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Local Events Calendar

10:32 AM, Sep. 11, 2013  |  Comments
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Thursday

? Zumba demo class: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., at Dickinson Elementary School commons, 435 S. Washington St., De Pere. De Pere Community Center is offering the free demo class, and attendees are invited to bring a friend. www.de-pere.org, (920) 339-4097.

? 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) 983-0966, www.thegreenroomonline.com.

Thursday-Sunday

? "If Tombstones Could Talk": 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 4 p.m. Sunday, at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1542 S. Webster Ave., Allouez. Through actor portrayals, hear stories from Green Bay's past residents now at rest at Woodlawn. $6 per person or $14 per family. Reservations required. (920) 437-1840 or email bchs@netnet.net.

Friday

? Cup O Joy Benefit Concert: 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show, at Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., downtown Green Bay. Bebo Norman, Tricia Brock, Wesley Lewin and Zoe Delaney perform. Tickets start at $15. (920) 437-6694, www.cupojoy.com.

Friday-Saturday

? 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-Sept. 20

? The Mouse Trap: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14 and 19-20 and 2 p.m. Sept. 15, at St. Norbert College's Webb Theatre, 315 Third St., De Pere. Presented by Evergreen Productions. Tickets start at $19. (920) 403-3950, snc.edu/tickets.

Saturday

? Fall Shred Fest: 9 a.m. to noon at Pioneer Credit Union offices at 1651 Main St. in Green Bay and 406 Cardinal Lane in Howard. Documents will be shredded on site for free in a mobile shredding truck provided by A.R.M.S., a full-service, commercial records center that specializes in document destruction. The shredding is for personal paper documents only, not for businesses or organizations with large volumes of materials. The shredding maximum is 10 boxes of documents per person. Confidential containers are available until Friday at both branch offices for those who are unable to make it the day of the event; those documents will be shredded Saturday. Donations of nonperishable food items, which will be given to Paul's Pantry and the Giving Tree, also will be accepted Saturday. (920) 494-2828.

? What's It Worth? Antique & Collectible Appraisal Event: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St., downtown Green Bay. Author and antiques expert Mark Moran will provide up to three informal appraisals. Registration is required to have an antique or collectible appraised; $15 per item. (920) 448-5825.

? "Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi": noon, at St. Norbert College's Walter Theatre, 315 Third St., De Pere. John Pinero portrays the legendary Green Bay Packers head coach in the one-man play. Tickets are $20 to $25; available online at https://tickets.snc.edu/tickets/showdates.php?s_id=615 or by calling (920) 403-3950. Members of the 1966 to '68 Packers teams are expected to attend the show and sign autographs afterward in the Walter Theatre lobby.

? Zumba Day By the Bay: 2 p.m., at Lambeau Field, 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay. Free event open to all ages and abilities - no Zumba experience is needed. The goal of event organizers is to break the Guinness World Records record for largest Zumba class by having 10,000 people participate. Attendees can bring nonperishable food items for a food drive that will benefit Ben's Wish. The donations will be delivered to area food pantries. For more information or to register as a participant, go to www.zumbadaybythebay.com.

? Steve March-Torme "Snap, Sizzle, Pop" concert: 8 p.m., at Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., downtown Green Bay. Tickets $28. www.ticketstaronline.com.

Sunday

? Happy Hoppers Dance: 1 to 5 p.m., at Humboldt Haus, 4931 Humboldt Road, Humboldt. Music by Mark Jirikovec. $7 admission. (920) 684-9483.

? Third Sunday Heritage Hill Ballroom Dance - A Tribute to Green Bay's Heritage of Ballroom Dance: 2 to 5 p.m., at Heritage Hill State Historical Park, 2640 S. Webster Ave., Allouez. $10 admission; park admission not required for ballroom dancing. (920) 360-7019.

? Taize Prayer Service: 7 p.m., at St. Norbert Abbey Church, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere. The Rev. Michael Frisch, O. Praem., will hold a brief presentation starting at 6:15 p.m. at St. Norbert Abbey's Norbertine Center for Spirituality to help attendees understand the elements of Taize-style prayer. Participation in the program is a free-will offering. For more information or to register, go to www.norbertines.org/programs.html or call (920) 337-4315.

? Foreign Film Night - "Amélie": 7 to 10 p.m., at The Green Room Lounge, 353 Main Ave., De Pere. Free admission. (920) 983-0966, www.thegreenroomonline.com.

Monday

? Baylander Barbershop Chorus Guest Night: 7:05 p.m., at Elks Club, 3195 S. Ridge Road, Ashwaubenon. Wanted: men who like to sing. An evening of singing, entertainment and refreshments. Try barbershop singing with no obligation or cost. No need to read music; many barbershoppers learn music by rote. For more information, send email to wcleereman@aol.com.

Wednesday

? Author appearances - Brian and Jenny Carlson: 10:30 a.m., at Brown County Library East Branch, 2255 Main St., Green Bay. The Carlsons will appear at a children's story time and sign copies of their children's book "So Long, Old Hat."

? Author appearances - Captain Gary Schmidt and Warren Gerds: 6:30 p.m., at The Reader's Loft, 2069 Central Court, Bellevue. Schmidt, a veteran Great Lakes captain, and Gerds, a veteran journalist and author, will discuss their collaborative book "Real, Honest Sailing." (920) 406-0200, www.readersloft.com.

? You Knew Me When concert: 7 p.m., at The Black Boot, 100 S. Broadway, downtown De Pere. Husband and wife Cie and Karisa Hoover are an indie folk-rock duo from Nashville, Tenn. They are touring in support of their album "You, Me, and the Rest of the World." No cover charge for the show. www.theblackbootdepere.com.

Sept. 19

? Historic Evening of Food, Music and Wine: 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Captain's Walk Winery, 345 S. Adams St., downtown Green Bay. Fundraiser for the Brown County Historical Society. $28 per person. Reservations required, (920) 437-1840, bchs@netnet.net.

Sept. 19-26

? Old Testament Series: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Thursdays of Sept. 19 and 26, at St. Norbert Abbey's Norbertine Center for Spirituality, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere. Tom Bolin, religious studies professor at St. Norbert College, will lead the latest installment of the popular series, which will examine Exodus and the great flood. Participation fee is a free-will offering with a suggested donation of $5 per presentation. For more information or to register, go to www.norbertines/org/programs.html or call (920) 337-4315.

Sept. 20

? Fourth annual Touchdowns for Hope - An Evening with the Kuhns: 6 p.m. appetizers, 9 to 11 p.m. dance, at Oneida Golf & Country Club, 207 Country Club Road, Green Bay. House of Hope benefit hosted by Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn and his wife Lindsey will include a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, and Packers photo ops. $100 admission. (920) 884-6740. www.touchdownsforhope.org.

? Oktoberfest: 6 to 10 p.m., at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Ashwaubenon. Beer, wine and cheese tasting. German buffet, auction, raffles, cooking demonstrations. Fundraiser for nonprofit Encompass Early Education and Care. $70 admission at the event. Discounted advance tickets available at www.encompasseec.org or (920) 496-1236.

? Rock the Night Away: 6:30 p.m. doors open 7 to 10 p.m. dance, at Bay Beach Pavilion Dance Hall, 1313 Bay Beach Road, Green Bay. Music by the Full Circle Band. Music from the decade of fast cars, drive-in movies, bobby socks, hair cream and leather jackets. $7 admission. Limited to the first 350 people. Purchase tickets at Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department office, 100 N. Jefferson St., Room 510, downtown Green Bay or order by phone with credit card at (920) 448-3365.

Sept. 20-Oct. 12

? "My Big Fat Pulaski Wedding - The Honeymoon is Over": 8 p.m. Sept. 20-21 and 26-28 and Oct. 3-4 and 10-12 and 1 pm. Oct. 3 and 12, at Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., downtown Green Bay. Tickets $29. www.ticketstaronline.com, (800) 895-0071.

Ongoing

? Centering Prayer in the Cloister Garden: 7:10 to 7:30 a.m. on the Tuesdays of Sept. 17 and 24, at the cloister garden of St. Norbert Abbey's Norbertine Center for Spirituality, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere. Kathie Tilot, pastoral associate at Prince of Peace parish, will lead the program. Centering prayer is a method of silent prayer which helps participants open their minds and hearts to God beyond thoughts, words and emotions. Participation cost is a free-will offering with a suggested donation of $5 per session. For more information or to register, call (920) 337-4315 or go to www.norbertines.org/programs.html.

? 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.

? 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 - Matthew Haefel (Main Stage) and Mike Garrity (Side Stage) will perform Sept. 18. 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: Awlo Bunni performs Sept. 14.

? Trail Fitness Walk: noon to 12:45 p.m. every Wednesday until Sept. 25, at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Center, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Some uneven and unpaved terrain. Participation fees: $2.50 Green Bay residents and Friends members, $3.75 nonresidents. Registration required. (920) 391-3671, baybeachwildlife.com.

? Packer Heritage Trail Trolley Tours: through Oct. 19. Ninety-minute tours start at Resch Center Bart Starr Plaza in Ashwaubenon. For schedule and pricing, go to www.ticketstaronline.com or call (920) 471-7951.

? 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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