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WEEKDAY HAPPENINGS IN RIVERWEST

SPLASH PAD at GORDON PARK, NOW OPEN Hours: 11AM-5PM, daily, weather permitting. — ART IN THE PARK: Monday, June 28 thru Friday, July 2 AWE Trucks at Gordon Park (Humboldt & Locust). FREE art experiences for kids, ages 3-14. AWE: Artists Working in Education. More info at: 922-3877. — ========================================================= NOTE: Turnout for the Mayor’s sessions on the City Budget has been low. If you’re concerned about assessements, property taxes, or city services in general, here’s a golden opportunity to meet with the Mayor and staff from all city departments about the 2005 Budget. The 2005 Budget will be finalized by the Mayor and the Common Council in October & November. ========================================================= Mayor Tom Barrett has scheduled a series of public hearings about the city’s budget. Milwaukee residents are encouraged to attend the hearings. MONDAY, JUNE 28, 6-8:30 p.m. Riverside High School, 1615 E. Locust St. Tuesday, June 29, 6-8:30 p.m. Washington High School, 2525 N. Sherman Blvd. — POETS MONDAY, 7:30-10PM at Linneman’s After 5 years at Thai Joe’s (now closed), emcee Timothy Kloss has moved Poet Mondays (the longest running poetry open mic) to Linneman’s on Locust & Weil. — FROM: Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle ============================= JOIN US FOR A CHOCOLATE AND CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION! BENEFIT FOR THE MILWAUKEE BIRTHING PROJECT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 6-9PM Walker’s Point Center for the Arts 911 W. National Ave. $25 donation includes: ADMISSION TO GALLERY, CURRENT EXHIBIT “WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE: BORDERS, BARRIERS, INTERSECTIONS”, LIVE MUSIC, CHOCOLATE & CHAMPAGNE. More info: Amy Peterson or Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle, at 414-276-1911 ext.31, or email Amy at If you would like to contribute, but are unable to attend, please send your contributions to: The Milwaukee Birthing Project, 1400 N. 6th St., Milwaukee, WI 53212. — DISTRICT 5 CRIME REDUCTION MEETING: Thursday, July 1, 5:30PM Hillside Resource Center 1452 N. 7th St. (corner of 7th & Cherry) All residents are invited. — FROM: Trent Hansen ================== I’ve gone through hell for four months working on this website. I stared at the wall, yelled at my girlfriend, got drunk and threw up on myself. So please check it out. www.masterzasterblaster.com Master Zaster Blaster will be perfoming on Thursday, July 2nd at Quarters Rock n’ Roll Palace. Our guests will be the enormous guitar band, Fame, and the underworld’s hottest crew, Doomsday Caulderon. 10pm $4 — EVERY WEDNESDAY IN JUNE, 6:30-7:30 PM WEED-OUT THE WOODS ALONG THE BIKE TRAIL GORDON PARK, Humboldt & Locust Meet at Gordon Park and join with other volunteers to “weed out” the River Revitalization Foundation property (bike trail area). Vince Bushell, project manager for RRF, is coordinating these evenings in part to get people out on the land, and in part to celebrate National Trails Day month. Please pass the word as a volunteer opportunity. Hope you can join us! Thank you! — FROM: Urban Ecology Center ========================== EVERY WEDNESDAY IN JUNE CANOE TO RIVER RHYTHMS 5:15 — 9:30 p.m. For adults and accompanied children ages 10 & up $20 (Members -$15) Back by popular demand! Canoe down the Milwaukee River from Riverside Park, enjoy the tunes at River Rhythms in Pere Marquette Park and then paddle back to the Milwaukee Rowing Club on Commerce Street. Register early, these trips fill up fast. Limited to 14. Payment is due at time of registration. For more info, call (414) 964-8505 or visit our website at www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org — EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN JULY HOMEBUYER & COMMERCIAL EXPANSION LOAN INFO: Every Thursday in JUNE at the Riverwest Co-op (Fratney & Clarke) from 3-6PM. Representatives from the Lincoln Neighborhood Redevelopment Corp. are on hand to provide one-on-one counseling on how to become a first time homebuyer. Be sure to stop in if you’re ready to take that first step towards owning your own “home sweet home.” LNRC also provides commercial loan info for current business owners. LNRC provided a loan to the Riverwest Co-op for their Cafe expansion project, now under construction in the attached garage space. Stay tuned for more info on the Grand Opening in July! — RIVERWEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION ================================== 2004 MEETING SCHEDULE: All meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30PM at YMCA CDC office, 604 E. Center (& Booth). All Riverwesters are welcome to attend. JULY 13 AUGUST 10 SEPTEMBER 14 OCTOBER 12 NOVEMBER 9 (RNA Board Elections) DECEMBER 14 (RNA Holiday Party) — DRUM CIRCLE, FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH Next Drum Circle: JULY 6, 7-9PM. At Quaker Meeting House, 3224 N. Gordon Place (from Humboldt, go east on Auer to the end) Facilitated by Riverwester Darrell Smith. More info: email Darrell at