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. Guns Down Miltown community cleanup: Friday, March 12
Guns Down Miltown is hosting a neighborhood cleanup day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 12. Residents throughout the city are encouraged to help clean up their neighborhoods. Cleanup supplies will be provided to volunteers and groups. Guns Down Miltown is accepting cleanup supplies donations. For more information, text 414-235-7278.
2. Pi(e) Day celebration with Cakes by Linda Kay: Friday, March 12 and Sunday, March 14
Linda Kay, a member of the Kujichagulia Producers Cooperative, is making pies for Pi(e) Day through her business Cakes by Linda Kay. Available pie flavors include sweet potato, apple, blueberry, pecan, peanut butter and more. To order a pie, call 414-202-8876 or email email@example.com. Pie orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 12. Pies will be available for pickup outside the Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 14.
3. Northern lights: Virtual planetarium show: Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13
The UWM Planetarium’s virtual show on the northern lights is back. The show will be streamed on YouTube Live at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 12 and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 13. Participants can enjoy the colorful displays of nature’s dancing lights and learn about the science behind them. There will be a Q&A session following the show. For tickets, click here.
4. Pedestrian Power Hour with MilWALKee Walks: Saturday, March 13
MilWALKee Walks presents “Pedestrian Power Hour: Tools to Advocate for Safer Walking in Your Neighborhood.” The information session will provide participants with data on pedestrian safety, resources to create safer streets and opportunities to get involved. The presentation will take place virtually on Zoom from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 13.
5. Kohl’s Family Sundays at Home: Needle and Thread: Sunday, March 14
The Milwaukee Art Museum is inviting families to explore fiber arts during its “Kohl’s Family Sundays: Needle and Thread.” The program will take place virtually and be available to watch starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. Participants will hear from Lil’ Rev, a local musician and storyteller, and engage in fabric art-related activities. Lil’ Rev will share an ode to the American quilting tradition and lead a tour on the museum’s fabric art. The program will be available from Sunday, March 14 to Sunday, March 28.