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. Feedback on Milwaukee Health Department’s Strategic Plan: now until Dec. 23
The Milwaukee Health Department is developing a five-year strategic plan to advance the health of Milwaukee through an anti-racist framework and is looking for community feedback. Those interested can provide feedback through a three-question survey anytime between now and Dec. 23. Access the survey and provide feedback here.
2. Información Sobre La Demencia: Monday, Dec. 6
Learn more about the different types of dementia, their causes and how they can be managed at this Spanish-only presentation through the Milwaukee Public Library. The presentation takes place virtually and starts at 6 p.m. Register here.
3. Information sessions on community college classes: Monday, Dec. 6 and Tuesday, Dec. 7
If you’re interested in taking college classes but don’t want to enroll for a whole degree, this is the event for you. The Milwaukee Area Technical College, Literary Services of Wisconsin, Social Development Commission and YWCA Southeast Wisconsin are sponsoring affordable college classes, led by MATC’s expert instructors. Information sessions about what courses are offered and how to enroll will be held virtually from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 and Tuesday Dec. 7.
4. Frank Talks: Milwaukee Socialism: Wednesday, Dec. 8
Explore the Milwaukee Public Library’s extensive archive of socialism in Milwaukee with this short film and discussion. This event takes place virtually and will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Register here.
5. MKE Unplugged Presents: Buffalo Nichols with special guest Stephen Hull: Thursday, Dec. 9
Milwaukee-raised blues guitarist Buffalo Nichols aims to bring the past into the future through his music, which focuses on reclaiming the blues as a canvas for Black stories. The show runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 at UW-Milwaukee’s Jan Serr Studio, 2155 N. Prospect Ave. The show is free and advance registration is not required.