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 submit your news by clicking here.
1. Volunteer Mondays at Alice’s Garden: Monday, May 9
This Monday, and every Monday, bring your garden gloves, reusable water bottles and love for nature as you volunteer at Alice’s Garden Urban Farm. This week’s volunteer session is from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 9 at 2136 N. 21st. St. Read: OPINION: ‘The goodness continues’: How the new Table Vocational Center answers a call to serve our community
2. MPS 53206 community event: Tuesday, May 10
Meet staff from MPS schools in the 53206 ZIP code. The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at the Andrew S. Douglas Middle School, located at 3620 N. 18th St. You can learn about employment options with Milwaukee Public Schools, discover programming offered by MPS and neighborhood partners and connect to services in 53206.
3. Citizenship Class: Wednesday, May 11
Voces de la Frontera is teaching a beginner citizenship course for the English citizenship exam in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library. Participants must have five years residency or three years as a permanent resident married to a U.S. citizen. This week’s class runs from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 at the Mitchell Street Library, located at 906 W. Historic Mitchell St. The classes are presented in English and Spanish. More information, including future dates and times, is here.
4. Community-oriented policing town hall meeting: Thursday, May 12
The Community Collaborative Commission, which is in charge of drafting a community-oriented policing policy for the Milwaukee Police Department, is scheduled to share its progress and take suggestions from the public during this hybrid in-person and virtual event. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 in Room 301A at City Hall, located at 200 E. Wells St. Register to attend virtually here.
5. Free smoke alarm installation: through the end of May
The Milwaukee Fire Department, American Red Cross and other community partners are offering free smoke alarm installation during the month of May. Anyone can sign up to receive a smoke alarm here (In Spanish here) or by calling 888-376-4056. Read: How to avoid fires and stay safe this winter.