Craft shows, workshops and a holiday open house

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Margaret Plevak | November 14, 2013

Hunt for Wooly Mammoth in Fort Atkinson or stroll through holiday-decorated streets in Lake Geneva. If you're starting to get in the holiday spirit, why not learn to arrange a holiday floral centerpiece in Burlington, attend a craft show in Elkhorn, or make a donation at a toy drive in Fontana.

Friends of the Lake Geneva Public Library Mystery Book Sale, Nov. 15, at the library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. (262) 249-5299,

Red Cross Blood Drive, Nov. 15, from noon to 5 p.m., Sunset Park Rec Building, 200 Devendorf St., Elkhorn. Walk-ins welcome, reservations: (800) 733-2767,

Bucky's Scholarship Gala, Nov. 15, The Riviera, Lake Geneva. Fundraiser for Badger High School scholarship program. Food prepared by culinary students, live music, silent and live auction. Tickets at (262) 348-2000, ext. 2050.

Movie Night, Nov. 15, with a showing of “The Hunger Games,” at the Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. Free event, (262) 249-5299,

Crafts in the Country, Nov. 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Millard Community Covenant Church, County Highway O, just north of County Highway A in Elkhorn. Arts, crafts, repurposed farm items, knitted items, woodworking, photography, baked goods, coffee and baked goods. (262) 441-0316,

Zombie Laser Tag, Nov. 15-17, Geneva Ridge Resort (in the Haunted Forest) W4240 Wisconsin Highway 50, Lake Geneva. Zombies are roaming the countryside — your  job is to survive until the extraction team arrives. (262) 729-0711,

Ninth annual Turkey Trot, Nov. 16, annual Big Foot Beach State Park run, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1452 Wells St., Lake Geneva. Overall winners receive a turkey. Register with Clearwater Outdoor, (262) 348-2420,

Woolly Mammoth Hunt, Nov. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson. This free program is for all ages and is presented by Barbara Converse and includes information on the Ice Age Trail — the mammoth is the trail's mascot. (920) 563-7769

Paperwhite workshop, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. Create an arrangement for the holidays at the Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. Register at (262) 763-2153,

Yarn-dying techniques and demo, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Learn how you can dye yarn using Kool-Aid and see samples of other dying projects as well, presented by Melinda Allen and members of the Slipped Stitches. (262) 723-2678,
Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra kicks off their “Horizons” concert season with a performance Nov. 16. Tickets at (262) 359-9072,

Wine tasting, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508,

Geneva Lake Art Association workshop, Nov. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rockin' Paper and Scissors paper crafting workshop held at the GLAA Gallery, North Shore Pavilion, 647 Main St., Lake Geneva. (262) 249-7988,

Holiday Open House, Nov. 16-17. Stroll downtown Lake Geneva while musicians, authors and artists entice guests to sip and taste their way through our historic downtown district. (262) 248-4637

Donate for the Walworth County Social Services Toy Drive, Nov. 16- Dec. 1, at Posh Threads Consignment Boutique, 148 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. Donate new toys or teen gifts and receive 20 percent off.

Wine tasting, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508,


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