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April Literary Events

Celebrate the written word at these upcoming events Fox Cities Reads April 12 & 13 “Salt to the Sea” by best-selling author Ruta Sepetys has been selected for the 2018 Fox Cities Reads community reading program. Sepetys will be presenting at locations around the Fox Valley. 12, 12:45pm. Kaukauna High School. 12, 6:30pm. Appleton North High READ MORE

Performance Spotlight: Timber Mill Theatre 

Last August, husband-and-wife team Justun and Julie Hart launched Timber Mill Theatre, the Fox Cities’ newest dinner theater company. Between them, they share 15 years of professional theater experience. A 2015 production of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” brought Justun, a Fox Valley native, back to his hometown for a performance at the Fox Cities READ MORE

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

Mobile Movement: The Give Back Bus

Update: This post has been edited to reflect the initiative’s new name, the Give Back Bus. A new type of volunteer opportunity is coming to the Fox Cities this spring in the form of the Give Back Bus. For a small donation, the Give Back Bus will transport riders on altruistic adventures around the Fox Cities area. But there’s 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

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

Fox Valley Tech Prepares Cultural Cuisine

Sample a variety of street food-inspired hors d’oeuvres at Fox Valley Technical College’s annual Cultural Cuisine event on Sunday, February 25. The event, which runs from 3-6 p.m. at FVTC’s Appleton Campus, is a fundraiser for the college’s scholarship endowment fund. This year’s event will focus on street food favorites from cities around the world READ MORE

African Heritage, Inc. Hosts Black History Celebration

On February 17, African Heritage, Inc. will host its 20th annual Fox Cities community black history program event, which promotes unity through culturally focused speakers, presentations and food. “African Heritage, Inc. is also this year celebrating their 20th anniversary. Created in 1998, … we’ve been doing the black history month [event] every year since then,” READ MORE