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. S.T.E.A.M & Dream: free online curriculum
American Family Insurance, in partnership with the Sherman Phoenix, Milky Way Tech Hub, CUPED, and Connect Business Consulting, is bringing S.T.E.A.M & Dream to Milwaukee. The project is a free online curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Students will have the opportunity to create virtual projects that explore science, technology, engineering, art and math. Students can register online to join. Eligible households may also be able to receive a free computer.
2. NNS Social Distancing Block Bingo Card
The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service recently launched its bingo card. The card includes a plethora of activities that can be done inside and outside, while maintaining social distancing. Print or download your card today. See how long it takes you to complete all 25 activities. Don’t forget to share photos of you and your family enjoying NNS bingo with us on our Facebook page.
3. Milwaukee County Federated Library System adds Pressreader
The Milwaukee County Federated Library System recently extended access to Pressreader for library card holders. Through Pressreaders, readers can access over 7,000 news publications in over 18 languages, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Pressreader will be available until Saturday, June 13. To access Pressreader, click here.
4. “Be the Bridge” with Metcalfe Park Community Bridges
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges is launching the “Be the Bridge” mutual aid initiative on Friday, April 24. The organization will be distributing food and care packages on a biweekly basis to residents living in Metcalfe Park. The packages include information on COVID-19, health resources such as masks and gloves, information on the census, food, hygiene products and more.
5. Virtual concert series with Outpost Natural Foods: Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26
Outpost Natural Foods is turning 50, and to celebrate, it is hosting a free virtual concert series on its Facebook page. Justin Jagler will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 24. Keith Pulvermacher will play at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 and a pre-recording of the 414 Quartet will play at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26.
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