*Wednesday, Dec. 10, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee will hold an information session featuring an overview of the organization’s volunteer center services and help using www.VolunteerMilwaukee.org. [HYPERLINK] The free session will offer attendees a one-on-one 45-minute lesson on how to take advantage of the site to post opportunities that will draw volunteers and raise the profile of participating nonprofits. Private lessons will be available between 1 and 4 p.m. and must be booked in advance. The lessons will be held at the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee’s office, located at 2819 W. Highland Blvd. in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, click here.
*Friday, Dec. 12, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Greater Milwaukee Chapter will hold a holiday party at Koz’s Mini Bowl. The event will feature free pizza and free bowling. The party will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The party is free for YNPN Milwaukee members and costs $5 for non-members. Koz’s Mini Bowl is located at 2078 S. 7th St. in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, click here.
*Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, the Milwaukee Ballet will launch its annual holiday productions of “The Nutcracker” at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, located at 929 N. Water St. in Milwaukee. The family-friendly performances of the famous ballet run two hours. Performances are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Additional performances are scheduled to run throughout the month. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.milwaukeeballet.org.
*Tuesday, Dec. 16, the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation will hold an information session on “What Can WWBIC Do For You?” The free event will acquaint attendees with the organization’s resources and services for small businesses, such as business and financial education classes and access to capital for business growth. The event will run from 6 to 7 p.m. at WWBIC, located at 1533 N. RiverCenter Drive in Milwaukee. For more information, visit www.wwbic.com. To register, call 414-263-5450.
*Friday, Dec. 19, BizTimes Media will honor the impact of top health care professionals, organizations and volunteers during the 2014 Health Care Heroes breakfast. The awards program features a range of award categories, including advancements in health care, corporate achievement in health care, community service, executive leadership, and health care staff. Award recipients, selected from a pool of nominations, were announced earlier this month. The event, sponsored by Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling, will run from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, located at 1721 W. Canal St. in Milwaukee. Cost is $50 for individuals and $400 for a corporate table of eight. For more information or to register, visit www.biztimes.com/hero.