Tickets for annual lighthouse festival on sale Monday
Don’t miss the boat: Public ticket sales for Door County Maritime Museum Lighthouse Festival land and water tours, June 9, 10, and 11, start Monday and have limited availability. The festival features Door County’s 11 lighthouses, including three that are not usually open to the public — Chambers Island, Plum Island, and Sherwood Point. Visitors to the festival are also welcome to explore the lighthouses on their own.
Find more information, a tour schedule, and tickets online at www.dcmm.org/event/24th-annual-door-county-lighthouse-festival-2017; or phone 920-743-5958.
Combine hiking and treasure hunting when you go on a Letterboxing Adventure 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Devil’s Lake State Park, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo. Seek out letterboxes hidden along hiking trails with clues you get from the Nature Center. Record your find in a journal with the rubber stamp found inside each letterbox. Can you find them all? Journals are provided, or you can bring your own, to this free drop-in activity.
More information is at dnr.wi.gov/Calendar/Events/Parks; or phone 608-356-8301.
Easter egg exhibit
Admire more than 70 finely painted Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs at Paine Art Center and Gardens, 1410 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh. Dating from the 19th to the early 20th century, the exquisite decorative eggs were exchanged by Russian royalty and aristocracy at Easter. The private collection is on loan to the art center through June 4.
Another exhibit features paintings of farm animals and rural imagery by Door County artist Craig Blietz. His art is described as masterful and “celebrates the dignity and quiet beauty of agrarian life.” May 28 is the closing date of his exhibit.
While at the Paine Art Center and Gardens, enjoy a stroll through the 20 garden areas of the English-inspired country estate.
More information, admission, and hours available at www.thepaine.org; or phone 920-235-6903.
— Robyn Norton