SPLASH PAD, GORDON PARK, 11AM-5PM DAILY, weather permitting. TUESDAY, JULY 27 SOPHIA & THE COMING WORLD CULTURE, 4:30-8:30PM Beneift Art Show & Sale, 4:30-6:45PM w/Special Feature: Art by Sherrod Milewski. Lecture by Robert Powell, internationally known lecturer & author of “The Sophia Teachings”, 7-8:30PM. At Friends Meeting House, 3224 N. Gorodn Place, $8 advance, $10 door. Sponsored by Sophia Center for the Healing Arts, 262/242-2334 or . . ESCAPE TO COSTA RICA IN 2005! SLIDE SHOW & TRIP SIGN-UP Costa Rica 2005, Tropical Paradise Revisited! Tuesday, July 27, 7 — 8:30 p.m. For adults, FREE Escape next winter to Costa Rica! The trip will run from January 17-26 and focus on biodiversity and current conservation issues facing Latin America. We will visit mid-elevation rainforest, pre-montane cloud forest, and coastal ecosystems. Interested but need more persuasion? Join us at the Urban Ecology Center (in Riverside Park) for a slideshow from our last trip. Ready to sign-up for the trip? Please call Tim at 964-8505. Like last year, we expect the limited space to fill quickly. ========================== WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 ========================== CANOE TO RIVER RHYTHMS, 5:15 — 9:30 PM EVERY WEDNESDAY IN JULY & AUGUST July 28: Michael Coleman (Chicago Blues). 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 due at time of registration. More info: (414)964-8505 or www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org ========================= THURSDAY, JULY 29 ========================= 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 ========================================================= — 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 Drumming: 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. — 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) — Peace Action Voter Registrar Training session Thursday, August 12, 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.