Big Event Blog: Time to get outdoors again
The weather's warming, the sun has replaced the rain, and outdoor activities are rapidly popping up. Shop for fresh produce at a farmers market and more at a First Friday event in East Troy's historic square, watch a movie in Sunset Park in Elkhorn, go on a hike around Kishwauketoe Conservancy in Williams Bay or take advantage of a free fishing weekend at spots around the county.
First Friday event, June 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., on and around the square, held in conjunction with the farmers market, downtown East Troy. 262-642-3770, EastTroy.org
Annual Delavan Chamber Auction, June 2, at Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Tickets at the chamber 262-728-5095, DelavanWI.org
Rock show and sale, June 2-3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Earthsong Books & Gifts Community Classroom, 2214 Kennedy Road, Janesville. 608-754-3933, EarthSongBooksAndGifts.com
Lake Geneva Restaurant Week, June 2-12. Enjoy two- and three-course meals at a fixed price. See more at Visitlakegeneva.com
Guided hikes with Harold, June 2, and every Friday, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., at the main entrance on Highway 67, Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, Williams Bay. 262-903-3601, FriendsOfKNC.org
Movie in the Park, June 2, at dusk, featuring “Sing” at Sunset Park, 200 Devendorf St., Elkhorn. Concessions. Rain date is following Saturday. 262-741-5114
Old Fashioned Wisconsin Supper Club Dining Experience, June 2, at 6:30 p.m., Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Documentary filmmaker presents her film on supper clubs. Plus author of the “Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook” and dinner. 262-728-7950, LakeLawnResort.com
Third annual Pride Potluck and movie, June 2, at 6 p.m., hosted by LGBT of Walworth County at Luther Memorial Church, 910 E. Geneva St., Delavan. All are welcome to attend. There is no charge for this event. LGBTwalco.org
Harvard Milk Days, June 2-4, Harvard Milky Way Park, Harvard, Illinois with milk drinking contest, 1 p.m. Saturday parade, talent show, antique tractor display, carnival, entertainment and fireworks. 815-943-4614, MilkDays.com
Lakefest and free fishing day, June 3, Delavan Community Park, 1220 South Shore Drive, Delavan. 262-740-2335, TownOfDelavan.com
Fish 'n' Fun Day, for persons with disabilities and their family, June 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Lions Park, Rock Cut State Park and the boat docksl 7318 Harlem Road, Loves Park, Illinois. Register in advance at 815-282-8606
Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin, June 3-4, No license required but other rules as to size, number and type of fish taken still apply. DNR.WI.gov
Wisconsin Walking Horse Show, June 3-4, Horse Arena, Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. 262-723-3228
Wisconsin supper Clubs, author and film presentation with food tasting, June 4, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Horticultural Hall, 330 Broad St., Lake Geneva. Presented by Black Point Estate; reservations to 262-248-1888
21st annual Model A Day, June 4, from 9 a.m. till midafternoon, downtown Sharon. Car show, musicians, entertainers, food, craft show.
Delavan and Delavan-Darien High School Alumni &Friends meet June 5, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the Delavan American Legion Hall, 111 S. Second St., Delavan. No dues, just attend. Valeska Schmid, AFS exchange student from Germany, is the guest speaker.
German Interest Group meets June 5, at 7 p.m., at St. Mark Lutheran, 2921 Mount Zion, Janesville. The Monroe Swiss Singers will give a concert of Swiss music. Open to the public. 608-362-4311.
Delavan Community Blood Drive, June 5, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, 111 S. Second St., Delavan. To schedule an appointment or get more information, go online to bcw.edu/delavan or call Giovanna at 262-203-3295.
Tuesdays at Two, June 6, at 2 p.m., Geneva Lake Museum, 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. Discover traditions and trends of Victorian weddings. 262-248-6060, GenevaLakeMuseum.org
Limber Timbers Square Dance, June 7, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., in the cafeteria of Elkhorn Middle School, 627 E. Court St. (Wisconsin Highway 11) Elkhorn. Dave Schulz is the caller; Kathy Nickel is the cuer.
Walworth County Democrats meet June 8, at 6:30 p.m., 15 E. Walworth St., Elkhorn. Office hours are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Facebook.com/WalworthCoDems
Knee High Naturalist program, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for 3- to 5 year olds with accompanying adult and their siblings, Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville. Free hands-on activities and outdoor exploring, but state park sticker needed. Register with the Bong Naturalist Association at 262-878-5600 so they can plan ahead for supplies. BongNaturalistAssociation.org
Luther Valley Historical Society meets June 8, at 7:30 p.m., Community Room in the downstairs of the LVHS Museum, 219 Janesville St. Footville. Den Adler, avid collector of vintage postcards and author of two Arcadia books, "Janesville" in the Post Card History Series and Images of America Series, is the speaker. Refreshments; bring a guest.