Nonprofit calendar of events

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16, The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its Annual Mardi Gras Benefit Dinner and Auction on “Fat Tuesday” at the Milwaukee County Zoo’s Peck Welcome Center. Proceeds from the dinner and auction will support the programs and services provided to individuals who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers, and health care professionals throughout the 11-county region, as well as national research initiatives. The event begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Guests can enjoy music from the Mississippi Mudcats and a caricature artist, a handwriting analyst, and a palm reader. A formal Cajun-inspired dinner by Chef Jack Fischer will be served at 6:30 p.m. The event will be emceed by Thelma Sias, vice president of local affairs for We Energies. The evening will culminate with a voice auction conducted by guest auctioneer Jonathan Green, host of “The Green House” on AM 620 WTMJ. Individual tickets are $100. For event information contact Pat Miller, special events manager at (414) 479-8800 or For corporate sponsorship information, contact MaryAnn Vance, development director, at (414) 479-8800 or Details regarding the event are available at
  • Saturday, Feb. 27, YPImpact, a Milwaukee-based young professionals organization, will host a volunteer event at SHARE, 13111 W. Silver Spring Dr., Butler, from 6 to 11 a.m. This unique event is designed to allow attendees the chance to network while assisting SHARE. Volunteers will lend a hand by counting food, assembling grocery loads, organizing items, cleaning, packing food into vehicles and other projects. The community service activity will be followed by a networking reception at Charro Restaurante, 17800 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield.
  • Saturday, March 6, The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center will hold its 16th annual Sailors Ball at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee from 6:30 p.m. to 12 midnight. All proceeds from the event support the Sailing Center’s efforts to engage Milwaukee’s at-risk, urban youth, as well as children and adults with disabilities, in innovative sailing experiences.This year’s ball will feature the sights, sounds and tastes of Puerto Rico as island fare, attire, entertainment and a silent auction. More than 200 nautical, dining and leisure packages will be auctioned off, including a one-week charter on a 40-foot sailboat. General admission tickets, which include dinner and entertainment, are $90 per person. General admission tickets plus passes to the Admirals Club pre-reception are $135 per person, and VIP Gold Packages, which include general admission, passes to the Admirals Club pre-reception and wine with dinner, are $175 per person. To purchase raffle or ball tickets, contact the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center at (414) 277-9094.
  • Friday, March 26, the Samudra Fashion Show at Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave. beginning at 7:30 p.m. The show will benefit H2O which provides clean water wells in third world countries. It will feature local and student fashion. The high school is over a third of the way to reaching its goal of completing the water project in their partner school in India for clean, safe water. Admission to the Samudra Fashion Show is $5 for Whitefish Bay students, and $8 for the general public.
  • Thursday, March 11, United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin will host the 28th Annual Taste of Milwaukee event in the grand ballroom of The Pfister beginning at 5:30 p.m. Taste of Milwaukee features signature dishes from Milwaukee’s finest restaurants and exciting silent auction items. Tickets are $75 per individual or $1,000 for a corporate table of ten. To register or for more information visit:

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