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Memorial Day weekend, plus specials for chocoholics and bargain hunters

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Margaret Plevak
May 23, 2013

Monday is Memorial Day, and every local city, town and village has parades, services and programs scheduled. But if you're looking for a few more things to do this weekend, you're in luck. In the mood for all things chocolate? Head for Burlington's Chocolate Fest. Confirmed bargain hunter? Check out the community-wide rummage sale in East Troy--and enjoy a brat roast there, too. And if you want both art and roses, visit the annual plant and garden art show in Fontana.

Friday-Monday, May 24-27:

Burlington ChocolateFest, May 24-27, Burlington Festival Park, 681 Maryland Ave., Burlington. Enjoy the Chocolate Tent, Chef’s challenge, live entertainment, vendors, carnival. Plus, Veteran’s Memorial Day Parade held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27. (262) 763-3300, www.chocolatefest.com.

Chocolate carvers, taste-tests, live entertainment and more will be part of Burlington's Chocolate Fest this weekend. .

Make a Living Picture Frame workshop, May 25, at 10:30 a.m., with Sam Carson, landscape designer at Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Road, Burlington. Register at (262)?248-8229, www.northwindperennialfarm.com.

Volunteer work day, May 25 and every fourth Saturday of the month, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Kishwauketoe Nature Preserve in Williams Bay. Meet at the main entrance on Wisconsin Highway 67; work location posted at kiosk. Contact Harold at (262)?903-3601 or email knc@kncwb.org to get on the volunteer list.

“Mary Todd Lincoln:?Preserve the Unions” presentation by Jessica Michna, May 25, at 1 p.m., for the Walworth County Historical Society, at the Peoples Bank, 837 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn.

Author appearance and book signing, May 25, Cornerstone Shop &?Gallery, 214 Broad St., Lake Geneva. Glenn Hettinger, author of “Distinctive Homes of America”?will be at the gallery from noon to 5 p.m. (262)?248-6988, www.cornerstoneshoppe.com.

Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26:?

Annual Plant and Garden Art Show, May 25-26, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Mill Street Plaza, Fontana. Contact the Fontana Garden Club, (262)?275-3974.

Check out the annual plant and garden art show in Fontana. File photo.

22nd annual communitywide rummage sale, May 25-26, throughout East Troy, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., (262) 642 -3770

Spring into the Past, May 25-26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Old World Wisconsin, Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. Tastes of Spring, creating tasty treats from the first garden produce. (262) 594-6301, www.oldworldwisconsin.org.

Saturday-Monnday, May 25-27:

37th annual corn and brat roast, May 25-27, on the square, Wisconsin highways 120 and ES, East troy. 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday. (262) 642-3770, www.easttroywi.org.

The grill will be going for the annual brat and corn roast in East Troy. File photo.

Monday, May 27:

Memorial Day Concert, May 27, at 1 p.m., The Phoenix Park Bandshell, South Second Street and E. Wisconsin Street in Delavan. www.phoenixparkbandshell.com.

Make your reservation by May 27 for the Lake Geneva Chapter Lyric Opera of Chicago music performance plus buffet to be held June 9, at 4 p.m. RSVP by May 27 to Marv Herman, (262) 740-1705.

American Legion Loomis-Martin Post 188 Memorial Day Observance, May 27, with parade beginning at 10:30 a.m., ending on the East Troy Village Square with a ceremony. (262) 642-3818



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