It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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- Participatory budgeting: reclaiming our power: Friday May 14
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges is hosting a discussion on participatory budgeting. The presentation follows funding the City of Milwaukee receives from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Participants will learn how to make their voices heard. The meeting will take place on Facebook Live from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Friday, May 14.
- COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the SDC: Saturday May 15
The Social Development Commission or DDC is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic in partnership with Ascension. The clinic will be held at SDC (Northwest), 9155 N. 76th St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 15. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments can be made here. The first 100 guests will receive a $ 25 gift card to Walmart.
- Family Craft Day at Vibez Creative Arts Space: Saturday May 15
The Vibez creative arts space, 3536 avenue W. Fond du Lac, is organizing a family craft day from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 15. Families and friends can enjoy socially distant DIY projects. Craft projects range from $ 5 to $ 25. This is a drop-in event and attendees will be seated as space becomes available.
- Cleaning of the urban underground community: Saturday May 15
Urban Underground youth leaders organize a community cleanup. The clean-up will take place at the Employ Milwaukee Building, 2338 N. 27th St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 15. Cleaning supplies will be provided by Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful. Participants are encouraged to dress accordingly and follow COVID-19 guidelines.
- Parklawn Assembly of God Community Grocery Gift: Sunday May 16
UpStart Kitchen, Just One More Ministry, and Parklawn Assembly of God are hosting a community grocery giveaway. The giveaway will take place in the Parklawn Assembly of God parking lot, 3725 N. Sherman Blvd., from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or while supplies last on Sunday, May 16. . Lily: Spotlight on NNS: UpStart Kitchen Fuels Entrepreneur’s Dreams While Nurturing the Sherman Park Community.
Premium: No menthol sunday: Sunday May 16
The Center for Black Health and Equity, the Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network and others celebrate No Menthol Sunday, a national day of celebration. Tobacco is the # 1 killer of African Americans. On this day, religious leaders are encouraged to discuss smoking awareness and prevention.