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*Saturday, Nov. 15, Brookfield-based Community Care Inc. along with the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington Park Partners and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute will host a free community health event. The family-friendly event, titled “Community Health Matters,” will focus on preventative health care and will provide education and information on healthy living. A mobile food pantry and free flu shots will be available to the first 200 guests. Additionally, the event will include healthy food samples; activities for children; blood pressure checks; free screenings for diabetes, memory, depression and fitness; and the opportunity to speak with a Community Care medical provider. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Care day center, located at 3220 W. Vliet St. in Milwaukee.

*Tuesday, Nov. 18, BoardStar Inc. will hold a workshop on increasing fundraising effectiveness with a presentation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southeast Wisconsin Chapter. The information session will help nonprofits understand how to administer successful fundraisers and build on current efforts. The workshop will also touch on how organizations can use their boards of directors in their fundraising ventures. The session will run from 8 to 10 a.m. at Pathfinders, located at 4200 N. Holton St., #400, in Milwaukee. Cost is $25 for BoardStar members and $30 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit

*Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce will host a community conversation on funding for greater Milwaukee’s cultural and entertainment assets. The free event will explore how much money should be invested in cultural and entertainment assets and where specifically investments should be directed, particularly as these assets enhance quality of life and help the region attract top talent. A panel discussion will anchor the event as Zoological Society CEO Dr. Bert Davis, Milwaukee Art Museum director Dan Keegan and Milwaukee Public Museum president/CEO Dennis Kois weigh in with their perspectives on funding. The session will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the MMAC’s offices, located at 756 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 400, in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, visit

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*Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee will hold a workshop on “Grant Writing Basics” with a presentation by Lesley Salas of Salas & Associates Consulting. The workshop will guide attendees through the critical elements of grant proposals as well as help them identify the people in their organization who hold the information they need. Attendees will also learn how to construct a compelling argument in their proposals. Attendees should plan to bring two ideas for projects or initiatives they hope to fund. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Nonprofit Center, located at 2819 W. Highland Blvd. in Milwaukee. Cost is $35 for center members and CDBG and $75 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit

*Wednesday, Nov. 19, FUEL Milwaukee will hold a “Purely Social” event at Who’s On Third, located at 1007 N. Old World 3rd St. in Milwaukee. The organization’s “Purely Social” series brings together young professionals from across the region to network and explore a variety of bars, restaurants and venues. The November social will feature drink specials and complimentary appetizers for attendees. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and is free for members and non-members. For more information or to register, visit

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