Growing Resiliency is a new non-profit organization with the mission of promoting resiliency in at risk and undeserved youth. A pilot program was initiated in February of this year connecting St. Norbert College students as tutors, with children residing at Freedom House homeless shelter.
College students are trained in specific techniques and language that encourage a mindset of resiliency. They are then paired with a child or children residing in a local homeless shelter, and tutor them on academics engrained with positive messaging of resiliency.
More information is available at growingresiliency.org
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center presents multiple Grammy award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall on June 13th for her 2018 “Turn Up The Quiet World Tour”! Krall's new album celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook. More information at foxcitiespac.com
The Avenue thanks the Fox Cities PAC for their support.
Sunday, June 10 | 4–5:30 pm
Attendees will enjoy a variety of popular and Broadway opera performances by The Florentine Opera featuring the Summer Concert Residency Artists presented in partnership with the Brown County Civic Music Association. Lawn and Terrace tickets available. Info at gbbg.org/concerts/#schneider-family-series
As a thank you to the community for supporting the Riverfront development, The RiverHeath Summer Concert Series kicks off on Saturday June 23rd from 5-9pm with the bluegrass of Colorado's Emmy winning Trout Steak Revival!
This family-friendly concert on the RiverHeath boardwalk in Appleton also offers food trucks, artists, river cruises and more! Information at riverheath.com
St. Norbert College Music Theatre announces the performance of “Return to the Forbidden Planet” opening June 13th and running through June 23rd. All performances will be held in the Webb Theatre, located in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts, 315 Third St., De Pere.
Inspired by the 1956 science fiction film “Forbidden Planet” and Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” this jukebox musical is packed with rock ’n’ roll classics such as “Wipeout,” “Young Girl,” “Good Vibrations,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Gloria.”
More information on the performance can be found at snc.edu/musictheatre
St. Norbert College is a nonprofit supporting partner of The Avenue.
Support for The Avenue comes from Creative Downtown Appleton Incorporated, a non-profit organization presenting Art on the Town featuring music, performing and visual arts, every third Friday of the month thru September in Downtown Appleton, from 5 to 8pm. This month’s event on Friday June 15th is Hidden Textures! From 3:30 to 6pm, join us in Houdini Plaza for Creative Kids featuring family friendly art activities. More information is available at appletondowntown.org
Supported by the Animal House Pet Clinic in Green Bay, Avenue artist, Paul Thorn and Willy Porter will be in concert on Thursday May 17th, at 7:30pm at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay. Benefiting the Bay Area Humane Society and the Green Bay Children's Museum,Paul Thorn will be joined by guitarist and songwriter Willy Porter. The son of a preacher man, Mississippi raised, Thorn spent much of his childhood in church. After a dozen albums in roots-rock mode, Thorn gets back to his gospel roots with his new album, Don’t let the Devil Ride. Reserved seating and general admission tickets available. More information at riversideballroom.com/events.
The Avenue’s own, singer-songwriter Steve March Tormé will join forces with Michael Bailey of “Vic Ferrari” and a group of local musicians on Friday, May 4th at 7:30pm at the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh. This high energy evening of music will include hits from Paul McCartney to Paul Simon and more.
The concert is a fundraiser for Community of Hope, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote suicide prevention, intervention and grief support. Tickets at the grandoshkosh.org or by calling 866-96Grand.
Community of Hope and the Grand in Oshkosh are nonprofit supporting partners of The Avenue.
The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra will end its 51st season with a Grand Finale concert on Wednesday May 2nd at 7:30pm at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Global talent, Joshua Bell joins Maestro Groner for his final performance with the FVSO. Ticket information is available at foxvalleysymphony.com.
Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra Association is a non-profit supporting partner of The Avenue.
BABES is a non-profit organization and child abuse prevention program offering support to young parents to alleviate their stress in times of crisis. BABES is dedicated to providing Free Respite Child Care, Education, and Counseling to families in hopes of preventing child abuse and breaking the cycle of unhealthy communication in relationships.
BABES is celebrating twenty one years of care by presenting Hats Off and the Lip Sync Challenge 3.0 Friday April 27th at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Area teams will compete to benefit local kids and the event includes a social hour, fine food, raffles, a live auction and entertainment.
More information is available at Facebook.com/babeshelp
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