Nonprofit Calendar

*Friday, April 19, ArtWorks for Milwaukee will take part in the Historic Third Ward’s Spring Gallery Night and Day, a two-day event highlighting artwork at more than 50 venues and offering tours of Milwaukee’s art scene. At ArtWorks for Milwaukee, projects created from the 2013 spring internship program, “I See You,” will be on display. The event will also include artwork for sale along with music and refreshments. All sale proceeds will support the continuation of 2013 ArtWorks internship programs for underprivileged teens. The exhibit and fundraiser will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the nonprofit’s offices, located inside Bucketworks at 706 S. 5th St. in Milwaukee. For more information, visit www.artworksformilwaukee.org.

*Saturday, April 20, the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau will hold “ShredFest” at which businesses, organizations and individuals can shred old documents for free to help prevent the threat of identity theft. The event will take place at the Layton State Bank West Allis branch, 10427 W. Lincoln Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants are limited to three boxes per car. Event sponsors include Layton State Bank and Proshred Security. Other shredding events will be held in Green Bay and Madison. For more information, visit www.wisconsin.bbb.org/shredfest.  

*Saturday, April 20, the “Stuff the Truck for Independence” will collect electronic items to be donated to IndependenceFirst, a United Way nonprofit organization serving individuals with disabilities in greater Milwaukee. The eWaste drive, sponsored by AT&T, its affiliates and River Run Computers, will benefit IndependenceFirst’s Computer Recycling Program. Electronics in working and non-working condition can be dropped off. Items that will be accepted include anything with a plug or a battery – computers, laptops, cell phones, tablets, appliances, televisions, computer accessories, etc. Computers will be reused, and other donations will be disposed of properly. The drive will take place in the parking lot of the Pettit National Ice Center, 500 S. 84th St. in Milwaukee, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about the Computer Recycling Program, visit www.independencefirst.org.

*Wednesday, April 24, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee will present a discussion titled “Let’s Have a Party and Make Lots of Money! Planners Grant Writers Roundtable.” The discussion will touch on ways to effectively fundraise through hosting special events. Discussion leaders will include Dr. Janice Wilberg of Community Planning LLC; Rochelle Fritsch, fund development director of IMPACT; and Janet Peshek, director of community affairs and fund development for La Causa. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, 101 W. Pleasant St. in Milwaukee. Cost to attend is $20 for Nonprofit Center members and Community Development Block Grant agencies and $30 for non-members. Attendees must register in advance. For more information or to register, visit www.nonprofitcentermilwaukee.org.

*Saturday, April 27, the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee will host an Earth Day celebration free and open to the public. The event will include classes and activities such as a neighborhood cleanup, family portraits, a clothing sale, a community rummage sale and more. All activities will be held at the nonprofit organization’s main office, 2819 W. Richardson Pl. in Milwaukee, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To reserve a table for the rummage sale, call Jerri Washington, financial manager, at 414-933-6161 ext. 163. For more information about the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, visit nhmilw.wordpress.com.

*Saturday, April 27, St. Aemilian-Lakeside will host Cirque du SAL to raise funds in support of young adults who are aging out of foster care. The event will feature aerial dance, casino games, music, dancing a raffle and more. The event will be held at the Historic Pritzlaff Building, 333 N. Plankinton Ave. in Milwaukee, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets cost $75 and can be purchased at www.st-al.org. For more information about Cirque du SAL, contact Sandy Engelhardt at St. Aemilian-Lakeside at 414-465-1396.

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