ENDING HOMELESSNESS: Faith Kohler, director of 30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle — a documentary about chronically homeless Milwaukeeans — serves as the keynote speaker for Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Live in Hope Reception. Following the address, Kohler joins in a panel discussion exploring solutions to homelessness in Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett provides opening remarks at the event set for Nov. 2, 4–7 p.m. at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Connect: mercyhousing.org/lakefront

CALLING VOTERS: The Democratic Party of Milwaukee County invites volunteers to a phone bank party at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at its office, 2999 S. Delaware Ave., Milwaukee. Bring a cellphone and a laptop and expect to make calls to get out the vote in Virginia, where Nov. 7 brings an election for governor. Connect: milwaukeedems.org

PROTECTION PARTNERS: Clean Wisconsin holds a panel discussion about using the legal system to protect water resources at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Dreyfus University Center Theatre, 2100 Main St., Stevens Point. The program, “Working Together to Protect Wisconsin’s Water Resources,” features panelists George Kraft from UW-Stevens Point, Christa Westerberg from Pines Bach LLP and Evan Feinauer and Scott Laeser of Clean Wisconsin. Connect: cleanwisconsin.org

LEGAL LOOK: The natural resources committee of the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County hosts Kim Wright of Midwest Environmental Advocates and George Myer of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation for a discussion on “Wisconsin’s changing environmental laws.” The talk takes place at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood. Connect: lwvmilwaukee.org

CONGREGATION’S CABARET: The Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church’s annual gala, A Night of Cabaret, takes place at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Marcus Center Pavilion, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. The MCC is selling tickets to the celebration and seeking sponsors. Connect: milmcc.org

PLAY FOR PP: The digital version of 7-inches for Planned Parenthood compilation package was released in October and the boxed set comes out Nov. 17. All sales of the music and recitations on 7-inches benefit Planned Parenthood. Who’s on the first track? Cecile Richards, of course. Connect: plannedparenthood.org.

APP ANNOUNCEMENT: Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s new nonprofit, Building Brave, recently launched a mobile app to inspire, empower and connect women. The app offers advice, support and exercises in areas of motherhood, entrepreneurship and civic leadership. Connect: buildingbrave.org

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