*Now through Thursday, Feb. 28, Stan’s Fit For Your Feet is hosting its seventh annual “Share-A-Pair” shoe drive. Interested donors can drop of new or gently used shoes Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at collection bins at Stan’s store locations in Brookfield, Glendale, Greenfield. Stan’s New Balance Stores in Brookfield and Greenfield will also be collecting shoes. Participants will be thanked with a $10 Stan’s gift card for donating adult shoes and a $5 gift card for donating children’s shoes. Shoes collected benefit homeless residents at Milwaukee’s Repairers of the Breach and Fr. Gene’s Help Center in West Allis. The drive also supports the Nashville-based charity Soles4Souls. For more information about the shoe drive and Stan’s store locations, visit www.stansfootwear.com.
*Saturday, Feb. 23, Maggie’s Angels will host a “Family Fun Nite” fundraiser in cooperation with Make-A-Wish Wisconsin to benefit a Make-A-Wish kid, Izzy, a 5 year old with a brain tumor who hopes to visit the San Diego Zoo. The fundraiser will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Endter’s Sports Grill, 300 Cottonwood Ave. in Hartland, and will include pizza and drink specials, a raffle and games. Maggie Wear 2013 will also be available for purchase at the event. For more information about Maggie’s Angels, visit www.maggiesangelsinc.org.
*Saturday, Feb. 23, the Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA) will hold its sixth annual fundraising event, Carnival Milwaukee, in support of the nonprofit’s mission to improve community and economic development. The fundraiser will feature music performed by De La Buena, dance lessons, raffle prizes, games, and food from a variety of area restaurants. UEDA also encourages attendees to dress in costumes and cultural clothing. The fundraiser will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Zoofari Conference Center, 9715 W. Bluemound Rd. in Milwaukee. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased online, at the door or by calling 414-562-9904. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.carnivalmilwaukee.com.
*Monday, Feb. 25, IndependenceFirst Mobility Store will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its store location, 12040 W. Feerick St., Unit N in Wauwatosa. During open houses, area residents can purchase like new equipment such as wheelchairs and bath aids and also donate mobile and medical devices. Donations will be eligible for tax deductions. People attending the open house will be entered into a drawing for an iPod touch and will receive an extra entry for bringing a friend. IndependenceFirst Mobility Store will hold open houses every Monday through mid-March. For more information about the store, visit www.ifmobility.org.
*Monday, Feb. 25, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. will present “Remarkable Milwaukee,” a celebration of New Berlin-based Conrad Schmitt Studios and the life of Bernard Gruenke, the studios’ former chief executive officer and art director. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with an exhibit of Conrad Schmitt Studios’ art collection at the Hilton Garden Inn, 611 N. Broadway St. in Milwaukee. It will continue with a dinner, program and silent auction at the Grain Exchange Room in the Mackie Building, 225 E. Michigan St. in Milwaukee. Admission costs $85 for Historic Milwaukee members and $95 for nonmembers. Attendees will also receive free admission to the organization’s Envisioning the Seen event on March 11. For more information, visit www.historicmilwaukee.org.
*Tuesday, Feb. 26, BoardStar Inc. will host a workshop focused on “A Capital Success: Planning and implementing a ground-breaking capital campaign.” Workshop participants will learn questions that board directors should ask before beginning a capital campaign and how they can organize a successful campaign in today’s economy. Speakers will include Patrick Rath, vice president foundation development at Aurora Health Care System, and Amalia Schoone, principal consultant at In Progress Consulting, LLC. The workshop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Pathfinders, 4200 N. Holton, Ste. 400, in Milwaukee. Cost is $35 for BoardStar members and $50 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit www.boardstar.org.
*Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Greater Milwaukee Chapter will hold its annual meeting to discuss accomplishments made in 2012 and goals for the coming year. The free event will include food and beer and will be held at the Miller Inn from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Networking will also be part of the event before and after the panel discussion. The Miller Inn is located in Miller Valley at 4251 W. State St. in Milwaukee. For more information about the event, email the YNPN membership committee at email@example.com.
*Thursday, Feb. 28, St. Aemilian-Lakeside will host its second annual Blutender Friendraiser in support of the children and families impacted by the human service agency. The event, which will be held at Blu at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee, will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. St. Aemilian-Lakeside President and Chief Executive Officer Teri Zywicki and child welfare advocate Darlene Pawluk will serve as bartenders at the event. For more information about St. Aemilian-Lakeside, visit www.st-al.org. For more information about Blutender, call Michelle Schuerman at 414-465-1386.