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11:56 AM, May 1, 2013  |  Comments
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Boat launches open for the season

Several Brown County boat launch facilities, including those in De Pere, opened for the season in recent weeks.

Users are reminded the $30 annual sticker fee or the $5 daily fee is required before launching.

Annual stickers can be purchased at a number of municipal offices in the county, including the City Clerk's Office at De Pere City Hall, 335 S. Broadway; the De Pere Parks, Recreation & Forestry Office at De Pere Municipal Service Center, 925 S. Sixth St.; Bellevue Village Hall, 2828 Allouez Ave.; and Wrightstown Village Hall, 352 High St.; and the Brown County Clerk's and Park Management offices, 305 E. Walnut St., downtown Green Bay.

Free admission for members at sites

An inaugural membership swap day will be held Saturday, May 4, at four cultural attractions.

Members of Neville Public Museum of Brown County in Green Bay, National Railroad Museum in Ashwaubenon, Green Bay Botanical Garden and/or NEW Zoo in Little Suamico can go to any of those participating places for free on that day. The determination for the free admission is on the membership level of the person's home institution.

All of the facilities will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plant sale next week at De Pere HS

Horticulture students from De Pere High School will be holding a plant sale in advance of Mother's Day, which is Sunday, May 12.

The sale will start Monday, May 6, and run until the end of the school week Friday, May 10, in the greenhouse on the south side of the school, 1700 Chicago St. The hours are 3 to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Available plants will include marigolds, German ivy, geraniums, moss roses, petunias, impatiens and more.

For more information, call Aaron Kilsdonk, the school's agri-science teacher and FFA adviser, at (920) 983-9174, ext. 4543.

Key Club starts 3-week food drive

De Pere High School's Key Club is hosting a community food drive the next few weeks.

The endeavor started Wednesday, May 1, and will run until Wednesday, May 22.

Festival Foods on the west side of De Pere and Larry's Piggly Wiggly on the east side are drop-off locations for nonperishable food items.

Also, Key Club members will be going to De Pere houses asking for nonperishable food items from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19.

Donations will go to the Food for Freedom world-record attempt in Fond du Lac on Memorial Day and be redistributed back to food pantries in Brown County.

Groundbreaking May 10 for SNC science center

St. Norbert College in De Pere will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Gehl-Mulva Science Center at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 10.

The public ceremony will be at the site of the new facility on the south side of campus between the old John Minahan Science Hall and Boyle Hall. A social will follow the ceremony.

In the event of rain, the ceremony and the social will be held in Ray Van Den Heuvel Family Campus Center.

Lead donors Carol and Paul Gehl and Miriam and James Mulva, for whom the science center will be named, are expected to be in attendance for the ceremony.

The 150,000-square-foot facility will include a complete renovation of the 50-year-old science building and a 57,800-square-foot addition. The science center also will be home to the Medical College of Wisconsin's Green Bay campus, which will admit its first 15 students in July 2015.

Open house May 14 for De Pere preschool

Angels of Hope Preschool in De Pere will hold an open house Tuesday, May 14, for its 4- and 3-year-old kindergarten programs.

The open house will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the preschool site, which is located behind Foxview Intermediate School at 700 S. Superior St. Any interested parents/guardians and their children are invited to attend.

The 8-year-old private program provides academic readiness for kindergarten, opportunities for social development, creative outlets and is Christ-centered.

The program is tuition-based but provides both an academic and a spiritual component.

For more information about the preschool or the open house, call director and lead teacher Gail Thiel at (920) 336-9843.

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