Big Event Blog: Art, antiques and summer reads
Looking for something to do? Pick up a painting or other artwork at Art in the Park in Lake Geneva, browse for antiques at the flea market in Elkhorn, or grab some summer reads at the Delavan library's book sale.
Knee High Naturalist program, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for 3-5 year olds with accompanying adult and their siblings, Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville. Free hands-on activities and outdoor exploring, but state park sticker needed. Register with the Bong Naturalist Association at 262-878-5600 so they can plan ahead for supplies. BongNaturalistAssociation.org
Legends and Landmarks Lake Geneva Walking Tour, Aug. 10, 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
Summer Splash, Aug. 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to benefit the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra. Hosted by Simple Café, 525 Broad St., Lake Geneva. Orchestra members will provide entertainment while guests enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar featuring beer and wine. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at LakeGenevaOrchestra.org or by calling 262-359-9072.
Luther Valley Historical Society meeting, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., community room, Luther Valley Historical Society museum, 121 Janesville St., Footville. Open to members and the public. Luthervalleyhs@gmail.com or call Janet at 608-876-6311.
Retirement Planning seminar, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m., with Amanda Kostman, educator with the University of Wisconsin Extension Service, at Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. 262-723-2678
Nooks and Crannies Tour, Aug. 11, 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. 11, 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
31st annual Lutherdale Quilt Auction and Fest, Aug. 12 with silent and live auctions, kids activities, food, Lutherdale Conference Center, N7891 U.S. Highway 12, Elkhorn. 262-742-2352, Lutherdale.org
Wine tasting, Aug. 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Bottle Shop, 617 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. 262-348-9463, TheBottleShopLakeGeneva.com
1870s Base Ball, Aug. 12, Experience the great game of base ball, the 1870s way. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. 262-594-6301, WisconsinHistory.org
Friends of Aram Public Library Summer Book Sale, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., front lawn, Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. All proceeds benefit the library.
37th annual Art in the Park, Aug. 12-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Flat Iron Park, downtown Lake Geneva. Juried art show, all media, plus entertainment, silent auction tent, kids activities. Free shuttle and parking from Home Depot. Geneva Lake Arts Foundation, 262-249-7988, GenevaLakeArtsFoundation.org
Book sale, Aug. 12-13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. 262-249-5299
Sundays at 4, Aug. 13 at 4 p.m., with speaker Ray Lahood, former U.S. transportation secretary, discussing bipartisanship, Ferro Pavilion, 350 Constance Blvd., Williams Bay. George Williams College, Tickets: 262-245-8501
Antique Flea Market, Aug. 13, at 7 a.m., rain or shine, indoor and outdoor, Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. 262-723-3228 N.L. Promotions, 414-525-0820, NLPromotionsLLC.com
Tuesdays at 2, Aug. 15, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with historian Patrick Quinn. Geneva Lake Museum, 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. 262-248-6060, GenevaLakeMuseum.org
Venetian Festival, Aug. 16 to Aug. 20, Flat Iron Park, Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. Noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Carnival, water ski show, live music, lighted boat parade, firework display.