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Celebrating Our Parks: Several Cool Events Coming Up

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Just a reminder that the Restore the Lagoon group is holding its fundraising festival this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Mill Pond on Oak Creek Parkway.

Enjoy food, drinks, live music, a silent auction, a kids’ corner and more for this second-annual event. Check out a flyer and more information on Restore efforts on the Restore the Lagoon Facebook page.

Also, our local Friends groups are planning several special events in September …

  • September 12: Grant Park Beach Walk, 5-9 p.m. Enjoy a lighted walk on the beach, music, s’mores and more.
  • September 19: Grant Park Beach cleanup. 9-11 a.m. Learn more here.
  • September 26: Mill Pond Warming House open house, noon to 4 p.m. Celebrate restoration efforts with food, raffles and more.

Learn more about the beach walk and open house here.


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Watercourse Cleanup Set For Saturday

Here are the details from SouthMilwaukee.org and City Clerk Jim Shelenske’s events email newsletter … hope you can make it!

October 12th, Saturday – 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon

Pick up trash and debris from selected areas along the Oak Creek watercourse.  Meet at the South Milwaukee High School parking lot where you’re to sign in and get your safety vest, bags, gloves, water and instructions, provided by the Friends of Mill Pond and Oak Creek Watercourse.  We ask that adults be present with your groups, bring extra clothes, shoes and socks in case you get wet or fall in.  If you have a tall pair of boots, bring them.  Targeted area is N Chicago Avenue west to Rawson Avenue. Milwaukee County Parks will be picking up the bags along the parkway.   Shortly after noon we’ll all meet at the Warming House for lunch which is provided by FOMP.  We’d like to know how many in your group will be coming so we have enough food for everyone.  (414) 571-1191

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Big Heritage Days Finish: Parade Saturday, Lionsfest Continues

The weather improved, and Lionsfest got off to a good start Friday night with the fish fry, car cruise, all-South Milwaukee High School reunion and more.

(And I sold a fair amount of pull tabs.)

Saturday and Sunday bring more great food, music and activities at 16th and Rawson Avenues … and, of course, the annual Heritage Days parade. The parade starts at 11 a.m. around Eighth and Milwaukee Avenues, heads west down Milwaukee, then north on 16th Avenue to Lionsfest. I’ll be handing out flyers promoting the blog, so be sure to say hi.

And don’t forget about the Great Duck Race presented by the Friends of the Mill Pond and Oak Creek Watercourse. It starts at 2 p.m. at 15th and Milwaukee Avenues.

Check out a full schedule in my previous post.

Enjoy the weekend!

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