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Thursday, Sept. 12 The Menasha Historical Society will hold its annual Potluck Picnic at noon in Smith Park. In the case of inclement weather, the picnic will be held inside the Memorial Building, 640 Keyes St. Bring a dish to pass. Spanish hamburgers, coffee, lemonade, plates and utensils will be furnished. The society's newly renovated resource center and museum will be open for viewing. For more information, call Jean at 920-722-7349.

Thursday and Friday, Sept. 12-13 Theda Clark Auxiliary will host its fall Nutman sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah by the Corner Coffee Shop. Proceeds will benefit the Theda Clark Auxiliary scholarship fund.

Thursday, Sept. 12 The Neenah Historical Society will begin its program series for the year with a presentation by the Winnebago County Master Gardeners' Club. An update will be shared on the project gardens at the Society's Octagon House. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Shattuck Room of the Neenah Public Library. For more information, call 920-729-0244.

Friday, Sept. 13 The Menasha Knights of Columbus Nicolet Council 1838 will hold a fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Menasha Columbus Club, across from Manderfield's Home Bakery. For carry-outs, call 920-725-5202.

Friday, Sept. 13 An opening reception for the works of Neenah artist Greg Bracken will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hang Up Gallery of Fine Art, 204 W. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah. Bracken's exhibit during the month of September features 45 paintings showcasing his appreciation for animals and Wisconsin scenery.

Saturday, Sept. 14 The Winnebago County Master Gardeners' Club will give tours of the gardens at the Octagon House, 343 Smith St., Neenah, from 10 a.m. to noon. The Octagon House will be open for tours of the "Take Cover, Neenah! Backyard Family Fallout Shelters in Cold War America" and "Turn of the Century Home" exhibits. For more information, call 920-729-0244.

Saturday, Sept. 14 A chance to practice Spanish-speaking skills will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Menasha Public Library. Those who participate can share stories and experiences while learning new ways to communicate in Spanish and English. For more information, call 920-967-3690.

Sunday, Sept. 15 Rob Ransom will perform a concert at 2 p.m. in the Shattuck Community Room at the Neenah Public Library. The concert is free and open to the public.

Sunday, Sept. 15 Widows and widowers are invited to attend Rainbow's 27th anniversary potluck from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Menasha Senior Center, 116 Main St., Menasha. Participants should bring a dish to pass. Coffee will be provided. The cost is $6. Bingo and cards will be played. For reservations, call Karen at 920-734-9353 or Janice at 920-766-4448.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 The Menasha Senior Center, 116 Main St., is looking for volunteers to join the Program Planning Committee. A meeting will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The committee brainstorms ideas for events and classes, schedules dates for events, makes phone calls, recruits instructors, entertainers and sponsors, picks up supplies and volunteers on the day of events. For more information, call Stacy Parish at 920-967-3530.


? The Menasha Farmers Market will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 24 on Main Street in downtown Menasha. Vendors will sell produce, bakery, flowers and handmade items.

? The Neenah Farmers Market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 12 at Shattuck Park. Fresh produce vendors will sell items, along with other food, flower and craft vendors.

? The Town of Menasha Sustainability Committee will host a farmers market from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Schildt Park, 1780 E. Shady Lane, Neenah.

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