*Monday, July 29, through Friday, Aug. 2, Downtown Employee Appreciation Week will hit Milwaukee to celebrate the work of employers and employees in operating the city. The week, presented by Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District #21, will include employee discounts and giveaways, office challenge games, athletic competitions, trivia contests, social hours and more. The festivities will kick off on Monday with an opening ceremony at noon at Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water St. in Milwaukee. For more information about the week’s lineup of events and activities, visit www.milwaukeedowntown.com.
*Tuesday, July 30, the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at UW-Milwaukee will hold an information session for potential students interested in pursuing a Master’s of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership or a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The programs prepare nonprofit executives to lead organizations’ accounting, board governance, fund development, marketing and human resources among other areas. The information session will touch on program curriculum, admissions requirements and financial aid among other points of interest. The session will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on UWM’s campus at 3230 E. Kenwood Blvd. in Milwaukee. For more information or to register to attend, call 414-229-3176.
*Tuesday, July 30, Milwaukee Succeeds will hold a town hall meeting open to the public to discuss education in Milwaukee. Attendees will discuss a new report’s findings on local education with opening remarks given by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. Light refreshments will be available for participants, and a free drawing for Pick ‘n Save gift cards will be held. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club, located at 3000 N. Sherman Blvd. in Milwaukee. For more information, contact Sofia Jonas of Milwaukee Succeeds at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-336-7045.
*Wednesday, July 31, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee will present a seminar on “Heads in the Cloud: Assessing True Cost of On-Site Solutions.” The free event will teach attendees about costs related to joining the “cloud” along with risk and time management. The seminar will run from noon to 1 p.m. at the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, 2819 W. Highland Blvd. in Milwaukee. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, and beverages and dessert will be provided onsite. For more information, visit www.nonprofitcentermilwaukee.org.
*Thursday, Aug. 1, 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, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4, Vets Journey Home will host a retreat for female veterans to give women support following their service in the military. The retreat will run from 7 p.m. on Friday through 5 p.m. on Sunday at Lakeland College in Sheboygan and is free for veterans. The retreat, limited to 10 individuals, is part of a national effort to provide female veterans with resources and guidance and they heal from their military experiences. For more information or to register, visit http://www.vetsjourneyhome.us.