*Thursday, Feb. 21, Newaukee will host a social event at Polaris at the Hyatt from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Newaukee happy hour socials, geared toward Milwaukee’s young professionals, take place every other week and proceeds from each social benefit an area nonprofit organization. The social at the Polaris will include live music, a photo contest, a cash bar and complimentary appetizers. Tickets cost $10. The Polaris at the Hyatt is located at 333 W. Kilbourn Ave. in Milwaukee. For more information about the event, visit www.newaukee.com.
*Saturday, Feb. 23, Milwaukee’s Old German Beer Hall will hold its 6th annual celebration in honor of Fred Usinger Day. Feb. 23 marks Fred Usinger Day each year, as first established by public officials in 2005. Following tradition, one free Usinger Bratwurst will be given to each attendee at the Old German Beer Hall from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. while food lasts. Attendees will also have a chance to sip free Hofbrau Festbier lager at 2 p.m. when Frederick “Fritz” Usinger IV opens a keg. Live music will be part of the event with Brewhaus Polka Kings performing from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sigmund Snopek entertaining from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Old German Beer Hall is located at 1009 N. Old World Third St. For more information about the celebration, visit www.oldgermanbeerhall.com.
*Monday, Feb. 25, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. will present “Remarkable Milwaukee,” a celebration of New Berlin-based Conrad Schmitt Studios and the life of Bernard Gruenke, the studios’ former chief executive officer and art director. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with an exhibit of Conrad Schmitt Studios’ art collection at the Hilton Garden Inn, 611 N. Broadway St. in Milwaukee. It will continue with a dinner, program and silent auction at the Grain Exchange Room in the Mackie Building, 225 E. Michigan St. in Milwaukee. Admission costs $85 for Historic Milwaukee members and $95 for nonmembers. Attendees will also receive free admission to the organization’s Envisioning the Seen event on March 11. For more information, visit www.historicmilwaukee.org.
*Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) will hold a free information session on “Road to Credit Repair.” The seminar will help attendees develop a plan to improve their credit score and credit rating, no matter their current credit standing. The seminar, which will be conducted with support from Green Path Debt Solutions, is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at WWBIC Milwaukee, 2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Milwaukee. For more information, visit www.wwbic.com.
*Tuesday, Feb. 26, Alverno College will host a panel discussion focused on “Dying: Discussions, Dilemmas and Decisions” as part of The Alverno Forum series. The discussion will expand on Advanced Care Planning and the importance of including it in the end of life decision-making process. The panel, to be moderated by Dean Patricia Schroeder of Alverno’s JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing, will feature area health care experts. The forum, free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in the college’s Sister Joel Read Center. Alverno College is located at 3400 S. 43rd St. in Milwaukee. For more information about The Alverno Forum series, visit www.alverno.edu/forum.