A great weekend for playing

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Margaret Plevak | February 13, 2014

Feel like a kid again this weekend. Watch professional kite fliers or join in yourself at the Sky Circus on Ice in Delavan, play with toy trains in Lake Geneva or dig into a chili dog--even a vegetarian version--in Elkhorn.

Thursday, Feb. 13
Poetry reading, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.,  at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St. Heidi Rosenberg, who is the coordinator of Writing and Research and teaches writing at George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay, will read from her book “Crossroads.” Free event; elevator available from the parking lot.
Friday, Feb. 14
“Fridays with Oscar” movie night, Feb. 14, Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Enjoy 2014 Academy Award-nominated film, “Dallas Buyers Club,”?at 6:30 p.m., with popcorn, soda, trivia, giveaways. Dress like a Hollywood star and stroll down the red carpet. (262)723-2678, elkhorn.lib.wi.us

Elkhorn TGIF, Feb. 14, 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
Friday through Sunday, Feb. 14-16
Sky Circus on Ice, Feb. 14-16, Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Professional kite flying performance with more than 600 kites, beginning at noon, snow and ice sculpting, kite crafts and classes. (262) 728-7950, LakeLawnResort.com

Saturday, Feb. 15
Chili-Dog Dinner, Feb. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lakes, 319 N. Broad St., Elkhorn. Many kinds of chili and hotdogs (vegetarian options available) plus desserts, cornbread, chips, toppings and soda, coffee or tea. A 50/50 raffle will be held. Tickets: (262) 723-7440, uulakes@elknet.net

Track the Past program, Feb. 15, Geneva Lake Museum, 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. An all day trip on toy train memories. Play trains, watch train movies, ring the train bell with pre-war trains, Gauge 8, and more. Be sure to get your ticket early for this special day. (262) 248-6060, genevalakemuseum.org

Winter Lake Fest, Feb. 15, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Town of Delavan Community Park, Wisconsin Highway 50 and South Shore Drive, Delavan. Free admission, music by Simple Rezonation and Glenn Davis. Food, beverages and free gift for first 200 people.

Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra  “Horizons” concert season performance Feb. 15. Christopher Martin, prinicipal trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is guest performer. Tickets at (262) 359-9072, http://lakegenevaorchestra.org

Make a Blind Date with a Book through Feb. 28. Teens are invited to check out a book, wrapped in decorative paper so they won't know the identity of their blind date book until they get them home. Rate your blind date and return it to be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate for a real date at Potbelly's. Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. (262) 249-52929, lakegeneva.lib.wi.us

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