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Travis Luth, a seventh-grader at Elkhorn Area Middle School during the 2018-19 school year, created this woolly mammoth aboriginal artwork in art class. It was submitted by his teacher, Sharon Kawczynski.

Every Day calendar for Aug. 24, 2019


Maxwell Street Days and sidewalk sales—Downtown Lake Geneva.

Saturdays on the Square— 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Veterans Park, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn. Community market with local vendors and weekly activities. Visit

Lincoln-Tallman House Tours—10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lincoln-Tallman Restorations, 440 N. Jackson St., Janesville. Learn about the mansion, the Tallman family, and the events that caused Abraham Lincoln to spend two nights in the house. Visit Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for children.

Milton House Museum tours—10 a.m.-4 p.m., Milton House Museum, 18 S. Janesville St., Milton. Guided tours begin every 30 minutes. Call 608-868-7772 or visit Cost: $4-$8.

Beckman Mill tours—1-4 p.m., Beckman Mill Park, 11600 S. County H, Beloit. Call 608-751-1551 or visit beckmanmill .org. Cost: $3 donation.

Webster House and veterans museum tours—1-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, 103 E. Rockwell St., Elkhorn. Visit 262-723-7848 or visit

Bikers Blast for Veterans—3 p.m., VFW Post 1621, 1015 Center Ave., Janesville. Includes truck rodeo, raffles, food and live music. Visit Cost: $10 per person for Back Blast Ride.

WestFest—6-8 p.m., Bond Park, 201 N. Oakhill Ave., Janesville. Community celebration with games, prizes, live music, food and fireworks. For details, visit the Blackhawk Community Credit Union WestFest Facebook page.


Garden art exhibit: “Dazzling Dragonfly”—Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville. All art projects will be sold at a Sept. 19 live auction. Visit

Connie Fry exhibit—10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bell Gallery, Beloit Art Center, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit. Call 608-313-9083 or visit

Wisconsin artist exhibit— 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Beloit Art Center, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit. Featuring 11 artists: Jayne Cappelletti, Kathleen Hosch, John Klug, Janet Knapp, Emma E. Macari, Jean Pascek, Holly Paulsen, Nancy Peterson, Vince Picciolo, Margaret Schumann and Jan Wood. Call 608-313-9083 or visit

“Nares: Moves”—10 a.m.-5 p.m., Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee. Featuring works by James Nares. Visit Cost: $17-$19 admission.

Fairs And Festivals

Rock County PrideFest—10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Telfer Park, 2101 Cranston Road, Beloit. Includes guest speakers, performers, vendors and activities. Presented by the Yellow Brick Road Organization. Visit the Rock County PrideFest 2019 Facebook page or

Mid-Summer Mystical Event—10 a.m., Earthsong Books & Gifts, 2214 Kennedy Road, Janesville. Psychic readers and chair massages offered. For details, visit

Rhythm on the River—5-11 p.m., downtown Fort Atkinson. Food, drinks and entertainment on tap. Call 920-563-3210 or visit

Food And Drink

Fort Atkinson Farmers Market— 8 a.m.-noon, downtown Fort Atkinson. Call 920-563-3210.

Janesville Farmers Market— 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 100 block of North Main Street, Janesville. EBT and Quest cards accepted.

Beloit Farmers Market—8 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Beloit. Call 608-365-0150 or visit

Monroe Farmers Market—8 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Monroe, Monroe. Visit

Whitewater Farmers Market—8 a.m.-noon, Winchester True Value parking lot, 1415 W. Main St., Whitewater. Visit

Historic brewing demonstration— 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle. View brewing equipment and techniques from the late 19th century. Visit Cost: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $10 children.

Kids Stuff

Kids triathlon—9 a.m., Rockport Park, 2801 Rockport Road, Janesville. The triathlon includes a 50-meter swim, 2.5-mile bike ride and half-mile run for children ages 7-12. An informational meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. today at Peace Park Pavilion in Rockport Park. For more information, visit Cost: $30-$45.

Beloit Dirty Dash—9 a.m., Big Hill Park, 1201 W. Big Hill Road, Beloit. Fun run open to children ages 4-18. Register by calling 608-364-2890 or visit beloit Cost: $25-$30.

EAA Chapter 18 Young Eagles Rally—10 a.m., East Troy Municipal Airport, 2083 County L, East Troy. Includes free airplane rides for children younger than 18. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit


World record barefoot water-ski pyramid attempt—7-8 a.m., Traxler Park, 600 N. Main St., Janesville. The Rock Aqua Jays will try to set a Guinness world record by performing eight barefoot pyramids.


Child/family karaoke—2-4 p.m., 59er Driving Range and Diner, 2209 E. Vincent Road, Milton.

Dancing Queen—7 p.m., Phoenix Park band shell, 111 E. Wisconsin St., Delavan. ABBA tribute band. Hosted by Friends of the Phoenix Park Bandshell. Visit phoenix

Blackwood Gospel Quartet—7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 612 N. Randall Ave., Janesville. Visit

Jay White—7 p.m., Belfry Music Theatre, 3601 Highway 67, Delavan. Neil Diamond tribute. Visit Cost: starting at $43.


Pickleball—9 a.m., Jim Clark Memorial Pickleball Courts, Riverside Park, 2200 Parkside Drive, Janesville. Open to players of all skill levels; instruction available for beginners. Paddles and balls provided. Play is weather dependent.

Public skate—Noon-2 p.m., Janesville Ice Arena, 821 Beloit Ave., Janesville. For more information, call 608-755-3015. Cost: $6 adult, $5 youth/senior, $23 family rate, $2 skate rental.


Clinton Senior Center—508 Front St., Clinton. 9 a.m., Explore Wisconsin: North Freedom.

Edgerton Care Center—313 Stoughton Road, Edgerton. 10 a.m., unfinished projects; 1 p.m., water walking at Swifthaven.

Janesville Senior Center—69 S. Water St., Janesville. 6 p.m., Saturday night line dancing.

Whitewater Senior Center—504 W. Starin Road, Whitewater. 6:15 p.m., ABBA tribute departs.


“When I Go”—7:30 p.m., Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St., Janesville. Original play written by Jim Lyke about two people fighting for mental health and suicide prevention in Rock County. Visit Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students.

Local students graduate from Upper Iowa

Upper Iowa University

These local students earned degrees in the spring semester at this Fayette, Iowa, university:

Beloit—Lacey Rolon, Bachelor of Science.

Brodhead—Bradley Kaderly, Bachelor of Science.

Janesville—Samantha Brown, Bachelor of Science; and Tammy Kalt, Bachelor of Science.

Janesville native graduates from Wausau university

Northcentral Technical College

Amy Vandenburg of Wausau, a Janesville native, earned a degree in the spring 2019 semester from this Wausau university.

Area students graduate from Winona State University

Winona State University

These students earned degrees in spring from this Winona, Minnesota, university:

Brodhead—Erin Kloepping, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude.

Elkhorn—Rebecca Demeter, Bachelor of Science.

Janesville—Grace Randles, Bachelor of Science, cum laude.

Lake Geneva—Clare O’Neill, Bachelor of Science.

Milton—Lauren Bloom, Bachelor of Science.

Walworth—Krisana Zoromski, Bachelor of Social Work, magna cum laude.

Three make dean's list at Iowa State

Iowa State University

Lacee Karkosh and Ashlyn Snyder, both of Milton, and Ailish Wasserman of Janesville were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at this Ames, Iowa, university.

Ngobi makes dean's list at Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College

Jacob Ngobi of Janesville was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at this Hillsdale, Michigan, university.


Friday, Aug. 23 10 a.m.

“The Great Plan of Happiness” Cassie moves back to Utah to discover the effects religion has on her family in the original play by Mindy Curtis at the Janesville Performing Arts Center on June 29. 129 min. Repeats at 4 and 10 p.m.

12:10 p.m.

“The Comedy Improv Troupe” Local comics engage the audience with improvisational games and a musical at JPAC (2018). 94 min. Repeats at 6:10 p.m.

1:45 p.m.

Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra The debut performance of the BJSO’s woodwind quintet at the Janesville Woman’s Club (2013). 62 min. Repeats at 7:45 p.m.

3 p.m.

“Main Street Entertainment” The Cherie Norquay Band performs at Lower Courthouse Park (2015). 56 min. Repeats at 9 p.m.

Local students honored at UW-Stevens Point

UW-Stevens Point

These area students were recognized for academic excellence in the spring semester:

Honors (3.5-3.74 GPA):

Beloit—Jessie Garland and Perri Thompson.

East Troy—Ryan Olsen.

Edgerton—Kathleen Reilly and Annie-Laurie Zanter.

Elkhorn—Nicholas Seib and Bailey Tueting.

Footville—Emily Cox.

Janesville—Emily Cleaver, Brittny Dole, Danielle Heitsman and Alyssa Hopson.

Milton—Cailyn Contreras and Elizabeth Dammen.

Walworth—Morgan Volbrecht.

High honors (3.75-3.89 GPA):

Beloit—Miranda Lang and Autumn Lloyd.

Delavan—Christopher Mckay.

Edgerton—Maria Beltran.

Evansville—Breanna Brzezinski.

Genoa City—Hunter Aulds.

Janesville—Hannah Badgett, Elijah Faber and Carter Thomas.

Milton—Noah Brown.

Whitewater—Abigail Carr.

Highest honors (3.9-4.0 GPA):

Albany—Hailey Stefanik and Jordan Stefanik.

Beloit—Hunter Waldsmith.

Edgerton—Darcy Lilla.

Evansville—Anna Hurtley.

Lake Geneva—Colin Aspinall, Rylyn Donahue and Brianna Havens.

Walworth—Brooke Berryman.

Williams Bay—Brooke Wellhausen.