*Saturday, Aug. 1, Newaukee will usher in the final stretch of summer with the fifth annual “Urban Island Beach Party” at Lakeshore State Park. The bash, free and open to the public, will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will offer patrons a chance to try out water sports, a cabana beach lounge, sunset yoga and more. The event will also feature food trucks, live music and art created onsite. Event proceeds will benefit a campaign run by the Friends of Lakeshore State Park as the organization prepares for the construction of a new Visitor and Education Center on park grounds. For more information, visit www.urbanislandparty.com.
*Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation will hold a course that will brief attendees on its menu of resources and services. The free event – titled “What Can WWBIC Do for You?” – will cover the organization’s business education courses and business loans among its other offerings. The event will run from noon to 1 p.m. at WWBIC Racine, located at 245 Main Street in Racine. For more information or to register, click here.
*Tuesday, Aug. 4, “Chill on the Hill” will hold “Kids and Family Night” with live music performed by Generation Z, Rust Belt Rejects and Girls Rock. “Chill on the Hill” is a free weekly music series that brings live music acts to Humboldt Park in Bay View each Tuesday evening. The music kicks off at 6 p.m. The summer series, presented by the Bay View Neighborhood Association, runs through Tuesday, Sept. 1. For more information on the series, visit www.bayviewneighborhood.org/chill_on_the_hill.
*Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee will hold a workshop focused on analyzing data. The workshop, titled “How to Make Data Talk,” will help attendees understand how to evaluate data and use it effectively in grant applications, strategy documents, foundation requests and more. The event will be led by Virginia Carlson, Ph.D., of IMPACT Planning Council. The workshop will run from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, located at 2819 W. Highland Boulevard in Milwaukee. Cost is $25 for Nonprofit Center members and CDBG and $50 for non-members. For more information or to register, click here.
*Thursday, Aug. 6, East Town Association will feature more live music through its “Jazz in the Park” concert series. The free outdoor concert series, presented by Boston Store and Columbia St. Mary’s, brings live jazz to Cathedral Square in downtown Milwaukee. Concerts are held each Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. The music kicks off at 6 p.m. with a happy hour scheduled for 5 p.m. The next event will highlight the musical stylings of Primitive Culture, an award-winning group well versed in funk, rock, reggae, Latin and R&B. “Jazz in the Park” runs through Thursday, Sept. 3. For more information on the series, visit www.easttown.com/events/jazz-in-the-park/.