JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- The Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will host Art Infusion, a sidewalk chalk art event for fun and for competition, at Firehouse Park in downtown Janesville from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
Local award-winning author Janet Burroway will present her newly-published memoir, “Losing Tim,” at the Lake Geneva Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Burroway will share her story and read excerpts of her book, which is nominated for a National Book Award.
EAST TROY -- You don’t need to love bluegrass music to love the East Troy Bluegrass Festival. That’s because there are so many styles of bluegrass nowadays -- new grass, country, swampgrass, folk, gospel --?plus fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar contests. Bring your instrument and enjoy the whole weekend. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and Sept. 14. The rain location will be East Troy Middle School, 3143 Graydon Ave.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- It’s a long way from Sharon, Wisconsin, to Zambia, Africa. But people at one local company are working to make that distance a little smaller and the sense of hope among African villagers a lot stronger.
Two employees from Exacto recently traveled to Zambia to determine how the company could help people in the impoverished country. Exacto provides and develops products and technologies to improve irrigation and pesticide applications.
MESSENGER -- Jared Boyd plans to follow in his uncle’s footsteps with a career where he can help others in emergencies.