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. Bianca J. Baldridge on “Reclaiming Community”: Tuesday, Aug. 27
Bianca J. Baldridge, an assistant professor at UW-Madison, will discuss her book “Reclaiming Community,” which explores race, after-school programs and the future of youth work. Baldridge will speak at Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave., on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The talk begins at 7 p.m.
2. Walk for the 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge: Wednesday, Aug. 28
As part of Mayor Tom Barrett’s Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge, NEWaukee is hosting a walk starting in Jackson Park, South 43rd Street, on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Walkers are encouraged to meet at 7:45 a.m. for some coffee before starting the walk at 8 a.m. Plan to walk for an hour and wear comfortable attire.
3. Milwaukee town hall meeting: Wednesday, Aug. 28
Milwaukee County leaders along with community leaders and advocates will discuss the Fair Deal proposal during a town hall meeting at McGovern Park Senior Center, 4500 W. Custer Ave., on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.
4. Amani outdoor job fair: Thursday, Aug. 29
Ald. Milele Coggs, Ald. Khalif Rainey and Ald. Russell Stamper are hosting the Amani Job Fair at the intersection of North 20th and West Locust streets on Thursday, Aug. 29. There will be employers from FedEx, Paratech Ambulance Service, Stainless Foundry & Engineering and more. The fair starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
Check out what local vendors are selling at Jackson Park’s farmers market, 3500 W. Forest Home Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 29. Explore various vendor’s stalls, enjoy food and music during this family-friendly event. The market starts at 3 p.m. and goes until 6:30 p.m.
Bonus: Free, fresh food at the Mobile Food Pantry: Thursday, Aug. 29
Feeding America and the Dominican Center are bringing the food to the people through the Mobile Food Pantry on Thursday, Aug. 29. Families and individuals will have access to healthy and nutritious food, free of charge. The Mobile Food Pantry will be parked at the Dominican Center, 2470 W. Locust St., from 10 a.m. to noon.
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