National Night Out 2018

National Night Out 2018

“National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.”

Here is our list of over 20 area communities in Northeast WI that will be holding events for National Night Out on August 7th, 2018.


🔷** Bethany Lutheran Church in Appleton from 5pm-8pm.

🔷** Willow Creek Park in Bellevue from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Riverview Lutheran Church & School in Appleton from 5:30pm-8:30pm

🔷** Hatten Park in New London from 4:30pm-6:30pm

🔷** Greenville Lions Park in Greenville from 4:30pm-7pm

🔷** Kiwanis Park in New Holstein from 6pm-8pm

🔷** City Hall in Oconto from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Peters Park in Brillion from 5pm-10:30pm

🔷** Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Park from 4pm-7pm

🔷** Shiocton-Bovina Fire Dept. in Shiocton from 5pm-7pm

🔷** Memorial Park in Pulaski from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Memorial Park in Shawano from 4pm-8pm

🔷** Lion’s Point Park in Marion from 4:30pm-9:30pm

🔷** Rodeo Grounds in Manawa from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Lions Park in Grand Chute from 4pm-8pm

🔷** Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Suamico from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Washington Park in Two Rivers from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Vosters Park in Appleton from 6pm-8pm

🔷** End Park in Sheboygan from 5pm-7pm

🔷** Throughout Ashwaubenon from 6pm-9pm.  Click here to see all 11 hosts!

🔷** Howard Police Department in Howard from 5pm-7pm

🔷** St. Anne Parish Church Grounds in Lena from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Veteran’s Memorial Park in Suring from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Teichmiller Park Neighborhod in Oshkosh from 4pm-8pm

🔷** Stephenson Island in Marinette from 4pm-8pm

FREE Donut Day

FREE Donut Day

National Donut Day is Friday June 1st. YUM!

National Donut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The celebration is traditionally held on the first Friday of June. The women, dubbed “Doughnut Lassies” are often credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States when the troops returned home from war.

Many donut shops like to celebrate this day by giving away free donuts.  Here are just a few for our area!


🍩 Krispy Kreme – Whether it’s powdered, filled or a hot Original Glazed®, stop in for a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme. In honor of National Doughnut Day, on Friday, June 1, stop in to any Krispy Kreme US or Canadian location for a FREE doughnut of any variety–including its world famous Original Glazed® doughnut.

🍩 Dunkin’ Donuts – Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate National Donut Day by offering guests a Free classic donut with any beverage purchase.  The offer is good all day on June 2nd at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. Find your closest Dunkin’ Donuts.

🍩 Manderfield’s Home Bakery – Get a Dozen Donuts on Friday for only $8.95!

🍩 Uncle Mike’s Bakery – Salvation Army staff and volunteers will distribute free original recipe donuts from 7am – 11am and there will be free coffee for veterans.  Also, Uncle Mike’s will donate $2 to The Salvation Army for every dozen donuts sold that day and match customer donations collected in the red kettles.

🍩 Kwik Trip – Stop in to get one FREE Glazer Donut with your Kwik Rewards card!

🍩 Walmart: Get one free glazed doughnut at all Walmart stores Friday. The retailer expects to give 1.2 million doughnuts Friday.

Horseback Riding, Lessons and More….

Horseback Riding, Lessons and More….

Do you have a love of horses? Have you always wanted to learn how to ride? Or do you have kids that would love ponies? Well, there are plenty of places to go for guided trail rides, to learn how to ride with lessons and many of these places offer more than just this, like birthday parties. Here is where you can saddle up around Northeast WI.


Trail Rides

🐎 Ahnapee Ranch6875 Tagge Rd in Sturgeon Bay, 920-743-2715

🐎 Kurtz Corral, 5712 Howard Lane in Sturgeon Bay, 920-743-6742

🐎 Bjorkman’s Horse OutingsW5994 Chapman Rd. in Niagara,  715-251-4408 or 888-467-7367

🐎 Lee Lake Riding Stable, 9070 Lee Lake Rd. in Pound.  920-897-4805

🐎 Mountain Meadows Ranch, 13807 Whiffen Lane in Mountain, 715-276-3860



🐎 Lucky Stables, 6976 Woodenshoe Rd. in Neenah.  920-213-5203

🐎 Secret Stables, 2992 Noah Rd. in DePere. 920-655-3416

🐎 Someplace Special Ranch, W2065 Radar Rd. in Marinette. 715-735-3785

🐎 My Fantasy Farm in Pulaski. 920-822-5854

🐎 Thornberry Stables, 820 Brookwood Circle in Hobart.  920-497-0925

🐎 Lance Hayes Stables, 136 Ferdinand St. in Neenah.  920-722-9192

🐎 County Line Stables, 2008 County Line Rd. in DePere.  920-277-4349

🐎 NEW Heights, W1421 County Rd. VV in Seymour.  920-680-7399



Ponies and more…

🐎 Pony Playce, N2757 Alphorn Lane in Appleton.  920-931-2918


2018 Farmer’s Markets | Northeast WI Activities

2018 Farmer’s Markets | Northeast WI Activities

There are so many reasons to LOVE Farmers Markets!  The smells, the music, the freshness and options, the inspiration to cook healthy and of course the utter beauty of the market!  This is definitely one of my favorite things to do all Summer!

Here is our list of Local Farmers Markets (alphabetical order).  It definitely needs to be added to your summer bucket list of things to do in Northeast WI.

Some have not listed their Farmers Markets yet. If you know the details of any others, just let me know and I will add it to the list!

🥕 Algoma – Sundays – 9am-12pm – June 24th thru October 28th – Huntington Bank Parking Lot

🥕 Appleton – Saturdays – 8am-12:30pm – June 2nd thru October 27th on College Ave. Downtown.

🥕 Baileys Harbor – Sundays – 9am-1pm – May 20th – September 23rd at Baileys Harbor Town Hall

🥕 Brillion – Saturdays – 8am-12pm – July 7th thru September 15th on Hwy 10.

🥕 Chilton – Fridays – 11am-4pm – June 15th thru October 19th at the Eagles Club.

🥕 Clintonville – Thursdays – 3:30pm-7pm, June 14th – October 11th, Community Center Parking Lot

🥕 Crivitz – Thursdays – 8am-4pm, May 24th – August 30th.  Across from Village Hall

🥕 DePere – Thursdays – 3pm-7pm – June 21st thru September 27th – Wisconsin St.

🥕 Egg Harbor – Fridays – 9am-1pm – May 25th thru October 5th – Harborview Park

🥕 Elkhart Lake – Saturdays – 8:30am-12:30pm – June 2nd thru October 13th – Downtown

🥕 Fish Creek – Wednesdays – 9:30am-1:30pm – June 6th thru October 10th – The Settlement Shops

🥕 Fond du Lac – Wednesdays – 11am-3pm – June 6th thru September 26th – Main St. Plaza

🥕 Fond du Lac – Saturdays – 8am-12pm – May 12th thru October 27th – Main St.

🥕 Gillett – Thursdays – 4pm-6pm – June 7 thru October 4 – Community Square (next to the library).

🥕 Green Bay – Saturdays – 7am-12pm – May 26th thru October 27th – Downtown.

🥕 Green Bay – Wednesdays – 3pm-8pm – May 30th thru September 26th

🥕 Greenville – Wednesdays – 3pm-7pm – May 30th – October 10th – Corner of Hwy 76 & Parkview.

🥕 Hortonville – Thursdays – 3pm-6pm – June 21st – September 13th – Donaldson’s Parking Lot, 300 S. Nash St.

🥕 Howard – Tuesdays – 4pm-7pm – June 12th thru September 25th – Village Center.

🥕 Jacksonport – Tuesdays – 9am-1pm – May 15th thru October 30th – Lakeside Park.

🥕 Kaukauna – Saturdays – 7:30am-12pm – June 16th thru October 13th – Downtown.

🥕 Kiel – Wednesdays – 11:30am-3:30pm – June 20th thru October 17th at City Park.

🥕 Luxemburg – Saturdays – 8am-12pm – July 7th thru October 27th – Stodola’s IGA Parking Lot.

🥕 Manitowoc – Tuesdays – 12pm-6pm – June 5th thru September 25th – Downtown

🥕 Manitowoc – Saturdays – 8am-2pm – May 5th thru October 27th – Downtown

🥕 Menasha – Thursdays – 2pm-6pm – June 14th – October 25th – Marina Terrace Downtown

🥕 Mishicot – Wednesdays and Saturdays – 8am-11am – June 6th thru September 29th – Main St.

🥕 Neenah – Saturdays – 8am-12pm – June 16th thru October 20th – Shattuck Park

🥕 New Holstein – Saturdays – 9am-12pm – June 23rd thru October 20th – Downtown

🥕 Oconto – Every other Saturday – 9am-3pm – June 23rd thru September 29th – Copperfest Park

🥕 Omro – Thursdays – 4pm-7pm – June 7th thru October 4th – Scott Park

🥕 Oneida – Thursdays – 12pm-6pm – June 21st thru October 4th – Water Circle Place in Oneida.

🥕 Oshkosh – Saturdays – 8am-12:30pm – June 2nd thru October 27th – Main St. Downtown

🥕 Oshkosh – Wednesdays – 3pm-7pm – July 18th thru September 26th – South Park

🥕 Pulaski – Mondays – 4pm-7pm – June 18th thru September 24th – Ullmer Manufacturing Parking Lot. (Corner of Hwy 32 and Pulaski St. and Brown County Line Rd.)

🥕 Seymour – Tuesdays – 2pm-6pm – July 10th thru October 23rd – Woodland Plaza on Frontage Rd./Hwy54

🥕 Shawano – Saturdays – 8am-12pm – June 16th thru October 6th – Franklin Park

🥕 Sheboygan – Saturdays – 8am-2pm – June 2nd thru October 20th – Downtown

🥕 Sister Bay – Saturdays – 8am-12pm – May 26th thru October 6th – Corner of the Past Museum.

🥕 Stockbridge – Saturdays – 7am-12pm – June 16th thru October 13th at the parking lot next to the Post Office.

🥕 Sturgeon Bay – Saturdays – 8:30am-12pm – June 2nd thru October 27th – Market Square

🥕 Two Rivers – Wednesdays – 1pm-5:30pm – May 23rd thru October 17th – Central Park

🥕 Two Rivers – Saturdays – 8am-1pm – May 26th thru October 20th – Central Park

🥕 Waupaca – Saturdays – 9am-2pm – June 2nd – October 13th – Downtown

These are ones that I had on my list last year but I haven’t found or received the 2018 information for these markets.  If you have the details for these, please email me at

  • Tigerton Saturdays
  • Wausaukee
  • Wrightstown
  • Allouez – Thursdays (Not happening for 2018)
  • Marinette – Fridays – 2pm-6pm – June – October – Stephenson Island

2018 WPS Volunteer Awards!

2018 WPS Volunteer Awards!

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  • 23 January,2018

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Nominations are open for the 30th Annual WPS Volunteer Awards!

Nominations of residents from the following counties are encouraged: Brown, Shawano, Oconto, Kewaunee and Manitowoc.

Please take the time to honor the enormous impact that volunteers make in our community by nominating an individual or group for one of the WPS Volunteer Awards. The Volunteer Awards program is put on by the Volunteer Center of Brown County and sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service. The deadline for nominations is March 2, 2018.



 Why take the time to submit a nomination?


  • ⭐It is a powerful way to honor the impact that a person or group is having in the community! Each nominee will be our guest at the Awards Breakfast, which will take place on Thursday, April 19 at the KI Convention Center. All nominees will be recognized at the event.


  • ⭐Submitting a nomination creates greater awareness of the organization where the volunteer gives their time and energy.


  • ⭐Recipients and runners-up of the awards will receive a cash prize that they can donate to the organization of their choice. The youth recipient and runner-up will receive a scholarship.


  • ⭐The nominee may also be selected by the Volunteer Center as the “Volunteer of the Week” or as a recipient of the “Wisconsin Heroes” award during the following year.


Nominations can be submitted in the following way:




Whether or not an individual or group is actually the recipient or runner-up, they will be honored that someone took the time to acknowledge their service to the community. Completing a nomination form doesn’t have to take much time, but doing it will truly brighten the life of someone who is strengthening our community through their volunteerism.


If you have questions, contact the Volunteer Center at 920-429-9445 or

Children’s Museums of Northeast WI

Children’s Museums of Northeast WI

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  • 08 December,2017

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We are lucky to have four Children’s Museums in Northeast WI.  These are unique places that inspire kids to learn, explore and play with everything in their environment. Places where children have hands on interactions with science, art and technology.  Where great bonding moments happen between children and adults.

Find out more about each Children’s Museum by clicking on their name and then I dare you to check out all 4 of these amazing places with your kids!



🔷 Children’s Museum of Green Bay     

Address: 301 N. Washington St., Green Bay (920) 432-4397

Hours:   Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Cost:     General Admission:   $8
Senior Citizens:  $7
15 Months & Under:  FREE



🔷 The Building For Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton

Address: 100 W. College Ave., Appleton (920) 734-3226

Hours:    Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Cost:    Adults and children = $7.50/person
Seniors (age 65 and older) = $6.50/person
Museum members = FREE
Children under one = FREE


🔷 Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac 

Address: 75 W. Scott St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-0707

Hours:    Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Cost:    Adults and children = $7/person
Seniors (age 65 and older) = $6/person
Museum members = FREE
Children under one = FREE


🔷 Above & Beyond Children’s Museum of Sheboygan 

Address: 902 North 8th St., Sheboygan  (920) 458-4263

Hours:    Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Cost:    $6 per Person
Members and Children under 2 are free



Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

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  • 10 November,2017

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Twinkling lights are making the Green Bay Botanical Garden sparkle again for their 21st year of WPS Garden of Lights from November 24th thru December 30th.  What is it about a bunch of Christmas lights that gets us so excited? All we really know is there’s something undeniably magical and special about those little lights as winter is pushed back for a moment by the twinkle and glow.


Here are 5 Things to know about the Garden of Lights


1.)  There are over 250,000 lights that will make the garden glow with beautiful colors for the season.  Can you imagine the amount of work it would take to unravel a ball of lights like that?

Photo courtesy of Amenson Studio


2.) Bring your camera to capture the magic.  There are photo ops everywhere!  And you may even catch someone popping the question in this all too perfect setting! (Let’s hope they say, Yes!)


3.) The features are Amazing and Beautiful!  The Icicle Forest, the walk-thru Catepillar, Gorgeous Swans, the Tallest and Brightest Christmas Tree, Flowers, Butterflies, and so MUCH MORE …… You will want to see it twice, because there is so much to see!

Photo Courtesy of Amenson Studio


4.) You can walk this 2 mile path or there is the option of a horse drawn wagon ride but either way make sure to bundle up.

Photo courtesy of Amenson Studio


5.) It’s more than just the lights that makes this a must do on your list this year.  There are children’s stories told by Mrs. Claus, a Model Train exhibit set up and run by the G-Gagers Train Club (it usually delivers candy to kids watching it go round), a Candy Cane Lane with family friendly activities, a Gift Shop, Food, Hot Cocoa and of course, the big guy, Santa!


Just a few more things……

You can enjoy this glow and twinkle of the garden on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 5pm-9pm. November 24th thru December 30th.

There is free parking and a free shuttle from NWTC parking lot.

Family Night is Friday, November 24th.  This means children 12 & under in the same household receive FREE walking admission with one paid adult.

Volunteers are needed to make this event the best it can be!  Find available shifts and more info about volunteering right here.

You can find even more details about the WPS Garden of Lights on their website and facebook page.

Enjoy this magical event this holiday season and don’t forget to tag us in all your fun photos at #northeastwiactivities

Holiday/Christmas Parades 2017 – Northeast WI

Holiday/Christmas Parades 2017 – Northeast WI

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  • 01 November,2017

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It’s hard to believe the Christmas Season is about to begin!  Northeast WI Activities is ready to help get you in the Spirit of the Season with our list of Holiday Parades.


November 16

🎅  Berlin at 6pm. 31st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. Theme is “Games and Board Games”.

🎅 Oshkosh at 6:30pm “A Charlie Brown Christmas”


November 17

🎅 Kewaunee at 6:30pm  – Holiday Lights Parade

🎅 Menominee, MI at 6pm


November 18

🎅 Green Bay at 10am  “Holiday Memories”

🎅 Sturgeon Bay at 10am  “Christmas by the Bay”


November 21

🎅 Appleton at 6:30pm  “Our Wish For The Season: Peace, Joy & Harmony”


November 22

🎅 Manitowoc at 6:30pm  “Lakeshore Holiday Parade”


November 23

🎅 Jacksonport at 10:30am for the 21st Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.


November 25

🎅 Two Rivers at 5:30pm  “Christmas Fantasy Parade”

🎅 Crivitz at 5:30pm “Jingle Bells”

🎅 Fremont at 4:30pm

🎅 Kiel at 6:30pm


November 26

🎅 Sheboygan at 5pm  “25th Annual Holiday Parade”


November 27

🎅 Clintonville at 6pm – Holiday Parade

🎅 Little Chute at 6:30pm


December 1

🎅 New London at 6pm  “Holiday of Wonder”

🎅 Shawano at 6pm  “Making The Season Bright”


December 2

🎅 Iola at 10am

🎅 Oconto at 1pm

🎅 Freedom at 6:30pm “Parade of Lights: Family Christmas”

🎅 Marinette at 1pm

🎅 Howard/Suamico at 1pm  “Winter Wonderland”

🎅 Chilton Parade of Lights at 5pm

🎅 Fond du Lac at 4:15pm “Christmas on the Lake”

🎅 Omro at 5pm  “Around The World”

🎅 Weyauwega at 5:30pm

🎅 Wrightstown at 12pm


December 5

🎅 Kaukauna at 6pm “Electric City Christmas Parade”


December 9

🎅 Manawa at 5pm – Christmas Parade

🎅 Pound at 5pm – Christmas Parade of Lights


Don’t know dates yet for 2017 ……… however, if you know these, please let me know by sending me an email at

Nichols at 11:30am

Halloween Candy Buy Back – 2017

Halloween Candy Buy Back – 2017

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  • 29 October,2017

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Good news for parents, sad for kids: Dentists will gladly buy all that extra Halloween candy but they will send it overseas to our troops!  Here are a few throughout Northeast WI.

If you know of any others, send me an email at

Find out more about Halloween Candy Buyback at


🍬 Green Bay Family Dental Center 
2609 Development Dr. in Green Bay  (920) 432-2961
Thursday, November 2nd from 3:30pm-6pm and Friday, November 3rd from 12pm-3pm
$1.00 per pound up to $5.00 per child (children must be present)
Costumes encouraged. Kids in costumes will enter drawing for prizes.


🍬 Children’s Dental Clinic of Green Bay
534 Red Bird Circle in DePere (920) 336-4002
November 6-9 from 8am-5pm
Receive a raffle ticket for every pound of candy you bring in.  You could win one of two $75.00 gift cards to Target or Best Buy.


🍬 Lawton Family Dentistry
105 North Ridge Dr. in New London,  (920) 982-3567
Tuesday, November 7th and Wednesday, November 8th from 4pm-6pm
Bring at least 1lb of your unwanted, unopened candy into Lawton Family Dentistry and receive a goodie bag.


🍬 Door County Dental Care
30 N 18th Avenue #2 in Sturgeon Bay,
Wednesday, Nov. 1st – Friday, Nov. 10th                                                                             Kids can bring in their Halloween candy to Door County Dental Care and get paid $2 for every pound they contribute. (children must be present)


🍬 Dental Associates
430 Main St. in Green Bay   (920) 431-0345
Bring in your candy November 2nd from 2pm-6pm and November 3rd from 8am-2pm
$1/pound for up to 5 pounds.


570 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 920-907-1400
Monday, October 30th – Wednesday, Nov. 1st from 8am-5pm
Bring in Candy and receive a goody bag.

National Night Out 2017

National Night Out 2017

” National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. ”

Here is our list of area communities that will be holding events for National Night Out on August 1st, 2017.


🔷** St. Paul Lutheran Ministries in Appleton from 4:30pm-8pm.

🔷** Lions Park in Grand Chute from 4pm-8pm

🔷** Vosters Park in Appleton from 5pm-7:30pm

🔷** Riverview Lutheran Church & School in Appleton from 5:30pm-8:30pm

🔷** Hatten Park in New London from 4:30pm-6:30pm

🔷** King Park in Sheboygan from 5pm-7:30pm

🔷** Greenville Lions Park in Greenville from 4:30pm-7pm

🔷** Kiwanis Park in New Holstein from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Hortonville – Hortonia Fire/EMS in Hortonville from 5pm-7pm

🔷** Marion Public Library in Marion from 5pm-9pm

🔷** Lindsay Park in Manawa from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Shiocton-Bovina Fire Dept. in Shiocton from 5pm-7pm

🔷** Willow Creek Park in Bellevue from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Washington Park in Two Rivers from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Throughout Ashwaubenon from 6pm-9pm.  Click here to see all 13 hosts!

🔷** Stephenson Island in Marinette from 4pm-9pm

🔷** City Hall in Oconto from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Peters Park in Brillion from 5pm-7pm

🔷** St. Anne Parish Church Grounds in Lena from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Park from 4pm-7pm

🔷** Mather Heights Park in Green Bay from 5pm-7pm

🔷** Village of Howard Fire Department in Howard from 5pm-7pm