*Thursday, April 4, Target Free First Thursday will grant free admission to visitors at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. in Milwaukee. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the first Thursday of each month, courtesy of Target. For more information, visit http://mam.org/calendar/events/.
*Thursday, April 4, the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance will hold the first of four public hearings on Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year state budget in the greater Milwaukee region. The hearing will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Greendale High School Auditorium, 6801 Southway in Greendale. Attendees will have an opportunity to offer their thoughts to the Joint Finance Committee. For more information, visit http://legis.wisconsin.gov.
*Saturday, April 6, the Milwaukee Art Museum will host Yoga @ the Museum from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The monthly yoga session, presented by the museum and omTownYogis, caters to all skill levels. The museum, located at 700 N. Art Museum Dr. in Milwaukee, will open for attendees at 7:45 a.m. Pre-registration is preferred and is available until 5 p.m. on Friday at http://omtownyogis.org/. Walk-ins will also be accepted depending on space. Attendees must bring their own mat. A $15 donation is encouraged to support the museum and omTownYogis’ Annual Grant Fund. For more information Yoga @ the Museum, contact Jennifer Kobe, special events coordinator at the museum, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Tuesday, April 9, the Milwaukee Public Museum will hold its monthly Lunch & Lecture session. April’s lecture will focus on “How Did Life Rebound After Earth’s Largest Extinction?” with a presentation by Dr. Margaret Fraiser of UW-Milwaukee Department of Geosciences. The session will include an optional pre-lecture docent tour of the museum’s “The Third Planet” exhibit at 10:30 a.m. The lecture will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Gromme Lecture Hall, and lunch will follow in the Garden Gallery at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $19 for museum members and $24 for nonmembers. Members interested in the lecture only can attend for free, and nonmembers can attend for $5. Registration is required by calling 414-278-2728. The museum is located at 800 W. Wells St. in Milwaukee. For more information, visit www.mpm.edu.
*Tuesday, April 9, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) will host “Madison Night in Milwaukee” to give individuals a chance to thank public officials, community staff members and administrators who contribute to the success of Milwaukee’s business district. The event will take place at Turner Hall Restaurant, 1038 N. Fourth St. in Milwaukee, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $10. For more information, call Debra Jordan of the MMAC at 414-287-4127. To register, visit www.mmac.org.
*Wednesday, April 10, Alverno College will host the 12th annual Holocaust Remembrance Service to honor the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust and pay tribute to those who survived. The service will feature speaker Aaron Elster, who survived the Holocaust as a child. Elster will share his struggles of escaping and hiding for two years. The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from noon to 1 p.m. at the Alverno College Pitman Theater, 3431 S. 39th St. in Milwaukee. Registration is not required.
*Monday, April 15, Elite Sports Clubs will offer free yoga classes to help individuals manage the stress of tax day. The clubs’ beginning and advanced yoga classes will be open to the public. Classes will be open at Elite Sports Clubs’ five locations – Brookfield, Mequon, North Shore, West Brookfield and River Glen. Class attendees must be at least 18 years old and will need to register for classes at the front desk upon arrival and provide identification. For more information about classes, times and locations visit www.eliteclubs.com.
*Friday, April 26, the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center will host a ceremony to unveil the Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home Historic District’s National Historic Landmark plaque. The event will begin at 11 a.m. on the Soldiers Home grounds, 5000 W. National Ave. in Milwaukee, and will be held near the fountain by Old Main (Building Two). National Historic Landmark status represents the highest historical honor a site can achieve. Fewer than 2,500 sites across the country have achieved this honor. The celebration is open to the public. To RSVP, contact Matthew Cryer, program manager at Department of Veterans Affairs, at email@example.com.