It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email email@example.com and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
1. Energy Assistance Program extends hours
The Energy Assistance Program, a Milwaukee County program that provides eligible residents with a one-time annual payment toward heating and electric bills, has extended its hours. The program’s hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. These extended hours will be in place until Monday, Aug. 31. Residents can schedule an appointment over the phone by calling 414-270-4653 or by clicking on this link.
2. Peace Garden Project’s free wellness kits: Monday, July 13
The Peace Garden Project MKE will be giving away free wellness kits at the Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 13. The kits include an oil diffuser, oil samples, sidewalk chalk and more. The giveaway is a part of the Peace Garden Project’s partnership with Milwaukee’s Mental Health Civic Response team.
3. Milwaukee Public Schools enrollment: Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15
Parents can register their children at Milwaukee Public Schools online, over the phone or in person. Phone registration is available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 414-267-5100. Curbside registration will be at the MPS office, 5225 W. Vliet St., from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15.
4. Friends of Real Food monthly meeting with Groundwork Milwaukee: Thursday, July 16
Friends of Real Food is hosting its monthly gathering on Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 16. This week’s speaker is Deneine C. Powell, the executive director of Groundwork Milwaukee. The organization is known for its community gardens, urban farm and youth and community programs. To join the Zoom meeting, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Annual Capuchin Walk for the Hungry goes virtual: Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18
This year, the Capuchin Community Services’ Walk for the Hungry will take place virtually. Participants are encouraged to walk around their neighborhood or at community sites on Friday, July 17 or Saturday, July 18. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness of poverty in southeast Wisconsin. The proceeds from the walk will go toward St. Ben’s Community Meal program and House of Peace. Registration costs $30 for adults and $20 for children and comes with a t-shirt. READ: Where those in need can find food this summer (and how everyone can help)
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