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Loop the Lake Earth Day Hike

Sierra Club Fox Valley Group’s Loop the Lake Earth Day Hike on April 20 is a fun way to get your fitness on, enjoy nature and learn more local businesses and environmental groups in the Fox Valley. The 3.5-mile hike takes advantage of last year’s Loop the Lake project which built a trail around scenic READ MORE

Fox Cities Reads

Posted on Apr. 2, 2019 by Cody Wiesner

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond will make his way to the Fox Cities on April 11 and 12 to share his experiences with homelessness, poverty and the affordable housing debate during this month’s Fox Cities Reads panel hosted by the Fox Cities Book Festival. The presentation will focus on Desmond’s New York Times nonfiction Bestseller READ MORE

Essence of Human Experience

The Aylward Gallery’s latest art exhibit captures the life and artistic legacy of prolific Wisconsin painter, ceramicist and UW-Milwaukee art professor Adolph Rosenblatt, who passed away in 2017. Rosenblatt was best at capturing humanity at specific historical moments in ways that are simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary. In the sculpture “Arafat No Hitter,” he recreated the READ MORE

BREATHE: a multidisciplinary water opera

Posted on Mar. 5, 2019 by Kate Youdell

“Deep Practise” // Photo Credit: Virginie Sueres Lawrence University’s Margaret Sunghe Paek, professor of dance and curator of Dance Series, will work with music director Loren Dempster and director/choreographer Gabriel Forestieri to bring to life BREATHE: a multidisciplinary water opera, inspired by the practice of dancing underwater. Forestieri and Dempster have been collaborators on various READ MORE

“The Lion King” Returns

“The Lion King” will return to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center this month, making this the third time the show has been performed at the P.A.C. A popular show, the P.A.C.’s Director of Marketing and Communications Tricia Witt says she expects a full house every single night of the show’s three-week run. “Thousands of READ MORE

1st Annual Bubolz Brew Ski

The Bubolz Nature Preserve is hosting its 1st Annual Bubolz Brew Ski on February 15th. This event combines beautiful winter scenery with samples from local breweries, wineries and craft cocktails as well as entertainment inside “The Lodge,” Bubolz’s new environmental center. “The Brew Ski is the perfect winter happy hour,” says Bubolz Development Manager Nicci READ MORE

Listening Party

Must see music this season Jazz at the Trout: Katie Ernst January 17 Jazz at The Trout Season IX celebrates “Women do Jazz,” featuring the virtuosity and versatility of the women of jazz throughout the season. Opening performance, 6:30pm. Concert at 7:30pm. The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton. 733-4089. Kathy Mattea January 19 Grammy Award-winning READ MORE

Good Viewing

Two films and a natural wonder offer a visual delight  The War to be Her  December 19  In Waziristan, Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban and disguises herself as a boy so she can play sports. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed and death threats force Maria to leave READ MORE