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Spring Cuisine At Carr Valley Cooking School April 21

Join Wisconsin chef Brad Neuendorf in the Carr Valley Cooking School kitchen Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to prepare an extravaganza of April Flavors. Artichokes, watercress, peas, lamb, arugula and a variety of cheeses are featured in the spring-themed dishes you’ll make and sample. Strawberry crepes with maple vanilla syrup crown this melt-in-your mouth menu.

Neuendorf, a Wisconsin native, recently returned to the dairy state and opened Freddy Valentine’s Public House restaurant and pub in Spring Green, Wis., where he uses locally grown food to feature highlights from his culinary journey through Colorado, New Mexico, Portland, Ore., and San Francisco, Calif.

Reserve your spot in April Flavors and learn more about this season’s cooking classes by visiting Tickets are $55.00 per person. Don’t wait; classes are popular and often fill fast.

Carr Valley Cheese Company’s classes are held in its state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen at its retail store in Sauk City, Wis., 15 minutes from the Inn at Wawanissee Point. Mingle 30 minutes before class and afterward purchase cheese to take home.

Come celebrate spring and Earth Day with us. The Inn at Wawanissee Point is the closest bed and breakfast to the Carr Valley Cooking School.

Book a guest room today. Click on the Check Availability box at the top of this page or call us at 608-355-9899.

Spring Fun In April:

April 15:  International Crane Foundation opens for the season, daily 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Baraboo, 15 minutes north of the Inn. Guided tour, hiking, gift shop and more. Visit

April 15:  Aldo Leopold Center opens for the season, Monday–Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m., nine miles northeast of Baraboo. An educational and interpretive facility in a new, renewable-energy-powered building, one of the greenest in the world, near the Leopold shack. Exhibits, self-guided and guided tours of the center, farm and shack. More at

April 17:  Devil’s Lake State Park Trail Trek Through Parfrey’s Glen, Baraboo, adjacent the Inn, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Spend an early spring afternoon hiking through this sandstone gorge anomaly in the Baraboo Hills. If the stream is high the trail can be a bit wet; wear appropriate footwear. Call 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or e-mail [email protected] with questions. Learn more about the state’s first natural here.

April 19:  Heron Watch at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Meet at the group-camp parking lot near the south shore entrance, less than 10 minutes southwest of the Inn, to watch adult herons building nests. A spotting scope and binoculars will be available. Call 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or e-mail [email protected] with questions.

April 19:  Fourth Annual Kegs & Corks at the Baraboo Elks Club, Baraboo, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Wine and beer tasting hosted by the Baraboo Rotary. Tickets:  $30. Contact Josh at 608-403-5548.

April 19:  An Evening With Curt Meine at the River Arts On Water Gallery, Prairie du Sac, 7:00 p.m. Local conservationist Curt Meine will entertain with his guitar, vocals and a conservation discussion to celebrate Earth Day. World-touring guitarist, composer and acoustic ecologist Chris Bocast joins Meine for a delightful evening. No advance ticket sales, donations are recommended at the door to benefit the River Arts Inc. programming. Learn more at

April 20:  Spring Bike Prep at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Meet at the north shore’s nature center, five minutes west of the Inn, to learn from Wildside Adventure Sport’s bike specialist how to fix a flat tire, keep your bike’s brakes and gears lubricated, and other tips for maintaining your bicycle for a season of riding. Call 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or e-mail [email protected] with questions.

April 20:  Frog Safari at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Meet at the Steinke Basin parking lot, five minutes west of the Inn, to hike the Johnson Moraine Trail to the park’s kettle ponds where we’ll listen for spring peepers, and wood and chorus frogs, plus other night sounds. Bring a flashlight. Call 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or e-mail [email protected] with questions.

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