*Thursday, May 23, the Racine County Economic Development Corporation will hold a 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring a keynote speech by Bill Rancic, host of “America Now” and former champion of “The Apprentice. Rancic will discuss “how to succeed in business and life.” The celebration will also include the presentation of the Sam Johnson Volunteer of the Year awards to two area honorees. The event is open to the public and will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Racine Marriott, 7111 Washington Ave. in Racine. Cost is $25, and space is limited. Click here to register.
*Thursday, May 23, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Milwaukee chapter will hold a recognition event for its 2013 “Milwaukee’s Finest” campaign. The event will highlight the efforts of young professionals who took part in the campaign the past 10 weeks to raise funds for CFF and support its mission of researching cystic fibrosis and finding a cure. The celebration is open to the public and will start at 7 p.m. at Coast, 931 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. Tickets cost $65 at the door. For more information, visit www.cff.org/Chapters/wisconsin.
*Friday, May 24, Present Music, an area ensemble focused on contemporary music, will hold its season final party, “Multitude.” The “Multitude” concert event will feature new musical compositions, dance performances and art installations. The finale celebration will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Turner Hall Ballroom, 1032 N. 4th St. in Milwaukee, with a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $35, and students are eligible for a 50 percent discount on all ticket prices. For more information about the lineup of performers at “Multitude” or to purchase tickets, visit www.presentmusic.org.
*Thursday, June 6, 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, June 6, BizTimes Media will partner with the Waukesha County Business Alliance to present the annual Top 10 Businesses of the Year Awards, which recognize regional companies for financial growth, excellence in customer service and employee relations, and a commitment to the community. Award winners will be honored at a luncheon scheduled to run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd. in Pewaukee. Cost to attend the luncheon for Alliance members is $45 per person or $450 for a corporate table of 10. Non-members can attend for $65 or $650 for a corporate table of 10. For more information on the awards or to register for the luncheon, visit www.biztimes.com/top10.