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WEEKDAY HAPPENINGS IN RIVERWEST

SPLASH PAD at GORDON PARK, NOW OPEN Hours: 11AM-5PM, DAILY, weather permitting. ========================== MONDAY, JULY 12 ========================== Help Peace Action Get Out The Vote! Peace Action is hosting more voter registrar training sessions, one on July 12th and another on August 12th. Both trainings will be at 7pm at the Peace Action Center (1001 E Keefe Ave, Milw 53212); you only need to go to one. A deputy voter registrar is someone who has permission from the city to register others to vote. Both of our trainings will have someone from the City Election Commission on hand to swear everyone in, following deputization we will discuss ways to engage new people in voting (and perhaps more importantly thinking about voting). Bring a friend or family member (a buddy will make voter registration safer and more fun) to take advantage of this opportunity to get deputized and learn from others’ experiance. Please RSVP to Peace Action (964-5158 or ) so that we know how many people to prepare for. ========================= TUESDAY, JULY 13 ========================= RIVERWEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, 7-8:30PM YMCA CDC office, 604 E. Center (& Booth). All Riverwesters are welcome to attend. JULY 13 – W/representatives from Jewel Osco regarding a liquor license application for Humboldt & North store; Ms. Devon Wichelt with plans for a bar on Center St.; Mr. Afroz Ahmed of Judy’s Red Hots RE extended hours application; Carrie Lewis of Water Works regarding the city’s plan for the reservoir and park. 2004 RNA MEETING SCHEDULE: 2nd Tuesday of the month AUGUST 10 SEPTEMBER 14 OCTOBER 12 NOVEMBER 9 (RNA Board Elections) DECEMBER 14 (RNA Holiday Party) . MILW FEMINIST BOOKS BENEFIT, Riverwest Commons, 9:30PM The awesome rock bands that have donated their time and skilled guitar shredding include Members of the Yellow Press, Tachyon Event, and Fame!!! Please (please please) come to this show, it’ll be a great time and your socks will be rocked clean off! Information on the bookstore will be available. 21+, $5. Riverwest Commons, 815 E. Locust. — HOMELESS STUDY, UEC at Riverside Park, 7-8:30PM Over the last three years staff and volunteers with Urban Anthropology have been working on a project to develop a documentary to summarize the study and to engage the public in policy forums with the end goal of helping to alleviate homelessness in our area. Join us as we explore this project and how homelessness affects Riverside Park. Homeless Study: 100 Life Histories of Homeless in Milwaukee Speaker: Dr. Jill Florence Lackey, Urban Anthropology, Inc. Tuesday, July 13, 7–8:30 p.m. $3 (Members – free) More info: (414) 964-8505 or www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org ========================== WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 ========================== CANOE TO RIVER RHYTHMS, 5:15 — 9:30 PM EVERY WEDNESDAY IN JULY & AUGUST On July 14: Big Nick & the Cydecos, the cross cultural mixing of Louisiana’s Zydeco and Cajun music, with the Midwest’s R&B feeling. 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. For adults and accompanied children ages 10 & up, $20 (Members, $15). Payment is due at time of registration. For more info, call (414) 964-8505 or visit our website at www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org ========================= THURSDAY, JULY 15 ========================= HOMEBUYER & COMMERCIAL EXPANSION LOAN INFO: EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN JULY, 3-6PM At the Riverwest Co-op (Fratney & Clarke). 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! ========================= FRIDAY, JULY 16 ========================= PUBLIC HEARING, City Hall, 8:30AM Jewel Osco is requesting a liquor license at the Humboldt & North store. There will be a special public hearing at the Utilities & Licensing Committee meeting on FRIDAY, JULY 16, 8:30AM, City Hall, Room 301B, 200 E. Wells St. YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO: If you have any concerns about this matter, come to the RNA meeting, come to the public hearing, and email your comments to: Ald. Mike McGee, 6th District, Ald. Mike D’Amato, 3rd District, Ald. Jim Witkowiak, U&L Chair, Ald. Willie Hines, Council Chair, ========================================================= UPCOMING WEEKDAY EVENTS ========================================================= ========================= THURSDAY, JULY 22 ========================= SUMMER OF PEACE, Kilbourn Park, 2-7PM City wide youth rally for Peace on the Streets! A youth-led initiative for non-violence, community unity & positive entertainment. Live music, open mic, painting, dancing, sports, job opportunities, information booths, awards, free food. All ages. Kilbourn Park, 909 E. North Ave. More info: Tanya, 263-8389, x147. — 1ST TUESDAY DRUMMING, 7-9PM 1st Tuesday Drumming at Quaker Meeting House, 3224 N. Gordon Place (from Humboldt, go east on Auer to the end). Contact hosts for more info: Riverwester Darrell Smith at 372-9758 (), or Russ Anderson 482-0246 (). Next Drum Circle: AUGUST 3, 7-9PM. — DISTRICT 5 CRIME REDUCTION MEETING: PLACE: Hillside Resource Center 1452 N. 7th St. (corner of 7th & Cherry) All residents are invited.