The Friends of Mirror Lake State Park in Lake Delton, Wis., 20 minutes north of the Inn, will host its last candlelight ski, hike and snowshoe of the season on Saturday night, Feb. 1, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
There are two, easy one-mile trails lit by torches, one for skiers and one for everyone else. The Friends will have bon fires roaring and you can purchase warm food and goodies, if you wish.
Meet at the beach picnic area. If you have questions, call 608-254-2333 or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Get a 2014 annual park admission sticker or a daily pass beforehand here or at the Park.
If you’d rather stay close to our winter retreat, use our Redfeather Snowshoes, made in La Crosse, Wis., on our 42 acres with three miles of wooded and prairie trails, and endless side trips between.
Or, five minutes from the Inn are miles of trails and acres to explore in the Riverland Conservancy’s 1,800-acre Merrimac Preserve, Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area and Devil’s Lake State Park.
- Rent snowshoes and poles, and cross-country ski sets from Wildside Adventure Sports in Baraboo, Wis.
Book your guest room here. Or call us at 608-355-9899.
- Jan. 30, 2014: Winter Hike And Snowshoe, Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Meet at the north shore’s Nature Center, five minutes west of the Inn. Hike or snowshoe through the Park’s campsites. Bring snowshoes if you wish. We’ll have a few pairs of snowshoes to loan, too. Call 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or e-mail SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov with questions.
- Jan. 30, 2014: Wisconsin Regional Art Program Public Reception at the River Arts Center in the Sauk Prairie High School, 105 Ninth St., Prairie du Sac, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. An annual exhibition of more than 40 local, nonprofessional artists’ work in a variety of media that runs until March 1, 2014. The Art Program began in 1940 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to encourage rural artists to make and exhibit artwork. Meritorious works chosen from this and more than 20 other exhibitions like it around the state will be featured in the Annual State Art Exhibition in Madison, Wis., in September. Details at www.riverartsinc.org.
- Jan. 31, 2014: University of Wisconsin MadHatters at the River Arts Center in the Sauk Prairie High School, 105 Ninth St., Prairie du Sac, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. A men’s a cappella group of 15 vocalists and one vocal percussionist founded in 1997 that tours the globe performing songs of decades past to the current Top 40. The Sauk Prairie Bowtones will open this performance with a few numbers as an added bonus. Tickets $15.00 here or by calling 608-643-5215.
- Jan. 31, 2014: Madison Bach Musicians at the Al. Ringling Theatre, Baraboo, 7:30 p.m. Using period instruments to recreate the authentic sound of the best music of the Baroque, Renaissance and Classical periods, this ensemble offers an evening of sparkling classical music in America’s historic, prettiest playhouse. A vocal quartet with continuo harpsichord and cello. Tickets $7.50, matinee $5.00, at www.alringling.com or by calling 608-356-8864.
- Feb. 1, 2014: Eagle Watching Bus Tour, 10:00 a.m., Sauk Prairie. 50-minute guided eagle watching bus tours, $5.00 per person. Reservations are required; tours fill quickly. Call the Sauk Prairie Area Chamber Of Commerce at 800-683-2453 to reserve. (Saturday mornings Jan. 4–Feb. 15, 2014)
- Feb. 2, 2014: Jazz: The Sauk County Honors Project at the Al. Ringling Theatre, Baraboo, 2:30 p.m. Featuring high school honors bands and jazz ensembles from Baraboo, Reedsburg, River Valley, Sauk Prairie and Wisconsin Dells. Tickets $4.00, or box seats $40, at www.alringling.com or by calling 608-356-8864.
- Feb. 3, 2014: Dorf Haus Bavarian Smorgasbord, 8931 County Road Y, Sauk City. 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Call 608-643-3980 or more details or visit their Web site.