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. ”I am a voter/Soy votante” community art project: Friday, Nov. 6
Voces de la Frontera and Youth Empowered in the Struggle are celebrating voter diversity with a community art initiative. The project is called “I am a voter/Soy votante/Soy Vocero/Soy Vocera.” Local photographers will be taking pictures of voters. The group plans to share the images on social media and use them in future campaigns. The project will take place at 733 W. Historic Mitchell St., from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6.
2. Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market: Saturday, Nov. 7
Milwaukee’s winter farmers market has returned for its 12th season. The market, located within the greenhouse annex at The Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. There will be about 30 local vendors selling produce, bakery, cheese, handmade soap and more. The season is scheduled to end on Saturday, March 27.
3. Foster care in the community information session: Saturday, Nov. 7
Milwaukee Recreation is offering a free course on foster care in the community. The class will take place at the Riverside Community Center, 1615 E. Locust St., from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Click here to register.
Northwest Side Community Development Corporation and its partners are cleaning up Lincoln Creek and West Basin and looking for volunteers to join. The group is meeting at the Bee Bus Sign, 4350 N. 35th St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Trash bags will be provided, but volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves and to wear a mask.
5. “Where did they go?” nature hike: Saturday, Nov. 7
Hawthorn Glen Outdoor Education Center, 1130 N. 60th St., is hosting a hike from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Participants will explore the quiet and stillness of fall and learn where all the bugs, birds and flowers have disappeared to. Registration costs $5 for City of Milwaukee residents and $8 for nonresidents.
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