MANITOWOC – Manitowoc’s Capitol Civic Centre, 913 S. Eighth St., has unveiled the lineup for its 2023-24 season.
Tickets went on sale for Capitol subscribers last week and the Capitol Members’ Exclusive purchase begins at 10 a.m. July 31. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Aug. 7.
Here’s the full lineup of shows. For more information or to order tickets, go to cccshows.org or call 920-683-2184.
- July 26, 7 p.m. — Let Me Be Frank’s “BayFest.” Show is PG-13 and tickets are $30 and $35.
- Sept. 27, 7 p.m. — Let Me Be Frank’s “Fort Howard, We Wipe America.” Show is PG-13 and tickets are $30 and $35.
- Oct. 5, 7 p.m. — The Bronx Wanderers. Show is PG and tickets are $39 and $49 with a student discount available.
- Oct. 26, 7 p.m. — Charlie Berens, Good Old Fashioned Tour. Show is PG and tickets are $39, $46 and $53 with a limited number of $100 VIP tickets available. VIP tickets include prime seating and an exclusive post-show meet-and-greet.
- Dec. 5, 7 p.m. — Let Me Be Frank’s “A Frank’s Christmas.” Show is PG and tickets are $30 and $35.
- Dec. 15-17 — Jean Wolfmeyer School of Dance presents “The Nutcracker.” Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 4 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17. Show is PG and tickets are $22, $29 and $36 with a student discount available.
- Dec. 19, 7 p.m. — Capitol Civic Centre Community Chorale Christmas Concert. Show is rated G and tickets are $12 with a student discount available.
- Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. — Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets, Call us Old Fashioned, the Supper Club Tour. Show is PG and tickets are $15, $25 and $35 with a student discount available.
- Feb. 14, 7 p.m. — Let Me Be Frank’s “The Bay Beach Boys.” Show is PG-13 and tickets are $30 and $35.
- Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. — Rockapella. Show is rated PG and tickets are $35, $42 and $49 with a student discount available.
- Feb. 29, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. — “Dot Dot Dot: A New Musical.” Show is rated G and tickets are $5.
- March 21, 7 p.m. — Yesterday and Today, The Interactive Beatles Experience. Rated PG and tickets are $29 and $39 with a student discount available.
- April 9, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. — Cat Kid Comic Club. Show is rated G and tickets are $5.
- April 10, 7 p.m. — Let Me Be Frank’s “W.I.R. Nights.” Show is rated PG-13 and tickets are $30 and $35.
- April 24, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. — Bill Blagg, Magic in Motion. Show is rated G and tickets are $5.
- April 27, 7 p.m. — Take Me Home, The Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry. Show is rated PG and tickets are $30 and $40 with a student discount available.
- May 2, 7 p.m. — The Artimus Pyle Band — A tribute to Ronnie Van Zant’s Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle. Show is rated PG and tickets are $46 and $56 with a student discount available.
- May 21, 7 p.m. — Capitol Civic Centre Community Chorale Spring Concert. Show is rated G and tickets are $12 with a student discount available.
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Veterans can take free bus trip to Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison
A free bus trip — for veterans only — to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison is set for Aug. 15.
The event is sponsored by Bay Bus Company of Green Bay and will depart the Manitowoc Park & Ride lot across from Perkins, 4525 Calumet Ave., at 8 a.m. and return at about 4:30 p.m.
The trip is free for participating veterans, courtesy of Bay Bus Company. Lunch will be included. To reserve a spot, call Tom Hoffman at 920-645-5563.
The museum dates to 1901 when it was established as the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall in the Wisconsin State Capitol. It is composed of two galleries that chronicle the history of Wisconsin citizens who served in the U.S. military from the American Civil War to present day. It is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.
Manitowoc Lincoln Park road to close for about two weeks for reconstruction
A portion of the Manitowoc Lincoln Park roadway — between the parking lot at the main entrance to the zoo and heading northwest to cabin 2 — will be closed for about two weeks after reconstruction started July 28.
Visitors to the Lincoln Park Zoo will be able to access the zoo from the Reed Avenue entrance, the city said, adding to keep in mind that construction is taking place on Reed Avenue, so there is only one-way traffic on Reed Avenue (currently eastbound).
The city said visitors to cabin 2 should use the entrance off Lincoln Boulevard on the south side of the park.
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The roadway between the playground and cabin 2 will be open, but the roadway on the north side of cabin 2 will be closed for reconstruction, the city said.
Access to cabin 1, the hexagonal open-air shelter, the tennis courts, ball diamond and fieldhouse will not be affected.
Maritime Museum to offer free presentation on U.S. Navy’s ‘King Neptune’s Court’ tradition
Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, will offer a free “Think & Drink” series presentation titled “King Neptune’s Court: Gender Expression in the U.S. Navy” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3.
The presentation will be given by Naval History and Heritage Command’s Dr. Heather Haley and U.S. Army War College’s Dr. Jacqueline Whitt. Featured drink will be a Pride Punch. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase at a limited bar.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the talk will start at 6:30 p.m. A livestream will be available, but people must register in advance at https://forms.gle/TLFtu5gC2n8RbJap7. Admission is free both in person and online.
Throughout the branches of the United States Armed Forces, there are many traditions. A well-known tradition in the United States Navy is the King Neptune ceremony. This particular ceremony takes place when the ship is crossing the equator. Three members of the ship’s crew dress up as Neptune, Queen Amphitrite and Davy Jones. Together, the trio forms a court of judgment for those who have not crossed the equator.
Members of the ship’s crew who have not crossed the equator yet are known in this ceremony as pollywogs. They must prove to the court they are seaworthy by enduring a series of physical trials. Once they have proven themselves, they are known as shellbacks.
For more information, call the museum at 920-684-0218.
Lakeshore Technical College will hold an open house Aug. 9
Lakeshore Technical College will host an open house at its Cleveland campus from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Anyone interested in starting this fall or later can tour the college’s facilities while exploring more than 70 degree programs.
College representatives will be available to answer questions about application steps, learning options and how to pay for college, as well as academic, financial and personal support resources.
Fall semester start dates vary. Competency-based education programs have multiple start dates beginning as early as Aug. 14. Programs offered in person, online and through iFlex begin Aug. 28.
LTC graduates approximately 800 students each year. The college’s most recent survey shows associate degree graduates reporting a median salary of $59,899 within six months of graduating.
Registration is requested, though not required. Details and registration can be found at gotoltc.edu/open-house.
Progress Lakeshore launches new small business mentoring program
Progress Lakeshore, Manitowoc County’s economic development agency, is starting a new small business mentoring program called Circles of Seven, or “C7.”
The program will provide business mentoring to small businesses throughout the county via a group mentoring model.
C7 is an offering by MartinKarl Consulting, an Illinois-based economic development and small business development consulting agency.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 45% of all new businesses fail in the first five years of operation. Progress Lakeshore said it intends to slow that business failure rate through this peer-based mentoring program.
C7 operates with one seasoned mentor surrounded by six protégé business owners. Meeting monthly, the C7 group tackles topics such as marketing, finance, human resources and social media.
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An application must be completed to be considered for the Circles of Seven program. It is open to businesses in Manitowoc County that have been in operation for 12 months or more.
The deadline to apply for the program is Aug. 28. Access the application through the Progress Lakeshore website. For any inquiries about the program, email Ann Flad-Jesion, director of Entrepreneurship & Business Development, at email@example.com.
Friends of Mariners Trail earns over $6K from Garden Faire Extraordinaire
For more than 30 years, Manitowoc has hosted the Garden Faire Extraordinaire. On June 13, more than 88 vendors shared in the gardening experience at Washington Park. Visitors and vendors alike come from far and near to take part in the event.
The garden fair is organized by Stark Ministries under the direction of Kristy Stark, Tammy Hagenaw and Robin Ivey. Participating vendors donated items for the raffle table. Friends of Mariners Trail staffed the raffle tent and was given proceeds from the raffle as well as profits from the entire event that totaled $6,036.
Friends of Mariners Trail organizes 50 flowerbeds along the 7-mile paved trail that runs along Lake Michigan and connects Manitowoc and Two Rivers. Trail organizers said they were honored to be asked to take part in the gardening event.
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