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. Sherman Park Community Association: Earth Day in May: Saturday, May 22
The Sherman Park Community Association is celebrating Earth Day in May with a Bloom & Groom event. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, learn about home repair programs, hear from Friends of Sherman Park and more. The event takes place at Sherman Park, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 22.
2. Youth Green Team rummage sale: Saturday, May 22
The Washington Park Neighborhood/Walnut Hill Steering Committee is hosting its semi-annual pop-up rummage sale. The group’s Youth Green Team will be leading the event. The sale will take place at 1619 N. 35th St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 22. This is an opportunity to support youth entrepreneurship, engage with the community and learn more about the steering committee.
3. Friends of Lincoln Park spring weedout: Saturday, May 22
Friends of Lincoln Park is trying to remove invasive species and support wildflower growth in Lincoln Park. This spring, the group is focusing on garlic mustard, thistle and burdock. It is looking for volunteers to help pull weeds. The group will be meeting at the Lincoln Park Pavilion, 1301 W. Hampton Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.
4. Metcalfe Park: Bloom & Groom and mutual aid: Saturday, May 22
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges and several groups are partnering together for a Bloom & Groom and mutual aid event. During the event, individuals can purchase flowers at a discounted price and receive diapers, fresh food, produce boxes, feminine hygiene items and more. The event will take place at 3401 W. Center St., from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.
5. Kohl’s Family Sundays at Home: Sculpture: Sunday, May 23
The Milwaukee Art Museum’s series, Kohl’s Family Sundays, is back. The theme for this session is sculpture. Participants will learn about three-dimensional art, have access to free activities, enjoy a performance by Wild Space Dance Company and more. The program will be available on the Milwaukee Art Museum website and Facebook page starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 23. The content will be available to access until Sunday, June 6.
Bonus: SaintA Foster Parent Appreciation Month drive-through: Friday, May 21
SaintA, a local nonprofit, is celebrating Foster Parent Appreciation Month with a drive-through celebration for its foster community. The event is taking place in the SaintA Franciscan parking lot, 8901 W. Capitol Drive, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 21. There will be gifts, goodies and a free meal courtesy of Troop Café.