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. Muskego Way Parklet Welcome Celebration: Tuesday, Sept. 20
Muskego Way Forward is holding a welcoming celebration for a new mobile parklet off the intersection of South 16th Street and West Forest Home Avenue. These parklets slow down traffic while also providing a venue for entertainment, casual dining and socializing. The parklet will be up until Oct. 31, and this week’s welcoming celebration starts at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 1606 W. Forest Home Ave.
2. Preview PBS documentaries on Black history: Wednesday, Sept. 21
See previews of upcoming PBS documentaries on Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and “Making Black America: Through the Grapevine,” a documentary series by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Discussions after each preview will be held by Clayborn Benson III, Dr. Rob Smith and Earl Arms, respectively. This free event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum, located at 2620 W. Center St.
3. Café con Arte at Latino Arts Inc.: Thursday, Sept. 22
Enjoy churros, coffee and a guided tour of Latino Arts Inc.’s current exhibition “The Effects of Time on Memory” from managing artistic director Jacobo Lovo. The talk begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Latino Arts, Inc., located at 1028 S. 9th St.
4. Meeting about National Avenue pavement replacement: Thursday, Sept. 22
Learn about plans to replace West National Avenue’s pavement from South 1st Street to South 39th Street and contribute your opinion at this community meeting. The meeting takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Bradley Technology and Trade School, located at 700 S. 4th St.
5. Drive-thru job fairs: Thursday, Sept. 22
The city of Milwaukee Office of Workforce Development is hosting three job fairs across the city from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, where you can drive or walk-thru and receive information from companies hiring in fields including manufacturing, health care, retail and more.
The three locations are:
Midtown Center, 5700 W. Capitol Drive;
Northcott Neighborhood House, 2460 N. 6th St.;
Prince of Peace Catholic School, 1015 S. 24th St.
BONUS: Ambition Center MKE turns one: Tuesday, Sept. 20
Join the first anniversary celebration of Ambition Center MKE, a coworking and event space just outside the Williamsburg Heights neighborhood. The celebration runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 530 E. Vienna Ave.
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