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3:09 PM, Aug. 7, 2013  |  Comments
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Thursday

? School Safety Day: 10 a.m. to noon, at The Children's Museum of Green Bay, 301 N. Washington St., downtown Green Bay. United Healthcare Healthy Living presents the program in which parents/guardians can review health and safety rules with their children at different stations before they head back to school. All activities included with paid admission. (920) 432-4397, www.gbchildrensmuseum.org.

? Laugh Box Comedy Show: 8 p.m., at The Green Room Lounge, 353 Main Ave., downtown De Pere. A mix of the best new local comics and area favorites. $5 admission. (920) 309-6909, www.venturetheatreonline.com or email venturetheatreoneline@gmail.com.

Friday

? Healing service: 6:30 p.m., at Rivers of Life Christian Center, 522 Orlando Drive (County EE), De Pere. All are welcome to attend the service held by evangelist/pastor John Dessart and the Rivers of Life Ministries team. Admission is free-will offering. (920) 265-0708.

Friday-Saturday

? 25th annual Burger Fest: events both days in Seymour. On Friday: balloon rally 4 to 9 p.m., kids' events and food served 4 to 6 p.m., balloon glow 8 p.m., at Rock Ledge School and Park. On Saturday: events from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Depot Street, including the World's Largest Hamburger Parade at 11 a.m., a burger-eating contest at 1 p.m., the serving of the 190-pound "Giant Cheeseburger" at 3 p.m. and the ketchup slide at 4:30 p.m. For a complete schedule of events, go to www.homeofthehamburger.org.

? Comedy City: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. both days, at The Green Room Lounge, 353 Main Ave., downtown De Pere. Improv comedy by teams. Late-night show at 11:15 Saturday. Regular admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students, senior citizens and military personnel. Reservations recommended at (920) 983-0966 or www.comedycityonline.com.

Friday-Sunday

? Country Fest: events start at 6 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, W2035 County S, Freedom. Musical entertainment includes Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts at 7:30 p.m. and legendary rock band BoDeans at 9 p.m. Friday; and Polka music by Jerry Voelker & The Jolly Gents at 3 p.m., a Polka dancing contest at 5 p.m., American Catholic Idol at 8 p.m. and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Marching Band at 9 p.m. Saturday. Other activities include children's games, a petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides, a bake sale, bingo, raffles and auctions. A complete schedule of events online at www.stnicholascountryfest.com.

Saturday

? Incredible Edible Garden Tour: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tour five gardens on Green Bay's west side for free. Individual gardens can be visited at the following times: Tsyunhehkw Community Gardens, off Wisconsin 54 across from Haven Drive about 2 miles west of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, 9 to 10 a.m.; Seymour Park Community Garden, 316 S. Ashland Ave., 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; The Wildcat Community Garden at Green Bay West High School, 966 Shawano Ave., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; NEW Community Shelter Garden, 301 Mather St., 11 a.m. to noon; and Maple and Augusta Community Garden, 1028 N. Maple Ave., noon to 1 p.m. Co-sponsored by New Leaf Foods and New Leaf Market Cooperative. www.newleaffoods.org.

? Fridays on the Fox: 5 p.m. gates open, music 6 to 9 p.m., on CityDeck, downtown Green Bay. Free admission for the final concert of the season, which was moved back a day because of the Green Bay Packers' home preseason game Friday. The Cougars will perform. Concessions sold on site by Hagemeister Park. (920) 437-5972, www.hagemeisterpark.com.

? Roller Derby Doubleheader: 6 p.m., at Cornerstone Community Center, 1640 Fernando Drive, Ashwaubenon. Paper Valley Roller Girls and Green Bay Smackers host the family event. Bring a chair for front-row action. Stadium seating also available. Beer sold to those 21 and older. Admission: $10, $2 for ages 13 and younger.

? Schneider Community Credit Union Nitelite Run: 8 p.m., starts at 301 N. Washington St., downtown Green Bay. 5K course for runners and walkers in the dark with music, glow sticks and more. $20 registration cost includes T-shirt, glow sticks, music and more. Proceeds from the inaugural event will be donated to NEW Community Shelter and Children's Museum of Green Bay. www.active.com/running/green-bay-wi/schneider-community-credit-union-nitelite-run-2013 or http://runawayshoes.net/events.

? The Green Bay Game Show: 8 p.m., at House of Valdar, 1697 1/2 Main St., Green Bay. Original comedy, audience participation. - 50 percent game and 50 percent show. $10 admission. (920) 217-6833, www.houseofvaldar.com.

Saturday-Sunday

? Green Bay Model Airplane Club RC Air Show & Corn Roast: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, at Nicolet Airport, 2625 Humboldt Road, Green Bay. The Northern Aces Show Team performance, 1 p.m. both days. Bounce house by Green Bay YMCA. Food and drinks available. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and sunscreen. $5 per carload. (920) 435-2692, www.gbmac.com.

Sunday

? 150th church anniversary: at Wayside Zion Lutheran Church, 8378 County W, Wayside. Church services at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., including the dedication of the bell tower and a church sign and an ice-cream social after the ceremony. A cemetery walk from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Chicken dinner served from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. - $5 for ages 11 and older and $3 for children 4 to 10; children 3 and younger free.

? Heritage Sundays - Irish Heritage: noon to 4:30 p.m., at Heritage Hill State Historical Park, 2640 S. Webster Ave., Allouez. Admission: $9 adults, $8 senior citizens, $7 ages 4 to 17, free ages 3 and younger. (920) 448-5150, ext. 304, www.heritagehillgb.org.

? Titletown Brewing Flicks on the Bricks: 8 p.m., at Titletown Brewing Company south canopy, 200 Dousman St., Green Bay. "So I Married an Axe Murderer" will be shown. Free admission. Seating is first-come, first-served; no carry-ins allowed. (920) 437-2337.

Tuesday

? Day of Prayer and Reflection: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at St. Norbert Abbey, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere. Sister Judy Miller is facilitating the program, which includes a variety of prayer forms, Scripture study, Mass and opportunities for quiet and solitude. Cost is $35, which includes a private room, lunch and handouts. To register or for more information, go to www.norbertines.org/programs.html or call (920) 337-4315.

Tuesday-Aug. 15

? Kids Dreams Film Series: 10 a.m. all three days, at Bay Park Cinema, 755 Willard Drive, Ashwaubenon, and Green Bay East Cinema, 1000 Kepler Drive, Green Bay. "The Croods" will be shown. $2 admission. www.marcustheatres.com.

Wednesday

? Appearance by the Rev. Tom Brown: 6:30 p.m., at Rivers of Life Christian Center, 522 Orlando Drive (County EE), De Pere. Brown, pastor of a growing church in El Paso, Texas, and a best-selling author, has been featured on several national TV networks, highlighting his success in dealing with the spiritually oppressed. (920) 265-0708.

? Way-Morr Lions Music in the Park: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Way-Morr Park, 3832 Park Road, Morrison. Homemade Brew will perform. Free admission. The Wayside-Morrison Lions Club will serve free ice cream. Food and refreshments provided by the Way-Morr Youth Sports Group will be available for purchase. Attendees should bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food donations for area pantries will be accepted.

Aug. 15

? Oneida Farmers Market Bash: noon to 6 p.m., at Little Bear Development Center, N7332 Water Circle Place, Oneida. Food, fresh produce, face painting, balloon animals and games as well as free horse-drawn wagon rides. (920) 496-7423.

? Identity Theft Seminar: 6 to 7 p.m., at Tundra Lodge and Conference Center, 865 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay. Fox Communities Credit Union is hosting the free event open to all. Julie Russell, vice president of operations at Diversified Investigations, will give a presentation. Reserve a spot online at www.foxcu.org or by calling Becky at (920) 993-3757.

? De Pere City Band concert: 7 to 8 p.m., at Voyageur Park, downtown De Pere. The concert theme for the band's season finale in the park is "Broadway Hits." Free admission. Concert will be canceled if it's raining at 6 p.m. the day of the show. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

? Kids From Wisconsin musical: 7:30 p.m., at St. Norbert College's Walter Theatre, 315 Third St., De Pere. Reserved seats $12 and $14, available in advance by calling (920) 403-3950.

Ongoing

? Family Swims: 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. every Thursday until Aug. 15, at Legion Park and VFW Park swimming pools in De Pere. General admission is half price. Theme night on Aug. 8 ("Tailgate Party") with extra fun games and prizes.

? Yoga in the Park: 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday until Aug. 22, at Voyageur Park, downtown De Pere. The free class is held outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be moved inside to nearby Flow Yoga Studio on George Street and limited to the first 25 attendees that night. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Attendees should bring a mat. www.definitelydepere.org.

? De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to noon every Thursday until Oct. 17, in the Seroogy's Chocolates parking lot, 144 N. Wisconsin St., downtown De Pere.

? Festival Foods Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to noon every Tuesday until Oct. 8, in the Festival Foods parking lot, 1001 Main Ave., De Pere.

? Waterboard Warriors water ski shows: free shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week start at 6:30 p.m. in August, at Mueller Park, Wrightstown; also at 6 and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays until Aug. 28 on the downtown Green Bay waterfront between the Main and Walnut streets bridges. This year's show theme is "Genie of the Fox." www.waterboardwarriors.org.

? "The Packers Heritage Trail, Through Curly's Eyes": 8 p.m. Aug. 8-10 and 15-17 and 1 p.m. Aug. 8 and 17, at Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay. Musical comedy revolves around Curly Lambeau and the team that won NFL championships in 1929, '30 and '31. Tickets $29. (920) 494-3401, www.ticketstaronline.com. Also available, Trolley Tour of the Heritage Trail hosted by a Let Me Be Frank cast member. For tour information, contact Susan at C&M Marketing, (920) 471-7951.

? Yoga on the Deck: 6:30 p.m. sign-up, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. yoga, every Tuesday until Aug. 20, on CityDeck at Shopko Landing, downtown Green Bay. Attendees should bring a mat to the free outdoor class. Live music from local artists. Presented by Jenstar Yoga, Dance LLC and Green Bay's parks-and-rec department. Free. (920) 448-3385.

? Summer in the Park concert series: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday until Aug. 29, at Jackson Square, 300 S. Monroe Ave., downtown Green Bay. Performance by The Stage Hoggs on Aug. 8. Free admission. Concessions are sold.

? Free Wednesdays at the Garden: 4 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday until Aug. 28, at Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road, Green Bay. (920) 490-9457, www.gbbg.org.

? 10th annual BayCare Clinic Farmers' Market on Broadway:3 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday until Oct. 16 on the downtown Green Bay streets of the Broadway District between Walnut and Dousman streets. Nearly 200 vendors' selling locally grown produce, crafts, specialty goods and more. Live music each week - Tarl Knight (Main Stage) and Cup O Joy (Side Stage) will perform Aug. 14. www.farmersmarketonbroadway.com.

? Saturday Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday until Oct. 26, in a parking lot bordered by Monroe, Cherry, Pine and Quincy streets in downtown Green Bay. Vendors and live entertainment: Kevin VanEss Duo performs Aug. 10.

? Open Swim at the Kroc Center: 11 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. every Saturday until Aug. 10, at Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1315 Lime Kiln Road, Green Bay. Children who show a Brown County library card get in free. Children younger than 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Regular admission: $10 adults, $8 senior citizens, $5 youth, $20 family. (920) 884-5007, www.gbkroccenter.org.

? Dine on the Deck: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday until Aug. 28, at CityDeck, downtown Green Bay. Free admission. Order lunch from the menu. Live music by Randi Fay on Aug. 14.

? Tunes at the Tundra outdoor concert series: 4 to 6 p.m. every Saturday until Aug. 10, at Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery, N2185 Sleepy Hollow Road, Stangelville. The John Kelley Quartet will perform Aug. 10. Free admission. $6 for wine sampling. Food also available. (920) 388-4400.

? Friday Night Ballroom Dances: 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday, at Bruce Marshall's Dance Club, 225 Crooks St., Green Bay. $8 per person. (920) 494-2822, www.brucemarshalldance.com.

? Social Ballroom Dances: 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, at Energy Fitness and Dance, 2841 Allied St., Ashwaubenon. Hosted by Simply Ballroom. $10 per person. Michael Witte, (414) 704-4949.

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