Nonprofit Calendar

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:17 pm

*Friday, Sept. 6, Legends of the Field will hold Legendsfest to raise funds for The Waukesha Women’s Center. The benefit event will feature local sports celebrities who will be onsite for autographs and photos for attendees who donate at least $10 during the event. Celebrities include Larry Sanders of the Milwaukee Bucks and Coach Keith Tozer of the Milwaukee Wave. The benefit will also include live music, a silent auction, a slide for kids, food and refreshments. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield. Event admission costs $20 per person or $30 for two people. Tickets can be purchased at or onsite at the fundraiser.

*Saturday, Sept. 7, the third annual Pain Awareness Run/Walk will be held at Greenfield Park in West Allis to benefit the American Chronic Pain Association and recognize September as Pain Awareness Month. The event offers participants both 5K and 3K options. 5K runners and walkers will take off at 9 a.m. with 3K walkers beginning at 9:05 a.m. The event will also feature a post-run picnic and 10 a.m. and an awards ceremony at 10:15 a.m. The run is chip-timed and will give a $250 cash prize to the male and female 5K runners who achieve the best time. Cost is $30 for race day registration, which will begin at 7 a.m. Greenfield Park is located at 2028 S. 124th St. For more information about the run/walk, click here.  

*Wednesday, Sept. 11, Refashion for Life Charity Fashion Show will raise funds for CommonGround Ministry and Elena’s House in Wauwatosa. The sixth annual charity event will feature a show of fall and winter fashions in addition to a number of home improvement and remodeling products. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Callen Construction’s Muskego Showroom and company grounds, located at S63 W13131 Janesville Rd. Participating clothing retailers include Boutique Larrieux, Goldi, Lela, Luci, Mode, and Urban Laundry. The event will also include a voice and silent auction, food from Saz’s Catering, and live music. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased at

*Thursday, Sept. 12, Literacy Services of Wisconsin will host a volunteer orientation for individuals interested in donating their time to the nonprofit’s tutoring programs. The orientation will be strictly informational. Attendees will not be required to commit to volunteering. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Literacy Services of Wisconsin, located at 555 N. Plankinton Ave. in Milwaukee. For more information, contact Mark Neufang at or (414) 344-5878.

*Friday, Sept. 13, BizTimes Media will present a panel discussion and information sessions on elements of health care reform, including insurance, finance and legal requirements. The event, titled “Understanding Health Care Reform,” will help employers gain a better understanding of health care changes coming in January 2014 and what they need to do to prepare for those changes. Industry experts will participate on the panel. The event will run from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, located at 323 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. Cost is $40 for individuals and $400 for a corporate table of 10. For more information or to register, visit

*Friday, Sept. 13, and Saturday, Sept. 14, IndependenceFirst will celebrate the grand opening of the Mobility Store at a new location, 3720 N. 124th St., Unit F in Wauwatosa. The retailer sells medical equipment and devices to residents at reduced prices. The grand opening will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store on both Saturday and Sunday and will include an iPod Touch drawing, food and refreshments, and kid-friendly activities. For more information about the Mobility Store’s products and prices, visit

*Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22, Doors Open Milwaukee returns for a third year with an opportunity for area residents to tour more than 125 buildings in greater Milwaukee. The event, presented by Historic Milwaukee, Inc., features both free self-guided tours of building sites and special in-depth tours for a fee. Buildings open for tours range from historic sites to cultural landmarks to modern structures. Doors Open will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday with some tour sites operating under restricted hours. This year’s event will also feature its second annual photo challenge focused on Milwaukee architecture and people. For more information about the challenge, free tour sites, in-depth tour sites and purchasing in-depth tour tickets, visit

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