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Winter sports, spring celebrations this weekend

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Margaret Plevak | March 13, 2014

What's on your agenda this weekend? Believe it or not, spring is coming--but you can still catch snowmobile action in Lake Geneva. St. Paddy's Day is Monday, so get a head start on the festivities with a corned beef and cabbage dinner or Irish Fest in Delavan or the Shamrock Shuffle in Elkhorn. Or celebrate Pi Day Friday (3-14) with a slice of pie in Mukwonago.

Knee-High Naturalist program, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville. Nature story time for 3-5 year olds with loads of hands-on activities and outdoor exploring. Adults will learn alongside children and you can meet other families interested in the outdoors. Register at (262) 878-5600, bongnaturalistassociation.org.

Chuck and Skye Schaffer of Chuck's Body Art present “The History of Tattoos,” March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street, Whitewater. Free event, part of the Body Adornment Art Exhibit, on view through April. (262) 472-0204, WhitewaterArts.org

National Pi Day, 3.14 (March 14), Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. Enjoy your math and eat a pie. (262) 363-6770, elegantfarmer.com

Parents' Night Out in Elkhorn, March 14, from 6 p.m. to 8:303 p.m., providing free childcare so adults can enjoy a night on the town. All adult volunteers providing childcare have completed a criminal background check and will be overseen by Susan Happersberger, St. John's Youth and Children's Ministry Director. At least one registered nurse will also be available throughout the evening. Register (262) 723-2901, stjohnselkhorn.com

Elkhorn TGIF, March 14, and the second Friday of each month, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a generational, free, community event for all ages. St. John's Lutheran Church, 104 S. Broad St., Elkhorn. (262) 723-2901

SONICT presents Duo d'Entre-Deux in concert March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall in the Greenhill Center of the Arts, 800 W. Main St., UW-Whitewater. For the past two years the duo has performed at venues around the city of Paris, and are now continuing their performing career in North America. Tickets at (262) 472-2222, tickets.uww.edu

St. Patrick's Parish Party, March 15 at the parish school, 534 Sunset Drive, Elkhorn. Mass at 4 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing featuring music by Leahy's Luck. Open to the public. For tickets or more information, call (262) 723-5565 or email stpatelkhorn@elknet.net.

10th annual Women's Resource Fair, March 14-15, Geneva Ridge Resort, W4240 Wisconsin Highway 50, Lake Geneva. More than 60 exhibitors in health and wellness, education and empowerment, plus educational lectures. Spa Night and Organic Wine Tasting and Pinterest Party. Schedule at womensresourcefair.org or (262) 215-0991.

Grand Finale of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, March 14-16. Top snowmobile racers invade Grand Geneva Resort & Spa compete in the annual season-ending event. Friday night kicks off with a Monster Slednecks Invasion Tour freestyle showcase. Then race action kicks off on Saturday 9:30 a.m., with the Pro/Semi Pro Main Event on Sunday at noon. Tickets at www.isocracing.com

27th annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction, March 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wheatland Center School, 6606 368th Ave., Burlington. Tickets at the door.

The Third Annual Nick Van Dyke Memorial Shamrock Shuffle, March 15, at 10 a.m., at Lauderdale Landing, W5625 Westshore Drive, Elkhorn. Take a 2-, 3- or 5-mile course that begins and ends at Lauderdale Landing and winds through the rural lake area community. Awards to Fastest Man, Woman, Youth, and “Best Dressed.” Registration forms are available at nvdshamrockshuffle.com. Race day sign-in begins at 8 a.m. Raffle, corned beef and beer also available.

Indoor Herb Garden workshop, March 15, at 10 a.m., at Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. Register at (262) 763-2153, burlingtongardencenter.com
 
Third annual Brews & Blues Festival, March 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Tastings of beer from 25 national craft breweries, sample specialty foods that pair well with beer. Music and a photo booth. Must be 21 or older to attend. Photo ID is required upon entrance. Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers will perform. Tickets at brewsandbluesfestival.com

Maple Fest, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. Visit and enjoy maple syrup-making demonstrations by special guest Peter Hatlestad, nature director at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva. (262) 363-6770, elegantfarmer.com

“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time” film showing March 15, at 10:30 a.m., Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. on Saturday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. (262) 249-5299, geneva.lib.wi.us

Workshop on identifying arrowheads and other stone tools, March 15, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with archaeologist Kurt Sampson, at the Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson. Register at (920) 563-7769 or info@hoardmuseum.org. All of the museum exhibit areas will be open before and after the programs for touring at no charge to both members and non-members.
 
Gospel Choir of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater performs March 16 at 4 p.m., United Church of Christ, Congregational, 123 E. Washington St. Delavan. Free concert. (262) 728-2212, ext. 13.

St. Patrick's Irish-Fest and St. Joseph's Table, March 16 at 11:10 a.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 503 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. (262) 728-5292

The Delavan Lions Club's 51st annual, all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage and baked chicken dinner, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Village Supper Club, 1725 South Shore Drive on Delavan Lake. Tickets from any Delavan Lions Club or from the Village Supper Club or at the door. (262) 949-5387

Whitewater Symphony Orchestra performs March 16, at 3 p.m., at UW-Whitewater's Young Auditorium, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater. Performance features Dvorak's “New World Symphony” paired with “An Outdoor Overture” by the iconic American composer Aaron Copland. Tickets at (262) 472-2222, tickets.uww.edu

Tour Concert of Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, March 16, at 7:30 pm in the Light Recital Hall in the Greenhill Center of the Arts, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater. World premieres of “I Hear America Singing” and “A Clear Midnight” by Wayne Oquin, plus selections from the Big Band era to contemporary and a cappella performances. (262) 472-2222, tickets.uww.edu



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