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. City of Milwaukee reinstates parking permits: Monday, Nov. 2
Back in March, the City of Milwaukee suspended parking restrictions in light of COVID-19. The city is reinstating night parking and alternate side parking starting Monday, Nov. 2. That means a parking permit is required to park on the street from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday. To purchase a permit, click here or visit your local police station.
2. Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 3
In case you missed it, Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling site, click here. In addition to bringing a photo ID, voters are asked to wear a mask. To register on Election Day, bring a photo ID and proof of residency such as a utility bill or bank statement. Click here for other options.
3. Watch On the Table MKE 2020: Ongoing
Last month, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation hosted its annual On the Table conversation series. This year, the theme was “healing justice.” Because of the pandemic, the conversations took place virtually. To watch any of the conversations, click here. The topics ranged from “Moment of Mindfulness” to “Leading Across Generations.”
4. November adventure day at Washington Park: Tuesday, Nov 3
The Urban Ecology Center is hosting an adventure day in Washington Park. Children in grades K5 through third grade are invited to join. The group will meet at the Washington Park center, 1859 N. 40th St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Participants are asked to wear a mask, bring a bag lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. Click here to purchase tickets. Prices may range.
5. Let’s Talk About It: Children of incarcerated parents: Friday, Nov. 6
Table of the Saints is hosting its monthly “Let’s Talk About It” conversation. This month, the topic is children of incarcerated parents. The group plans to discuss the effects of having an incarcerated parent. To join the discussion, RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A recording of the meeting will be posted on the group’s Facebook page following the discussion.
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