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 at least two weeks in advance.
1. Martin Luther King Library Interior Design Presentation: Monday, May 23
The Milwaukee Public Library is building a new Martin Luther King Branch and will be presenting the interior design plans at this community listening session. Meet the architect Moody Nolan and give feedback on what you do and don’t want to see in the library. The session runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 23 at the current Martin Luther King Branch Library, located at 310 W. Locust Ave.
2. Hiring events for bus drivers, nonprofit roles: Monday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 25
Public service comes in many forms. MCTS is hiring bus drivers at an on-the-spot hiring event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23 at 524 S. Layton Blvd. You can reserve a time for an interview or walk-in. More information and interview slot sign-up here.
Also, more than 20 nonprofits will be interviewing at this hiring event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 at Employ Milwaukee, located at 2342 N. 27th St. RSVP is encouraged to secure an interview slot, but walk-ins welcome. RSVP here. More information here.
3. COA’s Kitchen Table Conversations: Responsible Gun Ownership: Tuesday, May 24
COA Youth and Family Centers, Amani United and the Dominican Center host this shared meal and conversation about responsible gun ownership. Jamaal Smith from the Office of Violence Prevention is the special guest. The meal and conversation runs from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at Moody Park, located at 2201 W. Auer Ave.
4. Mental Health Matters Awareness and Resource Event: Tuesday, May 24
For mental health awareness month the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center will be holding a drive-thru/walk-up event with mental health resources, food, health screenings and more. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at 930 W. Historic Mitchell St. More information here.
5. Metcalfe Park Community Cleanup and Bloom and Groom: Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges and community partners are hosting a cleanup of Metcalfe Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, starting at 3401 W. Center St. Volunteers are needed and community resources, music, masks, cleaning supplies and BBQ will be available. More information and volunteer registration here.
The next day, continue to support the organizing efforts of Metcalfe Park Community Bridges through the annual Bloom and Groom sale. You can purchase a variety of flowers, vegetables, and herbs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 3401 W. Center St. You can also pre-order here. Pre-orders from Metcalfe Park residents will be prioritized. More information on this and other upcoming Bloom and Groom fundraisers here.