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*Saturday, May 10, the Wisconsin Departments of Veterans Affairs, Military Affairs and Workforce Development in partnership with Hiring our Heroes will host VetCon: A Veteran Employment and Services Conference. The conference, to be held at the Wisconsin Center, will give veterans access to 150 employers looking to hire veterans. The event will include a career fair, benefits expo, workshops and access to educational resources. The career and benefits fairs will begin at 10 a.m. with a complimentary breakfast for veterans and employers at 8 a.m. Gov. Scott Walker is the invited keynote speaker. The Wisconsin Center is located at 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, visit

*Saturday, May 10, the Milwaukee Bar Association will host a series of free walk-in legal clinics as a part of Law Day 2014. Attorneys will be staffed at four area libraries from 1 to 4 p.m. to work one-on-one with area residents in need of legal assistance. Library locations are: Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave.; Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.; Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.; and Brown Deer Library, 5600 W. Bradley Rd. For more information, visit

*Monday, May 12, ArtWorks Milwaukee will hold a free opening reception for the Safe Places art exhibit titled “Youth and Art: Gateway to Peace.” Art within the exhibit has been created by youth taking part in Safe & Sound, Inc.’s after-school programming. The art will be featured in the Alfons Gallery on the second floor of St. Joseph Center at the School Sisters of St. Francis from May 12-27. The opening reception will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Alfons Gallery at the School Sisters of St. Francis, located at 1501 S. Layton Blvd. in Milwaukee. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

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*Tuesday, May 13, BoardStar will host a leadership forum on “Developing an Entrepreneurial & Engaged Board.” The event will include networking, keynote presentations, breakout sessions and reception. Discussions will incorporate insight from nonprofit leaders, academic research and input from local board members. Speakers include Fredrick Andersson of UW-Milwaukee and the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, Paula Penebaker of YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin, Patty Flowers of the American Red Cross of Southeastern Wisconsin, and Sandie Talbot of Pathfinders, among others. The event will run from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Marquette Law School, located at 1215 W. Michigan St. in Milwaukee. Cost is $45 for BoardStar members and $50 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit

*Sunday, May 18, members of seven Milwaukee-area museums will be granted free general admission to each participating venue through Member Swap Day. Held twice each year, Member Swap Day encourages individuals and families to soak up arts and culture at Milwaukee institutions. Participating museums are: The Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Grohmann Museum, the Charles Allis Art Museum, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, and the Pabst Mansion. Members must show their membership card upon entering to receive free admission. Non-members will also be able to sign up for membership on Member Swap Day and earn the same benefits.

*Tuesday, May 20, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Greater Milwaukee Chapter will host a spring mentorship roundtable. The event will be grounded by a discussion with nonprofit mentors in marketing, programming, operations, development and other areas of expertise. Featured mentors will include Donna Triplett of Sixteenth Street Health Center, Becca Kitelinger of Skylight Music Theatre, Gerry Howze of PEARLS for Teen Girls, and Griselda Aldrete of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee. The roundtable will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, located at 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave. in Milwaukee. The roundtable is free for YNPN members and $5 for non-members. For more information or to register, click here.

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*Wednesday, May 21, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, will host a workshop on “The Role of the Supervisor” to education nonprofit leaders about effective oversight. The workshop will cover what makes an impactful supervisor, how supervisors can best interact and communicate with their employees, and how they can best motivate their staff. The workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, located at 2819 W. Highland Blvd. in Milwaukee. Cost is $35 for Nonprofit Center members and CDBG agencies and $75 for non-members. For more information or to register, click here.

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