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. Medical College of Wisconsin webinar on COVID-19 vaccine: Monday, Dec. 21
The Medical College of Wisconsin is hosting a webinar on the COVID-19 vaccine. The webinar is open to the public and will take place from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21. There will be a briefing followed by a Q&A segment. Panelists include Dr. John Raymond, the president and CEO of the college; and Dr. Laura Cassidy, an epidemiologist at the college. To register, click here.
2. “Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park” is open: Ongoing
Last week, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley announced that Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water St., is open for business. This year, skaters must reserve their skate time in advance. Only 25 skaters will be allowed on the rink at a time. Skates cost $7 for ages 17 and younger and $9 for adults. The rink is available to reserve for 60-minute time slots from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
3. Winter Adventure Days at the Urban Ecology Center: Monday, Dec. 21 thru Wednesday, Dec. 23
Winter Adventure Days are back at the Urban Ecology Centers located at Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., and Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place. The activities are designed for children in grades K5 through third. Participants are asked to wear a mask, bring a bag lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. Registration for each adventure day is required and must be done separately. Costs may vary.
This week, adventure days take place at Riverside Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, Tuesday, Dec. 22 and Wednesday, Dec. 23 and at Washington Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22 and Wednesday, Dec. 23. After-program care also is available until 5 p.m.
4. Free viewing of “A Christmas Carol” : Monday, Dec. 21 thru Thursday, Dec. 24
Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater released a screening of the 2016 production of “A Christmas Carol.” The video is available to view for free until Thursday, Dec. 24. Those interested in viewing the production must register to receive the link.
5. See the best holiday lights and displays in Milwaukee: Ongoing
TMJ4 News compiled a list of where to see the best holiday lights and displays in and around Milwaukee. To view all the locations, click on the station’s interactive map. Some of the Milwaukee locations include the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd.; Miller Valley; Pere Marquette Park, 900 N. Plankinton Ave.; and more.
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