New guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue may end Reedsburg’s popular wine walk and other similar events statewide.
The wine walks are typically fundraisers for sponsoring organizations. Retailers that usually don’t offer food or beverages serve glasses of wine to participants.
ManpowerGroup has joined the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce as its newest gold founding member. Manpower’s global headquarters is in Milwaukee.
PrideFest Milwaukee expands restroom access
PrideFest Milwaukee plans to provide additional gender-neutral restrooms at this year’s LGBT Pride celebration.
Organizers announced that the Summerfest Grounds will host a free one-day jazz festival, Visions on the Lake, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 2.
Co-presented by Milwaukee World Festival and Milwaukee Jazz Fusion, a community group dedicated to advancing jazz in Milwaukee, the event is the second installment of Visions on the Lake, which debuted in 2013.
BIKING BENEFITS: Milwaukee area businesses partnered in Bike! Bingo and Bicycle Benefits to promote cycling this spring and summer. Cyclists place Bicycle Benefits stickers on helmets and find discounts at participating businesses. In Bike! Bingo, riders cycle to participating businesses to complete a bingo on their card for a prize. For more, go to bicyclebenefits.org.
The National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights — Wisconsin May Day Solidarity March for Immigrant and Worker Rights is set for 11 a.m. on May 1 in Milwaukee.
An announcement from Voces de la Frontera said there will be a rally at 11 a.m. at Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. Fifth St., Milwaukee, followed by a march to the Milwaukee County Courthouse at 10th and Wells and then a closing program.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The following is a collection of activities on or around the eco-occasion.
In the early 1980s, as a deadly new disease began devastating gay communities in New York and California, the Midwest braced for what Mike Gifford calls “a tsunami headed here from both coasts.”
Madison joins brief defending immigration actions
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced in mid-April that the city joined 73 cities and counties in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals urging immediate implementation of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
Candidates announce for state Democratic Party chair
Martha Laning earlier this month announced her candidacy for chairperson of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Laning is a community leader, businesswoman and former candidate for Wisconsin’s 9th Senate District. She’s been endorsed by state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, who’s often mentioned as a prospective gubernatorial candidate.