Big Event Blog: Get moving with run, bike ride

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CSI Media Staff | May 12, 2016

What are your plans this weekend? Bike for a good cause and good fun in Delavan, race the Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine Forest, or attend a Renaissance Fair in Janesville.

Delavan-Darien FFA Spring Plant Sale, May 12, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., greenhouse, Delavan-Darien High School, 150 Cummings St., Delavan. 262-728-2642

Luther Valley Historical Society meets May 12 at 7:30 p.m., at the Dial building, 115 W. Centre St. in Footville. Tom Sveum, former President of the Milton Historical Society and a wheel wright will  demonstrate how wooden wagon wheels are made and repaired, along with the  variety of tools used, and interesting old photos. Meetings are open to the public.

Christian singles gathering, May 12, and every second Thursday, 1 p.m., Perkins, 1312 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Call 262-441-1194 for more information.

Delavan-Darien FFA Spring Plant Sale, May 13, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., greenhouse, Delavan-Darien High School, 150 Cummings St., Delavan. 262-728-2642

Guided walks with Harold or other volunteers, May 13, and every Friday through October, at 8 a.m. at Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, 251 Elkhorn Road,  Williams Bay, For more information contact Harold Friestad, 262-903-3601, HaroldF43@gmailcom or go to

Preschool Story Time, May 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. Children ages 3 to 5 years are encouraged to attend, however, families and children of all ages are also invited. Each week, Library staff read aloud stories that are often based on a seasonal theme, plus singing, dancing, and other participatory activities. 262-249-5299,

Annual Migratory Bird Inventory and Hike, May 14, at 7 a.m., at Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, Williams Bay, For more information contact Harold Friestad, 262-903-3601, HaroldF43@gmailcom or go to

“Photography Beyond the Snapshot,” free workshop, May 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by The Whitewater Arts Alliance at the Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., Whitewater. The workshop is for beginning to intermediate photographers, in preparation for exhibiting their work in the annual Fran Achen Photography Show in July. Everett Long and Jeff McDonald will discuss some of the creative techniques and equipment that will permit more diverse and creative photographs. Those planning to attend should send an email to: [email protected]

Sixth annual Lake Delavan Bike Ride, May 14, starting 11 a.m., formerly called the Tour d' Tech, this 12-mile bicycle ride stops at 5 local bars/restaurants, collecting poker cards along the way. There will be a costume contest along with other prizes. All proceeds go to new technology at St. Andrew's parish school. The first 100 riders guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m., The Waterfront, 408 Highway 50, Delavan. Register at 262-728-5922

Ice Age Trail 50 Endurance Run, May 14, with a start/finish area at the Nordic Trailhead in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest, N9084 County Highway H, Whitewater. The trailhead is located approximately 1.5 miles north of LaGrange. GPS Coordinates:  42.821715,-88.600437. There are five-year age divisions for the 50-mile race and 10-year divisions for the 50k and Half Marathon events. Register online at

Delavan-Darien FFA Spring Plant Sale, May 14, 9 a.m. to noon, greenhouse, Delavan-Darien High School, 150 Cummings St., Delavan. 262-728-2642

A Pig Party at the library, May 14, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N.Wisconsin St.,Elkhorn. Sing pig songs, dance pig dances, and play pig games! This is a free event that is open to all ages. Drop in any time. 262-723-2678,

Lake Geneva Symphony performs May 14, at 7:30 p.m., Calvary Community Church, N2620 Harris Road, Lake Geneva. Grades K through 12 years free. Tickets at or call 262-359-9072

Downtown Open House event, May 14, East Troy, Elkhorn. See the places you haven't seen before; explore previously unseen historic, architectural and cultural gems. 

Wine Dinne featuring Wine Spectator Top 100, May 14, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Gordy's Cobalt Lounge, 320 Lake Ave., Fontana, 262-275-2163,

Paper shred day May 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at First National Bank and Trust, 105 State Highway 67 in Walworth. The event is an opportunity for residents to shred receipts, bank statements, personal documents and unused credit card offers. The services is limited to six boxes per person.

Wild and Woolly Weeknd, May 14-15, Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle Wisconsin. Explore Old World Wisconsin's wild side with guided nature walks and wildlife programs. On one of the historic farms, you can watch sheep-shearing demonstrations and try your hand at spinning wool into yarn. 262-594-6301,

Janesville Renaissance Faire, May 14-15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Traxler Park, 600 N. Main St. and Parker Drive, Janesville. Interact with performers and shop with an old world experience. 608-322-8813,

Open pleasure horse show, May 15, first of five shows, sanctioned by WSHC Championship Challenge Program starts at 9 a.m. West 20 Ranch and Saddle Co., W4812 Highway 20, East Troy, 262-642-4272,

Elkhorn Antique Flea Market, May 15,Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. Rain or shine, 35th annual event, more than 500 dealers, open at 7 a.m. 414-525-0820,

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