What do you remember about shopping for Christmas in downtown Fond du Lac? In the 1950s and 1960s, Main Street was a shopping mecca for the small towns and rural areas for miles around. Families made special weekend trips just to visit stores such as Fond du Lac Dry Goods, Ragatz Shoes and Yost’s College Shop.
Where does the money go? If that question seems to come up a lot, it’s time to take control. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, Family Living Educator Michelle Tidemann will present Where Does the Money Go? at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
Tidemann will discuss ways to take control of your money and better manage the money you have. She’ll provide money management materials to take charge of finances.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, Marian University’s Dr. Rick Whaley together with geologist and internationally published author Herman Bender will offer Big History Preview at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Brock Woods of the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources will present Invasive Species in Supple Marsh: Problems and Solutions at 6 p.m. Monday, November 17, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Woods is a senior lecturer at UW-Extension, a wetlands aquatic invasive species specialist and a natural resources research technician for the Dept. of Natural Resources. Presently he is the purple loosestrife biocontrol coordinator for the DNR.
Fond du Lac Artists’ Association will showcase the diverse talents of its members November 5 through December 3 at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery. The exhibit will showcase the association’s two Artists of the Year, Mary Ann Pahnke and Charles Wilke.
Cranberries from Wisconsin Rapids. Goat cheese from Malone. Apples and caramels, too. Local honey and maple syrup. Smoked salmon and trout. Barbeque sauce. Fudge. Jams and jellies. Soup and baking mixes. Caramel corn. Salsas. … the list goes on.
’80s Board Game Night, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 15: All ages. Just drop in to try your hand at a variety of classic board games, including Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Battleship and lots more. Free. With refreshments. No registration.