Craft shows, workshops and a holiday open house

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Margaret Plevak | November 14, 2013

Hunt for Wooly Mammoth in Fort Atkinson or stroll through holiday-decorated streets in Lake Geneva. If you're starting to get in the holiday spirit, why not learn to arrange a holiday floral centerpiece in Burlington, attend a craft show in Elkhorn, or make a donation at a toy drive in Fontana.

Friends of the Lake Geneva Public Library Mystery Book Sale, Nov. 15, at the library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. (262) 249-5299, lakegeneva.lib.wi.us

Red Cross Blood Drive, Nov. 15, from noon to 5 p.m., Sunset Park Rec Building, 200 Devendorf St., Elkhorn. Walk-ins welcome, reservations: (800) 733-2767, redcrossblood.org

Bucky's Scholarship Gala, Nov. 15, The Riviera, Lake Geneva. Fundraiser for Badger High School scholarship program. Food prepared by culinary students, live music, silent and live auction. Tickets at (262) 348-2000, ext. 2050.

Movie Night, Nov. 15, with a showing of “The Hunger Games,” at the Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. Free event, (262) 249-5299, lakegeneva.lib.wi.us

Crafts in the Country, Nov. 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Millard Community Covenant Church, County Highway O, just north of County Highway A in Elkhorn. Arts, crafts, repurposed farm items, knitted items, woodworking, photography, baked goods, coffee and baked goods. (262) 441-0316, millardchurch@elknet.net

Zombie Laser Tag, Nov. 15-17, Geneva Ridge Resort (in the Haunted Forest) W4240 Wisconsin Highway 50, Lake Geneva. Zombies are roaming the countryside — your  job is to survive until the extraction team arrives. (262) 729-0711, www.zombiesundead.com

Ninth annual Turkey Trot, Nov. 16, annual Big Foot Beach State Park run, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1452 Wells St., Lake Geneva. Overall winners receive a turkey. Register with Clearwater Outdoor, (262) 348-2420, www.clearwateroutdoor.com

Woolly Mammoth Hunt, Nov. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson. This free program is for all ages and is presented by Barbara Converse and includes information on the Ice Age Trail — the mammoth is the trail's mascot. (920) 563-7769

Paperwhite workshop, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. Create an arrangement for the holidays at the Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. Register at (262) 763-2153, burlingtongardencenter.com

Yarn-dying techniques and demo, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Learn how you can dye yarn using Kool-Aid and see samples of other dying projects as well, presented by Melinda Allen and members of the Slipped Stitches. (262) 723-2678, elkhorn.lib.wi.us
Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra kicks off their “Horizons” concert season with a performance Nov. 16. Tickets at (262) 359-9072, http://lakegenevaorchestra.org

Wine tasting, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508, www.burlingtonchamber.org

Geneva Lake Art Association workshop, Nov. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rockin' Paper and Scissors paper crafting workshop held at the GLAA Gallery, North Shore Pavilion, 647 Main St., Lake Geneva. (262) 249-7988, genevalakeart.org

Holiday Open House, Nov. 16-17. Stroll downtown Lake Geneva while musicians, authors and artists entice guests to sip and taste their way through our historic downtown district. (262) 248-4637

Donate for the Walworth County Social Services Toy Drive, Nov. 16- Dec. 1, at Posh Threads Consignment Boutique, 148 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. Donate new toys or teen gifts and receive 20 percent off.

Wine tasting, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508, www.burlingtonchamber.org


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