locks & locks of fun festivals and farm markets festivals JUNE 3–4 | Taste of Oneida 7 Celebrate Native American history & enjoy various foods while relaxing w/ great music & art at one of the best events in the region that provides free admission, free parking, free entertainment in an alcohol free atmosphere. F & Sa, 12pm–12am. Norbert Hill Center, Oneida. 496-5020. 3–5 | Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival Fun events, $1 rides, cheese carving & tasting, music & Big Cheese Parade & breakfast! F, 5pm; Sa, 10am; Su, 11am–5pm. Doyle Park, Little Chute. 788-7390. Now in its tenth year, the Zeltsman Marimba Festival returns to Appleton’s Lawrence University campus for the fifth time this summer. With goals to familiarize the public with marimba music and bring students together with faculty, this festival brings fierce and feisty music to the FoxCities. Nancy Zeltsman, the organizer of the festival, says students are so enthralled by the performance that after the concerts they say that they’re still processing everything they learned, and they will be processing it for the rest of their lives. “It blows their minds and opens up their world for what music is about and what they can do with their careers,” Zeltsman says. “It’s a total immersion that leaves them reeling with ideas.” The festival’s participants change from year to year, and according to Zeltsman there are some who have done the show six or seven times with a general 75–85 percent difference in participants from year to year. While programming for the closed seminars offered has some repeats based on what has been successful in the past, the concert styles change. “The ideas are based on my travels, festivals I’ve been to, and performers I’ve met around the world,” Zeltsman says. This year’s festival drew many of its ideas from Marimba 2010, a marimba festival in Minneapolis. That festival featured theme-based concerts and inspired Zeltsman’s “Marimba Around the World” concerts, which feature a 10- piece band each playing with a distinctly 3–5 | Oshkosh Irish Fest New for 2011, an Irish Medieval Banquet in the Pub Tent. Be a guest of Lord John & Lady Marilyn for a very enjoyable dinner show. Special performances by members of the Oshkosh West Madrigal Singers. Enjoy Celtic music, eat authentic Irish food, watch incredible Irish dancers, shop the Irish vendor area, participate in the Irish Fest 5K run/walk or the Trip to Ireland Raffle. Leach Amphitheater, Oshkosh. 4 | June Dairy Days 7 Family fun day includes dairy games, a petting zoo, a clown show & face painting! Free cheese, milk & ice cream w/ farmers market. 9–11am. Downtown Fond du Lac. 906-6865. different ethnic and cultural flavor. “It’s always been a leap of faith for them to come by not knowing any of the performers,” she says. “We have an amazing group of artists and it’s really an unusual opportunity to hear a number of different people play the same instrument in one night.” Aside from the multicultural aspect, there is also a variety of presentation styles at work with the concerts, including performance art-based concerts and a free, familyfriendly concert on July 4. In addition, the June 29 concert features Japanese Marimba. Admission for that concert is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit Japanese earthquake relief funds. There will be performers from Japan, including those from areas affected by the quake who will talk about what it was like to be there when it happened. Zeltsman says she is excited for “an incredible, moving performance and the marimba gaining acceptance in the classical music world. We want people to think, ‘I’m hearing an amazing musical piece, and it happens to be on a marimba.’” For a complete concert listing, visit www.zmf.us — By Karilyn Robinson 4 | Greek/Serb Festival Experience Greece in a day–food, ethnic dancing, raffles, vendors & more. 10am–6pm. Pierce Park, Appleton. 832-1417. 9–11 | BrillionFest 7 Th: All day rummage sale; F: Fish boil & history house display, 4–7pm, famous eletric light street parade at 9pm & street dance at 9:30pm; Sa, history house special exhibit, 10am–4pm, kickball tournament, carnival games & live music! Downtown Brillion. 756-3435. 11 | Plymouth Festival of Fine Arts Enjoy a juried fine art fair featuring a wide variety of original works. Musical entertainment & delicious food offerings from Plymouth area restaurants. 10am– 4pm. Plymouth Arts Center. 892-8409. 17–18 | Bayfest 7 A live music festival in the heart of the entertainment district featuring local singers & songwriters & street performers. Enjoy your favorite festival foods, a variety of kids’ activities & marketplace of unique goods. F, 4–11pm; Sa, 11am–11pm. Christos Rafalides (shown) will perform at the July 2 concert. 17–18 | Strawberry Fest 7 Celebrate the first taste of summer! Strawberry shortcake, fresh strawberries for sale, arts & crafts, live music, food, children's activities, guided historic tour & much more. F, 5–8pm; Sa, 9am–4pm. Downtown Waupaca. 715- 258-7343. 22–26 | Walldogs Rock the Cheese Capital Experience a splash of art, culture & history as Plymouth becomes the home to the Walldogs where 15 murals will be painted. plymouthwalldogs.com/ June/July 2011 26 23–25 | Chickenfest Amusements, food eating contests, music entertainment, tractor pulls, fireworks, craft & home & garden show plus children’s activities! Th, 5–11pm; F, 5pm–12:30am; Sa, 10am–12:30am. Darboy Community Park, N9334 Now Road, Appleton. 996-1153. 26–Jul 9 | 10th Anniversary Zeltsman Marimba Festival Informative, inspirational & music-filled festival will be organized in themes w/ a total of 20 performers featured in 9 faculty concerts. A 4th of July Gala Concert will be full of celebratory, popinfluenced music! Lawrence University, Appleton. www.zmf.us. 30 | Annual Cultural Festival 7 Enjoy traditional arts & crafts, demos, vendors, live music & more. Free for the whole family. 10:30am–3:30pm. Oneida National Museum, De Pere. 869-2768. JULY 1–3 | 19th Annual Altrusa Polkafest Enjoy 5 great polka bands! F, 6–10pm; Sa, 11:30am–10pm; Su, 11:30am–6:30pm. Romy’s Nitingale, Black Creek. 731-8869. 4 | CommunityFest 7 Children's events, live entertainment, Wisconsin Singers, Webfooters Waterski Show, Venetian parade, food & beverages, & fireworks. Community Band performs at 7:45pm. 9am–10pm. Riverside Park, Neenah. 886-6060. 4 | Festival Foods Fire Over the Fox 7 One of the biggest fireworks displays in Wisconsin! Enjoy an all-day festival w/ great food, music & fun! Fireworks begin at dusk. 1–10pm. Near the Main Street Bridge, downtown Green Bay. 437-5972.
EAA AirVenture flies into Oshkosh July 25–31. 6–10 | Lifest 2011 Family-friendly Christian rock festival days of more than 150 artists, music, entertainment, comedians, speakers & activities. Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh. 800-955-5433. 9 | German Fest Features great German music & dance, traditional crafts from our costumed building hosts, interpreters demonstrating wool spinning, blacksmithing, wood stove cooking & more. School lessons, children’s chores & games will also take place. 12–8pm. Pinecrest Historical Village, Manitowoc. 684-5110. 14–17 | Paperfest A family-oriented festival that raises money for non-profit & civic organizations in the Fox Valley through games, sports, carnival rides, music & food! Th, 6–11:30pm; F, 5pm–1am; Sa, 9:15am–1am; Su, 11am–8:30pm. Sunset Park, Kimberly. 788-7507. 17 | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Arts Festival A day of fine arts, fine crafts, music & free family fun. 10am–4pm. Riverside Park, Neenah. 751-4658. 22–23 | Savour Green Bay Enjoy culinary offerings featuring local restaurants, wineries & breweries, plus a marketplace featuring locally-produced food & products, demos, performances & more! F, 5–11pm; Sa, 11am–10pm. Downtown Green Bay. 435-5220. 25–31 | EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 7 More than 10,000 airplanes flying in & landing, forums, workshops & exhibitors, plus daily air shows. Times vary each day. 230-7800. farmers markets Downtown Appleton Farmers Market On Saturdays, June 18-–October 29 (no market Sep 24). 8am–12:30pm. College Ave., between Appleton & Durkee Sts., plus Houdini Plaza, Appleton. 954-9112. Appleton East Festival Foods Farmers Market On Sundays, July 19-September 25. 8am–1pm. W3195 Van Roy Rd., Appleton. 968-2200. Appleton Festival Foods Farmers Market On Wednesdays, June 23-October 27. 8am–1pm. 1200 W. Northland Ave., Appleton. 968-2212. 7 = Suitable for families with young children. Historic Atlas Mill RiverFront Art & Farm Market On Saturdays, June 5-October 30. 8am–1pm. Mill Boutique & Art Gallery (Atlas Coffee), 425 W. Water St., Appleton. 734-6871. Berlin Community Farmers Market On Wednesdays & Saturdays, May 14- October 15. 8:30am–12:30pm. S. Capron St. parking lot, Berlin. 756-2434. Chilton Farmers Market On Fridays, June 8-October 28. 12pm–5pm. Uptown Parking Lots at 34 W. Main Street. 849-2451. De Pere Farmers Market On Thursdays, July 8-October 21. 7am–12pm. 144 N. Wisconsin St., Seroogy's Chocolates parking lot, De Pere. 338-0000. De Pere Festival Foods Farmers Market On Tuesdays, July 13-October 19. 7am–12pm. 1001 Main Ave., De Pere. 920-434-0730. Fish Creek Settlement Shops Farmers Market On Wednesdays, June 15-October 25. 10am–2pm. Fish Creek, 9116 Hwy 42. 868-3788. Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market On Wednesdays, May 18-October 26. 2pm–6pm. Division St. & Sophia St., Fond du Lac. 921-9500. Fond du Lac Downtown Farmers Market On Saturdays, May 14-October 29. 7am–12pm. Western Ave. & Linden St., Fond du Lac. 921-9500. Fond du Lac Festival Foods Farmers Market On Sundays, July 11–October 10. 7am–1pm. 1125 E. Johnson St., Fond du Lac. 273-0490. Bay Park Square Farmers Market On Mondays, June 14-October 18. 2–6pm. Bay Park Square Mall, 303 Bay Park Square, in northeastern parking lot near Holmgren Way, Green Bay. 499-2421. City of Green Bay Farmers Market On Saturdays, June 4-October 29. 7am–12pm. Downtown Green Bay. 448-3210. Farmers’ Market on Broadway On Wednesdays, June 1-October 12. June-August 3–8pm, September-October, 3–7pm. Downtown Green Bay. 437-2531. FOX CITIES Magazine 27 Time for a financial checkup! For most people, checkups are a regular part of life. Dental visits, auto maintenance appointments and even glances in the bathroom mirror all help people monitor performance, catch potential problems and assure that all is — or will be — well. What’s true of teeth, engines and grooming is also true of finances: regular checkups are required. Why? Changes both great and small affect the strategies people have developed to achieve their financial goals. Unfortunately, too many people act as though once their financial program is in place their work is done. This isn’t so. As a general rule, people should review their financial program at least once each year. Certain life changes — the birth or adoption of a child, a change in marital status (married, divorced, widowed), the death of a family member or changes to one’s health — should serve as reminders that a financial tuneup is in order. Other changes in personal economics can also have a huge impact on people’s financial programs. These may include shifts in employment status or salary (e.g. loss of a job or a pay cut/freeze), home ownership changes, significant changes in total assets or debt, the receipt of an inheritance, and tax law changes can all make previous plans obsolete. It is a rare person who hasn’t been affected in the last 12 months by changes in the economic landscape, yet many people don’t stop to consider how these changes affect their overall financial program. How can a person perform a financial checkup? For those with a do-it-yourself mentality, a number of print and electronic resources exist to help them monitor their finances. However, most people can benefit from the knowledge, experience and insight that financial services professionals offer. Qualified financial professionals can help people evaluate their present financial strategies and keep abreast of new laws, regulations, products and economic developments. Even more important, financial professionals can challenge unrealistic assumptions people may have and help them overcome money management’s greatest threat: procrastination. To live is to experience change. How and where change will appear is impossible to predict, but a financial checkup is one sure way to make certain a person’s financial objectives — and his or her sense of financial confidence — keep pace with all that occurs. • NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT FDIC INSURED • NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY • NOT GUARANTEED BY THRIVENT FINANCIAL BANK • MAY LOSE VALUE Theresa (Tess) Domnie, FIC is a Regional Management Associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Appleton. She can be reached at 920-224-9128 or toll free at 866-876-8418. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping nearly 2.6 million members achieve their financial goals and give back to their communities. This column was prepared by Thrivent Financial for use by this representative. Neither Thrivent Financial for Lutherans or its respective financial representatives and employees provide legal or tax advice. For complete details, consult with your tax advisor or attorney. Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, 800-847- 4836, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance agents of Thrivent Financial.