MONDAY, AUGUST 23 1st Annual Meeting of the Riverwest Investment Cooperative, 7:30PM at the beautiful RIC House, 2543 N. Holton St. Reception Party at 6:30PM to eat, socialize, and give people the opportunity to learn about RIC and its members in a casual setting. ========================= TUESDAY, AUGUST 24 ========================= Outdoor Leadership Experiences in Wyoming Tuesday, August 24, 7 p.m. Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place Our High School Leadership team has returned from its field ecology trip to Wyoming and are excited to describe their experiences. You are cordially invited to come meet the Outdoor Leaders and hear their tales! ========================== WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 ========================== HOW TO START A BLOCK WATCH/CLUB, 5:30PM YMCA CDC, 604 E. Center (& Booth) Learn how to establish a Block Watch/Club. Officer Bruce Scott, 5th District neighborhood liason, will present information and answer questions. If interest grows and Block Watch groups develop, there may be future meetings with speakers and topics of interest to those who want to build a safe community in their neighborhood. . CANOE TO RIVER RHYTHMS, 5:15 — 9:30 PM LAST CONCERT OF THE SEASON August 25: Madisalsa (10 member ensemble playing Cuban, Puerto Rican & Dominican Republic music). 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 ========================= THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 ========================= 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.” Personal appointments also available by calling 671-5619. — ========================================================= UPCOMING WEEKDAY EVENTS ========================================================= ============================ WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 ============================ First day of school for Milwaukee Public School students. ============================ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 ============================ LABOR DAY LABORFEST, 11AM-5PM 11AM – Parade Downtown. Noon-5PM – At Summerfest Grounds w/music by Spider George & The Web. Kids play area, vintage cars, bingo, raffles, food & drink. FREE Admission. Sponsored by Milwaukee Labor Council. ============================ TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 ============================ Primary Election Day. Polls open 7AM-8PM. —— 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 & 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. — 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 SEPTEMBER 14 OCTOBER 12 NOVEMBER 9 (RNA Board Elections) DECEMBER 14 (RNA Holiday Party)