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. Step-by-step virtual and in-person painting class: Friday, Aug. 21
The Farmhouse Paint Bar & Banquet Hall, 4511 S. 6th St., is hosting a step-by-step painting class from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. The theme is starry night. The class is being offered in person and virtually. To purchase tickets, click here. Participants who attend virtually can use their own supplies or order the same supplies as the artist. They will also receive a pre-recorded video of the class upon registration.
2. Mental and behavioral health discussion with Children’s Wisconsin: Friday, Aug. 21
Children’s Wisconsin and Shine Through are hosting a live Q&A session on the topics of children’s mental and behavioral health as they prepare to return to school. The session is taking place online from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. Dr. Jenny Walczak, the clinical director of mental and behavioral health, and Shanna Sullivan, a child and family counseling training supervisor, will be answering the questions.
3. Community rowing with All Hands Boatworks: Saturday, Aug. 22
All Hands Boatworks, 1313 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., is hosting a free community rowing day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. The wooden rowboats were handcrafted by students in the organization’s STEM programs. Before rowing off, participants will be given some instructions on boat safety and rowing tips.
4. Motivating Milwaukee cleanup: Saturday, Aug. 22
Motivating Milwaukee and Jordan Cloyd are hosting a cleanup event at Carver Park, 911 W. Brown St., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. There will be cleaning equipment available, but some items such as gloves are limited. To make a donation, click here. Masks are required and social distancing measures will be implemented.
5. “This is America: The Stitching” wearable arts fashion show: Saturday, Aug. 22
5 Points Art Gallery & Studio and Rachael Nicole Turner are hosting a virtual fashion show showcasing wearable art. The show is titled “This is America: The Stitching” and is a spinoff of the gallery’s current exhibition “This is America.” “The Stitching” features 20 artists of color and over 30 original designs. Tickets cost $15. Zoom and Twitch links will be provided upon purchase.
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