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. ‘Wheelin’ at Westlawn’ bicycle tuneup day: Friday, July 17
‘Wheelin’ at Westlawn’ will take place at the Westlawn Gardens Playground Pavilion at the intersection of North 62nd Street and West Custer Avenue from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 17. Cyclists can bring their bicycle for a free tuneup that includes filling up tires, fixing flats, oiling a bike chain and more. The event is a part of the Westlawn Partnership for a Healthier Environment.
2. Milwaukee Public Library Central location suspends curbside pickup
The Milwaukee Public Library Central location, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., has suspended its curbside pickup after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Curbside pickup remains at the Washington Park location, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., and the Tippecanoe location, 3912 S. Howell Ave. Click here to learn how to request and safely pick up items.
3. Community bike drive and bike giveaway: Saturday, July 18
Feeding 100 Mouths is hosting a community bike drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Bike donations can be made at the King Center, 1531 W. Vliet St., and Kosciuszko Park, 2201 S. 7th St. The donated bikes will also be distributed during the event on a first come, first served basis.
4. Drive-up voter registration stations: Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19
Common Ground is hosting a drive-up registration station at El Rey Foods, 5200 W. Oklahoma Ave., from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. The group is hosting a second voter registration station at the Basilica of St. Josaphat, 2333 S. 6th St., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 19. Be sure to bring a photo ID and proof of address. Check if you are already registered to vote at My Vote Wisconsin.
5. Virtual community cooking class: sambusa edition: Sunday, July 19
Tables Across Borders and the Lynden Sculpture Garden have partnered together to present a virtual community cooking class featuring refugee chefs. This week, chef Hasina Begum Ashraf Mia, a Rohingya refugee, will be teaching viewers how to make sambusas also known as samosas. The cooking class will be shown on the Lynden Sculpture Garden’s Facebook live from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 19.
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