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Providing David A. Toivonen, MD Jon J. Cherney, MD Boyd C. Lumsden, MD you the best care. Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Northeast Wisconsin, Ltd. www.newhands.md NOW SEEING PATIENTS IN GREEN BAY! Scott P. Olvey, MD Joseph P. Cullen, MD Nathan L. Van Zeeland, MD 920.730.8833 or 888.383.3039 2323 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton Satellite Offices: 1551 Park Place, Suite 100, Green Bay 3117 Shore Dr., Marinette • 555 S. Washburn St., Oshkosh films JUNE 6 | The Red Lily Part of the Silent Film Series. Frank Rippl plays an original score to the film. 6:30pm. The History Museum at the Castle, Appleton. 735-9370. 9 | True Grit Thursday @ the Movies. 6pm. Appleton Public Library. 832-6173. 11 | Yogi Bear 7 Part of Family Fun Flicks. 1pm. Navarino Nature Center, Shiocton. 715-758-6999. 16 | Inside Job Part of Thursday @ the Movies. 4pm. Appleton Public Library. 832-6173. 30 | Kids Night Outdoor Movie 7 Part of Menasha’s Sun Runner series. 9:30–11:30pm. Curtis Reed Plaza, downtown Menasha. JULY 6 | Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7 Free popcorn! 1:30–3pm. Kimberly Public Library, Kimberly. 788-7515. 12 | Play Again FInvestigates the consequences of childhood removed from nature & encourages action for a sustainable future. 7–8:30pm. Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton. 731-6041. discussion & interest groups ongoing | Downtown Book Club at Harmony Café Wednesday afternoons. 12pm. 832-6173. ongoing | Tuesday Afternoon Nonfiction Book Club Serious & non-serious discussion about contemporary nonfiction. 2pm. Elisha D. Smith Public Library, Menasha. 967-3690. ongoing | Outagamie Master Gardeners Sa, 10–11am. Appleton Public Library, 832-1695. ongoing | Family Research Interest Group Share advice, frustrations, & the “Aha!” moments. Third M, 1:30–3pm. The History Museum at the Castle, Appleton. 735-9370. JUNE 7 | Natural Step Community Circles Sustainable Fox Valley presents a series of small group discussions of the basic principles of sustainability. 4:30–6pm. Appleton Public Library, Appleton. 809-9348. 7 | Creative Journey: Members’ Stories 10am. Appleton Public Library. 832-6173. 14 | Creative Journey: Imaginary Lives 10am. Appleton Public Library. 832-6173. 20 | Knit2Togther Multi-generational knitting circle. All experience levels are welcome! 6:30–8pm. Appleton Public Library. 832-6173. 21 | Tuesday Afternoon Nonfiction Book Club Contemporary nonfiction titles. Books available at Reference Desk. 2pm. Gegan Room, Elisha D. Smith Public Library, Menasha. 967-3690. 21 | Creative Journey: Armchair Travel 10am. Appleton Public Library. 832-6173. 25 | Master Hunters of the Sky See & hear about live birds of prey. 4–5pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay. 391-3671. 25 | Forest Fire & Prescribed Burns in Wisconsin Presented by naturalist on historic fires & prescribed burning on Navarino. 10am. Navarino Nature Center, Shiocton. 715-758-6999. 28 | Creative Journey: Tea Party at the Appleton Inn 10am. Appleton Public Library. 832-6173. JULY 5 | Creative Journey: Inspired by American Icons 10am. Appleton Public Library. 832-6173. 9 | Curiosity Series: Geology Identification Bring in up to 3 items for geology experts to identify. 9:30am–12pm. New London Public Museum. 982-8520. 12 | Creative Journey: Planning & Brainstorming 10am. Appleton Public Library. 832-6173. 19 | Creative Journey: Show & Tell 10am. Appleton Public Library. 832-6173. 26 | Creative Journey: Play Reading 10am. Appleton Public Library. 832-6173. classes & workshops JUNE 2 | Willow Trellis Workshop Make a willow trellis to climbing plants. Supplies included. 6–9pm. Gardens of the Fox Cities, Appleton. 993-1900. 4 | Bluebird House Workshop Build & place nesting sites for Eastern Bluebirds. 1–3pm. Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton. 731-6041. 7 | Edible & Medicinal Plant Hike Learn about uses for many of the plants found in the wild. 1–3pm. Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton. 731-6041. 9 | Guided Photography Workshop For beginners & enthusiasts. 10:30am–12pm, 12:30–2pm, 6–7:30pm. Kaftan Lusthaus, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay. 490-9457. 14 | Basic Watercolor & Pencil Beginners art class for ages 6 & up. 1–3pm. The ARTgarage, Green Bay. 448-6800. 15 | Mini Twig Trellis Build your own trellis & go home w/ a vine to climb your creation. 6:30–8pm. Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay. 490-9457. June/July 2011 16 7 = Suitable for families with young children. = Reservation required.
While the visual arts scene heats up, communities throughout northeast Wisconsin are keeping it cool by hosting a variety of gallery nights. Held once a month, hometown artists set the town ablaze by exhibiting their creations and hosting demonstrations amid other festivities at downtown businesses. What started on an October night in 1996 when two art cooperatives in Oshkosh co-hosted an exhibition is known today as the Oshkosh Gallery Walk. This fall, the walk will celebrate 15 years. Artist and photographer Jim Evans was one of the exhibiting artists that night at Art Space Collective. “By November of ’96, a couple other places in town wanted to try it and since then, we’ve had an art walk of some sort the first Saturday of every month,” says Evans. Today, 30–40 businesses open for the Galley Walk each month. The shops involved are responsible for scheduling an artist and arranging their own special attraction. “It’s a unique activity,” says Evans. “So many things pop up that night, and it's all within walking distance.” In its sixth year, Downtown Appleton will feature 14 venues in its Art on the Town this summer. Organized by Appleton Downtown Inc., the goal of the walk is to provide an outlet for local artists to sell their work and support self-sufficiency for local artists while encouraging consumers to shop local. On the third Friday of the month, June through September, the event is designed to meander from business to business in a way not meant to overawe. Adding to the entertainment, the Johnson Bank Downtown Cool Trolley offers free rides up & down the avenue. New this year, stop and tickle the ivories on the “Play Me Pianos” located throughout downtown courtesy of Heid Music. These events are meant for the general public, not just art enthusiasts. Each venue is required to partner with a local artist and feature their work. This helps to build awareness of the arts in the community while educating event-goers of the diversity of mediums and techniques. Also granting a night out with artists with a free trolley to boot is Green Bay’s Olde Main Street District. With 10 stops on the Gallery Nite this June, you’ll see pastel chalk art, stained glass, welding works and other live art demonstrations. Pop into participating restaurants along Main Street for food and musical entertainment. Merely three short blocks, Downtown Menasha’s Gallery Walk will celebrate its one-year anniversary this June. The event follows the farmers markets on Thursday evenings. “There is a musician at each venue, which really adds to the event,” says Mary Jo Weidert, owner of Wild Apple Gallery and the gallery walk organizer. “During the summer gallery walks, we open the street up to other artists and vendors who would like to show and sell their work.” Have a part in the art in July when the Gallery Walk features its third annual “Chalk One Up,” a sidewalk chalk art competition with prizes for winners in three categories: kids, amateur and pro. Ginger up your summer evenings and take a stroll! Oshkosh Gallery Walk: June 4 & July 2, 6–9pm. Downtown Appleton’s Art on the Town: June 17 & July 15, 6–9pm. Gallery Nite Downtown Green Bay: June 16, 5–9pm. Gallery Walk Menasha: June 23 & July 14, 6–9pm. — By Alison Fiebig 18 | Walking Stick Workshop Create, carve & decorate your own walking stick from an Alder from the wildlife area. 9am. Navarino Nature Center, Shiocton. 715-758-6999. 21 | Basic Leaf Casting Learn how to capture a leaf in cement with life-like detail. 6–8:30pm. Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay. 490-9457. 28 | Advanced Leaf Casting Learn how to insert a marble phrase plaque into your leaf cast. 6–8:30pm. Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay. 490-9457. JULY 9 | Leopold Bench with Bubolz Cedar Build a Leopold bench w/ authentic Northern White Cedar recovered from the preserve. 1–3pm. Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton. 731-6041. 16 | Renewable Energy Workshops Offered by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Introduction to Solar, 9am–12pm; Introduction to Wind Energy, 1–4pm. Navarino Nature Center, Shiocton. 715-758-6999. FOX CITIES Magazine 17