The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance is an independent, nonprofit organization working to protect, restore, and sustain the water resources of the Fox-Wolf River basin.
This year’s Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00-11:30am at sites along Lake Winnebago, Lake Butte des Morts, Lake Winneconne, along the Wolf River, and along the Fox River up to the Bay of Green Bay. After the Cleanup, participants can attend the Cleanup Picnic in Appleton with music, lunch, raffles, and more, provided free as a thank you to Cleanup volunteers.
Event registration and more information can be found at fwwa.org
Altrusa International, Inc. is an international nonprofit organization that strives to make local communities better through leadership, partnership and service. Altrusa International of Appleton conducts fundraising activities and service projects through the foundation.
Mental Health Matters: A Luncheon Honoring Mental Health Awareness Month will happen May 1st at the Grand Meridian in Appleton. The luncheon will feature speaker, Mike Veny, a nationally known presenter and author of the book, “Transforming Stigma; How to Become a Mental Wellness Superhero.”
News anchor Erin Davisson will emcee the event and proceeds benefit, NAMI of the Fox Valley which operates mental health support, education, outreach, and advocacy programs. And Altrusa International foundation of Appleton.
Formed in 1993, River Alliance of Wisconsin is a statewide nonprofit, non-partisan advocacy organization that empowers people to protect and restore Wisconsin’s waters.
River Alliance is proud to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Green Bay for its third year. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival has been a popular spring event in Madison for 12 years and is a touring version of the national Wild & Scenic Film Festival held in California each year.
The event takes place on Thursday April 25th at Backstage at the Meyer in Green Bay. The VIP party starts at 5:30pm and the film begins at 7pm. More information can be found at wisconsinrivers.org.
The Mill: A Place for Writers is a non-profit organization offering courses and workshops in poetry, prose, reading literature, and memoir writing in the Fox Valley.
Their mission is to support the artistic development of writers, to foster a writing community and to build an audience for literature. The Mill also sponsors an annual writing contest for Poetry and Fiction and publishes an online literary journal featuring the work of writers from around the world.
The Mill is offering a full slate of Spring Courses and workshops in Poetry, Memoir, and Fiction. Classes are taught by accomplished, widely published writers. Registration for Spring Classes and workshops is open now.
Sign up for courses, workshops and learn more at millwriters.org
Veterans’ Mentor Group is a local non-profit organization comprised of veteran mentors, veterans, and partners from within the community. The organization supports the Outagamie County veterans’ treatment court and works to inform veterans in need in the Fox Valley area of helpful services offered by non-profit organizations and government agencies.
The Veterans’ Mentor Group announces its upcoming event Connect to Courage, Keeping Our Veterans Alive on March 13th from 1 to 7pm. The event will take place at the PAC in Appleton and aims to raise awareness about the challenges our veterans face. Resources and educational tools will be available for veterans, their families and community members. More information on the event can be found at veteransmentorgroup.org or on their Facebook page.
The Appleton North High School Theatre Department is an award-winning, diverse and innovative high school theater program. They are active year-round and engage over 100 students of Appleton North as participants annually.
Their mission is to provide quality opportunities for crew and cast of their productions while entertaining audience members with their offerings. North Theatre has been awarded the top honor of Critic’s Choice at the Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival every year since 1999, the only school to accomplish that in the history of the festival.
The Appleton North High School Theatre Department will present the broadway musical "Newsies" running March 7th through the 17th. The musical is based on the 1992 musical film Newsies and was inspired by the real life Newsboys’ strikes of 1899 in New York City! Tickets can be found at showtixforyou.com. More information is available at appletonnorththeatre.com
The Zoological Society of Kewaunee County, a non-profit organization working to provide an educational opportunity for all visitors to Bruemmer Park Zoo in Kewaunee County, presents ZoupArt a Student Art Show and Soup Tasting Event.
Kewaunee county students create art for the county wide art show. Kewaunee County bars, restaurants and home cooks will provide the soup. Attendees may purchase a hand made bowl/mug made by the students for $10, taste all the soups and vote for their favorite.
Zoup Art takes place February 24th, 11am to 2pm at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds, 625 3rd Street, Luxemburg, WI
More information on Zoup Art at bruemmerparkzoo.com
Integrated Community Solutions is a values driven non-profit corporation committed to providing human services that benefit low-to-moderate income individuals and families as well as disabled and veteran populations. Their mission is bringing people together with quality services that promote self sufficiency. Integrated Community Solutions announces their annual bowl-a-thon fundraiser “Strikes for Hope” on Sunday February 18th at The Gutter, 2310 Linneville Road in Green Bay. Registration for the event begins at 11:30am with bowling beginning at noon until 2pm. More information on Strikes for Hope can be found at ics-gb.org
As a part of the world-wide celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Lawrence University will present his operatic show, “Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers,” and host complementary community dialogues on February 14-17, 2019. Lawrence University will also incorporate a deaf character and choreograph the show with sign language. This opera will raise awareness of deaf/hard of hearing language and culture, highlight diversity and provide the community with a unique arts and culture event.
Four shows will take place from February 14-17 at Stansbury Theatre, Lawrence University.
More information available at lawrence.edu
The Board on Aging and Long Term Careis a non-profit organization working to protect the rights of elderly people 60 and over residing in long term care facilities. The Board on Aging and Long Term Care Volunteer Ombudsman Program works to protect the rights of the elderly, listen and talk with resident's living in long term care facilities, empower residents and family members to speak up, voice concerns for resident's who can't speak for themselves, observe general conditions of the nursing home.
The Long Term Care Volunteer Ombudsman Program currently needs volunteers to make a difference in the lives of people living in area nursing homes.
More information on how to volunteer as Long Term Care Volunteer Ombudsman longtermcare.wi.gov
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