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WEEKDAY HAPPENINGS IN RIVERWEST

You are invited to the GRAND OPENING & OPEN HOUSE for: MONDO BROTHERS MARKET & CAFE 2730 N. Humboldt (& Center) THURSDAY, JUNE 10 11AM-8PM – Open House (stop by anytime) 11:30AM – Grand Opening with Mayor Tom Barrett The new market features bakery, coffee, deli, wine, natural and organic grocery items. Saturday and Sunday Brunch will be served each weekend. Outside patio will be open! Parking is available. Please forward to friends who may be interested. — FROM: Lorraine Jacobs ===================== TOUR 5 EAST SIDE/RIVERWEST AGENCIES Community Shares Agency Shuffle Thursday, June 10, 5:30 – 8:30PM 5:15 PM Meet at the new Urban Ecology Center Building, 1500 E. Park Pl. 5:30 – 7:30 Travel by van (or drive) to the following agencies for visits & refreshments: Peace Action WI & Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave. Public Allies Milwaukee, 1737 N. Palmer St. Woodland Pattern, 720 E. Locust St. Approx. 7:30 – Return to the Urban Ecology Center for a tour and reception. Let us know if you can be there! There is no charge for this event. RSVP at — 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. On June 23rd we’ll add a hike to the weeding for NTD. Please pass the word as a volunteer opportunity. Hope you can join us! Thank you! — FROM: Urban Ecology Center ========================== CANOE TO RIVER RHYTHMS Wednesday, June 9 (and every Wednesday in June) 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 JUNE 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 June or July! — FROM: Urban Ecology Center ========================== RED CROSS FUNDAMENTALS OF CANOEING CLASS Taught at Lincoln Park, the Urban Ecology Center, and Riverside High School Tuesday, June 15 – Thursday, June 17 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with a break for lunch) For adults and youth 12 years and older, $45. Call 964-8505 to register. This course will provide the skills and knowledge necessary for the safe enjoyment of a recreational canoe outing from home, to the water, and back home again. Emphasis will be upon water safety, the skills needed for paddling on calm water, and the knowledge needed to respond to the hazards associated with canoeing. — 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. — 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 SUGGESTED $25 DONATION INCLUDES: ADMISSION TO GALLERY, CURRENT EXHIBIT “WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE: BORDERS, BARRIERS, INTERSECTIONS”, LIVE MUSIC, CHOCOLATE AND CHAMPAGNE. (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) The Milwaukee Birthing Project rallies the spirit of ordinary people around the issue of women’s health and their birth outcomes as a community concern. The Project matches a community volunteer with a pregnant woman. The concept of community Sister-Friends is “each one, teach one” and the extended family. Imagine if…every mother, baby, and family were embraced and welcomed into the warm fold of the community. The Milwaukee Birthing Project challenges us all to take an active role in creating and sustaining healthy families and a healthy community. For more information, please call a Project Coordinator, Amy Peterson or Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle, at 414-276-1911 ext.31, or email Amy at — 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) — 5th DISTRICT CRIME REDUCTION MEETING: LOCATION: ?? All residents are invited. FYI – RNA rep attends the meeting and reports at the monthly RNA meeting. — 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