Nonprofit Calendar

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:42 am

*Now through Friday, Aug. 30, The Salvation Army is running a school supplies drive to benefit students in Milwaukee. Needed items include books bags, backpacks, pencils bags and boxes, glue sticks, crayons, colored pencils, No. 2 pencils, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, notebook paper, graph papers, and calculators among other school supplies. Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Distribution Center, located at 5880 N. 60th St. in Milwaukee, on Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information about additional drop-off locations, visit www.SAmilwaukee.org.

*Saturday, Aug. 17, Mayfair Mall will host a free Back to School Kids Fest featuring arts and crafts activities, live entertainment and games and prizes. The event is tailored toward kids ages 2 to 12 and their families with activities presented by Mayfair retailers. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The fest will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Center Court at Mayfair Mall, located at 2500 N. Mayfair Rd. in Milwaukee. For more information, visit www.mayfairmall.com/events.

*Saturday, Aug. 17, Neighborhood House of Milwaukee will host its annual Back to School Block Party with art activities, a school supplies giveaway, a raffle featuring educational prizes, an open skate room, hygiene workshops, food and more. The party, free and open to the public, will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 100 K-12 grade attendees will take home backpacks containing school supplies. Neighborhood House of Milwaukee is located at 2819 W. Richardson Pl. in Milwaukee. For more information about the event, contact Niki Espy, family program supervisor for the nonprofit, at 414-933-6161 ext. 156.

*Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18, Bayshore Town Center’s seventh annual Chalk Art Festival will showcase the artistic talents of more than 65 local and national artists. Shoppers at Bayshore Town Center will be able to watch artists in action as they create sidewalk chalk masterpieces. Shoppers will also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite chalk projects in five distinct categories. The free chalk festival will include interactive art and music activities for families and kids as well. The festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Bayshore Town Center is located at 5800 N. Bayshore Dr. in Glendale. For more information, visit www.bayshoretowncenter.com.

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