5 things to do and know the weekend of September 10


Come to the Silver City International Festival and sit on our orange sofa and get a free family portrait. (File photo by Sue Vliet)

It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know.

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1. Ex Fabula “Around the table: Stories of food and culture”: Friday September 10

Ex Fabula is organizing “Around the Table: Food and Culture Stories” as part of MKE Film’s Cultures & Communities festival. The event will take place at Noh Studios, 1037 W. McKinley Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 10. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. In case you missed it: Geraud Blanks’ latest role: making sure films reflect under-represented voices in the community

2. “Black Birth”: Maternal Health Conversation and Resource Fair: saturday 11 sept.

Milwaukee Film is hosting the Cultures & Communities Festival this week. As part of the activities, the organization and Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting a Maternal Health Conversation and Resource Fair. The event will begin with a screening of the short film “Black Birth,” followed by a panel discussion featuring doulas, an OB-GYN doctor and more. The event will be held at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., at 11 am on Saturday, September 11.

3. NNS at the Silver City International Festival: saturday 11 sept.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service will be at the Silver City International Festival with our vintage orange sofa. Stop by to get a free family photo and to speak with a member of the NNS team. The festival will be held at Arlington Heights Park, 3429 W. Pierce St., from noon to 5 pm on Saturday September 11th. NNS and our couch will be there from noon to 2 p.m.

4. Walnut Way Harvest Day: saturday 11 sept.

Walnut Way is hosting Harvest Day. There will be food, vendors, entertainment, resources and more. The event will take place at Fondy Park and Market, 2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from noon to 5 pm on Saturday September 11. The festival is a celebration of the Lindsay Heights neighborhood.

5. Yoga at Johnsons Park with Inbody Yoga: Sunday September 12.

Embody Yoga is running a free yoga class at Johnsons Park, 2222 N. 19th St., from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 12. The course is suitable for all levels and participants are requested to bring a mat or blanket. Registration is not compulsory. The course will be offered every Sunday in September.

BONUS: Discover the Fond du Lac and the North Avenue plan: The community will be able to find out about the new master plan for the neighborhoods surrounding Fond du Lac and North avenues this weekend and next week. Residents can give their notice from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, on harvest day at Parc Fondy, 2200 W, avenue Fond du Lac. In addition, a virtual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 16 via Zoom. You will need to pre-register and can do so by clicking here.

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