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. Minority Health Film Festival: Friday, Sept. 11 to Thursday, Sept. 24
Earlier this week, Milwaukee Film announced the lineup for the Minority Health Film Festival. The festival is taking place virtually. It began Thursday, Sept. 10 and will go until Thursday, Sept. 24. Passes to all the virtual films and events cost $24.99 for non-members and $19.99 for members.
2. Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Friday, Sept. 11
Ald. Russell Stamper is inviting Milwaukee residents to participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Residents who have old or unused prescription medications can drop them off at the Pop-Up Park, North 14th Street and West North Avenue, from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11. There will also be giveaways, food, music and resources.
3. Menomonee River Valley Week: Saturday, Sept. 12 to Saturday, Sept. 19
Menomonee River Valley Week is taking place from Saturday, Sept. 12 to Saturday, Sept. 19. This is an opportunity to explore the valley. Some events will be free while others will cost money. The events include a photography class, a gardening class, a self-guided bike tour and more.
4. Clarke Square neighborhood cleanup: Saturday, Sept. 12
Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative is hosting a neighborhood cleanup from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Participants will meet at West Scott Street and South 22nd Street to hand out cleaning supplies. Everyone is reminded to wear their masks.
5. North Side Rising: Night Out: Saturday, Sept. 12
North Side Rising is hosting “Night Out to Keep the Lights On” as part of the group’s campaign to encourage the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to extend the utilities moratorium. The event will take place across from the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. The group will have glow-in-the-dark signs and a station for people to make their own signs. READ: UPDATE: Moratorium on utility shut-offs extended to Oct. 1
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