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. Seminar on homeownership: Monday, Jan. 27
The Milwaukee Public Library is holding a seminar on homeownership and its requirements. The seminar will take place at the Atkinson Branch, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. The seminar will go over the decision process, how to plan and what to expect such as mortgages. In case you missed it: From renting to owning: How to get a home in Milwaukee
2. Expungement and pardons community information sessions: Monday, Jan. 27
County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor, expungement advocacy groups and employers are hosting a free community information session on expungement and pardons. Known as Project Restoration, the session will take place at St. Paul Church of God in Christ, 2661 N. 53rd St., from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. It will be an opportunity to learn how to move forward after incarceration.
3. Community conversation with Police Chief Morales: Monday, Jan. 27
Milwaukee Police Department Chief Alfonso Morales is hosting a community conversation at UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Ave., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. This is an opportunity for the public to directly engage with the chief and ask him questions. In case you missed it: ‘You gotta start somewhere:’ Residents speak out after listening session with Police Chief Alfonso Morales
4. Pop-Up MKE information session: Monday, Jan. 27
Pop-Up MKE is hosting an information session regarding a temporary space available for local entrepreneurs looking for a storefront. The informational session will be held at the pop-up space, 1037 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27. The space will be available during March and April. To apply, click here. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 31. In case you missed it: Pop-Up MKE on North Avenue gives birth to collective for black, brown entrepreneurs
5. Neighborhood visioning session update with Greater Milwaukee Foundation: Friday, Jan. 31
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Medical College of Wisconsin are providing an update on the neighborhood visioning sessions, which took place last fall. The update will take place at Rise & Grind Cafe, 2737 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. It will focus on the input received from residents regarding the former Gimbels-Schuster’s Department Store. To attend, click here to register.
Bonus: The power of positive parenting workshop: Wednesday, Jan. 29
The Milwaukee Public Library is offering a workshop on the power of positive parenting. It will be held at the Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The workshop will take a look a children’s behavior and how to guide a child’s behavior.