Bunnies, chicks and airborne eggs

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Margaret Plevak | April 10, 2014

The snow has melted and temperatures are warm enough to venture outside without worrying about frostbite. So this weekend, explore nature up close in Kansasville, watch thousands of eggs fall from the sky and hunt for them in Delavan, or cuddle up to bunnies, chicks and guinea pigs in Mukwonago.

Elkhorn TGIF, April 11, 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

Bowl for Kids Sake, April 12, at 6 p.m., Delavan Lanes, Delavan. This is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sponsorships taken at (262) 728-8865, bbbs4kids.org

Garden Moot, April 12, beginning at 10 a.m., at Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. Free event. (262) 763-2153, BurlingtonGardenCenter.com

Spring clown workshop, April 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 145 S. Prairie St., Whitewater.  The new clowns will learn the art of clown makeup for the white face and Auguste face clown. This is a beginning class and no clown experience is required. Clowns from the 2013 fall classes are also invited to this class to demonstrate the clown face they have created. All the supplies will be provided by the class. Call Elaine Frietsch for more info or to register, (262) 308-8752.

Paint N' Sip, April 12, 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

Opening Day for gardening enthusiasts, April 12, Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Road. Burlington. (262) 248-8229, NorthwindPerennialFarm.com

Lakeland Egg Drop, April 12, Lake Lawn Airport, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Watch thousands of eggs fall from the sky and then watch as kids rush to the fields to gather them. There will be five zones for different ages so that kids have lots of fun and stay safe. Check in at 9:45 a.m. with entertainment by the Smage Brothers beginning at 10:15am, and the Egg Drop, at 11 .am.

The UU Church of the Lakes, 319 Broad St., Elkhorn, will be hosting a free family game night on April 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Participants will be able to learn a variety of familiar card and/or board games or learn a new game. Drinks and snacks. (262) 723-7440, uulakes@elknet.net

Creating a Native Woodland Garden with Molly Fifield Murray, April 12, at 10 a.m., South Kettle Moraine State Forest Headquarters, S91W39091 Wisconsin Highway 59, 1 mile west of Eagle. Free event, open to the public.  No admission fee. Using nature's example you can create beautiful, diverse gardens in shade, drawing upon species adapted to our area.

Geneva Lake Art Association workshop, April 12. “Fun, Fanciful, Felted Jewelry,” from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Gallery, North Shore Pavillion, 647 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. (262)?249-7988, genevalakeart.org

Butchers Model Car Club meets April 12 — one week earlier than usual — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Delavan Community Center, 826 Geneva St., Delavan. Youth in the 4-H Scale Models project must attend one regular meeting before the Walworth County Fair. Lunch is potluck. For more info, call Keith, (262) 728-1483; Richard, (262) 215-0287; Bob, (608) 207-9223; Tim, (815) 979-5164 or Barry, (262) 248-1075.

Author reception for Jacquelyn Mitchard, April 12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Northleaf Winery, 232 S. Janesville St., Milton.  Mitchard's “The Deep End of the Ocean,” was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club in 1996. Limited tickets available at the Milton House, 18 N. Janesville St. (608) 580-0575, NorthLeafWinery.com
Fur & Feather Swap, April 12, from 7 a.m., Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. (262) 723-3228, walworthcountyfair.com

Cheep, Cheep Family Fun, April 12 and 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. Free family fun event features a 4-H menagerie of bunnies in costume, baby chicks and guinea pigs for petting and enjoying. (262) 363-6770, elegantfarmer.com

Ninth annual Easter Egg Hunt, April 12, beginning at 9 a.m. Photos with Easter Bunny, Temporary tattoos and face painting. Prairie View Elementary, East Troy. Register at (262) 642-4900, easttroyfamily@gmail.com

Darien Flea Market, April 12-13, from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Darien Senior Center, 47 Park St., Darien. Antiques, collectibles, furniture, plus Methodist Church cake donuts and Darien Women's Club Bake Sale.

“The Story — The Musical” a multi-media event, April 12-13 at 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Calvary Community Church, Wisconsin Highway 50 and Harris Road, Williams Bay. (262) 245-6294, CalvaryCommunity.net

A medical mission team of 33 people reports on their trip to Haiti, April 13, at 6 p.m., at Calvary Community Church, Harris Road and Highway 50 in Williams Bay. All are welcome to attend. Information will also be given about the next trip in July. (262) 686-

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