SPLASH PAD at GORDON PARK, NOW OPEN Hours: 11AM-5PM, DAILY, weather permitting. ========================== WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 ========================== CANOE TO RIVER RHYTHMS, 5:15 — 9:30 PM EVERY WEDNESDAY IN JULY & AUGUST 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 ========================= THURSDAY, JULY 8 ========================= 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! ========================================================= UPCOMING WEEKDAY EVENTS ========================================================= ========================= 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; 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) — ========================= FRIDAY, JULY 16 ========================= IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEARING, City Hall, 8:30 AM 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, 8:30 AM, 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, BACKGROUND INFO: At the time the Humboldt & North store was built, Jewel Osco promised not to apply for a liquor license at this location. Well over 200 citizens signed petitions to oppose a liquor license at the Humboldt & North store when it first came up. These are on file at the city. Also a couple years ago, Jewel Osco tried to get a liquor license for the Capitol Drive store but were unsuccessful due to vigorous objections from the neighborhood. — ========================= 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. — DISTRICT 5 CRIME REDUCTION MEETING: LOCATION: ?? Hillside Resource Center 1452 N. 7th St. (corner of 7th & Cherry) All residents are invited.