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Creativity takes many forms next weekend at Arti Gras

7:04 PM, Mar. 1, 2013  |  Comments
Carolyn Caffery of Paintin' Pottery or Bead It in De Pere, works with Katie Klatt of Green Bay on a bowl during Arti Gras at Shopko Hall in Green Bay on Sunday, March 13, 2011. Photo by Matthew L. Becker.
Carolyn Caffery of Paintin' Pottery or Bead It in De Pere, works with Katie Klatt of Green Bay on a bowl during Arti Gras at Shopko Hall in Green Bay on Sunday, March 13, 2011. Photo by Matthew L. Becker.
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Week 1

March 3

Bird of Prey Tours: 1-2 p.m. March 3 at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East River Drive, Green Bay. Free, and no registration required. (920) 391-3685.

Family Fun Event: 6 p.m. registration, 6:15 events begin March 3, Southwest High School, 1331 Packerland Drive, Green Bay. Green Bay Parks, Recreation,and Forestry Department hosts events including free throw contest, cricket, 54218 relay races, basketball drills, training activities. Open to first-graders through adult. Free.

Tropical Fish Auction: 9 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. auction March 3, Kaukauna Municipal Building, 201 W. Second St., Kaukauna. Green Bay Aquarium Society's spring tropical fish auction. Free and open to the public. Lunch available. Aquatic plants, new and used equipment available. (920) 574-3552, www.gbasonline.org.

March 4, 18

Animal Stories for Preschoolers: 10 a.m. March 4 and 1 p.m. March 18 at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Children age 3-5 learn about squirrels. $2.50 Green Bay residents, $3.75 nonresidents. Registration required, (920) 391-3671.

March 8

Empire Brass Quintet: 7:30 p.m. March 8, West High School Ralph Holter Auditorium, 966 Shawano Ave., Green Bay. Presented by Brown County Civic Music Association: Led by trumpeter Rolf Smedvig, this ensemble brings entertaining flair to music from Bach and Handel to jazz and Broadway show-stoppers. $25 adults, $10 students. Brown County Civic Music, (920) 338-1801, www.BCcivicmusic.org or at the door.

March 9

Green Bay Symphony Orchestra Overture! Music for Families concert: 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Weidner Center, UWGB, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. Family concert for children of all ages. $13-44 adults, $10 youth, senior citizens discounted. (920) 494-3401, www.ticketstaronline.com.

March 9, 16

Build A Bluebird House: 10 a.m. March 9 and 16, Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, 2024 Lakeview Drive, Suamico. Family-oriented event explains the value of constructing nest boxes for bluebirds. Construct a house from a cedar kit to attract backyard birds. Bring a hammer and enthusiasm. $8 per box. Registration required, (920) 448-6242.

March 9-10

Arti Gras: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 9-10 at Shopko Hall, 1901 S. Oneida St., Ashwaubenon. Fine arts festival exhibits the works of 100 Midwest artists and craftperson. Artist demonstrations. Performances to include jazz and classical music, and dance. Hands-on activities for children. Edible arts, information booths. $5, free age 12 and younger. Free parking in Lambeau lot. (920) 435-5220.

March 9-16

"Godspell Jr.": 4 and 6:30 p.m. March 9-10, 6:30 p.m. March 14, Dudley Birder Hall, St. Norbert College, De Pere. More than 30 Birder Studio of Performing Arts high school and middle school students from the Green Bay area participating. Starring Ana Bakken, Meghan Dwyer, Delaney Gilliam, Breanna Grusnick, Bella Jayme, Colin LeMoine and Sam Van Beek. Directed and choreographed by Alicia Birder. $13 adults $10 Seniors and Students. Tickets, (920) 403-3950, www.tickets.snc.edu.

Week 2

March 14-16

2013 Girls State Basketball Tournament: 1:35 and 6:35 p.m. March 14; 6:35 p.m. March 14; 9:05 a.m., 1:35 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. March 15; 11:05 a.m. and 6:35 p.m. March 16, Resch Center, 1901 S. Oneida St., Ashwaubenon. $10. Ticket Star outlets, (920) 494-3401 and www.ticketstaronline.com.

March 16

Dudley Birder Chorale and The Salvation Army Chicago Staff Band: 7 p.m. March 16, Weidner Center, UWGB, Green Bay. Presented by The Salvation Army of Brown County. Complimentary tickets available at the University Ticketing & Information Center at UW-Green Bay, the St. Norbert College Box Office or The Salvation Army Kroc Center. (920) 884-5007.

St. Patrick's Day Parade: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 16. Parade participants meet at Admiral Flatley Park, 400 S. Washington St., Green Bay at 9:30 a.m. Parade 10:30-11 a.m.; proceeds down the Fox River Trail to City Deck for Irish celebration including music, dance and a fireworks/smoke show. Irish blessing, Notre Dame High School Band, Heritage Irish Dance Academy dancers. Bagpiper, leprechaun, St. Patrick. Speeches. Kids' face painting, 9-10:15 a.m. (920) 494-7791, www.stpatricksdaygreenbay.com/.

2013 Green Bay Muscle Walk: 8 a.m.-noon March 16, Lambeau Field Atrium, 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay. Make a difference, raise awareness and funds for research and vital services. www.musclewalkmda.org/greenbay, (920) 499-4571.

Week 3

March 19

"I Am Your Neighbor": 1:10 p.m. March 19, Ashwaubenon High School, 1055 Griffiths Lane, Green Bay; and 7 p.m. March 19 at Meyer Theater, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay. Erasing the Distance, a performance group that sheds light on mental health issues through theater, features actors portraying true stories of people dealing with various mental health issues. Tickets available at the door: $10 adults, $5 students. www.erasingthedistance.org.

March 23

Easter egg hunt: 1-3 p.m. March 23, East Town Mall Community Room, 2350 E. Mason St., Green Bay. Egg hunt, coloring, candy. $3. Register at (920) 468-8500.

Green Bay Philatelic Society Postage Stamp Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23, St. Matthew's Church multi-purpose room, 2575 S. Webster Ave., Allouez. Free admission and free parking in rear of church.

Maple Syrupin' A Celebration of Spring: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 23, Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, 2024 Lakeview Drive, Suamico. Explore making maple syrup with the family. Fun and informative day with educational stations through the sugar bush, a close-up look at our evaporating cabin and ice cream with Barkhausen Maple Syrup. No registration necessary. $2 students, $4 adults, $12 families.

Week 4

March 26

Party for the Animals: 10 a.m. March 26, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. See live animals, play games. For age 8 and younger. $2.50 Green Bay resident, $3.75 nonresident. Registration required by March 22, (920) 391-3671.

March 30

Easter egg hunt: 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. hunt begins March 30, Memorial Field, Hwy. 22/Chestnut Ave., Oconto Falls. Free and open to everyone age 1-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Riverview Alliance Church. Suggested donation: nonperishable food items for Kingdom Come Food Pantry. (920) 846-8303.

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