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Events

Loop the Lake

On June 23, the Cities of Menasha and Neenah will celebrate the grand opening of the Loop the Lake project, an initiative which will connect the trail networks between the two communities. Construction for Loop the Lake started in October 2017 on two bridges that connect the City of Menasha and Doty Island in Neenah READ MORE

Celebrating Heritage 

Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Green Bay works to preserve the buildings and artifacts of Northeastern Wisconsin and its people. The Park opened in 1977 on a 54-acre site with 24 historical and reproduction buildings representing the area’s history from 1672 to 1940.  “What I’ve noticed is Green Bay truly embraces history,” says Margaret READ MORE

Outdoor Summer Music

Kick off summer music season with these upcoming events Neenah Out to Lunch Concerts June 7-August 23 Bring or buy a lunch and enjoy a mid-day break listening to some music. A variety of entertainment will be featured along with a restaurant vendor of the week. Free. 11:30am-1pm. Shattuck Park, Neenah. 722-1920. Heid Music Summer READ MORE

Coming Together

A unique collaborative performance is taking place on May 20 at Lawrence University’s Memorial Chapel in Appleton. “Coming Together” is part of the New Music @ Lawrence series and showcases university musicians presenting important works of our time. “‘Coming Together’” is the title of one piece on the program, but it also represents what we READ MORE

The Scriptorium

Artist Cristian Andersson’s newest art installation and performance piece explores the pervasive, and invasive, nature of contemporary breaking news. “You get home from a long day of work, you go online, you hear the news. You never completely get away from it,” says Andersson, who owns Matchbook Studio in Appleton. “I wanted to show what READ MORE

Fox Valley Craft Beer Week

The third annual Fox Valley Craft Beer Week, which coincides with American Craft Beer Week, will run May 14 through 20 at locations throughout the area. The week-long celebration recognizes the accomplishments of small, independent craft brewers. Organizing the week’s beer-centered events is a group of local distributors that includes Todd “DJ” Talady of Wisconsin READ MORE

Three Art Openings

Don’t miss these upcoming art shows.  Alive in the Arts 23rd Annual Juried Show May 11-August 3 Viewers of this exhibit will experience paintings, sculpture, fiber, photography, serigraphs, woodcuts, collage, monoprints, glass, stoneware, handmade paper, fine art furniture and mixed media all made by Wisconsin artists. Plymouth Arts Center. 892-8409. Wall-to-Wall Salon May 26-June 7 READ MORE

Local History & Lore

Tap into area history at these upcoming events. Appleton in World War I May 9 Join the Appleton Historical Society for a look at Appleton’s role in WWI, presented by Joe Gaerthofner. 7pm. St. Bernadette Church, Appleton. 540-3699. History Treasure Tour May 16  Fourteen Brown County historical organizations will open their doors free to the READ MORE