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 29-Aug. 4.
This week in Fox Valley history:
60 years ago: “South Pacific” was showing at the Neenah Theater. Those who attended the Midnite Spook Show at Tower Outdoors were treated to a presentation of “The Brain Eaters.”
Attic Theatre presented “The Rainmaker” at the Lawrence College Music Drama Center.
Before the mall, there was Downtown Appleton and long before Amazon Prime Day, there was the Downtown Appleton sidewalk sale. Bargain hunters hit College Avenue on July 29, 1959 for deals hauled beyond the business doors.
40 years ago: One-time teen idol Bobby Vee performed on Thursday, Aug. 2, 1979 at The Valley Inn in Neenah. Tickets were $4.50 in advance and $5.50 at the door.
“Meatballs” and “The Muppet Movie” played at the Marc 1 and 2. The 41 Outdoor ran a double feature of The Godfather and The Godfather II.
This week in weather:
We only get about two weeks of really great weather a year. This week is shaping up to be one of them. The forecast calls for sunny skies. Expect cooler temperatures early in the week before rising to a high of 85 by the weekend.
Things you should do this week:
Mile of Music begins Thursday and will run through Sunday bringing hundreds of live performances to Downtown Appleton. But you already knew that.
If you’re looking for a break from the music, catch some baseball. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are opening a long homestand on Tuesday. The Clinton Lumber Kings arrive for a three-game set before the Peoria Chiefs roll into Fox Cities Stadium.
Bazaar After Dark will take over Downtown Little Chute on Wednesday. It’s part flea market and part sideshow. Grab a cold beer, catch some tunes, some live art — and some things you wouldn’t have expected. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.If carnival rides and animal exhibits are more your style, get to Oshkosh for the Winnebago County Fair. The fair runs Wednesday through Sunday.