It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as you prepare for the week.
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Reggie Moore, the director of the Division of Violence Prevention in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Injury Center, will explore the science behind violence prevention during a Facebook Live presentation from noon to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13. You can watch the event on the MCW Facebook page, READ: EXCLUSIVE: Reggie Moore’s journey of a lifetime: Working to build a safer city
2. “Brew City black ball: The untold story of Black baseball in Milwaukee”: Tuesday, July 13
Learn about the significant contributions made by Black people in Milwaukee during the era of segregated baseball at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13. UW-Milwaukee PhD student Ken Bartelt will deliver a virtual presentation about the McCoy-Nolan Giants and the Milwaukee Bears, two all-Black professional teams that called Milwaukee home during the 1920s. The event, which you can access here, is sponsored by the Milwaukee County Historical Society.
3. UCC’s “Summer Social”: Wednesday, July 14
The United Community Center’s “Summer Social” takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14 at Indeed Brewing Co., 530 S. 2nd St. The event will support UCC with raffles, camaraderie and great beer. Guest bartenders include: Santiago Navarro, Bruce Guadalupe Middle School principal; and Shaba Martinez, instructional technology and innovation specialist. Not able to stop in? Order ahead or pick up some beer to go. UCC will also receive proceeds from all to-go orders. Click here to RSVP.
4. “Rhythm and Blooms” concert: Thursday, July 15
This week’s “Rhythm and Blooms” concert takes place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15 and features De La Buena. It will be held at the Green Tree Community Garden, 6767 N. 60th St. The concert series is sponsored by the Havenwoods Neighborhood Partnership.
5. Drive-through job fairs Thursday, July 15
The City of Milwaukee Office of Workforce Development will be holding north side and south side drive-through job fairs on Thursday, July 15.
The job fairs will focus on neighborhoods within the 9th, 12th and 15th Aldermanic Districts. All attendees will receive a no-contact bag packed with information on employment assistance programs and employers hiring right now, and the events will feature employers from manufacturing, office, health care, retail, transportation/logistics and more.
They will take place from noon to 4 at the following locations:
Parking lot of Employ Milwaukee, 2342 N. 27th St.
Parking lot of Social Development Commission, 9155 N. 76th St.
Parking lot of Basilica of St. Josaphat, 2333 S. 6th St.
Parking lot of Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave.
The job fairs are co-sponsored by Milwaukee Common Council, Direct Connect Milwaukee, Northwest Side CDC, State Department of Workforce Development, Job Center of Wisconsin, Employ Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Urban League, Milwaukee Public Schools and the City of Milwaukee.
BONUS: Yoga In Alice’s Garden: Tuesday, July 13
Take a free yoga class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13 at Alice’s Garden Urban Farm, 2136 N. 21st St. You must bring your own mat, and no plastic water bottles are permitted in the garden.