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 Sept. 23-Sept. 30.
This week in Fox Valley history:
40 years ago: During this week in 1979, Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Appleton was advertising is Touch Disco program. Those interested could take a free introductory lesson.
Buddy Rich’s Big Band played on Sept. 25, 1979 at Neenah’s Pickard Auditorium. On that same night, Peter Tork performed the songs of The Monkees at the Thirsty Whale in Appleton.
In national news, it was reported that GM developed a smaller, lighter, more powerful battery and anticipated marketing electric cars by 1985.
35 years ago: On Sept. 27, 1984, the International Tug-of-War World Championships began its four-day run in Oshkosh. It was the first time the event was held in the United States.
This week in weather:
A warm start to the week will dip to autumn temperatures by Wednesday with highs in the mid to high 60s. There’s a chance of thunderstorms Thursday and storms are likely Friday. Expect sunny skies for Octoberfest before clouds roll in on Saturday night. Expect mostly cloudy skies on Sunday and a chance of showers on Sunday night.
Things to do this week:
Fox Valley Restaurant Week continues through Wednesday. Enjoy specialty, multi-course meals while benefiting charity.
Octoberfest weekend starts on Friday Sept. 27 with one of the great car shows in the region, License to Cruise. More than 400 collector’s cars will be on display during the evening show, beginning at 6 p.m. Doo Wop Daddies will provide live music in Houdini Plaza.
Fox City Flix will hold its Two-Plex Community Movie Night on Friday Sept. 27 at Riverside Park in Neenah. The free event will have something for every member of the family. On one side, they’ll show the romantic comedy “Definitely, Maybe” and on the other side, “The Secret Life of Pets 2” The fun begins at 5 p.m. and will include concessions and activities before the films begin.
If you’re not in Downtown Appleton at some point between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, you’re among the few. It’s time for Octoberfest. Nonprofits will serve up a feast and live music will fill College Avenue. It’s Appleton’s biggest party of the year.