Big Event Blog: 'The Foreigner,' temperance and jitterbugs

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Staff | February 26, 2015

What are your plans this weekend? Take in an award-winning comedy in Elkhorn, play board games in Burlington, sample a 19th-century Temperance rally in Lake Geneva, or learn to jitterbug in Whitewater.

Lakeland Players presents “The Foreigner,” a comedy, Feb. 27-March 1, Walworth County Performing Arts Center, 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn. Call 262-728-5578 or go online to lakeland-players.org for tickets.
Family Board Game Night, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring your own games or share ours. There is no charge for this event, at Burlington Public Library, 166 E. Jefferson, Burlington. 262-763-7623
All Things Cherry, Feb. 28  —  Enjoy a tasting of a Door County cherries, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Things cherry including pie, applesauce, and yogurt covered cherries. Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., corner of county highways ES and J, Mukwonago. 262-363-6770, ElegantFarmer.com

Hola! & Hello!,” a Spanish and English story time, Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Lake Geneva Public Library, 918  W. Main St., Lake Geneva. The program will meet monthly on select Saturdays. Babies and children to age 5 years are especially encouraged to attend this half hour bilingual reading program. However, families and children of all ages are also invited. Each month, Library staff read aloud bilingual stories, which may include participatory singing. (262) 249-5299,LakeGeneva.lib.wi.us

Temperance Rally, Feb. 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Old World Foundation, at Geneva Lake Museum, 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. Meet 19th century characters,enjoy songs, theatrical vignettes, hors d' oeuvres and punch (no alcohol). Tickets at 262-594-2922, FriendsOWW.org

Elkhorn Community Dinner, Feb. 28 and the last Saturday of the month  —  held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at a new location at the Community Center, in the Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Four churches host this event: Sugar Creek Lutheran, United Methodist, Lakeland and Millard. Call 262-742-3457 for more information.

Old World Wisconsin Employment and Volunteer Open House, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at its historic Clausing Barn. Old World Wisconsin is looking for costumed educator/demonstrators, tram drivers, day camp counselors, museum store and restaurant workers, plus a corps of volunteers to help with tasks including greeting guests, gardening, sewing and office help. There are volunteer opportunities playing historic base ball. For those interested in an immersive gardening experience the historical gardens department is looking for an intern seeking hands-on experience with heirloom plants. Enthusiasm is a must-have. Most roles are seasonal, primarily May through October, and training for most positions begins in April. Background checks are routine. Information is available by calling 262-594-6301, or if unable to attend, email [email protected].

Fruit Tree Care seminar, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m., Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. Richard Polansky, Hafs Road Orchard, will discuss how to grow healthy fruit trees by troubleshooting pests and diseases before they appear.  RSVP for this free seminar at 262-763-2153,  [email protected].

Terrarium workshop, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m., Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. Create a miniature world under glass for a touch of green and growing on your office desk. We're giving terrariums a new spin with miniature figures. Bring your own glass container with a lid or purchase one from us. All other materials included in cost of workshop —  RSVP to 262-763-2153,  [email protected].

Volunteeer workday at Kishwauketoe, Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the main entrance on Wisconsin Highway 67, Kishwauketoe Nature Center, Williams Bay. 262-903-3601, Kishwauketoe.org

Calling all Jitterbugs: Dancing with class workshop, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. Clap and dance along at this interactive family story time and movement workshop —  Learn the dance steps that go along with the new book, Jitterbugs! by Margot Toppen and illustrated by Karen Light, two Chicago area teaching artists. Kachel Center,  UW-Whitewater campus, 930 W. Main St., Whitewater. Tickets: 262-472-2222, UWW.edu/YoungAuditorium

St. Andrew children's clothing sale, Feb. 28 and March 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 115 S. Seventh St., Delavan. Clothing infant to youth size 16, plus maternity clothing, baby eqiupment, toys, books, movies and sports equipment. Call 262-607-0232 for more information.
Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra chamber music series, March 1. Tickets at 262-359-9072, LakeGenevaOrchestra.org

Bridal show, March 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan, 262-728-7950, LakeLawnResort.com

St. Stephen's pancake breakfast and raffle, March 1, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Family Center, 716 Shu-Lar Lane, Clinton, 608-676-2242

Great Decisions foreign policy discussion group, March 1 (and Sundays through March 22), noon, meeting room at Delavan United Church of Christ-Congregational, 123 E. Washington St., Delavan. Books available to purchase for background information. Call Galin at 262-740-0485 or June at 262-245-2575 for more information.

Darien Rescue Squad benefit dinner, March 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. All-you-can-eat ham and beef dinner, Darien American Legion Hall, 24 Market St., Darien, 262-882-5219

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