It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some events we think you shouldn’t miss. 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 Friday.
- Walk with the mayor: Monday, June 3
Join Mayor Tom Barrett for his sixth annual challenge: to walk 100 miles in 100 days. Although participants could start tracking their miles June 1, all are welcome to walk with the mayor Monday. The group will meet in the City Hall rotunda, 200 E. Wells St., at noon Monday, June 3. The first 200 participants will receive free Summerfest tickets and an aluminum water bottle.
- Food truck night: Monday, June 3
Milwaukeeans are invited to dine at the city’s food trucks at Neeskara Elementary, 1601 N. Hawley Rd. The event will kick off at 4 p.m. Monday, June 3. There will be limited seating and parking. Some of the trucks will include Marco Polo, BeBe Bistro, Meat on the Street, Noodle Café, Taqueria La Guacamaya.
- Milwaukee Public Library job expo: Thursday, June 6
The Milwaukee Public Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., is hosting its third annual job exposition for Milwaukeeans seeking employment opportunities. The event starts at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6. Anyone is welcome, including ex-offenders, limited English speakers and teenagers. For a list of employers, click here.
- Film and panel discussion on African American female battalion: Thursday, June 6
In World War II, 855 African American women were part of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. Known as the “Six Triple Eight,” this women’s Army Corps, was a relatively unknown unit that deployed to Europe to clear the postal system’s backlog. The film highlights their work. The screening will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, followed by a panel discussion.
- Sherman Park cleanup and tournament: Saturday, June 8
The Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation is planning to clean up Sherman Park, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8. The event will be followed by games and a doubles tournament. Tennis players from the Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation will be playing against Milwaukee police officers and firefighters.
Bonus: “Home to Stay,” a “one-stop shop” event that brings a broad spectrum of resources to a single location every month for those leaving prison and re-entering the community, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at Job Center Central, 4201 N. 27th St. The free event will offer employment opportunities, housing services, information on healthcare, insurance and driver’s license recovery, advice on expungement, child support services, GED/HSED and literacy services and training programs.
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