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. $1,000 travel writing scholarship: Monday, April 17
Carvd N Stone, a weekly source of positive news founded by Nyesha Stone, is offering a $1,000 travel writing scholarship for a Milwaukee writer from the ages of 17 to 28. The application process begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 17. From the archives: NNS Spotlight: Meet the woman behind Milwaukee’s newest source for positive news
2. Deadline for filing taxes: Tuesday, April 18
The deadline this year for filing your taxes is Tuesday, April 18. If you made under $66,000, you can get free help with filing your taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
3. Job training in Metcalfe Park: Tuesday, April 18
MATC and Metcalfe Park Community Bridges are hosting a job training program as part of MATC’s electrical power distribution and line mechanic training program. Line mechanic salaries start at over $60,000. You can learn more at an information session from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at Metcalfe Park Community Bridges’ office, located at 3624 W. North Ave.
4. Learn more about MPS staff and programs in the 53206: Wednesday, April 19
Meet MPS staff and learn more about MPS after-school and recreation programs, college and career preparation, early childhood programs and more. This event is part of MPS’ 53206 Initiative. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at Andrew S. Douglas Middle School, located at 3620 N. 18th St.
5. Teen poetry contest deadline: Friday, April 21
Milwaukee youths ages 13 through 18 are encouraged to submit an original poem online for the 2023 Teen Poetry Contest between now and Friday, April 21. The contest is sponsored by Milwaukee Public Library. There will be prizes for three age categories (13-14, 15-16 and 17-18.) Visit mpl.org/PoetryContest for contest rules and resources.
Jim Baran says
April 22, Earth Day, clean up your neighborhood please.