DOWNTOWN MARKET in the SQUARE
Thursdays from mid-June through mid-October 3:00 - 6:00 PM
starting June 18th
This is the first year that the Community Square space will be available for this purpose. Please contact us if you have something to offer that is homemade by you (nothing commercially made) and we'll have you fill out a vendor application.
Eventually, this outdoor area will be repaved, resurfaced, and landscaped to include all of the features requested by the community. All donations to the Community Center/Community Square project are tax-deductible.
OCONTO COUNTY READS
All 6 Oconto County libraries are coordinating together for this first ever OCONTO COUNTY READS! event. We are bringing author JUNE MELBY to Oconto County for a Meet & Greet event at the PAC in Oconto Falls on September 26th.
All 6 libraries are promoting throughout the summer along with their Summer Reading Programs, so visit your local library (located in Gillett, Lakewood, Lena, Oconto, Oconto Falls, or Suring) for more information.
About June…June Melby is a writer and performer with an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The Utne Reader, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Water~Stone Review, Versal, the LA Weekly, National Lampoon Magazine, and Kaffee.Satz.Lesen, Hamburg, Germany. Awards include Writing Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts|; and International Artist Award and residency from the City of Hamburg Kulturbehorde (Cultural Affairs Department).
As a performance poet, she has appeared in NYC at Bar 13, CBGB's, The Knitting Factory, and the Nuyorican; festivals including Bumbershoot, Seattle Poetry Festival, and the Las Vegas Arts Festival. Museums include UCLA Hammer Museum and the San Diego Museum of the Living Artist. She has also featured in four tours in Europe including the cities of Edinburgh, London, Munich, The Hague, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Bonn, among others. She has three books of poetry, including Tub Toys, a collection published both in the U.S. and in Germany.
She is the voice of the alien "Bang" in the Warner Brothers film Space Jam with Michael Jordan. She worked as a stand-up comedian in LA before moving back to the Midwest, and currently lives in a log cabin in the woods with her husband and a 20 pound cat named Ferdinand Magellan.