GREAT EVENT, GREAT LAKES: The fourth annual We are Water takes place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the north end of Bradford Beach in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Water Commons plans to celebrate the Great Lakes — and efforts to protect them — with art, music, spoken word and ceremony. For more, go to milwaukeewatercommons.org.
JEWISH FEDERATION: The Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s annual meeting — open to the public and celebrating “We Are Family” — takes place Aug. 10 at Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Road. Make reservations at milwaukeejewish.org/events/am17/.
WATER MATTERS: Grassroots North Shore and the League of Conservation Voters present a program, “Save our Wells and Waterways,” at 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 N. Bartlett St., Shorewood. For more, go to grassrootsnorthshore.com.
PRIDE ON PARADE: The OutReach LGBT Community Center Pride Parade and Rally steps off at 1 p.m. Aug. 20, marching from State Street to the Capitol Square in Madison. A rally will follow at the top of State Street around 2 p.m. For schedule updates, go to outreachprideparade.org.
SPECIAL DINNER INVITATION: The Greater Milwaukee Foundation and community partners in July launched On the Table, an effort to rally people and organizations across the community to generate ideas and ignite action for the benefit of the region and its future. GMF invites everyone in the region to place their ideas and priorities “On the Table” Oct. 17. On that day, people will gather in groups throughout the region to share a meal and engage in conversation about the improving community life. For more, go to greatermilwaukeefoundation.org.
CHEERS & CAUSES: Drinking Liberally meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Riverwest Public House Co-op, 815 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, to promote progressive causes and create community. The West Allis chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday at Studz Pub Sports Bar and Grill, 6833 W. National Ave. The Wauwatosa group meets the third Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cranky Al’s, 6901 W. North Ave. And the Glendale group meets the last Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Bar Louie, 5750 N. Bayshore Drive.
COUNTERING CLIMATE CRISIS: 350 Milwaukee continues to meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee. For more, go to 350milwaukee.weebly.com.
FORMERLY KNOWN AS: The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families in July announced a new name — Kids Forward — and a new slogan: “Every Kid. Every Family. Every Community.” The group’s mission is to “ensure that every child in Wisconsin grows up in a just and nurturing family and community.” For more, go to kidsforward.net.