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Quick Kicks: Be a part of the mystery at author event

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Ann Fiore
July 15, 2014

Here is a roundup of entertainment news and events for this week:

FAIRS & FESTIVALS

Edgerton salutes heritage

The tobacco leaf has played a big role in Edgerton's history, and the city is proud to celebrate that during Tobacco Heritage Days, Friday through Sunday, July 18-20.

The three-day festival is full of sports tournaments, music, food, kids' activities and tobacco plant judging. Saturday is a particularly busy day with a car and motorcycle show starting at 7 a.m., Rascal Run/Walk at 8 a.m. and art fair at 9 a.m. The annual parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Music highlights: Cary & Crud at 7 p.m. Friday, Liam Ford at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Killer Cars at 8 p.m. Saturday, and Madd Tadders and Dan Reilly at 1 and 4 p.m., respectively, Sunday.

Visit edgertontobaccodays.com for a schedule.

Fair marks 160 years

Fair season is still going strong this week with the Green County Fair running today through Sunday, July 20, at the Monroe fairgrounds, 2600 10th St.

The fair's 160th year features animals, exhibits, food and several amphitheater events, including the Badger State Tractor Pull at 6:30 tonight; a music festival Friday night with Rockabilly Junction, Black Water Gin and Copper Box; a lumberjack show at 8 p.m. Saturday and a demolition derby at 4 p.m. Sunday.

To learn more, call 608-325-9159 or check out greencountyfair.net.

MUSIC

Troupe has local voice

Hayley Rosenthal, a well-known voice and actress at Beloit Turner High School, will return to Turner on Tuesday, July 22, but not for summer school.

Rosenthal is touring this summer with the singing troupe Kids From Wisconsin. The Kids will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school's auditorium, 1231 Inman Parkway, Beloit.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens. They're available at showtix4u.com or starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the door.

To see the 2014 roster and tour schedule, go to kidsfromwisconsin.org.

BOOKS

Authors at garden center

Local mystery writer Jerry Peterson will pen scenes for a new crime novella during an author event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Oak Village Garden Center, 4727 Highway 26, Janesville.

Other authors also will attend the One for the Books gathering, including Merry Fitz-Randolph, Sherry Derr-Wille, Cinder Roherty, Pat Hall and Joan Calder.

Peterson's new mystery, tentatively titled “Sleeping with the Fishes,” is set in part at Oak Village. It involves an employee who finds a body floating in the indoor fish pond.

Calder will talk about gardening and her children's book, “Airplanes in the Garden,” at 11 a.m.

ART

Williams Bay gets artsy

Forty artists and crafters from around the Midwest will converge on Williams Bay's Edgewater Park next weekend for the annual Fine Art & Craft Fest.

Shoppers can peruse original paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, photography and other art from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 26-27. Edgewater Park is located on East Geneva Street.

Proceeds from the show fund art scholarships for students. A silent auction also is planned to raise money for a kiln for the high school.



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