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1 Feb. 8 & 9 - The Wisconsin FFA Alumni annual meeting at the Holiday Inn in FDL. Hosted by Sections 6 and 10 of the Wisconsin FFA Alumni Association. Theme: "Renew the Mission - Advocates for Agriculture Education." Friday evening, the auction starts at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, it's immediately following the 5:30 p.m. awards banquet. To make a donation of money or auction items for the 2013 Wisconsin FFA Alumni Convention, call Janet at 948-7110.

2 Feb. 8 - Senior Wellness Morning. 9 to 10 a.m. at Fond du Lac Senior Center, 151 E. First Street. Health Screenings for blood sugar, blood pressure and hearing. There will be booths by the UW-Extension on radon, Aging and Disability Resource Center, Above and Beyond Care Solutions, Agnesian Health Shoppe, Heartland Hospice, Good Vibrations, Senior Care Referral Specialists, Rescare, Kindred Hearts, Happy Travelers, Hospice Advantage and ManorCare. There will also be a demonstration on scarf tieing. Visit the secret vendor and you might be the lucky winner of an extra door prize. Visit 4 booths and be eligible for a bingo card for odd month bingo and the door prize furnished by our sponsor, Agnesian Healthcare. At 10 a.m. Dr. Heather Schmidt, a Fond du Lac Regional Clinic West family medicine physician, will speak on good health and give a cooking demonstration. Free and open to the public. Refreshments. Please call 322-3630 to register.

3 Feb. 9 - St. Mary's Springs Academy Preschool and Kindergarten Open House
9 a.m. to Noon. The event is open to 2 to 5-year-old children with their parents and/or grandparents. This is a great opportunity to meet our teachers and administrators, learn about our curriculum, and experience what a typical day is like in one of our classrooms. Parents that are interested in attending can contact the St. Mary's Springs Academy Admissions Office at 322-8008; or online at to RSVP.

4 Feb. 9 - Arc of Fond du Lac 50th Anniversary Gala
5 p.m. at the Retlaw Plaza Hotel in downtown FDL Guest speakers will include one of the founding fathers, the Arc of Wisconsin executive director, city manager, county executive and more. They will also be revealing their new logo, colors and tagline after the speeches. Tickets for the gala are $35 for the general public and $25 for the intellectual and developmental individuals. Dinner is RSVP only and must be purchased in advance by Feb. 4. Call 923-3810 to RSVP.

5 Feb. 9 & 10 - St. Vincent de Paul Soup du Jour
5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Community Parish Hall, 271 Fourth Street Way, FDL. Sunday. Enjoy a variety of soups along with bread, milk, fair trade coffee and baked goods. 8 oz. bowl $3; or 16 oz. bowl $5; one ounce sample size for 50 cents.

6 Feb. 9 - Veterans Benefits Fair
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. Experts from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, WI Dept. of Veterans Affairs, WI Dept. of Workforce Development and other federal, state and local agencies will be on hand to answer questions about and/or assist in applying for benefits

7 Feb. 9 - Whooo Goes There? Owls Exploring Nature Program
10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy. 67, one half mile west of Dundee). On silent wings owls fly through the night! Join us as we investigate how owls are adapted to be such terrific nighttime hunters. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years.

8 Feb. 10 - Annual Taylor Park Winter Party
noon social hour; 1 p.m. dinner at the American Legion Hall. Get away from the winter blues and come mingle with old and new friends at the Annual Taylor Park Winter Party. Catered by Boda's with entertainment to follow by Janice and Joe Schibenger. Still only $15 per person, call Nancy Smet at 922-0430 for reservations. Remember, were still working to support our Taylor Pool.

9 Feb. 10 & 11 - FDL Community Theatre auditions: "Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know"
1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday; 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, at the Community Theatre Building, 250 W. Ninth St. This musical comedy review showcases the joys and perils of traveling. Everything from the coach class blues to pesky customs officials is lampooned in this show. We are seeking a diverse cast of 8-10 men and women. Those planning to audition should prepare a brief monologue and sixteen bars of music (sample monologues will be available). Auditions are open to all and we encourage new people to come! Rehearsals will be held week nights and some Saturday mornings. Performance dates for this FDL production are April 18-21. Info: Web site at or call Therese Burazin at 379-3246.

10 Feb. 11 - St. Stephen's Lutheran Church Old Fashioned Pancake Supper
4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Country Roads C & T & Towne Road, Rodgersville. All you can eat, includes sausage, applesauce, cheese, dessert and beverage. Sponsored by St. Stephen's Women and Men in Mission.

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