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. New cooling center at North Division High School: Friday, July 10
Earlier this week, the City of Milwaukee Health Department opened North Division High School, 1011 W. Center St., as a cooling center. The center will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 10. People are asked to enter through the Milwaukee Recreation doors, which are next to the tennis courts.
Read: The heat is on: How the coronavirus will make it harder for vulnerable residents to keep cool this summer.
2. “Get Up, Stand Up, Don’t Give Up The Fight” yard sign pickup: Friday, July 10
Radio Milwaukee is giving away free yard signs that say “Get Up, Stand Up, Don’t Give Up The Fight.” The quote comes from the Bob Marley song “Get Up, Stand Up.” Signs will be available to pick up at the Radio Milwaukee station, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 10. Social distancing measures will be put in place.
3. Grand opening of the Underground Makers Market: Friday, July 10
The Underground Makers Market is open for business in the lower level of the Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave. The grand opening is being held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 10. The market consists of four female-owned businesses. During the event, there will be raffles, giveaways and photos.
4. West Vliet Street neighborhood rummage sale: Saturday, July 11
West Vliet Street is hosting its annual neighborhood rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. West Vliet Street is located between North 43rd and North 62nd streets. Although the pandemic has changed things, businesses will continue to offer great deals to shoppers. Social distancing measures and other precautions will be put in place.
5. Meditate and rest in Alice’s Garden: Sunday, July 12
The Zen Dragonfly and Alice’s Garden are hosting a “REST Sunday” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 12. The event is a part of the Safe Space Sundays sessions and will take place at Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St. This week’s session will explore rest, resistance and restoration through meditation and sound healing. The space is open to Black men and women. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket and pillow. Masks are required.
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