Check it out: Green Bay area events

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Jan. 30

? Red Cross Blood Drive: 12:30-5 p.m. Jan. 30, St. Francis Xavier, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere. For appointment, (800) 733-2767 or visit

Jan. 30 and Feb. 27

? Wisconsin Connections Academy Info Session: 6 p.m. Jan. 30 and Feb. 27, The Meadows Banquet & Catering, 850 Kepler Drive, Green Bay. Parents of students looking for an alternative school invited to information sessions, one-on-one time with teachers, and view curriculum and sample lessons. (920) 465-6700.

Jan. 31

? Red Cross Blood Drive: 1-6 p.m. Jan. 31, Donation Center, 2131 Deckner Ave., Green Bay. For appointment, (800) 733-2767 or visit

? Schindler's Youngest Survivor Speaks ... A Story of Risk and Redemption: 7-8 p.m. Jan. 31, Lifetree Cafe, 509 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay. Film of Leon Leyson, who was 13 when Schindler put him to work in his enamelware factory near Krakow, Poland, who describes how the Nazis captured his family members and herded them onto trains bound for concentration camps. (920) 437-4164.

Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

? Dynamo Detectives & Small Scientists: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. Children age 21/2 to 5 investigate the world around them. $20 Green Bay resident, $30 nonresident. Register at, (920) 448-3367.

Feb. 2

? Stroke Support Group: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 2, St. Vincent Hospital, 1821 S. Webster Ave., Heritage C, Green Bay. Use Webster entrance and take elevators to third floor. Meeting and potluck lunch.

Feb. 4

? Recovery Intl. Support Group: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, First United Church of Christ, 509 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay. Self help support for people with anxiety, panic, depression, and other emotional problems. Walk in, or call Clara, (920) 336-6432,

? Alzheimer Support Group: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4, De Pere Community Center, 600 Grant St. Oak Room (upper level), De Pere. Led by Jean Howard in association with the Brown County Alzheimer Association. Lori, (920) 336-6054.

Feb. 4

? Green Bay Public Schools All City Honor Band Concert: 7 p.m. Feb. 4, Weidner Center, UWGB, Green Bay. Top band students from each secondary school featuring a sixth-grade honor band, seventh- and eighth-grade honor band, and high school honor band. All three bands combined perform an Armed Forces Salute. Emceed by Drew Smith and Johnnie Gray. Free. Kevin Van Ess, (920) 448-2095.

Feb. 5

? Catholic Woman's Club: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 5, St. John the Evangelist social hall, 413 St. John St., Green Bay. Sister Stella Stoch presents, "Connect the Dots," followed by meeting and dessert. New members and guests welcome.

? Green Bay Writers Guild: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 5 (first Tuesday of the month), The Attic Coffeehouse & Bookstore, 730 Bodart St., Green Bay. Helping writers get projects ready for submission. Book Fest will be 2-5 p.m. April 6, at The Attic. (920) 544-1676.

Feb. 7

? Moving Toward Zero Waste: 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 7, Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St., lower level, Green Bay. Speakers: Amy Spears, Oneida Nation environmental specialist; and Dean Hoegger, president, Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin. Sponsored by N.E.W Zero Waste Coalition. (920) 921-8885,

Feb. 9

? Benefit for Kelly Kallies: Noon-6 p.m. Feb. 9, The Gathering, 2600 E. Richmond St., Shawano. $5, $3 ages 3-12, free age 2 and younger. Kelly, age 34, has aggressive small cell lung cancer. Food, music, raffles, auctions, prizes. Monetary donations can be sent to N.E.W.Credit Union 301 Jackson St., Oconto Falls, WI 54154.

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