- Sunday, Sept. 2, The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Milwaukee and WITI network affiliate Fox 6 will present the MDA SHOW of STRENGTH. The local broadcast of the annual Labor Day weekend show, scheduled for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (CST), will feature Milwaukee-area families living with muscle disease, the latest research advancements in muscle disease and performances from music artists like Carrie Underwood and One Republic along with celebrity appearances from stars like Tim McGraw and Kurt Warner. For more information about the broadcast, visit www.mda.org.
- Thursday, Sept. 6, Target Free First Thursday will grant free admission to visitors at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive 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, Sept. 7, the 6th annual Life Lights Candlelit Stroll will be held at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road beginning at 5:30 p.m. Organized by Horizon Home Care & Hospice, the memorial event will offer attendees a place to grieve the loss of loved ones. The evening will feature a 1-mile sunset stroll lit with luminaries, a candle lighting ceremony and a memorial slideshow. Participants may submit photos of loved ones and pets for the slideshow. The memorial will also include a moment of silence in honor of those who died at the Aug. 5 Sikh Temple shooting. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for kids up to age 10. (Advance tickets run $20 for adults and $10 for kids through today.) Tickets cover parking and admission, live music, and a Friday Fish Fry or a kid’s meal. Proceeds will be donated to Horizon’s charity care program. For more information about purchasing tickets and submitting slideshow photos, visit www.horizonhch.org/lifelights or call 414-586-8360.
- Saturday, Sept. 8, Good Harvest Market, 1850 Meadow Lane in Pewaukee, will host a Harvest Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 8th annual fair will include healthy living classes, an organic cookout and a 30K run benefitting nonprofit NuGenesis Farm. NuGenesis focuses on sustainable organic agriculture and research of food as medicine. The run starts at 7:30 a.m. at West Wood Health & Fitness, 2900 Golf Road in Pewaukee, and costs $45. Registration closes Friday, Sept. 7. For more information about the run, NuGenesis Farm or the Harvest Health Fair, visit http://www.goodharvestmarket.com/.
- Thursday, Sept. 13, the Schlitz Park 5K Challenge & Packer Party will take place at Schlitz Park, 1555 N. RiverCenter Dr. in Milwaukee to kick off Milwaukee River Challenge weekend. The race, which will include a 5K course and a 1-mile course geared toward families, will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an awards ceremony for the top runners following. T-shirts will be available for purchase. Cost to participate in the race is $30, and all proceeds will be donated to Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Participants may register online through Friday, Sept. 7, or at the race beginning at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited. A Packers vs. Bears tailgate and viewing party with free food and drink for racers will continue the race day celebration. For registration, race and party details, visit http://www.milwaukeeriverkeeper.org/.
- Saturday, Sept 15, the 35th annual Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk will take place in downtown Milwaukee. The 8k for runners kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Wheelchair participants will start the course at 10:15 a.m. and walkers will follow the runners with an option of a 3- or 5-mile route. All start at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue at Marquette University. Cost is $30 for runners and wheelchair racers, $25 for walkers, $15 for child runners up to age 12, and $10 for child walkers. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Each participant will receive an event t-shirt and is welcome at a finish line celebration at the Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive in Milwaukee. Top runners will be awarded with medals. For registration and event details, visit events.chw.org.
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