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Weekday Happenings in Riverwest

NOTE: Listings are arranged by time (more or less). Weekday Listings do not usually include club/cafe gigs unless it’s something new, special, or exciting. Thanks for your cooperation. WEEKDAY HAPPENINGS IN RIVERWEST: SPLASH PAD, GORDON PARK, 11AM-5PM DAILY, weather permitting. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Mondays & Thursdays, Open Mic. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month all women open mic. ========================== MONDAY, AUGUST 9 ========================== Stop the Wall Tour, 7PM Friends Meeting House, 3224 N. Gordon Place The tour offers speakers, film, displays, and scale models of the Wall which demonstrates the impact of the Wall on the environment, the peace process, the Israelis, and the Palestinians. More info: Peace Action, 964-5158. ========================= TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 ========================= RIVERWEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, 7-8:30PM YMCA CDC office, 604 E. Center (& Booth). All Riverwesters are welcome to attend. 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) ========================== WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11 ========================== CANOE TO RIVER RHYTHMS, 5:15 — 9:30 PM EVERY WEDNESDAY IN AUGUST August 11: The Paul Spencer Band (Latin, jazz, blues). 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 St. Register early, trips fill up fast. Limited to 14. For adults & accompanied children ages 10 & up, $20 (Members, $15). Payment due at time of registration. More info: (414)964-8505 or www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org . VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY DISCUSSION COURSE, 7PM At the Urban Ecology Center in the new building in Riverside Park. ========================= THURSDAY, AUGUST 12 ========================= HOMEBUYER & COMMERCIAL EXPANSION LOAN INFO: EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN AUGUST, 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.” . BOOKMOBILE, GAENSLEN SCHOOL, 3:30-4:45PM Bookmobile stops at NW corner of Gaenslen School parking lot, 1250 E. Burleigh. Bookmobile has 3 public internet computers, books in Spanish & English for all ages as well as videos, dvds, magazines, and books on tape. If you do not have a library card, bring 2 forms of identification and a card will be made for you on board. . VOTER REGISTRAR TRAINING, 7PM Peace Action Center, 1001 E. Keefe. Help Peace Action Get Out The Vote! A deputy voter registrar is someone who has permission from the city to register others to vote. City Election Commission staff 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 & more fun) to take advantage of this opportunity to get deputized and learn from others’ experience. RSVP Peace Action (964-5158 or ) so we know how many to prepare for. — ========================================================= UPCOMING WEEKDAY EVENTS ========================================================= ========================= TUESDAY, AUGUST 17 ========================= 4th Congressional District CANDIDATE FORUM to focus on U.S. POLICY & THE AMERICAS Tuesday, August 17, 7:30PM Central United Methodist Church 639 N. 25th St. (& Wisconsin Ave.) Candidates include State Senators Gwen Moore and Tim Carpenter, and Atty. Matt Flynn. The leading candidates to fill the open Fourth Congressional District seat from the Milwaukee area in the U.S. House of Representatives will share their views on U.S. policies toward the Americas. The forum is free and open to the public. Free off-street parking is available south of the church. The event will also be taped and broadcast on MATA up to the primary on September 14th. Over a dozen civic and community groups have joined to bring these candidates to share their views on issues affecting the Americas. The candidates will be asked to address questions concerning economic integration and fair trade policies, including NAFTA, and the proposed FTAA and CAFTA agreements; immigration; and respect for the sovereignty of other nations. Particular issues will include restrictions on U.S. trade with and travel to Cuba; policies of alleged “regime change” affecting Haiti, Venezuela, and other nations; the effect of U.S. interventions in Central America; and the role of the U.S. military including the School of the Americas and the ongoing war in Colombia. Sponsors include the Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba; Wisconsin Fair Trade Campaign; Voces de la Frontera; Peace Action Wisconsin; Esperanza Unida; School of the Americas Watch – Wisconsin; Haiti Mind Body Bread; NAACP, Milwaukee Branch; Roberto Hernandez Center at UWM; United Nations Assn.; National Lawyers Guild, Milwaukee Chapter, and others. More info: (414) 273-1040, or visit www.wicuba.org. ============================ MONDAY, AUGUST 23 ============================ FROM: Quinn Wilder, RIC President ================================= The 1st Annual Meeting of the Riverwest Investment Cooperative will be held at the beautiful RIC House on 2543 N. Holton St. at 7:30pm on Monday, August 23. A Reception Party will be held at 6:30pm to eat, socialize and to give people the opportunity to learn about RIC and its members in a casual setting. You are invited and encouraged to attend as RIC looks back at its first full year of operation and looks past its current project and towards an exciting future. Members will be voting in the new board of officers and presenting its President’s Report and Treasurer’s audit. I look forward to seeing you all there. Please RSVP by August 16th if you do plan to attend, so that we can plan accordingly at — FROM: Rachel Collins ==================== BOOKMOBILE, GAENSLEN SCHOOL, 3:30-4:45PM Bookmobile stops at NW corner of Gaenslen School parking lot, 1250 E. Burleigh. Bookmobile has 3 public internet computers, books in Spanish & English for all ages as well as videos, dvds, magazines, and books on tape. If you do not have a library card, bring 2 forms of identification and a card will be made for you on board. NEXT DATES: THURSDAYS, September 2 and 23, October 14, November 4, and December 16. — 1ST TUESDAY DRUM JAM, 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 Jam: SEPTEMBER 7, 7-9PM. — DISTRICT 5 CRIME REDUCTION MEETING: PLACE: Hillside Resource Center 1452 N. 7th St. (corner of 7th & Cherry) All residents are invited.