Big events blog: Meet a local artist or browse for books, quilts and antiques

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Margaret Plevak | August 7, 2014

What are your plans this weekend? Why not meet local artist Nancy Newcomb in Lake Geneva, listen to a concert in Delavan, bid on a colorful handmade quilt or browse for antiques in Elkhorn. There's plenty to do in Walworth County.

Paint N Scoop, Aug. 7, with painting activity facilitated by an artist for kids and families alike. Create a painting, then take a trip to the ice cream sundae bar Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. 800-709-1323,
Concerts in the Park, Aug. 7, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Flat Iron Park, 201 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music. 262-248-4416,

Elkhorn TGIF, Aug. 8, 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

Hike with Harold at Kishwauketoe Nature Center, Aug. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at the main entrance on Wisconsin Highway 67, Kishwauketoe Nature Center, Williams Bay. 262-903-3601,

Quilt auction preview and fish fry, Aug. 8, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with quilt auction to be held Saturday, Lutherdale, N7891 U.S. Highway 12, Elkhorn. 262-742-2352,

The Water-Wise Garden lecture by Roy Diblic, Aug. 9, Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Road. Burlington. 262-248-8229,

Wine Tasting, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake Geneva Country Meats, 5907 State Highway 50, Lake Geneva. 262-248-3339, Lake

Artist Nancy Newcomb Meet and Greet, Aug. 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cornerstone Shop and Gallery, 214 Broad St., Lake Geneva. 262-248-6988,

Summer book sale, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. Sponsored by the Friends of Aram Public Library under the tent.  262-728-3111.

Vintage Base Ball match, Aug. 9,  featuring the Eagle Diamonds vs. Greenbush Dead Citys at 1:30 p.m., Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 57, Eagle. 262-594-6300,

Fairy Garden workshop, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Create a miniature world of wonder. Reservations to Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. 262-763-2153,

28th annual Lutherdale Fest and Quilt Auction, Aug. 9, Fresh baked goods, crafts and odds & ends sales, silent auction bidding, kids programming, a men's lounge, and the live auction, Lutherdale, N7891 U.S. Highway 12, Elkhorn. 262-742-2352,
34th annual Art in the Park, Aug. 9-10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Flat Iron Park, Lake Geneva. More than 80 artists in a juried show, plus silent auction, live entertainment, children's tent. Take the free downtown shuttle, running every 20 minute. 262-249-7988,

The Friends of the Lake Geneva Public Library 24th annual Book Sale, Aug. 9-10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, at the east end of Library Park,  Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. 262-249-5299,
Cruisin' Car Show, Aug. 10, at the Phoenix Park Bandshell, West Washington and South Second streets in Delavan.

WigWas: The Gift of Birch exhibit, Aug. 10, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Red Brick House Museum, 103 Main St., Mukwonago. 262-363-6413,

Antique Flea Market, Aug. 10, from 7 a.m., Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. Free parking, rain or shine, no pets allowed. 414-525-0820, or 262-723-3228,

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