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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- Refreshment Fridays at the St. Ann Center: Friday, Sept. 4
The St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care is inviting people to walk the landscaped pathways and enjoy free refreshment every Friday in September. The first event will take place at the Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 4. Walkers must wear face masks and follow social distancing regulations. The walkways are suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.
- Walker’s Point Center for the Arts members show: Friday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 5
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th St., is hosting its annual members show. Each year, members of the center are chosen to showcase their work in a featured member exhibition. This weekend, the gallery will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 5. The exhibitions will be available to view through early October.
- Drive Thru at the Farm Labor Day produce: Friday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 5
Drive Thru at the Farm, 5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, is having drive-through events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 5. The farm has partnered with Oasis Food Market and will be accepting SNAP or Farmer’s Market WIC vouchers. Individuals will be able to buy produce and more. Pre-ordering is now closed, and those visiting the drive-through will be subject to availability. Visit the Facebook page to learn more.
- 100 days of protesting: A wellness event: Sunday, Sept. 6
Milwaukee Action Intersection is hosting a wellness day at Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6. This Sunday marks the 100-day mark for activists who have been marching since May. Milwaukee Action Intersection recognizes the physical, emotional and mental toll that this can take. The event will focus on healing and there will be healthy food, music, mental health support, spiritual practitioners, massage therapists and more.
- “Free the Land” with Metcalfe Park Community Bridges: Sunday, Sept. 6
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges is hosting a discussion called “Free the Land” on Facebook Live from 11 a.m. to 12:30 on Sunday, Sept. 6. The group will discuss the history of housing and land in Milwaukee, the current state of housing and land and what Metcalfe Park Community Bridges plans to do about it. Featured speakers include Danell Cross, Adam Carr, Jarrett English, Fatima Benhaddou, Melody McCurtis and Annie Travis.
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