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.
- Respond to the 2020 census: Monday, Oct. 5
If you haven’t already, now is the time to respond to the 2020 census. The census can be completed online, over the phone and by mail. The deadline to respond to the census has been extended to Oct. 31. Read on to learn why the census should matter to you and why it should continue to matter to you.
- Register for “On The Table MKE”: Ongoing
Registration for “On The Table MKE,” the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s fourth annual event dedicated to meaningful conversations about Milwaukee, is now open. The theme is “Healing Justice.” This year, the conversations will take place virtually starting Monday, Oct. 13 through Wednesday, Oct. 14. To see the topics and register for free, click here.
- Virtual public hearing on 2021 city budget: Tuesday, Oct. 6
Mayor Tom Barrett recently presented his proposed 2021 City of Milwaukee budget to the Common Council. Residents are invited to virtually attend the Common Council’s Joint Public Hearing regarding the mayor’s budget starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The video will be streamed here. If residents wish to express their thoughts on the budget, they can register to speak here. Check out our News414 Instagram story on the budget process.
- Ex Fabula story slam: Home, belonging and democracy: Thursday, Oct. 8
Ex Fabula and the Union Art Gallery are hosting a virtual story slam from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. The themes are home, belonging and democracy. People are invited to listen, tell their story or share it in the chat. The event is free, but speakers are asked to reserve their spot.
- Milwaukee Recreation’s 27th “Halloween Glen”: Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10
Milwaukee Recreation is hosting its 27th annual “Halloween Glen,” a fun and educational alternative to a haunted house. Youth are encouraged to engage with nature through various activities from hiking to arts and crafts and more. The program will take place at Hawthorn Glen, 1130 N. 60th St., from 5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. For more information or to register, click here.
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