*Sunday, April 14, through Sunday, April 21, Young Professional Week will hit Milwaukee with a number of events and themes that highlight recent developments in the city, offer networking opportunities for professionals and empower individuals to become active community members. Themes throughout the week include Milwaukee Day, Sustainability in a Modern City, The Silicon Valley of Water, Women in Leadership, Innovation in Milwaukee, and more. For a complete listing of events and prices and more information about organizations participating in the festivities, visit www.ypweek.com.
*Tuesday, April 16, BoardStar Inc. will host a workshop on the importance of creating a board orientation manual. The workshop will teach participants what should be included in a board manual and the templates that can be used to ease the process of putting a manual together. B. Denise Patton, president of BDP & Associates, will lead the workshop. Attendees should bring their organization’s existing orientation materials. The workshop costs $50 for BoardStar members and $75 for nonmembers. It will start at 9 a.m. at Pathfinders, 4200 N. Holton, Ste. 400 in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, visit www.boardstar.org.
*Tuesday, April 16, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and 26 local nonprofit organizations will present a Networking After 5 program titled “Crowne Jewels of Waukesha County.” The event, open to the public, will give attendees a chance to network with area businesses and connect with nonprofit representatives. It will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Milwaukee – West, 10499 Innovation Dr. in Wauwatosa. Cost to attend is $15 for Alliance members and $40 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit www.waukesha.org.
*Wednesday, April 17, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Greater Milwaukee Chapter will hold its April Monthly Social. This month’s free event will feature a backstage tour of the Milwaukee Rep. The tour group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the theater, located at 108 E. Wells St. in Milwaukee. Twenty spots are available on the tour and will be secured on a first come first serve basis. Following the tour, YNPN will meet at 6:45 p.m. at Rock Bottom Brewery for drinks and networking. Rock Bottom Brewery is located at 740 N. Plankinton Ave. #1 in Milwaukee. To register for the theater tour, visit www.ynpn.org/milwaukee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
*Wednesday, April 17, Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin will team up with Rock Bottom Brewery for a Spring Lager Tapping. The event is part of Easter Seals’ promotion of April as Autism Awareness month. For $5, attendees can sample Rock Bottom’s menu and also try two beers. Proceeds raised will support Easter Seals Autism Services. The event will be held at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 740 N. Plankinton Ave. #1 in Milwaukee, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
*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 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.