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. “See Me Because” exhibition at Alice’s Garden: Ongoing
The eighth volume of Art Start’s “See Me Because” is on display at Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., from now until Thursday, Oct. 28. The multimedia exhibition features portraits of youth portrayed as they wish to be seen. This week, the exhibition will be available to view from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Monday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 10.
2. Urban Ecology Center: Autumn hike and paint: Thursday, Oct. 7
The Urban Ecology Center is hosting a hike and paint in honor of autumn. The event will take place at the Menomonee Valley location, 3700 W. Pierce St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. Participants will take a short walk through Three Bridges Park. Sketching materials will be provided. To register, click here.
3. Milwaukee County ARPA funding survey: Ongoing
Milwaukee County’s American Rescue Plan Act Task Force is asking the public to share its input on how the funds should be allocated. Individuals can submit their input here. Milwaukee County is expected to receive about $183.6 million from the American Rescue Plan Act funding. The funding can go toward supporting the public health response to COVID-19, economic concerns, water, sewer and broadband investments, replacing lost revenue and more.
4. “Voices of Milwaukee Bronzeville” book talk: Thursday, Oct. 7
Historic Milwaukee is hosting a book talk featuring Dr. Sandra E. Jones, a Milwaukee author. Jones will be discussing her latest book “Voices of Milwaukee Bronzeville” during a virtual book talk at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. The talk is free to attend but registration is required. The book can be purchased here or at the Historic Milwaukee gift shop, 235 E. Michigan St.
5. “Makin’ Cake” at Milwaukee Rep: Friday, Oct. 8
Dasha Kelly Hamilton’s national tour “Makin’ Cake” is kicking off at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St., at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8. Kelly Hamilton is an author, creative change agent and Wisconsin’s current poet laureate. “Makin’ Cake” explores race, class and equity in America. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased here or via the ticket office by calling 414-224-9490 or visiting the office in person at 108 E. Wells St. In case you missed it: NNS Video: A new chapter: Dasha Kelly Hamilton’s next big adventure
Bonus: Friends of Moody Park blanket drive: Ongoing
Friends of Moody Park is hosting its annual blanket drive. To donate, contact Elizabeth Brown at 414-366-8046 or email@example.com.
Bonus: Community Huddle sixth year anniversary fundraiser: Ongoing
Community Huddle is celebrating its sixth year anniversary. The organization relies on donations to sustain its programs and services. To support the organization, click here.
Bonus: MATC hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic: Wednesday. Oct. 6
Milwaukee Area Technical College, in conjunction with the Milwaukee Health Department, will host a free, public COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Room 488 at MATC’s Education Center at Walker’s Square, 816 W. National Ave.
The Pfizer vaccine will be administered. The two-dose Pfizer vaccine may be administered to anyone 12 years of age and older with parental approval. Vaccines are free, but please bring your insurance card.
The clinic is being held as part of MATC’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities. Spanish-speaking staff will be available to assist. Snacks and wellness kits will be offered at the clinic.
No pre-registration is required, but Spanish speakers with questions prior to the event may contact Dr. Arturo Martinez, director of the MATC Education Center at Walker’s Square, (414) 297-6803; or Dr. Wilma Bonaparte, executive director, MATC Mequon Campus, (262) 238-2276.
For more information about the vaccine, contact Dr. Josie Veal at (414) 297-8095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonus: Fire and Police Commission interviews Acting Chief Norman: Thursday, Oct. 7
The Fire and Police Commission has invited Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman to apply for the position of chief of the Milwaukee Police Department. The next step in the selection process will be for commissioners to interview Norman during open session at the commission’s next regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. During the interview portion of the meeting, Norman will present to the Board his vision and plan for leading the Milwaukee Police Department and answer questions from the commissioners.
The Board of Commissioners welcomes public comments during this meeting following the conclusion of the interview. All FPC meeting notices are available on the City of Milwaukee Legistar System.
This will be a virtual meeting that will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. Those who wish to view the proceedings can do so at http://city.milwaukee.gov/citychannel and use Live Stream 1. Those who wish to join the meeting for public comment can do so at: https://bit.ly/3F1wfrp.