Big Event Blog: Heating up the grills
Looking for something to do? Why not get your fill of ribs and the fairgrounds in Elkhorn, explore the historic Maple Park neighborhood in Lake Geneva, or sample music at Rock the Lake in Fontana?
Legends and Landmarks Lake Geneva Walking Tour, July 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning at the Riviera, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. Explore historic Maple Park neighborhood and the work of famous architects. Tickets at 262-248-1888, BlackPointEstate.org
Knee High Naturalist program, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for 3-5 year olds with accompanying adult and their siblings, Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville. Free hands-on activities and outdoor exploring, but state park sticker needed. Register with the Bong Naturalist Association at 262-878-5600 so they can plan ahead for supplies. BongNaturalistAssociation.org
An Evening with The Cooking Mom! July 13 at 6:30 p..m., Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Cookbook author, TV show host and blogger Amy Hanten will share secrets, tips, and recipes to get your family back to the table. She'll also be selling and autographing cookbooks. Registration required at 262-723-2678.
Democratic Party of Walworth County meets July 13, 7:30 p.m., with speaker Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now, 15 E. Walworth St., Elkhorn. Open to party members and the public. Facebook.com/WalworthCoDems
Nooks and Crannies Tour, July 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Black Point Estate in Lake Geneva. Tickets at Lake Geneva Cruise Line, 262-248-1888, CruiseLakeGeneva.com
Guided hikes with Harold, July 14, and every Friday, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., at the main entrance on Highway 67, Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, Williams Bay. 262-903-3601, FriendsOfKNC.org
Elkhorn Ribfest national rib competition, July 14-16. 2017. Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. 262-723-3228, WalworthCountyFair.com
Rock the Lake, July 15, featuring the Guess Who at 8:30 p.m., plus opening acts by Rock Central from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Duck Pond Recreation Area, Fontana. RockCentral.org, 262-245-6333
1870s Base Ball, July 15, Experience the great game of base ball, the 1870s way. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. 262-594-6301, WisconsinHistory.org
Wine tasting, July 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Bottle Shop, 617 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. 262-348-9463, TheBottleShopLakeGeneva.com
Old Fashioned Farm Fair, July 15-16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. Plus antique tractor display, pie-eating contest, hayrides, pony rides, 262-363-6770, ElegantFarmer.com
S.M.I.L.E.S. Horse Show, July 15-16, Horse Arena, Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. 262-723-3228
Rock River Valley Carvers open carving sessions July 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Ortmayer Hall, 409 E, Court St., Janesville. Enter through the west side door.
Movie Night, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. featuring “Doctor Strange,” Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. 262-249-5299
Tuesdays at 2, July 18, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with Pat Cramer telling the story of the Marshall Field store. Geneva Lake Museum, 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. 262-248-6060, GenevaLakeMuseum.org
Jr. Beef Steak Cookout, July 19, Activity Center, Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. 262-723-3228 or Doc Sterken, 262-728-9749
Introduction to Kayaking and Paddle Boarding, July 19 at 6:30 p.m., Lake Geneva Public Library,918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. This interactive talk includes demonstrations with Clear Water Outdoor equipment, and participants will be invited to stand on paddleboards and sit inside kayaks after the program. 262-249-5299, LakeGeneva.lib.wi.us
Walworth County Prairie Walk, July 19 at 9 a.m., at the Robert and Lorraine Holland Property, 2475 Knob Road, Burlington. Registration includes lunch, reference materials, and the walk with guest speaker will be Eric Carson, a geologist from the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey. Sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wisconsin DNR, UW-Extension, and the Farm Service Agency. 262-741-4951.
Legends and Landmarks Lake Geneva Walking Tour, July 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning at the Riviera, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. Explore historic Maple Park neighborhood and the work of famous architects. Tickets at 262-248-1888, BlackPointEstate.org
Walk & Wine at the Congdon Gardens, July 20, with garden tours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1424 Hobbs Drive, Delavan. CongdonGardens.org