It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about. 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. Résumé and interview workshops: Monday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Sept. 28
Employ Milwaukee is hosting résumé and interview workshops this week. The résumé workshop will take place virtually at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, and the interview workshop will take place virtually at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Individuals must RSVP to join the workshop. To sign up, email Carrie Diener at email@example.com.
2. Historic Lincoln Creek nature walk: Tuesday, Sept. 28
Northwest Side Community Development Corporation and Nearby Nature Milwaukee are hosting a nature walk along Lincoln Creek. Local experts will guide the walk and talk about the creek’s history. The groups will meet at the Bee Bus Sign, 4335 N. 35th St., at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
3. Free eye exam at the Mexican Consulate: Thursday, Sept. 30
Prevent Blind Wisconsin will offer eye exams for children and adults at the Mexican Consulate, 1443 N. Prospect Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. Individuals may be able to receive financial support for glasses depending on their income.
4. Register for Milwaukee’s Data Day: Ongoing
Data You Can Use is hosting its seventh annual Milwaukee Data Day from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Registration for the event is now open. Data Day explores how data can be used to spur action in Milwaukee and the importance of data literacy when it comes to making change. The theme this year is “Slaying Dragons with Data,” and the keynote speaker is Emmanuel Letouzé, the director and co-founder of Data-Pop Alliance.
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5. Garden Homes housing rehab job fair: Saturday, Oct. 2
The 30th Street Corridor is hosting a housing rehab job fair in Garden Homes Park, 2600 W. Atkinson Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Corridor is starting housing rehabilitation projects in Garden Homes. Experienced workers are needed, but training will be available to inexperienced workers as well.
Bonus: First Stage annual ImpACT event: Thursday, Sept. 30
First Stage is hosting its annual ImpACT event at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St., from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. This is an opportunity to learn more about First Stage. To register, click here.
Bonus two: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is collaborating with Historic Milwaukee for a second installment of “Neighborhood Gems: Behind the Scenes,” taking place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The free digital event, part of Doors Open 2021, will feature five-minute “lightning round” presentations from seven community projects, using multimedia and storytelling to share their backstory. You can sign up to join the event in Zoom or watch the Facebook Live stream on our Facebook page. You can also stream 2020’s Neighborhood Gems event here.