Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect the new census deadline.
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. Mobile food pantry at the Dominican Center: Tuesday, Aug. 25
The Dominican Center, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Northwestern Mutual Fund and Amani United have partnered to bring the mobile food pantry to the Amani neighborhood. The pantry will be at the Dominican Center, 2470 W. Locust St., from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The pantry has healthy food options for families and individuals. Those visiting are asked to wear a mask.
2. Census takers are going door to door
Last week, census takers began going door to door to houses that have not yet completed the 2020 census. Census takers will have a valid ID with a photo, a Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date. If you have doubts about a census taker, you can call the Chicago Regional Office at 1-800-865-6384. Households have until Wednesday, Sept. 30 to respond. You can also complete the census online or over the phone. Read: Why the 2020 census should matter to you and Why the 2020 census should continue to matter to you.
3. Virtual preliminary 2021 budget hearing and presentation: Wednesday, Aug. 26
Mayor Tom Barrett is inviting Milwaukee residents to tune into the virtual preliminary 2021 budget hearing and presentation. The meeting will be livestreamed from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Residents can find the livestream on the city’s website or its YouTube channel. Barrett also is asking residents to respond to the budget survey and share their insights through the balancing act budget stimulation.
4. “MKE Through the Lens: Summertime in Milwaukee”: Thursday, Aug. 27
The Milwaukee County Historical Society is presenting “MKE Through the Lens: Summertime in Milwaukee.” Assistant archivist Steve Schaffer will be leading the presentation from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27. Schaffer will look at professional and amateur photographs that depict past summers in Milwaukee. The presentation will be livestreamed on the Milwaukee County Historical Society Facebook page and later uploaded to its YouTube page.
5. Black wellness retreat with Baobi Yoga: Saturday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Aug. 30
Baobi Yoga is hosting a Black wellness retreat this weekend. The classes will take place over Zoom and are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 and from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. For the schedule breakdown, click here. The retreat includes meditation sessions and yoga practice. Tickets cost $40. The proceeds will go toward the Black Lives Matter movement.
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