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Sep. 2017

Parkaeology

Sep. 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bay Shore County Park,
5637 Sturgeon Bay Road, New Franken, WI 54229 United States
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Discover a piece of Green Bay Packers History! Did you know that the Green Bay Packers held their training camps during the late 1940s at what is now Bay Shore Park? Known as Rockwood Lodge, it was possibly the first self-contained team training facility in NFL history! The program includes presentation on the park’s history and connection to the Packers and hands-on archaeological excavation to locate the foundations of the former training facility. This Parkaeology program will be co-presented by…

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MindWorks – Brain Fitness

Sep. 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every week on Monday and Wednesday
Lutheran Social Services,
3003 North Richmond Street , Appleton, WI 54911 United States
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Has a friend told you that you are getting more forgetful? Have you missed an appointment more than once? If you can relate, consider LSS Mindworks. Mindworks meets for four hours, two days per week. Class include memory and cognitive activities to stimulate the brain, activities that stimulate self-expression and language, light physical exercises, and information and education resources. Class members share with their peers in a safe and supportive environment. A monthly fee is charged for participation and classes…

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Master Gardener Presents: Protecting Your Garden From Winter Critters

Sep. 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Little Chute Public Library,
625 Grand Avenue, Little Chute, WI 54140

Every gardener has tales of woe dealing with critters eating their plants, wreaking havoc in the garden, and making tunnels in the yard. Get practical advice and strategies for managing animal pests from a Master Gardener. This interactive presentation will detail what methods work–and what doesn’t work–for protecting your garden from winter critters. Advice will be site specific with tips for city dwellers as well as those dealing with country critters. Come armed with questions.

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MindWorks – Brain Fitness

Sep. 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every week on Tuesday and Thursday
Lutheran Social Services,
3003 North Richmond Street , Appleton, WI 54911 United States
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Has a friend told you that you are getting more forgetful? Have you missed an appointment more than once? If you can relate, consider LSS Mindworks. MindWorks meets for four hours, two days per week. Class include memory and cognitive activities to stimulate the brain, activities that stimulate self-expression and language, light physical exercises, and information and education resources of interests. Class members share with their peers in a safe and supportive environment. A monthly fee is charged for participation…

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Judy Kutulas, professor of history at St. Olaf College, offers a historical perspective to explain why Americans tend to confuse the American Civil Liberty Union’s apolitical intention with a partisan point of view. She is the author of three books, including 2006’s “The American Civil Liberties Union and the Making of American Liberalism, 1930-1960.” Free and open to the public.

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The Road Less Traveled Conference

Sep. 27 @ 1:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until September 29, 2017
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

Scholars, artists, preservationists, educators, activists, art historians, collectors and devotees will delve into the complex subject of artist-built environments during a three-day conference, September 27-29, 2017, at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. Through a variety of performances, panels, and workshops, attendees will share new ideas and broaden the collective knowledge and appreciation of this unique style of art making that is the focus of a yearlong series of exhibitions at the Arts Center. The conference, titled…

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Social Security

Sep. 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Appleton Public Library,
225 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911
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Presented by Tim Gierke and Abby Flores, Appleton Social Security Office. Co-sponsored by Fox Communities Credit Union and Appleton Public Library.

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Girlfriends Read: “Roller Girl” by Victoria Jamieson

Sep. 28 @ 4:00 pm
Neenah Public Library,
240 East Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah, WI 54956 United States
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The Girlfriends Read Book Club at the Neenah Public Library will meet on Thursday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m. Girlfriends Read features books with strong girl characters, written for ages nine and up but with broad appeal. Meetings include lively discussion, book-related activities and snacks. Participants are welcome to attend solo or with a friend or family member. Join us in reading Newberry Honor Award Winner “Roller Girl” by Victoria Jamieson. In this graphic novel created by a real-life roller…

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James Longhurst, associate professor of history at UW-La Crosse, shares new research on the history of the Victory Bike program in World War II and its implications for current transportation battles. Longhurst is the author of the book “Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road.” Free and open to the public.

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Alexandra Socarides, author and associate professor of English at the University of Missouri, examines the many works by female poets from the 1800s, such as “America the Beautiful” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” that have endured and impacted society on issues as diverse as childhood, war, nationalism and religion. She also will discuss the recent rewriting of Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus” in response to President Trump’s position on immigration. Free and open to the public.

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