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a.MKE: SDC opening, Milwaukee Air & Water Show, DNR warns blue-green algae and WI Special Olympics 8.2.13

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The Social Development Commission will hold a special election Sept 13 to fill a vacant seat on its board from District 1 on Milwaukee's northwest side. The seat is one of six resident representatives elected from geographic locations throughout the county. To be placed on the ballot, a resident from District one must collect and turn in at last 200 valid signatures from their district residents by Aug. 26th.

The Milwaukee Air & Water Show returns to Milwaukee's lakefront this weekend. The show runs Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Info found here.

The WI Department of Natural Resources is warning swimmers and boaters to watch out for blue-green algae blooms. They produce toxins that can cause a range of ailments, including stomach aches, flu-like symptoms, rashes and hives. DNR experts suggest not wading in water if you cannot see your feet, washing off after swimming in any lake or pond and rinsing your pets off to prevent them from ingesting any blue-green algae on their fur.

The Special Olympics Wisconsin State Outdoor Sports Tournament takes place this weekend in Waukesha. Athletes will compete in events such as bocce, golf, tee ball, soft ball and tennis at Carroll University, Moor Downs Golf Course and the Saratogo Softball Complex. Schedule and volunteer info found here.