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. Election Day: Tuesday, April 4
Tuesday, April 4 is Election Day, and several races are on the ballot, including MPS school board, Common Council and state and local judicial races. Find out what’s on the ballot and search for your polling place..
Check out these NNS stories on the election
Election 2023: Meet the candidates for the MPS school board
Here’s what you need to know before the spring election on April 4
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2. Free art therapy for processing grief: Thursday, April 6
Milwaukee Art Therapy Collective is hosting a free open studio event focused on healing through grief. All materials are provided, and the event is led by professional art therapists. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at 9224 W. Burleigh St.
3. Financial Friday at Coffee Makes You Black: Friday, April 7
Every first Friday of the month is “Financial Friday” at Coffee Makes You Black. It’s an opportunity to learn more about financing a home and investing. Representatives from Acts Housing will be on site. This month’s workshop takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at Coffee Makes You Black, located at 2803 N. Teutonia Ave.
4. EARN & LEARN applications are open:
EARN & LEARN is an annual paid summer employment program for young people ages 14 to 24 years old. Participants in the program are placed in businesses and local nonprofits for seven weeks in June and July for 20 hours per week and take weekly job readiness workshops with the county’s Employ Milwaukee program.
5. Submit poetry to the Teen Poetry Contest: until Friday, April 21
Milwaukee youths ages 13 and 18 are encouraged to submit an original poem online for the 2023 Teen Poetry Contest between now and Friday, April 21. There will be prizes for three age categories (13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. Visit mpl.org/PoetryContest for contest rules and resources.
BONUS: Jammin’ at the Polls: Tuesday, April 4
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges is hosting “Jammin’ at the Polls,” an event with free hot food, music and voting information. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 at the JCC Pantry, located at 2900 W. Center St. For residents of the 53210 and 53216 ZIP codes, there will also be free groceries available for pick up from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more about the event here.
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