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. Story time at the Mitchell Park Domes: Monday, Dec. 16
The Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., is hosting a story time session from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16. Children are invited to listen to a story in The Domes education center. The theme is December traditions.
2. Circles of Strength: women’s gathering: Tuesday, Dec. 17
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, 930 W. Historic Mitchell St., is hosting a women’s gathering from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. Women of all ages and walks of life are invited. There will be food and activities designed to promote support, growth and connectivity.
3. Community conversation with Sen. Lena Taylor: Wednesday, Dec. 18
Lena Taylor, who is running for mayor, is inviting the community out for a conversation regarding public safety and public health. The event will be held at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet St., starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18.
4. BLOC’s holiday party: Thursday, Dec. 19
Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, or BLOC, is throwing a holiday party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. In addition to celebrating BLOC’s second birthday, the party will also address the 2020 election. General admission tickets cost $20. Sponsor tickets range from $50 for an individual to $100 for an organization. The party will be held at Garfield’s 502, 502 W. Garfield Ave.
5. Holiday decorating contest in Enderis Park: Saturday, Dec. 21
The Enderis Park Neighborhood Association wants to find out who has the most festive home in Enderis Park. Judges will be checking out houses from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The winners will receive a lawn sign and a shout-out in the Enderis Park newsletter and Facebook page.
Bonus: Milwaukee NNS fundraising campaign: Now through Tuesday, Dec. 31
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