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 Aug. 12-Aug. 18.
This week in Fox Valley history:
50 years ago: Pat Boone made his way to the region for two performances at the Winnebago County Fair on Aug. 16, 1969. Those catching a flick could take in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the Neenah. Those looking for a scare could head to the 41 Outdoor for Vincent Price in “The Oblong Box.” Attic Theatre’s production of “Mame” ran at Lawrence.
60 years ago: Future Hall of Famer Leroy “Satchel” Paige pitched two innings in Menasha as the barnstorming Havana Cuban All-Stars defeated the Menasha Macs 11-2 on Aug. 12, 1959. Paige, a Negro League star who made his Major League debut at age 42, was hoping for a return to the majors while pitching for the All-Stars — at age 57. He wore a Chicago White Sox jersey during the game, thought as a means to get the attention of Chisox owner Bill Veeck who signed him to the Indians. The All-Stars pounded out 18 hits in dispatching the Macs. Paige did make it back to the majors — for one appearance and three shutout innings for the Kansas City Athletics on Sept. 25, 1965.
This week in weather:
Expect cooler temperatures in the days ahead before warmth returns for the weekend. High temperatures will range in the low to mid 70s. A high near 84 is expected Saturday. There are chances of showers and thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday.
Things you should do this week:
The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers continue a homestand this week, wrapping up a series with Quad Cities before Cedar Rapids rolls into town. Promotions include Bang for Your Buck on Wednesday night and Craft Brews and Brats on Thursday.
Summer is drawing to an end and it’s time to savor your outdoor music options. They aren’t going to be with us much longer. On Wednesday, Kyle Megna and the Monsoons will close the Live from Hydro Park series in a make-up from last week’s postponement. Concerts in the Courtyard will feature The Gentleman’s Anti-Temperance League while The Michael Handler Project will handle entertainment at the Future Neenah concert series. On Thursday, Saddlebrook will play Houdini Plaza during the Heid Music Summer Concert Series.