Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include the correct address for the location of the Milwaukee Youth Green Jobs Summit.
1. City of Milwaukee raises littering fines to $500 starting Monday, April 8
Starting Monday, April 8, the city will charge anyone caught littering a $500 fine. The fines used to range from $25 to $50. The new policy was approved by the Common Council in February. Aldermen hope the fine will limit littering and help to beautify Milwaukee.
2. Ignace Youth Center hosting after school activities: Tuesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 11
All April long, Gerald L. Ignace Youth Center will host after school programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Native American youths ages 7 and older are welcome to join culture classes, art classes, participate in homework time and games. The program is located at 930 W. Historic Mitchell St. and takes place from 3 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. To register your child, call Katy LaRoque at (414) 316-5110
3. Community mural workshop: Tuesday, April 9
Community members are welcome to attend a workshop to share ideas on a mural expansion. Community muralist Tia Richardson will lead the event, which is being hosted by Muskego Way Forward and Milwaukee Christian Center. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at South Division High School, 1515 W. Lapham Blvd. For more information, call Tia Richardson at 414-793-6825.
4. “Home: An exploration of sovereignty, history and home:” Thursday, April 11
Performance artists Kima Hamilton and Dasha Kelly Hamilton will star in a multimedia show exploring sovereignty, history and home. Featured performers include Bennie Higgins, Kimi Evelyn, B Free and Evan Sandherr. The show will begin at 7 p.m. at Rehearsal Hall A on the Marcus Performing Arts Center’s fourth floor. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit the Marcus Center’s website.
5. Milwaukee Youth Green Jobs Summit: Friday, April 12
This free event, hosted by Cream City Conservation and TRUE Skool Inc., will connect youths to environmental organizations. It will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Wisconsin Black Historical Soiety/Museum, 2620 W. Center St. Youths (high school and college aged,) along with educators and community members, are welcome to attend. This event will connect youth to environmental organizations. You can register here.