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Taliesin Preservation unveils a new tour, inviting bicyclists to explore a broad swath of Frank Lloyd Wright territory in Wisconsin, starting and ending at his 800-acre Wisconsin River estate.

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Touring for Taliesin: Taliesin Preservation unveils a new tour, inviting bicyclists to explore a broad swath of Frank Lloyd Wright territory in Wisconsin, starting and ending at his 800-acre Wisconsin River estate. Tour du Taliesin, set for May 22, features two ticketing levels and two route distances. Plus, there’s an after-party at Tan-y-Deri Hill. For more, go to taliesinpreservation.org.

Climate cinema: A new film based on Naomi Klein’s book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, will be screened at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison at 7 p.m. May 25. The 350 Madison Climate Action Team hosts the event with co-sponsors Madison Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Madison Institute, Sierra Club, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Wisconsin Environmental Health Network, 350 UW and Clean Wisconsin. For more, go to 350madison.org.

H20 happening: Milwaukee Water Commons hosts the Confluence Gathering at 5 p.m. May 12 at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 901 E. Juneau Ave. The forum provides an opportunity to announce a series of water initiatives, including:

  • Increasing green infrastructure.
  • Expanding water recreation.
  • Restoring Milwaukee’s three rivers.

For more, go to milwaukeewatercommons.org.

Chamber accolades: The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce holds an expo and awards celebration May 18 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Milwaukee. The expo is 5-7 p.m. and the awards presentation is at 6:30 p.m. For more, go to wislgbtchamber.com.

Opportunity knocks: U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., recently introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act, which would unlock inactive capital to invest in entrepreneurs in distressed communities by creating “opportunity funds.”

Madison reading material: The 2016-17 “Go Big Read” common reading project for the University of Wisconsin-Madison will focus on Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Matthew Desmond. The book tells the story of eight Milwaukee families faced with losing their homes and explores how evictions in the U.S. went from rare to frequent occurrences. For more, go to gobigread.wisc.edu.

Step forward: The 2016 Southern Wisconsin MG Walk benefiting the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America takes place at 10 a.m. May 7 in Greenfield Park in West Allis. For more, go to myasthenia.org.

Brewing trees: A partnership between Milwaukee County Parks Department, the Brewers Foundation and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources involves planting 70 trees this spring. Seven species will be planted — catalpa, sugar maple, swamp white oak, Kentucky coffee tree, hackberry, Japanese tree lilac and honeylocust. For more, go to milwaukeecountywi.gov.

Labor conference: The 35th annual conference of the Wisconsin Labor History Society takes place May 21 at UAW Local 72 Hall, 3615 Washington Road, Kenosha. The theme is “A Historical Look at Immigration and Unions: Lessons for Today.” For more, go to wisconsinlaborhistory.org.

Black Lens boost: Milwaukee Film received a $10,000 grant to support its Black Lens Program from the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sixteen FilmWatch grants were issued for 2016-17. Black Lens programming is a selection of films by African-American filmmakers. For more, go to mkefilm.org.

Growing Pride: Milwaukee Pride is seeking candidates for its expanded board of directors. Applications should be sent by May 10 to [email protected].

KP duty: Eleven Milwaukee chefs will host a benefit dinner May 23, offering dishes inspired by the Waffle House menu, to raise money for the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative. “Milwaukee Chefs for Homeless Vets: Waffle House Re-Imagined” is 6:30-10 p.m. at Merriment Social, 240 E. Pittsburgh Ave., Milwaukee. The vets initiative provides a range of services to military veterans and families in crisis. For more, go to mkehomelessvets.org.

Gem time: The Wisconsin Geological Society holds its annual rock and gem show May 14-15 at Hart Park’s Mueller Building in Wauwatosa. The event features about 20 vendors and raises money for college scholarships. For more, go to wisgeologicalsociety.com.

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