Quick Kicks for Sept. 4-10, 2014
This is a roundup of entertainment news and events for Sept. 4-10.
Edgerton will be hopping this weekend with its annual Chilimania, and the town of Beloit will let loose at the Festival on the Rock in Preservation Park.
But at Beckman Mill in Beloit, the past will come to life.
Beckman Mill County Park's annual Heritage Days celebration runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in the park, 11600 County H, Beloit. It features corn grinding at the mill, antique tractors and farm equipment, wagon rides, live music, demonstrations of historical crafts and a small encampment of Civil War re-enactors. Food also will be available.
For information, check out beckmanmill.org.
Wine, dine at Lake Lawn
Craft beer is enjoying the limelight lately, but this weekend is all about wine at Delavan's Lake Lawn Resort.
More than 125 domestic and international wines and champagnes will be available for tasting—along with food samples—during the Great Taste from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the resort, 2400 E. Geneva St. The tasting event is part of the Wine & Food Festival that starts Friday, Sept. 5, and includes a market Saturday morning.
Great Taste tickets are $80-$115, with $20 tickets available for designated drivers. Visit lakelawnresort.com
Tomaro on music
Rob Tomaro, music director for the Rock River Philharmonic, will discuss how he balances his job—which focuses on classic music—with his gigs playing jazz and rock from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Hedberg Public Library, 316 S. Main St., Janesville.
The free talk includes a performance.
African choir to sing
The African Children's Choir, a group of African children ages 7-10 who have lost one or both parents to war, famine or disease, will visit south-central Wisconsin this weekend.
The choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 700 N. Bloomfield Road, Lake Geneva, and at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Faith Community Church, 2931 Lucerne Drive, Janesville.
The choir's goal is to raise awareness about vulnerable children on the African continent. For information, call Immanuel Lutheran at 262-248-4211 or Faith Community at 608-758-2850.
Audition for play
UW-Rock County Theatre will hold auditions for the play “The 39 Steps” from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Kirk Denmark Theatre on campus, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville.
The play is a hilarious portrayal of Alfred Hitchcock's film “The 39 Steps,” in which a small cast plays more than 140 roles.
To sign up for an audition time, email Zac Curtis at email@example.com.
The Blue Notes, a Milton choir, needs more singers.
The choir sings three- and four-part music. It practices from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays, September through November, at The Gathering Place, 715 Campus St., Milton. Several concerts are performed at senior centers and Rotary Botanical Gardens in December.
The first practice is Wednesday, Sept. 10. All are welcome. For information, call 608-884-8055 or 608-290-2529.