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News Briefs – April 11

FAITH SERIES: “God’s Healing Through Music, Story and Art” will be the theme for the final presentation of the 2023-2024 “Investigate Your Faith!” series sponsored by CIA-Faith Mission Operatives, 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre, 1600 W. Prospect Ave., Appleton. Presenters will be Luke Spehar, singer and songwriter; Bob Kroll, author of the book “The Father Wound;” and Brian Keliher of “Art for God.” No registration is required. Freewill offerings are encouraged.

SPRING PRODUCTION: The St.  Norbert College Theatre program will present “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson based on the life of Henrietta Leavitt, beginning Friday, April 12 and running through Saturday, April 20, in the Webb Theatre, Abbot Penning’s Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert College campus. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. except for one matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.tickets.snc.edu. This production contains adult situations.

PARISH FUNDRAISER: St. Therese Parish, Stangelville, will hold its 23rd annual “Time and Talent” event, Sunday, April 28, at the Kewaunee Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Doors open at 10 a.m. The bucket raffle drawings will begin at 1 p.m. The event features booyah, other food, a bake sale, silent auction and additional raffles. To view auction items or raffle prizes, visit www.stthereseonline.com. For raffle tickets, contact Jan Quistorff at (920) 494-5291 or call the parish office at (920) 863-8747.

FATHER/SON DAY AT CAMP: Camp Tekakwitha, located on Loon Lake in Shawano, will host “Father/Son Day,” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The day is open to all ages and will include time for prayer, outdoor adventure and, most importantly, quality time together for fathers and sons. The cost per person is $10 and includes lunch. To register, visit Camp Tekakwitha (ultracamp.com).

HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY MEETING: The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary, St. Agnes Chapter, invites all to gather at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at St. Agnes Church, 1484 Ninth St., Green Bay. The evening will include praying the Glorious Mysteries of the rosary and the Litany of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Deacon Greg Rotherham will present “Have We Lost Our Sense of Sin?” A reception will follow.

MIDDLE SCHOOL TOUR: Steve Thiele, principal of Roncalli Middle School, will host tours of the school at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15. Roncalli Middle School is located at 2109 Marshall St., Manitowoc. The tours will last about 30 minutes. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to learn about financial aid and Wisconsin School Choice. They will also be able to ask questions about the middle school experience. To register, visit https://forms.gle/23CpnuiughHUfTmx5. The registration deadline is April 12. Limited space is available in grades six through eight. Fifth grade is currently at capacity. For more information, contact Shannon Pritzl, director of enrollment management, at (920) 686-8145 or [email protected].

PREGNANCY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: Ember of Hope is offering a five-session grief support group for anyone who has experienced any form of pregnancy loss. Session topics will include coping and living with grief, relationships, spirituality and finding hope and peace after loss. The group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 16, 23 and 30, and May 7 and 14, in the library at St. John Nepomucene Parish, 411 Vandenbroek St., Little Chute. To register, visit Bible Studies & Programs – St. John Nepomucene Catholic Community (stjn.org).

JANSSEN FORUM: Members of the Spiritus Ministries team will speak at the final Janssen Forum of the season, Thursday, April 18, at Mount Tabor Center, 522 Second St., Menasha. The missionaries will share about the impact this year has had on them spiritually. Mass will begin at 11:15 a.m. followed by a light lunch and the presentation. The cost is $10 per person. To register, contact Annette Hovie at (920) 722-8918, ext. 0.

BAND CONCERT: “All Our Best” is the theme of the next AVB Community Band Concert on Monday, April 15, at the Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center, 2391 S. Ridge Road, Ashwaubenon. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and features eight vocalists and some of the most popular instrumental and vocal pieces the band has performed the past few years, including “Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Concert Celebration,” music from “Les Miserables,” Josh Grobin’s “The Prayer” and John Williams’ very familiar “Liberty Fanfare.” Vocalists are Kelly and David Gusloff, Tim Olejniczak, Amanda Abegglan, Ben Cahill, Corrie Kovacs, and Kent and Emily Paulsen. Kent Paulsen is the artistic director of the Dudley Birder Chorale of St. Norbert College in De Pere. Admission is free, but donations are accepted before and after the concert. For more information, see avbcommunityband.org.

CONCERTS: The St. Norbert College Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will present its annual spring concert, 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Ralph Holter Auditorium at Green Bay West High School, 966 Shawano Ave., Green Bay. The St. Norbert College String Ensemble will present its spring concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 20, in Dudley Birder Hall, 400 Grant St., De Pere. The St. Norbert College Bell Choir will perform in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in Dudley Birder Hall, 400 Grant St., De Pere. All three events are open and free to the public.

FUNDRAISER: Quad Fest 2024 will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Riverside Ballroom, 1560 Main St., Green Bay. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. A broasted chicken dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. The event will also feature entertainment by NEW Dueling Pianos from 6:30 to 10 p.m. There will also be theme baskets, an online auction and raffles. The cost is $30 per person. Reservations are due by April 22. Proceeds benefit Annunciation, St. Joseph and St. Jude parishes in Green Bay. For tickets or more information, call (920) 496-2160 or visit www.quad-parishes.org.

CIVIC SYMPHONY: The Civic Symphony of Green Bay’s final performance of the season will be at a new location. The “Greatest Hits” concert will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Ralph Holter Auditorium at Green Bay West High School, 966 Shawano Ave., Green Bay. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Reserved seating is available through the St. Norbert College box office until Friday, April 19. General admission will be available at the Ralph Holter Auditorium the day of the concert. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. For reserve tickets, call (920) 403-3950 or visit https://www.snc.edu/tickets/. For more concert information, visit https://gbcivic.org/events-concerts/.

SKETCHING WORKSHOP: Norbertine Fr. James Neilson will lead “Sketching the Abbey in Every Season,” 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere. Spend some time freely sketching a space in the Abbey. Fr. Neilson will offer helpful feedback and encourage creativity as you sketch. Provide your own sketchbook and pens/pencils (no paints). Freewill offerings will be collected. Registration is optional. To register or for more information, call (920) 337-4300 or visit Events | St. Norbert Abbey (norbertines.org).

RETREATS: Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago offers two types of silent retreats: weekend preached retreats from September through May and five- and eight-day summer directed retreats during the months of June, July and August. Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago is located at 4800 Fahrnwald Road in Oshkosh. For a complete retreat schedule and more information, visit Jesuit Retreat House Home – Jesuit Retreat House

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