It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some events that can enrich your weekend. 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. Census Bureau recruitment: Friday, Dec. 20
The Census Bureau is looking to hire census takers to help out during the 2020 census. Census takers will be hired to work in their communities and go door-to-door to collect responses by people. There will be two recruiting sessions this Friday. Recruiters will be at the Brown Deer Public Library, 5600 W. Bradley Road, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. For more information on census jobs, click here.
2. Volunteer at COA’s holiday party: Friday, Dec. 20
COA is looking for volunteers to help out at its holiday party at the COA Youth & Family Center, 2320 W. Burleigh St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. Volunteers will perform various tasks on the day of the party. Those interested can message WGIRLS Milwaukee to learn how to volunteer.
3. Community Christmas party at Northcott: Friday, Dec. 20
Northcott Neighborhood House, 2460 N. 6th St., is inviting the community to a Christmas party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. It is sure to be a fun-filled event. Children 12 and younger will also receive hand-knitted hats and gloves.
4. Las Posadas at the Farmhouse: Friday, Dec. 20
The Farmhouse Paint Bar & Banquet Hall is celebrating Las Posadas from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. There will be food, drinks, a pinata, a nativity scene and more. Las Posadas is a Spanish tradition that was brought to Mexico in the 1500s. To learn more about the Las Posadas tradition, click here.
5. NAACP monthly meeting: Saturday, Dec. 21
The NAACP Milwaukee Branch is holding its monthly community meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The meetings provide a way for members to stay informed. The meeting will take place at the branch’s location, 2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the basement.
Bonus: Milwaukee NNS fundraising campaign: Now through Tuesday, Dec. 31
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