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. Become a mentor: Big Brothers Big Sisters: Monday, Nov. 23
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee is inviting people to learn about its mentorship program. The organization is hosting two virtual information sessions from noon to 12:45 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23. To register for the event, click here. The sessions are a part of the organization’s “Brovember” events and will teach participants how to apply to the program and what the responsibilities entail.
2. Community harvest feast: Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center: Tuesday, Nov. 24
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center is celebrating Thanksgiving early with a drive-thru community harvest feast. The celebration will take place at the health center, 930 W. Historic Mitchell St., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Participants will receive a to-go meal and a goodie bag.
3. Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival: Ongoing
The Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival is back for its 22nd year. As usual, Cathedral Square, 520 E. Wells St., Pere Marquette Park, 900 N. Plankinton Ave., and Zeidler Union Square, 301 W. Michigan Ave., will be decorated in colorful lights. The festival continues until Friday, Jan. 1.
4. Poinsettia Promenade holiday floral show: Ongoing
The Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., recently opened its Poinsettia Promenade holiday floral show in the Show Dome. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Domes have limited hours and reservations are required to visit. Currently, The Domes are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show will be on display through Sunday, Jan. 3.
5. Ald. Cavalier Johnson’s “40 for Life” blood drive: Saturday, Nov. 28
To celebrate his 40th birthday, Common Council President Cavalier Johnson is hosting a blood drive. The drive, “40 for Life,” will be held at the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, 5460 N. 64th St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28. Versiti will be running the blood drive and the donations will go toward patients in the Milwaukee community. To schedule a donation, click here.
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