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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1. Nō Studios PhotoMKE festival information session: Monday, July 19
Nō Studios is hosting its first PhotoMKE festival in September and is asking Milwaukee residents to submit photos of the following neighborhoods: Clarke Square, Harambee, Layton Boulevard, Lindsay Heights, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way. Nō Studios is hosting a virtual Q&A regarding the event and photo submissions at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 19. For more information, click here. Photo submissions must be uploaded digitally at 300 dpi and include a story; they are due by Sunday, July 31.
2. Milwaukee Public Library: “Job Readiness 101”: Ageism in the workplace: Tuesday, July 20
The Milwaukee Public Library offers various virtual events through its “Stay Connected” programming, including its monthly “Job Readiness 101” series. This week, the session focuses on ageism in the workplace. Annette DiZinno, a workforce connection consultant and specialist with Goodwill Industries, will be offering her expertise. The program will take place on Zoom from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20.
3. COVID-19 walk-in vaccination clinics: Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21
Catholic Financial Life, along with Near West Side Partners and Walmart, is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The clinic will be located at Catholic Financial Life, 1100 W. Wells St., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20. Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines will be given to anyone ages 12 and older Participants will receive a free meal and a raffle ticket.
In addition, Neighborhood House of Milwaukee is hosting free COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Individuals 12 and older are eligible and appointments are not needed. The first clinic will take place at Neighborhood House International Learning Program, 639 N. 25th St., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21. The second clinic will take place at Neighborhood House, 2819 W. Richardson Place, from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21. If you have questions or concerns, call 414-933-6161, Ext. 134.
4. Summer family nights in the park: Thursday, July 22
This summer, the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center is hosting several family fun nights in the park. Join the organization at Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. There will be a kickball game and a cookout.
5. Arts @ Large: ARTS4ALL Family collage book: Saturday, July 24
Arts @ Large offers ARTS4ALL, a family friendly art workshop. This week, Rylee Krumrei will be showing participants how to make a family collage book from scratch. The workshop will offer two sessions at Arts @ Large, 1100 S. 5th St., from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and from 11:15 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 24. Families can choose which session to attend. Registration is not required, but sessions are limited to 15 people.
BONUS: Mayor Tom Barrett will host a public meeting regarding his Milwaukee Recovery and Resilience Plan at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 19. The event will provide information about the allocation of American Rescue Plan funds, and city officials will be available to answer questions about the proposed expenditures.
The public meeting will take place via GoToMeeting. Register in advance by clicking here. The session will also be recorded and available for viewing online after the event.
People interested in the plan the mayor has presented to the Common Council can read it at milwaukee.gov/arpa under “New Developments and Updates.”