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. 26-Sept. 1.
This week in Fox Valley history:
45 years ago: It was a good week in 1974 for those stocking up on cold ones. Mid-City Liquor offered up cases of either Meister Brau or Gettelman’s for $3.07. They were outdone by Austin’s Supermarket at 1933 N. Richmond St., which had cases of Old Milwaukee on sale for $2.39. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Ram Rock headlined at The Country Aire on Aug. 30, 1974 and per the ad, they were “back in the Valley for the first time since their accident.”
35 years ago: Quiet Riot appeared at the Brown County Arena on Aug. 26, 1984 with opening act, Kickaxe. In Appleton, magic was in the air as part of the 46th Annual Houdini Club of Wisconsin Convention. Public magic shows were performed at the Paper Valley Hotel on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
Good times were in store for moviegoers with options that week that included Revenge of the Nerds, Gremlins and Ghostbusters.
This week in weather:
Expect showers on Monday before the clouds give way to sunny skies for the remainder of the week. It’ll be a week of pleasant temperatures — on the cooler side — with highs ranging from the high 60s to mid 70s.
Things you should do this week:
The unofficial, last hurrah of the summer season is quickly approaching. The days are getting shorter. The temperatures will soon reach hoodie-wearing territory.
Make the most of it — and starting this week.
These are your last chances to spend a night at the ballpark. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers close out the home portion of their season with a series running Wednesday through Friday against the Kane County Cougars. Wednesday is Bang for Your Buck Night with dollar dogs and sodas and $2 domestic beers. Thursday is Craft Brews and Brats night with the titular items selling for $2 apiece.
It’s also your last chance to take in a courtyard concert. The Concerts in the Courtyard series presented by Mile of Music and held at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel will close its 2019 season on Wednesday. Phillip-Michael Scales and Nikki Morgan will perform. The music gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
On Thursday, catch John Lambert at Houdini Plaza for Lunchtime Live and return in the evening for the Heid Music Summer Concert Series. Valley favorites RPM will perform from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The free, outdoor Fox Jazz Fest will delight music lovers at Menasha’s Jefferson Park on Saturday and Sunday. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the festival will feature Grammy-award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch on Saturday and vocalist Janet Planet on Sunday.
The Calumet County Fair will bring animals and activities, rides, a tractor pull, a car show and live music to Chilton on Aug. 30 through Labor Day. Country artist Phil Vassar will headline the grandstand on Sunday.
Menasha’s Waverly Beach will hold its 500 Feet of Music event on Sept. 1 with a corn roast and live music at 3 p.m. from Saddlebrook.