Editor’s note: Before going to an in-person event, please check to see if venue will be open this weekend because of the expected winter storm.
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. Family free day at the Milwaukee County Zoo: Saturday, Feb. 6
The Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., is having a family free day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. Admission is free but parking and concessions fees still apply. Advanced registration is not required but occupancy is limited.
2. Amani United inauguration: Saturday, Feb. 6
Amani United recently held its elections in which Amani residents vote for the organization’s officers, ambassadors and youth council members. Over 400 votes were cast this year. The group will be sworn in by Appellate Court Judge Maxine White. The inauguration ceremony will take place virtually at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. The ceremony will be live-streamed on Microsoft Teams; links can be found on the Amani United Facebook Page and Dominican Center website.
3. Century City blood drive: Sunday, Feb. 7
Good City Brewing and the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin are hosting a blood drive as part of the blood center’s Sickle Cell-Abration. The Versiti Mobile Bus will be located at 3945 N. 31st St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. To sign up, call 877-232-4376 or click here.
4. Step-by-step beginners acrylic painting class: Sunday, Feb. 7
The Farmhouse Paint Bar & Banquet Hall is hosting an in-person and virtual step-by-step beginners acrylic painting class. The class will take place in-person at 4511 S. 6th St., from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. Those who select a virtual class will receive a pre-recorded class before the start time. Virtual participants can use their own supplies or purchase the complete package. Tickets can be found here.
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