With spring officially here and Easter approaching, there are ample entertainment options in Racine County. Here are some ideas.
A bite and a sip. Sample a terrific selection of Wisconsin cheeses, wines and beers and help out a good cause. "Take a Taste Out of Crime" is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30 at Infusino's, 3225 Rapids Drive. This benefit for Racine Neighborhood Watch also includes a 50-50 raffle, silent auction and music. Tickets are $40 at the door. You can save $10 by buying your tickets in advance at the Washington Avenue or Erie Street Piggly Wiggly stores or at D.P. Wigley Co. downtown.
Egg-stra special. The perfect pre-Easter event for kids is the 13th annual Egg-Stravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. Kids will get an Easter basket, candy, meet special guests and do a craft project. Admission is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors, $4 for kids ages 3 through 15 and free for Zoo members and kids under 3 years old. Visit www.racinezoo.org
In West Racine. A new event, the West Racine Easter Eggs-travaganza, runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the West Racine business district. Young egg hunters are invited to visit 16 shops to collect plastic eggs containing raffle tickets. A drawing for prizes and gift certificates will take place at 3 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3319 Washington Ave. There is also a green eggs and ham breakfast at the church from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ($4 adults; $2 kids) and Peter Cottontail will be handing out candy at the Bunny Hut near Washington Avenue and West Boulevard.
A one-man show. Area actor/comedian John McGivern performs "American Fiesta" Saturday at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. In this one-man show, McGivern plays an obsessive collector in the quest for a perfect piece of Fiesta dinnerware. Performances are at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for students/seniors. Call 262-633-4218 or visit www.racinetheatre.org.
Magic in the air. An exciting evening of magic for the whole family is on tap at Union Grove High School at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! promises high-tech, interactive illusion that will have the entire audience taking part. This show benefits the Union Grove High School Drama Club. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit www.tix.com or call 800-595-4849.
Go back in time. Join Preservation Racine's Barbara Walter for a look back at Racine's history next Monday, April 2 at the Golden Rondelle Theater, 1525 Howe St. The program, co-sponsored by SC Johnson, is "Racine Then & Now. An Architectural History Pictorial." Barbara will present a look at a recently re-discovered local book published back in 1893 and compare Racine's rich past to the present day. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 262-260-2154 or email Rondelle@scj.com
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