*June 2, United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) Ride for the Arts will offer ambitious cyclists an opportunity to bike across the Hoan Bridge to raise funds for UPAF’s support of regional arts groups. A number of bike routes are offered during the event, including 5-, 12-, 25-, 50- and 75-mile rides. Each ride starts and ends at the south gate of the Summerfest Grounds at the intersection of Polk Street and Harbor Drive. The 50- and 75-mile bike routes will begin at 7 a.m. with the other routes following in sequence. Registration on the day of the ride will be available beginning at 6 a.m. Registration fees cost $45 for adults in advance and $50 on Sunday; $35 for kids in advance and $40 on Sunday; and $115 for families in advance and $120 on Sunday. For more information about the ride, ride festivities, sponsors, registration and fundraising details, visit http://events.upaf.org/ride.
*Monday, June 3, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Greater Milwaukee Chapter will attend the Brewers game at Miller Park, located at 1 Brewers Way in Milwaukee. The Brewers will take on the Oakland Athletics starting at 7:10 p.m. Individual tickets cost $18, and proceeds will help fund professional development opportunities and additional resources for professionals throughout Milwaukee. The YNPN group plans to meet at 5:30 p.m. at Kelly’s Bleachers, located at 5218 W. Blue Mound Rd. in Milwaukee, and will take a shuttle to the stadium from there. The group will be seated in the 425 section. To purchase tickets, contact Dave Celata at email@example.com.
*Tuesday, June 4, BoardStar Inc. will host a workshop focused on “Strategic Planning and the Role of the Board.” The information session, which will be led by nonprofit consultant Frank Martinelli, will guide attendees through best practices in the strategic planning process. The workshop will touch on the timeline of strategic planning, who should be involved in planning and how progress should be evaluated among other topics. The workshop fee is $35 for BoardStar members and $50 for nonmembers. The workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at Pathfinders, located at 4200 N. Holton, Ste. 400 in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, visit www.boardstar.org.
*Wednesday, June 5, Maggie’s Angels, Inc., an area nonprofit that raises funds to help kids with life-threatening medical conditions live out their greatest dream, will hold a benefit event called “Wings for Wishes.” The event will take place at Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 1273 Capitol Dr. in Pewaukee, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ten percent of all food sales at the restaurant will be donated toward Maggie’s Angels’ mission. The event will also feature a silent auction open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Maggie’s Angels partners with Make-A-Wish Wisconsin to make dreams come true.
*Thursday, June 6, 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 http://mam.org/calendar/events/.
*Friday, June 7, City Year Milwaukee will host a special graduation celebration to honor its corps members for their year of national service. Sixty five corps members are part of this year’s graduation class. Members spent the year investing more than 111,000 hours of service to help 5,600 students from eight Milwaukee Public Schools. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held at ManpowerGroup, located at 100 Manpower Place in Milwaukee, beginning at 5 p.m. Vincent Lyles, president and chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee will present a keynote address, and a reception will follow. For more information or to RSVP, contact Luke Fickbohm, development associate at City Year, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-882-2015.
*Sunday, June 9, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. will present a Wisconsin Avenue Churches Tour with stops in churches primarily built in the late 1860s through the 1920s. The tour will highlight the architectural features of each church, which range from Gothic Revival, Lombard and Victorian Romanesque to Modern. The tour will be led by Dr. Judy Wimmer, a former professor and administrator at a host of universities and a current docent and tour guide for Historic Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Public Museum. The tour will begin at 1 p.m. at Central Library, located at 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. Cost is $10 for Historic Milwaukee members and $20 for nonmembers. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.historicmilwaukee.org. Interested attendees can also contact Historic Milwaukee at 414-277-7795.