Big Event Blog: Spooky stories, Halloween hikes, and Oktoberfest

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Margaret Plevak | October 16, 2014

What are you doing this fall weekend? Why not shiver to spooky tales in Eagle, raise a glass to Oktoberfest in Elkhorn or listen to a symphony concert in Lake Geneva? Plenty of activities await in Walworth County.

“Adventures in Zambezia,” movie showing, Oct. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Children are encouraged to come in comfy clothes, with pillows and blankets to relax in front of the library's movie screen. Popcorn will be served. Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, 262-249-5299, LakeGeneva.lib.wi.us

Seed Harvesting at Kishwauketoe, Oct. 16, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the main entrance on Wisconsin Highway 67, Kishwauketoe Nature Center, Williams Bay. 262-903-3601, Kishwauketoe.org
Halloween Dinner Theater: Sherlock Holmes and the Regrettable Engagement, Oct. 17-19, at 7 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle. Enjoy a themed meal and assist Holmes and Watson as they solve a baffling mystery in this new theatrical engagement. Reservations: 262-594-6301, OldWorldWisconsin.WisconsinHistory.org
Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra concert:“Monuments,” Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m., Calvary Community Church, Harris Road and Wisconsin Highway 50, Williams Bay. Tickets at 262-359-9072, LakeGenevaOrchestra.org
East Troy Electric Railroad Dinner Train, Oct. 18. Boarding is at the East Troy Depot at 2002 Church St., East Troy. The train takes a leisurely trip to Phantom Lake, pauses on the shoreline, and then returns to East Troy. 262-642-3263, EastTroyRR.org

Ninth annual Elkhorn Oktoberfest, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Veterans Park, downtown square, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn. More than 100 crafters and vendors showcasing handcrafted items, antiques, produce and plants. Plus, fifth annual Oktoberfest Car Show, live music and entertainment, kids' games, pumpkin decorating and bounce house. Food vendors, chili cook-off and a wine and beer tasting tent in Pocket Park. 262-723-5788, ElkhornChamber.com

Burlington United Church annual dinner and auction, Oct. 18, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 857 W. State St., Burlington. 262-763-2288

“Express Yourself” program for teens held Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. Teens are invited to perform poems, stories, songs, or essays which may be written by their favorite authors, friends, or themselves, or share art, movie clips, and more. Register at the circulation desk for this free program. 262-249-5299, LakeGeneva.lib.wi.us

Halloween Legends and Lore, Oct. 18, at the living history museum at Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle. A Halloween celebration of folk, fairy and ghost tales from the Old World and 19th-century Wisconsin. 262-594-6301, OldWorldWisconsin.WisconsinHistory.org

Delavan Lioness host a Fall Tea, Oct. 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the United Congregational church in Delavan. Enjoy tea, desserts and a program with a depiction of Dolley Madison by  Jessica Michna. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door; contact Joyce Atkinson at [email protected] or 262-728-3880.

Eco-Halloween Hike, Oct. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville. 262-878-5600, BongNaturalistAssociation.org

Peoples Bank run/walk, Oct. 18,  Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. 262-723-3228, WalworthCountyFair.com

Fall Fest, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by The Parent Teacher Organizations of Central-Denison & Eastview Elementary Schools. The event is held at Central-Denison Elementary School, 900 Wisconsin Street in Lake Geneva. Activities will include games for the kids and a craft and vendor fair. Additionally, there will be raffles, a silent auction, a cake walk, entertainment and food.

Fall Flower Arrangements workshop, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, W2493 County Highway ES, East Troy. Register at 262-642-3303, MichaelFields.org

Annual Charity Gala & Auction, Oct. 18, Rumpoles Banquet Hall, Twin Lakes, sponsored by the Twin Lake Area Chamber & Business Association, Inc. Buffet dinner, live and silent auction, ComedySportz improve comedy entertainment and Elvis impersonator Travis Morris. Event will raise funds for scholarships, charitable donations and community events.  262-877-2220, [email protected]

“Angels Carried Them Away: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era,” program, Oct. 18, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning at the Riviera Docks, 812 Wrigley Drive where the narrated lake boat tour begins, then disembark at Black Point Historical Museum. Tickets at 262-248-6206, BlackPointEstate.org

Artist reception, Oct. 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for “Here & There” photography exhibit at the SweetSpot Gallery, 226. W. Whitewater St., Whitewater. Meet artist Sue Mathison

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