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What’s Going On? The Weekend Preview (3/7-3/10)

This week mark’s Daylight Saving Time in most of the U.S.—don’t forget to adjust your clocks forward one hour.

The shift to DST traces its roots back World War I, when the Axis powers implemented it in 1916 as a cost saving measure. The U.S. adopted it in 1918, though Benjamin Franklin had extolled its virtues long before. It has been shown to save energy by shifting working hours to coincide with natural sunlight, but many folks report difficulty making the adjustment.

And in a hat tip to area firefighters, when you are going around the house resetting all the clocks, it’s a good time to also check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

So, what do we do with all of this extra daylight? Once it warms up, we’ll spend more time outside. Until then, we have a few options to help you through the remnants of winter.

Looking for a sign of spring? Rooms of Blooms is open for its second weekend at the Paine Art Center & Gardens in Oshkosh. Floral arrangements throughtout the rooms and galleries remind us that spring will eventually get here.

Parents concerned about how their kids are eating might want to head up to Green Bay for the 2nd Annual Kids Food Event at the Children’s Museum of Green Bay. It is estimated that 28 percent of Wisconsin children are obese, which ranks us 24th in the nation. The event will feature local chefs, samples and a multitude of food events to extoll the good tastes that can be had with eating healthy. Purchase your tickets in advance through the website.

To see healthy minds and healthy bodies in action, you may want to catch Friday nght’s performance ofDiavolo at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. This modern dance performance is “set against and upon surrealist sets, the company of dancers, gymnasts, actors and ultimately teammates create an enlightening movement experience,” according to promoters. It’s a Friday night only show.

On Saturday, the Fox Cities PAC will host the Wildwood Film Festival, back for its lucky 13th event showcasing the work of filmmakers with Wisconsin ties.

If the art bug has bitten you, Arti Gras runs both Saturday and Sunday in Green Bay. this annual event features a  fine art fair and artist demonstrations of their techniques.

As we ease back into the work week Monday, The History Museum at the Castle will host a film throwback event. Buster Keaton’s “The Navigator” will play as part of the museum’s silent film series. The music will be provided by the museum’s own pipe organ.

Still looking for more? Check out FOX CITIES Magazine’s constantly updated online event calendar for happenings throughout the region.

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