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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- Cocina medicinal en Español con CORE El Centro: Friday, Aug. 14
CORE El Centro is hosting a monthly virtual medicinal cooking class in Spanish. This week’s class will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14. To join the class, click the Zoom link. The class will focus on nutrition, seasonal foods and medicinal plants that help support your health and wellness.
- Guest makers at the Underground Makers Market: Saturday, Aug. 15
The Underground Makers Market, located at the lower level of the Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., is hosting weekly pop-up shops for guest makers. The first pop-up is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. This week’s featured maker is Pam Graham of Nandi Collections.
- Summer cleanup on Lincoln Creek and West Basin: Saturday, Aug. 15
The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, the Milwaukee Riverkeeper and their partners are hosting a summer cleanup of the Lincoln Creek and West Basin. The cleanup will begin at the Bee Bus Sign, 4350 N. 35th St., at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. Those interested in attending are asked to wear a mask, practice social distancing and bring their own gloves, snacks and water. Hand sanitizer and trash bags will be provided.
- “Black is Beautiful” bike ride: Sunday, Aug. 16
WebsterX, Zed Kenzo, Darius Smith and Noga Faith Salomon are leading the “Black is Beautiful Volume II” bike ride starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16. The ride will begin at Kilbourn Reservoir Park, 2230 N. Bremen St. The plan is to depart at 2 p.m. and bike 12 miles. This is an opportunity to take a breather and focus on Black mental health. Mr. New York will be providing the music.
- Mural unveiling and fashion show: Sunday, Aug. 16
The unveiling of a mural featuring prominent Milwaukee figures is taking place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16. The mural, which was painted by Art-I-Culture, is located at the intersection of North 14th and West Vliet streets across from Repairers of the Breach, 1335 W. Vliet St. There will be a fashion show featuring the Theresa Maria Collection, food by Coggs Kitchen and Funky Fresh Spring Rolls and a performance by poet laureate Dasha Kelly.
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