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Supper for Kids

Serving Up Supper for Kids

Monday, June 30th, 2014 - Friday, August 29th, 2014 - 12:00 am

It’s a fact.  Children in our community are going to bed hungry tonight.  That’s why Kohl’s Cares and Hunger Task Force have partnered to create “Kohl’s Serving Up Supper for Kids.”

Through this program, kids 18 and under can eat supper this summer at supervised locations like schools, parks and community centers throughout Milwaukee.

Dial 2-1-1 or click here for meal times and locations closest to your zip code.  Together, we can all make a difference.

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The Wayans Brothers – TWO Shows

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
at Potawatomi Bingo Casino Expo Center
1721 W. Canal Street

Don’t miss the hilarious comedy from The Wayans Brothers. Keenen, Damon, Shawn and Marlon…all four together on stage for the first time ever, at the Expo Center inside Potawatomi Bingo Casino in downtown Milwaukee on Wednesday, July 23 or Thursday, July 24.

These four Wayans brothers unite for a night of comedy, performing, talking and just being the funny brothers they are. The family business put on display for all to see and to laugh at!

Tickets are on sale for $75 / $65 / $55 at paysbig.com or call 414-847-7922 (fees may apply).

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On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and JAY Z

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - 8:00 pm
at Soldier Field
1410 Museum Campus Dr

Don’t miss On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and JAY Z at Soldier Field in Chicago on Thursday, July 24!

Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster locations (fees may apply).

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Run/Walk for the Hungry

Friday, July 25th, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Summerfest Grounds
200 N. Harbor Drive

Help feed Milwaukee’s hungry by running or walking during this year’s The Capuchins’ Run/Walk for the Hungry to German Fest on Friday, July 25 at 7pm.

All proceeds from the event go to feed the hungry and homeless at St. Ben’s Community Meal and House of Peace.  Register as an individual or a team today.

The Capuchins’ Run/Walk for the Hungry to German Fest is a 5K run and 2 mile walk that last year had over 3,100 participants.  The run is on a USATF certified course, chip timed and professionally managed. The walk is completely handicapped accessible along the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee.

After the run/walk all registered participants receive a $5 beverage/food card to use that evening at German Fest. Entry is free to everyone that evening so you can bring a large crowd to cheer you on.

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The Capuchins’ Run / Walk for the Hungry to German Fest

Friday, July 25th, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join over 3,000 to help feed Milwaukee’s hungry! Run or walk as if someone’s life depends on it… because IT DOES!

The 9th annual Capuchins’ Run Walk for the Hungry to German Fest 5K run and 2 mile walk will be held Friday, July 25 at 7p on the Lakefront. Proceeds are shared by the Capuchin ministries, St. Ben’s Community Meal and House of Peace, in order to feed the hungry.

Participants receive: German Fest admission, a commemorative T-Shirt, $5 Food/Drink Card, a 2 for 1 Coupon to return to German Fest on another day or night. PLUS: All registered participants are entered into a drawing for prizes, awards and more!

Register now at capuchinsrunwalkforthehungry.org

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Free ACT Preparation Classes

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 - 12:00 am

High school students looking to maximize their score for the ACT college entrance test are being offered FREE sessions to help them get ready for it.  The Education and Training Program at the Social Development Commission will hold ACT Wings Preparation workshops on July 12 and July 26.

The two Saturday half-day sessions will provide practice exercises in all five test areas for the exam.  The goal of the sessions is to help high school students do their best on the ACT test which is used for college admissions as well as financial aid.

To get more information on the ACT workshops or to enroll, call Rebecca Ross at 414-906-2763.

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Soul Food Festival featuring SOS Band, Lakeside & More

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 - 4:00 pm
at Washington Park
1859 N. 40th Street

You may have heard friends or relatives talk about the “Soul Food Festival” in their city.  Well, now it’s coming to Milwaukee!  This one day outdoor music and soul food festival is Saturday, July 26 at the Washington Park band shell.

The line-up includes music greats:  The SOS Band, Lakeside, 112, Dru Hill, Lyfe Jennings and Chante Moore.

Learn more and buy your tickets today!

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In Need of Backpacks?

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - All Day

For the 15th consecutive year, the BackPack Coalition, Inc. will provide backpacks and school supplies to students with financial constraints in Waukesha County to help them participate and succeed in school.

Each year the BackPack Coalition organizes, collects, assembles and distributes approximately 2,000 backpacks with grade appropriate school supplies to students in grades K-12 throughout Waukesha County. Backpacks and school supplies are provided free of charge from contributions donated by individuals, families, groups, churches and companies. To find out if you qualify click here. Application deadline is July 31, 2014.

If you would like to help, you can donate at the “Fill The Bus” event that will take place on Saturday, August 2 from 9:00-2:00 at local Walmarts in Pewaukee, Delafield, Waukesha, Mukwonago, and Muskego.

For more information on how you, your church, community group or workplace can hold a backpack and school supply drive, to schedule a drop off time, to volunteer, or for further information, contact us at 262-226-7420 or visit our website at BackPackCoalition.org

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Try Redd’s Apple Ale

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Uncle Mike’s Highway Pub
6611 120th Avenue

Join DJ Throwback Thursday, July 31 from 6pm-8pm for “Jammin’ Night Out with Redd’s Apple Ale.”

The party will be in Kenosha at Uncle Mike’s Highway Pub, 6611 120th Avenue.  You’ll have a chance to win great prizes and enjoy specials on Redd’s Apple Ale.  Plus don’t forget to try some of Uncle Mike’s awesome wings.

Not sure where Uncle Mike’s Highway Pub is located?  It’s on the east frontage road next to I-94 and just north of Highway 50.

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FREE Bike Tune-Ups for Westlawn Community

Friday, August 1st, 2014 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at Browning Elementary School
5440 N. 64th Street

Need a tune-up on your bicycle?  The Westlawn Partnership for a Healthier Environment is offering services like airing up your tires, oiling your bike chain, fixing your flat tires and other minor adjustments on June 6, July 3 and August 1 from 3pm-6pm at Browning Elementary School playground, 5440 N. 64th Street.

These services are for residents of the Westlawn community so you can get some exercise, reduce air pollution, save money on gas and have some fun!

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