Labor Day is one of the saddest holidays of the year since in this neighborhood it means the end of summer. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do.
Sure, the fun and frolic of summer is gone, but there are plenty of opportunities after the celebrating has ended. Here are the top 11 things you can do after Labor Day.
1. Go to a school, walk into the principal’s office and tell them you are here to volunteer. It could be anything from supervising a playground to tutoring a kid who is having trouble reading or doing math. This is one that will make you feel proud, make you feel good and also do a lot of good.
2. If you have plants, a lawn or or anything that grows beside your kids, it’s time to start thinking about what you want to do as the weather grows colder. You can get a bunch of advice online, but if you want the real pros, call the UW-Extension office in Milwaukee County. The number is 256-4600. Just tell them you want to talk to an expert about your plants, and they’ll fix you up. Plus, unlike garden centers, they won’t try to sell you anything.
3. Take your snowblower to National Hardware’s shop on 4th and McKinley downtown. They’ve got the best and most reasonable tune-up shop I’ve found. Nice guys who will make sure that when the snow builds up on your walk, you won’t be left standing there with a snowblower that won’t start. Plus, it won’t cost you and arm and a leg. No matter how old your machine is, they can get it ready for winter.
4. Find a class to take. You are going to have more time on your hands now that the beer gardens in the parks are closing. Learn to cook, dance, speak a foreign language or even how to make your own beer. You can find tons of classes online, but for cooking, I’ve always loved the Milwaukee Public Market classes.
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