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Marcus announces more movies for families with special needs
Marcus Theatres and Variety – The Children’s Charity of Wisconsin recently announced the remaining film titles in its “Reel Movies for Real Needs” film series for 2010. The series is designed for families of special-needs children with autism or other challenges who seldom attend the movies. The “Reel Movies for Real Needs” program creates a welcoming and comfortable environment for special needs children by offering family films with a lower sound volume and brighter lighting for families who may not feel comfortable attending regularly scheduled shows.  All movies in the series begin at 10:30 a.m.
Upcoming movie dates and titles will include:

  • Saturday, Oct. 16 Thomas and Friends: Lion of Sodor
  • Saturday, Nov. 27 Tangled
  • Saturday, Dec. 18, Yogi Bear

For a list of participating Marcus Theatres’ locations, please visit www.marcustheatres.com/reelmovies

Parenting Network needs you to volunteer       
The Parenting Network is seeking volunteers interested in leading parent education and support groups at locations throughout Milwaukee County. 
“We have the greatest need for men to facilitate groups for fathers,” said Jan Buchler, executive director of The Parenting Network. “There is a demand in the community to meet the needs of dads and The Parenting Network can accomplish this with a few excellent volunteers who have the time and energy to make this commitment.”
The Network is looking for volunteers to assist with programs including: Dad Matters, a weekly educational group for dads; InsideOut Dad, a parent education program for incarcerated dads; and a Circle of Parents support group for new parents.
Volunteers will become fully trained on facilitating or co-facilitating groups of parents and caregivers using an evidence-based curriculum. Volunteer facilitators must be willing to commit to at least two hours per week for a full year.
Facilitation Skills Training will be held at The Parenting Network, 7516 W. Burleigh St., and is open to volunteers and professionals. The training runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 and Wednesday, Dec.1 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided. To register for this training series or to learn more about volunteer opportunities at The Parenting Network, contact Ruth Miller at rmiller@theparentingnetwork.org  or 414/671-5575 x30.   

CG to host nonprofit informational webinar
Clifton Gunderson LLP will host a free webinar entitled “Alternative Investment Strategies for Not-for-Profits” on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 1 to 2 p.m. Not-for-Profit experts Melissa Struck and Robert Nowak will discuss the values and challenges Not-for-Profit organizations can face with alternative investments. Presenters will define alternative investments and explain how they are valued, they will discuss management’s responsibility when investing in alternative investment vehicles and the tax implications of doing so as well. Registration is required, and can be done here.

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