Big Event Blog: Kites take flight at Sky Circus

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What's going on in Walworth County? Enjoy the colorful, acrobatic kites at the Sky Circus in Delavan, learn to create a backyard bird sanctuary in Burlington or spend an evening with Teddy Roosevelt in Walworth.

Folksinger and songsmith David HB Drake presents a “Blowing in the Wind” Sing-Along Concert, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m., Burlington Library, 166 E. Jefferson St., Burlington. 262-342-1130, [email protected] for information.

Family Movie Night, Feb. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring “Kubo and the Two Strings,” at the Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. 262-249-5299,

Winter Speaking Series, Feb. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, no registration required. ClearWater Outdoor, 744 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, 262-348-2420,

Sky Circus on Ice, Feb. 17-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Professional kite teams on Delavan Lake, plus snow sculpting and ice carving. Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan.

Find your magic number and declutter program, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m., Matheson Memorial Library Community Center, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn.   Having too many of something contributes to clutter; too few makes your life complicated, both resulting in stress. Kathi Miller of The Clutter-Free Life has developed a system called Magic Numbers to help you decide what's right for you. Register at 262-723-2678,

Creating a Backyard Bird Sanctuary workshop, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m., Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. Belinda Abendschein, discusses how to create aesthetically-pleasing  bird sanctuaries with feeders, bird baths, garden art and plantings. RSVP for this free seminar at  262-763-2153 or email to [email protected].

Pruning Shrubs & Trees and Spring Garden Prep workshop, Feb, 18, from 9 a.m.- 11 a.m., on the campus of UW-Whitewater. Workshops are free but registration is required: 262-472-3165 or

Eleanor Roosevelt; My Story — My Day program Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m., by professional storyteller and re-enactor Lynn Rymarz,  at the Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St. Lake Geneva. The audience will hear Roosevelt's story in her own words, taken from her writings, including her long running newspaper column “My Day.” 262-249-5299,

Snowshoe hike, Feb. 18 at Big Foot Beach State Park, 1550 S. Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva. Meet at ClearWater Outdoor, 744 W. Main St., Lake Geneva to pick up snowshoes, then meet at pavilion just past ranger shack at the park for hike to start at 11 a.m. Reservations required: 262-348-2420,

Pancake breakfast, Feb. 19, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., East Troy Community Center, 2077 Division St., East Troy. Proceeds go to the East Troy Community Center maintenance fund.

Mercyhealth Hospice GriefCare Support Group, Feb. 21, 6 p.m., lower level conference room, Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Walworth, highways 50 and 67, town of Geneva. RVSP by calling 888-396-3729.

An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt, Feb. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with re-enactor Adam Lindquist portraying the 26th president. Big Foot High School, auditorium, 401 Devils Lane, Walworth. 262-275-2117,

Delavan-Darien Technology Night, Feb. 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Delavan-Darien High School, 150 Cummings St., Delavan. Students of all grades and schools in the district will be on hand with staff to showcase the myriad of ways they use technology in the classroom. Delavan-Darien was the first district in the county to have a district-wide one-to-one technology program, pairing a tablet or laptop with every student, from 4-year-old kindergarten through grade 12.


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