrett is running for governor to create jobs, put state government on a diet by cutting more than $1 billion in spending, and stand with Wisconsin’s families, workers and farmers in these tough economic times. Contact: Phil Walzak (414) 271-8050 Gillian Morris (414) 975-0586 4 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Lawton leads Wisconsin Arts Board town hall meeting
Skylight Opera, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Arts Board Chair Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and the Wisconsin Arts Board will hold the fourth in a series of nine town hall meetings around the state at the Skylight Opera in Milwaukee Thursday evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The Arts Board will moderate a community conversation about the arts and culture sector, present their draft strategic plan for input and share their New Economy Funding Initiative. The general public is warmly invited to attend and participate. Contact: Jim Rosenberg, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 7 p.m.
· Nursing workforce survey press conference
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Ballroom B, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. News Conference Will Release Details of Nurse Workforce Survey Initial data from a statewide nurse workforce survey will be unveiled at a news conference on Thursday, according to State Sen. Judy Robson. The news conference will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, Ballroom B. A provision in the last state budget directed state agencies to conduct the survey, which will help determine existing and future nurse education and staffing needs in Wisconsin. “The information we get from nurses about their education, work history, commuting distance, and reasons for wanting to stay or not stay in the profession will help us balance supply and demand,” said Robson, a registered nurse who is working with nursing groups on strategies to train more nurses and nursing faculty. “It will help us better deploy resources to implement and complement health care reform in Wisconsin.” The Department of Regulation & Licensing administered the on-line survey as part of the nurse license renewal process. Between January 6 and March 1 of this year, more than 83,000 registered nurses renewing their licenses were asked to complete the confidential survey. The Department of Workforce Development must analyze the data and report the findings to the Governor and the Legislature by the end of 2011. “In order to educate a sufficient number of nurses for the jobs of the future, we need to ask a few questions,” said Robson, who authored the survey provision in the budget bill. “What credentials and training do our nurses currently have? Are there regional shortages in nurses with certain specialties? How can we keep nurses from leaving the profession?” Workforce Development Secretary Roberta Gassman will discuss how the survey was conducted and the initial analysis of the data. Regulation & Licensing Secretary Celia Jackson will discuss the response rate and reaction from nurses who were surveyed. Also speaking will be Robson, Department of Health Services Secretary Karen Timberlake, Wisconsin Nurses Association President Carolyn Krause, and Wisconsin Center for Nursing Board Member Sue Schuler. CONTACT: Sen. Judy Robson, 608-266-2253 10:15 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Neillsville City Hall, 118 W. 5th St., Neillsville. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 4040-WR-103) Application of the City of Neillsville Municipal Water Utility, Clark County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Municipal Building, 860 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 1980-WR-104) Application of Fennimore Water and Light Plant, Grant County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 11 a.m.
· Walker Campaign Brown Bag rally
Klemm Tank Lines, 2204 Pamperin Road, Green Bay. Rebecca Kleefisch and Scott Walker to Hold Brown Bag Lunch in Green Bay Wauwatosa - Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch, will hold a Brown Bag Lunch in Green Bay to discuss jobs and his plans to rein in government spending on Thursday, October 7, 2010 beginning at 12:30pm CT. 12:30 p.m.

October 8
   Other
· Academy Evenings lecture on tribal courts
Alvord Theater, Northland College, 1411 Ellis Ave., Ashland. Author and UW–Madison Anthropologist Larry Nesper to Discuss American Indian Sovereignty and Tribal Court Development at Free Northland College Event Madison—As part of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters' Academy Evenings series of public discussions, author and anthropologist Larry Nesper will speak on Fulfilling the Promise of Self-determination: Tribal Court Development in Wisconsin, Friday, October 8, 2010 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Alvord Theater, Northland College, 1411 Ellis Ave. In this public forum, Nesper will discuss how, in the last several decades, the eleven federally-recognized tribes in the state of Wisconsin have all developed their own judicial systems. Nesper will also expand on how these tribal courts have been instrumental in transforming American Indian tribes from largely powerless and impoverished kinship-based communities into unique state-like entities, exerting their sovereignty within the United States. This Academy Evenings event, co-hosted with Northland College, is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Seating is first come, first served. Visit our Academy Evenings Around the State web page for more event information. Larry Nesper is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of The Walleye War: The Struggle for Ojibwe Spearfishing and Treaty Rights (University of Nebraska Press, 2002), and has worked closely with several tribes in Wisconsin and with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. Nesper teaches courses in American Indian ethnography and ethnohistory, Indians of the Western Great Lakes, anthropology of law, and American Indian social and political movements. Statewide Academy Evenings are sponsored by the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and M&I Bank. About Academy Evenings Academy Evenings engage the public in a wide variety of topics of public interest and feature Wisconsin’s leading thinkers, scholars, and artists. These free forums are intended to encourage public interaction with these leaders in an intimate atmosphere designed to foster discussion and build community. The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters sponsors Academy Evenings regularly in Overture Center for the Arts in Madison and at other venues across the state. For more information on Academy Evenings in your area, visit wisconsinacademy.org. Contact: Jason A. Smith, communications director 7 p.m.
· Dept. of Commerce economic development announcement
330 S. Penn St., Belmont. On October 8 at 10 a.m. Department of Commerce Secretary Aaron Olver and Betin, Inc. President Arnaud Solandt and Vice President Jean Rossard will make an economic development announcement at the company’s Belmont facility. For additional information, contact Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661. 10 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle delivers Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game prize
Sennett Middle School, 502 Pflaum Road, Madison. First Lady Jessica Doyle will deliver a Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? weekly winner game prize to a middle school student on Friday October 8, 2010 at 10:40 a.m. at Sennett Middle School in Madison. While there, Mrs. Doyle will explain the fun and educational game to the class and present the prize to a sixth grade student who identified Belmont as the mystery city in Week Three. Students in fourth through eighth grades can research the three clues found online each week to identify the mystery city. This is the eighth year of the game. More information and game clues can be found at http://jessicadoyle.wi.gov/wheresjessica/. Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 10:40 a.m.
· Gov. Doyle, HHS Secretary Sebelius health care announcement
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, Chavez Health Center, 1032 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive, Milwaukee. Governor Jim Doyle will join U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Congresswoman Gwen Moore to make an announcement related to health care and tour the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center tomorrow, Friday, October 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center Chavez Health Center in Milwaukee. Contact: Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 10 a.m.
· Lt. Gov. Lawton leads Wisconsin Arts Board town hall meeting
Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King St., La Crosse. LA CROSSE – Wisconsin Arts Board Chair Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and the Wisconsin Arts Board will hold the fifth in a series of nine town hall meetings around the state at the Pump House Regional Arts Center on Friday evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The Arts Board will moderate a community conversation about the arts and culture sector, present their draft strategic plan for input and share their New Economy Funding Initiative. The general public is warmly invited to attend and participate. Contact: Jim Rosenberg, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 7 p.m.
· Roundtable lecture: Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide
Room 1106, Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison.
· Wisconsin Broadcasters Association U.S. Senate debate
Milwaukee. 8 p.m.

October 9
   Fundraisers
· Fall fundraiser for Rep. Nick Milroy
Longbranch Saloon & Eatery, 301 5th Ave. E., Minong. With Special Guest Congressman Dave Obey $100 Host "$73 for the 73rd" Host $35 Couple $20 Single RSVP to im4@NickMilroy.com or 715.392.8690 Please send contributions to: Milroy for Assembly, 4543 S Sam Anderson Rd, South Range, WI 54874 12 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Nick Milroy
Marlee's Caribbean Restaurant, 525 Tower Ave., Superior. Check out Superior's Newest Restaurant at a Fundraiser for Rep. Nick Milroy With Special Guest Congressman Dave Obey $100 Host "$73 for the 73rd" Host $35 Couple $20 Single RSVP to im4@NickMilroy.com or 715.392.8690 Please send contributions to: Milroy for Assembly, 4543 S Sam Anderson Rd, South Range, WI 54874 4 p.m.
· Progressives for Rep. Jeff Smith fundrasier
Home of John and Beth Derosier, 1316 Altoona Drive, Eau Claire. Host: $250 Sponsor $100 Guest $50 To RSVP, please contact Ilsa Peterson at 715-252-4037 or ilsap@wisdems.org Please send contributions to: Friends of Jeff Smith, P.O. Box 8186 Eau Claire, WI 54702-8186 Apologies, no PAC accepted 1 p.m.
   Other
· Voces de la Frontera presentation on indigenous rights
MATC Downtown Campus, 700 W. State St., Room M616, Milwaukee. Milwaukee is honored to host a presentation entitled "Human Rights Violations Against Indigenous People at the Arizona-Mexico Border," offered by Ofelia Rivas, a Tohono O'odham Tribal Elder. Ms. Rivas is the founder of the "O'odham VOICE Against the WALL" in Sells, Arizona, located at the Mexico border. Ms. Rivas will also speak at various locations in Madison, College of Menominee Nation in Keshena and with the Ho-Chunk tribe in Mauston throughout the week. Ms. Rivas is: · An international human rights and indigenous rights activist for tribal sovereignty and the preservation of traditional tribal cultures · Founder of the O'odham Rights, Cultural and Environmental Justice Coalition · Winner of the "2010 Award for Women Working on the Border" by Borderlinks · Activist at the 2010 Alternative World People's Conference on Climate Change in Bolivia · An Official Observer of the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues · A participant in ratifying the 2007 UN Declaration of Human Rights for Indigenous Peoples · Invited to represent the O'odham elders in the Indigenous People's Congress of Mexico Ms. Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham Tribal Elder and founder of the "O'odham Voice against the Wall" in Sells, Arizona, located at the Mexico border. Sponsored by Voces de la Frontera and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 212 For more information, contact Leila Pine at (608) 233-5566 or (608) 234-0399 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty Post-Party Summit Olympia Resort & Conference Center, 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc.
· Worker rally with U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, USW President Leo Gerard
Milwaukee Area Labor Council, 633 S. Hawley Road, Milwaukee. Labor volunteers go door-to-door in support of pro-working family candidates (Milwaukee, WI) - On Saturday, Oct. 9th at 9:00 a.m., Sen. Russ Feingold and United Steel Workers (USW) International President Leo Gerard, will join hundreds of union members as they gear up for a Saturday morning Labor Walk. Feingold and Gerard will thank union members for their activism at a rally before volunteers hit the streets to contact thousands of union voters. This Labor Walk is part of Labor 2010, a grassroots effort through which union members to talk one-on-one about the critical midterm elections with fellow union members. The program reaches thousands of Wisconsin workers weekly via member to member walks, phone banks, worksite leaflets and local union mail. Leo Gerard is the International President of the USW which represents over 1.5 million active and retired members. This Saturday’s walk and rally is in remembrance of USW District 2 – Women of Steel activist Julie Thorn who recently passed away. Contact: Karen Hickey, 414-573-7579 Steve Kwaterski, 414-975-8650 9 a.m.

October 10
   Fundraisers
· Dunn Co. Dems celebrate 67th AD candidate CW King and Sen. Pat Kreitlow
Jake's Supper Club, E5690 County Road D, Menomonie. Host: $250 Sponsor $100 Guest $50 To RSVP, contact Ilsa Peterson at 715-252-4037 or ilsap@wisdems.org Please send contributions to: King for Assembly, PO Box 425, Chippewa Falls, 54729 PAC Accepted 3 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 7th AD candidate Brad Sponholz Fin ‘N’ Feather Tavern, 4060 W. Loomis Road, Greenfield.

October 11
   Fundraisers
· First ever ADCC alumni event
Top of the Park, Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Hosted by Speakers Tom Loftus, Wally Kunicki, and Mike Sheridan to honor the career of Chairman Dave Obey. Sponsorship Levels: Platinum $1,000 Gold $500 Silver $250 Blue $100 TO RSVP, please email adcc.alumni@gmail.com or call Katie Robart at (608) 258-9225 Please send contributions to the ADCC, PO Box 814, Madison, WI 53701 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 17th SD candidate Carol Beals
Home of Nancy Rottier and Gary Goyke 130 Lakewood Blvd., Madison. You're invited to a fundraiser in honor of State Senate candidate Carol Beals ~with special guests~ Dane Co. Executive Kathleen Falk & Katie Morrison, 1st Woman Elected to the State Senate Host $500 Sponsor $250 Supporter $100 Suggested contribution at the door $50 Contribute Online: http://www.actblue.com/page/bealsinmadison Katie Morrison was the first woman to be elected to serve in the Wisconsin Senate, She was elected in 1975 and represented the 17th District. Since her inauguration, there have been 21 women senators that have followed in her footsteps. Senator Morrison was the first woman to serve on Wisconsin's powerful Joint Finance Committee and passed Wisconsin's Divorce Reform Act requiring that property acquired during a marriage be divided equally. After leaving the Wisconsin State Senate, Katie Morrison pursued a career in health care administration with the United States Government, was CFO of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and Senior VP of Finance and Administration for the March of Dimes. She has published about the topic of health care economics. Grant County Supervisor Carol Beals has spent her life fighting for her community and the hardworking families of Southwestern Wisconsin. Born and raised in the district, Beals has been recognized both for her work at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and for her outstanding leadership and service to numerous community and volunteer organizations. For more information, call 608-558-0295 or email bealsforsenate@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 35th AD candidate Tom Tiffany The Refuge, 410 Highway 64, Antigo.
· Fundraiser for 45th AD candidate Amy Loudenbeck
Butterfly Club, 5246 E. County Road X, Beloit. Special guest - Former Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow Suggested contribution is $30 per person RSVP to amy@amyforassembly.com Host levels are as follows: Star - $100 Superstar - $250 Red Giant - $500 Campaign contribution information and online payment available at - http://www.amyloudenbeckforassembly.com/invest.html. Personal checks may be mailed to Amy Loudenbeck for Assembly - P.O. Box 556 Clinton, WI 53525 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Frank Lasee with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
Legends Restaurant, 875 Heritage Road, De Pere. Rep. Paul Ryan coming Monday, October 11 to support my campaign As you know, the stakes this year couldn’t be higher for this election. Governor Doyle and the tax-and-spend liberals in Madison have taken our state way off course, and it will take conservative leadership to turn things around and get Wisconsin working again. The Madison politicians and their liberal friends won’t let that happen without a fight. These liberals have taken out a $200,000 TV ad buy to defeat me. They are well funded, and we must match them if we are to defeat their misguided agenda in the 1st Senate District this November. That’s why Congressman Paul Ryan is coming to help, and I hope I can count on your help as well! Will you join us Monday? Suggested contribution, $50 Please RSVP to my wife, Amy, by Saturday, October 9, at 920-265-7709 or via email. 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
· Fundraising reception for Sen. John Lehman
Racine Yacht Club, Racine. With Special Guest US Senator Herb Kohl For more info call 262-633-4350. 5 p.m.
· Luncheon for 1st SD candidate Frank Lasee
Legends, 875 Heritage, De Pere. Special Guest: Paul Ryan Platinum - $1000, Gold - $500, Silver - $250, Bronze - $125 PAC no longer accepted. Please RSVP to Judi at 608-257-8035 or jrhodes@wisgop.org Taxpayers for Lasee 830 Spring Hills Ct. De Pere, WI54115 www.franklasee.com 12 p.m.
· Reception for AG candidate Scott Hassett
River Jack's, 1835 Rose St., La Crosse. Join Special Guest Congressman Ron Kind Hosted by Vicki Burke, Steve Doyle, Dan Flaherty, Dr. Robert & Maureen Freedland, Mike Gill, John Medinger, Rep. Jennifer Shilling, Tom Sleik, & Margaret Wood Sponsorship Levels: $500, $250, $100 All contributions gratefully accepted To become a sponsor or for questions contact Ross Pollack at (410) 458-3113 ross@hassettforag.com 5 p.m.
· United Steel Workers fundraiser for Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber
Holiday Inn, 123 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah. Suggested contribution: $50 RSVP to Danielle Gosse at danielleg@wisdems.org or 920-738-1915 Please send contributions to Penny Bernard Schaber Campaign, 815 E. Washington St, Appleton, WI 54911 5 p.m.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Petri launches Walk and Bike to School event
Omro Footbridge, S. Webster and Main St., Omro. Petri to Walk to School with Omro Middle School Students Oct. 11 Safe Routes to School helps kids be healthy and active Omro, WI— U.S. Representative Tom Petri will walk to Omro Middle School with students on October 11 to launch a Walk and Bike to School event. The walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Omro Footbridge (north corner of South Webster and Main Street downtown). Other scheduled participants include State Senator Richard Spanbauer and Omro Middle School Principal Paul Williams. The Walk and Bike to School event will conclude with a press conference from 9:40-10:15 a.m. “This is a great event,” says Rep. Petri. “We want to be sure that kids can bike and walk to school in a safe way and encourage them to do so. This lays the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle and sets them on the right path ‐ a good path for all of us to follow." Upon arriving at the school, Petri will speak to students and learn about school's comprehensive Safe Routes to School program, which works to increase the number and safety of kids walking and biking to school. Petri will learn about bike rides the school offers at recess and as part of the physical education curriculum, an in-school bike shop, an earn-a-bike program, and a school fitness trail. Representatives from the Wisconsin Safe Routes to School Network and the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin will be on hand to answer questions about Safe Routes to School programs throughout the state. Omro Middle School is one of hundreds of schools across Wisconsin with an active Safe Routes to School program. In 2008, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation awarded Omro a $21,000 federal Safe Routes to School planning grant. Omro has applied for an additional grant and will find out in October whether its application was successful; its proposal was one of 50 Safe Routes to School proposals received this year by WisDOT. Safe Routes to School promotes walking and biking to school to address rising bus costs and overweight issues among students. Teachers have reported that children who walk or bike to school start the day refreshed and ready to learn. Quick facts about schools, transportation and health: · Nationwide, as much as 20% to 30% of morning traffic is generated by parents driving their children to schools. (Dubay A. “See Dick and Jane Sit in Traffic,” The Press Democrat, September 7, 2003 cited in Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting. US Environmental Protection Agency EPA 231‐R‐03‐004. October 2003. Available at www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/pdf/school_travel.pdf) · People living in auto‐oriented suburbs drive more, walk less, and are more obese than people living in walkable communities. (Frank LD, Andresen MA, Schmid TL. “Obesity relationships with community design, physical activity, and time spent in cars.” American Journal of Preventative Medicine 2004; 27: 87‐96.) · For each hour of driving per day, obesity increases 6%, while walking or biking for transportation reduces the risk of obesity. (Frank LD, Andresen MA, Schmid TL. “Obesity relationships with community design, physical activity, and time spent in cars.” American Journal of Preventative Medicine 2004; 27: 87‐96.) · The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that physical inactivity results in $76 billion in direct medical costs annually. For More Information Contact: Niel Wright, Press Secretary Office of Rep. Tom Petri (202) 225-2476 niel.wright@mail.house.gov Kathryn Kingsbury, Director of Communication Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (608) 251‐4456 kathryn.kingsbury@bfw.org About Safe Routes to School: Safe Routes to School is a growing national movement to increase the number and safety of kids walking and biking to school. Safe Routes to School is now a federally funded program that is being adopted in communities across the nation to address skyrocketing childhood obesity rates, poor air quality and the crashes and injuries due to increased traffic near schools. In 2005, Congress authorized $612 million in funding for Safe Routes to School. Grants from the federal Safe Routes to School program are awarded by state departments of transportation and allow schools and communities to retrofit roads, sidewalks and bike paths to allow children to more safely walk and bicycle to school. Funding also supports education, promotion and enforcement campaigns. As more children are able to safely walk and bicycle to school, children and their communities benefit from reduced traffic congestion, better air quality, and healthier lifestyles. More information is available at www.saferoutes.bfw.org. About the Wisconsin Safe Routes to School Network: The Wisconsin SRTS Network comprises 50 groups working to increase physical activity among all students, to ensure that federal SRTS funds are spent on quality projects, to leverage additional state resources for SRTS initiatives, and to advocate to remove barriers to walking and bicycling to schools through policy initiatives. About the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin: The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (Bike Fed) is a statewide bicycle advocacy organization representing thousands of members across Wisconsin. Its mission is to inspire, motivate, and unite a strong community of civic, business and political leaders, motorists and bicyclists to move bicycling forward in Wisconsin. For more information on the Bike Fed visit www.bfw.org. 7:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service U.S. Senate debate
Wausau. 7 p.m.

October 12
   Fundraisers
· DPW Eleanor Roosevelt Tribute
Orpheum Theatre, 216 State St., Madison.
· Evening reception for 43rd AD candidate Evan Wynn
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. Special Guest: Assembly Minority Leader Jeff Fitzgerald Suggested Contribution: $50 Silver Host: $250 Gold Host: $500 PAC Accepted Contact: Stephanie Kundert at 608.692.2822 or stephanie.kundert@gmail.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Fred Kessler
Yen Ching, 7630 W. Good Hope Road, Milwaukee. All individual contributions gratefully accepted. RSVP to fkessler@execpc.com Please send contributions to 11221 West Sanctuary Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53224 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mary Williams
Club 8 Supper Club, W9594 U.S. Highway 8, Ladysmith. Special Guests: State Senate Candidate Pam Galloway and Representative Scott Suder. Hosted by Ron Moore, Gordon Malaise, Mike & Cheryl Kelley, Bill Rands, Travis Ewer, Al Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Don Antczak, and Ron & Kathleen Olynick. Suggested contribution of $50 per person. No PAC contributions accepted. Contact Mary Williams at (715) 748-5980, or mwilliamsforassembly@gmail.com. Make Checks payable to Mary Williams for Assembly, 542 Billings Ave., Medford, WI 54451. 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Russ Decker
Mickey’s, 1239 Schofield Ave., Schofield. Join us for Pizza & Beer. 5 p.m.
· Reception for 92nd AD Dennis Clinard
Sand Creek Brewery, 320 Pierce St., Black River Falls. $500 Gold Sponsor $250 Silver Sponsor $50 suggested contribution Please RSVP to Barbara Clinard at 608-343-2936 or clinard4assembly@gmail.com Accepting PAC Contact Marcie Malszycki at 608-385-65554 if you have any questions. 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· DNR public meeting on a proposed land acquisition strategy for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund
DNR Waukesha Service Center, Room 151, 141 NW Barstow St., Waukesha. View the draft proposal: http://dnr.wi.gov/stewardship/ 7 p.m.
· PSC technical hearing regarding intrastate access charges
· Special committee on Public Assistance Program Integrity
LC Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· Bradley Center Board Chairman Marc Marotta addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. 12 p.m.
· Madison International Trade Association
Madison Marriott West, Middleton. Companies can enjoy a number of benefits by sourcing components or materials globally. Global sourcing can help lower costs, provide access to a larger pool of resources, and generate faster turnaround times. But the risks of a global supply chain are real and managers must understand these risks as part of a successful global strategy. Whether your company sources from a single foreign supplier or relies on a large global supplier network, supply chain disruptions can increase your costs and interrupt your ability to meet customer demand. Join the Madison International Trade Association (MITA) to learn about the vulnerabilities in your global sourcing strategy and discover how you can mitigate these risks! Cost: $30 members/$40 non-members To register, visit: http://www.mitaweb.org/Events.shtml Contact: Jen Pino-Gallagher Phone: 608-224-5125 11:30 a.m.
   Other
· 2010 Southeastern Wisconsin Anti-Gang Summit
Wyndham Hotel, 4747 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee.
· Federalist Society, MacIver Institute panel discussion on 'Citizens United' Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
· Good Jobs and Livable Neighborhoods media event to protest voter suppression billboards
Media Event to Protest Voter Suppression Billboards Good Jobs and Livable Neighborhoods is planning a media event in Milwaukee next Tuesday, Oct 12th at 11am to protest voter suppression efforts in Milwaukee. Community leaders from a broad range of constituencies will decry the crass effort by an undisclosed source to suppress the vote in Milwaukee (see example below). Speakers from a number of local Milwaukee organizations will also demand that Clear Channel, the company which owns the billboards, take the ads down and disclose the organization or individuals who are funding them. Speakers will discuss the implications of this anonymous effort to discourage minorities from exercising their democratic rights. Please join us. For more information on voter suppression and voter caging efforts in Milwaukee http://www.onewisconsinnow.org/swv2010/swvhome.html What: Media Event to Protest Voter Suppression Billboards When: Tuesday October 12, 11 AM Where: In front of Billboard on Morgan Street just east of 22nd Street, Milwaukee 11 a.m.
· Lt. Gov. Lawton leads Wisconsin Arts Board Town Hall meeting, discussion with educators in Wausau
WAUSAU – Wisconsin Arts Board Chair Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and the Wisconsin Arts Board will hold the sixth of nine town hall meetings convening around the State of Wisconsin this fall at the Grand Theater in Wausau Tuesday. From 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Arts Board will moderate a community conversation about the arts and culture sector, present their strategic plan for input and share their New Economy Funding Initiative. The general public is warmly invited to attend and participate. From 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., Lt. Governor Lawton and Arts Board staff and board members will meet with educators and arts leaders to discuss a model for the Arts and Creativity in Education Task Force community initiative, a joint project of the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Members of the public are also welcome to attend. WHERE: Grand Theater 401 Fourth Street Wausau WHEN: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Town Hall Meeting: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Educators Meeting: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Contact: Jim Rosenberg, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 11:30AM, 4:00PM
· On the Issues: MPS Superintendent Greg Thornton
· UW-Milwaukee deficit forum
UWM Union, Wisconsin Room, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. National speakers discuss the deficit Oct. 12 The Concord Coalition and the Wisconsin Fiscal Advisory Council invite you to attend the second of three forums discussing the challenges associated with the national debt and how it affects our nation, the State of Wisconsin and its residents. This second forum in a series of three takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the UWM Union Wisconsin Room, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. It will focus on what is being done in Washington, D.C., to address the national debt. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Andy Stern, former president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and current Georgetown University research fellow, will join Concord's Robert Bixby and Luke Repici, executive director and youth advisory chair, respectively, to discuss the opportunities and challenges for elected officials, youth and future generations when tackling long-term federal fiscal challenges. The conference will be broadcast live via the Internet. A facilitator will take questions from participants across UW System campuses (watching the forum remotely) and deliver them to panelists in Milwaukee. Questions will be answered live via the Web broadcast. To R.S.V.P., visit: http://www.concordcoalition.org/act/event/2010/0922/congressman-paul-ryan-and-former-president-seiu-andy-stern-join-concord-coalitio. For questions about accommodations for the Oct. 12 forum contact Lynn Wilk: lcwilk@uwm.edu or (414) 229-6917. 6 p.m.

October 13
   Fundraisers
· Feingold campaign fundraiser with First Lady Michelle Obama
U.S. Cellular Arena, Milwaukee. Contact: press@russfeingold.org 414-763-4205 12 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 35th AD candidate Tom Tiffany Pine Tree Supper Club, 115 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tomahawk.
· Fundraiser for Thompson Campaign in Eau Claire
Fanny Hill 3919 Crescent Avenue, Eau Claire, WI WRA Endorsed candidate Ed Thompson for State Senate, with special invited guest U. S. Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner Sponsor Levels: $500 Gold Level Host $250 Silver Level Sponsor $100 Patron $40 General Reception suggested contribution 5:30 p.m.
· Reception for 29th SD candidate Dr. Pam Galloway
Reception for Dr. Pam Galloway- Candidate for Wisconsin’s 29th Senate District Wednesday, October 13 5:30PM – 7:00PM Special Guest: Former Senator Walter John Chilsen Gulliver’s Landing 1701 Mallard Lane in Rib Mountain Suggested contribution: $25/person. PAC accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends of Pam Galloway 1506 Pine View Lane Wausau, WI 54403 RSVP to Pam or Chet at 715-359-6028 or GallowayForStateSenate@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
· Reception in honor of 31st AD candidate Ed Thompson
Fanny Hill, 3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire. You are cordially invited to a reception in honor of Ed Thompson WRA endorsed candidate for State Senate with special invited guest U.S. Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner $500 - Gold Level Host $250 - Silver Level Sponsor $100 - Patron $40 - General reception (suggested contribution) Please make checks payable to: Friends for Ed Thompson RSVP appreciated to 608-343-9444 or via email at info@edthompson.com P.O. Box 604, Tomah, WI 54660 www.EdThompson.com 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Special committee on Infant Mortality
Beloit Memorial Hospital, 1969 W. Hart Road, Beloit.
· Special committee on Infant Mortality
Beloit Memorial Hospital, 1969 W. Hart Road, Beloit.
   Business Events
· Wisconsin Wind Works wind energy symposium
Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee.
   Other
· AG Van Hollen addresses 2010 Southeastern Wisconsin Anti-Gang Summit
Wyndham-Milwaukee Airport, 4747 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will provide opening remarks at the 2010 Southeastern Wisconsin Anti-Gang Summit on Wednesday, October 13. The summit is being hosted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. For additional information on the summit, please contact Dean Puschnig at (414) 297-1774. 8:15 a.m.
· DNR public meeting
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Clairemont Campus-Business Education Center Room 103, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire. Meeting on a proposed land acquisition strategy for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund. View the draft proposal: http://dnr.wi.gov/stewardship/ 7 p.m.
· First Annual WisconsinEye Citizenship Celebration The Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· Lt. Gov. Lawton leads Wisconsin Arts Board town hall meeting
Nicolet College, Northwoods Center Dining Room, 5364 College Drive, Rhinelander. RHINELANDER – Wisconsin Arts Board Chair Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and the Wisconsin Arts Board will hold the seventh in a series of nine town hall meetings around the state at NicoletCollege in the Northwoods Center Dining Room on Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Arts Board will moderate a community conversation about the arts and culture sector, present their draft strategic plan for input and share their New Economy Funding Initiative. The general public is warmly invited to attend and participate. Contact: Jim Rosenberg, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 6:30 p.m.
· Milwaukee Co. Exec. Walker addresses TEMPO Milwaukee
Milwaukee Hilton, Regency Ballroom, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Wauwatosa – Scott Walker, Milwaukee County executive and Republican nominee for governor, will address TEMPO Milwaukee on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 beginning at 7:30am CT. Contact: Jill Bader (414) 453-2010 Email: Jillb@scottwalker.org 7:30 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Weyerhaeuser Village Hall, W14390 Railway Ave., Weyerhaeuser. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6470-WR-101) Application of Weyerhaeuser Municipal Water Utility, Rusk County, Wisconsin,, Rusk County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m.

October 14
   Fundraisers
· 39 for 39 fundraiser for 29th AD candidate Liz Jones
Parkview Restaurant, Hammond. Come celebrate Liz Jones’s 39th Birthday with her on October 14. Chili cook-off begins at 5:30 p.m. Chili entries are needed, but all tasters are welcome. Contact lizjonesforassembly@live.com to participate in the cook-off or to RSVP Suggested contribution $39, all contributions are appreciated. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 5th SD candidate Leah Vukmir
Fundraiser for Leah Vukmir Candidate for State Senate District 5 Thursday, October 14th 5:30-7:30 PM Special Guests Congressman Paul Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner, Charlie Sykes and James T. Harris Western Racquet Club 1800 Highland Drive Elm Grove, WI $35 per person, $50 per couple to attend Hosting opportunities available. PAC no longer accepted. RSVP to Georgia at Georgia@LeahVukmir.com or call 414-550-6116 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 83rd AD candidate Aaron Robertson
Matty's Bar and Grille, 14460 W. College Ave., New Berlin. All contributions gratefully accepted RSVP to Aaron Robertson at american_statesman@yahoo.com Please send contributions to: Robertson for State Assembly, S67 W12559 Larkspur Road, Muskego, WI 53150 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 96th AD candidate Brian Murphy
Pearl Street Brewery, 1401 Saint Andrew St., La Crosse. Rep. Jennifer Shilling, Tawni Kind, Tara Johnson, and Tim Pedesky invite you to A Fundraiser for 96th District Assembly Candidate Brian Murphy Featuring Special Guest Congressman Ron Kind Sponsor: $250 Host: $100 RSVP to Jennifer Burchell at 608-738-1301 or murphyforassembly@gmail.com Please send contributions to: Murphy for Assembly PO Box 5, Coon Valley, WI 54623 6 p.m.
· Meet & Greet Reception for 27th SD candidate Kurt Schlicht
Meet & Greet Reception for Kurt Schlicht Candidate, SD 27 Thursday, October 14th 5:30pm-7:30pm Main Street Pub & Grill 120 E Main St Mt Horeb, WI 53572 Contributions gratefully accepted. Contact Ramona at Ramona@Kurt4Senate.com to R.S.V.P. 5:30 p.m.
· Meet and greet fundraiser for 5th AD candidate Jim Steineke
Brown County Golf Course, 897 Riverdale Drive, Hobart. Contact: (920) 268-2058 or seanlansing1@gmail.com 5 p.m.
· Reception for Sen. Jim Sullivan
3487 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee. 6 p.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on Judicial Discipline and Recusal
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Special committee on Review of Spousal Maintenance Awards in Divorce Proceedings
LC Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· WIN Milwaukee: Grab a bucket! Using social media to enhance innovation
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa.
· Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· Disabled American Veterans fall conference
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Wisconsin will hold its annual Fall Conference at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, WI on October 14-16, 2010. The focus will be outreach to all Wisconsin’s disabled veterans and their families. On Friday morning October 15th, a panel discussion will be held on veterans’ issues such as deployment related illnesses, job training for veterans, and VA Disability Compensation. The discussion will begin at 8 am. Among the panel members will be Dr. James B. Phillips from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). Dr. Phillips will do a thirty minute power point presentation on the Program. CDMRP is funded by Congress through the Department of Defense. It researches Deployment Related Medical Illnesses affecting veterans. Also on the panel will be a representative from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to discuss the Jobs for Veterans Act. Other panel members will be representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs or VA. Representatives from the VA Medical Centers in Milwaukee, Madison and Tomah will discuss health care for veterans. A representative from the VA Regional Office in Milwaukee will discuss veterans’ benefits such as VA Disability Compensations and Pensions. Following the panel discussions, the Milwaukee DAV National Service Office will hold an Informational Seminar on Federal Benefits. This seminar is designed to educate disabled veterans and their families on specific veterans’ benefits and services. The DAV National Service Officers will be able to immediately file benefits for eligible veterans during the Seminar. As part of the outreach, all veterans and their families, even non-members of DAV, are invited to attend the panel discussion and the Informational Seminar on Federal Benefits. The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans is a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and Congressionally chartered in 1930. The Department of Wisconsin has over 15,000 members residing in the state. DAV is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nation’s disabled veterans and their families. For more information, contact Ken Kuehnl at (262) 878-6422. 8 a.m.
· DNR public meeting
DNR Northeast Region Headquarters, 2984 Shawano Ave., Green Bay. Meeting on a proposed land acquisition strategy for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund. View the draft proposal: http://dnr.wi.gov/stewardship/ 7 p.m.
· First Lady Doyle launches Sheboygan Shindig
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan. Will Visit Exhibits and Read with Students from a Sheboygan Elementary School First Lady Jessica Doyle will launch the Sheboygan Shindig on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 10:15 a.m. at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. While there, the First Lady will be meeting with the first- and fourth-grade reading buddies from SheridanElementary School in Sheboygan. The group will tour the new art exhibition in “Animal Magnetism” before reading together. Mrs. Doyle will discuss the importance of reading, share a book with the students and answer any questions. The Sheboygan Shindig is an all-ages festival in Sheboygan that features the visual, literary, performing and horticultural arts. With different activities and presentations each day, the self-described “arts extravaganza” has events for everyone. This year, a highlight of the Shindig will be Wisconsin’s First Children’s Book Festival featuring children’s book authors and illustrators who will host a variety of reading-focused activities. The Shindig will also include the grand opening of the Bookworm Gardens as they “Bring books to life one garden at a time,” and the “Animal Magnetism” Celebration at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. For more information on the Book Festival, the Sheboygan Shindig, BookwormGardens or the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, visit www.jmkac.org. Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 10:15 a.m.
· RNC 'Fire Pelosi' victory rally
Green Bay Victory Center, 400 S. Washington St., Green Bay. WASHINGTON – RNC Chairman Michael Steele will hold a ‘Fire Pelosi’ victory rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 9:30 AM to meet with volunteers, energize supporters, and discuss the RNC’s efforts to elect Republicans in November. With: RNC Chairman Michael Steele Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus Wisconsin National Committeewoman Mary Buestrin Republican Congressional Candidate Reid Ribble (WI-8) CONTACT: Ryan Tronovitch 202.510-7887 9:30 a.m.
· Walker Campaign Brown Bag lunch
Powertex Group Inc., 5651 Highway 93, Eau Claire. Wauwatosa - Scott Walker, Milwaukee County executive and Republican nominee for governor, will make a policy announcement at a Brown Bag Lunch in Eau Claire to discuss jobs and his plans to rein in government spending on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 11:30am CT. Contact: Jill Bader (414) 453-2010 Jillb@scottwalker.org 11:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin Arts Board town hall meeting
Superior City Hall, Council Chambers, 1316 N. 14th St., Superior. SUPERIOR – The Wisconsin Arts Board will hold the eighth in a series of nine town hall meetings around the state in the Council Chambers at Superior City Hall on Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The Arts Board will moderate a community conversation about the arts and culture sector, present their draft strategic plan for input and share their New Economy Funding Initiative. The general public is warmly invited to attend and participate. 7 p.m.

October 15
   Fundraisers
· 60th birthday celebration for AG candidate Scott Hassett
Restaurant Magnus, 120 E. Wilson St., Madison. Join Special Guests Senator Russ Feingold & Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk Sponsorship Levels: $600, $260, $160 Suggested Contribution at the Door: $60 All contributions gratefully accepted. To become a sponsor or for questions contact Ross Pollack at (410) 458-3113 ross@hassettforag.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraising event for 67th AD candidate Tom Larson
Special Guest, State Representative Scott Suder, invites you to a fundraising event for Tom Larson for Assembly When: October 15th, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Loopy's Grill and Saloon, 10691 State Highway 29, Chippewa Falls. Please RSVP to Kyle O’Brien at (262) 498-6778 or kyletob@gmail.com PAC contributions gratefully accepted Host Levels: Host - $250 Sponsor - $100 Guest (Suggested Contribution) - $50 6 p.m.
· Special event for 67th AD candidate CW King
The Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 N. High St., 3rd Floor Volunteer Room, Chippewa Falls. Special Guest Congressman Dave Obey Host: $250 Sponsor $150 Guest $50 To RSVP, contact Ilsa Peterson at 715-252-4037 or ilsap@wisdems.org Please send contributions to: King for Assembly, PO Box 425, Chippewa Falls, 54729 PAC Accepted 5 p.m.
· Wisconsin Victory Fund lunch reception with Vice President Biden The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Environment executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Other
· 'A Progressive Response to Current Crises'
Featuring CODEPINK and Global Exchange founder, Medea Benjamin, Democracy Activist Ben Manski and Special Guests. A public talk on the UW-Madison campus, featuring Medea Benjamin, Ben Manski, Joel Rogers, and others TBA. They will discuss a united, progressive response to the current economic, ecological, & political crises. This event will take place at 5pm, Friday, October 15th. The room location will be listed in the UW Memorial Union's TITU Directory and is free and open to the public. Contact Information: Larry Dooley 260-8696 5 p.m.
· Dept. of Commerce economic development announcement
2210 Woodland Drive, Manitowoc. On October 15 at 10 a.m. Department of Commerce Secretary Aaron Olver and Orion Energy Systems CEO Neal Verfuerth will make an economic development announcement involving five Green Bay area companies at Orion Energy System’s Manitowoc facility at 2210 Woodland Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220 For additional information, contact Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661 or Barbro McGinn, Department of Commerce, 608-261-7713. 10 a.m.
· Gov. Doyle dedicates UW-Stout's Jarvis Hall addition and renovation
Jarvis Center, 410 10th Ave. E., Menomonie. Governor Jim Doyle will dedicate the new Science Wing and renovated Technology Wing at Jarvis Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Stout tomorrow, Friday, October 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in Menomonie. Campus leaders, students and public officials will join the Governor at the event. Contact: Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 1 p.m.
· Gubernatorial debate hosted by WISN, WisPolitics.com, Marquette Law School and Milwaukee Public TV
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Retirement festival for AFL-CIO President David Newby

October 16
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 35th AD candidate Jay Schmelling
Eagles Club, 1205 Lake St., Merrill. With Special Guest Sen. Herb Kohl Host: $100 Sponsor: $50 Guest: $35 to win the $35th RSVP to Beau Stafford at BeauS@wisdems.org Please send contributions to: We Support Jay Schmelling Campaign Committee, N1206 Cain Creek Road, Merrill, WI 54452-9083 3:15 p.m.
· Fundraiser to support Rep. Ann Hraychuck
Home of Dave & Roxanne Moore, 108 First Ave. E., Balsam Lake. Host $100 Sponsor $50 Guest $25 RSVP to Ilsa Peterson at 715-252-4037 or ilsap@wisdems.org Please send contributions to Ann for Assembly, P.O. Box 125, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Apologies, no PAC accepted 2 p.m.
· Higher education professionals for Rep. Jeff Smith
Home of Tom Kemp, 632 Putnam, Eau Claire. Host: $250 Sponsor $100 Guest $50 To RSVP, please contact Ilsa Peterson at 715-252-4037 or ilsap@wisdems.org Please send contributions to: Friends of Jeff Smith, P.O. Box 8186 Eau Claire, WI 54702?8186 Apologies, no PAC accepted 5 p.m.
· Loudenbeck Event: A day in the district
8727 E Avalon Rd, in Avalon, WI, from 3PM to 6 PM. This fun family event will include a pig roast, petting zoo, activities for kids and adults, and an exciting live auction. Suggested contribution is $25 per family or $15 per person. RSVP optional to amy@amyforassembly.com. For more information: www.amyforassembly.com. 3 p.m.
· Reception for Sen. Pat Kreitlow
Harmony Cafe, 210 S. Barstow, Eau Claire. With Senator Herb Kohl. 1 p.m.
   Other
· 21st SD candidates debate on WGTD’s “Community Matters”
Wanggaard & Lehman Debate on Community Matters with Morris Reece on 91.1 FM WGTD Saturday's Community Matters featuring the major-party candidates in Racine State Senate race was recorded this noon at WGTD. Co-host Morris Reece and WGTD News Director Dave McGrath posed the questions. We'll preview the debate on Friday morning's newscasts. The full program will air Saturday from 11:15 to noon, then will immediately be available on the program's archive page. 11:15 a.m.
· Labor 2010 worker rally with Tom Barrett
Milwaukee Area Labor Council, 633 S. Hawley Road, Milwaukee. Worker Rally with Tom Barrett and Local Union Members Labor Volunteers go door-to-door, phone bank in support of pro-working family candidates (Milwaukee, WI) – On Saturday, October 16th at 9:00 a.m., Milwaukee Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett will join dozens of union members as they gear up for a Labor Walk and Phone Bank. Barrett will thank union members for their activism at a rally before volunteers hit the street and man the phone bank to contact union voters. This Labor Walk and phone bank are part of Labor 2010, a grassroots effort through which union members talk one-on-one about the critical midterm elections with fellow union members. The program reaches tens of thousands of Wisconsin workers weekly via member-to-member walks, phone banks, worksite leaflets and local union mail. Contact: Karen Hickey 414-573-7579 9 a.m.
· Press conference & briefing on Wisconsin high speed rail
Country Springs Hotel, Somerset Room, 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha. Business, community leaders, business travelers, local government officials, tourism interests and labor unions to promote benefits of expanded passenger rail service in Wisconsin. An emerging passenger rail advocacy coalition will make an announcement at a press conference on Saturday, October 16th. The coalition will speak about the public benefits and economic value of the new Milwaukee to Madison rail service through its extension from the highly successful Hiawatha Chicago to Milwaukee existing service. Contact: Gary R. Goyke Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association (608) 219-5237 gnregoyke@mailbag.com Bruce Speight Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) (608) 251-9501 bspeight@wispirg.org 12 p.m.
· Retirement festival for AFL-CIO President David Newby
· U.S. Sen. Feingold joins Labor 2010 Tailgate
Vilas Park, 702 S. Vilas Ave., Madison. Local union members talk politics with Senator Feingold before the Badgers’ game (MADISON, WI) – On Saturday, October 16th at 4:00 pm Senator Russ Feingold will attend a Labor 2010 tailgate with union members. Feingold will thank Labor 2010 volunteers for their get out the vote efforts and discuss the economic issues, such as job creation, which are foremost on the minds of working families this election season. This tailgate event is part of Labor 2010, a grassroots effort through which union members talk one-on-one with each other about the critical midterm elections. The program reaches tens of thousands of Wisconsin workers weekly via member-to-member walks, phone banks, worksite leaflets and local union mail. As Election Day draws near, Wisconsin workers have a clear choice between candidates who will build a better future for working families and those who would tear down the middle-class. Senator Feingold has earned the endorsement of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO and this tailgate party is one of many recent opportunities for union voters to talk to their Senator and show him their enthusiasm. Contact: Karen Hickey 414-573-7579 Greg Neil 608-556-9521 4 p.m.
· Walker Campaign student roundtable
Cartwright Center, Room 263, 1725 State St., La Crosse. Wauwatosa – Scott Walker, Republican nominee for governor, will hold a roundtable with students at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse on Saturday, October 16, 2010 beginning at 1:45pm CT. Contact: Cullen Werwie 414-736-6326 1:45 p.m.

October 17
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser and rally for 87th AD candidate Dana Schultz
Carnegie Hall, 101 Lake Ave. E., Ladysmith. Special Guest Congressman Dave Obey Suggested minimum contribution: $25 RSVP or Questions to MaggieG@wisdems.org or 715-560-1620 Please send contributions to Schultz for Assembly, 7002 Rangeline Road, Athens, WI 54411 Sorry, no PAC money accepted 10:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 47th AD candidate Trish O’Neil
954 Dix St., Columbus. Come enjoy this Frank Lloyd Wright home while supporting Trish. RSVP: Margo Miller 608-745-1218 margopaints@Charter.net Donations to: Friends of Trish O'Neil, W3070 Cty Hwy P, Cambria WI 53923 1 p.m.
· Packer party and fundraiser for 75th AD candidate Steve Perala
Pokegama Inn, 840 25 5/8 St., Chetek. Special Guest Congressman Dave Obey 12PM: Packer Party 3PM: Fundraiser with Congressman Obey Gold: $250 Silver: $100 Bronze:$75 for the 75th Guest: $30 RSVP to AndrewD@wisdems.org or 608-792-9489 Please send contributions to Perala for Assembly, 628 E Wisconsin Ave Barron, WI 54812 Apologies, No PAC money accepted 12 p.m.
   Other
· WAGE Congressional debate with U.S. Rep Tammy Baldwin and Chad Lee
2010 Global Affairs Forum On-Campus Congressional debate Sunday, October 17 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 2080 Grainger Hall Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Representative, Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional DistrictChad Lee, Republican Candidate, Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional DistrictJon Pevehouse, Professor of Political Science, Moderator Overview: Please join WAGE for a debate concerning global affairs featuring US representative Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Chad Lee! UW Professor Jon Pevehouse will moderate. The United Nations Association - Dane County has organized a Global Affairs Forum in Madison during every election cycle since 1998. Interested civic groups have joined together to sponsor this debate between Congressional candidates in the 2nd District to learn where the candidates stand on crucial international issues. Opening questions focusing on global issues will be supplied by the co-sponsoring organizations and written questions only will be accepted from the audience. Parking is available under Grainger Hall and in the nearby Lake Street Ramp. Coffee and cookies will be served before the event! Please forward this email to students, friends, and family. This is a great opportunity for the University community to get to watch a debate in-person! The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) is proud to sponsor this event. Co Sponsors: United Nations Association - Dane County. American Association of University Women, Church Women United - Madison, Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice, League of Women Voters - Wisconsin, League of Women Voters - Dane County, Madison Area Peace Coalition, Physicians for Social Responsibility, SERRV International. Candidate Biographies:Tammy Baldwin has represented Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District since January 1999. In the 111th Congress, Tammy serves on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, its Subcommittee on Health and its Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. She also sits on the Judiciary Committee and its Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. She is a leading advocate for universal health care and a proponent of energy independence and renewable fuels. Tammy also is a forceful supporter of civil rights and an advocate for those in our society whose voices, too often, are not heard. Tammy’s driving motivation in politics is to pass legislation that will guarantee health care for all in America. A pragmatist, she has brought together conservative as well as progressive thinkers to further state/federal partnerships toward that end. She is equally committed to ensuring our nation’s energy independence, promoting the development of renewable fuel sources, and reducing our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Tammy’s legislation to create a National Greenhouse Gas Registry was largely incorporated into the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454) currently pending before Congress. Having accurate measurements, consistent reporting and a publicly available database of our emission levels is critical to successfully reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and confronting climate change. In the health care arena, Tammy’s legislation to further research into paralysis and rehabilitation, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, was incorporated into an omnibus bill and signed into law by President Obama on March 30, 2009. Her legislation reauthorizing a program that provides cancer screening to low-income and uninsured women, and another to increase benefits for service members who lose their vision, were both signed into law in the 110th Session of Congress. Tammy also helped lead efforts in Congress to repeal federal restrictions on stem cell research and is working to ensure opportunities for state innovation and a public plan option in the health care reform legislation now before her Committee. Tammy led successful efforts in the House in 2009 to pass expanded hate crimes legislation. As Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, she is leading efforts to advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and other civil rights initiatives. She is the lead author of legislation to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. A strong consumer advocate, Tammy also has crafted legislation to repeal antiquated antitrust exemptions protecting freight railroads from competition. The Railroad Anti-Trust Enforcement Act has strong support from business and consumer groups and from bipartisan Members of both Houses of Congress. Representing all or part of seven Wisconsin counties, (Columbia, Dane, Green, Jefferson, Rock, Sauk, and Walworth) Tammy makes it a priority to help constituents solve any problems they may have with federal agencies. She also helps individuals, groups, and municipalities secure federal grants and contracts; and ensures that her district receives a fair share of federal financial assistance. Since taking office, Tammy has secured more than $200 million in federal funds for worthwhile projects throughout her district - funds that would not have come to Wisconsin without her advocacy. Tammy Baldwin served four terms as a Dane County (WI) Supervisor (1986-1994), representing the downtown Madison area, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. In 1986, Tammy also served briefly on the Madison Common Council, filling an aldermanic vacancy. She served three terms as a WI State Representative for the 78th Assembly District (comprising central and south Madison) from January 1993 to January 1999. Tammy frequently reminds young and old, alike, to ignore those she calls “the naysayers, the cynics, and the keepers of the status quo;” those who say “you can’t, you shouldn’t, or you won’t.” Despite the naysayers, Tammy is the first woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from the State of Wisconsin and the first non-incumbent, openly gay person to serve in Congress. Tammy Baldwin was born on February 11, 1962 in the area she now represents in Congress; and traces one branch of her family tree back to 1866 in Sauk County (Baraboo). Raised in Madison jointly by her mother and maternal grandparents, Tammy graduated first in her class of 510 students at Madison West High School in 1980. She received an A.B. degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1984 with majors in government and mathematics. In 1989, while an active member of the Dane County Board of Supervisors, Tammy earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and practiced law from 1989-1992. (Biography taken from http://tammybaldwin.house.gov/aboutTammy.html) Chad Lee grew up in Mt. Horeb, where his father and mother taught Chad, his three brothers and two sisters the value of hard work, integrity and the importance of keeping his word. In his teens, Chad was active in the community, helping at his local church, while assisting in the youth group and leading the music team. He also held jobs working at the local grocery store and aquatic center. After his eighteenth birthday he began working with the mentally disabled in his community, which he enjoys doing to this day. During high school Chad held standing on The National Honor Society, competed on the varsity football and basketball teams and competed in the State Finals in track. In years past Chad had the opportunity to share his creativity while being the electronic keyboardist and backup singer in a rock band. While either sporting a bleach-blond mohawk, or long curly hair, Chad enjoyed being a positive role-model to hundreds-of-thousands of people across America. Following his twentieth birthday he purchased his first real estate property. After attending UW-Madison, Chad finished off his four-year degree in Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University. He then earned a position in sales and marketing. During that time Chad started contemplating the idea of starting a new business. A few months later Chad and his brother incorporated and started their own business. Even during these tough economic times, Chad has helped his business to continually grow. Unlike the politicians in Washington, Chad has shown he knows how to balance budgets, plan for the future and create jobs. Chad understands the value of hard work and the importance of the people who make our country great. He is a clean break from the past and represents a fresh start for new leadership in Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. Chad is exactly the new kind of voice the country needs to get back on track, and is excitedly looking forward to the opportunity of serving and representing Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. (Biography taken from http://chadleeforcongress.com/blog/about-chad/) Jon Pevehouse (event moderator) is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His main research interests lie in international relations theory, international security, foreign policy, international political economy, and political methodology. Specifically, Professor Pevehouse focuses on the link between international institutions and their political and economic outcomes whether at the domestic or international level. Topics on which he has recently published include reciprocity in regional conflicts, regional trade agreements, international influences on democratization, and economic interdependence. For more information, contact WAGE at wage@intl-institute.wisc.edu or visit our website at http://wage.wisc.edu. Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE)University of Wisconsin-Madison322 Ingraham Hall1155 Observatory DriveMadison, WI 53706 Phone: (608) 265-8038 Fax: (608) 265-2919 Email: wage@intl-institute.wisc.eduWeb: http://wage.wisc.edu 4 p.m.
· WSAW-TV 7th CD debate

October 18
   Fundraisers
· ADCC fundraiser
Ryan Braun's Waterfront, 102 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Hosted by Rep. Jason Fields With Special Guest LeRoy Butler Host: $1,000 Sponsor: $500 Friend: $100 Suggested minimum contribution: $25 RSVP to Katie Robart at (608) 258-9225 or katier@wisdems.org Please send contributions to the ADCC, PO Box 814, Madison, WI 53701 5:30 p.m.
· Cambridge Curve burger cookout for Rep. Andy Jorgensen
157 W. Main St., Cambridge. Honored Guest Sheriff Dave Mahoney. 5:30 p.m.
· Friend of Scott Walker luncheon event with former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney
Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. To RSVP for this exciting event, CLICK HERE. 11 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 42nd AD candidate Jack Cummings
Kalahari Resort, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells. Special Guest Tommy Thompson Suggested Contribution: $75 No corporate checks please Drinks and Food will be provided 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 7th SD candidate Chris Larson
Ivory Room Piano Bar, 116 W. Mifflin St., Madison. Hosted by: Tia Nelson, Spencer Black, State Sen. Mark Miller (co-chair joint finance committee), Gary Goyke and Nancy Rottier, Joan Leannah-Brumm and Loren Brumm. Suggested contributions: $25 (students/limited income), $50, $100, $250. All contributions graciously accepted. Contact: Megan Schmidt, 414-482-3315 or megan@larsonforsenate.com Make checks payable to: Friends of Chris Larson, 3261 S. Herman St., Milwaukee WI 53207. 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 80th AD candidate Janis Ringhand
Artisan Gallery, 6858 Paoli Road, Paoli. With Special Guest Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin Suggested contribution: $100 RSVP to Bryan Post at (262) 994-0563 or bryanp@wisdems.org Please send contributions to: Citizens for Janis Ringhand, P.O. Box 224, Evansville, WI 53536 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mary Williams
Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor, 909 Casement Court, Medford. Special Guests include Representative Scott Suder and Representative Jerry Petrowski. Hosted by Dean Tesch, Al Williams, Brian Hedlund, Dave Zimmerman, Kim & John Fechhelm. No PAC contributions accepted. Contact Mary Williams at (715) 748-5980, or mwilliamsforassembly@gmail.com. Make Checks payable to Mary Williams for Assembly. 6 p.m.
· Fundraising event for 67th AD candidate Tom Larson
Whitetail Golf Course, E8414 760th Ave., Colfax. Special Guests, State Senator Sheila Harsdorf and State Representative John Murtha, invite you to a fundraising event for Tom Larson for Assembly Please RSVP to Kyle O’Brien at (262) 498-6778 or kyletob@gmail.com PAC contributions gratefully accepted Host Levels: Host - $250 Sponsor - $100 Guest (Suggested Contribution) - $50 5:30 p.m.
· Scott Walker fundraiser with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
You are subscribed as bump@wispolitics.com Share with a friend... Meet Governor Bobby Jindal Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal would like to meet you on Monday, October 18th in Madison. Please join Governor Jindal and Scott Walker bysending your RSVP. Scott Walker Candidate For Governor With Special Guest The Honorable Bobby Jindal Louisianan's 55th Governor Monday, October 18, 2010 5:00 - 6:00 ~ Roundtable & Photo Opportunity 6:00 - 8:00 ~ Cocktail Reception Sheraton Madison Hotel 706 John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53713 To RSVP for this exciting event,CLICK HERE. Sincerely,Keith GilkesScott Walker Campaign Manager Share with a friend... 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Supreme Court rules hearing & open administrative conference
Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol. Public Hearing Rules Petition 07-11: In the matter of review of Wis. Stat. s. 801.54, discretionary transfer of cases to tribal court Open Administrative Conference Discussion of Rules Petition 07-11 Rules Petition 09-08: Petition to Amend SCR 10.03(5)(b)1, bar dues (approval of draft order holding in abeyance pending completion of federal litigation) Discussion of draft order (to be distributed) relating to e-discovery (Rules Petition 09-01) Discussion of possible ethics issues relating to researching e-filed briefs in other cases (James Alexander) 9:45 a.m.
   Other
· Dept. of Commerce economic development announcement
Lake Windsor Country Club, 4628 Golf Drive, Windsor. On October 18 at 10 a.m., Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Zach Brandon and 5N Plus Corporation Plant Manager John Schuster will make an economic development announcement at Lake Windsor Country Club. For additional information, contact Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661. 10 a.m.
· DPI Superintendent Evers honors 153 Wisconsin Schools of Recognition
Rotunda, State Capitol.
· Lt. Gov. Lawton leads citizen diplomacy panel discussion
Pyle Center, Room 335, 702 Langdon St., Madison. Lt. Governor Lawton to Advance Wisconsin Models for Global Citizen Diplomacy Announces series of panels to inform presentation at U.S.Summit and Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy in WashingtonD.C. next month MADISON – With Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton’s leadership, Wisconsin citizens will take center stage at the U.S. Summit and Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy November 16-19, 2010, in Washington D.C. The Summit is co-convened by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy and the U.S. Department of State; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the Honorary Summit Chair, leading a coalition of sixty-five national authorities on citizen diplomacy in support of more than 1100 NGOs working in this area. The Summit will be the first of its kind since the Eisenhower administration. Lt. Governor Lawton was asked to develop the establishing scholarship and Summit roundtable that will describe and define the states’ role in citizen diplomacy. Models designed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System and Wisconsin’s National Guard will demonstrate ways to strengthen states’ contributions to economic development and national security goals. In advance of the Summit, Lt. Governor Lawton will convene the first of a series of panel discussions in the state this Monday at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison at 3:30 p.m., room 335. Panel discussions will contribute to Lt. Governor Lawton’s research and highlight opportunities for citizens, businesses, and organizations or institutions to actively engage and benefit from citizen diplomacy. “States across the nation share their pressing need to navigate an increasingly complex global economy,” said. Lt. Governor Lawton. “They can no longer afford to be haphazard participants in global citizen diplomacy. With greater focus, each state would hone its competitive edge by developing a more globally literate workforce, more prominent international profile and increased trade.” Joining the lieutenant governor in Madison will be Mark Johnson, UW-Madison Assistant Professor of Educational Policy and Public Diplomacy; Capt. Joe Davison, Wisconsin coordinator of the State Partnership Program of the National Guard Bureau; Kim Johnson, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison representative, Patricia Bornhofen from Electronic Theater Controls and Debbie Sharnak, Policy Research Assistant with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Other panel discussions are scheduled to take place at UW-Stevens Point (October 21st), UW-La Crosse (October 28th), UW-GreenBay (November 4th), and UW-Milwaukee (date to be determined). Participants will include local area experts from the public, private and non-profit sectors. “Like Dwight D. Eisenhower before him, President Barack Obama asserts that America’s greatest asset is its citizens,” Lt. Governor Lawton said. “Our National Security Strategy calls for us to renew leadership across the nation ‘by calling upon what is best about America – our innovation and capacity, our openness and moral imagination.’ Empowered by the states, led by Wisconsin’s models, citizen diplomacy can flourish to meet that call.” Contact: Jim Rosenberg, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 3:30 p.m.

October 19
   Fundraisers
· An evening with Rep. Ed Brooks
Park Oasis, State Road 82 East, Mauston. Suggested donation $50 Contact: Brooks for Assembly, S4311 Grote Hill Road, Reedsburg, WI 53959 608-524-3902 5 p.m.
· Chili dinner fundraiser for Rep. Phil Garthwaite
Elks Lodge, 50 S. Oak St., Platteville. $500 Host $250 Sponsor $100 Supporter $25 Friend RSVP to Sean Hadorn at seans@wisdems.org Please send contributions to Garthwaite for Assembly, P.O. Box 178, Platteville, WI 53818 5 p.m.
· Event for 54th AD candidate Jonathan Krause
The Lounge at Fratello's, 1501 Arboretum Drive, Oshkosh. *PAC contributions not accepted Please make checks payable to: Krause for Assembly 322 North Lark Avenue Oshkosh, WI 54902 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 30th AD candidate Matt Borup
Paddy Ryan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 709 Rodeo Drive, Hudson. Host: $200 Sponsor: $100 Guest: $30 To RSVP, contact Ilsa Peterson at 715-252-4037 or ilsap@wisdems.org Please send contributions to Matt Borup for Assembly, PO Box 1621, Hudson, WI 54016 PAC Accepted 7 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 7th SD candidate Chris Larson
The Wisconsin Club (Mitchell Room), 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Hosted by: Lt. Gov Barb Lawton, Supervisor Theo Lipscomb, Supervisor Nikiya Harris, Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic, Supervisor John Weishan, Supervisor Gerry Broderick, Alderman Nik Kovac, Tim Clark, Chris Layden, Cheri and Tom Briscoe, Robert Starshak and Ross Draegert, Bonnie and Leon Joseph, Dan Cody, Sam McGovern-Rowen, Sachin Chedda, Bill Lynch and Barbara Manger, Ray Vahey, Jerry Janis, Kevin Flaherty. Suggested contributions: $25 (student/limited income), $50, $100, $250. All contributions graciously accepted. Contact: Megan Schmidt, 414-313-4616 or megan@larsonforsenate.com Make checks payable to: Friends of Chris Larson, 3261 S. Herman St., Milwaukee WI 53207. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Cory Mason
The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison. With Special Guests John Nichols & Congresswoman Gwen Moore, State Representatives Mark Pocan, Spencer Black, Terese Berceau, Kelda Helen Roys, Joe Parisi, Sondy Pope-Roberts, & State Senator Mark Miller Host: $250 Sponsor: $100 Guest: $50 All contributions gratefully accepted To RSVP, contact Vicky Selkowe at (608) 772-6046 or vsselkowe@gmail.com Please send contributions to Friends of Mason at 4403 Happy Hollow Lane Racine, WI 53403 Or give online at http://www.mason4assembly.com/contributions.htm 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraising reception for Rep. Kim Hixson
Guild on the Triangle Art Studio, 141 W. Whitewater St., Whitewater. With Special Guest Host: Senator Mark Miller Host: $100 Sponsor: $75 Ally: $50 Friend: $25 All contributions gratefully accepted RSVP to Jim Stoa at (608) 436-3952 or jims@wisdems.org Please send contributions to: Let's Re-Elect Kim Hixson, 327 S. Woodland Dr, Whitewater, WI 53190 5 p.m.
· Get out the vote party & ADCC fundraiser The Best Place, 901 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee.
· Luncheon reception for 7th SD candidate Jess Ripp
Luncheon Reception for Jess Ripp for Senate-Candidate for the 7th Senate Seat Tuesday, October 19th 12:00 PM Special Guest: Congressman Paul Ryan Hosted by Mike Grebe University Club 924 E. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI Suggested contribution: $100 per person, PAC accepted Please RSVP by calling 414-678-1478 or jess@jessripp.com Friends of Jess Ripp 777 North Prospect #206 Milwaukee, WI 53202 12 p.m.
· Pheasant hunt fundraiser for AG J.B. Van Hollen
Millford Hills Hunt Club, W5670 French Road, Johnson Creek. Join in the Hunt! Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will take to the fields to find some pheasants! Details forthcoming, if you are interested, please contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com or Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or Laura@Graltonconsulting.com 8 a.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on Single-Use Plastics
411 South, State Capitol.
· Supreme Court rules hearing & open administrative conference
Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol. Public Hearing Rules Petition 10-03: In the matter of the petition to amend Supreme Court Rule 81.02, Compensation of court appointed counsel Rules Petition 10-04: In the matter of the petition to amend Supreme Court Rules 21.16, 22.19, and 22.29, establishing standards and procedure for permanent revocation Open Administrative Conference Discussion of Rules Petition 10-03 Discussion of Rules Petition 10-04 Discussion of any matters on October 18 open administrative conference agenda not reached on October 18 9:30 a.m.
   Business Events
· CEOs of Growing Businesses: Think Big, Dig Deep and Take Action!
· WCCI October Networking Luncheon
Sheraton Hotel, John Nolen Drive, Madison. Join us on Tuesday, October 19th when we'll be talking about communication strategies being used in the ongoing political campaigns leading up to the general election in November. Scott Becher from The Becher Group will be here to present about "Politicians, Public Relations, and the Media." Speaker Biography: Scott Becher has more than a decade of public relations and public policy experience on the local, state and national level. A published author and a former state capital reporter, he has extensive working relationship with national media outlets including The New York Times, creating widely attended state conferences and media events and having been quoted as a source in a variety of national, state and local publications including The Los Angeles Times and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He has been honored for his extensive and often groundbreaking public policy work by numerous organizations including the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and UW Health. Just visit WCCI's website to register for this event online at: http://wccionline.org/register.php Check-in & Networking: 11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Program & Lunch: 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Q&A: 12:45 - 1:00 pm Adjourn: 1:00 pm Price: WCCI Members $18 : Non-Members $30 : Students $15 Please pre-register for this event as reservations are required. Credit cards are now accepted online. Cash or check payments are also taken at the door. To register by phone, please call (608) 268-5525 12 p.m.
   Other
· Dept. of Commerce economic development announcement
610 Baeten Road, Ashwaubenon. On October 19 at 2 p.m., Department of Commerce Secretary Aaron Olver and Synchrotek, Inc. President Jeff Taylor will make an economic development announcement at the company’s facility at 610 Baeten Road, Ashwaubenon, WI 54304 For additional information, contact Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661. 2 p.m.
· Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Greg Borowski addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. 12 p.m.
· PSC Low Income Task Force We Energies Customer Contact Center, Rooms 113B&C, N15 W23700 Stoneridge Drive, Waukesha.
· PSC telephone hearing
Water Utility Main Office, 631 S. Adams St., Green Bay. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2350-WR-108) Application of the Green Bay Water Utility, Brown County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· UW-Plattevile, Platteville Chamber of Commerce 3rd CD debate
Pioneer Crossing, Pioneer Student Center, 1 University Plaza, Platteville. PLATTEVILLE – Chancellor Dennis J. Shields announced the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the Platteville Chamber of Commerce will co-host a debate between the candidates in Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District. Democratic Incumbent Ron Kind, Independent Candidate Michael Krsiean and Republican Candidate Dan Kapanke will join in the debate to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Pioneer Crossing in the Pioneer Student Center located at 1 University Plaza. The format will include a moderator and three-person panel of questioners. During the announcement, Chancellor Shields remarked, “Our University, in its distinguished 144-year history as the oldest state college in Wisconsin, is steeped in tradition. As a public university, we have the special responsibility to serve and prepare future leaders of our state and serve as a catalyst for civic discussion and engagement for the greater Southwest Wisconsin region.” Chancellor Shields further commented, “Our responsibility as an institution of the state is to provide a diversity not only of nationality, race and religion, but also of thoughts and ideas. I am deeply pleased that we, along with the Platteville Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting this event.” Anyone interested in learning more about this event may contact Lee Jadaan, UW-Platteville Public Information Officer, at (608) 342-1526 or jadaanl@uwplatt.edu. 7 p.m.
· WASAL 'Academy Evenings' series
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 221 State St., Madison. MICHAEL CORRADINI AND JANE DAVIDSON Fuels Paradise: A Conversation on Nuclear and Renewable Energy Technologies* Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art lecture hall, 221 State Street In the wake of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico—arguably America's worst environmental disaster—does nuclear power look any more appealing than it did after the Three Mile Island accident in 1979? Or are wind- and solar-power America's safest energy alternatives to fossil fuel? Michael Corradini, chair of Engineering Physics and the Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at UW-Madison, and Jane Davidson, chair in Renewable Energy and director of the Solar Energy Laboratory at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, discuss how the science surrounding these technologies developed over the last several decades, and what science tells us about the pros and cons of these energy systems. Can't attend in person? Watch live online video stream* of this presentation on our Mulitmedia Viewing Opportunities page. Please tune in at 6:55 pm to ensure you view entire program. *Streaming video made possible with support from the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE). 7 p.m.

October 20
   Fundraisers
· Barrett Campaign fundraiser with former Govs. Lucey, Schreiber & Earl
Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.
· Fundraiser for 79th AD candidate Tom Clauder
Gray's Tied House, 950 Kimball Lane, Verona. Special Guest Scott Klug. For more info email tom@clauderforassembly.com Personal, conduit and PAC accepted. Make checks payable to Clauder for Assembly, ATTN: Ross Brown, 401 Rolfsmeyer Drive, Fitchburg, WI 53713. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for AG J.B. Van Hollen
The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., Milwaukee. Join the AG for Cocktails and Hors d ‘Oeuvres at the Iron Horse Hotel $500 or $1000 to Host, Personal, Conduit, PAC all acceptable. $100 per person to attend For more information, please contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com or Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or Laura@Graltonconsulting.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Sondy Pope-Roberts
West Side Club, 437 County Highway M, Madison. With Special Guests State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Evers, County Executive, Kathleen Falk, and Senator Jon Erpenbach Host: $500 Sponsor: $250 Supporter: $100 Guest: $50 Please send contributions to: Friends of Sondy Pope-Roberts, PO Box 930461, Verona, WI 53593 5 p.m.
· Reception for AG candidate Scott Hassett
Plan B, 924 Williamson St., Madison. Special Guest Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin Sponsorship Levels: $500, $250, $100 Suggested Contribution at the door: $50 All contributions gratefully accepted. To be come a sponsor or for questions contact Ross Pollack at ross@hassettforag.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Special committee on Drafting
LC Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
· State Building Commission
Governor’s Conference Room, 115 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· WIN Northeast
DJ Bordini Center, Fox Valley Technical College, 5 Systems Drive, Appleton.
   Other
· 77th AD candidate forum
Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison.
· Dept. of Commerce economic development announcement
Arla Foods Inc., 489 Holland Court, Kaukauna On October 20 at 10 a.m., Department of Commerce Secretary Aaron Olver and Arla Foods, Inc. President Susie Hjorth and Food Service Manager Henrik Mortensen will make an economic development announcement at the company’s facility. For additional information, contact Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661. 10 a.m.
· Medical Examining Board
Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee. Madison, WI – The Department of Regulation and Licensing (DRL) will host a meeting of the Medical Examining Board (MEB) on Wednesday, October 20th beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the HRC Auditorium at the Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee. All healthcare providers, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend the meeting and see firsthand how this licensing and regulatory body works. “Holding this type of meeting outside Madison is part of a broader effort to make the work of licensing and regulatory boards more visible and accessible to the people of the state,” said DRL Secretary Celia Jackson. “In addition to conducting its monthly business of reviewing physician complaints, and taking disciplinary action where appropriate, the focus will be on hearing from physicians about their questions and concerns,” said Dr. Sujatha Kailas, Chair of the MEB. The meeting will also include updates on: 2010 WI Act 38 which requires physicians to report acts of other physicians that constitute unprofessional conduct and create an immediate danger to patients. The national and local movement on "Maintenance of Licensure". "MED 10" which describes the contents of unprofessional conduct. Future legislative activity of the MEB. The Medical Examining Board consists of 13 members. The board is responsible for overseeing the licensing and practice of medical professionals, including acting where needed to discipline individuals who act improperly in the practice of their profession. The board includes three public members in addition to 10 physician members. David W. Carlson, Communications Officer davidw.carlson@wisconsin.gov 608.266.6795 or 608.516.0558 (cell) 12:30 p.m.
· PSC hearing
Wisconsin Dells Municipal Building, 300 LaCrosse St., Wisconsin Dells. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5-BS-179) Joint Application of the City of Wisconsin Dells, as an Electric Public Utility, and Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative, as an Electric Cooperative Association, for Approval of a Territorial Agreement and Authority to Sell/Buy Certain Electric Distribution Facilities and to Transfer Certain Customers Served by the Same Facilities from Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative to the City of Wisconsin Dells 2 p.m.
· Reading Day at the Residence
Executive Residence, 99 Cambridge Road, Madison. First Lady Doyle to Host Reading Day at the Residence with Madison Author Kashmira Sheth First Lady Jessica Doyle will host Reading Day at the Residence Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Executive Residence in Madison. Students from Milwaukee, Beloit, Sussex, and Madison will travel to the Executive Residence to tour, discuss this month’s book selections, and read aloud from their favorite books. Mrs. Doyle hosts a Reading Day at the Residence each month. Schools attending the October Reading Day include: 9:00 a.m. Maple Dale-Indian Hill School, Milwaukee with Kashmira Sheth 10:00 a.m. Robinson Elementary School, Beloit with Kashmira Sheth 11:00 a.m. Richmond School, Sussex with Kashmira Sheth 12:30 p.m. Emerson Elementary School, Madison 1:30 p.m. Lincoln Elementary School, Madison The First Lady will be joined by Madison author Kashmira Sheth for the three morning sessions. Sheth is the author of Boys Without Names, one of the reading selections for October. The book is about eleven-year-old Gopal’s experience with child labor in rural India as he is kidnapped into working at a sweatshop and dreams of escape. Sheth will discuss the writing process with students and answer questions they have about her books. Reading Day at the Residence is part of Read on Wisconsin!, an online monthly book club designed for students of various age levels and educators across the state. Throughout the school year, Mrs. Doyle recommends books for each age group, ranging from preschool selections to high school novels. In addition to reading the books, students have the opportunity to discuss the books on the website. To learn more about Read On Wisconsin! or to join the club, visit http://readon.wi.gov. Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 9 a.m.
· State Building Commission Administrative Affairs Subcommittee
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· State Building Commission Higher Education Subcommittee
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· State of the Judiciary address
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton. Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson will give her 2010 State of the Judiciary address on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 9:15 a.m. at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. The Chief Justice’s speech opens the 2010 Meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference, the state’s circuit and appellate court judges. The address, titled Value, will explore how the Wisconsin court system is creating programs of value for the people of the state, measuring outcomes to best allocate resources and preserving core values to ensure that the Wisconsin judiciary remains fair, neutral, impartial and non-partisan. Director of State Courts A. John Voelker will give the annual State of the Director’s Office presentation immediately following the Chief Justice’s speech. Both speeches will be available on the Wisconsin court system website, www.wicourts.gov, by 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Media are welcome to cover these presentations. 9:15 a.m.
· UW-Barron County 7th CD debate
Fine Arts Theatre, UW-Barron County, Rice Lake. Candidates Sean Duffy and Julie Lassa, Steve Perala and Roger Rivard, Dane Deutsch and Bob Jauch will all participate in a trio of election debates that will be forthcoming during the month of October at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake. The debates will feature the candidates for the 7th Congressional District of Wisconsin, 75th Assembly District of Wisconsin, and the 25th Senate District of Wisconsin. The first debate is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. This debate will feature Republican Sean Duffy and Democrat Julie Lassa. They are running for the U.S. Congress seat left vacant by Congressman David Obey, who decided to not run for another term. The next debate will feature Democrat Steve Perala and Republican Roger Rivard, who are vying for Mary Hubler’s vacated state assembly position. This debate will be held on Monday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall. The final debate will feature Republican Dane Deutsch and incumbent Democrat Bob Jauch, who are running for the state senator seat for the 25th district. This debate is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall. These debates are part of the UW-BC Public Affairs Lecture and Debate Series. All debates are open to the public at no charge. Details about debate formats will be released at a later date. For more information, contact UW-BC political science professor Eric Kasper at 715-234-8176 ext. 5472 or eric.kasper@uwc.edu. 7 p.m.
· UW-Eau Claire 3rd CD debate
Davies Center, Council Fire Room, Eau Claire. Sponsored by UW-Eau Claire, AARP, Eau Claire Leader Telegram 7 p.m.
· WUWM U.S. Senate candidate forums
UW-Milwaukee Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. The two Wisconsin candidates for U.S. Senate, Sen. Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson, will present their views and answer questions at candidate forums set for Wednesday , Oct. 20 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Johnson is scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and Feingold will take the stage from 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Both candidate question-and-answer sessions will be moderated by a WUWM 89.7 representative in the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Wisconsin Room West. The events are open to the university community and to the general public. No advance registration is required. Those attending may submit written questions in advance of the forums at the meeting room. WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio, will tape the forums and air a 55-minute version of the Johnson forum at 10 a.m. Oct. 20. The Feingold forum will air Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. Both will be repeated on the weekend. Go to www.wuwm.com for more information. The events are co-sponsored by UWM, WUWM and WisPolitics.com. The UWM College Democrats, College Republicans, Student Association, UWM's Academic Staff Legislative Subcommittee and the UWM Panther Advocates also are co-sponsoring these forums. Parking is available at the UWM Union parking garage on Kenwood Boulevard. 7:30 a.m.

October 21
   Fundraisers
· Evening with 21st SD candidate Van Wanggaard
Home of Dave & Kim Prott, 2442 Rebecca Drive, Racine. Special Guest: Lieutenant Governor Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Sponsor Level - $250 Host Level - $100 Suggested Attendee Contribution - $25 Please contact Kristen at 608-341-7092 or kristen@voteforvan.com to RSVP or with any questions. Friends of Van Wanggaard 1246 Blaine Ave Racine, WI53405 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Dan Knodl
Cafe Vino, N88 W16521 Main St., Menomonee Falls. 5:30 p.m.
· Reception for 23rd SD candidate Terry Moulton
Please join us for a Reception in Honor of TERRY MOULTON Candidate for the 23rd State Senate District Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:30pm-7:00pm White's Wildwood Retreat 18051 County Hwy OO Chippewa Falls, WI Host levels: Gold $500, Silver $250, Bronze $100 PAC Accepted RSVP appreciated by Tuesday, October 19th to Terry at (715) 552-1063 or via email at terry@terrymoulton.com 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on Courts and Effective Justice Strategies
LC Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· 2nd annual Rock Regional Business Expo
2700 Pontiac Place, Janesville. Forward Janesville, in cooperation with other area chambers (Greater Beloit, Brodhead, Edgerton, Evansville, and Milton) is proud to announce the 2nd annual Rock Regional Business Expo. This spectacular one-day event will be held on October 21, 2010 at the former Menard’s building (2700 Pontiac Place, Janesville). The event will feature a trade show, luncheon, networking and the area’s largest Business After 5 (BA5). The 2009 Business & Marketing Expo was host to nearly 150 exhibitors and approximately 1,200 attendees, and we are striving to make this year’s event even bigger and better. The Expo will give companies who are members of the chambers listed above the opportunity to exhibit their products and services at FJI member rates. The keynote speaker for the Expo Luncheon (sponsored by Dean and St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital) will be noted adventurer and motivational speaker Lori Schneider, who also happens to be a native of Janesville! Following a devastating diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) a decade ago, Lori set out to climb the highest mountain on each continent.  With an incredible amount of drive and determination, Lori became the first person in the world with MS to conquer the world’s “Seven Summits.” Her amazing story will entertain, inspire and motivate you! In addition to our Keynote speaker, Rock County 5.0 and Murphy Desmond Lawyers will announce the winner of the Accelerate Your Business Plan Contest. Over a dozen area businesses and organizations contributed to the Contest's prize package - valued up to $25,000.  Another 30 individuals and businesses provided time / talent to assist with the Contest's workshops, mentor sessions and/or the judging panel.  The event will begin with the luncheon at 11:00 AM. The Expo will begin at 12:30 PM, and the day will conclude with a Business After 5 from 5 PM until 7 PM. Admission to the Expo is $5, and this includes entrance to the BA5. Luncheon reservations ($20 for FJI members, $35 for non-members) also include admission to the BA5. Tickets to the Expo may be purchased in advance or at the event. For more information on the Rock Regional Business Expo or luncheon, call 757-3160, e-mail forward@forwardjanesville.com, or visit the Expo website (www.rockbusinessexpo.com). 11 a.m.
· WIN Western Wisconsin
The Orchard Banquet Facility, 571 Highway 63, Baldwin.
   Other
· Dept. of Commerce economic development announcement
1200 W. Royal Lee Drive, Palmyra. On October 21, 2010 at 10 a.m., Department of Commerce Secretary Aaron Olver and Standard Process, Inc. President Charles DuBois will make an economic development announcement at the company’s facility at 1200 West Royal Lee Drive, Palmyra, WI 53156. For additional information, contact Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661. 10 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle delivers Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game prizes
Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 Will Visit South Middle School and Northstar Middle School in Eau Claire First Lady Jessica Doyle will deliver two Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? weekly winner game prizes to middle school students in Eau Claire on Thursday, October 21, 2010. She will visit South Middle School at 12:30 p.m. to deliver a prize to a sixth grade student who correctly answered Nekoosa during Week Five of the game. The First Lady will then present a prize to a sixth grade student at Northstar Middle School at 1:20 p.m. The student at NorthstarMiddle School successfully solved the online clues for Week Six to answer Mineral Point. While visiting the schools, Mrs. Doyle will discuss with students the opportunity to learn more about their home state and win weekly prizes by playing Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle?, her fun and educational online game. Students in fourth through eighth grades can research the three clues found online each week to identify the mystery city. To play the game, or find more information about it, visit http://www.jessicadoyle.wi.gov/wheresjessica. First Lady Jessica Doyle’s Events for Thursday, October 21, 2010: 12:30 p.m. South Middle School, 2115 Mitscher Ave., Eau Claire. 1:20 p.m. Northstar Middle School, 2711 Abbe Hill Drive, Eau Claire. 12:30 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Lawton leads citizen diplomacy panel discussion
Dreyfus University Center, Alumni Room, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point. Lt. Governor Lawton to Advance Wisconsin Models for Global Citizen Diplomacy Announces series of panels to inform presentation at U.S.Summit and Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy in WashingtonD.C. next month STEVENS POINT – With Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton’s leadership, Wisconsin citizens will take center stage at the U.S. Summit and Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy November 16-19, 2010, in WashingtonD.C. The Summit is co-convened by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy and the U.S. Department of State; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the Honorary Summit Chair, leading a coalition of sixty-five national authorities on citizen diplomacy in support of more than 1100 NGOs working in this area. The Summit will be the first of its kind since the Eisenhower administration. Lt. Governor Lawton was asked to develop the establishing scholarship and Summit roundtable that will describe and define the states’ role in citizen diplomacy. Models designed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System and Wisconsin’s National Guard will demonstrate ways to strengthen states’ contributions to economic development and national security goals. In advance of the Summit, Lt. Governor Lawton will convene the second of a series of panel discussions in the state this Thursday at the Alumni Room of the DreyfusUniversityCenter, Stevens PointWisconsin at 3:30 p.m . Panel discussions will contribute to Lt. Governor Lawton’s research and highlight opportunities for citizens, businesses, and organizations or institutions to actively engage and benefit from citizen diplomacy. “States across the nation share their pressing need to navigate an increasingly complex global economy,” said. Lt. Governor Lawton. “They can no longer afford to be haphazard participants in global citizen diplomacy. With greater focus, each state would hone its competitive edge by developing a more globally literate workforce, more prominent international profile and increased trade.” Joining the lieutenant governor in Stevens Point will be Eric Yonke – Director of UWSP International Programs and Professor of History; Capt. Joe Davison, Wisconsin coordinator of the State Partnership Program of the National Guard Bureau; Amy Wiza – Program Director, Wisconsin/Niagara Partners; Kathy Drengler, Director of Human Resources for Greenheck Fan Corporation and Debbie Sharnak, Policy Research Assistant with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. The first panel took place in Madison, Wisconsin Monday. Other panel discussions are scheduled to take place at UW-La Crosse (October 28th), UW-GreenBay (November 4th), and UW-Milwaukee (date to be determined). Participants will include local area experts from the public, private and non-profit sectors. “Like Dwight D. Eisenhower before him, President Barack Obama asserts that America’s greatest asset is its citizens,” Lt. Governor Lawton said. “Our National Security Strategy calls for us to renew leadership across the nation ‘by calling upon what is best about America – our innovation and capacity, our openness and moral imagination.’ Empowered by the states, led by Wisconsin’s models, citizen diplomacy can flourish to meet that call.” Contact: Jim Rosenberg, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 3 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Lawton welcomes Smithsonian food exhibit
Wormfarm Institute, Woolen Mill Gallery, 26 E. Main St., Reedsburg. REEDSBURG – Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton will welcome the Smithsonian’s “ Key Ingredients: America by Food” traveling exhibition to Wisconsin at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at the Wormfarm Institute in Reedsburg beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the exhibit “explores the connections between Americans and the foods they produce, prepare, preserve, and present at the table – a provocative and thoughtful look at the historical, regional and social traditions that merge in everyday meals and celebrations.” The exhibition will appear in Reedsburg through December 3 before traveling to Rhinelander, RiverFalls, Westfield, Brodhead and Osseo over the next 10 months on its Wisconsin tour through August 2011. It is part of the “Museum on Main Street” program, which combines the talents of the Smithsonian Institution, state humanities councils and rural museums in an outreach effort to communities across the country. Contact: Jim Rosenberg, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 10:30 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Cameron Village Hall, 300 N. First St., Cameron. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 930-WR-101) Application of the Village of Cameron Municipal Water Utility, Barron County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Public Service Commission
Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison. 1. Minutes of the Open Meeting of Friday, October 15, 2010 2. 480-CW-103 – Application of Berlin Municipal Water and Sewer Utility, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, to Construct a New Ion-Exchange Treatment Facility and Ground Storage Reservoir at Well No. 4 (proposed notice of investigation) 3. 1610-WR-104 – Application of De Pere Water Department, Brown County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates (proposed notice of proceeding) 4. 6190-WR-103 – Application of Washburn Municipal Water and Sewer Utility, Bayfield County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates (proposed notice of proceeding) 5. 5-AG-106 – Application for Approval of Affiliated Interest Agreement Between Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas LLC (draft final decision) 6. 6720-TI-224 – Administration of the Mechanics of Price Regulation Pertaining to Wisconsin Bell, Inc., d/b/a AT&T Wisconsin, on the September 1, 2010 Anniversary (suggested minute) (GAE/CWL/JK/KLB memorandum of 10/8/10) 7. 7184-TI-102 – Application of Midwestern Telecommunications, Inc., for Authority to be Designated as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Consideration of Petition for Different Minimum Rate (suggested minute) (GAE/PRJ memorandum of 9/29/10) 10:30 a.m.
· West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition
Room 117, CVTC River Falls Campus, 500 S. Wasson Lane, River Falls. The regular monthly meeting of the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition will be held in two area locations this Thursday, October 21 — Eau Claire and River Falls. Using distance learning technology, participants in the western part of the area will be able to join the meeting live and remotely from the Chippewa Valley Technical College’s River Falls Campus. Thursday, October 21, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Eau Claire: Room 128, CVTC Gateway Center, 2320 Alpine Road, Eau Claire, WI54703. River Falls: Room 117, CVTC River Falls Campus, 500 South Wasson Lane, River Falls, WI54022. A key topic of the meeting will be the just-released draft of the WisDOT State Rail Plan 2030. We will review key aspects of the plan and discuss the Coalition’s anticipated comments, which are due by November 15. To see a copy of the draft plan, go to www. wisconsinrailplan .gov/ Chapters 6 and 7 of the plan cover intercity passenger rail and commuter rail service. The October 21 meeting will also include updates on other current issues related to passenger rail service for West Central Wisconsin, including the study of the preferred Madison-St. Paul route for High Speed Rail, implementation of the Minnesota Rail Plan, area corridor studies, and referenda scheduled in several area counties related to a proposed Wisconsin Constitutional Amendment to prohibit transfers out of the Transportation Fund. As always, go our our blog site at http://westwisconsinrail.wordpress.com/ for the latest news and analysis. 7:30 a.m.

October 22
   State Government
· Special committee on Health Care Access
Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center, 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee.
   Business Events
· UW-Madison Economic Outlook seminar
Fluno Center for Executive Education, 601 University Ave., Madison.
   Other
· College Democrats of Madison 'Why Vote?' fair
Library Mall, UW-Madison. Madison, WI - The College Democrats of Madison are putting on a Why Vote? fair this Friday, October 22nd from noon to 3:00 pm. We will be joined by a number of other campus organizations, including Big Red Go Green, Advocates for Choice, Wisconsin Student Lobby, and Sex Out Loud, to raise awareness of the issues students are facing in this election. The event will take place on Library Mall. With all of the talk of an enthusiasm gap and expected low voter turnout, the College Democrats of Madison are committed to informing students of their right to vote on November 2. We will be offering information on how to vote, highlighting the importance of student participation, and presenting other opportunities to become engaged in this election, such as our new Texts for this Election (TFTE) campaign to encourage students to text their friends to vote on Election Day. Joined by other student organizations, we will be stressing the issues that have a direct effect on students, with the common goal of encouraging a high voter turnout on campus. The College Democrats of Madison are the extension of the Democratic Party on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. We strive to continue pushing for the meaningful progress this country deserves by electing Democrats at the local, state and national level. Contact: Evan Giesemann 414.704.0444 evan.giesemann@gmail.com 12 p.m.
· Milwaukee Co. GOP 2010 patriotic rally Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee
· UpFront Town Hall Challenge: U.S. Senate debate
Eckstein Hall, Marquette Law School, Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin Women Veterans Conference
Wisconsin Military Academy, Fort McCoy. (Madison) – The fourth annual Wisconsin Women Veterans Conference will take place October 22-24. The statewide conference, hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), will take place at the Wisconsin Military Academy at Fort McCoy. Women veterans from all branches of service are encouraged to attend. “Our goal is to provide programs and services that meet the needs of veterans today and into the future,” says Secretary Kenneth B. Black. “Women veterans are an important part of that picture.” Of the over 23 million United States veterans, approximately 1.8 million are women. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), women make up approximately eight percent of today’s overall veterans population, up from six percent in 2000. The population of women veterans is projected to grow to ten percent of the overall veterans population by 2020. Wisconsin is estimated by the USDVA to have 28,000 women veterans. “I think women make time to attend the conference because it’s a place were they can get together with other women veterans who have shared experiences,” says Gundel Metz, WDVA’s Women Veterans Coordinator. The 2009 Women Veterans Conference drew over 100 attendees from throughout Wisconsin and surrounding states. The keynote speaker will be First Sergeant Pam Luce, United States Army, Retired. Luce broke several barriers as a female soldier.  She was the first woman ever selected Installation Drill Sergeant of the Year for Fort McClellan, Alabama. She was the first female First Sergeant of an Airborne Military Police Company in the U.S. Army. Luce was also the first female paratrooper in her brigade to attain the prestigious title of Centurion Jumper. In addition to the keynote address, lectures will be given on PTSD, suicide prevention and changes to women’s health care through the USDVA. The convention will also feature women-only workshops on combat-related trauma and military sexual trauma. Other wellness activities will include biofeedback training, on-site massages and an opportunity to explore the therapeutic value of diving. Women veterans are also invited to become a part of the Women Veterans of Wisconsin Facebook community online. For more information about the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Benefits and its programs and services, please visit www.WisVets.com, or call WDVA toll-free at 1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387). Contact: Sara Stinski 608-264-7619 or Kathleen Scholl 608-267-3582 7 p.m.

October 23
   Other
· Hudson open carry Tea Party
Lake Front Park, Hudson. Come exercise your Liberties affirmed by the 1st and 2nd Amendments, at an “Open Carry TEA Party” at the Lake Front Park at the Band Shell on the St Croix River in Hudson, Wisconsin (On I-94: Exit 1, North on Hwy 35, located along 1st Street and the St Croix River) on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The cost is FREE! TEA, Coffee, cider, hot chocolate and snacks provided by sponsors. Out-of-state residents WELCOME! What to bring: Yourself, Your family, Your friends, Your best behavior. There will be many speakers and displays available. Open Lawn Seating, bring a lawn chair and a picnic lunch if you’d like. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to wear a holstered sidearm to exercise their God-given RIGHT to self-defense. A Right not exercised is a Right Lost. See you there… For additional information or a copy of the flier for distribution, please contact: Dave “Ole” Olson, 715-977-2766 or Annette Olson 715-760-0665, Email: info@uninfringedliberty.com 1 p.m.

October 25
   Fundraisers
· Barrett Campaign 'Countdown to Victory' fundraising rally Majestic Theater, 115 King St., Madison.
· Breakfast in support of U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin
Lawton & Cates, 10 E. Doty St., Madison. Suggested Contribution Individual $200, $500, $1,000 PACs $1,000, $2,500 Checks should be made payable to Tammy Baldwin for Congress. Personal contributions can be made online www.tammybaldwin.com. RSVP to 608.663.6300 or stacey@tammybaldwin.com 8 a.m.
· Evening reception for 43rd AD candidate Evan Wynn
Buckhorn Supper Club, 11802 Charley Bluff Road, Milton. Special Guest: Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin Amount of Donation: Any amount greatly appreciated No PAC Accepted Contact: Stephanie Kundert at stephanie.kundert@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen
Captain’s Walk Winery, 345 S. Adams St., Green Bay. Honorary Chairperson: Nancy Nusbaum Sponsors: Ernesto & Connie Acosta, Avi & Laurie Berk, Ken Calewarts, John & Judy Crain, Jerry & Pam Danforth, Carol DeGroot, Cheryl Detrick, Ken & Paula Fleurant, Lise Lotte Gammeltoft, Mary Ginnebaugh & David Dolan, Kathy Groat, H.J. & Victoria Harris, Jim & Pat Hinckley, Bill & Rosemary Hinkfuss, Patty & Mike Hoeft, Kathy Hughes, Billie Kress, Jack LeDuc, Beth & John Lepinski, Joan & John Mills, Jim Overman, Deb Polster, Mike & Sara Ramaker, Dick & Sara Reichert, Adrienne & Bill Schmitz, Clayton & Rose Smits, Cheryl & Ernie Stevens Jr., Ralph Tease & Susan Lambert-Tease, Debbie Thundercloud, Jerry & Maureen Vanden Hoogen, Tony Vanderbloemen, Deborah & Larry Vesely, Anneliese Waggoner & Hayden Groy, Betty & Cliff Wall, Bill & Jane Wanamaker, Donna & Len Weis, Barbara & Paul Willems (Committee in formation) Suggested Contribution Level Per Person $50 (All donations gratefully accepted) For more information or to become a Sponsor please contact: Carmen Canavan | (920) 733-8683 | carmen@kagen4congress.com Please pre-register and RSVP by clicking here Please make contributions payable to Kagen 4 Congress 100 W. College Ave, Ste. 50-D, Appleton, WI 54911www.stevekagen.com 4:30 p.m.
· Luncheon fundraiser for 67th AD candidate Tom Larson
The Fill Inn Station Saloon and Restaurant, 104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls. Special Guest: Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. Please RSVP to Kyle O’Brien at (262) 498-6778 or kyletob@gmail.com Please, no PAC contributions. Host Levels: Gold - $500 Silver - $250 Bronze - $100 Guest (Suggested Contribution) - $50 12 p.m.
· Reception and rally for 31st SD candidate Ed Thompson
Tee Pee Super Club, 812 Superior Ave., Tomah. Honorable Tommy Thompson, Juliann Martin, and Art Thompson Invite you to a fundraising reception and rally in honor of their brother Ed Thompson, Candidate for the 31st State Senate Senate Special Guest: Congressman Paul Ryan 5:00-6:00 Private Sponsor Reception 6:00- 9:00 Rally $500 Platinum Sponsor, $250 Gold Sponsor, $100 Silver Sponsor Please RSVP to info@edthompson.com or 608-343-9444 Friends for Ed Thompson PO Box 604 Tomah, WI 54660 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Special committee on Justice System Funding, Organization, and Strategies
LC Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· WPUI Energy Utility Basics 2010
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
   Other
· CC/WI campaign finance reform public forum
Warch Campus Center, Hurvis Room, 711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton.
· Citizens Trade Campaign press conference
Georgia Pacific Day Street Plant, Day St. and Quincy St., Madison. Green Bay Georgia Pacific Workers Who Lost Jobs to Bad Trade Policy Join Stars of “New Page” Trade TV ad, Policy Experts in Green Bay Battle Over What Trade Policy Creates Wisconsin Jobs Swings Senate Race: Johnson for More NAFTA-style Pacts, Feingold for New Policy to Halt Offshoring, Boost Exports With: - Jan and Tom Rutten and Dave Bevers, the three Fox Valley New Page paper mill workers featured in the recent trade-focused TV ad playing statewide - Dennis Delie, Pres. of Steelworkers Local 213, workers from the GP Day St. plant who lost jobs to bad trade policy (200 job from this plant are certified under federal Trade Adjustment Assistance.) - Lori Wallach, internationally-recognized trade policy expert - David Newby, President Emeritus Wisconsin AFL-CIO Wisconsin’s Senators will face major trade votes early on, including on a proposal for a NAFTA-style trade agreement with Korea that was signed by former President Bush that may be considered in February 2011. Senate candidates Feingold and Johnson have starkly different ideas about what trade policy can create or can threaten our jobs. Getting it right is key: Wisconsin has lost significant numbers of jobs to trade since pacts such as NAFTA and WTO went into effect 15 years ago. Wisconsin lost over 80,000 net manufacturing jobs – a decline of 17% during the NAFTA/WTO period. The U.S lost about 5 million manufacturing jobs during this period – one out of every four – with 43,000 U.S. manufacturing facilities closed. These figures are for total manufacturing employment – taking into account jobs created by exports and jobs displaced by imports. The U.S. trade deficit went from $103 Billion in 1993 before NAFTA and WTO to a peak of $807 Billion. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) estimates that over 5.6 million additional American jobs – and 141,000 Wisconsin jobs - could have been supported if NAFTA and WTO had not led to increased trade deficits. In a separate report looking only at the NAFTA trade deficit, EPI found that 25,403 additional jobs could have been supported in Wisconsin – and over one million nationwide – with balanced trade among NAFTA countries alone. EPI also found that Wisconsin lost 52,300 jobs lost to rise in China trade deficit since 2001 alone. Over 500 Wisconsin plants and more than 64,000 workers in Wisconsin have been certified for trade job losses under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program since NAFTA and WTO. This is a narrow and difficult-to-qualify-for program. It only covers direct manufacturing line workers who meet an arduous standard of proof that their job loss was directly linked to NAFTA or excessive imports from other countries. Contact: Andy Gussert, Trade Brigade PAC Phone (608) 213-8585 11 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle delivers Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game prize
Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 Will Also Deliver a Weekly Winner Game Prize to a Student in Milwaukee First Lady Jessica Doyle will deliver a weekly winner prize in the Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? geography game on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at CountryViewElementary School in Verona. The fifth grade student identified Mineral Point as the mystery city in Week Six. While there, Mrs. Doyle will encourage students to participate in the weekly game and learn more about Wisconsin. This is the eighth year of the fun and educational geography game. Each week clues focusing on a mystery city’s history, geography, and culture are posted online. Later at 12:30 p.m., the First Lady will travel to Hartford University School in Milwaukee to deliver another weekly winner prize in the Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game and explain how students can be involved. The winning fourth grade student identified Superior as the mystery city in Week Seven. Clues are posted on Friday and students in fourth through eighth grades have until the following Thursday to submit an answer. Winners are selected for the elementary and middle school level randomly each week during the school year from all correct entries submitted. More information can be found at http://wheresjessica.wi.gov. First Lady Jessica Doyle’s Events for Monday, October 25, 2010: 10:00 a.m. Country View Elementary School 710 Lone Pine Way Verona 12:30 p.m. Hartford University School 2227 East Hartford Avenue Milwaukee 10 a.m.
· Meet and greet with 45th AD candidate Amy Loudenbeck
The Rock Bar and Grill, 101 Maple St., Beloit. No cost Authorized by Amy Loudenbeck for Assembly 5 p.m.
· Public Policy Forum: Reaping the Benefits of Academic Research
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa.
· UW-Barron County 75th AD debate
Blue Hills Lecture Hall, UW-Barron County, Rice Lake. Candidates Sean Duffy and Julie Lassa, Steve Perala and Roger Rivard, Dane Deutsch and Bob Jauch will all participate in a trio of election debates that will be forthcoming during the month of October at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake. The debates will feature the candidates for the 7th Congressional District of Wisconsin, 75th Assembly District of Wisconsin, and the 25th Senate District of Wisconsin. The first debate is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. This debate will feature Republican Sean Duffy and Democrat Julie Lassa. They are running for the U.S. Congress seat left vacant by Congressman David Obey, who decided to not run for another term. The next debate will feature Democrat Steve Perala and Republican Roger Rivard, who are vying for Mary Hubler’s vacated state assembly position. This debate will be held on Monday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall. The final debate will feature Republican Dane Deutsch and incumbent Democrat Bob Jauch, who are running for the state senator seat for the 25th district. This debate is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall. These debates are part of the UW-BC Public Affairs Lecture and Debate Series. All debates are open to the public at no charge. Details about debate formats will be released at a later date. For more information, contact UW-BC political science professor Eric Kasper at 715-234-8176 ext. 5472 or eric.kasper@uwc.edu. 7 p.m.

October 26
   Fundraisers
· Calumet Co. GOP rally Hickory Hills Golf Course, W. 3095 Hickory Hills Road, Chilton.
   State Government
· Special committee on Nanotechnology
413 North, State Capitol. 10 a.m.
   Business Events
· WIN-Madison
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· WPI presents: Federal Contractor Update
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC., 555 E. Wells St., Suite 1900, Milwaukee.
· WPUI Energy Utility Basics 2010
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
   Other
· 4th CD candidate forum
Kelly Senior Center, 1600 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy. U.S. Congressional race, 4th district (Milwaukee) candidates to appear in a public forum on Oct. 26 at 1pm at the Kelly Senior Center, 1600 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Milw. County and the Kelly Senior Center, this event gives voters the chance to question candidates Gwen Moore (D) and Dan Sebring (R) about today's issues, and listen to their answers. Free and open to all. 1 p.m.
· American Solutions Jobs Here, Jobs Now Tour
Waukesha Expos Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Waukesha, WI – Newt Gingrich and radio host Mike Gallagher will be rallying voters in Waukesha on October 26th to support Wisconsin candidates whose policies will help create new jobs. The stop in Wisconsin is part of American Solutions nationwide Jobs Here, Jobs Now tour. “Voters have a clear choice this election,” said Gingrich, who is the General Chairman of American Solutions. “On one hand you have tax raising, job killing agenda of the Democrats – the party of food stamps. On the other you have the low tax, job creating agenda of the Republicans – the party of paychecks. We’re going to rally support for those candidates that will help create jobs.” The Jobs Here, Jobs Now Tour is stopping in Greenville, SC; Duluth, GA; Sioux City, IA; and Collinsville, IL generating support for pro-job creation candidates. Additional cities are expected to be added to the tour. Earlier this month, American Solutions launched the Power of 10 Campaign to help recruit the ten million new voters needed to swing the election away from the incumbent Democrats and send job creating candidates to Washington to replace the current Congress. The event is open to the public, but people must reserve their ticket online at 10MillionVoters.com. CONTACT: R.C. Hammond (202) 379-3242 7 p.m.
· DNR public hearing
Glaciers Edge and Gathering Waters Rooms, DNR South Central Region Headquarters, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison. Hearing to list four cave bat species as threatened and to declare the white-nose syndrome fungus, Geomyces destructans, as a prohibited invasive species. 11 a.m.
· On the Issues with Mike Gousha: RPW Chairman Reince Priebus and DPW Chairman Mike Tate
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee.
· PSC prehearing conference
610 N.Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5-TI-2071) Investigation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in Wisconsin 1 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· United Nations Office for Partnerships' Amir Dossal addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. The A.D. Robertson Fund of the United Nations is a special fund within the RCM Community Trust created by the family of past president Robbie Robertson to provide educational programming to Rotarians and the community about the humanitarian and peace building work of the United Nations. is program will honor the 65th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Amir Dossal, Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships, will speak on the topic “Civil Society Leadership: A Bridge to Achieving the UN’s Millennium Development Goals." 12 p.m.
· UW-La Crosse 3rd CD debate
Cartwright Center, Port of Call, La Crosse. Sponsored by UW-La Crosse, UW-La Crosse Student Association, La Crosse Tribune, WLSU, League of Women Voters, and Channel 19 WXOW 7 p.m.

October 27
   Fundraisers
· Breakfast with 27th SD candidate Kurt Schlict
Holiday Inn West Hotel Lobby, 1109 Fourier Drive, Madison. CERS 'Paint it Red 2010' tour Please Join Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Senator Rob Cowles Senator Alberta Darling Senator Michael Ellis Senator Sheila Harsdorf Senator Randy Hopper Senator Neal Kedzie Senator Mary Lazich Senator Joe Leibham Senator Luther Olsen Representative Rich Zipperer $50 suggested contribution per person per event Please RSVP to 414-704-2074 or morgan.laske@gmail.com 8:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 25th SD candidate Dane Duetsch
2490 S. Main St., Rice Lake. CERS 'Paint it Red 2010' tour Please Join Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Senator Rob Cowles Senator Alberta Darling Senator Michael Ellis Senator Sheila Harsdorf Senator Randy Hopper Senator Neal Kedzie Senator Mary Lazich Senator Joe Leibham Senator Luther Olsen Representative Rich Zipperer $50 suggested contribution per person per event Please RSVP to 414-704-2074 or morgan.laske@gmail.com 7 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 45th AD candidate Amy Loudenbeck
The Armory, 10 S. High St., Janesville. Special Guest: Congressman Paul Ryan Suggested Contribution is $50 per person RSVP to media@amyforassembly.com/608-676-5123 Host levels are as follows: Star-$100 Superstar-$250 Red Giant-$500 Campaign contribution information and online payment available at - http://www.amyloudenbeckforassembly.com/invest.html. Personal checks may be mailed to Amy Loudenbeck for Assembly - P.O. Box 556 Clinton, WI 53525 12 p.m.
· Fundraiser with 23rd SD candidate Terry Moulton
Home of Scott Burch, 2410 Woodhaven Road, Eau Claire. CERS 'Paint it Red 2010' tour Please Join Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Senator Rob Cowles Senator Alberta Darling Senator Michael Ellis Senator Sheila Harsdorf Senator Randy Hopper Senator Neal Kedzie Senator Mary Lazich Senator Joe Leibham Senator Luther Olsen Representative Rich Zipperer $50 suggested contribution per person per event Please RSVP to 414-704-2074 or morgan.laske@gmail.com 5 p.m.
· Lunch with 31st SD candidate Ed Thompson
Rozario’s Pizza and Pasta, 42 N. 1st St., Black River Falls. CERS 'Paint it Red 2010' tour Please Join Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Senator Rob Cowles Senator Alberta Darling Senator Michael Ellis Senator Sheila Harsdorf Senator Randy Hopper Senator Neal Kedzie Senator Mary Lazich Senator Joe Leibham Senator Luther Olsen Representative Rich Zipperer $50 suggested contribution per person per event Please RSVP to 414-704-2074 or morgan.laske@gmail.com 12 p.m.
· Reception supporting Rebecca Kleefisch for lt. governor
Esquire Club, 1025 N. Sherman Ave., Madison. Gold Hosts $500/couple, Silver Hosts $250/couple, Attendees $25/person. For info or RSVP contact Jeanne at jeannet@rebeccaforreal.com or 262-309-1415 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, Room G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
   Business Events
· Daily Reporter 2010 Newsmakers of the Year
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee.
· Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Dairy Policy Summit
Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· WPUI Energy Utility Basics 2010
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
   Other
· Kapanke campaign rally
La Crosse Campaign Office, 58 Copeland Ave., La Crosse. Please join us at a very special rally with Dan Kapanke, Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives 7 p.m.
· Special Committee on Review of the Managed Forest Land Program
Legislative Council Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison. Subcommittee on Revenue and Local Planning. 9:30 a.m.
· Walker Campaign rally with Haley Barbour, Bob McDonnell
KEI, 824 E. Rawson Ave., Oak Creek. Join Scott, two of America's leading governors, and other supporters as we kick off Scott Walker's Brown Bag Bus Tour! The rally will take place on Wednesday, October 27th. You won't want to miss this! 2:45 p.m.

October 28
   Fundraisers
· Breakfast with 29th SD candidate Pam Galloway
The Rose Garden, 131 W. Thomas St., Wausau. CERS 'Paint it Red 2010' tour Please Join Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Senator Rob Cowles Senator Alberta Darling Senator Michael Ellis Senator Sheila Harsdorf Senator Randy Hopper Senator Neal Kedzie Senator Mary Lazich Senator Joe Leibham Senator Luther Olsen Representative Rich Zipperer $50 suggested contribution per person per event Please RSVP to 414-704-2074 or morgan.laske@gmail.com 8 a.m.
· Fundraiser with 21st SD candidate Van Wanggaard
John’s Dock, 303 Dodge St., Racine. CERS 'Paint it Red 2010' tour Please Join Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Senator Rob Cowles Senator Alberta Darling Senator Michael Ellis Senator Sheila Harsdorf Senator Randy Hopper Senator Neal Kedzie Senator Mary Lazich Senator Joe Leibham Senator Luther Olsen Representative Rich Zipperer $50 suggested contribution per person per event Please RSVP to 414-704-2074 or morgan.laske@gmail.com 4:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser with 5th SD candidate Leah Vukmir
Havanna Lounge & Cigar, 9505 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. CERS 'Paint it Red 2010' tour Please Join Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Senator Rob Cowles Senator Alberta Darling Senator Michael Ellis Senator Sheila Harsdorf Senator Randy Hopper Senator Neal Kedzie Senator Mary Lazich Senator Joe Leibham Senator Luther Olsen Representative Rich Zipperer $50 suggested contribution per person per event Please RSVP to 414-704-2074 or morgan.laske@gmail.com 7 p.m.
· Lunch with 1st SD candidate Frank Lasee
Mackinaw’s Grill and Spirits, 2925 Voyager Drive, Green Bay. CERS 'Paint it Red 2010' tour Please Join Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Senator Rob Cowles Senator Alberta Darling Senator Michael Ellis Senator Sheila Harsdorf Senator Randy Hopper Senator Neal Kedzie Senator Mary Lazich Senator Joe Leibham Senator Luther Olsen Representative Rich Zipperer $50 suggested contribution per person per event Please RSVP to 414-704-2074 or morgan.laske@gmail.com 12 p.m.
   Business Events
· Cream City Foundation business luncheon on gay welcoming workplaces
Manpower Global Headquarters, Milwaukee.
· Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Dairy Policy Summit
Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· WAGE presents 'Modernizing the North American Electric Grid to Meet the Challenges of Renewables'
1106 Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison.
· WPUI Energy Utility Basics 2010
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
   Other
· 88.3 WHWC candidate forum: 30th and 67th Assembly Districts
· Dept. of Commerce economic development announcement
103 W. Cannery St., Greenwood. On October 28 at 1 p.m., Department of Commerce Secretary Aaron Olver, City of Greenwood Mayor Jim Schecklman, Caseus Energy, Inc. CEO Alex Reyter, and DATCP Secretary Randy Romanski will make an economic development announcement. For additional information, contact Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661. 1 p.m.
· Gov. Doyle job creation announcement
Quad/Graphics, N63 W23075 Highway 74, Sussex. Governor Jim Doyle will make a major job creation announcement tomorrow, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Quad/Graphics in Sussex. Contact: Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 1 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Lawton keynotes Re-Claiming Girlhood Conference
Western Technical College, Lunda Center, 319 7th St. N., La Crosse. LA CROSSE – Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton will keynote the Reclaiming Girlhood conference at the Lunda Center of Western Technical College Thursday in La Crosse. Designed for community professionals, educators, community activists, volunteers, parents and those who work with girls, the conference will explore the cultural forces that shape the experiences, well-being and choices of girls today. The Lieutenant Governor will address the status of girls in Wisconsin. Contact: Jim Rosenberg, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 10:10 a.m.
· Lt. Gov. Lawton leads panel discussion on citizen diplomacy
UW-La Crosse Campus, Cartwright Center, Room 332, La Crosse. Lawton to Advance Wisconsin Models for Global Citizen Diplomacy Panel at UW-La Crosse Thursday to inform presentation at U.S.Summit and Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy in WashingtonD.C. next month LA CROSSE – With Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton’s leadership, Wisconsin citizens will take center stage at the U.S. Summit and Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy November 16-19, 2010, in WashingtonD.C. The Summit is co-convened by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy and the U.S. Department of State; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the Honorary Summit Chair, leading a coalition of sixty-five national authorities on citizen diplomacy in support of more than 1100 NGOs working in this area. The Summit will be the first of its kind since the Eisenhower administration. Lt. Governor Lawton was asked to develop the establishing scholarship and Summit roundtable that will describe and define the states’ role in citizen diplomacy. Models designed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System and Wisconsin’s National Guard will demonstrate ways to strengthen states’ contributions to economic development and national security goals. In advance of the Summit, Lt. Governor Lawton is convening the third in a series of panel discussions around the state on Thursday in Room 332 of the CartwrightCenter on the UW-La Crosse campus, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Panel discussions will contribute to Lt. Governor Lawton’s research and highlight opportunities for citizens, businesses, and organizations or institutions to actively engage and benefit from citizen diplomacy. “States across the nation share their pressing need to navigate an increasingly complex global economy,” said. Lt. Governor Lawton. “They can no longer afford to be haphazard participants in global citizen diplomacy. With greater focus, each state would hone its competitive edge by developing a more globally literate workforce, more prominent international profile and increased trade.” Joining the lieutenant governor in La Crosse will be Dr. Cecilia Manrique, professor of Political Science and Public Administration at UW-La Crosse; Sandy McCormick, World Services of La Crosse, Inc. and Dave Clements, executive director of the La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Previous panel discussions have been held at UW-Madison and UW-Stevens Point. The Lieutenant Governor is planning to hold follow-up panel discussions at UW-GreenBay December 6 and also at UW-Milwaukee. Participants include local area experts from the public, private and non-profit sectors. “Like Dwight D. Eisenhower before him, President Barack Obama asserts that America’s greatest asset is its citizens,” Lt. Governor Lawton said. “Our National Security Strategy calls for us to renew leadership across the nation ‘by calling upon what is best about America – our innovation and capacity, our openness and moral imagination.’ Empowered by the states, led by Wisconsin’s models, citizen diplomacy can flourish to meet that call.” Contact: Jim Rosenberg, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 12:30 p.m.
· Rally for 43rd AD candidate Evan Wynn
University Center, UW-Whitewater. Rally with a Rockstar Join Rep. Paul Ryan and Evan Wynn at a pre-election rally on the UW-Whitewater campus! Confirmed guests include: Congressman Paul Ryan (R – WI 1) State Rep. Brett Davis (R – Monroe), former Lt. Governor candidate, speaking on behalf of Scott Walker Chad Lee, 2nd Congressional district candidate Rick Richard, 15th State Senate district candidate Evan Wynn, 43rd State Assembly district candidate Dave Westlake, former U.S. Senate candidate, MC for the rally Complimentary parking will be available for candidates and speakers in Lot 2, which is off of Prince Street, in between the Center of the Arts and Carlson Hall. Media and members of the community may buy a day-pass for parking for $1, park in a metered spot, or park on a street near the campus. Questions? Contact Brandon VerVelde at Brandon.vervelde@gmail.com or (920) 210-5122. 12 p.m.
· Tea Party Spending Revolt Bus comes to Wisconsin
Mobile Activist Hub Stops in Racine, Lake Geneva, Dodgeville to Tackle Government Spending Crisis A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office found that federal spending has risen a staggering 21.4 percent over the last two years, as the economy continues to struggle and nearly 15 million Americans remain jobless. To raise awareness about this looming crisis, the Spending Revolt National Bus Tour has logged over 25,000 miles in the last three months, holding more than 200 rallies, town hall meetings, and bus signing events in 26 states. On Thursday, Oct. 28, the red and blue emblazoned Spending Revolt Bus will roll through southern Wisconsin, holding rally and bus signing events in Racine, Lake Geneva, and Dodgeville. Through events like these, the Spending Revolt coalition – made up of taxpayers, families, business owners, and policy organizations – is working to educate citizens about how mounting federal spending is jeopardizing America’s future, and engage them in taking action against this reckless spending. The federal government is currently spending $112,000 every second. This amounts to $67 million in the 10 minutes needed to take a shower and more than $1 billion in the 162 minutes that the average American spends watching television each day. The national debt has ballooned to more than $13 trillion, and America’s debt is now projected to surpass GDP by 2012 – placing the U.S. closer to the crushing debt load that has engulfed Greece. “America faces a severe spending crisis that is rapidly bankrupting our nation,” said a coalition statement. “Current spending levels are unsustainable, irresponsible, and negligent – and show that Washington is failing in its responsibility to safeguard the people’s resources. We need real, permanent, and immediate spending reform in Washington to protect the economic security of all Americans. We will fight for the taxpayers of Wisconsin and across America to stop this reckless spending.” WHAT: Spending Revolt National Bus Tour — Rally & Bus Signing Events WHEN & Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 WHERE: 12 – 12:30 p.m. — Racine Monument Square, Main & 5th Streets, Racine, WI 53403 *Speakers: Tim Phillips, President, Americans for Prosperity Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform, Paul Kern, WRJN morning radio host Dr. Traci Purath, neurologist Visit Spending Revolt online at www.spendingrevolt.com. Spending Revolt is a broad coalition of taxpayers, families, women, business owners, and policy organizations committed to real and permanent spending reform in Washington. The coalition is composed of organizations such as Americans for Prosperity, The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), Concerned Women for America, the 60 Plus Association, and Americans for Tax Reform. Contact: Brynn Barnett202-670-0704 12 p.m.
· UW-Barron County 25th SD debate
Blue Hills Lecture Hall, UW-Barron County, Rice Lake. Candidates Sean Duffy and Julie Lassa, Steve Perala and Roger Rivard, Dane Deutsch and Bob Jauch will all participate in a trio of election debates that will be forthcoming during the month of October at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake. The debates will feature the candidates for the 7th Congressional District of Wisconsin, 75th Assembly District of Wisconsin, and the 25th Senate District of Wisconsin. The first debate is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. This debate will feature Republican Sean Duffy and Democrat Julie Lassa. They are running for the U.S. Congress seat left vacant by Congressman David Obey, who decided to not run for another term. The next debate will feature Democrat Steve Perala and Republican Roger Rivard, who are vying for Mary Hubler’s vacated state assembly position. This debate will be held on Monday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall. The final debate will feature Republican Dane Deutsch and incumbent Democrat Bob Jauch, who are running for the state senator seat for the 25th district. This debate is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall. These debates are part of the UW-BC Public Affairs Lecture and Debate Series. All debates are open to the public at no charge. Details about debate formats will be released at a later date. For more information, contact UW-BC political science professor Eric Kasper at 715-234-8176 ext. 5472 or eric.kasper@uwc.edu. 12:30 p.m.
· WAGE presents 'Americanism & Entitlement'
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Madison.

October 29
   Business Events
· WPUI Energy Utility Basics 2010
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
   Other
· 'Keep it Made in America' town hall meeting
Stoney Creek Inn, 1100 Imperial Ave., Rothschild. “Keep it Made in America Tour” Stops Near Wausau Town Hall Meeting Asks Political Candidates, “How Will You Create Manufacturing Jobs?” (Rothschild, WI) With the midterm election just days away and all polls showing the economy and jobs topping the list of voter concerns, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) will make Wausau, Wisconsin its final stop on the 2010 “Keep it Made in America Tour.” On Friday, October 29th at 6:30 P.M., central Wisconsin voters will get a chance to hear candidates address the jobs crisis. Over the past few weeks, the non-partisan AAM has held Town Hall meetings in 10 states to help voters directly question their candidates and elected officials on such key issues as unbalanced trade with China and rebuilding U.S. manufacturing for the global economy. All candidates for federal or statewide office are invited and encouraged to participate. AAM does not endorse political candidates. The list of Wisconsin candidates who have accepted the invitation is substantial and growing. Candidates who do not attend the event in person also have the option of submitting a video statement on manufacturing and trade issues. The Town Hall meeting will focus on: • The need to create good jobs for the 21st Century; • The importance of fighting for manufacturing as the key to any economic recovery; and • Leveling the playing field for American workers and businesses in the global marketplace. Candidates that have confirmed their intent to attend include: Rob Taylor, Constitution Party candidate for Senate Julie Lassa, Democratic Party candidate for the 7th Congressional District Rep. Donna Seidel, Democrat from the 85th State Assembly District Chuck Eno, Republican candidate for the 85th Assembly District The business, labor and community panel will include: Andy Gussert, National Director of the Citizens Trade Campaign Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt Mike Roemerman, Human Resources Director for NewPage Corporation Dr. Gerry Ring, Professor and Chair of the Paper Science and Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Contact: Meghan McKeefry, 202-316-6386 6:30 p.m.
· Barrett Campaign debate watch event
Vintage Brewing Company, 674 S. Whitney Way, Madison. PLEASE JOIN US AND SUPPORT TOM BARRETT IN THE FINAL GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE Hosted by County Executive Kathleen Falk and Mayor Dave Cieslewicz TOM WILL ALSO BE JOINING US AT 8:45pm Feel free to bring family and friends! We look forward to seeing you this Friday! 7 p.m.
· DNR public hearing
Northern Region Headquarters, 107 Sutliff Ave., Rhinelander. Public hearing to list four cave bat species as threatened, and to list the fungus Geomyces Destructans as an invasive species. 11 a.m.
· Freedom From Religion Foundation Annual Convention
Concourse Hotel, One W. Dayton St., Madison.
· Madison announces energy efficiency grants
Northport Commons, 553 Moose Trail, Madison. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will join the Urban League of Greater Madison, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, small business owners and green job trainees at the Northport Commons construction site on Friday, October 29 to highlight businesses and community organizations receiving energy efficiency grants. The city received a $2.4 million energy efficiency grant, which is funding projects from a diverse range of small businesses and community organizations. The Urban League’s job training program works with unemployed or underemployed trainees, some of whom are currently working at the Northport Commons construction site. With: Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Russell Betts, Urban League of Greater Madison Board Chair Small business owners Trainees from UGLM’s job training program Contact: Rachel Strauch-Nelson, (608) 266-4611 1 p.m.
· Milwaukee Press Club 31st Annual Media Hall of Fame
Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee.
· UWM Open House
UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.
· We the People 2010 gubernatorial debate
Madison. 7 p.m.

October 30
   Other
· Freedom From Religion Foundation Annual Convention
Concourse Hotel, One W. Dayton St., Madison.
· United Steelworkers Get Out the Vote rally
The Green Bay Labor Temple, 1570 Elizabeth St., Green Bay. Statewide GOTV caravan kicks off in Green Bay (Green Bay, WI) At 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 30th,volunteers from the United Steelworkers (USW) and other labor unions will gather at the Green Bay Labor Temple to participate in member-to-member political outreach. AFL-CIO endorsed candidates will thank participants for their activism before volunteers hit the doors to turn out union voters. “Wisconsin workers have a clear choice between candidates who will build a better future for working families and those who would tear down the middle-class,” according to USW District 2 Mike Bolton. “Our energized volunteers could be the deciding factor on Tuesday.” Throughout the day, USW will also host additional volunteer rallies in Kaukauna, Wausau, Stevens Point, and Menomonie in order to make sure that union members cast an informed vote on November 2nd. This massive get out the vote push is part of Labor 2010, a grassroots effort through which union members to talk one another about the critical midterm elections. The program is reaching tens of thousands of Wisconsin workers via member to member walks, phone banks and worksite leaflets on the final weekend before Election Day. With: Endorsed pro-worker politicians including Milwaukee Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett, Rep. Steve Kagen, State Senator Dave Hansen, State Senate Candidate Monk Elmer, State Rep. Jim Soletski and State Assembly Candidate Lou Ann Weix Labor leaders including USW District 2 Director Mike Bolton and Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt Over a hundred rank and file union volunteers Contact: Mike Pyne, 920-216-4348 9:30 a.m.
· UWM Open House
UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.
· Walker Campaign rally with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Wausau Homes, 10805 Business Highway 51, Rothschild. Wauwatosa – Scott Walker, Milwaukee County executive and Republican nominee for governor, will hold a rally with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Saturday, October 30, 2010 beginning at 6:00pm CT. Contact: Jill Bader (414) 453-2010 Jillb@scottwalker.org 6 p.m.

October 31
   Other
· Freedom From Religion Foundation Annual Convention
Concourse Hotel, One W. Dayton St., Madison.
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