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Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



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.

Thursday, 03 October 2013 15:50

Trumpet master Tony Scodwell returns to Beloit

STATELINE NEWS -- Beloit native Tony Scodwell returns to his roots in southeastern Wisconsin this month for a pair of concerts.

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Catch this big band sound Oct 11, 2013 at Suds O’Hanahan’s Irish Pub in Beloit and on Oct 13, 2013 at Sperino’s Monte Carolo Room in Elkhorn.

WEEKENDER -- The 15th annual Kettle Moraine Studio Tour will be held Oct. 12 and 13. The event is an art tour of southeast Wisconsin. This year’s tour will feature seven artist studios at five locations with an additional eight guest artists showing their work at the various locations.

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The studios will be open from 10 a.m. both days, and  admission is free.


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