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ROCKTON -- After having success over the years at Lake Geneva’s U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition, a group of popular teams have decided to strike out on their own.

The Vikings in Black, Kilted Snow Weasels and several other teams are hosting the Sculpt Like a Yeti snow-sculpting competition, which runs Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, through Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, as part of this year’s Yeti Fest, which will be held that Saturday in Rockton. The competition will be held throughout the festival at Old Settlers Park.

Friday, 20 January 2017 11:02

Go cross country on Stateline-area ski trails

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STATELINE NEWS -- Chuck Lewis has owned the same pair of wood skis for 40 years and wouldn’t dream of giving them, or his favorite pastime, up.

Not to mention, Lewis lives on Turtle Creek and enjoys easy access to cross-country skiing trails that snake through the flood plain in Beloit.

“All I have to do is walk out my backdoor and I’m there,” said Lewis, who also has gone downhill skiing in such places as Utah and Colorado with his wife, Julie, and/or their three children. “I also seek out trails at Rockport Park in Janesville, the ones in the Kettle Moraine or Rock Cut State Park (Loves Park). We have great groomed trails within 30 miles of home.”

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Missing summer fun like camping, hiking and zip-lining?

Don’t let winter stop you.

Yes, there are plenty of outdoor activities for the season, like skiing, sledding and skating. But what if you want to do something that feels a little more like July when it’s January? You’d be surprised at what’s available:

Friday, 20 January 2017 10:27

Kite-flying teams gather in Delavan

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- When someone says, “Go fly a kite,” most people don’t think of heading out to the lake during the winter.

But that is what will happen in Delavan during the annual Sky Circus on Ice held Friday through Sunday, Feb. 17 through Feb. 19, at Lake Lawn Resort.

Festivities will kick off about 10 a.m. Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 with a grand launch ceremony.

Friday, 13 January 2017 13:45

Live music for the week, Jan. 14-23

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Jan. 14, 2017

Live music, every Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Lakeview Grill, Geneva Ridge Resort, W4240 Wisconsin Highway 50, Lake Geneva, 262-249-3843, GenevaRidge.com

Un-Hich’d, Jan. 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Bottle Shop, 617 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, 847-712-9687, TheBottleShopLakeGeneva.com

Merv Collins, Jan. 14, at 12:15 p.m., Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., Rockford, Illinois. 815-965-8903

Trinadora Rocks Sock Hop, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m., Eagle’s Club, 3829 11th St., Rockford, Illinois.

Mike Stone Trio, Jan. 14, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Studio Winery, 401 Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva. 262-348-9100, StudioWinery.com

New Pioneers, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m. Cafe Carpe, 18 S. Water St. West, Fort Atkinson. 920-563-9391, CafeCarpe.com

 Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

Peter Mulvey end of marathon charity concert, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. Cafe Carpe, 18 S. Water St. West, Fort Atkinson. 920-563-9391, CafeCarpe.com

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Monday Night Open Jam, Jan. 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., all ages welcome, Main Stage at Voigt Music Center, 34 S. Main St., Janesville.608-756-0081, VoigtMusic.com

Blue Monday: Dave Potter with Rodney Brown, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m., Grand Avenue Pub, 132 W. Grand Ave., Beloit. DavePotterMusic.net

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

Phil Caulkins, Jan. 18,6 p.m. to 9 p.m., B.J. Wentker’s Fine Dining, 230 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, 262-767-1514, BJWentkers.com

Live music, Jan. 18, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Merrill and Houston’s, 500 Pleasant St., Beloit. 608-313-0700, merrillandhoustons.com

Song Circle with Tricia Alexander, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. Cafe Carpe, 18 S. Water St. West, Fort Atkinson. 920-563-9391, CafeCarpe.com

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Live music, every Friday, Jan. 20, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Lakeview Grill, Geneva Ridge Resort, W4240 Wisconsin Highway 50, Lake Geneva, 262-249-3843, GenevaRidge.com

Friday Night Concert Series with Kaia Fowler, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. the The Listening Room at JustGoods Fair Trade Marketplace, 201 Seventh St., Rockford, Illinois. 815-965-8903

Open Mic, Jan. 20, and every Friday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Boxed and Burlap coffeehouse, 2935 Wisconsin Highway 67, Delavan. 262-374-5497, BoxedAndBurlap.com

Nick Chesmore, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., Northleaf Winery, 232 S. Janesville St., Milton. 608-580-0575, NorthleafWinery.com

Live music, every Friday, Jan. 20. from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Merrill and Houston’s, 500 Pleasant St., Beloit. 608-313-0700, merrillandhoustons.com

The Belle Weather, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., Burlington Coffee House, 492 N. Pine St., Burlington. 262-661-4394, BurlingtonCoffeeHouse.com

Kaia Fowler, Jan. 20, at 7 p..m., JustGoods Fair Trade Store Listening Room, 201 Seventh St., Rockford, Illinois. 815-979-1949

Tim Grimm and the Family Band, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. Cafe Carpe, 18 S. Water St. West, Fort Atkinson. 920-563-9391, CafeCarpe.com

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

Live music, every Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Lakeview Grill, Geneva Ridge Resort, W4240 Wisconsin Highway 50, Lake Geneva, 262-249-3843, GenevaRidge.com

The Jesus Riders, Jan. 21, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Regional Revival at Crosspointe Community Church, 445N Warner Road, Whitewater

Matt Flamm, Jan. 21, at 12:15 p.m., Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., Rockford, Illinois. 815-965-8903

Community Drumming Circle, Jan. 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Main Stage at Voigt Music Center, 34 S. Main St., Janesville.608-756-0081, VoigtMusic.com

Jeff Trudell, Jan. 21, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Studio Winery, 401 Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva. 262-348-9100, StudioWinery.com

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 700 N. Bloomfield Road, Lake Geneva.

Visiting cello artist, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, in concert, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts, 800 West Main St., Whitewater. 262-472-2222, online at http://tickets.uww.edu

.Frank & Co. Band, Jan. 22, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Hammy's RoadHouse Bar, 2131 Center Ave., Janesville. 608-754-9906

 

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Monday Night Open Jam, Jan. 23, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., all ages welcome, Main Stage at Voigt Music Center, 34 S. Main St., Janesville.608-756-0081, VoigtMusic.com

Tracy Beck, Jan. 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Bottle Shop, 617 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, 847-712-9687, TheBottleShopLakeGeneva.com

Blue Monday: Dave Potter with Jimmy Schwarz, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m., Grand Avenue Pub, 132 W. Grand Ave., Beloit. DavePotterMusic.net

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