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. Lindsay Heights community meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 10
Lindsay Height residents, business owners and partners are invited to a community meeting and holiday gathering starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. The gathering will be a place to share ideas, learn about resources and enjoy a meal. It will take place at North Division High School, 1011 W. Center St. RSVP’s are encouraged but not required.
2. Census training sessions: Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Thursday, Dec. 12
The Greater Milwaukee Complete Count Committee is inviting all Milwaukee residents to learn how they can support the 2020 census. Wisconsin ranked No. 1 in census responses for 2010 and the goal is to do it again. Training sessions will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Thursday, Dec. 12. The sessions will take place at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, 101 W. Pleasant St., Suite 210. Click here for more information. Here is an NNS article that explains the importance of the census.
3. “Black Nativity” performances: Thursday, Dec. 12 to Sunday, Dec. 15
“Black Nativity,” a play by Langston Hughes, will be performed at the Marcus Performing Arts Center from Thursday, Dec. 12 to Sunday, Dec. 15. The play is a retelling of the Nativity story with an entirely black cast. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14. A matinee showing at 3 p.m. will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 15. For tickets, click here.
4. Alice’s Garden holiday tea tasting and pop-up: Thursday, Dec. 12
Alice’s Garden will be at The Bronzeville Collective MKE, 339 W. North Ave., from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. This is an opportunity to sample Alice’s Garden’s holiday tea blends and check out its pop-up shop.
5. C-Space with LIT: Friday, Dec. 13
LIT, or Leaders Igniting Transformation, will be hosting C-Space. This is an opportunity for creatives of color to come together to network, build a community and create. C-Space will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at 2201 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
Bonus: Milwaukee NNS fundraising campaign: Now through Tuesday, Dec. 31
Yep. We (still) out here begging. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is a nonprofit news organization. In order to survive, we rely on donations. Consider making a donation to our NewsMatch campaign, which ends Tuesday, Dec. 31. When you donate, NewsMatch will match your donation up to $1,000. Click here to donate. Every dollar counts.