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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Dona Palmer is an unapologetic steward of the earth.

The environment -- and concern for its resources among all people on the planet -- has colored everything in her life from work to politics. Palmer grew up on a farm, living close to the land. She joined the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, a religious order named for the patron saint of all creation. As a backpacker, she’s taken in the beauty of the national parks. As a longtime teacher, she’s introduced hundreds of children to nature.

Here's a quick reference guide to community concerts in Rock and Walworth counties in Wisconsin and northern Winnebago County in Illinois.

Phoenix Park Bandshell

Second and Washington streets, Delavan

May 29, 3 p.m., Dixie Doodlers of New Berlin

June 2, 7 p.m., Triune Lutheran Church

June 3, 7 p.m., Boys and Toys

June 4, 3 p.m., Jazz in the Park

June 5, 3 p.m., Don Ford and David Robbins Jr.

June 9, 7 p.m., Turtle Creek Community Church

June 11, 7 p.m., Los Chicanos

June 12, 3 p.m., Tim Castle & Young Southern

June 16, 7 p.m., Calvary Community Youth Worship

June 17, 7 p.m., Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys

June 18, 7 p.m., Cold Sweat & the Brew City Horns

June 19, 3 p.m., Eddie Cash Tribute


•Thursday, June 23

7 p.m., La Luz del Mundo

•Friday, June 24

4 p.m., Dangerous Folk

6 p.m., Rico! A Tribute to Santana

•Saturday, June 25

3 p.m., Tierra Colombiana Folkloric Dance Company

4 p.m., Mariachi band

6 p.m., swing dance lessons

7 p.m., Jack Farina Big Band with guest soloist Julie Thompson

June 30, 7 p.m., Word of God Speak Music Ministry

July 1, 7 p.m., Mark and Gretch Hladish

July 2, 7 p.m., Tombeau Road

July 3, 1 p.m., U.S. 132nd Army Band

July 4, 5 p.m., Clutch Cargo

July 7, 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s Praise Band

July 8, 5 p.m., Youth Talent Showcase

July 9, 7 p.m., Beatolution


9:30 p.m., ecumenical service

Noon, Prayer, Praise, Dance

1 p.m., Taberaculo de Vida 

2 p.m., Racine Family Worship Center

3 p.m., Racine Family Worship Center

4 p.m., Oasis of Blessings

4 p.m., Templo Calvario

July 14, 7 p.m., Christian Life Church Choir

July 15, 6 p.m., Trevor Baxter -- swing dance lessons 

July 15, 7 p.m., All That Jazz Big Band

July 16, 7 p.m., The Twin Rivers Band

July 21, 7 p.m., Back Row Luther Memorial

July 23, 7 p.m., Salvador Idaho


Noon, The New Image Band

2 p.m., Hobie & the Leftovers

4 p.m., Glenn Davis and the Blues Commission

July 28, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church Spiritual


7 p.m., Delavan-Darien High School Summer Classical

7:15 p.m., Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra Classical


1 p.m., The Cruise O 'Matics

3 p.m., John Ludy Puleo

Aug. 4, 7 p.m., Harvest Point Worship Band

Aug. 5, 7 p.m., Piper Road Spring Band

Aug. 6, 7 p.m., Steve Meisner Band

Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Our Redeemer Lutheran Church


5 p.m., 1st Brigade Band

7 p.m., historic play

Aug. 14, 3 p.m., Los Arenales de Texas

Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Calvary Community Worship Team

Aug. 19, 7 p.m., Matthew Wundrow Band

Aug. 20, 6 p.m., The Mike Stone Trio

Aug. 21, 7 p.m., Groove Hotel

Aug. 25, 7 p.m., Sacred Agent

Aug. 27, 7 p.m., The Boogie Men

Aug. 28, 3 p.m., StateLine


5 p.m., Audiophilia

6 p.m., Mike Stone and the Rockers

Elkhorn Bandshell

Sunset Park, 200 Devendorf St., Elkhorn

Holton Band summer concert series, 7:30 p.m., June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15 and July 22

Music by the Lake

George Williams College of Aurora University, 350 Constance Blvd., Williams Bay

June 26, 4 p.m., Community Showcase: "Summer Waltz," Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra featuring the Dance Factory

July 9, 7:30 p.m., Micky Dolenz, The Voice of the Monkees

July 16, 7:30 p.m., Postmodern Jukebox

Aug. 7, 4 p.m., Imagination Movers

Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., Chicago Philharmonic: "Something Wonderful -- The songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein"

Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., An Evening with Straight No Chaser

Lake Geneva concerts in the park

Flat Iron Park, Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva

Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

July 7, Matt Meyers Band

July 14, Mr. Meyers Band

July 21, Geoff Landon and the Wolfpack

July 28, Kal Bergendahl Project

Aug. 4, Georgia Rae Family Band

Aug. 11, Mark and Gretch

Aug. 25, Lake Geneva House of Music

Whitewater Savory Sounds

Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., Whitewater

Bring your own lunch or enjoy local vendors.

June 16, 11:30 a.m., Nemora Jazz

June 23, 11:30 a.m., Kat and the Hurricane

June 30, 11:30 a.m., Jay Craggs

July 7, 11:30 a.m., Steve Meisner

July 14, 11:30 a.m., Rick and Rise

East Troy Concerts on the Square

Downtown square, East Troy

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

June 16, East Troy Community Band

June 23, The Variations

June 30, East Troy Community band presents a patriotic concert

July 7, to be announced

July 14, East Troy Community Band

July 21, Swing Nouveau

July 28, East Troy Community Band

Janesville Mainstreet Entertainment

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Lower Courthouse Park, Main Street, downtown Janesville

June 14, 7 p.m., Birddog Blues -- Combines some of Wisconsin’s most accomplished and creative blues artists

June 21, 7 p.m., Straight Shooter -- Classic rock hits from the ’50s through the ’80s, plus Southern and country rock

June 28, 7 p.m., Gary the Band-- Vocal harmonies and tasteful guitar work featured in classic and modern pop, rock, folk and more

July 5, 7 p.m., Foreign Natives -- A blend of pop, rock, jazz, funk, blues and alternative

July 12, 7 p.m., Drum Rave -- Top 40 music by a drummer who plays all of the instruments at once

July 19, 7 p.m., GoDeans -- Janesville-based rock band of doctors and people working in health care

Rotary Gardens Music in the Gardens

Second Tuesday, Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville

June 14, 5 p.m., Dave Potter Trio -- blues, swing and jazz

July 12, 5 p.m., Foreign Natives -- a blend of pop, rock, jazz, funk, blues and alternative

Aug. 9, 5 p.m., Gary the Band -- a mixture of alternative and Americana

Edgerton concerts in the park

Sponsored by Arts Council of Edgerton at Menhall Band Pavilion in Central Park, Edgerton

June 22, 6:30 p.m., Dueces Wild – oldies

July 6, 6:30 p.m., Mad Tadders -- classic rock covers

July 27, Old Farm Dog -- bluegrass

Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m., Red Hot Horn Dawgs, Evan Riley Band

Rockton River Market

Wednesdays at Old Settlers Park

June 1, 4 p.m., Trippin’ Tarzan

June 8, 4 p.m, Minimal

June 22, 4 p.m., 3 Good Men

June 29, 4 p.m., Ruffcutz Band

July 6, 4 p.m., Road House Ramblers

July 13, 4 p.m., Harlan Jefferson Band

July 20, 4 p.m., Pablo and the Rythmics

July 27, 4 p.m., Southern Charm

Aug. 3, 4 p.m., The Sensations

Aug. 10, 4 p.m., Kelly Stewart and the Restless Kind

Aug. 17, 4 p.m., Raised on Radio

Aug. 24, 4 p.m., Gary the Band

Aug. 31, 4 p.m., Rollin’ Whiskey

Friends of Riverfront in Beloit

Music at Harry’s Place, Fridays at the Harry C. Moore Pavilion, 1160 South Riverside Drive, Beloit

June 17, 7 p.m. Harlan Jefferson

June 24, 7 p.m., Little Vito and the Torpedoes

July 1, 7 p.m., The Bel-Airs

July 8, 7 p.m., Dave Potter Trio

July 15, 7 p.m., Mr. Big Stuff     

July 22, 7 p.m., Cash Box Kings

July 29, 7 p.m. Gary McAdams Band

Aug. 12, 7 p.m., The Jimmys

Aug. 26. 7 p.m., Copper Box

Also on most Mondays, Dancing at Harry’s Place at the Harry C. Moore Pavilion. The spot to learn to swing, cha cha, tango, line dance, waltz and more with free lessons. Open dance follows lessons. Come with or without a partner.

Fridays in the Park, Beloit

Free concert series at First National Bank Plaza downtown

June 3, 11:30 a.m., Late Harvest

June 10, 11:30 a.m., Stateline Playboys

June 17, 11:30 a.m., Gary the Band

June 24, 11:30 a.m., Steve Doiel Trio

July 1, 11:30 a.m., Harlan Jefferson Trio

July 8, 11:30 a.m., Bluegrass Reunion Band

July 15, 11:30 a.m., Brothers Quinn

July 22, 11:30 a.m., Blue Lightening

July 29, 11:30 a.m., Stateline Playboys

Aug. 5, 11:30 a.m., The Lone Canary

Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m., Harlan Jefferson Trio

Aug. 19, 11:30 a.m., Gary the Band

Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m., Jazz Tet

Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m., Sweetland

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Some members of the Janesville Fire Department are getting settled in at their new quarters.

After about a year of construction, the new central fire station is now operational at 303 Milton Ave.

STATELINE NEWS -- Enjoying records isn’t new to Drew Metter, a Janesville music store manager who has more than a thousand in his collection.

Now an increasing number of music fans are joining Metter in discovering the joys of vinyl.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Andy Gehl is a fourth-generation Wisconsin food manufacturer whose great-grandfather started Gehl Guernsey Farms in 1896. Initially, however, Gehl was intrigued by the manufacturing side of the business -- getting degrees in computer science and industrial engineering.

“I would have been just as happy making lawn mowers and widgets, but there’s just something extra fun about working with food,” Gehl said.

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