4th Fest throwing block party July 3

RACINE — 4th Fest of Greater Racine will throw its annual “Strike Up the Festivities” block party for the community from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Monument Square, Main and Sixth streets.

This is a family-friendly event where attendees can listen to Shades of Funk while enjoying food from various food trucks and beverages. There will also be games for everyone to enjoy.

The event is a fundraiser for 4th Fest of Greater Racine for the annual parade and fireworks.

Run for beer run/walk set July 27

RACINE — The Wisconsin Brewery Running Series is hosting a 5K Run for Beer event at noon Saturday, July 27 (rain or shine). Participants will begin at Racine Brewing Co., 303 Main St., and proceed through the surrounding area at their own pace. Free beer will be served at the finish line.

Participants will receive a free craft brew from the brewery and a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series, in addition to more swag, goodies and giveaways from partners and sponsors with a chance to win door prizes and more free beer. Registration also includes live music, food offerings, local vendors and fun with Wisconsin Brewery’s sponsors.

Costs for the run/walk are $40 (includes T-shirt) and $30. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com (Run for Beer).

The Wisconsin Brewery Running Series promotes being active, having fun and giving back to the local community. More than 10% of the registration fee goes directly to local nonprofit organizations.

Kenosha Racine Bike Club hosts “Bikes, Brats & Beer”

BRIGHTON — The Kenosha Racine Bike Club will host a Bikes, Brats & Beer bicycle ride from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Brighton Dale Park, 830 248th Ave.

The distance of the rides offered will cover 25 to 100 miles through the rolling hills of Kenosha and Racine counties. Also offered is an optional family friendly 21-mile ride along the White River Trail to Adrian’s Custard in Burlington and back. Rides start and end at Brighton Dale Park. Each distance has multiple rest stops as well as a sweeper vehicle to ensure no cyclist gets left on the road.

There will be a meal at the end of the ride for each paid rider that includes brats from Danny’s Meats and beer from R’Noggin Brewery.

The cost is $25 in advance, $30 on event day. To register, go to www.krbikeclub.com/annual-ride. Proceeds benefit bicycle-related activities in Racine and Kenosha counties.

Humane Society offers vaccine clinic

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus, 2706 Chicory Road, will hold vaccine clinics for dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 27.

To best prepare for the clinic these tips should be followed:

  • Dogs should be on a leash and cats in a carrier.
  • Bring the animal’s prior vaccine history if they have any. A signed rabies certificate is the only acceptable form of proof for prior rabies vaccines.
  • Animals must be healthy, not pregnant, and able to be safely handled.
  • The animal’s guardian must be present to give vaccination consent.

This is a first-come event and wait times may vary. Costs are: Distemper only, $18; rabies only, $18; distemper and rabies, $30; bordetella, $20; microchip, $25.

For more information, call 414-264-6257 or go to www.wihumane.org.

Full Moon Paddle planned at River Bend

CALEDONIA — River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N. Green Bay Road, will host the first Full Moon Paddle of the year at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16.

Participants will experience the peace of nature at sunset as they float on the darkening river. They will then gather around a campfire for a s’mores bar and live acoustic music by Meaghan Owens (Americana) under the full moon. Paddlers may bring their own beverage.

Costs are $30 or $25 for members. Non-paddling guests may attend the campfire for $10. Reservations are required by calling 262-639-1515 or send email to info@RiverBendNatureCenterRacine.org.

Additional Full Moon Paddles are scheduled for Aug. 15 and Sept. 13.

Canoes and kayaks are also available for rent from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.RiverBendRacine.org.

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