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Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley

On April 23, author and Menasha native David Galassie releases his latest book, “Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley.” The title is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History Series. “Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley” pays tribute to the cities as they were portrayed during the “Golden Age of Postcards” READ MORE

Art of the Book: Creative Art Formations

Art of the Book, an exhibition opening March 29 in the Wriston Art Center Gallery at Lawrence University, will highlight the Seeley G. Mudd Library’s growing collection of artist books. Artist books are works of art that use books as the medium. “This exhibition is an opportunity to see unique and exciting examples of artist READ MORE

Doctors in Recital 

Music and medicine unite on March 24 at Doctors in Recital, a fundraiser showcasing the musical talents of local medical professionals as they raise money for community programs. The beneficiary of this year’s program is the Fox Valley Memory Project (FVMP), which collaborates with other organizations to offer programs and services that improve the quality READ MORE

Golden Birthday: Barlow Planetarium

The Barlow Planetarium, seated in the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, will celebrate its 20th anniversary of sharing science with communities in the Fox Valley and beyond on March 20. Director Alan Peche says the planetarium has brought nearly 750,000 people in its doors since it opened in 1998. It’s the largest university planetarium in the READ MORE

Short Story Night

Richie Zaborowske, a reference librarian at the Neenah Public Library, yearned for the cerebral rigor of a traditional book club, without all the blasted reading. “I’m in my 30s, and it’s really hard to find something that’s intellectually stimulating, but that I also have time for,” he laments. “Who has time for a book club?” READ MORE

Sinfoniac Q&A: Jay Stephany

A group of community members (called Sinfoniacs) are learning new instruments to perform as an orchestra on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at UW Fox Valley in Menasha. Proceeds benefit the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra. Jay Stephany, manager of talent acquisition at Plexus Corp., fills us in on his Sinfonia journey. Instrument: READ MORE

2018 Sidewalk Poetry Program Accepting Submissions

The City of Appleton’s Department of Public Works is accepting submissions in its annual sidewalk poetry program. Five poems by Appleton residents will be selected for stamping in sidewalks throughout the city in 2018. Sidewalk poetry is stamped in sidewalks on city-owned property and public sidewalks in neighborhoods throughout Appleton. The program, now in its READ MORE

Five Not-to-Miss February Exhibits

Make sure to check out these shows this month The Nostalgia Awakens Thru February 28 See a massive collection of original Star Wars action figures, spaceships and play sets made from 1978 to 1985. Items belong to local collector David Wentworth. Kimberly Public Library. 788-7515. Surface Archaic: Joshua Albers and Craig Clifford February 1-22 This READ MORE

February Must-See Music

Three musical happenings to attend this month  Imagine: the Peace Concert February 10 Appleton Boychoir brings their message of friendship to the Chapel stage along with Japanese cellist Eru Matsumoto. Imagine dancers, narrators and music with a powerful message will make this spring concert a significant event, softening hearts one great song at a time. READ MORE