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11:47 AM, Mar. 13, 2013  |  Comments
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St. Pat's Run/Walk on Sunday in Kimberly

Midwest Sports Events of De Pere will hold the St. Pat's 17K/5K Run/Walk on Sunday, March 17, in Kimberly.

The St. Patrick's Day event will start at 7 a.m. at Tanners Grill & Bar, 730 S. Railroad St., and end at the same location.

All participants will receive bagels and fruit after the event. Tanners will provide food and more for $7 afterward.

Other post-race activities include a costume contest, activity games for adults and children and live music by a band.

Registration fees for the run/walk until Saturday, March 16, are $23 for adults, $18 for ages 13 to 18 and $13 for ages 12 and younger. The fees the day of the event are $33 for adults, $23 for ages 13 to 18 and $16 for ages 12 and younger.

For more information or to register, go to www.midwestsportsevents.com or www.active.com, or call (800) 429-8044.

Free curling lessons this spring

Green Bay Curling Club will offer a series of learn-to-curl sessions for the public in the early spring.

The sessions will be held at the club, 781 Potts Ave., Ashwaubenon.

Session dates and times are: Thursday, March 28, 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday, March 29, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 30, 1 to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, April 3, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Thursday, April 4, 6 to 9 p.m.

Admission is free. Instructors and curling equipment will be provided. Attendees should wear warm, loose-fitting clothing and tennis shoes.

For more information, go to the website www.curlgb.com.

Marathon training runs on Saturday mornings

Weekly training runs sponsored by Prevea Sports Medicine for this year's Cellcom Green Bay Marathon are being held on Saturday mornings until marathon weekend, May 18-19.

The runs in the 18-week series are free for the public, but donations to the marathon charities are appreciated.

Each session includes weekly event updates, inspirational quotes and stretching; route reels that clip to runners' tights or shorts listing each turn on that week's route; and water and Gatorade every 2 to 3 miles provided by marathon staff and charity partner volunteers.

Upcoming training runs will be held March 16 and 23 starting at 7 a.m. in the West De Pere High School parking lot, 665 Grant St.

DNR meeting on status of deer herd

The state Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Luxemburg Sportsman Club, E2066 Wisconsin 54, Luxemburg, for the purpose of discussing the status of the deer herd in Brown, Door and Kewaunee counties.

This will be the first formal opportunity of the year for hunters and other interested individuals to discuss the possible structure of the 2013 deer-hunting seasons with DNR wildlife managers.

Those unable to attend the meeting can provide input about their favorite deer-management unit using an online herd status summary and survey, which will be active from Monday, March 18, to Friday, April 12. The survey can be accessed during that period at http://dnr.wi.gov - keywords are "Deer Hunter Forum."

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