Big Event Blog: Horses, history and a whole lot of ribs

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CSI Media staff | July 14, 2016

What are your plans this weekend? How about bringing your appetite to Ribfest in Elkhorn, going back to the pages of "Little House" books in Eagle, or watching a horse show for a good cause in Darien?

Christian singles gathering, July 14, and every second Thursday, 1 p.m., Perkins, 1312 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Call 262-441-1194 for more information.

Legends and Landmarks: Geneva Lake Walking Tour held July 14 and every Thursday through Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn about Lake Geneva's famously designed buildings as well as the colorful past of the downtown and historic Maple Park neighborhood. Tickets available from the tour guide. Meet and depart at the Riviera Building, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva.

Luther Valley Historical Society meets July 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the Dial building, 115 W. Centre St. in Footville, The program will be on the Thomas A. Edison Recording Company, and will feature records from the early 1900s.

Guided walks with Harold or other volunteers, July 15, 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

Teen Book Club, for ages 13 to 18, meet July 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. Talk about favorite books. 262-249-5299,

Relay for Life, July 15-16, Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. 262-723-3228,

Elkhorn Ribfest national rib competition, July 15-17, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, presented by WSLD, Miller and Frank's Piggly Wiggly. Free admission and parking, Elkhorn Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn.

Tai Chi in the Gardens with Johnny,  July 16,10 a.m., no experience needed. Congdon Gardens, 1424 Hobbs Drive, Delavan.

Chicago Line Fan Day, July 16, East Troy Electric Railroad Depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy. Tickets: 262-642-3263,

Dinner Train, July 16, boarding at 5 p.m. at the East Troy Depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy. Train goes to Phantom Lake, pauses on the shoreline, then proceeds to Indianhead Park.Dessert and after dinner drinks are served on the return trip. Tickets: 262-642-3263,

Old Fashioned Farm Fair and Ice Cream Social, July 16-17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., pie eating contest, hayrides, pony ride, antique tractor display. New this year, is an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 16 from noon to 2 p.m. featuring tasting and sale of artisan, handcrafted ice cream from Wisconsin's specialty ice cream makers.  Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago, Wisconsin. 262-363-6770,

25th annual Community Festival, July 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., under the tents at Earthsong Books & Gifts, 2214 Kennedy Road, Janesville. Free admission. Natural health therapies and products, jewelry, crafts and psychic readers. 608-754-3933

S.M.I.L.E.S. Open Benefit Horse Show, July 16-17, a benefit for S.M.I.L.E.S., a therapeutic riding center at N2666 County Highway K, Darien. 262-882-3470,

The World of Little House, July 16 through Aug. 7, Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle Wisconsin. Experience the books of Wisconsin native Laura Ingalls Wilder  262-594-6301,

East Troy Airport Open House, July 17, 2085 County Highway L, East Troy. 262-642-6256, 


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