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 firstname.lastname@example.org and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
- Metcalfe Park Community Bridges online series: Monday, July 20
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges is starting a new online series. The first installment starts at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 20. The series will take place every Monday on the group’s Facebook page. It is an opportunity to meet community members, learn about the group’s community-led investment plan, discuss civic engagement and more. Read: Community Heroes: Metcalfe Park organizers go digital with mass-texting and mutual aid during COVID-19 crisis
- Milwaukee County Transit System’s virtual job fair: Tuesday, July 21
The Milwaukee County Transit System is hosting a virtual job fair from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. The company is looking to hire bus drivers, mechanics and maintenance team members. Those interested in the job fair can learn more and register here. Read: Causey’s Career Corner: What job seekers should do during COVID-19
- Leaders Igniting Transformation’s “For the Culture”: Tuesday, July 21
Leaders Igniting Transformation’s Cultural Department is hosting a new segment on its Instagram Live called “For the Culture.” Each week, LIT will talk with local culture makers on hot topics. The first episode will begin streaming at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. This week’s featured guest is WebsterX.
- Rescheduled National Black Out Day block party: Thursday, July 23
Earlier this month, the EmpowerUs Movement postponed its National Black Out Day block party due to weather. The block party is now scheduled to take place at Tiefenthaler Park, 2480 W. Cherry St., at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. The party will celebrate Black artists, businesses and entertainers.
- Storytime at the Sherman Phoenix with the book bike: Saturday, July 25
Niche Book Bar and the Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., are presenting “StoryBooks and Bikes” at The Phoenix every Saturday. This week, you can hear a story and shop for books starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 25. The “book bike” features literature by Black authors about Black protagonists and has options for children and adults.
Bonus: Don’t forget the City of Milwaukee now requires everyone to wear face masks in public spaces. Read: Mask up, Milwaukee: Where to find free and locally made face coverings
Bonus: The latest coronavirus coverage from NNS
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