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Summer is for Kids!

Clip and Save this listing of kid-related events scheduled for Riverwest and the surrounding area this summer… Free Lunch The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Free meals will be available to eligible children 18 years of age and under. Persons over 18 who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well. Below are locations in or near Riverwest serving meals this summer. For information on other locations, call Dale Shuster, Social Development Commission (SDC), 906-2702. Location: All Peoples’ Church Address: 2600 North 2nd Street, 53212 Start Date: 6/21 End Date: 8/16 Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Location: Career Youth Development (CYD) Address: 2601 North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, 53212 Start Date: 6/20 End Date: 8/26Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Location: Right Way Development Center Address: 2453 North Martin Luther King Jr. Start Date: 6/20 End Date: 8/26Time: 11:30am-12:30pm Lanterns for Peace Saturday, Aug. 6, 5 to 9 pm Pere Marquette Park, 900 N. Plankinton Ave, near Third & Kilbourn – Sponsored by Peace Action Wisconsin 964-5158 Free Community Swim Riverside High School Mon — Thurs, June 27-Aug 5 12:45 — 3:15 pm Milwaukee Public Library Medieval Faire Special kick-off event for kids 6-12 Summer Reading Club: “Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds” Betty Brinn Children’s Room, Main Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Saturday, June 18. A day of theme-related events beginning at 10 am. Summer Reading Club sign-up begins June 1. Kids 6-12 who reach the goal of 10 books or 1,000 pages will win a bag full of prizes and coupons. Read to Me Club for kids 5 and under offers the Duckies in a Tub Read-to-Me game. Child care teachers who read 20 books to the children in their care will receive a free book for their classroom. When parents or sibs read 20 books to children at home, the child can come in to the library to receive a rubber ducky. Each library is also offering a series of weekly story times for ages 3 to 5 throughout the summer. Teen Summer Reading: “Joust Read” Teens ages 13 to 18 can “Joust Read” this summer at the library to win cool prizes each week. To sign up, visit any Milwaukee Public Library location between June 1 and Aug. 15. Then, read books and become eligible for weekly drawings for prizes. Read as many books as you want. The more books you read, the more chances you have to win. There are weekly prizes, and a grand prize drawing to win a Game Boy Advance will be held at the end of the summer for those who read at least 10 books. The last day to submit entries is Aug. 27. The “Joust Read” program also has special events for teens throughout the summer. Here is a sampling of events near Riverwest or at the main library. For a full listing, visit the library website in the kids’ section: www.mpl.org/file/kids. Floating Glass NecklaceCreate your own illusionary bead necklace. Registration required; call the library.Thursday, July 14, 2 p.m. East Library, 1910 E. North Ave., 286-3058 Teen “Jeopardy” There is nothing trivial about our game of Teen “Jeopardy.” Come armed with your knowledge and you might leave with some prizes.Tuesday, June 21, 6 p.m. Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. 286-3091 (Harry Potter Jeopardy) CSI Milwaukee – The Real CSI Do you want to solve a murder? Join Kenneth Siegesmund, a forensic specialist, in this four-week program as he presents and demonstrates evidence-gathering techniques. From fingerprinting to blood spatter, you will use these skills to solve a mock murder at the end of the four weeks. Registration is required; call the library.Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., 286-3091 Teen Esteem for Girls Join other young women and an experienced esthetician for tips on beauty, fashion, skin care, and how to put your best foot forward. Girls, here’s your chance to learn how to be beautiful, both inside and out. Registration is required; call the library.Wednesday, Aug. 3, 3:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St., 286-3098 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Design Your Own Jeans) Ever wonder what it would be like to have your pants travel across the world, not you, just your pants…Where would they go? What would they see? Visit the library this summer to learn more about traveling pants and design your own.Wednesday, July 20, 3:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St., 286-3098 School Your Librarian Okay teens, this is your big chance. Your librarian is going to turn a program over to you, yes YOU, and let you teach him or her. Bring in a list of your favorite games, entertainment or educational websites to teach your librarian and your friends.Wednesday, Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St, 286-3098 J.S. Cable Music Studio 634 E. Burleigh St. Although JS Cable Music Instruction Studio teaches ages 3 through 103, the primary educational focus of teachers at JS Cable Music Studio is to utilize music education as the medium for the mentoring of children. The process of learning to play an instrument helps children to set and achieve goals, develop self discipline and discover who they want to be. The educators at JS Cable Music Studio consider themselves instructional partners in the maturation process of each child. JS Cable has planned summer events especially for children interested in music. For complete information, call Jennette Cable at 374-0657. Artists Working in Education (AWE) Free Summer Art Activities — Coming to a park near you! Look for the Artists Working in Education (AWE) truck painted with the sun and clouds. It’s an art studio on wheels. Artists and college art students will help you make sculptures with found objects, watercolor paintings, handmade puppets and other projects. Come one afternoon, or every afternoon. Bring your parents, friends, brothers and sisters! June 28 – July 2 Gordon Park, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd. YMCA Holton Youth Center 510 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, 264-9622. Offers a variety of activities for young people during the summer. Day camp sessions are offered for – coeds 7 to 16, mid June to late August. One-week sessions. Register at the branch by June 1. Later registrations accepted based on availability. $10 registration fee. Crafts, cultural/ethnic awareness, leadership training, nature/environmental studies. COA Youth & Family Center 909 East North Ave., 263-8383 Call for information about a variety of summer activities for children, teens and families. Camping opportunities also available at Camp Helen Bachman.