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. Pizza and movie night: Saturday, March 25
Tricklebee Café is hosting a movie night, with the opportunity to build your own vegan pizza with supplies provided. Pizza-building begins at 5 p.m. and a showing of the 1991 film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze” runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Tricklebee Café, located at 4424 W. North Ave. Cover is $5 for cost of pizza supplies.
2. Diaper drive and resource fair: Saturday, March 25
Lola’s New Beginnings has organized a diaper drive and resource fair for families with newborns or who are expecting. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Lola’s New Beginnings, located at 3330 S. 16th St.
3. Celebrate spring with a community painting: Saturday, March 25
La Familia de Arte has organized a way to celebrate spring with your South Side neighbors by painting eggs, butterflies and other Easter and spring iconography. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Ascension Lutheran Church, located at 1300 S. Layton Blvd. There are costs ranging from $10 to $35 depending on what you want to paint. RSVP needed.
4. Health fair and charity basketball game: Saturday, March 25
To raise awareness of colorectal cancer, Health Connections Inc. and MKE Black Grassroots Network for Health Equity are hosting a basketball game and three-point contest with food vendors, a live DJ and health screenings. The event is free to attend and takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, located at 9700 W. Grantosa Drive.
5. Women’s HerStory tea social: Sunday, March 26
March is Women’s History Month, and Sherman Phoenix is celebrating with its second annual “Women’s HerStory Ladies Hat and Tea Social.” There will be a tea tasting led by Aureal Ojeda, owner of Outwoken Tea, and an afternoon of fashion, food and music by DJ MixxChelle. The event runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 26 at Sherman Phoenix, located at 3536 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
BONUS: Deadline to apply for internship in city government: Monday, March 27
The Summer Youth Internship Program is a longstanding summer internship for young people from the ages of 16 to 19 years old to learn about careers in city government. The deadline to apply for the program is 4 p.m. on Monday, March 27.
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