FOND DU LAC – Ripon Noon Kiwanis will present the “Walk & Roll” event Aug. 5 in downtown Ripon. The event is a fundraiser to build an all-inclusive playground at Riggs County Park. The club previously funded a splashpad at the park and this playground will be next to it.
All ages and abilities are welcome to walk, bike, ride in their wheelchair or scooter or push a stroller. Along the course will be information about the new playground.
Test your wheeling ability on the Rolling Skills Challenge Course whether you are on a bike, scooter, skates or wheelchair.
The fundraiser begins at 9 a.m. at Village Green Park, 114 Scott St. There is no registration fee, but donations are welcome.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit riponnoonkiwanis.org/all-inclusive-playground. Donations can be made online as well.
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Sale to raise funds for SSM Health Volunteers
A Collective Goods sale, hosted by SSM Health Fond du Lac Volunteers, will run Aug. 1-4 in the SSM Health St. Agnes Hospital lobby concourse, 430 E. Division St., Fond du Lac.
Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1-3 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4.
Hardcover books available for purchase include bestsellers, children’s, reference, hobby, nature and wildlife and sports, along with special gift items.
Proceeds benefit patient programs and services, as well as the scholarship fund sponsored by the SSM Health Fond du Lac Volunteers.
For more information, call 920-926-4895.
Walk with Audubon Society members around the county
Fond du Lac Audubon Society members will lead walks at various locations in Fond du Lac County. Walks begin at 6:30 p.m. Participants should wear proper shoes and take insect repellent and binoculars. Walks will be canceled when rain is steady.
Aug. 1, explore the Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum with Margie Winter. There are 37.5 acres of native prairie that feature 55 kinds of native wildflowers and six species of grass. The 3.5-acre formal arboretum includes 250 native trees and 140 native shrubs. Meet in the east parking lot at the UW campus, 400 University Drive.
Hike along the dike through Eldorado Marsh Aug. 8 with Lori Amend. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Dike Road on the east side of Eldorado Marsh.
For more about the summer walks, contact email@example.com or 920-922-7931.
Red Cross blood drives will boost local supply
The American Red Cross continues to see a drop in available blood supply as donations are being sent to hospitals faster than they are coming in.
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required. Individuals who are 17 years, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood.
Local upcoming blood drives include the following:
- Aug. 2: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ripon High School, 850 Tiger Drive; and
- Aug. 4: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., North Fond du lac Community Center, 280 Garfield St.
To make an appointment, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information.
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Fond du Lac library hosts craft swap, Bad Art Night
The Fond du Lac Public Library will host a craft swap in August. To participate, drop off unwanted craft supplies now through Aug. 4 at the library’s help desk.
From noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 6, participants can pick up new-to-you supplies. There is no charge or registration required.
Another crafting opportunity will be Bad Art Night at 6 p.m. Aug. 7. All supplies will be provided to create a Rock Paper Holder. Registration is required at calendar.fdlpl.org.
To promote summer reading, library staff — along with Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts and the Friends of Lakeside Park — will attend a gathering for the newly renovated lighthouse at Lakeside Park. The reintroduction to the local landmark will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 2. Visitors can drop in for a story, learn some history and take part in an art activity.
Upcoming activities for young children and their caregivers include cardboard cars and family bingo. Preschoolers may create cardboard cars and watch a short movie at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 3. All supplies are provided. Family bingo will be at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Registration is not required for either of these programs.
Democrats’ summer potluck is Aug. 6 in Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County Democrats will host the annual Summer Potluck from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 6. The event will be at the American Legion, 500 Fond du Lac Ave.
Free brats and hamburgers will be available. A $5 donation per person would be accepted. Those attending should take a dish to pass.
The program speaker is John Nichols, associate editor of Capital Times and correspondent for The Nation. There will be other speakers, a 50/50 raffle and more.
Members of city council, county board and school board also will be present.
RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
’50s tunes showcased in Ripon theater musical
The Ripon Area Community Theatre will present the musical “A-Wop Bop A-Loo Bop” by Mark Brymer and John Jacobson Aug. 11-13.
As rock and roll takes the airwaves by storm in the 1950s, teenager Roberta “Ruby” Lester and her friends have dreams of making it big in the music business. But when the local radio station announces that “Rock ‘n’ roll has got to go,” the kids take a stand for the music they love.
Show times are 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Ripon High School Auditorium, 850 Tiger Drive.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at showtix4u.com or at the door. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.
“A-Wop Bop A-Loop Bop” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. For more information, visit mtishows.com. The Ripon Area Community Theatre is a sponsored program of the Ripon Noon Kiwanis.
Fond du Lac High School Athletic Hall of Fame plans weekend of events
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Fond du Lac High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Since 2009, there have been 98 individual inductees and 13 team inductions. A weekend of events will be held to celebrate this year’s inductees.
The Hall of Fame Football Game will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Fruth Field. Fond du Lac High School will face Sussex Hamilton High School.
The 2023 Hall of Fame individual and team inductees will be introduced at halftime. A social at Schmitty’s Oar House will follow the game.
The Hall of Fame banquet will be Aug. 19 at the Knights of Columbus (Avenue 795). A social in the hall begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.
Rounding out the weekend is a golf outing Aug. 20 at Rolling Meadows. Register for the outing online at rollingmeadowsgolfcourse.com.
Dr. Lo joins SSM Health Greater Fond du Lac
Dr. Horace Lo, a board-certified general surgeon, has joined SSM Health clinic locations in Waupun and Beaver Dam. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Lo offers a range of surgical services, including advanced laparoscopic procedures, varicose veins and colonoscopies. He specializes in robotic surgery, hiatal hernias and reflux surgeries.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, Dr. Lo completed his general surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow with the American College of Surgeons.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 920-324-6853.
Envision Greater Fond du Lac hires Adams as bookkeeper
Tracy Adams has joined Envision Greater Fond du Lac as a bookkeeper. She will be the primary point of contact for all internal and external accounting needs.
Adams most recently served as an accounts payable specialist with Plyco Corporation in Elkhart Lake. Prior to that, she worked with Tom Kraus Dentistry and the Wisco Hotel Group, both in financial/accounting roles.
For more information, visit envisiongreaterfdl.com.
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