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Today is October 9, 2015 - Appleton, WI 54915  

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Sunday, October 11th, 2015

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Grant Park, Chicago, IL. Flat, fast 26.2 mile course attracts everyone from elite athletes to novice marathon runners from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. Annually, the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. Estimated attendance: 850,000.

Monday, October 12th, 2015

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Observed on second Monday in October each year.
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 8:06 PM EDT.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Approximately 160,000 teens stay home from school every day because they fear for their safety. The self-esteem and empathy-building international nonprofit organization Hey U.G.L.Y. (Unique Gifted Lovable You) has designed the second Wednesday in October (and the entire month of October) as a day and month for schools across America to conduct Stop Bullying classroom activities and school assembly presentations on how to eradicate bullying from schools and neighborhoods.

Friday, October 16th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For all employees to honor their bosses. Annually, the weekday closest to October 16th. Patricia Bays Haroski originated this event in 1958 in honor of her own boss, who also happened to be her father.

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Around 1922, a candy company employee named Herbert Birch Kingston decided that it would be a wonderful thing to distribute candy to the sick, shut-ins and orphans of Cleveland, OH. Thus, Sweetest Day was born. Do something nice for someone today, something that will make him or her say, "Oh, that's so sweet!" Annually, the third Saturday in October.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - Dr. Timothy Tougas and Dr. Theresa Schinke will be meeting one on one with registered attendees at Scheels in the Fox River Mall in Appleton. Our board certified podiatrists will provide individualized recommendations for selecting the appropriate athletic footwear for your needs. All registered attendees will also receive a great gift bag, special promotions, and refreshments.

    Registration: Call (920) 731-1999 to register or email
    4301 W. Wisconsin Ave. Appleton WI 54913
    Lori Edwards 920.830.2977
  • - On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy, in a nationwide television address on this date, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and imposed a naval "quarantine" to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba. On October 28, the USSR announced it would remove the weapons in questions. In return, the US removed missiles from Turkey that were aimed at the USSR.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

  • | NATL - Trivia
    - Celebrated on October 23rd each year from 6:02 AM to 6:02 PM in observance of the "mole". For 2015 the Mole Day theme is "May the MOLES be with you." The "mole" is a way of counting the Avogadro number, 6.02 x 10 to the 23rd power, of anything (just as a "dozen" is a way of counting 12 of anything). Mole Day owes its existence to an early 19th-century Italian physics professor named Amedeo Avogadro. He discovered that the number of molecules in a mole is the same for all substances. Because of this, chemists are able to precisely measure quantities of chemicals in the laboratory. Mole Day is celebrated to help all persons, especially chemistry students, become enthused about chemistry, which is the central science.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The full moon following Harvest Moon. So called because the moon's light in evening extends the day's length for hunters. The October full moon.
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon phase at 8:05 AM EDT.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Every year approximately 4 million cats enter shelters, and 1-2 million are euthanized. Often cats are overlooked and underappreciated because they don't usually have jobs like dogs. Yet cats still lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship and alert their owners of danger. Cats have so many purr-sonalities and there is so much to love about them! On National Cat Day, please visit a local shelter and offer to love and save a life by adopting a cat.

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - An ancient celebration combining Druid autumn festival and Christian customs. Halloween (Hallows' Eve) is the beginning of Hallowtide, a season that embraces the Feast of All Saints (November 1st) and the Feast of all Souls (November 2nd). The observance, dating from the sixth or seventh century, has long been associated with thoughts of the dead, spirits, witches, ghosts and devils. In fact, the ancient Celtic Feast of Samhain, the festival that marked the beginning of winter and of the New Year, was observed November 1.

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - LCAM is a national campaign dedicated to increasing attention to lung cancer issues - early detection, increased research funding and increased support for those living with lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Alliance is the leading organization dedicated to helping people at risk for and living with lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Alliance is the leading organization dedicated to helping people at risk for and living with lung cancer. Support and education resources are available free of charge by phone, mail or Internet.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Religious Events
    - A Miscarriage, Infant or Child Loss Memorial Service will be held on Nov 2 at St Bernard Church, 1617 W Pine St Appleton (behind Xavier High School) at 6:30PM. This is for anyone who has lost a child, no matter how long ago. This service is open to people of all faiths. Everyone who attends will receive an ornament to take home and have a star placed on the remembrance wreath for each child. This event is sponsored by St Bernard and Elizabeth Ministries. For more information or to enter your child's name to be included in the "Tree of Light" Ceremony please contact Linda at 920-739-0331 or
    St Bernard Parish (behind Xavier High School)
    1617 W Pine St Appleton WI 54914
    Linda Adams 920.739.0331

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Kids, Camping, survival, free
    - Learn some basic knot tying skills with some fun colored para-chord as we teach you how to make a survival bracelet for you to keep!
    Registration is not required but is appreciated. Register your child at customer service or by emailing for a chance to win a $10 Scheels Gift Card.
    4301 W. Wisconsin Ave. Appleton WI 54913
    Lori Edwards 920.830.2977

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - November 4, 1922, one of the most important archaeological discoveries of modern times occurred at Luxor, Egypt. It was the tomb of Egypt's child king. Tutankhamen, who became pharaoh at the age of nine and died, probably in the year 1352 BC, when he was 19. Perhaps the only ancient Egyptian royal tomb to have escaped plundering by grave robbers, it was discovered more than 3,000 years after Tutankhamen's death by English archaeologist Howard Carter, leader if an expedition financed by Lord Carnarvon. The priceless relics yielded by King Tut's tomb were placed in Egypt's National Museum at Cairo.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Widely observed in US, usually on the first Saturday in November. Tradition established in "Li'l Abner" comic strip in 1930s by cartoonist Al Capp. A popular occasion when women and girls are encouraged to take the initiative in inviting the man or boy of their choice for a date.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

  • | NATL - Trivia
    - November 10, 1775. Commemorates the Marine Corps's establishment in 1775. Originally part of the navy, it became a separate unit July 11, 1789.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 12:47 PM EST.
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Presidential Proclamation. Formerly called Armistice Day and proclaimed each year since 1926 for November 11th. Public Law 83-380 of June 1, 1954, changed the name to Veterans Day. PL 90-363 of June 28, 1968, required that, beginning in 1971, it would be observed the fourth Monday in October. PL 94-97 of September 18.1975, required that, effective January 1, 1978, the observance would revert to November 11th.

Friday, November 13th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - As the name implies, World Kindness Day is about being kind to the world. The "Lonely Planet" not only refers to a travel guide, it is descriptive of Earth - the only planet in our solar system known to be teeming with life. It's all we have, and it's in everyone's best interest to make it the nicest place to live. There are many ways to share kindness on this day: Try to smile at 10 people today; leave something special on a neighbor's doorstep - flowers, a basked good, an invitation to share a meal; write a thank you or draw a picture for someone you love; pick up some trash; and lots more.

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

  • - Start your Christmas Shopping Saturday November 14th with over 45 vendors. Share this event you’re your crafty friends. Have them contact us if they would like to be part of this event, before we are full.

    For more information – email
    Lucky Dogz
    157 S Green Bay Rd Neenah WI 54956
    Barbara Techlin

Monday, November 16th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - November 16-20. 94th annual. This week, observed since 1921, spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great. Annually, the week preceding the week of Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day observed annually since 1977 to celebrate smoke-free environments. Annually, the third Thursday in November.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

  • - On November 22, 1954, when the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was founded by a handful of dedicated visionaries, the modern concept of "animal welfare" barely existed.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

  • | NATL - Trivia
    - Day celebrating the Fibonacci sequence in mathematics: a string of numbers where each number is the sum of the preceding pair of numbers. In the American shorthand of expressing dates, November 23rd is 11/23 and 1+1=2; 2+1=3. Fibonacci numbers were named after a medieval Italian mathematician, Leonardo of Pisa, or Leonardo Fibonacci (1170-1240 or later), who described the sequence in his 1202 treatise Liber abaci.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of year, beavers are industriously preparing themselves for the coming winter. The November full moon.
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon phase at 5:44 PM EST.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - New York, NY. The 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving parade starts at 9:00 AM EST at Central Park West. A part of everyone's Thanksgiving, the parade grows bigger and better each year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands and famous stars, the parade is televised for the whole country on NBC.
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Presidential Proclamation, always issued for the fourth Thursday in November.

Friday, November 27th, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The traditional beginning of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of the year.

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Originated by American Express in 2010.

Monday, November 30th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Traditional beginning of the online Christmas shopping season, when consumers return to work and start ordering online. Annually, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

  • - On December 1, 1891 James Naismith was a teacher of physical education at the International YMCA Training School at Springfield, MA. To create an indoor sport that could be played during winter months, he nailed up peach baskets at opposite ends of the gym and gave students soccer balls to toss into them. Thus was born the game of basketball.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

  • | NATL - Government
    - The tradition of having the US president light a national Christmas tree at the Ellipse at Washington DC dates to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge pushed a button electrifying 2,500 bulbs on a 48-foot fir. The national tree as not lit during World War II, 1941-44. The tree has used LED lights since 2007. Annually, the first Thursday (or Friday) in December.

Friday, December 4th, 2015

  • - On December 4, 1998, the shuttle Endeavour took a US component of the space station named Unity into orbit 220 miles from Earth where spacewalking astronauts fastened it to a component launched by the Russians November 20, 1998. On July 25, 2000, the Russian service module Zvezda docked with the station. On October 31, 2000, NASA launched the first expedition with a three-man crew to stay aloft for four months. Officially completed on May 27, 2011, the space state is 357 feet across and 240 feet long and supports a crew of up to six.

Monday, December 7th, 2015

  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, Local Events, Book Signing, Erika Janik, Odd Wisconsin, Free
    - 6:00 pm Education Center and Gift Store open for book purchase

    6:30 pm Presentation with signing to follow

    Admission is FREE

    While Bob La Follette's exploits as leader of progressive politics are legendary, his early morning exertions to save valuable government documents and executive department paintings during the disastrous 1904 capitol fire are largely unknown - until now. "Odd Wisconsin: Amusing, Perplexing, and Unlikely Stories from Wisconsin’s Past" captures the Wisconsin people, places, and events that didn't make it into conventional state histories, lowering a bucket into the depths of Wisconsin history and bringing to light curious fragments of forgotten lives.

    History is really about stories — too many people were taught that history is a collection of names and dates. Sure, names and dates matter but the stories are what make history fun, important, and relevant. You don't need to be from Wisconsin, either, to find someone or something in this book that you can connect with on some level. Everyone has a crazy relative.

    This unique book unearths the stories that got lost to history even though they may have made local headlines at the time. No mythical hodags or eight-legged horses here! "Odd Wisconsin" features strange but true stories from Wisconsin's past, every one of which was documented (albeit by the standards of the day). These brief glimpses into Wisconsin's past will surprise, perplex, astonish, and otherwise connect readers with the state's fascinating history. From "the voyageur with a hole in his side" to "pigs beneath the legislature," "Odd Wisconsin" gathers 300 years of curiosities, all under the radar of traditional stories.

    Erika Janik grew up in Redmond, Washington but now knows more about Wisconsin history than she ever thought possible. She has master's degrees in American history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has written many essays and articles on Wisconsin history for the Wisconsin Historical Society online collections and as editor of the Society's membership newsletter. She coordinated the Society's digital collection "Turning Points in Wisconsin History," wrote dozens of topical essays on state history as well as a short history of the state, composed encyclopedic dictionary entries on Wisconsin, and continues to provide regular feature stories for the Society homepage. Her work has appeared in "Wisconsin Trails" magazine, "On Wisconsin," "Renewing the Countryside," "Isthmus," and the "Wisconsin State Journal." Check out her latest book, "A Short History of Wisconsin."
    Heritage Hill State Historical Park
    2640 S. Webster Ave Green Bay WI 54301
  • - On December 8, 1941, one day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress declared war against Japan and the US entered WWII.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Human Rights Day is December 10th. Presidential Proclamation 2866, of December 6, 1949, covers all succeeding years. Customarily issued as a "Bill of Rights Day, Human Rights Day and Week."

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

  • - On December 13, 1991, North and South Korea signed a treaty of reconciliation and nonaggression, formally ending the Korean War - 38 years after fighting ceased in 1953. This agreement was not hailed as a peace treaty, and the armistice that was signed July 27, 1953, between the UN and North Korea, was to remain in effect until it could be transformed into a formal peace.

Monday, December 14th, 2015

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On December 14, 1911. The elusive object of many expeditions dating from the 17th century, the South Pole was located and visited by Ronald Amundsen with four companions and 52 sled dogs. All five men and 12 of the dogs returned to base camp safely. Next to visit the South Pole, January 17, 1912, was a party led by Captain Robert F. Scott, all of whom perished during the return trip.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

  • - On December 16, 1773, the Boston patriots' boarding of British vessel at anchor at Boston Harbor. Contents of nearly 350 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

  • - On December 17. 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, brothers, bicycle-shop operators, inventors and aviation pioneers, after three years of experimentation with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flights, near Kitty Hawk, NC, piloted first by Orville and then by Wilber Wright, were sustained for less than one minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation. Orville Wright was born at Dayton, OH on August 19, 1871 and died there January 30, 1948. Wilbur Wright was born at Millville, IN on April 16, 1867 and died at Dayton OH on May 30, 1912.

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Special Interest, Christmas, celebration, tradition, history
    Heritage Hill State Historical Park
    2640 S. Webster Ave Green Bay WI 54301
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - On December 19, 2015 at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, FL. 60th annual Championship Game with a sixteen team field competing and ending with the final two teams vying for the national championship.

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