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. Core el Centro’s Mindful Parent support group: Friday, June 26
Core El Centro is hosting its Mindful Parent support group from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26. The discussion will take place via Zoom. The group provides a space for parents to connect and share ideas and tactics on how to survive this new normal. The group meets every Friday.
2. Milwaukee Recreation’s Facebook Live dance class: Friday, June 26
Milwaukee Recreation is hosting a Facebook Live dance class at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26. “Dance Fitness” is a group exercise class that includes Latin dance, hip-hop and more. The live class will be posted on the discussion tab at the start time.
3. Black Educators Caucus: Wee chalk your walk: Saturday, June 27
The Black Educators Caucus is hosting a Wee Chalk Your Walk from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. The event is part of the Black Lives Matter movement in which participants will chalk the streets and sidewalks with messages of solidarity. The plan is to start at Wick Field, 4929 W. Vliet St. The caucus plans to lay out its four demands for the National Black Lives Matter at School Movement.
4. Fondy Farmers Market: Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28
Fondy Farmers Market, 2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave., is open for business from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28. As the season continues, more vendors will be added to the lineup. In the meantime, people are asked to maintain social distancing, wear a mask, avoid gathering and only touch what they are going to purchase.
5. Free home rehab process and resources workshop: Saturday, June 27
Take Root Milwaukee is hosting a free online workshop for current and potential homeowners from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27. The workshop will discuss the process of purchasing a ‘fixer-upper’ and the resources available to homeowners in need of repairs or updates. Anyone can join, but registration is required.
Bonus: Succulent sale to benefit Black Educators Caucus: Saturday, June 27
Individuals looking to support the Black Educators Caucus can purchase a succulent at Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. The succulent sales go directly to the Black Educators Caucus, a group of educators advocating for police reform in public schools. Those interested are asked to wear a mask and pay with cash, Venmo (@plants4protests) or Cash App ($plantsforprotets).
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