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With back-to-school approaching, it’s all about the kids!  Milwaukee offers so many kid-friendly, kid-centered, kid-focused, activities.  Set aside some time this weekend to take advantage of them with your kids or those who are kids at heart.

Burke Properties starts things out on a sweet note this Friday, August 28th, by hosting Alex’s Lemonade Stand right in front of our corporate building.  All proceeds support childhood cancer research and awareness.  The Company’s Gen3 kids will manning the stand from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Stop by with your kids to support this vital cause, the stand will be located at 622 N Water Street, Milwaukee.  Lemons will be squeezed!  Cheeks will pucker!  Laughter will erupt!

The Milwaukee Art Museum is offering two events for kids this weekend.  On Saturday, August 29th, at 10:30 a.m., Story Time in the Galleries takes kids into the Museum to view a work of art, hear a story about it, and then make a drawing of their impressions.  On Sunday, August 30th, Open Studio: Modern Art challenges kids to create a work of art inspired by a work in the Museum and based on a specific theme.  Young Picassos and Van Goghs are sure to abound!  Both events are free with Museum admission.

The Minions are back!  Get out the glow sticks, blankets, cooler, and head to Veteran’s Park for a free screening of Despicable Me 2, on Saturday night at dusk.  Food and beverages are available for purchase at the kite store from 7:00-10:00 p.m., or bring your own snack pack.  You and your little ones will have a great time under the stars.

And don’t forget Pet Fest!  This gathering of all things cute and cuddly – kids and pets – happens at Henry Maier Festival Park from 10:00 a.m. To 6:00 p.m., on Saturday.  Pets are welcome, admission and parking are free, bikes and barks are welcome.  There are skill contests for pets, activities for kids, entertainment for all; you can even take a walk down Adoption Alley, if you want to add a furry one to your brood.  What a great way to spend the last Saturday evening in August!

“Between the dark and the daylight,

When the night is beginning to lower,

Comes a pause in the day’s occupations,

That is known as the Children’s Hour”

Longfellow knew what he was talking about!  Let’s take long pause from our occupations and give our kids many many hours this weekend!

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