The Valley Review’s Weekly Rundown provides all you need to start your week right — a touch of history, some info on what Mother Nature has in store and a game plan to make good use of your down time.
Here’s your rundown for July 15-21.
This week in Fox Valley history:
50 years ago: Those heading out for a movie could catch Disney’s “The Love Bug” at the Neenah Theater. John Wayne’s “True Grit” and The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” played at the Viking. Those looking for live performances could catch Attic Theatre’s production of “Death of a Salesman.”
The 85th Outagamie County Fair began in Seymour and on July 17, 1969, George Jones and Tammy Wynette were the headliners.
Jeannie C. Riley of “Harper Valley PTA” fame was also in town for the county fair. On July 19, 1969, she signed records at Prange’s in Downtown Appleton.
25 years ago: Those heading out to the movies could catch “Speed” and “Forrest Gump” among films showing at the Fox River 10. On July 16, 1994, REO Speedwagon played the Outagamie County Fair. Two days later, Crosby, Stills and Nash rolled into Green Bay for an engagement at the Brown County Arena with a less than memorable Fleetwood Mac lineup opening the show.
This week in weather:
This week will bring temperatures in the “hotter than hell” range with anticipated highs of 90 degrees on Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service is reporting a chance of thunderstorms through Thursday.
Things you should do this week:
Catch a ballgame: The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers open a home stand on Wednesday night as the South Bend Cubs come to town. The Rattlers begin a series with the West Michigan Whitecaps on Saturday night.
Check out some theatre: The Calumet County Community Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! Continues at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts in Chilton.
Attic Theatre will present “She Loves Me” at 7 p.m. at Lucia Baehman Theatre at UW-Fox Valley in Menasha on July 17-20 They will perform a 2 p.m. matinee on July 21.
Summer Shakespeare Theatre’s production of “Julius Caesar” begins at Appleton North High School with 7 p.m. shows on July 18-20 and a 2 p.m. matinee on July 21.
Take in some sweet rides: A classic car weekend begins Saturday with a 3 p.m. car show at Fox Valley Technical College. Pull up a seat downtown at 6 p.m. for the cruise down College Avenue. The 2019 Appleton Old Car Show and Swap Meet takes place Sunday at Pierce Park.
Catch some tunes: This week features a lot of great, outdoor live music options. Catch a show or three. Our recommendations include:
Live! From Hydro Park: Face For Radio, Hydro Park, Kaukauna, 5:30 p.m.
Concerts in the Courtyard: Smooth Hound Smith, Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, 5:30 p.m.
Kyle Megna and the Monsoons, Shattuck Park, Neenah, 6 p.m.
Heid Music Summer Concert Series: Spicy Tie Band, Houdini Plaza, Appleton 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Waterfest: Phillip Phillips with Trapper Schoepp, Leach Amphitheater, Oshkosh.
Paperfest, featuring Austin Skalecki and Northern Aggression at 5:30 p.m., Richrath Project 3:13 at 7 p.m., Driftwood at 8 p.m. and Kevin Chalfant’s Journey Experience at 9 p.m. Sunset Park, Kimberly
Paperfest, featuring Still Cruisin’ at 10 a.m., Richrath Project 3:13 at 8 p.m., Mistrial at 8 p.m. and the Fran Cosmo Band at 10 p.m. Sunset Park, Kimberly.
Tyler and the Streeters, Walt Hamburger, Fox River House, Appleton, 7 p.m.
Paperfest, featuring Uncle Fester at 4 p.m., Richrath Project 3:13 at 8 p.m., and Quiet Riot at 10 p.m.