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 Thursday.
1. Game Jam Day at the Milwaukee Public Library: Tuesday, July 2
Milwaukee Public Library is hosting a Game Jam Competition as a part of its Teen Summer Challenge on Tuesday, July 2. Youths ages 13-18 can learn how to develop their own video game, talk with professionals and make some friends. Game Jam Day will take place at the Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave. and go from noon to 7 p.m.
2. Grand opening at Owens Community Garden: Tuesday, July 2
Friends of Valley Park & Garden recently planted a garden honoring Jesse Owens. Tuesday, July 2, the group will host a grand opening for the garden at 3901 W. St. Paul Ave. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. For questions contact John Gardner at (414) 405-2288.
3. EXPO’s “Unlock the Vote” campaign: Tuesday, July 2
EXPO, Ex-incarcerated People Organizing, is hosting its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 2 at 2821 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave., Room 108. EXPO organizer, Alan Schultz will be discussing the “Unlock the Vote” campaign, which aims to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.
4. Adopt-a-river clean up in Washington Park: Friday, July 5
Join the Urban Ecology Center and Milwaukee Riverkeeper on Friday, July 5 to clean up Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St. In the spirit of the Fourth of July, the Urban Ecology Center and Milwaukee Riverkeeper want to help keep America beautiful. All supplies will be provided and the clean up starts at 9 a.m.
5. Fourth of July fun in Enderis Park: Thursday, July 4
Enderis Park Neighborhood Association will host a Fourth of July celebration beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the Enderis Park playground, 2956 N. 72nd St. Activities include a children’s parade, a water balloon toss, a demonstration from the Milwaukee Fire Department and an opportunity to meet officials from the Milwaukee Police Department.