It’s Friday 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. Deadline extended to provide comment on We Energies’ proposed rate increase: through Monday, Nov. 14
We Energies seeks to raise rates starting in January. You can submit comments in favor or against this plan through Monday, Nov. 14. These comments will be read by the Public Service Commission, which has the power to approve or deny the rate increase. Submit comments here.
2. Meet the Allies: Friday, Nov. 11
Meet the new class of Public Allies, who are placed in nonprofit roles throughout Milwaukee, and talk with them about what they’re doing. Past alumni of the Public Allies program include County Executive David Crowley, entrepreneur Tonda Thompson and artist and educator LaShawndra Vernon. The event takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at Oak Barrel Public House, located at 1033 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
3. Financial wellness fair: Saturday, Nov. 12
Riverworks MKE and partners are hosting this financial fair to support their goal of assisting 700 new BIPOC homeowners in 2023. The fair will have resources for aspiring homeowners, current homeowners and those looking for a career in the mortgage or real estate industry. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Evolve Church, 6550 N. 76th St.
4. Sole healing arts open mic: Saturday, Nov. 12
An open mic for music, dance, poetry and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the LBJ Club, located at 2302 W. State St.
5. Bilingual forum on college scholarships and more: Saturday, Nov. 12
Learn about scholarship and internship opportunities for students at this forum, hosted by Mexican Fiesta. There will be help available for the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid), a laptop raffle and scholarship lotteries for college and high school students. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Flores Hall, 2997 S. 20th St.