Chili supper, chicken dinner and pie on the weekend menu

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Margaret Plevak | November 7, 2013

A chilly weekend deserves a bowl of chili: Warm up with a chili supper and pie auction in Lyons or enter your own favorite chili at a cook-off in Elkhorn. Attend a church service and stay for a fried chicken dinner in Harvard, Ill. Or start your holiday shopping early with a craft show in Elkhorn or a holiday open house in downtown Lake Geneva.

Holiday Affair Round Robin Craft Show, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., and the Monte Carlo Room, Elkhorn Middle School and Elkhorn area High School, all in Elkhorn. Contact the fairgrounds at (262) 723-3228,

Book signing, Nov. 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, authors of “In the Woods,” series of children's books. Cornerstone Shop and Gallery, 214 Broad St., Lake Geneva. (262) 248-6988, cornerstoneshoppe. com

Chili supper, Nov. 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., St. Joseph's Parish Center, 1540 Mill St., Lyons. Homemade pies will be auctioned during the event. Following the dinner is an adult euchre tournament. (262) 723-3875

Wine tasting, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508,

150th anniversary of Alden United Methodist Church, Nov. 9, beginning at 9 a.m., 9018 Alden Road, Harvard, Ill. Pumpkin donuts and coffee to start, rollicking old-tyme service at 10:30 a.m. with fried chicken potluck dinner to follow. Plus, historic displays, music, quilt drawing, crafts and cookbook sale. (262) 648-2662

Soup-er Chili Scramble, Nov. 10, with 9-hole golf scramble, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start, Evergreen Golf Club, U.S. Highway 12/67, north of Elkhorn. Soup or chili sampling at noon. Enter your favorite soup or chili in the cook-off contest. Stay and watch the games:?Packers vs. Eagles and Bears vs. Lions. (262) 723-5722,

Wine tasting, Nov. 10, from noon to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508,

Holiday Open House, Nov. 9-10, downtown Lake Geneva. Stroll the streets while previewing the holiday season; enjoy meeting musicians, authors and artists. Contact Downtown Business Association at (262) 248-4637,


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