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. Volunteer opportunities with Metcalfe Park Community Bridges: Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, June 4
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges is looking for volunteers. The organization is reorganizing its office space to make room for the Metcalfe Park Freedom Shop. The office is located at 3624 W. North Ave., on the second floor. Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1; from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2; from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 3; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 4. Those interested can call or text Brittney at 414-533-7532 or email Btaylor@metcalfepark.org.
2. Free yoga class in Alice’s Garden: Tuesday, June 1
Milwaukeeans are invited to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Alice’s Garden while doing yoga. A free yoga class will take place in Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1. Participants are asked to bring their own mat and reusable water bottles. This class will be offered every Tuesday in June through August.
3. Mental health matters drive-through and walk-up event: Thursday, June 3
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, 930 W. Historic Mitchell St., is hosting a drive-through and walk-up event from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 3. The clinic’s behavioral health department will be distributing resources and offering educational opportunities for youth, women and men. Read: ‘Come meet me at this fire’: Why this health center is taking a new approach to mental health services.
4. Dominican Center fundraising event and anniversary celebration: Thursday, June 3
The Dominican Center, a nonprofit based in the Amani neighborhood, is hosting a virtual fundraiser to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The celebration will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 3. There will be auctions, testimonies, a special tribute to Executive Director Sister Patricia Rogers and more. To register, make a donation or participate in the auction, click here.
June is National Homeownership Month and to celebrate, Take Root Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Public Library are hosting a free workshop on homebuying. The workshop will take place on Zoom at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 5. Participants will hear from specialists about the homebuying process, what resources are available to them and how they can prepare to buy a home. The workshop is available in English and Spanish.
This summer, Milwaukee Recreation is offering affordable child care options for children and youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. There are nearly 70 sites across the city, which include camps, Community Learning Centers and Safe Places. The various locations are set to open in June. Prices may vary. Click here for the full list or here for the interactive map version. For more information, contact your preferred location’s site director.