A good weekend to play with trains

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Margaret Plevak | March 6, 2014

What are you planning this weekend? Put the engineer's cap on and play at the Delavan Train Show, celebrate Julia Child's recipes and life at the Lake Geneva Cooking School, or get ideas at the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce Home & Commerce Show.

Papercraft: Crafting a Nest class, March 6 at 6 p.m. Think spring with Laura Z as you create a charming paper bird's nest decoration, complete with eggs. All materials will be provided.  Registration is required. Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. (262) 728-3111, www.delavan.lib.wi.us

Walworth County Literacy Council Fifth annual Adult Spelling Bee, March 6, Sperino's Monte Carlo Room Elkhorn.  The night's activities will consist of a silent auction, sit down dinner, and the spelling bee.  Come as a spelling team, a supporter of a team, or simply an observer and enjoy a night of fun unlike any other! Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and spelling bee at 7 p.m. To participate or to get tickets, contact Judy  at (262) 877-3988 or Denis  at (262) 957-0142.

Bingo, March 7, at St. Andrew Parish & School, 115 S. Seventh St., Delavan, in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 7 p.m. Progressive Jackpot, standrews-delavan.org

“Celebrating Julia Child,” featuring her recipes and memoirs, March 7, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Lake Geneva School of Cooking, 727 Geneva St., Lake Geneva. (262) 248-3933, lakegenevaschoolofcooking.com

Annual Fundraiser Dinner and Auction, March 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Inspiration Ministries. Held at Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St. Delavan. (262) 275-6131

Paint N' Sip, March 8, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. Enjoy a glass of wine as a professional artist guides you through the creation of an original piece of art on a 16-x-20-inch canvas. All painting supplies will be provided. (262) 275-9085

Garden program on how best to manage water in your garden, March 8, at 2 p.m., presented by the Jefferson County Master Gardeners at the Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Avenue in Fort Atkinson. Free to the public; registration is not required. The museum will be open for viewing that day between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information: (920)563-7769, HoardMuseum.org.

Maple Fest, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. Visit and enjoy maple syrup-making demonstrations by special guest Peter Hatlestad, nature director at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva. (262) 363-6770, elegantfarmer.com

The Kettle Moraine Chapter of Wild Ones meets March 8 at 10 a.m. Connor Show, owner of Possibility Place Nursery in Monee, Ill. will present the program, “Trees and Shrubs of the Savanna.” Free event held at South Kettle Moraine State Forest Headquarters, S91 W39091 Wisconsin Highway 59, one mile west of Eagle.

Growing Fruit Trees workshop, March 8, at 10 a.m., at Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. Free event. (262) 763-2153, burlingtongardencenter.com

20th Annual Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce Home & Commerce Show March 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Waterford Union High School. (262) 534-5911, www.waterford-wi.org

Delavan Train Show, March 8-9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Free admission, plus food and beverages and door prizes, American Legion Hall, 111 S. Second St., Delavan, plus eight additional locations.

Bridal Show, March 9, with free admission, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with more than 30 wedding and event vendors, Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. (262) 728-7950, lakelawnresort.com

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