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. Kujichagulia store grand opening: Friday, Nov. 20
Kujichagulia Producers Cooperative is opening a store at the Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave. The cooperative is a collaboration between two dozen businesses. The grand opening will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.
2. Xeroine Illustration pop-up shop: Friday, Nov. 20
Xeroine Illustration is having a pop-up shop at the The Bronzeville Collective MKE, 339 W. North Ave., beginning at noon on Friday, Nov. 20. There will be Zodiac art prints, T-shirts, earrings and more available for purchase. Xeroine Illustration is owned and operated by Yessica Jimenez, a local artist and illustrator and member of the LUNA Collective.
3. Housing resource fair: Saturday, Nov. 21
Ald. Milele Coggs and Ald. Russell Stamper II are hosting a housing resource fair. Homeowners or those interested in becoming homeowners can pick up a housing resource packet at the Northcott Neighborhood House, 2460 N. 6th St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. There will also be several virtual workshops, and each will be followed by a live Q&A. Click the links to watch and register. The credit workshop will begin at 10:30 a.m.; the COVID-19 resources workshop will begin at 11:30 a.m.; and the Buy the Block workshop will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21.
4. Vibez Creative Arts Space celebrates National Gingerbread Day: Saturday, Nov. 21
Vibez Creative Arts Space is celebrating National Gingerbread Day. You have the option of crafting a gingerbread house in person or signing up for a to-go kit. Click here to order. The in-person class will be held in the Vibez Creative Arts Space, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21.
5. Leaf collection deadline: Sunday, Nov. 22
City of Milwaukee residents have until the end of Sunday, Nov. 22 to rake their leaves into the street. Residents are asked to rake about a foot away from the curb. The Department of Public Works will pick up the leaves. It usually takes about two weeks for the leaf collection operators to sweep through the entire city. For additional information or to request a pickup, call 414-286-2489.
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