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June 2017
$85

MSOE’s Grohmann Museum Rooftop Sculpture Garden

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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The event – a PURPOSEFUL Fundraiser – is a fundraiser and celebration of the soon-to-be launched Phase II of The Innovations and Wellness Commons, 1601-1617 W. North Ave. The event’s goal is to close the gap on the remaining funds needed to reach our total goal of $4.2 million.  This very special evening includes opening remarks by MSOE’s new president Dr. John Walz. He will be followed by Mary Pattillo, PhD of Northwestern University and author of two award-winning books…

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Celebration Under the Stars

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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A purposeful fundraiser for Walnut Way's innovations and Wellness Commons in Milwaukee's Lindsay Heights Neighborhood. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, music by saxophonist Jay Anderson and presentation by Mary Pattillo, PHD, of Northwestern University about the historical and contemporary strengths of black neighborhoods and collective efforts to celebrate and build on those strengths.

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Black Moms and Grandmothers Against Toy Guns

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Milwaukee Urban League, 435 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI United States
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The 14th Annual African American Walk for Quality Health will be hosted by the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc. on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting at the Milwaukee Urban League, 435 W. North Ave., Milwaukee. The Primary purpose of this walk is to garner city-wide support for the Wisconsin African American Eliminating Health Disparities Institute. The Institute focuses on the elimination of health disparities for African American in Wisconsin through data warehousing, research and…

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Inaugural poetry reading introduces Poet Laureate Roberto Harrison

June 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room of the Central Library, 814 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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Milwaukee Public Library Director Paula A. Kiely announced the appointment of Roberto Harrison to serve as the library’s Poet Laureate from 2017 to 2019. Harrison’s inaugural poetry reading will be held Saturday, June 3, in the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room of the Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. A reception begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by the poetry reading by Harrison at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. “We are privileged to have so many…

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$50 - $65

Mining for Silver Dinner & Auction

June 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI United States
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Are you looking for a fun evening that supports some amazing community efforts in Milwaukee?   Kick-off your summer at LBWN's 10th Annual Mining for Silver Dinner and Auction on Thursday, June 8th!  This fun-filled evening supports LBWN's efforts to grow businesses and create jobs in Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park. Event highlights include a Silent Auction, Live Auction, and other fun games. Dinner is included with your ticket and a cash bar will be available.

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“Kids Run to Read”

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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SHARP Literacy, Inc. and Summerfest Foundation, Inc. announced details of the 4th annual “Kids Run to Read” fun run taking place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10 at Henry Maier Festival Park. Kids Run to Read will be held in conjunction with the 7th annual Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run, presented by BMO Harris Bank, with proceeds benefitting SHARP Literacy, Inc. and Summerfest Foundation, Inc. Marquette University Golden Eagles Basketball Coach Steve “Wojo” Wojciechowski and wife Lindsay will serve…

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HeartLove Place Garden Party

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HeartLove Place Peace Park, 3226 North Martin Luther King Drive
Milwaukee, United States
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The event is Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3226 North Martin Luther King Drive. Tickets are only $10 per person, which includes lunch and one raffle ticket. This is a great opportunity to help support a good cause and connect with community members.

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Our City of Nations: Refugees, newcomers and immigrants — enriching our communities

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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“Our City of Nations” is a conference focused on refugee and immigrant health, which will address topics including trauma in refugee populations to integrating new residents into classrooms.

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Urban Reviews 9th Annual Great Midwest Book Fest

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nicolet High School, 6701 North Jean Nicolet Road
Glendale, WI 53217 United States
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There will be a total of 12 African American authors selling their books in a book fair setting. This event will be free and open to the public. The first 20 minutes will be open to book sales for anyone that cannot stay for the author introductions and want to just buy books and leave. At 1:30pm there will be author introductions. Each author will get five minutes to either read an excerpt of their book or to tell attendees more about…

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