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. Walk with County Executive David Crowley: Monday, June 7
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley is leading a walk in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Crowley will be joined by the Milwaukee County Disabilities Services Division, and Milwaukee residents are invited to join in. The walk will begin at the Washington Park Senior Center parking lot, 4420 W. Vliet St., at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 7. The walk will be lined with purple pinwheels as part of the effort to raise awareness.
2. Milwaukee Public Library restores services: Monday, June 7
The Milwaukee Public Library is lifting restrictions at branch locations starting Monday, June 7. Patrons will be allowed to browse materials at all branch locations except the Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., where browsing remains restricted. Staff and visitors are required to wear masks when entering the library. The library will continue to offer curbside services to patrons by request.
3. Alice’s Garden evening market: Tuesday, June 8
Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., is hosting an evening market from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8. The market features local creatives and makers. There will be food, jewelry, clothing, soaps, juices, herbal products and more available for purchase. This is a recurring market and will take place throughout the summer.
4. Artist in residence application deadline: Friday, June 11
Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative is looking for its next artist in residence. The organization is planning a mural for 1247 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive. The theme will be women’s empowerment and feature an image of Dolores Huerta, a civil rights activist and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 11.
5. “Seeds of Liberation” gallery exhibition and open mic: Friday, June 11
Victory Garden Initiative is presenting “Seeds of Liberation,” a gallery exhibition, at its farmhouse, 249 E. Concordia Ave., at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 11. The gallery features work by local artists. There will also be an open mic, and poets, musicians and spoken word artists are encouraged to sign up. For more information on the open mic or gallery, email Ni’Sea Thurman-Wamubu at email@example.com.
Bonus: Summer Meal Delivery Pilot program registration deadline: Friday, June 11
This summer, Milwaukee Public Schools, the MPS Foundation and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation are partnering together to offer the “Summer Meal Delivery Pilot Program.” This program is for families living in the 53205, 53206 and 53233 ZIP codes. Participants will receive two-day packs of food starting Wednesday, July 7. The program will deliver meals at designated stops every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 11. Read: Here’s how Milwaukee families can get free meals for kids delivered to them this summer.