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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Lynne Jacobsen laments she was born 150 years too late.

"I love anything from the 1800s," the Janesville resident wrote in an email. "If it’s not raining or snowing, I am cooking on my brazier (a portable container for fire) outside. I cook and bake everything from scratch, usually organic and homegrown. I love making things with my hands as my Norwegian and Polish grandmothers did."

Friday, 12 June 2015 12:17

Preview: Old Settler's Days 2015

ROCKTON -- Old Settlers Days is your ticket to summer fun. The four-day festival runs from June 18, 2015 through June 21, 2015 in downtown Rockton. A general admission ticket for all four days costs $6. Enjoy great country music at the Bryden Ram Jam Main Stage -- a separate concert ticket is required.

WHITEWATER -- A few years ago in 2012 artist Stasia Wilson, like so many across America, was overcome with emotion and grief at the news of the innocent children who died during a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

FORT ATKINSON -- "Musical Brushstrokes" is the theme for the art show by the Visionary Artists at the Hoard Museum in Fort Atkinson through June 27.

The show will include more than 120 original pieces of art in watercolor, acrylic, oil and mixed mediumm. The artists were inspired to paint to the music of their choice.

The show includes “Day 28,” an acrylic painting by Karolyn Alexander, above.

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.

WEEKENDER -- The 41st annual Black Hawk Artists’ Show and Sale is now on display at the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this colorful, creative event. 

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The show is available for viewing during regular museum hours, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and closes at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. There is no admission fee to view the art show or tour the museum.

WEEKENDER -- The Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra opens its 13th season, "Horizons," with a 7:30 p.m. concert on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay. The concert features Wagner’s "Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg," Ravel’s "Mother Goose Suite" and Respighi’s "Pines of Rome."

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The LGSO’s 2013 Young Artist Competition winner, Anna Stenzel, will be the soloist with the orchestra in the first movement of Haydn’s "G Major Violin Concerto."

WEEKENDER -- Sam Weller, a scholar and authorized biographer of writer Ray Bradbury will participate in two local events as part of this year's Big Read program.

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Weller became friends with Bradbury before the author died last year. His biography of the science fiction writer, "The Bradbury Chronicles," was published in 2006.

Friday, 04 October 2013 10:07

Kick off your weekends at Elkhorn TGIF

WEEKENDER -- Beginning with a Fall Fest on Friday, members of St. John’s Lutheran in Elkhorn and other area organizations will host a free monthly event. Elkhorn TGIF is for all ages and will be held the second Friday of every month through May.

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The kickoff Fall Fest will be held at St. John’s and include a Chili Cook-Off at 6 p.m. with the contest being judged by the amount of cash collected for each submitted pot of chili.

Thursday, 03 October 2013 16:46

Lake Geneva ready for Oktoberfest

WEEKENDER -- Lake Geneva will hold its 22nd annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13, 2013.

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Area families and visitors look forward to  the event, which includes the great pumpkin giveaway. Enjoy food, crafts, hayrides, pony rides, bouncy rides and children’s activities. The 200 block of Broad Street will be closed off and filled with fun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Downtown restaurants and stores will have Oktoberfest specials -- plus there will be crafters and music by an authentic German band.

Get a different view of the city and lake when you take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the downtown.

Or enjoy a fall color boat cruise -- departures are from Riviera docks, downtown Lake Geneva. For more information about Oktoberfest, contact the Geneva Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at (262) 248-4416.

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