The sounds of the Christmas holiday season are everywhere. We hope you'll take the time to seek out one or more of the many live musical performances in Racine County during the next week. Here are a few of our picks.
A pair of revues. The Racine Dairy Statesmen present two Christmas shows on Friday, Dec. 16 at Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the luncheon cabaret "Zany '50s and '60s Rock 'n Roll Revue." Tickets are $29 - advance reservations are required. The second show "Favorite Songs of Christmas" is a cabaret-only starting at 7 p.m. Food and desserts are available for purchase. Tickets are $18. Advance tickets are available at
JC Muffler & Brakes and Sew & Save of Racine.
Music of the season. Drop by the front entrance of JC Penney at Regency Mall from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec 17 to hear music from students of the Racine Music Teachers Association (RMTA.) You'll have an opportunity to hear from pianists, cellists, violinists, singers and small ensembles. It's all free.
A holiday concert. The annual Kiwanis Youth Symphony holiday concert is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave. These talented youth, from elementary through high school, will perform holiday and classical selections. Admission is free.
A Brass Christmas. Belle City Brassworks presents its free Christmas concert at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Atonement Lutheran Church. This big, bold band will present a variety of Christmas selections from around the world, including a Christmas sing-along. The Atonement Senior Choir will also perform several selections from the Christmas cantata.
Mitten Mania is here. Remember the recent hoopla over whether the state of Wisconsin or Michigan better represents a mitten shape? After a few days of friendly wrangling, the travel offices of both states have agreed to devote their energy to helping others. Thorough Jan. 15, gently used or new mittens and gloves are accepted at the Real Racine Visitor Center, 14015 Washington Ave. (Highway 20.) Just drop them off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. We'll donate the hand wear to local charities.