West National Catalytic Site “Sneak Peek”
Thursday, February 16th
Open House from 3:30-4:30pm
3514 W. National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Note: Hard-soled, closed-toed shoes are required.
Press Release

We invite you to a “Sneak Peek” of the West National Catalytic Site located at 3514 W. National Avenue in the Silver City neighborhood on the near South side of Milwaukee. This catalytic project will spur private investment, increase economic vitality, and improve National Avenue as a safe and enjoyable source for sustainable local job growth.  This event is your opportunity to learn more about this economic development project and see why National Avenue is a vital commercial corridor in the Silver City neighborhood, which offers the incredible opportunity for local job growth!

Experienced restaurateurs and other entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to attend and learn why locating in Silver City might be the best decision your business makes!

Please join us for the “Sneak Peek” to learn more.

“Meet & Greet” LBWN
Thursday, February 16th
4:30-6:00pm (brief remarks at 5pm)
Kochanski’s Concertina Hall
1920 S 37th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215

Interested in connecting with LBWN staff and board members? Here’s an opportunity for neighbors, community members and partners to meet LBWN staff and board, especially the new faces; LBWN’s newly appointed Executive Director, Brianna Sas-Pérez, and new Board Chair, Marjorie Rucker, Executive Director of The Business Council. Other staff will be present to share about LBWN’s overall collaborative work in Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park neighborhoods.  (No RSVP needed.)

Silver City’s Chopstick Food Adventure!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Starting Location: Our Daily Salt,  3519 West National Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53215
Cost: $35/person

RSVP for one or both here!

Felisha Wild, Chef and Master Craftsperson and Chef Santana Tenhover invite you to a night of exploration!

* 1 drink of your choice – coffee, tea, beer, or wine
* Appetizers, 1 rangoon and choice of egg roll or fresh roll
* An Asian salad
* With 4 entrees served family style.
* Chicken Pad Thai Noodles
* Singapore Noodles
* Fried Rice
* and Beef and Broccoli

For questions contact Chef Felisha Wild at OurDailySalt.com or call 1-414-671-9453.

All month long: February 1st-28th

Beat cabin fever with the 3rd annual Phobruary! Every Monday through Friday in February, participating restaurants will offer $5 bowls of pho when you eat-in.*

Participating restaurants include: Bamboo in Silver City, Thai Barbeque, Thai Lotus, and Vientiane Noodle Shop; with featured ingredients from Asian International Market.

Fore more details on participating restaurants, visit our LBWN Restaurants page.

Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.) – Free Arts Programs for Kids
Wednesdays – January 25th, February 1, 8, & 22 from 5:00-6:30pm
Milwaukee Public Library – Forest Home Branch
Saturdays – April 1, 8, 15, 22 from2:30-4:00pm
Milwaukee Public Library – Zablocki Branch

The Truck Studio is drop-in art program designed for children in grades K5-5, although older siblings are welcome. Each visit begins with an A.W.E. artist reading aloud a story or two and then discussing the book or illustrator. Participants will then work on imaginative art activities relevant to the book or artistic theme for the day. This is a great opportunity to be creative, try new techniques and have fun expressing your artistic point of view. Everyone gets to take home their creations!

For more information, visit awe-inc.org or call 414-933-3877.

A Community Science Fair by Escuela Verde and Cedar Block
Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Escuela Verde and Cedar Block invite you to create a one-of-a-kind science project to share with the community, a project that addresses a challenge we’re all facing. SCIENCE STRIKES BACK is our way of making science great again with a fun event for lovers of fact-based learning of all ages.

For more details contact Brent at brent@escuelaverde.org or 414-339-8625.

SSSF Event: Now is Not the Time to be Indifferent
Saturday, February 25
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
St Joseph Hall
1501 S. Layton Blvd.
(Greenfield Ave. at 27th St.)

LBWN founder and sponsor, the School Sisters of Saint Francis, invites neighborhood residents to this event “Now is not the time to be indifferent”. Come hear first-hand immigrant testimonies and presentation from immigration experts.

See their flyer for more details (English Flyer / Spanish Flyer)

Urban Candlelight Hike in Three Bridges Park
Saturday February 25th
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Hiking or snowshoeing, a roaring campfire and marshmallows, toasty warming shelters, a pizza buffet, hot chocolate, and churros await! The Hank Aaron State Trail will be lit with over 500 candles to welcome and guide explorers through this beautiful urban oasis.

FREE ENTRANCE! The candlelit route can be accessed from The Urban Ecology Center – Menomonee Valley or from Pizzeria 3301 at Villa Palermo.

This event is co-hosted by Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley Partners, and Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail.

For more information and maps, visit UrbanCandlelightHike.com.

FREE Income Tax Preparation*
Monday & Wednesday: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 2:00pm | Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Only operates January 27 – March 25, 2017
Journey House
2110 W. Scott Street

*FREE VITA tax preparation service is only available if last year your household earned less thank $56,000 annually.   See their Flyer for more details (Volante en español), call 414.963.2694 or visit www.cr-sdc.org.

Winter_Farmers_Market_Layton_Boulevard_WestWinter Farmers Market in the neighborhood!
Every Saturday November 5th through April 8th
Mitchell Park Domes – Greenhouse Annex
524 S. Layton Blvd.

The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market is back in season. Visit the Greenhouse Annex at the Domes every Saturday through April 8 for fresh, local produce.  (Note: we will be closed November 26, December 24, and December 31)

Está de regreso el Mercado agrícola del invierno en Milwaukee. Visite el invernadero al lado de los Domos cada sábado hasta el 8 de abril por comida fresca de la región. (A notar: cerrado el 26 de noviembre, el 24 de diciembre y el 31 de diciembre)

LandlordTrainingDeptLogoFREE Landlord Training Class

Landlord Training Class (in English)
Wednesday, January 25th | 8:30am-3:00pm
Wednesday, February 22nd | 8:30am-3:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 7th-8th | 4:00pm-7:30pm (both sessions required for class credit)
Wednesday, March 22nd | 8:30am-3:00pm
Wednesday, March 29th | 8:30am-3:00pm
Water Tower – 4001 S. 6th St. on the 3rd floor (3r piso, en la calle 6 y Howard)
Saturday, February 11th | 8:30am-3:00pm
Milwaukee Safety Academy – 6680 N. Teutonia Ave.
Wednesday, April 19th | 1:00-7:30pm
Mill Road Library: Community Room – 6431 N 76th St. Milwaukee, WI

The City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services offers free training for landlords to learn the skills they need to effectively manage their rental properties. Advance registration is required by calling 414.286.2954 or via email.  See flyer for details.

Clases de Entrenamiento de Propietarios (en Español)
el miércoles, el 22 de febrero| 4:30pm-8:30pm
Water Tower – 4001 S. 6th St. el 3er piso (en la calle 6 y Howard)

La Ciudad de Milwaukee ofrece entrenamiento gratuito para propietarios para aprender cómo manejar sus propiedades de alquiler efectivamente. Se requiere la registración avanzada al llamar 414.286.2954 o por correo electronico

English_Language_Partners_of_Wisconsin_Classes_2015English Classes / Clases de Ingles
Winter Class schedule is yet to be release / Horario del Invierno no ha sido compartido
Stay tuned for more details / Más detalles ya en camino
2827 W. Harrison Ave., Milwaukee
www. elpw.org

The English Language Partners of Wisconsin (ELPW) offers English classes with no per-class cost, just a $10.00 registration fee to reserve your place. Conversation classes with native English speakers are also available.

You can sign up for classes on their website at www.elpw.org/learn-english, or by attending one of the registration nights: TBD.

ELPW is also seeking volunteers to serve as English tutors. Spanish skills are not required. This is a great opportunity to connect with immigrants and play a vital role in improving someone’s life! Sign up on our website at www.elpw.org/volunteer.

For additional information contact (414) 645-0492 or visit the ELPW webpage.

(Spanish translation below)

Los Socios de Wisconsin de la Idioma Inglés (ELPW) ofrece clases de inglés, sin costo alguno para, simplemente una cuota de inscripción de $10.00 para reservar su lugar. Las clases de conversación con hablantes nativos de inglés también están disponibles. Echa un vistazo a el volante Clase para más detalles.

Usted puede inscribirse para las clases en el sitio Web en www.elpw.org/learn-english, o asistir a una de las noches de registro: el 13 de septiembre (6: 30-7: 30pm) 15 de septiembre (6: 30-7: 30pm), o el 21 de septiembre (6:30-7:30pm).

ELPW también está buscando voluntarios para servir como tutores de inglés. No se requieren conocimientos de español. Esta es una gran oportunidad para conectarse con los inmigrantes y juega un papel vital en la mejora de la vida de alguien! Inscribirse en nuestra página web www.elpw.org/volunteer.

Para información adicional comuníquese (414) 645-0492 o visite la página web ELPW.

Layton Boulevard West Community Calendar

If you have an event you would like to share with the Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods, please email it to info@lbwn.org.