Big Event Blog: Seeking spirits, Oktoberfest, and a Halloween Hustle
What are your plans this weekend? How about seeking spirits in Whitewater, raising a glass to Oktoberfest in Lake Geneva or enjoying fall in Williams Bay?
The Geneva Lake Branch of the American Association of University Women meet Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 123 East Washington St., Delavan. The AAUW's STEM scholarship winners share their summer experiences at science and engineering camp. And Stephanie Abbott, Whitewater City Council member, will discuss career paths. Contact Gretchen McCarthy, 262-275-1054.
Autumn on the Farms, Oct. 8-11, with 19th-century harvest season chores. Old World Wisconsin, W372S9727 Highway 67, Eagle. 262-594-6301, WisconsinHistory.org
Twenty-fifth annual Harvestfest, Oct 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy. Meet at the Highway 67 entrance, 251 Elkhorn Road, Williams Bay. Enjoy a cookout, DJ and bonfire. Kishwaukeetoe.org.
Serious Seekers group meets Friday, Oct. 9, at Subway Restaurant, 102 Fairview Drive (and Highway 14) in Walworth for supper, Bible, book study. 262-949-1619
Great Lakes Fall Knife Show, Oct. 9-10, Janesville Conference Center, 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 616-322-5846, GreatLakesKnifeShow.com
Fall Family Festival, Oct. 9-12, Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan. Activities include a Friday evening performance by Rock Central students, old-fashioned yard games, scarecrow building and crafty amusements. Saturday evening, there is a barn dance with caller from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 800-338-5253, LakeLawnResort.com
Volunteer work day, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon, White River County Park, oat the intersection of Sheridan Springs Rd and Short Road in Lyons Township. Volunteers are needed to assist with trail maintenance, and other duties. Volunteers need to be 16 or older or if 15 and younger, be accompanied by adult. Water and snacks will be provided. Register with Colleen Lesniak at the Walworth County Volunteer Services office at 262-741-4223 or [email protected].
Spirit Tour in Whitewater, Oct. 10, Discover Whitewater's ghosts, goblins and spirits on the loose. 262-473-4005
Fall harvest dinner train, Oct. 10, departing at 5:30 p.m., East Troy Railroad depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy. Tickets: 262-642-3263, EastTroyRR.org
“When Angels Carried Them Away: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era, Oct. 10, special event tour of Black Point Estate, departing from the Lake Geneva Cruise Line dock at 4 p.m., 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. Tickets: 262-248-6206, CruiseLakeGeneva.com
Halloween Hustle 5K Run/Walk fundraiser, Oct. 10, to support Holiday Care program. Held in the parking lot of the Health and Human Services Center, W4051 County Highway NN in Elkhorn (next to Aurora Lakeland Medical Center). To get a registration form or for more information, contact 262-741-3200 or email to [email protected]
Twenty-fourth annual Lake Geneva Oktoberfest, Oct. 10-11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Family Fall Festival includes music and magic. Food and craft booths, restaurant and shopping specials, wagon hayrides, Pony rides, Bouncy Castle, Carmel Apples popcorn and much more. 262-729-9872, LakeGenevaWi.com
Fall Psychic Fair, Oct. 10-11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with psychic readers, Earthsong Books & Gifts, 2214 Kennedy Road, Janesville. 608-754-3933, EarthSongBooksAndGifts.com
Auditions for the children's musical., “Snow Biz,” held Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 at 2 p.m., at the Walworth County PAC, 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn. The musical will be presented Nov. 28-29 and Ded. 5-6. Prepare a song to sing and wear appropriate shoes for simple dance movement. 646-246-7832, 262-728-5578, Lakeland-Players.org
Trains, Planes & Automobiles Model Train Show, Oct. 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum, 5151 Orth Road, Poplar Grove, Illinois. 815-547-3115, PoplarGroveWingsAndWheels.com