6. All About the Tubmans
The Treasury Department, you know, the government entity that prints our dollar, dollar bills y’all, announced this week that Harriet Tubman will be the new face on the 20. She was originally pitched for the 10, but fans of Alexander Hamilton said “Oh no you didn’t!” So they said “Everybody calm down,” and scrapped Andrew Jackson instead. Because he doesn’t have a fan club. Or a play.
7. Girls Who Code. And Rock.
Girls who are interested in STEM can sign up for Girls for Technology’s Saturday Math and Science Academy for the next three weeks. Girls aged 10-14 can take part in hands-on activities that make science, technology, engineering and math cool. Workshops will be held April 23, May 7, or June 4 from 10-12. For more info, visit www.girlsfortechnology.org.
8. So You Think You Can Dance?
Studio 8-Sixty is hosting hip hop dance team auditions for dancers aged 8-18 on May 7th at 11:30 am. Auditions will be held at Studio 860, 224 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. You should be ready to learn choreography. If you don’t know what that is, you can sleep in.
9. Can You Kick It?
The Hartford Soccer Club starts tomorrow and will run through June 4th. Kids aged 3-14, with or without experience, can take part and scholarships are available. The Club will play at Annie Fisher field every Saturday. To register, email BrianGallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Hartford and the Hartford Public Schools both released there budgets. There will be layoffs and severe cuts. The city budget also wipes out the Rainy Day Fund, which is basically the account that fund emergencies. In response to that news, the bond rating agency gave the city a B (a Baaa, to be exact). Bond ratings are important when it comes to borrowing money. Bs are not good. This isn’t school. But we’re all about to learn a tough lesson on what happens when cities buy things they can’t afford. Like Christian Louboutins.