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Events for Bigs and Littles

Match activities provide free and inexpensive things to do and the opportunity to meet other Bigs and Littles. These structured group events are part of REACH, which incorporates learning and development into a variety of activities that provide a well-rounded experience for our Littles. There are five categories of REACH activities:

Recreation
Education & Careers
Arts & Culture
Civic Engagement
Health & Fitness

Learn more about REACH


2017 April Activities

Pre-show workshop and preview performance of Junie B. Jones *All ages This event is now full. Please email bbbs@bbbsmilwaukee.org to be added to the waiting list.
Thursday, April 27 from 5:45pm-8:30pm

(Pre-show Workshop 5:45-6:30pm; Performance at 7:00pm)
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee, 53202
Join First Stage for a private pre-show workshop to develop a deeper understanding of the play. Bigs and Littles will explore Junie B.’s daily adventures through first grade and discover their own stories of friendship, courage, truth and family. Light snacks will be provided. This event is for Littles 6 and older.
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Cinco De Mayo Fiesta *Ages 10-13 This event is now full. Please email bbbs@bbbsmilwaukee.org to be added to the waiting list.
Saturday, April 29 from 10:00am-12:30pm

Superior Culinary Center, 4550 S. Burst Ave., Saint Francis, 53235
Join BBBS for a morning in preparing and cooking authentic Spanish cuisine. Bigs and Littles learn the importance of fundamental kitchen skills including measuring, mixing, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen and will explore new foods while following recipes. The menu will include: tri color Mexican bean salad, tamale cazulea, Mexican chocolate and more. Bring home your samples to share with family and friends. This event for Littles ages 10-13.
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 2017 May Activities

BBBS Smart Start
Tuesday, May 6 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
BBBS Office, 788 N. Jefferson St. Ste. 600, Milwaukee, 53202
Learn! Develop! Grow! Join BBBS for a fun-filled event focused on building your match relationship. This activity is intended for our newest matches, giving you the opportunity to meet new friends, set goals and learn more about each other. We will have interactive games that will help you with strengthening the building blocks of your friendship. You will walk away with great tips to help you both as you continue to develop your relationship. Dinner will be provided. This event is for matches within the first four months and for all ages.
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Learn to Earn: Employment Workshop *Ages 13 and older
Saturday, May 6 from 9:00am-1:00pm

Cielo, 200 S. Executive Dr., Ste. 400 Brookfield, 53005
Join BBBS and Cielo for a hands-on workshop for your Little to learn how to prepare for employment. The workshop will include: resume/cover letter writing, mock interviews, and where to find jobs. This is a great opportunity to help your Little prepare for summer jobs and future careers. Lunch will be provided. This event is for ages 13 and older.
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 Photo Safari *Ages 6-14 This event is now full. Please email bbbs@bbbsmilwaukee.org to be added to the waiting list.
Sunday, May 7 from 12:30pm-3:30pm

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, 53226
Go on a safari through the Zoo and test your photography skills! Experiment with basic photography techniques as you and your Little look at the Zoo’s African animals through the lens of a camera. Matches will work together to design an album to hold snapshots. Time will go by in a flash! Light snacks will be provided. This event is for Littles ages 6-14.
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Memories for Moms *All Ages
Tuesday, May 9 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
770 N. Jefferson St., Lower Level Atrium, Milwaukee, 53202

We invite Bigs and Littles to spend time together honoring mothers and special women in your life. We will have a variety of projects including card making, coupon books, painting and planting seeds or plants, and more. You will have a chance to put your own personal touch on creating a special memory for your Mom. Dinner will be provided. This event is for all ages.
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Medical Explorers Day at Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin *Ages 12 and older
Saturday, May 13 from 9:00am-12:30pm
Clinical Cancer Center, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, 53226
Matches will visit the Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin complex to learn all about a career in medicine and healthy living. Participate in fun and educational small group activities, meet emergency medical physicians, and (barring bad weather or an emergency) take a tour of the Flight for Life helicopter on the Froedtert Hospital helipad. Lunch will be provided. This event is for Littles ages 12 and older.
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Bust a Move *All Ages
Monday, May 22 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St, Milwaukee, 53212
Join us for a fun and energetic hip hop workshop. No experience? No worries! This workshop is appropriate for anyone with or without dance experience. The workshop will incorporate the coolest hip hop moves and you'll dance to the latest popular tunes! Bigs and Littles will learn a fun dance to share with friends and family. Grab your dance shoes and we'll see you on the floor! Light snacks will be provided. This event is for all ages. (We will split into two groups based on ages of Littles)
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Match Anniversary Party *All ages
Wednesday, May 24 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

AMF Bowlero Lanes, 11737 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa, 53222
The Anniversary event is designed to recognize long-lasting mentoring relationships. We will have a structured program with games, awards and dinner. Then you and your Little will go bowling with other matches. BBBS holds a Match Anniversary event every other month. Matches celebrating anniversaries in May and June will attend this event. This event is for all ages.
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