It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know.
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1. Bronzeville Collective third anniversary celebration: Friday, Oct. 1 through Monday, Oct. 4
The Bronzeville Collective, 339 W. North Ave., is celebrating its third anniversary. The celebration will begin with a happy hour sale on Friday, Oct. 1, continue with collaboration marketplaces on Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3 and conclude with an online sale on Monday, Oct. 4. In case you missed it: ‘A big blank canvas’: Milwaukee’s creatives of color talk about the city’s challenges and their triumphs
2. Habitat for Humanity open house and information session: Saturday, Oct. 2
Habitat for Humanity is hosting an open house at 3459 N. 3rd St. from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. Attendees will tour a newly built home and learn how they can become first-time homeowners through Habitat for Humanity. The open house is free and tickets can be found here. Additional information on becoming a homeowner can be found here.
3. Taste of Lindsay Heights grand opening: Saturday, Oct. 2
The grand opening of a Taste of Lindsay Heights, 1617 W. North Ave., is taking place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. The carryout cafe is a part of Walnut Way’s Community Wealth Building Campaign. The goal is to increase access to healthy food and economic opportunities for residents of Lindsay Heights.
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4. Franciscan Peacemakers anniversary celebration and fundraiser: Saturday, Oct. 2
Franciscan Peacemakers is celebrating its 26th anniversary and annual fundraiser. The event will take place at its retail store, 3333 W. Lisbon Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. Attendees will be able to shop at the store, tour the soap shop and hospitality center, enjoy refreshments and more. Watch: NNS Video: Franciscan Peacemakers opens retail store, outreach center for victims of sex trafficking.
5. DreamBikes basement sale and bike swap: Sunday, Oct. 3
DreamBikes Milwaukee, 2021A N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, is hosting a basement sale and bike swap from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3. The sale will take place in the parking lot next to DreamBikes. The store will be selling as-is bikes, wheels, parts and accessories.
Bonus: Harambee community barbeque: Friday, Oct. 1
St. Marcus School, Safe & Sound, Cross Words North and more are hosting a community barbeque in Harambee. The event will take place on the northeast corner of North Hubbard Street and East North Avenue from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. The barbeque is to raise awareness of reckless driving.
Bonus: Milwaukee Diaper Mission’s first birthday: Sunday, Oct. 3
Milwaukee Diaper Mission is celebrating its first birthday with live music, crafts, snacks, raffles and more. The celebration will take place at South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Drive, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3. The event is free but monetary donations will be accepted. Read: NNS Spotlight: ‘Diapers, dollars and doers’: How Milwaukee Diaper Mission is answering the community’s needs.