It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as we enter a new workweek.
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1. City of Milwaukee Budget Awareness Week: Monday, Aug. 16 to Saturday, Aug. 21
The City of Milwaukee is having its first Budget Awareness Week starting Monday, Aug. 16 through Saturday, Aug. 21. During this week, the public will have an opportunity to discuss the city’s process, priorities and solutions with city officials. Each day there will be a different event, including a virtual meeting with Mayor Tom Barrett, a webinar on American Rescue Plan funding, educational exercises and more. Click here for the schedule of events.
2. Music in Johnsons Park: Tuesday, Aug. 17
Friends of Johnsons Park presents “Music in the Park.” This week, Harvey Westmoreland and the Knee-Deep II show band will be performing. The concert will take place in Johnsons Park, 1919 W. Fond du Lac Ave., starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The concert is open to the public.
3. Back-to-school action event with LIT: Wednesday, Aug. 18
Leaders Igniting Transformation is hosting a back-to-school event. The goal of the event is to advocate for safe and equitable schools where all students can receive a quality education. The group is planning to meet outside of the Milwaukee Public Schools’ offices, 5225 W. Vliet St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18.
4. Office of Workforce Development drive-through job fairs: Thursday, Aug. 19
The City of Milwaukee Office of Workforce Development is hosting drive-through job fairs on the North Side and South Side. The fairs will take place at the following locations: Social Development Commission, 9155 N. 76th St.; Bethesda Baptist Church, 2909 N. 20th St.; UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Ave.; and Basilica of St. Josaphat, 2333 S. 6th St., from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19. Attendees will receive information on employment opportunities, health care, transportation and more.
5. ArtWorks mosaic reveal at Green Tech Station: Thursday, Aug. 19
In October, high school interns with ArtWorks began learning about the environmental problems facing Milwaukee. In response, these students created a mosaic out of recycled plastic. The mosaic will be unveiled at the Green Tech Station, 4101 N. 31st St., at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19. The Green Tech Station is a new space in the Garden Homes neighborhood that will serve as an environmental education space.
Bonus: “Beatmaker’s Open Mic” night at Escuela Verde Newline Cafe: Thursday, Aug. 19
Escuela Verde Newline Cafe is partnering with Lakebeat Music Academy to present a new series called “Beatmaker’s Open Mic Night.” People will be able to share their beats, collaborate with other creators, meet new people and more. If you’d like to share your beats, click here for the submission form. The event will take place at Escuela Verde Newline Cafe, 3618 W. Pierce St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19.