It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know.
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1. 10-digit dialing begins: Sunday, Oct. 24
Beginning Sunday, Oct. 24, all customers with the area codes 262, 414, 608 and 920 will need to dial the area code and telephone number to connect their local and long-distance calls. A 10-digit dialed telephone call requires entering both the three-digit area code and the seven-digit telephone number to complete the call, even if the area code is the same area code as your own.
2. Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival: Now through Sunday, Oct. 24
The Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival, launched by the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, is on from now through Sunday, Oct. 24. Films are shown at the Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave, and feature topics and issues that are timely, relevant and generate meaningful discussion about Muslims and the Muslim world. The film schedule can be found here.
3. Unveiling of Lucille Berrien Park sign: Saturday, Oct. 23
Formerly named after the Nazi sympathizer Charles Lindbergh, Lindbergh Park has been renamed after longtime community organizer Lucille Berrien. Join the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, which spearheaded the effort, as leaders unveil the park’s new sign and celebrate the name change. The park is located at 3629 N. 16th St. Gathering will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 with the ceremony starting at 2:30 p.m.
4. Fall Fun Day and free vaccine clinic: Saturday, Oct. 23
Running Rebels Community Organization and Natasha Coe are hosting a family-friendly celebration and vaccine clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1300 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Activities include a drum circle, youth band, arts and crafts, snacks, games and more. You can also receive a free vaccine shot, whether it be your first dose, second dose, or booster shot. No appointment is necessary, and walk-ins are welcome.
5. Washington Park Art Walk 2021: Saturday, Oct. 23
Join local artists for an art walk, art-making workshop and discussion around housing justice, the eviction moratorium and safe housing. The walk will begin at 3329 W. Lisbon Ave. at noon and will last until 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Nateya Taylor at (414) 502-9820 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org