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. Vigil for Jason Cleereman: Friday, Oct. 2
Last week, Jason Cleereman, a beloved community leader best known on the South Side, was shot and killed. Walker Square Neighborhood Association, Southside Organizing Center and Ald. José Pérez are hosting a vigil at Walker Square Park, 1031 S. 9th St., starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2. Participants can join the vigil in-person at the park, through a car caravan or via Facebook Live. For additional information about the car caravan, contact Clarissa at email@example.com or 414-301-2644. To speak at the vigil, contact Nicole at NicoleLHMeirose@gmail.com.
2. Fall pumpkin market in Washington Heights: Saturday, Oct. 3
5ive Seasons Farm is hosting a fall pumpkin market at Mount Olive Lutheran Church and Christian Day School, 5327 W. Washington Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. The market will take place come rain or shine. In addition to pumpkins, there will be gourds, corn stalks, mums and more. Attendees are asked to wear a mask.
3. Milwaukee Urban League ballot bash: Saturday, Oct. 3
The Milwaukee Urban League is hosting a ballot bash, an event where residents can learn about voter registration, absentee voting and early voting. The bash will take place at the Midtown Pick ‘N Save, 5700 W. Capitol Drive, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.
4. Art and harvest celebration at Jardin del Pueblo: Saturday, Oct. 3
Vecinos Unidos or United Neighbors is hosting an art and harvest celebration. The group is inviting people to the installation of the ceramics painted in August. There will be food and music. The celebration is taking place at the Jardin del Pueblo, 1102 S. 21st St., from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.
5. Step-by-step painting class: Sunday, Oct. 4
The Farmhouse Paint Bar & Banquet Hall, 4511 S. 6th St., is hosting a step-by-step virtual and in-person painting class from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. Participants will be painting a picture of stacked pumpkins. To purchase tickets and supplies, click here. If participants choose to attend the class virtually, they can use their own supplies or order the complete package (pickup and shipping are available)
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