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. Supply drive for Milwaukee Diaper Mission: Tuesday, Dec. 1
Milwaukee Diaper Mission and Milwaukee Turners are hosting a diaper and period supply drive at Turner Hall, 1034 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The items needed include disposable diapers and wipes, cloth diapers and accessories, disposable period supplies, cloth pads and menstrual cups. Food and other basic needs items will be donated to Ayuda Mutua MKE, Metcalf Park Community Bridges and other community organizations. If you can’t make the event, you can donate here.
2. Milwaukee Recreation teaches ancient astronomy: Tuesday, Dec. 1
The Hawthorn Glen Outdoor Education Center and Milwaukee Recreation are hosting a class on ancient astronomy. The class will take place at Alexander Hamilton High School, 6215 W. Warnimont Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Participants will study the sky and learn how ancient civilizations from Egypt to the Middle East to the Americas observed the sky. The class is designed for children ages 6 and up and costs $4 for residents and $6 for non-residents. To register, click here or call 414-647-6050.
3. Winter parking regulations: Tuesday, Dec. 1
Winter parking regulations in the City of Milwaukee begin Tuesday, Dec. 1 and continue until Monday, March 1. Follow the signs posted on the street before parking. Parking is not allowed on through highways or bus routes from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. If there is a snow emergency, alternate side parking will be required from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. On even-numbered days (before midnight) a car must be parked on the even side of the street and vice versa for odd-numbered days. Click here, to receive parking alerts and here to learn more information.
4. “Native Strong” town hall meeting on COVID-19: Thursday, Dec. 3
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center is hosting a virtual town hall meeting on COVID-19. The meeting is a part of its weekly “Native Strong” series. The meeting will take place on Facebook Live from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3. The meeting will focus on testing availability, proper cleaning and hygiene procedures, debunking myths and more.
5. Saving Our Sons new office location and information meeting: Friday, Dec. 4
Saving Our Sons Mentoring Movement, a local mentoring service for young boys, is inviting people to join the program. The group recently moved to a new office, 11414 W. Park Place, Suite 202, and will have its first meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. Potential mentors, mentees, volunteers and more are invited to join. To learn more, click here.
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