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Community Services & Events

We offer a variety of events and services to members of our community, including discounted services, family events and more. 

Community Cooking Demos

Attend a cooking demonstration in the Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Theatre, a state-of-the-art, tier-style room featuring numerous camera angles to provide you detailed preparation views. Professional chefs will prepare food and offer tips, and at the conclusion, you'll get to sample the dishes. Cost: $25 per person, per session.

Schedule 2015-16:

September 12, 2015 | Fresh Cooking from the Garden or Farmer's Market | 10 a.m.-Noon

October 17, 2015 | Salads, Not Just a Course Any Longer | 10 a.m.-Noon

November 14, 2015 | Simmering Soups & Sizzling Stews | 10 a.m.-Noon

December 12, 2015 | Holiday Tea: Cookies & Candies | 10 a.m.-Noon

January 9, 2016 | Wisconsin Winters & Hearty Potato Creations | 10 a.m.-Noon

February 13, 2016 | A "Fruits of the Sea" Seafood Experience | 10 a.m.-Noon

March 5, 2016 | Pantry to Plate: Quick & Easy Dinners | 10 a.m.-Noon

April 16, 2016 | Take a Tour of Germany through Food | 10 a.m.-Noon

May 14, 2016 | Explore the Many Flavors of Chicken | 10 a.m.-Noon

Past Events:

Saturday, October 25, 2014 | Creative Soups Made Easy

Saturday, November 15, 2014 | Breakfast & Brunch

Saturday, December 6, 2014 | Christmas in Italy

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | Indian Cuisine Basics

Saturday, February 14, 2015 | Simple Candies & Confections

Saturday, March 14, 2015Meatless Moments 

Saturday, April 11, 2015Art of Fresh Pastas

Saturday, May 9, 2015Asparagus 101 

Watch Local 5 Live!, a proud sponsor of the Community Cooking Demos, for demo highlights.

Local 5 Live!


Cultural Cuisine

Sunday, February 22, 2015
4-7 p.m.
Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton
Use Entrance 10

  • Stroll through endless cultural hors d'oeuvre buffets
  • Refresh your palate with spirits & refreshments (non-alcoholic beverages included; beer & wine available for purchase)
  • Silent auction in the Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Theatre

Tickets are $40.00 per person ($55 at the door) and will go on sale in early 2015.

Presented by FVTC's Culinary Arts and Hotel & Restaurant Management Students & Staff
In conjunction with the Wisconsin Restaurant Association-Big Four Chapter, the Fox Valley Culinary Association and the Fox Cities Lodging & Hospitality Association

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Speaker Series

See nationally known speakers on a variety of topics. All Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

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Drive-In Movie

This September event includes a double feature of recently released family movies. Movies are shown at the Appleton campus, in the west parking lot. Movie starts at dusk. 

Admission is free with a student or staff photo ID, or $5 per carload without ID. 

For more information, contact Student Life at 920-735-2545.

Drive-In Movie 2015

Featuring: Inside Out and Jurassic World

Saturday, September 12
FVTC Appleton
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
West Parking Lot
Lot opens at 6 p.m., movie starts at dusk

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Therapeutic Massage Clinic

As part of the curriculum, FVTC Therapeutic Massage certificate program students conduct massages in a supervised clinical setting under the direction of Thomas Finch, WLMT, NASM-CPT, FNS. Students are in their final semester of the Therapeutic Massage Certificate program.

The Massage Clinic is FULL for this Spring, 2015 term. However, if you are interested in being put on our waitlist, please email the Service Division Office at

Table Massage | One Hour 
The table massage session is a 1-hour relaxation massage in a private room. Disrobing is recommended and should be completed to the individuals comfort level.

Table Couples Massage | One Hour 
The couples room table massage is a 1-hour relaxation massage in a shared room (with a barrier between the tables). Disrobing is recommended and should be completed to the individuals comfort level. The session is for partners, family members, or even friends.

Chair Massage | 30 minutes 
The chair massage is a ½-hour relaxation massage and will be completed on a portable massage chair. No disrobing will occur but clients are encouraged to dress appropriately (avoid thick sweaters) and remove any jewelry prior to appointment.

The Massage Clinic is an academic/clinical experience for our Therapeutic Massage students therefore there will be no charge associated with the massage. College staff and students are unable to accept tips, however monetary donations (cash or check payable to Fox Valley Technical College Foundation, Inc.) are accepted through the FVTC Foundation office for the Therapeutic Massage program.

Clinic Location:
The Therapeutic Massage Clinic is located at the Appleton Campus, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, in room C111. Please use Entrance 13 and follow the appropriate signs to the clinic entrance.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. The appointments start at the allotted time frame and we are not able to go beyond your scheduled appointment, so please be prompt for your appointment.

All participants must complete a Health History form prior to appointment and are encouraged to bring along a list of medications (if applicable).

For More Information: | Thomas Finch, Therapeutic Massage Instructor 

Seeds of Hope Fund

The Seeds of Hope Emergency Fund was established to support emergency financial needs of students.  The fund, which is managed by the FVTC Foundation, is designed to assist students with a financial emergency shortfall to pay for educational or personal expenses such as, but not limited to, medical, family needs, transportation expenses or repairs, occupational requirements such as certification examinations upon program completion, tools, and uniforms.

View the Annual Report (PDF) to see our highlights over the past year.

The Seeds of Hope Committee is comprised of people who want to make a difference in the lives of FVTC students by donating their resources to support their needs. To learn more about Seeds of Hope, contact Kelly Amador at 920-735-2465 or

To contribute to Seeds of Hope, contact the FVTC Foundation, Inc. at or 920-735-5608.

Seeds of Hope Fundraising Events
One Stop Shop Holiday Craft Fair  |  November 21, 2015  |   Exhibitor Application (PDF)
Wreath Sale  |  Fall 2015
Tea for Two  |  Spring 2016


«August 2015»
9/2/2015 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker Series: Sex Signals

Wednesday, Sept. 2 | Blending a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education and audience participation, "Sex Signals" provides a provocative, in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex and date rape on college campuses.

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