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Happenings: Pancakes at Maple Fest, parking lot bingo & a free book from Lake Geneva library
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Happenings: Pancakes at Maple Fest, parking lot bingo & a free book from Lake Geneva library


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Maple Fest

Pancakes smothered in real maple syrup for a unique outdoors breakfast is the main reason to check out Covenant Harbor’s Maple Fest.

Set for Sunday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the long-running event returns in a new way this year to the camp, which is located at 1724 W. Main St., Lake Geneva.

Vendors include Simple Bakery & Market, Yuppie Hill Poultry, Lake Geneva Country Meats and Sweet Delight Kettle Corn.

At Maple Fest, pre-made breakfast kits will also be available for curbside pickup.

Masks will be required for participants, while social distancing and a shortened visit will be encouraged.

Proceeds from the event benefit scholarships for local children who attend Covenant Harbor’s Day Camp program.

Three Lake Geneva businesses are also holding Maple Fest fundraisers for the program’s scholarship fund.

Next Door Pub, 411 Interchange N., Lake Geneva, had its fundraiser Wednesday, April 14. The Pub is donating a portion of sales that day from customers who mention Covenant Harbor.

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There is a fundraiser Thursday, April 15, at Clear Water Outdoor, 744 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. The business will donate 20% of the day’s profits from shoppers who mention Covenant Harbor.

Oakfire, 831 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, has its Maple Fest fundraiser Sunday, April 18. The restaurant will donate portion of the day’s profits from those who mention Covenant Harbor.

Other happenings

For Lake Geneva Community Read, participants can obtain a free copy of the book “Rethink the Bins,” while supplies last, starting April 15. There will also be a free online event with the author Wednesday, June 9. To register, visit

Immanuel Lutheran Church is having its first annual Indoor Cornhole Tournament Friday, April 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. The church is located at 700 N. Bloomfield Road, Lake Geneva. Must be at least 18 to register, $10 entry fee per team. Visit for more details.

The last Parking Lot Bingo of the season is Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at the east parking lot of Big Foot High School, 401 Devils Lane, Walworth. Participants play from their vehicles, tuning into the radio to hear numbers and honking when they have a bingo. Register at least two days in advance of event. Visit for more details.

Stand-up comedy shows April 17 at 6 and 8 p.m. at Grapevine Theatre, 609 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. Multiple comedians, advance tickets required. Cost $25 plus tax. Call 262-348-9463.

Genoa City Lions Club’s Drive Thru Food Drive Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 698 Fellows Road, Genoa City. Collecting nonperishable food items for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in Genoa City.

Opening day for the 2021 season of the Wilmot Flea Market is April 18. Located at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds, 30820 111th St., Wilmot, the market’s 14th season will run Sundays, from April 18 to Oct. 10. Hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will be closed Sundays, Aug. 15 and 22, for the Kenosha County Fair.

Elkhorn Lions Club’s Roast Beef & Chicken Dinner is April 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sperino’s Pepperoni Pub, 720 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Drive-thru service only. Cost $11 in advance, $15 at drive-thru — cash or check only. Proceeds fund the club’s community efforts.

Genoa City Lions Club Bingo Tuesday, April 20, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Broken Spoke Tavern & Eatery, 332 Fellows Road, Genoa City. Regular bingo $10 for 10 games, progressive bingo at 9 p.m. is $6. Players must be at least 18. Progressive bingo has a jackpot of $980, while regular bingo offers prizes up to $350.

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