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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 www.journaltimes.com/calendar 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 Loreen.Mohr@journaltimes.com.

MAY 19

 

Plant Sale: Riverside Park, 572 Bridge St., Burlington, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19. Perennial plants, grasses and shrubs will be available. Donations will be accepted. Sponsored by the Burlington Area Garden Club. Proceeds will be used for scholarships for students studying in horticultural-related fields at the university or technical college level, and for the club’s garden grants program for local schools and organizations.

Pig Roast Fundraiser: Racine County Fairgrounds, 19805 Durand Ave., Yorkville, 3-11 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The event will include a pig roast dinner from 3-7 p.m., raffles, auctions, a bean bag tournament and children’s activities. The $10 fee includes dinner, a nonalcoholic beverage and cash raffle entry. Proceeds will benefit the Union Grove Bronco Select Baseball and Fastpitch program.

Perennial Plant Sale: Elmwood Plaza Shopping Center parking lot (southeast corner), 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Thousands of perennial plants grown in the Racine area will be sold. Costs start at $1. Proceeds benefit the Racine community in the form of grants and scholarships. Presented by the Potpourri Garden Club.

Poppy Day: American Legion Ross-Wilcox Post No. 79 and Auxiliary will offer traditional red poppies at area Burlington businesses Saturday, May 19. Donations will be accepted.

MAY 25-26

Bake Sale: Educators Credit Union, 1300 90th St., Sturtevant, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 25, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Hosted by the Volunteer Center of Racine County Inc.

JUNE 9

Tea with the Turs: Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Catered brunch and tea alongside the west caucasian turs. The menu includes chicken salad on crustless bread, salad bar, veggie pinwheels, Italian skewers with green or black olives, pepperoni or summer sausage, mozzarella cheese cube, and cooked cold pasta with Italian dressing, macaroons, mini cheesecake bites, and loose leaf and long island tea bar.

A zookeeper will provide a presentation about the Racine Zoo’s West Caucasian tur population, who represent just a few of the 5,000 to 6,000 worldwide population of this endangered mountain-dwelling goat-antelope that is found only in the western half of the Caucasus Mountains range in western Asia. A silent auction will also be held.

Tickets cost $40 for adults and $30 for children. Go to www.racinezoo.org.

JUNE 13

"Honor Flight: The Last Mission" Film Showing: Marcus Renaissance Cinema, 10411 Washington Ave., Sturtevant, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. Join Heartland Hospice in recognition to the veterans of our community by attending this documentary about veterans and a community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. The cost is $10. Proceeds will go to Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin. Reservations are required by June 6. Go to www.tugg.com/events/honor-flight-log5.

JUNE 17

Father's Day Breakfast: Burlington Masonic Center, 325 N. Kane St., Burlington, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, June 17. The menu includes all-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, hash browns, French toast, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee. Gluten-free pancakes will be available. The cost is $8. Proceeds will support the DeMolay Youth Group activities in Burlington.

JULY 26

An Evening with Big Brothers and Big Sisters: Meadowbrook Country Club, 2149 N. Green Bay Road, Mount Pleasant, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha Counties annual volunteer recognition event open to the public. The 2018 honorees include:

  • National Partner of the Year: Staff at The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread and Benchmark Hospitality International
  • Regional Partner of the Year: Sew n’ Save
  • Bigs of the Year: Patty Mahoney, Sam Heiring, and Dan and Lora Reinders.

Tickets cost $50 each or two for $90. Tickets include three slips for wine tastings, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a chance to bid on silent auction baskets. Proceeds directly benefit BBBSRK’s one-to-one mentoring programs. To purchase tickets, contact Kate Stephan-Cothell at Big Brothers Big Sisters, 262-637-7625 or via email at kate.cothell@beabignow.org.

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