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It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please submit your news by clicking here at least two weeks in advance.

David Banner, a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, delivered the keynote speech at the 2018 Fatherhood Initiative Summit. (NNS file photo  by Max Nawara)

1.  Build Things at the Library: Friday, Oct. 20

Create towers, bridges, boats and catapults from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Center Street branch of the Milwaukee Public Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

2. VIA’s Spooktacular Day: Saturday, Oct. 21

VIA Community Development Corp. will kick off Halloween festivities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Arlington Heights Park, 3429  W. Pierce St.  Attendees will engage in family-friendly activities, and children will have the chance to participate in a costume contest based on their age group. Free candy and pumpkins will be given away, too. More information here.

3. Fatherhood Summit: Saturday, Oct. 21

The 2023 Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit will be a celebration of fatherhood that includes workshops, resources, services and more. The summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Destiny Youth Plaza Center, 7220 N. 76th St. This is a free event that requires registration to attend or volunteer. More information here.

4. Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Table Event: Saturday, Oct. 21

HoneyCreationz LLC, a Black-owned business that creates handcrafted beauty products, will hold its first Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Table Event from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 5444 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Individuals who visit the table will receive education on breast cancer, participate in raffles for giveaways and acknowledge cancer survivors. More information here.

5. “Dead Market” at Zócalo Food Market: Sunday, Oct. 22

The Zócalo Food Market Food Park, 636 S. Sixth St., will host a “Dead Market” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 to remember ancestors and deceased loved ones in honor of Dia de los Muertos, a tradition that originated in Mexico. There will be food, entertainment and the traditional altar. More information here.

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