It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some events that can enrich your week. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put 5 things in the subject line by noon Fridays
1. Mental Health Awareness Month at Milwaukee Public Library: Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7
Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with the Milwaukee Public Library. The Washington Park branch, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., will host “End stigma together,” where residents can explore the most effective ways to combat stigmas attached to mental illness. That event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6. The Capitol branch, 3969 N. 74th St., will host “Overcoming the destructive effects of stress and anxiety,” with author, speaker and researcher Tony Piparo, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. For more information on any of these events and more, visit here.
2. Youth Council Shadow Day at City Hall: Tuesday, May 7
Milwaukee Youth Council members will shadow Common Council members during a meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 7 in the Common Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.
3. School board committee meetings: Tuesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 9
The Milwaukee Public school board will hold two meetings this week. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, there will be a
Committee on Parent and Community Engagement meeting in the auditorium of the Central Services Building, 5225 W. Vliet St. There will be reports with possible action on the Northwest Region Showcase and on progress in fulfilling equity goals. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, there will be a meeting of the Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget. This meeting will provide informational overviews and a public hearing on the 2019-‘20 superintendent’s proposed budget.
4. Refugee resettlement in Milwaukee event: Saturday, May 11
Journey House, International Institute of Wisconsin and Marquette University are hosting “Refugee resettlement in Milwaukee,” an event to share results and action plans with the community. The event is from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Journey House, 2110 W. Scott St. It is free to attend and coffee will be provided. Survey participants and refugees are encouraged to attend and share input. For more information and to register, visit the event website.
5. Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12
Remember your mother, Sunday, May 12! For all she did, does and will do in the future, make sure to plan a great day. Forgot to make reservations? Check out this fun story about Milwaukee mothers, (and stay for the list of Mother’s Day brunches around the city).
Bonus: The Mitchell Street branch of the Milwaukee Public Library, 906 W. Historic Mitchell St., will host “Gathering art, stories and place artist bookshelf unveiling and celebration” from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. There will be an unveiling of an artist bookshelf, free food, art projects and much more.