Nonprofit Calendar

*Friday, March 22, the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) will hold MAM After Dark, “Mad Men” themed. Presented by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, the event will include live music from the band “Majestic Mudd;” music from DJ Chris Schulist; cocktail lessons led by Bittercube; a poetry slam; and an opportunity to tour the newest MAM exhibit, “Color Rush.” The event is free for MAM members, free for attendees (and a friend) who become members at the door, $13 at the door and $8 in advance. MAM After Dark will run from 5 p.m. to midnight at MAM, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. in Milwaukee. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, visit

*Friday, March 22, the St. Francis Children’s Center will host its 20th annual Wine, Beer & Chocolate Tasting to benefit its mission of supporting kids with and without special needs through education, therapy and service coordination. The event will include samples of wines, beers and chocolates. A silent auction and 50-50 raffle will also be part of the evening. The tasting will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Francis Children’s Center, 6700 N. Port Washington Rd. in Glendale. Cost is $60 per person at the door or $55 for individuals in groups of 10 or more. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. For more information, visit

*Saturday, March 23, Repairers of the Breach resource center will present the “Homeless Host Fashion Show” geared toward homeless and unemployed residents of Milwaukee. The show will spotlight new and gently used professional clothing suited for job interviews, church services, weddings and other formal events. The featured clothing, to be modeled by homeless residents who participate in Repairers of the Breach’s employment assistance and education programs, has been donated to the center and will be distributed to those in need for free. The fashion show is sponsored by Outpost Natural Food Co-Op and will include food, music and entertainment by Repairers of the Breach choir. The event, open to the public with a suggested admission donation of $15, will run from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Center, 1531 W. Vliet St. in Milwaukee.  

*Saturday, March 23, the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin will hold its 2013 Autism Gala to gather together families and individuals impacted by autism with members of Milwaukee’s medical and business communities. The event will benefit the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin and will include a reception with cocktails and hors d’oeurves, dinner, a program, and a “Stand UP for Autism” rally. The gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. Registration for the event has closed, but for more information about the gala and the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, visit

*Sunday, March 24, Stillwaters Cancer Support Services will host the third annual “Hospital Food Fight,” a culinary competition among executive chefs from area hospitals. Chefs will have one hour to make a meal they would serve to their hospital patients. Meals will be judged according to taste, nutrition, presentation and overall appeal by a group of local chefs and food critics. The event, which is open to the public, will also include taste test stations, an opportunity for attendees to vote for their favorite taste test station, cooking and nutrition seminars, and games and crafts for kids. Cost is $35 for adults with complimentary admission for kids age 12 and under. Proceeds will benefit Stillwaters Cancer Support Services. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd. in Pewaukee. For more information or to register, visit

*Monday, March 25, BoardStar Inc. will host a workshop on “A Capital Success: Planning and implementing a ground-breaking capital campaign.” The workshop will feature presenters Patrick Rath, vice president of foundation development at Aurora Health Care System, and Amalia Schoone, principal consultant at In Progress Consulting, LLC, who will each speak about their successes in facilitating capital campaigns. The event, which costs $35 for BoardStar members and $50 for nonmembers, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Pathfinders, 4200 N. Holton, Ste. 400 in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, visit

*Thursday, March 28, BizTimes Media in partnership with The Wellness council will present the annual Humana Wellness Summit focused on health care savings and bottom line gains. The summit will feature presentations by area health care experts in cardiocare, exercise and fitness, nutrition, and emotional and mental health. Attendees will learn how to improve employee well-being as well as how to convert health and wellness into a business strategy. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West, 10499 Innovation Dr. in Wauwatosa. Cost to attend is $35 for individuals and $250 for a corporate table of eight. For more information, visit

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