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“What’s Going On” includes upcoming one-time events in and around Racine County such as breakfasts, dinners, car washes, rummage sales, parties and dances intended to be money-raisers by or in behalf of nonprofit community organizations, either held or requiring reservations within the next two weeks. Events held on a regular basis are not used. Announcements must arrive at The Journal Times by noon Tuesday before the desired Saturday publication date. Announcements may only be used one time. Send information to the Online Calendar at and select Benefit & Fundraiser under sections; mail information to Community, 212 Fourth St., Racine, WI 53403; fax to Loreen Mohr, 262-631-1780; or send email to



Pancake Day: Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St., 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5. All-you-can eat pancakes will be served with sausages, juice, milk and coffee. There will also be entertainment with local musicians. Tickets cost $8 at the door. Children under 5 eat for free. Proceeds are used by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Racine to fund scholarships for local students and to support various other community projects.

Huge Rummage and Bake Sale: Racine Christian School, 912 Virginia St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Items for sale include clothing for all ages, housewares, toys, books, furniture, antiques, linens, jewelry, home decor and vintage items. Proceeds fund the Gem's Girl Club of Christian Reformed Church.

All-Church Rummage Sale: Masonic Lodge, 1021 11th Ave., Union Grove, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Items include household items, kitchenware, tools, sports, furniture, antiques, glassware, children’s toys, seasonal and more. Hosted by Union Grove Congregational United Church of Christ.

Rummage Sale: St. Mesrob Armenian Church (handicapped-accessible), 4605 Erie St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Items for sale include dishes, toys, small appliances, books, movies, games, picture frames, jewelry, clothing, bedroom furniture, collectibles and household items. Coffee and baked goods will be sold. Use back entrance.

Spring Tea: Presented by the Rochester Area Historical Society at Rochester Village Hall, 300 W. Spring St., Rochester, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 5. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. People should bring their own tea cup and saucer. Leslie Bellais from the Wisconsin State Historical Society will present “Fashions of the 1800’s.” Decorated homemade cookies, assorted flavored teas, coffee, milk and water will be served. Prizes will include a pair of diamond earrings. A silent auction and raffle will be held. Tickets cost $10 at the door.

MAY 5-7, 11-13

Used Book Sale: Lower level of CVS Pharmacy (elevator available), 1122 West Blvd. Sale hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, May 5 and 12; noon-3 p.m. Sundays, May 6 and 13; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, May 7; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, May 11. There is no admission fee. Most books will be priced between $1-$2, with all items half price May 11-13. Other items for sale include puzzles, LPs, CDs, VHS tapes and DVDs. Each day, a bag sale will take place in the hallway. Sponsored by the Racine American Association of University Women. Go to



Koos for Kids: Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee, 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6. The fundraiser will include appearances by Milwaukee Brewers players, coaches and the Johnsonville racing sausages, music by ArtBeatLive, a silent auction and raffle prizes including autographed items from MLB, NFL and NBA stars, certificates and gift baskets. The $30 admission fee includes museum admission, player autographs and refreshments. There is no charge for ages 3 and younger. Proceeds benefit Koos for Kids, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for terminally ill or disadvantaged children in southeastern Wisconsin. Marcus Hanel, a Racine native, alumnus of Horlick High School and a Milwaukee Brewers bullpen catcher, is Koos for Kids president. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to


$6 Jewelry and More Sale: Items for sale include rings, earrings, necklace sets, bracelets, chain and fashion watches, scarves, children’s and men’s items, reading and sun glasses, manicure sets, totes, wallets, purses, cell phone accessories and more. Sale locations are:

  • Ascension All Saints Sturtevant Room, 3801 Spring St. — May 7-9, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; May 10, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Ascension All Saints memorial dining room, 1320 Wisconsin Ave. — May 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Items are priced at $6 (all forms of payment accepted). Tickets for a "Spring Fling" raffle basket valued at $250 will be on sale through noon May 10. A portion of the proceeds benefit Volunteers in Partnership with Ascension All Saints, which in turn supports the program and equipment needs of Ascension All Saints Hospital.

MAY 11


Fish Boil: St. Matthew’s Parish cafeteria, 9329 S. Chicago Road (Highway 32), Oak Creek, 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 11. The menu includes boiled fish, potatoes, carrots, onions, coleslaw, bread, homemade desserts and beverage. Advance tickets cost $10.50 for adults and are available at the church office. Tickets at the door cost $11 for adults and carryouts, and $4 for children ages 3-12. Call 414-762-4200 for more information.

MAY 12

Birds & Breakfast: Hawthorn Hollow, 880 Green Bay Road, Somers, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, May 12. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, pure maple syrup, fresh fruit and beverages. A plant sale will be held. Attendees will walk the trails at Hawthorn Hollow and look for migrating birds. Tickets cost $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Tickets are available in Racine at Funky Hannah’s Beads and Art and Sew and Save, and in Kenosha at Hawthorne Hollow, Andrea’s, Alpaca Art, and Suburban Lawn and Garden Center.

Garage Sale: Caledonia Historical Village, Five Mile Road and Highway 38, Caledonia, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Garage sale, live and silent auctions, bake sale, 50/50 raffle. Proceeds go to the renovation of the Botting Machine Shed. Sponsored by the Caledonia Historical Society.

Enchilada, Empanada & Bake Sale: Living Faith Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Ave., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Enchilada plate costs $10 and includes Mexican rice and beans and a beverage. Chicken or beef empanadas cost $2. Sponsored by the Racine Helps Puerto Rico.

MAY 13

Mother's Day Brunch: Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Featuring a catered brunch, coffee station, special mom-mosa bar, giraffe encounter, flower for mothers, commemorative photo, and crafts for kids to make for mothers. Costs are $40 for adults and $30 for children. There is no charge for ages 2 and younger. Racine Zoo members receive a discount. Proceeds benefit the Racine Zoo animals, grounds and programs. For tickets, go to


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