Treat dad to rails, trails or planes

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Margaret Plevak | June 12, 2014

Got plans for Dad this Father's Day weekend? Ride the rails in East Troy at the railroad museum, check out the planes at a Fly-In in Palmyra, or go biking on the really big wheels of turn-of-the-last century bicycles at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle. And if your dad gets hungry, take him to the Walworth County Dairy Breakfast in Elkhorn.

Big Book and Bake Sale, June 12-14. Fill a brown paper bag for $5. Friday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday hours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. If you would like to donate books or baked goods, call (262) 723-2678.

Hike with Harold at Kishwauketoe Nature Center, June 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at the main entrance on Wisconsin Highway 67, Kishwauketoe Nature Center, Williams Bay. (262) 903-3601,

Elkhorn TGIF, June 13, and the second Friday of each month, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a generational, free, community event for all ages. St. John's Lutheran Church, 104 S. Broad St., Elkhorn. (262) 723-2901

Antique and Garden Sale, June 13-14, Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Road. Burlington. (262) 248-8229,

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lakes in Elkhorn holds a rummage sale June 13-14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 20 percent of the proceeds going to Lakeland Animal Shelter, who will have some adoptable animals there. Also: hot dogs, desserts, Arts and Crafts booth.

Border Squirmish, hosted by Northshield/Society for Creative Anachronism, June 13-15, campgrounds and horse arena, Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. (262) 723-3228,
East Troy Electric Railroad Dinner Train, June 14, for Father's Day. Boarding is at the East Troy Depot at 2002 Church St., East Troy. The train takes a leisurely trip to Phantom Lake, pauses on the shoreline, and then returns to East Troy. (262) 642-3263,

Catch Wheel Fever Opening, June 14, Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. Explore Wisconsin's cycling boom of the 1890s as you climb aboard a historic bicycle, take a reproduction 19th-century tricycle for a spin and join in the fun of a turn-of-the-century cycling club meet. (262) 594-6300, (262) 594-6301,

Butterflies of Wisconsin Native Host and Nector plants workshop, June 14, at 10:30 a.m., Pesche's Greenhouse, W4080 Highway 50, Lake Geneva. Make and take it. (262) 245-6125,

39th annual Arts & Crafts Fair, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., East Troy's Village Square (rain or shine) sponsored by the GFWC Woman's Club of East Troy, Arts and crafts vendors invited to participate. BBQ, bakery, walking tacos and hot dogs will also be available; beverages available from the 4-H Club. (262) 642-2278

38th annual Walworth County Farm Bureau Dairy Breakfast, June 14, from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn.  Activities will run until noon and include a craft fair, exhibits, small animal display, a FREE bus ride to tour Keizer Dairy Farm, and the Third annual Coffee Cake Contest.  Breakfast includes deluxe scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, coffee, and ice cream.  Advance ticket prices are $6/$7 at the gate; children 5 and under are FREE.  Tickets are available at numerous Walworth County businesses.  Please call the Walworth County Farm Bureau for more information at (262) 723-2613, walcofb@walworthcountyfarmbureau.comor (262) 723-3228,

Love for Liam fundraisers, June 14, for the family of 1-year-old Liam Wester of Elkhorn. Liam is receiving treatment for a rare form of childhood cancer. 10 a.m. golf outing at Evergreen Golf Club, Elkhorn. Abell's Parking Lot Bash from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring music, food, bounce houses and more at Abell's Restaurant and Lounge, N6427 U.S. Highway 12, Elkhorn. For more information, call (262) 742-3100.
14th Annual Geneva Lake Art Association Paint-In, June 14-15, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More than 18 artists painting under market umbrellas downtown along Broad and Main Streets. Participating artists are invited to demonstrate their art as well as sell their own original work prints and cards.

Father's Day Fly-In and breakfast, June 15, from 7 a.m. to noon, at the Palmyra Airport, 1125 Wisconsin Highway 26, Palmyra. Held every Father's Day. Donald Agen, (262) 495-4342

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