Nonprofit Calendar

  • Saturday, April 16 The Men of Tomorrow, a charitable youth organization, will hold its annual clothing drive at St. Mark A.M.E. on 16th St. and Atkinson Ave., from 8a.m. to 4 p.m. All donations are tax deductible and go to help Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. Men of Tomorrow’s mission is to prepare young African American and other minority males for successful transition from youth to adulthood by helping them develop awareness and skills based on economic, social, cultural and spiritual components.
  • Tuesday, April 26 through Thursday, April 28 Rock On Community Shares 2011 will be held at Yield Bar, 1932 E. Kenilworth Place from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each night. The concerts will feature three of Milwaukee’s up and coming rock bands including: No Sleep for The Bear, At Latl, and Shoot Down the Moon. The concerts will benefit the environmental and social justice work of Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee. Cost to attend is $3 and 100 percent of door proceeds will benefit Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee. A percentage of the evenings’ sales, and proceeds from raffles each night will also benefit the organization. Those interested in donating raffle items for the concert, please contact Elysse at  To view this event on Facebook, click here.
  • Thursday, May 12, the Center for Communication, Hearing & Deafness will host its eighth annual Gardens Luncheon at the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms” will feature gardening expert Melinda Myers and emcee Tiffany Ogle, co-host of The Morning Blend.  All proceeds support children’s programs at the Center, to help children with hearing loss develop critical language and literacy skills. Stay after the luncheon for a special 30 minute Q & A with Melinda or to purchase an autographed copy of one of her books. Tickets are $65 each and tables seat 8.  Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 414-604-2200.  Interpreting and real-time captioning will be provided. 
  • Thursday, May 5 Pregnancy Support Connection will host it’s 2011 Annual Gala Event at the Marriott West Hotel, in Pewaukee starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is the biggest fundraiser for the organization. The Cinco de Mayo festivities will include specialty food, drinks, professional dancers and Mariachi bands. Cost to attend is $110 per person, or $800 for a table of eight. The Marriott West Hotel is located just northwest of Interstate 94 and Highway F. More details are available here.
  • Saturday, May 14, The 3rd Annual Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park beginning at 9 a.m. There is no entry fee for the event, which is meant to raise awareness and will feature live music and guest appearances from local ‘celebrities.’ Last year over 3,000 community members participated in the walk and raised more than $115,000. For more information click here.
  • Saturday, May 21 Stillwaters Cancer Support Services along with honorary chair Joe Bartolotta will host the first ever Hospital Food Fight at the Tommy G. Thompson Center, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ‘Iron-Chef-Type” competition will feature head chefs from area hospitals as they compete for the title of Best Hospital Food in Wisconsin. Restaurants, grocers and hospitals will provide food and beverage samples as refreshments. Ted Perry of Fox 6 News will emcee the event. Cost to attend is $35 before May 4. For more information, or to register, click here.
  • Saturday, May 7 Waukesha County Museum, 101 W. Main St., will host a “Support our Troops” day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for its “Memories of World War II” exhibit and its “Hall of Heroes” feature display of photographs, artifacts and memorable items from the current and past military personnel. In conjunction with the day, The Midwest Vehicle Association will also display several military vehicles on display. Entertainment will be provided by Maureen Majeski’s Jumpin’ Jive club and activities for the kids will be provided throughout the day. The outdoor displays and activities are FREE to the public, and admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students. 
  • Wednesday, April 26 The Alzheimer’s Association will present a community workshop called “Know the 10 Signs,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160 in Milwaukee. The workshop will identify the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and separate myth from reality to address the commonly held fears about Alzheimer’s in America.  The program is ideal for individuals who may be witnessing memory loss or behavioral changes in themselves or a loved one, and want to learn the facts about early detection in order to plan for the future. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or local services visit or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900

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