Nonprofit Calendar

*Saturday, March 2, the “Eastside Music Tour” will hit Brady Street, featuring performances by more than 50 area musicians, DJs and bands in more than 25 local businesses. The event will run from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. along Brady Street and will raise funds to repaint the Cass Street School creatures. For $15, patrons can gain admission into the event and also take home a fanny pack. For $25, individuals can take home both a fanny pack and T-Shirt. Event sponsors include Art Milwaukee, Pabst, MKEBKE, and Local Playlist. For more information, visit

*Monday, March 4, 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

*Thursday, March 7, Target Free First Thursday will grant free admission to visitors at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. in Milwaukee. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the first Thursday of each month, courtesy of Target. For more information, visit

*Saturday, March 9, the third annual Grand Slam Charity Jam will take place to benefit Camp Hometown Heroes, a free week-long camp for Wisconsin children who have lost a family member in the U.S. military. The event will be held at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St. in Milwaukee, and will include a dinner party, a VIP after-party, a silent auction, guest appearances by celebrities like 2012 Miss America Laura Kaeppeler, and a concert featuring performances by country music singer Phil Vassar and American Idol Danny Gokey among others. Concert tickets cost $25 to $40, and tickets for the concert and dinner range from $100 to $500. Tickets are limited. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

*Monday, March 11, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (HMI) will present “Envisioning the Seen,” an experimental civic discussion focused on the future of Milwaukee. The event will bring together the minds of Milwaukee leaders to open up dialogue about how they see Milwaukee progressing and ways to overcome barriers that prevent the city from reaching its potential. The event will be held at the Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. in Milwaukee, beginning at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission costs $5 for HMI members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, visit  

*Tuesday, March 12, Life Navigators’ Evening of Friends and Fare will be held at the Boelter SuperStore, 4200 N. Port Washington Rd. in Milwaukee, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event, hosted by Life Navigators’ young professionals committee and sponsored by Boelter SuperStore, will support the nonprofit’s mission to encourage children and adults with disabilities to lead active lives and connect with their communities. The evening will include networking and food as well as a program featuring nationally known coach and special education teacher John “Chin” Klein. The event is free to attend, but opportunities to contribute will be highlighted throughout the evening. Attendees must register by March 5. To register, call 414-774-6255 or email

*Thursday, March 14, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will hold the second annual Match Day to raise money for 21 area nonprofits. Throughout the day, individuals can make online donations to any of the organizations involved or to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Basic Needs Fund. Each donation will be proportionately matched, up to $750,000, through a network of community funders. For more information about donating on Match Day and the organizations that will benefit, visit

*Thursday, March 14, LISC Milwaukee will present the 14th annual MANDI Awards to community nominees during a ceremony at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. The awards recognize individuals and organizations working to strengthen Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods. The event will include dinner, an awards presentation, and a dessert reception and celebration. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with event check in starting at 4:45 p.m. General admission costs $75. A discounted rate of $35 is also available for community residents. Registration has closed, but individuals who have not yet registered may still be admitted according to space. For more information, visit

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