Big Event Blog: Gal pals, Earth Day activities and a ski swap

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Staff | April 23, 2015

What are you doing this weekend? Why not gather with girlfriends in Lake Geneva, go fly fishing in Kansasville, or celebrate at an Earth Day fair in Elkhorn?

Free soup supper, April 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the lower level fellowship hall, Bethel United Methodist, E5110 County Highway A, just north of Elkhorn. Come early to make sure you get a bowl. 262-742-3507

Family movie night, April 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast,” Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St. Lake Geneva. 262-2495299, LakeGeneva.lib.wi.us

Annual dinner of the Historical Society of Walworth and Big Foot Prairie, Thursday, April 23, 6 p.m. at Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan. Program by Jennifer Van Haaften, associate director of Old World Wisconsin near Eagle, about Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder and her connection to Wisconsin. Ingalls family cousins Sue Ingalls Anderson and Jane Ingalls Piero of the Walworth area will tell of their Ingalls family history.  Reservations to: Historical Society of Walworth and Big Foot Prairie, P.O. Box 336, Walworth, WI 53184-0336. For information, call Nancy Lehman at 262-275-2426.

25th annual Arbor Day Tree Sale, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon or while supplies last, at the Delavan Arboretum on the northwest shore of Lake Comus. This is the 25th year for Delavan's annual sale. Siberian Dogwood and Serbian Spruce sold for $2 each and on a first-come, first-served basis until all trees are sold.

Wiff Rudd, trumpet and brass performer in concert, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts. Tickets at 262-472-2222 or at http://tickets.uww.edu.

Women's Weekend, April 24-26, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lake Geneva.  Enjoy an exciting weekend in Lake Geneva of shopping, fun activities and your best gal pals. This annual Lake Geneva Women's Weekend offers a variety of events. Registration and complete information on in-store specials and restaurant offers call 262-745-1520 or go to LakeGenevaWomensWeekend.com

Go Fly Fishing, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Join instructor and angler Bill Pepito to learn the basics of fly fishing. Tie knots, string a pole and learn to cast at this hands-on program. Children age 12 and up are welcome with an adult. All equipment is provided so space is limited. Register at  262-878-5601. Meet at the Visitor Center, Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville. 262-878-5600

May Basket Workshop, April 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. RSVP to 262-763-2153, BurlingtonGardenCenter.com 

Run, Walk, Stroll 5K for prevention of Child Abuse, April 25, sponsored by the Agape House in Walworth. 262-325-8944, AgapeHouseHeals.org

More than Granola program, April 25, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.. Taste-test homemade gourmet snacks as you make new easy recipes with the provided ingredients. Save money and eat well while on the trail or at the campsite. Meet at the Visitor Center, Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville. 262-878-5600

Celebrate Earth Day, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gateway Technical College, Elkhorn campus, 400 County Highway H, Elkhorn. Free admission.

Volunteeer workday at Kishwauketoe, April 25, 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

Spring Fling, April 25, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Hawks View Golf Club, 7377 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva. Fundraiser for the Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce. 262-348-9900, MukwonagoChamber.org

Elkhorn Community Dinner, April 25, 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.

“Vintage Paper Dolls & Dollhouses” program, April 25, at 10 a.m., sponsored by The Genoa City Library Friends, held next door to the library at the American Legion Hall, 114 Freeman St.  Refreshments will be served. 262-279-6188.

11th annual Boat Bash and Ski Swap, April 25-26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gage Marine, 1 Liechty Drive, Williams Bay. The 2015 models of new boats will be on display. The Novy Spinners will entertain from noon to 4 p.m. 262-245-5501, GageMarine.com

Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra chamber music series, April 26, at 3 p.m., Holy Communion Episcopal Church, 320 Broad St., Lake Geneva. Free event. 262-359-9072, LakeGenevaOrchestra.org

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Band conducted by Glenn Hayes with guest artist Wiff Rudd perform, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium, Greenhill Center of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Tickets at 262-472-2222 or at http://tickets.uww.edu.
Earthy Songs, April 26 at 3 p.m. Join singer/songwriter Ken Lonnquist for a unique post-Earth Day celebration, highlighting water, woods, and wildlife. Upbeat and humorous songs connect the idea of a good time with being good to each other and our planet. Kachel Center, UW-Whitewater campus, 930 W. Main St., Whitewater. Tickets: 262-472-2222, UWW.edu/YoungAuditorium

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