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:
48 years ago: The Midwest League championship was on the line at Goodland Field on Sept. 3, 1971 as the Appleton Foxes played deciding Game 3 against the Quad Cities Angels.
The Angels took Game 1 of the series after jumping on starter and future Hall of Famer Goose Gossage for seven runs en route to an 8-3 victory.
The Foxes stormed back with a 5-0 shutout win in Appleton the next day.
In Game 3, Dave Chorley of the Angels hit a two-run, two-out home run in the sixth inning that put the road team ahead 3-2. Quad Cities would hold that one-run lead for the victory and left Appleton champions.
Those heading to the cinema this week in 1971 could take in what would later be considered a classic. “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” was showing at both the Neenah and the Viking.
20 years ago: Alternative rockers Caroline’s Spine played Ryan’s Ballroom this week in 1999. In Neenah, Engelbert Humperdinck — the king of romance — had the ladies swooning at Pickard Auditorium.
The Winneconne schools backed out controversy. Students had been banned from wearing Billabong brand apparel — because it has bong in it. The president of the clothing company sent promotional materials including the origin story of the company name before school officials relented with a little egg on their faces.
This week in weather:
Thunderstorms are possible Monday night and likely on Tuesday. Sunny and mostly sunny skies are expected the remainder of the week. Keep a sweatshirt handy. Low temperatures will stick in the 50s. A high temperature of 78 is expected Tuesday and that’s as warm as it will get during the week.
Things you should do this week:
Those looking to celebrate the meaning of the Labor Day holiday can do so in Neenah and Menasha. The Fox Valley Area Labor Council will hold its 37th Annual Labor Fest on Monday.
Events begin with a 10 a.m. parade starting at Racine and Broad streets in Menasha and heading into Downtown Neenah. Festivities will head to the Neenah Labor Temple. The party will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include a corn roast, live music from Time Machine Band as well as a craft sale and children’s activities.
The Winnebago County Labor Council will hold its annual picnic and car show on Monday at South Park in Oshkosh.
Say goodbye to summer with some live, outdoor music. The Heid Music Summer Concert Series add-on, finale show takes place Thursday at Houdini Plaza. Road Trip takes the stage at 5:30 p.m. Kyle Megna and the Monsoons will close the Future Neenah evening concert series with a 6 p.m. concert on Friday, making up a prior rainout.
On Saturday, get to Appleton’s Pierce Park for food, fun and a celebration of Latino culture. Latino Fest 2019 takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Get your song on come Sunday. The Appleton Boychoir will hold its second annual Song Fest from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.