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1. Historically Black Colleges and Universities information and resource fair: Saturday, Oct. 8
Students and parents are invited to learn more about applying to and getting scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, at this fair. The fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Harold S. Vincent High School, located at 7501 N. Granville Rd.
2. Ribbon-cutting at Green Bay Playfield: Saturday, Oct. 8
Milwaukee Recreation is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Green Bay Playfield to celebrate new basketball and tennis courts, playground equipment and more. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 3818 N. 8th St.
3. Bridging the tech gap for returning citizens: Saturday, Oct. 8
This is the beginning of a four-week program to help people coming out of the incarceration system. The first class takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 8 at BMO Harris Bank, located at 2745 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
4. Timbuktu marketplace: Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday Oct. 9.
This marketplace organized by MA’RUF Center for Youth Innovation features local vendors selling food, clothing, jewelry and more. The marketplace runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday Oct. 9 at the MA’RUF Neighborhood Youth Center, located at 2110 W. Hampton Ave. Vendor registration is here.
5. Urban appreciation hike to benefit the Urban Ecology Center: Sunday, Oct. 9
Show your appreciation for urban nature at the eighth annual “HKE MKE,” a family-friendly benefit hike benefiting the Urban Ecology Center. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 at Riverside Park, located at 1500 E. Park Place. Register for $25 ($15 for children 17 or under) here and receive a T-shirt. Registration prices increase after Friday.
BONUS: “Empty Bowls” fundraiser: Sunday, Oct. 9
Attend “Empty Bowls,” a fundraiser for Friedens Community Pantries where participants enjoy free soup samples and handmade bowls for sale. The event takes place from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Deer District, located at 1134 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave.
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