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Author: Julia Lammers

Yoga in the Park offers health benefits, relaxation

On Wednesday nights, one can find several hundred yogis of all ages moving their bodies through a series of graceful poses in Appleton’s City Park. They’re participating in Yoga in the Park, a program of the City of Appleton in conjunction with Empower Yoga, a yoga studio located downtown Appleton. Suzy Weyenberg, co-owner of Empower Yoga began READ MORE

Houdini in Art ‘pops up’ at Mile of Music

Mile of Music features not only art for the ears, but the eyes, too. John Adams, coordinator at local galleries The Draw and Feather and Bone, has brought together local artists, as well as artists from Chicago and LA to display their tributes to Appleton native Harry Houdini. The gallery is located at 233 East READ MORE

Young Aviators build B-25J Mitchell bomber

This week at KidVenture, a group of aspiring aviators and their adult mentors traveled more than 1,000 miles to Oshkosh to show off the replica of a B-25J Mitchell bomber cockpit they built. What started as a shell of a treehouse is now a model with realistic controls, sounds and electronics, all installed by the READ MORE

KidVenture aims to ‘repopulate the species’

It’s a playground for aspiring aviators this week at KidVenture. Located at the Pioneer Airport across from the AirVenture Museum, KidVenture features interactive activities aimed at kids from ages 8-17. “Our mission is to excite the next generation of young aviation enthusiasts with hands-on activities,” says Dan Majka, Chairman of KidVenture. “We have to excite READ MORE

Summer Shakespeare program invokes enthusiasm

When school’s out, not everyone leaves. While most of their peers are enjoying the summer sun or working a job, a group of students at Appleton North High School are engaged in learning about, dissecting and performing the work of William Shakespeare. Summer Shakespeare Theatre is in its 28th consecutive year. A program of the READ MORE

‘Kinky Boots‘ highlights Fox Cities P.A.C.’s season

Big-name Broadway shows and entertaining events of all varieties will be featured at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center during its 2015-2016 season. The Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series opens with the exciting and dynamic show, “Kinky Boots.” The six-time, Tony Award-winning show will run from Oct. 13-18. The musical tells the READ MORE

The Draw fosters connection

The Fox River flats area is gaining a new neighbor. The Draw, an “all-encompassing creative space” is slated to open mid-September. The building, located at 800 S. Lawe St., is the former Riverside Paper Co. building. It will now house leased studios, offices, gallery spaces and more. John Adams is the building’s manager and curator. According READ MORE