Big Event Blog: Explore, eat, be entertained
Looking for something to do? Have a brat and an ear of corn on the square in Elkhorn, enjoy a live performance of "Brigadoon" in Lake Geneva or learn about a Wisconsin woman who became a World War II heroine in Janesville.
Thursday, Aug. 3
Legends and Landmarks Lake Geneva Walking Tour, Aug. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning at the Riviera, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. Explore historic Maple Park neighborhood and the work of famous architects. Tickets at 262-248-1888, BlackPointEstate.org
Gateway Technical College open house, Aug. 3, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Elkhorn campus, 400 County Highway H, Elkhorn. Program information, assistance with admissions, financial aid and more.
Friday, Aug. 4
First Friday event, Aug. 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., on and around the square, downtown East Troy. 262-642-3770, EastTroy.org
Nooks and Crannies Tour, Aug. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Black Point Estate in Lake Geneva. Tickets at Lake Geneva Cruise Line, 262-248-1888, CruiseLakeGeneva.com
Guided hikes with Harold, Aug. 4, and every Friday, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., at the main entrance on Highway 67, Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, Williams Bay. 262-903-3601, FriendsOfKNC.org
Friday-Saturday, Aug. 4-5
Elkhorn Corn and Brat Days, Aug. 4-5, downtown on the square, Veterans Park with crafters and vendors, food, music from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday by P.F. and the Flatheads plus Community tage performances. 262-723-5788, ElkhornChamber.com
The Christian Arts Centre of Chapel on the Hill Community Church presents the musical “Brigadoon,” Aug. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 6 at 3 p.m., at the Christian Arts Centre, N2490 Cisco Road, across from The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva. Tickets: 262-245-9122 or ChapelOnTheHill.net/serve
Saturday, Aug. 5
Wine tasting, Aug. 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Bottle Shop, 617 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. 262-348-9463, TheBottleShopLakeGeneva.com
Darien Ballroom Dance, Aug. 5, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Darien Sr. Center at the library, 47 Park St., Darien. Couples and singles, casual dress or dress to impress. Bring your own non-alcohol refreshments. For more info: 262-728-5585 Ext. 2
Whitewater Maxwell Street Day, Aug, 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Sunday, Aug. 6
Ninth annual Swim for Freedom Fundraiser, Aug. 6, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gordy's Marine, 320 Lake St., Fontana. 262-275-2163, GordysBoats.com
Monday, Aug. 7
German Interest Group – Wisconsin meets Aug. 7 at 7 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran, 2921 Mount Zion, Janesville. Joel Waldinger of Wisconsin Public TV will present a program on Wisconsin native Mildred Fish Harnack who became a WW II heroine. Public is welcome to attend at no charge. Contact John at 608-362-4311.
Delavan and Delavan-Darien High School Alumni & Friends meet Monday Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the Delavan American Legion Hall, 111 S. Second St., Delavan. Medicare Moment with Diane McGarvens, Senior Benefit Specialist. She will speak about Advance Directives.No dues, just attend.
Tuesday, Aug. 8
Tuesdays at 2, Aug. 8, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. celebrating 25 years of At The Lake. Geneva Lake Museum, 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. 262-248-6060, GenevaLakeMuseum.org
Rock River Valley Carvers open carving sessions Aug. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Trinnity Episcopal Church in Ortmayer Hall, 419 E. Court St., Janesville. Enter through basement door, which is across the street from the church parking lot on Atwood Avenue.
Wednesday, Aug. 9
Voter registration assistance, Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. Trained voter registration volunteer available to help people register to vote online or by mail. For more information, call 262-249-5299 or go online to facebook.com/lakegenevalibrary.