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. Earth Week at Urban Ecology Center: through Saturday, April 29
Urban Ecology Center is turning Earth Day into Earth Week with a host of events that include trash pickups, uprooting invasive plants, garden bed prep and more. There are events everyday through Saturday, April 29 at Urban Ecology Center’s Riverside Park, Menomonee Valley and Washington Park locations.
2. Fresh Food Access Fund information session: Tuesday, April 25
The Fresh Food Access Fund is a grant opportunity from the city government that “provides financial support to activities that increase fresh food access in underserved communities.” The grant is available to for-profit businesses and nonprofits. Here’s more information about the fund, and you can attend a webinar from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. Register to attend here.
3. Walk with Ald. Russell Stamper: Tuesday, April 25
Residents of the 15th Aldermanic District are invited on this walk with Ald. Russell Stamper III as an opportunity to speak directly to him about your neighborhood. The walk begins at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 at the corner of North 21st and West Clarke streets.
4. Meet CORE El Centro’s new leadership: Thursday, April 27
CORE El Centro, a bilingual provider of affordable health care and wellness, has hired Vanessa L. Llanas as its new executive director. Meet Llanas; co-founder Madeline Gianforte; and the staff and board of directors at this informal meet-and-greet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 at CORE El Centro, located at 130 W. Bruce St. on the third floor. Refreshments will be provided.
5. Angel Aviles book signing and discussion: Friday, April 28
La Revo Books and partners are hosting a book signing and discussion with Angel Aviles, who played “Sad Girl” in the 1993 film “Mi Vida Loca.” 30 years after the film, Aviles has written “Too Happy to be Sad Girl: Surviving Sadness, Ditching Anxiety and Learning to Thrive,” a self-help memoir that juxtaposes her real-life outlook with her on-screen character. The free discussion and book signing takes place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at Alverno College, located at 4100 W. Morgan Ave.
You didn’t mention Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week happening too.