Nonprofit Calendar

  • Now through Thursday, Oct. 11, the Milwaukee Film Festival will celebrate the art of film with showings of more than 200 films. Film categories include specific tributes to film directors, spotlight presentations, competition, documentary festival favorites, fiction festival favorites and more. Films will be shown at the Landmark Oriental Theatre, the Landmark Downer Theatre, and Fox Bay Cinema Grill in Whitefish Bay. For more information about the schedule of showings, tickets and parking, visit
  • Friday, Oct. 5, the 11th Annual WMSE Food Slam will take place at Grohmann Museum on the Milwaukee School of Engineering campus, 1000 N. Broadway in Milwaukee, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. With food from more than 30 area restaurants, a silent auction with creations from local artists and businesses, and music manned by WMSE DJs, the event will raise funds for 91.7 WMSE, an independent Milwaukee radio station. Advanced tickets cost $40 and can be purchased online until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Tickets at the door cost $50. To purchase tickets and find more information, visit
  • Saturday, Oct. 6, Yoga @ the Museum will take place in Windhover Hall at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive in Milwaukee, from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. The monthly yoga class, presented by the museum and omTownYogis, welcomes all levels. Each participant must bring their own mat. Pre-registration is preferred and is available until 5 p.m. on Friday. Walk-ins are accepted, depending on space. A $15 donation is recommended to support the museum and omTownYogis’ annual grant fund. Donations made grant participants museum admission. Visit for more information.
  • Saturday, Oct. 6, Sturgeon Fest 2012 will take place at Thiensville Village Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will feature the release of the seventh group of river-imprinted sturgeons into the Milwaukee River by the Riveredge nature Center and the Wisconsin DNR. It will also include a reptile and amphibian show, an arts and crafts fair, and a tribute to environmental organizations. Attendees will have the opportunity to sponsor a sturgeon fish for $5. For more information, visit
  • Sunday, Oct. 7, Brady Street’s 11th Annual Pet Parade will be held on Brady Street in Milwaukee from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include a pet parade, pet blessing, costume contest, tail wagging contest, and pet/owner lookalike contest. It will also feature sidewalk sales, raffles, prizes, pet photo ops and canine agility demonstrations. Registration costs $15 per pet. Discounts are available for multiple pets. All registration fees benefit the Wisconsin Humane Society. Interested participants may register in-person the day of the event or online at Each registrant will receive a free Frisbee thanks to Amica Insurance and a Brady Street bandana.  
  • Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar will host a fundraiser to benefit the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC). The event will also celebrate the dog groomer’s first summer at its second location. Attendees will be able to get advice from a dog trainer and veterinary, get professional portraits of their pets, and meet MADACC’s adoptable dogs. The celebration will also feature a “Pack That Pilot” fundraiser in which organizers hope to fill a Honda Pilot donated by David Hobbs Honda with public donations of needed pet items for the MADACC. The event will take place at 2430 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue in Bay View from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. For more information, visit
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, Milwaukee Empty Bowls will hold its 14th Annual Milwaukee Empty Bowls event at MATC-Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Avenue in Oak Creek, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature live music from local musicians and soups made by more than 50 area chefs. Attendees will also be able to select a ceramic bowl to take home “as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our community.” More than 2,000 bowls handmade and donated by artists, teachers and students will be available for guests to take. Participants do not need to register for the event, but a minimum donation of $20 is suggested. Event proceeds will support several local nonprofit organizations including the Agape Community Center and St. Catherin’s Food Pantry. For more information, visit

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