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.
1. Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley to deliver address: Monday, Aug. 10
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley will deliver his vision for the county, “One County, Stronger Together,” at noon on Monday, Aug. 10. The speech will be livestreamed on YouTube. Crowley will lay out the county’s plan to achieve racial equity and make Milwaukee County the healthiest county in Wisconsin.
2. Food and supplies drive at Turner Hall: Monday, Aug. 10
Ayuda Mutua MKE and Metcalfe Park Community Bridges are hosting a food and supplies drive at Turner Hall, 1034 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10. The groups are looking for the following donations: personal protective equipment, nonperishable boxed or canned food, hygiene supplies and school supplies. For more information, click here.
3. North Side pop-up farmers market: Tuesday, Aug. 11
The Northwest Side Community Development Corp. is hosting a series of pop-up farmers markets during the month of August. The first will take place at the Century City I Building, 3945 N. 31st St., from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Featured vendors include Pete’s Pops, Red Stone Rice, Community Bakers, Kaleidoscope Gardens and more. Click here to see the locations and dates for the remaining markets.
4. Annual book bag drive honoring Syville Smith: Thursday, Aug. 13
Sedan Smith and partners are hosting the annual book bag drive honoring Syville Smith at Sherman Park, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13. Syville Smith was killed by a Milwaukee police officer on Aug. 13, 2016, an incident that sparked days of unrest in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Sedan is his brother. There will be entertainment, speakers, free haircuts for children, a raffle and refreshments.
5. Riding Over Stigma with Red Bike & Green Milwaukee: Saturday, Aug. 15
Red Bike & Green Milwaukee and Troney Small are hosting a four-mile bike ride to raise awareness concerning mental illness. Men and boys of color are invited to join. Participants are asked to wear bright green in honor of mental health. Masks and registration are required. The ride will begin at the Walnut Way Conservation Corp., 2240 N. 17th St., at 12:30 p.m. and end at Rise & Grind Cafe, 2737 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15.
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