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. Dolphin Pool pitch contest for entrepreneurs: Friday, Sept. 25
Riverworks Milwaukee is hosting its sixth annual Dolphin Pool, a startup pitch contest for local entrepreneurs. Six contestants will pitch their business idea to a panel of judges. In addition to prizes for first, second and third place winners, there will also be a Community Choice award. To cast your vote, click here. This year’s contest will take place virtually at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25.
2. Free home-buying process and resource workshop: Saturday, Sept. 26
Near West Side Partners and Take Root Milwaukee are hosting a free virtual workshop on the home-buying process. The workshop will take place over Zoom from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. To register for the event, click here. Real estate agents, lenders and other specialists will walk participants through the home-buying process.
3. Virtual Doors Open kickoff: Saturday, Sept. 26
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Doors Open Milwaukee. To celebrate and kick off the event, Common Council President Cavalier Johnson will be ringing City Hall’s bell, “Solomon Juneau,” on Facebook Live at noon on Saturday, Sept. 26. Doors Open will take place virtually this year from Saturday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 11.
4. Mitchell Park Domes cleanup: Saturday, Sept. 26
Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez and Team Havoc are inviting Milwaukee residents to help clean up the area surrounding the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. The cleanup will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.
5. Urban Ecology Center’s HKE MKE: Sunday, Sept. 27
The Urban Ecology Center is hosting its sixth annual HKE MKE in partnership with the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. HKE MKE will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27 and continue through 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. The hikes are two to three miles long and participants can choose a guided hike for $25 or a self-led tour for free. All hikers are asked to wear a mask and reserve a time slot. The hikes are available at Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place, Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St. and Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce St.
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