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Bay View Community Center – An Evening with John Gurda Fundraiser

"Smokestacks on the Lakefront – The History of Milwaukee’s South Shore"

By - Sep 6th, 2017 08:15 am
John Gurda

John Gurda

The Bay View Community Center will be hosting beloved Milwaukee historian John Gurda ( on September 13 for his talk, Smokestacks on the Lakefront: The History of Milwaukee’s South Shore, at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee‘s Community Room in Walker’s Point. The event will include food from Birch + Butcher & Chef Miles Borghgraef, local craft beer from Third Space Brewing and live music, followed by John’s talk. Proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle will benefit the Center’s programs, which are in critical need of additional funding.

Tickets may be purchased: In Person: at the Bay View Community Center, 1320 E. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, By phone: Visa/Mastercard for Will-Call call (414) 482-1000, or Online: Click here.

The Bay View Community Center ( is a non-for-profit organization that serves individuals and families in southeastern Wisconsin. The Bay View Community Center provides a variety of fun and exciting programs. These include classes for children, activities for seniors, family events, and health enrichment programs for adults. Special programs, like the Emergency Food and Infant Formula Pantry, give a helping hand to those who could occasionally use it. As a non-profit organization, the Center’s success is truly a community effort. Volunteers, donors, and caring individuals are at the heart of the Bay View Community Center.

The Center believes in the power each individual has to stretch beyond his or her own expectations. We strive to provide information to individuals and families that can help them make strong and informed decisions.

Strong decisions lead to greater change, and that’s what makes the Bay View Community Center thrive. By strengthening our community’s greatest resource—its people—we help make the community a better place to live. We provide a place for individuals, families, and groups to gather and belong. In turn, they strengthen the community with a greater sense of pride and their support.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Nieft, Linda at (414) 482-1000 or email at

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