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. Watch “Encanto”’ at Johnsons Park: Tuesday, Aug. 30
Join Neu-Life Community Development for a movie night in Johnsons Park. This year’s film is “Encanto.” The event starts at 6 p.m., but the film will begin at dusk on Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Johnsons Park, located at 2222 N. 19th St.
2. Learn how to can your harvest: Tuesday, Aug. 30
Harvest season is approaching, and you can learn more about canning techniques to help preserve your harvest. The free class runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center’s Native Wellness Garden, located on South 6th Street just north of West Howard Avenue.
3. A workshop on how to contact elected officials:: Wednesday, Aug. 31
VIA CDC, formerly known as Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, is hosting this workshop on interacting with your representatives at the local, state and national level. The workshop takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Wednesday, Aug. 31. In case you missed it: ‘We need to make sure we are empowering our neighbors’: JoAnna Bautch, VIA’s new executive director, shares vision for organization
4. Overdose Awareness Day rally: Wednesday, Aug. 31
Join neighborhood group Team HAVOC for this march and rally in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Mitchell Park Domes, located at 524 S. Layton Blvd. The event will include speakers, naloxone training, youth activities, music and food along with a local resource fair. In case you missed it: Could new naloxone medication help stem overdose deaths in Milwaukee?
5. Community resource and job fair: Wednesday, Aug. 31
Wisconsin Community Services and the Black Male Advisory Council are hosting a resource and job fair with information on employment, substance abuse, mental health, parenting and more. The fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Employ Milwaukee, located at 2342 N. 27th St. For more information, call 414-290-0406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BONUS: School supply giveaways: all month
Several businesses and organizations are giving away free backpacks and school supplies all month. See a full list of events here.