Thursday, November 11, 2010
Library to show work by Two Rivers filmmaker
MANITOWOC — The Manitowoc Public Library will offer a screening of "My Way Home" by Two Rivers filmmaker Dao Chang at 6 p.m. Monday in the Balkansky Community Room on the second floor of the library, 707 Quay St. Chang, a Hmong-American, will present her award-winning film and discuss her journey to discover her Hmong roots. Born in Laos but raised in Two Rivers, Chang sought answers to questions about her family, the war and her cultural identity. She could not find those answers here, so she traveled halfway around the world to the country her family was forced to flee two decades earlier.
"My Way Home" was produced by docUWM, a documentary media center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Chang created the film with fellow students Jessamy Meyer, Joe Sacco and Meg Strobel.
The film, in English and Hmong with English subtitles, is the winner of the Golden Badger for Student Filmmaking at the 2010 Wisconsin Film Festival. It is the first in the library's Cultural Conversations series of programs. For information, call (920) 686-3036 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reedsville festival set for Sunday
MANITOWOC — The Reedsville Fall Festival is set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Reedsville High School.
The Preservation of St. Mary's and Reedsville Lions and Lioness Club are hosting the family event that includes craft vendors, a silent auction, music from an elementary school choir and a lunch.
Adults and high school students will be charged an admission fee. Attendees may bring a canned or non-perishable food item as admission. For more information, call Theresa Worachek at (920) 754-4370.
Felician Village to open new parking lot
MANITOWOC — A new parking lot will soon be available to all visitors of Felician Village, 1635 S. 21st St. The 21st Street parking lot, scheduled to open Monday, will serve as the primary lot for the campus with direct access to the receptionist in the Village Square.
The lot features 69 spaces, including five for handicapped parking. Patients of HFM Lakeshore Family Practice will find designated spaces close to the main entrance. This lot also is available to employees, who will be parking in the spaces farthest from the main entrance.
For more information, call (920) 684-7171.