Arbor Day celebration, antiques auction, and a wild bunch
Looking for something to do this weekend? Have a girls' day out in Lake Geneva, plant a tree of your own purchased at an Arbor Day sale in Delavan, see some wildlife up close in Burlington, or browse through antiques at an auction in Eagle.
The Brooches of Madeleine Albright program, April 24, presented by Marion Burrows, held at 7 p.m. at Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater. Free event, part of the Body Adornment Art Exhibit, on view through April. (262) 472-0204, WhitewaterArts.org
Quilt Retreats, April 24-27, Lutherdale Ministries, N7891 U.S. Highway 12, Elkhorn. A weekend for quilting and finishing projects. (262) 742-2352, www.lutherdale.org
Express Yourself program for teens, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., celebrating poetry, Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. (262) 249-5299, LakeGeneva.lib.wi.us
Annual Arbor Day Celebration and tree planting, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Kishwauketoe Nature Center, Wisconsin Highway 67, Williams Bay. (262) 903-3601, kishwauketoe.org
24th annual Arbor Day Tree Sale, April 25, from 9 a.m. until sold out, at the Arboretum on the northwest shore of Lake Comus in Delavan. This year's tree sale will feature the Elegantissma Arborvitae. Trees grow 4 to 5 feet wide at the base and 10 to 15 feet tall. They have dark green foliage with golden yellow tips that turn bronze during the winter months. Deer generally stay away from this cultivar. They will be sold for $2 each and on a first-come, first-served basis until all trees are sold.
John McGivern's Summer Stories, April 25, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Young Auditorium 930 W. Main St., UW-Whitewater campus, Whitewater, (262) 472-4444, uww.edu/youngauditorium
30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction, April 25-26, sponsored by the Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society sponsor this biennial auction to benefit restoration projects at Black Point Estate in Lake Geneva. Friday Preview Party reservations to (262) 363-4700. Saturday auction at Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. (262) 594-6300, (262) 594-6301.
Pesche's 44th annual Open House, April 25-27, at Pesche's Greenhouse, W4080 Wisconsin Highway 50, Lake Geneva. Plus on Saturday — kids can create a planting for mom. (262) 245-6125, PeschesGreenhouse.com
Eighth annual Women's Weekend, April 25-27. Enjoy an exciting weekend in Lake Geneva of shopping, fun activities and your best gal pals, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lake Geneva. Contact Sherry English, (262) 745-1520, www.lakegenevawomensweekend.com
Agape House 5K Run, Walk, Crawl, April 26, held during National Child Abuse Prevention month. Registration begins at 10 a.m., 5K event begins at 10:30 a.m., and a lunch will be served in the Agape House recreation hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Begins and ends at Agape House school parking lot, 215 S. Main, Walworth, Wis. Register at (262) 275-6466.
Bustle Hustle 5K Run/Walk, April 26 with registration at 8:30 a.m. and run/walk at 10 a.m. Children's walk at 11 a.m. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. (262) 594-6300, (262) 594-6301.
E.T. Equestrian Spring Fling, April 26, horse arena, Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. (262) 723-3228, walworthcountyfair.com
Second annual mostaciolli and meatball dinner, April 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Burlington High School, McCanna Blvd., Burlington. Benefits the Hope Walk. Tickets at the door or at (262) 206-2379
Paint N' Sip, April 26, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. Enjoy a glass of wine as a professional artist guides you through the creation of an original piece of art on a 16-x-20-inch canvas. All painting supplies will be provided. (262) 275-9085
Wild Mother's Day, April 26, from noon to 4 p.m., sponsored by Fellow Mortals Nature at their Education Center, N5146 North Road, Burlington. The program will talk about the fostering program at the wildlife rehabilitation center. If you would like to bring a gift for their Wild Foster Mothers, please choose from the following: Chlorox wipes, pecans, walnuts, roasted & unsalted peanuts (in shell), borgana or gift cards to Lowes, Walmart and Piggly Wiggly. (262) 248-5055, FellowMortals.org
Kite Fly at Congdon gardens, April 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a rain date of April 27. Learn how to tie & fly, buy a kite or bring your own. Refreshments. 1424 Hobbs Drive, northwest corner of Wisconsin Highway 50 and I-43 in Delavan.
Kids' May Basket Workshop, April 26, at Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. Free event. (262) 763-2153, BurlingtonGardenCenter.com
Crazy Quilters' Quilt Show, April 26-27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Parkview Middle School, Mukwonago. This year's theme is “Red ands White.” More than 300 quilts on display, Quilters' Boutique, vendors, quilt raffle, quilt appraisals, bed turnings and lunch. mukwonagocrazyquilters.com
Spring Open House Event, April 26-27, Cornerstone Shop & Gallery, 214 Broad St., Lake Geneva. Author Joyce Selander, the first woman in the world to physically trade financial futures in the pits of the Chicago Board of Trade, will sign copies of her memoir, “Joyce, Queen of the Mountain,” from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday. Commemorate a weekend in Lake Geneva with personalized Lake Geneva wine glasses by local artist Gabby Jensen and/or photos in the Ideal Impressions Photography Photo Booth from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Chair massages, courtesy of The Therapeutic Touch, begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 27. (262) 248-6988. www.cornerstoneshoppe.com
Auditions for the newly formed Geneva Lake Theater Company, April 26-27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for men and women age 16 and older. You will be auditioning for a musical play, “Audition! Audition!” and Gilbert & Sullivan's “Trial by Jury.” Show dates are July 31 and Aug. 1-3, 7-9, 14-17. Prepare two songs in contrasting styles and call producer Ray Ring at (845) 598-4994 for audition appointment.
175th anniversary of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, April 27, with special worship service and anniversary celebration at 3 p.m., 715 Wisconsin St., Lake Geneva, (262) 248-3568