Your guide to what’s coming up in the Neenah-Menasha area.
Tuesday, Sept. 1 — Heckrodt Birding Club presents “Cranes of Wisconsin” at 6:30 p.m. at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, 1305 Plank Road, Menasha. The International Crane Foundation will talk about the cranes of Wisconsin and the work they do manage crane populations worldwide The Heckrodt Birding Club is open to any adult interested in birds and birding. Free. For more information, visit www.heckrodtnaturecenter.org or call 920-720-9349.
Friday, Sept. 1 — Fire Truck Daze will begin at 10 a.m. at the Menasha Public Library. Fire safety week is coming up, and we’re going to visit the Neenah Menasha Fire Station next door! We’ll start at the library before walking across the parking lot to the fire station for a visit. No registration required. For more information, call 920-967-3670.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3 — Fox Jazz Fest will be noon-6 p.m. at Jefferson Park in Menasha. There will be several local school bands performing. Headliners include Delfeayo Marsalis, David Liebman And Steve March-Torme. Volunteers are needed. For more information, visit www.foxjazzfest.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 5 — The Neenah Public Library will show the film “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” at 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, Sept. 7-8 — ThedaCare Neenah Volunteer Auxiliary will host a Nutman sale at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah by the Java Junction Coffee Shop. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8. Proceeds benefit the TCN Volunteer Auxiliary scholarship fund.
Thursday, Sept. 7 — “The Meaning of a Pow Wow” will be presented by Mark Denning, Director of Southeast Tribal Services for the Oneida Nation, at 7 p.m. at the Neenah Public Library, Shattuck Room. The Neenah Historical Society is offering the educational program in advance of its second annual Neenah/Menasha Inter-Tribal Pow Wow on Sept. 23. For more information, contact the Neenah Historical Society at 920-729-0244, Neenahhistoricalsociety@gmailcom, or visit Neenahhistoricalsociety.com.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9 — Neenah, Menasha and Fox Cities Morning Rotary Clubs will present Seafood Fest 5-10:30 p.m. at Jefferson Park in Menasha. There will be live music by No Vacancy and Beaker Street on Friday and Symphony on the Rocks on Saturday. Lobster and salmon dinners, other seafood, grilled and fried choices are available as part of the Fox Valley Food Truck Rally. For more information, visit the website at www.seafoodfest.us.
Saturday, Sept. 9 — American Legion Post 33 Neenah and Auxiliary Post 33 will host an end-of-summer Antique Collector and Classic Car show at Lucky Dogz Labor Temple, 157 S. Green Bay Road, Neenah. There will be food, 50/50 raffle, music, bake sale and more. Car registration begins at 8 a.m. with awards at 3 p.m. For more information, call Gene at 920-427-7060 or 920-882-9264.
Tuesday, Sept. 12 — The 10th annual Isle of Valor and Patriots Day dinner will be hosted by VFW Nicolet Post 2126 Menasha at the Stone Toad Bar & Grill on Oneida St., Menasha. Cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $ 20 and must be purchased by Sept. 3 by calling Dave at 920-851-2306.
Tuesday, Sept. 12 — There will be a Library Card Party at 6:30 p.m. at the Menasha Public Library. September is Library Card Sign Up Month! Stop in, sign up for a library card and join us for a library card party with crafts, activities, and a library cake! Free for the whole family. No registration necessary. For more information, stop in or call the Children’s Room at (920)967-3670.
Monday, Sept. 18 — “My Cousin Rachel” will be shown at 2 p.m. as part of the Monday Matinee at the Menasha Public Library. Free popcorn.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 — Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley will host a free living well vascular screening Fair 1-4 p.m. at the Menasha Senior Center. If there are concerns with any of the screening exams the physician will guide and refer you to a primary or specialist physician for follow-up. The screening is free, but an appointment is required. To make an appointment, call the Menasha Senior Center at 920-967-3530.
Saturday, Sept. 23 — Join the Neenah Historical Society for the fifth annual Vintage Adventure event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Neenah. Visit local merchants in the historic downtown district and discover stories of Neenah’s past. Free narrated wagon rides, a guided history scavenger hunt, costumed re-enactors depicting former Neenah residents, historic displays and more. Following the event, the public is invited to the second annual Neenah Menasha Inter-Tribal Pow Wow 1-3 p.m. at Shattuck Park. The pow wow will feature dancers, drum groups, a veterans’ color guard, Native American food vendors, and the “Bittersweet Winds” exhibit. For more information, contact the Neenah Historical Society at 920-729-0244, Neenahhistoricalsociety@gmail.com, or Neenahhistoricalsociety.com.
Saturday, Sept. 23 — Meet the artist displaying on the Menasha library’s art wall this month, Rosa Jimenez, at 10 a.m. The exhibit brings to the visitor a unique colorful perspective. The artist also will lead participants on a Mixed Media Workshop. Registration is required by calling 920-967-3690.
USED BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Menasha Library will hold its fall book sale downstairs in the library’s activity room Sept. 7-11. Items for sale include books, DVDs, compact discs, large print books and paperbacks. Proceeds fund programs, materials and services at the library.
The preview sale is 4-8 p.m. Sept. 7. Entrance fee is $ 3 and free for children 12 and younger. The sale continues 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 9; and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 10. A bag sale will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11. Fit all you can put into a paper bag for $ 4. The Friends will give away free books 5-7 p.m. Sept. 11.
Donations of books and other materials for the sale are accepted and appreciated. Bring them to the circulation desk.
•Future Neenah will hold its Farmers Market 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 21 at Shattuck Park. Future Neenah Farmers Market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food share benefits.
•The Menasha Farmers Market will be 2-6 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 26, Marina Terrace.
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