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Democrats open Milwaukee field office, other community news

HEY NEIGHBORS The Democratic Party of Wisconsin opened a field office in Milwaukee at 2701 N. Martin Luther King Drive and issued a call for summer interns and volunteers. Phone banks are being staffed Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more, go to milwaukeedems.org.

RAINBOW REAL ESTATE The Jay Schmidt Group of Keller Williams Reality recently contributed $11,000 to the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center. The group created The Rainbow House Project and pledged the commission from the sale of two homes per year. For more information about the project, call 414-517-7716.

CYCLING INTO SUMMER The 35th anniversary UPAF Ride for the Arts is June 5 , starting at the Summerfest Grounds. Cyclists will ride 10, 25, 45 or 70 miles. To register to ride or volunteer to help, go online to www.UPAFRide.org.

TRIBES AND TOURISM The Native American Tourism of Wisconsin Conference takes place June 7 in Wabeno. Speakers include Forest County Potawatomi Chairman Gus Frank, Ed Hall of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and Paige Williams of Chickasaw Country Tourism. For more, go to natow.org/conference.

MILWAUKEE IN THE MOONLIGHT Milwaukee Riverkeeper and River Alliance of Wisconsin co-host the 11th annual Milky Moonlight Paddle down the Milwaukee River to Lake Michigan and then back. The event is July 18. For more, go to milwaukeeriverkeeper.org.

NEW DEAL DESIGNATION Wisconsin state Rep. Mandela Barnes, D-Milwaukee, was selected as one of 12 people to join NewDEAL/Developing Exceptional American Leaders, a national network committed to highlighting innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are “pro-growth progressives.” For more, go to newdealleaders.org.

DIGGS TO CHAIR AIDS WALK: Taye Diggs will serve as the honorary chair of the AIDS Walk on Oct. 1, which kicks off at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee. For more, go to aidswalkwis.org. — Photo: Courtesy

DIGGS TO CHAIR AIDS WALK: Taye Diggs will serve as the honorary chair of the AIDS Walk on Oct. 1, which kicks off at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee. For more, go to aidswalkwis.org. — Photo: Courtesy

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