*Friday, July 11, through Sunday, July 13, Milwaukee’s annual Bastille Days will enliven downtown Milwaukee with French culture, music and cuisine in honor of the 18th century attack on Paris’ Bastille prison. The free festival is based in Cathedral Square Park and features live music performances, an international marketplace, chef and wine demonstrations, authentic French and Cajun cuisine, a 43-foot Eiffel Tower replica and more. For more information on Bastille Days 2014 and its lineup of activities, visit www.easttown.com/events/bastille-days.
*Saturday, July 12, the Young Nonprofit Professional Network Greater Milwaukee Chapter will collaborate with the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee for a volunteer day at the Urban Ecology Center – Menomonee Valley. Volunteers will focus on land stewardship and will remove invasive plants, plant native plants and work on trail maintenance. The volunteer effort is limited to 25 people. All volunteers should bring a water bottle and wear close-toed shoes. The volunteer day will run from 10 a.m. to noon. The UEC’s Menomonee Valley site is located at 3700 W. Pierce St. in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, click here.
*Wednesday, July 16, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee will hold a workshop titled “Beginner’s Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits.” The workshop will cover the basics of social media and will inform nonprofits about tools and best practices they can use to make the most of social media outlets. The workshop will be led by Laurel Turner of the Nonprofit Center and will run from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Nonprofit Center’s office, 2819 W. Highland Blvd. in Milwaukee. Cost is $15 for Nonprofit Center members and $50 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.npcmilwaukee.org.
*Wednesday, July 16, FUEL Milwaukee will host an orientation at the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s offices, located at 756 N. Milwaukee St. in Milwaukee. The orientation will cover FUEL’s mission and educate prospective members about the benefits of joining the organization. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network. The event will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with a mix and mingle, presentation, and Q&A session. Space is limited. For more information or to register, visit www.mmac.org/events.
*Wednesday, July 16, the Sounds of Summer concert series in Arlington Heights Park will feature live music performed by Jeannine Rivers Group and JC Munguia from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. While Jeannine Rivers Group is known for jazz, classic pop and R&B, JC Munguia is known for his Latin music. The concert series is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food, blankets and chairs as well as frequent Silver City’s international restaurants before or after the performances. The July 16 event will also feature a dog show and contest for area pet owners. Arlington Heights Park is located at 3429 W. Pierce St. in Milwaukee. The final concert in the series is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23. For more information, visit www.silvercitydistrict.org.