It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as we head into the week. 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. Penfield Children’s Center playground reveal: Monday, Aug. 2
The Penfield’s Children’s Center, 833 N. 26th St., is unveiling its new playground at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 2. The playground is suitable for all children, including those with developmental delays or disabilities. The event will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a short presentation and refreshments. The center provides early education, health services and family programming for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities.
2. Walker’s Point Center for the Arts: “See Me Because” exhibition: Monday, Aug. 2
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th St., will be displaying the eighth volume of the “See Me Because” multimedia exhibition. The gallery, which features young people from the community, will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. starting Monday, Aug. 2 through Saturday, Aug. 14. There will be an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3. To RSVP, click here.
3. Social X MKE: The Wind Down: Wednesday, Aug. 4
Social X MKE is hosting a networking event for young professionals in Milwaukee. The Wind Down will take place at Zócalo Food Park, 636 S. 6th St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Young people are encouraged to come and to bring their business cards. There will be craft cocktails, food and a DJ. To RSVP, click here.
4. Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center annual health fair: Thursday, Aug. 5
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center is hosting its fifth annual community health fair. The fair will take place at the health center, 930 W. Historic Mitchell St., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5. The event includes health screenings, cultural programs, physical activities, food tasting and more. The center will also be administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals.
Marquette University and the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition are presenting “Interfaith Engagement in Milwaukee: A Brief History of Christian-Muslim Dialogue.” The panel discussion features local leaders in the faith community. The conversation will look at interfaith dialogue and how it can strengthen social justice movements. The event will take place at the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ballroom E, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5. Click here to register.
Bonus: Outreach Community Health Centers health and resource fair: Thursday, Aug. 5
Outreach Community Health Centers, 210 W. Capitol Drive, is hosting a community health and resource fair from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5. There will be back-to-school book bags for children, free produce, prizes and raffles, health education resources and more.