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. Rev-Up MKE Pitch Event: Wednesday, Sept. 13
Rev-Up MKE will host a live pitch event Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Rave/Eagles Club, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave. You will hear finalists give their pitch in this “Shark Tank”-styled competition to help develop a flourishing business in the Near West Side neighborhood. By attending, you’ll be able to cast a vote for the winner, celebrate and try food samples. More information here. In case you missed it: Rev-Up MKE finalists prepare to pitch their Near West Side business dreams
2. Free Citizenship Classes: Starting Thursday, Sept. 14
Literary Services of Wisconsin is offering free U.S. citizenship classes beginning Thursday, Sept. 14 through Dec. 14. The classes, which will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, are designed for refugee and non-refugee immigrants from any language background. Small group classes and tutoring are available in person and virtually. Call 414-344-5878 for information.
3. Resource Table at Mitchell Street Branch: Thursday, Sept. 14
IMPACT is a nonprofit organization that connects residents with the resources they need during hard times, including housing insecurity or homelessness. On Thursday, Sept. 14, IMPACT is staffing a resource table at the Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch, 906 W. Historic Mitchell St., from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. More information here.
4. Solar Fundamentals: Thursday, Sept. 14
Come to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, 1700 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. to learn solar fundamentals, financial aspects of renewable energy and much more. The event is hosted by Grow Solar Greater Milwaukee, Full Spectrum Solar and the Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office. More information here.
5. Take survey on how Milwaukee will choose to grow: Friday, Sept. 15
The Department of City Development is leading a project called Growing MKE, a citywide planning effort concerning housing growth and choice. Since early summer, the department has sought input from residents. Friday, Sept. 15 is the deadline for residents to complete a survey. More information here. In case you missed it: The city seeks your input on how Milwaukee grows. Here’s how to provide it.