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. FoodShare Employment and Training Program: Friday, Feb. 10
Those over 18 years old and receiving FoodShare can get help finding employment through the FoodShare Employment and Training Program at this training fair hosted by Maximus. The fair runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Feb. 10 at 5201 N. 27th St.
2. Give input on how the city should spend remaining ARPA money: Saturday, Feb. 11
The City of Milwaukee has about $92.7 million to spend from the one-time funding received through the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA. This is a chance for residents to speak directly to elected officials on what issues matter to them and what should be priorities for investment. The in-person meeting will have Spanish translation and will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Mitchell Street Library, located at 906 W. Historic Mitchell St. More information here.
You can also attend a virtual meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, or fill out the online survey here.
3. Milwaukee Black Business Expo 2023: Saturday, Feb. 11
Get to know more than 40 Black-owned small businesses along with workshops, demonstrations, live entertainment and more. The expo runs from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Marquette Alumni Union, located at 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event is free to attend.
You can find more events related to Black History Month happening this weekend and the rest of February here.
4. Valentine’s Day tour at Forest Home Cemetery: Sunday, Feb. 12
You may not expect hearts, flowers and love-themed signs and symbols in a cemetery, but the Forest Home Cemetery is putting on a tour that highlights the life and love contained on its grounds. The tour takes place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Forest Home Cemetery, located at 2405 W. Forest Home Ave. RSVP is $10.
5. Ajamou Butler poetry book launch: Sunday, Feb. 12
Educator, organizer and poet Ajamou Butler is hosting a launch party for the release of his untitled book of poems. The event will also feature spoken word performances by Lea V Poetry and Kavon Cortez Jones and live music by Robyn Haze. The event is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at 1935 W. Silver Spring Drive.
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