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Here is your Feb. 18, 2013 e-UPDATES!

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Downtown Appleton Events Not to be Missed!
Downtown Appleton Farm Market* Inside City Center Sat. 9am-12:30pm:
Fifty vendors selling fresh produce, exotic meats & cheeses, baked goods, specialty foods and handcrafted items every Saturday through the end of March.  Plus enjoy special programs and free newspapers.  
Farm Market Vendor list is available to download at
Death By Chocolate Best Chocolate Treat votes needed by Feb. 19.  Winners will be announced Feb. 21st.  Check our website! 

Downtown Appleton Events & Promotions! 

February Potluck at the Thompson Community Center Feb. 18, noon-2pm:
Featuring Ted Young with a variety of music. Cost $2 and a dish to share.  Register at the Thompson Community Center or call 225-1700 
Silent Film at The History Museum at the Castle Feb. 18, 6:30pm:
"The Kid" featuring Charlie Chaplin ($7 at the door for the film and original musical score played by Frank Rippl on the museum's pipe organ.)
Lawrence University Presentation: "iDisorder: Our Obsession With Technology and its Hold On Us" Feb. 18, 8-9pm:
Speaking about & offering advice on changes in brain ability to process information and relate to the world due to excessive use of media and technology. Free and open to the public. Warch Campus Center

Creative Journey every Tuesday at the Library, 10am-noon:
2/19: Book-based Bookmarks (art activity).
2/26:  Open Materials (art activity/free play)

LU International Film Festival Feb. 19, 20, 21, 26 & 27, 4:30-6:30pm:
Five-part series of rare films selected to illustrate the cinematographic and thematic exchange between the Soviet and Hispanic cinematic traditions. Main Hall 201
"Que Viva Mexico!" (1932) Feb. 19
"Maria Candelaria" (1943)  Feb. 20
"Soy Cuba" (1964) Feb. 21
 "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" (1972) Feb. 26
"Death of a Bureaucrat" (1966) Feb. 27
Appleton Historical Society Meeting at Atlas Mill Coffee Feb. 20, 7pm:
Chris Shaw, Director of Appleton Utilities, will present the history of the Appleton Water Department. 

Thursday Afternoon @ the Movies at the Library Feb. 21, 4-6pm:
Featuring Argo. Rated R. Refreshments served. Free admission.


2/21 features "The History of Rock'n'Roll: Episode 6, Plugging In" 
2/28 The Story of Bluegrass Music  
Free and open to the public at the Warch Campus Center.

Conn-Selmer Woodwind Trunk Show Feb. 22, 3-7pm & Feb. 23, 9am-1pm:
Instrument show including a mix of Selmer Paris Series II and Series III Jubilee Alto, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Reference Alto and Tenor Saxophones and a mix of Bb and A Selmer Paris Odyssey, Recital and Signature Clarinets. At Heid Music.
Appleton YMCA Youth Night Feb. 22, 6-9pm:
Featuring a different attraction each youth night. Some activities include a dance, swimming, basketball, inflatables, arts & crafts, movies, snacks, dodgeball tournaments, prizes and more!

The Ins and Outs of the Social Security Disability Program at the Library Feb. 21, 6:30-8pm:
Information on how the system works & who qualifies presented by Don Chewning. Free admission.
Science-loving 10-13 year olds investigate the qualities of being human in 3 labs.  ($10  Registration deadline is Feb. 22. To register, contact Cindy Duckert, 920-202-4850 or Steitz Hall of Science
Free Group & Private Clarinet Lessons at Heid Music Feb. 23, 12-1pm:
Dr. Theresa Martin presents a mini-seminar on the basics of clarinet. Sign up for a free 15 minute private lesson spot following the group. RSVP 


Writers' Workshop @ Harmony Cafe Feb. 23, 1:15 - 3:15pm:
Open to all teen writers!  Send a message to so we can send you the short story to be discussed and reminders of upcoming meetings.  
Sample over 200 varieties of select wine, gourmet cheeses, indulgent hors d'oeuvres and succulent desserts plus a silent auction. ($75-125 or contact Debbie Hass at (920) 750-5810 or
Enjoy the splash pad, family fun center, pools, gyms, and racquetball courts. Special activities  vary weekly. Children must be accompanied by an adult during all activities.
(Members FREE, General Public $3 each or $15/Family Max)

Knit2Together at the Library Feb. 25, 6:30-8pm:
Multigenerational knitting circle.

Mini Flute Spa with Patricia George at Heid Music Feb. 26, 5:30-6:30pm:
For flutists grades 8 and older. Explore Flute FUNdamentals in this participatory masterclass.  RSVP to to reserve a spa treatment!

City Center Community Blood Drive Feb. 28, 7:30am-4:30pm:
Blood Mobiles parked outside main entrance doors. Registration inside City Center. Call 738-3131 to schedule a donation or go to Walk-in donors welcome!
For more information, check our Events and Specials calendars!

Many Downtown night spots offer special features each day of the week including Ladies Night Out, Live Quizmaster Trivia, Can Stacking, "SIN" Nights, Chef Tasting Menu and more!

Downtown Appleton Live Music and Shows
Music Specials at Deja Vu Martini Lounge:
Open Mic Night Mon. at 8pm, Live Band Karaoke Tues. at 8pm, Funk Night every Wed.  Plus live at 9pm:   2/21 Adria & Kip, 2/22 Savona, 2/23 Cadillac Pete and The Heat and 2/28 Roxie Copland.  
Saturday Karaoke at Sangrias Mexican Grill with Frankie G, 9pm - Close.  


Young Men's Chorus Festival at West High School Feb. 18, 7-8:30pm:
200 singing men from East, North, and West High Schools join the pure treble voices of the Appleton Boychoir!  ($10-15)
Appleton Public Montessori Open Mic at Harmony Cafe Feb. 21, 6-8pm:
Students from the Appleton Public Montessori School will showcase their talents on the mic! 

Appleton Rock School at Harmony Cafe Feb. 21, 7-9pm:
Performance based music school that provides lessons on guitar, bass, drums, vocals, keyboards, and brass/woodwinds in a full band setting and opportunity to perform real concerts.

Jazz at the Trout Feb. 21, 7:30-9pm:
Singer-songwriter Steve March-Torm´┐Ż returns to perform classic standards, original songs & share personal stories.  ($5-12 call 733-4089)

Lawrence University Choir Concert at the Chapel Feb. 22, 8-9:30pm:
Featuring performances by the Lawrence Concert Choir, Cantala Women's Choir and the Viking Chorale. Free and open to the public. 

John Lambert at Copper Rock Feb. 22, 8-10pm:
Blend of diverse influences and flavors naturally grounded somewhere between rock and pop.

Open Mind Night at Harmony Cafe Feb. 22, 6pm:
Similar to open mic featuring music, poetry, dance and more, but with add a catalyst for community activism through the arts. Share your art & learn about issues! 

4th Annual Irish Heritage Day at McGuinness Irish Pub Feb. 23, 12am-12pm: 
A day of history and culture , dancers, pipers , trivia, Irish cheese and Whiskey samples, presentations and Traditional music. Headliners Folk-N-Irish

Lawrence University Viking Choral Festival Concert Feb. 23, 3:30-5pm:
Finale concert featuring singers from invited state high school choirs.  Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Green Apple Folk Music Society Open Jam at Harmony Cafe Feb. 24, 2-4pm:
Acoustic stringed instruments strongly encouraged with few exceptions.

Music @ the Library Feb. 24, 2-3pm:
This Land is your Land: from 1776 to Present, the Story of America. Featuring Barbara Hoffman on acoustic guitar and banjo. Free.Families welcome.

LU Symphony Orchestra Concert at Memorial Chapel Feb. 24, 3-4:30pm:
World-renowned flutist Peter Phippen and powwow group The Smokeytown Singers from the Menominee Nation join the orchestra as guest artists 

Lawrence University Guest Recital: Katie Reimer, piano Feb. 24, 7-8:30pm:
In Harper Hall

The Addams Family at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Feb. 26-Mar.3:
Magnificently macabre new musical comedy is "a visually satisfying, rib-tackling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death  ($60-90)

Music @ the Library: Special Edition at the Library Feb. 27, 6:30-7:30pm:
"Dead Horses" performing folkgrass music. Free admission. Families welcome.
LU Jazz Band Concert at Stansbury Theatre Feb. 27, 8-9:30pm:
Under the direction of Patty Darling, the 18-member Lawrence Jazz Band presents "Just Like a Woman: Women's Perspectives in Jazz" with guest vocalist Janet Planet.
Welcome to Adagio Therapy:
Pam Bilyeu, a massage therapist, nurse and personal trainer;  is the owner of Adagio Therapy LLC - the Valley's newest resource for pain relief. Located in the Historic Zuelke Building, Suite 602.
Utilizing her unique "Therassage Method", she treats clients suffering with painful disorders like fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel and repetitive use injuries.
An "Introductory Therassage"  is 50% off.   Schedule online at:
Find Out the Latest News on Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway Including a First Look at Their Interpretive Master Plan.
Coupons for Downtown Businesses are available to download on the Appleton Downtown website!  Check it out and then enjoy your savings!