School Board Candidate Forum
Wednesday, March 22nd
6:00pm – 8:00pm
1236 S. Layton Blvd.

Hosted by the Southside Organizing Committee , here’s your opportunity to hear from candidates running for MPS’ 6th District School Board seat, ahead of the election on TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH!

Submit your questions via email, phone, or US Mail to:
Southside Organizing Committee
1300 S. Layton Blvd. 2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53215
T: (414) 672-8090

¡Venga a el Foro de Candidatos del Distrito 6 para la Mesa Directiva de MPS, el MARTES, 4 DE ABRIL!
Envíe sus preguntas por correo electrónico, teléfono, o correo postal:

Southside Organizing Committee
1300 S. Layton Blvd. 2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53215
T: (414) 672-8090

“Catherine of Siena, A Woman for Our Times” Play
Sponsored by the School Sisters of St. Francis
Saturday, April 1, at 10 a.m.
1501 South Layton Blvd., Milwaukee
(27th St. and Greenfield Ave.)

For theatergoers seeking a first-class performance with heart and soul, the School Sisters of St. Francis proudly present “Catherine of Siena, A Woman for Our Times,” on Saturday, April 1, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Center, 1501 South Layton Blvd., Milwaukee (29th St. and Greenfield Ave.). This unforgettable one-woman play has had hundreds of showings throughout the world.

This interactive dramatic play stars Sister Nancy Murray, OP, an Adrian Dominican and the biological sister of award-winning actor Bill Murray (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, and Lost in Translation). It delves deeply into the thoughts of the 14th century saint, who stood up to Church and State officials as a champion for peace and justice. The audience should prepare for an emotional experience peppered with humor.

Sister Nancy has made it her ministry to use her gifts to reach those who are disillusioned. “Catherine’s voice is needed more than ever today. The Church is in a time of struggle. The flock has been scattered, and people are confused and in doubt,” said Sister Nancy. “People are hungry for a voice of truth, like Catherine’s, a voice that says, ‘Don’t give up on the Church. Believe in its struggles, and be a part of making a difference.’”

Tickets are $20. (Ask about children’s ticket pricing.) Write checks to School Sisters of St. Francis—Outreach; 1501 South Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215. For more information, call 414-385-5272 or email

Convenient free parking is available at 29th St. and Orchard St. in the St. Joseph Center lot.

Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.) – Free Arts Programs for Kids
Saturdays – April 1, 8, 15, 22 from 2:30-4:00pm
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 or call 414-933-3877.

The Greater Milwaukee Victory Garden Blitz!
$50 Garden Beds!

Want to get a garden growing in your backyard? May 13-27 Victory Garden Initiative Volunteers will install hundreds of raised-bed gardens in just about anywhere you can imagine! TIN Residents (Boundaries – 24th street to 31st street between Scott Street and Pierce st) get a special discounted rate of just $50 per garden! Deadline is April 22nd!

Contact Cinthia Hernandez at 414-944-6007 or to see if you qualify!

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

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, 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)
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
Summer Class schedule is yet to be release / Horario de la Primavera no ha sido compartido
Stay tuned for more details / Más detalles ya en camino
2827 W. Harrison Ave., Milwaukee

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, 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

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, o asistir a una de las noches de registro: visite al sitio web para más detalles.

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

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

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