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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- Donate new or gently used books: Friday, July 24
Thomas Leonard, a local Black business owner, is opening a new book store. Leonard is looking for new or gently used books in any genre or language. Books will be accepted at 9155 W. Lisbon Ave. from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 24. Donors are asked to wear a mask or face covering when dropping off books.
- Stand in solidarity at City Hall: Friday, July 24
The organization Black Umbrella Global and activist Frank Nitty are hosting a “Solidarity Stance” rally at Milwaukee’s City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., from 5 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. on Friday, July 24. The rally is a chance for protesters from Milwaukee and Madison to come together. There will be food, music, educational opportunities and more.
- Bike and hike club with Latinos por la Salud: Saturday, July 25
Latinos por la Salud and the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center are inviting the community to get active with their Club de Caminatas y Bicicletas. People of all ages are invited to walk or bike with the group. Latinos por la Salud will meet at the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 25.
- Install and paint peace posts in Harambee: Saturday, July 25
NIDC Milwaukee is looking for volunteers to help install and paint peace posts for the Harambee Sculpture Garden, 2668 N. Richards St. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Masks and gloves will be provided, and social distancing measures will be in place.
- Free barre class in Washington Park: Sunday, July 26
Barre Milwaukee is hosting a free barre class at the Washington Park bandshell, 4599 W. Lloyd St., from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 26. Participants are asked to bring a mat, a water bottle and a mask. Masks will not be required during the workout.
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