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Next Door’s Walk for Children
Location: Next Door, 2545 N. 29th Street
Date & Time: May 19, 2018 9:00 am
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Rotarian Tracey Sparrow invites you to join Next Door families, staff and community leaders for the 29th Annual Walk for Children.


9:00 a.m. Check-in / Registration


10:00 a.m. Walk for Children, a mile-long walk around the neighborhood led by Green Bay Packers Defensive End Mike Daniels


10:30 a.m.  Family activities including our Books for Kids Mobile Library, and programming from MPM and Kohl’s On the Move, Discovery World’s Kohl’s Design It Lab, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Children’s Hospital bike safety, Medical College of WI health screenings, children’s games and activities, live music, prize drawings, lunch and more!


Here’s how you can get involved!




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Volunteer:  Contact Martina Stevens at if you wish to volunteer.

Kris Hinrich’s Photography Exhibit Opening at the Tribeca Cafe
Location: 1318 S. 1st St. Milwaukee, WI 53204
Date & Time: May 18, 2018 4:00 pm
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From May 18th to June 9th, Rotarian Kris Hinrich’s photos will be on display at the Tribeca Café and the Gallery in the Fresh Water Plaza on the corner of South 1st St. and Greenfield Ave. Please join her on Friday, May 18th from 4-7 pm for the exhibit opening.


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20th Annual Friends of MPL’s Literary Lunch, Featuring Luis Alberto Urrea
Location: The Wisconsin Club
Date & Time: May 11, 2018 11:00 am
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Fellow Rotarians Paula Kiely, Ryan Daniels and Pat Swanson Invite You to Join Them for the 20th Annual Friends of MPL’s Literary Lunch, Featuring Luis Alberto Urrea (aka NPR’s “Literary Badass”)

Friday, May 11th
The Wisconsin Club
900 W. Wisconsin Avenue


Author Book Signing 11:45
Lunch and Program Noon to 1:30


Rotary Club Member Discount Ticket Price $65.00
Online RSVP:
Use ROTARY18 discount code to receive discount $65.00 price

Milwaukee Public Schools: Put Play Before Work
Location: 2122 W. Mt. Vernon Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Date & Time: May 2, 2018 7:30 am
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Please join Milwaukee Public Schools to learn how you can help bring Milwaukee’s play spaces back to life from Superintendent Darienne Driver.


2122 W. Mt. Vernon Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233

05/02/18 7:30am – 05/02/18 8:30am



RSVP below. For more information, visit

Jane’s Walk MKE
Date & Time: May 2, 2018 5:30 pm
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Jane’s Walks are free, citizen-led neighborhood walking, biking, paddling, and transit tours throughout May that get people together to explore, talk about, and celebrate Milwaukee’s many neighborhoods.


  • Saturday, May 19: Walk with Jamin Creed Rowan, author of The Sociable City & Book Talk at Boswell Book Company
  • Saturday, May 19: Walk like a 4 Year Old!
  • Sunday, May 20: Jesus, we need a change! Praying for Peace, Healing, and Reconciliation
  • Monday, May 21: South Water Street & a Treat
  • Thursday, May 24: All is Flux(us) – Activating Brady Street


Click here to learn more and to register!




4th Annual Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival
Location: Various Locations
Date & Time: April 22, 2018 2:00 pm
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The Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, the organizers of the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival, announce the 4th annual film festival beginning on April 22nd. Due to the generous support of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary Nohl Fund, the festival returns this year with an array of films that highlight the Muslim experience.


Continuing the tradition of making each film an educational opportunity for attendees, there will be talkbacks, panel discussions and even a fashion show. Unique this year, in an effort to encourage student attendance and allow the films to be accessible to all, every show is free admission. Shows will be held at the UWM Union Theater, Marquette University’s Weasler Auditorium, Alverno College’s Wehr Auditorium and Cardinal Stritch University’s Shroeder Auditorium.


“Milwaukee is one of only a few cities in the entire nation to have a Muslim Film Festival. With the extreme polarization that is happening in our country, experiences such as these are of vital importance to help build bridges of understanding and provide opportunities for dialogue in an artistic and communal environment,” said Janan Najeeb, President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition and the founder of the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival. “Milwaukee is known for it’s wonderful ethnic festivals, maybe one day it will also be celebrated as the city that welcomes the greatest variety of unique film fests as well.”


The festival opens at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22nd in the UW-Milwaukee Union Theater with a single showing of the Oscar nominated film on the Syrian tragedy, “Last Men in Aleppo.” The talkback will be by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), American physicians that help run underground hospitals for civilians. Other films include “Victoria and Abdul,” the extraordinary and little known true story of the close friendship between Queen Victoria (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) and a young Indian clerk, Abdul Karim.


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United Nations Schools of International Learning (UNSIL) World Fair
Location: Miller Park - Club Level 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI 53214
Date & Time: April 10, 2018 9:30 am
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Milwaukee Public Schools would like to invite you to attend their United Nations Schools of International Learning (UNSIL) World Fair at Miller Park on April 10, 2018.


The World Fair allows students from each UNSIL school to present their research projects. The event will culminate with performances from multicultural student groups during the event, including ethnic dancers and an international fashion show (see attachment).


The UNSIL curriculum is currently being implemented at thirteen Milwaukee Public Schools: Parkview School, Zablocki School, Humboldt Park School, Bethune Academy, Story School, Garland School, Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language, Victory-Italian Immersion School, Burbank School, Gilbert Stuart School, Marvin E. Pratt School, U.S. Grant School, and Academy of Accelerated Learning.


Through this experience, students will master critical academic skills such as research, writing, and presenting with a focus on world affairs and current events. Students will gain skills in debate, negotiation, and conflict resolution, and they will develop empathy and acceptance.

Buelow Vetter’s Breakfast Briefing: Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
Location: Majestic Theater - 770 N. Springdale Road Waukesha, WI 53186
Date & Time: March 21, 2018 7:30 am
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Please join Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet at their upcoming breakfast briefing to learn how to effectively deal with bullying and harassment in the workplace.


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Join the Florentine at Viva Opera! with a special $10 community partner ticket!
Location: Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Date & Time: March 16, 2018 7:30 pm
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Join the Florentine at Viva Opera! with a special $10 community partner ticket!


March 16 at 7:30 pm
March 18 at 2:30 pm
Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts


The Florentine Opera’s concert, Viva Opera!, presents a perfect evening for long-time opera lovers and first-time opera-goers to experience beautiful arias and ensembles from some of opera’s most beloved works, including:


• Bizet’s Carmen and The Pearl Fishers
• Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro
• Verdi’s Nabucco
• Puccini’s Madama Butterfly


Join us at this celebration of opera’s greatest hits with our special $10 community partner ticket. Request your tickets here.


Not valid in combination with any other offers or on previously purchased tickets. Seating will be the best available at the time of your request.

Systems Leaders Spotlight Panel Kick-off Event
Location: Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park Branch, 1859 N. 40th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208
Date & Time: March 14, 2018 5:00 pm
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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from some of our nation’s most respected and experienced systems leaders. In this panel discussion, each leader will speak candidly about challenges in their work; their vision for success; and the role systems thinking plays in working toward that success.

Following the panel discussion, there will be an audience question-and-answer session. Come prepared to discuss what’s on your mind regarding education, student success, leadership and more!


Food and drinks will be served.


Details and info about panelists is here:


Registration is here: