It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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1. Backline Milwaukee and Motown Accelerator
Backline Milwaukee and Motown Accelerator have partnered together to offer two-week virtual programs to help artists navigate the COVID-19 crisis. The program will help artists find financial resources, provide mental health and wellness resources and offer instruction on how to maintain a digital presence.
2. Don’t forget to request absentee ballot
It’s not too late to request a ballot for the spring general election. Registered voters still have a chance to request a ballot until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3. The deadline to return a ballot has also been extended. Ballots must now be returned by 4 p.m. on Monday, April 13. To request a ballot, click here. To learn more about the election, click here.
3. Choose your own adventure with Jane’s Walk
Jane’s Walk MKE has created a choose your own adventure game. The game contains 20 suggestions for individuals and families. It features both inside and outside activities such as going for a walk to reading a book. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences on social media but maintain social distancing.
4. Teachable Moments with Ma’ruf
Ma’ruf’s Center for Youth Innovation recently launched a new program, Teachable Moments. The program offers live interactive lessons for students in sixth grade through high school. The lessons begin at noon every Monday through Friday. The topics range from math, science, coding and English to coaching, character, morals, mentorship and more.
5. Join the Milwaukee singalong: Saturday, April 4
The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is inviting Milwaukeeans to sing along to Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. The plan is to have people record themselves singing along and share the video on the official Facebook singalong page using the hashtag #MKEsingalong.
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