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.

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.

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